Raakhi Jagga


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.

Bathinda blast: Suspect’s relative called for probe, kin allege harassment
Sat, Feb 04, 2017

Police had gone to pick one suspect, Kulvir Singh, living in Dashmesh Nagar in the Maur area, but he was missing and hence they brought Gursharan - his relative - to know the whereabouts of Kulvir.

Punjab polls: Congress to get 70-plus seats, will sit back if it doesn’t, says Amarinder
Sat, Feb 04, 2017

“In my 47-year-old political career, my observation says that Akalis will not win more than 15 seats, AAP not more than 30 and we are going to get 70 plus," said the Congress leader.

Jarnail finds it ‘easy’ against Capt Amarinder Singh, Badal, but says not in CM race
Sat, Feb 04, 2017

“Issues are more important. I am fighting for Punjab," Singh said at his party office in Lambi village.

Bathinda blast: NSG goes back with samples of mangled remains of car
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

Police sources said there were CCTV cameras only outside a gas agency, PNB branch and a gun house on the road and footage from all three cameras have been taken.

Punjab polls: Armed with Bathinda ammo, Congress, SAD blast AAP on final day
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

At separate rallies, Rahul Gandhi and CM Parkash Singh Badal say Arvind Kejriwal is flirting with hardliners which may shatter peace in Punjab.

Bhatinda blast: Three more die, toll rises to six
Thu, Feb 02, 2017

The car, a Maruti 800, exploded where it was parked, under a tall eucalyptus tree a few metres from where Congress candidate Harminder Singh Jassi held a rally.

‘I want to get well soon, call my papa…’
Thu, Feb 02, 2017

Eleven-year-old Ripandeep Singh, along with his other friends, had gone to the end of the lane where the explosives-laden abandoned car was parked.

Firing at Manpreet Badal’s office; FIR lodged
Wed, Feb 01, 2017

The Bathinda police have lodged an FIR against unidenfied persons after midnight firing was reported at the election office of Congress candidate Manpreet Badal who is contesting from Bathinda Urban. Police have also recovered two used cartridges from the spot. The incident happened in midnight when the office was lying closed, Manpreet Badal said in […]

No political message, Dera Sacha Sauda chief promotes upcoming movie in video conference
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

The Sirsa-based political wing of the dera had been touring Punjab for over the last 10 days.

Vote for Congress candidate: SAD MP to Rai Sikh community after ‘sex tape’ row
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Ghubaya’s elder son Davinder Ghubaya is already a Congress candidate from Fazilka, but SAD MP was not campaigning openly for his son, though he was doing indoor meetings.

‘Punjab polls important for country’s security’, says Amit Shah in Ludhiana
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Amit Shah added, “Alliance of SAD and BJP is not only political but a symbol of Hindu-Sikh unity.”

Arvind Kejriwal’s Punjab relatives optimistic yet low-profile
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Before Kejriwal dropped in here last year during a visit to Punjab, no one knew the Bindals were related to him. Bindal’s late wife was Kejriwal’s paternal aunt.

Punjab: Torn pages of Japuji Sahib Gutka found in Lambi
Mon, Jan 30, 2017

An FIR has been filed against unknown persons for hurting religious sentiments and inquiry is being conducted based on CCTV footage.