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HindustanTimes Mon,21 Apr 2014

Patiala

Badal blames BSF, Centre for rising drug menace in Punjab

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has accused the Border Security Force (BSF) and the central government for increasing drug smuggling in the border state of Punjab.

Yogendra Yadav to campaign for Bhagwant Mann on April 24

Aam Aadmi Party leader Yogendra Yadav will be in Sangrur on April 24 to seek votes for  AAP candidate from Sangrur Bhagwant Mann. This was disclosed by Bhagwant Mann's wife Inderpreet Kaur at a press conference here on Saturday.

2-3 new guns being bought in Sangrur everyday

Everyday two to three new guns are being purchased by people of the district, thanks to the lackadaisical behaviour of the district administration in verification.

CIFA extends support to Preneet, Amarinder

The Consortium of Indian Farmers Associations (CIFA) on Saturday extended support to three Congress candidates contesting from Patiala, Amritsar and Bathinda Lok Sabha seats in Punjab.

Keeping rally tobacco free a Herculean task

Besides ensuring adequate arrangements for VVIP politicians, keeping the political rally tobacco- free seems to be another Herculean task for Punjab police guards.

300 families to boycott Lok Sabha elections

Hundreds of residents of ward no 17 in Humayunpur village on Friday staged a protest at the railway road, Sirhind, and decided to boycott the Lok Sabha elections. They said ward no 17 in Humayunpur village had been neglected as no development works had been carried out in the area ever since the notification of wards in 1997.

Capt Amarinder, an outsider for Patiala: Sukhbir

Sukhbir Singh Badal, president of the Shiromani Akali Dal and deputy chief minister, on Friday said Captain Amarinder Singh, being a part-time politician, was an outsider for his Patiala assembly constituency too.

Rakhi Birla holds road show for Dr Dharamvir Gandhi

AAP leader Rakhi Birla visit to Patiala came as major embarrassment for the local unit after Birla reached city four hours late than scheduled time. This made Dr Dharamvir Gandhi, AAP candidate from Patiala, to start the road show on his own as Birla failed to turn up at the scheduled time.

Farmers protest against delay in wheat purchase

Agitated over the delay in wheat purchase in the grain markets of the district, a large number of farmers staged a protest and blocked the Chandigarh-Bathinda NH-64 for five hours here on Friday.

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: 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.
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