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No Balakot or Bargari in Hoshiarpur, ‘absent’ MP, unemployment, inflation on electorate’s mind

In a Hoshiarpur city market, inflation and demonetisation are major issues.

In Sultanpur Lodhi constituency, SDM’s hot air balloon won’t let you miss voting day

Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM)-cum-Assistant Returning Officer Navneet Bal has got a massive balloon put up at a height of 100 feet in her office situated in the heart of Sultanpur Lodhi town, with a message urging people “to exercise their vote on May 29, 2019”.

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Punjab: To revive SAD, Badal couple jumps in fray

Harsimrat fielded from Bathinda, husband Sukhbir from Ferozepur, a strategy similar to one Congress applied in 2014

Seat with SAD for 20 yrs, Sukhbir Singh Badal says Ferozepur needs development

On his first visit to Ferozepur, the former deputy chief minister headed to Abohar where he trained guns at state Congress chief Sunil Kumar Jakhar, who hails from Abohar but is seeking reelection from Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat.

Gurdaspur: Star wars? To counter Sunny Deol, Congress may bank on actors for campaigning

Gurdaspur electorate is known to have a penchant for celebrities. It had earlier elected actor Vinod Khanna, now deceased, four times in 1998, 1999, 2004 and 2014.

Jalandhar: A candidate with Rs 1,329 in his bank account, and no property to declare

Kashmir Ghugshore, 40, a matriculate and ITI diploma holder, is contesting his fourth election.

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Jalandhar case recovery case: ASIs fled with cash stashed in jute bags, says informer

A team of Khanna police had raided the residence of Father Anthony Madassery on March 29 and recovered Rs 16.65 crore.

Punjab: Denied ticket, Minister Vijay Sampla says it is cow slaughter by BJP

Vijay Sampla, counted among the top Dalit leaders in Punjab, also dropped the ‘chowkidar’ title from his Twitter handle and asked the BJP whether he had erred in his performance as an MP.

Punjab and Haryana High Court forms new SIT to probe fake encounter case

Suspended IG Umranangal headed team that claimed to have killed ‘prominent terrorist’

Capt Amarinder Singh targets PM over riot, nukes remarks: ‘Highly irresponsible’

Asked about Modi's statement that nukes are not mean for Diwali, Amarinder Singh said, "This is a highly irresponsible statement on India's nuclear arsenal." He also said that the prime minister's threat to trigger a nuclear war was clearly a tool to be re-elected.

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Mitti ka Sher: Tracing wrestler Jassa Patti's struggle to move from mud to mat

Jaskanwar was born in 1993, when insurgency was ebbing. But his teenage years were spent in a Punjab in the grip of a drug problem. The boy and the menace also crossed each other’s path.

Narco War: These figures show why Udta Punjab matters

An Indian Express investigation on the narcotics war in Punjab.

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Baisakhi 2016: India celebrate the festival with pomp and show

Baisakhi is a Punjabi harvest festival for people of the Punjab region.

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The impact of stubble burning on Delhi’s air pollution: News in Numbers

Stubble burning is the deliberate setting fire of the straw stubble that remains after wheat is harvested. The smoke from this practice is often blamed as a major factor in Delhi’s air pollution. This is what the data says.

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I’m always available for OROP veterans: Capt. Amarinder

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Expressing solidarity with the One Rank One Pension (OROP) veterans, Punjab Congress President Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday said it is his duty to stand with them. He said he was always available for the OROP veterans. He added that this issue has been raised for a long time by the Opposition and they would continue to do so till their demands were accepted.

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Chandigarh: Police water cannons protesting farmers

Chandigarh, Feb 18 (ANI): Thousands of farmers from Punjab and Haryana marched to Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki’s residence here on Thursday demanding implementation of the Swaminathan Commission report. The situation went out of control when agitated farmers broke barricades and burnt one tractor, forcing the police to bring the situation under control. The farmers warned to stage an indefinite protest in New Delhi on March 17 if the Centre failed to concede their demands.

Daredevils stun spectators in Punjab's Kila Raipur 'ural Olympics'

Ludhiana (Punjab), Feb 12: Every year Ludhiana becomes the destination for hundreds of sports enthusiasts from around the world who come to witness the Kila Raipur Sports Festival or the Rural Olympics. In the 80th edition of the rural Olympics held in Kila Raipur near Ludhiana, children, youngsters and veterans exhibited their courage and skill. The four-day sporting event from February 4-7 saw stuntmen performing daredevil acts like weight lifting with beard, pulling car with teeth, standing on a moving bike, holding ladder in mouth among others. Sportspersons displayed their agility and dexterity in a plethora of other sports like shot-put, weight lifting, paragliding and karate. The sporting event started in 1933 with only wrestling and athletics. Sports lovers from around the world flock to witness the unique sporting event. These games not only promote sportsmanship but also help develop closer people-to-people contact.

Ignore 'Pet' Salauddin's Pathankot terror attack claim: Swamy

New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday said Hizb-ul-Mujahideen chief Sayeed Salahuddin's claim that his outfit was responsible for the January 1 and 2, 2016 terror strike in Pathankot, Punjab, should be dismissed and disregarded. He also said that they are here because they are being fed like their pets of the Pakistan government. He has also criticised Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's 'Kashmir policy'.

Ignore 'Pet' Salauddin's Pathankot terror attack claim: Swamy

New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday said Hizb-ul-Mujahideen chief Sayeed Salahuddin's claim that his outfit was responsible for the January 1 and 2, 2016 terror strike in Pathankot, Punjab, should be dismissed and disregarded. He also said that they are here because they are being fed like their pets of the Pakistan government. He has also criticised Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's 'Kashmir policy'.

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