HindustanTimes Fri,29 Aug 2014


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

Double blow for Akali Dal candidate Bhagwan Dass Juneja

It was a double blow for Shiromani Akali Dal's Patiala assembly by-poll candidate Bhagwan Dass Juneja when his eldest son died Sunday and he lost the election Monday.

Three arrested for duping PTET aspirants in Moonak

The Moonak police have arrested three people for duping aspirants of Punjab State Teacher's Eligibility Test (PTET) by promising them

SBOP holds marathon to raise awareness about drug abuse

 The State Bank of Patiala on Sunday organised a `Grand Run' marathon to raise awareness about the ill effects of drug abuse.

Kidnappers kill 5-year-old boy; body recovered from canal

To avenge the alleged affair, Bindri kidnapped Harvinder on August 22 and threw him into a canal near Gujran village, the SSP said. The police also recovered the boy's slippers from the canal bank.

SBoP holds marathon to raise awareness about drug abuse

The State Bank of Patiala on Sunday organised a `Grand Run' marathon to raise awareness about the ill effects of drug abuse.

5-year-old abducted during school hours

A five-year-old boy was abducted from in Sheron village of Sunam sub-division on Friday. The boy identified as Harvinder Singh was a Class-1 student at the Government Primary School was kidnapped by two motorcyclists when he came out of the school premises during break.

HC summons senior PRTC officials over pension dues

Following the failure of the Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) to clear pending dues of its retired employees as per orders of the Punjab and Haryana high court, senior officials have been directed to appear before the state's highest judicial body on August 26.

PRTC fails to release pensions as promised, pensioners protest

 Over hundreds of  Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) pensioners staged a protest inside the bus stand and blocked the main gate for over two hours on Friday.

Patiala commissioner makes inspection of Fatehgarh Sahib

Patiala divisional commissioner Ajeet Singh Pannu on Friday inspected Fatehgarh Sahib and met district officials to get feedback on the state's drug de-addiction and rehabilitation campaign in the region.

41 Dalit leaders released from Sangrur jail

After two months in custody, the 41 Dalit leaders, who had been arrested by the police for attacking police personnel during the auction of the reserved common land in Balad Kalan village of Bhawanigarh sub-division, were released from the jail here on Friday following court orders.

Bhagwant meets UK deputy high commissioner

Aam Aadmi Party leader and Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann on Thursday met British deputy high commissioner to north-west India David Lelliott and sought his support on the issue of students falling victim to fake travel agents. Mann said that Lelliott assured cooperation on the youths, who had gone to England to study, and could not return due to errors in documents.

Last-minute revision: Capt includes photos of Gandhis in posters

After complaints reached the Congress high command that Amritsar MP and former chief minister Amarinder Singh had deliberately avoided including pictures of All India Congress Committee (AICC) president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi in the campaign hoardings, Aamrinder’s camp on Thursday put up new hoardings with photos of both senior leaders along with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Senior Congress leaders including Congress MLA Brahm Mohindra had raised the issue with the party high command.
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