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HindustanTimes Sat,30 Aug 2014

Jalandhar

DTO opens new counters for HSRPs

  In an effort to provide major relief to applicants, the district transport office (DTO) opened three new counters for High Security Registration Plates (HSRP) at the premises of the district administration complex on Monday.

Government primary school on verge of closure again

Teachers, parents and students of the government primary school in Radio Colony are a worried lot as rumours of the school being on the verge of closure have resurfaced.

Queue up for toilet or miss mid-day meal in Jalandhar

Neeta Kumari, a Class 9 student of the Government High School at Mithu Basti in the heart of Jalandhar city, sits tight in class. She ignores the urge to answer nature’s call to avoid the inconvenience, and embarrassment, of having to share the toilet with boys.

Markfed notices for criminal proceedings to family of SAD leader

The state procurement agency, Markfed, has served notices for initiating criminal proceedings against the family members of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader and former municipal committee president Tirath Ram Sandhu if they fail to deposit the agency's dues amounting to crores.

Youth Hostel in the city fails to become a successful entity

The Youth Hostel, a part of the Youth Hostel Association of India (YHAI) that has branches in various cities across the nation, did not prove to be a successful establishment in the city. The Youth Hostel was established in Jalandhar in 2011 but not many are utilising it or know about it. The main reason behind this is the location of the hostel in the remotest part of the city, adjacent to the Surjit Hockey Stadium.

Wanted gangster give slip to police, camped in city for many weeks

Jagdeep Singh alias Jaggu, a dreaded gangster and part of Bhana gang which opened fire on three youths and killed two of them in the city, was in the city for three weeks but both the city and rural police forces failed to nab him.

Refreshment room adds to filth at railway station

The refreshment room in the city railway station, set up just two months ago, is contributing to increasing the filth in the area. The refreshment room has reportedly been running in losses from the day of its establishment and the waste from the room is released in the front area of the railway station.

Teachers absent for year or more to be sacked

The teachers and other school employees in Punjab who are absent for one year or more will be sacked summarily and their posts declared vacant. The Punjab education department had decided to end their services without the customary formalities, education minister Dr Daljit Singh Cheema told HT on Saturday during his visit to the city.

From tomorrow, farmers to get hassle-free loans

It’s going to be easy farm loans in Punjab from Monday, as the state government has amended the agriculture-land mortgage law to eliminate the middleman role of the revenue department.

Labourer killed in building collapse

A labourer was killed while demolishing the unsafe building of the Government Senior Secondary School (Boys), Mahilpur, on Saturday. As per reports, a wall fell on Raj Kumar alias Raju (32), a resident of Bharowal village, when he was breaking down the building around 11am.

Online reservation of Jalandhar railway retiring room to be operational next month

Soon, people will be able to make bookings for the Jalandhar city railway station retiring room online. The facility will be available for the 11 railway locations under the Ferozpur division from the next month. Jammu and Amritsar railway online facility is already operational.

College principal suggests boys and girls not shake hands while meeting

In the twenty first century when the new generation is discussing the legalities of homo-sexuality and live-in relations, in a notice issued to the students, the principal of Guru Nanak Dev University College has suggested girls and boys not shake hands while meeting each other.

Provide free admission to SC/BC students, college principals told

The department of welfare for Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes on Friday directed the principals of private and aided colleges to provide free admission to SC/ BC students before August 31, failing which action will be initiated against them.

Chawla questions Chugh's elevation as BJP national secretary 

Senior BJP leader Laxmi Kanta Chawla has questioned the elevation of Amritsar leader Tarun Chugh's elevation as national secretary of the party.

PTU yet to pursue case in court despite UGC nod

Punjab Technical University (PTU) is yet to pursue its case in the Delhi high court regarding restarting admissions to its distance education programme, despite getting permission from the University Grants Commission (UGC) earlier this month to resume the programme for students in the state.
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