HindustanTimes Mon,29 Dec 2014


Panic in district after death of chickens in poultry farm ,Samples of 15 chickens sent to Jalandhar lab

The death of some chickens in a poultry farm at Bhawanigarh town of the district on Sunday has caused panic in the area forcing officials from the animal husbandry and a team of doctors to inspect the farm and collect samples of the dead and alive chickens in this and several other poultry farms of the region.

Road block for city bus service project cleared

The deck has finally been cleared for the much-awaited city bus service project to take off with the municipal corporation passing an unanimous resolution on Monday for transferring the acquired land for the setting up of a bus depot to Special Purpose Vehicle, a government’s body, as per the central government’s guidelines.

Challenges before higher education discussed

A principals’ conference was organised at Government Mohindra College here on Monday to discuss the ‘challenges before the higher education’

Sacked NREGS workers protest at CM's NRI 'sangat darshan' venue

Hundreds of sacked employees of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) protested here on Sunday outside the marriage palace where chief minister Parkash Singh Badal was listening to the problems of Punjabi non-resident Indians (NRIs) during the sangat darshan programme.

DC inspects cleaning work of pond at Vaman Avatar temple

Patiala deputy commissioner Varun Roojam on Sunday took stock of the cleaning project of a holy pond at historic Vaman Avatar temple.

Dozen of panchyats pass resolution to abolish caste-based cremation grounds

At a time when conversions and caste politics are rife, Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Member of Parliament Dr Dharmvira Gandhi is working to unite people in rural areas and his effort bore a fruit on Sunday with a dozen of panchyats passing resolutions to abolish caste-based cremation grounds in their respective villages.

Protest against Majithia, his resignation sought

Activists of Naujawan Bharat Sabha on Saturday staged a protest at Samana and burnt the effigy of Punjab Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia for his alleged involvement in mutli-crore drug racket case. 

Direct benefit transfer for LPG from Jan 1

The modified direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme for LPG subsidy will be launched from January 1.

Liberals Hockey tournament commences at Nabha

The 39th edition of All-India Liberals Hockey Tournament, one of the oldest national hockey championships in the country, will commence at Punjab Public School at Nabha in this district on Sunday.

Badal should have removed Majithia, CPS, says BJP national secretary

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday slammed Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal for not removing revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia and chief parliamentary secretary soon after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) called them for interrogation in the multi-crore drug racket in the state.

Patiala spends Rs. 31 lakh under Janani Suraksha Scheme

The district administration spent Rs. 31 lakh in the past eight months under the National Rural Health Mission's Janani Suraksha Scheme (JSS) for women of rural areas belonging to below-poverty-line families.

Shaheed Udham Singh's birth anniversary passes sans fanfare

The birth anniversary of Shaheed Udham Singh on Friday passed without fanfare as no politician from the region paid homage to the revolutionary at his birthplace in Sunam.

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.
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