Kamaldeep Singh Brar

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Punjab: Demonetisation hits micro-finance scheme
Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Non-payment of instalments was the biggest issue at the village-level meeting of all the groups held at Ghariala village on Feburary 15. Most of the members in self-help groups are Dalit women

Drug De-addiction seminar in Patti: Absent heroin addicts miss daily ‘shot’ at life
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

A total of 917 addicts are registered at the OST centre in Patti. Usually, around 225 come in routinely to get their dose of Buprenorphine.

A Day at OST Patti: It’s rush hour in morning for another ‘shot’ at life
Sun, Feb 19, 2017

Drug addicts line up at de-addiction centre in morning for their daily dose of Buprenorphine, meant to wean them away from heroin

Punjab: SGPC team probing SAD leaders for seeking Sirsa Dera support has no answers as yet
Sat, Feb 11, 2017

Dera Sacha Sauda political wing leader Ram Singh gave a statement earlier this week claiming that SAD had asked the Dera for its political support in Assembly elections.

Was not in good health: Jathedar
Mon, Feb 06, 2017

However, he is still quiet on the party seeking the dera’s backing SAD candidates and the dera’s political wing at Bathinda on February 1.

Punjab elections: Congress worker injured in poll violence
Sun, Feb 05, 2017

The incident stopped voting for some time. Police booked around 20 people, including Desa and former sarpanch Sarbjit Singh.

Punjab polls: Patti votes, hoping for a solution to drug problem
Sun, Feb 05, 2017

In Patti town, there are 30,097 voters of which 21,681 reached polling stations.

Punjab polls: Security redeployment for elections leaves Rajoke, a border village exposed
Sat, Feb 04, 2017

With fears high that the political parties will try to buy off voters with money or liquor, villagers have taken it upon themselves to patrol their neighbourhoods.

Punjab elections 2017: Key Jathedar Gaini Gurmukh Singh warns SAD against Sirsa Dera’s support
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

Gaini Gurmukh Singh also attacked AAP chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly announcing to construct a statue of Nirankari head Gurbachan Singh.

Punjab elections: ‘Hardliners’ on its side, AAP eyes Akali bastion of Majha
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

SAD leadership’s stand against Sikh hardliners has pushed party candidates on a slippery ground.

Himmat Singh Shergill a CM probable, AAP’s phone call ad tells voters in Majitha, Punjab
Wed, Feb 01, 2017

AAP has not announced its CM candidate for Punjab despite pressure by opposition parties.

RSS workers back Navjot Kaur Sidhu in Amritsar
Wed, Feb 01, 2017

Navjot Singh Sidhu has been avoiding making any direct attack on BJP even after joining Congress.

Rajasansi Assembly constituency: AAP candidate is a Bhindranwale look-alike, and an admirer too
Wed, Feb 01, 2017

Jagjot Singh Khalsa vows to go after cops who killed ‘innocent Sikhs’.

Vote for Hindu-Sikh unity: Amit Shah at Amritsar rally
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Telling voters that Punjab has to decide who will be its Sardar, Shah said referring to Kejriwal without taking his name, “Can Punjab’s Sardar be from Delhi?"

Stadium on the way, Patti residents hope it will be a diversion from drugs
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Four-time MLA and minister Adesh Partap Singh Kairon had laid the foundation stone on the ground of the then Government College on February 1, 2001.

Rahul names Captain Amarinder Singh as Punjab CM face, hits out at Kejriwal, Badals
Sat, Jan 28, 2017

Attacking the Badals, who head the ruling SAD, the Congress leader claimed “they have grabbed every business in Punjab”. In the same breath, he took a swipe at the Prime Minister for backing the Akalis.

Anti-drugs campaigner says detained by cops on his way to meet PM Modi
Sat, Jan 28, 2017

Earlier, the Election Commission had declined Mukhtiar Singh permission for campaigning against drug addiction till model code of conduct was in place for Assembly elections.

Violation of code: SAD candidate holds rally, EC ‘doesn’t know’ 
Thu, Jan 26, 2017

Data released by the EC shows that SAD (Badal) has spent the least amount of money on campaigning since the code of conduct was imposed.

Patti activist who lost his son told to halt campaign against drugs during elections
Thu, Jan 26, 2017

He hopes to submit a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendera Modi during the latter's rally in Jalandhar on January 27.

Punjab elections: Majithia finds voters angry with local SAD
Thu, Jan 26, 2017

Majithia’s rivals are Himmat Singh Shergill of AAP and the Congress’s Sukhjinder Singh Lali Majithia.

Punjab assembly elections: Namesakes from Majitha won’t say why in fray
Wed, Jan 25, 2017

The first is Sukhjinder Singh from Dhaul Kalan while the other is from village Tand in Baba Bakala.

Punjab assembly elections: Can’t depend on parties, say independent candidates
Fri, Jan 27, 2017

One in fray to fight encroachment mafia, another for welfare of taxi drivers and owners.

Polltime in Patti: Of rural homes, less than 7 per cent have salaried member
Mon, Jan 23, 2017

In Patti, as in many small towns in Punjab, there are few jobs outside the informal, unorganised sectors.

Don’t punish me for note ban: BJP minister in Punjab
Sun, Jan 22, 2017

Anil Joshi is seeking re-election from Amritsar North, projecting himself as ‘Vikas Purush’

Having de-addiction centres does not mean there’s a drug problem: Punjab food minister
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Adesh Partap Singh Karion, Punjab food minister and sitting MLA of Patti, an area with a reputation for drug abuse, speaks to The Indian Express.

Polltime in Patti: Drug rehab centre now a BSF poll camp
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

It can take in 65 patients at a time but, for the elections, it has been turned into a camp for the BSF who arrived Tuesday.

Punjab polls: Stones and shoe aimed at Badals turn campaign weapons for Bhagwant Mann
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

With rhyme and comic reason, narrates convoy attack, asks if he will be blamed for shoe too

Delhi AAP MLAs hit campaign trail to boost Punjab poll prospects
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

A group of AAP workers from Delhi is criticising Shiromani Akali Dal and Congress through street plays and ironical songs.

His son’s body his theme, a father scripts an election campaign in Punjab
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

Through RTI, I learnt that the shroud had reached the office of DGP (Intelligence) on June 28. I don’t know if they forwarded it to the PM or have dumped it somewhere,” Mukhtiar adds.

Punjab constituency watch: Desecration Guru Granth Sahib in Bath village out of public mind
Sat, Jan 14, 2017

Main accused for the incident out on bail as home dept led by Dy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal yet to clear prosecution

Model code Violation: EC makes two U-turns in 24 hours
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

Returning officer first says SAD candidate held rally without nod, then says permission taken, now says notice sent

Stones and shoe aimed at Badals turn campaign weapons for Mann
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

At this rally and elsewhere, Mann has been recounting the attack over and over. When the stone throwing began in Khandwala Huzur Khan village, Sukhbir’s car had left.

From seva kendras to buses to bicycles, Akali blue & yellow signature on Punjab
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

The recently inaugurated government seva kendras are housed in buildings liberally coloured blue and yellow. The staff wear uniforms of the same colour.

Punjab: Bring wall down, say Maqboolpura residents
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

Unlike Maqboolpura, the new colony has a few homes but basic amenities like roads, sewerage, street lights and especially parks and playgrounds for children are in place.

BJP’s Sankalp Yatra concludes: AAP talks of drug menace in Punjab but opens liquor vend for women in Delhi
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

Referring to demonetisation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told the gathering that the lines outside banks were a thing of the past and that now appropriate currency was available.

Bring wall down, say Maqboolpura residents
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

Unlike Maqboolpura, the new colony, planned in 2004 and built just behind Maqboolpura, has a few homes but basic amenities like roads, sewerage, street lights and especially parks and playgrounds for children are in place.