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30 Congress families join SAD

Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia today claimed that 30 families owing allegiance to Congress today joined SAD in the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat.

Chandigarh records highest ever poll percentage

Chandigarh recorded the highest ever poll percentage in history, as it was set to cross 72% even as final figures were being tabulated. According to Chandigarh's deputy commissioner-cum-returning officer Mohd Shayin, the previous high was 68.1% in 1984. In 2004 and 2009, the voting percentage was 50 and 64.9% respectively.

Bansal, Jain cross paths, do not acknowledge each other

Congress candidate from the city Pawan Bansal and senior BJP leader Satya Pal Jain came face-to-face at a polling booth in Sector 28 but preferred to ignore each other. Not even pleasantries were exchanged as the Jain alleged that he had arrived at the booth, where Bansal had voted, to look into some allegations that Bansal was jumping the queue. When Jain entered the booth, Bansal was addressing the media.

Sidhu carries out door-to-door campaign for Soni

Congress member of legislative assembly (MLA), Balbir Singh Sidhu, carried out a door-to-door campaigning for Congress Lok Sabha candidate from Anandpur Sahib constituency, Ambika Soni, at Phase 9 here on Thursday.

AAP accelerates campaigning two days prior to Kejriwal's roadshow

Two days prior to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal's road show in Ludhiana, the party has accelerated its election campaign in Ludhiana.

Political rallies on Baisakhi or not, CEO asks ECI

The chief electoral officer (CEO) of Punjab has sought clarification from the Election Commission of India (ECI) about political rallies to be organised in the state on Baisakhi (April 13).

City to buy power from J&K this summer

Residents can hope of being spared power cuts this summer as the Chandigarh electricity department will buy 30 MW of power from Jammu and Kashmir between 6am and 10pm, the peak hours from May to August. The power will be returned in November and December between 10pm to 6am, when it is surplus here.

Don’t act blindly on Cong’s complaints, SAD urges EC

The Shiromani Akali Dal on Monday urged the Election Commission (EC) to desist from acting on “false, baseless and illogical” complaints by the Congress against the ruling SAD-BJP alliance in Punjab.

PCA heads' appointment:  HC questions Punjab, Hry

The Punjab and Haryana high court has taken a serious note of the Punjab and Haryana gover nments besides the Chandigarh administration for having failed to make any effort to find out availability of retired high court judges before appointment of retired bureaucrats as chairpersons of the respective state police complaints authorities (PCAs).

On penultimate day, 150 candidates file nominations

On the penultimate day of filing Lok Sabha poll nominations in Punjab, 150 candidates belonging to various political parties filed their nominations on Monday, taking the total number of nominations to 236.

MC blacklists firm for forging documents in toilet tender

The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has blacklisted Delhi-based advertising company Pioneer Publicity for forging documents in its submission in response to tenders for operation and maintenance of five public toilets in various markets of Chandigarh. The CHB has also written to the municipal corporation Chandigarh and the UT Administration regarding the same.

‘People of Punjab fed up with SAD-BJP’

The Congress held a rally in support of its candidate from Anandpur Sahib constituency, Ambika Soni, at Dussehra Ground of Phase 8 here on Monday.

Kirron’s 101-yr-old father campaigns for her at Sukhna

A day after Thakar Singh, father of Kirron Kher, issued a statement defending his daughter in a property dispute case, Singh was seen seeking votes for Kirron during a morning walk at Sukhna Lake on Monday morning.

AAP fundraiser a good draw, raises an estimated 3.5 lakh

The Aam Aadmi Party’s fund raising dinner at a bar in Sector 26 on Monday evening drew a much bigger crowd than the organisers had ever expected. Sources said the party estimated to earn over 3.5 lakh. Seeing the brisk response, they had to place more orders nearly a hundred people had arrived till about 9.30 pm.

In zeal to ‘sound different’, leaders end up inviting litigation

In the heat of the electoral battle, political party leaders end up perhaps saying too much, or so it seems, if the cases filed in this regard are anything to go by. At least three such cases have been filed over the past month in the local courts.
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