HindustanTimes Mon,22 Dec 2014


Minor rape victim’s kin claim cops sought Rs. 4,000 for filing challan

The family of the seven-year-old rape victim, who was sexually assaulted on October 25 by her neighbour, has claimed that the team investigating the case at the Basti Bawa Khel police station demanded Rs. 4,000 from them for producing challan in court.

Rs 50 cr for brick lining two Doaba canals

The Punjab government approved Rs. 50 crore for brick lining two major canals of the Doaba region - Sarihn distributory and Appra -Mukandpur distributory - to strengthen irrigation facilities. Nakodar MLA GS Wadala informed on Saturday that the project would be completed in the current financial year.

Kapurthala maize dryer unit to get functional soon

The Punjab government has installed a new maize dryer at the local grain market at Rs. 7 crore to promote diversification in farming sector and motivate farmers to come out of wheat and paddy cop cycle.

Door-to-door verification of blue-card holders begins

The Punjab government has started a door-to-door verification of blue-card holders who get subsidised atta-dal under the scheme in Punjab.

Admn to start door-to-door survey at cancer-hit Nawanshahr village

The Nawanshahr administration will start a door-to-door special cancer survey at Tonsa in the district following reports of rise in the number of cancer patients in the village due to alleged pollution in groundwater by industrial discharge.

JIT to develop flats for middle-income group

Fifteen years after the lower-income group residents of the city got a chance to own a house on cheaper rates at Guru Gobind Singh Avenue locality of the city, the Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT) is again set to announce a similar scheme by the end of this month.

Peacock poaching case: Charges framed against Mohali ADC

The court of additional chief judicial magistrate (CJM), Hoshiapur, has framed charges against the then Pathankot sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) Punit Goyal, now posted as ADC (development) in SAS Nagar, and two of his accomplices in a 2004 peacock poaching case.

Dense fog causes accidents, disrupts traffic

A chain of accidents took place on Nakodar Road due to poor visibility here on Wednesday.

JIT in the soup for ‘purchasing’ its own land

The Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT) has landed in a serious financial trouble after it took the controversial decision to purchase its own land from the municipal corporation at 45 crore to bail out the civic body from financial crisis it faced.

Workers protest, students at 1,250 govt schools not served midday meal

Students at around 1,250 government schools were not served midday meal in the district on Thursday with the members of Midday Meal Office Workers Front and Midday Cook Workers Union holding a protest outside the deputy commissioner’s office.

Aided colleges to boycott exam again on Friday

Aided colleges of Guru Nank Dev University (GNDU), Amritsar, Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh, and Punjabi University, Patiala, on Wednesday decided that they would continue to boycott the semester examination as a mark of protest against the state government's move of not releasing grant-in-aid.

Education minister pays surprisevisit to govt school

State education minister Daljeet Singh Cheema on Wednesday conducted a surprise visit in Government Senior Secondary School in Langroya village to acquaint himself with the state of affairs in government schools.

Jewellery, Rs. 30 lakh stolenfrom financier's house

Jewellery, cash worth Rs. 30 lakh, and a pistol were stolen from the house of a financier in Bank Colony of Basti Bawa Khel locality on Wednesday.

Soild waste mangementProject starts in Phagwara

Even as the state government has directed the firm concerned to collect garbage from designated dumps under pressure from the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to speedily implement the solid waste management project in Jalandhar cluster before June 15 next year, the decision not to engage in door-to-door collection of waste has turned the entire exercise into mere eyewash.

Maternal mortality rate improves in Jal

While India may miss the millennium development goal of reducing the maternal mortality rate (MMR) to 109 per 1 lakh live births by 2015, Jalandhar has achieved the same by reducing MMR to 94 per one lakh live births for the year 2014-15 as on December 1, 2014.
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