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25 candidates file papers for Assembly pollBJP candidate Tarun Chug, Amritsar (Central) constituency

25 candidates file papers for Assembly poll

17 Jan 2017 | 11:17 AM

AMRITSAR: As many as 25 candidates filed their nominations for the 11 constituencies in the district here today.

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Tribune News Service

Amritsar, January 16

As many as 25 candidates filed their nominations for the 11 constituencies in the district here today. Most prominent leaders are yet to submit their papers. Only two days are left for filing of nomination papers for the upcoming Assembly elections in Punjab.

Those who filed papers from the Ajnala constituency today, include Amrik Singh of SAD (Amritsar), Sukhdev Singh and Parminder Randhawa, both Independent candidates, Pawan Sareen of Shiv Sena, besides Rajpreet Singh of the Aam Aadmi Party.

Tarun Chugh of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) filed papers from the Amritsar (Central) constituency. His wife Radhika Chugh filed papers as the covering candidate. Meanwhile, Rakesh Gill of the BJP and Tarsem Singh of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) filed their nominations from the Amritsar (West) constituency.

Aam Aadmi Party candidate, Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjer, and Sushil Kumar of the BSP filed their nominations from the Amritsar (South) constituency. Gulzar Singh Ranike of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), Tarsem Singh DC of the Congress and Sukwant Jeet Kaur, an Independent candidate, filed their papers from the Attari (rural) constituency.

Malkiat Singh AR of SAD also filed his papers from the Baba Bakala constituency.

Senior leaders, who filed their papers, include Anil Joshi of the BJP from Amritsar (North), Raj Kumar Verka of the Congress from Amritsar (West) and Himmat Singh Shergill of the Aam Aadmi Party from Majitha.

Most candidates from prominent parties are expected to file their papers in the coming two days. The last date for submitting papers is January 18.

Firemen struggle to bring flames under control

Firemen struggle to bring flames under control

17 Jan 2017 | 3:01 AM

AMRITSAR: More than 24 hours after a fire broke out in a garment godown located inside Sherawala Gate in the walled city area, the fire brigade was still fighting to control the flames.

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‘People have never let me down in any elections’

17 Jan 2017 | 11:17 AM

AMRITSAR: At 8 am, OP Soni is ready to go to his office, on ground floor of his house, located in the posh Rani Ka Bagh area.

CKD to collaborate with Sikhs in Dubai

17 Jan 2017 | 3:01 AM

AMRITSAR: Chief Khalsa Diwan Charitable Society is going to work on international level for ‘Sikh Dharam Prachar’ and promotion of mother language Punjabi in association with its global collaborators.

Filling form 12: Polling staff oppose DC office instructions

17 Jan 2017 | 11:17 AM

AMRITSAR: The government and non-government employees deputed on election duty as presiding officers, assistant presiding officers and polling staff are complaining that they are repeatedly receiving phone calls from the Deputy Commissioner’s office telling them to fill up “Form 12” compulsorily.

High parking fee irks public

17 Jan 2017 | 3:01 AM

AMRITSAR: Common man is burdened with the unfair charges at parking spaces, especially on the premises of government offices, during the ongoing phase of demonetisation.

Violation of election code: Posters still on display in city

Violation of election code: Posters still on display in city

17 Jan 2017 | 11:19 AM

AMRITSAR: Despite imposition of the code of conduct after the announcement of Assembly elections, political posters are still visible on roads in the city.

Sarbjot to fight against top guns

Sarbjot to fight against top guns

17 Jan 2017 | 11:18 AM

AMRITSAR: The Aam Adami Party candidate from Amritsar (East) constituency, Sarbjot Singh (36), will be contesting against heavy weight Congress candidate Navjot Singh Sidhu.

Four held for kidnapping

17 Jan 2017 | 3:01 AM

AMRITSAR: The City police arrested four persons for allegedly thrashing and kidnapping a teenager from the Ram Tirath Road area.

Cong quells rebellion over party ticket

17 Jan 2017 | 11:18 AM

AMRITSAR: Though the dissatisfied leaders of the Congress, including Karamjit Singh Rintu, who had previously contested from the Amritsar (North), Ashwani Kumar Pappu and Joginder Pal Dhingra, had given an ultimatum to the party leadership to change the candidate, they do not seem to be in a mood to rebel against the decision.

Left parties urge people to root out SAD-BJP govt

17 Jan 2017 | 11:18 AM

AMRITSAR: The Communist Party of India (CPI) and its allied Left parties today gave a clarion call to defeat the SAD-BJP government in the state by voting for Left candidates in the fray for the Assembly polls.

Automated calls from leaders irk residents

17 Jan 2017 | 3:01 AM

AMRITSAR: Automated phone calls from various party leaders and local candidates have become a headache for the common man during the ongoing election process.

Ticket allocation: AAP office-bearer resigns

17 Jan 2017 | 11:18 AM

AMRITSAR: Rajesh Madaan, zonal in-charge of the trade and transport wing of AAP, today resigned from his post and party citing discrepancies in ticket distribution in Amritsar East constituency.

Pingalwara mourns Barnala’s death

17 Jan 2017 | 3:01 AM

AMRITSAR: A condolence meeting was held at Pingalwara to mourn the demise of former Punjab Chief Minister Surjit Singh Barnala, one of the patrons of All India Pingalwara Charitable Society.

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‘I bank on zeal to work honestly for betterment of society’

16 Jan 2017 | 2:21 AM

AMRITSAR: Once associated with radical Sikh organisation, the All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF), Prof Suba Singh Kamboj is contesting from the Amritsar (South) Assembly constituency on ticket of the Punjab Front, led by Dr Dharamvira Gandhi.

Three killed in road accidents

16 Jan 2017 | 2:21 AM

AMRITSAR: Two persons lost their lives while two others were injured when a car crashed into a concrete mixer on the Amritsar-Batala bypass road here this evening.

Sidhu to visit city tomorrow

16 Jan 2017 | 2:21 AM

AMRITSAR: With former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu joining the Congress officially today after meeting AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi, preparations are on to give him a grand welcome in the city.

stashing of ayurvedic drugs

NCB to identify target consumers

16 Jan 2017 | 2:21 AM

AMRITSAR: Huge hauls of ayurvedic medicines containing high content of opium have led to the credence that it has been rapidly becoming a substitute of opium for addicts.

Massive fire at garment godown

Massive fire at garment godown

16 Jan 2017 | 2:22 AM

AMRITSAR: A massive fire broke out in a garment godown inside the Shera Wala Gate this morning. The godown belonged to owners of the Gullu Exclusive garment showroom in the Katra Jaimal Singh area in the walled city. The fire spread to several houses located on the rear side of the godown.

NRIs actively campaigning for their supporters

16 Jan 2017 | 2:21 AM

AMRITSAR: Non-Residents of India (NRIs) have been actively participating in polling.

Kejriwal promises special package for border areas

Kejriwal promises special package for border areas

16 Jan 2017 | 12:51 PM

TARN TARAN/AMRITSAR: Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal today promised a special package for border areas.

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