HindustanTimes Sun,21 Sep 2014


City's oldest park faces neglect

Burlton Park, one of the oldest and largest parks in the city, has lost its sheen due to the stepmotherly attitude of the municipal corporation (MC) for many years and has turned into a space covered with weeds and bushes.

Gang posing as CIA staff arrested for blackmailing Amritsar resident

District police on Thursday arrested four members of a gang who were blackmailing an Amritsar resident by posing as Crime Investigating Agency (CIA) members.

Medical leave becomes alibi for accused officer to evade arrest

The customs department superintendent, arrested by the Kartarpur police for allegedly carrying 10 kg heroin worth Rs. 50 crore in the international market, is yet to be put behind bars as he is admitted to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, Amritsar, since February this year for treatment.

Punjab roadways employees hold protest

Punjab roadways employees' Joint Action Committee held a protest against the government in the premises of Shaheed-E-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh Interstate Bus Terminal on Thursday, demanding recruitment of new staff, increase in pay scale and change in routes and time of buses.

Hearing in Ashutosh case: Jalandhar on high alert

Sensing a possible threat to law and order in the Doaba region, few sensitive areas of the district have been put under high police surveillance and police personnel from outside the district have been deployed in huge numbers.

Power subsidy to farm sector will stay: Badal

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday categorically refused to review the power subsidy being given to farmers in the state.

Youth convicted of attempting to rape one-year-old

A youth of Theh Barnala village in Mukerian sub division was sentenced to imprisonment for five years on Tuesday for attempting to rape a one-year-old girl of the same village.

Unsafe buildings pose threat to lives; MCJ, admn turns blind eye

As many as 70 unsafe buildings have mushroomed in the city and are posing a threat to the lives of citizens. However, the municipal corporation and district administration have turned a blind eye towards these hazardous buildings.

CPS, MP visit Nehru Garden hostel

Taking note of the media reports of the Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Nehru Garden, hostel in dire straits, Jalandhar MP Chaudhary Santokh Singh announced a grant of Rs. 5 lakh with immediate assistance on basic facilities.

Husband booked for attempt to rape wife

The Kartarpur police have booked a man for attempting to rape his wife on Tuesday morning. The accused had been living away from his wife for the past five months and their divorce case is pending in court.

Liquor seized from BJP leader's vehicle

Sadar police recovered seven cases of liquor, allegedly being transported without valid documents, from the vehicle of a local BJP leader late on Monday. Efforts were on till Tuesday evening to hush up the matter but finally, a fine of Rs. 1 lakh was imposed on one of the employees of the leader.

City police bust robbers' gang, eight arrested with stolen luggage

The crime investigation agency (CIA) of commissionerate police claims to have busted a robbers' gang on Monday after arresting eight members.

Kanjli Tourist Centre lying abandoned since construction

Constructed by the Punjab tourism department to enhance and promote tourism in Kapurthala, Kanjli Wetland Tourist Centre is lying abandoned since its construction. The foundation stone for the `62 lakh project was laid by former tourism minister, Jagmohan Singh Kang, in October 2006 to make it a tourist destination in view of its historic importance.

Cops to leave for Australia to bring back accused

Finally after a month, a team of three officials of commissionerate police is set to leave for Australia to bring Jaskaran Singh Kalsi alias Jassa, a proclaimed offender in the Yannick murder case, on Tuesday morning.

Venture capital assistance scheme receives tepid response, only 12 industries come in Punjab

The venture capital assistance scheme of the union ministry of agriculture, whose agency Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC) gives interest-free loans to small farmers worth Rs. 50 lakh or 26 percent of the investment cost, has received tepid response in the state.
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