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Will the contentious farm bills clear Rajya Sabha tomorrow?

19 Sep 2020

Will the contentious farm bills clear Rajya Sabha tomorrow?

The Rajya Sabha will take up the passage of the three contentious farm bills on Sunday, amid massive protests in Punjab and Haryana.

After quitting Punjab Cabinet, Sidhu gets support from Shatrughan Sinha

15 Jul 2019

After quitting Punjab Cabinet, Sidhu gets support from Shatrughan Sinha

Navjot Singh Sidhu, who resigned from Punjab Cabinet, found support from his party colleague Shatrughan Sinha with the latter saying he was "appalled" by the decision.

Before Modi takes oath, understanding how Union Cabinets are formed

30 May 2019

Before Modi takes oath, understanding how Union Cabinets are formed

Who will be a part of Narendra Modi's Cabinet, is a question which has kept political analysts busy since BJP got a thumping victory in 2019 general elections.

BJP fields singer Hans Raj Hans from North West Delhi

23 Apr 2019

BJP fields singer Hans Raj Hans from North West Delhi

The BJP on Tuesday replaced its sitting Member of Parliament from North West Delhi, Udit Raj, with singer Hans Raj Hans as the party's candidate for the constituency.

At Amit Shah's nomination from Gandhinagar, NDA shows strength

30 Mar 2019

At Amit Shah's nomination from Gandhinagar, NDA shows strength

BJP President Amit Shah filed his nomination from Gandhinagar in Gujarat on Saturday after NDA showed its strength in a massive rally.

Lok Sabha 2019: All about BJP's strategy with regional allies

21 Feb 2019

Lok Sabha 2019: All about BJP's strategy with regional allies

After sealing the pre-poll alliances in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, the Bharatiya Janata Party has now turned its attention towards other states, like Kerala and Andhra Pradesh.

Former Army Chief JJ Singh resigns from Akali Dal

12 Dec 2018

Former Army Chief JJ Singh resigns from Akali Dal

Former Army Chief Gen JJ Singh today resigned from the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) citing personal reasons.

Chidambaram feels Rahul Gandhi shouldn't be blamed for 1984 riots

26 Aug 2018

Chidambaram feels Rahul Gandhi shouldn't be blamed for 1984 riots

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram came to party President Rahul Gandhi's defense on the 1984 remark saying the latter can't be blamed for what happened when he was 13 or 14 years old.

NDA candidate Harivansh wins Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman elections

09 Aug 2018

NDA candidate Harivansh wins Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman elections

NDA candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh has won the elections of Rajya Sabha deputy chairman and defeated opponent BK Hariprasad.

Punjab: Seat-swapping on agenda of Amit Shah and Badals meet

07 Jun 2018

Punjab: Seat-swapping on agenda of Amit Shah and Badals meet

Bharatiya Janata Party's President Amit Shah is set to meet Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)'s patriarch Parkash Singh Badal and chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday.

Will AAP and Congress forge pre-poll alliance? It seems likely

02 Jun 2018

Will AAP and Congress forge pre-poll alliance? It seems likely

A number of tweets set off speculations that AAP and Congress may forge a pre-poll alliance in Delhi, joining the buzz of a united opposition to stop BJP's victory in 2019.

Punjab: Polling for Shahkot Assembly by-election underway

28 May 2018

Punjab: Polling for Shahkot Assembly by-election underway

Polling for the Shahkot by-poll, which was necessitated following the demise of Akali MLA Ajit Singh Kohar in February this year, began today at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm.

DDCA defamation case: Now, Kejriwal and aides apologize to Jaitley

02 Apr 2018

DDCA defamation case: Now, Kejriwal and aides apologize to Jaitley

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, as part of his apology-spree, has now apologized to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. This was pertaining to the DDCA defamation case.

Kejriwal's apology: AAP's Punjab unit is crisis; loses president, co-president

16 Mar 2018

Kejriwal's apology: AAP's Punjab unit is crisis; loses president, co-president

A day after AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal apologized to former Akali Dal minister Bikram Majithia for leveling "unfounded allegations," his party seems to be heading towards another internal strife.

After Kejriwal apologizes for 'defaming' SAD leader, Bhagwant Mann resigns

16 Mar 2018

After Kejriwal apologizes for 'defaming' SAD leader, Bhagwant Mann resigns

AAP leader Bhagwant Mann has resigned from the party after Arvind Kejriwal apologized to Bikram Singh Majithia, a former Akali Dal leader of Punjab, in a defamation case.

Sonia Gandhi forges Opposition unity by hosting dinner

07 Mar 2018

Sonia Gandhi forges Opposition unity by hosting dinner

Even as various regional parties are considering a non-BJP non-Congress alliance, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi has invited Opposition leaders for dinner to forge a united front against the BJP in Parliament.

Convicted Khalistani terrorist on Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's dinner guest-list

22 Feb 2018

Convicted Khalistani terrorist on Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's dinner guest-list

Controversies continue to plague Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's India visit. Now, he found himself in an embarrassing situation as it emerged that a convicted Khalistani terrorist, Jaspal Atwal, was invited to an official dinner reception in Delhi.

Ahead of 2019 Elections, why are BJP's allies upset?

06 Feb 2018

Ahead of 2019 Elections, why are BJP's allies upset?

BJP may be witnessing anti-incumbency, especially evident in its total-washout in Rajasthan by-elections and Gujarat elections' low seat-share.

Akali Dal minister booked for rape ahead of Gurdaspur polls

30 Sep 2017

Akali Dal minister booked for rape ahead of Gurdaspur polls

Ahead of the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha election, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Sucha Singh Langah has been booked for raping and defrauding a woman constable for eight years. Langah is to surrender before a court today.

Sikhs commemorate 33rd anniversary of Operation Blue Star

06 Jun 2017

Sikhs commemorate 33rd anniversary of Operation Blue Star

Sikhs around the world convened at the Golden Temple on Tuesday to mark the 33rd anniversary of Operation Blue Star.

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

09 Feb 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Rahul Gandhi accuses Kejriwal of destruction of peace

02 Feb 2017

Rahul Gandhi accuses Kejriwal of destruction of peace

On Thursday, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi accused AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal of assisting in the destruction of Punjab's peace.

101 candidates contesting Punjab elections face criminal charges

30 Jan 2017

101 candidates contesting Punjab elections face criminal charges

Poll watchdog Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) has stated that as many as 101 assembly-elections candidates in Punjab are facing criminal charges.

Capt. Amarinder to be Congress chief ministerial face in Punjab

27 Jan 2017

Capt. Amarinder to be Congress chief ministerial face in Punjab

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi declared Capt. Amarinder Singh as Congress's chief ministerial candidate in the upcoming Punjab assembly elections.

Sidhu join Congress, Gurkanwal Kaur joins BJP

15 Jan 2017

Sidhu join Congress, Gurkanwal Kaur joins BJP

Navjot Singh Sidhu joined Congress today, after his meeting with Rahul Gandhi a short while ago.

Chhotepur floats his own party in Punjab

02 Oct 2016

Chhotepur floats his own party in Punjab

AAP Punjab's former convenor Sucha Singh Chhotepur announced the formation of his new political party called the Apna Punjab Party.