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Punjab CM slams Haryana counterpart over crackdown on protesting farmers

28 Nov 2020

Punjab CM slams Haryana counterpart over crackdown on protesting farmers

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday slammed his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar for the crackdown on farmers protesting against the Centre's three contentious agricultural laws.

'Delhi Chalo' protest: Farmers allowed entry to Delhi by police

27 Nov 2020

'Delhi Chalo' protest: Farmers allowed entry to Delhi by police

Thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab, on Friday were allowed to enter the national capital to hold a protest against three contentious farm laws passed by the Centre in September.

Punjab farmers to temporarily lift train blockade from Monday

21 Nov 2020

Punjab farmers to temporarily lift train blockade from Monday

Punjab's farmer bodies on Saturday decided to lift their rail blockade, which had been imposed in protest of the Centre's contentious new farm laws.

Punjab government introduces resolution against Centre's farm laws

20 Oct 2020

Punjab government introduces resolution against Centre's farm laws

Punjab became the first opposition-ruled state to introduce a resolution against the Centre's three farm laws, that stirred massive protests in the state.

Farmers continue protest; Congress-ruled states looking to "bypass" farm laws

29 Sep 2020

Farmers continue protest; Congress-ruled states looking to "bypass" farm laws

Farmers across the country are continuing their protest against three laws, that the Centre claims will give them access to markets of their choice. The Bills, which were passed in the Monsoon Session, became laws with President Ram Nath Kovind's signature on Sunday.

Bharat Bandh today: Farmers begin agitation against agriculture Bills

25 Sep 2020

Bharat Bandh today: Farmers begin agitation against agriculture Bills

Angry with three agriculture reform Bills brought by the Centre, farmers across the country will be participating in Bharat Bandh today, September 25, with Punjab and Haryana becoming the epicenter of protests.

Will Harsimrat Badal leave Modi's Cabinet over farm Bills?

17 Sep 2020

Will Harsimrat Badal leave Modi's Cabinet over farm Bills?

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), which is at loggerheads with ally BJP over three farm Bills, is pondering over another key matter, pertaining to the resignation of Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal.

NEET, JEE row: Sonia calls opposition-meet, Mamata suggests approaching SC

26 Aug 2020

NEET, JEE row: Sonia calls opposition-meet, Mamata suggests approaching SC

On Wednesday, at the opposition meeting convened by Congress President Sonia Gandhi on the controversy around JEE and NEET examinations, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee suggested approaching Supreme Court seeking a postponement.

Lockdown 4.0: Travel curbs relaxed, Delhi ready to ferry passengers

18 May 2020

Lockdown 4.0: Travel curbs relaxed, Delhi ready to ferry passengers

The Union Government, late on Sunday, gave major relaxations related to inter and intra-state travel after announcing that the coronavirus-necessitated lockdown has been extended till May 31.

Lockdown exit plan to be discussed by PM, CMs today

27 Apr 2020

Lockdown exit plan to be discussed by PM, CMs today

Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have a video-conference with Chief Ministers of all states on the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown which is supposed to end on May 3.

Coronavirus crisis: On day 1 of India's lockdown, hundreds booked

24 Mar 2020

Coronavirus crisis: On day 1 of India's lockdown, hundreds booked

In a clear sign that the government will not go easy on those violating the lockdown rules, authorities on Monday booked hundreds for stepping out of their homes, unnecessarily, and issued warnings of a jail term to them.

People aren't listening: After Punjab, curfew imposed in Maharashtra

23 Mar 2020

People aren't listening: After Punjab, curfew imposed in Maharashtra

Taking a lesson from his Punjab counterpart Captain Amarinder Singh, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray imposed curfew in his state to deal with the coronavirus menace.

Following Kerala's footsteps, Punjab Assembly moves resolution against CAA

17 Jan 2020

Following Kerala's footsteps, Punjab Assembly moves resolution against CAA

Another non-BJP governed state has come on-board to take constitutional action against the newly-implemented Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

Meet Chandigarh's Harbhajan Kaur who launched her startup at 90

14 Jan 2020

Meet Chandigarh's Harbhajan Kaur who launched her startup at 90

It's never too late to follow your dreams, and Chandigarh's 94-year-old Harbhajan Kaur proves just that.

Implementing Citizenship Act not a choice: MHA tells 'revolting' states

14 Dec 2019

Implementing Citizenship Act not a choice: MHA tells 'revolting' states

In stern words, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has told states that implementing the Citizenship Act is not a choice, and they will have to follow the law of the land.

Fifth member of Punjab family commits suicide over debt

12 Sep 2019

Fifth member of Punjab family commits suicide over debt

In Punjab's Barnala district, a family grieves the loss of yet another member, who took his life over crippling generational debt.

Amid Congress's leadership crisis, CWC schedules meeting for August 10

04 Aug 2019

Amid Congress's leadership crisis, CWC schedules meeting for August 10

Over two months after Rahul Gandhi resigned as Congress President, the party said on Sunday that its top-decision making body will hold a meeting on August 10.

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.

Sidhu remains absent but draws salary: BJP writes to Governor

09 Jul 2019

Sidhu remains absent but draws salary: BJP writes to Governor

It's been more than a month since Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu was given the responsibility of Punjab's Power and Non-renewable Energy Sources Department, but he is yet to take charge.

To stop Rahul Gandhi from resigning, Congress worker attempts suicide

02 Jul 2019

To stop Rahul Gandhi from resigning, Congress worker attempts suicide

The ambiguity over Congress President Rahul Gandhi's resignation isn't nearing an end. The man, for the first time in his career, took responsibility for the poll debacle and decided to quit.

RaGa's resignation decision is right. Congress should let him go

02 Jul 2019

RaGa's resignation decision is right. Congress should let him go

Rahul Gandhi has committed many political blunders in his career and 2019 elections showed he just can't take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Punjab: Prime accused in 2015 sacrilege case murdered inside jail

23 Jun 2019

Punjab: Prime accused in 2015 sacrilege case murdered inside jail

Tensions have been flying high and security has been stepped up in Punjab after prime accused in the 2015 Bargari sacrilege case was killed inside the jail on Sunday.

At NITI-Aayog meet, Modi talks about making India $5-trillion economy

15 Jun 2019

At NITI-Aayog meet, Modi talks about making India $5-trillion economy

On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the fifth meeting of the NITI Aayog's Governing Council. This was the first meeting which PM Modi chaired after BJP got a historic mandate in Lok Sabha elections, whose results were declared on May 23.

Punjab: After refusing new ministry, Sidhu kept out of advisory-panels

09 Jun 2019

Punjab: After refusing new ministry, Sidhu kept out of advisory-panels

Amid rift with Punjab CM Amarinder Singh, Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has been kept out of eight consultative groups of the state government formed to expedite implementation of schemes.

After Congress' wipe-out, Raj Babbar sends resignation to Rahul Gandhi

24 May 2019

After Congress' wipe-out, Raj Babbar sends resignation to Rahul Gandhi

Raj Babbar, who heads Congress in Uttar Pradesh, sent resignation to his boss Rahul Gandhi on Friday, a day after the party was wiped out of the most populous state in Lok Sabha elections.

In seventh phase of elections, PM Modi tests his fate

19 May 2019

In seventh phase of elections, PM Modi tests his fate

The final phase of 2019 general elections started on Sunday. Voters in 59 Lok Sabha constituencies spread across eight states namely Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Chandigarh, got inked.

Sunny Deol BJP candidate from Amritsar? Speculations rife

21 Apr 2019

Sunny Deol BJP candidate from Amritsar? Speculations rife

On Friday, BJP President Amit Shah met Bollywood actor Sunny Deol in Pune and sparked off speculations that the latter may be fielded from Amritsar, Punjab.

Modi holds rally in Kathua, slams Amarinder Singh, dynasty politics

14 Apr 2019

Modi holds rally in Kathua, slams Amarinder Singh, dynasty politics

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua on Sunday and criticized tall leaders like Captain Amarinder Singh (Congress), Mehbooba Mufti (PDP) and Omar Abdullah (National Conference).

Punjab: Drug officer shot by chemist, whose license she canceled

30 Mar 2019

Punjab: Drug officer shot by chemist, whose license she canceled

Neha Shoree, an officer of the Punjab government's Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) wing, was shot dead on Friday at her office near Mohali by a chemist whose license she had canceled a decade ago.

Sidhu slapped with sedition charges for hugging Pakistan Army Chief

20 Aug 2018

Sidhu slapped with sedition charges for hugging Pakistan Army Chief

Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu had already courted controversy when he hugged Pakistan's army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, during newly-elected Pakistan PM Imran Khan's oath taking ceremony.

'BJP spreading hatred, fear': RaGa launches scathing attack on Modi

29 Apr 2018

'BJP spreading hatred, fear': RaGa launches scathing attack on Modi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi said today that his party, unlike BJP, "respects differences of opinion and will protect any dissenters."

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.

Punjab CM will be from Punjab: Kejriwal

11 Jan 2017

Punjab CM will be from Punjab: Kejriwal

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal sought to put an end to speculation of him being AAP's chief ministerial candidate in Punjab; he said, "the people of Delhi have given me a responsibility, therefore I cannot be Punjab CM."

Sisodia pegs Kejriwal as the CM candidate in Punjab

11 Jan 2017

Sisodia pegs Kejriwal as the CM candidate in Punjab

Senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia asked the people in Punjab to choose AAP keeping in mind that they will be voting for Arvind Kejriwal as the chief ministerial candidate in the state.