HindustanTimes Wed,01 Oct 2014


EPS pensioners honoured, new pension scheme launched

Nachhittar Kaur of Lohiankhas (monthly pension rs55), Sukhdev Singh of Libran village, tehsil Kahma, Ludhiana (monthly pension rs87), Laxmi Devi of Purhiran village in Hoshiarpur (rs94) and Sunita Tandon, Aryan Nagar, Hoshiarpur  (rs 95), were a happy lot on Tuesday as their pension has been increased to rs 1,000 by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government.

Six jailed in Kartarpur land scam

A court, on Tuesday, sentenced one Dr Gurwinder Singh Samra and five others, including then tehsildar and naib tehsildar, in a 15-year-old land fraud case.

Cousins kill man in family feud

 In a family feud, a man was killed by his cousins on Tuesday morning. The feud flared up when the deceased, identified as Manpreet Singh, along with his elder brother Ajay Kumar, met the local councillor to complain about the harassment of Ajay's wife by their cousins.

India's foreign policy has got new wings under Modi govt

Minister of state for external VK Singh on Monday said that that India's foreign policy has got a new strength under the NDA government, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

SGPC member Barapind acquitted in sedition case

A local court on Monday acquitted SGPC member Kulbir Singh Barapind in a sedition case registered against him by the Goraya police. The case was filed against him in September, 2012 for allegedly waging war against the state and indulging into unlawful activities.

Traffic cops issues norms for auto-rickshaw drivers

To tighten the noose around auto-rickshaw drivers who ferry passengers in the city without a valid permit, the traffic police have issued directions for the drivers to wear uniform and display their union batch while plying on the city roads from October 15.

Jeweller murdered in broad daylight

A 38-year-old jeweller was killed in broad daylight by three assailants by slitting his throat with a vegetable knife at an abandoned place near Domoria Pul in the city. The assailants decamped with the jewellery worn by the victim, even as one of them was nabbed by the police.

AAP leaders slam SAD-BJP govt

Accusing the SAD-BJP government of spreading 'gunda raj' in Punjab, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders on Sunday asserted that the party would leave no stone unturned to wipe out the "corrupt" government from the state in the next assembly polls in 2017.

Farmers showing tepid response in soil testing

Over a period of six months, only 96 farmers have directly approached the government soil testing lab so far for checking of the quality of soil in their fields and the nutrients present in it.

ASI shot at, escapes unhurt

An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Punjab Police was shot twice by six youths riding a car here on Saturday. The ASI, however, escaped unhurt.

All govt schools in state to have toilets by March 31

All the government schools in Punjab, which have been identified for having no proper sanitation facilities, specially toilets, by the state government, will have toilets before March 31 next.

PIMS security guard's death: Police rule out murder

The police have ruled out the possibility of murder in the death case of security guard Harmail Singh, who died after falling from the third floor of Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) here on Friday.

Finally, Bhagat Singh's house gets free power

To end the embarrassment of non-payment of power bills of the ancestral house of Shaheed Bhagat Singh and the memorial park in Khatkar Kalan set up after the martyr's name, the state government has finally agreed to bear the entire expenditure of maintenance of these properties, including the electricity bills.

Kapurthala man murders wife, four-year-old son

Jaspal Singh (34), a resident of Sunnarwal village near Kala Sanghian in the district, allegedly murdered his wife Rajwinder Kaur (28) and son Tejveer Singh (4) with sharp-edged weapons late on Thursday night. He surrendered at the Sadar police station here on Friday morning.

'Stern action against property tax defaulters'

The state government will take stern action against those who fail to pay their property tax by September 30, local government secretary Ashok Gupta said on Friday.
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