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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.

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.