The Vajra Corps on Tuesday celebrated the 100th birthday of veteran soldier Kashmira Singh at his residence in Model Town. The wheelchair-bound veteran was greeted by a team of Vajra Corps led by General Officer Commanding (GOC)Lt Gen Ashwini Kumar Bakshi.
In an embarrassment for Punjab jails minister Sarwan Singh Phillaur, he was forced to flee from a village in Kartarpur assembly segment represented by him after facing people’s ire over “remaining absent” from the constituency.
The district administration has served notices on Congress candidate from Jalandhar (reserve) parliamentary seat Santokh Chaudhary and SAD-BJP nominee Pawan Kumar Tinu for paid news published in various vernacular newspapers.
Broken roads, the rotten education system, pollution, overall corruption and the security of people were key concerns of Jalandhar’s young voters, gathered as part of a Hindustan Times discussion held on Saturday. Riots were not an issue — “No riots happened in Punjab as such,” said some participants — yet the thrust remained on the national leaders rather than the actual candidates.
Deputy commissioner Aninidita Mitra has suspended a patwari for tampering with the revenue records of 40 acres of government land at Saidpur Kalan village of the district.
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.
The Shiromani Akali Dal in its reply to a notice by the district election officer has said the chief minister’s remarks seeking funds for the election campaign of SAD-BJP candidate from Jalandhar segment Pawan Kumar Tinu during a meeting with industrialists were in a “lighter vein”.
With a view to giving a momentum to the hitherto sluggish election campaign of Bahujan Samaj Party candidates in the state, party supremo Mayawati on Wednesday will hold her first and only rally in Nawanshahr, a major district in Doaba belt with a sizeable Dalit population.
High drama was witnessed at the local Shiv Jyoti Public School on Monday when students' parents, who have been protesting for the last 10 days, held a meeting with the school management on three key issues.
As security becomes a prime concern in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections, the Government Railway Police and Railway Protection Force (RPF) officials have turned a blind eye towards the safety of passengers at the city railway station.
Famous singer-actor Gurdas Maan feels that the Punjabi film industry lacks quality scripts and better infrastructure to compete with other regional and Bollywood films.
With the wheat procurement season having officially started on April 1 along the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections, the delay in harvesting of the crop due to frequent spells of rain and cold wave may affect voting turnout in the rural pockets of Jalandhar parliamentary constituency.
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.