HindustanTimes Sat,30 Aug 2014


Cops nab accused in acid attack on Kapurthala teacher

The city police on Friday arrested the accused in connection with the acid attack on a 26-year-old contractual teacher at the local government elementary school almost five weeks after the incident took place on July 15.

Month on, Commonwealth Games medallists still await cash prizes

The Commonwealth Games medal winners from Punjab for whom the state government had announced financial incentives have not received any prize money so far, courtesy the financial crunch the government is facing.

Mounds of garbage dot Hoshiarpur town; authorities mum

With heaps of garbage lying everywhere coupled with a lackadaisical attitude of the authorities concerned, city residents are staring at an epidemic outbreak here. 

Cabinet reshuffle on cards, rivals Kalia, Bhandari hold hour-long meeting

At a time when the BJP high command is likely to announce cabinet reshuffle from its quota in the state anytime soon, former minister Manoranjan Kalia and chief parliamentary secretary (CPS) KD Bhandhari on Wednesday held a long closed-door meeting for nearby two hours at the former’s residence.

Staff crunch mars day-to-day work of Phagwara MC

The Municipal Corporation Phagwara (MCP) has been facing an acute staff shortage as only one junior engineer (JE) is taking care of entire field work in areas falling under the city limits.

Nursing student, ex-warden accuse institute director of sexual harassment

A girl student and a former warden of Bhai Mati Dass College of Nursing, Goraya, on Thursday levelled allegation of sexual harassment against the institute director.

In spite of Rs. 10 crore grant,canal rehabilitation hangs fire

 Work on the rehabilitation project of 800-km Bist-Doab canal continues to hang fire nearly a year after its scheduled start date of October 1, 2013, even after the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) sanctioned Rs10 crore for the project in March this year.

DTO fails to arrange staff to man new no. plate counters

Even as the administration made grand announcements of opening an additional counter and 15 hours work-days at the District Transport Office (DTO) complex to handle the increased rush for applicants wanting to get a high-security registration number plate (HSRP) on vehicles, lack of trained manpower has put paid to such plans. The deadline for getting the HSRP installed on vehicles as of now stands at August 31.

18 stranded Punjabis send SOS from Iraq

A group of 52 Indians, including 18 Punjabis, stranded in Iraq’s Basra city has appealed to the government for their early evacuation. They have sent their pictures to confirm that they are safe, but have also let known their anxiety.

Mandi Board reduces size of new grain market Nakodar

Punjab State Mandi Board has reduced numbers of Auction Platforms  in new grain market Nakodar due to the weak financial position of the local market committee, said the chairman.

52 Indians, including 18 Punjabis, call for help from Iraq

 A group of 52 Indians, including 18 Punjabis, stranded in Iraq's Basra city has appealed to the government for their early evacuation. They have sent their pictures to confirm that they are safe, but have also let known their anxiety.

Maternal and child healthcare centre under one roof in city civil hospital soon

In efforts to improve the health of maternal and child to reduce the child mortality rate, city to get a 30 bedded Maternal and Child Healthcare (MCH) unit.

Thief vandalizes ATM after fail to loot

In an unsuccessful attempt, unknown thief tried to loot an automated teller machine (ATM) of Punjab National Bank in Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar locality situated at GT road on intervening night on Monday and Wednesday.

NRI attempts second marriage, father held

An NRI’s re-marriage plans turned awry as his first wife alerted the police just in time. However, the accused managed to flee before the police reached the venue.

Khalistani ultras got funds from Malaysia, UK

The interrogation of three pro-Khalistan terrorists arrested on August 4 revealed that their group had received funds from United Kingdom, Malaysia and Spain for completion of their plans to strike Jalandhar and Anandpur Sahib. Police sources said apart from holding many meetings at various places in Gurdaspur and Jalandhar, the hometown of KLF chief Harminder Singh Mintu, the group had also met many times in Pathankot district which falls near the border of Jammu and Kashmir.
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