HindustanTimes Tue,21 Oct 2014


Harassed for dowry,woman commits suicide

A 24-year-old woman ended her life by hanging in Saraon village of the district on Sunday night. The deceased, identified as Kuljeet Kaur, was allegedly being harassed for dowry by her parents-in-law.

Computer teachers to hold protest in Jalandhar

About 7,000 computer teachers in the state will hold a protest in Jalandhar on October 8 to put pressure on the state government for the unconditional release of computer teachers lodged in Nabha jail.

Cleanliness remains a challenge even after cleanliness drive in Sangrur

Though officials of the district administration, school and college students and others enthusiastically joined the week-long cleanliness drive, launched under the Swachh Bharat mission by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cleanliness and hygiene at public places still remains a challenge here.

Health dept delays action against centre conducting sex determination tests

Ten days after sealing and registering a case under the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PNDT) Act, the district health department has not taken further action against an ultrasound centre which was allegedly involved in conducting sex determination tests.

13 family members booked for publicly harassing woman

On a complaint by a woman, the police have booked 13 persons, including her in-laws and members related to her in-laws' family, for publicly molesting her, beating her and for threatening to eliminate her, on Saturday.

Punjab decision fails to attract basmati buyers from Haryana

The Punjab government incentive of slashing local levies has failed to attract basmati buyers from the other states. The decision was meant to save the crop producers from a glut situation.

Liquor shops of 2 MLAs among 9 fined

The excise and taxation department has fined nine liquor vends in the district for remaining open on October 2, a notified dry day. Apart from that, the department has also issued show-cause notice to excise inspectors Amandeep Singh and Sonia Gupta in this connection.

Protestors burn effigy of Nahar group owner

A dozen of villagers burnt an effigy of Nahar group owner Kamal Oswal in front of Nahar Sugar mill at Amloh on Friday, demanding not to set up the liquor distillery at Kumbhra village as it would pollute the environment and disturb the groundwater table.

2 unidentified persons booked for theft

Two unidentified persons were booked for allegedly robbing Rs 3,500 and 5g gold and for opening fire in air on Friday.

SAD-INLD will form next govt: Dhindsa

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) general secretary Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa on Thursday said SAD-INLD alliance will form the next government in Haryana.

Cow slaughter case: Police books four more

Almost a month after they registered a case under the prevention of cow slaughtering Act against unknown persons, the Malerkotla police booked four more people for their alleged involvement in smuggling cows from Punjab to Uttar Pradesh.

Enthusiastic response to PM's 'Swachh Bharat' mission

Gandhi Jayanti remained hectic for all government employees, school and college students as the district administration extended its full support to the 'Swachh Bharat' mission, the pet project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that aims at a 'Clean India'.

No agency lifting paddy: say farmers in Fatehgarh Sahib

Despite claims by the district administration that it had made elaborate arrangements to ensure smooth procurement of paddy in Fatehgarh Sahib, the farmers at Sirhind grain market alleged that no agency came forward to lift their produce on Tuesday.

Directions issued for launching 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'

Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's directive to take a 'swachhta' (cleanliness) pledge on Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary, the district administration has issued directions to employees of government institutions to remain present in their offices on October 2 to mark the formal launch of the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'.

DC raids civil surgeon's office

Two senior doctors and 14 other employees of the district health department here were found absent during a surprise checking conducted by Patiala deputy commissioner Varun Roojam on Wednesday morning.
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