Punjab

Surjit  Barnala passes away

Surjit Barnala passes away

Former Punjab Chief Minister Surjit Barnala passed away today in Chandigarh. He was 91. Barnala had been admitted to the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in the city. Surjit Barnala was responsible for the Operation Black Thunder.What became subsequently known as Operation Black Thunder I (April 30, 1986) whereby the Indian security forces […]

Captain Amarinder Singh to contest polls from Lambi

Captain Amarinder Singh to contest polls from Lambi

Punjab Congress Chief Amarinder Singh today said he has decided to contest the Punjab Assembly polls from Lambi, which is Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s constituency. Amarinder tweeted the announcement, saying he will make his decision official soon. It had earlier been announced that Amarinder would contest the elections from the Patiala urban assembly […]

Akali Minister’s wife makes ‘fake’ video

Akali Minister’s wife makes ‘fake’ video

Amritsar: A unique drama was witnessed outside the house of Gulzar Singh Ranike, Cabinet Minister and SAD candidate from Attari constituency, where the minister’s wife was making a “fake” video to support her husband. Kanwaljit Kaur, wife of Ranike, was making a video clip on her mobile phone in which a young tea seller was […]

Preet Harpal’s Song Sparks controversy

Preet Harpal’s Song Sparks controversy

Punjabi Singer Preet Harpal sparks controversy with his song Rang in which he directly target Sahib Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji Maharaj and used controversial lyrics in the song. Preet Harpal disrespectfully mentioned Beadvi (Desecration) Incidents of Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji Maharaj in song . Controversial lyrics/words in Song : Loki tainu […]

Harsimrat Badal’s warning to AAP

Harsimrat Badal’s warning to AAP

Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal accused Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mann of encouraging voters to turn violent ahead of the Punjab elections. Harsimrat Badal warned AAP on Wednesday that “if chief minister Parkash Singh Badal told workers of our party (Shiromani Akali Dal or SAD) to turn violent, AAP workers will not stay […]

Badal’s statement after Shoe Attack

Badal’s statement after Shoe Attack

Shoe-hurling incident show opponents lost the game: Badal Chandigarh : The Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said here today that the incident of shoe- throwing by a person from outside his constituency has proved beyond doubt that our opponents have lost the game and want to scuttle a peaceful , free and fair poll. […]

Sukhbir Badal campaigns in Jalalabad

Sukhbir Badal campaigns in Jalalabad

During his campaign in Jalalabad , Shiromani Akali Dal president and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said, “Jalalabad constituency is special for me. This is the reason I am contesting from this constituency for a third consecutive time. I have spent Rs 400 crore on upgrading sewerage and water works. A normal MLA wouldn’t […]

Attack on Sukhbir’s convoy : What Parkash Singh Badal Says

Attack on Sukhbir’s convoy : What Parkash Singh Badal Says

A total of 16 people, one by name, have been booked for Sunday’s incident wherein stones were hurled at the convoy of Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal at a village in Jalalabad, a sub division in Fazilka district. Harpreet Singh alias Nikka of Khandhwala Hajar Khan village and 15 unidentified people have been […]

Controversy Over Bhagwant Mann´s Speech : Dalla to Dalla Hota Hai

Controversy Over Bhagwant Mann´s Speech : Dalla to Dalla Hota Hai

While the Election Commission is trying to ensure violence-free polls in Punjab, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mann’s speech urging voters to welcome opposition leaders with stones has not gone down well with the SAD leaders here.Bhagwant Mann was in Sardulgarh while addressing a crowd, he said that opposition leaders would be welcomed with […]

Akal Takht Sahib declared Maluka a ‘Tankhahiya’ : Maluka´s Statement

Akal Takht Sahib declared Maluka a ‘Tankhahiya’ : Maluka´s Statement

Punjab cabinet minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Sikander Singh Maluka was on Sunday declared ‘tankhaiya’ by Sri Akal Takht Sahib for distortion of a prayer at a function held to inaugurate his election ofice in Rampura Phul segment in Bathinda district. He will, as punishment, have to perform ‘sewa’ (service) at Sri Darbar […]