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HindustanTimes Fri,26 Dec 2014

Patiala

Women's group holds protest march on 'Nirbhaya Divas'

The Istri Jagriti Manch on Tuesday held a protest march from Nehru Park to the bus stand here to mark 'Nirbhaya Divas' in memory of the Delhi gang rape victim.

After drawing flak in hockey, Pakistani kabaddi team emerges as favourite

Kabaddi fever gripped Nabha as a heavy rush was witnessed during the fifth World Kabaddi Cup matches held at Punjab Public School on Monday.

Palledars block traffic over delay in payment of dues

Demanding immediate disbursal of their dues, hundreds of palledars (mandi labourers) held a protest and blocked traffic near the Lal Batti Chowk here on Monday.Protesting under the banner of the Punjab Palledar Union, the protesters moved towards the mini-secretariat building raising anti-government slogans.

Akalis fight over panchayat land auction at Patiala village

Two groups of Akalis in the district have locked horns over the auction of a panchayat land in Kakrala village as one group accused the bureaucracy of favouritism.

Mata Gujri College wins inter-college wrestling

Mata Gujri College won the inter-college wrestling championship (girls) organised by the Punjabi University at Guru Kashi College, Talwandi Sabo.

Economists express concerns over deteriorating Pb economy

Economists expressed concern over the deteriorating Punjab economy on the second day of the 51st Indian Econometric Society conference at Punjabi University here, on Saturday.

Pepsu Road Transport Corporation pensioners to protest on Dec 17

Pensioners of the Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) and their family members decided on Sunday to protest against non-payment of their pensions since the past four months, at Patiala bus stand on December 17.

Online service started for transport of bodies of those dying overseas

The Union government has started an online service for the transportation of the mortal remains of the emigrants, who expire in the countries where emigration clearance is required as in the Gulf.

Patiala MP meets Union railway minister over poor rail connectivity

After Patiala constituency failed to get any mention in the last railway budget, member of Parliament from Patiala, Dharamvira Gandhi, took up the region's demands again with Union railway minister Suresh Prabhu, on Friday.

AIPEF opposes amendments in Electricity Act 2003

The All-India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) opposed the amendments in the Electricity Act-2003, whereby the entire power distribution setup will be unbundled  in its meeting with power minister Piyush Goyal.

Montek all praise for Modi's labour reforms

Speaking on the sidelines of 51st annual conference of The Indian Econometric Society (TIES) at Punjabi University on Friday, former deputy chairman of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia said the decision of the present government, allowing states to have amendments in the present labour laws with the President's consent, is a welcome step.

Zirakpur-Bathinda project in limbo as no bidder turns up

Plan to build the first concrete expressway of the state, the four-laning project of the national highway from Zirakpur to Bathinda, is in limbo as for the second time no bidder has turned up for the project.

3 day conclave on economic development to begin at Pbi varsity

Department of Economics, Planning Commission Chair, Centre for Research in Economic Change and Centre for Development Economics and Innovation Studies (CDEIS) of Punjabi University are jointly hosting a three-day conclave of The Indian Econometric Society (TIES) from Friday.

10-month-old boy kidnapped in Nabha

A 10-month-old boy has been kidnapped in Nabha on Wednesday night. The incident happened around 12.30am when victim Gagandeep was sleeping with his parents in a shanty in Gobind colony here.

Rash, negligent driving: 2-year jail term for Patiala resident

Based on the testimony of son who saw his mother being killed in a road accident, judicial magistrate Pamelpreet Grewal awarded two-year jail to a Patiala resident, guilty of rash and negligent driving after nearly two years of the accident.
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