HindustanTimes Thu,31 Jul 2014


12 Vakmiki-Mazhabi Sikh Morcha members injured in police action

As many as 12 people were injured — two of them seriously, when the Kapurthala police on Wednesday cane-charged members of the Valmiki-Mazhabi Sikh Morcha during a protest at Shalimar Bag here on Wednesday.

Construction of Jung-E-Azadi memorial makes tardy progress

 Announced by chief minister Parkash Singh Badal in September 2011 while inaugurating a memorial of Badda Ghalughara at Kup Rahira in Sangrur district, the construction of Jang-E-Azadi memorial — dedicated to the contribution of Punjabis in freedom struggle — is going at a snail's pace thanks to the empty coffers of the Punjab government.

CWG judo medalists get rousing welcome in Jalandhar

Navjot Chana and Rajwinder Kaur, who won silver and bronze medals in the Commonwealth Games respectively, received a rousing welcome at the Jalandhar railway station on Tuesday.

Sessions court complex inundates after rain; lawyers protest

A few hours of rain on Monday created a flood-like situation at the sessions court complex here, causing a huge inconvenience to both the staff and litigants.

Population stabilisation fortnight gets positive response in Jalandhar

The health department this time surpassed its past record of the number of males who opted for no-scalpel vasectomy (NSV) as part of the population stabilisation programme.

Bedi meets top cops to devise strategy

Formally kickstarting a campaign against drugs in association with the Punjab government, social activist and former IPS officer of India Kiran Bedi on Sunday held meetings with Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini and other senior police functionaries in Jalandhar to devise a strategy.

Four arrested for illegal sand mining

The Nakodar Sadar police on Sunday arrested Gurjit Singh and Balwant Singh, both residents of Bangiwal village, for illegal sand mining.

Punjab, Himachal argue on drug issue

Punjab and Himachal Pradesh leaders crossed swords on the drug issue here on Sunday during the Hind Samachar Group function where hill state chief minister Virbhadra Singh was invited.

Rajwinder overcame pain to bag judo bronze in Commonwealth Games

Rajwinder Kaur (28), a head constable with the Punjab police who on Saturday made the country proud by bagging a bronze medal in judo in the women's 78+ kg category at the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, tasted success after overcoming a lot of pains, literally.

Political indecision mars door-to-door garbage collection project

The Rs. 130-crore solid waste management project, referred to as one of the dream projects of deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, has been hanging fire for the past two and half years, courtesy political gimmickry and indecision.

Grill session: 'Illegally-plying autos our only problem'

Inaugurated in 2008 by chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, the city bus service - a fleet of 15 buses - will go off-road from July 30. The city bus manager/contractor blames it on "heavy losses incurred by unchecked growth illegally-operating autorickshaws"in the city.

11 held, 2 booked forillegal sand mining

The Nakodar Sadar police have arrested Jasbir Singh of Lohgarh village and Roshan Singh of Bangiwal village on charges of illegal sand mining.

After Joshi, CPS Bhandari slams govt for advance tax

Few days after giving shockers to the alliance partner SAD by questioning its functioning after the ruling combine’s poll debacle in the Lok Sabha polls, the BJP is now flexing its muscle with SAD over the recent amendment to the Value Added Tax (VAT).

Two houses burgled, cash and ornaments worth lakhs stolen

Unidentified persons burgled two houses on Bal Krishan Road in the wee hours of Tuesday. An attempt was also made to break in the third house but the move was thwarted as the owners woke up. Police, however, claimed that only two houses were targeted.

Garbage dump bothers government school students and residents

The students of Government Middle School, Basti Danishmanda, are having a tough time because of the stench from the garbage dump near the school.
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