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Punjab ex-minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot arrested

Chandigarh | The Punjab Vigilance Bureau on Monday arrested former Congress minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot for amassing assets disproportionately to his known sources of income. A spokesperson for the Vigilance Bureau said following investigations of an enquiry a case under the Prevention of the Corruption Act has been registered against Dharamsot. Giving details, he said from […]

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Setback for AAP: Punjab and Haryana HC quashes FIRs against Tajinder Bagga, Kumar Vishwas

Chandigarh | In a major reprieve to Delhi-based BJP leader Tejinder Singh Bagga, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday quashed an FIR against him, asserting the continuation of criminal proceedings would amount to an abuse of the process of law. Also the same court quashed the FIR in a separate case against former Aam […]

Punjab CM receives complaint on corruption helpline, orders registration of FIR

Chandigarh | Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Friday said he has received a complaint on the newly-launched anti-corruption helpline. In a tweet, he said: “I received a complaint on our anti-corruption action helpline. Directed the authorities for immediate investigation, those caught asking for bribes will face severe consequences. Corruption won’t be tolerated in Punjab […]

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Sidhu’s ‘sister’ blames him for deserting mother to ‘grab’ property

Chandigarh | In an apparent embarrassment for Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, his ‘elder sister’ Suman Tur on Friday described him a ‘cruel’ for deserting her elderly mother after father’s death with an intention to ‘grab family property’. She told the media here that Sidhu had abandoned her mother and she passed away on a […]

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R-Day violence accused Lakha Sidhana is Sanyukt Samaj Morcha candidate in Punjab

Chandigarh | Gangster-turned-activist Lakha Sidhana, who is accused in the 2021 Republic Day violence case, is the candidate of Sanyukt Samaj Morcha, a political front of farmer unions, from Punjab’s Maur constituency in Bathinda district for the February 20 Assembly polls. Earlier, leaders of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha distanced themselves from the programmes organised by 40-year-old […]

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PM returned as barely 700 people turned up for rally: Punjab CM

Chandigarh | Barely 700 people turned up for the BJP rally and that forced the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “retrace his steps” and later the blame was pinned on the state government citing security threats, said Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Channi on Thursday. Challenging those questioning the nationalistic credentials of Punjab, Channi made it clear […]

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Chandigarh civic polls: AAP pips BJP on debut; ruling party’s Mayor among losers

Chandigarh | The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday won most seats in the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation polls on its debut. The ruling BJP’s Mayor, Ravi Kant Sharma, and two former Mayors, Davesh Moudgil and Rajesh Kalia, faced humiliating defeats. Of the total 35 seats, AAP managed to win 14, followed by BJP (12), Congress (8) […]