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Mike or no mike, Atwal plays it safe

Mike or no mike, Atwal plays it safe

Jalandhar: Thoroughly scan all pictures of SAD Jalandhar candidate Charanjit Atwal giving speeches during his rallies and you will find something strange. His mike is always covered with a handkerchief. His supporters say Atwal has two reasons to do this. One, he believes that he can be safe from any infection where the mike could be a source and second, he believes that his vocal chords will be less strained by covering the mike with a piece of cloth. The feeble-voiced and most elderly candidate has a similar advice for BJP candidate from Hoshiarpur Som Parkash, who too is facing a speech clarity issue. 

Tackling obesity, she knows best

Fatehgarh Sahib: Harleen Kaur Jaggi of Sirhind has made her parents and the country proud. Her research paper on the prevention of obesity, particularly among children, has won the excellence in research award during the 11th annual spring retreat graduate and post-doctoral competition held recently at the Centre for Prevention of Obesity Diseases, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, US. She is conducting research on the prevention and cure of cancer among children. Her father Amritpal Singh Jaggi, a transporter, said Harleen did her B.Sc. (Bio Tech) from SD College, Chandigarh, and M.Sc. (Bio Tech) from Panjab University. Thereafter she joined the University of Nebraska after getting scholarship.

Grandpa’s favourites get a pat

Amritsar: The Sharma family of the holy city has not one, but two reasons to celebrate as both their daughters managed to grab top positions in the PSEB class X results. Anushka Sharma and Manvi Sharma are the city toppers. Both are first cousins. Anushka topped the city with 98.8 per cent marks and Manvi stood third with 98.2 per cent marks. Beaming with pride, Narendra Sharma expressed his happiness over the performance of his granddaughters and blessed them for bringing laurels to the family.

Wait and watch EVMs, then go

Hoshiarpur: The issue of faulty EVMs and VVPAT machines is figuring in poll rallies too. Some of the Congress candidates are asking voters to be cautious. In Hoshairpur, at the end of most of the rallies held by Congress candidate Dr Rajkumar Chabbewal, a supporter makes an appeal to the crowd, “Don’t just press the button and walk out of the booth. Stand there for a minute and let the slip come out. See where your vote goes. Lest you vote for the ‘panja’ and your vote goes somewhere else.” The appeal ends with a slogan, “Panje vala button dabao chaar, baaki saare kar dao bahar”.

Ballad for ballot

Jalandhar: Former IAS officer Dr MG Acharya has sought to encourage every Punjabi to cast vote on May 19 with full enthusiasm by penning a poem. He has tried to give the message that hard-earned right to vote has been an outcome of sacrifices of hundreds of Indians. Mohali-based Dr Acharya has made an effort to explore the history of freedom struggle and to make people aware about the contemporary political situation. The poem starts on a positive note, “Har koyi vote khushi naal pave”. One of the stanzas throws light on how politics is being used as a business by certain politicians. It says, “Siyasat purkhan daa sarmaya, lokaan karobaar banaya, jaatan dharman de naa utte bhai bhai naal ladaya…”

Of videos & propaganda

Muktsar: Youth Akali Dal (YAD) leader Sandeep Singh Sunny Dhillon and his 17-year-old son Abhay Singh Dhillon are these days virtually chasing Congress candidate from Bathinda Amrinder Singh Raja Warring. Sunny is younger brother of SAD’s Gidderbaha constituency incharge Hardeep Singh Dimpy Dhillon. The duo is extensively campaigning in Bathinda for SAD candidate Harsimrat Kaur Badal, accusing Warring of corruption in their public speeches. Besides, they are appealing to voters to visit Gidderbaha to know about the ground reality. They have also shot a video in Gidderbaha by visiting some places, which they term was an eye-opener for voters.

Special treat for topper

Abohar: An NGO, Ekta Manch, recently felicitated Gagandeep Singh, who made it to the PSEB Class X merit list by scoring 97.38 per cent mark. A procession was taken out to Government Senior Secondary Smart School, Kallarkhera village, located at the tail-end of the canal system near the interstate border in the town. The idea was to motivate other children. A drummer led the procession after sarpanch Joginder Singh, NGO convener Raj Kumar Jain and school management chief Ram Swarup felicitated the achiever. The school is proud of its alumni Pradeep Borad, an IAS officer serving as Commissioner, College Education, in Rajasthan. 

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