HindustanTimes Wed,30 Jul 2014


NIT denied stipend, claims student

A full time student of PhD mathematics at the Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology (NIT) said she had been denied stipend in the form of teacher assistantship as per the guidelines of the ministry of human resource development, even though she had gained admission in the course following high court directions.

Dirty, dry canals add to farmers’ water woes

To add to the misery caused by a weak monsoon which has kept the fields parched during the paddy season, the irrigation department has failed to provide water to farmers to irrigate their fields. As many as 40 big and small distributaries of the 800 km BistDoab canal were not cleaned as a result of which, water failed to reach the fields.

Overcoming all controversies, PIMS appears to be on road to recovery

Getting negative publicity for one or the other reason for a long time, the Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) situated in Jalandhar finally appears to be on the road to recovery.

City to lose bus service from July 30

Irked by the plying of illegal autos and inaction of the Municipal Corporation of Jalandhar (MCJ) in banning the autos, the city bus operating company has been forced to stop its services from July 30.

Jalandhar civic body in dock over fake death certificate

The incident came to light last week when the health department wrote to the police to investigate the issue and take action.

Police to approach MEA for Garry Sandhu’s visa details

The police commissionerate will write to the union ministry of external affairs (MEA) to get visa details of Punjabi singer Garry Sandhu, a friend of Ramneet Uppal ‘Romy’, who was convicted of a murderous assault on Burundi student Yannick Nihangaza, for allegedly helping the convict flee the country after jumping parole.

One dies after pillar collapse

Arvinder Singh (35), a resident of Basti Guzan, died in Gopal Nagar locality Tuesday evening when a pillar of an under construction building collapsed and fell on him. Singh was running a chemist shop near Balmiki gate market and his new house was under construction at Gopal Nagar.

No adequate seating arrangement at city railway station

Jalandhar railway station- one of the major railway stations of Punjab- often seems crowded, thanks to the improper seating arrangement on both platforms of the station.

Two Hoshiarpur localities in diarrhoea grip

Sunder Nagar and Rahimpur localities of the city are in the grip of diarrhoea as 19 patients had been admitted to the civil hospital with complaints of bowl movement and vomiting till Monday afternoon.

Burning of garbage in open rampant; MCJ fails to curb practice

Even as there are specific government guidelines in place, sanitation workers in the city continue to burn garbage in the open to save themselves from the hassle of carrying the waste to the dumpsite.

10% schoolchildren suffer from severe anaemia in Jalandhar

About 10 per cent schoolchildren, including those enrolled at anganwari centres, are suffering from severe anaemia in the district, reveal? data collected by the health department from April to June.

16,000 applicants in Doaba yet to get passports for want of booklets

A whopping number of passports — 16,000 and no less — have not been dispatched from the regional passport office, Jalandhar, to applicants from Doaba region in the absence of passport booklets.

After industrialists oppose VAT amendment, govt softens its stand

After the joint action committee of traders and industrialists in Jalandhar opposed the amendments in VAT (value added tax) Act the Punjab government that has now softened its stand on the issue assuring to annul the amendment.

In a first in Punjab, health dept to start measles surveillance programme in Sept

In a first-of-its-kind in Punjab, the state health department will soon start a measles surveillance programme in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the National Polio Survey Project (NPSP) from September this year to eradicate the disease.

Residents' health at stake, tubewells have no chlorination dozers

Even as the Municipal Corporation Jalandhar (MCJ) has set up several tubewells in a rush to supply adequate drinking water in the city following a lot of hue and cry over the issue, not even a single chlorination dozer has been installed so far to ensure quality water to residents.
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