Aam Aadmi Party today announced two more candidates for the upcoming Punjab assembly elections, taking the total number of nominees to 107. AAP state convener Gurpreet Singh Waraich announced the names of Narinder Singh Shergill from Mohali constituency and Jasbir Singh Kudani from Lehragaga seat.
Punjab's ruling BJP-Akali Dal alliance has scored a landslide win in municipal elections in capital Chandigarh, just ahead of crucial state assembly polls. The allies have won 21 of the 26 seats - the BJP taking 20, Akali Dal one - while the Congress has had to settle for just four. One seat has been won by an independent candidate. BJP chief Amit Shah has thanked the people of Chandigarh and said that every recent election victory of the party shows that people "approve of the demonetisation decision."
Rs 30 lakh cash and two and a half kilograms of gold were recovered from the premises of a prominent tailor in Chandigarh by the Enforcement Directorate as part of its operation to unearth illegal cash.
In recognition of the gallantry services rendered by the World War II heroes, the Punjab Cabinet gave approval to increase financial assistance to the veterans, ex-servicemen, their widows from Rs 2,000 to Rs 4,500 per month.
The Aam Aadmi Party today launched a 'Chalo Punjab' campaign ahead of the Assembly election in the state and appealed to Punjabis living across the country and abroad to free their "native land from the clutches of a corrupt regime".
In the wake of the recent jailbreak at Nabha prison in Punjab, concrete steps are being are being taken to beef up the security in the prisons in Haryana, state Director General of Prisons Yashpal Singh today said.