HindustanTimes Fri,01 Aug 2014


City to lose bus service from July 30

Irked by the plying of illegal autos and inaction of the Municipal Corporation of Jalandhar (MCJ) in banning the autos, the city bus operating company has been forced to stop its services from July 30.

Will soon approach SC for CBI probe on drug trade: Bajwa

Punjab Congress on Wednesday said that it will soon approach the Supreme Court on the issue of demanding a CBI probe into the alleged drug trade in the state.

Police to approach MEA for Garry Sandhu’s visa details

The police commissionerate will write to the union ministry of external affairs (MEA) to get visa details of Punjabi singer Garry Sandhu, a friend of Ramneet Uppal ‘Romy’, who was convicted of a murderous assault on Burundi student Yannick Nihangaza, for allegedly helping the convict flee the country after jumping parole.

Jalandhar civic body in dock over fake death certificate

The incident came to light last week when the health department wrote to the police to investigate the issue and take action.

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.
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