HindustanTimes Fri,22 Aug 2014


Nursing student, ex-warden accuse institute director of sexual harassment

A girl student and a former warden of Bhai Mati Dass College of Nursing, Goraya, on Thursday levelled allegation of sexual harassment against the institute director.

Staff crunch mars day-to-day work of Phagwara MC

The Municipal Corporation Phagwara (MCP) has been facing an acute staff shortage as only one junior engineer (JE) is taking care of entire field work in areas falling under the city limits.

In spite of Rs. 10 crore grant,canal rehabilitation hangs fire

 Work on the rehabilitation project of 800-km Bist-Doab canal continues to hang fire nearly a year after its scheduled start date of October 1, 2013, even after the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) sanctioned Rs10 crore for the project in March this year.

Cabinet reshuffle on cards, rivals Kalia, Bhandari hold hour-long meeting

At a time when the BJP high command is likely to announce cabinet reshuffle from its quota in the state anytime soon, former minister Manoranjan Kalia and chief parliamentary secretary (CPS) KD Bhandhari on Wednesday held a long closed-door meeting for nearby two hours at the former’s residence.

DTO fails to arrange staff to man new no. plate counters

Even as the administration made grand announcements of opening an additional counter and 15 hours work-days at the District Transport Office (DTO) complex to handle the increased rush for applicants wanting to get a high-security registration number plate (HSRP) on vehicles, lack of trained manpower has put paid to such plans. The deadline for getting the HSRP installed on vehicles as of now stands at August 31.

Mandi Board reduces size of new grain market Nakodar

Punjab State Mandi Board has reduced numbers of Auction Platforms  in new grain market Nakodar due to the weak financial position of the local market committee, said the chairman.

52 Indians, including 18 Punjabis, call for help from Iraq

 A group of 52 Indians, including 18 Punjabis, stranded in Iraq's Basra city has appealed to the government for their early evacuation. They have sent their pictures to confirm that they are safe, but have also let known their anxiety.

Maternal and child healthcare centre under one roof in city civil hospital soon

In efforts to improve the health of maternal and child to reduce the child mortality rate, city to get a 30 bedded Maternal and Child Healthcare (MCH) unit.

Kin of dead woman block road, halt traffic

The family members and relatives of a 27-year-old married woman blocked the Nakodar road and protested for more than an hour on Monday evening, alleging the woman was killed for dowry.

Dal Khalsa attacks RSS over communal agenda

The Dal Khalsa will not allow Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to implement its fascist agenda in the state of Sikh martyrs and divide people on communal lines, said Dal spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh after a meeting on Sunday.

Alleged Khalistani terrorist sent to judicial custody

A local court sent alleged Khalistani terrorist, Harpreet Singh alias Pintu from Simbal Camp in Jammu, to judicial custody on Sunday. He was produced before the duty magistrate amid heavy security by Bhogpur police and the court sent him to jail till August 30.

Thief vandalizes ATM after fail to loot

In an unsuccessful attempt, unknown thief tried to loot an automated teller machine (ATM) of Punjab National Bank in Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar locality situated at GT road on intervening night on Monday and Wednesday.

NRI attempts second marriage, father held

An NRI’s re-marriage plans turned awry as his first wife alerted the police just in time. However, the accused managed to flee before the police reached the venue.

SSA/RMSA teachers union protests in front of DC office

Raising slogans against the state government, members of the SSA/RMSA teachers union held a protest outside the deputy commissioner's (DC) office on Sunday to demand regularisation of their services.

MC employees to continue strike as Joshi verbally assures change in policies

Local bodies minister Anil Joshi, who was in Kapurthala for Independence Day, has assured the employees of the Municipal Council of Kapurthala (MCK) that he will fulfill their genuine demands after the by-polls on August 21.
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