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Punjab’s Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal pays homage to martyrs at Hussainiwala
Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Announces Rs 4-crore grant for the upkeep and beautification of the memorial where Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev were cremated

Remembering Bhagat Singh: Punjab CM to skip March 23 event, Manpreet is chief guest
Tue, Mar 21, 2017

Incidentally, Amarinder used to attend the programme, known as martyrdom day, during his previous stint as CM from 2002-2007.

Minor’s Murder case: Role of Haryana ‘tantrik’ under lens
Mon, Mar 20, 2017

The bhog ceremony of the kids was held in Gurdwara village Sunday.

Punjab elections:16 of 19 AAP candidates on first list lost
Fri, Mar 17, 2017

However, after the results, details revealed that 16 of the 19 candidates on the first list lost and a number of them ended up third as well.

Punjab elections: 16 MLAs with criminal cases, 81% crorepatis, 45 MLAs Class XII pass, says ADR
Thu, Mar 16, 2017

The report was released in Ludhiana on Wednesday and the analysis also revealed that out of the newly elected MLAs, 45 have educational qualifications ranging from Class V to Class XII while 60 MLAs are graduates or above.

Punjab election: We’ll still call the shots, say Badals on eve of Captain’s swearing-in
Thu, Mar 16, 2017

Badal went to villages Dhaula, Sirajwala, Lambi, Channu and few other villages to meet the villagers and SAD workers where he addressed small public meetings.

Punjab: Jarnail Singh loses security deposit
Mon, Mar 13, 2017

In Lambi, the total votes polled were 1,33,987 and Jarnail could not get one-sixth of this number, which is a must for saving security deposit.

Punjab election results 2017: In Malwa, BJP’s score the same as in 2012 — 1 seat
Mon, Mar 13, 2017

BJP contested from Abohar, Fazilka, Ferozepur, Ludhiana North, Ludhiana West and Ludhiana Central in Malwa Punjab and it is by far the party’s poorest performance in the past 10 years from this region.

Punjab: 2 Congress workers shot, police say old rivalry led to clash
Mon, Mar 13, 2017

Binder, current president of the union, had planned to make Gurpreet the new president after Congress won the polls.

Punjab election results 2017: ‘Don’t like VIP culture, do your work and let me work’
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

In 2012, Manpreet had contested from two seats — Gidderbaha and Maur and had lost from both while PPP had not even been able to open its account in Punjab.

Punjab elections 2017: Maur bomb blast blame game did not affect AAP’s victory
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

Angry Maur residents who were saying no to voting, had voted over 85% and the booth near blast site had voted 76.6%.

Punjab elections 2017: Will submit my resignation to Governor tomorrow morning, says Parkash Singh Badal
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

"I congratulate Congress, will ensure full co-operation in the interest of the state," said Parkash Singh Badal.

Punjab elections 2017: CM Badal enjoys sunbath, says no to visitors
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

Bikram Khan, working as a gardener inside the house of Badals, however, said, “We have no idea who will win the Punjab polls.

After Punjab elections, power corporation nets Rs 157.5-crore dues
Tue, Mar 07, 2017

The government departments that have defaulted are irrigation, water works, municipal councils, police department, administrative offices, etc.

Ludhiana murders: Four days on, Dera followers lift dharna
Thu, Mar 02, 2017

Mohinder Pal Singh Bittu, a member of Dera Sacha Sauda’s state committee, said they are satisfied with the police’s role.

An unusual Sikh community’s tale of upward mobility
Thu, Mar 02, 2017

Punjab has an estimated 35,000 Ahir Yadav Sikhs, concentrated in some 26 villages of Patiala and Sangrur districts.

Bus owned by SAD leader kills 31-year-old man, driver arrested
Wed, Mar 01, 2017

The residents even damaged the bus and broke its window panes.

Ferozepur clash: 18 arrested, many of them Ek Noor Khalsa Fauj members
Wed, Mar 01, 2017

Members of other Sikh organisations, such as Guru Granth Sahib Satkar Lehar and Dashmesh Club, are also among the arrested.

Ferozepur clash: ‘Looking into role of Ek Noor Khalsa Fauj’
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

In the February 19 and 25 clashes, in Ferozepur’s Zira constituency, complainants alleged the involvement of the outfit headed by Balwant Singh Nandgarh, former Jathedar of Takht Damdama Sahib.

Ferozpur clash: Police book Sikh preacher, 70 others; no arrests yet
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

The clash took place over why the satsang was being organised at a location apart from Nam Charcha House of Dera.

Ferozepur clash: Police book Sikh preacher, 70 others; no arrests yet
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

The clash took place over why the satsang was being organised at a location apart from Nam Charcha House of Dera.

Wheat crop crisis: Amid SYL row, Punjab farmers complain of water shortage
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Farmers said that while politicians were making tall statements over SYL, they have not bothered to check the ground realities of the situation in Punjab.

Ludhiana: Three farmer suicides in Mansa in two days
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Gurjeet, a farm labourer, was landless. He is survived by two sons and two daughters. His wife and children had gone for work while he was alone at home when he took his own life.

Maur blast: Govt clears relief for victims, they say amount is too small
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

District administration has decided to pay Rs 5 lakh each to next of kin of the dead and Rs 50,000 each to 13 injured.

Bathinda: Suspect let off after day-long questioning
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

On Tuesday, Kulvir had reported to Maur police station from where he was taken to CIA office in Bathinda for questioning.

Maur blast: Suspect joins police probe after a fortnight on the run
Wed, Feb 15, 2017

Bathinda SSP Swapan Sharma said, “We are investigating the matter. We have not booked anyone as of now.”

2015 dalit murder case: Main witness changes statement in court
Tue, Feb 14, 2017

Gurjant’s hand had been chopped off and he got reconstructive surgery done at an Amritsar hospital.

Bathinda blast probe: Had attended two rallies, Congress workers tell cops
Tue, Feb 14, 2017

Incidentally, the car used in this blast had a number of one Kharaiti Lal of Zira in Ferozepur district and even the RC of this number had expired in 2010 according to records.

Bathinda blast: Two turbaned men at site were Congress workers, says Maur DSP
Mon, Feb 13, 2017

Police had released a CCTV footage of two turbaned men and asked people to identify them as no arrests have been made in the Maur blast case yet.

Punjab: Three districts see jump in polling percentage
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

In Sangrur, DEO Abhinav Trikha said maximum polling happened at booth 97 in Santokhpura village where 90.59 per cent polling happened on Thursday against 88.17 per cent on February 4.

Punjab Polls: A village which boycotted panchayat polls votes in large numbers for cleaner air
Thu, Feb 09, 2017

"Since majority of the vote was against anti-incumbency we all came out to vote," said a resident of the village.

Bathinda blast: Lone doctor at local hospital, no fire brigade, Maur had nothing to treat blast victims
Wed, Feb 08, 2017

All three, with 80-90% of burns, died within 12 hours of the incident.

SAD councillor booked for bogus voting
Sun, Feb 05, 2017

SAD, Congress and AAP supporters gathered outside the school due to which police made a mild lathicharge to disperse them as many of them were forcibly trying to enter the campus.

Punjab polls: Blast site booth records 76.6 % polling while Maur polls 85% overall
Sun, Feb 05, 2017

At Maur constituency, there are 64 villages and the number of voters is 1.61 lakh and over 1 lakh vote is rural.

Punjab elections: Booth 118 in Badal village shows how keen contest is
Sun, Feb 05, 2017

Badal village has three polling booths, but the entire Badal clan has votes in one booth.