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HindustanTimes Thu,24 Apr 2014

Bathinda

Punjab, Haryana police officials hold joint meeting

Police officials of Punjab and Haryana, on Friday, held a joint meeting to review the security arrangements along the inter-state border in view of the upcoming elections. Inspector general of police (IGP), Bathinda zone, Paramraj Singh Umranangal, deputy inspector general (DIG) of Hisar range Saurabh Singh.

Rs 25 lakh, 2,058 bottles of wine seized in Moga

During a special drive against drug smugglers, the police have seized a huge quantity of poppy husk, opium and other harmful drugs from various areas of Moga and Ferozepur districts. A senior Akali leader and former sarpanch was also booked in a drug case.

A born fighter, Panjgrain ready for biggest battle

Two Congress flags positioned like sentinels on the entrance of an imposing house in Harindra Nagar here flutter in early-morning breeze. It is 8 on Monday morning, the auspicious Baisakhi day. But, there is no activity in and around this mansion.

Modi rally: SAD gathering 1 lakh for Apr 24, BJP moves date

There seems to be a lack of communication between alliance partners Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the date of Narendra Modi rally in Punjab, as they expect the BJP prime ministerial candidate on different days.

Late harvesting of wheat set to hit election outcome

Wheat harvesting and its allied operations are set to go side by side with electioneering in Punjab as the ripening of the crop has been delayed by about 7 to 10 days due to the prolonged winter season.

Harsimrat wooing jobless in name of power plant

The local member of Parliament and SAD candidate for the parliamentary constituency Harsimrat Kaur Badal has been repeatedly claiming credit for the setting up of 2,000-mw thermal power plant in Banawali village of Mansa district and the Rs. 2,000-crore oil refinery in Rama Mandi here during her election campaign.

Medical practitioner booked for raping woman in clinic

The district police have registered a criminal case against a medical practitioner for allegedly raping a married woman and making a video clip of the act at Bilaspur village under Nihal Singh Wala subdivision, 43 km from here on Friday.

Inclement weather hampers wheat procurement in Faridkot

The rainfall on Thursday and constant cloudy weather here have badly affected the procurement of wheat, which was yet to pick up, adding to the worries of farmers at the grain markets of the district.

Namesakes of leaders have never fared well in elections

The impact of Manpreet Singh Badal’s namesake in Bathinda with his Badal tag and election symbol ‘kite’, which was the symbol of PPP during the last assembly elections, would be clear only after the poll results would be out, but past experience shows that namesakes have not fared well in elections. Whether they contested purposefully or spontaneously is a different matter.

My son being victimised at Badals’ behest: Arshi

Former MLA and Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Hardev Arshi has alleged that his son Manpreet Arshi, who is a sub-divisional officer ( SDO) in the Public Health Department, has been transferred to Barnala, for his rejecting the advice of Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal to contest election from the Bathinda constituency.

Irrigation problem of farmers lost in poll din

At a time when political leaders are cajoling all and sundry for votes, the irrigation problem of thousands of farmers in Moga and Dharamkot subdivisions seems to have lost in the noise of electioneering.

Dhadi jathas on SAD trail: Religion meets politics in campaign’s music

"Shikhar te chadh gayi mehngayi, janta teri payi satayi, Lokan da kadhya kachoomar, kismat jandi dhendi. Indira diye nuhein ladliye, eh kursi nahiyon rehndi,” sings a a dhadi jatha (traditional singing group) campaigning for Shiromani Akali Dal candidate and sitting MP Harsimrat Badal in Bathinda.

Two vehicle thieves arrested, 13 stolen bikes seized

The Muktsar police, on Thursday, claimed to have arrested two vehicle thieves and recovered 13 stolen motorcycles from their possession.

Late harvesting of wheat set to hit election outcome

Wheat harvesting and its allied operations are set to go side by side with electioneering in Punjab as the ripening of the crop has been delayed by about 7 to 10 days due to the prolonged winter season.

Harsimrat asks CPI leadership to explain its alliance with Manpreet

Bathinda MP and SAD candidate Harsimrat Kaur Badal, on Thursday, asked the central leadership of Communist Party of India (CPI) to explain how it was in alliance with Congress candidate Manpreet Singh Badal in Bathinda when it did not have a tie-up with the Congress anywhere else in the country.
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