HindustanTimes Mon,20 Oct 2014


'SAD's move to campaign for INLD has hurt BJP'

Criticising the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) for making an alliance with the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) for Haryana assembly elections, BJP national secretary RP Singh on Monday said that by going all out in favour of INLD, the SAD has hurt the BJP leadership.

PCCTU launches protest against state govt's education policy

The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU) has launched a two-month protest programme against the state government' education policy.

Helpline '104' helps in redressal of people's grievances: DC

The round-the-clock helpline '104', launched by the Punjab government to assist people, particularly in rural areas, in getting information on health problems and access to a qualified doctor, has also become an effective platform for prompt redressal of people's grievances.

Auto-rickshaw unions in Amritsar go on strike

Protesting against the seizure of more than 200 auto-rickshaws plying illegally in the city by the Amritsar traffic police, auto-rickshaw unions observed a strike on Monday. As a result, auto-rickshaw services remained unavailable in a number of areas in the city, much to the inconvenience of those commuting regularly by auto-rickshaws.

13 students injured as four-wheeler overturns

At least 13 students of a government school were seriously injured, when a four-wheeler in which they were travelling overturned near Satkoha village on Amritsar-Pathankot national highway on Monday.

14-year-old girl raped by mother's live-in partner

A 14-year-old girl was repeatedly raped by her mother's live-in partner and was allegedly forced to undergo abortion after she conceived.

1984 riots: Radical groups to seek UN intervention to punish guilty

Radical group Damdami Taksal has decided to join the Dal Khalsa’s Amritsar-New Delhi march scheduled to start on November 2 from the Akal Takht, aimed at “bringing justice” to the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Man arrested with heroin

As part of their drive against drugs, the local police have arrested a person and recovered 35-gm heroin from his possession. SSP Batala Manminder Singh said that acting on a tip-off, a police team, under sub-inspector Parkash Singh, laid a naka near police lines and during checking, they arrested a person with 35-gm heroin.

Despite ban, farmers continue burning wheat, paddy straw

Punjab, known for its sprawling agricultural fields, is equally famous for burning of paddy and wheat straw by farmers after the harvesting season. The smoke released from burning of paddy straw is extremely bad for health.

Zonal youth festival kicks off at GNDU

A four-day Zonal Youth Festival of C-Zone, comprising affiliated colleges of the Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) in Jalandhar district, was inaugurated on Sunday at the Dashmesh auditorium here with the beats of Bhangra.

Chintpurni Medical College row: Students lift dharna near Joshi's house; strike on

After a vociferous protest against Punjab cabinet minister Anil Joshi, the students of the Chintpurni Medical College, Pathankot, lifted their dharna near his house " on Sunday after Congress MLA Raj Kumar Verka, who is also deputy chairman of the National Commission for SC/ST, assured them of "all possible help.

Chhotepur backs Sidhu's onslaught against Badals

Applauding the way BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu has taken on the Akali Dal during the election campaign in Haryana, Aam Admi Party (AAP) state convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur on Saturday said that after the outburst of Sidhu people of Punjab must take a lesson and reject the Akali Dal completely.

CNI shows way to attaining zero dropout rate in rural schools

Teachers in rural schools themselves discourage students to pursue education resulting in an increase in the dropout rate. The alarming fact came to the fore during a literacy enhancement project undertaken by the Diocese of Amritsar, Church of North India (CNI), in the border belt.

Punjab borders calm, but BSF, locals ready for any eventuality

Though no firing has been exchanged so far between India and Pakistan at the international border of Bamial sector, the locals are ready to deal with any situation.

Dinanagar boy enacted fake drama of his kidnapping

Amandeep Singh, a 17-year-old student of Class-12 who was allegedly 'kidnapped' for ransom from Dinanagar town of this district on September 25, had himself enacted a fake drama of kidnapping.Amandeep was recovered by the police from Hazur Sahib at Nanded in Maharashtra and was handed over to his parents at New Delhi on Thursday evening.

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