HindustanTimes Fri,26 Dec 2014


Peacock poaching case: Charges framed against Mohali ADC

The court of additional chief judicial magistrate (CJM), Hoshiapur, has framed charges against the then Pathankot sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) Punit Goyal, now posted as ADC (development) in SAS Nagar, and two of his accomplices in a 2004 peacock poaching case.

Dense fog causes accidents, disrupts traffic

A chain of accidents took place on Nakodar Road due to poor visibility here on Wednesday.

JIT in the soup for ‘purchasing’ its own land

The Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT) has landed in a serious financial trouble after it took the controversial decision to purchase its own land from the municipal corporation at 45 crore to bail out the civic body from financial crisis it faced.

Workers protest, students at 1,250 govt schools not served midday meal

Students at around 1,250 government schools were not served midday meal in the district on Thursday with the members of Midday Meal Office Workers Front and Midday Cook Workers Union holding a protest outside the deputy commissioner’s office.

Aided colleges to boycott exam again on Friday

Aided colleges of Guru Nank Dev University (GNDU), Amritsar, Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh, and Punjabi University, Patiala, on Wednesday decided that they would continue to boycott the semester examination as a mark of protest against the state government's move of not releasing grant-in-aid.

Education minister pays surprisevisit to govt school

State education minister Daljeet Singh Cheema on Wednesday conducted a surprise visit in Government Senior Secondary School in Langroya village to acquaint himself with the state of affairs in government schools.

Jewellery, Rs 30 lakh stolenfrom financier's house

Jewellery, cash worth Rs 30 lakh, and a pistol were stolen from the house of a financier in Bank Colony of Basti Bawa Khel locality on Wednesday.

Soild waste mangementProject starts in Phagwara

Even as the state government has directed the firm concerned to collect garbage from designated dumps under pressure from the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to speedily implement the solid waste management project in Jalandhar cluster before June 15 next year, the decision not to engage in door-to-door collection of waste has turned the entire exercise into mere eyewash.

Maternal mortality rate improves in Jal

While India may miss the millennium development goal of reducing the maternal mortality rate (MMR) to 109 per 1 lakh live births by 2015, Jalandhar has achieved the same by reducing MMR to 94 per one lakh live births for the year 2014-15 as on December 1, 2014.

SAD aiding village land encroacher, say panchayat members

Members of  Muthada Kalan panchayat in Phillaur subdivision of the district claimed they were unable to evict an alleged encroacher on the village land owing to pressure from the ruling party (SAD) and the district administration.

Jalandhar’s ambitious aquarium-cum-food court project hangs fire

Ocean World, an ambitious aquarium-cum-food court slated to come up in the city, seems to be a distant reality now as there are no signs of starting the project in the near future. The project, envisaged as a first-of its-kind third-generation project on public private partnership (PPP) basis in 2012, was awarded to a company at rs 30 crore and it was to conclude within two years.

22-year-old dies in random firing by drunken youths at wedding function

Random firing by a group of drunken youths during jago celebrations on Monday night killed a 22-year-old youth at Kothe Jattan village, 20 kilometres from here.

Aided colleges boycott exam to protest non-release of aid

Aided colleges of three universities in the state on Monday boycotted the semester examination as a mark of protest against the Punjab government’s move of not releasing grant-in-aid.

Life near Jamsher dairy complex miserable, villagers harried

Residents of at least three villages around the Jamsher dairy complex are living a miserable life, with no proper drainage system for the waste released by hundreds of dairy units.

Aadhaar must for LPG subsidy,consumers in a fix

With the district administration directing all gas agencies to inform LPG consumers to submit Aadhaar numbers to receive subsidy in their accounts under the Modified Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG (MDBTL), people here are in a fix yet again.
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