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.
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.