HindustanTimes Fri,26 Dec 2014


Pentavalent to replace traditional vaccination methods from Jan mid

In order to replace the traditional method of vaccination of newborn, the state health and family welfare department is all set to launch ‘Pentavalent’ vaccination in second half of January.

Mystery shrouds deathof 2 missing youth, one booked

Mystery shrouded the death of two youth, who were missing for the past over three months.Police have registered a case of murder following the complaint of the victims’ kin against one of their friends on the basis of suspicion. The victims have been identified as Gurpreet Singh (22) and Nishan Singh (22), both residents of Acharala Khurd village in Patiala district.

Royal City celebrates Christmas,spreads message of brotherhood

The universal appeal of Christmas has transcended the religious boundary of in the Royal City of Patiala, where people, irrespective of their religion, celebrated the festival with fervour and gaiety on Thursday.

BJP celebrates victory amid hopes of similar performance in Pb

The district unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) continued to celebrate the party's historic performance in Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir by distributing sweets and blasting firecrackers amid hopes of a similar performance in Punjab whenever the elections are held in the state.

Muslims protest illegal control of graveyard land

Hundreds of Muslims, on Wednesday, held a protest with the body of deceased Pritam Khan, alleging that they didn't have land for the graveyard in Kakran village of Bhawanigarh sub-division of the district as the graveyard land had been illegally occupied by some people.

One killed, 3 hurt as tipper rams into cars

A speeding tipper lorry allegedly rammed into a car claiming the life of one Amarjit Singh while in the course of event a car following the tipper crashed into it injuring three women and hindering traffic on the Grand Trunk Road on Monday evening.

2 of family killed, two injured in road accident

A woman and a six-year-old boy died on the spot, while two others were injured when a truck hit them on the Sangrur-Patiala road near Bhawanigarh town on Wednesday.

Cancellation of major trains irk commuters

Anticipating foggy weather ahead, the railways have cancelled two major trains for Delhi from December 31 to February 15 much to the inconvenience to passengers.

JNNURM scheme: MC fails to acquire land for bus depot as per Centre’s guidelines

The fresh guidelines from the union ministry of urban development regarding city bus service project has made the Patiala municipal corporation jittery.

Kilometer scheme buses: PRTC losing Rs. 5.71 lakh per day due to delay in issuing fresh contracts

Instead of having optimistic approach to come over financial crisis, the laid-back attitude of the cash-strapped Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) management has been inflicting further damage on itself by delaying the renewal of contracts for kilometer (km) scheme buses.

Patiala MP to provide funds to end discrimination

The fight against discrimination may help villagers in Patiala get extra funds for the development of their areas. In a social cause initiated by Patiala MP of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Dr Dharamvira Gandhi, financial assistance will be provided under Member Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) funds to panchayats that overcome discrimination, for the development of the village.

Six ducks die under mysterious circumstances in Fatehgarh Sahib

Six ducks died under mysterious circumstances in Bhambri village on Monday morning. Residents of the locality fear that bird flu could be the reason behind the deaths. Senior medical officer Sohan Lal Rana reached the venue and asked the people to inform the health department if more ducks died in the village pond.

Increasing number of stray animals worries farmers, residents in Sangrur

The increasing number of stray cows and bulls has become a cause of worry for the farmers and residents of the region.In the fields, they damage standing crops and on roads in the cities and towns of the district, they become the cause of many accidents, including fatal ones.

State apathetic towards district,govt college libraries

The lofty claims of the state government about focusing on higher education in the state have fallen flat, judging from its apathetic attitude towards libraries of government colleges and the district. The libraries throughout the state have been facing acute shortage of librarians.

Cong MLA on hunger strike against poor civic amenities

Congress MLA and president of the district Congress committee (rural), Hardyal Singh Kamboj, sat on a hunger strike on Monday in front of the sub-divisional magistrate's office to protest against the lack of basic amenities for residents of Rajpura here
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