HindustanTimes Sat,25 Oct 2014


EC announces poll dates for Jammu & Kashmir | Light rain, snowfall in Himachal Pradesh | Coal company manager found dead | GMADA told to pay Rs 15,000 for excess deduction | UT education dept to advertise 1,100 teaching posts

PM’s presence at swearing-in of Khattar may create odd situation

Modi's slogan for haryana elections- Hi-fi, Wi-fi and Safai
An odd situation related to the order of precedence may arise during the swearing-in ceremony of Haryana’s chief minister-designate Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is certain to attend.

5-phase elections in Jharkhand, J-K announced; counting on December 23

Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand CM contenders
Elections in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand will be held in five phases between November 25 and December 20, the Election Commission announced on Saturday. Counting of votes will be on December 23.

Seek Modi’s intervention on transfer of Chandigarh to Punjab: Cong asks BJP

Chandigarh map
The Punjab Congress on Saturday called upon state BJP chief Kamal Sharma to seek commitment from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the transfer of Chandigarh to Punjab in accordance with the Punjab Accord and the resolution of the related issues in that spirit.

Power to cost more in Punjab; Fuel Cost Adjustment surcharge levied

Electricity poll
Consumers will have to shell out more for electricity in Punjab with power utility PSPCL levying Fuel Cost Adjustment (FCA) surcharge on all categories of consumers, including domestic, industry and commercial.

Shimla to have full-fledged cancer hospital

CM okays appointment of 2 PPSC members

Abhimanyu, Vij, Dhankar in race for Cabinet berth

Punjab: Relief to owners of illegal plots and colonies

Businessman joins 'Swachh Bharat' campaign

Babies swapped at Sirsa hospital, alleges family

Punjab launches scheme for water-logged areas

Construction on 1984 riots memorial from Nov 1

Gurgaon guesthouse permit to Vadra justified: Govt

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Mehta is 1st Sikh officer from Kashmir to become Lt General

LT Gen PS Mehta
Lt Gen PS Mehta, a second-generation army officer, who has his parentage in Shogapora (Badgam) and Singhpora (Baramulla) of Jammu and Kashmir, has been promoted to the rank of Lt General in Western Command, Chandimandir.

Coal company manager found dead

GMADA told to pay Rs. 15,000 for excess deduction

UT education dept to advertise 1,100 teaching posts

Diwali air pollution rockets down from last year

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Despite HC orders, encroachments stay put in Labour Colony

Indian Judiciary
Following several complaints, the municipal corporation has located more than a hundred unauthorized residential structures in Labour Colony near the Kochar market. Though most of these encroachments have existed there for several years, civic officials did not bother to do anything about it.

 City NGO opens a free dispensary for poor

MC fails to remove garbage

DMCH celebrates Vishwakarma Day

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Passport authorities find fake birth certificates, 19 booked


Regional passport authorities in Jalandhar have identified a gang making fake birth certificates in Kapurthala which were being used to apply for passports.Harmanbir Singh Gill, regional passport officer (RPO), Jalandhar, has lodged a complaint with the Kapurthala police that around 19 people from the city allegedly used fake certificates to obtain passports.

MC wards notified in Hoshiarpur

Riot, terrorist victims without pension for four months

Panchayat dept to restart sports tourneys at block, dist, state level

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Manohar Lal Khattar is the new CM
Happy New Year Review
day in pics
Diwali celebration
Manish Malhotra will always be just Manish Malhotra

Planets decide swearing-in time for new Haryana government

Manohar Lal Khattar
Planetary positions seem to have decided the day and the time when the first BJP chief minister in Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar, and his cabinet colleagues will take oath on Sunday morning.

Canadian Prime Minister hid in cupboard while gunbattle went on outside

Keran infiltration

Canada's prime minister, Stephen Harper, hid in a cupboard used to store electrical boxes and ladder while a gunbattle ensued in a nearby hallway of the parliament building in Ottawa this week, it emerged on Friday. Members of parliament and party leaders, including Harper, were meeting in the centre block of Parliament Hill when the attacker, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau,stormed into the building at about 10am on Wednesday morning. I Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks

50% of kids with cancer are malnourished, say doctors

To combat malnutrition in children suffering from cancer, Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH), along with NGO Cankids Kidscan, is collaborating with over 50 institutions from across the country, including centres like All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, and PGI, Chandigarh, to form a special body.

Modi’s flood-relief package draws flak from Kashmir political parties

Bharatiya Janta Party

Political parties in Kashmir slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Rs. 745-crore relief package for the flood-hit state on Friday, saying it was a “cruel joke” and fell way short of expectations after the worst flooding in decades.

In a breakthrough, ‘dead’ heart used for transplant in Australia

Dead heart
In a major breakthrough, a team of doctors, including an Indian-origin surgeon, on Friday said they had successfully performed the world’s first heart transplant in Australia using a “dead heart”, a development that could save many lives.

Canadian Parliament attack: Security stays high as police probe gunman’s ties

Canada parliament shooting
Canada’s capital faced a third day of heightened security on Friday as the police searched to find out whether the man who shot and killed a soldier and charged into the Parliament building had got help in plotting his attack.

Lobbying on for cabinet berths; Jats, Brahmins angling for deputy CM post

Capt Abhimanyu
Hectic lobbying is on within the BJP to grab ministerial berths when a new government headed by chief minister designate, Manohar Lal Khattar takes over on Sunday. A total of 14 persons, including the chief minister can be inducted in the Council of ministers in the state.

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama concerned over terror attack in Canada

 Dalai Lama
Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Friday expressed concern over the acts of terrorism in Canada, including an attack on parliament. In a letter to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the Nobel Peace laureate, who is currently visiting Canada, expressed concern over the senseless acts of violence.
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MC fund crunch issue: Minister Joshi, mayor not on the same page

Anil Joshi Industries minister, Punjab

Local bodies minister Anil Joshi and Amritsar mayor Bakshi Ram Arora on Saturday took different positions on the issue of fund crunch the municipal corporation has been grappling with of late.While on the one hand, the minister stressed that there was no paucity of funds in the municipal corporation, the mayor on the other maintained that the civic body’s financial condition was weak and it urgently needed assistance in the form of a package.

Cong high command to decide on Bajwa soon

Illegal constructions galore in local bodies minister’s

City celebrates safe & blissful eco-friendly Diwali

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Shatabdi likely to be on track on Oct 31, halt at Mansa a mystery

All about TODs

Twelve years after it was discontinued, union minister of railways Sadananda Gowda is expected to flag off the Bathinda-New Delhi Shatabdi Express fron Bathinda on October 31. But the mystery over its halt at Mansa railway station is not yet over.

Double blow to cotton farmers: Less yield, low prices

Foundation stone of "Astro Turf"awaiting start of work at Fzr

Man gets 10-year jail for attempt to rape

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BJP councillor accuses  SAD-run MC of ignoring development in his ward

A pucca road washed away at mishriwala due to flash floods that hit the area, in Jammu on Thursday Nitin Kanotra/HT.

BJP councillor accuses  SAD-run MC of ignoring development in his ward.At a time when Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders are trying to bring their coalition back on the track, BJP councillors here have accused the SAD-run municipal corporation  of ignoring development in their wards.

Educational tour organised by Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University

Man hitches bike ride; killed in road mishap

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Freedom fighters and prisons

Convicts, jail, prisoners
"Veer Savarkar spent 10 years of his life in isolation in this tiny and dark cubicle," the Port Blair prison tourist guide said. We looked in disbelief wondering how any human being could be isolated day and night for 10 years in a cell of 13.5x7.5 feet? Writes Hari Chand Aneja.

Akali-BJP ties: Boys must not be boys

Harcharan Bains
The BJP is on song these days. Almost anything the party touches turns to gold, thanks largely to the presence of a modern Midas in its ranks. In a stunning reversal of fortunes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems to have built an impressive political edifice virtually on the ruins of a party that not too long ago wore the look of eternity in Indian politics. Writes Harcharan Bains.
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Sardar Singh to lead India for Oz tour

Sardar Singh
Sardar Singh will lead a 21-member Indian men's hockey squad for the four-match Test tour of Australia to be held in Perth from November 4 to 9. Post bagging gold medal at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, the tour of Australia is being organised as part of preparation for the upcoming FIH Champions Trophy 2014, to be held in Bhubaneswar December 6-14.

Deepa overcomes pain to fulfill Asiad dream

Handball player Deepa
Inspirational anecdotes usually draw on incidents where extraordinary courage and resilience tame greatest of challenges and pain. Deepa’s story treads a similar course.
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Punjab abroad

Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks

Canada vowed on Friday to toughen laws against terrorism in ways, that critics say, may curtail civil liberties as a country that prides itself on its openness mourned the second soldier this week killed by homegrown radicals.
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