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HindustanTimes Fri,29 Aug 2014

Patiala

Gang of insurance fraudsters busted; 7 arrested

A gang of fraudsters who duped people by posing as insurance agents was busted on Thursday.  

Power engineers meet deputy CM about pending demands

The Punjab State Electricity Board's Engineers' Association (PSEBEA) met deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday with their long-pending demands at Badal village.

Capt favours setting up judicial, administrative complexes in proximity

Congress deputy leader in the Lok Sabha Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday voiced his support for setting up the judicial and administrative complexes close to each other.
 

Explain, what'll you do if wins byelectons: SAD-BJP to Preenet

Branding Congress candidate as "non-performer" and accusing her of trying to garner votes by projecting negative image of the SAD-BJP government in Punjab and at the Centre, the ruling combine on Tuesday asked Preneet Kaur to tell the people of the state that "what will she do if she wins the byelection and how her win will benefit the city".

Truck crashes into electric tower, power, traffic hit

 The traffic on the Delhi-Amritsar National Highway was obstructed when a speeding truck reportedly crashed into a tower carrying high-tension electric wires that fell on the road in Mandi Gobindgarh around 1am on Monday.

Chlorine gas leak exposes civic body’s unpreparedness

The preparedness of the municipal council in dealing with emergencies was exposed when it failed to take timely action in controlling a chlorine-gas leak following which two persons were hospitalised and residents living nearby were evacuated.

No one is allowed to distribute liquor during assembly or panchayat elections

Though, Punjab is under flak for a rising number of drug addicts in the state, yet there is a village in the district which is free of drugs and alcohol.

Return fee collected from SC students covered by scholarship, says DC

 Deputy commissioner Arun Sekhri on Monday directed school and college authorities in the district to return fees collected from scheduled caste (SC) students who were admitted under the Post Matric Scholarships for Scheduled Castes scheme as the government had decided to pay the amount directly to the institutions, at a meeting at the administrative complex here.

Judge candidates by their performance: SAD

Adopting a combative tone during the campaign, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Sunday targeted Congress candidate Preneet Kaur by branding her a 'non-performer'.

Female addict, husband and others booked for killing 65-year-old man

In an unusual incident, the father of a drug addict was killed in a scuffle between his son and another female drug addict at the Mandi Gobindgarh civil hospital on Saturday. The deceased was identified as Rattan Singh, a 65-year-old resident of Jassara Colony in Mandi Gobindgarh and the father of the male addict Jarnail Singh.

Power engineers might resume agitation against management from August 15

If the meeting with deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on August 13 does not provide a permanent solution to their issues, employees of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) will resume their agitation from August 15-the Independence Day- against the management.

India's got talent star Shubhreet lodges police complaint against husband, in-laws

TV show India's Got Talent star and one-legged dancer Shubhreet Kaur Ghumman has lodged a police complaint against her husband and in-laws accusing them of harassing her for dowry.

Preneet holds road show

Shifting to top gear, Congress candidate from Patiala Urban constituency Preneet Kaur organised a road show, visiting several areas in the city on Friday, ahead of the bypoll scheduled for August 21.

SAD claims Muslim support

SAD-BJP candidate for the Patiala Urban bypoll Bhagwan Das Juneja on Friday claimed to have gained the support of the muslim community in the city, after a meeting with members of the community, which decided to favor him.

Youth accused of abducting minor girl arrested

The youth from Ludhiana who was accused of abducting a Class-12 student on the pretext of marrying her, was arrested by the Mandi Gobindgarh police on Friday.
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