HindustanTimes Tue,16 Sep 2014


PM's speech telecast in government and private schools in spite of rain playing spoilsport

Undeterred by heavy rainfall across Patiala district, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech on the occasion of Teacher's Day was telecast live in all government and private schools. Even though reports of power cuts and system crash due to heavy rains kept pouring in, schools left no stone unturned to follow the 'diktat' of the state and the Centre to make the one and a half hour speech a hit.

Historical floating restaurant awaits for renovation, Minister says to review the project

The plight of floating restaurant at Sirhind on Delhi- Amritsar national high way is changing in dilapidated condition day by day as it was learnt that the Punjab government had not given any attention towards its condition for the last many years. Moreover, no repair work had been carried out to maintain the historical  floating restaurant.

Goods train collides head-on with engine

A major tragedy was averted in the wee hours of Friday, when a goods train collided head-on with the engine at the Patiala-Sangrur railway link near Nabha.The driver of goods train engine and four other railway employees sustained injuries and were admitted to a hospital. The railways have launched an inquiry into how two trains were on the same tracks.

Stage set in schools for PM Modi's live address

The district administration is all set to beam Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the students on Teacher's Day, a first-of-its-kind exercise.

Fund to be set up for the welfare of Punjabi writers, artists

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday announced that a dedicated fund will be set up for the welfare of personalities who have contributed in the growth of Punjabi language, art and culture.

Dr Gandhi meets CM over Rajpura-Chandigarh rail link

 Member of Parliament from Patiala Dr Dharamvira Gandhi discussed development issues of his constituency with chief minister (CM) Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday.

Punjabi university teachers, govt college guest lecturers to observe 'black day' on Sep 5

 Teachers under the banner of Democratic Teachers Front (DTF) decided to observe Teacher's Day as 'black day' after the Punjabi University failed to release their arrears

Minister says to review historical floating restaurant project

The plight of the floating restaurant at Sirhind on the Delhi- Amritsar national highway is changing day by day as it was learnt that the Punjab government had not given any attention towards its condition for the last many years.

PRTC pensioners stage protest

Hundreds of pensioners of the Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) staged a protest in front of deputy commissioner officer on Wednesday.

Modern science laboratories should be set up in rural schools to encourage girls: Agriculture minister

Lauding the efforts of girl-students in all subjects, minister for Agriculture and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) Tota Singh emphasised the need to encourage them by setting up modern science laboratories in schools in the rural areas.

AAP expels district leaders Gogia, Aulakh

The Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday expelled two local leaders - former district convener Kundan Gogia and Rajpreet Singh Aulakh - citing anti-party behavior by them. A three-member disciplinary committee of the party, decided on their expulsion after Patiala member of Parliament(MP) Dr Dharamvira Gandhi informed senior leaders about Gogia and Aulakh's poor conduct during both Lok Sabha polls and Patiala Urban byelection.

Power corporation to buy imported coal

The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has decided to buy imported coal to run its thermal plants.

12 farmers booked for water-theft

As many as 12 farmers were booked for water theft in 10 cases, on Tuesday. These cases have been booked out of a total of 150 cases lodged with the police. Following a volley of such thefts, the irrigation department launched a drive to check the illegal diversion of water. Bhakra main line circle superintending engineer ML Garg said farmers were finding it difficult to irrigate their fields due to the deficient monsoon. He added the department had found that farmers drew water illegally from distributaries.

13 liquor cases seized from Akali councilor's father

As many as 13 liquor cases were seized from the house of Gian Singh, father of Akali councilor Rajinder Singh Virk, on Tuesday.
Incidentally, the bottles were seized a few days after the Patiala Urban bypoll, in which opposition parties including the Aam Aadmi Party had accused the Akalis of distributing liquor and money to woo voters.

Tax evasion racket caught

The Excise and Taxation Department has uncovered a tax evasion scam in the sale of ceramic tiles by producing incorrect details. Floor Tiles were sold out in Punjab, without paying tax.
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