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BJP likely to go ahead with its old war horses

Amritsar: The Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) is much likely to re-allot tickets to old nominees for 2017, assembly polls in Punjab, except Amritsar (East) which was represented by Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu. The party is expected to make announcement of its candidates on all 23 seats in the second week of January 2017. According to

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Valmiki community demands four seats from Cong in Dalit-dominated Doaba

Jalandhar: Even as the Congress is yet to release its third list of candidates, voices of dissent within the party have started rising after Valmiki and Mazhbi community demanded four seats out of the total eight reserved seats in Doaba from Congress high command. The Valmiki and Mazhbi Sikh community from Doaba region categorically said

Capt ‘pacifies’ Manpreet Badal’s confidant Sahota

Fatehgarh Sahib: Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee president Captain Amarinder Singh is learnt to have ‘pacified’ Rashtriya Valmik Sahba chairman Kuldeep Singh Sahota, who was opposing the party’s ticket to Gurpreet Singh G P from Bassi Pathana reserve constituency. Sahota was a ticket aspirant and after denial of ticket, he raised banner of revolt against Congress

Akal Takht’s intervention sought by Babbal in turban disrespect case

Kapurthala: Feeling deserted by his party after being manhandled by Congress supporters, Kulwinder Singh Babbal has now knocked Akal Takht’s door on Thursday seeking justice for disrespect of turban. In his written complaint addressed to Jathedar Akal Takht, a copy of which is with Daily Post, he alleged that he was attending a political meeting

Punjab Government transfers 4 IAS, 3 PCS officers (List available)

10 PPS officers transferred in Punjab (list available)

Chandigarh: Punjab government has transferred 10 PPS officers in Punjab, on

Seven killed in J&K road accident

Jammu: Seven people were killed in a road accident in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district on Thursday afternoon. Police said that the accident occurred when the driver lost control of the vehicle and it plunged into the gorge in Padder tehsil of Kishtwar. “All seven occupants of the vehicle were killed in the accident,” police

Kejriwal seeks withdrawal security, writes Punjab CEO

Voting for Congress is like voting for Majithia: Kejriwal

Chavinda Devi: Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal today appealed to people not to vote for Congress, saying it will help Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, who is “responsible for ruining the youth of Punjab”. “Voting for Congress is like voting for Majithia. It will divide votes and help Majithia, who is responsible for ruining

Sukhdev Singh Kahlon assumes charge of DPI (SE)

SAS Nagar: Director SCERT Sukhdev Singh Kahlon assumes the charge of DPI(S). In keeping with the instructions and the guidance of Education Minister Punjab, Dr Daljeet Singh Cheema, Sukhdev Singh took over the additional charge of DPI(S) in Mohali today. Born in a family of freedom fighters to Gurbachan Singh in District Gurdaspur at Fatehgarh

Modi for economic freedom, Cong nurturing British culture: Sampla

Hussainiwala: Punjab BJP chief Vijay Sampla today launched ‘Vijay Sankalp Yatra’ here signalling the beginning of his party’s poll campaign in the state and said the Modi government is fighting for “economic freedom” of the country, but Congress is nurturing “British culture”. “Congress bred and nurtured British culture in the country. While BJP is working

Don’t give Majithia another chance- Kejriwal

Chavinda Devi: “AAP is the only hope for Punjab and voters of Majitha must vote for Himmat Singh Shergill to learn a lesion to Bikram Majithia and write a new chapter in the history of Punjab.” Aam Aadmi Party National Convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal while leading a huge road show in Majitha

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Himachal hills warmer than plains

Shimla: The weather in the hills of Himachal Pradesh is “warm” compared to the northern plains where the fog is screening out the sun. In the hills, the sun shines regularly, resulting in some towns like Shimla being warmer than Chandigarh, or Punjab and Haryana cities in the plains, the Met office said on Thursday.

Chautala to resign from life presidency

New Delhi: Under intense pressure from various quarters, embattled Abhay Singh Chautala today offered to relinquish the life presidency of the Indian Olympic Association, but only if the International Olympic Committee has reservations about his elevation to the position. Chautala, who has been chargesheeted in a disproportionate assets case, and 2010 CWG corruption scandal tainted

AAP leaders join TMC

Chandigarh: AAP leaders Manjit Singh, sector in-charge of Nawanshahr, Banga and Garhshankar and one of the leading faces of the AAP in Doaba joined the TMC with a large number of volunteers. Other prominent AAP leaders to join the TMC today include Dalwinder Kaur, member of the Mahila Wing in Mohali, Gurinder Singh of Head

Bhagwant Mann’s office attacked in Jalalabad, 5 arrested

Jalalabad: A day after the attack at the office of AAP leader Bhagwant Mann, the local police have arrested five accused on Thursday. The police said that the accused in their preliminary questioning revealed that the accused were under the influence of alcohol, when the incident had taken place. The police said that further investigation

Cash withdrawal cap may not be necessary from Jan 1: Minister of State for Finance

New Delhi: The cap on cash withdrawal may not be necessary from January 1, as 250-300 million currency notes were being printed on a daily basis, Minister of State for Finance Santosh Gangwar has said. “I have been told that 25-30 crore notes are being printed on a daily basis. Continuing with the withdrawal cap

Sasikala set to become AIADMK’s next General Secretary

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Thursday said VK Sasikala, a close aide of the late Chief Minister and party leader J Jayalalithaa, has agreed to take charge as the AIADMK’s next General Secretary. Disclosing this to the media, Panneerselvam said that Sasikala would soon formally assume charge as the party’s General Secretary.

Administrator nominates councillors of Chandigarh MC

Chandigarh: In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (ii) of Sub-Section 3 of Section 4 of the Punjab Municipal Corporation Act, 1976 as extended to the Union Territory of Chandigarh by the Punjab Municipal Corporation Law (Extension to Chandigarh) Act, 1994 (Act No.45 of 1994), the Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh, is pleased to nominate

Dr Manmohan Singh to release Punjab Congress election manifesto

New Delhi: World-renowned economist and former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh will release the assembly election manifesto of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) soon. Though the manifesto release date is yet to be finalized, Dr. Manmohan Singh agreed to launch the document, defining the party’s blueprint for governance in Punjab, at a meeting with

Inter-ministerial group to discuss Apple’s demand next month

New Delhi: A group of senior officials from ministries, including commerce and finance, will early next month deliberate on the incentives sought by US-based iPhone maker Apple to set up a manufacturing unit in the country. Officials from departments of commerce, industrial policy and promotion (DIPP), revenue, environment and forest, electronics and information technology (DeITY)

Mother posts suicide note on FB, kills self, toddler

New York: A mother posted a lengthy suicide note on Facebook a day after Christmas before suffocating her one-year-old son and killing herself, a media report said. According to the York Dispatch report on Thursday, police found the 40-year-old Sheri Shermeyer dead in bed from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, and son,

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