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HindustanTimes Thu,28 Aug 2014

Jalandhar

Man convicted of raping daughter

The court of additional sessions judge Poonam R Joshi has convicted a 50-year-old man for his minor daughter's rape and sentenced him to 12 years of imprisonment. He was also awarded one year sentence under Section 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code and seven years under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act (POCSCO). All the sentences will run concurrently.

Government Arts and Sports College still in shambles

The Government Arts and Sports College located on the Kapurthala road which was once the hub of aspiring national and international players has now lost its sheen.

Drug addict gets 10-year jail

The court of additional district and sessions judge Arun Gupta awarded 10-year imprisonment to Bharat Bhushan Katyal of New Basant Nagar, Ludhiana on Wednesday. 

Khalsa Collegiate students hold protest against transfer of 'favourite' teacher

Demonstrating their love for their teacher, around 30 students of Lyallpur Khalsa Collegiate School held a protest against the management for transferring their favourite teacher from their school.

Elderly couple killed in robbery

An elderly couple bravely countered a robber in Kishan Nagar locality near Madan Flour Mill Chowk on Tuesday morning. The robber was nabbed by neighbours after the couple raised an alarm.

HC stays Punjab education minister's summoning orders by Hoshiarpur court

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has put a stay on the Hoshiarpur court's orders to summon Punjab education minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) secretary, Daljeet Singh Cheema, in a case of forgery filed against Akali leaders in 2009 for having two constitutions of the SAD party. Cheema's petition challenging the Hoshiarpur court's orders came up for hearing before the court headed by Justice Amol Rattan Singh on Monday.

DTO opens new counters for HSRPs

  In an effort to provide major relief to applicants, the district transport office (DTO) opened three new counters for High Security Registration Plates (HSRP) at the premises of the district administration complex on Monday.

NIT students denied degrees due to delay in post matric scholarship

 The students of Dr. BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology (NIT) were denied degrees as they had not received their post matric scholarship.

Government primary school on verge of closure again

Teachers, parents and students of the government primary school in Radio Colony are a worried lot as rumours of the school being on the verge of closure have resurfaced.

Refreshment room adds to filth at railway station

The refreshment room in the city railway station, set up just two months ago, is contributing to increasing the filth in the area. The refreshment room has reportedly been running in losses from the day of its establishment and the waste from the room is released in the front area of the railway station.

Wanted gangster give slip to police, camped in city for many weeks

Jagdeep Singh alias Jaggu, a dreaded gangster and part of Bhana gang which opened fire on three youths and killed two of them in the city, was in the city for three weeks but both the city and rural police forces failed to nab him.

Markfed notices for criminal proceedings to family of SAD leader

The state procurement agency, Markfed, has served notices for initiating criminal proceedings against the family members of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader and former municipal committee president Tirath Ram Sandhu if they fail to deposit the agency's dues amounting to crores.

Youth Hostel in the city fails to become a successful entity

The Youth Hostel, a part of the Youth Hostel Association of India (YHAI) that has branches in various cities across the nation, did not prove to be a successful establishment in the city. The Youth Hostel was established in Jalandhar in 2011 but not many are utilising it or know about it. The main reason behind this is the location of the hostel in the remotest part of the city, adjacent to the Surjit Hockey Stadium.

College principal suggests boys and girls not shake hands while meeting

In the twenty first century when the new generation is discussing the legalities of homo-sexuality and live-in relations, in a notice issued to the students, the principal of Guru Nanak Dev University College has suggested girls and boys not shake hands while meeting each other.

Online reservation of Jalandhar railway retiring room to be operational next month

Soon, people will be able to make bookings for the Jalandhar city railway station retiring room online. The facility will be available for the 11 railway locations under the Ferozpur division from the next month. Jammu and Amritsar railway online facility is already operational.
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