HindustanTimes Thu,23 Oct 2014


Congress leader on fast-unto-death admitted to hospital

District Congress committee president Mohan Lal Jhumba, who had been on a fast-unto-death in front the Canal Colony police station since Wednesday, was picked up by the police and admitted to the civil hospital on Thursday night.

Faridkot distributary closed, troubles farmers

 The canal distributary here has been lying closed for about past 10 days and many farmers, who have already harvested their paddy crop, are feeling the shortage of water as now they need it to irrigate their fields to sow wheat crop.

4 held with fake currency notes worth Rs 5 lakh

Fazilka Police claim to have nabbed four members of a gang involved in the printing and distribution of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) and recovered Rs 4,80,000 fake notes besides a computer and its printers from them.

Four arrested for murder of Rama Mandi trader

Police have arrested four persons in connection with the alleged murder of a young trader in Rama Mandi on Tuesday night.

Traders observe bandh after murder of businessman

Traders observed a bandh at Rama Mandi on Wednesday against the alleged murder of a young trader who was attacked with baseball bats by unidentified assailants on Tuesday evening when he was on his way home after closing his shop.

7 held for looting ATMs of Rs 34 lakh

A gang of robbers, who were allegedly involved in looting as many as five ATMs of various banks in Punjab, has been nabbed by the local police and seven of its members were held with a weapon and a gas cutter used in the crime.

SAD-BJP alliance safe, says Majithia

Inaugurating a solar power plant in Mansa on Tuesday, state minister for new and renewable energy Bikram Singh Majithia said the alliance between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) would not be strained due to the recent comments made by former Amritsar MP Navjot Singh Sidhu.

Elementary teachers taken into police custody in Jalalabad

Around 20 pass outs of the elementary teachers training (ETT) course were taken into custody by the Fazilka police when they tried to block traffic on the Ferozepur-Fazilka road at Jalalabad, a sub division of Fazilka district, on Wednesday.

Kotshamir residents demand handing over Jandalisar gurdwara to Daduwal

After Sikh religious preacher Baljit Singh Daduwal was released from jail after about a month, his followers from Kotshamir village met the deputy commissioner of Bathinda, demanding handing over the gurdwara management to Daduwal.

Two doctors, nurse of pvt hospital booked for culpable homicide of Akali MLA's sister

The police have booked two doctors and a nursing staff for culpable homicide not amounting to murder for causing the death of Kulwinder Kaur (60), sister of SAD MLA Darshan Singh Kotfatta, by allegedly administering her the wrong medicine at Max Super Speciality Hospital here.

Father held for raping married daughter

A 36-year-old married woman has alleged her father raped her around four months ago and she was expecting a child now. The woman, a resident of Budhlada sub division,had earlier complained to SSP Bhupinder Singh Khattara regarding the same. The father of the complainant was arrested on Monday from Mansa and an FIR under Section 376 has been registered against him.

District Cong president on hunger strike

Bathinda Police once again foiled the plan of District Congress officials to protest against the alleged misbehaviour of the police with their president.

Pregnant ladies wait for hours for check up

Long queues of pregnant women outside the gynaecology department at the civil hospital here are very common as patients have to wait for hours for their turn.

Balers coming in handy to curb paddy stubble burning

The burning of stubble in Punjab is a serious problem as it leads to pollution of environment, various types of allergies among the people and reducing the quality of the soil.

Majithia to inaugurate solar power plant in Mansa on Oct 15

Bikram Singh Majithia, minister for new and renewable energy, will inaugurate a solar power plant in Boha village in Mansa district on Wednesday. The plant has been set up by the Gujarat-based company M/s Madhav Solar Pvt Ltd.
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