HindustanTimes Sun,20 Apr 2014


SAD-BJP candidate Tinu faces uphill task in BJP's urban bastion

Getting a substantial chunk of votes from three urban assembly segments of the Jalandhar parliamentary constituency — Jalandhar North, Jalandhar West and Jalandhar Central —will be an uphill task for Shiromani Akali Dal's Pawan Kumar Tinu in the Lok Sabha elections this time.

Heavy rain, strong winds damage wheat crop

Heavy rainfall that lashed the state on Friday night has damaged wheat crop in the region. The rain started around 7pm and continued till midnight. Officials said there was 15mm rainfall in Jalandhar, 12mm in Nakodar and 40mm in Phillaur. The harvesting process has also got affected due to frequent spells of rain.

A model polling booth for all assembly segments in Jalandhar

As part of the initiative to ensure that more people come out to vote when the state goes to polls on April 30, the district administration has planned to set up nine model polling booths in the Jalandhar parliamentary constituency, one each in all legislative segments falling under it.

BJP will get over 300 seats: Rajnath Singh

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh on Saturday said he is confident his party would win over 300 seats in the ongoing elections.

I have come here to show my children their roots: Lord Paul

It was an emotional homecoming for leading NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul to his childhood schools and his birthplace in the city here.

Photo-op hungry cops hold up bank cash car for 6 hrs

Under pressure from the state election commission to perform in the run-up to the Lok Sabha polls, the city police on Friday stopped a car carrying cash of UCO Bank and did not let off the vehicle for hours even as the employees concerned produced the documents.

'Need to make Indian varsities world-class'

NRI industrialist and philanthropist Lord Swraj Paul, who was at Punjab Technical University on Friday, laid stress on making rigorous efforts to make the Indian universities world-class.

'No fixed fee structure in schools affiliated to CBSE'

Despite the Supreme Court order prohibiting commercialisation of education, exorbitant fee being charged by private schools is breaking the backbone of the middle class families who wish to provide quality education to their children.

Man sentenced to 10 years for drug peddling

The court of additional district and sessions judge on Friday awarded 10-year imprisonment to Deepak Kumar, alias Deepu, of of Basti Danishmandan on charges of drug peddling.

Santokh’s brother to campaign for SAD candidate

The election campaign of Chaudhary Santokh Singh, the Congress candidate from Jalandhar parliamentary segment, received a major setback after his New Zealand-based brother announced to campaign for SAD candidate Pawan Kumar Tinu late Wednesday in the presence of deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal.

Rakhi Birla’s road show proves a damp squib

Aam Aadmi Party leader and former Delhi women, child development and social welfare minister Rakhi Birla’s road show in Jalandhar proved to be a damp squib on Thursday as not many came out in party’s support.

Vigorous efforts needed to make Indian varsities world class: Lord Paul

NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul on Friday underlined the need for vigorous efforts to make Indian universities world class, saying the fundamental component of long-term economic health will depend largely on skilled work force to meet the challenge ahead.

Hold MC House meeting: Oppn councillors

Congress councillors on Thursday appealed Municipal Corporation Jalandhar mayor Sunil Jyoti to conduct a special House meeting to solve the problems faced by the public regarding construction of new roads.

Rs 9 lakh seized during special checking

The static surveillance team on Thursday recovered about9 lakh from several people during a special checking on Paragpur highway.

In election season, 18,000 POs cause of concern for police

With 18,094 proclaimed offenders (PO) in Punjab roaming free, ensuring peaceful and fair elections to 13 parliamentary seats has become a challenge for the state government and police. The state election commission has been regularly getting report from the director general of police.
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