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HindustanTimes Fri,29 Aug 2014

Patiala

Huge rise in vegetables prices in Sangrur, housewives upset

From tomato to onion, prices of almost all vegetables have risen steadily in the city, disturbing substantially the kitchen budget of housewives.

Will never poach from BJP, says Badal

Reacting strongly to Bharatiya Janata Party’s poaching Shiromani Akali Dal leaders, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has said the SAD wouldn’t do that to the ally.

Power load shedding back as coal crisis worsens

Owing to the ongoing coal crisis, power cuts are back in the rural areas of Punjab with the farming sector also not getting adequate power supply.

Punjabi varsity wins MAKA Trophy, completes hat-trick

Third year in a row, Punjabi University here has won the prestigious Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy, to be seventh time adjudged country’s best overall in games.

Chandigarh student pushed into Patiala canal after ‘gangrape’

A second-year Bachelor of Arts student (18) studying in Chandigarh was pushed into the Bhakra Canal here by allegedly her boyfriend (24) and his accomplices who had driven her down from her college. Police are tightlipped over reports that suggest gangrape before murder.

Don't migrate, serve country's needy: Badal to doctors

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday said it was a "colossal wastage" of resources on preparing doctors if they migrate to other countries and asked them to work in the state where their services were far more required.

SAD suffers second blow after debacle in LS polls

In a second setback within three months after the Lok Sabha poll debacle, the Shiromani Akali Dal won only in 11 out of the total 170 polling stations in the Patiala Urban bypoll, losing to the Congress with a wide margin in the others.

Woman dies; husband arrested, in-laws booked on dowry charges

A 28-year-old woman Sarvjit Kaur of Bhagdana village here was allegedly poisoned to death by her in-laws for not bringing more dowry, on Monday.

DC urges colleges to give out police numbers to students to curb ragging

 In an effort to counter ragging, deputy commissioner (DC) Arun Sekhri on Tuesday directed all educational institutes here to set up boards with numbers of the local administration’s officials, during a meeting with members of institutes, students and social workers, at the Bachat Bhawan

Irrigation department junior engineers boycott work after attack on colleague

Following an attack on their colleagues, junior engineers of the Punjab Irrigation Department here decided to boycott work on Tuesday.

Empowering women, the daughters’ way at Mela Dhiyan Daa

Tears of joy rolled down their wrinkled cheeks as they hugged one another, reliving old memories and cracking jokes at Mela Dhiyan Daa (fair of the village daughters) on Sunday at Saddoheri, their ancestral village that they had left decades ago after their wedding.

Juneja’s son dies, Preneet cancels victory celebrations

Defeated Akali candidate Bhagwan Das Juenja has suffered a double blow, since his elder son, Gurpal Juneja, died of heart attack on Sunday night.

Double blow for Juneja, son dies

Defeated Akali candidate Bhagwan Das Juenja has suffered a double blow, since his elder son, Gurpal Juneja, died of heart attack on Sunday night.

Congress breaks SAD's winning streak in bypolls

With Preneet Kaur's victory in the Patiala Urban bypoll, the Congress in Punjab has finally overcome a dry spell of more than six years to eclipse the ruling SAD-BJP alliance's winning streak in bypolls.

After release, dalit leaders resume protest

Three days after being released from the Sangrur jail, dalit leaders on Monday resumed their protest outside the office of the deputy commissioner (DC) demanding the cancellation of auction of reserved panchayati land in Balad Kalan, Matoi and Namol villages of the district
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