Kanchan Vasdev


Sparks fly as Sidhu, Manpreet accuse previous govt of loot
Thu, Mar 30, 2017

AAP members troop into Well of the House to protest ‘bid to muzzle’ Bains brothers.

‘SAD-BJP govt overshot budget by a whopping Rs 25,199.80 crore’
Thu, Mar 30, 2017

Assembly passes vote-on-account Bill of Rs 29,389 crore; Manpreet Badal vows white paper on state’s finances

Jakhar likely to become Punjab Congress chief
Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Considered an upright and tall leader of Congress who enjoys a clean image, Jakhar could be projected as the Hindu face of the party.

Red beacon order: Mystery ‘notification’ leaves Punjab govt red-faced before it’s pulled out
Wed, Mar 29, 2017

The notification, a U-turn from the much-praised March 18 Cabinet decision, was later withdrawn in a flurry of contradictory explanations.

We have to restore majesty of legislature, says Manpreet Singh Badal
Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Manpreet, Sidhu hold fort in Assembly amid euphoria over Speaker’s election

Congress govt’s austerity drive: Too costly at Rs 3 crore, no new blue cards for atta dal scheme beneficiaries
Tue, Mar 28, 2017

The new government, practising austerity, has decided not to print new blue cards that would cost the exchequer Rs 3 crore.

There is nobody better than Captain saab: Navjot Singh Sidhu
Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Tourism Minister wants Amarinder as brand ambassador of his department

Punjab: With 13 political appointments in CMO, Amarinder Singh surpasses his predecessor
Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Former CM Badal had 7 advisers and 2 OSDs, Sukhbir had eight aides

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh makes 13 political appointments in CMO
Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Sources said more political appointments in CMO are in the offing as several other aides of Amarinder have been eyeing certain positions.

Punjab CM Amarinder to meet PM, FM Wednesday; loan interest, SYL on table
Wed, Mar 22, 2017

The CM will also be taking up the case of SYL with the PM. Amarinder, sources said, would demand a reassessing of water available with the state.

Unfazed by row over his TV show, Navjot Singh Sidhu presses for more portfolios
Wed, Mar 22, 2017

Shoots off letter to CM asking for Housing and Urban Development too

Government to probe multi-crore foodgrain scam: Punjab Finance Minister
Tue, Mar 21, 2017

The scam came to light in 2016, when banks found huge gaps between foodgrains procured on behalf of the state government and the actual stock available in the FCI godowns.

People don’t go to government, governments go to people: Navjot Singh Sidhu
Tue, Mar 21, 2017

An ace cricketer of yore, Sidhu, known for his colour-coordinated attire, is certainly a head-turner for his colleagues as well as visitors to his office.

TV ‘trouble’ for Navjot Singh Sidhu: Government to seek legal opinion, says CMO
Tue, Mar 21, 2017

"We will check whether there is any legal hindrance in his working on TV. If it turns out to be an office of profit, he will speak to Sidhu."

Punjab: In its maiden meeting, Captain’s Cabinet seeks to end VIP culture
Sun, Mar 19, 2017

Does away with beacons from official vehicles of all ministers, MLAs, bureaucrats and political appointees; puts in place austerity measures.

Punjab to reserve 33 per cent government jobs for women, takes on ‘VIP culture’
Sun, Mar 19, 2017

Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal said the reservation would also apply to contractual appointments of women in government jobs

Punjab Cabinet shuns VIP culture, announces reservation for women
Sat, Mar 18, 2017

The Punjab government has also abolished halqa incharge system and decided that the police personnel shall have fixed duty hours.

Punjab first Cabinet meeting today: Govt set to scrap pilgrimage scheme, curb VIP culture
Sat, Mar 18, 2017

Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal said the new government would set the ball rolling in the “mother of all meetings” he has attended in 22 years of his political career.

Captain Amarinder Singh takes CM oath with 9 ministers
Fri, Mar 17, 2017

Ceremony at Raj Bhawan attended by Rahul, Manmohan, Cong CMs and ex-CMs.

No Deputy CM post, Navjot Singh Sidhu takes it on the chin, or so it seems
Fri, Mar 17, 2017

Congress leaders were elated not only because Sidhu did not get to become deputy CM, but also because he was placed third in the Cabinet pecking order.

Captain Amarinder Singh is Punjab CM, vows to fight against drugs
Fri, Mar 17, 2017

Sidhu, Manpreet among his nine ministers; Rahul, Manmohan attend swearing-in, Badals skip.

Punjab election results: AAP leader HS Phoolka is Oppn leader, Sukhpal Khaira AAP chief whip
Thu, Mar 16, 2017

Party MLAs to list reasons of defeat and submit in 15 days

Punjab election results 2017: Captain to take oath with 9 others
Wed, Mar 15, 2017

No deputy CM, Sidhu to be ‘seniormost minister’; young faces to be inducted into the Cabinet later.

Punjab election results 2017: Post poll debacle, change of guard likely in AAP state unit
Mon, Mar 13, 2017

Sources in AAP said the party would organise an introspection meeting after March 15 and a change in guard may not be ruled out.

Punjab election results 2017: Lobbying for place in Captain’s Cabinet gathers steam
Mon, Mar 13, 2017

Among the frontrunners are former finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal, five-time MLAs Brahm Mohindra and Rakesh Pandey.

Punjab election results: Race for deputy CM hots up in Congress
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

“Congress has thrived on the Hindu and Dalit votebanks in Punjab. They should consider a Hindu or a Dalit for the post,” said the leader.

Punjab election results 2017: Malwa saves AAP some blushes, but foils its power bid
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

After all talks of a sweep here, party wins just 18 of total 69 seats in region.

Congress gets Punjab comfort, why AAP was left a distant second
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

The SAD-BJP combine, following two successive terms at the helm, was reduced to third place this time with 15 seats.

Punjab election results: Amarinder Singh all the way, AAP is distant second, SAD-BJP ousted
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

Amarinder’s win came against the backdrop of intense infighting within the party, which had 42 sitting MLAs, and late distribution of tickets but he was backed by key party strategist Prashant Kishor.

Why ‘Pehle AAP’ was second best in Punjab
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

AAP's most popular leader MP Bhagwant Mann, who was otherwise pulling huge crowds in his rallies, ended up as a runner up to Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and lost by a margin of 18,616 votes.

Exit polls: Both Congress, AAP see what they please, claim victory
Fri, Mar 10, 2017

As soon as the exit polls were telecast, both parties went into overdrive to claim they were tipped to be the winners.

Punjab Elections 2017: If Bhagwant Mann wins, who should be MP, his party ponders
Fri, Mar 10, 2017

AAP leaders said Mann had got immense support only only from the youth but also from women.

Punjab: Congress maintains ‘cautious’ approach before poll results
Wed, Mar 08, 2017

While the entire camp is lying low, Punjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh is also keeping a low profile and has confined himself at home.

Amarinder’s grandson’s wedding: Gandhis, Navjot Sidhu give function a miss
Tue, Mar 07, 2017

Rahul Gandhi was busy campaigning in UP for the last leg of the Assembly election.

Punjab elections 2017: Bhagwant Mann moves worry AAP ‘CMs’
Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Mann, who attended Parliament soon after a hectic campaign in the run-up to the Assembly election, joined Kejriwal, Sanjay Singh and Durgesh Pathak at Jindal Institute in Bengaluru.

Badals laying mines after losing battle, says Bhagwant Singh Mann
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Mann said the Badals were behaving as “Punjab de dushman (enemies of Punjab)” who were “laying mines after losing the battle”