HindustanTimes Mon,29 Dec 2014


Nawanshahr ATM heist: Police raids in HP, Hoshiarpur

Teams of Nawanshahr police conducted raids at various locations in Himachal Pradesh and the neighbouring Hoshiarpur in the wake of the `13 lakh heist from two ATMs in the district on Saturday.

Delay in completion of mother, child care unit: Firm faces Rs 10.5 lakh monthly fine

Taking cognisance of the delay in the completion of 50-bedded mother and child care centre at the Shaheed Babu Labh Singh Civil Hospital which has already missed its completion deadline of October 31, the health department is imposing a fine of `35,000 on the Bathinda-based company everyday.

PTU learning centres demand removal of V-C Arora

Members of the All India Punjab Technical University (PTU) Learning Centres’ Association, Punjab, on Saturday demanded removal of vice-chancellor Rajneesh Arora since he continues to hold the post despite his tenure has come to an end.

In just 2 years, Hoshiarpur gets 6 DCs

After deputy commissioner Amit Dhaka was transferred in less than seven months of service from here, the Punjab government has given the district six deputy commissioners in just two years.

2 Hoshiarpur teenagers held in Colombia repatriated

The two teenagers from the district, who were stranded in Colombia since September after they were caught by the immigration authorities for illegally entering the Latin American country without visa, have finally been repatriated.

Potato prices plummet, Kapurthala farmers stare at losses

With a sudden fall in the prices of potato, farmers cultivating the crop in the district are a disappointed lot these days.

In Jalandhar, Nawanshahr, panels on drug abuse make no progress

The district-level drug de-addiction and rehabilitation societies formed in July this year to help eradicate the drug menace in the state have not moved an inch on the ground, particularly in Jalandhar and Nawanshahr districts.

Staff shortage, lack of infrastructure ailing ESI hospitals

The Employees’ State Insurance (ESI) hospitals and dispensaries are facing an acute shortage of staff, information sought under the Right to Information (RTI) Act has revealed.

Our leadership watching drug issue in Punjab closely: BJP national secy

Bharatiya Janata Party national secretary and national co-in-charge for party’s membership drive Sudha Yadav on Thursday said their national president Amit Shah was closely monitoring the political developments in Punjab, especially on the drug issue.

Civil hospital’s blood bank unit staff denied service to 11-year-old: report

A medical lab technician at the blood bank unit of the Shaheed Babu Labh Singh Civil Hospital, Jalandhar, refused service to a poor family despite the cell-separator machine installed there was in a working condition, an internal inquiry has revealed.

BJP rivalry at work

Former minister and chief minister's political adviser Tikshan Sud has ruffled feathers by offering the Adamwal panchayat a chance to get the village merged in the municipal corporation after it was recently adopted by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Rajya Sabha member Avinash Rai Khanna under the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY).

Crows, herons found dead in Nawanshahr village; administration on alert

Several crows and two herons were found dead in the fields of Ladhian-Kataria village of Banga sub-division after which joint teams of veterinary and civil doctors rushed to the spot to collect samples.

Kin of 3 men stranded in Iraq await financial aid

The families of three persons from the district stranded in Iraq have been awaiting since July the financial assistance of Rs 20,000 as monthly grant the state government had announced to all families of 40 Punjabis stuck in the violence-torn country.

MPLAD funds allocated to civil hospital lying unused

The Rs 60 lakh sanctioned by Rajya Sabha member Naresh Gujral under the Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) scheme for revamping the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Babu Labh Singh Civil Hospital has not been utilised till date.

Not enough buyers, bumper crop fails to cheer Hoshiarpur kinnow growers

A bumper crop has failed to bring smile on the faces of kinnow growers as there are not enough buyers to lift their harvest at good prices.
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