30032019-btd-01.qxd 3/29/2019 10:52 PM Page 1 c m y b Bathinda TRIBUNE OVER 12L DRUG TABLETS SEIZED LAST WEEK: IGP MF Farooqui, IGP, Bathinda Range, says Mansa police have seized over 12 lakh intoxicant tablets last week. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY Two arrested with ~10 lakh Tribune News Service Faridkot, March 29 The Jaito police on Friday arrested two persons after ~10 lakh in cash was recovered from their possession. The suspects were arrested at a naka near Bajakhana. Information about the unaccounted cash has been provided to the Lok Sabha cell, IT Department and the SDM concerned. Suspects failed to provide relevant evidence: Cops Strict vigil ahead of the coming Lok Sabha elections resulted in the arrested of two persons with the cash. The suspects claimed to be cloth merchants from Dabwali in Haryana. They told the police that they were going to Amritsar to purchase clothes. The police said on Friday, while checking vehicles at a naka, unaccounted ~10 lakh was recovered from the car of the suspects. According to cops, the suspects failed to produce the documents or any other evidence to prove the origin and ownership details of the seized cash. The money has been seized and action is being taken under the directions of the Election Commission of India, said the police. PAGE 2 PAGE 3 MORE OF A JOTTING THAN WORTH NOTING PROLIFIC ACTRESS TORAL RASPUTRA IS THE NEW CHAKOR The love story that Notebook is, is more a case of could have been than is, as it runs in many directions. MAX 33°C | MIN 16°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33°C | MIN 17°C SUNSET SATURDAY 6:47 PM Colors’ popular show Udann will see the exit of Meera Deosthale, who has played the role of Chakor till now.. SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:21 AM No three-time MPthis time, sheBathinda from will be the first one If Harsimrat Badal makes it to Lok Sabha Sukhmeet Bhasin Tribune News Service Bathinda, March 29 If Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal wins the Lok Sabha elections this time from Bathinda, she will be the first MP to represent the constituency for three times. So far, no MP has managed to do so. Ajit Singh of the Congress was elected from Bathinda twice in 1952 and 1957 Lok Sabha elections. In 1962, Dhanna Singh Gulshan of the SAD had won the elections after defeating Ajit Singh. Man held for snatching cellphone Malout: The Malout (Sadar) police have arrested a man for allegedly snatching a mobile phone from a resident of Alamwala village on March 26. The accused has been identified as Kala Singh of Virk Khera. Rasaldeep Singh had lodged a complaint with the police in this regard. His accomplice Mangi Singh is yet to be arrested. — TNS In 1967, Kikar Singh (Sant group) was elected from Bathinda in the fourth Lok Sabha. In 1971, Bhan Singh Bhaura of the CPI had won the elections by defeating Bhagat Singh of the SAD. In 1977, Dhanna Singh Gulshan had again won the seat. In 1980, Hakam Singh of the Congress had defeated two-time MP Dhanna Singh. In 1985, Teja Singh Dardi of the SAD won the Lok Sabha polls from Bathinda. In 1989, Sucha Singh of the SAD (M) had become the MP from Bathinda. In 1992, Kewal Singh of the TREND ■ According to the trend, no MP has managed to retain his seat for a third time. Earlier, Ajit Singh of the Congress and Dhanna Singh Gulshan of the SAD, who tried their luck from the seat for a third time, had lost the elections. ■ It is learnt that the statistics are likely to be one of the reasons for delay in the announcement of Harsimrat’s candidature from Bathinda. Congress had represented Bathinda in Parliament. In 1996, Harinder Singh Khalsa won the Lok Sabha elections from here on the SAD ticket. In 1998, Chatan Singh Samao of the SAD was elected as MP from here. In 1999, Bhan Singh Bhura of the CPI had defeated Chatan Singh Samao of the SAD. In 2004, Paramjit Kaur Gulshan of the SAD won the elections from Bathinda. In 2009 and 2014, Harsimrat Kaur Badal of the SAD represented Bathinda in Parliament. According to the trend, no MP has managed to retain his seat for a third time. Earlier, Ajit Singh of the Congress and Dhanna Singh Gulshan of the SAD, who Youth crushed to death by PRTC bus Tribune News Service Bathinda, March 29 A youth was killed on the spot after being crushed under the wheels of a PRTC bus on the GT road near the red lights of Power House here on Friday. The deceased, who used to work as a security guard, has been identified as Harbhej Singh, a resident of Balraj Nagar. The incident took place around 2.30 pm when he was returning to his duty after meeting his ailing relative in the city. According to information, Harbhej was on a cycle when the PRTC bus (PB 11 CF 9518) rams into him, leading to his death. The Station House Officer (SHO) of the Civil Lines Police station said a case against the bus driver has been registered. After getting the informa- c m y b tion regarding the incident, volunteers of NGO Naujawan Welfare Society reached the spot and took the body to the Civil Hospital in the presence of the police. After conducting a post-mortem examination, the body will be handed over to the family. The flow of traffic is increasing from the bus stand to Hanuman Chowk, leading to congestion and chaos on city roads. PAGE 4 tried their luck from the seat for the third time, had lost the elections. It is learnt that the statistics are likely to be one of the reasons for delay in the announcement of Harsimrat’s candidature from Bathinda. Speculations are also rife that the party may shift her seat to Ferozepur. Though she has started holding meetings with party workers in the Bathinda parliament constituency at her residence in Badal village, she is yet to hit the campaign trail on the ground. Training camp for farmers Muktsar: The Agriculture Department organised a training camp for farmers at the grain market here on Friday. Sukhdev Singh Sidhu, Joint Director, Agriculture Department, was present at the camp. Experts informed farmers about the side effects of unnecessary spray of pesticides on crops. Besides, they gave some methods to them to increase their income. continued on page 2 SATURDAY | 30 MARCH 2019 | BATHINDA ‘Congress failed to fulfil people’s expectations’ SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia, along with others, at a rally in Mansa on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Bathinda, March 29 Hitting out at the Congress government in the state, SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia on Friday said it “miserably failed” to fulfil the expectations of the people. Addressing a rally at Sardulgarh in Mansa district, he appealed to people to vote for the SAD-BJP alliance in the Lok Sabha elections. Majithia also thanked the voters of Sardulgarh for supporting his sister Harsimrat Kaur Badal in the 2014 elections while hoping that they would again make her win. However, the SAD is yet to announce its candidate from Bathinda. The former minister said it was their regime that extended basic amenities such as road, water and power supply to Sardulgarh. Launching a scathing attack on the Congress govern- ment, he said it neither addressed the issue of farm distress nor unemployment. He added that though Capt Amarinder Singh had promised complete debt waiver to the farmers, the scheme rolled out by the state government in the name of debt relief was a mere eyewash. He said the government could not even waive the debt of Budh Singh, a farmer from Gurdaspur, who was the face of its debt waiver scheme. Majithia said the government had also failed to generate job avenues for the unemployed youth. “Leave aside providing jobs to the youth, the state government slashed the salary of teachers from ~42,000 to ~15,000 and when they raised their voice against the government diktat, they were cane charged in Patiala,” he said. — TNS
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