Politics

Blow To Cong In Punjab As Ex Min Phillaur, Son Damanvir Join BJP, SAD Rebels

CHANDIGARH: In a major political development ahead of the Punjab Assembly elections, former Jail Minister in the SAD-BJP government Sarwan Singh Phillaur and his son Damanvir Singh Phillaur resigned from the Congress on Monday and joined the SAD (Sanyukt). The move is expected to boost the poll prospects of the SAD (Sanyukt)-BJP-PLC (Punjab Lok Congress)

Days After Resigning From BJP, SP Maurya, Dharam Singh Saini Joins Samajwadi Party Minus Dara Singh Chauhan

LUCKNOW: Not even a month to go to polls, and the political scene in Uttar Pradesh is undergoing a massive change. Disgruntled members of parties are opting out of existing setups and making a beeline for greener pastures. Days after several BJP ministers and MLAs resigned, most have subsequently joined Samajwadi Party (SP). Among those

The Truth Behind PM’s Security Breach In Punjab

FEROZPUR/NEW DELHI: Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi was left stranded at a flyover for over 15 minutes on Wednesday while he was going to address a rally at Hussainiwala in Punjab. The grave security lapse has resulted in an all out information war with the Congress accusing the Prime Minister of insulting Punjab. Congress

PM Modi Inaugurates Terminal At Agartala’s Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport

NEW DELHI: Prime MInister Narendra Modi inaugurated projects worth Rs 1,350 crore, including a terminal building at the Maharaja Bir Bikram (MBB) Airport in Agartala (Tripura), and laid the foudnation stone of projects over Rs 2,950 crore in the North east on Tuesday. In this first integrated terminal building at MBB, Tripura will showcase the

I-T Searches At Baghpat, Agra; Kicks Row, Dirt In UP Polls

NEW DELHI/LUCKNOW: The Income Tax department on Tuesday once again swung into action and carried out searches at multiple locations in Delhi, Agra and Noida on the premises linked to ACE group and its senior official, Ajay Chaudhary. The IT officials said that the agency also carried out searches at premises of Chaudhary in Baghpat.

4 Punjab Mantris Discuss Poll In Delhi, Keep Sidhu Out

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the scheduled Screening Committee meeting later in the day to discuss candidates for upcoming Punjab assembly elections, four state ministers on Tuesday met Congress General Secretary (Organisations) KC Venugopal to discuss the election strategy in the state. Punjab Home Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Pargat Singh and two other ministers were also

New Law To Allow Assisted Suicide To Critically Ill Patients In Austria

NEW DELHI: The Austrian parliament on Thursday voted to legalize assisted suicide from January. The decision came after a court ruling said that its ban breached fundamental human rights. Assisted Suicide Act gives the option of an advance directive similar to a living will. This would be applicable only to people above 18 years of

Uttarakhand Congress Chief Ganesh Godiyal To Be Party’s Face In The State: Devendra Yadav

NEW DELHI: Days after former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi played a major role to douse the tensions in poll bound Uttarakhand, state party in-charge Devendra Yadav on Monday said that state unit chief Ganesh Godiyal will be the grand old party’s face in the state. Speaking to the media after launching the party theme song

Do Not Politicise Guru Nanak Dev’s Takkadi, AAP Leader Tells Harsimrat Badal

CHANDIGARH: There seems to be another political row in offing in Punjab — and it’s over election symbol, an old one at that. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab MLA and Kisan Wing State President Kultar Singh Sandhwan strongly condemned Harsimrat Kaur Badal for comparing Shiromani Akali Dal’s (Badal) election symbol ‘takkadi’ with the ‘Takkadi’ of

Women Can Bring Change In Politics: Priyanka During Shakti Samvad In UP’s Firozabad

UTTAR PRADESH: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who has been assigned the task of reviving the party in Uttar Pradesh where it has been out of power for the last three decades on Wednesday said that the women are being exploited and they are not getting their deserved rights and urged them to come