Raakhi Jagga


Jalalabad: Dalit woman says ‘beaten up’ by cops, SC panel seeks report in a week
Fri, Jul 29, 2016

Police have lodged an FIR against unidentified persons for assaulting policemen on duty.

Quran desecration case: AAP targets Badals, Majithia
Wed, Jul 27, 2016

The AAP on Tuesday held state-wide protests against the arrest of their Delhi MLA Naresh Yadav on Sunday in the alleged Quran desecration incident in Malerkotla. The party targeted revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia and CM Parkash Singh Badal. They pointed out that Majithia was not considered guilty after “drug lord” Jagdish Bhola had named […]

Attack on Malerkotla MLA house: Akali councillor questioned
Wed, Jul 27, 2016

Akali councillor Faqab Raja was called in for questioning and police suggested that he may be called again.

AAP MLA Naresh Yadav sent to two-day police custody
Tue, Jul 26, 2016

Party stands behind colleague, says govt moving against them before polls; Police claim they have evidence of role

After drug mules and cartels, Rajasthan police stop drug bus
Tue, Jul 26, 2016

Police found that each passenger had availed of a “drug package” costing Rs 3,500-4,000 per person, including 1 kg of poppy husk, meals, the day’s dose of drugs and a free pick-up and ride back to their destinations.

AAP MLA Naresh Yadav arrested in Quran desecration case
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

A non-bailable warrant against Yadav was issued by the trial court in Malerkotla on Saturday, soon after the main accused, Vijay Kumar, reportedly told the court that the Delhi MLA was behind the incident.

61 sports parks to come up in Ludhiana town
Sun, Jul 24, 2016

One such park will be inaugurated on July 24 in Dhapai village, which, just a few months ago, was barren, save a pond.

Rajasthan: 55 held with poppy husk, 53 from Punjab
Sat, Jul 23, 2016

144 kg seized after random inspection on bus; driver, conductor also arrested.

Sidhu’s close aides say his leaving may impact BJP, but not for long
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

Health Minister Punjab said, “Resignation from Rajya Sabha is a personal decision of Navjot Singh Sidhu, and if you ask me if it will have any effect on the party, then I want to make it clear that it will be momentary and will not last long."

Behbal Kalan firing: Not compensation, punishment to culprits is must, says victims’ kin
Thu, Jul 21, 2016

The government is making all efforts to bury the issue,” said Prabhadeep Singh, son of Bhagwan.

Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal invites Dalit groups for talks
Thu, Jul 21, 2016

This will be the first time that the Chief Minister will be meeting the representatives of Dalit associations even though the protests have been going on for a month.

Sidhu issue won’t matter, SAD-BJP will win in 2017: SAD
Wed, Jul 20, 2016

Addressing Sidhu's resignation, Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal said that the people will never forgive "opportunist and treacherous political leaders".

Behbal Kalan Firing: Foundation stones laid for memorials in Faridkot
Wed, Jul 20, 2016

The memorials will come up in Sarawan village and Behbal Khurd village — native villages of Krishan Bhagwan Singh and Gurjeet Singh, respectively.

Punjab CM Badal wants ‘work completion’ certificate from Lambi panchayats
Wed, Jul 13, 2016

The Punjab CM has visited many villages in the constituency, sometimes multiple times.

Malerkotla violence: Police begin fresh probe into attack on MLA residence
Tue, Jul 12, 2016

‘Some named in FIR not linked to case’

Whitefly in Punjab: Cotton farmers concerned over spreading menace
Mon, Jul 11, 2016

Experts in the agriculture department are hoping for good rains that will help control the pest.

Quran Desecration case: Three accused sent to judicial custody
Mon, Jul 11, 2016

Although the police had lodged FIR against 170 persons with attempt to murder charges -of whom 19 had been identified - no arrests have been made yet.

Quran ‘desecration’: AAP MLA grilled for 9 hrs, police claim his replies ‘contradictory’
Sun, Jul 10, 2016

Sources said a questionnaire comprising nearly 100 questions was given to Yadav.

Abohar: Demanding pay, sanitation workers pile up garbage in front of govt offices
Sat, Jul 09, 2016

“We have no choice but to express our anger this way,” said Om Parkash, chief of the Abohar Safai Karamchari Union

The Dalit dimension to falling lease rates
Thu, Jun 30, 2016

Tarsem Peter, president of the Pendu Mazdoor Union, claims that regular protests by Dalit groups have ensured reduction in lease rentals and also reserve price in auctions of shamlat land.

Punjab: AAP volunteer among four booked for violence
Tue, Jun 28, 2016

A mob of 300-odd people, armed with petrol bombs, crude weapons and iron rods, had torched vehicles outside SAD MLA Farzana Alam's house after she had refused to meet them over the alleged desecration of the Quran.

Punjab: AAP seeks arrest of Talwandi Sabo MLA
Tue, Jun 28, 2016

AAP's woman's wing president, Baljinder Kaur said the SAD MLA had been booked by the CBI in the case but continued to roam freely in his constituency.

Sangrur AAP MP Mann clarifies stand on govt teachers
Mon, Jun 27, 2016

The teachers, who are seeking jobs as elementary trained teachers (ETT) had burned effigies of Mann and AAP member Gurpreet Ghuggi after the video surfaced.

Malerkotla Quran desecration: Day after violence, Congress, SAD trade charges
Mon, Jun 27, 2016

After “torn” pages of the holy book were found June 24 near Jarg Chowk, some people who had gone to meet the SAD MLA Farzana Alam late in the evening to report about the incident were reportedly turned away.

Punjab town tense after torn pages of Quran found, over 250 booked
Sun, Jun 26, 2016

Over 250 persons have been booked on attempt to murder charges but no arrest has been made so far. Although the situation is under control, police said the city is still tense.

Brexit referendum: Punjab reacts, Industrialists says ‘Wait and watch’…
Sat, Jun 25, 2016

The industrialists collectively opine that the real impact of Brexit can be assessed only after the final negotiation between EU and Britain is worked out.

‘Stopped’ in Punjab, panthic outfits open office in Haryana’s Sirsa
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

Leaders alleged that a number of them were rounded up by police while a few others were put under house arrest when they tried to open their office at a space provided by the gurdwara on Talwandi Sabo-Bathinda road.

Punjab cuts water supply to Rajasthan to fight shortage
Thu, Jun 23, 2016

Punjab irrigation officials were adamant that water hyacinth was the reason for less water supply.

Punjab: Multi crore chit fund scam accused released on bail
Fri, Jul 22, 2016

Nature Heights, the company of which Arora was the managing director, is accused of cheating investors of crores of rupees.

Vikas Parv Rally: Jaitley attacks Congress, AAP in Bathinda
Mon, Jun 20, 2016

Hitting out at AAP, Jaitley said people in Delhi are “repenting” voting it to power in the capital.

Bathinda protests: Farmer’s cremation stuck as deadlock continues
Sun, Jun 19, 2016

75-year-old Ralla Singh, protesting since May 24 died on Friday.

Congress workers slug it out in Punjab as Capt Amarinder vows to end corruption
Sun, Jun 19, 2016

This is the third time this month that Congress leaders did not carry themselves well at a public rally.

Protesting farmer dies outside Bhatinda DC office
Sun, Jun 19, 2016

Farmers, under the banner of Bharti Kisan Unions, have been on dharna outside the office since May 24 in support of a loan waiver scheme.

39 Indians missing in Iraq: ‘Don’t keep us in the dark any longer… tell us the truth, whatever it is’
Thu, Jun 16, 2016

From Punjab to Himachal Pradesh to West Bengal, families of men gone missing in Iraq talk to The Indian Express about two years of uncertainty.

Punjab: Over 21,700 packets of fake ‘blood plasma’ seized, 5 held
Wed, Jun 15, 2016

The accused had to keep the product temperature at minus 20 degrees centigrade to make it appear like the the blood plasma was authentic.

Punjab chit fund scam: Investors attend first SIT meeting
Wed, Jun 15, 2016

SIT assured the investors that their money will be paid back within three months.