HindustanTimes Fri,19 Sep 2014


Gippy Grewal asked to appear before police in 'chit fund fraud'

Noted Punjabi singer Gippy Grewal has been asked to appear before the district police in a complaint of an alleged chit fund fraud with a person by a company of which Grewal is a brand ambassador.

XEN, other power staff held hostage  in Moga village for three hours

Activists of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta) and Khet Mazdoor Union (KMU) held hostage members of a special inspection team, including an executive engineer (XEN), of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL), reportedly against untimely checking of electricity meters and alleged theft of electricity at Raman village under Nihal Singh Wala sub-division, 33 km from here on Thursday.

Two farmers commit suicide after floods damage crops in Mansa

Gurjeet Singh, 32, a farmer of Musa village in Mansa district, who owned nearly 4 acres of land which was being used for cultivation of cotton, committed suicide on Monday evening. He was one of the three brothers. All the brothers were engaged in farming.

Interpretation-cum-information centre to come up at zoo-cum-deer safari

The department of forests and wildlife conservation has decided to set up an interpretation-cum-information centre at the mini zoo-cum-deer safari at Bir Talab near here.

Akali MLA's PA booked for uploading 'offensive' photos of Tota Singh on Facebook

The district police have booked Baldev Singh Babbu, personal assistant (PA) of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA Rajwinder Kaur Bhagike from Nihal Singh Wala constituency in this district and two others for allegedly uploading offensive pictures of Punjab agriculture minister jathedar Tota Singh on Facebook.

Class-11 student killed in accident at Kotkapura

Avichal Arora, 16, a student of Class-11 of DAV school and son of Naresh Kumar Arora, a resident of Devi Wala road here, was killed on Wednesday in an accident near the new bus stand. He was reportedly going to the school when a fast moving trailer hit his motorcycle.

Rahat scheme gets tepid response from traders

The Rahat scheme -- launched more than seven months ago with the aim of increasing the cash-strapped Punjab government’s revenue by making traders who evade value-added tax (VAT) pay at least the minimum tax on lump sum basis -- is yet to achieve the desired results.

Jaitu residents block road over solution to the sewerage, garbage problem

Residents of Jaitu town, on Tuesday, staged a protest by blocking the Kotkapura-Bathinda road against the poor sewerage system and pitiable condition of the sanitation in the town.

Breach in Sirhind Canal pose threat

During the last more than three years, the 90-mile-long Bathinda branch of the Sirhind canal, that caters to the irrigation needs of a large part of the Malwa region, has become highly breach-prone and needs immediate repairs at weak points so that adjoining areas are saved from the floods that occur due to breaches in the canal.

Hockey tourney at Faridkot from September 19 to 23

The all-India gold cup hockey tournament will be held at the international-level hockey stadium on the premises of Government Brijindra College here from September 19 to 23, but the interlocking tiles around the Astroturf surface have been badly damaged at many places and need immediate repairs. The Astroturf surface on the west side near the centre lines has also suffered damage.

3 quintal 'adulterated' desi ghee seized in Moga

Several tins, allegedly containing more than three quintal of branded spurious desi ghee, were seized on Tuesday by a team of senior officials of the health department, that conducted raids at some famous shops situated in various markets of Moga under the supervision of Faridkot district health officer Surinder Kumar and food safety officer Mukal Gill.

Badal, Jhakhar share stage for sake of rain-hit people

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and leader of Opposition Sunil Kumar Jakhar shared the dais during the former's visit to the Abohar area to meet rain-affected residents on Monday.

Local politicians make most of Baba Farid festival for publicity

Local politicians have tried to make most of the Baba Farid festival, to be held from September 21 to 23 here, for their publicity by using photos of the great Sufi saint Baba Farid, in whose memory the festival is held. The event has been accorded the status of a heritage festival.

Road leading to Shant Nagar source of trouble for commuters

 A portion of a road leading to Shant Nagar in the Civil Lines area here is a source of great trouble for commuters and residents of the area, having mostly government employees' residences .

Honour killing: Woman, lover murdered in Faridkot

In an alleged case of honour killing, Sukhmander Singh (47) and Sukhjinder Kaur (35) were allegedly killed by the brother of the woman on Sunday afternoon with sharp-edged weapons. Both the deceased were residents of Bishnandi village of Jaitu sub division.
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