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Sunil Jakhar slams Modi government for its anti-farmer stance during maiden speech in Rajya Sabha

CHANDIGARH: President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee and Lok Sabha MP Mr. Sunil Jakhar today slammed the Modi Government for its anti-farmers’ policies during his maiden speech in the august house.

Ecuador holds poll on presidential term limits

QUITO: Ecuadorians went to the polls to vote on whether or not to scrap a constitutional amendment allowing indefinite re-election.

Bangladesh's great support helped curb terror in northeast: Rajnath

Terror activities in northeast India have been checked due to Bangladesh's great help and support while rail links and bus services between the two countries facilitated travel of the region's people to other parts of India via the neighbour without any much trouble, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said here on Sunday.

Congress leads in Ajmer, Alwar

Punjab News Express
JAIPUR: The Congress on Thursday led over the ruling BJP in the two Lok Sabha constituencies of Ajmer and Alwar in Rajasthan as officials counted the tens of thousands of votes polled in by-elections held on Monday.

Congress govt on way to withdrawing free power facility to farmers – SAD

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today said the Congress government had today proven that it was on way to imposing power bills on all agricultural tubewells and taking back the facility extended to farmers by S Parkash Singh Badal by giving the go ahead for installation of electricity meters on tubewells at various places.

Should BJP worry about growing Dalit alienation?

For the third time since the Narendra Modi government's assumption of office, the Dalits have come into conflict with the Hindutva brigade. The first time was in Una in Gujarat, where a group of Dalits were thrashed by saffron activists for skinning a cow, a traditional occupation of the "untouchables".

Bengal by-poll: Trinamool leading by over 15,000 votes

KOLKATA: Trinamool Congress candidate Gita Rani Bhunia was leading by over 15,000 votes over the Left Front nominated CPI-M aspirant Rita Mondal on Sunday in the initial counting of the by-poll to the Sabang Assembly constituency in West Bengal.

Rajinder Rana: The Giant Killer of Sujanpur

CHANDIGARH: The Bharatiya Janata Party had reason to be doubly happy after its electoral victory in the Himachal Pradesh assembly polls. One, it returned to power after five years and, secondly, it got a near two-thirds majority. But there is one man who has left the BJP leadership with a bad taste in the mouth.

Most Congress turncoats lose, prominent party leaders trounced

AHMEDABAD: Four of the six Congress turncoat legislators in Gujarat who had bagged BJP tickets lost at the hustings, while some of the Congress' prominent state leaders, including Shaktisinh Gohil and Arjun Modhvadia, lost.

EVMs can be hacked, as margin between winner and loser very less: Hardik Patel

AHMEDABAD: Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Monday reiterated his doubts over the reliability of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), saying they can be hacked and that was why the margin between the winning and losing candidates in the Gujarat Assembly elections was less in some constituencies.

Voting on December 17 to elect repersentatives of 3 MCs, 20 councils and Nagar Panchayats

CHANDIGARH: The process of voting to elect representatives to 3 Municipal Corporations and 29 Municipal Councils and Nagar Panchayats would begin on 17th December, 2017 on 8 AM and last till 4 PM.

Himachal polls see 74% turnout, highest in four decades

A record over 74 per cent, highest in four decades, of Himachal Pradesh's 50.25 lakh electorate on Thursday exercised their franchise in the assembly elections where the ruling Congress and the BJP were locked in a straight contest.

Congress Himachal poll manifesto woos farmers, youths, employees

The ruling Congress in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday released its manifesto for the November 9 assembly election, promising interest-free loans to farmers, laptops for students and special grade pay scale for all employees.

Noted Malayalam writer Punathil Kunjabdulla dead

Hugely popular writer and novelist Punathil Kunjabdulla, passed away here on Friday, said a family member. He was 77.

Gujarat poll dates likely Wednesday, BJP government dishes out last-minute sops

GANDHINAGAR: Amid widespread speculation that the Election Commission will finally declare the Gujarat Assembly poll dates on Wednesday, the state government continued its last-minute announcements of welfare schemes and various sops to woo voters before the model code of conduct comes into play.

Gurdaspur result beginning of the end of anarchist Modi regime: Tript Bajwa

GURDASPUR:  The Punjab Rural Development and Panchayats Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa today articulated the spectacular victory of the Congress over the Bharatiya Janata Party in Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bye-election as beginning of the end of the anarchist Narendra Modi regime.

Congress heading for landslide victory in Gurdaspur bye election

Gurdaspur: The Congress party is heading for landslide victory in Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bye election with its candidate Sunil Jakhar leading by 94000 votes at the end of fifth round of counting.SAD-BJP candidate Swaran Salaria and AAP candidate Suresh Kumar Khajuria are on second and third spot respectively.

SAD asks Manpreet Badal to explain why he lied on farm loan waiver notification

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has asked finance minister Manpreet Badal to explain why he lied to farmers on the farm loan waiver notification, even as it asked PCC chief Sunil Jakhar to explain with what moral right he was contesting the Gurdaspur by-poll after failing to convince his party government to implement the waiver. 

Jakhar takes BJP head-on over its failures as he embarks on worker meetings in Pathankot district

 Raising the pitch for the October 11 Lok Sabha by-election from Gurdaspur, Congress candidate Sunil Jakhar on Sunday took the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) head-on over its failures at the Centre and in Punjab, as he embarked on a series of worker meetings in Pathankot district of the constituency.

Don't believe in vote bank politics, nation comes first: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday the BJP did not believe in vote bank politics as the country was above party politics.