Punjab

AAP candidate leading in Punjab's Jalandhar (West) seat

AAP candidate leading in Punjab's Jalandhar (West) seat

AAP candidate from Punjab's Jalandhar (West) reserved seat, Mohinder Bhagat, has been leading over Congress' Surinder Kaur with 27,168 votes, a handsome margin, as per early trends.

BJP's Sheetal Angural, whose defection from AAP necessitated the bypoll, is currently third.

Congress candidate Surinder Kaur, the former senior Deputy Mayor and five-time councillor of Jalandhar got 9,204 votes. In comparison, Angural got 6,557 votes, as per the Election Commission of India's sixth round of counting on Saturday.

Vote counting begins for bypoll in Punjab's Jalandhar West Assembly seat

Vote counting begins for bypoll in Punjab's Jalandhar West Assembly seat

Vote count for Punjab's lone Assembly constituency -- Jalandhar West -- began on Saturday, with 15 candidates in the fray for a multi-cornered contest largely among the state-ruling AAP, the Congress, and the BJP.

Polling was held on Wednesday and saw 54.98 per cent turnout.

The seat fell vacant with resignation of Sheetal Angural as an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator. He's again in the fray, now as the BJP nominee.

In a battle in the Jalandhar West (reserved) Assembly constituency, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann's prestige is at stake.

Aam Aadmi Party on Sunil Jakhar's statement - Jakhar only sheds crocodile tears on every issue related to Punjab

Aam Aadmi Party on Sunil Jakhar's statement - Jakhar only sheds crocodile tears on every issue related to Punjab

Reacting to the statement of Punjab BJP chief Sunil Jakhar, senior leader and spokesperson of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Neel Garg said that he (Jakhar) is trying to mislead people on the issue of law and order. In fact, drugs, gangsters and mafia dominated Punjab during the Akali-BJP government from 2007 to 2017. The same people are still part of this nexus.

Supervisor of private company dismissed from services for taking bribes from meter readers

Supervisor of private company dismissed from services for taking bribes from meter readers

Under the able leadership of Punjab Chief Minister S. Bhagwant Mann and directions of Power Minister S. Harbhajan Singh ETO, Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has dismissed a supervisor of a private meter reading company (Explore-Tech Services Pvt. Ltd.) from services in Gidderbaha for demanding money from meter readers as part of its anti-corruption campaign.

Indian Overseas Bank Opens E-lobby on Desh Bhagat University Campus

Indian Overseas Bank Opens E-lobby on Desh Bhagat University Campus

Indian Overseas Bank is thrilled to announce the grand opening of its newest e-lobby conveniently located on the campus of Desh Bhagat University. This marks a significant milestone for both our institution and the university community, as we bring accessible banking services directly to students, faculty and staff. The E-Lobby of Bank at MJK city center inaugurated by Dr Zora Singh Chancellor, Dr Tajinder Kaur Pro Chancellor of Desh Bhagat University and  Kumar Satyam, Chief Regional Manager of IOB. 

Gate Rally by All India Railway Men's Federation and Northern Railway Men's Union at Sirhind Railway Station

Gate Rally by All India Railway Men's Federation and Northern Railway Men's Union at Sirhind Railway Station

In response to the call of the All India Railway Men's Federation and Northern Railway Men's Union, the Northern Railway Men's Union Sirhind Branch organized a gate meeting/ rally as a warning day against the central government's delay on the issue of old pension restoration at Sirhind Railway Station. Railway employees of Sirhind, Rajpura, Khanna, Duraha, Mandi Gobindgarh, Ropar, Nangal Dam, Amb Andora participated in this protest. 

Union Minister Ravneet Bittu discusses the issues of Industry and farmers of Punjab with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Union Minister Ravneet Bittu discusses the issues of Industry and farmers of Punjab with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Union Minister of state for Railways and Food processing Ravneet Singh Bittu met Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and had long discussions on the crucial issues regarding Punjab, seeking special incentives for border districts of Punjab on the pattern of Jammu and Kashmir and besides incentives for industry and farmers.Taking up the issues of Punjab at a marathon meeting held late last night, Bittu urged the Finance Minister to consider demands of Punjab on priority being a border state. Bittu said that he had demanded special Incentives for Border Districts of Punjab namely Amritsar, Ferozepur, Gurdaspur & Tarn Taran to boost investment & employment opportunities in the State on lines with J and K and Northeastern states.

Amritpal’s brother arrested in drug case; dope test positive

Amritpal’s brother arrested in drug case; dope test positive

Harpreet Singh, brother of jailed radical Sikh preacher and Punjab’s Khadoor Sahib MP Amritpal Singh, who ran a campaign against drug addiction, along with his associate Lovepreet Singh have been arrested in a drug case and their dope test was positive, police said on Friday.

They were arrested by Jalandhar (Rural) Police from Phillaur town for carrying four grams of ice drug (methamphetamine).

Another person Sandeep Arora, who is believed to be the supplier of the drug to them, was also arrested.

Phillaur police got a big success against drug trafficking, Amritpal Singh's brother was arrested with ice drug

Phillaur police got a big success against drug trafficking, Amritpal Singh's brother was arrested with ice drug

MP from Khadur Sahib Amritpal's brother Harpreet Singh has been arrested by the police in Phillaur of Jalandhar along with drugs. SSP Ankur Gupta and DSP Phillaur Sarwanjit Singh said that 4 grams of drugs have been recovered from Harpreet Singh. When he was arrested, he was completely intoxicated and his partner was also intoxicated.

AAP Hails High Court's Decision to Open Shambhu Border, Backs Farmers' Demands

AAP Hails High Court's Decision to Open Shambhu Border, Backs Farmers' Demands

The Aam Aadmi Party has welcomed the High Court's decision to open Punjab-Haryana border 'Shambhu Border' (where farmers have been sitting on dharna for the last several months). The party said that all the demands of the farmers are justified, so the central government should consider fulfilling their demands instead of stopping them at the border.

On Wednesday, senior leader and spokesperson of Aam Aadmi Party Punjab, Neel Garg said that before becoming the Prime Minister in 2013, Narendra Modi himself had said that he will waive the entire debt of the farmers and make a law on MSP as per the recommendations of the Swaminathan Commission.  But Prime Minister Modi went back on his promise, so the farmers are forced to go to Delhi.

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