HindustanTimes Thu,30 Oct 2014


Arrested African youths may face charges for overstaying in India too

The two African youths who were tied to a pole with a rope for nearly an hour after they allegedly tried to steal money from a shop at Joginder Nagar locality in the city on Tuesday and later arrested may also face charges of overstaying in the country since their visas have long expired.

Complaints plenty but have no names of violators: police

While the woman sarpanch of Alipur village in the Jalandhar East subdivision alleged that a private construction company is encroaching upon the cremation ground land, the police on the other hand maintained that they have received complaints in the matter without any mention of the violator(s).

DBTL to be re-launched in five districts of state on Nov 15

The direct benefit transfer for LPG (DBTL) scheme will be re-launched in five districts of the state on November 15 with certain modifications after the previous UPA government at the Centre had suspended it in January this year.

Theft by African students in Jalandhar exposes apathy of police, institues

The Tuesday’s incident in which two African students were tied up with a rope for nearly an hour and beaten up by the public and the police after they allegedly tried to steal money from a shop has exposed the indifference on part of the educational institutes and the local police to the presence of foreign students.

Road or slush? Reaching Kapurthala railway station a torture

Transport is the backbone of any society’s economic activity. However, reaching the Kapurthala Railway Station would make you believe that authorities in Jalandhar are unaware of this adage or simply do not care.

Education dept to hold verification day

The state education department would hold a data verification day today on Thursday in order to cross check and verify the data on schools collected by the district education and block officers for the Unified District Information Education System (UDISE) to prepare records for the current academic year.

Drivers’ union, health dept staff protests

Members of the Driver Union and the Technical Workshop Union protested on Wednesday, alleging that the municipal corporation was negligent towards providing them with the necessary tools; spare parts etc to keep the vehicles used by them and the officials in workable condition. 

Tarn Taran clash: 2 gunmen of Nurmahal sect held

A day after a clash between a Sikh group and Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan (DJJS) followers at Jodhpur village in Tarn Taran district that left 13 persons injured, security has been beefed up at the DJJS headquarters at Nurmahal in Jalandhar district.

ATMA scheme for farmers on deathbed

The centrally-sponsored Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) scheme has almost been lying on deathbed with no activities being carried out for the last five months under the scheme in the entire state as the state government failed to submit utilisation certificate of financial grants of previous years worth crores with the central government.

International conference on environment at LPU

Lovely Professional University, in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Architects, is organising an international conference "Neo-International Conference on Habitable Environment" (NICHE-2014) from October 31 to November 2 on architecture, planning and design.

9 months on, mystery still shrouds of Nurmahal dera chief's ‘death’

Mystery continues to shroud the death of Nurmahal-based Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan (DDJS) head Ashutosh Maharaj, with the dera management keeping his body in a deep freezer for the past nine months ever since the controversy erupted on January 29 this year.

Colleges raise concern over post-matric scholarship recipients quitting midway

Even as the Punjab government released the pending amount of Rs149.53 crore for the Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for the year 2013-14 recently, principals of colleges in the city are angry over the fact that many students availing the benefit are leaving their studies midway.

PUDA’s high-income housing project gets tepid response

The high-end group housing project of Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) at Old Jail Road has received a lukewarm response, while the majority of applicants are non-resident Indians (NRIs).

Darjeeling police suspect links of agents in Jalandhar

The Darjeeling police are suspecting a high-level human trafficking racket working in Jalandhar, where the girls, especially from Darjeeling, a hilly town of West Bengal, are being trafficked.

Three accused in Gopi kidnapping case sent to 3-day police custody

A local court, on Sunday, remanded to three-day police custody Mohinder Gupta, a resident of New Ishar Colony, Suresh and Sanjeev of Danishmandan Basti, arrested by the city police for the alleged abduction of seven-year-old Gurpreet Singh Gopi.
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