HindustanTimes Thu,18 Sep 2014


Distributary of Bist-Doab canal reduced to garbage dump

A 10-km distributary of the Bist-Doab canal, renovated by the state government at a cost of Rs 7 crore few months ago, has turned into a garbage dumping site due to the apathy shown by the authorities.The renovation work which commenced in 2013 concluded this year in January. The state government had sanctioned Rs 7 crore for the renovation and modernisation of the canal bed which was in shambles for the past few years

Gol Kothi in shambles, authorities still wait for funds

The last witness in the heritage city which gives a glimpse of our rulers and Gurus is losing its sheen everyday due to official apathy. Gol Kothi, located opposite the official residence of senior superintendent of police (SSP) where prime ministers once resided, is now in a deplorable condition and can collapse any moment

Robbers try to loot bank, flee after failed attempt

Unidentified persons tried to loot a branch of the Punjab Gramin Bank in Waryana village situated near Leather Complex on the Jalandhar-Kapurthala road late Friday night but fled after they failed to open the room of the bank with gas cutters.

BSP appoints new president for Punjab unit

On Friday, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief announced Avtar Singh Karimpuri as the new president of the party's Punjab unit while Prakash Bharti was made the new state incharge. The incumbent president, Parkash Singh Jandali, has also been expelled from the party

E-panchayat system in the deep freeze, department to start new system

The ambitious project of the deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, to start e-panchayat system to maintain transparency in panchayat's records, has gone into deep freeze after the panchayat department cancelled its contract with the service provider company, Noida-based Tulip Telecom.

Symposium on mining commences at NIT

The mining department of Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology organised a two-day symposium on emerging trends in mining industry by the technical education quality improvement programme (TEQIP) of the institute which commenced on Friday.

Husband booked for abetment of suicide

The Rama Mandi police have arrested Ashu Arora, husband of deceased Neha Arora (22) who committed suicide on Thursday night for abetment of suicide on the statement of Neha's family members.

Gang posing as CIA staff arrested for blackmail

District police on Thursday arrested four members of a gang who were blackmailing an Amritsar resident by posing as Crime Investigating Agency (CIA) members.

Punjab roadways employees hold protest

Punjab roadways employees' Joint Action Committee held a protest against the government in the premises of Shaheed-E-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh Interstate Bus Terminal on Thursday, demanding recruitment of new staff, increase in pay scale and change in routes and time of buses.

Medical leave becomes alibi for accused officer to evade arrest

The customs department superintendent, arrested by the Kartarpur police for allegedly carrying 10 kg heroin worth Rs 50 crore in the international market, is yet to be put behind bars as he is admitted to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, Amritsar, since February this year for treatment.

Gang posing as CIA staff arrested for blackmailing Amritsar resident

District police on Thursday arrested four members of a gang who were blackmailing an Amritsar resident by posing as Crime Investigating Agency (CIA) members.

City's oldest park faces neglect

Burlton Park, one of the oldest and largest parks in the city, has lost its sheen due to the stepmotherly attitude of the municipal corporation (MC) for many years and has turned into a space covered with weeds and bushes.

Authorities to start refresher courses for school drivers, conductors soon

In an effort to sensitise school authorities and drivers and conductors of school vehicles, the district administration, along with the district transport department, will start a refresher course for drivers soon.

Questions over administration into rescuing of child labour from retired SSP house

The district administration has shifted a ten-year-old boy, who was allegedly kept in illegal confinement at the house of a retired senior superintendent (SSP) of police, to an orphan house without conducting his medical examination.

ASI Murder- Drug lord Bhola produced in sessions court

Sacked Punjab Police DSP-turned-druglord, Jagdish Singh alias Bhola, was produced before district and sessions judge Gurmit Ram Banya for hearing on Wednesday, in connection with the murder case of an assistant sub inspector (ASI) in March, 2013.
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