HindustanTimes Sun,26 Oct 2014


Riot, terrorist victims without pension for 4 months

Resentment prevails among riot and terrorist victims as the Punjab government has failed to release pensions for the past four months. Inquiries revealed that 24 pensioners of Nakodar sub- division receive Rs. 5,000 per month but have not received the money yet as the government has not sanctioned the budget for the same.

Passport authorities find fake birth certificates, 19 booked

Regional passport authorities in Jalandhar have identified a gang making fake birth certificates in Kapurthala which were being used to apply for passports.Harmanbir Singh Gill, regional passport officer (RPO), Jalandhar, has lodged a complaint with the Kapurthala police that around 19 people from the city allegedly used fake certificates to obtain passports.

MC wards notified in Hoshiarpur

A draft notification on delimitation of wards issued by the government this week has set the tone for municipal corporation elections which were due since July 2013, when the term of the previous house of the municipal council expired. The council has been upgraded to a corporation and the number of wards increased from 31 to 50.

Bhindranwale’s portrait installed at gurdwara

A portrait of radical Sikh preacher Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale was installed at the multipurpose hall of Gurdwara Nauvin Patshahi at Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar here on Friday.

Cops fail to arrest accused in ASI shooting case

Even as about a month has passed since, the Kapurthala police are yet arrest three co-accused in the case in which an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) was shot at.

Panchayat dept to restart sports tourneys at block, dist, state level

 With a view to encouraging sports in rural areas of the state, the rural development and panchayat department is set to revive tradition of holding sports tournaments at the block, district and state level across Punjab from January next year.

City admn ready for safe & happy Diwali

The fire brigade and health departments are well prepared to tackle any emergency situation coming their way on Diwali on Thursday.

Use of mobile Internet lands, Gopi’s abductors in cops net

 An email sent by one of the abductors of seven-year-old Gurpreet Singh Gopi using his mobile Internet landed them in police net 10 days after the boy was kidnapped.

Cops take 6 months to lodge NRI couple’s complaint

The Punjab government’s claims to resolve the complaints of NRIs instantly have fallen flat as a Canada-based NRI couple had to run from pillar to post for six months to get first information report (FIR) registered in a land fraud case.

Unit for handling child sexual abuse cases soon: DGP

The Punjab police will soon set up a bureau under which information pertaining to child sexual abuse will be sent to the child welfare committee (CWC) for arranging long-term rehabilitation of victims at the earliest.

PPCB gears up to monitor pollution on Diwali night

With the festival of lights just two days away and sounds of fireworks having already begun in the city, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) is gearing up to monitor the air and noise pollution level on Diwali.

Women’s team to get one-fifth prize money of their male counterparts

With the 31st edition of the Surjit Hockey Tournament commencing on October 29, women continue to be a neglected lot in the game this time too.

Army Chief to present colours to 2 regiments

Chief of the Army Staff General Dalbir Singh will be visiting Mamun Cantt, Pathankot, on November 5 to present the President’s Standards to 50 Armoured Regiment and 84 Armoured Regiment — two frontline regiments of the Indian Army — on behalf of President Pranab Mukherjee for their decades of meritorious and distinguished service to the nation.

BJP wants Akali CPS Chander to step down

A day after the Haryana election results and embarrassing its Akali partners on a public platform, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday took the drug issue further and asked for the resignation of Phillaur’s Akali legislator Avinash Chander as chief parliamentary secretary (CPS).

Jung-e-Azadi memorial stone laid, Haryana result impact on function

The impact of the Haryana election results was all over the foundation-stone-laying ceremony of Punjab Jung-e-Azadi (war of independence) Memorial at Kartarpur near here. Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday laid the stone in the presence of prominent leaders from all parties, including the rival Congress.
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