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Punjab elections likely in January or February: State CEO
Punjab elections likely in January or February: State CEO

Assembly elections in Punjab are likely to be held in the last week of January or first week of February next year, state chief electoral officer V.K. Singh said here on Tuesday.

AAP MLA drops another sex bomb, accuses party leaders of seeking sexual favours
AAP MLA drops another sex bomb, accuses party leaders of seeking sexual favours

MLA retired Colonel Devinder Sehrawat on Sunday charged AAP leaders of asking sexual favours for party tickets in the 2017 Punjab assembly elections.

Satirist Gurpreet Ghuggi appointed AAP's new Punjab convener in place of Sucha Singh Chhotepur
Satirist Gurpreet Ghuggi appointed AAP's new Punjab convener in place of Sucha Singh Chhotepur

The AAP's political affairs committee on Sunday appointed satirist and actor Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi as its Punjab unit convener in place of Sucha Singh Chhotepur, who was removed recently from the post on corruption charges.

Congress to start Punjab cycle yatra from Sep 27

Punjab Congress Legislature Party leader Charanjit Singh Channi on Saturday exuded confidence that Congress will "comfortably" form the government in the state after coming together of the fourth front adding he will go on a cycle yatra from September 27 to reach out to the masses.

Akali Dal, AAP supporters clash during Bhagwant Mann's rally; 10 injured - Know what happened
Akali Dal, AAP supporters clash during Bhagwant Mann's rally; 10 injured - Know what happened

Ten persons were injured in a clash between AAP and Akali Dal supporters at a rally addressed by Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann here on Saturday, police said.

FIR against AAP MP Bhagwant Mann, party activists
FIR against AAP MP Bhagwant Mann, party activists

The complaint says that Bhagwant Mann asked mediapersons to leave a rally and after they had left, the MP allegedly used foul language against the media.

Navjot Singh Sidhu floats new political front 'Awaaz-e-Punjab' ; not worried, says AAP
Navjot Singh Sidhu floats new political front 'Awaaz-e-Punjab' ; not worried, says AAP

The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party on Friday said that former BJP parliamentarian Navjot Singh Sidhu's move of forming a political front in Punjab will have no effect on the party.

Watch: Bhagwant Mann misbehaves with media persons, asks AAP volunteers not to read newspapers
Watch: Bhagwant Mann misbehaves with media persons, asks AAP volunteers not to read newspapers

Aam Aadmi Party MP Bhagwant Mann on Thursday asked his party's volunteers not to read newspapers, alleging influence of money in publication of news.

‪‪Navjot Singh Sidhu fails to cut deal with AAP, launches new political party 'Awaaz-e-Punjab'
‪‪Navjot Singh Sidhu fails to cut deal with AAP, launches new political party 'Awaaz-e-Punjab'

Former BJP parliamentarian Navjot Singh Sidhu has formed the party with former hockey captain Pargat Singh and Bains brothers.

BSF seizes 8 kg heroin, China-made pistol at Punjab border

The Border Security Force (BSF) has seized eight kg heroin at the India-Pakistan border in Punjab's Abohar sector, an official said on Thursday.

It's confirmed! Navjot Singh Sidhu not joining Congress; wife targets Amarinder Singh, says we want to shake the system
It's confirmed! Navjot Singh Sidhu not joining Congress; wife targets Amarinder Singh, says we want to shake the system

It's final, the former Bharatiya Janata Party MP Navjot Singh Sidhu, is not joining Congress.

Trouble for Arvind Kejriwal; sacked AAP Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur's supporters to float new party?
Trouble for Arvind Kejriwal; sacked AAP Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur's supporters to float new party?

It seems day-by-day Punjab Assembly Elections are getting tougher for Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)!

Tohra's family members join AAP

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab received a shot in the arm after family members of former SAD leader late Gurcharan Singh Tohra joined the party on Tuesday.

Embarrassment for Congress as Navjot Singh Sidhu's wife criticises Amarinder Singh
Embarrassment for Congress as Navjot Singh Sidhu's wife criticises Amarinder Singh

Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu's wife has criticised Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh, thus ending speculation of him joining the grand old party. 

Punjab seeks probe into AAP funding by radicals

The stand-off between Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal and new challenger AAP intensified on Sunday with Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal asking Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to investigate all international funding being received by AAP, especially from radical elements abroad.

Day after being sacked as AAP's Punjab convener, Sucha Singh Chhotepur calls for CBI probe
Day after being sacked as AAP's Punjab convener, Sucha Singh Chhotepur calls for CBI probe

Sucha Singh Chhotepur was sacked from the post of AAP`s Punjab convener following allegations of seeking bribe for allotting party tickets.

AAP removes Punjab chief for alleged corruption
AAP removes Punjab chief for alleged corruption

Chhotepur will now face a disciplinary committee of the party, comprising Delhi lawmaker Jarnail Singh and former Punjab bureaucrat and AAP leader Jasbir Singh Bir.

AAP 'intentionally' framed Punjab chief Chhotepur before expelling him: Dharamvira Gandhi
AAP 'intentionally' framed Punjab chief Chhotepur before expelling him: Dharamvira Gandhi

The AAP Political Affairs Committee is likely to meet at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal`s residence today to take a final call on Sucha Singh Chhotepur`s removal.

AAP to decide Sucha Singh Chhotepur's fate today

Sucha Singh Chhotepur had earlier dared the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leadership to make a video clip of him accepting money to prove that it was corruption. 

Punjab seeks CBI probe in shooting of RSS leader

With the Punjab Police having failed to nab the attackers of RSS leader Brigadier (retd) Jagdish Gagneja earlier this month, the state government, hinting at a foreign hand, asked the Central Bureau of Investigation to probe the attack.

Congress rushes in defence of 'sidelined' AAP Punjab convener

With reports indicating that differences have cropped up within the AAP in poll-bound Punjab and convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur has been marginalised, the Congress jumped in his defence on Thursday, saying that "outsider" AAP leaders were trying to fix a "son of the soil".

Sellers fined for selling substandard eatables in Ludhniana

The fine was imposed by Additional Deputy Commissioner (General)-cum-Adjudicating Officer Rishi Pal Singh.

Robbers loot gold jewellery, cash in Ludhiana

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Dhruman Nimble said the house belonged to Raj Kumar Agnihotri who is a distributor of Samsung electronics and had a showroom here at Sunder Nagar locality.

AAP dares rebel leader Dharamvira Gandhi to resign as MP

A day after suspended AAP MP Dharamvira Gandhi announced his intention to float a 'Punjab-centric new front,' Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday asked him to resign as MP on 'moral grounds'.

Amarinder Singh makes fresh offer to Navjot Singh Sidhu, says he has Congress in his DNA
Amarinder Singh makes fresh offer to Navjot Singh Sidhu, says he has Congress in his DNA

Congress party has made a fresh offer to Navjot Singh Sidhu, saying the Grand Old Party's doors are always open for him.

SAD seeks defence academy in Anandpur Sahib

A delegation of Akali Dal leaders, led by Rajya Sabha MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, put forth the demand before Home Minister Rajnath Singh during a meeting in his office.

Suspended AAP MP Dharamvira Gandhi floats new front

Suspended Aam Aadmi Party MP Dharamvira Gandhi from Patiala said the name of the front will be announced in 10-15 days.

Chandigarh will always be integral part of Punjab: Parkash Singh Badal

Chandigarh, a union territory, is the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana.

Four kg heroin seized in Punjab

The Border Security Force has recovered four kg heroin along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab's Amritsar sector, an official said on Sunday.

Punjab: Dalit girl raped in Moga, youth arrested

A 19-year-old Dalit girl was raped by a youth at Nihalsingh Wala in this district, police said today.