HindustanTimes Fri,25 Apr 2014


NDA to introduce crop insurance to secure farmers: Sukhbir

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister and SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the NDA government would introduce comprehensive crop insurance to secure farmers against unforseen losses.

Rs 2.94 cr seized in Bathinda zone: IGP

Police has seized Rs. 2.94 crore of unaccounted cash in Bathinda zone since the Model Code of Conduct has come into force in Punjab for April 30 Lok Sabha polls, a senior police official said today.

EC recommends case against Manpreet’s ‘dummy’ nominee

The Election Commission has recommended the registration of a case for not maintaining an election expenditure register against Independent candidate Jagdeep Singh, who had wanted to contest on kite symbol.

Jakhar pitches it as referendum on SAD-BJP regime, age-old issues

The world has changed a lot since 1996 when he lost his debut electoral contest, but the politics here remains the same. As Sunil Kumar Jakhar, 60, leader of opposition in the Punjab assembly, campaigns in another bid for the Lok Sabha from Ferozepur.

NDA's priority to ensure punishment to 1984 culprits: Sukhbir

SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal today said that ensuring exemplary punishment to all the culprits of 1984 Sikh massacre has been put on the priority list of National Democratic Alliance.

Multi-skill upgradation scheme to be launched for girl students: Harsimrat Badal

SAD candidate and member of Parliament from Bathidna Harsimrat Kaur Badal, on Wenesday, claimed that she had done a lot for the cause of girl education in Mansa and was determined to establish more model and Adarsh schools in the constituency besides initiating a multi-skill upgradation scheme for girl students.

165 graduates awarded degrees at Adesh University convocation

Adesh University here held its annual convocation and graduation ceremony in the college auditorium on Wednesday.

Wheat procurement picks up slowly,but little lifting creates space problem

Though the procurement of wheat in the grain market here picked up slowly after two days of the alleged faceoff  between commission agents and procurement agencies that had blamed each other for harassment and approached the police with their complaints, yet there seems to be little lifting of procured wheat from the market.

Youth focus on wide-ranging issues

Tackling corruption as well as job shortage, improving trade and diplomatic relations with Pakistan, and better basic amenities are the top concerns of the youth of Ferozepur Lok Sabha seat. The youth of border areas participated in HT’s agenda meet as part of the Young India Votes series.

Strength of legacy versus the vote-bank arithmetic

In this constituency in the hinterland of the state, the basic dynamics of Punjab politics are on full display. The Congress has gone ahead with its strategy of fielding stalwarts, so the Leader of Opposition in the Vidhan Sabha, Sunil Jakhar, is in fray.

SAD expenditure on laddoos hard to digest for poll panel

The expenditure incurred on buying laddoos used during SAD candidate Harsimrat Badal’s poll campaign meetings in this constituency has become a contentious issue between the Election Commission (EC) and the party.

LS polls: Mystery of the missing Manpreet Badal

Congress candidate Manpreet Singh Badal’s rival with a similar name, and from the same Badal village, has gone missing after filing his nomination for the Bathinda Lok Sabha seat. Even his mother does not know the son’s whereabouts.

Two Badal bahus, a picture in contrast

Asked what was for women in the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) election manifesto, Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal had joked: “I gave you my wife as MP.” The woman sarpanch of Badal village, Sukhpal Kaur, who remains one of the many rubber-stamp village heads in Punjab, will wish he was serious.

Seven booked for attempt to murder

The district police have booked seven people on attempt to murder charge after they allegedly attacked four people on Monday.

Videography team members rue non-payment of bills

Some members of videography teams, deployed by EC officials, on Tuesday, rued non-payment of their bills and met district election officer Kamal Kishore Yadav demanding the release of the amount.
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