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Lok Sabha 2019 Vote Share in Punjab: AAP Loses; Congress, SAD (B), BJP and BSP Gains

The counting of votes for Lok Sabha elections 2019 was held in Punjab yesterday. Congress won 8 seats, Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) and its ally Bhartiya Janta Party bagged 2 seats each while the Aam Aadmi Party manage to save 1 seat.

Faridkot Cop Commits Suicide After Youth Suspectedly Killed in Custody

Faridkot CIA staff incharge Narinder Singh reportedly committed suicide on Sunday leaving behind a number of unanswered question related disappearance of a youth who was picked up by him and two other cops on May 18 night.

LS Polls Over, HS Phoolka Reminds CM Amarinder Singh About SGPC Polls

A day after the conclusion of polling for Lok Sabha elections, lawyer turned politician Harwinder Singh Phoolka has reminded Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh about elections for the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC).

Its’ Emotions versus Organization at Khadoor Sahib

One big factor to the advantage of Bibi Paramjeet Khalra is the constituency —which has a common “mind” largely rural and Sikh and which lies at the epicentre of Shaheed Jaswant Singh Khalra’s sacrifice and which faced the brunt of state repression in 1980s and early 90s.

Ground Water Depletion: Punjab Moving Toward Turning Into Desert

Eastern part of Punjab, the land of five rivers, is moving towards turning into desert. A news report (dated 15 May, 2019) in The Tribune (TT) notes that a draft report of the Central Ground Water Board (North-Western region) has warned that Punjab will be rendered a desert within 25 years if the exploitation of its underground water resources continues at the current rate.

Beadbi of Guru Granth Sahib at Hathoa Village in Malerkotla; Sikhs Outraged

An incident of beadbi of Guru Grath Sahib is reported from village Hathoa near Malerkotla. The incident was reportedly first noticed the Granthi of Gurdwara Sahib who in early hours on Sunday (May 12) found that the lock of the gate of Gurdwara Sahib was broken and smoke was coming out from the Gurdwara Sahib.

Another AAP MLA Joins Congress

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Ropar MLA Amarjit Singh Sandoa joined the Congress yesterday. He was welcomed into the party by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh at his residence in Chandigarh.

CM Amarinder Singh & Punjab Police DGP Claims on Jagdish Gagneja Case Under Question After NIA Reply

More than a year-and-half after the Punjab chief minister, Captain Amarinder Singh and the then Punjab DGP Suresh Arora claimed the August 2016 murder of state RSS vice-president, Brig Jagdish Gagneja (retd) had been solved, no one is formally named in this case by investigating agencies.

Saka Gurdaspur: 7 Years On, Family of Sikh student Killed by Police Still Wait for Justice

Seven years have passed since the Punjab police killed Bhai Jaspal Singh of Chaur Sidhwan in Gurdaspur. Jaspal Singh, a B.Tech 1st year student was shot dead by Punjab police after the police had opened fire on Sikhs who were staging a peaceful sit-in in front of Gurdwara Ramgarhia in Gurdaspur.

Punjab Govt. Seeks Withdrawal of High Court Relief to Paramraj Umranangal

The Punjab and Haryana high court is scheduled to hear on Monday (March 18) a plea of Punjab government seeking recalling of its order giving interim relief to suspended inspector general of police (IGP) Paramraj Singh Umranangal in beadbi and police firing cases of 2015.

Suspended IG Paramraj Umranangal Released on Bail

The District and Sessions Court of Faridkot on Monday granted bail to suspended Inspector General of Police (IGP) Paramraj Umranangal. Umranangal was arrested by the SIT on February 19 in relation to police firing on Sikh sangat during Saka Kotkapura 2015.

Punjab Govt. Notified New DSPs and SPs for Recently Created Investigation Cadre Posts

The Punjab Government, led by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, has notified the appointment of the DSPs and SPs for the recently created posts in the investigation cadre, separated from the Law & Order department of Punjab Police in line with the Indian Supreme Court orders on police reforms.

HC Recalls Order After Govt. Objects to Relief to SSP Charanjit Sharma

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Friday (March 8) issued a notice to the Punjab government on a plea filed by former Moga SSP Charanjit Singh Sharma, seeking directions to the police to inform him in advance before arresting in any other case related to incidents of beadbi.

Return Historical Artifacts of Sikh Reference Library: Amarinder Singh Writes to Indian Government

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has written to Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh seeking the immediate restoration of the historic materials removed from the Sikh Reference Library of Sri Darbar Sahib, Amritsar, during June 1984 attack on Sikh Gurdwaras by the Indian Army.

No Bail to Paramraj Umranangal Yet; HC Directs SIT to Serve 7 Days Notice before Arrest in Other Cases

The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued directions to the Punjab police to give seven days prior notice to suspended IG Paramraj Singh Umranangal before arresting him FIR number 130/15, PS Bajakhana registered under sections 302, 307, 34, 218 and 120B Indian Penal Code (IPC) and sections 25 and 27 of Arms Act.

Saka Nakodar 1986 Victim Families Want Punjab Govt. to Form SIT; Bring Culprits to Justice

The families of four Sikh youth who were killed in police firing in Nakodar on 4 February 1986, have sent a memorandum to Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh, asking him to form a special investigation team (SIT) to probe into the incident which took place during a protest over the beadbi of Saroops of Guru Granth Sahib in Nakodar.

Mantar Brar’s Anticipatory Bail Plea Rejected; Arrest Possible Anytime Now

A Faridkot court today rejected bail plea of Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) leader Mantar Singh Brar. He is nominated in case FIR number 129 of 2018 registered in relation to Saka Kotkapura of 14 October 2015.

Saka Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura: Faridkot Court Reserves Order on Mantar Brar’s Anticipator Bail Plea

The Faridkot district and sessions court yesterday reserved its verdict on the anticipatory bail plea of Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) leader and former MLA from Kotkapura Mantar Singh Brar.

VIP Treatment to Paramraj Umranangal in Jail: Patiala Jail Superintendent Suspended Over

Punjab jails minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa yesterday suspended Patiala central jail superintendent Jaspal Singh for giving special treatment to suspended inspector general (IG) Paramraj Singh Umranangal who is in judicial custody after his arrest in a case related to Saka Behbal Kalan 2015.

IG Paramraj Umranangal Suspended; Sikh Body Seeks Arrest of Sumedh Saini

The Punjab government has reportedly placed Punjab police Inspector General (IG) Paramraj Umranangal under suspension in wake of his arrest by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed to investigate Saka Kotkaura and Saka Behbal Kalan of 2015.

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