Giving a new angle to the triangular contest, two-time MLA from Dirba and sitting Congress in-charge of Amargarh segment Surjeet Dhiman has announced to contest the coming Lok Sabha election from Sangrur parliamentary seat, independently.
Having nearly 42 per cent hypersensitive and sensitive polling stations in the district, maintaining peace during the coming Lok Sabha polls, would be an uphill task for the district police.
In an innovative measure to eradicate corruption in jails of Punjab, 'e-purse system' was, on Thursday, launched in the local Central Jail, as a pilot project.
omedian-turned-politician Bhagwant Mann, kicked off his electoral campaigning here by addressing a gathering in front of his newly opened office near Court Chowk. Standing atop a chair, he addressed the audience without a mike, chairs or the tent with people jostling for space.
Another election has come. Political leaders will again tour the order areas to seek votes and make promises, that will never be fulfilled. Promises have been made earlier also to improve the fate of border area residents. But, elections have come and gone, but the condition of the residents of border areas has not improved.
SAD president and deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, on Wednesday, presided over a meeting of party leaders, including sitting MLAs, ex-MLAs and other rank and file at Guruharsahai, a subdivision of Ferozepur district, to give a momentum to the election campaign of the SAD-BJP's MP nominee Sher Singh Gubhaya.
A day after Bhagwant Mann managed to get Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) ticket from the Sangrur Lok Sabha seat, comedian-turned-politician Bhagwant Mann on Tuesday said he did not leave Manpreet Badal's PPP but it was the party that left him.
As part of the indefinite state-level protest of labourers and farmers, hundreds of activists of the Punjab Khet Mazdoor Union (PKMU) and Bhartiya Kisan Union (Ekta-Ugrahan) locked the main gate of the deputy commissioner's office here on Tuesday.
It was not surprising that Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal used all his oratory skills to downplay the electoral prospects of his nephew Manpreet Singh Badal on the first day of his election campaign for his daughter-in-law Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who is the party candidate for the Lok Sabha seat from Bathinda and is pitted mainly against the president of the People's Party of Punjab (PPP).
After the announcement of the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) candidate from Faridkot parliamentary constituency on Monday, now there are two retired teachers in the fray, Parmjeet Kaur Gulshan, sitting Faridkot MP and Sadhu Singh of AAP, a retired college lecturer of English.
It was a memorable day for the pass-outs of Ram Sukh Dass College here, who received their degrees from the legendary athlete Padam Shri Milkha Singh at the convocation of the college on Monday.
The Punjab chapter of the Coalition for GM Free India has asked Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal to convince the Punjab government against the genetically modified (GM) crops and dissuade the government from allowing field trials of GM crops.
The Seth Shankar Dass Daulat Ram Nagpal Charitable Trust organised the 22nd prosthetic and medical checkup camp here on Sunday.
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) is reportedly busy dealing with factionalism within the party in the Budhlada constituency, ahead of state chief minister Parkash Singh Badal's visit to various villages of the constituency from March 11 to campaign in favour of SAD candidate from Bathinda parliamentary constituency Harsimrat Kaur Badal.
Failing to get party ticket from the parliamentary constituency of Bathinda, former MLA Harmander Singh Jassi has already started to campaign for the party ticket for Talwandi Sabo by-election, that has become due following the resignation of Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu from the membership of the legislative assembly to join the SAD. Jeet Mohinder joined SAD on Friday.