Navjeevan Gopal

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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.

Memorial for ’84 riot victims set to open in Delhi, Sukhbir Singh Badal, wife to attend
Sat, Jan 14, 2017

Sikh body to decide today whether to instal two steel plates mentioning the “role” of Indira and Rajiv in Operation Blue Star and 1984 riots

SAD repeats four MLAs who won by a whisker in 2012
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

The lowest victory margin of 31 votes in 2012 was of Avinash Chander of SAD, who recently quit the party after being denied a ticket this time.

Interview: Anti-incumbency is when you don’t perform, no one says we haven’t, says Sukhbir Singh Badal
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Punjab Deputy CM discusses rush of new projects, social media and polls with The Indian Express.

Punjab polls: SAD pits ex-Army chief against Captain Amarinder Singh in Patiala
Sun, Jan 08, 2017

Singh said his joining SAD was a “conscious decision” after he witnessed the state government’s development work in the form of roads, heritage sites and memorials

Promising free pilgrimage, SAD MP seeks votes for son
Sat, Jan 07, 2017

In a recent ruling, the Supreme Court has said that votes cannot be sought on lines of religion or caste.

In season of polls and promises, Punjab waits for dos and don’ts
Wed, Jan 04, 2017

AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal had made the same promise at a rally near Barnala in November. Days later, he promised to appoint a Dalit as Punjab deputy chief minister in an AAP government.

Badal pitted against Jarnail he once hailed
Fri, Dec 30, 2016

Now that the AAP has fielded Jarnail Singh, currently the party’s sitting MLA from Rajouri Garden in Delhi, from Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal’s constituency of Lambi

Before December 30: Ludhiana’s small units rush to open accounts ahead of payday
Wed, Dec 28, 2016

As the next payday looms, small and medium units in Punjab’s main industrial hub are scrambling to deal with a post-demonetisation “cashless” system to retain their workers.

The parties launched by Devi Lal, Chandumajra and Shibu Soren aide
Tue, Dec 27, 2016

In Haryana, Punjab and Jharkhand, groups that merged or morphed into larger parties are among the 255 delisted by Election Commisison

Punjab govt picks face from Ghubaya’s turf as vice-chairman of Rai Sikh Welfare Board
Thu, Dec 22, 2016

A former zila parishad member, Sampooran is a resident of Behak Khas village in Fazilka constituency from where Ghubaya’s son may be fielded by Congress after his induction into the party.

Punjab Assembly passes Bill to regularise service of 30,000 government employees
Tue, Dec 20, 2016

With an annunal growth in the salary expenditure at the rate of 10 per cent, the annual financial implications at the end of the fifth years have been projected to be Rs 3,600 crore.

Pathankot attack: They rang six numbers, one throws up a name — with Facebook, WhatsApp accounts
Tue, Dec 20, 2016

Khayam Rasool is the only person identified by the chargesheet as the user of any of the phone numbers.

Punjab govt calls special one-day Assembly session to pass Bills
Sat, Dec 17, 2016

On the table are many pre-poll sops.

Punjab Assembly Elections: Pehle aap… dilemma hits SAD, Congress in 9 seats
Sat, Dec 17, 2016

Akali Dal was waiting for the Congress list for the remaining 12 seats to assess changing equations following any rebellion in the latter’s camp.

Amid stand-off with Ghubaya, Sukhbir Badal opens a line with Rai Sikhs who hold the key
Fri, Dec 16, 2016

Sunil Jakhar, Congress MLA from Abohar and former leader of opposition in the Vidhan Sabha said, “Sukhbir Badal is on a slippery wicket in Jalalabad.

Punjab: Speaker to meet Cong MLAs to ascertain they didn’t quit under duress
Thu, Dec 15, 2016

All 42 Congress MLAs had submitted their resignations to Punjab Vidhan Sabha Secretary Shashi Lakhanpal Mishra on November 11 as Atwal was not present.

Fazilka accident: ‘Now when he was settled, destiny did this to family. There is wave of grief in the village’
Sat, Dec 10, 2016

Nearly all who died in Fazilka accident came from poor families and shouldered financial responsibility.

Punjab: 12 teachers among 13 killed in road mishap
Sat, Dec 10, 2016

Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal expressed shock over the accident and directed the district administration to extend support to the distressed families of the deceased and best treatment for the injured teacher.

Punjab Polls: Poor response mars SAD-BJP rally
Fri, Dec 09, 2016

Both Badal and Sukhbir said there was hardly any probability of the Congress forming the next government in Punjab.

Deputy CM, Majithia attend Dera Beas satsang
Thu, Dec 08, 2016

On October 28, SAD-BJP government appointed Parminder Singh Sekhon, whose sister is married to Dhillon, as advisor to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in the rank of cabinet minister.

Badal govt appoints top Army officer associated with regiment of dalit Sikhs as PPSC chief
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

The SAD-BJP government in Punjab is leaving no stone unturned to woo every section of the dalit community.

Cash crunch: Cabinet ‘discusses’ disbursing old-age pension by cheque
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

At present in rural areas, each village sarpanch draws the pension for beneficiaries and disburses it among them, getting their signatures or thumb impressions as acknowledgment.

Sartaj Aziz fails to visit Golden Temple
Mon, Dec 05, 2016

Before his departure, Aziz told The Indian Express: “It’s not that they prevented me from going there, but they said we cannot make the required security arrangements.”

CCTVs near Nagrota camp switched off after toll collection discontinued
Thu, Dec 01, 2016

Four additional cameras had been installed at the location by J&K Police but they were rendered useless the night before the attack due to a short-circuit in the transformer at the plaza, leading to a power failure.

Punjab Police head constable Sahib Singh had 500 rounds with him: Nabha Jail official
Wed, Nov 30, 2016

“There were 500 rounds with him at the morcha. He could have fired very effectively from there. The rounds were more than enough to cause extensive damage to those who executed the jailbreak,” said a Punjab jail official.

Day after Nabha jailbreak, 2 more held
Tue, Nov 29, 2016

In Dehradun, the two arrested were identified as Jeeta and Binny. The duo had allegedly helped the gangsters who escaped from high-security Nabha jail.

Nabha jailbreak: Uttarakhand police arrest two for providing ‘logistics support’
Tue, Nov 29, 2016

The Punjab police said it had shared relevant details and inputs regarding the accused in the jailbreak case to neighbouring states.

Nabha jailbreak: Tipped off, Harminder Singh Mintoo tagged along
Mon, Nov 28, 2016

According to Uttar Pradesh Police, Palwinder Singh Pinda, who was nabbed late on Sunday in Shamli, disclosed during interrogation.

Nabha jailbreak: Gunmen break into high-security Punjab jail, help Khalistan militant, five others escape
Mon, Nov 28, 2016

Police arrest ‘facilitator’in UP and one of the inmates who escaped in Punjab.

Khalistan militant among 6 freed by gunmen from Patiala jail
Mon, Nov 28, 2016

Police said there were no reports of any injuries during the firing, which lasted for about seven minutes from around 9 am, and that those who escaped may have entered Kaithal.

Nabha jailbreak: Khalistan Liberation Force chief Harminder Singh, five others escape
Sun, Nov 27, 2016

Patiala Range Deputy Inspector General, A S Chahal said the armed men broke into the jail between 8:30 am to 9:00 am on the pretext that they had come to take some inmate for a court hearing.

Punjab: For SAD, it’s all in the family & friends
Sun, Nov 27, 2016

Kin of Badals, party MPs and ministers crowd the list of candidates

Punjab: 5 new faces in 2nd Akali list of 9 candidates
Sun, Nov 27, 2016

The new faces to be fielded by SAD include noted Kabbadi player Gulzar Singh Moonak, who has been named as party candidate from Dirba

As polls near, Punjab govt goes the extra mile to start ‘pendu’ bus service
Sat, Nov 26, 2016

Sources say these routes have been finalised on the recommendations of Akali legislators and constituency in-charges.