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HindustanTimes Sat,29 Nov 2014

Patiala

 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.

Liquor vends shut down due to non-payment of licence fee

The excise and taxation department shut down more than 25 liquor vends, belonging to Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA from Faridkot Deep Malhotra; Congress MLA from Samrala Amrik Singh Dhillon; and other influential businessmen, due to the non-payment of licence fee.

8 dies in road accident near Sangrur

Seven members of the family and the driver of the taxi died in road accident on Delhi-Sangrur road, early Monday morning here. Malerkotla based Nand Lal, alog with his wife; two sisters, two brothers-in-law and nephew were going to Delhi.

Health dept administers polio vaccine to 12,000 children

The district health department kicked-off its three-day special migratory pulse polio campaign here on Sunday. Under this campaign, the department will administer polio drops to children of migratory labourers, in the age group of 0-5 years.

Parties swing into action after govt announces MC poll dates

Following the state's government's decision to hold the municipal council elections in the state in January, leaders of all political parties have swung into action to ensure their victory in the civic polls.

Dhuri MLA slams state govt for imposing hike in VAT on diesel

Congress member of legislative assembly (MLA) from Dhuri assembly constituency Arvind Khanna on Sunday slammed the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party government for imposing a hike in the Value Added Tax (VAT) on diesel.

Terrorist Ramandeep Singh sent in five-day police remand

A local court, on Friday, sent top Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF) terrorist Ramandeep Singh alias Goldy to five-day police remand. The police had, however, eight-day remand for him.

CID recovers 2.5kg charas, two Patiala residents booked

The Bilaspur police (CID wing) nabbed two Patiala residents with 2.566kg charas near the bus stand area of the town on Friday.

Rajindra medical college may get Rs 60-crore grant

The Government Rajindra Medical College and Hospital here is likely to get a grant of Rs 60 crore from the Union government by the end of this year.

Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann promises to upgrade Benra village

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and member of Parliament (MP) from Sangrur Bhagwant Mann on Thursday decided to adopt Benra village of Dhuri assembly segment under the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojna launched by Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi.

Experts stress on accountability in governance

The department of public administration, Punjabi University, Patiala, held a national seminar on 'Ethics in governance' on its campus on Thursday.
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