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HindustanTimes Fri,22 Aug 2014

Bathinda

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.

Lakhs spent on musical fountains project in Faridkot go down the drain in operational

Lakhs of rupees spent about three years ago on installing musical fountains and lights along the bridges of Rajasthan and Sirhind canals, Darbar Ganj and Lieutenant Colonel Abijeet Singh Sekhon chowk (Jubilee Cinema chowk) seem to have gone down the drain.

Uneasy calm in Talwandi Sabo after lash between AAP, SAD supporters

Uneasy calm prevailed in Talwandi Sabo assembly constituency on Wednesday following a clash between supporters of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) at Jaga Ram Tirath village and tension in Shekhpura village.

Ahead of bypoll, police grapple to control protests

As the administration was gearing up for ensuring smooth polling for Talwandi Sabo assembly bypoll, the police in the town on Tuesday had to grapple with protesters of different organisations.

Violation of election poll code galore in Tawandi Sabo villages

Though the model code of conduct has been in force in Talwandi Sabo, yet the work of installing electric poles has been going on as usual in villages of the constituency, obviously to influence voters in favour of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu.

Man kills brother for alleged affair with his wife

 A man killed his elder brother at Budhlada on Monday suspecting him of having illicit relations with his wife.

Take money from others and vote for AAP, Kejriwal tells people

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal stormed into Talwandi Sabo with a long motorcade following him in villages of the constituency where he addressed several small rallies standing on a small truck on Monday.

Congress worried over division of votes as BSP extends support to Balkar Sidhu

Independent candidate Balkar Sidhu got a shot in the arm as Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), on Sunday, decided to support him in the byelection. The BSP candidate had secured more than 4,000 votes in 2012 assembly elections and 2,100 in the recently-held parliamentary polls.

Over 1 lakh avail services via saanjh kendras: SSP

 

 The saanjh kendras, set up by the Punjab government to improve the coordination by bridging the gap between the police and the people, have so far benefitted more than one lakh people in the district.

Faridkot grain market needs immediate attention

As paddy will start arriving in September, but the condition of the local grain market remains quite deplorable.

BKU extends support to Congress

The Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU), headed by Bhupinder Singh Maan, on Sunday, extended its support to Congress candidate Harminder Singh Jassi. Maan held a meeting here with state Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa and accused chief minister Parkash Singh Badal of shedding crocodile tears for the welfare of the farming community, saying he lacked vision and commitment to the cause and all his actions were politically motivated with the aim of garnering votes.

Bajwa condemns hurling of shoe at Badal

Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa has strongly condemned the hurling of a shoe at chief minister Parkash Singh Badal at a political conference at Issru. He said it was totally against the culture of this land of Gurus, sages and seers.

Junk food in and around schools continues to be sold despite ban

Though the director general of school education (DGSE) has issued a letter to all school authorities in the district restricting the sale of junk food in and around the schools, yet junk food continues to be sold opening and without any in and around schools.

Faridkot grain market needs immediate attention

As paddy will start arriving in September, but the condition of the local grain market remains quite deplorable.
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