HindustanTimes Thu,31 Jul 2014


JE holds protest against 'corruption' in power body

Senior officials of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) were caught in a tricky situation on Wednesday when a junior engineer posted in the Jaitu sub-division went on a hunger strike at the corporation's office by taking off his shirt and alleging large-scale corruption in the sub-division.

Huge quantity of poppy husk recovered in Moga; two held

Even as the local police administration is running a special anti-drug drive at Daulewala village under Dharamkot sub-division, 20 km from here, which is known as "drug haven" of Punjab, it seems that drug peddlers are having a free run.

Hearing in waste treatment plant case on Aug 22

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday fixed August 22 the next date for hearing in the solid waste treatment plant case.

Mobile phone seized from jail inmate

Authorities of the central jail here have recovered a mobile phone and a sim card from a jail inmate. Based on a complaint by jail authorities.

Two 'looters' arrested with illegal pistol

The district police on Tuesday arrested two members of a gang of looters and recovered a pistol and three live cartridges from their possession.

ETT teachers stage protest, burn effigy of govt

Members of the Elementary Teachers Training  (ETT) Union burnt an effigy of the Punjab government and held a protest march in favour of their demands.

SAD meeting on Talwandi Sabo bypoll today

With stakes high for the ruling SAD during assembly bypolls scheduled to be held on August 21, a meeting of party leaders of as many as 10 districts has been convened here on Tuesday to prepare strategy for the Talwandi Sabo bypoll.

Man booked for murdering woman, her 4-year-old son

A woman and her four-year-old child were allegedly murdered by her lover at Karnail Nagar here on Monday morning. Bodies were recovered from inside the house. The victims have been identified as Sukhjeet Kaur (32) and Suraj.

Jyani inaugurates two community health centres

Surjit Kumar Jyani, health and family welfare minister, Punjab, on Monday, inaugurated two community health centres (CHCs) one each at Bajakhana in Faridkot and Mehal Kalan in Barnala.

Stage set for battle between 2 old rivals and new entrant

With the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) having declared their candidates, the stage is set for Talwandi Sabo byelection, which will now witness a contest between two traditional political rivals Harminder Singh Jassi of Congress and Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu of SAD and a new entrant in politics Balkar Singh Sidhu of AAP.

Looking for bodies in Rajasthan and Sirhind feeder canals an uphill task for families

Whenever someone goes missing, commits suicide or is allegedly murdered and the body is not found, families desperately look for them in the Rajasthan and Sirhind feeder canals.

Migrant labourer murdered in Moga village

A migrant labourer was alleged murdered by some unidentified people at Gholia Khurd village under Nihal Singh Wala subdivision, 37 km from here on Sunday.

Rana Ranbir keeps audience spellbound during presentation of play on 'Paash'

In a one-hour and ten minutes' stunning performance, eminent Punjabi actor Rana Ranbir kept the audience spellbound during the presentation of the one-act play, 'Khettan Da Putt', on Saturday evening at the Dev Samaj College for Women here.

Bitta lashes out at Haryana govt over HSGMC

Hitting out at Haryana government for setting up a separate Gurdwara Management Committee, All India Anti Terrorist Front chief Maninderjit Singh Bitta on Sunday said it amounted to "interference" in religious affairs of Sikhs.

Kotkapura roads need repairs, but no funds

Despite claims of development here, the state government has failed to provide sufficient funds for rebuilding or repairing badly broken roads within the municipal limits of the town. Most of the roads have been in a pitiable condition for many years.
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