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HindustanTimes Thu,28 Aug 2014

Patiala

There is a land grabber hidden behind Juneja's social worker mask: Congress

With just three days left for the polling day, the Congress on Saturday accused Akali Dal candidate Bhagwan Dass Juneja of a land-grabbing scheme involving an ancient Shiv temple in the city.

No action yet on Shubhreet's complaint against her husband

  It's more than a week that India's Got Talent's one-legged dancer Shubhreet Kaur Ghumman lodged a complaint against her husband and in-laws here, but the district police are yet to act on it.

Juneja uses social work to veil SAD-BJP’s neglect

Though the smelly lanes of Patiala Urban and the poor civic infrastructure dent SAD-BJP candidate Bhagwan Dass Juneja’s poll prospects, his 30 years of social work is earning him points in spite of public anger against the ruling alliance.

Kejriwal holds road show; denies AAP involvement in shoe-hurling

The Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal condemned the shoe-hurling at Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal while reacting to claims by the state government about AAP’s alleged involvement in the incident, on Sunday after the road show for party candidate Harjit Singh Adaltiwala.

Will contest 2017 assembly polls: Amarinder

With an apparent eye on the chief minister’s chair, Congress deputy leader in Lok Sabha and Amritsar MP Capt Amarinder Singh on Sunday reiterated his love for state politics saying he would contest the 2017 assembly elections.

Vote for devoted candidate instead of 'trophy MLA': Sukhbir

Shiromani Akali Dal president and deputy chief minister of Punjab Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday urged the residents to vote for a candidate who had devoted himself to people's welfare rather than a 'trophy MLA'.

Shortage of staff at Sangrur hospitals

Though the Punjab government has been making tall claims of providing better health services to people, posts of medical officers and staff nurses have been lying vacant at government hospitals in the district.

RO directs independent candidate to provide election expenses

Patiala assembly returning officer Gurpal Singh Chahal on Sunday issued a notice to independent candidate for the bypoll Rajendra Singh Pawar to provide details about his election expenses.

Govt's rejection of resolution to shut down liquor vends questioned

Social organisations in the district questioned the rejection of resolutions to close down liquor vends in villages, by the state government.

Amarinder, Badals are hand in glove: Arvind Kejriwal

Shiromani Akali Dal led by Badals and Congress leader Amarinder Singh were hand in glove and simply playing with the sentiments of common people, Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal alleged on Sunday.

Preneet banks on husband Amarinder’s charisma

Whether 15 years in politics have made her shrewd or it is her persona, but despite being a royal bahu, Preneet Kaur behaves like a commoner. As she campaigns for the Patiala Urban bypoll, she highlights her family's connection with Patiala and her husband Captain Amarinder Singh's role in the development of the city.

‘It was Sonia’s decision, so I am fighting for an MLA seat'

Claiming that she had not aspired to contest in the assembly polls, Congress candidate for Patiala Urban bypoll Preneet Kaur said that it was All India Congress Committee (AICC) president Sonia Gandhi’s decision that she should fight for the assembly constituency despite having been a union minister.

Kejriwal to cut short Patiala visit because of health reasons

While the SAD and the Congress are going all out to woo voters, problems continue to brew for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as convener and senior leader Arvind Kejriwal cut short his trip to canvass in for Patiala and Talwandi Sabo candidates, due to health reasons.

Rakhra unfurls National Flag; says Rs. 41 cr to be spent on water supply

The minister of state for water supply and sanitation Surjit Singh Rakhra hoisted the National Flag at the Mata Gujri College here on the occasion of Independence Day.

'Amarinder, Preneet did not do single good deed for Patiala or Punjab'

Punjab chief minister (CM) Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday accused the former CM Captain Amarinder Singh and other Congress leaders of being anti-Punjab and opposing sanctioning of grants and other pro-Punjab decisions when the UPA government was in power at the Centre.
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