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Jalandhar

From tomorrow, farmers to get hassle-free loans

It’s going to be easy farm loans in Punjab from Monday, as the state government has amended the agriculture-land mortgage law to eliminate the middleman role of the revenue department.

Labourer killed in building collapse

A labourer was killed while demolishing the unsafe building of the Government Senior Secondary School (Boys), Mahilpur, on Saturday. As per reports, a wall fell on Raj Kumar alias Raju (32), a resident of Bharowal village, when he was breaking down the building around 11am.

Online reservation of Jalandhar railway retiring room to be operational next month

Soon, people will be able to make bookings for the Jalandhar city railway station retiring room online. The facility will be available for the 11 railway locations under the Ferozpur division from the next month. Jammu and Amritsar railway online facility is already operational.

College principal suggests boys and girls not shake hands while meeting

In the twenty first century when the new generation is discussing the legalities of homo-sexuality and live-in relations, in a notice issued to the students, the principal of Guru Nanak Dev University College has suggested girls and boys not shake hands while meeting each other.

Provide free admission to SC/BC students, college principals told

The department of welfare for Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes on Friday directed the principals of private and aided colleges to provide free admission to SC/ BC students before August 31, failing which action will be initiated against them.

Chawla questions Chugh's elevation as BJP national secretary 

Senior BJP leader Laxmi Kanta Chawla has questioned the elevation of Amritsar leader Tarun Chugh's elevation as national secretary of the party.

PTU yet to pursue case in court despite UGC nod

Punjab Technical University (PTU) is yet to pursue its case in the Delhi high court regarding restarting admissions to its distance education programme, despite getting permission from the University Grants Commission (UGC) earlier this month to resume the programme for students in the state.

Cops nab accused in acid attack on Kapurthala teacher

The city police on Friday arrested the accused in connection with the acid attack on a 26-year-old contractual teacher at the local government elementary school almost five weeks after the incident took place on July 15.

Month on, Commonwealth Games medallists still await cash prizes

The Commonwealth Games medal winners from Punjab for whom the state government had announced financial incentives have not received any prize money so far, courtesy the financial crunch the government is facing.

Mounds of garbage dot Hoshiarpur town; authorities mum

With heaps of garbage lying everywhere coupled with a lackadaisical attitude of the authorities concerned, city residents are staring at an epidemic outbreak here. 

Cabinet reshuffle on cards, rivals Kalia, Bhandari hold hour-long meeting

At a time when the BJP high command is likely to announce cabinet reshuffle from its quota in the state anytime soon, former minister Manoranjan Kalia and chief parliamentary secretary (CPS) KD Bhandhari on Wednesday held a long closed-door meeting for nearby two hours at the former’s residence.

Staff crunch mars day-to-day work of Phagwara MC

The Municipal Corporation Phagwara (MCP) has been facing an acute staff shortage as only one junior engineer (JE) is taking care of entire field work in areas falling under the city limits.

Nursing student, ex-warden accuse institute director of sexual harassment

A girl student and a former warden of Bhai Mati Dass College of Nursing, Goraya, on Thursday levelled allegation of sexual harassment against the institute director.

In spite of Rs. 10 crore grant,canal rehabilitation hangs fire

 Work on the rehabilitation project of 800-km Bist-Doab canal continues to hang fire nearly a year after its scheduled start date of October 1, 2013, even after the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) sanctioned Rs10 crore for the project in March this year.

DTO fails to arrange staff to man new no. plate counters

Even as the administration made grand announcements of opening an additional counter and 15 hours work-days at the District Transport Office (DTO) complex to handle the increased rush for applicants wanting to get a high-security registration number plate (HSRP) on vehicles, lack of trained manpower has put paid to such plans. The deadline for getting the HSRP installed on vehicles as of now stands at August 31.
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