HindustanTimes Thu,23 Oct 2014


Farmers, procurement officials to spend Diwali night in grain markets

With everyone busy in celebrating Diwali and having a good time with their families, many farmers will have to spend their Diwali night in grain markets across the state to sell their paddy crop.

Patiala administration ready for any eventuality on Diwali

The Patiala administration has made all arrangements to deal with any fires on Diwali as it has put its medical and fire brigade teams on alert.

College student killed in accident

 A 22-year-old student of Mata Gujari college, Gurvinder Singh, a resident of Raipur Arya village here, was killed in an accident on Monday.

Collected from 'unhygienic' kitchen, sample of sweets passes test

Five days after Sangrur sub divisional magistrate (SDM) Anita Darshi had asked owners of two sweet shops to destroy two quintals of sweets after a surprise visit to their unhygienic kitchens, three out of the four samples collected during the raids cleared the test.

Police start patrolling by women cops in Sangrur

In a bid to curb incidents of stalking and teasing of women and chain snatchings in the city, the district police have started patrolling by women cops at various public places.

Patiala woman Aman Grewal wins Mrs India Worldwide 2014 crown

Aman Grewal, wife of an army officer, was declared the winner of Haut.Monde Mrs India Worldwide 2014 here.Grewal, who hails from Patiala, beat 31 other contestants to win the title Monday evening. Besides the crown, she even walked off with a cash prize of Rs.51,000.

DC calls for blue revolution in district

Deputy commissioner Varun Roojam, on Monday, called for blue revolution to make farming a more lucrative business.

People helping in checking crime by installing CCTV cameras

The district police have found a new way to deal with the rising crime in the district by installing CCTV cameras on all important locations of the towns in the district with the help of the people.

CBI a puppet in hands of government, says former director Joginder Singh

At a time when the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is reportedly working hard to improve its image, the agency's former director Joginder Singh has termed it a 'puppet' in the hands of the union government.

Man absolved of power theft, meter tampering charges

Permanent Lok Adalat (PLA) has given major relief of Rs. 37,491 to a resident of Mandi Gobindgarh by quashing charges against him levelled by the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL). The PSPCL had directed the petitioner to pay charges for power theft and for tampering with the electricity meter.

Punjab set to lose Rs. 125 cr after diesel price deregulation

Coming amid slowing economy and poor fiscal health, the deregulation of diesel prices is set to bring the Punjab government financial and political trouble. With the Rs. 3.37-pe-litre reduction in the price of diesel.

Defence forces ready to face any challenge: Air chief marshal

Air chief marshal Arup Raha said here on Sunday that defence forces of the country have come of age and were ready to face any challenge in future.

30 injured as bus turns turtle

At least 30 passengers were injured after a PRTC bus went off the road and turned turtle as a school van, trying to overtake a tractor-trolley, partially collided with the bus on the Patiala-Sangrur road near Shakhupura village in the district. The school van, which was empty, escaped undamaged. However, the van driver suffered minor injuries.

BJP can do Haryana in Punjab if it snaps ties with SAD: Kalra

The district unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) welcomed the party's victory in Haryana and Maharasthra by bursting crackers, distributing sweets and raising slogans in favour of the party here.

Clerk booked for taking bribe

The Patiala wing of the vigilance bureau has arrested Satpal Singh, a clerk of the Sunam municipal committee, red-handed while accepting bribe worth `10,000. As per information, the vigilance team from Patiala led by DSP KD Sharma arrested the clerk and also raided his house.
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