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HindustanTimes Mon,21 Apr 2014

Patiala

Hansi-Butana to heat up polls, SC to hear case from Apr 24

The contentious river water issue is set to take the centrestage in Punjab polls, as the Supreme Court has decided to hear the Hansi-Butana case from April 24. Water-sharing has remained one of the top political planks for the SAD-BJP as well as Congress in Punjab.

Singla fails to get nod for Sonia’s rally

Congress candidate Vijay Inder Singla reportedly failed to get permission to hold a rally featuring UPA president Sonia Gandhi in the grain market at Barnala. According to sources, Gandhi is scheduled to hold the rally in support of Singla on April 26.

Youth citing victimisation by state govt to seek asylum, says Preneet

Giving a new turn to the issue of Punjabis languishing in the Texas (US) jail, union minister of state for external affairs Preneet Kaur has said they have sought asylum on the plea that they fled Punjab and Gujarat due to the fear of the ruling parties’ governments.

2-3 new guns being bought in Sangrur everyday

Everyday two to three new guns are being purchased by people of the district, thanks to the lackadaisical behaviour of the district administration in verification.

Poll code breach: notice to Bhagwant Mann, Dhindsa

The local deputy commissioner-cum-returning officer Kavita Singh on Saturday  issued show-cause  notices to Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal and Bhagwant Mann of  the Aam Aadmi Party.

Yogendra Yadav to campaign for Bhagwant Mann on April 24

Aam Aadmi Party leader Yogendra Yadav will be in Sangrur on April 24 to seek votes for  AAP candidate from Sangrur Bhagwant Mann. This was disclosed by Bhagwant Mann's wife Inderpreet Kaur at a press conference here on Saturday.

CIFA extends support to Preneet, Amarinder

The Consortium of Indian Farmers Associations (CIFA) on Saturday extended support to three Congress candidates contesting from Patiala, Amritsar and Bathinda Lok Sabha seats in Punjab.

300 families to boycott Lok Sabha elections

Hundreds of residents of ward no 17 in Humayunpur village on Friday staged a protest at the railway road, Sirhind, and decided to boycott the Lok Sabha elections. They said ward no 17 in Humayunpur village had been neglected as no development works had been carried out in the area ever since the notification of wards in 1997.

Keeping rally tobacco free a Herculean task

Besides ensuring adequate arrangements for VVIP politicians, keeping the political rally tobacco- free seems to be another Herculean task for Punjab police guards.

Capt Amarinder, an outsider for Patiala: Sukhbir

Sukhbir Singh Badal, president of the Shiromani Akali Dal and deputy chief minister, on Friday said Captain Amarinder Singh, being a part-time politician, was an outsider for his Patiala assembly constituency too.

Rakhi Birla holds road show for Dr Dharamvir Gandhi

AAP leader Rakhi Birla visit to Patiala came as major embarrassment for the local unit after Birla reached city four hours late than scheduled time. This made Dr Dharamvir Gandhi, AAP candidate from Patiala, to start the road show on his own as Birla failed to turn up at the scheduled time.

Farmers protest against delay in wheat purchase

Agitated over the delay in wheat purchase in the grain markets of the district, a large number of farmers staged a protest and blocked the Chandigarh-Bathinda NH-64 for five hours here on Friday.

'SAD to release manifesto on April 21'

The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal on Friday said it had finalised its manifesto and it would be released on April 21 at Bathinda. Polling in all 13 seats of the state will take place on April 30.

Gujarat model of development is sham: Preneet

Union minister and Congress candidate from Patiala Preneet Kaur on Friday said the hype created by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that Narendra Modi is the "economic saviour" who can only bring prosperity is a "fallacy".

Sonia, Rahul cannot save Cong: Badal

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patron and Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday said Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi canvassing for the Congress candidates in Punjab could not save the party's sinking ship.
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