HindustanTimes Sun,20 Apr 2014


Drugs chief concern, infrastructure the primary promise in Ludhiana

In a campaign filled with much din, little substance and a lot of mudslinging, issues came to the fore as Hindustan Times took its special initiative, CANDIDateTalk@HT, to Ludhiana on Wednesday. The top three candidates — Congress’ Ravneet Singh Bittu, Shiromani Akali Dal’s Manpreet Singh Ayali and the Aam Aadmi Party’s Harvinder Singh Phoolka.

Mayawati projects herself as prime minister

Attacking BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Congress' campaign committee chief Rahul Gandhi, Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on Wednesday asked the voters to choose the BSP to get a "balance of power" at the Centre, thus paving the way for installation of a Dalit's daughter as prime minister.

Bittu strikes a chord with Ludhiana villagers

A humble gesture with folded hands to the onlookers at the traffic intersection on Pakhowal Road from Ravneet Singh Bittu, the Lok Sabha candidate of the Congress, was reciprocated with smiles as he commenced his campaign for the day on Monday morning.

Cong workers burn Baru's book, claim his facts 'incorrect'

Congress workers on Monday burnt the posters of Sanjay Baru, former media advisor of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, over the remarks made in his book.

1,084 cartons of illicit liquor recovered from abandoned truck

The Salem Tabri police, along with the static surveillance team, recovered 1,084 cartons of illicit liquor from a truck abandoned near Jalandhar Bypass on Tuesday.

Admn unaware as parties woo voters at Aadhaar card camps

The local leaders seem to have been taking full advantage of the communication gap between the companies hired for preparing Aadhaar Card and the district administration by holding camps to issue Aadhaar cards in various localities to woo voters that too without the knowledge of district administration.

Contractual teachers get deputed on poll duty again

The election commission has asked the deputy commissioners-cum-district election officers to deploy contractual teachers on election duty on April 30. There are over 1,000 contractual teachers in the district, who have shown resentment towards the move.

Govt employees to take pledge on voting in Lok Sabha elections

To ensure fair and peaceful elections, and that every person votes, the election commission has come up with a pledge, which says that every person must vote fearlessly and make use of their democratic right during Lok Sabha elections.

Bittu for international airport in Ludhiana

Congress candidate for Parliamentary elections, Ravneet Singh Bittu, advocated international airport for Ludhiana. Bittu said this while addressing a meeting of industrialists at Aggar Nagar on Sunday.

PCA releases list of players selectedfor Non-Residential Academy

Punjab Cricket Association has released the list of selected players for the Non-Residential Academy scheme. All selected players have been requested to report to coach Satwinder Singh at Arya College Cricket ground at 5pm on April 15.

BJP workers ‘assault’ AAP volunteer; no case registered

After Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat, now Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers allegedly assaulted an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) worker on late Sunday night.

My father played a vital role in boosting my talent: Harshdeep Kaur

American lyricist EY Harburg once said, ‘Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought.” Harbrg’s words came to life when noted Bollywood and Sufi singer Harshdeep Kaur performed live in Ludhiana on Saturday to mark Baisakhi.

My saris salute simplicity: Mandira Bedi

Ever since her demure debut in TV serial Shanti, Mandira Bedi hasn’t left a single stone unturned to prove her versatility — from acting to anchoring to modeling. Now, the pretty damsel is ready to embark on a new artistic journey, that of designing saris.

On ‘not-so-aam’ Kejri’s bandwagon: We, the people

At 1.30 am on Saturday, Arvind Kejriwal and his close aides are busy discussing the day gone by and planning the next day’s road show. Upbeat at an impressive road show at Amritsar and Gurdaspur on Friday, the team is dismayed by a news report in a section of print and electronic media on his “regret” at having resigned as Delhi CM.

At government schools in Ludhiana, diaries do not exist

At a time when several private schools are reaching out to parents through mobile apps, instead of diaries, informing parents about their wards and regarding what is happening in the institution, government schools in the district do not even have the ‘luxury’ of normal school diaries.
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