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HindustanTimes Tue,21 Oct 2014

Amritsar

Instructions, issued by the state govt to be enforced in coming rabi season

The government has decided to do away with the previous practice of selling subsidised seeds to farmers whose application forms used to be signed by the sarpanches or nambardars of villages

Sidhu’s message to Punjab BJP, stay united and fight for rights

As former Amritsar MP and BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu has yet again taken the battle to the Badal camp; the cricketer-turned-politician has given a clear message to the Punjab BJP leadership that they must stay united. “United we stand, divided we fall,” he added.

2 Spring Daleans chosen for national CBSE skating

Roller skaters from Spring Dale Senior School to have won laurels in the CBSE North Zone Roller Skating Championship held at Rohtak.

SGPC sends 5 trucks-loads of relief material to J-K

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar on Wednesday flagged off five truck-loads of relief material to the flood-hit state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).

Laxmi Kanta asks govt to define security cover rules

In the wake of the security issue involving party colleague and former MP, Navjot Singh Sidhu, senior BJP leader Laxmi Kanta Chawla has asked the Punjab government to define the rules and parameters followed by the government in providing security guards to political figures in the state.

Bikramjit murder: Cops under cloud over late response to vital e-mail

The Amritsar cops’ delayed response to an important e-mail sent by the Rupnagar police in the highly sensitive case involving the abduction-cum-murder of an inmate of the local central jail, wherein one of the accused is a Punjab Police inspector (now dismissed), has raised a question mark over the intentions of the men in uniform.

Paddy procurement resumed in Batala

The deadlock between commission agents and traders, which had suspended the procurement of paddy at the Batala grain market, ended after the intervention of the Youth Akali Dal (YAD) leader and tubewell corporation chairman, Ravi Karan Singh Kahlon, here on Tuesday.

Helpline '104' helps in redressal of people's grievances: DC

The round-the-clock helpline '104', launched by the Punjab government to assist people, particularly in rural areas, in getting information on health problems and access to a qualified doctor, has also become an effective platform for prompt redressal of people's grievances.

PCCTU launches protest against state govt's education policy

The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU) has launched a two-month protest programme against the state government' education policy.

Amritsar Traffic policemen out to clean statues of freedom fighters

Taking time out of their main task of issuing of challans, the Amritsar traffic police have taken up a novel drive to clean the statues of freedom fighters installed in various parts of the city.

'SAD's move to campaign for INLD has hurt BJP'

Criticising the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) for making an alliance with the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) for Haryana assembly elections, BJP national secretary RP Singh on Monday said that by going all out in favour of INLD, the SAD has hurt the BJP leadership.

13 students injured as four-wheeler overturns

At least 13 students of a government school were seriously injured, when a four-wheeler in which they were travelling overturned near Satkoha village on Amritsar-Pathankot national highway on Monday.

14-year-old girl raped by mother's live-in partner

A 14-year-old girl was repeatedly raped by her mother's live-in partner and was allegedly forced to undergo abortion after she conceived.

1984 riots: Radical groups to seek UN intervention to punish guilty

Radical group Damdami Taksal has decided to join the Dal Khalsa’s Amritsar-New Delhi march scheduled to start on November 2 from the Akal Takht, aimed at “bringing justice” to the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Punjab border calm, but BSF, locals ready

While the BSF is alert on the posts, the local police are holding meetings to educate the locals on what to do in case the Punjab borders also face a situation like that of Jammu and Kashmir, where Pakistan has been violating the ceasefire for the past many days and targeting civil areas with heavy shelling.
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