HindustanTimes Thu,23 Oct 2014


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.

Motorcyclist killed in head-on collision with SUV

A youth was killed when his motorcycle collided with the vehicle of SAD district president and zila parishad chairman Sarabjot Singh Sabi in Mukerian late Saturday.The deceased has been identified as Vipin Kumar who ran a shop in Kamahi Devi.

A week on, no headway in 7-yr-old’s kidnapping

The city police have failed to get any lead in the kidnapping of seven-year-old Gurdeep Singh Gopi, son of a city-based property dealer.

Conference on advancements in engineering concludes at PTU

The three-day international conference on 'Advancements and Futuristic Trends in Mechanical and Materials Engineering' (AFTMME) concluded at Punjab Technical University (PTU) on Saturday.

Excise department seizes jewellery worth Rs. 52 lakh

Gold and diamond jewellery worth nearly `52 lakh was seized by the mobile wing of the excise and taxation department early Saturday morning from a resident of Rajasthan, who was travelling in a bus in Phillaur. The accused, Raman Kumar, was going to deliver the ornaments to jewellers at Ludhiana and Jalandhar.

Mock MC general house meeting by Congress councillors mocks mayor

Irked over mayor Sunil Jyoti's dictatorial attitude of running the house according to his own whims and fancies, the Congress councillors, along with party workers, conducted a mock general house meeting at the municipal corporation premises here on Saturday.

Drug peddler jailed for 10 years

The court of additional district and sessions judge Harveen Bhardwaj awarded ten-year imprisonment to Sonu, a resident of Ram Nagar, on Saturday. The court also imposed a fine of `1 lakh on him and, in case he fails to pay the fine, he would have to undergo imprisonment for one more year.
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