punjab polls

Two days before Punjab polls, PM meets delegation of Sikh leaders

NEW DELHI: Just two days ahead of the Punjab assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday hosted prominent Sikh leaders at his residence. During the meeting, he heaped praises on the community for their contribution towards India’s progress and propserity. Senior Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa was also the part of …

On Ground: Majithia Says Not Fighting Sidhu But Channi & Co On Amritsar Vikas; Seeks Respect For Bihar & UP

AMRITSAR: With only less than 30 hours left for campaigning for the Punjab assembly polls to end, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader and former state minister Bikram Singh Majithia is leaving no stone unturned in pushing his case against his political rival cricketer-turned politician and Congress candidate Navjot Singh Sidhu at one of the hotly …

Is there any substance in Kumar Vishwas’ allegations against Kejriwal?

On Wednesday, poet Kumar Vishwas tried to snare Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal by claiming that in 2017, he (Kejriwal) had told him he would “either be the Chief Minister of Punjab or the Prime Minister of Khalistan”. “Punjab is not a state, but an emotion. Before the last assembly elections in Punjab, I …

Dhariwal’s heritage woollen mill employees allege govt apathy; no dues for workers, benefits/compensation for ex workers for years now

DHARIWAL (Punjab): The 138-year-old British India Corporation Ltd Egerton Woollen Mills in Dhariwal, that falls in the Gurdaspur district of Punjab, which once occupied a prominent place among all textile mills of British India, is now gasping for breath with many workers and ex-employees accusing the central government of neglect and apathy. The Dhariwal mill, …

IT department tightens noose around Channi’s nephew, all set to register case under Benami Act

NEW DELHI: In what spells more trouble for Bhupinder Singh ‘Honey’, nephew of Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, who has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in illegal mining case, the Income Tax department is also set to register a case against him under Benami Act. According to the IT department sources, the …

Prakash Singh Badal On Weak Wicket This Time: Congress Candidate From Lambi

LAMBI (PUNJAB): Congress candidate from Lambi assembly constituency against Siromani Aki Dal (SAD) patriach Prakash Singh Badal feels that he did not bring development here despite being chief minister for five times. He also says that senior Badal is on a “weak wicket” this time and it is reason why he has been forced to …

Punjab Wants ‘Gareeb Ghar Ka CM’, and It Is Channi: Rahul Gandhi

LUDHIANA: Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Sunday announced Charanjit Singh Channi as the party’s chief ministerial for Punjab ahead of the 2022 assembly elections. Addressing a virtual rally in Ludhiana named ‘Aawaz Punjab Di’, Rahul Gandhi said, “A leader cannot be made in 10 to 15 days but it take years of hard work, …

GROUND REPORT: In Lambi, SAD’s Patriarch Prakash Singh Badal Faces Tough Test Again

LAMBI (PUNJAB): Even as Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patriarch Prakash Singh Badal has remained undefeated from Lambi assembly constituency since 1997, this time he is facing a stiff challenge on his home turf from Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress . Locals here say they want a change this time but Badal’s loyalists remain …

Punjab CM Channi Defends Religious Conversions, Attacked By Top Sikh Leaders

NEW DELHI: A day after Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi defended religious conversions in the state in an exclusive interview with the New Indian, several Sikh leaders leaders are now hitting out at him for hurting the sentiments of Sikhs. When asked about the conversion of impoverished and underprivileged Sikhs to Christianity in the …

Punjab CM Channi’s Family In Cahoots With Sand Mafia: AAP’s Raghav Chadha

CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Punjab affairs co-in-charge Raghav Chadha, on the arrest of the Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi’s nephew, said that his nephew himself had admitted that the money seized during the raids was related to sand mafia and transfer-posting. Addressing the media during a press conference held at the party headquarters on …