HindustanTimes Sat,30 Aug 2014


Preneet wins Patiala Urban; Jeet Mohinder sweeps Talwandi Sabo

Ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)and Congress won one seat each in the by-polls to Patiala (urban) and Talwandi Sabo Assembly seats on Monday but the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) finished a poor third.

Drive to set record of planting 1 crore trees in world launched

The second version of India's first world record book was launched here at the Bahia Fort on Sunday. Various national and international world record holders participated in the ceremony and also participated in competitions held on the occasion.

Three arrested for duping PTET aspirants in Moonak

The Moonak police have arrested three people for duping aspirants of Punjab State Teacher's Eligibility Test (PTET) by promising them to bring their names in the merit list.

Daduwal in judicial custody; can’t be taken to Gujarat

Radical Sikh leader Baljeet Singh Daduwal, 52, a member of Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (ad hoc) arrested on Friday night for hiding firearms, was on Sunday remanded in judicial custody till September 6.

Two killed in dispute over irrigation water at Barnala

A dispute over irrigation water turned violent and resulted in the death of two persons of a family on the spot at Thikriwal village during wee hours of Saturday.

Woman alleges police inaction in molestation by sarpanch

A resident of Charaksingh village under Maur police station has alleged police inaction against the village sarpanch, who had allegedly molested her.

Market committee notified for Fatehgarh Panjtoor in Moga

At last, the Punjab government has notified a market committee at Fatehgarh Panjtoor town in the district after hearing all objections in this regard. It may be mentioned here that the people of the area had been demanding a market committee for the region for the past five years.

Tug-of-war begins over Bathinda gurdwara after Daduwal’s arrest

With the police arresting Sikh radical leader Baljit Singh Daduwal and his two supporters in a 2009 case, the tussle to take control of the Jandalisar gurdwara in Kotshamir near here, which was managed by Daduwal, has begun.

Within a year, 'rehris' back on Clock Tower road in Faridkot

Though the district administration had, a year ago, banned vegetable and fruit 'rehris' on the Clock Tower road, known as Thandi sadak, and shifted them to the Sadak chowk road, vacating the space for parking and smooth flow of traffic, yet many 'rehris' have again come back to the old site again.

Harsimrat promises to set up food processing plant in Mansa

 Union food processing industries minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Friday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to bring 'achhe din' for the people of the state. She was on a thanksgiving tour of areas including Saidewala, Baretta and Budhlada.

Several outsider SAD leaders, MLAs stay put in Talwandi Sabo

Many ministers and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leaders from outside Talwandi Sabo were seen roaming freely in the constituency on the polling day in violation of the model election code of conduct.

Tempers run high in Talwandi Sabo as Cong, SAD men clash

With two old rivals, SAD’s Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu and Congress’ Harminder Singh Jassi in the contest, as was expected, polling for the bypoll to the Talwandi Sabo assembly segment, that recorded 80% polling, witnessed violence, including firing of gunshots, damage to vehicles, lathicharge, and tension across the constituency.

Gram rozgar sewaks in Mansa go on indefinite strike

Gram rozgar sewaks, employed under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA), went on an indefinite strike on Wednesday demanding payment of their salaries and hike in wages

Farmers urged to adopt bee-keeping for better income, diversification

 To encourage adoption of agriculture-related professions by people in rural areas, a mega honey bee- keeping training camp was organised here on Wednesday.

Candidates opt for personal touch a day before polling

A day before polling for the Talwandi Sabo byelection, the campaigning for which came to an end on Tuesday, candidates preferred to make manto- man contact to woo voters on Wednesday.
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