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HindustanTimes Sun,13 Jul 2014

Bathinda

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.

Water logging: MC to rely on suction pumps, no long-term planning

 With monsoon round the corner, the municipal corporation (MCB) claims to be all set to tackle the problem of waterlogging, but by relying on the old technique of flushing out the water mechanically, instead of coming up with any long-term solution of the problem.

'Acche din' have started arriving: state BJP chief

Punjab BJP chief Kamal Sharma said here on Tuesday that the union railway budget, presented by the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre, was the start of 'good days' (acche din) for Punjab because it was for the first time in the history of the railways that the state has been given such an importance in this budget. 


Sangrur feels ignored, residents want Bathinda Sahatabdi via city

Residents of the city, while welcoming the announcement of the New Delhi-Bathinda Shatabdi in the zone, rued that more areas could have been connected, especially Sangrur.

Setback to crop diversification programme

After wasting energy on promoting direct sowing of basmati rice (DSR) in the Malwa region with a view to save groundwater during the last year without much success, the Punjab agriculture department has now been finding itself far behind in realising the target of 7-lakh hectare area under cotton in the state during the current season.
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