HindustanTimes Sat,23 Aug 2014


Tug-of-war begins over Bathinda gurdwara after Daduwal’s arrest

With the police arresting Sikh radical leader Baljit Singh Daduwal and his two supporters in a 2009 case, the tussle to take control of the Jandalisar gurdwara in Kotshamir near here, which was managed by Daduwal, has begun.

Within a year, 'rehris' back on Clock Tower road in Faridkot

Though the district administration had, a year ago, banned vegetable and fruit 'rehris' on the Clock Tower road, known as Thandi sadak, and shifted them to the Sadak chowk road, vacating the space for parking and smooth flow of traffic, yet many 'rehris' have again come back to the old site again.

Harsimrat promises to set up food processing plant in Mansa

 Union food processing industries minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Friday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to bring 'achhe din' for the people of the state. She was on a thanksgiving tour of areas including Saidewala, Baretta and Budhlada.

Several outsider SAD leaders, MLAs stay put in Talwandi Sabo

Many ministers and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leaders from outside Talwandi Sabo were seen roaming freely in the constituency on the polling day in violation of the model election code of conduct.

Tempers run high in Talwandi Sabo as Cong, SAD men clash

With two old rivals, SAD’s Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu and Congress’ Harminder Singh Jassi in the contest, as was expected, polling for the bypoll to the Talwandi Sabo assembly segment, that recorded 80% polling, witnessed violence, including firing of gunshots, damage to vehicles, lathicharge, and tension across the constituency.

Gram rozgar sewaks in Mansa go on indefinite strike

Gram rozgar sewaks, employed under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA), went on an indefinite strike on Wednesday demanding payment of their salaries and hike in wages

Farmers urged to adopt bee-keeping for better income, diversification

 To encourage adoption of agriculture-related professions by people in rural areas, a mega honey bee- keeping training camp was organised here on Wednesday.

Candidates opt for personal touch a day before polling

A day before polling for the Talwandi Sabo byelection, the campaigning for which came to an end on Tuesday, candidates preferred to make manto- man contact to woo voters on Wednesday.

Lakhs spent on musical fountains project in Faridkot go down the drain in operational

Lakhs of rupees spent about three years ago on installing musical fountains and lights along the bridges of Rajasthan and Sirhind canals, Darbar Ganj and Lieutenant Colonel Abijeet Singh Sekhon chowk (Jubilee Cinema chowk) seem to have gone down the drain.

Uneasy calm in Talwandi Sabo after lash between AAP, SAD supporters

Uneasy calm prevailed in Talwandi Sabo assembly constituency on Wednesday following a clash between supporters of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) at Jaga Ram Tirath village and tension in Shekhpura village.

Man kills brother for alleged affair with his wife

 A man killed his elder brother at Budhlada on Monday suspecting him of having illicit relations with his wife.

Ahead of bypoll, police grapple to control protests

As the administration was gearing up for ensuring smooth polling for Talwandi Sabo assembly bypoll, the police in the town on Tuesday had to grapple with protesters of different organisations.

Violation of election poll code galore in Tawandi Sabo villages

Though the model code of conduct has been in force in Talwandi Sabo, yet the work of installing electric poles has been going on as usual in villages of the constituency, obviously to influence voters in favour of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu.

Man kills brother for alleged affair ith his wife

A man killed his elder brother at Budhlada on Monday suspecting him of having illicit relations with his wife.

Congress sees every vote for AAP, Balkar to the benefit of SAD

Congress is a worried lot as Independent candidate Balkar Sidhu got a shot in the arm after Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), on Sunday, decided to extend support to him. The BSP candidate had secured more than 4,000 votes in 2012 assembly elections and 2,100 in the recently-held parliamentary polls.
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