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HindustanTimes Fri,25 Apr 2014

Patiala

Copter to airdrop pamphlets appealing to voters

A helicopter controlled by a remote will fly in the district for air dropping of 64,000 pamphlets to create awareness among the voters.

Pregnant woman, mother-in-law drugged, looted

A 25-year-old pregnant woman and his mother-in-law were drugged and looted in the civil hospital here on April 22 when a couple gave them a drug-laced drink in the hospital and sped away with their gold ornaments.

Response to AAP in Punjab much impressive than New Delhi, Haryana:Yogendra Yadav

Aam Aadmi Party's senior leader Yogendra Yadav has said that the response the party has received in Punjab so far is enormous and much impressive than what they got in New Delhi and Haryana.

One-time aide poses hurdle as Preneet eyes four-in-a-row win

A one-time protege has emerged as a serious contender against Union minister Preneet Kaur of Congress as she eyes a fourth straight term from this seat where she has in past beaten heavyweight political opponents fielded by the rival Shiromani Akali Dal.

Amritsar battle takes away spotlight from Bathinda

In Punjab's politics, the battle for the Bathinda Lok Sabha seat was supposed to be a big one with Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's daughter-in-law Harsimrat Badal pitted against his estranged nephew Manpreet Badal. But Bathinda remained in political limelight only for a few days as it got overshadowed by the keen contest at Amritsar. 

Ram temple, linking rivers not SAD agenda: Dhindsa

Shiromani Akali Dal secretary general and chairman of the committee to form SAD manifesto, Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, has said that though the SADBJP is in alliance, the BJP manifesto is not binding on the SAD or any other ally of the National Democratic Alliance.

Set back to Congress:Ex-mayor Vishnu Sharma, supporters join Akali Dal

The two-day secret exercise of Shiromani Akali Dal President and deputy CM Sukhbir Badal on Wednesday unfolded with a blow to the Congress as Captain Amarinder Singh's loyalist and former Patiala mayor Vishnu Sharma along with his supporters joined the panthic party.

Cong alleges role of BJP in 84 riots

The Congress general secretary on Wednesday alleged that BJP leaders Arun Jaitley and LK Advani had tried to remove the names of 49 RSS and BJP workers from the first information report(FIRs) in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in New Delhi during the NDA government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Standing wheat crop on 10 acres destroyed in fire

Standing wheat crop on 10 acres of land in Talania village was destroyed in a sudden fire that broke out on Thursday afternoon.

Jagmeet Brar sees 'tsunami' of anger against SAD-BJP government

Lashing out at the ruling SAD-BJP combine, the former Rajya Sabha member and firebrand Congress leader Jagmeet Brar said that there is tsunami of anger against the SAD-BJP government.

Will darkhorse Mann play spoiler for Singla,Dhindsa in Sangrur

This traditional Lok Sabha seat, which has always witnessed a direct contest between the Congress and the Akalis, may throw up a surprise this Lok Sabha poll as AAP candidate Bhagwant Mann is being viewed as the dark horse in the battle of the ballot.

Preneet’s daughter, kin lend a helping hand

Women of the royal family have come out of their comfort zone and stepped out of the Moti Bagh palace, moving in dusty lanes of this constituency to campaign for royal ‘bahu’ Preneet Kaur.

Dowry death: Deceased’s parents ‘under pressure’

More than one month after 21-year-old Upinder Kaur was allegedly burnt alive by her in-laws for not fulfilling their dowry need, her parents has alleged that certain SAD leaders along with police and district administration officials are pressurising them to reach a compromise to “settle the case” in which SAD sarpanch is one of the accused.

Transfer of PSPCL XEN, inspector ordered

Chief electoral officer (CEO) Punjab VK Singh on Monday ordered the transfer of an executive engineer (XEN) of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) and an inspector of the Punjab police. Both the officials are posted in constituencies from which their relatives are contesting.

Perform or perish, Sukhbir tells local Akali Dal leaders

Sounded by intelligence agencies that the Aam Aadmi Par ty is eating into a major chunk of votes in city areas from where sitting Congress MP Preneet Kaur always lead, the deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal sees a hope at Patiala.
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