HindustanTimes Thu,02 Oct 2014


Vigilance bureau apprehends mining officer


 The vigilance bureau, on Monday, nabbed Ranjodh Singh, functional manager of the district industries centre (DIC) cum mining officer of Moga red handed while accepting rs 5,000 as bribe from a farmer.

5 acquitted in attempt to murder case

The local court here on Monday acquitted five people in an attempt to murder case registered in 2013.

Baba Farid cultural centre lies abandoned

Baba Farid government academic research, adult education and cultural centre, Faridkot, is a classic example of how the government and district administration is making tall claims about development while deserting old projects.

Manufacturers,packaging units of food items flouting laws

Manufacturers of food items here seem to have no fear of law as packaging of home-made snacks and other products is being done without any mention of expiry and manufacturing details. Most shops and bakeries are selling items like chips, cakes, pastries etc in packets which don't mention manufacturing date, expiry date, the  manufacturer's address etc.

Arvind Khanna supports ITI students' demands

Senior Congress leader and Dhuri MLA, Arvind Khanna on Sunday,extended support to the agitating students of various industrial training institutes (ITIs) in the state. He said demands of the students were genuine and the government did not require too much to fulfil them.

Ferozepur: Congmen protest against lack of civic amenities

Raising their voice against 'discrepancies' in the facilitation of civic amenities in Ferozepur, local Congress rank and file staged a dharna in front of the local municipal committee office on Friday.

Bhagwant Mann skips party meet at Mansa

Aam Admi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mann skipped the party meeting in Mansa which was presided over by Sucha Singh Chhotepur, who has been recently been elected state convener and visited the region to hold a meeting with all the district representatives of the party. The meet which was organised in the Vishwakarma Bhawan saw party workers disappointed due to Mann's absence.

Security beefed up for Baba Farid mela on Sept 22

According to the senior superintendent of police Faridkot, SS Kahlon, about 1,200 police personnel under the supervision of five superintendent of police (SPs) rank officers besides 11 DSPs have been deputed in view of the visit of the chief minister, Parkash Singh Badal, on September 22 in Faridkot for the Baba Farid mela. The security personnel include 105 lady constables. 50 CCTV cameras are also being installed at important places.

Seminar on Baba Farid's teachings held

A national seminar was organised at the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences in Faridkot on the thought and Bani of Baba Farid on Saturday. The seminar was inaugurated by VK Sharma, divisional commissioner, Faridkot.

Local politics delays development projects worth rs 8 lakh in Haraj Village

Thanks to village-level politics,the development works costing rs 8 lakh at Haraj village are allegedly getting delayed because the woman sarpanch of the village belongs to a party other than the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) while all the panchayat members owe allegiance to the ruling party

Man shot dead due to old rivalry

 A man was shot dead while two others were injured when members of a rival group opened fire on them owing to old enmity between them at Bhaini village near here late Thursday evening.

Payement delay irks Scheme beneficiaries

Contrary to the claims of the SAD-BJP government that huge funds were being made available for the welfare of the poor in the state, a number of shagun scheme beneficiaries have been waiting their cheques for the last two years.

Two drug peddlers arrested in Punjab

Two alleged drug peddlers werearrested near Darolibhai village in the district and 260 grams heroin, worth over Rs 2 crore in the international market, recovered from them, police said on Friday.

2 farmers commit suicide after floods mars crops in Mansa

Gurjeet Singh, 32, a farmer of Musa village in Mansa district, who owned nearly 4 acres of land which was being used for cultivation of cotton, committed suicide on Monday evening. He was one of the three brothers. All the brothers were engaged in farming.

XEN, other power staff held hostage for three hours

Activists of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta) and Khet Mazdoor Union (KMU) held hostage members of a special inspection team, including an executive engineer (XEN), of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL), reportedly against untimely checking of electricity meters and alleged theft of electricity at Raman village under Nihal Singh Wala sub-division, 33 km from here on Thursday.
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