HindustanTimes Sat,27 Dec 2014


Yearender: Important personalities from the region who bid adieu to this world in 2014


The region lost eminent personalities from various fields this year. From legendary writer Khushwant Singh to Sufi singer Barkat Sidhu, here's a list of important people from the region who bid adieu to this world in 2014.

Haryana to compete under IOA flag in Kerala National Games

In a big blow to the country’s sporting powerhouse Haryana, the Haryana sportspersons will be walking under the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) flag during the 35th edition of the National Games in Kerala to be held from January 31 to February 14.

Book on medieval history of India released

Sarita Mehta, a lecturer at the Centre for Languages and Intercultural Communication (CLIC), Rice University, Houston, the US, who was in the city to release her book 'History of Medieval India' on Friday said she organised musical function and poetical symposium in the US which kept her well rooted to the Indian cultural tradition.

Seven theft cases reported in a day

Seven theft cases were reported from various parts of the district late on Thursday night.

Robbers' gang member found involved in another crime

One of the members of the robbers' gang busted by the Rupnagar Police some days ago was also found to be involved in another crime committed in Chamkaur Sahib area.

Death of ducks creates birdflu scare in Rupnagar village

The death of ducks at a water pond at Bhurare village near Chamkaur Sahib created a scare of bird flu in the area.

Crows in Tarn Taran died due to toxicity: Animal husbandry director

The Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory in Jalandhar, on Friday, cleared the air around the mysterious death of 300 crows in Tarn Taran, declaring that the death was due to toxicity.

Severe cold wave sweeps Haryana, Punjab; 2 killed

Severe cold wave swept across most parts of Punjab and Haryana, affecting normal life and leading to the death of two people.

Rs 2 crore spent under nutrition scheme

About Rs. 2 crore has been spent on SAS Nagar district during the year under the Supplementary Nutrition Scheme for providing nutritional diet to the lactating mother and new born children, a statement by deputy commissioner Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu said.

Ensuring good governance

Good governance means law-enforcement agencies deliver without fear or favour. It means bureaucracy which works on mission mode and not on selfish mode. It means the political class lives up to the trust which people have reposed in them, and finally, it means that civil society not only watches over all of them but fulfils its own responsibilities by being law-abiding. Writes Kiran Bedi

SAD asks Modi to ban sale of opium in Rajasthan

Coinciding with Akali minister Bikram Singh Majithia’s appearance before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) as part of the probe into the drug racket, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) issued a statement on Friday, urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct the BJP government in Rajasthan to ban the sale of opium as neighbouring Punjab was suffering due to that government’s policy to earn profit from the sale of this narcotic commodity.

Badal hails Bharat Ratna for Vajpayee

Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, on Friday, hailed the decision of the Union government to confer the Bharat Ratna on former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Badal had also conveyed his wishes to Vajpayee on his 90th birthday on Thursday, a spokesperson here said.

Dhindsa asks for funds under Union budget to check drug abuse

Punjab finance minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa, on Friday, demanded special projects for the state in the pre-budget consultation meeting of Union finance minister Arun Jaitley in Delhi.

Pb: No VAT on construction material for cow shelters

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, on Friday, announced that value added tax (VAT) would not be charged on building material used to construct or renovate registered cow shelters, besides pursuing necessary amendments to the Punjab Religious Premises and Land (Eviction and Rent Recovery) Act to bring cow grazing lands out of illegal occupation.

Punjab FM seeks special project in union budget

Punjab finance minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa on Friday demanded special projects for the state deliberated in the pre-budget consultation meeting with Union finance minister Arun Jaitley in Delhi.
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