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HindustanTimes Tue,02 Sep 2014

Jalandhar

Labourer killed in building collapse

A labourer was killed while demolishing the unsafe building of the Government Senior Secondary School (Boys), Mahilpur, on Saturday. As per reports, a wall fell on Raj Kumar alias Raju (32), a resident of Bharowal village, when he was breaking down the building around 11am.

Cops nab accused in acid attack on Kapurthala teacher

The city police on Friday arrested the accused in connection with the acid attack on a 26-year-old contractual teacher at the local government elementary school almost five weeks after the incident took place on July 15.

Provide free admission to SC/BC students, college principals told

The department of welfare for Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes on Friday directed the principals of private and aided colleges to provide free admission to SC/ BC students before August 31, failing which action will be initiated against them.

Month on, Commonwealth Games medallists still await cash prizes

The Commonwealth Games medal winners from Punjab for whom the state government had announced financial incentives have not received any prize money so far, courtesy the financial crunch the government is facing.

Mounds of garbage dot Hoshiarpur town; authorities mum

With heaps of garbage lying everywhere coupled with a lackadaisical attitude of the authorities concerned, city residents are staring at an epidemic outbreak here. 

Nursing student, ex-warden accuse institute director of sexual harassment

A girl student and a former warden of Bhai Mati Dass College of Nursing, Goraya, on Thursday levelled allegation of sexual harassment against the institute director.

Staff crunch mars day-to-day work of Phagwara MC

The Municipal Corporation Phagwara (MCP) has been facing an acute staff shortage as only one junior engineer (JE) is taking care of entire field work in areas falling under the city limits.

In spite of Rs 10 crore grant,canal rehabilitation hangs fire

 Work on the rehabilitation project of 800-km Bist-Doab canal continues to hang fire nearly a year after its scheduled start date of October 1, 2013, even after the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) sanctioned Rs10 crore for the project in March this year.

Cabinet reshuffle on cards, rivals Kalia, Bhandari hold hour-long meeting

At a time when the BJP high command is likely to announce cabinet reshuffle from its quota in the state anytime soon, former minister Manoranjan Kalia and chief parliamentary secretary (CPS) KD Bhandhari on Wednesday held a long closed-door meeting for nearby two hours at the former’s residence.

DTO fails to arrange staff to man new no. plate counters

Even as the administration made grand announcements of opening an additional counter and 15 hours work-days at the District Transport Office (DTO) complex to handle the increased rush for applicants wanting to get a high-security registration number plate (HSRP) on vehicles, lack of trained manpower has put paid to such plans. The deadline for getting the HSRP installed on vehicles as of now stands at August 31.

Mandi Board reduces size of new grain market Nakodar

Punjab State Mandi Board has reduced numbers of Auction Platforms  in new grain market Nakodar due to the weak financial position of the local market committee, said the chairman.

52 Indians, including 18 Punjabis, call for help from Iraq

 A group of 52 Indians, including 18 Punjabis, stranded in Iraq's Basra city has appealed to the government for their early evacuation. They have sent their pictures to confirm that they are safe, but have also let known their anxiety.

Maternal and child healthcare centre under one roof in city civil hospital soon

In efforts to improve the health of maternal and child to reduce the child mortality rate, city to get a 30 bedded Maternal and Child Healthcare (MCH) unit.

Kin of dead woman block road, halt traffic

The family members and relatives of a 27-year-old married woman blocked the Nakodar road and protested for more than an hour on Monday evening, alleging the woman was killed for dowry.

Dal Khalsa attacks RSS over communal agenda

The Dal Khalsa will not allow Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to implement its fascist agenda in the state of Sikh martyrs and divide people on communal lines, said Dal spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh after a meeting on Sunday.
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