HindustanTimes Tue,02 Sep 2014


Upset over Iraq killings, man slays wife, son; hangs self

Upset over the spate of killings in Iraq, a 27-year-old man killed his wife and two-year-old son and then committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his house here in Fatehgarh Sahib district on Monday.

Daily train to Chandigarh chugs off

With a view to manage the rush of passengers during the festival season, the Northern Railway started a daily train from Chandigarh to Ludhiana and vice-versa on Monday. The service will continue till November 15.

Food business make quick money under garb of taxes

 Cashing in on unwary customers, restaurants as well as eateries across the city for years have been fleecing them by charging taxes on packed food items and drinks that have a fixed maximum retail price (MRP), all under the nose of the district administration.

Rural dispensaries pharmacists, class 4 employees to go on strike from Sep 5

Pharmacists and class 4 employees working in 1,186 health and 582 veterinary dispensaries under zila parishad will be going on strike from September 5 after holding a state-level rally at the directorate in Mohali on September 5.

Fake currency notes in market panic shopkeepers

Fake currency notes have hit several markets of the city, creating panic among shopkeepers. The currency notes of `100 denominations having some errors, which cannot be noticed at a glance, are making rounds in the market.

Wheat allergic patients should take gluten-free diet'

Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) organised a second celiac awareness project (CAP) at Dumra Auditorium here on Sunday.

Over 500 people examined during free eye camp

Maharaja Aggarsain Sewa Sangh conducted a free eye check-up camp with the help of Dr Ramesh Super Speciality Eye Care and Lasik Centre at Laxmi Narayan Mandir Dharamshala, BRS Nagar, here on Sunday.

Congress pays homage toformer CM Beant Singh

The Congress on Sunday paid homage to former chief minister of  Punjab, Beant Singh, who was killed in a terrorist attack on August 31, 1995.

Cold war between independent councillor, MC chief settled

Almost two weeks after some independent councillors accused the municipal corporation (MC) commissioner of using unparliamentary language during a sangat darshan, the former after a meeting with the commissioner on Sunday said the matter had been resolved.

Group dynamics, team building training ends at PAU

 A five-day training programme on 'Group Dynamics and Team Building' concluded at the Punjab Agricultural Management Extension and Training Institute (PAMETI), Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), on Saturday.

Building branch staff stands up against political interference

Standing up against political interference in working of the municipal corporation's building branch, the staff has complained to local bodies department principal secretary Ashok Gupta

Bus service to be extended to city's outskirts

With the municipal corporation (MC) planning to float fresh tenders for operating and maintaining the fleet of the Ludhiana City Bus Service, it has decided to extend the bus service to the outskirts of the city.

Patiala University's online Punjabi spellchecker hailed

'Sodhak', a recently launched online software developed by Punjabi University, Patiala, to check spellings in Punjabi in about 150 different fonts is being lauded by lovers of Punjabi language.

Teachers need to shape students as nation builders, says Kalam

Creativity is the key to success in the future, and primary education is where teachers can bring creativity in children at that level. A great teacher is one who will improve the level of students who are poor in studies. This was stated by former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam at Satya Bharti Adarsh Senior Secondary School, Sherpur Kalan, Ludhiana, on Friday.

Illegal plying of autos,buses hits city bus service

Started with much fanfare in 2011, the city bus service has come to a grinding halt as the authorities have failed to stop illegal plying of autos and buses.
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