HindustanTimes Wed,22 Oct 2014


Parents of sexual abuse victim go into hiding

Days after the police booked a woman tutor and her two brothers for sexually assaulting her 14-year-old tenant and making explicit videos of the act, the victim's parents are frantic over the likelihood of the clips going viral.

ASI, head constable booked for extorting Rs. 2 lakh

An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) and a head constable of economic offence (EO) wing of Ludhiana police commissionerate have been booked for allegedly extorting `2 lakh from an industrialist for helping him get back his jewellery that was confiscated by the police during his arrest.

One-day remand for central excise supdt

Amarjit Singh Dhaliwal, superintendent of central excise and service tax department, who was arrested for accepting `20 lakh as bribe was produced before the court of judicial magistrate Ranjiv Kumar on Tuesday. The court remanded him in one-day police custody.

Joint action committee of Panchayat Union blocks

A heavy traffic jam was witnessed on Tuesday when joint action committee of the Panchayat Union held a protest demonstration outside the mini-secretariat complex on Ferozepur road.

MC again misses deadline for stray dog sterilisation project

Even after several deadlines for building the dog shelter near PAU police station at Haibowal have passed, the work on the stray dog sterilisation project is still incomplete. The last deadline for the project was October 15.

Students to use teachers’ laptops for practicals

With the government yet to dispatch computers, officials of Senior Secondary Residential School for Meritorious Students have decided to conduct Class 11 computer science practical exam with the help of three laptops belonging to teachers and a single PC which too belongs to Government Model Senior Secondary School, Cemetry Road.

Police raid two brothels, 13 held

The local police conducted raids at two brothels in different areas of the city and arrested 13 suspects, including seven women, on Sunday. Two separate cases under various sections of the Immoral Traffic Prevention Act have been registered at the Focal Point and Sadar police station in this context.

Doctors to remain on guard

When city residents will celebrate the festival of lights with their dear ones on Thursday, doctors will work round-the-clock to ensure safe Diwali for them. Taking a cue from several burn cases reported on Diwali every year, city hospitals have decided to tackle emergency situations on Thursday night.

On Diwali night fire brigade to get helping hand

The municipal corporation has provided extra staff for the fire department, which is already facing a severe manpower crunch, to tackle any untoward incident on Diwali night.

Man abducts, rapes 16-year-old neighbour

A 23-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly abducting and raping his 16-year-old neighbour in his rented accommodation in New Chander Nagar area.

Four more denguecases reported

Four more cases of dengue were confirmed in the city on Monday, taking the total number of cases to 88. While three patients, including 42-year-old from Haibowal Kalan, 7-year-old from Purana Bazar and 25-year-old from Ambedkar Nagar belonged to the city, a 59-year-old patient was from Hoshiarpur was also admitted at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here on Monday.

Mohan Singh fair concludes with award ceremony

The 36th Professor Mohan Singh Memorial International mela ended on its third day on Monday with the award ceremony. All singers and artist who participated in the mela were honoured at the function.

Stage set for PAU for Food, craft mela

The College of Home Science (COHS), Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) is all set to hold for the Food and Craft Mela, from Tuesday.

Even after a year, MC fails to repair lifts at Zone-D office

Physically disabled and senior citizens are a harried lot, as the Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) of the municipal corporation has not approved the estimate for repair of passenger lifts at the MC’s Zone-D office.

Industry joins hands to halt Chinese juggernaut

With an aim to bring respite to the sinking cottage industry, city-based industrialists have joined hands against Chinese goods sold during the festive season by campaigning for ‘Make in India’ products.
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