HindustanTimes Tue,21 Oct 2014


'Deregulation of diesel price not in farmers’ interest'

The central government’s decision to deregulate diesel price and subsequent cut in the price of diesel by Rs. 3.37 per litre has brought some relief to the farming community, however, kisan (farmer) unions have expressed their apprehension over linking domestic diesel price with the international oil prices.

‘There is constant fall in quality of teaching’

Today’s youth, irrespective of their country, were drifting away from mathematics and science and teachers were to be blamed for it, observed M Shamsher Ali, president, Educational Quality Assurance Foundation (EQAF), while delivering a lecture at Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) on Monday.

Bharatiya Janata Party camp erupts into celebrations

As results of Haryana and Maharashtra assembly elections started pouring in since Sunday morning and the Bharatiya Janata Party emerged as the single largest party in both the states, the jubilant local unit BJP leaders and workers celebrated the comprehensive victory by bursting crackers and dancing on the beats of drums.

Improvement Trust ignores District Shopping Centre

 Punjab local bodies and medical education minister Anil Joshi has got every reason to pat his own back, as the minister who normally remains at the receiving end as far as the issues concerning the holy city, on Sunday wielded a broom to clean District Shopping Centre (DSC) at B-Block in Ranjit Avenue.

'It's injustice to pay toll tax after paying hefty road tax'

 Senior BJP leader and former minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla on Sunday said "it was sheer injustice to pay toll tax for the use of highways and roads after having paid a heavy amount as road tax".

Administration yet to issue licences to cracker vendors in city

With less than a week left in Diwali, the district administration is yet to issue licences to cracker vendors in the city.Though an area has been designated in New Amritsar for setting up a cracker market on the national highway, the sale of crackers is yet to start in the absence of licences. The makeshift cracker market that has come up in the area so far seems abandoned.

Diwali festivities begin on unsafe note

Near Diwali, this eating capital of the country is abuzz with activity of the gastronomic kind, with adulteration changing the flavor of traditional sweets.

Maharaja Ranjit Singh's palace in shambles

Dinanagar, a tiny town in Gurdaspur District, can boast of being the erstwhile summer capital of the great Sikh emperor Maharaja Ranjit Singh, but it has failed to maintain the glory of the monuments related with him.

Honour killing: Woman's father, uncle get death sentence

In a 2012 case of honour killing, a local court on Thursday awarded death sentence to the victim woman's father, Balwinder Singh, and his elder brother, Baldev Singh, who are from Verowal village in Tarn Taran district.

Former block samiti chief, 2 sons booked for shooting

Former Fatehgarh Churrian Block Samiti chairman Ravail Singh, and his sons, Amandeep Singh and Amritpal Singh, are charged with firing at a man a few days ago.

Unpaid employees give MC 72 hours to prevent strike

Anguished by the delay in getting salaries, the Amritsar Municipal Corporation employees on Thursday threatened to go on strike in 72 hours.

Instructions, issued by the state govt to be enforced in coming rabi season

The government has decided to do away with the previous practice of selling subsidised seeds to farmers whose application forms used to be signed by the sarpanches or nambardars of villages

2 Spring Daleans chosen for national CBSE skating

Roller skaters from Spring Dale Senior School to have won laurels in the CBSE North Zone Roller Skating Championship held at Rohtak.

SGPC sends 5 trucks-loads of relief material to J-K

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar on Wednesday flagged off five truck-loads of relief material to the flood-hit state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).

Laxmi Kanta asks govt to define security cover rules

In the wake of the security issue involving party colleague and former MP, Navjot Singh Sidhu, senior BJP leader Laxmi Kanta Chawla has asked the Punjab government to define the rules and parameters followed by the government in providing security guards to political figures in the state.
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