HindustanTimes Thu,02 Oct 2014


Kapurthala man murders wife, four-year-old son

Jaspal Singh (34), a resident of Sunnarwal village near Kala Sanghian in the district, allegedly murdered his wife Rajwinder Kaur (28) and son Tejveer Singh (4) with sharp-edged weapons late on Thursday night. He surrendered at the Sadar police station here on Friday morning.

'Stern action against property tax defaulters'

The state government will take stern action against those who fail to pay their property tax by September 30, local government secretary Ashok Gupta said on Friday.

EPF benefits reaching only a few employees

Several big educational groups and publishing houses working in Doaba have come under the scanner of the regional provident fund (PF) commissioner office here that have issued notices to the institutes which are doing manipulations to reduce the number of employees to be covered under the provisions of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) scheme.

HC notice to Wakf board

High Court has issued a notice of motion for October 6 to Punjab Wakf board over dispossession of a land in Nurmahal.

‘Secret’ appointment of Mahila Cong chief annoys state leaders

The “secret” appointment of Kittu Grewal, a 2012 Adampur assembly election rebel, as Punjab Pradesh Mahila Congress president has stunned the camps of both state party president Partap Bajwa and Amritsar parliamentarian Captain Amarinder Singh.

Swatchh Panchayat Saptah to held from Sept 25 to Oct 2

With the aim of spreading awareness about the importance of sanitation and cleanliness at the gram sabha and gram panchayat level, the central government has decided to observe "Swatchh Panchayat Saptah" from September 25 to October 2 in the country.

SAD-BJP govt is anti-SC's: former ministers

Former local bodies minister Jagjit Singh Chaudhary and former excise and taxation minister Sardul Singh, on Wednesday, accused the present SAD-BJP government of being anti-scheduled castes (SCs) and alleged that this government was deliberately ignoring issues pertaining to this community.

Woman sub-inspector robbed in Nawanshahr

Unidentified people robbed a sub-inspector Balwinder Kaur of two gold earrings and one ring when she was alone at her home in Sukhmani Avenue on the Barnala road here.

Businessman's house raided on suspicion of gambling

The city police raided the house of a prominent businessman late Tuesday on the suspicion of gambling there but the operation turned out to be a flop as information was leaked to the man before the raid.

Woman MC official attacked during anti-encroachment drive

The Municipal Corporation (MC) carried out an anti-encroachment drive here on Tuesday, demolishing illegal buildings at various places within the city, but, during the drive, a woman building inspector was manhandled by a district-level politician at Sabowal village.

Govt fails to de-notify old grain, vegetable market

The Punjab agriculture department has failed to issue a notification declaring the new grain and vegetable market as the main yard, even though the market committee had sent a resolution to this effect, passed in 2009, to the authorities concerned.

Girl booked for marriage fraud with NRI

The city police have booked a woman and her father for a marriage fraud with a Canada-based non-resident Indian (NRI) as she was already married to another man and had not taken divorce.

Thieves burgle two houses; cash, valuables stolen

Thieves struck at two houses on Sunday night and stole cash and valuables worth lakhs. In the Scheme No 11 locality near the mini secretariat, `6.33 lakh in cash, gold ornaments, a computer, an i-pad, a camera, a movie projector and other valuables were stolen from the house of a marble supplier Parmod Randev.

Protesters block rly tracks, demand ban on cow slaughter

Activists of Hindu right wing outfits on Wednesday held a protest against cow slaughter on railway tracks here, delaying the Amritsar-Mumbai Express by over an hour.

Mahila Cong leaders unhappy at Grewal’s ‘elevation’

Though the Congress high command is yet to formally announce the name of the next chief of the Punjab State Mahila Congress, the reported move to appoint Jalandhar Congress leader Kittu Grewal to the post has not gone down well with many local senior Mahila Congress leaders as they have threatened to tender their resignations.
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