HindustanTimes Fri,11 Jul 2014


Women attacked, robbed of earrings in Jalandhar

Two unidentified persons barged into a house in local Shakti Nagar on Monday evening and robbed an elderly woman and her daughter-in-law of their earrings after critically injuring them.

Social security plan for traders gets tepid response in Jalandhar division

The much-talked about social security scheme for traders launched by deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal to woo the business community has received a tepid response so far in the four districts of Jalandhar division.

ED grills Phillaur’s son for five hours

Damanvir Singh, son of former minister Sarwan Singh Phillaur, on Monday appeared before enforcement directorate (ED) officials for the second time in a week in the Bhola Drug racket case.

With no amenities, railway quarters in a shambles; residents see no hope

The railway quarters located behind the city railway station are in a pathetic condition with no basic amenities in place. It is the responsibility of the railway department to take care of cleanliness in the locality.

Inaugurated in Feb, Nawanshahr maize dryer unit yet to start fully

The second maize dryer centre of Punjab inaugurated by deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on February 15 in Nawanshahr at a cost of Rs. 10.16 crore has failed to start its operations fully so far, thus forcing farmers to dry their crop in the open.

Police pick up shop worker, claim he resembled snatching accused

The commissionerate police on Sunday picked up a worker employed with a shop from Phagwara Gate market in connection with a snatching incident that took place on May 28 at Mandi Road here.  

Four women thrashed, robbed of car

Four unidentified persons robbed a woman and her friends of the former’s car at Basti Danishmandan in the city on Saturday evening. The complainant, Manju Sahi, a resident of New Jawahar Nagar, came out of Shri Ram Sharnam Bhavan after attending a ceremony on Saturday evening along with her friends Rohi Dhawan, Ritu Dhawan and Kamana Sharma.

No grant, private aided colleges threaten closure

Private aided colleges in Punjab may face closure soon if the state government does not release their long-pending grant-in-aid before August 1.

Shortage of postal orders at Nurmahal worries residents

Candidates who want to appear in competitive examinations or apply for government jobs fear losing the opportunity as postal orders used to pay the application fee are not available at the city’s only post office.

Teachers hired under NCLP scheme go without salaries for 18 months

Despite tall claims of the successive governments to empower the marginalised sections, teachers employed under the National Child Labour Project (NCLP) scheme have not received their salaries for the past 18 months.

Tension at Sodal temple after Shiv Sena threat

Tension prevailed at the Sodal temple on Saturday following the Shiv Sena’s announcement to remove a portion of a gurdwara on the temple premises.

Food samples from Leo Fort Hotel, Vishal Mega Mart fail quality test

Five of the eight food samples the health department had collected from Leo Fort Hotel near BMC Chowk on May 9 and as many samples taken from Vishal Mega Mart, a prominent supermarket, among others have failed quality test conducted at the state drug laboratory in Chandigarh.

Doaba region grosses highest police verification report fee after Delhi

Doaba region has grossed the second highest police verification report (PVR) fee after New Delhi. Data on police verification report released by the ministry of external affairs reveals this. As per the passport issuance guidance norms the fee is collected twice a year.

Jalandhar man abducted, rescued from Moga; all 5 accused nabbed

Five persons allegedly abducted a 20-year-old man working with a finance consultancy firm from the busy market on Police Lines road near the judicial complex on Friday evening. The police said they had traced the victim and nabbed the kidnappers from Moga after chasing them for few hours.

Bibi Jagir Kaur, aides encroaching upon land in Benowal: Khaira

Former Bholath MLA and Congress spokesman Sukhpal Khaira has written to the chief secretary, Punjab, about SAD MLA from Bholath Bibi Jagir Kaur having illegally constructed a boundary wall and encroached upon commercial nagar panchayat land in Begowal despite notice by the Punjab and Haryana high court in the case.
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