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Bullets overshadow ballots in Kashmir's Anantnag, only 28% votes cast

In a bullet-versus-ballot battle, bullet had the upper hand in at least three districts out of four in Anantnag constituency on Thursday, the valley's first parliament seat that witnessed turnout of around 28%. Militants attack CRPF vehicle in Shopian, poll officer killed, 5 injured

Amarinder writes open letter to Modi over Punjabi farmers in Gujarat

Ahead of Narendra Modi's visit to Punjab, Congress leader Amarinder Singh today wrote an open letter to him asking about steps taken by his government to stop eviction of Punjabi farmers from Gujarat's Kutch region.

UPA govt has given step-motherly treatment to Punjab: Khanna

Actor-turned-politician Vinod Khanna, BJP candidate from Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency, today accused the Congress-led UPA government of meting out "step-motherly" treatment to Punjab.

HC stays AFT's judgment on group insurance fund adjudication

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday put stay on the judgment of Chandigarh bench of Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) which had ruled that matters related to Army Group Insurance Fund (AGIF) can be adjudicated by the AFT.

BSF recovers 10 kg heroin in Punjab

Border Security Force (BSF) personnel recovered 10 kg heroin following a shootout with smugglers from Pakistan in the Amritsar sector, BSF officials said Thursday.

Amritsar battle takes away spotlight from Bathinda

In Punjab's politics, the battle for the Bathinda Lok Sabha seat was supposed to be a big one with Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's daughter-in-law Harsimrat Badal pitted against his estranged nephew Manpreet Badal. But Bathinda remained in political limelight only for a few days as it got overshadowed by the keen contest at Amritsar. 

One-time aide poses hurdle as Preneet eyes four-in-a-row win

A one-time protege has emerged as a serious contender against Union minister Preneet Kaur of Congress as she eyes a fourth straight term from this seat where she has in past beaten heavyweight political opponents fielded by the rival Shiromani Akali Dal.

Gandhis 'entitled' to 'stoop' to any level: Jaitley

As Priyanka Gandhi raked up the 'snoopgate' issue against Narendra Modi, BJP today hit back saying her remarks suggesting there should be no personal attacks meant that Gandhis are entitled to "stoop to any level" but others cannot target them.

Violence mars polls at 13 places in south Kashmir

Violence mars polls in parts of Pulwama, Shopian and Kulgam districts of south Kashmir's Anantnag parliamentary constituency. Stone-throwing youth took to the streets in parts of Pulwama town and nearby areas.

Punjab on alert to check flow of liquor before polling

With all the 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab going to polls on April 30, a comprehensive plan has been chalked out to check any flow of liquor or money to woo voters.

Modi's three rallies in Himachal Pradesh on Apr 29

BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will address three public rallies in Himachal Pradesh April 29, a party leader said here Thursday. 

LS polls: Only 3 women candidates in fray in J&K

Despite tall claims of political parties about women's empowerment, there are barely three 'fairer' sex candidates in the fray for Lok Sabha polls in Jammu and Kashmir against over 70 male nominees.

Will oppose Modi, even if it means leaving India: Omar

The sarpanch killings in Kashmir have increased the threat to the already threatened elections. Chief minister of Jammu & Kashmir Omar Abdullah says elections have tied his hands, but promises to ensure safety of grassroots representatives once the model code of conduct is lifted.

Foreign apples poll issue in HP

American missionary Satyanand Stokes pioneered apple cultivation in Kotgarh in 1916. Nearly a century after he introduced first American apple varieties in his farmland, growers in Himachal are now facing threat from apple being imported from foreign countries.

Bajwa calls for ‘azadi’ from SAD-BJP rule

Sounds of azadi, azadi (freedom) can be heard reverberating across the Gurdaspur constituency. For Congress candidate and sitting MP, Partap Singh Bajwa, the term azadi implies “freedom from the autocratic rule of the SAD-BJP government in the state”.
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