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HindustanTimes Thu,24 Jul 2014

Bathinda

Kulbir Naruana, two others arrested with illegal weapons

Five days after arresting his close associate, the district police on Thursday claimed to have arrested notorious Kulbir Naruana, who was presented a siropa by revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia, along with two others with illegal weapons.

After NGT flak, work on green belt at waste treatment plant site begins

 A day after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) imposed a fine of  `50,000 and `10,000 on Delhi-based JITF urban waste management company and sub-divisional officer (SD), MCB, Sandeep Gupta, respectively, labourers on Wednesday started digging pits and water tankers were rushed to the spot to initiate the plantation drive at the site proposed for the setting up of a solid waste treatment plant.

2 millers booked for paddy fraud worth Rs. 18 cr in Moga

Six months after five cases of paddy fraud were registered in the district, owners of two more rice mills have been booked for allegedly misappropriating paddy worth more than Rs. 18 crore. Some employees of the Punjab Agro Food Grains Corporation Limited (PAFGCL) are also facing action in this case.

Bag with ‘ISI-stamped’ I-card found in Faridkot’s cantonment area

An identity card purportedly bearing the stamp of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency was recovered from an abandoned bag in the cantonment area on Wednesday morning. The I-card was in the name of one S Singh, designated as an ‘informer’.

Five months on, Faridkot teenager remains untraced

Gurdeep Singh, 17, a Class-10 student of a government school here, who went missing on the evening of February 9 remains untraced so far. Surprising, the district police had only entered the incident as a ‘missing person’ complaint in the daily dairy report (DDR) 14 days after the parents of the missing boy reported the matter to the police.

Tribunal fines MC official, private firm for providing false information

The National Green Tribunal (NBT) has imposed a fine of ? 50,000 and ? 10,000 on a private firm and an official of the municipal corporation of Bathinda (MCB) respectively for giving false information to the tribunal about having developed a green belt around the site proposed for the setting of a solid waste treatment plant on the Bathinda–Mansa road here.

Five months on, Faridkot teenager remains untraced

Gurdeep Singh, 17, a Class-10 student of a government school here, who went missing on the evening of February 9 remains untraced so far. Surprising, the district police had only entered the incident as a ‘missing person’ complaint in the daily dairy report (DDR) 14 days after the parents of the missing boy reported the matter to the police.

Power supply to Sangrur school disconnected due to non-payment of bill

The Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL) has disconnected power supply to Government High School in Benra village of Dhuri sub-decision of the district for non-payment of the bill by the village panchayat.

Affected villagers not relocated, refinery gets environment award

While the Punjab government has been finding it difficult to rehabilitate the residents of Kanakwal village affected by pollutants released by the Guru Gobind Singh HPCL-HMEL oil refinery, ironically the latter has won the Golden Peacock Environment Management Award.

Crop diversification adds to troubles of Malwa farmers

Diversification of crops has added to the troubles of farmers in Malwa region during this rain-deficient period. Since both cotton and paddy crops need large amount of water during the sowing season, farmers have to choose between these two.

Sarpanch's son hacked to death; seven booked

A youth was allegedly murdered by seven people, including four members of a family, at Kalbanjara village of Lehra subdivision of the district late Sunday.

Rs 1.21 cr wheat goes missing; 2 PSWC employees booked

The police have booked two employees of the Punjab State Warehousing Corporation (PSWC) after wheat worth Rs. 1.21 crore was found missing from a godown of the agency in the border district here.

Naruana gang member arrested with illegal pistol, six cartridges

The District Police On Sunday Arrested Manpreet Singh Alias Manna, A Member Of The Notorious Kuldip Naruana gang and seized an illegal pistol and six live cartridges from his possession.

Accident victim’s family refuses to cremate body till case registered

The family of 38-year-old accident victim Jaspal Singh, demanding the registration of a case against the ‘negligent’ staff of the emergency ward of Guru Gobind Singh medical college and hospital here, refused to cremate his body even on the fourth day of his death on Sunday.

Farmers using batteries of tractor to run tubewells

With power crisis worsening in Punjab, farmers in the region have turned to innovations such as using tractor batteries and generators to run tube wells for irrigation.
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