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HindustanTimes Tue,23 Sep 2014

Amritsar

Govt to instal 286 deep tubewells in Kandi area

In order to provide the farmers of the Kandi area with standard irrigational facilities, the Punjab government is installing 286 deep tubewells at a cost of `30 crore. This was stated by Punjab Water Resources Management and Development Corporation chairman Ravikaran Singh Kahlon while talking to mediapersons at his residence at Dadu Jodh village on Thursday.

DC orders probe into 'poor quality' of bar chambers

District deputy commissioner Abhinav Trikha has ordered an inquiry into the alleged poor quality of the building having chambers for the bar members by Gurdaspur PWD executive engineer Parminder Singh Tiwana.

SGPC continues to airlift relief material to J&K

The humanitarian task undertaken by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) for providing relief to the flood-hit people of Jammu and Kashmir entered the 10th day on Friday.

HC for CBI inquiry in Gurkirat murder case

The Punjab and Haryana high court has asked the Punjab government to “consider” handing over the investigation into the Gurkirat murder case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Congress dealt severe blow to financial backbone of state, blames Badal

Facing the heat of fund crunch, Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday blamed successive Congress governments at the Centre for the poor financial health of the state. Badal said the step-motherly treatment by the Congress coupled with its regressive policies had broken the financial backbone of Punjab.

SAD-INLD tie-up in Haryana a 'business alliance': Bajwa

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief Partap Singh Bajwa on Thursday termed the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) alliance with the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) ahead of the assembly polls in Haryana an "attempt by the Badals to promote their business interest".

Makkar hails basketball body move to lift ban on turban

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Avtar Singh Makkar on Wednesday appreciated the International Basketball federation (FIBA) for allowing players wearing turban to participate in the basketball tournaments.

Zonal youth festival for B-Zone starts at GNDU

A four-day Zonal Youth Festival of affiliated colleges of Guru Nanak Dev University from 'B-Zone' - Tarn Taran, Pathankot, Gurdaspur districts - inaugurated here on Wednesday at the Dashmesh Auditorium.

Demanding death for rape accused, aganwadi workers stages protest

Demanding capital punishment for the rape accused, who reportedly abducted and raped a five-year-old Dalit girl repeatedly at Chanan Ke village, hundreds of aganwadi workers staged a demonstration here on Wednesday.

J&K students a worried lot: Fail to hear kin, running out of money

Sitting hundreds of miles away, they are spending days with prayers on their lips for the safety of their near and dears one's back home in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir.

Candidates train to become paralegal volunteers

The District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) on Wednesday started a four-day refresher course for paralegal volunteers. The training programme was inaugurated by Gurbir Singh, district and sessions judge-cum-chairman, Amritsar DLSA.

Man posing as Rajnath’s son-in-law held

 The Amritsar police on Tuesday arrested a man who was posing as the son-in-law of Union home minister Rajnath Singh. The accused was identified as Giri Raj.

Forum directs Improvement Trust to return `9.8 lakh to complainant

The district consumer disputes redressal forum directed Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT) to refund a sum of `9.87 lakh to a complainant who paid the money for allotment of a residential plot as the scheme under which the land was allotted has been stalled by the Punjab and Haryana high court.

New education policy to accent on moral values, not just marks: Irani

The new 'shiksha neeti' (education policy) of the Narendra Modi government will not be only about "marks obtained", but will revolve around basic moral values that have deteriorated over the years.

Security and safety go for a toss at mission road park

Like any other park in the town, the park at Mission Road Colony is more or less ruled by addicts or so-called lovebirds, who took to fight when their activities are objected by locals, and thus, the locals feel threatened by the unwelcome guest here.
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