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HindustanTimes Tue,22 Jul 2014

Jalandhar

Now, police help desks for effective disposal of complaints

The Jalandhar police (rural) have come up with an innovative way to set up help desks which will be monitored through network of CCTV cameras for an effective addressal of complaints of people at police stations.

Yannick death case: Romy fled country via Nepal route

The special investigation team (SIT) looking into the case of Ramneet Singh Uppal 'Romy' (24), convicted for murderous assault on Burundi student Yannick Nihangaza, who fled out of the country after jumping parole, has claimed that the commissionerate police had immediately issued a lookout notice so that he could not fly abroad.

Education min serves show-cause notice to mid-day meal contractor

Taking a serious note of substandard food being repeatedly served to students at government schools in the district, Punjab education minister Daljit Singh Cheema on Thursday served a show-cause notice to the mid-day meal contractor seeking an explanation from him on the issue.

BJP leaders take up cudgels against their own govt

In an embarrassment to their own government, a group of BJP leaders in Punjab today alleged corruption in the much touted "Atta-daal" scheme of SAD-BJP government meant for the poor and Dalits.

Health dept to launch Pentavalent vaccine for infants

Under the Universal Immunization Programme (UIP), the state health department is set to launch the five-in-one Pentavalent vaccine for infants, administered to deal with diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, hepatitis-B and hib, from September onwards.

Delayed rains spark price rise Risein vegetable prices

The hot months of May, June and July always witness a fluctuation in the prices of vegetables, but this year the delay in the monsoon has made the difference quite evident. Prices of some basic vegetables like potatoes, onions and tomatoes that are used on a daily basis have gone up while those consumed seasonally have remained the same and, in some cases, also gone down.

DEO, clerk suspended for fraud, embezzlement

The police registered a case of embezzlement against a clerk in the education department on Tuesday.

DTO issuing learner’s licences without computerised tests

The much-hyped computerised tests mandatory for issuing learner’s licences by the district transport office (DTO) to bring transparency has proved to be a mere announcement as no such tests have been conducted at the DTO ever since the new criteria was announced in April.

City buses fail to generate expenses

The city buses started by the corporation in 2008 to provide the best transport facility to Jalandhar residents have been facing huge losses.

Former colleague throws acid on woman teacher

A 26-year old woman, a contractual teacher in a government elementary school in Kapurthala district, suffered burns on her face when a former colleague threw acid on her on Tuesday, reportedly after rejection of his marriage proposal.

Kapurthala: Jilted lover throws acid on school teacher

A 23-year-old government elementary school teacher in Kapurthala suffered 35% burns when one of her ex-colleagues threw acid on her on Tuesday morning, reportedly over rejection of his marriage proposal.

Two months on, no trace of Amritsar youth missing in Oz

For tracing Shiva Chauhan, 27, an Amritsar district youth who went missing in Australia in May, his brother has gone to that country to assist its police, since the family claims the Indian embassy has didn’t try it best to find the man from Beas.

Deficient rains worry Jalandhar paddy farmers

Apprehensive of a healthy crop yield, paddy farmers remain worried as their fields remain parched due to a weak monsoon.

After diarrhoea last week, 15 jaundice cases reported

After diarrhoea hit a few areas of the city last week, cases of jaundice have now surfaced in the Bhojowal Patti Mohalla in Chuggiti locality. As many as 15 people were found suffering from the water-borne disease on Monday.

Residents block road over water shortage in Jalandhar

Residents of Kot Sadiq locality in the city on Sunday blocked Kala Sangha road while holding a protest against the Municipal Corporation Jalandhar (MCJ) since they have not been receiving drinking water for the past few days.
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