HindustanTimes Thu,25 Dec 2014


Crows, herons found dead in Nawanshahr village; administration on alert

Several crows and two herons were found dead in the fields of Ladhian-Kataria village of Banga sub-division after which joint teams of veterinary and civil doctors rushed to the spot to collect samples.

BJP rivalry at work

Former minister and chief minister's political adviser Tikshan Sud has ruffled feathers by offering the Adamwal panchayat a chance to get the village merged in the municipal corporation after it was recently adopted by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Rajya Sabha member Avinash Rai Khanna under the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY).

Kin of 3 men stranded in Iraq await financial aid

The families of three persons from the district stranded in Iraq have been awaiting since July the financial assistance of Rs. 20,000 as monthly grant the state government had announced to all families of 40 Punjabis stuck in the violence-torn country.

MPLAD funds allocated to civil hospital lying unused

The Rs. 60 lakh sanctioned by Rajya Sabha member Naresh Gujral under the Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) scheme for revamping the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Babu Labh Singh Civil Hospital has not been utilised till date.

Not enough buyers, bumper crop fails to cheer Hoshiarpur kinnow growers

A bumper crop has failed to bring smile on the faces of kinnow growers as there are not enough buyers to lift their harvest at good prices.

Spurned Kapurthala girl who set herself afire dies

A 15-year-old girl, who had tried to commit suicide by setting herself on fire on November 24 after a boy reportedly refused to marry her, died at the civil hospital on Tuesday.

Minor rape victim’s kin claim cops sought Rs. 4,000 for filing challan

The family of the seven-year-old rape victim, who was sexually assaulted on October 25 by her neighbour, has claimed that the team investigating the case at the Basti Bawa Khel police station demanded Rs. 4,000 from them for producing challan in court.

Rs 50 cr for brick lining two Doaba canals

The Punjab government approved Rs. 50 crore for brick lining two major canals of the Doaba region - Sarihn distributory and Appra -Mukandpur distributory - to strengthen irrigation facilities. Nakodar MLA GS Wadala informed on Saturday that the project would be completed in the current financial year.

Kapurthala maize dryer unit to get functional soon

The Punjab government has installed a new maize dryer at the local grain market at Rs. 7 crore to promote diversification in farming sector and motivate farmers to come out of wheat and paddy cop cycle.

Door-to-door verification of blue-card holders begins

The Punjab government has started a door-to-door verification of blue-card holders who get subsidised atta-dal under the scheme in Punjab.

Admn to start door-to-door survey at cancer-hit Nawanshahr village

The Nawanshahr administration will start a door-to-door special cancer survey at Tonsa in the district following reports of rise in the number of cancer patients in the village due to alleged pollution in groundwater by industrial discharge.

JIT to develop flats for middle-income group

Fifteen years after the lower-income group residents of the city got a chance to own a house on cheaper rates at Guru Gobind Singh Avenue locality of the city, the Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT) is again set to announce a similar scheme by the end of this month.

Peacock poaching case: Charges framed against Mohali ADC

The court of additional chief judicial magistrate (CJM), Hoshiapur, has framed charges against the then Pathankot sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) Punit Goyal, now posted as ADC (development) in SAS Nagar, and two of his accomplices in a 2004 peacock poaching case.

Dense fog causes accidents, disrupts traffic

A chain of accidents took place on Nakodar Road due to poor visibility here on Wednesday.

JIT in the soup for ‘purchasing’ its own land

The Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT) has landed in a serious financial trouble after it took the controversial decision to purchase its own land from the municipal corporation at 45 crore to bail out the civic body from financial crisis it faced.
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