HindustanTimes Tue,23 Dec 2014


SAD aiding village land encroacher, say panchayat members

Members of  Muthada Kalan panchayat in Phillaur subdivision of the district claimed they were unable to evict an alleged encroacher on the village land owing to pressure from the ruling party (SAD) and the district administration.

Jalandhar’s ambitious aquarium-cum-food court project hangs fire

Ocean World, an ambitious aquarium-cum-food court slated to come up in the city, seems to be a distant reality now as there are no signs of starting the project in the near future. The project, envisaged as a first-of its-kind third-generation project on public private partnership (PPP) basis in 2012, was awarded to a company at rs 30 crore and it was to conclude within two years.

22-year-old dies in random firing by drunken youths at wedding function

Random firing by a group of drunken youths during jago celebrations on Monday night killed a 22-year-old youth at Kothe Jattan village, 20 kilometres from here.

Aided colleges boycott exam to protest non-release of aid

Aided colleges of three universities in the state on Monday boycotted the semester examination as a mark of protest against the Punjab government’s move of not releasing grant-in-aid.

Life near Jamsher dairy complex miserable, villagers harried

Residents of at least three villages around the Jamsher dairy complex are living a miserable life, with no proper drainage system for the waste released by hundreds of dairy units.

Aadhaar must for LPG subsidy,consumers in a fix

With the district administration directing all gas agencies to inform LPG consumers to submit Aadhaar numbers to receive subsidy in their accounts under the Modified Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG (MDBTL), people here are in a fix yet again.

Health dept’s drive against public smoking fails

Even after being declared a smoke-free district in February this year, Jalandhar has failed to live up to the reputation with the health department not able to enforce the ban on smoking at public places strictly.

Police foil state-level protest of teachers

More than 200 teachers, including 150 women, were arrested on Saturday after the local police foiled a state-level protest march by the Sikhya Providers Union in the city.

Heavy rain washes four World Cup Kabaddi matches in Hoshiarpur

Four matches of the World Cup Kabaddi which were to be played in the outdoor stadium here on Sunday were abandoned due to persistent rain. The decision to call off the matches was taken early morning following a heavy downpour.


Electronic equipment, furniture gutted in bank fire

Electronic equipment, including 26 computers, furniture and other valuables worth Rs. 80 lakh were burnt on Saturday in a fire that broke out in the main branch of State Bank of India at Civil Lines area of the city.

DAV varsity without VC since three months

Even after three months when the vice-chancellor (VC) left the varsity, the much-publicised and maiden DAV University, Jalandhar, has been running without a regular VC.

SSA to conduct survey to identify out-of-school kids, dropouts

The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Punjab, has decided to conduct a survey to identify out-of-school children and primary school dropouts to give them a chance to enroll in schools again and prepare a report in this regard.

Silver Oak Apartment row: Builder made deviations from original plan

Even as the police are yet to arrest a leading builder and his son who were booked for fraud on the complaint of Silver Oak Apartments residents recently, more discrepancies have came to the fore in the case with the civic body having passed unauthorised deviations in the original plan.

15 months on, redressal panels not in place

15 months after their notification in August 2013, the sub-divisional grievance redressal committees in the state are yet to be constituted.

17-year-old allegedly raped by her uncle

A 17-year-old girl, resident of Kanjli village, was allegedly raped by her uncle on Wednesday, when she had gone to her aunt's house at Dongrawala village.
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