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HindustanTimes Sat,19 Apr 2014

Amritsar

Capt preaching 'politics of hatred': Badal

Making yet another salvo on Congress candidate from Amritsar Capt Amarinder Singh, Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal accused him of "preaching politics of hatred".

Jaitley hits back at Capt over drug issue

Rubbishing the allegations made by his Congress rival Amarinder Singh about involvement of leaders of  the ruling SAD-BJP alliance in the drug trade in Punjab, BJP candidate Arun Jaitley dared the former to approach the  Narcotic Control Bureau( NCB) in this regard.

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.

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’.

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.

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".

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".

Stalwarts try to shed ‘outsider’ tag with cyber war

As they clash for the prestigious Amritsar seat, stalwarts Arun Jaitley of the BJP and Capt Amarinder Singh of the Congress are trying to shed the “outsider” tag not just on the battleground but also through a raging virtual war. With Amritsar boasting of nearly 4.4 lakh active Facebook users, the cyber teams of both the leaders are vying for more likes and comments on the social networking site to beat the poll rival in the cyber war.

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”.

Modi reaches Amritsar via 3D

BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi may not have come to Punjab for the election campaign yet, but with technology at its best, he made a virtual appearance on a stage in the city and addressed a rally through the state-of-the-art 3D hologram.

Capt Amarinder Singh bats for better Indo-Pak ties

Former Punjab chief minister and Congress candidate from Amritsar Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday stressed the need for taking up confidence-building measures with Pakistan for making Amritsar an important trade centre, not only for the neighbouring country but for the entire Central and West Asia.

Jaitley promises to upgrade Amritsar airport

Terming unemployment as a root cause of drug addiction, BJP candidate from Amritsar Arun Jaitley promised to upgrade the Sree Guru Ram Das Ji International Airport here to its "full capacity as it will provide immense employment opportunities in the area and help eradicate the menace of drug addiction".

Vivek Oberoi holds road show to support Jaitley

With the campaign heating up, Bollywood seems to be making inroads to the Holy City, as on Thursday famous Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi reached Amritsar for a road show in support of BJP candidate Arun Jaitley.
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