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  • LS polls: Heavyweights prefer relatives as proxy candidates in Punjab 10-04-2014 12:50 PM

    It's family first in Punjab when it comes to fielding covering candidates for the April 30 Lok Sabha polls as major political players like SAD, BJP and Congress are trusting none other than their closest relatives. Withdrawal of nominations for the 13 seats in the state is on April 12....
  • Amarinder Singh poses questions on SAD-BJP alliance 08-04-2014 06:19 PM

    Terming the SAD-BJP alliance 'unholy and opportunistic', Congress candidate from Amritsar, Amarinder Singh on Tuesday asked his BJP rival Arun Jaitley to explain what he meant by 'social alliance' between the two. On Jaitley's reported remark that the Akali-BJP alliance went beyond politics, Amarinder pointed out that the BJP leader...
  • SAD patronising drug racket in Punjab: Amarinder Singh 06-04-2014 06:25 PM

    Attacking SAD over the multi-crore drug racket, Congress candidate from Amritsar Lok Sabha seat Amarinder Singh on Sunday alleged the ruling party was "patronising" the narcotics trade in the state. He also alleged that Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia was "acting as a conduit" between the traffickers in the state...
  • 30 Congress families joined SAD, claims Punjab Minister 05-04-2014 10:15 PM

    Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Saturday claimed that 30 families owing allegiance to Congress today joined SAD in the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat. The residents of Mahlian De Dera and Rodi villages in the Majitha Assembly segment were welcomed to SAD by Majithia. The development took place when...
  • Amarinder Singh accuses BJP of double standards on Blue Star issue 25-03-2014 07:23 PM

    Congress candidate from Amritsar Lok Sabha seat Amarinder Singh on Tuesday accused BJP nominee Arun Jaitley of having "double standards" on the issues of Operation Blue Star and setting up a Blue Star Memorial for those who died within the precincts of the Golden Temple here. "You can't run with...
  • LS polls: BJP-ally SAD backs INLD candidates in Haryana 25-03-2014 05:16 PM

    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...
  • BJP, Jaitley downplay Badal's comment on Deputy PM 22-03-2014 12:13 PM

    Amritsar: BJP and Arun Jaitley have downplayed ally Shiromani Akali Dal's call for Jaitley as a potential Deputy Prime Minister under Narendra Modi. Speaking at a public rally in Attari Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said that Jaitley was a front-runner for the post of Deputy Prime Minister or...
  • Family connection in Lok Sabha elections 2014 21-03-2014 11:58 AM

    New Delhi: Politics is a big family affair in India. Be it a national party or a regional party, most of them encourage dynastic politics. Except Communists, AAP and AIADMK, most others including the Congress and the BJP have 'family connection'. The elections for 16th Lok Sabha are also not...
  • Manish Tewari trying find escape routes: SAD's Manpreet Ayali 18-03-2014 02:38 PM

    SAD candidate from Ludhiana Manpreet Singh Ayali on Tuesday targeted Union Minister Manish Tewari, saying his attempt to find "escape routes" proved that Congress had already lost half the battle. Taking a dig at sitting MP Tewari, he said his attempt to find "escape routes" on one pretext or the...
  • Arun Jaitley will win Amritsar seat by heavy margin: SAD 16-03-2014 05:48 PM

    SAD on Sunday welcomed its alliance partner BJP's decision to field Arun Jaitley from Amritsar, and said he would win the elections by a heavy margin. Addressing a press conference in Amritsar, SAD leader and Punjab minister Bikram Singh Majithia said his party activists would accord warm welcome to Jaitley,...
  • Snapshot: Miley Cyrus shows off a 'sad kitty' tattoo on inside of her lower lip 16-03-2014 08:55 AM

    Singer Miley Cyrus exhibited a new bright 'sad kitty' tattoo inside her lower lip. She flaunted her new inking via a photograph on Instagram, reports dailymail.co.uk. The "Wrecking ball" singer captioned her selfie: "#sadkitty #f***yeahtulsa @waynewontpostpicsofnakedwomen @katyweaver #lovemoneyparty #freak." In the photograph, she can be seen wearing bright red nail...
  • Watch: SAD, BJP workers fight over a parking spot in Jalandhar 15-03-2014 06:46 PM

    Clash broke out between Shiromani Akali Dal and BJP workers over a parking spot in Jalandhar, Punjab. According to sources, fight erupted between two counselors over a parking spot. Three people were injured in the clashes and the police is probing the incident. ...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Alliances in North India 28-02-2014 11:48 AM

    New Delhi: The North is very important when it comes to electoral alliances. The most populous state of Uttar Pradesh always throws up interesting political alliances. But, nothing stays permanent. Alliances matter even in neighbouring Haryana, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand. Uttar Pradesh: India's most populous state has 80...
  • Drug trade rampant in Punjab, political blame game continues 26-02-2014 11:06 AM

    Chandigarh: Drug addiction has been a huge concern for the state of Punjab. In 2013, more than 300 kg of heroin valued at Rs 1500 crore was seized in Punjab. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Allegations have been leveled of the involvement of political leaders in the...
  • BJP-Akali alliance in Punjab an example of Hindu-Sikh unity: Modi 23-02-2014 03:20 PM

    Ludhiana: Addressing a joint rally with alliance partner the Shiromani Akali Dal in Ludhiana, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi called the BJP-SAD alliance an example of Hindu-Sikh unity. "The alliance of Akali Dal and BJP is not merely for the formation of...
  • LS pollscape: Different poll, but will it make a difference in Punjab? 11-02-2014 10:59 AM

    Chandigarh: Lok Sabha elections from Punjab would be different this time round. Different, yes, but would they make a difference? May be not. There are 13 parliamentary constituencies in the state and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has vowed to field candidates from all. The current break up is skewed...
  • 1984 riots: SAD protests outside Parliament, demands fast track trial 05-02-2014 11:55 AM

    New Delhi: The Shiromani AkaiI Dal MPs on Wednesday held demonstrations outside Parliament in protest of the latest revelations in Operation Bluestar about Britan's advisory role in the massacre. Shiromani Akali Dal MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal led the protests outside Parliament. She criticised the Congress saying,"It's treason on part of...
  • Sikhs continue to protest outside Rahul's residence over 1984 remarks 03-02-2014 12:48 PM

    New Delhi: The Sikh groups on Monday continued to protest outside Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's residence in New Delhi over his remarks on the 1984 riots. The Shiromani Akali Dal had also held protests outside the Congress head quarter and across Punjab last week. Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee...
  • 1984 riots: SAD backs Kejriwal's demand of SIT probe 29-01-2014 01:17 PM

    New Delhi: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) which is opposed to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab has come out in support of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for taking up the 1984 anti-Sikh riots issue. Speaking to CNN-IBN, SAD MP Naresh Gujral said, "This is our own demand...
  • NDA will win 300 seats in Lok Sabha elections: Sukhbir Singh Badal 27-01-2014 08:13 PM

    The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will win 300 seats in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said in Bathinda on Monday. "The SAD-BJP combine will register victory with a record margin in all Lok Sabha seats in Punjab, and the NDA will touch...
  • Election tracker: Congress ahead in Haryana, BJP-SAD leads in Punjab 23-01-2014 08:56 PM

    Chandigarh: There is some good news for the Congress from Haryana even as in neighbouring Punjab, the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party alliance is ahead. In both the states, Aam Aadmi Party (AAp) is emerging as a serious challenger. The Congress, which is facing serious allegations of massive corruption,...
  • Delhi polls: 33 pc crorepati candidates, assets of MLAs shoot up 27-11-2013 10:53 AM

    New Delhi: The number of crorepati candidates seems to have gone up in these elections. There are 33 per cent crorepati candidates this time as compared to 23 per cent last time, according to data compiled by Association for Democratic Reforms. While Manjinder Singh Sirsa, Shiromani Akali Dal candidate from...
  • Don't want BJP-SAD alliance broken at any cost, says Harsh Vardhan 02-11-2013 12:21 PM

    BJP on Saturday said it was making all efforts to fight the Delhi Assembly election unitedly with its "natural ally" --Shromani Akali Dal- to defeat the Congress government and asserted that the party does not want the alliance to break at "any cost". BJP's initiative to salvage the alliance came...
  • Punjab will get more funds if Narendra Modi becomes PM, says Badal 21-09-2013 10:32 PM

    Dhuri: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday said that the state would get more funds and centrally-sponsored projects for its overall development if BJP's Narendra Modi became Prime Minister after the upcoming General Elections. The entire BJP leadership and Gujarat Chief Minister Modi especially, had a "pro-Punjab stance...
  • MPs concerned over plight of farmers in flood-hit areas 06-09-2013 03:10 PM

    New Delhi: Concern was voiced in Lok Sabha over plight of farmers in flood-hit areas of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab and other states, and members demanded compensation from the Centre for loss of crops. Harsimrat Kaur (SAD), who had given a request for an Adjournment Motion to discuss the floods...
  • Sidhu slams Punjab govt, accuses it of not funding Amritsar 05-09-2013 06:39 PM

    Amritsar: Bharatiya Janata Party MP Navjot Singh Sidhu accused the ruling SAD government in Punjab of turning a blind eye towards Amritsar's development. The Cricketer-turned-BJP MP said that here has been no support for his attempt to improve Amristar and alleged that for the last two years he has not...
  • Punjab opposition demands white paper on industry scenario 19-08-2013 08:16 PM

    Congress on Monday demanded a white paper explaining the scenario of Punjab's industrial sector in the past six years. "No industry is ready to come to Punjab out of fear of the Akalis. Let Punjab government come out in black and white on both new industrial houses that have come...
  • SAD-BJP government has created a financial mess in Punjab: Tewari 06-08-2013 02:18 AM

    Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on Monday said the SAD-BJP government in the state owed an explanation to the people of Punjab over the financial mess they have created in the state. The consequences were obvious and the state is not even able to make routine payments, he...
  • Punjab Congress spreading false news on state's economy: Sukhbir 03-08-2013 03:06 AM

    Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday accused Congress of trying to defame the SAD-BJP government by spreading false news about economic crisis in the state. "Congress leaders should get their facts corrected as state registered four time jump in revenue from Rs 5,000 crore to Rs 21,000...