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Patiala

SAD-BJP intimidating Cong workers, says Preneet to EC

Former union minister for external affairs and Congress candidate for the Patiala (Urban) byelection Preneet Kaur on Thursday complained to the Election Commission of India (EC) about misuse of official machinery by the ruling Akali-BJP alliance.

Punjabi University provides employees with erroneous Form 16

In a goof up by the Punjabi University, employees were given erroneous copies of Form 16 which made filing of income-tax (I-T) returns burdensome for them.Wrong copies of the form for the financial year 2013-14 were also distributed to retired employees of the university.

Patiala bypoll: SAD out to woo Hindu voters

Raising the slogan of ‘Jai Shri Ram’, Bhagwan Das Juneja, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate for the August 21 Patiala byelection, rolled out the party’s agenda - to woo Hindu voters. About 60% of the voters in the assembly segment are Hindus.

India's got talent star accuses husband of duping her

India's got talent's one-legged dancer Shubhreet Kaur Ghumman has alleged her Chandigarh-based husband Yash Makkar of marrying her by giving false details of his family background and duping her of about Rs. 20 lakh, including Rs. 4 lakh spent on the marriage.

Motorcycle thieves nabbed

A gang of motorcycle thieves was busted and three motorcycles were recovered from their possession. Police arrested three persons.

Fatehgarh Sahib still lacks an ISBT, drivers decide stop as per their wish

Even after 22 years of being a district, Fatehgarh Sahib does not have an Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT).

Rivalling claims of being 'power surplus', PSPCL buys 800mw for September

Despite deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal's claims of power shortage in the state being temporary and that by July end the situation will be under control, the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL), in anticipation of the crisis continuing till September, floated a tender for the purchase of 800mw power for that month.

Akalis resorting to tax terrorism, says Preneet

The Congress will stand by traders in the August 10 shutdown that the state government is trying hard to scuttle. Preneet Kaur, Congress candidate in the assembly byelection for this seat, on Tuesday said here that her party would support Patiala Beopar Bachao Sangharsh Samiti; and Punjab Property Dealers, Plot Holders and Colonisers Association in the protest against “virtual tax terrorism against trade and industry in the state”.

Capt bypasses Bajwa, assigns poll duties to loyalists for Patiala

Even though the Congress high command has been trying for a truce between Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Partap Singh Bajwa and Amritsar MP Capt Amarinder Singh, things are not moving in that direction on the ground.

Three children drown while bathing in pond

Three children drowned on Tuesday while bathing in a pond at Gardinagar village on the Rajpura-Banur road near here. Victims Sanjeev Kumar (12), Nitin Kumar (10), and Gurdhain Singh (12) were among five children from the village who had reached the spot around 11am.

8 parties get united, slam Modi for not bringing ‘achhe din’

Showing a united face, eight political parties got united and slammed the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre for misleading the people by making a false promise of ‘achhe din’.

Tributes paid to former V-C of Punjabi varsity

Punjabi University will start the Dr Bhagat Singh Memorial Lecture in Agriculture Economics as a regular feature, Jaspal Singh, vice-chancellor of Punjabi University, said while paying tributes to former V-C Dr Bhagat Singh during his 'bhog' ceremony at Gurdwara Singh Sabha here on Sunday.

'Modi has cheated farmers'

Though the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and state Bharatiya Janata Party have gone silent after `50-hike in the minimum support price for paddy, farmer organisations have criticised the NDA government for the "meagre" hike.

FAAP workers take out march against price rise, slam govt policies

The workers and volunteers of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday took out a protest march against rising prices of essential commodities, including sugar, pulses, potato and onion.

Miffed Malwinder not to campaign for sister-in-law Preneet

With the announcement of former MP Preneet Kaur as the Congress candidate for the Patiala assembly seat vacated by her husband Capt Amarinder Singh, who has been elected to the Lok Sabha, Amarinder’s brother Malwinder Singh has announced boycott of the party campaign.
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