HindustanTimes Tue,30 Sep 2014


HC notice to Wakf board

High Court has issued a notice of motion for October 6 to Punjab Wakf board over dispossession of a land in Nurmahal.

BJP launches cleanliness drive amid protest by Cong workers, residents

Workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), led by their leaders, launched the 'Swatch Bharat Saptah', Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet project of cleaning the country, in the city on Thursday. However, the drive failed to save them from the wrath of the residents of the city.

Editor among two booked for cheating, conspiracy

The Sadar police have booked Manjit Singh Rattu, a resident of Ramuwal village, and chief editor of a vernacular daily being published from Jalandhar, and his accomplice Kashmir Singh, a resident of Birpind, for cheating, breach of trust and criminal conspiracy.

Woman farmer among six honoured at Kisan Mela for innovative farming

Direct seeding of rice (DSR) and paddy straw management were the major issues at the Kisan Mela held in the city on Thursday. The mela, organised by the agriculture department in association with the Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA), began with a message of 'save environment, say no to burn paddy straw'.

Shilpa Shetty's security vehicle meets with accident near Kapurthala

One of the security cars of renowned bollywood film actress Shilpa Shetty met with an accident at Jalandhar-Amritsar national highway near Beas toll plaza on Thursday.

‘Secret’ appointment of Mahila Cong chief annoys state leaders

The “secret” appointment of Kittu Grewal, a 2012 Adampur assembly election rebel, as Punjab Pradesh Mahila Congress president has stunned the camps of both state party president Partap Bajwa and Amritsar parliamentarian Captain Amarinder Singh.

Woman sub-inspector robbed in Nawanshahr

Unidentified people robbed a sub-inspector Balwinder Kaur of two gold earrings and one ring when she was alone at her home in Sukhmani Avenue on the Barnala road here.

SAD-BJP govt is anti-SC's: former ministers

Former local bodies minister Jagjit Singh Chaudhary and former excise and taxation minister Sardul Singh, on Wednesday, accused the present SAD-BJP government of being anti-scheduled castes (SCs) and alleged that this government was deliberately ignoring issues pertaining to this community.

Businessman's house raided on suspicion of gambling

The city police raided the house of a prominent businessman late Tuesday on the suspicion of gambling there but the operation turned out to be a flop as information was leaked to the man before the raid.

Swatchh Panchayat Saptah to held from Sept 25 to Oct 2

With the aim of spreading awareness about the importance of sanitation and cleanliness at the gram sabha and gram panchayat level, the central government has decided to observe "Swatchh Panchayat Saptah" from September 25 to October 2 in the country.

Protesters block rly tracks, demand ban on cow slaughter

Activists of Hindu right wing outfits on Wednesday held a protest against cow slaughter on railway tracks here, delaying the Amritsar-Mumbai Express by over an hour.

Balance amount to be recovered from buyers, says Punjab revenue minister

Revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia said here on Tuesday that a consolidated report of the undervaluation of the properties in deeds of registration done across the state during the last five years is ready and the department has issued instructions to the officials to recover the balance amount from the buyers.

Girl booked for marriage fraud with NRI

The city police have booked a woman and her father for a marriage fraud with a Canada-based non-resident Indian (NRI) as she was already married to another man and had not taken divorce.

Woman MC official attacked during anti-encroachment drive

The Municipal Corporation (MC) carried out an anti-encroachment drive here on Tuesday, demolishing illegal buildings at various places within the city, but, during the drive, a woman building inspector was manhandled by a district-level politician at Sabowal village.

Govt fails to de-notify old grain, vegetable market

The Punjab agriculture department has failed to issue a notification declaring the new grain and vegetable market as the main yard, even though the market committee had sent a resolution to this effect, passed in 2009, to the authorities concerned.
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