HindustanTimes Wed,20 Aug 2014


Accused’s wife fears for husband’s life

Nisha, wife of Bikram Kumar of Dhanaula town in Barnala district, the man accused of hurling a shoe towards chief minister Parkash Singh Badal at Issru village on August 15, has expressed fear for her husband's life.

MC commissioner in storm over using ‘foul language’

Municipal commissioner Pradeep Aggarwal stirred up a hornet’s nest when he asked security personnel to remove a group of independent councillors at the sangat darshan which was organised at the municipal corporation (MC)’s Zone-A office on Tuesday.

Drunk driver rams ambulance into 5 labourers; one killed

An ambulance driver, who was reportedly drunk and driving the vehicle rashly, rammed into five labourers at Janakpuri Chowk, Industrial Area-A, around 9pm on Monday.

Man attacks three women with pepper spray

A man allegedly attacked three female employees of a consultancy agency with pepper spray in Salem Tabri on Tuesday.

Jagraon registers win over Raikot in District School Games

On the first day of a three-day District School Basketball Championship underway at Punjab Basketball Academy's indoor courts, Guru Nanak Dev Stadium, Jagraon zone drubbed Raikot with an emphatic 16-0 in under-14 (girls) basketball match on Tuesday.

Inter-school shabad gayan contest held at GGN Public school

GGN Public School, Rose Garden, organised an inter-school Shabad Gyan contest on Tuesday in the fond memory of Giani Raghbir Singh, one of the founder members of Gujranwala Khalsa Educational Council, Ludhiana.

PMC writes to DCP to register case against Dr Sumeet Sofat

 In a bid to take tough stand on curbing practice of quacks in the city, the Punjab Medical Council (PMC) wrote to the Ludhiana deputy commissioner of police (DCP) to register an FIR against Dr Sumeet Sofat, who is practicing as mediacl practitioner even after his cancellation of registration last year.

Students of BCM showcase their artistic skills

 To exhibit the creative and aesthetic skills of students, an annual exhibition was held on the premises of BCM School, Dugri on Tuesday.

7-foot-2 keen to play basketball for India

He is being touted as the Yao Ming — a retired professional basketball star from China — of Indian basketball. At 7 feet 2 inches, 18-year-old Satnam Singh Bhamara of Balloke village in Barnala has many achievements up his sleeves. Currently he is completing his studies and basketball training at IMG Academy in the US. He has come to Punjab on vacations.

Garbage dump moved back in front of residential school’s girls hostel

Over two weeks after a garbage dump was shifted from in front of the Senior Secondary Residential School for Meritorious Students, a garbage dump has come up in front of the school’s girls’ hostel.

Bent electricity poles, hanging wires pose grave risks to commuters

Tilted and broken electricity poles and hanging high tension wires on the Chandigarh Road near Focal Point Phase 8 is posing a threat to commuters. Many of the poles in the area are either tilted or broken. Thus, passersby remain at a risk of some unwanted accident, especially during rain or storm.

Despite risks, sale of chemically ripened fruits goes unchecked

With health officials not bothering to conduct regular checks, several vendors in the city continue to sell fruits that have been injected with chemicals like calcium carbide to get them to ripen early.

With no MC house meet, major issues stay unresolved

With delay in general house meeting of the municipal corporation, councillors are unable to redress the problems being faced by city residents. Despite repeated demands of the councillors, no house meeting had been organised since February.

On court order, man, others booked for rape on daughter’s complaint

A woman lodged a rape case against her father, brother-in-law and father-in-law at Basti Jodhewal police station on Sunday. The woman has also accused her own mother, sister and mother-in-law of forcing the male members of the family to rape her.

Schools blame slow internet for not updating attendance

Over 350 government-run schools in the district have not forwarded attendance records of teachers and students for July to the state school education department web portal. Of the 359 institutions, 150 are middle schools, 119 are high schools and 90 senior secondary schools. There are 192 middle, 186 high and 148 senior secondary schools in the district.
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