HindustanTimes Wed,01 Oct 2014


Drug pangs of Punjab: Punjabi NRIs part of well-knit narcotics circuit

It is an open secret. Acknowledged for their enterprising skills the world over, some Punjabi NRIs, mainly in Canada and the UK, are spreading the illicit multi-crore drug racket in the international market through hawala transactions, also harming the socio-economic fabric of their own motherland.

Cousins kill man in family feud

 In a family feud, a man was killed by his cousins on Tuesday morning. The feud flared up when the deceased, identified as Manpreet Singh, along with his elder brother Ajay Kumar, met the local councillor to complain about the harassment of Ajay's wife by their cousins.

EPS pensioners honoured, new pension scheme launched

Nachhittar Kaur of Lohiankhas (monthly pension rs55), Sukhdev Singh of Libran village, tehsil Kahma, Ludhiana (monthly pension rs87), Laxmi Devi of Purhiran village in Hoshiarpur (rs94) and Sunita Tandon, Aryan Nagar, Hoshiarpur  (rs 95), were a happy lot on Tuesday as their pension has been increased to rs 1,000 by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government.

Six jailed in Kartarpur land scam

A court, on Tuesday, sentenced one Dr Gurwinder Singh Samra and five others, including then tehsildar and naib tehsildar, in a 15-year-old land fraud case.

Modi govt has highest regard for Badal: Harsimrat

 Even as the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) is apparently being cold-shouldered by the BJP-led government at the Centre over a special financial package for Punjab, Union food processing minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Tuesday claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his cabinet colleagues respected chief minister Parkash Singh Badal more than anybody else.

Jalandhar brawl: Home Guards DGP orders inquiry

Director general of police (DGP), Home Guards, GD Pandey on Tuesday ordered a departmental investigation into the brawl between two Home Guards commandants near the mini secretariat here on the night of September 24.

Traffic cops issues norms for auto-rickshaw drivers

To tighten the noose around auto-rickshaw drivers who ferry passengers in the city without a valid permit, the traffic police have issued directions for the drivers to wear uniform and display their union batch while plying on the city roads from October 15.

SGPC member Barapind acquitted in sedition case

A local court on Monday acquitted SGPC member Kulbir Singh Barapind in a sedition case registered against him by the Goraya police. The case was filed against him in September, 2012 for allegedly waging war against the state and indulging into unlawful activities.

'India's foreign policy got new wings under Modi govt'

Minister of state for external VK Singh on Monday said that that India's foreign policy has got a new strength under the NDA government, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

AAP leaders slam SAD-BJP govt

Accusing the SAD-BJP government of spreading 'gunda raj' in Punjab, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders on Sunday asserted that the party would leave no stone unturned to wipe out the "corrupt" government from the state in the next assembly polls in 2017.

Jeweller murdered in broad daylight

A 38-year-old jeweller was killed in broad daylight by three assailants by slitting his throat with a vegetable knife at an abandoned place near Domoria Pul in the city. The assailants decamped with the jewellery worn by the victim, even as one of them was nabbed by the police.

Farmers showing tepid response in soil testing

Over a period of six months, only 96 farmers have directly approached the government soil testing lab so far for checking of the quality of soil in their fields and the nutrients present in it.

All govt schools in state to have toilets by March 31: Punjab education minister

All the government schools in Punjab, which have been identified for having no proper sanitation facilities, specially toilets, by the state government, will have toilets before March 31 next, said education minister Daljeet Singh Cheema.

BJP youth wing to corner Punjab govt on the issue

Even as the senior leadership of the BJP seems to have softened its attack on its coalition partner Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on the drug issue, the party is set to corner the government on the issue under a well-planned strategy through its youth wing, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), a move that is sure to irk the SAD again.

ASI shot at, escapes unhurt

An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Punjab Police was shot twice by six youths riding a car here on Saturday. The ASI, however, escaped unhurt.
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