With deras having a significant presence in the state, particularly Doaba region, and the ability to sway the election results, the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) brass is reaching out to these denominations to persuade them in favour of the BJP.
The administration will airdrop pamphlets in 18 localities of the city, motivating people to come out and cast their vote in large numbers on April 30, the day Punjab goes to the polls.
The first election meeting is scheduled for 8 am but he is all set to hit the campaign trail by 7.45. As he waits for district Congress president and local MLA Sunder Sham Arora to arrive at his sparsely furnished rented accommodation on Una Road, Mohinder Singh Kaypee, Congress candidate from Hoshiarpur.
Getting a substantial chunk of votes from three urban assembly segments of the Jalandhar parliamentary constituency — Jalandhar North, Jalandhar West and Jalandhar Central —will be an uphill task for Shiromani Akali Dal's Pawan Kumar Tinu in the Lok Sabha elections this time.
Heavy rainfall that lashed the state on Friday night has damaged wheat crop in the region. The rain started around 7pm and continued till midnight. Officials said there was 15mm rainfall in Jalandhar, 12mm in Nakodar and 40mm in Phillaur. The harvesting process has also got affected due to frequent spells of rain.
As part of the initiative to ensure that more people come out to vote when the state goes to polls on April 30, the district administration has planned to set up nine model polling booths in the Jalandhar parliamentary constituency, one each in all legislative segments falling under it.
It was an emotional homecoming for leading NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul to his childhood schools and his birthplace in the city here.
The court of additional district and sessions judge on Friday awarded 10-year imprisonment to Deepak Kumar, alias Deepu, of of Basti Danishmandan on charges of drug peddling.
Despite the Supreme Court order prohibiting commercialisation of education, exorbitant fee being charged by private schools is breaking the backbone of the middle class families who wish to provide quality education to their children.
NRI industrialist and philanthropist Lord Swraj Paul, who was at Punjab Technical University on Friday, laid stress on making rigorous efforts to make the Indian universities world-class.
Under pressure from the state election commission to perform in the run-up to the Lok Sabha polls, the city police on Friday stopped a car carrying cash of UCO Bank and did not let off the vehicle for hours even as the employees concerned produced the documents.
NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul on Friday underlined the need for vigorous efforts to make Indian universities world class, saying the fundamental component of long-term economic health will depend largely on skilled work force to meet the challenge ahead.
Aam Aadmi Party leader and former Delhi women, child development and social welfare minister Rakhi Birla’s road show in Jalandhar proved to be a damp squib on Thursday as not many came out in party’s support.
The static surveillance team on Thursday recovered about9 lakh from several people during a special checking on Paragpur highway.
Congress councillors on Thursday appealed Municipal Corporation Jalandhar mayor Sunil Jyoti to conduct a special House meeting to solve the problems faced by the public regarding construction of new roads.