HindustanTimes Fri,19 Sep 2014


Punjab CM orders probe in Nagra-SDM spat case

Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday directed Patiala divisional commissioner Ajit Singh Pannu to hold an inquiry into the alleged verbal spat involving Congress MLA Kuljit Singh Nagra and SDM Pooja Syal Grewal.

Next AIPMT on May 3

The All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) for the academic year 2015-16 will be held on May 3 next year. As per communication released by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), eligibility conditions and the syllabus pattern will remain similar to that of AIPMT 2014 as provided by the Medical Council of India.

Daduwal granted bail in case under Arms Act

Sikh preacher and Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee member Baljit Singh Daduwal, who is facing four cases in four police stations of Punjab, got bail on Thursday in one of the cases -- registered under the Arms Act by the Mansa police.

CM forms panel for development in kandi belt

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday constituted a joint monitoring committee to ensure timely implementation of lift irrigation schemes in the kandi region of Rupnagar, Nawanshahr, Hoshiarpur and SAS Nagar districts.

Nooran sister case adjourned to October 30

Punjabi Sufi singer Jyoti Nooran, who recently got married and has been caught in a controversy over her age, will have to stay in the protection home at least till October 30.

Mini truck rams into scooter, 16-yr-old killed, mother hurt

Two days after a cyclist was killed and two women were injured after being hit by a CTU bus near Kalagram, a 16-year-old girl was killed and her mother injured at the railway light point after being hit by a mini truck on Wednesday midnight.

Jyoti murder case: Trial court judge erred in acquitting Doon MLA, aides: District attorney

District attorney (DA) APS Parmar and public prosecutor Manoj Vashisht have submitted their opinion to the office of deputy commissioner of police (DCP) in the Jyoti murder case where they commented that additional district and sessions judge Roopam Singh has erred in acquitting Doon MLA Ram Kumar Chaudhary and 11 others.

Plea challenging Rent Act amendment disposed of

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday disposed of a petition filed by the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana challenging the Punjab Rent Act amendment.

Camelot project: Sukhbir Badal moves high court, challenges I-T notice

Sukhbir Badal has moved the Punjab and Haryana high court, challenging the income tax department’s notice to him for payment of Rs. 1.2 crore capital gain on an amount that he is allegedly “yet to receive” from the Tata Housing company as he had given the land for the company’s upcoming Camelot housing project in Kansal, SAS Nagar.

Model code: No rooms for non-officials at PWD rest houses

Following the announcement of assembly polls in the state, the Haryana government on Thursday ordered that no rooms will be allotted to any non-official at PWD’s rest houses and circuit houses till the model code of conduct is in effect.

Caste clash: Uneasy calm in Haryana village

An uneasy calm prevailed at Tigra village in Yamunanagar on Thursday, a day after a caste clash.

Notice slapped on three for model code violation

Ladwa constituency election officer sent notices to three persons, including INLD Kurukshetra district president, for violation of model code of conduct during Haryana assembly elections.

AAP launches ‘Aapawaz’ helpline as election watchdog

Though the Aam Aadmi Party is not contesting the Haryana assembly elections, the outfit on Thursday announced that it will launch a campaign to make voters aware of “tainted candidates” and protest against violations of model code of conduct.

Man jailed for murder of Vancouver girlfriend wants to withdraw his guilty plea

A man who spent 12 years on the lam before being convicted in the fatal shooting of his teenage girlfriend wants to withdraw his guilty plea. Ninderjit Singh says that the plea entered in BC Supreme Court for the 1999 second-degree murder of 18-year-old Poonam Randhawa was not voluntary or unequivocal.In a notice filed in the BC Court of Appeal against the conviction and sentence, he claims that Justice Bruce Butler erred in several ways, including failing to make an adequate inquiry before accepting the guilty plea.

Virbhadra regrets Bhushan's statement in land case

Himachal chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday expressed regret over the reported statement of lawyer Prashant Bhushan that the state's decision to vest the land purchased by KBES in the government was "political".
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