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HindustanTimes Sat,12 Jul 2014

Patiala

People slam Akali government for not living up to its claim

Unscheduled power cuts that stretch for hours have affected normal life in this agriculture-dominated district, where the day temperature is about 45 degrees Celsius and monsoon is deficient.

Students oppose fee hike at Punjabi varsity

 The student organisation of Punjabi University on Friday protested against the fee increase in different on-campus and constituent-college courses.

Guard murdered at Sangrur security agency

Avtar Singh, 50, security guard of the local Third Eye security agency was murdered on Thursday night here outside its office.

Union Budget: Nothing to cheer for farmers, industry

The maiden general budge of the BJP-NDA government at the Centre, which had a lot of expectations from the state, brought no good news for the steel industries in Mandi Gobindgarh district.

Now, ‘power surplus’ state announces load shedding

The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL), which had in May declared Punjab ‘power surplus’, has announced to impose load shedding, citing under-performance of private power plants.

Hospital staff locks horn with SMO over his attitude

A controversy was brewing when  the medical, paramedical and other staff in the Civil Hospital were up in arms against Senior Medical Officer (SMO) as they alleged that SMO has allegedly misbehaved with almost all the staff members of the hospital.

Temple priest injures wife, daughter; commits suicide

A temple priest in Nabha committed suicide after seriously injuring his wife, with whom he had a fight, and two-year-old daughter on Thursday. The deceased identified as Narinder Das, who was working as a priest at a temple in Nabha, severally injured his wife and cut the veins of his daughter.

Security agency's guard murdered in Sangrur

 A 50-year-old security guard of the city-based security agency,Third Eye, was murdered here on Thursday night.

Badshahpur Rape case: Key witness detracted from statement

The ongoing trial of the infamous Badshahpur rape case took a new turn with the deceased 18-year-old rape victim's brother-in-law Gursharan Singh Maran deviated from his original statement recorded in the FIR.

Consumers to suffer as govt delays reply on power hike

To avoid any political onslaught during the Lok Sabha polls earlier and the coming assembly session now, the SAD-BJP government has still not replied to the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) on tariff revision for the fiscal 2014-15.

Industrialists strike withdrawn, Loss Rs. 20 crore estimated

A loss of nearly 20 crore was estimated to the state and central governments by the industrialists following the shutting down of 400 industrial units on Tuesday, as part of a two-strike day that ended on Tuesday.

New trains: Patiala residents’ hopes dashed

The Modi government’s maiden railway budget gave Patiala residents no reason to cheer as the district got no share in the 58 new trains announced by union railway minister Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday.

Give domestic violence cases high priority, says Landran

Punjab State Women Commission chairperson Paramjit Kaur Landran on Wednesday held a meeting at the Women and Child Welfare Department here and said that cases of domestic violence should be given priority as the Punjab government was keen on curbing violence against women.

Patiala ex-mayor got clean chit, now CBI looking into murder

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday began working on the Parampreet Kaur murder case, in which former mayor Jaspal Singh Pardhan was an accused as “father-in-law”, a charge and the relation he denies.

Punjabi university starts B.Sc agriculture distance learning course

 In a first in the state, the Punjabi University has started a four-year distance learning B.Sc agriculture course which will start this academic session.

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