HindustanTimes Wed,23 Apr 2014


Now, doctors to guide school kids on issues related to adolescence

Don’t be surprised if you see a doctor visiting a government school to keep tabs on students’ health. Physicians will now be required to ask the older students in gover nment and government-aided schools whether they were facing any problems related to adolescence and sexuality.

Cops look away as private buses flout SC guidelines in Ludhiana

Despite Supreme Court’s guidelines against black films and curtains in buses, transport authorities and traffic police in the city are playing mute spectators to the violations.

Smoke-free Ludhiana: Rs 10,720 realised as fine

In an attempt to make Ludhiana a smoke-free city, a district health department team led by district health officer (DHO) Dr Abnash Kumar conducted raids at several places on Tuesday.

Car overturns in bid to save stray dog; three injured

Three persons were injured after their car overturned in the attempt to save a stray dog near the power station on Chandigarh Road on Monday evening. Mayank, a resident of Chandigarh, said, “I, along with my two friends, was returning to Chandigarh after visiting my sister in Ludhiana.

With grains under sheds, Modi to campaign in open

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally on April 25 will now be organised in the open due to lack of space at Grain Market near Jalandhar Bypass here.

Spurned lover kidnaps beloved's teen brother

Vexed over his beloved ditching him, a Phagwara man, along with his aides, allegedly kidnapped her 16-year-old brother from Parkash Puri on Sunday night.

Property dealer bludgeoned couple to death, threw bodies in canal: cops

The couple who was found stuffed in separated sacks and thrown in a canal near Doraha was bludgeoned to death by a property dealer to grab their `8 lakh, Khanna police said on Tuesday.

Charred body of 18-yr-old girl found in EWS Colony

The charred body of an 18-year-old girl was found in the bathroom of her house at the EWS Colony, Chandigarh Road, on Tuesday. The victim, Nisha, was a Class-10 student. Her parents are labourers.

Temple being constructed in violation of code of conduct

In blatant violation of election code of conduct, a close kin of former state BJP president Rajinder Bhandari is facilitating the construction of a temple in Raman Enclave of Maharaishi Valmiki Nagar. Residents called up the HT reporter, who along with the camera man visited the spot on Monday, for verification.

‘Dancers’ emerge as crowd-pullers in political rallies

Lowering the spirit of democracy, political parties like Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Congress have stooped to a “new low” by inventing a new way to pull the crowd in the political meetings by inviting professional dancers and tapping their feet on Bollywood item numbers like “Baby doll mein sone di” or “Fevicol se”.

52-yr-old truck-trailer driver electrocuted

A truck-trailer driver died due to electrocution near Jalandhar bypass on Monday, the police claimed. The deceased was identified as Jaspal Singh, 52, a resident of village Bajjuman in Gurdaspur. When the police was passing from near Jalandhar bypass, they found the trailer was entangled in live wire due to which the driver died.

Controversy hits PAU over appointment of soil sciences department head

The appointment of head, department of soil sciences, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), has landed in a controversy with another faculty member claiming that he was more suitable for the job when it comes to seniority, career and citations.

3 girls, including 2 minors, raped in city

Three incidents of rape were reported in the city on Saturday, with the victims in two of them being minors.

Man held with illicit liquor worth Rs 18 lakh

The anti narcotics and anti illicit liquor smuggling wing arrested a man after recovering 525 cartons of illicit liquor from his possession on Saturday. According to police the recovered illicit liquor costs Rs 18 lakh.

MC looks away as candidates smile from illegal hoardings

While the municipal corporation (MC) has given permission to political parties to install hoardings of only a particular size, that too, only on private properties, parties continue to install hoardings of larger sizes with impunity. As per norms of the MC, only hoardings maximum 20 x10 feet can be installed at private properties, after permission.
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