His tendency to be at the centre of controversies makes Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the head of the Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda, a compelling character. The 47-year-old sect chief first grabbed eyeballs in 2007, when his purported imitation of ... Hindustan Times, 1 month ago
A beleaguered Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa on Wednesday reasserted his authority by announcing to take on BJP president Amit Shah whenever the latter visited Punjab. While just four MLAs, including two whose assembly segments ...Hindustan Times, 1 month ago
BATHINDA: There's no escaping the dera factor in Punjab pollscape. In the middle of electioneering for civic polls, as the SUV ferrying Congress ex-MLA Harminder Jassi halts at Bathinda's municipal wards, he is flooded with an unusual request: ...Times of India, 1 week ago
Even as issues concerning people seem to have been put on the backburner for the ensuing polls to the municipal corporation Bathinda (MCB), the polls will a test of political parties and alliances nine months after the parliamentary polls. Though ...Hindustan Times, 2 weeks ago
BATHINDA: Huge rush was witnessed as candidates scrambled to file nomination papers for Bathinda municipal corporation elections. Wednesday was the last day for filing papers and most candidates from mainstream political parties, including Shiromani ...Times of India, 2 weeks ago
CHANDIGARH: Ahead of his meeting with Congress president Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi on Thursday, party's Punjab unit chief Partap Singh Bajwa announced plans to gherao the BJP president, Amit Shah, whenever he visits the state. "Congress will gherao ...Times of India, 1 month ago
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