HindustanTimes Thu,31 Jul 2014


Punjabi varsity students protest increase in fees

 The Punjabi University students, under the banner of All India Students’ Federation (AISF), Punjab Students’ Union, Student Federation of India and the University Research Scholars’ Association, protested the fee hike, within the campus.

Punjab govt schools suffer from unscheduled outages

With insufficient funds to even buy diesel for generators installed in few government schools, teachers and students are badly affected by the unscheduled power cuts.

Phoolka to raise cases of missing children in Supreme Court today

Senior Supreme Court advocate and Aam Aadmi Party leader HS Phoolka is going to take up the issue of missing persons of the country, especially Punjab, before the Supreme Court on Monday. “Over 1,00,000 children go missing in India, almost 11 every hour and 3 of these are never recovered, as per the information provided by the National Crime Records Bureau,” Phoolka said.

Inform me if govt officers seek bribe, says MP Bhagwant Mann

With a view to weed out corruption from the Lok Sabha constituency, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mann has decided to start a 24X7 helpline for residents to inform him if any officer from the district administration or the police department demands bribe from them.

Unscheduled power cuts aggravate water crisis

The ongoing power crisis coupled with the water shortage in royal city of Punjab has drawn the ire of residents, leading to numerous protests. "Leaders make tall claims during elections but don’t do anything concrete to solve our problems.

Residents protesting SHO’s ‘misbehaviour’ lathicharged

A group of people protesting the alleged misbehaviour by Sanour station house officer (SHO) Amanpal Singh were beaten up by the local police led by deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Jagjit Singh and the SHO, on Saturday evening.

25- year- old youth missing for 18 days

The parents of a 25-year-old youth, Kamaljit Singh alias Kamal of Jhambala village who went missing on June 24, have been running from pillar to post trying to find his whereabouts.

Advertising bylaws stalled as civic body fails to hold house meeting

The delay by the cashstrapped Patiala Municipal Corporation (PMC) in framing bylaws for its advertisement policy has been hindering the regulation of this major incomegenerating source for the civic body.

Bhagwant Mann leads protest against power cuts in Sangrur

Riding on the people's anger against unscheduled and long power cuts, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) held protests in the Lok Sabha constituency and staged dharnas outside power grids in  Badhaur and Dhanaula subdivisions.

25-year-old youth missing for 18 days

The parents of a 25-year-old youth, Kamaljit Singh alias Kamal of Jhambala village who went missing on June 24, have been running from pillar to post trying to find his whereabouts. Baljit Singh, father of the missing youth, said that his son had left home on June 24 at about 9 pm saying that he was going to receive his boss, who was coming from Chennai, at the Mandi Gobindgarh bus stand. But, he had not returned after that, his father said. Kamal was working as a scrap contractor in Mandi Gobindgarh.


Car accident kills three, injures two

A car overturned after hitting the side railing at Samana killing three youth and seriously injuring two youths travelling by the car, at 3am on Saturday.The deceased, identified as Jaswinder Singh (21), Amrik Singh (21) and Nihal Singh (22), along with the two injured were on their way to a gurdwara near Samana.

People slam Akali government for not living up to its claim

Unscheduled power cuts that stretch for hours have affected normal life in this agriculture-dominated district, where the day temperature is about 45 degrees Celsius and monsoon is deficient.

Students oppose fee hike at Punjabi varsity

 The student organisation of Punjabi University on Friday protested against the fee increase in different on-campus and constituent-college courses.

Guard murdered at Sangrur security agency

Avtar Singh, 50, security guard of the local Third Eye security agency was murdered on Thursday night here outside its office.

Union Budget: Nothing to cheer for farmers, industry

The maiden general budge of the BJP-NDA government at the Centre, which had a lot of expectations from the state, brought no good news for the steel industries in Mandi Gobindgarh district.
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