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HindustanTimes Thu,17 Apr 2014

Patiala

EC clean chit to Fatehgarh Sahib and Ludhiana administrations

The Election Commission (EC) has removed the current expenditure observer Mahesh Yadav and appointed Nabarun Dhar, who works with Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS), as a new expenditure observer for the Fatehgarh Sahib constituency.

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

Worried over differences within the party rank and file that may hamper his poll prospects, sitting Congress MP from the Sangrur parliamentary constituency Vijay Inder Singla has been trying his best to win support of former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh and his loyalists in Sangrur.

Modi need not apologise for Gujarat riots: Sukhbir

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.

Rs 2-lakh fine for carrying 2 bottles

In what will deflate the spirits of liquor traffickers, for carrying two bottles of liquor amid poll restrictions, booze lovers had to pay 2 lakh to the excise and taxation department here as penalty. After they had paid the fine, the men were released and given back their car.

Former cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi prepares to stump Arun Jaitley

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.

Ex-mayor attacked

Ex-mayor Jaspal Pradhan was reportedly attacked by unidentified persons on Tuesday. Though he escaped unhurt, panic gripped in Dharampura bazaar after the incident.

Cong transport cell chief Libra joins SAD

Chairman of the Punjab Congress Transport Cell and renowned transporter Amarinder Singh Libra joined Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) at a rally held at Grain Market here on Tuesday evening.

Charges framed against Chahal, family members

In a setback to Bharat Inder Singh Chahal, former media adviser to Captain Amarinder Singh, a local court has framed charges against him and other family members in a disproportionate assets case registered against him by Punjab vigilance bureau (VB).

Charges framed against Chahal, family in 2007 assets case

In a setback to Bharat Inder Singh Chahal, former media adviser to Captain Amarinder Singh, a local court has framed charges against him and other family members in a disproportionate assets case registered against him by Punjab vigilance bureau (VB).

AAP complains to EC against banker for posting vulgar comments

In a bizarre complaint, the Aam Aadmi Party's Patiala unit has written to the Election Commission of India (ECI) against the chief manager of State Bank of Patiala for defaming AAP convener Arivind Kejriwal on his Facebook account and campaigning for the BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

Preneet alleges violation of high court order

Congress candidate from Patiala Preneet Kaur has written to deputy commissioner Priyank Bharti, who is also the district electoral officer, urging him to immediately look into show cause notices served to residents of Dadhera village in Patiala district for vacating shamlat land.

Money power got Kulwant SAD ticket: Khaira

Punjab Pardesh Congress spokesperson Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Monday alleged that it was sheer money power of the Janata Land Promoters Limited (JLPL) that got Kulwant Singh SAD ticket from the Fatehgarh Sahib constituency. He said in 2006, Parkash Singh Badal had demanded a CBI probe against Kulwant Singh.

Three-time Congress MP Preneet faces former aide

With the Patiala royal, former Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh, fighting his own poll battle in Amritsar, his wife, Preneet Kaur, is striving to hold the fort in Patiala, a seat she has represented in the Lok Sabha for the past three terms.

Bhagwant Mann 'warned against slamming SAD candidate'

Aam Aadmi Party candidate from this constituency Bhagwant Mann has alleged that workers of the ruling SAD blocked his way.

AAP manifesto focus on local issues

In an attempt to strike a personal chord with electorates, Aam Aadmi party local unit on Monday released its manifesto categorically focussing on the problems of this parliamentary constituency for the upcoming elections.
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