men protest against criminal case
Hundreds of workers of the
Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) led by chairman, Milkfed Punjab and party
candidate from Joga Assembly segment, Mr Jagdeep Singh Nakai today
staged a dharna in front of local police station to press the district
police authorities to cancel the criminal case registered against his
(Mr Nakai) close kin of Mr Himmat Singh and others allegedly under
pressure from his (Mr Nakaiís) opponents.
to protest against MLAís beating
Patiala, February 14
A few thousand agitated people
today staged a dharna in front of the Deputy Commissionerís office
here to protest against the alleged beating up of present legislator
and Panthic Morcha candidate from Samana constituency Jagtar Singh
Rajla by a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in the Samana
exit poll: Tandon
Chandigarh, February 14
The Punjab Minister of Local
Bodies, Mr Balramji Das Tandon, today said the Election Commission
must evolve a system whereby opinion polls were regulated and exit
candidate demands repoll
Sangrur, February 14
Baba Tek Singh Dhanaula, Panthic
Morcha candidate from the Dhanaula Assembly constituency and district
president of the SHSAD, today demanded from the Election Commission to
order repolling at Ratoke village polling booth (near Longowal) in his
constituency because a large number of voters could not cast votes
after the stoppage of polling at 3.00 p.m. at the booth, yesterday.
to combat female foeticide
Jalandhar, February 14
The state Health and Family
Welfare Department has evolved a comprehensive strategy for strict
monitoring of the functioning of ultrasonography centres and genetic
clinics in the state to combat the menace of female foeticide.
flays attack on gurdwara staff
Baba Bakala (Amritsar),
The SGPC President, Prof Kirpal
Singh Badungar, has taken serious note of the attack on employees of
the local Guru Teg Bahadur gurdwara.
seek arrest of Gora, others
Gidderbaha, February 14
Uneasy calm prevails in this home
town of the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, after the
residents witnessed unprecedented violence yesterday afternoon when
the polling for General Assembly elections was going on.
workers stone DSPís house
Samana, February 14
About 70 per cent shops here
remained closed today in protest against the alleged beating up of Mr
Jagtar Singh Rajla, sitting MLA and candidate of the Panthic Morcha,
by the local DSP near Daya Nand Model School yesterday. Thousands of
supporters of Mr Rajla held demonstrations in different bazars and
allegedly stoned the DSPís house.
duty leaves women numb
Phagwara, February 14
Election duty left them numb and
sore. They were deprived not only of voting rights but had to dole out
substantial sums of money from their pockets. And above all, they were
deployed at polling booths far off from the booths where their spouses
were on duty.
Gurdaspur, February 14
Misappropriation of rent of shops
in Zila Parishad Market has come to light. Owners of shops numbering
from eight to 15 in a complaint faxed to the Chief Minister, Governor
and Director Rural Development and Panchayats of Punjab has to
requested for a probe by an independent authority.
pc voter turnout in Jalalabad
Jalalabad, February 14
This border constituency
witnessed a record turnout with over 78.3 per cent of the voters
exercising their franchise. Out of 1,50,587 registered voters,
1,17,878 voters polled their votes at 188 polling booths.
stays recovery of IT from PUDA
Chandigarh, February 14
On a special leave petition (SLP)
filed by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA), a
Division Bench of the Supreme Court comprising Mr Justice Syed Shah
Mohammed Quadri, and Mr Justice S.N. Variava stayed the recovery of
income tax against the authority.
action against MC official: DC
Fatehgarh Sahib, February
Mr Vikas Pratap, Deputy
Commissioner, has written to the Principal Secretary, Local
Government, and the Election Commission to take suitable action
against an Executive Officer of the Sirhind-Fatehgarh Sahib, Municipal
Council as he was allegedly found guilty of violating the model code
of conduct during the elections.