HindustanTimes Fri,11 Jul 2014


MC to disconnect 33 mobile phone towers as company fails to pay rent

As many as 33 mobile phone towers here are facing disconnection as the companies concerned have failed to deposit the required fee in spite of repeated notices by the Municipal Corporation.

PRTC employees observe strike

Accusing the state government of allocating permits to influential private transporters and exploiting employees by encouraging the contract system, the PRTC workers union, on Wednesday, observed a strike causing inconvenience to the commuters.

Bathinda Shatabdi gets thumbs up

Residents of the city and migrants from other states working here have widely welcomed the announcement of the biweekly (twice a week) Shatabdi Express from here to Delhi in the railway budget.

'Acche din' have started arriving: state BJP chief

Punjab BJP chief Kamal Sharma said here on Tuesday that the union railway budget, presented by the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre, was the start of 'good days' (acche din) for Punjab because it was for the first time in the history of the railways that the state has been given such an importance in this budget. 

Sangrur feels ignored, residents want Bathinda Sahatabdi via city

Residents of the city, while welcoming the announcement of the New Delhi-Bathinda Shatabdi in the zone, rued that more areas could have been connected, especially Sangrur.

Harsimrat Badal says voice of Bathinda heard after a decade

Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Tuesday said the voice of Bathinda had been heard after a decade at the centre with the Union railway minister announcing a New Delhi – Bathinda Shatabdi express in the rail budget.

Setback to crop diversification programme

After wasting energy on promoting direct sowing of basmati rice (DSR) in the Malwa region with a view to save groundwater during the last year without much success, the Punjab agriculture department has now been finding itself far behind in realising the target of 7-lakh hectare area under cotton in the state during the current season.

Primary school in Faridkot village running from unsafe building

The government primary school in Bir Sikhan Wala village of the district has been reportedly running from an unsafe building for many years. The over three-decade-old building has started leaking, with plaster from the roof of two rooms falling apart and walls having developed cracks.

Water logging: MC to rely on suction pumps, no long-term planning

 With monsoon round the corner, the municipal corporation (MCB) claims to be all set to tackle the problem of waterlogging, but by relying on the old technique of flushing out the water mechanically, instead of coming up with any long-term solution of the problem.

Gang of ATM thieves busted in Barnala, 4 BTech pass-outs held

Craze for a foreign land has landed four BTech engineers in jail. The BTech pass-outs were members of a gang of ATM thieves, which the police have busted here..

Anti drug-campaign getting overwhelming response in sate: Badal

Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal visited the drug de-addiction centre here on Sunday and said the anti-drug campaign launched by the state government was getting an overwhelming response as youths were visiting drug de-addiction centres to get rid of the habit of drugs.

Punjabi Satkar Sabha hails move

After chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda announced formation of the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee at Kaithal on Sunday, a wave of joy swept the Sikh community in Sirsa.

Vacant plot worth crores in Barnala being used as garbage dumping site

A tract of land, having commercial value worth crores, in the grain market here is lying neglected and has been turned into a garbage-dumping and cowdung cake-making site. Heaps of garbage are a common sight on both sides of the road in the area.

Craze to settle abroad lands four BTech passouts in jail

Craze for a foreign land has landed four BTech engineers in jail. The BTech pass-outs were members of a gang of ATM thieves, which the police have busted here.

Liquor contractor raids village; man dies, son hurt in scuffle

A man died while his son and two others sustained injuries during a scuffle between villagers and employees of a liquor contractor during a raid at a village in Zira sub-division of the district. Reports said a team of the excise department along with staff of a private liquor contractor raided Bhoope Walaa village, 6 km from Makhu.
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