HindustanTimes Wed,01 Oct 2014


Gurdaspur hammered-to-death case 'solved' , victim's kin held

The police on Tuesday arrested a man they claimed had hammered a woman to death after robbing her of gold ornaments and Rs. 15,000 cash at her Babbehali farmhouse near here on September 22.

UK based Sikh TV-channel contributes Rs. 10 lakh for J&K

The United Kingdom (UK) based television channel, 'Akal Channel' contributed a sum of Rs. 10 lakh to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) relief fund for the flood hit families of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).

Punjab youth asked to confront problems

People's walking away from problems had aggravated the woes of Punjab, scholars opined on Tuesday during a Sikh youth conference here.

Fifth kabaddi world cup in December, says CPS

The Punjab government will organise the fifth edition of World Cup Kabaddi in the first week of December, with 17 countries competing for record prize money over a fortnight, chief parliamentary secretary Gurbachan Singh Babbehali has said here.

Kiran Bedi visits drug de-addiction centre

Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi on tuesday visited a drug de-addiction centre at local government medical college here

Drug de-addiction centres across Punjab under great strain

A visit to drug de-addiction centres of Punjab reveals the scourge of sweeping substance addiction that does not discriminate between class, caste or creed, and has become an immense leveller.

Reduced hours of power supply make Basmati growers worried

The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) decision to reduce the daily supply of electricity to tube-wells from six hours to four has basmati growers in the state worried.

No brides for men married to substance abuse in Punjab

The evidences of the adverse impact of drug abuse have started to stand out from the past with more crime, domestic violence, widows, orphans, and addict women; and worst that substance abusers and men of their families are not getting brides.

Compensation raised to rs 10,000 to the border farmers

The compensation to the farmers whose lands fall between the Indo-Pak border and border fencing in Punjab has been raised from rs 6,500 to Rs.10,000 per acre per annum from this January. Half of the amount will be contributed by the Punjab government.

Youth fest begins at engineering College

 The youth festival of Sri Sai College of Engineering kicked off at Badhani campus on Sunday. The three-day fest is scheduled to contain some educative skits.

SGPC holds medical camp in Srinagar

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) organised a medical camp for residents of Shanpura, Soodhara Shahi and Indira Colony localities in Srinagar on Sunday.

Punjab Rural Games sports meet opens on Monday

 As many as 2,400 athletes will be participating in a three-day Punjab State Rural Games for Under-16 girls that kicks off at Guru Nanak stadium here on Monday.Revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia will be declaring the games open

Floods, sand deposits damage farmers' crops in Pb

Sand deposits left by the flooded river Ravi in fields has left farmers' crops damaged in Amritsar district.Heavy rain falls flooded the river on the border belt of Dera Baba Nanak and Ajnala sector, burring thousand acres of land.

Tarn Taran village in search of cure for drug addiction

Kafan nu jeban ni hundian. Chitta bechde ne eh maut de vepari, te bhul gaye ne eh ke kafan bi chitta hunda ae. (The shroud does not have pockets. These merchants of death, who sell white powder or heroin, have forgotten that the colour of shroud is also white).

Now, Amritsar temple to build memorial to militancy victims

People who fell victim to bullets of militants in Punjab will soon have a befitting memorial. The memorial, a concrete structure, will come up inside the Durgiana Mandir complex. The construction is set to begin soon with the Shri Durgiana Committee having given its go-ahead to the project.
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