HindustanTimes Wed,27 Aug 2014


Unsafe govt school building forces teachers to take classes under tree

With the building of Government Primary School, Moti Nagar, being declared unsafe six months ago, 160 students are forced to attend classes under a tree. The school building houses five classrooms which were declared unsafe by the public works department.

Visitors continue to be taken for a ride at parking lots

As the authorities failed to act against "parking mafia", fleecing of visitors at various parking lots under the municipal corporation, district administration and zila parishad is continuing in every nook and corner of the city.

Forest minister inspects nurseries

Punjab forest and wildlife minister Chunni Lal Bhagat on Monday inspected nurseries of the department and said different varieties of trees were now being grown in the forest department's nurseries that were beneficial for the state.

MC razes 10 illegal shops under construction

The local municipal corporation (MC) razed 10 illegal under construction shops in Gandhi Nagar here on Monday. The shops were being reconstructed as the MC had earlier demolished the under construction shops at same place in June this year.

Three-day art, wedding exhibitions conclude

A three-day art and wedding exhibitions that were being held at Atmosphere Art Gallery and Park Plaza, respectively, since August 22 concluded on Sunday evening.

Need clear guidelines for treatment, rehab of addicts: Hyderabad doc

A Continuing medical education (CME) was organised on treatment of drug addiction by Association of Private Psychiatry (Punjab and Chandigarh branches) at a city hotel on Sunday.

MC yet to act over complaints of illegal change of land use

The municipal corporation (MC) allegedly delayed action into a complaint of illegal change of land use (CLU) by shop-cum-flat (SCF) owners in Model Town, Kitchlu Nagar, and other areas of the city.

Toilets for women at public places missing

Women residents of the city are a harried lot due to lack of separate toilets for them at various public places and offices.

PAU releases dates for booking stalls at Kisan Mela

Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has released dates for booking stalls at the Kisan Mela to be held on September 12 and 13, on its website (

13,000 candidates appear for PSTET

As many as 13,000 candidates appeared for the Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test (PSTET) on Sunday in about 31 examination centres.

Finally, girls’ hostel ready at school for meritorious

The girls’ hostel at Senior Secondary Residential School for Meritorious Students is ready with around 215 girls been shifted to the 39 rooms of the hostel on Saturday evening. Furniture has been provided to the students and proper dustbins have been set up in the corridors of the hostel.

Soil testing must after every three years: PAU

Experts at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) say the farmers must get their field soil tested after every three years in order to keep a tab on its quality.

SAD (A) district president arrested for assaulting man

The police have arrested the district president of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) (Amritsar) for allegedly attacking a resident of Gurbaksh Colony on Sunday morning.

Rs 2.6 lakh stolen from motorcycle

Unidentified persons allegedly stole Rs. 2.6 lakh after breaking open a motorcycle’s glove compartment in Moti Nagar on Sunday.

Knitwear industry protests being left out of skill development board panel

The multi-skill development board that was given a nod by chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday has stirred up a controversy as the city’s knitwear industry claims that the committee formed to run the board doesn’t comprise even a single member from the textile and knitwear industry.
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