Punjab News


SYL Canal row: SC asks states to file replies by Feb. 15
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked both the Haryana and Punjab government to file their replies on the Sutlej Yamuna Link Canal row within three weeks. The next hearing will be held on February 15. Read Full Story

Contesting from Lambi to defeat Badal, not divide votes: Capt. Amarinder
Lambi (Punjab) , Jan. 18 : Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday took potshots at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for spreading false information among the voters in the poll-bound state and said that he was contesting from the Lambi assembly constituency to ensure Parkash Singh Badal's defeat. Read Full Story

Punjab, Punjabis and Punjabiyat need to win this time: Sidhu
Amritsar (Punjab) , Jan. 18 : Asserting that he is not here to fight 'personal battles', Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday said Punjab, Punjabis and Punjabiyat need to win in the upcoming state assembly polls. Read Full Story

Beant Singh's daughter makes U-turn, returns back to Congress
Amritsar (Punjab), Jan. 17: Former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh's daughter Gurkanwal Kaur who stunned everyone by joining the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) three days back, rejoined the Congress today. Read Full Story

Punjab Elections 2017: Shiromani Akali Dal and Aam Aadmi Party are the only two recognized state parties
New Delhi, Jan 17 : The Chief Electoral Officer for the Punjab Assembly Elections 2017,in a fact-sheet published on Tuesday, said that there are two recognized state parties here viz., Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Read Full Story

Punjab BJP chief Vijay Sampla denies reports of resignation
New Delhi , Jan. 17 : The chief of the Punjab unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Vijay Sampla, on Tuesday said reports about him resigning from the party were false. Read Full Story

This is my last election, will defeat Badal on his home seat: Capt Amarinder Singh
Patiala (Punjab) , Jan. 17 : Punjab Congress Chief Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said no deal had been made with Navjot Singh Sidhu before he decided to join the party. Read Full Story

Displeased over ticket allocation, BJP Punjab chief offers to resign
New Delhi , Jan. 16 : Hours after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released six more names for the Punjab Assembly polls, its state unit chief Vijay Sampla expressed his displeasure over the ticket distribution, and offered to step down from the post of party's state unit chief as well as that of Cabinet Minister. Read Full Story

Punjab BJP leadership unhappy with ticket allocation
New Delhi , Jan. 16 : Hours after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released six more names for the Punjab Assembly polls, its state unit chief Vijay Sampla expressed his displeasure over the ticket distribution, and offered to step down from the post of party's state unit chief as well as that of Cabinet Minister. Read Full Story

It's official: Capt. Amarinder set to take on Punjab CM on his own turf Lambi
New Delhi , Jan. 16 : Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh is all set to fight the assembly elections against the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) head and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal from Lambi. Read Full Story

Harsimrat Badal slams 'selfish' Sidhu
Amritsar (Punjab) , Jan 16 : Coming down heavily on ex-party man Navjot Singh Sidhu for castigating the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-led Punjab Government, Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Monday said that the former should be ashamed for joining hands with a party which wrecked genocide on the Sikh community. Read Full Story

Sukhbir Badal mocks ‘human bomb’ Sidhu
Ludhiana , Jan 16 : Castigating newly-joined Congressman Navjot Singh Sidhu for his remarks against the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday dubbed the cricketer-turned politician as a 'human bomb' which will sooner or later explode and cause damage. Read Full Story

'Lobbyist' Sidhu joined Congress for nefarious gains: Parkash Singh Badal
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Jan. 16 : Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday hit back at newly-joined Congress member Navjot Singh Sindhu for his criticism of the Shiromani Akali Dal-led Punjab Government and said that some people indulge in profitable deals for nefarious gains. Read Full Story

'SAD Govt. is by the people but for the family', says Congressman Sidhu
New Delhi , Jan 16 : Cricketer-turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday called his move to join the Congress as 'ghar wapsi' and trained guns at the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) while stating that the government, which was by the people, has now become a government for a family. Read Full Story

Sidhu's induction will be beneficial for us ahead of Punjab elections: Congress
New Delhi , Jan. 16 : The Congress on Monday hailed Navjot Singh Sidhu's induction in the grand old party saying that the latter's decision would help the party in the upcoming elections. Read Full Story

Sidhu is confused man, does not believe in ideology: BJP
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Jan. 16 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday ridiculed the induction of their former member Navjot Singh Sidhu in Congress, saying that the latter is a confused man and does not believe in ideology. Read Full Story

BJP mocks Sidhu, says he boarded a sinking ship by joining Congress
New Delhi , Jan. 16: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday ridiculed the induction of their former member Navjot Singh Sidhu in Congress, saying that latter has boarded a sinking ship and added that he would repent over his decision. Read Full Story

Congress hails Sidhu's induction, takes on AAP, BJP
New Delhi , Jan. 16 : Hailing Navjot Singh Sidhu as a star campaigner, Congress on Monday said that the former's induction in the grand old party would make everyone remind as how the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) betrayed and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) disrespected him. Read Full Story

NCP backs Sidhu's debut innings with Congress, calls the move mutually beneficial
New Delhi , Jan. 16: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Monday said Navjot Singh Sidhu's induction in Congress party would be mutually beneficial for each other and the grand old party would reap benefits from him in the upcoming elections. Read Full Story

Hope Sidhu does not drown in a sinking ship: Kiren Rijiju
New Delhi, Jan 15 : Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Sunday mocked the joining of former BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu to the Congress and said hofully he did not get drown in the 'singking ship'. Read Full Story

Beginning of new inning on 'front foot': Navjot Sidhu on joining Congress
New Delhi , Jan. 15 : Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, who formally joined the Congress Party here today, expressed his optimism on his new endeavour saying it was the beginning of a
ew innings for him. Read Full Story

Amarinder Singh is a 'coward', says Harsimrat Badal
Amritsar, Punjab , Jan. 15 : Union Minister of Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Sunday taunted Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh over his decision to contest the upcoming Punjab polls from Lambi, and referred the latter as a 'coward'. Read Full Story

Capt. Amarinder welcomes 'star campaigner' Sidhu in Congress
Chandigarh , Jan. 15 : Calling Navjot Singh Sidhu the 'star campaigner' in the Punjab assembly polls for the Congress, party leader Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday welcomed the cricketer-turned politician and said his inclusion would further strengthen the party. Read Full Story

AAP nominates former SAD district president for Amritsar Lok Sabha by-poll
Amritsar (Punjab) , Jan. 15 : The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday nominated former Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) district president Upkar Singh Sandhu for Amritsar Lok Sabha by-poll. Read Full Story

Punjab Polls: Harsimrat Badal pins hope on 'Majha' people
Amritsar, Punjab , Jan. 15 : Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing and daughter-in-law of the incumbent Chief Minister of Punjab Parkash Singh Badal, on Sunday expressed hope that people of 'Majha' region would stand by the family in the upcoming assembly elections as they always have. Read Full Story

Sidhu joining Congress 'worst decision' of his life: BJP
New Delhi , Jan. 15 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday took potshots at the Congress after cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu joined the grand old party and said that this would not make much of a difference in poll-bound Punjab as the nation backs the ruling dispensation at the Centre which believes in 'sabka saath, sabka vikas'. Read Full Story

Navjot Sidhu formally joins Congress ahead of Punjab polls
New Delhi , Jan. 15 : Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday officially joined the Congress Party ahead of the Punjab Assembly polls Read Full Story

Navjot Singh Sidhu joins Congress ahead of Punjab elections
New Delhi, Jan 15 : Ahead of the Punjab Assembly Elections, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu joined the Congress party on Sunday. Read Full Story

Capt. Amarinder set to file nomination from Badal's turf Lambi on Jan. 18
New Delhi , Jan. 14 : Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday announced that he is ready to file his nomination from Lambi on January 18th for the upcoming Punjab polls. Read Full Story

Punjab polls: Ex CM Beant Singh's daughter joins BJP, says Cong never 'recognised' her
New Delhi , Jan. 14 : In a major jolt to the Congress ahead of Punjab assembly polls, former Punjab chief minister late Beant Singh's daughter Gurkanwal Kaur on Saturday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Read Full Story

Former Punjab CM Barnala no more: PM Modi, Sonia Gandhi offer condolences
New Delhi , Jan. 14 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Saturday offered their condolences to the family of former Punjab chief minister Surjit Singh Barnala, who passed away today at the ripe age of 91 and hailed his contributions in the national freedom movement. Read Full Story

PM Modi mourns former Punjab CM Surjit Singh Barnala's demise
New Delhi, Jan 14 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday mourned the death of former Punjab Chief Minister Surjit Singh Barnala. Read Full Story

Punjab polls: Capt.Amarinder Singh wants to contest from Lambi
New Delhi, Jan 14 : Senior Congress leader Capt.Amarinder Singh on Saturday said he wants to contest the polls from the Lambi seat in the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections. Read Full Story

Former Punjab CM Surjit Singh Barnala dies
Chandigarh, Jan 14 : After prolonged illness, former Chief Minister of Punjab Surjit Singh Barnala passed away on Saturday. Read Full Story

Former Punjab CM Surjit Singh Barnala dies at 91
Chandigarh . Jan. 14 : Former Punjab Chief Minister Surjit Singh Barnala passed away on Saturday. He was 91 Read Full Story

Captain Amarinder seeks Congress high command's permission to fight Badal from Lambi
Amritsar , Jan. 14 : Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder on Saturday stated that he has sought the party high command's permission to fight the coming assembly elections from Parkash Singh Badal's constituency of Lambi, to ensure the total defeat of the Akali leadership in Punjab. Read Full Story

Either Mr. Sidhu or Dr. Sidhu will fight Punjab polls
Amritsar (Punjab) , Jan. 13 : Congress leader Navjot Kaur Sidhu on Friday asserted that either she or her husband Navjot Singh Sidhu will contest the upcoming assembly elections in Punjab. Read Full Story

Sukhbir Badal files nomination from Jalalabad, says AAP won't win even 10 seats
Jalalabad (Punjab) , Jan. 12 : Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday filed his nomination papers from Jalalabad for the upcoming assembly polls. Read Full Story

Sukhbir Badal files nomination from Jalalabad, says AAP won't win even 10 seats
Jalalabad (Punjab) , Jan. 12 : Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday filed his nomination papers from Jalalabad for the upcoming assembly polls. Read Full Story

Punjab CM Badal files nomination, says SAD ready for polls
Muktsar (Punjab) , Jan. 12 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday filed his nomination papers from Lambi for the upcoming assembly elections. Read Full Story

Desperate Kejriwal keen on ruining prosperous Punjab: Harsimrat Badal
Mansa (Punjab) , Jan. 12 : Union Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Thursday alleged that Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is keen on ruining the prosperous state of Punjab, stands exposed and said that the people will take revenge for the sham committed by them. Read Full Story

Sidhu to join Congress 'unconditionally', will contest from Amritsar East: Amarinder Singh
New Delhi , Jan.11 : Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said that former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu will join the party 'unconditionally' with 'no strings attached', and asserted that any decision on having a deputy chief minister in the state would be taken by party president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi. Read Full Story

Woman delivers test tube quadruplets in Ludhiana
Ludhiana, (Punjab), , Jan. 11 : The year 2017 brought not twice or thrice but four times joy and happiness for the Barnala based couple Ramandeep Kaur and Ranvir Singh as they were blessed with quadruplets on December 16 last year. Read Full Story

Punjab CM Badal says don't know who is behind shoe throwing conspiracy
Lambi (Punjab) , Jan 11 : Following a shoe throwing attack on him during a Sangat Darshan here on Wednesday, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said the attacker was not from his village or state adding that don't know who is behind the conspiracy. Read Full Story

Punjab polls: Sisodia's comment triggers speculation on CM candidate
Mohali, Jan 10 :Fuelling speculations, AAP leader Manish Sisodia on Tuesday told people of Punjab that they should cast their votes by thinking that they are voting for Delhi Chief Minister and party supremo Arvind Kejriwal. Read Full Story

Congress never fulfils its manifesto promises: Parkash Singh Badal
Mukhtsar (Punjab) , Jan. 10 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday took a jibe at the Congress for not fulfilling its promises mentioned in its manifestos so far. Read Full Story

AAP hinting at Kejriwal as CM proves it doesn't trust Punjabis: Sukhbir Badal
Amritsar (Punjab) , Jan. 10 : Reacting to the shocking announcement made by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia hinting at Arvind Kejriwal for the post of Punjab's chief minister, the ruling Shiromi Akhali Dal (SAD) leader Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday called on the Punjabi community in the state not to trust the actions of an 'anti-Punjab' party. Read Full Story

Punjab polls: Sisodia drops bombshell, hints at Kejriwal as CM
Mohali (Punjab), Jan. 10 : Dropping a major bombshell ahead of Punjab polls, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday asked the people of the state to vote assuming they are voting for Arvind Kejriwal, in a possible indication that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief might be running for the Chief Ministerial post. Read Full Story

EC set its foot right in poll bound Punjab, introduces new measures to keep check
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Jan. 10 : Assuring peaceful and safe elections scheduled to take place next month, Punjab chief electoral officer V. K. Singh on Tuesday highlighted the new facilities initiated by the Election Commission of India in the poll bound state. Read Full Story

EC takes measures to save Punjab elections from menace of drugs, alcohol
Chandigarh (Punjab) , Jan. 10 : Hitting out at the monster of drugs, alcohol and cash gnawing the poll bound state of Punjab, the Election Commission on Tuesday informed about the two entities especially formed to combat it. Read Full Story

Congress to release final candidate list for Punjab elections
New Delhi, Jan. 10 : The Congress will today release the final candidate list for the upcoming assembly elections in Punjab in a meeting of its Central Election Committee headed by party president Sonia Gandhi. Read Full Story

Ex-PM Dr.Manmohan Singh unveils Congress manifesto for Punjab
New Delhi , Jan 9 : Former prime minister Dr.Manmohan Singh on Monday unveiled the Punjab Congress manifesto for assembly elections slated to commence from next month. Read Full Story

Navjot Sidhu likely to join Congress today
New Delhi , Jan. 9 : Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Navjot Singh Sidhu is likely to officially join the Congress Party today. Read Full Story

Manmohan Singh to release Punjab Congress manifesto today
New Delhi , Jan. 9 : Former prime minister Manmohan Singh will release the Congress poll manifesto for Punjab at the Congress headquarters here today. Read Full Story

Capt. Amarinder always had easy opponents, now he has to face me: Ex army chief
Patiala (Punjab), Jan. 8: Throwing a challenge to Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh, former army chief turned politician retired General J.J. Singh of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Sunday said the former had always won easy elections as there was no challenging opponents. Read Full Story

Manmohan Singh to release Punjab Congess manifesto on Monday
New Delhi , Jan. 7 : Former prime minister Manmohan Singh will release the Congress poll manifesto for Punjab at the Congress headquarters on January 9. Read Full Story

Ludhiana: Speeding car claims four lives
Ludhiana (Punjab), Jan. 6: Four were killed and one person was injured after a speeding car met with an accident on Friday near Ludhiana in Punjab. Read Full Story

Guru Gobind Singh espoused the cause of respect for all religions: Punjab CM
Patna, Jan 5 (TheBiharPost/IBNS): Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday urged all the devotees to follow the philosophy and teachings of great Sikh Guru to carve out an egalitarian society irrespective of parochial considerations of caste, color and creed. Read Full Story

Strict implementation of model code of conduct: Punjab chief electoral officer VK Singh
Chandigarh, Jan 5 : Chief Electoral Officer VK Singh has issued instructions to strictly implement model code of conduct in poll-bound Punjab, according to media reports on Thursday. Read Full Story

Congress ready for Punjab polls, will defeat both BJP and AAP: Amarinder
New Delhi , Jan. 4 : Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday welcomed the Election Commission's decision to conduct single-phase polling in Punjab and expressed confidence that the grand old party would emerge victorious in the electoral battle. Read Full Story

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