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Punjab machinations will extend political turmoil in Pakistan

The Supreme Court on Saturday summoned Punjab Assembly deputy speaker Dost Mazari and issued notice to chief minister Hamza Shahbaz in a petition filed by PML-Q.

PTI chairman Imran Khan Niazi and Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif
Updated on Jul 23, 2022 02:30 PM IST

Sangrur Bypoll Results Highlights: SAD-A wins by 5,822 votes

Sangrur Lok Sabha By-election Results 2022 Highlights: The Sangrur Lok Sabha constituency fell vacant earlier this year following the resignation of chief minister Bhagwant Mann who was elected as an MLA from Dhuri in the state assembly elections.

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann taking out a road show along with AAP candidate Gurmail Singh in Sangrur on Tuesday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 26, 2022 03:40 PM IST

‘Some of their MLAs are jailed, others removed…’: Haryana CM’s swipe at AAP

Earlier in the day, Punjab health minister was arrested on corruption charges hours after chief minister Bhagwant Mann sacked him from the post.

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar.
Published on May 24, 2022 07:58 PM IST
By | Written by Kanishka Singharia | Edited by Sohini Goswami

‘Asked private schools not to…': Bhagwant Mann's decision on uniform, books

The Punjab CM has ordered private schools in the state not to increase the admission fee this semester.

Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann. (PTI file)
Published on Mar 30, 2022 05:04 PM IST
By, New Delhi

'BJP wants to kill Kejriwal': Sisodia after violence outside Delhi CM's house

Sisodia alleged that just because the BJP cannot defeat Kejriwal, it is trying to kill him. “Today's incident was a pre-orchestrated plan of the BJP to murder him," he said.

The footage from a CCTV camera installed at the Delhi CM residence shows the protesters dismantling barricades as they huddled outside the house.(Source: AAP Twitter)
Updated on Mar 30, 2022 05:49 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Punjab election: How candidates and parties used social media 

In what was considered largely a digital affair due to restrictions on campaigning, candidates and parties took to Twitter and Facebook. Here is how they used these platforms to connect with voters:

As we begin to learn more about the use of social media by political parties and candidates, we cannot afford to rush to conclusions on how social media affects voters. (Mint)
Published on Mar 22, 2022 02:30 PM IST

Perform or perish: Kejriwal to Punjab ministers

AAP convener asks them not to lobby for transfers, postings of deputy commissioners, superintendents of police or station house officers, which was a norm during tenure of previous governments

Kejriwal laid down the ground rules for governance during his first address to newly elected AAP MLAs in Punjab.
Updated on Mar 21, 2022 02:25 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

In message to Punjab MLAs, Arvind Kejriwal's dig at BJP over Goa, 2 other states

Kejriwal said compensation for crops damaged during October's unseasonal rains in Punjab has been released within three days of forming the government by AAP.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann. (HT file photo)
Updated on Mar 20, 2022 01:49 PM IST

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann-led cabinet gives nod for 25,000 govt jobs

AAP leader Bhagwant Mann repeatedly raised the issue of unemployment during electioneering. Talking about the plight of unemployed youth, Mann had blamed previous regimes for not generating employment, which led to an exodus of talent to foreign countries.

Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann with his cabinet ministers during the first cabinet meeting, in Chandigarh. (PTI Photo)
Published on Mar 20, 2022 01:22 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

'Special model, PM Kejriwal by 2024…': New Punjab ministers share agenda

Ajnala MLA Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal said he would focus on education and health.

Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann looking on as MLAs were administered the oath by protem speaker Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar at the Vidhan Sabha on Thursday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Published on Mar 19, 2022 02:17 PM IST
Written by Ishika Yadav

10 ministers in Bhagwant Mann cabinet take oath amid huge expectations

At Saturday's event, the MLAs - taking oath as ministers - were photographed with their families.

Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann revealed the names of 10 ministers on Saturday. Photo by Sanjeev Sharma, Hindustan Times(Hindustan Times)
Published on Mar 19, 2022 11:16 AM IST

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann's cabinet takes oath today

Punjab oath ceremony: Soon after the oath ceremony, the cabinet's first meeting is also expected to take place on Saturday.

Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann took oath as MLA of state assembly earlier this week. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 19, 2022 11:36 AM IST

AAP nominates party MLA Kultar Singh Sandhwan as next Punjab assembly speaker

Sandhwan, who will be formally elected on Monday, will succeed Congress leader Rana Kanwar Pal Singh in the post.

Aam Aadmi Party MLA Kultar Sandhwan with supporters after retaining the Kotkapura assembly segment in Faridkot district, on March 10. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 18, 2022 10:11 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Punjab: Bhagwant Mann cabinet to have ten ministers. Check the full list

So far, Bhagwant Mann, who is the new Punjab chief minister, is the only AAP leader to have taken oath in the state legislative assembly.

Delhi chief minister and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal with Punjab CM-designate Bhagwant Mann.(HT_PRINT)
Published on Mar 18, 2022 07:55 PM IST
Written by Sharmita Kar | Edited by Aryan Prakash, New Delhi

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann announces anti-corruption helpline

Eradication of corruption from Punjab was one of the key promises of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which traces its birth to the anti-corruption movement of social activist Anna Hazare.

Punjab's new chief minister Bhagwant Mann announces that an anti-corruption helpline will be launched on 23rd March, (ANI Photo)
Published on Mar 18, 2022 12:58 AM IST
By, Chandigarh/new Delhi

Punjab CM Mann launches anti-corruption helpline, says it's his WhatsApp number 

Earlier in the day, Mann had said that he would announce a “very big decision” that no one has taken in the history of the north Indian state.

Chief Minister of Punjab Bhagwant Mann. (HT Photo/Ravi Kumar)
Updated on Mar 17, 2022 04:51 PM IST

'Ghost of religion': Sunil Jakhar has a warning for Congress in Punjab

Sunil Jakhar said the ghost of religion/caste/identity politics will haunt the Congress in Punjab in 2024 and beyond if corrective measures are not taken. 

Former Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar has raked up the issue of religion which apparently was a factor for which Charanjit Channi was made the chief minister. (HT_PRINT)
Published on Mar 17, 2022 01:02 PM IST
By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

Afternoon brief: Newly elected MLAs take oath in Punjab assembly

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann looking on as MLAs were administered the oath by protem speaker Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar at the Vidhan Sabha on Thursday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Published on Mar 17, 2022 12:58 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Punjab CM to announce ‘big decision’ today, says ‘no one in the history of…’

AAP leader Bhagwant Mann took oath as Punjab chief minister on Wednesday in front of a massive crowd in Khatkar Kalan, the ancestral village of Sardar Bhagat Singh, India's celebrated revolutionary and freedom fighter.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Bhagwant Mann during the swearing-in ceremony as chief minister of Punjab at Khatkar Kalan village in Punjab. Photo by Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 17, 2022 04:25 PM IST

‘A new anti-Mafia era’: Sidhu's hope as he congratulates Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann

After a thumping victory in Punjab, AAP's elected chief minister Bhagwant Mann took oath in a grand ceremony on Wednesday.

Navjot Singh Sidhu is leading from Amritsar East against Shiromani Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia.
Published on Mar 17, 2022 11:58 AM IST
Written by Sharmita Kar | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan, New Delhi

Will hit the ground running: Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and deputy CM Manish Sisodia were present at the swearing-in ceremony, which was held days after the AAP trounced its political opponents to win 92 seats in the 117-member Punjab assembly.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Bhagwant Mann during the swearing-in ceremony as chief minister of Punjab at Khatkar Kalan village in Punjab, India on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. (Photo by Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 17, 2022 04:24 AM IST

The poor record of assemblies in nominating and electing women

While women's representation across the five states has increased inchmeal — from an average of 4.6% in 2002 to 10% in 2022 — in real terms, the difference between the two is only 36 legislators. 

All three women MLAs elected in 2022 are married to politicians. Delilah Michael Lobo is the wife of Michael Lobo (both in photo), former MLA from Calangute. (ANI)
Published on Mar 16, 2022 02:52 PM IST
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‘Golden rays of sun bring a new dawn…’: Bhagwant Mann on Punjab's future

Bhagwant Mann swearing-in: AAP leader Bhagwant Mann, 48, today became Punjab's youngest CM since the 1970s.

Bhagwant Mann will be sworn in as the Punjab CM at Khatkar Kalan in SBS Nagar on March 16. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 16, 2022 01:31 PM IST

Bhagwant Mann's oath-taking ceremony: Over 3 lakh people likely to attend

Punjab-chief minister-elect Bhagwant Mann won the Dhuri Assembly seat by over 58,000 votes in the assembly election. He defeated Congress candidate Dalvir Singh Goldy by a margin of 58,206 votes.

Delhi chief minister and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal with Punjab CM-designate Bhagwant Mann.(HT_PRINT)
Published on Mar 15, 2022 06:17 PM IST
By | Written by Manjiri Sachin Chitre | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Punjab polls results: Channi proved a liability, not an asset, says Jakhar

The Congress had also declared Channi as its chief ministerial face for the polls just days before polling.

Congress leader Sunil Jakhar. (File photo)
Updated on Mar 15, 2022 07:58 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Punjab CM-elect Mann resigns as Lok Sabha MP

Mann, 48, was AAP MP from Sangrur for seven years and 10 months.He was AAP’s lone MP in the Lok Sabha.

AAP leader and Punjab CM-elect Bhagwant Mann flashes victory sign after submitting his resignation as a member of Parliament, in New Delhi, on Monday. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 15, 2022 05:58 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Bhagwant Mann's appeal to Punjab's 3 crore+ population: ‘Take oath with me’

The video appeal comes a day after the 48-year-old leader and Arvind Kejriwal led a grand roadshow in Amritsar along with other candidates who've won the state election.

Bhagwant Mann posted a video appeal on Twitter. (Twitter)
Published on Mar 14, 2022 01:32 PM IST

Kejriwal, Mann lead grand road show in Amritsar

Addressing the gathering, Mann invited people to attend his swearing-in ceremony at the ancestral village of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh and take a pledge for the holistic development of the state and betterment of its people

AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal with Punjab CM-elect Bhagwant Mann during a road show in Amritsar on Sunday. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Published on Mar 14, 2022 12:48 AM IST
By, Amritsar

'Family growing': AAP says as 16 in Amritsar civic body join party

In photos shared by the AAP, Delhi deputy chief minister and party leader Manish Sisodia was seen greeting the councilors. 

Amritsar civic body officials with Manish Sisodia in a photo tweeted by @AamAadmiParty(Twitter)
Published on Mar 13, 2022 05:04 PM IST

'Gandhis important for Congress unity, Rahul should be the chief': Ashok Gehlot

The Congress managed to get only 18 of 117 seats in Punjab in a crushing defeat. 

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot seen at an event in this file photo. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Mar 13, 2022 03:37 PM IST
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