Sangrur MP and AAP state chief Bhagwant Mann (File Photo)

AAP accuses Amarinder of poll code violation

Chandigarh: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday accused Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh of violating the model code of conduct by announcing sops on the occasion of the second anniversary of his Congress government in the state. Sangrur MP and AAP state chief Bhagwant Mann said in a statement the Chief Minister was repeating […]

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh(File Photo/Twitter)

Congress would have acted after Pulwama: Amarinder

Chandigarh: While supporting the air strikes inside Pakistan by the Indian Air Force, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday said that “any government of the day, including the Congress, would have retaliated after the Pulwama (terror) attack”. Asked if the recent air strikes by the IAF would benefit the Bharatiya Janata Party in the […]

Former PM Manmohan Singh (File Photo/IANS)

Manmohan Singh won’t contest elections: Amarinder

Chandigarh: Putting to rest all speculations, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will not contest in the upcoming general elections. Manmohan Singh was “never in reckoning for candidature as he had made it clear that he was not interested in contesting elections”, Amarinder Singh told the media here […]

Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara (File Photo)

India, Pakistan to discuss Kartarpur corridor

Chandigarh: Indian and Pakistani officials will meet at Attari, near Amritsar, on Thursday for their first meeting to finalize the modalities of the Kartarpur corridor to enable Indian pilgrims to pray at the historic Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara in Pakistan. The meeting, amid heightened tensions between both countries, is being held to discuss the draft agreement […]

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End politicization of armed forces: Amarinder Singh

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday called for an end to politicization of the armed forces for political gains. Welcoming the directive of the Election Commission (EC) against use of pictures relating to defence personnel for election propaganda or campaigning, Amarinder said “earning brownie points through politicization of forces was as wrong”. In […]

Navjot Singh Sidhu (File Photo)

‘Were you uprooting terrorists or trees?’ Sidhu on air strikes

Chandigarh: Punjab’s ruling Congress party minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday urged the BJP-led Central government to stop politicising the army for the ruling party’s political ends and questioned the Centre over the damage inflicted on the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror camp in Pakistan. In a series of tweets, the Punjab minister questioned the Centre’s motives […]