A nine-member Election Commission led by Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi will arrive in Chandigarh tomorrow on three-day visit to undertake group level review of preparations ahead of Punjab assembly polls which are due early next year.
Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh today declared a virtual war against the Akali government in the state for its "failure" to transfer the Ludhiana Police Commissioner in the 'Chitta Ravan' case, asking the party workers in all the 117 Assembly segments toburn effigies as a mark of protest.
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday announced special grants-in-aid of Rs 50 lakh each to war widows or other legal heirs of defence force personnel who died in the wars with China and Pakistan in 1962, 1965 and 1971.
Former Punjab AAP convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur today accused the SAD government of being "arrogant" and asked the like-minded forces to join hands and overthrow the "power drunk" Parkash Singh Badal dispensation in next year's elections in the state.
Amid rising tension between India and Pakistan since the Uri terrorist attack, 19 girls from across the border landed in Chandigarh Tuesday night only to learn "the narrative of war remains limited to our governments and media" and common public on both sides of the border want peace.
A day after Awaaz-e-Punjab said it would look at a political tie-up to contest elections in Punjab, AAP said the Navjot Singh Sidhu-led front seemed to be "bargaining for the best deal", while Congress said it would welcome them if their agendas match.