Election 2017

A joint delegation of SAD-BJP will meet Chief Election Commission of India tomorrow at New Delhi

CHANDIGARH: A high level joint delegation of Shiromani Akali Dal and Bharatiya Janata Party led by BJP President and Minister of State, Government of India, Sh. Vijay Sampla will meet the Chief Election Commission of India in Delhi tomorrow to demand high level independent inquiry and immediate cancelation of false cases registered against large number of senior leaders of Shiromani Akali Dal belonging to district Gurdaspur.

General and Police observers review arrangements for Gurdaspur by-poll

GURDASPUR: Observers deputed by the Election Commission of India for free and fair Gurdaspur parliamentary by poll reviewed the preparations made by the civil and police administration by Gurdaspur and Pathankot districts.

Election Commission to use VVPAT in Gurdaspur by election

GURDASPUR: he election commission of India has decided to use Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) units in Gurdaspur parliament by election which is going to held on October 11.These units would use first time in this border state of Punjab.

Political Parties defy model code of conduct, political hoarding continues to deface public property

BATALA:  Despite of imposition of the model code of conduct by  Election Commission of India after the announcement of  Gurdaspur parliament by elections, n number of political hoarding and posters continue to deface the public property till date.

Kavita Khanna to be BJP candidate for Gurdaspur Lok Sabha by-poll: Sources

CHANDIGARH: Kavita Khanna widow of former BJP MP and film star late Vinodh Khanna would be BJP candidate for urdaspur Lok Sabha poll. The announcement of her name is expected to be made soon.

Notification for Gurdaspur Parliamentary Constituency bye election issued

Nomination process for Gurdaspur Parliamentary Constituency bye election begun today with the notification issued. No one filed nomination paper on day one.

Preparedness for Gurdaspur Lok Sabha Constituency reviewed

CHANDIGARH: Acting Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab today  reviewed all the necessary preparedness  for the smooth and peaceful  conduct of Gurdaspur parliamentary  constituency bye election through video conferencing. Mr. Manjeet Singh Narang IAS , acting Chief electoral officer Punjab, Manpreet Singh Chhatwal IAS Additional CEO Punjab, Mr. VK Bhawra  IPS ,DGP ( Police Nodal Officer for election) And Mr Jatinder Singh Aulakh IPS Inspector General also present in this video conferencing with Deputy commissioners   of Gurdaspur &Pathankot and Senior superintendent of Police of Gurdaspur, Pathankot and Batala.

SAD core committee to meet on Sept 18 to discuss Gurdaspur bye poll

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal President Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal has called  a meeting of the Core Committee of the party on September 18th at 4.00 pm at party head office in Chandigarh to discuss preparation for Gurdaspur bye poll and prevalent political situation in the state.

Hectic lobbying in Punjab BJP, Congress for Gurdaspur Lok Sabha poll ticket

CHANDIGARH: Hectic lobbying is going on in Punajb Congress and BJP for securing ticket for the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat where by-election will be held on October 11. The seat fell vacated after demise of BJP MP Vindo Khanna.

Schedule for Gurdaspur Lok Sabha Bye election announced

CHANDIGARH: Election commission of India today announced bye election schedule for Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constitency .

Himachal relaxes qualification for direct recruitment of class IV posts of visually impaired

The Himachal cabinet decided to relax educational and other qualification for direct recruitment on class-IV posts and services against direct recruitment quota posts in favour of visually impaired persons who have crossed age of 35 years. It also gave relaxation in other qualification prescribed for direct recruits for the post of Junior Office Assistant (IT) i.e. diploma in computer science in favour of visual impaired. The selected visually impaired persons after appointment may not be insisted up on to complete the diploma as required in the light of recruitment rules and may be imparted basic computer training by the concerned departments.

4 gram panchayats to go to poll on May 28

Punjab News Express/S.K.Vyas
CHANDIGARH : The Haryana State Election Commission today issued the election program for the conduct of the General elections of four Gram Panchayats. The poll for these elections will be held on May 28, 2017.

Himachal jails overcrowded, lack security mechanism: CAG

Punjab News Express
SHIMLA : Jails in Himachal Pradesh are overcrowded with excess occupancy ranging between two and 122 per cent in the past three years, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has said.

Absence of regional face also a reason for AAP’s defeat in Punjab, says Capt Amarinder

Punjab News Express
PATIALA: Calling for a bigger role for regional leaders in states, Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh has termed the absence of a regional face as one of reasons for the drubbing received by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the Punjab assembly polls.

AAP respects people's mandate, will retrospect the reasons of defeat

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Accepting the decision of people of Punjab, Aam Aadmi Party on saturday thanked the voters of state for their support to the party in elections.

Sukhbir Badal thanks his constituents for standing with him

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister and SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal today thanked his constituents for standing with him and handing out a resounding victory to him from Jalalabad assembly constituency. 

Grand welcome for Amarinder in Patiala as Captain defeats General to create military history

Punjab News Express
PATIALA: A victorious Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday came home to a grand welcome from his family members and constituents in Patiala, from where he has created military history by becoming the first Captain to defeat a General.

Congress sweeps Punjab; AAP emerges main opposition party, Akali-BJP finishes third

By Jaideep Sarin/IANS
CHANDIGARH: Reviving itself in the border state after a decade, the Congress party on Saturday swept the Punjab assembly elections in a victory powered by veteran Amarinder Singh, who is set to return as Chief Minister.

Navjot Sidhu registers his victory with highest number of votes in Amritsar

Punjab News Express/Jagmohan Singh
AMRITSAR: Congress star campaigner Navjot Singh Sidhu today registered his victory from Amritsar East constituency while getting 60477 votes as he defeated BJP candidate Rajesh Honey with the difference of 42809. Honey bagged 17668 votes. As per district Election Returning Officer, Sidhu got highest number of votes in the Amritsar district.

Congress leads in Punjab over AAP, Akalis

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Proving wrong exit polls which projected a close outcome, the Congress forged ahead in 56 of the 101 assembly seats in Punjab, officials said.