Anju Agnihotri Chaba

Articles By Anju Agnihotri Chaba

The rise and fall (and consequences) of Vijay Sampla

Vijay Sampla is the first Dalit BJP MP of Punjab as well as the first BJP Dalit sarpanch of Doaba. An RSS activist, he had also remained the chairman of the state khadi board and vice-chairman of the state forest department.

Punjab: Fresh weather conditions may further delay harvesting

Farmers and officials are fearing huge glut of crop in coming days. Punjab is expecting 18 million tonnes arrival of wheat crop.

Jalandhar cash misappropriation case: Two vehicles used in crime recovered, policeman arrested

Arrested accused Surinder Singh, who is on police remand till April 27, has identified both the vehicles and told SIT that these were used in the crime.

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.

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.

North West Delhi seat: Hans Raj Hans, singer who upstaged Udit Raj at last minute

Hans Raj Hans has been with Congress and SAD in the past

Jalandhar cash misappropriation case: Accused brought to city to recreate crime scene

SIT has brought the arrested accused Surinder Singh, a police informer, to the spot where raid was conducted.

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.

In Jalandhar, an ex-scribe’s campaign tools: Social media and a song

Journalist turned BSP candidate Balwinder Kumar has been organising ‘Chunavi Jalsa’ (election rallies) in various Assembly segments of Jalandhar, apart from fervently campaigning on social media.

Delineating how Deras’ influence extends to political parties and polls

Renowned hindi novelist Dr Ajay Sharma tells the inside story of the dera/ashram where he comes to become a ‘religious teacher’. But during his stay at the Ashram, he encounters the “realities inside it which is not known to the outside world”.

Jalandhar cash recovery case: Arrest warrants issued against 2 ASIs, two more charges added in FIR

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the case had applied in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Mohali to obtain arrest warrants against the ASIs, Joginder Singh and Rajpreet Singh, whereupon the court issued arrest warrants and permission to search up to May 2.

Jalandhar cash recovery case: ‘Informer’ may have been holed up in a cop’s home before his arrest

Sources said that Surinder had, when he was absconding, spent some days at the residence of a senior Khanna police officer. Members of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the case, however, remain tight-lipped on the matter.

Punjab man executed by Saudi Arabia: For this woman, a closure that should have come 2 months ago

Seema Rani received a letter from the MEA on Tuesday. The letter said that Satwinder and another man from Punjab, Harjeet Singh, were executed by the Saudi authorities on February 28 in connection with a murder case.

Jalandhar cash recovery: 1 of 3 main accused held

Police had arrested Surinder, who hails from village Naushera Khurad of Pathankot district, from Samrala under Khanna police district. He is said to be the police informer in this case.

Punjab: In Doaba, BSP promoting ‘Ambedkarite culture’ to ‘politically awaken’ Dalits

The Doaba region has a 37% Dalit population as per 2011 census, and the voters here are usually divided among mainly Congress and BSP, as well as other parties.

SAD observes Ambedkar’s birth anniversary, accuses Congress of ‘disrespecting’ him

Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal also lashed out at Congress candidate Chaudhary Santokh Singh, saying that in 1952, then Congress stalwarts like Gurbanta Singh, his late father, had greeted Baba Sahib in Jalandhar with black flags.

NRIs hold meeting in Canada’s Brampton to mobilise support for PDA candidates

NRI Kulbir Sandhu, who had supported AAP candidates in the 2017 Assembly elections, said that a meeting of around 300 members of the community from Toronto was organised on Sunday to urge them to support PDA members.

In Jalandhar, religion main issue for major candidates, but SAD’s Atwal cites drugs, sand mafia

Atwal, who was Assembly Speaker in 2001, said he was being targeted over the Nakodar incident. “I was a Speaker and it was the duty of the government to take action, not the Speaker,” he said.