Punjab

Sidhu releases white paper on Badals’ ‘10-year misrule’

Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday released a white paper on the “10 years of misrule by the Badals in Punjab”. Addressing a press conference in Chandigarh, Navjot Sidhu set the pace for his aggressive campaign by levelling corruption charges against Badals in Punjab. He evaded questions about his future …

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Kejriwal trains his guns on Sukhbir Badal

Aam Aadmi Party national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday asked people to defeat Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal from Jalalabad, his home turf, and make him lose his deposit. On a visit to the constituency, Mr. Kejriwal said the people of Jalalabad would be remembered for …

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Kejri at Namdhari Darbar

AAP convener and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal today visited the Namdhari Darbar here to seek support of the sect, although the dera later made it clear that they had not extended support to any political party. Kejriwal held a meeting with Namdhari sect head Uday Singh for about 20 minutes …

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Akal Takht advisory on Gurus’ images

The Akal Takht Jathedar has cautioned that any picture of guru sans the divine circle in its background is prohibited. Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh stated that a number of complaints had been received from India and overseas that calendars were being published with images of gurus but without the divine …

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Violence not in SAD ideology, Harsimrat replies to EC notice

In her reply to the ECI over the complaint of allegedly inciting violence, Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal had maintained that adopting violence is not in the ideology of SAD. Mansa District Election Officer Varinder Sharma claimed that Harsimrat has said that she didn’t incite violence. Rather, she had claimed …

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Gen hits back: ‘What Capt contributed to Army?’

SAD candidate from Patiala General JJ Singh today reacted to Capt Amarinder Singh calling him an “average cadet and a bogus man” claiming that the PPCC chief had not only disrespected the Indian Army but also exposed his desperation to win the elections as well. “I would like to ask …

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Bhattal eyes 6th win on trot from Lehra

Launching a scathing attack on her rival SAD candidate and Finance Minster Parminder Singh Dhindsa, former CM Rajinder Kaur Bhattal today alleged that Dhindsa did nothing for his previous constituency (Sunam). She filed her nomination papers from Lehragaga today. “His poor performance is the only reason for his shifting to …

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Lungs of state gasping for breath

Of 200-odd locations in towns and villages of Punjab identified for laying sewerage pipes, the work has been completed in only 62 places. This is enough to gauge the seriousness, or the lack of it, of the authorities towards saving the environment. The drains of Buddha Nullah (Ludhiana) and Kala …

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‘Never thought son would make it so far’

Eighty-year-old Lal Singh always knew that his children would make him proud one day. And, the day has arrived. His son Dev Mann is the AAP candidate from Nabha. Lal Singh has been running a cycle repair shop in Fatehpur Rajputan village of Sanaur for 45 years. It was this …

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