Punjab Politics

  • SAD leader, 21 others get 7 years imprisonment in fraud case April 20, 2013

    Patiala: A special CBI court on Saturday awarded sevenyear imprisonment to SAD leader and 21 others, including three FCI officials in a fraud case. The Special Judge Hemant Gopal held a former SAD MLA Mangat Rai Bansal and others guilty of making wrongful gains by supplying sub standard rice, resulting...
  • Booth No 106: Where Punjab's feuding Badals converge January 30, 2012

    Badal (Punjab): Located in a government school in Badal village of Lambi assembly seat in Punjab, polling booth no. 106 may be a nondescript place but it turned out to be the battleground for the politically feuding first family of Punjab politics the Badals. As day broke over this...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Amarinder Singh January 12, 2012

    Former Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh has been accused of promoting family raj in elections. ...
  • Politics a family affair in Punjab January 12, 2012

    Chandigarh: Election fever has arrived in Punjab and politics is clearly a family affair judging by the number of relatives of politicians who've got tickets. It's a phenomenon that cuts across party lines Congress, BJP and Akali Dal. While parties insist they give tickets to candidates who are mostly likely...