HindustanTimes Fri,22 Aug 2014


MC officials 'unaware' of NGT restraint on spending funds to fight water pollution

Far from having any impact on the municipality or its officials concerned, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) restraint on Punjab on expenditure of the first installment of funds amounting to Rs 16.13 crores intended for fighting water pollution, has rather taken the officials of the Amritsar Municipal Corporation by surprise as the MC's top brass are unaware of the order.

Ex-inspector, three cops surrendered before CJM

Former Punjab police inspector Naurang Singh along with three former cops surrendered in the court of chief judicial magistrate (CJM) here on Tuesday.

Pak experts praise Indian sugarcane farm techniques

The climatic conditions are the same, the soil and water is the same, but still there is a vast difference in the yield of crops between two Punjabs on either side of the Radcliffe Line.

In absence of bridge, Pathankot-Sujanpur by-pass remains futile

With an aim to reduce traffic congestion in the town, a by-pass along Khaddi khad was proposed to divert the traffic coming from Madhopur, Shahpur Kandi and Dalhousie, but in the absence of a connecting bridge on a Ravi tributary the project remains hanging fire.

People hold protest against Batala police

Hundreds of residents of Gandhi Camp held a demonstration against the Civil Lines police on Monday for allegedly booking a youth of the locality under the NDPS Act.

Tension at Ram Tirath shrine; 7 rounded up

Tension prevailed at the Ram Tirath shrine as supporters of two groups that are struggling to take control of the shrine gathered on the spot Monday and resorted to sloganeering. The issue pertaining to the control of the shrine continues to remain unresolved.

Former Pathankot SMO gets 3-yr jail

The court of district and sessions judge BS Sandhu has sentenced a former senior medical officer of the Pathankot civil hospital, Dr Achla Bhatia, to three year jail in connection with a case pertaining to anomalies in the purchase of medicines.

Pingalwara society holds blood donation camp

The All India Pingalwara Charitable Society (AIPCS) held a blood donation camp on Monday, on the eve its founder Bhagat Puran Singh's 22nd death anniversary. Giani Mal Singh, jathedar, Takht Keshgarh Sahib, and Tarundeep Kaur, deputy commissioner, Income Tax, inaugurated the camp. A total of 215 units of blood were collected.

CPS Sidhu seeks better facilities for RMOs

Expressing concern over the pathetic conditions in which rural medical officers (RMOs) have to work, chief parliamentary secretary (health) Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu has sought a better deal for them.

Two groups open fire; no casualties reported

Tension prevailed in the city following an incident of firing between two groups of unidentified people on the Ajnala Road side, near Ranjit Avenue, on Monday. The incident took place at around 1pm and the cross-firing continued for a few minutes. However, no casualties or injuries were reported. No case has been registered so far.

Working on plan to make sand affordable: industry minister

The Punjab government is working on a strategy to ensure that construction material such as sand is available cheap, state industries minister Madan Mohan Mittal has said here.

Birender expulsion good for Congress,says Raman Bahl

Punjab Congress member Raman Bahl has welcomed the expulsion of Birender Singh from the Congress Working Committee (CWC) and how party president Sonia Gandhi has faced the controversy that former external affairs minister Natwar Singh has raised in his book.

Extend Amritsar-Chandigarh train to Kalka, minister urged

The residents of Amritsar have requested railway minister DV Sadananda Gowda to extend the Amritsar-Chandigarh superfast train till Kalka with a view to boosting trade and tourism.

Glasgow medalist lashes out at Punjab, says it needs to back its players

 Back home after grabbing a Bronze medal at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, Wrestler Navjot Kaur has advised the Punjab Government to learn from Haryana when it comes to supporting players.

Residents seek extension of Amritsar-Chandigarh train till Kalka

The residents of Amritsar have urged D V Sadanand Gowda, Railway Minister, to extend the Amritsar-Chandigarh superfast train till Kalka with a view to boosting trade and tourism. They averred that the train covered important destinations as Beas, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Mohali, but failed to cover Kalka, which is just 30 kilometers from Chandigarh.
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