27042019-btd-01.qxd 4/26/2019 10:44 PM Page 1 c m y b Bathinda TRIBUNE 5 YRS ON, DIAGNOSTIC CENTRE FAILS TO SERVE PURPOSE PAGE 2 Civil Hospital patients are being forced to visit private facilities where they pay heftily. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY EXHILARATING AND FULFILLING SPECTACLE: AVENGERS: ENDGAME PAGE 3 AAKRITI SHARMA, AKA KULLFI, STEPS IN ‘GULLY BOY’ SHOES By Indian, especially Bollywood standards, it certainly isn’t a film that goes for your tear ducts. MAX 38°C | MIN 20°C | YESTERDAY MAX 37°C | MIN 21°C SUNSET SATURDAY 7:05 PM PAGE 4 Aakriti Sharma recently got an opportunity to perform like her idol Ranveer Singh. SUNRISE SUNDAY 5:50 AM SATURDAY | 27 APRIL 2019 | BATHINDA INBRIEF PBI VARSITY MAN MADE MEMBER OF INT’L FORUM Amid political rallies, commuters were seen stuck in traffic jams on a number of roads. Vehicles were seen moving at a snail’s pace during roadshows, inconveniencing motirists on Friday. PHOTOS: VIJAY KUMAR/PAWAN SHARMA Akali Dal’s roadshow after Harsimrat files papers Tribune News Service VISIT GOLDEN TEMPLE Bathinda, April 26 The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today took out a road show after its candidate Harsimrat Kaur Badal filed her nomination papers for the Bathinda Lok Sabha constituency. She was accompanied by SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal, senior Akali leaders Balwinder Singh Bhunder, Janmeja Singh Sekhon, Jeet Mohinder Sukhbir and Harsimrat ride an open jeep, leading a procession of scores of Akali Dal supporters. Earlier, Harsimrat offered prayers and sought the blessings of the Almighty at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Singh and Jagmeet Brar as she signed her candidature in the office of the Bathinda Deputy Commissioner. Earlier, she offered prayers and sought the blessings of the Almighty at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Sukhbir and Harsimrat rode an open jeep, leading a procession of scores of Akali Dal supporters. The roadshow reached Takht Sri Damdama Sahib, where they paid obeisance. Akali Dal supporters greeted Sukhbir and Harsimrat in villages falling on the 30km route. Harsimrat thanked the party workers for coming out in large numbers to support her. SAD chief Sukhbir Badal and party candidate Harsimrat Kaur Badal during a roadshow in Bathinda on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PAWAN SHARMA PEP chief calls for end to dynastic politics Bathinda, April 26 AAP’s Lok Sabha candidate for Bathinda seat, Baljinder Kaur, filed her nomination papers today. The Congress has fielded an outsider, which has proved that the party has no suitable candidates who could contest from the Bathinda seat, she said. Terming AAP MLA Nazar Singh Manshahia’s decision to join the Congress at a crucial juncture “utterly unfortunate”, Kaur said such defections would barely have any impact on AAP’s poll prospects. When asked about popular faces of AAP switching sides recently, Kaur said, “Leaders or candidates are never big or smal, it is people’s support that matter the most. Nothing could be worse than leaving the party at this time. It is indeed ungracious on the part of these leaders to leave the party that has helped them establish their identity in the political arena. After defeat in 2017 Assembly elections, we could not form the government in the state, but I would not term it the downfall of the party and things have straightened up since then.” “Constructing roads is all the SAD government has done during its 10-year rule in the state, which cannot be termed as holistic development. Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal has barely done anything substantial and she could not even start a food processing park for the people of the constituency,” added Kaur. Talking to mediapersons after filing her nomination papers, Baljinder said, “Brain drain is the result of the Congress and SAD government’s utter failure to retain the talent in the state by not providing adequate employment opportunities.” When asked what would be FUEL PRICES PETROL ~72.40 DIESEL ~65.75 Discussion on Punjabi Ekta Party chief holds roadshow, files nomination papers privacy right Sameer Singh Tribune News Service Bathinda, April 26 After addressing a gathering of party workers and conducting a roadshow to mobilise support for Lok Sabha elections, Punjabi Ekta Party (PEP) chief Sukhpal Singh Khaira filed his nomination papers for the Bathinda constituency today. Addressing the gathering near Amrik Singh Road, Khaira said, “Capt Amarinder Singh had lied to the people of the state before the Assembly elections. He made tall claims that he would wipe out drugs from the state after assuming charge. He repeated his lies at one of his rallies recently where he said the state government has managed to break the backbone of drug trade in the state. But, contrary to his towering claims, the ground reality paints an altogether different picture. In fact the backbone of parents, whose children died due to drugs, was broken.” Khaira added, “Similarly, farm loan waiver was a farce as marginal framers were deprived of it and suicide by farmers continued unabated. The youth of the state barely received employment with decent remuneration. Moreover, existing employees continued to suffer as DA instal- Defections not to affect AAP: Baljinder Tribune News Service Patiala: An administrative official of Punjabi University has been appointed MemberExecutive of the International Punjab forum in New Delhi. Prabhleen Singh said the International Punjab Forum was formed to promote Sikhism’s core values. “The forum has been instrumental in raising social issues related to Sikhs and the Punjabi community including shifting from expensive weddings to simple marriages. The forum also approached the Central Government to waive tax on film Kesri,” he said. Rajinder Singh, president of the forum, said Prabhleen’s inclusion will further strengthen the forum. Manjit Singh GK, patron, while handing over the appointed letter, said Prabhleen Singh was the only member from the state. TNS her priorities if she won the Lok Sabha election from the Bathinda seat, Kaur said, “The use of MPLAD funds for basic needs of the people of the constituency was on top of her priority list. There is a shortage of doctors in government hospitals, shortage of teachers at government schools, uninterrupted power supply and potable water are essential needs of the people.” AAP’s Lok Sabha candidate Baljinder Kaur submits her papers at the district administrative complex in Bathinda on Friday. > > TRIBUNE PHOTO: PAWAN SHARMA c m y b Punjabi Ekta Party (PEP) chief Sukhpal Singh Khaira, along with party workers and supporters, during a roadshow in the city on Friday. PHOTO: VIJAY KUMAR ments have been lying pending and recommendations of the 6th Pay Commission were not implemented by the government till now.” During the rally, Khaira exhorted the party workers to extend all support and make him win the Lok Sabha election. He said it was high time that they rid the state of traditional and dynastic political parties, such as the SAD-BJP and Congress. Khaira asked the gathering, “Have you got job during the Congress government?” The supporters raised their hands saying “no”. Khaira again asked if the farmers had got their debt waived by the government, to which supporters again said “no”. “On the excuse of empty coffers, development has been stalled by the state government. Corruption is rampant in the state, industry is in dire straits and in the absence of adequate employment avenues, youths of the state are migrating to greener pastures. It is time that we give opportunity to a party/candidate who can not only make promises, but deliver on them and ensure corruption-free governance,” added Khaira. Traffic chaos As the cavalcade of party workers and supporters started from Amrik Singh Road, traffic snarls were witnessed at different busy junctions of the city. As it passed through Mall Road, Bathinda-Mansa road, railway station road and Dhobi Bazaar, traffic was stuck for around half an hour. Traffic policemen on duty still managed the situation somehow. Bathinda, April 26 A special lecture on “Right to Privacy and its characterisation” was organised by the Department of Law at Central University of Punjab (CUP) here on Friday. The resource persons on the occasion were, Dr Virender Kumar, professor emeritus and founding director, Chandigarh Judicial Academy, and Prof RK Kohli, ViceChancellor, CUP . Dr Varinder presented a judicial critique of the nine judge bench judgment of the Supreme Court, a landmark judgment, which holds that the Right to Privacy is a fundamental constitutional right under the Indian constitution. While mentioning the reason behind the admissibility of this cause by the nine-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court, Prof Virender elaborated on various facets of the court’s judgment (s) and the urgency of dealing with the Right to Privacy as our fundamental right. Prof Jagdeep Singh, registrar, CUPB, Prof SK Bawa, Dr Deepak Kumar Chauhan, head, Department of Law, Dr Tarun Arora, Associate Dean, faculty members and students from different departments of the university were also present on the occasion. The lecture received anoverwhelming response from the participants. — TNS
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