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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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LS polls: SAD bats for trade with Pakistan via Punjab border, revocation of NSA

Releasing Shiromani Akali Dal manifesto in Jalandhar, party chief Sukhbir Singh Badal calls for death penalty for drug lords and vows to continue fight for release of Sikh prisoners

Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal and party leaders releasing the manifesto in Jalandhar on Saturday for the June 1 parliamentary election in Punjab. (HT Photo)
Published on May 18, 2024 03:21 PM IST

Punjab’s women commission seeks inquiry into video showing Channi touching Jagir Kaur’s chin

Raj Lali Gill, chairperson of the state women commission, taking a suo moto cognizance of the video clips directed Punjab DGP Gaurav Yadav to submit a status report by May 14 so that further action can be taken in this matter.

Former Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi (PTI file)
Updated on May 14, 2024 06:46 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

48kg heroin seizure: 84.78 lakh drug money recovered, 10 more held

Continuing its investigation into the seizure of 48kg heroin, the Jalandhar commissionerate police have arrested 10 more drug peddlers, officials said on Sunday

Vehicles seized by the Jalandhar police from drug suppliers.
Updated on May 13, 2024 08:36 AM IST

Fearing arrest, Jalandhar West MLA seeks anticipatory bail

Recently, Varinder Kumar, alias Maula, Jatinder Kumar and Rohit Kumar were caught with 1.2-kg heroin. Later, photos of Varinder with MLA Angural went viral on social media platforms.

In his petition, Angural has put forth his apprehension that the state authorities might misuse their position to engage in coercive actions, potentially dragging him into “false and frivolous” legal proceedings.
Updated on May 10, 2024 08:36 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

After ‘stuntbaazi’ remark, Punjab ex-CM Channi calls for probe into Poonch terror attack

Citing Pulwama terror attack in 2019, Jalandhar Congress candidate Charanjit Singh Channi says he was questioning why such attacks happen only before elections

Former Punjab chief minister and Jalandhar Congress candidate Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday clarified that his controversial remark after the Poonch terror ambush was meant to question why such attacks happened just before elections.
Updated on May 06, 2024 03:29 PM IST

Channi calls Poonch terror attack ‘orchestrated’, BJP slams Congress

Channi claimed that the BJP is known for “playing with people’s lives and armed personnel”, triggering a sharp reaction from the party.

Former Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi. (ANI)
Updated on May 06, 2024 05:17 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

Nijjar killing: Suspect Kamalpreet comes from well-off Nakodar family

Kamalpreet Singh, 22, who is among the three Punjab-origin Indian nationals arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in connection with the killing of Khalistan separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar on June 18 last year, belongs to a well-off family that owns 25 acres of land at Chak Kalan village Jalandhar’s Nakodar

Kamalpreet Singh, 22, who is among the three Punjab-origin Indian nationals arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in connection with the killing of Khalistan separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
Updated on May 06, 2024 07:20 AM IST

Punjab Police recover 48kg of heroin in Jalandhar, arrest three of family

Jalandhar commissionerate police bust international drug syndicate spanning five countries, seize ₹21 lakh drug money besides confiscating three vehicles

The packets of heroin and drug money recovered from the smugglers and (below) the vehicles from which the contraband was seized by the police in Jalandhar.
Published on Apr 29, 2024 04:04 PM IST

JEE mains Result 2024: Rachit Aggarwal from Jalandhar gets 100 NTA score

JEE mains Result 2024: Rachit says he was never a studious students till class 10th and never wanted to take non-medical classes in his higher secondary school.

18-year-old Rachit Aggarwal from Jalandhar who has got 100 NTA score in JEE Main result 2024 declared on Wednesday.(Handout)
Updated on Apr 25, 2024 06:19 PM IST

Congress suspends Phillaur MLA Vikramjit Chaudhary for ‘anti-party activities’

Miffed over being sidelined, Vikramjit’s mother Karamjjit Kaur Chaudhary snapped ties with Congress and joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on April 20; Vikramjit, who had been lobbying for the ticket, had also resigned from the party’s chief whip in Punjab Vidhan Sabha last week

Chaudhary has been opposing former chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi’s candidature from Jalandhar. (Ht file)
Updated on Apr 25, 2024 07:38 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

SAD fields Harsimrat from Bathinda, ex-Cong MP Kaypee is Jalandhar pick

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Monday announced the names of candidates for five more Lok Sabha constituencies in Punjab. During his visit to Jalandhar to induct former Congress MP Mohinder Singh Kaypee, SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal announced that his wife and sitting MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal would be the party’s candidate from Bathinda

SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal inducting former Congress MP Mohinder Singh Kaypee into the party fold in Jalandhar. (HT photo)
Updated on Apr 23, 2024 07:28 AM IST

Punjab LS polls: Former Congress MP Mohinder Singh Kaypee joins SAD

Minutes after the joining, Sukhbir announced that Kaypee, a former PPCC chief, would be the SAD candidate from the Jalandhar reserved Lok Sabha constituency.

Former Congress MP Mohinder Singh Kaypee with Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal in Jalandhar on Monday. (HT Photo)
Published on Apr 22, 2024 05:11 PM IST

Punjab LS polls: SAD names Kaypee from Jalandhar, Harsimrat from Bathinda

Nardev Singh Bobby Mann to contest from Ferozepur, Ranjit Singh Dhillon from Ludhiana, Sohan Singh Thandal from Hoshiarpur and Hardeep Singh Saini from Chandigarh; Khadoor Sahib candidate to be announced soon

Former Congress MP Mohinder Singh Kaypee (wearing siropa) after being welcomed into the Shiromani Akali Dal by its president Sukhbir Singh Badal in Jalandhar on Monday. (HT Photo)
Published on Apr 22, 2024 04:37 PM IST

Jolt to Congress in Punjab: Karamjit Kaur, wife of late MP Santokh Chaudhary, joins BJP

Tajinder Singh Bittu, the AICC secretary in-charge of Himachal Pradesh and aide of Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi, also inducted into BJP

Karamjit Kaur Chaudhary, the wife of two-time Congress MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary, being welcomed into the BJP in New Delhi on Saturday. (HT Photo)
Published on Apr 20, 2024 02:16 PM IST

Bank fraud case: ED attaches shares worth 81cr owned by Ludhiana textile firm

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday provisionally attached moveable assets in the form of shares worth ₹81.03 crore owned by Ludhiana-based SEL Textiles Limited in a bank fraud case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday provisionally attached moveable assets in the form of shares worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>81.03 crore owned by Ludhiana-based SEL Textiles Limited in a bank fraud case.
Updated on Apr 19, 2024 08:24 AM IST

1.37-cr paddy embezzlement: Kapurthala police yet to register FIR against rice mill owner

During physical verification of stock at Shiv Shakti Rice Mills in Kapurthala, Punsup found 14, 706 bags of paddy missing

Even as Punjab State Civil Supplies Corporation Limited (PUNSUP) submitted a report pertaining to embezzlement of paddy worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1.37 crore, Kapurthala police are yet to register a first information report (FIR) against a Kapurthala-based rice miller, who was accused of misappropriating 5,514 quintals of paddy.
Updated on Apr 19, 2024 07:58 AM IST

PCS officer Gurleen bags AIR 30 in UPSC 2023

Gurleen, however, reveals that achieving the feat wasn’t a cakewalk. While she had cleared the UPSC mains in 2019, she failed to make it through the interview round. But not one to give up, she appeared for the Punjab Civil Services (PCS) exam in 2021 and secured the 9th position in the state.

Gurleen is currently posted as the chief minister’s field officer in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 17, 2024 08:16 AM IST
By, Nawashahar

Ticket to ex-CM Channi from Jalandhar: Miffed Phillaur Congress MLA says will clear stance soon

MLA Vikramjit SIngh Chaudhary had also resigned from the post of party’s chief whip in Punjab Vidhan Sabha last week and was lobbying intensely for a ticket from Jalandhar

Vikramjit said he will speak only after discussing it with his family in the coming days. (HT file)
Updated on Apr 16, 2024 08:52 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

Ex-Akali MLA Pawan Tinu joins AAP, likely to be fielded from Jalandhar

Two-time MLA Pawan Kumar Tinu said he decided to join AAP unconditionally only after looking at its performance in the past two years in Punjab

Pawan Kumar Tinu being welcomed by chief minister Bhagwant Mann after joining AAP in Chandigarh on Sunday. (HT)
Updated on Apr 15, 2024 08:04 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

Not right to comment when I have no knowledge of the case: Seechewal on Kejriwal’s arrest

“It is not right to say or comment anything when I have no knowledge of the case in which Kejriwal has been arrested,” said Seechewal, adding that he would go and meet Kejriwal’s wife once his health improves.

A day after three Rajya Sabha members from Punjab met Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s family, another Rajya Sabha MP and noted environmentalist Balbir Singh Seechewal said he was to accompany his colleagues for meeting Kejriwal’s wife Sunita Kejriwal on Thursday but due to ill-health he postponed his visit. (HT File)
Updated on Apr 13, 2024 07:30 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

Charanjit Channi, Vikramjit Chaudhary locked in tug of war for Congress’ Jalandhar ticket

The Congress is yet to name nominees for any of the 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab; on Thursday, Channi, who is being considered the top contenders for the ticket, visited a local mosque in Jalandhar and offered Eid prayers with the Muslim community.

While Charanjit Channi (left) is trying to generate goodwill on the ground, Vikramjit Chaudhary is camping in New Delhi in the hope of meeting senior leaders and securing the Jalandhar Congress ticket. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 12, 2024 06:44 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

Week on, no headway in former Khalistani militant’s murder case

A week after former chief of militant outfit Bhindranwale Tiger Force of Khalistan (BTFK) Rattandeep Singh (49) was shot dead, the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar police have failed to make any arrest in the case

A week after former chief of militant outfit Bhindranwale Tiger Force of Khalistan (BTFK) Rattandeep Singh (49) was shot dead, the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar police have failed to make any arrest in the case.
Updated on Apr 11, 2024 08:26 AM IST

Jalandhar Lok Sabha seat: ‘Ignored’ by Congress, Phillaur MLA Vikramjit quits as party’s chief whip

Former CM Channi is among the top contenders for the Congress ticket from the Dalit-dominant Jalandhar Parliamentary segment. Channi has been camping in the city for the past few weeks attending various social events

Phillaur MLA Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary has resigned as the chief whip of the party in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha (HT photo)
Updated on Apr 09, 2024 07:30 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

Punjab: Former Khalistani militant Rattandeep Singh shot dead in Balachaur

Two motorcycle-borne assailants open fire on former chief of Bhindranwale Tiger Force of Khalistan at Balachaur in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar

Rattandeep Singh, 49, a former chief of militant outfit Bhindranwale Tiger Force of Khalistan (BTFK), was shot dead at Balachaur in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar early on Thursday. (HT file photo)
Updated on Apr 04, 2024 03:43 PM IST

Minister Balkar Singh among frontrunners for AAP ticket from Jalandhar

On March 14, AAP announced the name of sitting MP Sushil Kumar Rinku as its candidate from Jalandhar. However, Rinku quit the party on March 27 and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has also fielded him from the same constituency.

Local bodies minister Balkar Singh, who is an MLA from Kartarpur Sahib.
Updated on Apr 04, 2024 08:52 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

Former CM Charanjit Channi’s presence in Jalandhar constituency upsets Chaudhary family

Two-time MP late Santokh Singh Chaudhary’s son and Phillaur MLA Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary dubs Channi, who has been camping in Jalandhar, an ‘outsider’

Phillaur MLA Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary
Updated on Apr 03, 2024 09:00 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

Lok Sabha polls: Jolt to AAP as its lone Lok Sabha MP in Punjab switches to BJP

AAP suffered a setback as its MP Sushil Kumar Rinku and MLA Sheetal Angural from Jalandhar quit and joined BJP, citing development issues and dissatisfaction.

Sushil Kumar Rinku (second from right) and Sheetal Angural (second from left) joined the BJP on Wednesday. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 28, 2024 03:01 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

ED raids Punjab excise commissioner, Ferozepur DC in 137-cr guava scam

ED took cognisance of May 2023 Punjab Vigilance Bureau FIR pertaining to embezzlement of ₹137 crore released as compensation for guava orchards on land acquired by the GMADA

ED officials picking up torn documents outside Punjab excise and taxation commissioner Varun Roojam's residence in Sector 20 Chandigarh on Wednesday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Mar 28, 2024 05:24 AM IST
By, , Jalandhar/mohali

Sitting AAP MP Sushil Kumar Rinku, Jalandhar MLA Sheetal Angural join BJP

Rinku was upset with the AAP leadership for not fulfilling promises made during the Jalandhar by-election which he won by 58,691 votes

Rinku is the lone AAP MP in Lok Sabha. (ANI screengrab)
Published on Mar 27, 2024 05:10 PM IST

ED raids Punjab excise commissioner, Ferozepur DC in 137-cr guava orchard scam

Raids underway at residences of Punjab excise commissioner Varun Roojam and Ferozepur DC Rajesh Dhiman; ED took cognizance of May 2023 Punjab Vigilance Bureau FIR pertaining to embezzlement of ₹137 crore released as compensation for guava orchards on land acquired by the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority

Photo journalists outside the house of Punjab excise and taxation commissioner Varun Roojam while the Enforcement Directorate raid was on in Sector 20, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Mar 27, 2024 02:27 PM IST
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