HindustanTimes Thu,27 Nov 2014


Deadlock continues for second day at Punjabi University; students divided 

Uneasy calm prevailed at Punjabi University here for the second consecutive day on Friday, following Thursday's clash between students and police, in which 15 people were injured.

Skewed sex-ratio remains a matter of worry in Sangrur

Following the government's failure to check killing of girls in the womb, there is no improvement in the skewed sex ratio in Sangrur district, which has the lowest sex-ratio of 843 girls per 1,000 boys in the state.

Brahm Mohindra seeks release of funds universities

Congress MLA from Patiala (urban) Brahm Mohindra has held the Badal government responsible for the clash between the police and students on the Punjabi University campus on Thursday. He also demanded a probe into the incident.

Plagued by rats, Patiala may need a pied piper soon

The royal city of Punjab, Patiala, may soon need a squad of cats or eagles or a pied piper from Hamelin to deal with the alarming increase in rodent population in some areas of the old city.

Open drain: A drain of danger for KV students

Students of Kendriya Vidyalaya, which is running from a building of the Mata Sundri School here, are forced to play near the open drain that runs by the side of their school.

DC orders ban on temporary shops during Shaheedi Jor Mela

Deputy commissioner Arun Sekhri has banned temporary shops and entertainment sources such as circuses and dance to maintain the "purity" of the Shaheedi Jor Mela to be held between December 26 and 28.

Eyeing on top slot, Patiala admn to go strict on anti-tobacco drive

With the aim of achieving top position in the state for the implementation of the tobacco control programme, the district administration has decided to launch the anti-tobacco campaign strictly from Thursday.

Top schools served notices for not paying property tax

Tightening its noose over educational institutes for not paying property tax, the municipal corporation authorities have sent notices to renowned schools, including Yadvindra Public School (YPS) and Lady Fatima School, to immediately pay tax arrears.

State Bank of Patiala organises blood donation camp

As part of the celebrations of the 98th Foundation Day of State Bank of Patiala (SBoP), a blood donation camp was organised by Infotech Academy of the bank here on Wednesday.

BJP misleading people by criticising Akalis: Bhattal

Former Punjab chief minister and senior Congress leader Rajinder Kaur Bhattal has said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was trying to mislead the people of the state by criticising its alliance partner, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).

 Police launches special drive against pressure horns

In a special drive against pressure horns in vehicles, the district police have challaned 777 vehicles and removed pressure horns from them in the district in the past two days.

Man booked for 'raping' minor daughter

A 12-year-old girl has accused her father of sexually exploiting her in Moonak sub-division of the district. The police have started investigation to arrest the accused.

Unemployment biggest challenge: Dhuri MLA

Calling unemployment as the biggest challenge in Punjab, Congress MLA from Dhuri assembly segment Arvind Khanna on Monday slammed the state government for its failure to generate jobs for the youths.

Cong accuses Akalis of misleading by laying foundation stones

Accusing Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal of misleading the people by making false claims of development, the district unit of the Congress on Monday held a protest in the city.

Sarpanch killed in road accident at Sangrur

Sarpanch of Chandon village of Moonak sub-division of the district Mewa Ram died in a road accident near Moonak on Monday.
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