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HindustanTimes Mon,21 Apr 2014

Bathinda

Low-profile AAP campaign gets a road show booster

The low-profile election campaign of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from Bathinda parliamentary constituency and Punjabi singer Jasraj Singh Longia aka Jassi Jasraj got a boost with a road show here on Sunday.

Badal blames BSF, Centre for rising drug menace in Punjab

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has accused the Border Security Force (BSF) and the central government for increasing drug smuggling in the border state of Punjab.

Harsimrat criticises Amarinder for clean chit to Tytler

Bathinda MP and SAD candidate Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Sunday said that Congress candidate from Amritsar parliamentary constituency Captain Amarinder Singh had committed genocide with Sikh sentiments across the world by giving a clean chit to Jagdish Tytler for 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Fazilka Heritage Festival begins

The 4-day-long 8th Fazilka Heritage Festival started here on Friday. The festival is a community initiative started by the Graduates Welfare Association of Fazilka in 2006. This year, the event is being organised on the theme of “voter awareness”. Skits and awareness lectures are being organised for voter awareness.

Untimely rain delays wheat harvesting, adds to cost

The untimely rain in the district has badly affected wheat harvesting operations. The district received about 31 mm rainfall on Thursday morning and Friday night that led to more delay in harvesting of wheat and more input costs to the farmers who opted for manual harvesting over the mechanical one for more wheat straw.

Two Badals go all out to claim political legacy

It is a war in the Badal family for claiming political legacy. Five years ago, when Bathinda MP Harsimrat Badal secured the highest lead of 68,000 votes from Budhlada assembly segment in this constituency, it was one of her own who helped her seal the lead to trump then Congress candidate Raninder Singh, son of former chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh, by over one lakh votes.

'IGT' fame Subhpreet campaigns for AAP candidate

India's Got Talent fame Subhpreet Kaur Ghuman has joined the campaign of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate and Punjabi singer Jasraj Singh Longia (Jassi Jasraj) here on Saturday.

Dhillon, others seek expulsion of Danny from Congress

A few days after the political drama over filing his nomination papers despite the official candidate of Congress Joginder Singh already in the fray, Sukhwinder Singh Danny,  general secretary of the Youth Congress on Saturday came under sharp criticism for his alleged statements against the president of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) Partap Singh Bajwa.

Bhattal begin campaign in Malwa region

A day after asking all Congress cadres to return to their homeland for campaigning, Congress leader and former chief minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, on Saturday, began her campaign from Sardulgarh assembly segment of the district, but skipped speaking the name of Congress candidate from Bathinda Manpreet Singh Badal while speaking on the stage.

Punjab, Haryana police officials hold joint meeting

Police officials of Punjab and Haryana, on Friday, held a joint meeting to review the security arrangements along the inter-state border in view of the upcoming elections. Inspector general of police (IGP), Bathinda zone, Paramraj Singh Umranangal, deputy inspector general (DIG) of Hisar range Saurabh Singh.

Rs 25 lakh, 2,058 bottles of wine seized in Moga

During a special drive against drug smugglers, the police have seized a huge quantity of poppy husk, opium and other harmful drugs from various areas of Moga and Ferozepur districts. A senior Akali leader and former sarpanch was also booked in a drug case.

A born fighter, Panjgrain ready for biggest battle

Two Congress flags positioned like sentinels on the entrance of an imposing house in Harindra Nagar here flutter in early-morning breeze. It is 8 on Monday morning, the auspicious Baisakhi day. But, there is no activity in and around this mansion.

Modi rally: SAD gathering 1 lakh for Apr 24, BJP moves date

There seems to be a lack of communication between alliance partners Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the date of Narendra Modi rally in Punjab, as they expect the BJP prime ministerial candidate on different days.

Late harvesting of wheat set to hit election outcome

Wheat harvesting and its allied operations are set to go side by side with electioneering in Punjab as the ripening of the crop has been delayed by about 7 to 10 days due to the prolonged winter season.

Harsimrat wooing jobless in name of power plant

The local member of Parliament and SAD candidate for the parliamentary constituency Harsimrat Kaur Badal has been repeatedly claiming credit for the setting up of 2,000-mw thermal power plant in Banawali village of Mansa district and the Rs. 2,000-crore oil refinery in Rama Mandi here during her election campaign.
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