HindustanTimes Sat,12 Jul 2014


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.

Badshahpur Rape case: Key witness detracted from statement

The ongoing trial of the infamous Badshahpur rape case took a new turn with the deceased 18-year-old rape victim's brother-in-law Gursharan Singh Maran deviated from his original statement recorded in the FIR.

Temple priest injures wife, daughter; commits suicide

A temple priest in Nabha committed suicide after seriously injuring his wife, with whom he had a fight, and two-year-old daughter on Thursday. The deceased identified as Narinder Das, who was working as a priest at a temple in Nabha, severally injured his wife and cut the veins of his daughter.

Veteran actor Satish Kaul struggles to afford treatment

Veteran actor Satish Kaul (59), who was the heartthrob of Punjabi cinema during the 1980s, has been struggling to arrange for funds to undergo treatment for his fractured hip bone and right leg.

Industrialists strike withdrawn, Loss Rs 20 crore estimated

A loss of nearly 20 crore was estimated to the state and central governments by the industrialists following the shutting down of 400 industrial units on Tuesday, as part of a two-strike day that ended on Tuesday.

Give domestic violence cases high priority, says Landran

Punjab State Women Commission chairperson Paramjit Kaur Landran on Wednesday held a meeting at the Women and Child Welfare Department here and said that cases of domestic violence should be given priority as the Punjab government was keen on curbing violence against women.

Bank manager arrested while accepting bribe of Rs 10,000

The manager of the Primary Cooperative Agriculture and Rural Development Bank (PARDB) at Ghanaur in Patiala was caught red-handed while accepting a bribe of `10,000 and arrested.

With monsoons a week away, MC appears unprepared

With monsoons just around the corner, the Patiala Municipal Corporation (PMC) have again started making stop-gap arrangements to check water logging while failing to come up with a concrete solution to the problem which brings the city to a standstill every year.

BSP warns govt against failure to protect Dalit farmers' rights

 Following similar attempts by rivals, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is now projecting itself as the party that is committed to protect the rights of 'Dalit' farmers.

Punjabi university starts B.Sc agriculture distance learning course

 In a first in the state, the Punjabi University has started a four-year distance learning B.Sc agriculture course which will start this academic session.

Indian embassy unhelpful says Iraq-returned youth

Alleging that he got no help from the Indian embassy in Iraq, a youth of Jattan Uccha village here who came back from war-hit Iraq on Saturday said that his employer helped him buy the tickets in lieu of his two months’ salary.

Dr Gandhi raises issue of unfenced wildlife sanctuaries with minister

In his second meeting with a union minister this week, Patiala member of Parliament (MP) Dr Dharamvira Gandhi met minister of state (independent charge) for environment, forest and climate change Prakash Javadekar to raise the issue of constructing fences along the boundaries of wildlife sanctuaries in the district.

Rotavator best to maintain value of nutrients in soil

Rotavator, an agriculture equipment, may be very useful for farmers to add to and maintain the depleting nutrient value in the soil, but as it requires a high-powered tractor and is a bit costly, many farmers are still not using it extensively.
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