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Stubble burning down by 30%: Punjab

    Updated On : Oct 30,2017   4:08 pm
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Stubble burning in Punjab has dropped by 30 per cent this year as compared to last year, the state government told the National Green Tribunal (NGT) here on Monday. View More..

As air quality worsens, Punjab pollution board urges farmers not to burn stubble

    Updated On : Oct 24,2017   9:48 pm
Chandigarh, Oct 24 (IANS) With deterioration in Punjab's air quality index due to stubble burning causing concern, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) on Tuesday urged farmers to conserve paddy straw in a scientific manner rather than recklessly burning it. View More..

EC unveils app for efficient poll management

    Updated On : Oct 17,2017   9:44 pm
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Election Commission on Tuesday launched a new application to be used by electoral officers for efficient management of the poll process. View More..

Stubble-burning in Punjab, Haryana: Few options for farmers

    Updated On : Oct 08,2017   11:40 am
Chandigarh, Oct 8 (IANS) With the central and state governments, and even the National Green Tribunal (NGT), coming down heavily on stubble-burning in Punjab and Haryana, farmers in both the states say they have few options available to avoid burning the crop residue. View More..

11 in fray for Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll

    Updated On : Sep 27,2017   7:26 pm
Chandigarh, Sep 27 (IANS) Eleven candidates are in fray for the Gurdaspur Parliamentary by-election to be held on October 11, a senior Punjab poll official said here on Wednesday. View More..

Vishwas quits 'responsibility' as AAP's overseas fundraiser

    Updated On : Jun 10,2017   9:52 pm
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Senior AAP leader Kumar Vishwas on Saturday said he had sought to relinquish the "responsibility" of being the main overseas fundraiser for AAP, and his request has been accepted. View More..

AAP names Bhagwant Mann as Punjab president; Khaira quits posts

    Updated On : May 08,2017   9:50 pm
Chandigarh/New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) on Monday announced Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann would be its new Punjab unit president and AAP legislator and millionaire businessman Aman Arora the co-president. View More..

EC can't be pressured to tamper with EVMs: Delhi poll chief

    Updated On : Apr 26,2017   8:18 pm
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Delhi State Election Commissioner S.K. Srivastava on Wednesday said the Election Commission cannot be pressurised to tamper with electronic voting machines to manipulate results, following the AAP's accusations of large-scale EVM rigging to favour the BJP in the civic polls. View More..

AAP alleges widespread EVM tampering for BJP's civic poll win

    Updated On : Apr 26,2017   11:20 am
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) With the BJP poised to sweep the civic polls, Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday alleged large-scale tampering of EVMs. View More..

EVMs in Goa polls were also tampered with: AAP

    Updated On : Apr 04,2017   7:16 pm
Panaji, April 4 (IANS) The electronic voting machines (EVMs) used in the February 4 Goa assembly elections could have been tampered with, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)'s Goa Convenor Elvis Gomes alleged on Tuesday. View More..

Stubble burning: Punjab to use satellites to spot offenders

    Updated On : Apr 02,2017   2:36 pm
Chandigarh, April 2 (IANS) Rewards, threats and even registration of cases -- nothing seems to be working for the authorities in foodgrain states Punjab and Haryana to persuade farmers to stop burning stubble of harvested crop that is so harmful to the environment. Authorities in Punjab are now planning to use satellite technology to keep a vigil on illegal burning of wheat straw in agricultural fields. View More..

Punjab poll: More women vote than men (News Analysis)

    Updated On : Feb 06,2017   2:26 pm
Chandigarh, Feb 6 (IANS) Punjab may have been unfair to women in terms of its sex ratio, but the percentage of female voters was clearly higher than male voters in the just-concluded assembly elections in the state. View More..

Punjab polls: Around 2,600 kg drugs, 12.43 lakh litres liquor seized (Lead, correcting headline)

    Updated On : Feb 04,2017   9:34 pm
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) With drug menace being one of the major poll issues in Punjab, around 2,598 kgs of drugs and other narcotics valued at Rs 18.26 crore were seized in the state which went to polls on Saturday, the Election Commission said. View More..

Punjab polls: Around 2,600 kg drugs, 12.43 litres liquor seized

    Updated On : Feb 04,2017   9:30 pm
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) With drug menace being one of the major poll issues in Punjab, around 2,598 kgs of drugs and other narcotics worth Rs 18.26 crore were seized in the state which went to polls on Saturday, the Election Commission said. View More..

Barring some incidents, Punjab polling peaceful: Election officer

    Updated On : Feb 04,2017   8:30 pm
Chandigarh, Feb 4 (IANS) Amid reports of three firing incidents in Punjab, state Chief Electoral Officer V.K. Singh on Saturday said polling was by and large peaceful in 117 assembly constituencies as well as for the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat by-election. View More..

Faulty EVMs, VVPAT snags delay voting at Punjab polling stations

    Updated On : Feb 04,2017   4:18 pm
Chandigarh, Feb 4 (IANS) The ongoing voting at different polling stations in Punjab was disrupted or delayed for periods ranging from five minutes to over an hour on Saturday due to technical snags in electronic voting machines (EVMs). View More..

Punjab polls 23% votes in 4 hours

    Updated On : Feb 04,2017   12:50 pm
Chandigarh, Feb 4 (IANS) Over 23 per cent of Punjab's 1.98 crore voters on Saturday cast their votes in the first four hours in the polls for the 117 assembly seats, election officials said here. View More..

Over 100,000 security personnel deployed for Punjab polls

    Updated On : Feb 03,2017   9:36 pm
Chandigarh, Feb 3 (IANS) Over one lakh security personnel, including central paramilitary forces, will be on high alert as Punjab voters on Saturday exercise their franchise in 117 assembly segments as well as the by-election for the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat. View More..

Punjab polls: Candidates at doorsteps to woo voters amid tight security

    Updated On : Feb 03,2017   3:36 pm
Chandigarh, Feb 3 (IANS) With only a couple of hours left for the February 4 Punjab assembly elections to get unerway, leaders and workers of various political parties on Friday moved from door to door in a last-ditch effort to woo voters amid tight security in the border state. View More..

Congress will get majority in Punjab, says poll survey

    Updated On : Jan 31,2017   9:10 pm
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The Congress would get absolute majority in the Punjab assembly elections, while AAP would finish second, a pre-poll survey telecast by India Today TV said on Tuesday. View More..