HindustanTimes Mon,21 Apr 2014


Man held with illicit liquor worth Rs. 18 lakh

The anti narcotics and anti illicit liquor smuggling wing arrested a man after recovering 525 cartons of illicit liquor from his possession on Saturday. According to police the recovered illicit liquor costs Rs. 18 lakh.

Security steps for peaceful polls in Punjab

Adequate number of para-military forces and police personnel will be deployed during the polling to 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab on April 30.

'AIPMT to consider biology textbooks corrections'

Putting to rest any confusion among medical entrance examination aspirants on the changes recently made in Class 11 and 12 biology textbooks, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will take note of the corrections made by the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT).

JRF/NET on June 29; apply online by May 5

University Grant Commission (UGC) has issued the notification for the national eligibility test (NET) and junior research fellowship (JRF) exam for June 2014. The exam will be held on June 29. UGC has invited online applications for the exam through its official website

Accidents on bumpy road fail to move MC

Learning no lessons from several accidents due to the bumpy Gill Road near Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, the municipal corporation (MC) has failed to take any measures. As a result, a truck driver had a narrow escape after his vehicle, which was loaded with sand, collided with a pole after it lost balance due to the uneven Gill Road on Saturday.

MC looks away as candidates smile from illegal hoardings

While the municipal corporation (MC) has given permission to political parties to install hoardings of only a particular size, that too, only on private properties, parties continue to install hoardings of larger sizes with impunity. As per norms of the MC, only hoardings maximum 20 x10 feet can be installed at private properties, after permission.

Elections make addicts overstay at Punjab rehabilitation centres

Fearing free distribution of drugs and liquor during elections, the families of drug addicts are prolonging their stay at various deaddiction, counselling and rehabilitation centres across the state by 30-35 days.

All that I am today, is because of Salman: Zareen Khan

The charm of Punjabi cinema has slowly, but surely smitten our Bollywood actors. Joining the sea of stars taking the route to Punjab is the barely two-film old stunner Zareen Khan.

All schools, colleges to remain closed on April 29

District election officer-cum-deputy commissioner Rajat Agarwal on Saturday announced a holiday for all educational institutes on April 29 in wake of polling on Lok Sabha elections on April 30.

Now, Sukhbir reaches out to industrialists for Ayali

Wary of advances made by Congress candidate for Lok Sabha elections, Ravneet Singh Bittu, to woo city's disgruntled industrialists, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president and deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has also reached out to top business house owners asking for support for SAD candidate Manpreet Singh Ayali.

Murder attempt accused slits wrist in lockup

One of the accused, who were arrested for committing a slew of crimes, including stabbing a head constable, after carjacking an SUV, allegedly tried to commit suicide by slitting his wrist with a steel glass in the police lockup on Friday.

Jazzy B fails to fall in line over apology

Though three of the four Punjabi pop singers -Gippy Grewal, Diljit Dosanjh and Harbhajan Mann, who figured in a TV commercial lauding the Shiromani Akali Dal's policies, apologised on Facebook three days ago following an uproar among their fans, Bhangra singer-songwriter Jaswinder Singh Bains, more popularly known as Jazzy B, continues to remain the exception.

Seeking rehabilitation, 1984 victims writes to candidates

The 1984 Sikh riot victims under the banner of Ludhiana Sikh Migrant Welfare Board have issued a letter to four main contestants contesting from Ludhiana constituency, demanding proper rehabilitation for the victims. The riot victims have asked the candidates to raise their issues before the party lines and convey their stand to the board within seven days.

Nominal increase in cheating cases during boards in Ludhiana

The Punjab School Education Board has not set up any separate examination centres for the open school students this time to check the menace of cheating, but in Ludhiana it were mostly the open school students who were caught cheating during the annual board exams.

Western disturbances delay wheat arrival

The increased frequency of western disturbances in the state has delayed the arrival of wheat at 'mandis' this season. The harvesting has been delayed by nearly 15 days and as a result only 8,000 metric tonnes of wheat has been procured from 'mandis' of Ludhiana district by the district food and supplies office till now as compared to 8,700 MT wheat during the corresponding period the last season.
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