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Navjeevan Gopal


Denied relief, Sidhu surrenders in road rage case; is sent to Patiala Central Jail
Sat, May 21, 2022

The Supreme Court on Thursday enhanced the Congress leader's punishment to a year’s rigorous imprisonment four years after it let him off with a fine of Rs 1,000 over the death of a 65-year-old man in a road rage case.

Road rage case: Cong MLA says Sidhu must do penance, SAD leader criticises ‘shaky heart’
Fri, May 20, 2022

While many of Navjot Singh Sidhu’s supporters reached his Patiala residence in a gesture of solidarity with the former cricketer after the verdict in the road rage case, the former cricketer also received criticism in equal measure.

Told Rahul to expel Sidhu, Jakhar but no action was taken: Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa
Sat, May 21, 2022

Punjab Congress chief Amrinder Singh Raja Warring wrote in a twitter post, “Not expected. @suniljakhar may have formally joined the @BJPIndia today, he had started working for the party long before, playing blatantly Hindutva politics, damaging the party in every way. There was reason for him to rake up ‘Hindu’ card and the reason was revealed today.”

Why Sunil Jakhar’s entry into the BJP could mark a win-win for both
Fri, May 20, 2022

In Jakhar, the BJP has got a formidable Hindu face in the state while for the three-time-MLA and one-time MP, the BJP offers a platform that can accommodate his experience.

Punjab top leader Sunil Jakhar joins BJP, three days after quitting Congress
Fri, May 20, 2022

Sunil Jakhar will be a formidable Hindu face, with no baggage, for the BJP in a state where it is trying to find its feet without former ally Akali Dal. While he belongs to a prominent Jat family, Jakhar enjoys the support of other communities in the state as well.

HC dismisses RPG attacker’s plea to extend parole on health ground
Thu, May 19, 2022

Charat who is alleged to have recced the Intelligence headquarters earlier in the day on May 9 and later accompanied the unknown attackers had filed a petition before the HC seeking extension of parole on medical grounds stating that he had loss of vision in one eye.

After Sunil Jakhar’s resignation, focus back on faultlines in Punjab Congress Committee
Mon, May 16, 2022

Former PCC chief Navjot Singh Sidhu and his successor Amrinder Singh Raja Warring differ on the veteran leader’s value to the party.

‘Good luck & goodbye Congress’: Sunil Jakhar as he quits the party
Sun, May 15, 2022

Veteran Congress leader Sunil Jakhar had earlier been “stripped of all party posts” for “not toeing the party line”.

Mohali RPG attack: Day after, man who recced, accompanied attackers secured parole extension from HC
Sat, May 14, 2022

On May 10, a Division bench of Justices Augustine George Masih and Justice Jasjit Singh Bedi of the Punjab and Haryana High Court had extended the Charhat 's parole till May 13 (Friday).

Mohali attack: Police uncover nexus between Babbar Khalsa and ISI, 6 held
Sat, May 14, 2022

In a press conference, Director General of Police V K Bhawra said three other people, two of whom were “outsiders”, had carried out Monday’s strike and were yet to be arrested. The third person was a resident of Tarn Taran district, Charhat Singh, said the DGP.

Mohali RPG attack: Three days on, leads yet to lead to culprits
Sat, May 14, 2022

Meanwhile, Mohali SSP Vivek Sheel Soni, when contacted on Thursday and asked if police still had any clues, said, “Wait for a day.” Questioned if police were hopeful of cracking the case, Soni added, “Umeed te duniya kaayam aa.”

In fresh exercise, Punjab govt prunes security of 8 Congress leaders, including Sunil Jakhar
Thu, May 12, 2022

Earlier, after AAP stormed to power and before Bhagwant Mann formally took over as the chief minister, the security cover of as many as 122 politicians, majority of them from Congress, Akali Dal, BJP and former AAP MLAs was withdrawn.

Mohali RPG attack: Cops detain two suspects, Army ammunition experts find crucial clues
Thu, May 12, 2022

The inputs were shared after an Army team examined the surroundings of the Punjab intelligence headquarters building in Mohali, which was targeted using an RPG on Monday night.

‘Pak-based gangster’ is key suspect in Mohali ‘terror’ attack
Wed, May 11, 2022

Mohali Police said the launcher used for the attack was found but did not provide further details. “It is definitely a terror attack,” a senior police officer told The Indian Express.

Receptive, no arrogance, Sidhu praises CM Mann
Tue, May 10, 2022

The meeting and the praise later came days after Sidhu called Mann a "rubber doll", alluding to the opposition charge that the state government was being run by the AAP leadership from Delhi.

Rocket-propelled grenade attack on Punjab Police Intelligence HQ in Mohali, probe begins
Tue, May 10, 2022

The statement by the police said, “a minor explosion was reported at the Punjab Police Intelligence Head quarters in sector 77, SAS Nagar at around 7:45 PM. No damage has been reported. Senior officers are on the spot and investigation is being done. Forensic teams have been called.”

Bagga ‘not allowed’ turban during arrest: NCM seeks report from Punjab chief secy
Sun, May 08, 2022

In a letter to Tiwari, the NCM said it has taken suo motu cognizance of the media reports that Bagga, a Sikh, was allegedly not allowed to wear his turban while being arrested on Friday.

Missing Patiala law university student’s body found in Bhakra canal
Sat, May 07, 2022

The woman's father, who had come from West Bengal, identified the body of the final-year LLB student. The police said that there is no clue about the 23-year-old man from Patiala who had also gone missing with the woman.

Two Patiala law university students missing since May 2, probe on
Thu, May 05, 2022

Mystery shrouds the disappearance of two final year students — a 23 year old youth from Patiala and his batchmate who is a resident of Kolkata — of Rajiv Gandhi National Law University (RGNLU) who went missing on May 2 afternoon. A CCTV footage showed them last walking near Bhakra Main Canal in Bhakra Enclave […]

Remarks on ex-CM: Police tell SC panel no case made out against Sunil Jakhar
Wed, May 04, 2022

Sunil Jakhar has been denying making any casteist remarks, while reiterating that what he said in a TV interview was projected “out of context”.

Punjab Congress in-charge, state chief seek action against Navjot Singh Sidhu
Tue, May 03, 2022

In the letter dated April 23, which surfaced Monday, Chaudhary also attached a detailed note of Punjab Congress president Amrinder Singh Raja Warring regarding Sidhu's "parallel activities which were “not in the interest of of the party".

Patiala clash: From holding event without permission, to temple attack — a look at the six FIRs
Mon, May 02, 2022

Patiala police registered as many as six FIRs in connection with the violent clashes in Patiala. The Indian Express accessed the copies to take a look at the allegations.

Patiala Violence: Despite intel inputs, cops failed to gauge build-up on social media
Sun, May 01, 2022

Things normalised Saturday following a curfew the night before and suspension of Internet services during the day.

Akali post-poll panel sees calls for overhaul of party, changes at top
Sun, May 01, 2022

Party workers seek end of ‘family rule’; feel there is anger over ‘corruption’ by Badals, paid the price in Punjab polls

Curfew in Patiala, violence breaks out over ‘anti-Khalistan’ march
Sat, Apr 30, 2022

Nihangs, who first gathered at Dukh Niwaran Sahib gurdwara to counter the call for a march given by the Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray) led by Harish Singla, marched towards the Kali Mata temple raising pro-Khalistan slogans, the police said.