- Feb 26, 2015 20:08 IST
The SAD-BJP alliance has made its mark in the first-ever Moga municipal corporation elections held on February 22 and bagged 32 out of 50 seats while the Congress performed badly by winning a single seat only. The SAD bagged 24 seats, BJP eight while 17 seats went to Independents and one to the Congress.
- Feb 26, 2015 19:48 IST
By stopping and bringing down the excessive use of diammonium phosphate during the Kharif season, farmers in Muktsar have saved about Rs 24 crore.
- Feb 26, 2015 19:30 IST
The worldwide organisation, World Cancer Care (WCC), will help promote the cultivation of broccoli, an edible green plant in the cabbage family, with the help of Punjab agriculture department, to fight the spread of cancer in the state.
- Feb 26, 2015 12:56 IST
The SAD-BJP alliance here on Thursday won 29 from total of 50 seats in municipal corporation polls. Congress won 10 while Independents bagged 11 seats.
- Feb 26, 2015 09:10 IST
The SAD and BJP won most of the councils and nagar panchayats in Malwa region, though after facing some stiff competition from Independents. In traditional Akali bastions like Bathinda, Mansa and Muktsar, the alliance barely managed to get majority.
- Feb 25, 2015 21:23 IST
Citizens wish list on union budget
- Feb 25, 2015 21:12 IST
With the SAD-BJP alliance making a clean sweep in the Kot-Ise-Khan municipal election in the district under the supervision of Punjab agriculture minister Jathedar Tota Singh, who is also MLA from this area, the Congress here has been completely wiped out. All 13 seats of the municipal council have been bagged by the alliance.
- Feb 24, 2015 22:35 IST
An eight-year-old girl from Mour village under the sadar police station, Kotkpaura, was allegedly kidnapped, raped and murdered. Her body was found in a field on Tuesday morning.
- Feb 24, 2015 20:13 IST
Despite four party rebels in the fray in the Fazilka municipal council polls, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance stands united and appeared to be at an edge over a divided Congress, but 20 nominees of gangster-turned-politician Jaswinder Singh Rocky contesting polls as independents might upset the outcome of the polls and harm the prospects of the SAD. Rocky had supported the SAD-BJP nominee during the last Lok Sabha election at Fazilka.
- Feb 23, 2015 23:12 IST
Police have booked seven persons in connection with the alleged attack on BJP worker Munish Pandi during polling for the municipal corporation elections here on Sunday.
- Feb 23, 2015 21:16 IST
Though the district administration and the police have taken steps to ensure a fair and peaceful polling for the civic body polls in the district on Wednesday, yet the Congress has expressed doubts over the security at polling booths and fears that violence may occur.
- Feb 23, 2015 21:06 IST
Internal factionalism within the Congress seems to be doing the trick for the SAD-BJP alliance as one of its candidates from ward number 7 of Budhlada municipal council, Sarbjit Kaur, has won the election unopposed.
- Feb 23, 2015 10:06 IST
After a relatively low-profile election campaign, polling for 50 wards of the Bathinda municipal corporation went by and large peaceful on Sunday, rejecting apprehensions of violence and lawlessness witnessed during the last polls in 2008.
- Feb 23, 2015 09:47 IST
With a view to ensuring that the upcoming municipal committee election on February 25 are free of booth-capturing incidents and lawlessness, the Congress’ Ferozepur unit will videograph polling at all booths, the permission for which has been granted by the district administration.
- Feb 23, 2015 10:02 IST
Amid factionalism within parties and the issues of development, the Moga municipal corporation that went to polls for the first time on Sunday recorded a voter turnout of 72.33% to elect 50 councillors.