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  • Lost 16 polls, but 73-year-old cobbler in the fray once again 3 days ago

    He may have lost 16 elections, but it has not deterred 73-year-old cobbler Om Prakash Jhakku from trying his luck once again from the Hoshiarpur seat of Punjab. Jhakku, who runs his shop from a small rented kiosk in the Kotwali Bazaar in Hoshiarpur, has contested 16 elections unsuccessfully --...
  • Voting for Chandigarh, 10 Haryana LS seats tomorrow April 9, 2014

    Chandigarh: About 1.55 Crore voters, including 71 lakh women, will seal the fate of 251 candidates in fray for the 10 Lok Sabha seats in Haryana on Thursday. Chief Electoral Officer of Haryana Shrikant Walgad said 60 Companies of Central Para Military Forces and 44,000 personnel of Haryana Police and...
  • It's ladies vs Pawan Bansal in Chandigarh this time April 8, 2014

    Will the wind (Pawan) blow out others again this time? Will the new flower (Gul) blossom? Will there be a ray (Kirron) of hope? Or will the people settle for heaven (Jannat)? The names of the candidates apart, Chandigarh surely is witnessing its most interesting contest for the lone Lok...
  • Anil Kapoor campaigns for Kirron Kher in Chandigarh April 6, 2014

    Chandigarh: Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor on Sunday campaigned for BJP Chandigarh candidate Kirron Kher and said he had not come to the city on anybody's invitation but to support her a "friend". "In politics generally, it has been observed that while people say one thing but they mean something else,"...
  • Arvind Kejriwal campaigns for Gul Panag in Chandigarh March 30, 2014

    AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal commenced his road show in Chandigarh on Sunday in support of party candidate Gul Panag for the April 10 election. Kejriwal arrived in Chandigarh from Haryana where he was on a road show since Friday. Addressing a gathering here, he reiterated that Haryana and Gujarat Chief...
  • Chandigarh: Haryana Governor's aircraft crashlands, no casualties March 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Haryana Governor, Jagannath Pahadia, had a narrow escape on Thursday when his aircraft allegedly crashlanded at the Chandigarh airport. The mishap happened on the runway as the aircraft carrying Pahadia was about to take off from the Chandigarh technical airport. Pahadia has been taken to a hospital...
  • LS polls: Star power apart, swanky vehicles of key candidates perk up Chandigarh March 26, 2014

    It is not merely the glamour pouring on Chandigarh Lok Sabha with the presence of actresses Gul Panag and Kirron Kher as candidates, a range of swanky vehicles used by key contestants for campaign are adding to the glitter of electoral campaign across the city. Sitting Congress MP Pawan Kumar...
  • LS polls: BJP-ally SAD backs INLD candidates in Haryana March 25, 2014

    Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has put its key ally BJP in a tight spot in Haryana by throwing its weight behind candidates of Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), who are contesting on all the ten Lok Sabha seats in the state. With efforts by SAD patron and Punjab Chief Minister...
  • LS polls: Actors can also govern, says Gul Panag March 23, 2014

    It is going to be a star studded contest in Chandigarh as two Bollywood actors Kirron Kher and Gul Panag are set to contest from the seat. While Kher is the BJP's candidate, Gul Panag will fight on AAP's seat. ...
  • Gul Panag targets Bansal, questions CBI clean chit in rail scam March 22, 2014

    Launching a scathing attack on former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal over cash-for-post scam, AAP candidate and former Miss India Gul Panag on Saturday questioned the clean chit given by CBI in the case to her rival from Chandigarh seat and said he cannot simply brush aside the alleged involvement...
  • Trouble continues for Kirron Kher March 20, 2014

    Actor-turned-BJP nominee Kirron Kher on Thursday visited former MP Harmohan Dhawan at the latter's residence in Chandigarh apparently to seek support for her candidature, but failed to win over the sulking leader. Kher's nomination from the Chandigarh Lok Sabha segment had stock resentment among some local BJP leaders, prominent among...
  • Local Congress candidate from Amritsar more suited, says Amarinder Singh March 20, 2014

    With speculations doing the round that Congress might field Amarinder Singh to take against BJP leader Arun Jaitley from Amritsar, the former chief minister on Thursday said a local candidate of the party would be able to do more justice to the constituency. In a statement issued in Chandigarh, Amarinder...
  • Kejriwal cannot take on Modi, he only wants to make a noise: Kirron Kher March 18, 2014

    Terming that former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal only wants to make a noise, actor turned politician Kirron Kher on Tuesday said that the AAP leader cannot take on BJP's prime ministerial candiadte Narendra Modi. Kirron Kher will contesting Lok Sabha elections from Chandigarh on BJP's ticket. ...
  • LS polls: Pawan Bansal files nomination papers for Chandigarh seat March 18, 2014

    Former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal and four-time MP on Tuesday filed his nomination papers for the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat, polling for which will be held on April 10. The 65-year-old politician, filed his papers before the Returning Officer, in Chandigarh. Bansal was accompanied by his wife Madhu, son...
  • Bansal thanks Congress High Command for reposing faith in him March 14, 2014

    Former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Thursday thanked Congress High Command for renominating him for the lone Lok Sabha seat in Chandigarh and said the charges made against him was part of a conspiracy. He expressed hope that he would emerge victorious from the seat. "People of Chandigarh have...
  • AAP accepts Savita Bhatti's withdrawal from 2014 Lok Sabha polls March 10, 2014

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has accepted the withdrawal of Savita Bhatti from contesting the Lok Sabha elections from Chandigarh seat. Savita, widow of comedian and satirist Jaspal Bhatti, who had on Sunday told the party that she was "not interested" in contesting the polls, revealed on Monday that there were...
  • After quitting Congress, Venod Sharma heaps praise on Modi March 9, 2014

    After quitting Congress, former Union minister and Ambala MLA Venod Sharma on Sunday heaped praise on BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, terming him as a man of vision who wants to take the country forward. Sharma offered full support to any party, organisation or individual who will "help in...
  • LS polls: AAP's Savita Bhatti withdraws her candidature from Chandigarh March 9, 2014

    Chandigarh: In a major set back to the AAP ahead of the crucial general elections, its leader Savita Bhatti on Sunday withdrew her candidature from Chandigarh. The AAP leader sent an email to the party saying that she has decided to withdraw her nomination. The AAP had pitched Savita Bhatti...
  • Shameful to watch lawmakers break laws: Chandigarh residents on MPs February 14, 2014

    The behaviour of parliamentarians in the House has shamed people across the nation. Chandigarh residents too feel that it is highly disappointing to watch lawmakers break laws in Parliament. ...
  • Chandigarh: Husband throws acid on wife, sister-in-law January 20, 2014

    Two married sisters on Monday received injuries after the husband of one of them threw acid on them at Jagadhari in Yamunanangar district of Haryana, police said. The sisters were on their way to a temple when accused Ashok Kumar (38), who is a drunkard, threw acid on her wife...
  • Corruption charges framed against former HC judge Nirmal Yadav January 18, 2014

    Former Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge Nirmal Yadav faces trial in the infamous 2008 cash-at-judge's door scam after a special CBI court in Chandigarh on Saturday framed charges against her in the case. The order comes after the Supreme Court had on January 3 dismissed Yadav's plea for a...
  • BJP supporters launch 'Team Modi' campaign in Chandigarh January 17, 2014

    A group of supporters of Narendra Modi on Friday launched a 'Team Modi' campaign in Chandigarh to drum up support for the BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate in the upcoming Lok Sabha election. 'Team Modi' leaders Surinder Chauhan and Gurtej Pannu told reporters the campaign is being launched from Chandigarh and...
  • Former Railway Minister Pawan Bansal's Facebook 'likes' shoot up, approaches police December 26, 2013

    A sudden surge of 'likes' on his Facebook page has astounded former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, who has approached the police and sought an inquiry. Suspecting foul play, the Congress MP from Chandigarh on Wednesday lodged a complaint with IG, Police, Chandigarh stating that the number of 'likes' on...
  • Former Punjab CM Beant Singh's assassin released on parole for 28 days December 26, 2013

    Chandigarh: Former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh's assassin Gurmeet Singh was released on Thursday on 28 days parole. His parole comes after the Punjab government gave in to the pressure mounted by Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa, an activist who was on fast for the past 41 days. Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa, a...
  • Chandigarh: Custody of 5 policemen for gangraping minor ends today December 25, 2013

    Chandigarh: The police custody of the five policemen accused of gangraping a minor girl ends on Wednesday. Last week, in a shocking incident, the upholders of the law were accused of allegedly gangraping a minor in Chandigarh. A 17-year-old girl from Khudda Lahora was allegedly raped for over two and...
  • Chandigarh: Policemen gangrape minor for over 2 months, 2 arrested December 20, 2013

    Chandigarh: In a chilling incident, the upholders of the law have been accused of allegedly gangraping a minor in Chandigarh. A 17-yr-old from Khudda Lahora of city was allegedly raped for over two and a half months by Chandigarh police constables after she called the police to intervene in a...
  • CBI court to hear judge bribery scam case today December 12, 2013

    Chandigarh: A special CBI Court in Chandigarh will on Thursday take up the case of former Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge Nirmal Yadav, who is accused in the cash-at-judge's door scam. Yadav had been granted over two weeks time to move Supreme Court to challenge a recent High Court...
  • After Delhi victory, AAP preparing for Haryana polls December 10, 2013

    After stunning everyone with its performance in Delhi Assembly polls, Aam Aadmi Party is now preparing to contest Haryana Assembly elections next year. "We have started preparing for the polls, which we will contest independently," AAP Haryana unit spokesperson Rajiv Godara said on Tuesday. He said that after the party's...
  • HC Judge Nirmal Yadav gets two weeks to move Supreme Court November 26, 2013

    A special CBI Court in Chandigarh on Tuesday allowed over two weeks time to former Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge Nirmal Yadav, to move Supreme Court to challenge a recent HC order which had refused to stay the trial in the five-year-old case. Nirmal Yadav, an accused in cash-at-judge's...
  • CBI to go ahead with framing of charges against Nirmal Yadav November 12, 2013

    The Special CBI Court in Chandigarh has decided to go ahead with framing of charges against former High Court Judge Nirmal Yadav and other accused in the cash-at-judge's door case of 2008. The Court on Monday directed Yadav and other accused in the case to appear before it on November...