HindustanTimes Sat,12 Jul 2014


50-yr-old PAU employee hangs self from tree

A Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) employee hanged himself from a tree on the PAU premises on Saturday morning. The deceased has been identified as Raj Kumar, 50.

MC Zone-D officials meet to discuss floating of tenders for ad

A meeting was organised to discuss various issues of advertisements at MC's Zone-D office on Saturday under the guidance of MC commissioner Pradeep Kumar Agarwal.

Stamp vendors demand withdrawal of e-stamping

Punjab Stamp Vendor Association opposed the state government's decision of e-stamping at an association meeting held at the Mini Secretariat, Ludhiana, on Saturday.

Auditions for Mrs India 2014 start from city

The auditions for Mrs India 2014 flagged off from the city on Saturday. This event will be the gateway for the winner to Mrs Globe to be held in China this November.

Union's protest against suspension of teachers; demand thorough inquiry

Several teachers unions on Friday protested at the DC office against the suspension of teachers at Government High School, Sunet, after an alleged rape of a minor girl by a minor boy of the same school on July 5. Various teachers’ unions protesting against the education department at the DC office in Ludhiana on Friday.The teacher unions raised slogans against the Punjab government and demanded proper enquiry into the incident.

Pvt buses fleecing passengers at will.

The passengers travelling in long route luxury private buses are a troubled lot these days as they are being forced to pay the bus fare for the entire journey — from starting point till the destination — no matter if the passenger is travelling for the said distance or not. Worst, the fare can be as high as four times what one pays in a government luxury bus for the same distance.

Power pangs: More people taking refuge in malls, cars

Monsoons and power supply is inversely proportional to each other. With scarce rain this year, the claim of the Punjab government looks fictitious. People are harried lot and are spending powerless days and nights.

Akali-BJP govt failed to get sops for Punjab to spur industry: AAP

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and advocate Harvinder Singh Phoolka expressed disappointment over the union budget presented by the finance minister, Arun Jaitly, in the Parliament. Pointing towards various points of the budget, HS Phoolka said, “Akali-BJP government has brought bad days for Punjab.”

MC collects Rs. 2 lakh house tax by beating drums

To collect arrears from house tax defaulters, the municipal corporation started recovery drive by beating the ‘dhol’ (drums). During the drive, the MC on Friday collected  Rs. 2 lakh from the defaulters, who had not paid house tax for past few years.

Did police jump the gun in arresting minor for rape?

Did police jump the gun in arresting a minor on the charge of raping his minor classmate? This is the question being asked by people in connection with the alleged rape of a 12-year-old girl, a student of class 7 at Government High School, Sunet.

Fleecing at parking lots: news reports not enough for MC commissioner to act

The fleecing of visitors by parking contractors on Ferozepur Road continues despite numerous complaints made by the city residents, which were duly highlighted in various reports carried in the HT Ludhiana. Even after a month, the municipal corporation authorities have failed to take action against the erring contractor.

Another newborn found abandoned, in Jamalpur

A newborn girl was found abandoned at a vacant plot in Mohalla Ram Nagar of Bhamiyan of Jamalpur on Thursday. An area resident picked up the girl and rushed her to a private hospital for treatment. The girl is normal now. The police have informed members of Swami Gangan and Ashram Bhuri Waley, Talwandi Dham Trust, who will take her to the orphanage.

Addicts spike drugs at ‘recovery cup’

Drug addicts undergoing de-addiction and rehabilitation programme, along with the de-addicted volunteers, experienced a new high as they participated in the ‘first recovery cup’ (volleyball tournament), which got underway at the Growth Foundation Drug Counselling and Rehabilitation Centre in Chotti Mundian on Friday.

Industries to suffer as peak load hour exemption withdrawn

The industrial sector here will face the heat as the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) imposed power regulatory measures from Friday. In view of the week monsoon and the high demand for power, peak load exemptions granted to consumers were withdrawn by the PSPCL with immediate effect by a circular issued on Friday.

MLA Bains seeks inquiry into working of Ludhiana Milkfed

Independent MLA Simarjeet Singh Bains on Friday accused chief minister Parkash Singh Badal of turning a blind eye to financial and administrative irregularities in the state-owned Milkfed plant of Ludhiana.
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