Raakhi Jagga


Youth Akali Dal general secretary, cousin in police custody for ‘kidnapping’ trader
Sat, Oct 22, 2016

SSP Mansa Mukhwinder Singh said, “A trader named Chiman Lal was kidnapped on his way from Bareta Mandi to Budhalada on August 4 and the family had received a ransom call for Rs 1 crore a day later.”

Eight rounded up in Gurdwara Triple Murder
Sat, Oct 22, 2016

Nihang Naib Singh’s supporters had put a banner outside the gurdwara two days ago, claiming that the gurdwara, governed by religious body Budha Dal, was “under his control.”

Killings in Punjab gurdwara: no arrest, security deployed
Fri, Oct 21, 2016

Issued no letter of possession of gurdwara, says Budha Dal

Behind brutal murder in Punjab, a thriving liquor business
Wed, Oct 19, 2016

Excise Department officials say there are 27 contractors operating 284 liquor vends in Mansa.

PM Modi launches national hub for SC/ST entrepreneurs
Wed, Oct 19, 2016

Modi stresses on ‘zero defect and zero effect’ of products on environment

Ludhiana: Ahead of PM Modi’s visit, martyr’s widow returns Sena Medal
Wed, Oct 19, 2016

Hailing from Gurdaspur’s Niko Saran village, Surinder Kaur, with the help of NGO Universal Human Rights, came to Ludhiana when she came to know about the Prime Minister’s proposed visit.

Ludhiana: PM Modi to give away national MSME awards at PAU today
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

This is the first time the annual award ceremony is being held in Punjab.

Goa Perfumer Murder: Suspect’s kin says no money to wage legal battle
Sat, Oct 15, 2016

The family did not even know that Ram Kumar Singh had landed a job as a watchman at an apartment complex in Sangolda, Goa, where he is accused of killing Monika Ghurde.

Mansa Dalit murder: Three accused in police remand till Oct 15
Fri, Oct 14, 2016

Police also arrested the fourth accused in the case late in evening while two others remain at large.

Mansa: Dalit youth’s severed limb found, 3 of 6 accused held
Thu, Oct 13, 2016

Police turned down the possibility of any caste angle in the case, pointing out that one of the accused, Babreek Singh, is also a Dalit.

Mansa incident: Murdered Dalit youth’s chopped limb found, three arrested
Fri, Oct 14, 2016

Pali was into illegal liquor smuggling which he had scaled down in the past six months as per the claims of his family members.

Faridkot suicide pact: Residents begin signature campaign for action against Akali leaders
Wed, Oct 12, 2016

The public is being implored to sign the campaign on hoardings displayed in Faridkot.

Dalit youth found dead in Punjab, left leg chopped off
Wed, Oct 12, 2016

Six persons, all belonging to an upper caste and residing in the same village, have been booked for the murder of Sukhchain Singh Pali, police said.

Burning paddy straw: Punjab sits on applications for subsidy on balers
Mon, Oct 10, 2016

Nearly 100 applications for seeking subsidy of balers are lying pending in the office of agriculture department since March.

Supreme Court commission visits Sangrur village, forms inquiry team
Sun, Oct 09, 2016

However members of zamin prapati sangrash committee (ZPSC) alleged that they were not called for the inquiry.

Sangrur village: Clash over land reserved for Dalits, 20 arrested
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

The clash happened between a Dalit group led by ZPSC and a few Dalit families of Jhalur village who are being allegedly supported by SAD leader and landlord Gurdeep Singh Babban.

Six days after evacuation orders, most border villagers return home
Thu, Oct 06, 2016

In Fazilka and Ferozepur, some 5,000 villagers were staying in relief camps while over 30,000 went to their relatives’ places along with truckloads of household items.

Punjab: 12-yr-old from Pakistan crosses border, sent back
Tue, Oct 04, 2016

The boy had crossed the Pakistan border and entered Dona Telumal border post, in Mamdot area of Ferozepur in Punjab.

To harvest crops and tend to cattle, Punjab’s politicians keep busy in border villages
Tue, Oct 04, 2016

Punjab goes to assembly polls early next year and the evacuation order has become a rallying point.

Yet to receive grant for damaged crops, many slam Punjab govt’s evacuation plan
Mon, Oct 03, 2016

“Last year, our crops were completely damaged due to floods. Till now we have not been compensated. And now, the government is displacing us,” said Jeet Singh, a farmer of Pakka Chishti village.

Punjab: For kids at camps, school is still in session
Sun, Oct 02, 2016

Midday meals will be provided to students up to Class VIII.

Punjab: Parties see design in ‘selective’ evacuation
Tue, Oct 04, 2016

The Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) are sniffing a “political design” in the evacuation orders in border villages of Punjab and not in neighbouring Rajasthan.

Surgical strikes: In Punjab, many want to leave camps, many more stay home
Sat, Oct 01, 2016

Of the 270 people it accommodated from a number of villages, many either returned home later in the day or said they would go back soon.

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.