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It’s make-or-break poll for CM, Badal
Chandigarh, May 9
It has been the longest poll campaign in the history of Punjab for a parliamentary election. The polling will be held for all the 13 Lok Sabha seats in the state on May 10. 
Amarinder Singh
Amarinder Singh
Parkash Singh Badal
Parkash Singh Badal

Cong will suffer for its misdeeds, says
party MLA
Tohra (Patiala), May 9
Congress Member of Legislative Assembly from Rajpura Raj Khurana today predicted that the voters of Rajpura would not tolerate the slighting of their MLA at the hands of the Congress leadership. “What is my fault? I have been working as a loyal servant of the party wherever asked. But, how can you expect me to work for someone who refuses to seek my assistance,” he says.

Dissidence not to affect Preneet Kaur’s prospects
Patiala, May 9
Preneet Kaur
Mrs Preneet Kaur, Congress candidate for Lok Sabha seat from Patiala, today asserted that she would win “comfortably”. Talking to The Tribune on the eve of polling, she was confident that voters would keep her contribution to the constituency in mind while voting.

Bhattal loyalists not in mood to support CM’s wife

Abrogation of Art 370 on BJP’s agenda,
says Jaitley
Faridkot, May 9
Mr Arun Jaitley, Union Law Minister, said here yesterday that the abrogation of Article 370 was already on the agenda of the BJP and was only awaiting nod from its NDA partners for its materalisation.

Cong leaders flay Jaitley’s remarks

Rural voters hold the key in Ropar
Ropar, May 9
With over 10 lakh rural voters in the Ropar Lok Sabha constituency that has over 13 lakh voters mobilisation and a last-minute push is required by the candidates to ensure that their supporters in villages reach polling stations tomorrow.

An election official carries Electronic Voting Machines for the final phase of Lok Sabha elections in Patiala
An election official carries Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) for the final phase of Lok Sabha elections in Patiala on Sunday. — Photo by Rajesh Sachar



A group of people appeals to politicians to rise above party politics and work for people’s welfare in Patiala
A group of people appeals to politicians to rise above party politics and work for people’s welfare in Patiala on Sunday. — PTI

It is advantage SAD-BJP combine
in Phillaur
Phillaur, May 9
The Akali-BJP alliance candidate, Mr Chiranjit Singh Atwal, appears to be comfortably placed against his main rival Ms Santosh Chaudhary (Congress) in this parliamentary constituency.

Difficult to guess poll outcome in Punjab
Chandigarh, May 9
It is difficult to guess on either the voter turnout on May 10 or the outcome on May 13 in the Lok Sabha elections in Punjab. In fact, there are no standard answers to these.

Names of 600 missing from voters’ list
Maur Mandi (Bathinda), May 9
Nearly 600 residents of ward number 12 of this town were surprised when they found that their names missing from the voters’ lists for Lok Sabha elections scheduled for tomorrow.

M.S. GillNeglect of Punjab farmers worries M.S. Gill
Wants special bus service for Nankana Sahib
Amritsar, May 9
Former Chief Election Commissioner of India M.S. Gill, whose heart beats for Punjab and people of the border belt, has expressed serious concern over galloping unemployment which he felt was threatening the socio-economic fibre of Punjab, especially its countryside.


PSHRC summons DSP in theft case
Jalandhar, May 9
While deciding to inquire into a theft case on its own, the Punjab State Human Rights Commission has summoned a Punjab police DSP, Mr Kamaljit Singh, with the file relating to the theft case registered on February 3, 2003, last year.

Panel to probe theft in Golden Temple serai
Amritsar, May 9
Mr Alwinder Pal Singh Pakhoke, officiating SGPC president, has set up a five-member inquiry committee to probe the theft committed in Guru Arjun Dev Niwas in the Golden Temple complex on Friday. A bag containing cash, jewellery and vital documents of some NRIs was stolen from a room of the sarai.

3 die due to diarrhoea
Faridkot, May 9
Three persons, including two women, died and around 100 were taken ill due to the outbreak of diarrhoea in a Dalit locality in this district. Official sources today said the outbreak occurred due to contaminated water supply on Friday.

Protest against turban ban
Bathinda, May 9
The Sikh Nations Organisation, an NGO formed to promote Sikh culture, on Friday staged a demonstration at the Shaheed Subedar Nand Singh chowk here in protest against the ban imposed by the French government on wearing of turbans by Sikh students in public shcools.

Wadali brothers perform at Railway club
Ferozepore, May 9
The Northern Railways Women Welfare Organisation organised a musical evening, “Sur Sangam” at Railway Officers Club here yesterday evening. Mrs Anubha Jaruhar, President, NRWWO presided over the programme.

Bank takes possession of tractors
Amritsar, May 9
Mr Gurmukh Singh, AGM, State Bank of India (ADB), Tangra branch, said the bank had taken over the possession of tractors of four persons for not repaying the debt of Rs 11.65 lakh.


Govt agencies procure 94 lakh tonnes of wheat
Ludhiana, May 9
Official agencies so far have purchased 94 lakh tonnes of wheat from Punjab mandis. Procurement last year was 90 lakh tonnes. Officials of the state’s Food Supplies Department expect total procurement may touch 95 lakh tonnes as arrival of wheat in mandis has decreased.


Ex-DGP’s son booked for kidnapping
Ferozepore, May 9
The police has registered a case against Congress leader Kuldeep Bhullar, son of former Punjab DGP, Mr M.S. Bhullar, for allegedly kidnapping a former Akali sarpanch. According to information, Mr Bhullar along with some others kidnapped Mr Baltej Singh, former sarpanch of Longodewa village, while he was standing in front of the election office of Mr Zora Singh Mann, SAD candidate, last evening.

Petrol station owner looted, 1 killed
Malerkotla, May 9
An amount of Rs 4 lakh was allegedly looted and one person shot dead at Sioda village near here. The incident took place last night when the owner of a petrol pump at Sioda village, Harvinder Singh and his employee, Sukhjeevan Singh were returning in the car to their house at Jhanner village.


B.Com (I) results declared
Amritsar, May 9
The result of B.Com (part-I) of Guru Nanak Dev University was declared today. The result can be accessed from the university website at This was stated in a university press note here today. OC


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