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HindustanTimes Fri,18 Apr 2014

Jalandhar

Photo-op hungry cops hold up bank cash car for 6 hours

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.

Vigorous efforts needed to make Indian varsities world class: Lord Paul

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.

Rakhi Birla’s road show proves a damp squib

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.

Rs 9 lakh seized during special checking

The static surveillance team on Thursday recovered about9 lakh from several people during a special checking on Paragpur highway.

Hold MC House meeting: Oppn councillors

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.

Santokh’s NRI brother pledges support for SAD-BJP nomine

The election campaign of Chaudhary Santokh Singh, the Congress candidate from Jalandhar parliamentary segment, received a major setback after his New Zealandbased brother announced to campaign for SAD candidate Pawan Kumar Tinu late Wednesday in the presence of deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal.

‘Not about local issues’: Tinu keeps Modi central

Seen as a new-generation Dalit leader, Shiromani Akali Dal’s sitting MLA and now Jalandhar Lok Sabha seat nominee Pawan Kumar Tinu is keen to strike a personal chord with every voter possible. The day, therefore, begins early.

Vinod Khanna far removed from reality: Bajwa

Congress in Punjab today attacked BJP's Gurdaspur Lok Sabha candidate Vinod Khanna saying the actor was far removed from reality and lacked vision.

Sukhbir: truck operators’ demands to be fulfilled

Punjab deputy chief minister and Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal said on Wednesday promised to solve the problems confronting truck operators. Speaking at a rally organised by the All Punjab Truck Operators Union, Sukhbir said truck operators are the most exploited section of society.

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

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.

Kaypee, Sampla out to shed the ‘outsider’ tag

Punjab’s most literate district with the highest sex ratio, Hoshiarpur still carries the tag of backwardness — a pointer to the apathy of successive state governments as well as the indifference of local parliamentarians.

I was pressurised for alliance in Punjab, but i refused: Mayawati

I was pressurised for alliance in Punjab, but i refused: Mayawati

Senior leaders absent, Cong candidate’s campaign lags

After the SAD-BJP campaign in the Jalandhar parliamentary segment gathered momentum with chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and his deputy Sukhbir Badal addressing a series of rallies in favour of the alliance’s candidate Pawan Kumar Tinu, the campaign of his Congress rival Santokh Chaudhary is apparently lagging far behind.

Veteran soldier’s 100th birthday celebrated

The Vajra Corps on Tuesday celebrated the 100th birthday of veteran soldier Kashmira Singh at his residence in Model Town. The wheelchair-bound veteran was greeted by a team of Vajra Corps led by General Officer Commanding (GOC)Lt Gen Ashwini Kumar Bakshi.

Hostile villagers force minister Phillaur to flee

In an embarrassment for Punjab jails minister Sarwan Singh Phillaur, he was forced to flee from a village in Kartarpur assembly segment represented by him after facing people’s ire over “remaining absent” from the constituency.
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