HindustanTimes Tue,23 Sep 2014


Preneet presides over Vaman Dwadashi events

Congress MLA Preneet Kaur along with BIS Chahal, former media advisor to Capt Amarinder Singh, presided over a string of Vaman Dwadashi festivals across the city on Saturday. It was celebrated with religious fervor in Patiala and tableaux were taken out to mark the historic festival.

Girl drowning case: one accused nabbed

One of the two main accused in the murder of the 2nd year BA student from Chandigarh who was allegedly pushed into the Bhakra Canal by her boyfriend, was arrested on Sunday.

Historic floating restaurant now a sinking ship

The historic floating restaurant on the Bhakra Canal in Sirhind on the Delhi-Amritsar highway, an erstwhile iconic landmark, is now in shambles owing to poor maintenance and neglect by the state over many years.

Punjabi should be made medium of research works, training: education minister

Minister of state for education Dr Daljit Singh Cheema on Saturday said that Punjabi should be developed by introducing keyboards and fonts of the language.

Company to refund Rs 16 lakh to farmer for defective harvester

The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Ropar, on Saturday directed Claas India Pvt. Ltd, a harvester combine company, to pay over Rs 16.3 lakh to a farmer in Bassi Pathana for selling defective equipment.

Sach di Dukan, teaching lesson of honesty to students in govt school

Teachers at a government school have thought of a unique way to teach children honesty - 'Sach Di Dukaan or a shop of truth. Based on the suggestion of Devi Dayal, mathematics teacher at the Benra government school in Dhuri sub-division, the school management decided to open the 'Sach Di Dukaan', a classroom stocked with stationary supplies, unmanned by a shopkeeper. The students can buy supplies and according to the price mentioned drop the money the money as per the cost of the product in the gullak.

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.

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