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HindustanTimes Mon,21 Apr 2014

Jalandhar

RSS reaches out to deras to garner support for Modi

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.

Admn to airdrop poll pamphlets in 18 locations

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.

Got ticket late, so Kaypee making up for lost time

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.

SAD-BJP candidate Tinu faces uphill task in BJP's urban bastion

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 rain, strong winds damage wheat crop

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.

A model polling booth for all assembly segments in Jalandhar

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.

I have come here to show my children their roots: Lord Paul

It was an emotional homecoming for leading NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul to his childhood schools and his birthplace in the city here.

Man sentenced to 10 years for drug peddling

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.

'No fixed fee structure in schools affiliated to CBSE'

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.

'Need to make Indian varsities world-class'

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.

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

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.
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