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Only results of the general elections on May 16 will tell whether appreciation and sympathy for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in rural and urban areas has translated into votes in Punjab, but the emergence of the party has once again begun dividing villages into two groups - "siyaane" (wise old people) and "naujawan munde" (youth). The old brigade reluctantly seems to remain loyal to parties while the...
Source : Times Of India | 14 Hour(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Patiala
Till a few weeks ago, when wheat was ripening in the region, hundreds of peasant families of this district were keeping a night vigil for around nine months a year to protect their crops from wild animals.Reason: Their villages are located along the circumference of six wildlife sanctuaries and a similar number of reserve forests in Patiala district. The farmers have been following the practice for...
Source : Times Of India | 14 Hour(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Patiala
PATIALA: Two inmates died in Patiala Central Jail after they inhaled toxic gas while cleaning the sewerage on Tuesday evening. The deceased have been identified as Sagar, 19, and Malook Singh, 48. While Sagar, a resident of Patiala, was an undertrial in criminal case, Malook Singh, from Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh, was serving a 10-year term in a drug case.Sources said Malook's term was to be completed...
Source : Times Of India | 2 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Patiala
PATIALA: Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda is following its own system of primaries to decide support to parties or candidates by its followers in the coming general elections.The dera, which has lakhs of members in Punjab and whose support is considered crucial in at least over six parliamentary seats of southern Punjab, is following the 'democratic' process in which its district-level representatives...
Source : Times Of India | 4 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Patiala
yet another use of one-liners to target political rivals by senior leaders of both major political parties during election campaign, Punjab deputy chief minister and SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal said on Friday that Captain Amarinder Singh was involved in Operation Bluestar and drug menace. Sukhbir, however, failed substantiate his allegations.When pointed out that Amarinder was targeting SAD by...
Source : Times Of India | 6 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Patiala
Downplaying contradictory positions taken by the two alliance partners in Punjab, on issues that have remained central to SAD politics in Punjab, party president Sukhbir Badal on Friday said they would be resolved before the drafting of common minimum programme (CMP). The CMP would be drafted in consultation of existing and future partners of NDA, if the alliance came to power, he added."Every party...
Source : Times Of India | 6 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Patiala
Kakrala, a tiny village in the prosperous wheat belt of Nabha, an elderly woman, perhaps in her late 70s, looks in earnest deference at Preneet Kaur, sitting on a makeshift stage that creaks under the weight of burly Sikh men who crowd around the microphone. She is sitting cross-legged on the ground, her hands folded in an accustomed show of respect."Maharani," she calls out after Preneet Kaur when...
Source : Times Of India | 6 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Patiala
is a Gandhi and he wears a Gandhi cap but he believes in Russian leader Leon Trotsky and late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from Patiala Dr Dharamvira Gandhi's Leftist leanings are clearly visible in his speeches and rallies. After all, he has been a Leftist for the past 40 years before he joined the new entity in Indian politics.Travelling from one village to another...
Source : Times Of India | 7 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Patiala
Patiala, Apr 17 : Congress nominee from Patiala parliamentary constituency Preneet Kaur today refuted the allegation levelled on her for not helping the Punjabis abroad as a state Minister of External Affairs here today.In my tenure as an MoS for External Affairs, 16,000 families from the state could benefit under the amnesty scheme in Italy and 40,000 total Indian families could avail this chance,...
Source : Newkerala | 7 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Patiala
PATIALA: Once seen as kingmakers of governments both at the Centre and in Punjab, mainstream left parties CPI (M) and CPI are now struggling to survive in the state as their cadre and leadership are a confused lot.Going by current stance othe communist parties in Punjab before Lok Sabha polls, left ideology is witnessing a severe political crisis since its advent in the state in the early 1900s when...
Source : Times Of India | 8 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Patiala
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