HindustanTimes Mon,22 Dec 2014


Thousands of devotees throng Chamkaur Sahib on Jor Mela

Braving intense cold wave, thousands of devotees thronged gurdwara Katalgarh Sahib and other historic gurdwaras at Chamkaur Sahib to pay obeisance on the first day of the three-day annual Shaheedi Jor fair.

Khaira urges Badal to dismiss Majithia from cabinet

Punjab Congress spokesman Sukhpal Khaira, on Sunday, urged chief minister Parkash Singh Badal to dismiss revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia from the state council of ministers in the wake of the Enforcement Directorate's (ED) move to quiz him in the Bhola drug racket case.

Punjab BJP chief demands Majithia's resignation

After Enforcement Directorate summoned Punjab cabinet minister Bikram Singh Majithia in drug racket case, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Kamal Sharma on Sunday demanded Majithia's resignation for a fair probe.

Pb Govt seeks ideas from peons to boost revenue

In a move to ensure participation by employees of all levels to improve functioning and boost revenue collection, the Punjab excise and taxation department has asked all its staff members -- from peons to additional commissioner -- to pitch in ideas, promising rewards.

Mattewara forest to be developed as nature reserve

The Punjab government plans to develop the Mattewara forest as a nature reserve with an aim to conserve natural resources around Ludhiana for the benefit of people and develop the industrial town as a green city.

2011 PMC polls: HC stay on govt order till Mar 31

The elected members of the Punjab Medical Council (PMC) got a stay on the orders of the Punjab government that had declared the PMC elections held in 2011 null and void.

Cong, SAD-BJP to lock horns in Punjab assembly's winter session

The winter session of Punjab assembly, commencing here tomorrow, is set to be fiery with main opposition Congress prepared to take on ruling SAD-BJP combine on several issues, including drug abuse, in the state.

Doyle going the ‘legend’ary way

Call it focused thinking, creative itch, following the herd or sheer talent, the result of each has led to a firm drift. One is in reference to the corporate world which, for some years, has been spawning authors in the cauldron of multiple genres. Infact, most of these ‘corporate-authors’ have been successful in getting noticed, and topping sales ledgers.

ED to quiz Punjab minister Bikram Singh Majithia

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia to appear before it on December 26 in connection with alleged money laundering in a Rs. 6,000-crore drug racket case, setting off political tremors in the state and New Delhi.

Sirsa-based sect head again in controversy

Controversial Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda sect head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has again landed in a controversy after different Sikh organisations have demanded a ban on his film, which releases early next year.

Panchkula Lit Fest 2014: The Nawaab’s spirited jung

One can’t help but notice the stark resemblance Saad Bin Jung bears to his maternal uncle, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. His unkempt salt and pepper hair complements his look. Jung hails from the erstwhile royal families of Bhopal, the Pataudis, and the aristocratic family of Paigah, of Hyderabad.

Bajwa shows his ‘on-ground’ popularity on Facebook turf

While the turf war between them continues on ground, as former Punjab chief minister and deputy leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder Singh is trying to flex his muscle by showing support of party MLAs, sitting and former, who are seeking removal of Bajwa, the latter is banking on “virtual support”.

2 directors of chit fund firm held guilty, fined

A local court has convicted two directors of a Sector-32 based company for running a chit and money circulation scheme and imposed a fine of Rs. 31,500 each on them, after they were booked of cheating and forgery about 10 years ago.

Punjab cop among 5 held for Pinjore heist

With the arrest of five persons, the Rupnagar police claim to have cracked the sensational robbery case that took place in Pinjore last year, wherein four men robbed the CMS firm’s security staff of Rs. 1.68 crore and two-double barrel guns at gunpoint after throwing chilli powder in their eyes.

HT Auto & Realty Expo 2014 starts with a bang

The two-day HT Auto & Realty Expo 2014 started on Saturday at Elante mall, Chandigarh. Renowned automobile brands like Tata Motors, Maruti Suzuki, Renault, Hyundai, Honda, Volkswagen and TVS displayed their latest vehicles, which remained centre of attraction among the visitors despite extremely cold weather.
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