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Both central, state govts failed to attract industry to Punjab: Singla

Updated on May 20, 2024 09:02 AM IST

Congress’ candidate from Anandpur Sahib Vijay Inder Singla said it was a matter of concern that Punjab had poor gross domestic product per capita ranking

Congress’ Anandpur Sahib candidate Vijay Inder Singla interacting with industrialists in Mohali on Sunday. (HT Photo)
By, Mohali

25 voters cast ballot from home in Panchkula district

A total of 25 voters exercised their right to franchise from home; these included eight from Kalka assembly segment and 17 from Panchkula assembly segment

An elderly voter casts her vote from home in Panchkula district. (HT photo)
Updated on May 20, 2024 08:58 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Modi govt is a threat to country: Dr Dharamvira Gandhi

Dr Gandhi said the Union government propagated its supremacy over Pakistan and China, besides trying to divide people on the basis of caste and religion whenever questioned about the falling GDP or increasing unemployment in the country

Congress’ Patiala candidate Dr Dharamvira Gandhi during a public gathering in Dera Bassi on Sunday. (HT photo)
Updated on May 20, 2024 08:54 AM IST
By, Mohali

Chandigarh: CRAWFED poses questions to BJP, Congress nominess at ‘know your candidate’

Both candidates attended the meeting separately; BJP’s Sanjay Tandon said he was aware of the issue of need-based changes, and if elected, he will get the bylaws amended for a one-time settlement on the pattern of the Delhi amnesty scheme; Congress’ Manish Tewari also assured the members of getting need-based changes regularised; For traffic management, he said he will bring a rapid transport system, if elected

Manish Tewari addressing queries during the “Know your candidate” programme in Chandigarh on Sunday. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on May 20, 2024 08:52 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Congress used to subverting Constitution: Sanjay Tandon

Accusing Tewari of resorting to fear-mongering tactics due to a perceived decline in electoral prospects, Tandon labelled his assertions as unfounded and aimed at misleading the electorate

BJP Chandigarh candidate Sanjay Tandon during a foot march in Chandigarh on Sunday. (HT photo)
Updated on May 20, 2024 08:48 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Free water, power, no new taxes: Congress takes alliance partner AAP’s cue in Chandigarh manifesto

“Need-based changes and alterations in CHB flats will be regularised on ‘the Delhi pattern’,” the Congress manifesto reads, while also promising conversion of all categories of leasehold properties to freehold across the city

Congress candidate Manish Tewari with INDIA bloc leaders releasing the party manifesto in Chandigarh on Sunday. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on May 20, 2024 08:46 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: School timings changed as heatwave persists

Issuing a letter to principals of all government and private schools in Chandigarh, the education department has asked them to wind up by 12 pm from Monday; for this, schools can start classes earlier, but not before 7 am

Women take cover under dupattas amid the searing heat in Chandigarh. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on May 20, 2024 08:44 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

AAP ‘corrupt’, but need their support to defeat ‘BJP’, says Congress leader Rana KP

Punjab Congress campaign committee chairman and former speaker of Punjab assembly Rana KP Singh said that contrary to their claims, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is a ‘kattar beiman’ (corrupt) party, but their support is needed to beat Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Congress leader Rana KP Singh in Ludhiana on Sunday. (HT)
Updated on May 20, 2024 08:42 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Maliwal Assault Row: Nadda says people with ‘double standards’ mum

Nadda was addressing a poll rally in Kaithal district under the Kurukshetra Lok Sabha constituency for the party candidate Naveen Jindal on Sunday

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president JP Nadda during the 'Prabuddhajan Sammelan' in Karnal on Sunday. (JP Nadda-X)
Updated on May 20, 2024 08:40 AM IST
By, Karnal

At 47.2⁰C, Mewat hottest in Haryana

Parts of Punjab and Haryana swelter under severe heatwave as temperatures soar past 44°C, with Mewat hitting 47.2°C. 'Red alert' issued till May 23.

Girls cover their faces on a hot summer day in Amritsar (PTI)
Updated on May 20, 2024 08:38 AM IST
By, Karnal/patiala

Not informed about party programmes, alleges Tosham MLA Kiran

Addressing the media at her residence in Bhiwani, Kiran Choudhry claimed party’s candidate Rao Dan Singh is not picking up her calls and even not informing her and her daughter Shruti Choudhry, former MP from Bhiwani-Mahendergarh, about party’s programmes

Senior Congress leader and Tosham MLA Kiran Choudhry (HT File)
Updated on May 20, 2024 08:34 AM IST
By, Rohtak

Under EC fire, Congress Jalandhar candidate Charanjit Singh Channi rakes up Poonch again

Channi’s statement comes even as the election commission is contemplating action against him for his earlier remarks in which he has termed the attack on the Indian Air Force (IAF) convoy that left one security personnel dead as ‘an election stunt by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)”

Congress Jalandhar candidate Charanjit Singh Channi
Updated on May 20, 2024 08:32 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

Heat wave: Haryana govt asks DCs to decide on school closure

The letter says that the DCs in consultation with the respective district education officers may decide closure of schools (government and private) on any particular day/days

The state government has already declared one month summer holidays in government and private schools, beginning June 1. (HT file photo)
Updated on May 20, 2024 08:30 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

EC notice to BJP Faridkot candidate Hans Raj Hans for ‘threatening’ farmers

SKM has accused Hans Raj Hans, who is a Padma Shri awardee, of threatening farmers during a speech at a poll event

Hans Raj Hans
Updated on May 20, 2024 08:26 AM IST
By, Faridkot

Haryana: JJP rebel MLA from Tohana backs Selja

Congress candidate Kumari Selja is in a head-to-head contest with BJP’s Ashok Tanwar from the Sirsa seat, which was represented by her twice and once by her opponent

Congress Lok Sabha candidate from Sirsa Kumari Selja. (PTI)
Updated on May 20, 2024 08:22 AM IST
By, Rohtak

Lok Sabha polls: Ship, TV, hockey, tongs, the list of poll symbols for Independents runs long in Punjab

Jailed radical preacher Amritpal Singh, contesting as Independent from Khadoor Sahib seat in Punjab, allotted poll symbol 'mike'.

As many as 169 Independent contestants, out of total 328 candidates have been allotted election symbols in Punjab.
Updated on May 20, 2024 08:20 AM IST
ByPress Trust of India, Chandigarh

Key contest: Fierce fight on cards as 2 former Haryana Cong chiefs cross swords in Sirsa

In what is seen as a bipolar contest between a party hopper and the BJP candidate Ashok Tanwar and the veteran Congress leader Selja, the electioneering here is revolving around Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Congress candidate Selja Kumari addressing gathering during election campaign in Sirsa ,Haryana. (Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
Updated on May 20, 2024 08:14 AM IST
ByVishal Joshi, Sirsa

Modi’s campaign blitz to start in Punjab with 3 mega rallies

With 12 days to go for polling for the 13 Lok Sabha constituencies in Punjab, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the campaign blitz of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with three election rallies in the state

With 12 days to go for polling for the 13 Lok Sabha constituencies in Punjab, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the campaign blitz of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with three election rallies in the state.
Updated on May 20, 2024 08:04 AM IST

Spotlight on Faridkot as 2 two artistes, greenhorn, turncoat take centrestage

The Faridkot Lok Sabha parliamentary constituency is set for a multi-cornered contest between two prominent artistes, a greenhorn third-generation politician and a turncoat

The Faridkot Lok Sabha parliamentary constituency is set for a multi-cornered contest between two prominent artistes, a greenhorn third-generation politician and a turncoat
Updated on May 20, 2024 08:02 AM IST

Will not spare those who looted Punjab’s money, says CM Mann

Chief minister Bhagwant Mann on Sunday said no one can accuse him of corruption of even a single rupee. “I have not come into politics to earn money as SAD chief Sukhbir Badal who is only interested in power and wealth accumulation,” the CM said during an election rally on Sunday

Chief minister Bhagwant Mann on Sunday said no one can accuse him of corruption of even a single rupee. “I have not come into politics to earn money as SAD chief Sukhbir Badal who is only interested in power and wealth accumulation,” the CM said during an election rally on Sunday.
Updated on May 20, 2024 07:44 AM IST

BJP giving communal angle to polls: Sukhbir

In a direct attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, SAD chief Sukhbir Badal said the BJP was giving a communal angle to the Lok Sabha elections and recent speeches of the PM reflected the fear of losing polls

In a direct attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, SAD chief Sukhbir Badal said the BJP was giving a communal angle to the Lok Sabha elections and recent speeches of the PM reflected the fear of losing polls.
Updated on May 20, 2024 08:12 AM IST

Bathinda LS seat: Finally, Manpreet appeals supporters to work for BJP

More than a fortnight after Bathinda district BJP president Sarup Chand Singla wrote a letter to senior party leader Manpreet Singh Badal seeking his support for the poll campaign of party’s Bathinda Lok Sabha nominee Parampal Kaur Sidhu, the former finance minister on Sunday released a video appealing his supporters to work wholeheartedly for the ‘Punjab BJP

Manpreet Singh Badal.
Updated on May 20, 2024 07:16 AM IST
ByVishal Joshi

Punjab got ‘massive’ central funds in last 10 years: Jakhar

Punjab BJP president Sunil Jakhar on Sunday said that people of the state across all spectrums benefited from “massive” funds provided by the Narendra Modi government during the past 10 years

Punjab BJP president Sunil Jakhar on Sunday said that people of the state across all spectrums benefited from “massive” funds provided by the Narendra Modi government during the past 10 years.
Updated on May 20, 2024 07:04 AM IST

Sunak faces revolt over plans to scrap post-study visa: Report

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is considering restrictions to the UK’s post-study visa which allows graduates to stay on and work for up to two years after their degree course as part of efforts to curb soaring legal migration figures despite strong opposition from some of his ministers, a report claims on Sunday

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak
Updated on May 20, 2024 06:54 AM IST
ByPress Trust of India

Phase 5: J&K’s Baramulla to vote on May 20 amid tight security

As many as 22 candidates are in the fray but the main competition is between political bigwigs Omar Abdullah of National Conference and Sajjad Gani Lone of Peoples Conference

Polling staff carrying EVMs and other polling material leave for poll duty for the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Baramulla, Sunday. (PTI)
Updated on May 20, 2024 05:52 AM IST
ByAshiq Hussain, Srinagar

Security forces given free hand to hunt down militants: J&K LG

Amid the election season, Kashmir was rattled by two back to back militant attacks on Saturday in south Kashmir’s Shopian and Pahalgam

Police said militants shot the former sarpanch in Harpura village of Shopian while a man and a woman, identified as Tabrez and Farah, of Rajasthan, were injured after militants opened fire at Yannar, Anantnag. (PTI)
Updated on May 20, 2024 05:46 AM IST
By, Srinagar

Former spox of banned Jamaat-e-Islami surrenders in Srinagar

The accused was identified as Ali Mohd Lone, alias advocate Zahid Ali, a resident of Nihama Pulwama. He allegedly involved in case FIR number 19 of 2019, said Jammu and Kashmir Police

Under the case, Ali was allegedly involved in offences under Section 13 of the UAPA and Sections 147, 148, 149, 336, 332, 427, 307, 435, 436, 120 and 225 of the Ranbir Penal Code (RPC) at Rainawari police station. (HT File)
Updated on May 20, 2024 05:44 AM IST
By, Srinagar

Heat wave to continue in Himachal for next 5 days: IMD

The average maximum temperature was above normal in Himachal on Sunday. Una recorded the highest maximum temperature in the state at 44.2 degrees, followed by 44.0 degrees recorded in Neri, 42.4 in Bilaspur, 41.9 degrees in Dhaulakuan and 40.3 degrees in Sundernagar

The weather office, in an official communique, also said that there is also possibility of severe heat wave in the districts of Una, Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Solan. (HT File)
Updated on May 20, 2024 05:42 AM IST
By, Shimla/dharamshala

Tricolour flying proudly because of Modi: Thakur

The leader of Opposition said, “Because of Narendra Modi, today the dream of ‘Ek Vidhan, Ek Nishan, ek Pradhan’ has been fulfilled from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and our beloved tricolour is flying proudly all over the country.”

Former Himachal chief minister and leader of Opposition Jai Ram Thakur in Dharamshala on Sunday. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 20, 2024 05:40 AM IST
By, Dharamshala

I will fight till last like a warrior: Himachal CM Sukhu

He said former CM Jai Ram Thakur should stop daydreaming and the present Congress government will complete its five-year tenure with the blessings of God

Himachal Pradesh chief minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu during an election rally in support of Lok Sabha candidate Satpal Raizada in Bilaspur on Sunday. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 20, 2024 05:34 AM IST
By, Shimla
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