HindustanTimes Wed,30 Jul 2014


Mansa village youths join hands to run de-addiction camp for elderly

The striking feature of the village is that there is no any young addict in the village and all the addicts, who are being treated in the camp, are above 50 years of age.

Kulbir Naruana, two others arrested with illegal weapons

Five days after arresting his close associate, the district police on Thursday claimed to have arrested notorious Kulbir Naruana, who was presented a siropa by revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia, along with two others with illegal weapons.

After NGT flak, work on green belt at waste treatment plant site begins

 A day after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) imposed a fine of  `50,000 and `10,000 on Delhi-based JITF urban waste management company and sub-divisional officer (SD), MCB, Sandeep Gupta, respectively, labourers on Wednesday started digging pits and water tankers were rushed to the spot to initiate the plantation drive at the site proposed for the setting up of a solid waste treatment plant.

Youth tries to commit suicide due to 'police harassment'

A youth tried to commit suicide by consuming a poisonous substance here on Wednesday evening as he was allegedly being pressurised and harassed by the police to compel him to reach a compromise with the in-laws of his sister, who has accused them of harassing her for bringing more dowry.

Couple among 5 sentenced to life term in abduction case

A local court here on Wednesday sentenced to life imprisonment five people, including a couple, while acquitting two others in the infamous Nandan Nagpal abduction case.

Tribunal fines MC official, private firm for providing false information

The National Green Tribunal (NBT) has imposed a fine of ? 50,000 and ? 10,000 on a private firm and an official of the municipal corporation of Bathinda (MCB) respectively for giving false information to the tribunal about having developed a green belt around the site proposed for the setting of a solid waste treatment plant on the Bathinda–Mansa road here.

Power supply to Sangrur school disconnected due to non-payment of bill

The Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL) has disconnected power supply to Government High School in Benra village of Dhuri sub-decision of the district for non-payment of the bill by the village panchayat.

Punjab imposes 12 hour power cut on small, medium industry

After imposing power regulatory measures on large scale industry, Punjab power utility PSPCL on Wednesday resorted to impose load shedding of 12 hours from today on small and medium scale industry. In a new notification, Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL) said power regulatory measures are imposed on Small Power (SP) and Medium Supply (MS)

BKU demands regular power supply for pumpsets

 Members of the Bhartiya Kisan Union-Ugrahan (BKU- Ugrahan) and Punjab Khet Mazdoor union held a dharna in front of the Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL) office on Tuesday demanding 8-hour power supply for agricultural pumpset (AP) consumers. 

Rs 1.21 cr wheat goes missing; 2 PSWC employees booked

The police have booked two employees of the Punjab State Warehousing Corporation (PSWC) after wheat worth Rs 1.21 crore was found missing from a godown of the agency in the border district here.

Sarpanch's son hacked to death; seven booked

A youth was allegedly murdered by seven people, including four members of a family, at Kalbanjara village of Lehra subdivision of the district late Sunday.

Crop diversification adds to troubles of Malwa farmers

Diversification of crops has added to the troubles of farmers in Malwa region during this rain-deficient period. Since both cotton and paddy crops need large amount of water during the sowing season, farmers have to choose between these two.

Affected villagers not relocated, refinery gets environment award

While the Punjab government has been finding it difficult to rehabilitate the residents of Kanakwal village affected by pollutants released by the Guru Gobind Singh HPCL-HMEL oil refinery, ironically the latter has won the Golden Peacock Environment Management Award.

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.
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