NRI alleges fraud by Ludhiana
Jalandhar, November 17
Another case of cheating has surfaced following the publication of a news report in the columns of The Tribune on November 15, "Developers con Manmohan kin".
‘Lavish show’ by SAD ticket aspirant
Bathinda, November 17
Mr Saroop Chand Singla, an aspirant for SAD ticket for Bathinda Assembly constituency, last night put up a “lavish show of strength”, an instance of how “money power has dominated the Akali politics”.
Activists greet leaders with party flags at a SAD ticket aspirant’s function in Bathinda on Thursday night. Photo: Kulbir Beera
Preneet douses rebel fire
Patiala, November 17
The ward number 32 poll politics took a dramatic twist when a “rebel” candidate, Mr Ashok
Vadera, who was contesting against Mr Anil Kumar Mangla, official nominee of the Congress party, today announced his support for the latter.
BJP postpones rally
Sangrur, November 17
“Succumbing to the pressure” of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), the district unit of the BJP yesterday postponed its rally from November 18 to 20 here. It has also turned the show-of-strength rally for the Sangrur Assembly seat into a rally to expose the alleged “anti-people” policies of the Congress and pose a challenge to the Congress in the Malwa belt in the coming Assembly elections.
Farmer held for agitation dies
Patiala, November 17
Mr Jagroop Singh, a farmer, arrested by the police for participating in the agitation launched by nine farmers organisation against acquisition of agriculture land by the government for an industrial house, died in the Rajindra Hospital here today.
Farmers held to maintain law: CM
Chandigarh, November 17
The Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today said the police had arrested farmers in Sangrur to maintain law and order. Asked about the land acquired for a private company against which farmers had been agitating for the past few months, Capt Amarinder Singh said the government could not run away from its duty to maintain law and order in that area.
Take up yoga, Ramdev tells jail inmates
Amritsar, November 17
Yoga Guru Swami Ramdev who was in his element while interacting with 2000 jail inmates. He exhorted them to do yoga to uplift themselves from present state.
Swami Ramdev talks to women inmates at Central jail, Amritsar, on Friday. — AFP
Tributes paid to Sarabha, Lala Lajpat Rai
Abohar, November 17
Mr B.L. Nagpal, president, City Congress Committe led citizens in paying tributes to martyrs Lala Lajpat Rai and Kartar Singh Sarabha at a function organised by the Punjabi Sabhyachar Manch here today. He was jointed by Mr
B.L. Sikka, Former SDM, Mr Bhupinder Snehi, former president of the City BJP, Mr Prem Parkash
Arya, secretary, Arya Samaj, Mr Ram Avtar, MC, Ms Jamuna Devi Chawla and Ms Sudesh Paruthi president of the Mahila Propkarini Sabha and women’s wing, Vishav Hindu
Parishad, Mr Bhupinder Utreja, president, Natrang Theatre Society and many others joined Mr Ajay Gilhotra and Mr Gurcharan Singh Gill, chairman and president, respectively, of the Punjabi Sabhyachar Manch in paying tributes. Havan was also performed.