Taking a dig at Congress candidate Santokh Chaudhary, former minister and BJP MLA from Jalandhar Central Manoranja Kalia on Thursday said the Chaudhary family performed worse than the outsiders even as they lived in the city.
The district election officer has issued a notice against the Shiromani Akali Dal in connection with the remarks made by chief minister Parkash Singh Badal seeking funds for the poll campaign of SAD-BJP candidate from Jalandhar segment Pawan Kumar Tinu during a meeting with industrialists here.
Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday defended the candidature of independent candidate Manpreet Singh from the high- stake Bathinda parliamentary segment where Badal’s daughter-in-law Harsimrat Kaur and People’s Party of Punjab chief Manpreet Badal are in the poll fray.
The SAD-BJP combine- ruled Municipal Corporation Jalandhar (MCJ) is banking on the installation of new tubewells to play it as development card to garner votes in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
As many as 25,924 cases were settled at a mega lok adalat organised by the district legal services authority in Jalandhar, Nakodar and Phillaur on Saturday.
Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday addressed three rallies in favour of BJP candidate from the Hoshiarpur parliamentary constituency Vijay Sampla in Hoshiarpur, Dasuya and Mukerian assembly segments.
After two candidates withdrew their names on the last day of taking nominations back from the Jalandhar parliamentary segment (reserve), now 24 candidates are in the fray of which nine belong to the Balmiki community which has a sizeable presence in the constituency.
About 7,000 members of the Unaided Staff (Aided-School) Union, Punjab, warned the state government that they will not cast their vote if their demands were not fulfilled.
Renowned singer-actor Gurdas Maan said his upcoming Punjabi film 'Dil Vil Pyaar Vyaar' is a family entertainer.
The police recovered 2 kg gold worth Rs. 66 lakh, three packets of diamonds, valued Rs. 8 lakh, and a rifle from three employees of a Mumbai-based firm during a naka at Kalia Colony on the Jalandhar-Amritsar highway on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday.
Five persons, purportedly members of a gang, attacked a person with hockey sticks and sharp-edged weapons at Gandhi Camp locality on Friday, leaving him critically injured.
With a view to ensuring fair and free elections in the district, the administration will webcast voting at three sensitive booths from each assembly segment of the Jalandhar parliamentary constituency on its website on April 30, the polling day.
District election officers in Punjab will circulate appeal letters among city voters not to treat April 30, the voting day, as a holiday and step out of their homes to cast their votes in a large number.
After upg rading technological features of monitoring system used in the 2012 state assembly elections, the state election commission is all set to use the ‘poll day online monitoring system’ to supervise the election process through SMS-based alert system.
Tough groping in the dark for nearly a month and a half to find a lead about gangster Daljit Singh Bhana’s whereabouts, the clueless Jalandhar police commissionerate has roped in two national-level news channels to telecast Bhana’s crime story.