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SAD-BJP demands countermanding of civic polls in Patiala

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) – Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today demanded immediate countermanding of the Patiala Corporation elections citing gross poll code violations in all wards of the city even as it demanded a high level inquiry into violence and rigging done by Congressmen and registration of cases against civil and police officials who acting like Congress agents.

Capt Amarinder Singh slams Sampla for misleading people on MC poll eve

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday slammed the state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Vijay Sampla for his politically motivated statement on the nine months of the Congress rule, saying not just nine but more than 100 poll promises had already been fulfilled by the government.

Jakhar thanks people, Congress workers for ensuring smooth MC polls

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar on Sunday thanked the people and party workers for ensuring smooth and impressive turnout in the Municipal Council and Municipal Committee elections, despite the efforts by the Akalis to scuttle the poll process through threats, violence and rumour mongering in some areas.

Voting begins for Punjab municipal elections

CHANDIGARH: Voting for the Punjab municipal elections began on Sunday, Election Commission officials said here. Polling began at 8 a.m. and will continue till 4 p.m.

Sonia tells party workers to introspect, be ready for sacrifices

NEW DELHI: Sonia Gandhi, who on Saturday retired as Congress chief - a position she had held since 1998, said the party must "look within" to fight the forces that attack the fundamentals of the Constitution and also be ready to make any sacrifice.

NSCA Chief alleges Civil-Police administration turn a pivot in hands of Congress MLA’s

PATIALA: The Chief of the Socio-Politic Organization, National Scheduled Castes Alliance (NSCA), Paramjit Singh Kainth on Friday lashing against the state government alleged that under its rule the people are fails to get the justice because of a nexus of the Politicians and the civil and Police Officials and this nexus has created a terror like situation in the state and the poor people are compelled to face a repression.

Rahul Gandhi's elevation will strengthen Congress in India: Jakhar

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President and Member of Parliament from Gurdaspur Sunil Jakhar said that with the assumption of office of All India Congress Committee by Rahul Gandhi, the Congress party will be strengthened further throughout the country and under his leadership; the party will again form the government in 2019.

Sonia gets emotional as she remembers Indira, Rajiv

NEW DELHI: Sonia Gandhi on Saturday got emotional as she recollected the sacrifices made by her mother-in-law Indira Gandhi and husband Rajiv Gandhi for the country and said she decided to join politics when she felt "Congress was facing a crisis and communal forces were gaining strength".

Cong govt betrays industry, power tariff enhanced instead of being reduced to Rs five per unit: Sukhbir Badal

CHANDIGARH: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the Congress government had betrayed industrialists by sending them enhanced power bills with a tariff increase of around ten per cent on old rates, even while it announced to reduce power tariff to Rs five per unit in the current bill cycle.

Sonia gets emotional as she remembers Indira, Rajiv

NEW DELHI: Sonia Gandhi on Saturday got emotional as she recollected the sacrifices made by her mother-in-law Indira Gandhi and husband Rajiv Gandhi for the country and said she decided to join politics when she felt "Congress was facing a crisis and communal forces were gaining strength".

Rahul is Congress chief, attacks Modi for indulging in 'medieval' politics

NEW DELHI: In a generational shift that ended the Sonia Gandhi era in the Congress, her son Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took over as the new party President and launched a sharp attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing him of taking the country "backwards to a medieval past" where people are butchered because of what they eat and believe in.

Cabinet clears bill criminalising triple talaq

NEW DELHI: A bill seeking to criminalise instant triple talaq among Muslims and providing for a three-year jail term was cleared by the Union Cabinet on Friday, which the government said was aimed at protecting the dignity and security of women in the community.

Capt. Amarinder govt. pushes Punjab towards financial emergency: AAP

CHANDIGARH: The Aam Aadmi Party on Friday accused Capt. Amarinder Singh led Congress govt. for the financial mess in Punjab and pushing the state into emergency like situation.

Sunil Jakhar sworn in as a Member of Lok Sabha

President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee and Member of Parliament from Gurdaspur Mr. Sunil Jakhar today took oath as the Lok Sabha member on the first day of the Winter Session of Parliament. He took oath in Punjabi, in honor of the language of his province, Punjab.

Sonia has retired as party chief, not from politics: Congress

As Sonia Gandhi on Friday said it was time for her to retire, the Congress party clarified that she has retired as party President and not from politics.

Sonia has retired as party chief, not from politics: Congress

As Sonia Gandhi on Friday said it was time for her to retire, the Congress party clarified that she has retired as party President and not from politics.

My role is now to retire: Sonia Gandhi

With Rahul Gandhi set to take over as Congress President on Saturday, Sonia Gandhi on Friday said it was time for her to retire.

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2.30 p.m. amid ruckus

The Rajya Sabha on Friday saw repeated adjournments in the pre-lunch sitting on the issue of Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Sharad Yadav's disqualification and the allegations of conniving with Pakistan levelled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi against his predecessor Manmohan Singh

Modi remembers Sardar Patel on death anniversary

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his death anniversary and said the nation was indebted to him.

Exit polls predict BJP win in Gujarat, Himachal

All exit polls on Thursday predicted a clean sweep for the BJP in the Assembly elections held in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, in both of which it was virtually a direct fight between the two parties.

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