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18 candidates file nominations
Chandigarh, April 19
Eighteen candidates belonging to different political parties, including the Indian National Congress (INC), the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) today filed their nomination papers for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. The total number of candidates has now risen to 24.

Six candidates file nomination papers

Amritsar, April 19
Six candidates from various political parties filed nomination papers for the Lok Sabha elections today. While Mr Raghunandan Lal Bhatia (Congress MP) and Ram Chand of the BSP filed papers from Amritsar.

Mr R.L. Bhatia and Mr Sukhbinder Singh, Congress candidates from Amritsar and Tarn Taran parliamentary constituencies file nomination papers in Amritsar

Mr R.L. Bhatia (second from left) and Mr Sukhbinder Singh (extreme right), Congress candidates from Amritsar and Tarn Taran parliamentary constituencies file nomination papers in Amritsar on Monday. Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and PPCC president H.S. Hanspal are also in the picture. ó Photo by Rajiv Sharma

Former Speaker files papers
BSP candidate files nomination

Fatehgarh Sahib



Congress to make Badalís property a poll issue: CM

Jalandhar, April 19
The Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, today asserted that the congress would go ahead with its programme to use the details of properties of the SAD chief, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, which were gathered by the Vigilance Bureau, during its poll campaign despite objections raised by Mr Badal.

Did CM, Hanspal commit sacrilege?
Sarai Naga (Muktsar), April 19
Did Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh and other Congressmen, who attended the function organised here yesterday in connection with the 500th birth anniversary of Guru Angad Dev Ji, commit a sacrilege.

CMís announcements violate poll code, says Tandon
SAD to complain against Congress to Election Commission

Election observers arrive in Punjab
Mohali, April 19
Even as the middle-rung IAS officers of Punjab left for other states as election observers, bureaucrats from the various parts of the country posted as election observers trickled in Punjab today.

Shift Amritsar SP, says EC
Chandigarh, April 19
In less than a month before the Lok Sabha elections, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has asked the Punjab government to shift Beas MLA Jasbir Singh Dimpaís brother Harmanbir Singh. He was posted as Amritsarís Superintendent of Police (SP).

Libra, wife own assets over Rs 1 cr
Badal tells Akalis to sink differences
Mannís booklet of letters to Dhindsa on Sikhs
2 leaders quit BSP
BSP represents all, says Karimpuri
Cong leader hails Kalamís appeal to voters
General Samaj Party puts up candidate

No pressure group by Tohra supporters: Bhaur
NDA strengthened security, says BJP leader
SAD (Mann) candidate files papers
Teachers resent poll duty
Ban screening of films of star candidates, says Shiv Sena
Babbu is Christian nominee
Additional security for 102 polling stations

Sarabjit SinghEthiopia to get Punjab Police instructors
Chandigarh, April 19
The Ethiopian Federal Police Training College is all set to get instructors from Punjab Police and affiliation to Guru Nanak Dev University to run degree courses for its trainee officers, says Mr Sarabjit Singh, Director-General of the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D). He was invited by the Ethopian Government to review the training and structure of its police.


SGPC dilutes authority of acting president
Amritsar, April 19
In an apparent bid to clip the wings of acting president, Mr Alwinder Pal Singh Pakhoke, the SGPC executive today decided to take all important decisions, including fresh appointments or reshuffle, by a presidium comprising Mr Pakhoke, Mr Kewal Singh Badal, junior vice-president Sukhdev Singh Bhaur, general secretary Manjit Singh Calcutta and Mr Dilmeg Singh.

Roza Sharif may have Pak house
Fatehgarh Sahib, April19
Pakistan pilgrims to Roza Sharif have decided to construct Pakistan house on the campus shrine. A delegation led by Meer Haji Treen, a former Union Minister in Pakistan, and Mr Farqh Zaidi, liaison officer, Ministry of Religious Affairs, Pakistan, said here today that a meeting would be held tomorrow to pass a resolution in this regard.

Pakistan delegation along with the Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K. Ahluwalia, on the conclusion of Urs in Fatehgarh Sahib on Monday. 

Pakistan delegation along with the Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K. Ahluwalia, on the conclusion of Urs in Fatehgarh Sahib on Monday.

Shan-e-Punjab stranded
Phagwara, April 19
The downline Amritsar-New Delhi Shan-e-Punjab train remained stranded at the local railway station here this afternoon for about 75 minutes.


District Bar Assn poll on April 24
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 19
Mr Narinder Singh Tiwana and Mr Tejinder Singh Salana are contesting for the post of the District Bar Association President.


History-sheeter, gang of looters arrested
Abohar, April 19
The police yesterday arrested Vasudev Bishnoi, a history-sheeter, at Sadulshehar, 25 km from here on the state highway, and five members of an inter-state gang of looters.

2 BDPOs booked for fraud
Tarn Taran, April 19
The Patti police has booked two Block-Development and Panchayat Officers (BDPOs) for allegedly defrauding their department of over Rs 26 lakh. A case under Sections 420, 467, 468, 471, 201, 120-B of the IPC has been registered against the two officials. However, no arrest has been made so far.

3 die as jeep, canter collide
Moga, April 19
All three occupants, including two women, all residents of Sran village under the Ghalkhurd police station of Ferozepore district died on the spot when their Mahindra jeep collided with a canter coming from opposite direction, near Matwant village under the Mahna police station of Moga district on Sunday on the Moga Ludhiana road.


Fearing leak, paper cancelled
Amritsar, April 19
Guru Nanak Dev University today cancelled the paper of B.Com I (professional) when a bundle of question papers in HMV College, Jalandhar, was found to be mutilated.

Farewell party for MCA students
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 19
The Regional Institute of Management and Technology, Mandi Gobindgarh, organised a farewell party for its outgoing students of MBA, MCA and BCA courses on the institute campus last night. Mr Hukam Chand Bansal, chairman, O.P. Bansal Educational and Social Welfare Trust, presided over the function. Ms Nina Bansal, joint chairperson of the trust, was guest of honour.


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