HindustanTimes Mon,22 Sep 2014


Agri varsity has done little to popularise Punjabi: Experts

The department of journalism, languages and culture at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) that was once famous for Punjabi language course has now been limited to just 15 students and two professors.

Locals fume over poor state of post office

Residents of Rishi Nagar are infuriated over the lackadaisical attitude of authorities towards improving the condition of post office in their area that has been lying in a dilapidated condition for long.

Cops delay mishap victim's autopsy due to power cut

The claim of the state government on being power surplus was torn to shreds after the post-mortem of an accident victim could only be done on Saturday as, believe it or not, the Sahnewal police station reeled under an unscheduled power cut on Friday.

Ludhiana man among 2, 17 buffaloes in mishap in Moga

A city resident was among two persons and 17 buffaloes that were killed in a road mishap after a truck and a canter collided head-on near Matwani village on the MogaLudhiana national highway on Saturday.

MC unmoved as trees get axed mysteriously

Despite indiscriminate axing of trees at a public park near railway crossing at Shastri Nagar without permission, the municipal corporation (MC) continues to turn a blind eye to the menace. Several trees were axed recently at a public park that falls under the MC, but the officials concerned claimed that no tree was axed.

Contaminated water pose threat at 75% govt schools

Water contamination is a big issue at schools in the district and a recent laboratory report only confirms the worst fears. Of the samples taken from 44 schools in the district, only 11 have been declared fit for drinking.

Talwandi cremated with state honours

Veteran Akali leader Jagdev Singh Talwandi was cremated with full state honours at his ancestral village Talwandi Rai in this district on Saturday.

Badal reviews restoration work at Bassian Kothi

Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal reviewed the ongoing restoration work at Bassian Kothi near Raikot on Saturday. During his visit to inspect the work at the 200-year-old heritage monument Bassian Kothi, Badal said the state government was committed for the restoration of all buildings with historical and religious significance in Punjab.

Residents demand post office upgrade

Residents of Rishi Nagar are infuriated over the lackadaisical attitude of authorities towards improving the condition of post office in their area that have been lying in a dilapidated condition since long.

Troubled over early marriage, woman ends life

Distressed over being married at the age of 17, a 21-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide at her rented accommodation at Barewal Road on late Friday night.

10 cartons of illicit liquor seized, two held

The CIA staff-2 of the local police commissionerate arrested two persons after recovering 10 cartons of illicit liquor from their possession near the civil hospital on Saturday. The accused, Sonu and Ashwani, were transporting the liquor in a Hyundai Santro car that the police impounded.

‘Passport numbers to be linked with police dept via Internet’

Director general of police (DGP),human resource department,SK Sharma and principal secretary JS Sandhu on Friday visited the Community Police Resource Centre (CPRC) at Police Headquarters and other suvidha centers to know about the procedure adopted by them to issue passport and other police related services.

SC orders CMC to pay Rs. 5-lakh compensation to medical student

The Supreme Court has directed the Christian Medical College (CMC), Ludhiana, to pay compensation of Rs. 5 lakh to a student who was deprived of a chance to shift her post-graduate (PG) course stream.

Five acquitted MC employees to face music for violating laws

Problems for the five municipal corporation (MC) employees who were acquitted by the additional sessions judge-cum-special judge in a case of violating of laws to give clean chit to a building owner for encroachment have not ended.

Jagdev Singh Talwandi inherited politics from Akali activist father

Former SAD chief and former SGPC president Jagdev Singh Talwandi, who passed away here on Friday, was influenced by his father Chhanga Singh, who was a landlord of Mullanpur village in Lyallpur district of Pakistan and an activist in all Sikh morchas.
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