HindustanTimes Fri,18 Apr 2014


Intermittent rain stalls wheat procurement, farmers worried

Unfavourable weather conditions continued to bother farmers even at the fag end of rabi season. The intermittent rainfall on Wednesday morning not only stalled the procurement process and lifting work of wheat at various grain markets, but also leaves farmers and officials sulking.

413 polling stations marked hypersensitive

The Patiala district administration has marked 414 polling booths as "hyper sensitive", while 239 polling stations have been declared "sensitive".

Sonia, Rahul cannot save Cong from humiliating defeat: Badal

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patron and Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday said Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi canvassing for the Congress candidates in Punjab could not save the party's sinking ship.

Modi need not apologise for Gujarat riots: Sukhbir

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president and Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday said there was no need for Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to apologise for the 2002 Gujarat riots.

To keep his detractors at bay, Singla tries to appease Capt

Worried over differences within the party rank and file that may hamper his poll prospects, sitting Congress MP from the Sangrur parliamentary constituency Vijay Inder Singla has been trying his best to win support of former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh and his loyalists in Sangrur.

EC clean chit to Fatehgarh Sahib and Ludhiana administrations

The Election Commission (EC) has removed the current expenditure observer Mahesh Yadav and appointed Nabarun Dhar, who works with Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS), as a new expenditure observer for the Fatehgarh Sahib constituency.

AAP complains to EC against banker for posting vulgar comments

In a bizarre complaint, the Aam Aadmi Party's Patiala unit has written to the Election Commission of India (ECI) against the chief manager of State Bank of Patiala for defaming AAP convener Arivind Kejriwal on his Facebook account and campaigning for the BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

Cong transport cell chief Libra joins SAD

Chairman of the Punjab Congress Transport Cell and renowned transporter Amarinder Singh Libra joined Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) at a rally held at Grain Market here on Tuesday evening.

Ex-mayor attacked

Ex-mayor Jaspal Pradhan was reportedly attacked by unidentified persons on Tuesday. Though he escaped unhurt, panic gripped in Dharampura bazaar after the incident.

Charges framed against Chahal, family in 2007 assets case

In a setback to Bharat Inder Singh Chahal, former media adviser to Captain Amarinder Singh, a local court has framed charges against him and other family members in a disproportionate assets case registered against him by Punjab vigilance bureau (VB).

Preneet alleges violation of high court order

Congress candidate from Patiala Preneet Kaur has written to deputy commissioner Priyank Bharti, who is also the district electoral officer, urging him to immediately look into show cause notices served to residents of Dadhera village in Patiala district for vacating shamlat land.

Bhagwant Mann 'warned against slamming SAD candidate'

Aam Aadmi Party candidate from this constituency Bhagwant Mann has alleged that workers of the ruling SAD blocked his way.

2 DSPs booked for registering false case

Following the directions of the chief judicial magistrate, the Sangrur police have booked two DSPs of the Punjab police for registering false a case.

AAP manifesto focus on local issues

In an attempt to strike a personal chord with electorates, Aam Aadmi party local unit on Monday released its manifesto categorically focussing on the problems of this parliamentary constituency for the upcoming elections.

Cong, BJP failed to ensure justice for Sikh riot victims: Kejriwal

Aam Aadmi Party convener and former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on the last day of his three-day Punjab visit has slammed the BJP-led NDA and Congress-led UPA successive governments at the centre for playing with the sentiments of 1984 Sikh riot victims and their failure to take measures to do justice with them.
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