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Tag: Akali Dal

Akali Dal Alleges Attack On Party Chief Sukhbir Singh Badal
Akali Dal Alleges Attack On Party Chief Sukhbir Singh Badal

Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has alleged its party President Sukhbir Singh Badal was attacked on Tuesday and claimed three party workers had been injured in the firing. It alleged that police-backed attackers were led by brother of a Congress legislator. The incident was reported in Jalalabad town in Fazilka district. The party demanded […]

Over 4,600 centenarians cast votes in Punjab

Chandigarh: Over 4,600 centenarians exercised their franchise for Punjab’s 13 parliamentary seats and they also comprised one transgender, Chief Electoral Officer S. Karuna Raju said on Tuesday. A total of 4,654 voters, comprising 2,631 women, all aged above 100, cast their votes on May 19, he said. Those who were 100 years of age and exercised […]

Rajiv Gandhi statute vandalized in Ludhiana; Congress, Akalis in war of words

Chandigarh: Punjab’s ruling Congress and opposition Shiromani Akali Dal were on Tuesday involved in a bitter war of words after the statute of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was vandalized in the industrial city of Ludhiana. The statute was vandalized allegedly by workers of the SAD’s youth wing following which Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh […]

Rape accused ex-Minister fails to surrender in court, as promised

Chandigarh: Punjab’s former Akali Minister Sucha Singh Langah on Saturday failed to surrender in a court, as promised a day earlier after the registration of a rape case against him. Langah — who was booked on Friday on charges of rape, criminal intimidation, and cheating on the complaint of a woman working with Punjab Police […]

Former Akali minister booked on rape charge, quits party posts

Gurdaspur: A former Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) minister was booked on a rape charge following a complaint by a widow here. Sucha Singh Langha termed it a “political vendetta” and resigned from all party posts. Langha was booked last night after the 35-year-old complainant alleged that the Akali leader had raped her repeatedly since 2009. […]