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HindustanTimes Sat,20 Sep 2014

Patiala

Patiala SP in dock for trying to save realtor

Superintendent of police (detective) Jaskaranjit Singh Teja is in the dock for recommending the cancellation of a case against realtors, which was upheld by two inquires conducted by SP-level officers.

‘Sach di Dukaan’ where honesty is a way of life

In a unique effort to teach students honesty, Government High School Benra of Dhuri sub-division here started a ‘Sach di Dukaan’ or ‘truth shop’. Based on mathematics teacher Devi Dayal’s idea.

Sacked AAP leaders accuse Dr Gandhi of ‘tyranny’

A week after being expelled from the Aam Aadmi Party, former district convener Kundan Gogia and Rajpreet Singh Aulakh on Sunday accused Patiala MP Dr Dharmvira Gandhi of being a dictator and proposed to launch a campaign against him.

Preneet presides over Vaman Dwadashi events

Congress MLA Preneet Kaur along with BIS Chahal, former media advisor to Capt Amarinder Singh, presided over a string of Vaman Dwadashi festivals across the city on Saturday. It was celebrated with religious fervor in Patiala and tableaux were taken out to mark the historic festival.

Historic floating restaurant now a sinking ship

The historic floating restaurant on the Bhakra Canal in Sirhind on the Delhi-Amritsar highway, an erstwhile iconic landmark, is now in shambles owing to poor maintenance and neglect by the state over many years.

Girl drowning case: one accused nabbed

One of the two main accused in the murder of the 2nd year BA student from Chandigarh who was allegedly pushed into the Bhakra Canal by her boyfriend, was arrested on Sunday.

No economic package: Congress mocks Akalis

After Akali-BJP's constant criticism of the UPA government for not granting a special economic package to the state, Punjab Congress vice-president Brahm Mohindra on Sunday fired a salvo at the ruling SAD-BJP government over the issue.

Come winter, PSPCL will have problem of plenty

After reeling under a power shortage the entire summer, the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) will soon have a problem of plenty. A day after the widespread rain, PSPCL, which was short of power in the summer, has floated tenders for selling around 5,000 MW power from October till March next year.

Punjabi should be made medium of research works, training: education minister

Minister of state for education Dr Daljit Singh Cheema on Saturday said that Punjabi should be developed by introducing keyboards and fonts of the language.

Company to refund Rs. 16 lakh to farmer for defective harvester

The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Ropar, on Saturday directed Claas India Pvt. Ltd, a harvester combine company, to pay over Rs. 16.3 lakh to a farmer in Bassi Pathana for selling defective equipment.

No telecast of PM speech in Malerkotla madrasas

The much talked about speech by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of Teacher’s Day could not reach thousands of students studying in the madrasas of Malerkotla in the district. The management in these madrasas did not arrange television or radio sets for students to listen to the PM’s speech.

PM's speech telecast in government and private schools in spite of rain playing spoilsport

Undeterred by heavy rainfall across Patiala district, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech on the occasion of Teacher's Day was telecast live in all government and private schools. Even though reports of power cuts and system crash due to heavy rains kept pouring in, schools left no stone unturned to follow the 'diktat' of the state and the Centre to make the one and a half hour speech a hit.

Historical floating restaurant awaits for renovation, Minister says to review the project

The plight of floating restaurant at Sirhind on Delhi- Amritsar national high way is changing in dilapidated condition day by day as it was learnt that the Punjab government had not given any attention towards its condition for the last many years. Moreover, no repair work had been carried out to maintain the historical  floating restaurant.

Sach di Dukan, teaching lesson of honesty to students in govt school

Teachers at a government school have thought of a unique way to teach children honesty - 'Sach Di Dukaan or a shop of truth. Based on the suggestion of Devi Dayal, mathematics teacher at the Benra government school in Dhuri sub-division, the school management decided to open the 'Sach Di Dukaan', a classroom stocked with stationary supplies, unmanned by a shopkeeper. The students can buy supplies and according to the price mentioned drop the money the money as per the cost of the product in the gullak.

Goods train collides head-on with engine

A major tragedy was averted in the wee hours of Friday, when a goods train collided head-on with the engine at the Patiala-Sangrur railway link near Nabha.The driver of goods train engine and four other railway employees sustained injuries and were admitted to a hospital. The railways have launched an inquiry into how two trains were on the same tracks.
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