HindustanTimes Sat,02 Aug 2014


Bedi meets top cops to devise strategy

Formally kickstarting a campaign against drugs in association with the Punjab government, social activist and former IPS officer of India Kiran Bedi on Sunday held meetings with Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini and other senior police functionaries in Jalandhar to devise a strategy.

Four arrested for illegal sand mining

The Nakodar Sadar police on Sunday arrested Gurjit Singh and Balwant Singh, both residents of Bangiwal village, for illegal sand mining.

Punjab, Himachal argue on drug issue

Punjab and Himachal Pradesh leaders crossed swords on the drug issue here on Sunday during the Hind Samachar Group function where hill state chief minister Virbhadra Singh was invited.

Rajwinder overcame pain to bag judo bronze in Commonwealth Games

Rajwinder Kaur (28), a head constable with the Punjab police who on Saturday made the country proud by bagging a bronze medal in judo in the women's 78+ kg category at the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, tasted success after overcoming a lot of pains, literally.

Political indecision mars door-to-door garbage collection project

The Rs. 130-crore solid waste management project, referred to as one of the dream projects of deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, has been hanging fire for the past two and half years, courtesy political gimmickry and indecision.

Grill session: 'Illegally-plying autos our only problem'

Inaugurated in 2008 by chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, the city bus service - a fleet of 15 buses - will go off-road from July 30. The city bus manager/contractor blames it on "heavy losses incurred by unchecked growth illegally-operating autorickshaws"in the city.

11 held, 2 booked forillegal sand mining

The Nakodar Sadar police have arrested Jasbir Singh of Lohgarh village and Roshan Singh of Bangiwal village on charges of illegal sand mining.

After Joshi, CPS Bhandari slams govt for advance tax

Few days after giving shockers to the alliance partner SAD by questioning its functioning after the ruling combine’s poll debacle in the Lok Sabha polls, the BJP is now flexing its muscle with SAD over the recent amendment to the Value Added Tax (VAT).

Two houses burgled, cash and ornaments worth lakhs stolen

Unidentified persons burgled two houses on Bal Krishan Road in the wee hours of Tuesday. An attempt was also made to break in the third house but the move was thwarted as the owners woke up. Police, however, claimed that only two houses were targeted.

Garbage dump bothers government school students and residents

The students of Government Middle School, Basti Danishmanda, are having a tough time because of the stench from the garbage dump near the school.

BJP, Congress workers injured in clash

Three people belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress were injured on Friday morning after they clashed with one another on the issue of raising the road level to solve the problem of water logging in a street of the Dhaliwal Kadiya village in the district.

Lying unused, water tanks reduced to mere landmarks

Decades before, overhead water tanks were one of the major sources to supply potable water to the residents.

Inadequate seating arrangements at city railway station annoy travellers

Jalandhar railway station- one of the major railway stations of Punjab- often seems crowded, thanks to the improper seating arrangement on both platforms of the station.

Police claim to have solved six-month-old double murder case, questions remain

Six months after a double murder in local Azad Nagar wherein a woman and her alleged ‘criminal’ paramour were found dead under mysterious circumstances on January 18 this year, the city police claim to have solved the case by arresting two people, including the husband of the deceased.

Special de-addiction camps remain only announcement

The combined drive by various government departments to start drug de-addiction camps this week remained confined to papers. The special drug de-addiction camps, which were to be started on Thursday as announced by city community police in association with health, social welfare and other departments at six places in the district, have failed to start in any of the areas.
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