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  • Snapshot: Ben Affleck looks morose as Batman in the first close-up tweeted by director Zack Snyder 2 days ago

    Is that a bird? Is that a plane? Is that a depressed comic book fan? No, it is Ben Affleck as Batman, in the latest DC Comics' film 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice'. The first close-up of Affleck tweeted by 'Batman v. Superman' director Zack Snyder is adding fuel...
  • Iraq crisis: Government is prepared to act, says Naresh Gujral June 29, 2014

    Shiromani Akali Dal leader Naresh Gujral on Sunday said that the central government has assured to act according to the situation in Iraq. "We are told that our people are safe. Government is prepared," he added. ...
  • Sword fight breaks out between Golden Temple task force workers, several injured June 6, 2014

    Amritsar: Clashes broke out within the Golden Temple premises in Amritsar between two groups on the 30th anniversary of Operation Blue Star on Friday. The sword fight broke out between Golden Temple task force workers and supporters of SAD MP Simranjeet Singh Mann. Several people have been injured in the...
  • People disenchanted with SAD-BJP: Kejriwal June 3, 2014

    Amritsar: Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that the outcome of the recent Lok Sabha polls in Punjab showed that the people were disillusioned with the SAD-BJP government and exuded confidence his party would form the next government in the state. The mandate given by...
  • Arvind Kejriwal to visit Punjab today June 3, 2014

    New Delhi: After winning four Lok Sabha seats, Aam Aadmi Party's national convenor Arvind Kejriwal has decided to focus on Punjab, keeping the Assembly election in mind. Kejriwal will visit the state for a day on Tuesday and will also take stock of party's performance. "They will meet volunteers, members, party...
  • Arrest drug peddlers rather than addicts: Amarinder Singh to Punjab government May 30, 2014

    Patiala: Congress senior leader Amarinder Singh on Friday said that mere arrest of drug addicts will not help curbing the menace in Punjab as drug supply is the real concern to fight with. "The indiscriminate arrest of drug addicts across Punjab without providing them de-addiction treatment will serve no purpose unless...
  • Punjab: SAD cracksdown on drug trade, Congress calls it an eyewash May 29, 2014

    Chandigarh: After their dismal performance in the Lok Sabha polls, the Shiromani Akali Dal-led government in Punjab has initiated a crackdown on the drug trade in the state. More than 1,000 cases have been registered in Punjab in the last 10 days alone. Known for being a hub for the...
  • BJP wins 6 seats , AAP gets 4 in Punjab May 16, 2014

    Updates: 10:10 pm: In Ludhiana, Congress's Ravneeet Singh Bittu defeated AAP's HS Phoolka by 19,709 votes. 9:42 pm: In Khadoor Sahib, SAD's Ranjit Singh Brahmpura defeated Congress's Harminder Singh Gill by 1,00,569 votes. 8:30 pm: BJP's Arun Jaitley losses to Congress leader Amarinder Singh in Amritsar by 1,02,770 votes. 7:28 pm: In...
  • Congress demands President's rule in Punjab May 14, 2014

    Amritsar: Congress on Wednesday demanded President's rule in Punjab, saying there is a "lawlessness" in the state. "There is no law and order prevailing in Punjab...need of the hour is to impose the President rule. Punjab police are supporting the criminals to beat up the innocent people," state PCC president...
  • AAP Patiala candidate Dr Dharamvir Gandhi attacked by SAD workers April 30, 2014

    Patiala: In a case related to poll violence, Aam Aadmi Party's Patiala candidate Dr Dharamvir Gandhi was attacked by workers of the Shiromani Akali Dal on Wednesday evening. Gandhi along with his supporters were attacked allegedly because he was protesting against booth capturing by SAD workers. The AAP nominee has...
  • Unlike Gandhis, Badal family has been elected by people: Harsimrat Kaur April 30, 2014

    Harsimrat Kaur Badal who is sitting SAD MP from Bhatinda said that the Badal family is large family and they have all been elected by the people. ...
  • High turnout in 7th phase, fate of 1,295 candidates sealed April 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Voters in 89 seats across seven states and two Union Territories came out in large numbers to surpass the 2009 election figures even though the turnout was low in the lone seat of Jammu and Kashmir. West Bengal, Punjab, Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh, Daman & Diu, Dadar...
  • LS polls: Akali Dal workers break EVM at Patiala April 30, 2014

    Chandigarh: Some Akali Dal workers on Wednesday allegedly damaged the control unit of EVM at the Bajwa Colony at Patiala and later banged the machine on the floor, officials said. The Akali workers earlier uprooted the booth of Congress party and entered the polling booth and tried to take control over,...
  • NDA will win polls and SAD will benefit from it: Harsimrat Kaur April 30, 2014

    Punjab goes to vote on Wedsnesday. Arun Jaitley is fighting his first election in Amritsar while Bathinda will see the battle of the Badals. ...
  • People angry with SAD government: Manpreet Singh Badal April 30, 2014

    The Congress candidate from Bhatinda, Manpreet Singh Badal, has said that the ruling Akali Dal government will not be able to fool the people this time. ...
  • Lok Sabha elections in 89 seats; Gujarat, Telangana, Punjab the key April 29, 2014

    In the seventh phase of Lok Sabha elections on April 30 voting will take place across 89 seats in seven states and two Union Territories. All 26 seats in Gujarat, 13 in Punjab and 17 in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh will be voting along with 46 other constituencies. A...
  • Campaigning ends for 13 seats in Punjab, polling on April 30 April 28, 2014

    Curtains came down on Monday on the over-a-month-long high-voltage campaign for the April 30 Lok Sabha polls in 13 seats of Punjab, where 1.95 crore voters will exercise their franchise to choose from 253 contestants, including BJP's Arun Jaitley and Congress' Amarinder Singh. The campaign was dominated by a series of...
  • Congress, Gandhi family used Manmohan as 'puppet': Jaitley April 27, 2014

    Amritsar: BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Sunday accused Congress and the Gandhi family of using Manmohan Singh as a "puppet" and held the ruling party responsible for "weakening" the country's security and economy. Jaitley, who is the SAD-BJP for Amritsar Lok Sabha seat, also accused Congress of "killing" democratic traditions of...
  • Congress will win more than ten seats in Punjab: Shakeel Ahmed April 24, 2014

    Ludhiana: Narendra Modi's visit to Punjab is not going to boost the poll prospects of SAD-BJP candidates as there is a "strong anti-incumbency" against Akali government in the state, Congress on Thursday said. All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary Shakeel Ahmed also claimed that Congress will bag 10 out of...
  • Election Yatra: Battle for Punjab April 24, 2014

    With the 2014 Lok Sabha elections underway, CNN-IBN's Jyoti Kamal visits various places in Punjab to find out the views of the voters on the candidates from their constituencies. Punjab has 13 constituencies which will vote on April 30 in the seventh phase of Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • 1984 riots: Akali Dal workers protest outside Congress office in Delhi April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of Akali Dal workers on Monday held a massive protest outside the Congress headquarters in Delhi over the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The SAD workers were protesting against the clean chit given by Punjab Congress leader Amarinder Singh to one of the accused in the case, Jagdish Tytler. The...
  • LS polls: Heavyweights prefer relatives as proxy candidates in Punjab April 10, 2014

    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. There...
  • Amarinder Singh poses questions on SAD-BJP alliance April 8, 2014

    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 had...
  • SAD patronising drug racket in Punjab: Amarinder Singh April 6, 2014

    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 and...
  • 30 Congress families joined SAD, claims Punjab Minister April 5, 2014

    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 Congress candidate...
  • Amarinder Singh accuses BJP of double standards on Blue Star issue March 25, 2014

    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 the...
  • 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 Parkash...
  • BJP, Jaitley downplay Badal's comment on Deputy PM March 22, 2014

    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 March 21, 2014

    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 an...
  • Manish Tewari trying find escape routes: SAD's Manpreet Ayali March 18, 2014

    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 other...