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Sajjan’s proposed Punjab visit Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan’s proposed Punjab visit has given enough food for debate to the political parties and social organisations here. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has strongly refused to meet the minister, terming him a Khalistani sympathiser, but the Shiromani Akali Dal and SGPC, riding high on

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Sarna’s classic reply In Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) poll campaign, rivals made an issue of Paramjit Singh Sarna’s fondness of pearls embedded rings, which they projected as the former DSGMC president’s superstition and belief in Hindusim. While countering the claim of opponents, Sarna told media persons that one of the two rings was

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Diet Coke unites Amarinder, Sukhbir During an interaction between PPCC chief Amarinder Singh and SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal at a Summit in Delhi on Friday, the conversation veered towards the latter’s stay in prison in 2003 in connection with an alleged corruption case. Sukhbir pointed out how he always touches Singh’s feet despite political

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Politician versus journalist A young politician of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) is in the news. A staffer of a daily published from Chandigarh filed a report based on the press conference of the politician in question. The leader, on receiving the newspaper in the morning, felt that the reporter had not carried his

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Bikram Majithia’s multilingual tongue Punjab Information and Public Relations Minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Sunday made the masses breake into laughter as he showed his multilingual speech skills during a Railway Department’s occasion at Bathinda, in the presence of Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. Majithia was there to represent Sukhbir Singh Badal and Harsimrat Kaur

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Now, Bajwa sings Sidhu’s paeans Former state Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa was in the news recently for his ‘forceful’ advocating that the party takes ex-BJP Lok Sabha MP from Amritsar Navjot Singh Sidhu on board. He went as far as saying that ‘every vote counts’ and that the party could ill-afford leaving out a

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O Captain, my Captain! Recently, former Punjab Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa, who has been a known detractor of current state party unit chief Captain Amarinder Singh in the past, responded to former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu’s declaration, that he would only join Congress on the condition of Captain Amarinder not leading the party

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Season of political parties With ex-AAP state convener Sucha Singh Chottepur launching his party, Apna Punjab Party (APP), this time Punjab Assembly elections are all set to witness many new parties in the fray. Many traditional party leaders ended up blaming each other for floating such outfits claiming that these were a sure shot way

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Punjab CM’s real brother-in-law A former resident editor of national daily recently shared a letterhead on his face book account. The letterhead mentioned Inderjit Singh Sandhu, ‘Real brother-in-law of Parkash Singh Badal (Chief Minister, Punjab. The resident editor asked on his facebook page, “Can anyone ever beat this kind of letterhead?” The letterhead is being

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A selfish Navjot! Wife of cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, Amritsar MLA Navjot Kaur Sidhu is known for her loud mouth. She needs just an occasion to speak against the state government, in which she was the Chief Parliamentary Secretary, till the High Court gave verdict against the appointment of all CPS in Punjab. Further, she

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Getting rid of ‘political’ enemies Monkeys seem to be the biggest political enemy of Chief Parliamentary Secretary from Sulah Jagjeevan Pal in Himachal Pradesh. Last year, during the discussion in Vidhan Sabha, Pal had floated an idea to kill the monkeys at once, without telling anyone. Happy now that the Congress government got the monkeys

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Trapped at the fag end! The ghastly murder of a four-year-old boy Yug in Shimla has turned out to be embarrassing for the Municipal Corporation Shimla, particularly the CPM’s Mayor Sanjay Chauhan and Deputy Mayor Tekinder Singh Panwar. Part of victim’s skeleton was located in a water tank of the MC, from where supply is

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Badal’s words of wisdom to keep temper under control At a recently held Sangat Darshan programme in Adampur assembly constituency, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was seen sharing his golden rules with none other than the villagers, who were almost wrestling with each other to share their problems with the CM. When an elderly man

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Khattar’s anger Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar is not happy with the performance of top babus in the state. His repeated pleas and instructions to senior bureaucrats to perform well seem to have fallen on deaf ears. Therefore, his anger was quite obvious on Saturday when he directed all Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of

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Cong’s love for controversial faces Close on the heels of former Union Minister Kamal Nath ending his innings abruptly as the in-charge for Congress’ Punjab affairs, the high command, Sonia Gandhi, reposed her faith in Asha Kumari, party MLA from Himachal Pradesh, who will now take care of party affairs in the poll-bound state of

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Maharaja sweats it out In a run-up to the Assembly polls Capt Amarinder Singh this time is sweating it out to establish his connect with masses. Maharaja Patiala, who generally used to avoid meeting public in the past, is leaving no stone unturned to reach out to voters. It may be the impact of the

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