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Surgical stikes: Women and children move to relatives’ homes, men stay back in Punjab
Fri, Sep 30, 2016

As for Ferozepur, 304 villages of the district fall in the 10-km radius of the border.

Employees of Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant protest decision to buy power from pvt companies
Wed, Sep 28, 2016

Jaswinder Singh Brar, general secretary of the association added, “We can produce power at about Rs 2.30 per unit if we get coal from PSPCL’s coal mine in Chattisgarh.”

PSPCL to shut its thermal units for six months; says cheaper to buy electricity from private firms
Sun, Sep 25, 2016

The PSPCL says it has been unable to find any buyers for their surplus power and hence took the decision to shut the plants.

AAP constitution doesn’t allow alliance, outside support welcome: Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann
Fri, Sep 23, 2016

Mann made this remark in Sangrur Thursday while interacting with the media on the sidelines of his village level meetings.

47 days after he was attacked, RSS leader Jagdish Gagneja from Punjab dead
Fri, Sep 23, 2016

After spending 47 days in hospital, RSS Punjab Seh Sanghchalak (second-in-command), Brigadier (retd) Jagdish Gagneja died of septicemia in the morning.

Punjab RSS leader Jagdish Gagneja passes away after 47 days of injury
Thu, Sep 22, 2016

The 70-year-old leader, Brigadier(retd) Jagdish Gagneja's cremation is scheduled take place at Ram Bagh, Jalandhar at 4 pm on Thursday.

Unfazed by controversies, AAP candidates hit the campaign trail
Thu, Sep 22, 2016

AAP in Punjab has split, its top leaders in the state appear to be in a disarray, and the party seems to be caught in a new controversy daily, whether in Delhi or here in Punjab.

Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann launches village-level campaign in Punjab
Wed, Sep 21, 2016

Mann was seen in his campaign van, which, according to him, was gifted to the party by the AAP Vancouver branch at Baghapurana rally.

Ludhiana petrol pumps to shut for 30 minutes today to pay homage to soldiers died in Uri attack
Tue, Sep 20, 2016

A meeting was also held at the mosque where people condemned the incident.

Chhotepur to join hands with Sidhu’s forum
Sat, Sep 17, 2016

Sucha Singh Chhotepur, who was sacked by Aam Aadmi Party as its Punjab unit convener over bribery allegations, is set to join hands with former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu

Former AAP Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur set to join Navjot Sidhu’s party
Fri, Sep 16, 2016

Chhotepur claimed that a short time period for a new party was enough for Punjab voters who make up their mind quickly.

Nitin Gadkari announces plan for Amritsar-Delhi expressway
Thu, Sep 15, 2016

The expressway, which will run up to Katra in Jammu, will cut the travel time from Amritsar to Delhi from seven hours to four-and-a half hours, Gadkari said.

Disgruntled AAP volunteers hold rally
Mon, Sep 12, 2016

At a rally called “self-respect rally”, expelled AAP leader and Punjabi singer Jassi Jasraj was the key speaker while suspended AAP member and Patiala MP Dharamvira Gandhi was the chief guest.

Gangster Davinder Bambiha shot in encounter at Bathinda
Sat, Sep 10, 2016

Gangster Davinder Bambiha, wanted in 20 criminal cases, was shot dead in a police encounter at Gill Kalan village in Bathinda district.

Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh dares Arvind Kejriwal to contest from anywhere in Punjab
Fri, Sep 09, 2016

At farmers’ dharna, Congress leaders outlined roadmap for debt waiver.

Attack on RSS leader: ‘Jagdish Gagneja still critical but stable, off ventilator for 3-4 hours daily’
Fri, Sep 09, 2016

Doctors said agdish Gagneja's multiple injuries would take time to heal and they will take him off ventilator support for 3-4 hours in a day.

AAP orders probe into sexual abuse charge against observer
Thu, Sep 08, 2016

Head of Grievances Redressal Committee of Punjab AAP, Jasbir Singh Bir, will head the probe, said a senior leader of AAP.

Day after farmer’s suicide: Body cremated after family promised Rs 13-lakh as relief, waiver of bank loan
Thu, Sep 08, 2016

Darshan’s wife Baldev Kaur had said they will not cremate the body till the government waived off all their loans.

Farmer kills self during dharna for debt waiver in Punjab’s Sangrur district
Wed, Sep 07, 2016

Darshan Singh, who hailed from Saron village in the district, was rushed to hospital where he was declared dead.

Malaut violence: Youth Akali leader, 4 others booked
Tue, Sep 06, 2016

All have been booked on the basis of a complaint filed by AAP.

Teachers’ Day: Two from Punjab get Lifetime Award for service in education
Mon, Sep 05, 2016

Sister Mirabell, teacher at Ludhiana’s Sacred Heart Convent School and Swaran Singh, principal at a institute that is both a school and college, in Gurdaspur have been awarded Punjab’s first Lifetime Achievement Award.

After SAD & AAP workers clash, Mann’s Malaut rally called off
Sun, Sep 04, 2016

Workers from both the sides suffered minor injuries as they hurled stones and chairs at each other and even damaged window panes of a few cars nearby.

New political front will deliver justice to Punjabis: Bains brothers
Sun, Sep 04, 2016

This front has been formed under the guidance of Navjot Sidhu and it has no agenda to divide anti-incumbency votes as what is being circulated in the social media, Balwinder Singh Bains said.

Day after ‘paid media’ barb, AAP MP Bhagwant Mann gives two rallies a miss
Sat, Sep 03, 2016

In Bathinda, where Bhagwant Mann was to arrive at 11AM, party’s candidate from the area Rupinder Ruby, said Mann was not able to make it to the rally as his route was blocked by SAD workers.

Thanks to ‘wrong’ govt ad, Faridkot man, wife to finally get old age pension
Tue, Aug 30, 2016

It is learnt the officers of the department themselves filled Shaila Singh’s and his wife ‘s pension forms.

Rain wreaks havoc in Abohar
Tue, Aug 30, 2016

This was the first heavy rainfall experienced in Abohar till now.

Faridkot villager yet to get pension, but Punjab government ad shows him as beneficiary
Mon, Aug 29, 2016

Shaila Singh, of Kaler village in Faridkot, who is shown to be claiming that government raised old age pension from Rs 250 to Rs 500 per month, is yet to get any pension.

Punjab: AAP’s show of strength in Sukhbir Singh Badal constituency
Mon, Aug 29, 2016

AAP staged a massive show of strength in Jalandhar

Will ensure fair probe into the allegations against Sucha Singh Chhotepur if approached: Sukhbir Singh Badal
Sat, Aug 27, 2016

“AAP is a solid waste management party as it has the rot from all political parties,” Sukhbir Singh Badal alleged.

Indigenous horses documented in Muktsar
Mon, Aug 22, 2016

A team of veterinarians took bloods samples and the society recorded details of over 100 horses.

Bus accident ‘unfortunate’: Parkash Singh Badal
Sat, Aug 20, 2016

“It is a very unfortunate incident and I can understand the pain of family. Any road accident is painful,” he said on the sidelines of a sangat darshan programme in Khanna.

Ludhiana: Driver surrenders, victims’ kin accept compensation offer
Sat, Aug 20, 2016

Following a meeting with SAD MLAs Manpreet Singh Ayali and Darshan Singh Shivalik, the family members of Hardev and Harmeet who had been killed in road accident Thursday agreed to the cremation of both.

Punjab: Agriculture dept tells farmers to go for direct purchase of pesticides
Fri, Aug 19, 2016

It has instructed farmers to go for direct purchase from shops where pesticides recommended by PAU and agriculture department are available given at subsidised rates.

Freedom fighters’ kin protest, refuse honour in several districts of Punjab
Wed, Aug 17, 2016

They said they had been denied a meeting with Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for the past one and a half years over their pending demands.

Another Quran desecration case, one held in Sangrur
Wed, Aug 17, 2016

The accused has been identified as Mohammad Israar, the brother-in-law of the maulvi of the mosque, Muhd Mustafa.

Punjab: Man, ‘minor’ held for acid attack
Sun, Aug 14, 2016

The accused have been identified as Harpreet alias Vicky Kanda (mid-20s) and a minor who worked under him at a jewellery shop.