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Modi need not apologise for Gujarat riots: Sukhbir | Sukhbir: truck operators’ demands to be fulfilled | In election season, 18,000 POs cause of concern for police | Malaysia's top ethnic-Indian lawyer Karpal Singh dies | PAU raises number of seats for undergraduate courses
 

Live: 27.89% voter turnout in Udhampur till 11am

udhampur Map, Jammu, Srinagar
With nearly 14 lakh electorate, Udhampur parliamentary constituency in Jammu and Kashmir comprises of 17 assembly seats. A stronghold of Congress over the years, BJP has won this seat only three times from 1996-99. As it goes to poll today, read this section for the live updates of election in Udhampur constituency.

Former cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi prepares to stump Arun Jaitley

Bishen Singh Bedi
Batsmen gone, bowlers have come into the attack to bother Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Arun Jaitley. Already outgoing MP and former India opener Navjot Singh Sidhu is not batting for Jaitley in the Amritsar.

CANDIDate TALK@HT
Drugs chief concern, infrastructure the primary promise in Ludhiana

Candid talk
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.

Malaysia's top ethnic-Indian lawyer Karpal Singh dies

This could be my last vote, says 103-year-old man

Rs 2-lakh fine for carrying 2 bottles

2014 LS polls will be ‘final farewell’ to Amarinder from politics: Badal

Maya projects herself as PM, trains guns at Modi, Rahul Gandhi

Modi wants to eliminate Muslims, claims Farooq

BJP will make army training compulsory: VK Singh

Amarinder behind levy of property tax: Jaitley

Congress' popularity nosediving: Arun Jaitley

Addiction in Faridkot villages becomes issue of poppy shame

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PAU raises number of seats for undergraduate courses

PAU
In view of the ongoing admission process at the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) for the academic session 2014- 15, the registrar, PK Khanna on Wednesday that the number of seats for the undergraduate programmes have been enhanced from 443 in 2013-14 to 556 in 2014-15. A total of 113 seats have been increased, he said.

Finally, work to repair martyr’s ancestral house begins

At 110, Ludhiana’s oldest voter still going strong

Returning officer ‘slapped’; Bedlam at bar council's meet

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In election season, 18,000 POs cause of concern for police

Jail
With 18,094 proclaimed offenders (PO) in Punjab roaming free, ensuring peaceful and fair elections to 13 parliamentary seats has become a challenge for the state government and police. The state election commission has been regularly getting report from the director general of police.

Sukhbir: truck operators’ demands to be fulfilled

Hostile villagers force minister Phillaur to flee

Notices served on Tinu, Chaudhary for paid news

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Modi need not apologise for Gujarat riots: Sukhbir

Deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal inaugurating the newly built overbridge
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president and Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday said there was no need for Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to apologise for the 2002 Gujarat riots.

To keep his detractors at bay, Singla tries to appease Capt

EC clean chit to Fatehgarh Sahib and Ludhiana administrations

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YF-Punjab

Prestige on line, Captain packs a punch on the road

Capt Amrinder Singh
It is one of the most famous addresses in the city. Almost everyone seems to know the way to heritage property Nowshera House. The huge bungalow, eclectically decorated with brass artefacts, marble statues and Thanjavur paintings, is where Congress stalwart Capt Amarinder Singh, 72, addressed as ‘maharaja’ by his fawning followers on account of being from the erstwhile Patiala royal family, has set up base.
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Complainant denied permission to kill self

Indian Judiciary
Alleging being pressurised by Chandigarh and Punjab police, a complainant in the 2011 graft case against former assistant inspector general (AIG) of Punjab Police PS Sandhu sought per mission for “ichha mrityu” (kill self), which was dismissed by the special judge, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

UT urges ministry not to notify Sukhna ESZ unless consulted

Bank, insurance arm fined for wrongly deducting money

Ballot papers of HC bar body poll to have NOTA option

Cheating allegations: ex-city Youth Cong chief granted bail

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Hema Malini, Jaya Prada and other star politicians' films banned on Doordarshan

Actress Hema Malini at the launch of an advertising campaign in New Delhi.
Films of stars Hema Malini, Jaya Prada, Nagma, Smriti Irani and Jaaved Jaaferi, who are all contesting Lok Sabha elections, have been banned from being telecast on the national television channel Doordarshan, officials said Thursday.

Roads washed in dry Bankura to protect Moon Moon Sen

After Jayalalithaa’s barb, Modi picks Muslim as speech translator

My simplicity, originality would help me connect with people: Upasana Singh

Kids, not parents, must make a career choice

Love at first sight, not

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PERSONAL AGENDA
The Punjabi in me loves using phrases like 'fitte muh': Gurinder Chadha

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The Bend It Like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha talks of how she went up the stage once and hugged singer Bruce Springsteen and how the Punjabi in her can't help but use abuses at home.

Sari, Sindoor and Glycerine awards season 3: the good, the bad and the ugly

Sari, Sindoor aur Glycerine awards 2014
From Kapil Sharma's sexist comments which get him Babaji Ka Thullu award to Aankhon Ka Tara award which is reserved for Saurabh Jain (Krishna, Mahabharat), there's enough to tickle your funny bone. Read on.
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Sukhbir has admitted failure of his development model: Bajwa

Kapil Sibal and Partap Singh Bajwa during the inauguration of new wing at SSD Girls College in Bathinda
Punjab Congress president and Gurdaspur candidate Partap Singh Bajwa on Wednesday said that deputy chief minister and Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal has admitted the “utter failure of his own development model while projecting the Gujarat model for the entire country”.

Vinod Khanna woos woman voters

BSF gun down Pak smuggler; seize 8 kg heroin

Rebel SAD leader back in party fold

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AAP leaves Jasraj Jassi to fend for himself

Jassi Jasraj, AAP candidate from Bathinda
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from here singer-actor Jasraj Singh Jassi seems to be ploughing a lonely furrow as no important party leader has so far come to campaign for him.

Sukhbir hits back at Rahul for 'toffee model' remark

Cong to pay for Manpreet; Modi to rally for Harsimrat

Harsimrat terms allegations baseless

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Punjab abroad

Bhupinderpal Gill charged with 1st-degree murder of wife

Bhupinderpal Gill,  Gurpreet Ronald, Jagtar Gill
The husband of homicide victim Jagtar Gill has been charged with first-degree murder on Monday more than two months after her body was found in the home they shared. Bhupinderpal Gill, 38, appeared briefly in court Monday in a courtroom packed with relatives and friends of the Gill family.
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Spice of life
A matching dress that was almost a killer

COVER STORY: The Bride who has her way
"Matching madness" is an old disease. Experts opine that it is gender specific and affects only the fair sex; so I, on the other side of the biological fence, thought I was immune until my wife got infected last month during the wedding of my brother-in-law and to me were passed on the consequences.

Looking at the brighter side

Heavy rush at Field Gang
Recently, I was transferred to Ludhiana from my hometown, Amritsar. I was looking forward to new experiences, and I shared the news with my friends and relatives. To my shock, they rolled out many discouraging tales about Ludhiana.
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Kevin Pietersen out of action, Delhi Daredevils face challenge

Kevin Pietersen
The big gun won’t fire for Delhi Daredevils on Thursday. As the revamped team prepared for a fresh season, it was their newly anointed skipper, Kevin Pietersen, who made all the news.

HT @IPL | KKR vs MI
IPL 7: Kallis silences doubters, helps KKR beat holders MI

J Kallis
Defending champions Mumbai Indians, despite Lasith Malinga’s sensational form which saw him finish with four for 23 could not respond when it came to the chase.
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