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Tallest Tricolour hits rough weather in Attari, replaced twice in two weeks
Sat, Mar 25, 2017

The flag is illuminated by LED lights from three poles, each 65-ft high; and, the entire project has cost the state government about Rs 3.5 crore, so far.

Punjab: Gurdaspur jail guards fire in the air as inmates go on rampage
Sat, Mar 25, 2017

The Gurdaspur jail administration has asked police to register a case against the inmates for rioting, causing damage to public property and interfering in government duty among other offences.

Punjab HC order to cancel 7000 bus route permits puts govt in a bind
Wed, Mar 22, 2017

‘Ahead of wheat procurement season, it would lead to large-scale disruption’

Gave people so much that they threw up: Sukhbir Singh Badal
Fri, Mar 17, 2017

Sukhbir’s party faced a crushing defeat this time, with AAP getting more seats than the SAD-BJP combine and pushing the latter to the third position in the state.

Punjab election results 2017: Majha goes back to old habit, votes for change
Mon, Mar 13, 2017

From Patti, Congress’ Harmander Singh Gill defeated four time MLA and cabinet minister Adesh Partap Singh Karion.

Punjab election results: Swept out, SAD not even main opposition
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

Out of 25 seats in the region, only three candidates of the SAD-BJP alliance — two Akali and one BJP — won.

The Punjab verdict was bad news for the Akalis: Will this be the end of the Badals?
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

Badal's son Sukhbir Badal had taken over as SAD president in 2008 as he was believed to have played a key role in steering SAD to victory in 2007

Charge sheet in Nabha jailbreak case: Terrorists’ sympathiser, Akali councillor, hairdresser key witnesses
Thu, Mar 09, 2017

Incidentally, all three approached police on their own and recorded their statements, supporting the prosecution’s theory of conspiracy and execution of the sensational jailbreak.

Country’s tallest Tricolour hoisted at Attari border
Mon, Mar 06, 2017

The flag was unfurled at a height of 355 feet from the base — which is five feet high.

Delhi: SAD (Badal) sweeps Gurdwara panel polls
Thu, Mar 02, 2017

"We have repeatedly said the AAP has no connection with any party contesting the Gurudwara elections."

SYL digging call fails to break Punjab barricade, Abhay Singh Chautala, INLD MLAs held
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Two INLD members of Parliament, Sirsa Lok Sabha MP Charanjit Singh Rori and Rajya Sabha MP Ram Prakash and at least 14 INLD MLAs and six former MLAs were among those arrested

SYL digging call fails to break Punjab barricade
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Punjab police issued repeated warnings to the protesters to leave the place, declaring their assembly as “unlawful”.

Flashpoint SYL: Punjab seals borders with Haryana ahead of INLD march today
Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Heavy police deployment in view of INLD call to workers to storm into Punjab and start digging work for the canal

Day before INLD protesters arrive from Haryana, Punjab fortifies entry points
Thu, Feb 23, 2017

The Punjab Police will also use drones and a state government chopper has been kept at standby to take stock of the situation on Thursday.

Punjab Elections 2017: State chopper may be cops’ eye in the sky
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

The Punjab police have plans to keep a tab on Punjab-Haryana border by pressing the state government helicopter into service on February 23.

Maur blast: Probe zooms in on 140 Maruti 800 cars
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

Car manufacturer able to ascertain first three digits of engine number of the car used in the blast.

‘Not one case of seizure of fake currency notes along Punjab-Pak border in 2016’
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

In 2012, fake Indian currency notes worth a face value of Rs 46.21 lakh were seized by the BSF posted at the Punjab border.

Nabha jailbreak: ‘Kingpin’ has 2 wives
Wed, Feb 15, 2017

"Both the wives were staying in same house with him. And his mother also accompanied them when they visited him," police said.

As Punjab prepares for poll result, jails department begins crackdown
Tue, Feb 14, 2017

Additional Director General, Prisons, Rohit Choudhary, said random inspections were being carried out in jails across the state “at all levels”.

Nabha jailbreak: Gurpreet Singh Sekhon got ‘Aadhaar card, driving licence’ made in Haryana, says police
Mon, Feb 13, 2017

Revealing this, one of the investigators told The Indian Express that Sekhon’s wife and mother had also met him in Indore where he lived for some time after the jailbreak.

Punjab: Days before Maur blast, intelligence had warned of terror strike
Sun, Feb 12, 2017

The Indian Express has learnt, that “prominent personalities belonging to Punjab Police, leaders belonging to parties like Shiv Sena, leaders of sects like Dera Sacha Sauda etc. are prime targets of Punjab radicals.”

Cops hunt for origin of fake number plate of car
Wed, Feb 08, 2017

Bathinda, the district in which Maur Mandi falls, alone has more than 30 manufacturers of such number plates.

Bathinda blast probe: Police to get arrest warrant for one
Tue, Feb 07, 2017

He maintained that the Congress nominee from Maur Mandi, Harminder Singh Jassi, was the target and added that police were probing the case from a number of angles.

Punjab: 70%+ turnout in most of Malwa, low voting in Doaba seats where BJP fielded candidates
Mon, Feb 06, 2017

Region by Punjab region, which seats contributed to overall 79%, which seats pulled average back.

Punjab elections: AAP providing platform to radicals, says KPS Gill
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

In a conversation with The Indian Express on the blast that claimed six lives, Gill said: “Actually, I had predicted that because of the activities of certain political parties there will be terrorist incidents.”

Punjab region looks back at history of toppling govts
Thu, Feb 02, 2017

Known for anti-incumbency vote, Majha for once went with SAD-BJP in 2012; now voters wonder whether anger against govt will help Congress or AAP.

Girl among 3 killed in blast at venue of Congress poll rally in Bathinda
Wed, Feb 01, 2017

The incident took place at Maur Mandi shortly after 8.30 pm, around the time Congress Maur candidate Harminder Singh Jassi wrapped up his campaign speech.

Khemkaran rally: Liquor flows at SAD meeting
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Palwinder is a government teacher and according to law, no government employee can campaign or seek votes during elections.

Punjab needs govt that can ensure nation’s security, says PM Modi
Mon, Jan 30, 2017

PM Modi made the remarks while addressing a SAD-BJP rally in Kotkapura town of Faridkot district, which was at the centre of the 2015 desecration incidents.

The Badals of Punjab
Sun, Jan 29, 2017

From being the country’s youngest ever chief minister in 1970 to its oldest in 2017, 89-year-old Parkash Singh Badal’s hold over Punjab has few parallels. So does the family’s.

In Amritsar, five BJP candidates count on brand Modi for votes
Wed, Jan 25, 2017

The BJP and SAD have evenly split Amristar's 10 seats — the Lok Sabha constituency and its nine segments

‘On duty’ personnel absent: Act against 9th PAP Battalion commandant, says CEO
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

The inspection was carried out after a complaint was made to the EC.

Arun Jaitley’s demonetisation pitch finds few takers
Mon, Jan 23, 2017

In a triangular contest where the anti-incumbent sentiment against SAD is sure to hit BJP as well, Jaitley’s demonetisation ‘pep’ talk appears aimed at boosting the party’s morale

Punjab polls: BJP joins campaign with Jaitley’s ‘Swiss’ knife
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Jaitley said both were caught when Congress was at the helm of affairs, adding that information about the bank accounts came during the UPA government’s reign in 2011.

In Malerkotla, AAP vs Congress is fight between siblings
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

The June 2016 desecration of Quran incident does not appear to be an election issue this time. Voters in Malerkotla want development

Former Punjab CM Surjit Singh Barnala, moderate Akali leader who sent cops inside Golden Temple, dies
Sun, Jan 15, 2017

Barnala is survived by his widow, Surjit Kaur, and two sons.