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Former Punjab CM Amarinder Singh to float new political party

Chandigarh: Amid speculations, former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh announced on Wednesday that he would form a new political party. The name of the new party will be announced once it is cleared by the Election Commission, Amarinder Singh said at a press conference in Chandigarh, adding that his lawyers were working on it....

As coal crisis deepens, states stare at blackout

New Delhi: Amid claims and assurances by the power minister that there is no need to panic, the pinch of depleting coal reserves is being felt across the country, with states staring at the prospect of exhausting their entire stocks in next few days. On Monday, Maharashtra shut down 13 thermal power units due to...

Will march to Lakhimpur Kheri if minister son not arrested and Priyanka not freed, warns Sidhu

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress leader Navjyot Singh Sidhu has warned the UP government of a protest march by the state unit of the party to Lakhimpur Kheri if the accused in Sunday’s killing of farmers is not arrested and Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi is not released from illegal detention. In a tweet on Tuesday, Sidhu said,...

Can Rahul Gandhi use Punjab crisis to rebuild Congress?

After the exit of Sidhu and Amarinder Singh, Rahul Gandhi now has a chance to build a stronger team in Punjab Political Correspondent, Jaipur: Congress is facing an internal crisis in Punjab. Its top leaders, Captain Amarinder Singh and Navjyot Singh Sidhu, have stepped down from their respective positions as chief minister and state party...

After Amit Shah, Amarinder Singh meets NSA Ajit Doval

New Delhi: Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s movements in Delhi continue to keep the suspense around his intentions alive. A day after meeting Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Amarinder Singh met National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Thursday morning. This is his first visit to Delhi after quitting from the CM’s post. Amarinder Singh...

Can Sidhu’s ‘treachery’ clip Sachin Pilot’s wings in Rajasthan?

Rajasthan is not Punjab, nor is Sachin Pilot another Navjyot Singh Sidhu. So, parallels cannot be drawn between the two Political Correspondent, Jaipur: When Navjot Singh Sidhu scripted the exit of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, speculations ran rife of Rajasthan seeing change in leadership and of the old guard handing over the baton to...

Newly inducted Punjab Cabinet minister Razia Sultana resigns ‘in solidarity with Sidhu’

Chandigarh: Hours after Navjyot Singh Sidhu resigned from the post of Punjab Congress president, Cabinet minister Razia Sultana stepped down from her post “in solidarity with” Sidhu. Sultana had taken oath as the Cabinet minister in the newly formed Punjab Cabinet led by Charanjit Singh Channi. Ironically, her resignation comes just hours after she was...

Sidhu resigns as Punjab Congress president; ‘he is not stable,’ says Amarinder Singh

Chandigarh: The turmoil within the ruling Congress in Punjab refuses to subside. Just 10 days after Captain Amarinder Singh resigned as the chief minister of Punjab, the state’s Congress president Navjyot Singh Sidhu, too, quit from his post. After the news broke out, Amarinder Singh tweeted, “I told you so…he is not a stable man...

#Breaking: Navjyot Singh Sidhu resigns as Punjab Congress president

Chandigarh: Navjyot Singh Sidhu has resigned as the president of Punjab Congress. He had taken over the charge just over two months back.     To read the latest news in Gujarati click...

Bharat Bandh call by farmers: Massive traffic jam at Delhi border

New Delhi: The nation-wide call for bandh on Monday, given by farmers protesting against the three farm laws, resulted in a massive traffic jam at Delhi border on Monday morning. Police and paramilitary personnel were seen checking all the vehicles entering the national capital. Security has also been beefed up in Delhi. The Bharat bandh...

Charanjit Singh Channi sworn in as 16th CM of Punjab; Sukhjinder Randhawa, OP Soni, too, take oath

Chandigarh: Charanjit Singh Channi, three-time Congress MLA from Chamkaur Sahib, took oath as the 16th chief minister of Punjab on Monday. He was administered the oath of office by Governor Banwarilal Purohit. Along with Charanjit Singh Channi, Congress leaders Sukhjinder Randhawa and OP Soni, too, took oath as ministers at the event. The new CM...

‘Baffling’, says Sunil Jakhar on Harish Rawat’s statement that Punjab Congress will fight polls under Sidhu

Congress leader Sunil Jakhar reacts to AICC Punjab-incharge Harish Rawat’s statement Chandigarh: Punjab Congress in-charge and All India Congress Committee spokesperson Harish Rawat’s statement saying next year’s Assembly elections will be fought under the leadership of state party president Navjyot Singh Sidhu is ‘baffling’, said Congress leader...