Harpreet Bajwa

Chandigarh Diary

With nine more LED screens displaying speed of vehicles installed by the Chandigarh Traffic Police on various stretches taking the total number of such screens to 15.

26 Feb 2022

Court sends ex-Punjab minister Bikram Singh Majithia to judicial custody in drugs case

The top court, while conducting a hearing on his bail application, had granted stay on his arrest till February 24, until Assembly elections in Punjab got over.

25 Feb 2022

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee objects to removing turban of Sikh girl in Bengaluru

SGPC president Harjinder Singh Dhami said they will not tolerate that Sikhs are forced to take off their turban in their own country.

25 Feb 2022

Punjab polls: Hints of old allies SAD, BJP mulling post-poll alliance to form government

Sources in both the parties said that there was a strong likelihood that if SAD gets a respectable number of seats and the BJP hits double digits, then both might again come together.

24 Feb 2022

Firecracker factory blast claims six in Una district of Himachal Pradesh

Sources said firecrackers were manufactured illegally in a private-rented building at Bathu-Bathri in the Tahliwal Industrial area of Haroli sub division of Una district.

23 Feb 2022

'Our efforts have not yielded any results': Disillusioned NRIs skip Punjab poll campaigning

The diaspora made their presence felt for the first time in the 2012 Assembly polls when they supported the People’s Party of Punjab. 

20 Feb 2022

Punjab chief poll officer orders FIR on complaints against Arvind Kejriwal, Sukhbir Badal

The complaint against Kejriwal said that he and AAP had violated the poll code by making false and frivolous allegations in videos uploaded on social media to malign the image of SAD and other parties

20 Feb 2022

PM Modi slams Congress over CM Channi's ' UP, Bihar ke bhaiya' remark

Channi responded saying his comments were aimed only at Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, who, he said, was trying to rule the state through the backdoor.

18 Feb 2022

Structural audit of Gurugram building ordered after two die due to partial collapse

Two women lost their lives in the partial building collapse in the city on February 10.

15 Feb 2022

Punjab CM Channi misses Rahul’s rally as his chopper was not allowed to take off

'Had they told me last night, I would have gone to Hoshiarpur by road,' he said. Channi said, 'The Prime Minister had come. Let his chopper land, but my helicopter should have also been allowed.'

14 Feb 2022

Punjab polls: Women’s share in state's politics not promising

Punjab has 117 Assembly seats, for which 1,304 candidates have filed nominations. Standing out in this list is the low number of women. In all, there are 93 women candidates.

14 Feb 2022

Punjab elections 2022: BJP plans aggressive fight and campaigning in 36 seats

With less than ten days left for the Assembly elections in Punjab, the BJP is planning aggressive campaigning, focusing on around three dozen seats out of the 73 it is contesting. 

12 Feb 2022

Gurugram building collapse: Two dead, police book construction company's MD

Prima facie, the Deputy Commissioner said, the construction work on the sixth floor could have led to the incident.

12 Feb 2022

Chandigarh Diary

The Panjab University (PU) has announced that would be reopened soon after the conclusion of online examinations.

10 Feb 2022

Modi bats for new Punjab, takes potshots at AAP, Congress

The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance aims to create a ‘Nawan Punjab’, PM Narendra Modi said as he took on the Congress and the AAP on the pitch of development.

09 Feb 2022

Upset Jakhar says bye to electoral politics

Ex-PCC chief refutes reports that he was leaving the party, says not being seen on ground as he is not contesting

07 Feb 2022

Haryana govt moves SC challenging HC order staying 75% quota for locals in private jobs

A bench led by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana agreed to take it up on February 7 after Solicitor General Tushar Mehta mentioned it for urgent listing

04 Feb 2022

ED arrests Bhupinder Singh nephew of Punjab CM Channi in illegal sand mining case

Sources claimed he was evasive in his replies and was hence taken into custody. The ED will produce him before a special PMLA court in Mohali on Friday seeking his remand.

04 Feb 2022

SSM seeks common symbol for all its ‘independent’ candidates

The Sanyukt Samaj Manch has asked the Election Commission of India to allot a common poll symbol to all the independent candidates fighting under its banner.

04 Feb 2022

Punjab polls: Rahul likely to announce CM face of Congress during virtual rally in Ludhiana

A video has gone viral in which Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi is heard telling this to his supporters during an election meeting at Chamkaur Sahib

03 Feb 2022

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