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Navrajdeep Singh is a senior staff correspondent. He covers agriculture, crime, local bodies, health and education in the Patiala district of Punjab.

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Jalandhar West bypoll: BJP picks Angural, AAP bets on Mohinder Bhagat

The ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday announced their nominees for the bypoll to the Jalandhar West assembly seat in Punjab, fielding candidates who have switched sides in the recent past

While the AAP named Mohinder Bhagat, 64, as its candidate, the BJP fielded Sheetal Angural, 40, for the July 10 byelections.
Updated on Jun 18, 2024 06:36 AM IST

Punjab: BJP fields former AAP MLA Angural as Jalandhar West candidate

Sheetal Angural started his political career with BJP before joining AAP and winning the 2022 assembly elections. He headed back to the BJP along with AAP’s former MP Sushil Kumar Rinku in March.

The Bharatiya Janta Party on Monday announced that former AAP MLA Sheetal Angural, 40, would be its nominee for the July 10 byelection. (HT file photo)
Updated on Jun 17, 2024 02:25 PM IST

Punjab: AAP picks ex-BJP leader Mohinder Bhagat as Jalandhar West byelection candidate

The July 10 byelection was necessitated after AAP MLA Sheetal Angural resigned from the assembly and joined the BJP in March.

The Aam Aadmi Party on Monday announced Mohinder Bhagat, 64, as its candidate for the July 10 byelection in Jalandhar West assembly constituency. (HT file photo)
Published on Jun 17, 2024 12:58 PM IST

Punjabi woman killed, cousin injured as teen from Jalandhar opens fire in US

19-year-old Gaurav Singh Gill, who belongs to Hussainpur village in Jalandhar district, arrested for murder of 20-year-old Jasvir in New Jersey; motive yet to be ascertained.

Jasvir Kaur, 29, (in black T-shirt) was shot dead, while her cousin, Gagandeep Kaur, 20, was critically wounded when Punjab-origin youngster Gaurav Singh Gill, 19, opened fire on them at Cartaret in New Jersey, US, on Friday. Both victims belong to Nurmahal in Punjab’s Jalandhar district. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 15, 2024 08:51 PM IST

Californian assembly resolution recognises Feb 4 as Saka Nakodar Day

On February 4, 1986, four youngsters — Ravinder Singh Littran, Harminder Singh, Baldhir Singh and Jhilman Singh — were shot dead reportedly by the police during protests against sacrilege of Sri Guru Granth Sahib in Nakodar, Jalandhar.

Jasmeet Kaur Bains (centre), member of the California state assembly, presents a copy of the resolution to family members of those killed by police in Nakodar in 1986.
Updated on Jun 19, 2024 02:21 PM IST
By, Jalandhar

Jalandhar West bypoll: Filing of nomination papers start today, parties in huddle to zero in on their picks

Notification for Jalandhar West bypoll on Friday, parties gear up for candidate selection. AAP, BJP, Congress face leadership crisis in key electoral battle.

Leader of opposition Partap Singh Bajwa along with Jalandhar MP Charanjit Singh Channi during a Congress party meet in Jalandhar.
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 07:02 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

Punjab: Speeding truck mows down father, son in Jalandhar

Victims were heading to Maqsudan vegetable market on motorcycle for relative’s wedding arrangements when accident occurred; search on for absconding tipper truck driver

Jasvir Singh, 42, and his son, Karman, who were killed when a speeding tipper truck ran over their motorcycle in Jalandhar on Wednesday. (HT Photo)
Published on Jun 12, 2024 12:41 PM IST

Desilting pending, no lessons learnt from last year’s flood fury

AAP Rajya Sabha member Balbir Singh Seechewal and independent MLA from Sultanpur Lodhi Rana Inder Partap Singh have written to officials for desilting under the railway overbridges, mainly situated over Sutlej in Gidderpindi village of Jalandhar, and Goindwal Sahib railway bridge over Beas river.

During floods last year, the water entered over 20 villages of Jalandhar and 20 villages of Kapurthala on July 7.
Updated on Jun 11, 2024 06:24 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

Punjab: Jalandhar West assembly byelection on July 10, result on July 13

The seat fell vacant after Aam Aadmi Party MLA Sheetal Angural resigned on March 28 and his resignation was accepted by Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwan on May 30.

The Jalandhar West byelection will be held on July 10 and the result will be declared on July 13. (HT file photo)
Published on Jun 10, 2024 01:02 PM IST

Cong MLAs to seek Chaudhary’s expulsion from party

Phillaur MLA Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary was miffed after the party ignored his family and announced the candidature of Charanjit Singh Channi.

Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 05:58 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

In Doaba, 9 of 18 assembly segments kept Cong ahead

The Aam Aadmi Party has got a big vote share in four assembly constituencies, while the BJP has recorded a good performance in five assembly segments.

In the Jalandhar Lok Sabha constituency, Charanjit Singh Channi got 3,90,053 votes, defeating his nearest rival Sushil Kumar Rinku of the BJP who got 2,14,060 votes. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 06, 2024 08:26 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

In Doaba, Cong wrests Jalandhar, AAP wins Hoshiarpur

Former chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi wins Jalandhar with a record margin of 1.75 lakh votes, while Chabbewal clinches Hoshiarpur by 44,111 votes

Congress supporters in jubilant mood after the victory of Charanjit Singh Channi in Jalandhar on Tuesday. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 05, 2024 06:18 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

Punjab LS result: Channi wins Jalandhar with record margin of 1.75 lakh votes

Former CM polled 3,90,053 votes to defeat BJP’s Sushil Kumar Rinku, who got 2,14,060 votes; becomes Jalandhar MP to win with the highest margin

Congress candidate and former chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi celebrating his victory with his wife Dr Kamaljit Kaur outside counting centre in Jalandhar on Tuesday. (HT Photo)
Published on Jun 04, 2024 04:45 PM IST

Jalandhar West heads for bypoll as speaker accepts Angural’s resignation

Sheetal Angural, who had tendered his resignation on March 28, a day after joining the saffron party, on Sunday, had written to the speaker urging him to allow him to withdraw his resignation from the assembly

Sheetal Angural
Updated on Jun 04, 2024 07:36 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

Jalandhar West MLA Angural writes to speaker for withdrawal of resignation

At the same time, MLA Sheetal Angural has vowed to continue ‘exposing’ AAP in the state assembly. Vidhan sabha Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwan said a decision would be taken in accordance with the rule book.

Jalandhar West MLA Sheetal Angural had joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in March, before the Lok Sabha elections.
Updated on Jun 03, 2024 06:52 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

Over 58% polling in Doaba belt amid minor skirmishes

In Jalandhar’s Mansurpur Wadala village, a Congress worker was allegedly attacked by AAP workers inside the polling booth while he was assisting an elderly man to cast his vote. In Hoshiarpur, a Congress worker was allegedly assaulted by some AAP supporters with iron roads at Hariana town over some issue.

Voters during the polling at a booth in Jalandhar on Saturday. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 02, 2024 08:00 AM IST

Constitution under attack, PM Modi will push India to pre-Independence era: Rahul

Promising a legal guarantee on the minimum support price, Rahul Gandhi says the Congress waived off farmers’ loans worth ₹70,000 crores during the UPA government’s regime.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during a public meeting in Khatkar Kalan village near Jalandhar on Thursday. (PTI)
Updated on May 30, 2024 10:39 PM IST
By, Khatkar Kalan

Hat-trick at Centre, PM Modi tells unjab, wraps up 2024 campaign

Addressing his last rally of this general election in Hoshiarpur, Modi expresses confidence that the BJP will be back to fulfil the ‘Viksit Bharat’ vision

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a rally in Hoshiarpur district of Punjab on Thursday. (PTI)
Published on May 30, 2024 10:33 PM IST

Hat-trick at Centre, says PM Modi, wraps up LS campaign in Punjab

Addressing his last rally of this general election in Punjab’s Hoshiarpur, Modi expressed confidence that BJP will be back to fulfil the Viksit Bharat vision

Prime Minister Narendra Modi holding up a mace at a public meeting in Hoshiarpur on Thursday, the last day for campaigning for the last phase of the Lok Sabha elections. (PTI Photo)
Published on May 30, 2024 03:21 PM IST

Doaba bracing up for a tough four-cornered electoral fight

Considered a politically sensitive seat, the key to Jalandhar lies with its sizeable Dalit population (39%) and the influential “Dera Sachakhand Ballan”

Jalandhar, May 10 (ANI): Congress candidate from Jalandhar Charanjit Singh Channi during a rally ahead of filing of his nomination for Lok Sabha polls in Jalandhar on Friday. (ANI Photo)(Sumit Sehgal)
Published on May 29, 2024 11:35 PM IST

Interview| SAD-BJP combine would’ve won 11 of 13 Punjab seats: Ex-MP Naresh Gujral

Former Rajya Sabha member expresses concern over the emergence of radical forces in the Lok Sabha elections in the state and the poor law and order under the AAP government

Senior Shiromani Akali Dal leader and former Rajya Sabha member Naresh Gujral says that in an election when most candidates in Punjab have switched sides, the SAD is the only party where only one of the 13 candidates is an import. (HT file photo)
Published on May 29, 2024 04:20 PM IST

Congress leaders slam PM’s remarks in Punjab rallies, ask him to address real issues

During his three rallies in Punjab, PM Modi attacked the Congress for “allowing the massacre of Sikhs” and “protecting the rioters” in 1984 and asserted that it was he who ensured punishment for the accused

Congress MP Sashi Tharoor (HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 26, 2024 06:36 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

Evening meetings, light meals, fluids aplenty: Punjab candidates tweak campaign strategy in searing heat

Parties in Punjab have shifted their main programmes to evening hours, apart from keeping themselves hydrated. Instead of large gatherings, they have shifted to small drawing room meetings

As Punjab sweltered under heatwave conditions, with temperatures soaring above 45 degrees Celsius across the state, contestants are taking all precautions to beat the summer heat along with keeping the momentum of their canvassing.
Updated on May 26, 2024 06:20 AM IST
By, , Jalandhar/patiala :

Modi attacks Cong, blames it for creating instability in Punjab

Taking dig at Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says that even today efforts are being made to run Punjab with remote control in Delhi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with BJP’s Jalandhar candidate Sushil Rinku during a public meeting in Jalandhar on Friday. (ANI)
Updated on May 25, 2024 06:50 AM IST
By, , Gurdaspur/jalandhar

PM Modi’s jumlebaazi has lost charm, people will vote out BJP: Mayawati

Campaigning for the party candidate Jasvir Singh Garhi at Nawanshahr in Anandpur Sahib parliamentary segment, Mayawati said the going will be tough for the saffron party this time.

Bahujun Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Jumlebaazi’ (empty rhetoric) has lost charm and the people of India will vote out the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) this time. (HT File)
Updated on May 25, 2024 06:10 AM IST
By, Nawanshahr

A troika of turncoats & an ex-CM battling ‘outsider’ tag make Jalandhar a hot seat

For a long time, Jalandhar was known to be a Congress bastion with the party winning 10 out of the 16 Lok Sabha elections. But AAP’s impressive win during the 2023 Jalandhar bypoll altered the entire political discourse.

Considered a politically sensitive seat, the key to Jalandhar lies with its sizeable Dalit population (39%) and the influential Dera Sachakhand Ballan, which, though doesn’t have any political leaning, tends to impact the voting trends here. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 24, 2024 07:44 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

Security up in Punjab before PM’s visit as farmers plan stir

Thousands of police personnel and at least three companies of paramilitary forces have been stationed at various points in the state.

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (non-political) and Kisan Mazdoor Morcha (KMM) gave a call to protest against the PM (Representational Image)
Published on May 23, 2024 05:06 AM IST
By, , Patiala, Jalandhar

Don’t protest at PM’s rally, submit memorandum, BJP urges farmers

BJP state president Sunil Jakhar says the farmer unions should first build a consensus and sit down together to work on the real issues and demands. Presently, they are speaking in many voices, he adds.

The BJP candidates from all 13 parliamentary segments have been facing protests by farmers on a daily basis, especially in rural areas.
Updated on May 22, 2024 06:18 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

SAD bats for trade with Pak via Attari border, revocation of NSA

In its manifesto, the Shiromani Akali Dal, which has faced criticism for failing to control the drug problem during its tenure in the state from 2007-17, has demanded death sentence for drugs lords.

Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Badal says the party will continue its fight for the release of Sikh prisoners.
Updated on May 19, 2024 05:22 AM IST

Sukhbir terms Amritpal ‘pseudo’ panth sympathiser

According to Shiromani Akali Dal head Sukhbir Singh Badal, the central agencies were privy to Amritpal’s movements but didn’t take any action.

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal
Updated on May 18, 2024 10:41 PM IST
By, Kapurthala
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