HindustanTimes Tue,23 Dec 2014


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.

Case too hot: Police probe a cover-up?

Summons to Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia by the Enforcement Directorate has raised questions on the probe by the Punjab Police into the multi-crore drug racket. Busted with the arrest of Anoop Singh Kahlon, an NRI, by the Fatehgarh Sahib police in March 2013, it led to the arrest of alleged kingpin Jagdish Bhola, a dismissed Punjab deputy superintendent of police (DSP), in November last year.

ED to question Majithia over links with NRIs, sources of wealth

Though it remains to be seen if revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia appears before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on December 26 after summons by the agency, the ED is ready to bombard the minister with a volley of more than 100 questions, with prime focus on his alleged links with the three NRIs accused in the case.

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.

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.

Discordant notes in Congress over CBI probe demand

While inside the assembly the Congress strategy would be to corner the SAD-BJP government over Enforcement Directorate (ED) summoning revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia, the party spoke in rather discordant notes outside.

Punjab BJP chief demands Majithia's resignation

Putting alliance partner Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in a tight spot over the issue of resignation of revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia after Enforcement Directorate (ED) summons, the Punjab unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has sought his immediate resignation from the council of ministers.

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.

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.

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.

Workers protest, students at 1,250 govt schools not served midday meal

Students at around 1,250 government schools were not served midday meal in the district on Thursday with the members of Midday Meal Office Workers Front and Midday Cook Workers Union holding a protest outside the deputy commissioner’s office.

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.

Dense fog causes accidents, disrupts traffic

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

Jewellery, Rs. 30 lakh stolenfrom financier's house

Jewellery, cash worth Rs. 30 lakh, and a pistol were stolen from the house of a financier in Bank Colony of Basti Bawa Khel locality on Wednesday.
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