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HindustanTimes Thu,24 Apr 2014

Jalandhar

Veteran soldier’s 100th birthday celebrated

The Vajra Corps on Tuesday celebrated the 100th birthday of veteran soldier Kashmira Singh at his residence in Model Town. The wheelchair-bound veteran was greeted by a team of Vajra Corps led by General Officer Commanding (GOC)Lt Gen Ashwini Kumar Bakshi.

Hostile villagers force minister Phillaur to flee

In an embarrassment for Punjab jails minister Sarwan Singh Phillaur, he was forced to flee from a village in Kartarpur assembly segment represented by him after facing people’s ire over “remaining absent” from the constituency.

Notices served on Tinu, Chaudhary for paid news

The district administration has served notices on Congress candidate from Jalandhar (reserve) parliamentary seat Santokh Chaudhary and SAD-BJP nominee Pawan Kumar Tinu for paid news published in various vernacular newspapers.

Still looking for ‘positive option’

Broken roads, the rotten education system, pollution, overall corruption and the security of people were key concerns of Jalandhar’s young voters, gathered as part of a Hindustan Times discussion held on Saturday. Riots were not an issue — “No riots happened in Punjab as such,” said some participants — yet the thrust remained on the national leaders rather than the actual candidates.

Patwari suspended, 32 others booked for land record fraud

Deputy commissioner Aninidita Mitra has suspended a patwari for tampering with the revenue records of 40 acres of government land at Saidpur Kalan village of the district.

Poll officials to circulate letters exhorting people to cast vote

District election officers in Punjab will circulate appeal letters among city voters not to treat April 30, the voting day, as a holiday and step out of their homes to cast their votes in a large number.

CM made poll fund remark in lighter vein: SAD

The Shiromani Akali Dal in its reply to a notice by the district election officer has said the chief minister’s remarks seeking funds for the election campaign of SAD-BJP candidate from Jalandhar segment Pawan Kumar Tinu during a meeting with industrialists were in a “lighter vein”.

Stage set for Maya's first rally in Nawanshahr tomorrow

With a view to giving a momentum to the hitherto sluggish election campaign of Bahujan Samaj Party candidates in the state, party supremo Mayawati on Wednesday will hold her first and only rally in Nawanshahr, a major district in Doaba belt with a sizeable Dalit population.

High drama at school as parents, management spar

High drama was witnessed at the local Shiv Jyoti Public School on Monday when students' parents, who have been protesting for the last 10 days, held a meeting with the school management on three key issues.

Safety goes for a toss at Jalandhar railway station

As security becomes a prime concern in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections, the Government Railway Police and Railway Protection Force (RPF) officials have turned a blind eye towards the safety of passengers at the city railway station.

Punjabi films lack good scripts: Gurdas Maan

Famous singer-actor Gurdas Maan feels that the Punjabi film industry lacks quality scripts and better infrastructure to compete with other regional and Bollywood films.

Delay in wheat harvesting may affect poll turnout in rural belt

With the wheat procurement season having officially started on April 1 along the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections, the delay in harvesting of the crop due to frequent spells of rain and cold wave may affect voting turnout in the rural pockets of Jalandhar parliamentary constituency.

Chaudhary family worse than outsiders: Kalia

Taking a dig at Congress candidate Santokh Chaudhary, former minister and BJP MLA from Jalandhar Central Manoranja Kalia on Thursday said the Chaudhary family performed worse than the outsiders even as they lived in the city.

SAD gets notice for CM’S poll fund remark

The district election officer has issued a notice against the Shiromani Akali Dal in connection with the remarks made by chief minister Parkash Singh Badal seeking funds for the poll campaign of SAD-BJP candidate from Jalandhar segment Pawan Kumar Tinu during a meeting with industrialists here.

No role in fielding Manpreet’s namesake: Badal

Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday defended the candidature of independent candidate Manpreet Singh from the high- stake Bathinda parliamentary segment where Badal’s daughter-in-law Harsimrat Kaur and People’s Party of Punjab chief Manpreet Badal are in the poll fray.
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