HindustanTimes Fri,19 Sep 2014


Jalandhar-Kapurthala ROB to open for public in November end

The Public Works Department (PWD) is all set to open the 800-meter long railway over bridge (ROB) opposite the Pushpa Gujral Science City before its deadline of December 2014.

Jalandhar MP inaugurates library

Chaudhary Santokh Singh, member of Parliament from Jalandhar inaugurated a science lab on the occasion of Teacher’s Day celebrations at Government High School Dakoha near Jalandhar city on Friday.

Heavy rain damages paddy crop

Heavy rain on Friday not only brought pleasant weather but also enough reasons for farmers to get worried as the delayed rain in the last five days may have adverse impact on the paddy crop pattern in Punjab.

Rana criticises government for failure to take flood control measures

Senior Congress leader and Kapurthala MLA Rana Gurjeet on Saturday lashed out at the government for its failure to take flood control measures in the state as a result of which huge loss to crops, life and property has been registered.

Divisional commissioner visits drug de-addiction centre

Jalandhar divisional commissioner R Venkata Ratnam inspected the de-addiction centre at ESI Hospital on Saturday along with civil surgeon RL Bassan.

Punjab housewives at greater risk of HIV/AIDS due to lack of awareness

Housewives in Punjab lack awareness about HIV/AIDS which has exposed them to this deadly virus spread through sexual contact. A trend at the anti retroviral treatment centres (ART) in the region shows that out of every five patients, two are married women.

Laptop promise: Manifesto is for five years, says Cheema

In a clear hint at having forgotten its election manifesto promise of providing laptops to government school students, the Punjab education minister took a u-turn saying the manifestos were made for five years and better facilities were under consideration instead.

Aarush's death- Father runs from pillar to post to file complaint against school

Failing to provide any relief to Chandan Arora, father of four-year-old Aarush, who was crushed to death by his school bus 36 days ago, the police apparently left him in the lurch for justice on Friday when he ran from pillar to post just to file a complaint against the management of Innocent Hearts School.

Notice to private company for failure in starting token system for HSRPs

The state transport department issued a notice on Friday to Agros Impex, the private company which was awarded the contract for HSRPs, over failure in starting the token system and the slow pace at which the work of installing high security registration number plates (HSRPs) is being carried out.

Kin of deceased youth block highway, cause traffic snarls

Family members of a 27-year-old youth, who died under mysterious circumstances in the Phagwara sub jail on July 3, blocked the national highway for more than two hours near Goraya on Thursday.

Minor rape victim left in lurch, not produced before welfare committee even after 48 hours

A 15-year-old minor girl, who was allegedly raped by her neighbour on the pretext of marriage, was not produced before the child welfare committee (CWC) even after she was shifted to the state protective home 48 hours ago.

Principal correspondent assaulted by cop

Satpal, principal correspondent with a national Hindi daily, was assaulted by head constable Husan Lal of rural police on Thursday morning inside the trauma ward of the civil hospital when he had gone for an X-ray of his shoulder.

Government teacher booked for sexual harassment

With the state government busy with the preparations for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Teacher's Day speech on Friday, an incident at the Government Model School in Talwara town of Hoshiarpur district has shamed the teacher-student relation. A maths teacher was booked by the police for allegedly sexually harassing a class seven girl on August 23.

Family alleges medical negligence, hospital rubbishes claim

Ruckus prevailed at a private hospital in the city as family members of Ramesh Lal, a resident of New Swaraj Nagar, alleged medical negligence by hospital authorities. The family members and people attending to Lal claimed he was dead but the hospital had kept him on ventilator support as eyewash.

Father arrested for molesting minor daughter, allegedly raped elder daughter too

In a shocking incident, a 45-year-old resident of local Ekta Nagar was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly molesting and sexual harassing his minor daughter for years.
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