Articles about Jarnail Singh

Jarnail Singh was an Indian journalist and politician who was a member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). He represented the Rajouri Garden constituency as a member of the Delhi Legislative Assembly until January 6, 2017. Born in 1973, Singh completed his education at the YMCA Institute for Media Studies and Information Technology. He started his journalistic career, working as a reporter at Amar Ujala. Following this, he worked as a correspondent for Dainik Jagran for more than a decade. In 2009, Singh threw a shoe at Home Minister P. Chidambaram during a press conference that gained him media attention. He performed the act as he was disappointed with Chidambaram’s party, the Indian National Congress for giving poll tickets to the leaders who were involved in initiating the 1984 anti-Sikh pogrom. He lost the 2014 general elections to BJP’s Pravesh Verma by a margin of 268,586 votes. However, he won the 2015 Delhi Assembly elections from the Rajouri Garden constituency. In 2021, Singh died due to COVID-19.

AAP-MLA Alka Lamba asked to resign over Rajiv Gandhi resolution-row

22 Dec 2018

Politics
AAP-MLA Alka Lamba asked to resign over Rajiv Gandhi resolution-row

On Friday, the AAP-dominated Delhi Assembly passed a resolution suggesting Bharat Ratna should be stripped from former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi as he failed to curb 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

3 AAP MLAs held for assaulting woman in Delhi Assembly

06 Jul 2017

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3 AAP MLAs held for assaulting woman in Delhi Assembly

At least 3 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs namely Okhla AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan, Malviya Nagar MLA Somnath Bharti and Tilak Nagar MLA Jarnail Singh were booked by the Delhi police over the alleged assault of a woman in Assembly premises.

Pilibhit locals faking fatal tiger attacks for compensation?

04 Jul 2017

India
Pilibhit locals faking fatal tiger attacks for compensation?

Authorities suspect a bizarre trend going on in UP's Pilibhit. Villagers are believed to be sending the elderly into the forests as tiger prey, then shifting the bodies to the fields and claiming compensation from the government.

Shoe thrown at Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya in Gujarat

29 May 2017

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Shoe thrown at Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya in Gujarat

Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Mansukh Mandaviya had a shoe hurled at him on Sunday at a public function in Vallabhipur town in Gujarat's Bhavnagar district.

Amarinder Singh sworn in as Punjab CM

16 Mar 2017

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Amarinder Singh sworn in as Punjab CM

Captain Amarinder Singh was sworn-in as the new Chief Minister of Punjab alongside 9 cabinet ministers.

Amarinder Singh to be Punjab CM

13 Mar 2017

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Amarinder Singh to be Punjab CM

Senior Congress leader Capt Amarinder Singh is likely to become the next Chief Minister of Punjab on March 16. He said he will speak to Rahul Gandhi about forming a new government.

Captain Amarinder Singh-led Congress wins landslide victory in Punjab

11 Mar 2017

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Captain Amarinder Singh-led Congress wins landslide victory in Punjab

The Election Commission has declared that the Congress has won 77 out of Punjab's 117 assembly seats getting the majority required to form the government.

EC: Capt. Amarinder can use personal lock at Lambi strong-room

09 Feb 2017

Politics
EC: Capt. Amarinder can use personal lock at Lambi strong-room

On Wednesday, the Election Commission stated that it is legally okay for Captain Amarinder Singh to put a personal lock on the strong room, where electronic voting machines (EVMs) of Lambi constituency have been kept.

Congress, AAP confident of victory in Punjab

06 Feb 2017

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Congress, AAP confident of victory in Punjab

Both the AAP as well as the Congress expressed confidence that their campaigning was sufficient to oust the SAD-BJP from the state.

Goa: First-time women voters get pink teddy bears

05 Feb 2017

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Goa: First-time women voters get pink teddy bears

Officials in Goa gave away 600 pink teddy bears to first-time women voters in the state.

Goa witnesses its highest voter turnout at 83%

04 Feb 2017

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Goa witnesses its highest voter turnout at 83%

EC officials announced final voter turnout for polling in Punjab and Goa in their media brief.

So far, Goa voter turnout - 67%, Punjab - 48%

04 Feb 2017

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So far, Goa voter turnout - 67%, Punjab - 48%

As of 3pm, Goa has recorded an overall voter turnout of 67%. In Punjab, the overall voter turnout is 48% (as of 2:30 pm).

Goa and Punjab go to polls to decide next CM

04 Feb 2017

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Goa and Punjab go to polls to decide next CM

Goa and Punjab go to polls on February 4 as assembly elections begin in five states.

Shoe hurled at Punjab CM Badal

11 Jan 2017

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Shoe hurled at Punjab CM Badal

A shoe was hurled at Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at a public meeting in Bhatinda; the perpetrator identified as Gurbachan Singh, hurled a shoe at the CM while he was speaking about reforms.

Now Kejriwal, Raghubar Das join shoe-victim club

02 Jan 2017

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Now Kejriwal, Raghubar Das join shoe-victim club

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had a shoe hurled at him while addressing a public meeting at Rohtak; however, the shoe missed the target and the thrower, a local youth, was apprehended and handed over to police.

Rahul Gandhi narrowly escapes shoe attack

26 Sep 2016

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Rahul Gandhi narrowly escapes shoe attack

While travelling in an open vehicle through the town of Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh today, Rahul Gandhi narrowly dodged a shoe.