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HindustanTimes Mon,14 Jul 2014

Bathinda

SAD leader’s son, two others held with 4-kg opium, two revolvers

Son of a local SAD leader and two others have been arrested along with 4-kg opium and two country-made illegal .32 revolvers here. Balkar Singh, son of SAD leader Pargat Singh, a resident of Lal Singh Basti, was arrested along with Gurlal Singh of Surkhpeer road and Prem Kumar of Dhillon colony in the city on Saturday night.

Naruana gang member arrested with illegal pistol, six cartridges

The District Police On Sunday Arrested Manpreet Singh Alias Manna, A Member Of The Notorious Kuldip Naruana gang and seized an illegal pistol and six live cartridges from his possession.

Accident victim’s family refuses to cremate body till case registered

The family of 38-year-old accident victim Jaspal Singh, demanding the registration of a case against the ‘negligent’ staff of the emergency ward of Guru Gobind Singh medical college and hospital here, refused to cremate his body even on the fourth day of his death on Sunday.

Farmers using batteries of tractor to run tubewells

With power crisis worsening in Punjab, farmers in the region have turned to innovations such as using tractor batteries and generators to run tube wells for irrigation.

Inquiry ordered into death of accused in jail

Deputy commissioner Basant Garg has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the circumstances leading to the death of an accused in a liquor case in the central jail here on Friday. The accused had allegedly died of a cardiac arrest on Friday.

Stamp paper vendors oppose e-stamp system

The stamp paper vendors union has opposed the state government's decision to introduce e-stamping system in the state. A meeting of the union was held here on Saturday in which stamp paper vendors from different tehsils across the district took part and asked the state government to review the decision.

Police hold seminar on drug awareness

A drug awareness seminar was organised at the police public school in the police lines here on Saturday in which employees of community police resourcing centres (CPRCs) took part.

Security guard murdered in Sangrur

A 50-year-old security guard of the city-based security agency,Third Eye, was murdered here on Thursday night. The deceased, identified as Avtar Singh of Ubhawal village of the district, was deputed at the main gate of the office of the security agency, when he was attacked with a knife in the chest. The security agency is owned by retired deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Ashok Mohan.

Hospitality course in Rajindra College ‘inhospitable’ to IHM

The decision to introduce the hospitality course in Government Rajindra College here seems to have been taken without any research as a similar course has not been able to attract enough students in the neighbouring Institute of Hotel Management (IHM).

Nothing about crop diversification

Punjab hardly found any mention in the budget speech of union finance minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday, and there was no word on crop diversification, which is Punjab’s biggest need of the hour. Besides, the state lost the horticultural university to Haryana.

Checking spread of dengue a challenge

With as many as 177 cases of dengue having been reported in the city during the last rainy season, checking the spread of the vector- borne disease seems to be a challenging task for health as well as the civic body authorities this time.

Man killed by relative at Abohar

A man was allegedly killed by his brother-in-law (husband of wife's sister) at Abohar following a dispute while having drinks and, to hide the crime, the accused buried the body in a pit.

Delay in shifting of Muktsar post office

The post office here, which serves the nearly 1.25-lakh strong population of the town, besides that of many surrounding villages, has been running from an unsafe building for many years now.

MC to disconnect 33 mobile phone towers as company fails to pay rent

As many as 33 mobile phone towers here are facing disconnection as the companies concerned have failed to deposit the required fee in spite of repeated notices by the Municipal Corporation.

Primary school in Faridkot village running from unsafe building

The government primary school in Bir Sikhan Wala village of the district has been reportedly running from an unsafe building for many years. The over three-decade-old building has started leaking, with plaster from the roof of two rooms falling apart and walls having developed cracks.
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