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Punjab Elections 2017: 695 nominations rejected; papers of 1,243 found valid

As many as 1,040 nomination papers were filed on Wednesday, the last day for filing of nominations for the 117-member Punjab Assembly.
 

Punjab polls: SAD-BJP stand no chance, 'Punjabiat' will win, says Navjot Sidhu

Asserting that there is no chance of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (SAD-BJP) alliance to win the upcoming elections in the state, Congress` newly-inducted leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday said that this time only Punjab and the `Punjabiat` will succeed in the state.

Punjab polls 2017: Navjot Singh Sidhu declares his assets — Here's what he owns
Punjab polls 2017: Navjot Singh Sidhu declares his assets — Here's what he owns

 Watches worth Rs 44 lakh, residential plots here worth Rs 30 crore, two land cruisers, a mini cooper are part of the total assets worth Rs 45.91 crore declared by cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu who is contesting Assembly polls from Amritsar (East) seat.

Arvind Kejriwal collecting funds from militant groups: Sukhbir Singh Badal

SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday said Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal should tell Punjabis why he was "soliciting and getting funds from front organisations of militants."

Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal: Decrees passed by court can't be flouted, warns SC

Senior advocate Ram Jethmalani, appearing for Punjab, said the Centre should intervene among the states involved in the dispute and sort out the issue.

Navjot Singh Sidhu files nomination from Amritsar East
Navjot Singh Sidhu files nomination from Amritsar East

Two days after joining the Congress, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu filed his nomination from Amritsar East seat on Wednesday.

Battle for Punjab: Capt Amarinder Singh files nomination from Badal stronghold Lambi
Battle for Punjab: Capt Amarinder Singh files nomination from Badal stronghold Lambi

Amarinder says he wished to defeat all the top Akali leaders "responsible for destroying the state through drugs, mafia and the goonda raj".

Punjab, Haryana under cold grip, dense fog disrupts normal life

Punjab and Haryana remain under the cold grip, with Hisar shivering at 0.7 degrees Celsius, even as dense fog in the two states threw normal life out of gear, adversely affecting the rail, road and air traffic.

Assembly polls: Maximum cash, liquor seizures in UP; drugs in Punjab
Assembly polls: Maximum cash, liquor seizures in UP; drugs in Punjab

Punjab has witnessed the maximum seizure of drugs worth Rs 1.78 crore.

Supreme Court to hear Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal issue today
Supreme Court to hear Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal issue today

The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal issue.

Amarinder Singh, JJ Singh file papers among 573 Punjab candidates
Amarinder Singh, JJ Singh file papers among 573 Punjab candidates

Bad weather prevented deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal from accompanying former Army chief Gen JJ Singh for filing nominations.

Assembly polls: We have to root out evil souls from Punjab, says Navjot Singh Sidhu

Cricketer-turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, who joined Congress just two days back, today said that "evil souls" need to be "rooted out" from Punjab so that rights of people in the state are protected.

Kejriwal denies bribery charges, says Badal-Amarinder together

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday denied charges of promoting bribery by asking voters to take money from other parties and vote for the AAP in Punjab and Goa.

Beant Singh's daughter makes U-turn, returns back to Congress

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 on Tuesday.

Punjab polls: Bibi Jagir Kaur cannot contest polls as SC rejects her plea

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Akali Dal leader and former SGPC chief Bibi Jagir Kaur's plea for suspension of her conviction in the 2000 murder case of her daughter Harpreet Kaur to enable her contest the upcoming assembly elections in Punjab.

Ludhiana shocker: `They were dying...and people were clicking pictures`
Ludhiana shocker: `They were dying...and people were clicking pictures`

“Everyone at the site were clicking pictures and making videos and posting on social media. But not a single human came to help her."

Amarinder dares Kejriwal to fight against him in Lambi, says no 'deal' with Navjot Singh Sidhu
Amarinder dares Kejriwal to fight against him in Lambi, says no 'deal' with Navjot Singh Sidhu

Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh Tuesday trashed AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal's charge that he was fighting from Parkash Singh Badal's home turf of Lambi to help the Punjab Chief Minister win.

Amarinder dares Kejriwal to fight against him in Lambi, says no 'deal' with Navjot Singh Sidhu
Amarinder dares Kejriwal to fight against him in Lambi, says no 'deal' with Navjot Singh Sidhu

Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh Tuesday trashed AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal's charge that he was fighting from Parkash Singh Badal's home turf of Lambi to help the Punjab Chief Minister win.

Punjab assembly elections: Congress president Sonia Gandhi to decide on CM face, says Amarinder

The Congress President will decide on the chief ministerial face for the Punjab assembly polls and no "deal" has been struck with new entrant Navjot Singh Sidhu, the party's state chief Amarinder Singh said today.

Assembly polls: Punjab BJP chief Vijay Sampla denies report of his resignation
Assembly polls: Punjab BJP chief Vijay Sampla denies report of his resignation

There were reports that Vijay Sampla offered to step down from the post of party's state unit chief over ticket distribution.

BJP drops two Punjab ministers from list of candidates for Assembly polls

BJP on Monday dropped two ministers in Punjab government from the list of its remaining six candidates for the state assembly polls, which is scheduled to take place early next month.

Assembly Elections: Amarinder Singh to fight against Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal from Lambi
Assembly Elections: Amarinder Singh to fight against Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal from Lambi

Amarinder Singh on Monday got the party high command`s nod to fight against Parkash Singh Badal from Lambi.

This is what Navjot Singh Sidhu said on Punjab CM candidature

Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, who has joined the Congress, on Monday deftly side-stepped questions on his possible chief ministerial candidature for Punjab.

This is how Navjot Singh Sidhu used to mock Rahul Gandhi before joining Congress - Viral video
This is how Navjot Singh Sidhu used to mock Rahul Gandhi before joining Congress - Viral video

Navjot Singh Sidhu is expected to contest the February 04, Punjab Assembly Election from Amritsar East, part of the Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency.

Congress ups ante in Punjab polls; Amarinder Singh to fight against Parkash Singh Badal

Enthused by cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu joining the party, a fired up Congress on Monday announced that its state president Amarinder Singh would take on Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in the latter's traditional assembly seat of Lambi.

Want to know how many mothers he has — Sukhbir Singh Badal on Navjot Singh Sidhu joining Congress
Want to know how many mothers he has — Sukhbir Singh Badal on Navjot Singh Sidhu joining Congress

Sukhbir Singh Badal launched a scathing attack on 'Congressman' Navjot Singh Sidhu today.

I'm a born Congressman, joining Congress is my 'ghar wapsi': Navjot Singh Sidhu
I'm a born Congressman, joining Congress is my 'ghar wapsi': Navjot Singh Sidhu

Former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday formally joined Congress in New Delhi.

BJP mocks Navjot Singh Sidhu, says he boarded a 'sinking ship' by joining Congress
BJP mocks Navjot Singh Sidhu, says he boarded a 'sinking ship' by joining Congress

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.

Kiren Rijiju mocks Navjot Singh Sidhu, says hope he doesn't drown in 'sinking ship' Congress
Kiren Rijiju mocks Navjot Singh Sidhu, says hope he doesn't drown in 'sinking ship' Congress

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Sunday ridiculed cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu for joining the "sinking ship" of the Congress.