HindustanTimes Sat,20 Dec 2014


4 injured in firing over shop dispute

Four people were injured in yet another incident of firing in Chamrang road area here on Sunday morning.

Majithia pays tribute to martyr of Uri terrorist attack

Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Sunday paid rich tribute to Lance Naik Satnam Singh during the ‘bhog’ of ‘akhand paath’ held in memory of the martyr.

GNDU sacrifices quality, ups intake to survive

With the Punjab government’s putting squeeze on its annual grant to state universities to keep its own finances in order, Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) here has no option but to sacrifice quality and go for quantity.

DTO asks for details of vans, drivers from schools

With growing number of accidents involving school vans and buses exposing students’ life to risks regularly, the district administration on Saturday sought from the schools details of vans/buses and drivers.

Miscreants open fire at trader, robs Rs. 70,000

In a daring act, three unidentified persons allegedly opened fire at a Batala-based trader and robbed him of Rs. 70,000 near Shekhupura village under Sadar police station.

Batala residents to get driving licence, RC from SDM office

Batala residents now need not to stand in queue at the district transport officer for driving licence or registration certificate, as by January, all services related to the Motor Vehicle Act will be provided at the sub-divisional magistrate’s (SDM) office.

Coca-Cola Cup U-15 football enters zonal final round

The Coca-Cola Cup (Under-15) football tournament has entered the zonal final round. The north zone group matches will be played from December 12-19 at MSLM ground, Sunder Nagar, Himachal Pradesh.

Gurdaspur tragedy: CM meets patients

Finally, taking out time to meet the patients who lost vision after surgeries at an eye camp last month, Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday announced a pension of Rs. 2,000 per month for the affected patients.

Separate Sikh status: CM and his deputy not on same page

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and his deputy Sukhbir Badal on Friday expressed divergent views on the issue of Sikhs being part of the Hindu community, as mentioned in Article 25(b) of the Constitution. When asked for his take on the issue, the chief minister evaded a direct reply.

Sukhbir orders timely completion of development projects in Amritsar

Deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal took stock of the ongoing development projects in the holy city and issued directions to the senior officers of state as well as executing agencies to expedite the construction so that these projects could be completed before December next year, that is within a year.

SIT formed to probe Jodhpur 'bir' burning

As tension mounted in Jodhpur village on Friday on the occasion of the 'bhog' ceremony held to pay respects to the 'bir' of the Guru Granth Sahib that was burnt in the village gurdwara, the state government announced the formation of a two-member special investigation team (SIT) to probe the December one incident.

Harsimrat speaks only for riot victims: Laxmi Kanta

The Akalis and its saffron coalition partner on Friday stepped into an argument started by former state health minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla when she accused Union minister for food processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal of speaking only for the victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots

Photo row: SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar seeks apology from US gurdwara

The photograph of a young Sikh woman in bridal attire, posing before the Guru Granth Sahib inside a gurdwara in Glen Cove town of New York, has triggered a controversy after it went viral on Facebook. The photo shows the bride, Sonal Parmar, sitting with her back to the holy book.

Wailing woman gets no justice from CM Badal

Wailing with outstretched hands, a local woman did manage to attract the attention of Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal during the sangat darshan at Guruwali village in this district on Thursday. But she failed to get justice.

Ghuman botched-up eye surgeries: No headway even after a week

Even more than a week after the Ghuman botched-up eye surgeries incident came to light, Batala police are yet to make any headway in this case. The police have even failed to identify the persons, who were running the administration of the hospital, where 153 surgeries were conducted without the permission of the health authorities.
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