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HindustanTimes Sat,27 Dec 2014

Patiala

Patiala incubator deaths: Doctor gets 2-year jail

A Patiala court on Thursday awarded two-year imprisonment to Prof KK Locham, head of the paediatric department of Rajindra Hospital and Medical College here, along with two others, in the incubator death case. A fire had broken out in the nursery unit of the hospital on the intervening night of January 30 and 31, 2009.

Patiala incubator deaths: Doctor, two others get two-year jail

A Patiala court on Thursday awarded two-year imprisonment to Prof KK Locham, head of the paediatric department of Rajindra Hospital and Medical College here, along with two others, in the incubator death case.

Woman commits suicide, in-laws husband booked

A woman committed suicide by jumping into a river, allegedly fed up of continuous torture at the hands of her huband and in-laws. The police have registered a case against her husband and other family members at Rajpura police station.

With unsafe rooms demolished months ago, Faridkot village students left to face biting cold

At the government primary and elementary school in Surghuri village of the district, hundreds of children are left to shiver as almost all the unsafe rooms of both the wings of the school were demolished about five months ago but no grant has reached for new construction so far.

Punjabi Univ postpones examinations scheduled for Dec 19

Punjabi University has rescheduled its examination which was to be held on December 19.

Schools across Sangrur district mourn Peshawar attacks

Scores of students from various schools of the district mourned the cold-blooded murder of innocent students and teachers by terrorist outfit Taliban in Pakistan's Peshawar city on Tuesday.On Wednesday, all private and government schools in the district observed a two-minute silence following an appeal by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Punjabi Univ prof creates Punjabi utilities for MS Word

In a new development, Dharamveer Sharma, a faculty member of the computer science department at Punjabi University, has developed a set of utilities in Punjabi, for Microsoft Word (MS Word).

Lack of urea may affect crops, farmers anxious

Farmers are worried for their crop due to the unavailability of urea in the cooperative society of Jamitgarh village.

Akalis fight over panchayat land auction at Patiala village

Two groups of Akalis in the district have locked horns over the auction of a panchayat land in Kakrala village as one group accused the bureaucracy of favouritism.

Women's group holds protest march on 'Nirbhaya Divas'

The Istri Jagriti Manch on Tuesday held a protest march from Nehru Park to the bus stand here to mark 'Nirbhaya Divas' in memory of the Delhi gang rape victim.

Social media banned in Fatehgarh Sahib administrative offices

Implementing the state government's orders, deputy commissioner Kamaldeep Singh Sangha directed the district's officials to not use social media platforms such as Facebook and Whatsapp during office hours.

After drawing flak in hockey, Pakistani kabaddi team emerges as favourite

Kabaddi fever gripped Nabha as a heavy rush was witnessed during the fifth World Kabaddi Cup matches held at Punjab Public School on Monday.

Palledars block traffic over delay in payment of dues

Demanding immediate disbursal of their dues, hundreds of palledars (mandi labourers) held a protest and blocked traffic near the Lal Batti Chowk here on Monday.Protesting under the banner of the Punjab Palledar Union, the protesters moved towards the mini-secretariat building raising anti-government slogans.

Punjab govt to declare Gatka as official sport

Appearing to be playing a “panthic” card, the state’s Akali government is going to declare Sikh martial art gatka a recognised sport in Tuesday’s cabinet meeting.

Pepsu Road Transport Corporation pensioners to protest on Dec 17

Pensioners of the Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) and their family members decided on Sunday to protest against non-payment of their pensions since the past four months, at Patiala bus stand on December 17.
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