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HindustanTimes Mon,21 Apr 2014

Amritsar

'Akalis now seeking to 'legalise' drug trade in Punjab'

Former chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Saturday alleged that after spreading the scourge of drug addiction across Punjab, the Akalis are now seeking to "legalise this money spinning trade, knowing fully well that this will destroy the state's future generations".

'PM made many speeches but left no footprints'

Taking a dig at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, BJP candidate from Amritsar Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the former may have made numerous speeches but he was hardly heard.

Congress dividing Hindus and Sikhs: Badal

Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday mounted a strong offensive against the Congress, saying it is a divisive party that always tried to create a divide between Hindus and Sikhs in Punjab. “Congress left no opportunity to divide Hindus and Sikhs in Punjab”, he said.

'I would be bold enough to stand up against injustice'

As kids, we often wrote imaginative pieces on what would do if we became the prime minister. Taking a cue from that practice and in view of the Lok Sabha elections, HT asks celebrities to list out their plans and priorities while imagining themselves in the shoes of an MP.

Akali warhorse faces formidable Cong rival

This is a unique Lok Sabha constituency as it includes parts of all three regions of Punjab - Majha, Malwa and Doaba. The constituency acquired this distinction after delimitation in 2008. Not only was its name changed from Tarn Taran to Khadoor Sahib but also its limits were so defined that its boundaries crossed the Beas and Sutlej rivers into the Doaba and Malwa regions.

Cong to improve tally in Punjab: Shakeel Ahmad

Claiming that the Congress will improve its tally of seats from eight in Punjab, AICC general secretary and Punjab Congress Affairs incharge Shakeel Ahmad on Friday said the Congress decision to field senior leaders had made the SAD-BJP alliance in Punjab panic.

Jaitley hears villagers’ woes on Indo-pak border

Taking a break from campaigning in urban areas, Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) Amritsar candidate Arun Jaitley on Friday moved to the villages along the Indo-Pak fence to get first-hand information of the border-area woes. At Dhariwal Udhar village, Jaitley, accompanied by senior Akali leader.

Aganwadi union holds dharna against attack on woman BLO

Demanding arrest of a former Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) sarpanch and his associates, who allegedly thrashed a block-level officer (BLO) while verifying the voters' list, the activists of the All Punjab Aganwadi Employees' Union on Friday held a dharna in front of the office of the senior superintendent of police (SSP) here.

Punjab turned into river of drugs by Akali leadership: Shakeel

The All India Congress General Secretary Shakeel Ahmed on Friday blasted the Akali Dal-BJP leadership for what he alleged ‘turning this sensitive border state into a river of drugs affecting the very future of the youth and the region’.

LS polls a fight between two opposite ideologies: Cong

Congress on Friday termed the present Lok Sabha elections as a fight between two "diametrically opposite ideologies".

Bedi bats for Capt, bowls no googly against Jaitley

After Gautam Gambhir's batting for Amritsar BJP candidate Arun Jaitley, former Indian skipper and left-arm spinner Bishen Singh Bedi came here on Friday to play for Congress nominee Captain Amarinder Singh.

Jaitley for strict steps against drug smuggling from Pakistan

Expressing concern over smuggling of drugs from Pakistan, BJP candidate from Amritsar Arun Jaitley on Friday called for effective measures to contain "narco-terrorism which is a new form of insurgency".

'Jaitley 'importing' BJP, RSS workers from Delhi'

Taking a dig at his BJP rival Arun Jaitley, Congress candidate from Amritsar Capt Amarinder Singh has said that the former has lost confidence in SAD-BJP cadre from Amritsar and started importing BJP and RSS workers from Delhi for his campaign.

Kuldeep Nayar joins Jaitley bandwagon

In a surprise move, veteran jour nalist Kuldeep Nayar on Thursday threw his weight behind senior BJP leader and party’s Amritsar nominee Arun Jaitley who is pitted in a tough fight against his Congress rival Captain Amarinder Singh.

Property tax issue: Amarinder hits back at Jaitley

Hitting back at his BJP rival Arun Jaitley for blaming him for the imposition of property tax in Punjab, Cong ress candidate from Amritsar Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday said that the former should have checked his facts about the matter “before putting his foot in the mouth”.
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