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HindustanTimes Fri,22 Aug 2014

Patiala

Man stoned to death

 The body of an unidentified man who was stoned to death was found near a railway track in Mandi Gobindgarh, on Friday.

I never accused Majithia of being involved in drug smuggling racket: Amarinder

Reiterating that a person is innocent until proven guilty, Capt Amarinder Singh on Friday once again gave clean chit to Punjab cabinet minister Bikram Singh Majithia and said he never accused him of being involved in drug smuggling racket during his campaign for Lok Sabha polls in Amritsar.

Capt Amarinder warns Akalis against abuse of power

 Congress deputy leader in the Lok Sabha Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday warned the Akali government against misusing official machinery in the upcoming assembly bypolls in the state.

6-year-old boy killed to take revenge from father

A six-year-old boy was abducted and murdered allegedly by a woman and her paramour because his father had informed the woman's husband about her illicit relationship in Kheri Naga village, police said.

Arvind Khanna's Umeed fails to resume healthcare services after Lok Sabha polls

Umeed, a non-government organisation (NGO) of the Khanna Foundation, has reportedly suspended the 'healthcare at the doorstep' services amid reports that the owner of the foundation and former Congress MLA from Dhuri assembly segment was planning to distance himself from active politics

SAD-BJP intimidating Cong workers, says Preneet to EC

Former union minister for external affairs and Congress candidate for the Patiala (Urban) byelection Preneet Kaur on Thursday complained to the Election Commission of India (EC) about misuse of official machinery by the ruling Akali-BJP alliance.

Rivalling claims of being 'power surplus', PSPCL buys 800mw for September

Despite deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal's claims of power shortage in the state being temporary and that by July end the situation will be under control, the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL), in anticipation of the crisis continuing till September, floated a tender for the purchase of 800mw power for that month.

Punjabi University provides employees with erroneous Form 16

In a goof up by the Punjabi University, employees were given erroneous copies of Form 16 which made filing of income-tax (I-T) returns burdensome for them.Wrong copies of the form for the financial year 2013-14 were also distributed to retired employees of the university.

Fatehgarh Sahib still lacks an ISBT, drivers decide stop as per their wish

Even after 22 years of being a district, Fatehgarh Sahib does not have an Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT).

Motorcycle thieves nabbed

A gang of motorcycle thieves was busted and three motorcycles were recovered from their possession. Police arrested three persons.

FAAP workers take out march against price rise, slam govt policies

The workers and volunteers of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday took out a protest march against rising prices of essential commodities, including sugar, pulses, potato and onion.

Three children drown while bathing in pond

Three children drowned on Tuesday while bathing in a pond at Gardinagar village on the Rajpura-Banur road near here. Victims Sanjeev Kumar (12), Nitin Kumar (10), and Gurdhain Singh (12) were among five children from the village who had reached the spot around 11am.

'Modi has cheated farmers'

Though the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and state Bharatiya Janata Party have gone silent after `50-hike in the minimum support price for paddy, farmer organisations have criticised the NDA government for the "meagre" hike.

Tributes paid to former V-C of Punjabi varsity

Punjabi University will start the Dr Bhagat Singh Memorial Lecture in Agriculture Economics as a regular feature, Jaspal Singh, vice-chancellor of Punjabi University, said while paying tributes to former V-C Dr Bhagat Singh during his 'bhog' ceremony at Gurdwara Singh Sabha here on Sunday.

Engineer's body for increasing states' share in power generation

The Federal Executive Committee of the Northern India Power Engineers Federation (NIPEF) have expressed concern over blatant privatisation of generation capacity addition in the country, which had "further crippled the capacity of the states to supply reliable and affordable electricity to the consumers".
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