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HindustanTimes Sun,26 Oct 2014

Jalandhar

BJP wants Akali CPS Chander to step down

A day after the Haryana election results and embarrassing its Akali partners on a public platform, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday took the drug issue further and asked for the resignation of Phillaur’s Akali legislator Avinash Chander as chief parliamentary secretary (CPS).

Jung-e-Azadi memorial stone laid, Haryana result impact on function

The impact of the Haryana election results was all over the foundation-stone-laying ceremony of Punjab Jung-e-Azadi (war of independence) Memorial at Kartarpur near here. Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday laid the stone in the presence of prominent leaders from all parties, including the rival Congress.

Motorcyclist killed in head-on collision with SUV

A youth was killed when his motorcycle collided with the vehicle of SAD district president and zila parishad chairman Sarabjot Singh Sabi in Mukerian late Saturday.The deceased has been identified as Vipin Kumar who ran a shop in Kamahi Devi.

A week on, no headway in 7-yr-old’s kidnapping

The city police have failed to get any lead in the kidnapping of seven-year-old Gurdeep Singh Gopi, son of a city-based property dealer.

Conference on advancements in engineering concludes at PTU

The three-day international conference on 'Advancements and Futuristic Trends in Mechanical and Materials Engineering' (AFTMME) concluded at Punjab Technical University (PTU) on Saturday.

Excise department seizes jewellery worth Rs. 52 lakh

Gold and diamond jewellery worth nearly `52 lakh was seized by the mobile wing of the excise and taxation department early Saturday morning from a resident of Rajasthan, who was travelling in a bus in Phillaur. The accused, Raman Kumar, was going to deliver the ornaments to jewellers at Ludhiana and Jalandhar.

Mock MC general house meeting by Congress councillors mocks mayor

Irked over mayor Sunil Jyoti's dictatorial attitude of running the house according to his own whims and fancies, the Congress councillors, along with party workers, conducted a mock general house meeting at the municipal corporation premises here on Saturday.

Drug peddler jailed for 10 years

The court of additional district and sessions judge Harveen Bhardwaj awarded ten-year imprisonment to Sonu, a resident of Ram Nagar, on Saturday. The court also imposed a fine of `1 lakh on him and, in case he fails to pay the fine, he would have to undergo imprisonment for one more year.

One held for consuming drugs

 Bilga police have arrested a person for consuming drugs. The accused has been identified as Satnam Singh, a resident of Bilga village and materials used for consuming the drug were recovered from his possession.

Adulterated food items mar the taste of the city ahead of festivals

 Adulterated food items like sweets and milk products mar the bonhomie and spoil the flavour of the festive season. Taking into consideration the spurt in cases of spurious food items, especially ahead of Diwali, the health department is on its toes to catch the perpetrators.

Student suicide: Religious bodies lend support to kin

Various religious organisations have come out in support of the family of Supriya, 27, who had committed suicide by hanging herself at DMCH, Ludhiana, on September 29, and demanded a fair inquiry into the incident.

Spurious desi ghee seized, one arrested

The Basti Bawa Khel police, on Thursday evening, arrested a person after seizing a huge quantity of fake desi ghee and raw material from a factory in the surgical complex here.

'No soil sample' sent to lab for testing from Kapurthala block

The block agriculture officer here has not sent even a single soil sample to the soil testing laboratory during the past six months, which is mandatory under the law.

Roadways staff block traffic at bus stand for 2 hrs

Traffic at the bus stand was blocked for over two hours on Thursday afternoon after members of the Joint Action Committee of Punjab roadways employees held a protest in the premises of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh Inter-state Bus Stand here. They also stopped the buses from entering the bus stand for two hours.

HC interference has increased conviction rates of food adulterators

The Punjab and Haryana High Court had directed all district courts in the state to submit a copy of the order under which conviction of a person, found guilty of selling and distributing adulterated food items, was carried out. This order has increased the conviction rate of food adulterators in the district.
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