HindustanTimes Thu,28 Aug 2014


3 held for stealing judge's car, robbery in P'kula

Local police on Tuesday claimed to have solved the case of theft of a Chandigarh-based judge's sports utility vehicle (SUV) with the arrest of three persons, who later also allegedly robbed a conductor at Sector 4 roundabout on July 25 morning.

Bhattal meets Hooda over relief to riot-hit Sikhs

Senior Congress leader and former Punjab chief minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal on Wednesday led a delegation of 25 Haryana Sikhs to meet Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda here and handed over a charter of demands.

2 PCS officers transferred

The Punjab government on Wednesday transferred two Punjab Civil Services (PCS) officers. Karnail Singh was transferred as additional deputy commissioner (general), Mukatsar, and Rajat Oberoi as sub-divisional magistrate, Fazilka.

SAD victory subversion of democracy: Bajwa

Shiromani Akali Dal candidate’s victory in the Talwandi Sabo byelection was the worst example of subversion of the democratic process through rigging, use of money, muscle power and unabashed misuse of the official machinery by the CM and the deputy CM: Bajwa

Hooda on sop spree, Punjab advises caution

Haryana is beating neighbour Punjab in the populism game as it goes to the polls later this year. Competing with the largesse of the Parkash Singh Badal regime in Punjab, Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has recently announced a double bonanza for state employees   pay scales and pension on a par with Punjab and a whopping 25% hike in dearness allowance (DA).

Bishnoi set to end ties with BJP

The electoral alliance between Kuldeep Bishnoi’s Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) and the BJP seems to be over. Bishnoi is likely to make a formal announcement in this regard in Chandigarh on Thursday.

Ebola outbreak:Punjab exporters avoid visits to West African nations

In the wake of Ebola diseaseoutbreak in West African nations, Punjab's light engineering goods makers and exporters expect shipments in future to be hit as they have decided not to "put their lives at risk" by postponing/cancelling their visits to these countries.

Dhumal hits out at Virbhadra over poor fiscal health of state

Former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal on Wednesday hit out at CM Virbhadra Singh over poor fiscal health of the state.

Haryana not to raise power tariffs post-election: Official

Poll-bound Haryana is not likely to raise power tariffs post-elections as its discoms are adequately prepared to reduce transmission and distribution losses by using modern machinery, a top official said on wednesday

Badal to ask NAFED for adding maize in crop procurement list

 Punjab chief minister ParkashSingh Badal will ask the Centre to add maize in NAFED's crop procurement list in order to enable it procure crop from Punjab.

Badal announces Punjab leagues in five sporting disciplines

With an aim to strengthen and develop sports culture at the grassroot level, Punjab Deputy Chief Minster Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday launched leagues in five sporting disciplines -- hockey, volleyball, basketball, football and handball.

Woman delivers outside hospital: NHRC issues notice to Haryana govt

 National Human Rights Commission on Wednesday issued a notice to Haryana Government following media reports that a woman delivered a baby at the entrance of a government hospital due to unavailability of wheel chair.

Haryana BJP likely to announce list of 45 candidates by Aug 31

 Haryana BJP on Wednesday said it is gearing up to contest election from all Assembly seats in the state in case its alliance with the Kuldeep Bishnoi-led Haryana Janhit Morcha falls out, a senior state leader said.

Beyond Clichés, Shattering stereotypes

Who makes the rules? No convention holds them back, no challenge disheartens them, and no problem is impossible for them to overcome. The achievers HT features today — the fourth of six sets — epitomise versatility and the can-do attitude that defines young India.

Vegetable prices soar in Punjab, Haryana

In the wake of shortage of supplies from neighbouring states like Himachal Pradesh, prices of vegetables including tomato and potato have seen a significant surge in the last one week in Punjab and Haryana.
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