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HindustanTimes Wed,17 Sep 2014

Bathinda

Hockey tourney at Faridkot from September 19 to 23

The all-India gold cup hockey tournament will be held at the international-level hockey stadium on the premises of Government Brijindra College here from September 19 to 23, but the interlocking tiles around the Astroturf surface have been badly damaged at many places and need immediate repairs. The Astroturf surface on the west side near the centre lines has also suffered damage.

Jaitu residents block road over solution to the sewerage, garbage problem

Residents of Jaitu town, on Tuesday, staged a protest by blocking the Kotkapura-Bathinda road against the poor sewerage system and pitiable condition of the sanitation in the town.

Breach in Sirhind Canal pose threat

During the last more than three years, the 90-mile-long Bathinda branch of the Sirhind canal, that caters to the irrigation needs of a large part of the Malwa region, has become highly breach-prone and needs immediate repairs at weak points so that adjoining areas are saved from the floods that occur due to breaches in the canal.

3 quintal 'adulterated' desi ghee seized in Moga

Several tins, allegedly containing more than three quintal of branded spurious desi ghee, were seized on Tuesday by a team of senior officials of the health department, that conducted raids at some famous shops situated in various markets of Moga under the supervision of Faridkot district health officer Surinder Kumar and food safety officer Mukal Gill.

Farmer outfits to rally in Punjab against drug menace

Farmer outfits in Punjab, including Bharti Kisan Union (BKU-Ekta) and BKU (Ugrahan) will hold a rally on Wednesday to spread awareness on the drug problem in the state.

Badal, Jhakhar share stage for sake of rain-hit people

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and leader of Opposition Sunil Kumar Jakhar shared the dais during the former's visit to the Abohar area to meet rain-affected residents on Monday.

Road leading to Shant Nagar source of trouble for commuters

 A portion of a road leading to Shant Nagar in the Civil Lines area here is a source of great trouble for commuters and residents of the area, having mostly government employees' residences .

Local politicians make most of Baba Farid festival for publicity

Local politicians have tried to make most of the Baba Farid festival, to be held from September 21 to 23 here, for their publicity by using photos of the great Sufi saint Baba Farid, in whose memory the festival is held. The event has been accorded the status of a heritage festival.

CM orders up gradation of drainage system in Punjab to tackle water logging

For a permanent and effective solution to the problem of water logging in Punjab, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has asked the irrigation department to widen, upgrade and strengthen the drainage system in the state.

Three robbers arrested with pistol, motorcycle

Police have arrested three persons and recovered an illegal pistol, a live cartridge and a stolen motorcycle from their possession.

Man succumbs to injuries

Kharka Singh (27), who was attacked by four people on Friday night in Budhlada, succumbed to his injuries on Saturday. According to Budhlada SHO Rajendra Pal Singh, the victim was attacked on Friday by Harmesh Singh.

Bandh in Moga over recovery of cow remains

A bandh was observed here on Saturday on the call given by various Hindu organisations, including Bajrang Dal, Vishav Hindu Shakti Parishad, Vishav Hindu Parishad and Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray), to protest against the recovery of cow remains at Malerkotla, Sangrur district, two days ago.

3 women among 5 held for running sex racket

The district police have arrested five people, including two women, for allegedly running a prostitution racket in Pratap Nagar locality here. The arrested have been identified as Surjit Singh, a resident of Baluana, Sukhdeep Singh, Meena Rani and Sumandeep Sharma and Rajdeep Kaur.

Classmate booked for suicide by MCA student

The police have arrested a classmate of Lovely, a girl student of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Technical college here, for allegedly abetting her to commit suicide on Thursday night. In-charge of Vardhman police post, ASI, Gurmail Singh, said that, the classmate was arrested following an inquiry into phone details of the victim.

Punjab will demand review of tax holiday to neighbouring states: CM

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal said here on Friday that the state government would soon impress upon the Central government for review of the tax holiday granted to neighbouring states, which was proving detrimental to the growth of industry in the state.
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