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Polling staff prepares for Punjab civic polls, at sports complex in Mohali on Friday.(HT Photo/Ravi Kumar)

Voting for 117 municipal bodies in Punjab to be held today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 07:08 AM IST
Tight security arrangements are place as nearly 18,000 police personnel have been deployed to conduct free and fair elections, senior officials said.
Members of various farmer organisations on their way to stage a protest against the central government over agriculture related ordinances, in Patiala (PTI Photo)
Members of various farmer organisations on their way to stage a protest against the central government over agriculture related ordinances, in Patiala (PTI Photo)

‘Out of compulsion’: Punjab Congress chief Jakhar on Harsimrat Kaur Badal’s resignation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 12:08 PM IST
The Congress leader further said Badal’s Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) tried to fool farmers for four months but ended up making itself a laughing stock.
Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal’s assembly constituency of Bathinda saw a sharp fall of 48 points this time as compared to last year. The city was at 31st position in 2019.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal’s assembly constituency of Bathinda saw a sharp fall of 48 points this time as compared to last year. The city was at 31st position in 2019.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)

Bathinda cleanest city in state for 3rd year in a row; slips nationally

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 10:52 PM IST
According to Swachh Survekshan-2020, Bathinda is 79th, while Ferozepur is 96th in the category of cities with a population between 1 lakh and 10 lakh
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Jakhar urges CM to intensify drive to tackle coronavirus

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2020 11:03 PM IST
In a letter to the CM, Jakhar said the officials, instead of limiting the activity to holding meetings in their offices, should be in the field and ensure availability of logistics to tackle the threat perception.
Indian kabaddi team in Pakistan.(Twitter)
Indian kabaddi team in Pakistan.(Twitter)

Punjab Congress chief demands inquiry into Indian kabaddi team’s visit to Pakistan

Chandigarh | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2020 09:14 PM IST
The Sports Ministry and the sport’s national federation claimed that they have not given clearance to any athlete for competing in the tournament in the neighbouring country.
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EMISSION NORMS Jakhar blasts PPCB for pleading pvt thermal power plants’ case

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2020 11:13 PM IST
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Modi govt’s ‘anti-Punjab’ face exposed, says Jakhar

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2020 10:30 PM IST
Sunil Jakhar will continue as Punjab Pardesh Congress president after party president Sonia Gandhi dissolved the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee and all district committees in the state on Jan 21, 2010.(HT File Photo)
Sunil Jakhar will continue as Punjab Pardesh Congress president after party president Sonia Gandhi dissolved the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee and all district committees in the state on Jan 21, 2010.(HT File Photo)

Sonia Gandhi dissolves Punjab Congress Committee, Sunil Jakhar stays state unit chief

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 08:22 AM IST
Asha-Kumari-led 11-member committee to coordinate between party and government amid rumblings of discontent.
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Punjab Cong protest against CAA today

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2019 10:54 PM IST
Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar said chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Punjab affairs in-charge Asha Kumari, cabinet ministers and other party leaders of the state would participate in the protest
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Cong workers express annoyance against govt at Jakhar meets

Hindutsan Times, Jalandhar | By Gagandeep Jassowal, Jalandhar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2019 11:27 PM IST
Punjab chief minister welcomed the party’s decision, terming it in the party’s interest as Jakhar is a seasoned grassroots leader in Punjab.(HT image)
Punjab chief minister welcomed the party’s decision, terming it in the party’s interest as Jakhar is a seasoned grassroots leader in Punjab.(HT image)

Congress turns down Jakhar’s resignation, Captain hails decision

Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 01:26 AM IST
Jakhar has called a meeting of PPCC officer bearers, party MLAs and MPs on September 17.
The RSS has Pracharaks or full-time volunteers to take the organisation’s ideology to the masses.(HT image)
The RSS has Pracharaks or full-time volunteers to take the organisation’s ideology to the masses.(HT image)

Congress not to call its trainers ‘preraks’ after objections

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 01:18 AM IST
The functionary, who was present at a meeting of the party’s central office-bearers, chief ministers and state presidents on Thursday where the matter was discussed, said Gandhi later asked training department in-charge Sachin Rao to come with a fresh list of names.
Navjot Singh Sidhu was divested of the local government ministry and given power department by Punjab CM Amarinder Singh in a recent reshuffle.(HT File Photo)
Navjot Singh Sidhu was divested of the local government ministry and given power department by Punjab CM Amarinder Singh in a recent reshuffle.(HT File Photo)

Punjab power department headless as Navjot Sidhu yet to take charge

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gurpreet Singh Nibber
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 09:29 AM IST
After being shifted from local government department to the power ministry, Navjot Singh Sidhu reportedly also wants to head the Punjab Congress unit.
Sunny Deol, BJP MP from Gurdaspur, arrives for the second day of the first session of the 17th Lok Sabha at Parliament House in New Delhi on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
Sunny Deol, BJP MP from Gurdaspur, arrives for the second day of the first session of the 17th Lok Sabha at Parliament House in New Delhi on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)

Sunny Deol, BJP MP, asked to ‘reconcile’ poll expenses crossing Rs 70 lakh limit

Hindustan Times, Pathankot | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2019 09:59 PM IST
The notice to Deol to “reconcile” his poll expenditure account was issued by Gurdaspur District Election Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner Vipul Ujjwal.
A Congress worker removing party flag in Faridkot(Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times)
A Congress worker removing party flag in Faridkot(Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Five first-time MPs elected from Punjab

By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2019 12:27 PM IST
Actor-turned politician Sunny Deol, 59, who entered politics by joining BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, won from Gurdaspur by defeating Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar
Sunny Leone at the launch of a sports portal, in Mumbai.(PTI)
Sunny Leone at the launch of a sports portal, in Mumbai.(PTI)

After TV channel’s Sunny Deol-Sunny Leone goof up, actress reacts with funny tweet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 02:10 PM IST
Actor Sunny Leone decided to join in on the joke, after a news anchor mixed up with her and Sunny Deol on national television.
From the start of counting of votes at 8 am, Deol has been maintaining a lead over Punjab Congress chief Jakhar.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
From the start of counting of votes at 8 am, Deol has been maintaining a lead over Punjab Congress chief Jakhar.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

Lok Sabha election results 2019: BJP’s Sunny Deol leading in Gurdaspur, actor is happy with initial trends

Chandigarh | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 01:08 PM IST
BJP candidate and Bollywood actor Sunny Deol is leading by more than 47,000 votes over his nearest rival and Congress nominee Sunil Jakhar from the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat in Punjab.
Navjot Singh Sidhu will not address a single rally in Punjab(HT Photo)
Navjot Singh Sidhu will not address a single rally in Punjab(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Navjot Singh Sidhu to give his home state a miss in poll campaign

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Sukhdeep Kaur
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2019 09:26 AM IST
Congress star campaigner, Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu is all set to give his home state a miss. The cricketer-turned-politician, who is headed next to Bihar today to address a rally for Shatrughan Sinha.
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‘Jakhar as future CM’: Capt Amarinder Singh plays Hindu card in star-struck Gurdaspur

Hindustan Times | By Sukhdeep Kaur, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2019 10:44 PM IST
With history of no Hindu chief minister, Captain tries to woo the community in Gurdaspur where it has a dominant presence
Like my son, I don’t know politics and will never play ‘the dirty game’ but will serve people as God wills the same, says Bollywood actor Dharmendra who is campaigning for son, Sunny Deol.(PTI)
Like my son, I don’t know politics and will never play ‘the dirty game’ but will serve people as God wills the same, says Bollywood actor Dharmendra who is campaigning for son, Sunny Deol.(PTI)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Sunny Deol can’t debate with experienced politician Jakhar, says Dharmendra

Hindustan Times, Gurdaspur | By Surjit Singh, Gurdaspur
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2019 03:35 PM IST
Actor Dharmendra claimed that his son and BJP’s Gurdaspur Lok Sabha candidate Sunny Deol has received a lot love from people for his patriotic roles, and after getting elected MP, he will serve the people of Punjab.
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday termed Congress’ Gurdaspur Lok Sabha nominee Sunil Jakhar as the future chief minister.
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday termed Congress’ Gurdaspur Lok Sabha nominee Sunil Jakhar as the future chief minister.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Sunil Jakhar is future CM, says Amarinder Singh

PATHANKOT/BATALA | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2019 05:11 AM IST
“Going by his capability, intelligence and contribution, you will see Sunil Jakhar as the CM of Punjab one day”, Amarinder said while addressing a rally at Bhoa in Pathankot district.
Launching an offensive against Deol, Singh said the actor-turned-politician does not have any stakes in Gurdaspur and he will “run away” to Mumbai after the Lok Sabha election.
Launching an offensive against Deol, Singh said the actor-turned-politician does not have any stakes in Gurdaspur and he will “run away” to Mumbai after the Lok Sabha election.

‘Read newspapers or watch TV’: Punjab CM takes a dig at BJP nominee Sunny Deol

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2019 08:41 PM IST
Punjab Chief minister Amarinder Singh asked BJP Gurdaspur candidate Sunny Deol to read newspapers or watch television channels to know what is happening in the country.
Sunil Jakhar (left) of the Congress is pitted against BJP’s Sunny Deol in Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency.(Agencies)
Sunil Jakhar (left) of the Congress is pitted against BJP’s Sunny Deol in Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency.(Agencies)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Gunning for Gurdaspur, attack and counter attack between Sunil Jakhar and Sunny Deol

Hindustan Times | By Sukhdeep Kaur
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2019 11:01 AM IST
Sunil Jakhar, the Congress candidate from Gurdaspur has called BJP candidate Sunny Deol a misfit in politics, and alluded to his rival’s recent Bollywood flops to question his poll plunge. Deol says it means he will be in politics full time.
Supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wear masks in the likeness PM Modi during a rally in New Delhi, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.(Bloomberg)
Supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wear masks in the likeness PM Modi during a rally in New Delhi, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.(Bloomberg)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Modi, not Sunny Deol the real hero in Gurdaspur; Sikhs divided over Jakhar

Hindustan Times, Gurdaspur | By Sukhdeep Kaur, Gurdaspur
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2019 02:37 PM IST
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: In Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat, it is PM Modi and not BJP candidate Sunny Deol who is the real hero on the ground.
BJP candidate from Gurdaspur Lok Sabha Sunny Deol during a roadshow at Nawan village in Gurdaspur on Sunday, May 5, 2019.(ANI)
BJP candidate from Gurdaspur Lok Sabha Sunny Deol during a roadshow at Nawan village in Gurdaspur on Sunday, May 5, 2019.(ANI)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Sunny Deol says Congress’ Sunil Jakhar targeting him to stay in contest

Hindustan Times, Pathankot | By HT Correspondent, Pathankot
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2019 03:29 PM IST
As part of his roadshow, BJP’s Gurdaspur candidate Sunny Deol visited veteran film star late Dev Anand’s ancestral village Gharota in Gurdsapur district where he was given a rousing reception.
On whether the party will rope in Bollywood celebrities to take on Deol, Asha said the party has enough star power.(Asha Kumari/ Twitter)
On whether the party will rope in Bollywood celebrities to take on Deol, Asha said the party has enough star power.(Asha Kumari/ Twitter)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Congress wants Priyanka to counter Sunny’s star appeal in Gurdaspur

Hindustan Times, CHANDIGARH | By Sukhdeep Kaur
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2019 12:03 PM IST
Congress general secretary in-charge of Punjab Asha Kumari said Priyanka will be campaigning in Punjab. “We have sought her dates for Gurdaspur.
People stood for one-and-halfhours on the roadsides, stairs, rooftops and raised places. The carcade reached at Kahnuwan Chowk at around 1.30pm.(HT Photo)
People stood for one-and-halfhours on the roadsides, stairs, rooftops and raised places. The carcade reached at Kahnuwan Chowk at around 1.30pm.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Sunny’s first roadshow takes star-struck Gurdaspur by storm

Hindustan Times, GURDASPUR | By Surjit Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 10:11 AM IST
Sunny’s younger brother Bobby Deol and former Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president Manjit Singh GK joined him there.
Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency Sunny Deol with his brother Bobby Deol and SAD-BJP leaders during a road show in Gurdaspur on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency Sunny Deol with his brother Bobby Deol and SAD-BJP leaders during a road show in Gurdaspur on Thursday.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha election: Sunny Deol’s roadshow takes star-struck Gurdaspur by storm

Hindustan Times, Gurdaspur | By Surjit Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2019 10:04 PM IST
While Warring kicked off his campaign by staying a night at Badal village, other Congress leaders are now visiting Lambi to mount an offensive against the Badals in the run-up to the elections.
Gurbhajan Gill, a Punjabi writer from Gurdaspur district, wrote in his post on social media that by fielding an outsider, the BJP has cheated the people of the segment.(HT Photo)
Gurbhajan Gill, a Punjabi writer from Gurdaspur district, wrote in his post on social media that by fielding an outsider, the BJP has cheated the people of the segment.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: In a first of late, only outsiders in direct contest in Gurdaspur

Hindustan Times, GURDASPUR | By Surjit Singh
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2019 10:36 AM IST
Congress’ Sukhbuns Kaur Bhinder won from the seat five times from 1980 to 1997.
Congress candidate Preneet Kaur with her husband Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh, son Raninder Singh and daughter Jai inder Kaur and grandson Nirvan Singh after submitting the nomination papers in Patiala on Friday.(HT Photo)
Congress candidate Preneet Kaur with her husband Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh, son Raninder Singh and daughter Jai inder Kaur and grandson Nirvan Singh after submitting the nomination papers in Patiala on Friday.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha election: No Modi wave, Congress will make a clean sweep in Punjab, says Capt Amarinder

Hindustan Times, Patiala | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2019 10:36 PM IST
The mood in Punjab is completely different as compared to 2014, he said, asserting that the Congress in the state will achieve Mission13.
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