HindustanTimes Thu,18 Sep 2014


Punjab police arrest Bhindranwale Tiger Force of Khalistan chief Rattandeep Singh | Haryana assembly elections: BSP names 16 candidates in second list | Not out of last year's losses, cracker wholesalers want reduction in tax | Politicos condemn Yasin Malik for hijacking rescue boat in J&K | Kangra DM orders to vest land owned by Prashant Bhushan’s educational society with government

J-K: Civil Secretariat reopens, not operational yet

A view of a residential area during heavy rainfall in Jammu on Friday. Nitin Kanotra /HT
Civil Secretariat, the seat of Jammu and Kashmir, opened on Thursday after 11 days but could not become operational as the ground floor of the seven-storey building is still under three feet of water. Ministers reach out to flood-hit populace of Kashmir Valley

US lawmakers, Sikhs disappointed at basketball body's headgear decision

The two organisations said they have already identified several major problems. For instance, since religious exceptions still cannot be granted for international matches, Sikh athletes may still be forced to remove their turbans for matches outside India.

Camelot project: Sukhbir moves HC, challenges I-T notice

Sukhbir Badal
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.

CM regrets statement of Prashant Bhushan in land case

Himachal Pradesh, Virbhadra Singh
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".

BSP announces candidates from 16 more seats

Uneasy calm in Yamunanagar village; admn denies curfew

BSA, Apollo to set up facilities in Punjab

Water level in Pong dam to fall short of maximum level

Committee for implementation of lift irrigation schemes

Honour killing: 2 get death sentence

Punjab policy on regularisation of colonies questioned

IG Cheema case: Bail for co-accused Rashmi

State considers uniform tax on basmati traders

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CII’s Thailand Trade Show starts off to good response

India International Trade Fair

The Thailand Trade Show 2014 organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and department of international trade promotion (DITP), ministry of commerce, Royal Thai government, started off at Himachal Bhawan in Sector 28 on Wednesday.

Finally, 78-yr-old war veteran gets back house from son

Rs30 lakh splurged on MC study tour raises questions

US university announces new programes for Indian students

350 govt teachers likely to be transferred in two weeks’ time

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Teen girl sedated, raped

Crime against women
A 17-year-old girl was allegedly sedated and raped by a resident of Arjan Colony in Jagirpur village on Wednesday. The accused, Lakwinder Singh, is known to the victim. The complainant, a resident of Namdev Colony, Basti Jodhewal, told the Meharban police that after school, she visited the Books Market in Old City, near Chaura Bazaar, to purchase some books.

Two more dengue cases spring up

ASHA workers hold rally, give memorandum to DC

MC directs to remove unauthorised ad boards outside shops, showrooms

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Jalandhar police start proceedings to bring back alleged Babbar Khalsa militant from US

After bringing back Jaskaran Singh Kalsi alias Jassa, an accused in the Yannick murder case, from Australia this week, the Jalandhar commissionerate police have initiated proceedings for extradition of alleged Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) terrorist, Balwinder Singh Possi.

Youth slits girl's throat after rejection of marriage proposal

Sufi poet's dargah mired in controversy

People can now fix online appointment for quick installation of HSRPs

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My India My Vote
Haryana Elections
Kashmir Floods: Rescue ops underway
Sonam and Fawad in Punjab
Actor Parineeti Chopra, Aditya Roy in Chandigarh

INTERVIEW: Sukhbir Singh Badal
‘People of Punjab are very impatient, want quick results… Give me time till 2016-end’

Sukhbir Badal

Having crossed the halfway mark of a second consecutive term, deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, de facto head of the SAD-BJP government in Punjab, has reset priorities. .

Jaspal Bhatti lives on as traffic police’s brand ambassador

Jaspal Bhatti

Six months after late satirist Jaspal Bhatti was dropped as Chandigarh Traffic Police’s brand ambassador, he has been chosen for the honour again.The police had removed Jaspal as its brand ambassador after his wife, Savita Bhatti, decided to contest Lok Sabha elections on an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) ticket.

Shahid Kapoor on why Indian films don’t win at the Oscars

Shahid Kapoor
Shahid says that people "do a film in India, thinking that it will go to the Oscars. I find it stupid. I have to do a film here for the people in India. I’m not doing my current film because it’s going to get nominated somewhere."

Srinagar floods: Holed up, robbed, govt staff ran for life

kashmir floods
For 11 days they kept waiting for rescue or relief. None came. And before they finally escaped their flood-ravaged office at Budshah Chowk in Srinagar, the 15 women and seven men, employees of the J&K civil secretariat, were robbed while in virtual captivity in a hostile environment.

Akali MLA's PA booked for uploading 'offensive' photos of Tota Singh on Facebook

The district police have booked Baldev Singh Babbu, personal assistant (PA) of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA Rajwinder Kaur Bhagike from Nihal Singh Wala constituency in this district and two others for allegedly uploading offensive pictures of Punjab agriculture minister jathedar Tota Singh on Facebook.

Juvenile thieves’ show-off gives them away

Juvenile crime

It is perfectly natural for children aged 13-14 to dream of branded clothes, latest gadgets, alcohol and the like, but for the duo nabbed by the SAS Nagar on Sunday for involvement in about 15 thefts, the path to these went through crime.

Radio Kashmir keeps hope afloat, unites divided families

Nazeer Ahmad (55), a desperate father whose daughter went missing since September 7, changed boats and buses several times to reach Srinagar from cut-off south Kashmir's Anantnag district on Friday. His only hope to trace her daughter was trekking the peak of the Shankar Achrya hill, east of the city.

Practice is passé: Pray till you succeed

Roller Skating
Often, superstition goes hand-in-hand with sport. Think red — the handkerchief in Steve Waugh’s left pocket,or Tiger Woods’ lucky final round shirt. But now, an Indian sports federation has taken things to a whole new level.
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Makkar hails basketball body move to lift ban on turban

Avtar Singh Makkar SGPC President
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Avtar Singh Makkar on Wednesday appreciated the International Basketball federation (FIBA) for allowing players wearing turban to participate in the basketball tournaments.

Bajwa terms SAD-INLD tie-up in Haryana a 'business alliance'

Zonal youth festival for B-Zone starts at GNDU

Hotels around Golden Temple searched

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Gippy Grewal asked to appear before police in 'chit fund fraud'

Gippy Grewal
Noted Punjabi singer Gippy Grewal has been asked to appear before the district police in a complaint of an alleged chit fund fraud with a person by a company of which Grewal is a brand ambassador.

XEN, other power staff held hostage  in Moga village for three hours

Interpretation-cum-information centre to come up at zoo-cum-deer safari

Two farmers commit suicide after floods damage crops in Mansa

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Man gets life term for murdering ex-wife

Murder, torture, humiliation
On the statement of his daughter that he had killed his ex-wife on May 27, a man named Shamsher Singh was Wednesday awarded life imprisonment here.

'Harassed for dowry', young  woman ends life in Sangrur

PRTC pensioners block main gates of bus stand

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Spice of  life

It's never too late


William shakespeare once said, “I wasted time and now doth time waste me.” It would be better to put time to good use instead of getting wasted by time. That way, we will have the satisfaction of knowing that we, for our part, never allowed time to hang heavy on our hands!writes Parambir kaur

Which, which stories, Dr Dhillon?


Dr Dhillon finished Act IV of Macbeth with the end of the first period. But before he read exeunt, he wanted to finish one more scene. He was the school principal and wasn’t always available to teach. So, whenever he could, he preferred to take two classes in a row — “so we can finish Macbeth before your first prelims,” he told us. Dr Dhillon taught us English.writes Rakesh Kumar

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KXIP pin hopes on home players against Hurricanes

Gurkirat Mann
The key to Kings XI Punjab’s success in this year’s IPL was the performance of domestic players like Manan Vohra, Sandeep Sharma and Akshar Patel. Though the likes of Glenn Maxwell and David Miller

Boxer Manoj Kumar to get Arjuna Award after winning court battle

Manoj Kumar Rajound
Forced to take the legal route after being denied the honour initially, Indian boxer Manoj Kumar will be bestowed the Arjuna Award as the sports ministry has finally accepted his nomination.
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Punjab abroad

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.
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