HindustanTimes Sat,02 Aug 2014


Next move on HSGMC after consulting Sikh sangat, says Badal

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal said here on Friday, that the Haryana government’s move to wrest control of gurdwaras through remote-controlled ‘modern mahants’ would not be tolerated and the next course of action would be decided after discussing the issue with the Sikh sangat keeping in view the situation in the days to come.

No change in AAP candidate selection criteria despite embarrassment

Aam Adami Party (AAP) may have faced major embarrassment by taking a U-turn on ticket to Punjabi singer-turned-politician Balkar Sidhu, however there seems to be no change in the criteria to select candidates.

Youth killed in clash between student groups at Muktsar government college

The issue of becoming president of the students union in the government college here led to a clash between two rival groups, armed with fire weapons outside the college, which resulted in the death of an outsider Gurjeet Singh, 17,  who was allegedly shot dead by the rival group.

Talwandi Sabo bypoll: AAP cancels ticket to Balkar Sidhu

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal on Friday cancelled the candidature of singer-turned-politician Balkar Sidhu for the August 21 Talwandi Sabo byelection.

Adopted daughter kills woman

A woman was allegedly murdered in a village here by her adopted daughter, who kept the body in a box for five days. Victim Rani (60), a native of Jhoke Harihar village, 6 km from here, had been a member of the village panchayat for the past 15 years.

Police rough up ETT teachers ; outside CPS Singla's house

Protesting members of the Elementary Teachers Training (ETT) Union were roughed up by the police outside the residence of local MLA and chief parliamentary secretary Sarup Chand Singla in the Aggarwal colony here on Thursday.

Four booked for youth's 'murder',Sadak village observes bandh

Sadak village observed a shutdown to protest against the 'murder' of Lovepreet Singh alias Lovely, 19, whose body was identified by the family on Wednesday evening just before his cremation by the police as 'unidentified'.

Canal breach destroys hundreds of acres of crops in Moga village

Standing crops over hundreds of acres of land were destroyed after a breach in the Sivian Rajbaha (canal) near Channuwala village under Baghapurana subdivision, 30 km from here, on Thursday.

Badal accuses Congress of religious and economic attacks on Sikhs

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has accused the Congress of military, religious and economic attacks on Punjab and Sikhs and said the formation of a separate SGPC in Haryana is its latest attack with the intention of dividing the Sikhs.

Area under basmati expected to double in Muktsar this year

Heavy rain last year has led to the decline in area under cotton. From about 92,000 hectares last time cotton is expected to be grown on nearly 76,000 hectares this year, while area under basmati has doubled from about 36,000 hectares to the expected 72,000 hectares this year in Muktsar.

Adopted daughter 'murders' woman, stuffs body in box for five days

A woman was allegedly murdered in a village here by her adopted daughter, who kept the body in a box for five days.

JE holds protest against 'corruption' in power body

Senior officials of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) were caught in a tricky situation on Wednesday when a junior engineer posted in the Jaitu sub-division went on a hunger strike at the corporation's office by taking off his shirt and alleging large-scale corruption in the sub-division.

Huge quantity of poppy husk recovered in Moga; two held

Even as the local police administration is running a special anti-drug drive at Daulewala village under Dharamkot sub-division, 20 km from here, which is known as "drug haven" of Punjab, it seems that drug peddlers are having a free run.

Hearing in waste treatment plant case on Aug 22

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday fixed August 22 the next date for hearing in the solid waste treatment plant case.

Mobile phone seized from jail inmate

Authorities of the central jail here have recovered a mobile phone and a sim card from a jail inmate. Based on a complaint by jail authorities.
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