HindustanTimes Thu,18 Dec 2014


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.

City police asked to take action against guilty, child commission summons school management

The city police sitting on the application of father of four-year-old Aarush Arora for last four months due to intense political pressure, have been asked to take prompt action.

PTU confers honorary degree on Sunil Bharti Mittal 

Renowned entrepreneur Sunil Bharti Mittal, chairman and group CEO of Bharti Enterprises, was awarded a honorary doctorate degree for his outstanding achievements and contribution to the technology domain by the Punjab Technical University (PTU), Kapurthala. 

Private taxi providers flouting norms blatantly

The recent rape case involving an Uber cab driver in the national capital has exposed how norms laid for functioning of private taxi services are being flouted blatantly.

Services of 9 absentee teachers terminated

The director general school education (DGSE) has cracked the whip by terminating the services of nine teachers of government schools in Doaba region, including four from Jalandhar district, for remaining absent from duty for a long period.

20-yr jail to youth for giving shelter to rape accused

A local court on Wednesday awarded 20-year imprisonment to a youth for giving shelter to his minor friend who raped a 21-year old girl.

Aided colleges of 3 Punjab varsities to boycott exams for 2 days

The aided colleges affiliated to Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar; Punjab University, Chandigarh, and Punjabi University, Patiala, have decided to boycott the university examinations on two days - December 15 and 19- to protest against the delay by the state government in releasing grant-in-aid.

Slums in Kapurthala village catch fire

More than 10 slums were completely burnt after a major fire broke out in Gore village near Kapurthala on Tuesday afternoon.
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