HindustanTimes Sun,20 Apr 2014


In Hoshiarpur, Badal exhorts voters to decimate Cong

Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday addressed three rallies in favour of BJP candidate from the Hoshiarpur parliamentary constituency Vijay Sampla in Hoshiarpur, Dasuya and Mukerian assembly segments.

Won't cast vote if demands not met: Unaided Staff Union

About 7,000 members of the Unaided Staff (Aided-School) Union, Punjab, warned the state government that they will not cast their vote if their demands were not fulfilled.

9 of 24 candidates in Jalandhar segment from Balmiki community

After two candidates withdrew their names on the last day of taking nominations back from the Jalandhar parliamentary segment (reserve), now 24 candidates are in the fray of which nine belong to the Balmiki community which has a sizeable presence in the constituency.

25,924 cases settled in mega lok adalat in a day

As many as 25,924 cases were settled at a mega lok adalat organised by the district legal services authority in Jalandhar, Nakodar and Phillaur on Saturday.

Poll officials to circulate appeal letters exhorting people to cast votes

District election officers in Punjab will circulate appeal letters among city voters not to treat April 30, the voting day, as a holiday and step out of their homes to cast their votes in a large number.

Gold, diamonds, arms seized from Mumbai firm staff

The police recovered 2 kg gold worth Rs 66 lakh, three packets of diamonds, valued Rs 8 lakh, and a rifle from three employees of a Mumbai-based firm during a naka at Kalia Colony on the Jalandhar-Amritsar highway on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday.

One injured in gang attack, 5 booked

Five persons, purportedly members of a gang, attacked a person with hockey sticks and sharp-edged weapons at Gandhi Camp locality on Friday, leaving him critically injured.

Webcast of 3 sensitive booths from each assembly

With a view to ensuring fair and free elections in the district, the administration will webcast voting at three sensitive booths from each assembly segment of the Jalandhar parliamentary constituency on its website on April 30, the polling day.

SMS-based monitoring system to supervise activities at poll booth

After upg rading technological features of monitoring system used in the 2012 state assembly elections, the state election commission is all set to use the ‘poll day online monitoring system’ to supervise the election process through SMS-based alert system.

Police rope in news channels to telecast gangster ’s story

Tough groping in the dark for nearly a month and a half to find a lead about gangster Daljit Singh Bhana’s whereabouts, the clueless Jalandhar police commissionerate has roped in two national-level news channels to telecast Bhana’s crime story.

One arrested with 100 passports

Police claimed to have arrested Surjit Singh of Kaler Walan village in Amritsar after seizing 100 passports from his possession on Thursday morning.

Congress councillors hold protest against mayor

Congress councillors staged a protest in front of mayor Sunil Jyoti's office on Thursday after his failure to clarify expenses on patch works and roads during his tenure.

Nominations of eight candidates rejected

The district election office (DEO) on Thursday rejected the nomination papers of eight candidates for the Jalandhar parliamentary (reserve) seat.

12 Congress men booked in Bholath

In a controversial preventive action taken by the Kapurthala police in Bholath assembly constituency, represented by Shiromani Akali Dal MLA Bibi Jagir Kaur, 12 Congress workers, feared to be a “threat to peace during election time”, were booked recently.

‘BJP nominee Sampla grabbed NRI’s house’

Accusing Vijay Sampla, Bharatiya Janata Party candidate for the Hoshiarpur Lok Sabha seat, of grabbing the house of a non-resident Indian (NRI) in that city, the Congress has asked the BJP high command to replace the “tainted” nominee.
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