More than 500 farmers, members of Bhartiya Kissan Union (BKU), held a protest march in Fatehgarh Sahib demanding the efficient implementation of land reforms and opposing the land acquisition bill proposed by the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government. The farmers also blocked the State Highway 12 (SH-12) - the Sirhind-Chandigarh road.
The short-lived unity and longstanding sharp division of leadership in the Punjab Congress has left the Barnala family in the lurch in Dhuri from where Simarpartap Singh Barnala, grandson of former chief minister Surjit Singh Barnala is contesting against the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal candidate.
While the Congress camp is divided, the scene in Punjab’s ruling alliance is not any better, where junior partner Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has not joined the Dhuri assembly by-election campaign of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate Gobind Singh Longowal.
The department of distance education organised a two-day national seminar on 'Dynamics of Politics in North-West India' at Punjabi University on Monday. The seminar was sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR).
Farmers of the district are having sleepless nights over the untimely rain and hailstorm in the district. The minimum rainfall on Sunday night was recorded at 4.5 mm.
A day after skipping the Dhuri byelection meeting called by Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa, the Captain Amarinder Singh group on Monday held the former responsible for the division in the party.
Following the withdrawal of Amritsar MP Capt Amarinder Singh from the Dhuri bypoll on Saturday, only seven of the 44 state Congress MLAs reached the meeting called by the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) here on Sunday.
Two employees of the Central Cooperative Bank's branch in Samana were booked on Sunday on charges of allegedly siphoning Rs 29.53 lakh from public accounts.
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has chalked out extensive programmes to celebrate 124th birth anniversary of Bhimarao Ramji Ambedkar as Jagriti March on April 14 across the state.
Even 20 days after robbers decamped with a State Bank ATM having around rs 23.50 lakh in Nabha, Patiala police has failed to make any headway in the case.
A day after member parliament from Patiala Dharamvira Gandhi took a bold stand by supporting Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, the Aam Aadmi Party volunteers burnt Gandhi's effigy in Patiala on Sunday.
In a clear sign of ‘a deal gone sour’, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has expelled former president of Nabha municipal committee Gurbakshish Singh Bhatti from the party membership for six years for his alleged involvement in anti-party activities, five days after he had joined the party in the presence of deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal in New Delhi on March 23.
The central crisis in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) following the sacking of leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan from the national executive has the Punjab party MPs divided on the issue, which will have a negative impact on its volunteers in the state.
The rift between the rival Congress factions in the state further widened on Friday as Amritsar MP Capt Amarinder Singh withdrew from the Dhuri bypoll campaign, alleging that Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa had not extended an invitation to him.
A day after former CM Capt Amarinder Singh challenged the Shiromani Akali Dal-led government to list its achievements, Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday asked Amarinder to list his contribution to the state.