Punjab

13 km in 6 hours, Sidhu back to where it began

A day before the last date for filing nomination papers, former Amritsar MP Navjot Singh Sidhu today arrived in the city to a grand reception. Sporting a Congress scarf, Sidhu was received by his wife Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu and a large number of Congress workers and local residents at …

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Nabha jailbreak key accused Neeta arrested

Madhya Pradesh Police today arrested Kulpreet Singh, alias Neeta Deol, one of the six prisoners involved in the daring escape from Nabha’s Maximum Security Jail on November 27 last year. Deol, along with accomplice Sunil Kumar from Haryana, was arrested by the Indore police. The two were staying in a …

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Cong names Bolaria in final list, Tewari kept out

The Congress today declared the remaining three candidates for the Punjab Assembly elections, naming former Akali leader and sitting MLA Inderbir Bolaria from Amritsar South, while rejecting the claim of former Ludhiana MP Manish Tewari from Ludhiana East. The party chose to field local councillor Sanjay Talwar over Tewari, whose …

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Note ban a ‘nuclear bomb’ strike on country, Sena targets PM

In a vitriolic attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday said he had dropped a “nuclear bomb” on the country through the decision and turned the economy into ‘Hiroshima- Nagasaki’, the Japanese cities devastated by the US during the World War II.“Modi appears not …

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JJ Singh’s toughness stumps SAD cadre

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) cadre is finding it tough to maintain the “Army-style discipline” of former Army Chief Gen JJ Singh (retd), who is pitted against PPCC chief Capt Amarinder Singh. Local leaders who accompany JJ Singh during his programmes inside the narrow lanes of the walled city have …

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U-turn by Gosain, denies quitting BJP

Ludhiana: In a U-turn, three-time MLA and former Deputy Speaker Satpal Gosain on Sunday denied that he had quit the BJP and joined the Congress. After a closed-door meeting with state party president Vijay Sampla at his residence in Kidwai Nagar here, Gosain said he was still loyal to the …

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Spouses seek votes for candidates

Middle-aged Daljit Kaur Sidhu’s daily routine has changed and the story is no different in case of Mandeep Kaur Sidhu. Both housewives have left their household chores and jumped into the election campaign of their husbands in Mohali. Daljit Kaur Sidhu is the wife of Mohali sitting MLA Balbir Singh …

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350-ft-high border Tricolour at Rs 4.5 cr

Away from the din of ensuing Punjab Assembly election and rhetoric on nationalism over surgical strikes, work is on war-footing near the Wagah Border to hoist the tallest national flag in the country. At more than 350 feet high, the flag would be around 100 feet taller than the Qutub …

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32 dead after Turkish cargo plane hits village: Kyrgyzstan

A cargo plane attempting to land at Kyrgyzstan’s main airport in thick fog crashed in a populated area on Monday, authorities at the airport said, leaving at least 32 people dead.   The majority of the dead are from the nearby village of Dacha-Suu where the plane–a Turkish Airlines flight …

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Capt vs Badal, Bittu to take on Sukhbir, Sidhu pads up

With former cricketer and BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu coming on board and the party approving the candidature of Punjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh from Lambi where he takes on the Punjab Chief Minister, the Congress is finally in battle gear.  Sidhu met Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi at the …

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