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Punjab offers land to Yuvraj for sports academy

May 2, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Chandigarh, May 2 (IANS) The Punjab government Wednesday offered to allot 20 acres of land near Chandigarh to star cricketer Yuvraj Singh for setting up a world-class sports academy.

SAD yet to decide on presidential candidate, Left has no objection to Pranab being in race

May 1, 2012 at 9:09 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Tuesday said that it was too early to announce whom it would support as a presidential candidate, while the Left Front said that it would have no objection to Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee throwing his hat in the ring.

President should be one who can discharge duties based on values, experience: Brinda Karat

May 1, 2012 at 8:58 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) leader Brinda Karat on Tuesday asserted that a person who could discharge his or her responsibilities based on values, principle and experience should be the next president of the country.

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SAD yet to decide on presidential candidate, Left has no objection to Pranab being in race

May 1, 2012 at 7:46 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Tuesday said that it was too early to announce whom it would support as a presidential candidate, while the Left Front said that it would have no objection to Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee throwing his hat in the ring.

Punjab abolishes octroi on petrol, diesel

April 30, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Chandigarh, April 30 (IANS) The Punjab government Monday announced its decision to abolish octroi on petrol and diesel in the state. This will lower prices of the fuel by up to Rs.2.

BSF women troopers who killed intruder lauded

April 30, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Chandigarh, April 30 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Monday lauded the bravery of two women troopers of the Border Security Force (BSF) who shot dead a Pakistani intruder along the India-Pakistan international border in the Dera Baba Nanak sector of Punjab Sunday.

PM launches Rs.21,500 crore Bathinda refinery

April 28, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Bathinda (Punjab), April 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday inaugurated the Rs.21,500 crore Guru Gobind Singh Refinery in Punjab's Bathinda district.

Punjab to complete river cleaning project by 2013

April 27, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Chandigarh, April 27 (IANS) An ambitious Rs.2,332-crore project to clean the rivers of Punjab would be completed by December 2013, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said here Friday.

'Allow wheat exports to Pakistan, CIS countries'

April 25, 2012 at 1:23 AM

Chandigarh, April 24 (IANS) Punjab Tuesday asked the central government to allow the export of wheat to Pakistan and CIS countries through the Attari checkpost as the state's produce may cross a record 115 lakh tonnes this year.

Punjab government takes on Thapar University

April 23, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Chandigarh, April 23 (IANS) The Punjab government has sought a complete report on the status of the private Thapar University following the controversy over abolition of Punjab quota seats in engineering and technical courses there, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said Monday.

Punjab to link all cities with highways

April 23, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Chandigarh, April 23 (IANS) All major cities in Punjab will be linked with four and six-laned highways at a cost of Rs.8,528 crore, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said here Monday.

Punjab to frame policy to curb drug addiction

April 20, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) The Punjab government will soon have in place a policy to curb drug addiction among the people, especially among the youths of the state, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said here Friday.

Punjab seeks centre's help over Thapar University quota

April 19, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) The Punjab government has sought the intervention of the central government on the controversy over the Thapar University in Patiala abolishing the 50 percent reservation quota in its courses for students of the state.

Hopes recede of finding survivors in collapsed Punjab factory

April 18, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Jalandhar, April 18 (IANS) Hopes of finding more survivors in the collapsed four-storeyed blanket manufacturing factory in Jalandhar began to recede Wednesday evening though a teenaged boy was pulled out of the debris earlier in the day after almost 55 hours of the collapse that has claimed 10 lives so far.

Worker rescued 55 hours after Jalandhar factory collapse

April 18, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Jalandhar, April 18 (IANS) A teenage boy was pulled out from the debris of the collapsed blanket factory here Wednesday, nearly 55 hours after the four-storey building had been flattened, police said. Many more people could still be trapped, officials said as rescue efforts continued for the third day.

Rescuers struggle to save buried workers in Punjab

April 17, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Jalandhar, April 17 (IANS) Rescuers Tuesday raced against time in Punjab's Jalandhar city to save the lives of dozens of garment workers who were trapped under the debris of a factory building that collapsed two days ago, killing six people, police said.

Industrialist held after factory collapse leaves six dead

April 17, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Jalandhar (Punjab), April 17 (IANS) Prominent industrialist Sheetal Vij has been arrested after a factory building owned by him collapsed, leaving at least six workers dead and many trapped under the debris, police said Tuesday as rescue teams continued to hunt for survivors.

Jayalalithaa, Modi and Patnaik meet

April 16, 2012 at 11:51 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday met her Odisha and Gujarat counterparts, Naveen Patnaik and Narendra Modi, leading to speculation about their joining hands on the issue of federalism and firming up opposition to the central government's policies, particularly the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).

Jalandhar factory collapse kills two, probe ordered

April 16, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Jalandhar (Punjab), April 16 (IANS) The Punjab government Monday evening ordered an inquiry into the collapse of the building of a blanket factory here late Sunday night which left two people dead and several others trapped under the debris.

Centre to convene crucial CMs meet on Internal Security today

April 16, 2012 at 12:01 PM

A crucial meet of Chief Ministers of all states is set to begin today in New Delhi for discussing on country's internal security concern and strengthening intelligence capabilities and border securities......

Akalis, BJP build on new, secular identity (Punjab Newsletter)

April 14, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Chandigarh, April 14 (IANS) The 2012 assembly elections in Punjab brought out a new dimension in the politics of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal and its alliance partner, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Both parties, hitherto identified with their strong Sikh and Hindu ideology respectively, have now successfully experimented with something more secular.

Punjab to plant trees along all highways

April 13, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Chandigarh, April 13 (IANS) As Punjab celebrated the Baisakhi harvest festival Friday, the state government announced it was launching a major sapling plantation drive on vacant land along national and state highways in the state.

New checkpost opened at Attari, to boost sub-continental trade

April 13, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Attari (Punjab), April 13 (IANS) Trade between India and Pakistan through the land border route is expected to go up almost 10 times with the formal inauguration Friday of the newly-built integrated check post (ICP) at Attari, along the international border between the two neighbours.

New integrated checkpost opened at Attari, to boost Indo-Pak trade

April 13, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Attari (Punjab), April 13 (IANS) Trade between India and Pakistan through the land border route is expected to go up almost 10 times with the formal inauguration Friday of the newly-constructed integrated check post (ICP) at Attari, along the international border between the two neighbours.

New integrated check post opens at Attari

April 13, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Attari (Punjab), April 13 (IANS) Business between India and Pakistan through the land border route is expected to go up almost 10 times with the formal inauguration Friday of a newly constructed integrated check post (ICP) at Attari, along the international border between India and Pakistan.

Amarinder, supporters storm police station against 'false' cases

April 13, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Chandigarh, April 13 (IANS) Accompanied by a number of party workers and leaders, Punjab Congress president and former chief minister Amarinder Singh Friday stormed into the Dayalpura police station in Rampura Phul assembly constituency to protest against 'false" cases being slapped on Congress leaders and workers by the police.

Chidambaram to inaugurate check post at Wagah border

April 13, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Wagah, Apr 13 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram will today inaugurate the Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Attari-Wagah border between India and Pakistan.

Punjab gets 21 new chief parliamentary secretaries

April 10, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Chandigarh, April 10 (IANS) Brushing aside criticism of adding further financial and administrative burden on the debt-ridden Punjab government, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday went ahead with the swearing-in of 21 new Chief Parliamentary Secretaries (CPS) in his government.

'Punjab will continue free power supply subsidy'

April 9, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Chandigarh, April 9 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Monday said that the state government was committed to continuing free power to the farmers and the weaker sections of people in the state through its power subsidy.

Record 21 chief parliamentary secretaries in Punjab

April 6, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Chandigarh, April 6 (IANS) Setting a record of sorts, there will be 21 chief parliamentary secretaries in Punjab's Parkash Singh Badal-led Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government.

Punjab to amend canal law to prevent water theft

April 5, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Chandigarh, April 5 (IANS) The Punjab government is likely to amend the Northern India Canal and Drainage Act of 1873 to check the growing malpractice of water theft in the state, a spokesman said here Thursday.

Foodgrain pile up scare in Punjab

April 4, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Chandigarh, April 4 (IANS) With huge stocks of wheat and rice occupying foodgrain storage facilities across Punjab, the government has set the alarm bells ringing of its "problem of plenty" with the next procurement season for wheat having already started, an official said Wednesday.

CMs' meet to debate NCTC on May 5: Chidamabaram

April 3, 2012 at 7:44 PM

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Giving in to the demands of most of the non-Congress ruled states, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday said that the government will hold a meeting of chief ministers on May 5 to discuss setting up of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).

Punjab to fill all vacancies of teachers

April 2, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Chandigarh, April 2 (IANS) The Punjab government Monday announced that all vacancies of school and college teachers will be filled soon.

Pak cricketer Yousuf embroiled in a controversy between the two BPL clubs

April 1, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Karachi, Apr 1(ANI): Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf has become embroiled in a controversy for being involved in a dispute between two premier clubs of the Bangladesh Dhaka Premier League - Mohammadan Sporting Club and Victoria Club.

A life lost, tense days as leaders play politics (Punjab Newsletter)

March 30, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Chandigarh, March 30 (IANS) An 18-year-old loses his life, people are injured, public property gets damaged, tension and tempers rise between two communities and the common man is put to harassment with a shutdown and blocked roads - all because some leaders and organisations are opposing death penalty to a man convicted by courts of law for the assassination of a chief minister.

Curfew continues in Gurdaspur, Badal orders probe

March 30, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Chandigarh, March 30 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the violence in Gurdaspur, where curfew continued after a youth was killed in police firing following a clash over the fate of Balwant Singh Rajoana, on death row for the 1995 assassination of then chief minister Beant Singh.

Bathinda refinery to be inaugurated in April

March 29, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Chandigarh, March 29 (IANS) The Rs.21,500 crore Guru Gobind Singh Refinery near Bathinda town in southwest Punjab will be formally inaugurated next month, a senior official said here Thursday.

Sikhs protest to demand Rajoana's release

March 28, 2012 at 10:32 PM

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Hundreds of Sikhs led by former journalist Jarnail Singh Wednesday demanded the release of Balwant Singh Rajoana who assassinated the then Punjab chief minister Beant Singh in 1995 and vowed to agitate till their demand was met.

Centre stays Rajoana's death sentence

March 28, 2012 at 10:08 PM

New Delhi, Mar 28 (ANI): The Centre on Wednesday stayed the death sentence of Balwant Singh Rajoana, a co-accused in the assassination of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh.

Centre stays Rajoana hanging, Punjab leaders welcome it

March 28, 2012 at 9:44 PM

New Delhi/Chandigarh, March 28 (IANS) The central government Wednesday stayed the hanging of Babbar Khalsa International terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana for the Aug 31, 1995 assassination of then Punjab chief minister Beant Singh. The execution was scheduled for Saturday.

Centre stays Rajoana hanging: Badal

March 28, 2012 at 8:48 PM

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The central government Wednesday stayed the hanging of Babbar Khalsa International terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana for the Aug 31, 1995 assassination of then Punjab chief minister Beant Singh. The execution was scheduled Saturday.

Rajoana's hanging stayed

March 28, 2012 at 8:32 PM

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The central government Wednesday stayed the hanging of Babbar Khalsa International terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana for the Aug 31, 1995 assassination of then Punjab chief minister Beant Singh. The execution was scheduled for Saturday.

Badal to meet president to seek clemency for Rajoana

March 28, 2012 at 7:04 PM

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal is expected to meet President Pratibha Patil to demand clemency for Balwant Singh Rajoana, a Babbar Khalsa International terrorist facing death sentence for the assassination of then chief minister Beant Singh.

Rajoana case: Punjab CM arrives in Delhi to meet President, PM on Wednesday

March 27, 2012 at 7:28 PM

New Delhi, Mar.27 (ANI): Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal arrived here on Tuesday evening and is scheduled to meet President Pratibha Devisingh Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday.

Question mark over hanging of BKI terrorist Rajoana (Roundup)

March 26, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Chandigarh, March 26 (IANS) The March 31 hanging of Sikh terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana in the assassination of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh appeared unsure Monday after the Patiala jail superintendent approached a court seeking deferment of the hanging and Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said there was possibility of the BKI terrorist getting relief.

SGPC wants president to grant clemency to Sikh terrorist

March 26, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Chandigarh, March 26 (IANS) The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has filed a clemency petition with President Pratibha Patil for Sikh terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana, who is facing death for former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh's assassination, sources said.

Akali Dal asks Punjab government, SGPC to save Rajoana

March 25, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Chandigarh, March 25 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal Sunday asked the state government and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) to take all possible legal and other steps to secure clemency for Balwant Singh Rajoana, a Babbar Khalsa International terrorist, facing death sentence for former chief minister Beant Singh's assassination.

Patiala jail chief returns death warrant of Beant Singh assassin to Chandigarh sessions court

March 25, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Patiala (Punjab), Mar.25 (ANI): The superintendent of police in charge of the jail in Patiala, Punjab, has returned the death warrant of Balwant Singh Rajoana, one of the assassins of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh, to an additional session court in Chandigarh, citing legal weaknesses.

BJP holds PM, Sonia responsible for coal scam

March 22, 2012 at 8:43 PM

New Delhi, Mar 22 (ANI): Charging the Centre of being corrupt from head to toe, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said both Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi should be held responsible for the coal scam.

BJP holds PM, Sonia responsible for coal scam

March 22, 2012 at 4:16 PM

New Delhi, Mar 22 (ANI): Charging the Centre of being corrupt from head to toe, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said both Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi should be held responsible for the coal scam.

BJP pulls up PM over revising poverty line

March 20, 2012 at 9:34 PM

New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday hit out at Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh after the Central Government reduced the controversial poverty line in rural and urban areas of the country.

BJP pulls up PM over revising poverty line

March 20, 2012 at 7:57 PM

New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday hit out at Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh after the Central Government reduced the controversial poverty line in rural and urban areas of the country.

Parkash Singh Badal takes oath as Punjab CM

March 14, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Mohali, Mar 14 (ANI): Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) stalwart Parkash Singh Badal was sworn-in as the chief minister of Punjab for a record fifth time on Wednesday.

Modi congratulates newly-elected Punjab CM Badal

March 14, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Mohali, Mar 14 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) stalwart Parkash Singh Badal after he was sworn in as the chief minister of Punjab for a record fifth time.

Parkash Singh Badal to take oath as Punjab CM for fifth time

March 14, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Chandigarh, Mar 14 (ANI): Parkash Singh Badal, who led the SAD-BJP combine to a thumping win in the Punjab Assembly poll, will take oath as chief minister for a record fifth time at the historic Chapar Chiri Banda Bahadur Memorial in Fatehgarh Sahab District today.

Modi congratulates newly-elected Punjab CM Badal

March 14, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Mohali, Mar 14 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) stalwart Parkash Singh Badal after he was sworn in as the chief minister of Punjab for a record fifth time.

Parkash Singh Badal takes oath as Punjab CM

March 14, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Mohali, Mar 14 (ANI): Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) stalwart Parkash Singh Badal was sworn-in as the chief minister of Punjab for a record fifth time on Wednesday.

Parkash Singh Badal to take oath as Punjab CM for fifth time

March 14, 2012 at 10:52 AM

Chandigarh, Mar 14 (ANI): Parkash Singh Badal, who led the SAD-BJP combine to a thumping win in the Punjab Assembly poll, will take oath as chief minister for a record fifth time at the historic Chapar Chiri Banda Bahadur Memorial in Fatehgarh Sahab District today.

Future of United Progressive Alliance at stake: BJP

March 11, 2012 at 8:42 PM

New Delhi, Mar 11 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shahnawaz Hussain on Sunday said that the future of United Progressive Alliance (UPA) is at stake.

Sukhbir Singh Badal says corruption, price rise routed Congress in polls

March 10, 2012 at 9:24 PM

New Delhi, Mar 10 (ANI): Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday said that the corruption and price rice were the main reasons for Congress defeat in assembly polls.

Nitish hails Badal for outstanding performance in Punjab polls

March 9, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Patna, Mar 9 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has hailed Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for the outstanding performance of the Shiromani Akali Dal -Bharatiya Janata Party alliance in the recently concluded assembly polls.

Badal disagrees with Sonia's view of PPP weakening Congress in Punjab

March 9, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Ropar, Mar 9 (ANI): Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has disagreed with Sonia Gandhi's remark that the Punjab People's Party (PPP) had weakened the position of the Congress in the recent assembly elections in the state.

Nitish hails Badal for outstanding performance in Punjab polls

March 9, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Patna, Mar 9 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has hailed Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for the outstanding performance of the Shiromani Akali Dal -Bharatiya Janata Party alliance in the recently concluded assembly polls.

Badal disagrees with Sonia's view of PPP weakening Congress in Punjab

March 9, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Ropar, Mar 9 (ANI): Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has disagreed with Sonia Gandhi's remark that the Punjab People's Party (PPP) had weakened the position of the Congress in the recent assembly elections in the state.

Parkash Singh Badal will continue as CM of Punjab: Sukhbir

March 8, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Chandigarh, Mar 8 (ANI): Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday announced that his father Parkash Singh Badal will continue as the chief minister of Punjab.

Parkash Singh Badal will continue as CM of Punjab: Sukhbir

March 8, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Chandigarh, Mar 8 (ANI): Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday announced that his father Parkash Singh Badal will continue as the chief minister of Punjab.

SAD-BJP always worked efficiently to strengthen law and order: Badal

March 7, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Lambi, Mar 7 (ANI): Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Prakash Singh Badal has said the SAD-BJP alliance has always worked efficiently to strengthen law and order in Punjab.

SAD-BJP combine got mandate on plank of peace and development: Badal

March 7, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Amritsar, Mar.7 (ANI): Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday said that they are starting a new innings after seeking the blessings of almighty, and added that the people of the state have given a mandate to the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party government to continue with its policies on a plank of peace and development.

SAD-BJP combine got mandate on plank of peace and development: Badal

March 7, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Amritsar, Mar.7 (ANI): Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday said that they are starting a new innings after seeking the blessings of almighty, and added that the people of the state have given a mandate to the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party government to continue with its policies on a plank of peace and development.

Punjab: Unruffled by anti-incumbency BJP-SAD returns to power

March 7, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Unaffected by anti-incumbency BJP-SAD alliance came to power in Punjab. With this historic victory it has become the first coalition government to return to power defying anti-incumbency.

Prakash Singh Badal confident of victory

January 30, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Lambi, Jan 30 (ANI): Punjab Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal chief, Prakash Singh Badal has anticipated his party's victory in the state assembly elections.

BJP optimistic of winning with huge majority in Punjab

January 30, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Amritsar, Jan 30 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Navjot Singh Siddhu said he is positive that his party will reach victory target with huge margin in the ongoing assembly elections in Punjab.

Congress will register sweeping win in Punjab, says Raninder Singh

January 30, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Patiala, Jan.30 (ANI): Raninder Singh, the son of former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh, who is fighting elections in the state from the Samana Assembly Constituency, has said that he expects the opposition Congress party to register a sweeping win in over 70 of the 117 seats that are up for grabs in the state.

Voting begins in Punjab amid tight security

January 30, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Amritsar/Patiala, Jan.30 (ANI): Voting began in Punjab for 117 assembly constituencies amid tight security on Monday.

Nearly 65% voting in Punjab and 70% in Uttarakhand

January 30, 2012 at 7:56 PM

After concluding the voting in Manipur on Saturday, today voting exercise went on in two states - Punjab and Uttarakhand as a part of assembly election. According to official sources, as much as 65% of voting is registered in Punjab while the....

Nearly 65% voting in Punjab and 70% in Uttarakhand

January 30, 2012 at 7:56 PM

After concluding the voting in Manipur on Saturday, today voting exercise went on in two states - Punjab and Uttarakhand as a part of assembly election. According to official sources, as much as 65% of voting is registered in Punjab while the....

BJP optimistic of winning with huge majority in Punjab

January 30, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Amritsar, Jan 30 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Navjot Singh Siddhu said he is positive that his party will reach victory target with huge margin in the ongoing assembly elections in Punjab.

Congress will register sweeping win in Punjab, says Raninder Singh

January 30, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Patiala, Jan.30 (ANI): Raninder Singh, the son of former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh, who is fighting elections in the state from the Samana Assembly Constituency, has said that he expects the opposition Congress party to register a sweeping win in over 70 of the 117 seats that are up for grabs in the state.

Voting begins in Punjab amid tight security

January 30, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Amritsar/Patiala, Jan.30 (ANI): Voting began in Punjab for 117 assembly constituencies amid tight security on Monday.

Punjab CM Badal pays tribute to martyrs on 63rd Republic Day

January 26, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Firozpur (Punajb)/Jammu (J and K), Jan.26 (ANI): Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal paid tribute to freedom fighters at their memorial here on Thursday on the occasion of India's 63rd Republic Day.

Amarinder Singh accuses SAD Govt. of poor governance

January 24, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Ludhiana/Amritsar, Jan 24 (ANI): Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Captain Amarinder Singh has accused the Parkash Singh Badal-led Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Government for poor governance in the state.

SAD-BJP coalition would create industrial clusters to promote growth in Punjab: Jaitley

January 24, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Jalandhar, Jan 24 (ANI): With just six days left for assembly polls in Punjab, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP coalition would create industrial clusters to promote growth in the state, if re-elected to power.

SAD-BJP coalition would create industrial clusters to promote growth in Punjab: Jaitley

January 24, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Jalandhar, Jan 24 (ANI): With just six days left for assembly polls in Punjab, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP coalition would create industrial clusters to promote growth in the state, if re-elected to power.

Amarinder Singh accuses SAD Govt. of poor governance

January 24, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Ludhiana/Amritsar, Jan 24 (ANI): Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Captain Amarinder Singh has accused the Parkash Singh Badal-led Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Government for poor governance in the state.

IT education to be made compulsory, says Sukhbir Singh Badal

January 22, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Ludhiana, Jan 22 (ANI): Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab Sukhbir Singh Badal, today said that IT based education would be made compulsory in the state with the motive to make rural youth more employable.

Congress brought terrorism to Punjab, says Jaitley

January 22, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Amritsar, Jan 22 (ANI): Flaring up the political heat in poll-bound Punjab, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley has slammed the Congress party by saying that the party brought only terrorism to Punjab.

Capt Amarinder Singh promises special amenities to NRIs, if elected

January 22, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Chandigarh, Jan 22 (ANI): President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, Captain Amarinder Singh, has promised all amenities to Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), if elected to power in Punjab.

Congress accuses Akali Dal Government in Punjab of looting public money

January 21, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Ludhiana/Gurdaspur, Jan 21 (ANI): The Congress Party has blamed the ruling Akali Dal -BJP government in party in Punjab for the rampant unemployment in the state and accused it of looting public money.

Capt Amarinder Singh says Parkash Singh Badal did not support development

January 19, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Amritsar, Jan 19 (ANI): As the political battle intensifies in poll-bound states, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Captain Amarinder Singh has slammed state Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and questioned claims of development made during his tenure.

'SAD-BJP alliance is biggest obstacle in Punjab's development': Sonia Gandhi

January 19, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Kapurthala, Jan 19 (ANI): Stating that the Shiromani Akali Dal- Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance has become the biggest obstacle in the development of Punjab,

Capt Amarinder Singh says Parkash Singh Badal did not support development

January 19, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Amritsar, Jan 19 (ANI): As the political battle intensifies in poll-bound states, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Captain Amarinder Singh has slammed state Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and questioned claims of development made during his tenure.

Political battle intensifies in poll-bound Punjab

January 18, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Kartarpur/Chandigarh, Jan 18 (ANI): With assembly elections right around the corner, battle lines are being drawn between contesting parties as political battle reaches its zenith in Punjab.

Gurdas Badal vows to generate employment for youth in Punjab

January 18, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Bhatinda, Jan 18 (ANI): Gurdas Badal, the younger brother of Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal, who is contesting election against him in Lambi assembly constituency falling under Muktsar district, has assured the locals of bringing about development and generating employment opportunities for youth, if assured of a clear win in the upcoming assembly elections.

Gurdas Badal vows to generate employment for youth in Punjab

January 18, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Bhatinda, Jan 18 (ANI): Gurdas Badal, the younger brother of Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal, who is contesting election against him in Lambi assembly constituency falling under Muktsar district, has assured the locals of bringing about development and generating employment opportunities for youth, if assured of a clear win in the upcoming assembly elections.

Political battle intensifies in poll-bound Punjab

January 18, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Kartarpur/Chandigarh, Jan 18 (ANI): With assembly elections right around the corner, battle lines are being drawn between contesting parties as political battle reaches its zenith in Punjab.

Prakash Singh Badal accuses Congress of failing to fulfill its promises

January 17, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Lambi, Jan 17 (ANI): With assembly polls in Punjab right around the corner, state Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal has accused the Congress party for not fulfilling its promises.

Manpreet Badal wants a change of government in Punjab

January 17, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Bhatinda, Jan 17 (ANI): People's Party of Punjab (PPP) leader Manpreet Singh Badal hopes that the assembly polls in Punjab would result in a change of regime.

Prakash Singh Badal accuses Congress of failing to fulfill its promises

January 17, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Lambi, Jan 17 (ANI): With assembly polls in Punjab right around the corner, state Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal has accused the Congress party for not fulfilling its promises.

Manpreet Badal wants a change of government in Punjab

January 17, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Bhatinda, Jan 17 (ANI): People's Party of Punjab (PPP) leader Manpreet Singh Badal hopes that the assembly polls in Punjab would result in a change of regime.

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