HindustanTimes Thu,02 Oct 2014


Paddy procurement season begins at a snail’s pace

Paddy procurement in the district, which startred on Tuesday, witnessed a slow start on the first day as only 800 tonne paddy arrived in various grain markets and procurement centres across the district.

PSPCL’s Rs. 24-crore payment for coal reduced to ‘ashes’

In a major shock to the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL), it paid Rs. 24 crore in advance for coal which turned out be largely ash.The quality of coal supplied by M/s Panem during May and June 2014 was particularly poor on account of higher ash content (more than 34%) or lower (less than 4,000 kcal per kg) gross calorific value (GCV).

Directions issued for launching 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'

Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's directive to take a 'swachhta' (cleanliness) pledge on Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary, the district administration has issued directions to employees of government institutions to remain present in their offices on October 2 to mark the formal launch of the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'.

DC raids civil surgeon's office

Two senior doctors and 14 other employees of the district health department here were found absent during a surprise checking conducted by Patiala deputy commissioner Varun Roojam on Wednesday morning.

No agency lifting paddy: say farmers in Fatehgarh Sahib

Despite claims by the district administration that it had made elaborate arrangements to ensure smooth procurement of paddy in Fatehgarh Sahib, the farmers at Sirhind grain market alleged that no agency came forward to lift their produce on Tuesday.

AAP holds protest, Patiala MP demands CBI inquiry

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) held a demonstration here on Wednesday against the recent killing of two brothers allegedly by police personnel in Ludhiana district and demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the matter

Barnala shot death in Belgium by unidentified man

The dreams of a poverty-ridden family to live a comfortable life by sending their unmarried son, Lakhwinder Singh Lakhi (23), abroad were shattered when they heard the news of his death in Brussels, Belgium, on Monday.

Paddy procurement begins today

The stage is all set for paddy procurement, which is going to start on Wednesday, with the district administration claiming to have made all arrangements in this regard.

Punjabi varsity hosts national seminar on cinema, literature

Experts at a national seminar on 'Cinema and Literature' on Tuesday strongly deplored the degradation, degeneration and collapse of values in the Indian cinema in the name of modernity, saying producers are trying to impose their points of view on the audience.

Upgradation of many heritage buildings in limbo

The renovation and upgradation of several heritage buildings in Sangrur seems to be an uphill task for the administration, even as the previous UPA government at the Centre had approved Rs. 4.75 crore for the purpose in 2010.

Family remembers Vidhu Jain on his first death anniversary

A year after Vidhu Jain (11) was burnt alive in Malerkotla town of the district, his family remembered him on his first death anniversary

Barnala youth killed in Belgium

The dreams of a poverty-ridden family to live a comfortable life by sending their unmarried son, Lakhwinder Singh Lakhi (23), abroad were shattered when they heard the news of his death in Brussels, Belgium, on Monday.

PRTC contractual employees end their 29-day long strike

Contractual employees of Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) ended their 29-day long strike on Monday after the district administration officials ensured them to fix their meeting with the transport secretary Anurag Aggarwal before October 10.

DC asks admn to complete projects on time

Sangrur deputy commissioner Gurlovleen Singh Sidhu on Monday directed the officials of the district administration to complete developmental projects on time and ensure better services to the people under the Right to Service Act.

Players from Punjab to be specially trained for Olympic games, says deputy CM

 "The Punjab government will provide special training to players for the next Olympics to ensure their better performance. The government has selected 11 games and the best players would be trained in and outside Punjab by world class trainers," said Sukhbir Singh Badal.

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