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HindustanTimes Fri,18 Apr 2014

Patiala

Poll expenditure norms flouted in Fatehgarh Sahib

Expenditure observer Mahesh Yadav has recently submitted a report to the Election Commission (ECI) mentioning that guidelines laid down by the ECI were being flouted by political parties in Fatehgarh Sahib and the local administration had failed to keep an eye on candidates’ expenditure.

Paid news: Show cause notice to SAD, Congress

The district returning officer Arun Sekhri on Friday issued a show cause notice to the Congress and to the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) for paid news being published in various vernacular dailies. The officer asked the parties to submit their reply within 48 hours.

Foreign bank accounts: Preneet told to reply

Preneet Kaur, Congress candidate for this parliamentary seat and union minister of state for external affairs in the last Lok Sabha, has to reply within 48 hours if she has hidden any foreign-bank accounts in the latest nomination.

Setback to local unit as Kejri cancels Patiala visit

The cancellation of Arvind Kejriwal's Patiala visit has apparently given a setback to the Aam Aadmi Party's local unit.

Preneet questions MC timings

With the local municipal corporation busy in completing construction work of roads, three-time member parliament and Congress candidate from the Patiala parliamentary constituency Preneet Kaur has questioned the timings of renovation and construction of roads before the elections.

Akalis function like mafia: Singla

Congress candidate from Sangrur Lok Sabha seat Vijay Inder Singla on Friday accused the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) of being "high-handed" and running the state like a "mafia".

Pbi varsity students seek repair of lift

The Scheduled Caste Student Federation (SCSF) on Thursday gave a memorandum to the dean, academics, of Punjabi University regarding non-functioning lift in Dr Ganda Singh Punjabi reference library on the campus.

27 in poll fray from Patiala, 19 from Fatehgarh Sahib

As many as 27 candidates from different national and regional parties have filed their nomination papers from the Patiala parliamentary. Twelve candidates submitted their nomination on Wednesday, the last day for submitting nominations.

Projected Dushyant as minister to boost his campaign: Badal

Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday did a U-turn on his Tuesday’s statement about securing a ministerial berth for INLD’s Dushyant Chautala at the Centre while campaigning for him in Hisar. When confronted on this, Badal said, “Who am I to make ministers at the Centre?

Kejri to hold road show in Sangrur

Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal, who will be on a three-day visit of Punjab from April 11, will take out a road show from Malerkotla at noon on April 13, the last day of his visit.

Dowry death: sarpanch surrenders to police

Shiromani Akali Dal sarpanch Amrik Singh, one of the accused in setting ablaze his 21-year-old daughter-in-law, surrendered to the police here on Tuesday evening.

A postmodern Punjabi thinker

In Dr Gurbhagat Singh’s death on April 3, the world of the English literature, Punjab, and the Sikh studies have lost an innovative thinker. The most severe blow is that his most-cherished project of translating the Shri Guru Granth Sahib into English remains incomplete. His translation of 1,208 pages will remain a hugely rich and valued contribution. Writes Pritam Singh

Akali leaders vow to make Deepender Dhillon victorious

Leaders as well as workers of the Akali-BJP alliance in Patiala came on a common platform on Tuesday and vowed to leave no stone unturned to ensure the victory of their candidate Deepender Singh Dhillon.

Not much for peasantry in Cong, BJP manifestos

Farmers of Punjab might have to wait for the next Lok Sabha elections as all the major parties, especially the Congress and BJP, do not have much in their manifestos to woo the large community, showing that big political parties are not much serious about concerns of farmers.

‘Ghost voters’ in Dera Bassi scare Congress

Ghost voters haunt the Congress during the parliamentary election in the Dera Bassi assembly segment.
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