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HindustanTimes Fri,01 Aug 2014

Patiala

Sukhbir draws plan to check Patiala royals

After springing a surprise by announcing Bhagwan Das Juneja, a non-political entity, as the party candidate for the Patiala by-poll, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Badal has drawn a strategy to check the royal family in their backyard.

Property dispute cost AAP’s Patiala ticket frontrunner

Finding Dr Balbir Singh embroiled in a property dispute, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has fielded a former Akali leader, Harjit Singh Adaltiwal, in the Patiala assembly byelection.

Ghaggar channelisation project bears brunt if inter-state dispute

Every election promises are made and assurances given, but nothing has been done to tame the Ghaggar — famously known as the "Sorrow of Punjab".

AAP not to contest coming assembly polls in 4 states: Kejriwal

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday said it would not contest upcoming assembly elections in Haryana, Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand due to "limited resources".

Troubles snowballing for SAD as Patiala remains shut on July 30

What could be seen as a simmering problem for the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) ahead of by-elections, the Patiala Vyopar Bachao Sangharsh Committee has given a call of 'Patiala bandh' on July 30 to protest against "anti-people policies" of the Punjab government.

Traders want rollback of VAT amendments

The Patiala Industry Association (PIA) has strongly protested the amendments in the value-added tax (VAT) and termed it "against industry".

In calculated surprise, SAD picks Juneja for Patiala bypoll

Springing a surprise, the Shiromani Akali Dal, while rejecting traditional Akali families of the Kohlis and Bajajs, has fielded noted environmentalist and social worker Bhagwan Das Juenja as party candidate for the Patiala assembly bypoll.

Engineer's body for increasing states' share in power generation

The Federal Executive Committee of the Northern India Power Engineers Federation (NIPEF) have expressed concern over blatant privatisation of generation capacity addition in the country, which had "further crippled the capacity of the states to supply reliable and affordable electricity to the consumers".

AAP dinner raises Rs. 2.6 lakh in Sangrur

In spite of criticism, the fund-raising dinner has earned 2.60 lakh for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as 26 people from Sangrur and neighbouring districts attended it by paying 10,000 each.

Southern bypass not opened to public even after missing five deadlines

The southern bypass catering to the Chandigarh-Bathinda and Sirhind-Bathinda routes which was to be completed in 2011 is still deemed unfit for public use due to non-conformity to safety standards.

Man murders father, gets killed by brother

In a gruesome incident, a father-son duo was murdered and two other members of the family were injured at Mehmadpura village here over a property dispute.

Farmers will be involved in fixing minimum support price, says Chandumajra

Anandpur Sahib member of Parliament (MP) Prem Singh Chandumajra on Saturday said the central government had decided to include farmers along with state representatives in Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices to decide the minimum support price (MSP) on crops.

Youth arrested for raping 19-year-old

 A youth was arrested on Friday for allegedly raping a 19-year-old girl after giving her sugarcane juice spiked with sedative, by the Badali Ala Singh police.

Convention announced by SAD anti-panthic says SAD (A) adviser

SAD Amritsar media adviser Iqbal Singh Tiwana termed the convention announced by the SAD-SGPC as anti-panthic, on Friday.

AAP slam NDA govt over corruption, price rise

Dubbing the NDA government at the Centre as UPA-3, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today accused it of not being able to handle major issues such as corruption, price rise even after taking over the reins at the Centre.
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