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PANCHAYATI RAJ ELECTIONS

Repolling at 2 villages remains peaceful

Measures in place for counting of votes today22 Sep 2018 | 12:10 AM

BATHINDA: Repolling was conducted peacefully at Dayalpura Mirza and Kanakwal villages in the district on Friday for the Zila Parishad and Block Samiti elections.

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Sukhmeet Bhasin

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, September 21

Repolling was conducted peacefully at Dayalpura Mirza and Kanakwal villages in the district on Friday for the Zila Parishad and Block Samiti elections.

As much as 60 per cent polling was recorded at booth number 46 in Rattangarh Kanakwal village, Talwandi Sabo block while 56.94 per cent polling was recorded at booth number 17 of Dayalpura Mirza village in Bhagta block.

The re-poll was recommended at these places as a few persons had run away with ballot boxes here.

Bathinda SSP Dr Nanak Singh said, “Repolling at both these places in the district were peaceful and no untoward incident was reported.”

The district administration has made full arrangements for the counting of votes on Saturday at nine counting centres.

The counting process for Bathinda block will take place at Government Polytechnic College while other counting centres have been set up at the BDPO office, Nathana; Sports School, Ghudda; Bhai Aasa Singh Girls College, Goniana; PTU Campus, Maur; Dashmesh Senior Secondary School, Talwandi Sabo; Shri Dev Samaj Kanya High School, Rampura; Punjabi University Neighbourhood Campus, Rampura Phul; and Government Senior Secondary School, Bhagta Bhaika.

The administration has announced dry day within 1 km radius from the counting centres.

Meanwhile, 18 persons were booked for beating up a person over suspicion that he was making a video at a polling station during the Block Samiti election at Sandhu Khurd village.

In a complaint lodged with the police by Jagjit Singh, a resident of Sandhu Khurd village, it has been stated that on September 19, accused Jasvir Singh, Satnam Singh, Baljit Singh and 15 others beat him up as they were suspecting that he was making their video with his phone at a school during polling.

A case under Sections 324, 323 and 149 of the IPC has been registered at the Phul police station. However, no arrest has been made so far.

SAD leaders adopt fresh strategy for repoll

SAD leaders adopt fresh strategy for repoll

22 Sep 2018 | 12:10 AM

LAMBI: Learning a lesson from Thursday’s poll when the Congress leaders had confined senior SAD leaders to Mandi Killianwali, the SAD leadership on Friday assigned duties to senior leaders in different villages.

Polling staff demand vote counting at block, district level

22 Sep 2018 | 12:10 AM

FARIDKOT: After many incidents of violence during the Zila Parishad and Block Samiti elections held on September 19, many government employees, who were assigned the election duty, have demanded from the District Election Officer to increase their security during vote counting.

SAD candidate, aides booked

22 Sep 2018 | 12:10 AM

BATHINDA: The police have booked a SAD candidate of Burj Gill Zila Parishad block, along with his other associates, for running away with ballot boxes from the polling booth at Dyalpura Mirza on September 19.

CM may inaugurate Shaheed Nand Singh Chowk

CM may inaugurate Shaheed Nand Singh Chowk

22 Sep 2018 | 12:10 AM

BATHINDA: Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and senior Army officials are expected to inaugurate newly renovated Shaheed Nand Singh Chowk, which is popularly known as Fauji Chowk, in the city on September 24.

SSA-RMSA teachers to meet Rahul Gandhi over demands

22 Sep 2018 | 12:10 AM

BARNALA: Having failed to get any positive response for their demands from the Punjab Government, SSA and RMSA teacher have decided to meet Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and will leave for New Delhi on Saturday.

Teacher accused of misbehaviour shifted

22 Sep 2018 | 12:10 AM

BATHINDA: A day after a news report carried in Bathinda Tribune regarding alleged misbehaviour of a teacher at Government High School, Khialiwala, the District Education Department transferred him to Government Middle School, Raman village in Talwandi Sabo on Friday.

Jawan cremated with state honours

Jawan cremated with state honours

22 Sep 2018 | 12:10 AM

FARIDKOT: Atma Singh, a head constable in the BSF, posted in Jammu and Kashmir, who was killed in a road accident with another BSF sepoy and a civilian on Wednesday, was cremated at Dhoorkot, his native village in Faridkot, with state honours on Friday.

Rajan is AAP youth wing state vice president

Rajan is AAP youth wing state vice president

22 Sep 2018 | 12:10 AM

BATHINDA: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has appointed city leader Amardeep Singh Rajan as AAP state youth wing vice president.

SBI, admn launch e-rickshaws, mobile ATM van

SBI, admn launch e-rickshaws, mobile ATM van

22 Sep 2018 | 12:10 AM

BATHINDA: In order to make Bathinda a pollution-free and greener city, the district administration and State Bank of India jointly launched 21 e-rickshaws in the city.

Dispute over giving land to agriculture firm intensifies

22 Sep 2018 | 12:10 AM

BATHINDA: The dispute between the PSIEC and the MCB over giving land to Cargill company for its extension project at the Industrial Growth Centre on the Mansa road has started intensifying.

Chappar Mela to commence today

22 Sep 2018 | 12:10 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: Devotees have started visiting Guga Mari as Chhapar Mela commences today.

Talent hunt contest marks Engineers’ Day

Talent hunt contest marks Engineers’ Day

22 Sep 2018 | 12:10 AM

BATHINDA: To observe Engineers’ Day, a talent hunt competition was organised at Guru Kashi Univeristy (GKU), Talwandi Sabo, here on Friday.

Tributes paid to former SGPC head

22 Sep 2018 | 12:10 AM

RAIKOT: People from all walks of life paid tributes to former SAD chief and SGPC president Jagdev Singh Talwandi during his ‘barsi samagam’ held at Gurdwara Tahliana here on Friday.

Biker hit by stray animal, hurt

22 Sep 2018 | 12:10 AM

BATHINDA: One person was injured after a stray animal suddenly came in front of his motorcycle on the ITI flyover on Thursday night.

Kamaldeep’s hat-trick stuns North-West Railway

21 Sep 2018 | 12:44 AM

FARIDKOT: Kamaldeep Singh scored a hat-trick to help Surjit Academy, Jalandhar, beat North-West Railway, Jaipur, 4-3 and secured a place for his team in the quarter-final of the 27th All India Baba Farid Gold Cup Hockey Tournament on Thursday.

Manav Sewa Diwas observed

Bhai Ghanaiya’s teachings to get recognition globally: Bittu

21 Sep 2018 | 12:44 AM

LUDHIANA: MP from Ludhiana Ravneet Singh Bittu on Thursday said the Punjab Government would make efforts to ensure that the teachings of Bhai Ghanaiya get recognition globally.

Special train to Vaishno Devi shrine

21 Sep 2018 | 12:44 AM

LUDHIANA: For the convenience of pilgrims and other passengers, the Northern Railway would run a special train (04409/10) between Delhi Junction and Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra on September 20 and 21 from Delhi Jn.

Chemists begin protest against e-pharmacies

21 Sep 2018 | 12:44 AM

AMRITSAR: Pharmacy owners on Thursday initiated a symbolic protest against the government for its decision to allow e-pharmacies in the country.

Complaint against teacher for using ‘offensive language’

21 Sep 2018 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: Staff members of Government High School, Khiali Wala village, members of the Khet Mazdoor Union and panchayat members met the District Education Officer and submitted to him a complaint against a teacher for his alleged misbehaviour.

Youth killed, 2 hurt in road mishap

21 Sep 2018 | 12:44 AM

AMRITSAR: A youth lost his life while two others sustained serious injuries when their bike got skidded on elevated road here late on Wednesday night.

Public safety at risk on bus stand premises

Public safety at risk on bus stand premises

21 Sep 2018 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: The safety and security of hundreds of passengers/visitors at the city bus stand is being compromised these days. Two CCTV cameras installed at prime locations at the city bus stand are lying dysfunctional for the past week.

GNDTP panel members hold rally over demands

GNDTP panel members hold rally over demands

21 Sep 2018 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant (GNDTP) coordination committee on Thursday held a rally as part of the preparations of the stir announced by the PSEB Joint Forum, Punjab.

National seminar held on Day 2 of  Baba Farid festival

National seminar held on Day 2 of Baba Farid festival

21 Sep 2018 | 12:44 AM

FARIDKOT: On the occasion of Baba Farid Annual Festival, a national seminar was conducted at Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) on Thursday, in which Sikh scholars, intellectuals and thinkers gave a message that love for the divine could best be expressed through loving actions for mankind.

Patients rush to city drug de-addiction centre

Patients rush to city drug de-addiction centre

21 Sep 2018 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: With the transfer of the lone psychiatrist from the Civil Hospital, Bathinda, patients are being examined at the drug de-addiction centre. As a result, it has not only put the burden of work on doctors here but also affected the quality of medical services.

NGOs seek solution to stray cattle issue

NGOs seek solution to stray cattle issue

21 Sep 2018 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: Members of various NGOs carried out a protest march over the stray cattle issue in the city. They gathered at Fire Brigade Chowk and marched up to the Municipal Corporation’s office near the city railway station and burnt an effigy of the civic body to express anger.

Looters’ gang busted with arrest of 6

Looters’ gang busted with arrest of 6

21 Sep 2018 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: The district police have busted a gang of looters with the arrest of six persons who had allegedly stolen cash from a liquor vend near the Bhagu road and also looted another person near the Truck Union’s office recently.

Roti Bank set up

21 Sep 2018 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: A local NGO established Roti Bank to provide food to the needy in the city. Members of the NGO, Sahara Welfare Society, urged the city residents not to waste the food left after parties, such as birthday celebrations, marriages or other functions and instead provide it to them so that it could be utilised for a noble cause.

Manpreet, father say no to voting

21 Sep 2018 | 12:44 AM

BADAL: Even though Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal, a voter from Badal village, appealed to the voters in his Bathinda Assembly segment to campaign for the party candidate, neither he nor anyone from his family exercised their franchise on Wednesday in the Zila Parishad and Panchayat Samiti polls.

Re-polling at two villages today

21 Sep 2018 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: The State Election Commission has ordered re-poll at two places in Bathinda district — booth number 17 of Dayalpura Mirza village in Bhagta Block and booth number 46 at Rattangarh Kanakwal village in Talwandi Sabo block.

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SAD protests ‘rigging’, demands re-poll

21 Sep 2018 | 12:44 AM

BATHINDA: SAD workers led by former Akali minister Sikander Singh Maluka on Thursday staged a protest outside the Deputy Commissioner’s office here seeking re-poll at places where they claimed that the Congressmen had resorted to booth-capturing and legal action against those involved in it.

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