A staff correspondent, based in Jalandhar covers Doaba Region of Punjab. Reports about Punjab Police, Enforcement Directorate, politics, corruption, legal, rural areas, socio-economic issues and technical education besides having specialisation in the investigative stories.
Articles by Gagandeep Jassowal
Arvind Kejriwal met top officials of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) on April 11. A day later, Mann called on Kejriwal in Delhi to discuss the AAP’s pre-poll promise of 300 units of free electricity as demand peaks.
Oppn criticism after Delhi CM met Punjab chief secretary, senior power department and PSPCL officials in Bhagwant Mann’s absence on Monday to discuss the AAP’s pre-poll promise of 300 units of free electricity as demand peaks
Charanjit Singh Channi’s nephew Bhupinder Singh Honey was arrested in connection with the case on February 3 and is in judicial custody at present
Ludhiana court observed that investigation conducted by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau in the multi-crore Hoshiarpur land scam case and the allegations in the FIR are not in consonance with each other
Financial commissioner of the rural development and panchayat department (FCR) Rahul Bhandari on Wednesday formed a panel to verify the records of such employees
Ludhiana court on Tuesday rejected the closure or cancellation report filed by the Punjab vigilance bureau (VB) in the multi-crore Hoshiarpur land scam case of 2017
ED filed a charge-sheet against Punjab former chief minister Charanjit Channi’s nephew, Bhupinder Singh, alias Honey, and his aide, Kudratdeep Singh in illegal sand mining case
More victims approach Punjab vigilance bureau against woman clerk arrested through anti-corruption helpline
The Punjab vigilance bureau arrested the woman clerk on March 24 for allegedly accepting a bribe of ₹4.80 lakh from a vegetable seller, the first arrest through the anti-corruption helpline launched by the Punjab government
Punjab Police said the 14 arrested were allegedly extorting money from truck drivers transporting sand as ‘goonda tax’
Fortnight after kabaddi player’s murder, six assailants gun down Makhan Singh of Kanga village at Rahon fuel station in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar district of Punjab and flee
Navjot Singh Sidhu held a meeting with 24 Congress leaders where a consensus on the name of Bholath MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira for the post of leader of opposition was reached
The Jalandhar rural police will begin the extradition process of the three accused, two in Canada and one in Malaysia, in international kabaddi player Sandeep Nangal Ambian’s murder case
Thousands of AAP volunteers wearing yellow (basanti) turbans and stoles, attended the oath-taking ceremony of Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann at Khatkar Kalan
As many as 87 newly elected MLAs in the 117-seat Punjab assembly had declared assets in excess of ₹1 crore while filing their nominations
In a video of the incident moments after the shooting targeting Kabaddi player Sandeep Singh Sandhu aka Sandeep Nangal started, more than a dozen shots are heard.
AAP managed a gain in Doaba, the hub of Dalit politics, by clinching 10 of total 23 seats in the region comprising four districts, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, SBS Nagar and Kapurthala,
Only 57% newly registered voters, aged 18 and 19, exercised their franchise during the Punjab assembly elections held on February 20, according to data sourced from the chief electoral office
Students from Punjab, who are stranded in Ukraine, especially on the eastern side and the Polish border, said the situation has been turning worse as they had run out of money as ATMs and banks are shut
ByGagandeep Jassowal & Vishal Joshi, Jalandhar/bathinda
Jalandhar has 47, the highest number of stranded students from Punjab; to provide details about the stranded students or seek assistance, call 1100 (from Punjab) and +91-172-4111905 (from outside India)
Ukraine-Russia crisis: As students take refuge in bunkers, parents back home in Punjab have sleepless night
Parents of Punjabi natives stuck in Ukraine. amid Russian military offensive, appeal to the Indian government to bring their children home.
BySurjit Singh, Avtar Singh & Gagandeep Jassowal, Amritsar/ Sangrur/barnala/ Jalandhar
The enforcement directorate (ED) has arrested another accused, Suresh Seth of Phagwara, in the ₹24-crore Bank of Baroda loan fraud case registered in 2015 in Chandigarh
Women voters outnumbered men in the Doaba region in the Punjab assembly polls held on Sunday with around 70.8% women turning up to exercise their franchise against 66.74% men
Sandwiched between Beas and Sutlej, Doaba region comprises four districts — Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala and SBS Nagar — with a total of 23 seats in the Punjab assembly
Sultanpur Lodhi, a historical town and Sikh pilgrimage where Guru Nanak spent 14 years, is today witnessing allegations and counter-allegations over drug trade and corruption
Union minister Gajendra Shekhawat cites AAP leader’s unconditional apology to Akali leader Bikram Majithia after accusing him of being hand in glove with drug mafia
The BJP chose its former state president and chairperson of National Commission for Schedule Caste Vijay Sampla, while the Congress retained its sitting MLA and former IAS officer Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal
Punjab assembly polls: Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to rid the state of corruption, the drug menace, and the mafia rule, and coined the slogan “Nawan Punjab Bhajpa de naal (New Punjab with BJP)”.
ByGagandeep Jassowal, Haidar Naqvi, Hindustan Times, Jalandhar/kanpur
Punjab elections: Apart from 75% job quota to Punjab youth, BJP manifesto also promises 35% reservation for women in all government jobs, including contractual ones.
BJP president was addressing maiden rally at Balachaur in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar district in favour of BJP candidates Ashok Bath from Balachaur, Poonam Manik from Nawanshahr and Mohan Lal Banga from Banga constituency
The Kapurthala additional district and sessions judge also awarded ₹8 lakh compensation to the victim and her family