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HindustanTimes Mon,29 Dec 2014

Jalandhar

Kapurthala farmers lose interest in groundnut cultivation

Once known as a major groundnut producer, the district does not hold the distinction anymore with farmers confining themselves to cultivation of conventional crops such as wheat and paddy only.

Fog disrupts rail traffic; 5 trains run behind schedule

With a thick blanket of fog engulfing the city, more than five trains got delayed by several hours, causing a huge inconvenience to passengers.

Delay in completion of mother, child care unit: Firm faces Rs. 10.5 lakh monthly fine

Taking cognisance of the delay in the completion of 50-bedded mother and child care centre at the Shaheed Babu Labh Singh Civil Hospital which has already missed its completion deadline of October 31, the health department is imposing a fine of `35,000 on the Bathinda-based company everyday.

Nawanshahr ATM heist: Police raids in HP, Hoshiarpur

Teams of Nawanshahr police conducted raids at various locations in Himachal Pradesh and the neighbouring Hoshiarpur in the wake of the `13 lakh heist from two ATMs in the district on Saturday.

2 Hoshiarpur teens held in Colombia repatriated

The two teenagers from the district, who were stranded in Colombia since September after they were caught by the immigration authorities for illegally entering the country without visa, have finally been repatriated. The boys, Manjot Singh and Harjeet Singh, both 16, reached home on Friday evening.

In just 2 years, Hoshiarpur gets 6 DCs

After deputy commissioner Amit Dhaka was transferred in less than seven months of service from here, the Punjab government has given the district six deputy commissioners in just two years.

PTU learning centres demand removal of V-C Arora

Members of the All India Punjab Technical University (PTU) Learning Centres’ Association, Punjab, on Saturday demanded removal of vice-chancellor Rajneesh Arora since he continues to hold the post despite his tenure has come to an end.

2 Hoshiarpur teenagers held in Colombia repatriated

The two teenagers from the district, who were stranded in Colombia since September after they were caught by the immigration authorities for illegally entering the Latin American country without visa, have finally been repatriated.

Potato prices plummet, Kapurthala farmers stare at losses

With a sudden fall in the prices of potato, farmers cultivating the crop in the district are a disappointed lot these days.

Civil hospital’s blood bank unit staff denied service to 11-year-old: report

A medical lab technician at the blood bank unit of the Shaheed Babu Labh Singh Civil Hospital, Jalandhar, refused service to a poor family despite the cell-separator machine installed there was in a working condition, an internal inquiry has revealed.

Majithia likely to join drug probe in Jalandhar today

Almost a year after drug lord Jagdish Bhola started a political storm by alleging that high-profile Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia ran the international racket, the Akali leader is likely to join investigation on Friday with central agency Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Staff shortage, lack of infrastructure ailing ESI hospitals

The Employees’ State Insurance (ESI) hospitals and dispensaries are facing an acute shortage of staff, information sought under the Right to Information (RTI) Act has revealed.

In Jalandhar, Nawanshahr, panels on drug abuse make no progress

The district-level drug de-addiction and rehabilitation societies formed in July this year to help eradicate the drug menace in the state have not moved an inch on the ground, particularly in Jalandhar and Nawanshahr districts.

Our leadership watching drug issue in Punjab closely: BJP national secy

Bharatiya Janata Party national secretary and national co-in-charge for party’s membership drive Sudha Yadav on Thursday said their national president Amit Shah was closely monitoring the political developments in Punjab, especially on the drug issue.

Majithia row: BJP to maintain pressure on SAD

Bharatiya Janata Party national secretary and national co-inchage for party’s membership drive Sudha Yadav on Thursday said they will continue to maintain pressure on their alliance partner Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) demanding resignation of Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia, who has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning in the multi-crore drug racket case.
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