HindustanTimes Tue,30 Sep 2014


Swatchh Panchayat Saptah to held from Sept 25 to Oct 2

With the aim of spreading awareness about the importance of sanitation and cleanliness at the gram sabha and gram panchayat level, the central government has decided to observe "Swatchh Panchayat Saptah" from September 25 to October 2 in the country.

SAD-BJP govt is anti-SC's: former ministers

Former local bodies minister Jagjit Singh Chaudhary and former excise and taxation minister Sardul Singh, on Wednesday, accused the present SAD-BJP government of being anti-scheduled castes (SCs) and alleged that this government was deliberately ignoring issues pertaining to this community.

Woman sub-inspector robbed in Nawanshahr

Unidentified people robbed a sub-inspector Balwinder Kaur of two gold earrings and one ring when she was alone at her home in Sukhmani Avenue on the Barnala road here.

Businessman's house raided on suspicion of gambling

The city police raided the house of a prominent businessman late Tuesday on the suspicion of gambling there but the operation turned out to be a flop as information was leaked to the man before the raid.

Woman MC official attacked during anti-encroachment drive

The Municipal Corporation (MC) carried out an anti-encroachment drive here on Tuesday, demolishing illegal buildings at various places within the city, but, during the drive, a woman building inspector was manhandled by a district-level politician at Sabowal village.

Govt fails to de-notify old grain, vegetable market

The Punjab agriculture department has failed to issue a notification declaring the new grain and vegetable market as the main yard, even though the market committee had sent a resolution to this effect, passed in 2009, to the authorities concerned.

Girl booked for marriage fraud with NRI

The city police have booked a woman and her father for a marriage fraud with a Canada-based non-resident Indian (NRI) as she was already married to another man and had not taken divorce.

Thieves burgle two houses; cash, valuables stolen

Thieves struck at two houses on Sunday night and stole cash and valuables worth lakhs. In the Scheme No 11 locality near the mini secretariat, `6.33 lakh in cash, gold ornaments, a computer, an i-pad, a camera, a movie projector and other valuables were stolen from the house of a marble supplier Parmod Randev.

Protesters block rly tracks, demand ban on cow slaughter

Activists of Hindu right wing outfits on Wednesday held a protest against cow slaughter on railway tracks here, delaying the Amritsar-Mumbai Express by over an hour.

Mahila Cong leaders unhappy at Grewal’s ‘elevation’

Though the Congress high command is yet to formally announce the name of the next chief of the Punjab State Mahila Congress, the reported move to appoint Jalandhar Congress leader Kittu Grewal to the post has not gone down well with many local senior Mahila Congress leaders as they have threatened to tender their resignations.

Mazdoor sabaha activists stage dharna in Nakodar

More than 100 activists, including women, of different mazdoor sabhas staged a dharna in front of the office of the block development and panchayat officer (BDPO), Mehatpur, under the banner of the United Front here on Monday.

Civil hospital  may start stem cell therapy

Thalassemia patients here have a reason to rejoice. The civil hospital is likely to start stem cell therapy soon for thalassemia major patients, which will be a boon for these patients, who have to undergo blood transfusion twice a month, on an average.

Man arrested for theft in gurdwara

The Shahkot police have arrested a man for committing theft in a village gurdwara.

Man who slit Nawanshahr girl’s throat held in U’khand

The Nawanshahr police have arrested Jagdeep Singh of Kot Fattu village for allegedly slitting the throat of a 20-year-old girl of Groper village in the district on Thursday.

Fate of  medical college students  in  trouble

The fate of over 100 MBBS students of the Chintpurni Medical College and Hospital (CMC&H), Pathankot, continues to hang in the balance as the medical education department has failed to stand by its assurance to redress their grievances.

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