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HindustanTimes Thu,31 Jul 2014

Jalandhar

Punjab forest dept posts 3 special DFOs for awareness, education

The Punjab forest department has created three posts of divisional forest officer (DFOs) for extension education services, tasked mainly with educating the masses about the value of forests and sharing policy initiatives.

One dies after pillar collapse

Arvinder Singh (35), a resident of Basti Guzan, died in Gopal Nagar locality Tuesday evening when a pillar of an under construction building collapsed and fell on him. Singh was running a chemist shop near Balmiki gate market and his new house was under construction at Gopal Nagar.

No adequate seating arrangement at city railway station

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.

BSF's drums counter Pak's dhols at Attari!

Border Security Force (BSF) has started playing drums during the beating retreat ceremony along the Attari border here to counter the sound of dhols from Pakistani side.

Diarrhoea hits Hoshiarpur localities

Sunder Nagar and Rahimpur localities of the city are in the grip of diarrhoea as 19 patients were admitted to the civil hospital with complaints of bowel movement and vomiting till Monday afternoon. Two patients with diarrhoea symptoms were tested positive for cholera.

Burning of garbage in open rampant; MCJ fails to curb practice


Even as there are specific government guidelines in place, sanitation workers in the city continue to burn garbage in the open to save themselves from the hassle of carrying the waste to the dumpsite.

Two Hoshiarpur localities in diarrhoea grip

Sunder Nagar and Rahimpur localities of the city are in the grip of diarrhoea as 19 patients had been admitted to the civil hospital with complaints of bowl movement and vomiting till Monday afternoon.

10% schoolchildren suffer from severe anaemia in Jalandhar

About 10 per cent schoolchildren, including those enrolled at anganwari centres, are suffering from severe anaemia in the district, reveal? data collected by the health department from April to June.

16,000 applicants in Doaba yet to get passports for want of booklets

A whopping number of passports — 16,000 and no less — have not been dispatched from the regional passport office, Jalandhar, to applicants from Doaba region in the absence of passport booklets.

In a first in Punjab, health dept to start measles surveillance programme in Sept

In a first-of-its-kind in Punjab, the state health department will soon start a measles surveillance programme in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the National Polio Survey Project (NPSP) from September this year to eradicate the disease.

After industrialists oppose VAT amendment, govt softens its stand

After the joint action committee of traders and industrialists in Jalandhar opposed the amendments in VAT (value added tax) Act the Punjab government that has now softened its stand on the issue assuring to annul the amendment.

Miscreants continue to target Punjab National Bank ATMs in Hoshiarpur

Miscreants continue to target the automated teller machines (ATMs) of Punjab National Bank (PNB) in the district, with the bank authorities refusing to learn any lessons from the past incidents.

Oil crisis as refineries close for maintenance

After coal for the thermal-electricity plants, the north region now is short of petrol and diesel for its filling stations because the oil refineries in Bathinda and Panipat are closed for annual maintenance.

Miscreants continue to target Punjab National Bank ATMs in Hoshiarpur

Miscreants continue to target the automated teller machines (ATMs) of Punjab National Bank (PNB) in the district, with the bank authorities refusing to learn any lessons from the past incidents. Surprisingly, the police too have failed to make any breakthrough in any of the cases so far.

Tension prevails in Phagwara after members of two communities clash

Tension prevailed in Phagwara on Saturday when members of some religious organisations allegedly pelted stones at a mosque in the main market of the town to protest against the Baltal incident wherein locals and pilgrims had clashed recently following which the Amarnath yatra was suspended.
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