punjab

ED raids premises of Punjab CM Channi’s nephew in illegal sand mining case

Chandigarh: In a development that is raising brows because of its timing, the Enforcement Directorate conducted raids at around 10 places, including the premises of Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi’s nephew, in an illegal sand mining case. An FIR in the case of illegal mining in Mohali was registered in 2018 by the Punjab...

Punjab Assembly polls: Channi to fight from Chamkaur Sahib, Sidhu from Amritsar East

Congress releases list of 86 candidates for upcoming Punjab Assembly elections Chandigarh: The Congress has released a list of 86 candidates for upcoming Punjab Assembly elections. Incumbent Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi will contest the elections from Chamkaur Sahib SC, the seat he holds currently. State Congress president Navjyot Singh Sidhu will fight once again...

Punjab people to choose AAP’s CM candidate, says Kejriwal

Kejriwal launches phone number 7074870748 for public survey Chandigarh: The chief ministerial candidate of the Aam Aadmi Party in Punjab will be chosen by the people, said AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday. He launched a phone number on which people of Punjab can inform the party about their choice of candidate by calling...

PM security breach: SC probe panel to be headed by Justice (retd) Indu Malhotra

New Delhi: Days after agreeing to set up a committee  to probe the matter of breach of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security, the Supreme Court set up a panel headed by Justice (retired) Indu Malhotra in this regard. The matter of PM security breach relates to the January 5 incident when his convoy was stuck...

EC announces Assembly elections in 5 states from Feb 10 to March 7; counting on March 10

7-phase Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, 2 in Manipur and single-phase polls for Goa, Punjab and Uttarakhand New Delhi: The Assembly elections in five states of the country, namely Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, Uttarakhand, Goa and Punjab, will be held between February 10 and March 7, Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra announced on Saturday. Elections in...

Supreme Court to hear PM Modi’s security breach matter on Friday

PM Modi’s convoy was stranded on a flyover on way to Ferozepur in Punjab on Wednesday  New Delhi: The matter of lapses in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security in Punjab on Wednesday will come up for hearing in the Supreme Court on Friday. A petition was filed by an organisation called Lawyer’s Voice in the...

Stranded on flyover for 15-20 minutes, PM Modi cancels rally in Punjab’s Ferozepur

New Delhi: The passing convoys of political leaders are known to result in traffic jams where commuters could remain stuck for several minutes to a few hours. However, in a twist of events, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was stranded on a flyover for around 15-20 minutes en route Firozepur in Punjab where he was to...

Punjab MLA Balwinder Singh Laddi returns to Congress, days after leaving it for BJP

  Chandigarh: Punjab MLA Balwinder Singh Laddi who had resigned from Congress to join BJP a few days ago quit the Saffron party to return to the former. The Congress MLA from Shri Hargobindpur, had left the party and joined BJP in New Delhi on December 28 along with another MLA, Fatehjang Singh Bajwa. On...

Powerful blast in Ludhiana court complex leaves 2 dead, at least 4 injured

Ludhiana: A blast inside the District and Sessions Court Complex in Ludhiana in Punjab on Thursday left two persons dead. Four others have been reportedly injured in the incident. According to reports, the high-intensity blast occurred at around 12.22 pm in a bathroom. The walls of the bathroom were damaged and the glass panes of...

Drone from Pak side caught in Punjab; Amarinder asks CM to ‘stop doing bhangra all day’

Chandigarh: The Border Security Force captured a drone that was flying at a low height in the border area of Ferozpur in Punjab on Friday night. The Made-in-China hexacopter had entered India from Pakistan side, said a senior BSF officer, adding that they are supervising search operation in the area. The drone was reportedly 300...

Amarinder Singh joins hands with BJP for Punjab polls

New Delhi: Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has confirmed the alliance with BJP for Assembly elections in the state. He met BJP’s Punjab in-charge Gajendra Singh Shekhawat in Delhi on Friday. Amarinder Singh had resigned from the CM’s post in September this year citing insult. He was succeeded by Charanjit Singh Channi. After...

No other party knows how to improve govt schools: Kejriwal says in Punjab

Amritsar: One of Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party national convenor Arvind Kejriwal’s promises to poll-bound Punjab is that his party will improve government schools in the state, just like they did in Delhi. “We will improve Punjab govt schools just like we improved Delhi govt schools; only we know how to do it,...