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HindustanTimes Tue,16 Sep 2014

Jalandhar

Govt picks 57 private companies for audit; panchayats cry foul

Ignoring the opposition by panchayat heads over the decision of the state government to hire registered firms of chartered accountants to conduct physical verification of all village panchayat records, the rural development and panchayat department has identified 57 private firms for the work.

Youth held for converting wife to Islam

A teenaged youth was arrested on Monday from a village under Kochadhaman police station area in Bihar’s Kishanganj district on charges of converting his wife—a minor girl— to Islam after marrying her recently.

Doctor booked for sexual harassment

On the complaint of one of his employees, a doctor running a private hospital here has been booked on charges of sexual harassment and intimidation.

Another senior citizen found murdered at Nawanshahr village

 With senior citizens in Nawanshahr district living in fear of getting robbed, another incident was reported on Monday when a 75-year-old was found murdered at her residence.

Dal khalsa welcomes Scotland referendum

 In the backdrop of Scotland going for referendum on Thursday, the Dal Khalsa said allowing the Scottish people to have their say in shaping their destiny displayed the political maturity of the UK.

CM orders heritage department to renovate Lahori Gate soon

 The 700-year-old pillar of the historic Lahori Gate of Quila Serai building, which collapsed after heavy rainfall on Thursday, has finally managed to catch the attention of the state government

Blame game has resulted into shabby conditions of parks

 Residents of Guru Amar Dass Nagar are unhappy with the shabby parks in their locality. Most of the parks in the area are in a dilapidated state with broken boundary walls, broken swings and wild growth.

Yannick murder: Police arrest accused in Oz

A team of Jalandhar commissionerate police left for India from Sydney after taking custody of Jaskaran Singh Kalsi alias Jassa, an accused in the Yannick murder case, on Monday morning.

Kidnapped Phagwara girl reunited with parents

A girl, 12, who was a domestic help at New Mansa Devi Nagar here and missing since September 4, has been traced and reunited with her parents, they police have said here on Sunday.

AAP to hold state convention on Bhagat Singh’s birth anniversary

Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) newly appointed Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur said his party would hold a state-level convention at Khatkar Kalan in Nawanshahr district on September 28, on the birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh.

Man held for raping minor daughter

The Nurmahal police on Sunday arrested a migrant labourer on charges of raping his minor daughter. SHO Parwinder Singh said the accused is a native of Alwar district of Rajasthan and now lives at Rampur village. A case has been registered on a complaint of the victim.

2 toll plazas shut, passengers seek lower bus fares

 After two toll plazas on the Jalandhar-Chandigarh highway in Nawanshahr district were closed late Friday, the demand for reducing the bus fare has grown among passengers as they still continue to pay the same amount of money for travel.

Distributary of Bist-Doab canal reduced to garbage dump

A 10-km distributary of the Bist-Doab canal, renovated by the state government at a cost of Rs. 7 crore few months ago, has turned into a garbage dumping site due to the apathy shown by the authorities.The renovation work which commenced in 2013 concluded this year in January. The state government had sanctioned Rs. 7 crore for the renovation and modernisation of the canal bed which was in shambles for the past few years

Robbers try to loot bank, flee after failed attempt

Unidentified persons tried to loot a branch of the Punjab Gramin Bank in Waryana village situated near Leather Complex on the Jalandhar-Kapurthala road late Friday night but fled after they failed to open the room of the bank with gas cutters.

E-panchayat system in the deep freeze, department to start new system

The ambitious project of the deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, to start e-panchayat system to maintain transparency in panchayat's records, has gone into deep freeze after the panchayat department cancelled its contract with the service provider company, Noida-based Tulip Telecom.
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