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HindustanTimes Sat,27 Dec 2014

Patiala

Six ducks die under mysterious circumstances in Fatehgarh Sahib

Six ducks died under mysterious circumstances in Bhambri village on Monday morning. Residents of the locality fear that bird flu could be the reason behind the deaths. Senior medical officer Sohan Lal Rana reached the venue and asked the people to inform the health department if more ducks died in the village pond.

Cong MLA on hunger strike against poor civic amenities

Congress MLA and president of the district Congress committee (rural), Hardyal Singh Kamboj, sat on a hunger strike on Monday in front of the sub-divisional magistrate's office to protest against the lack of basic amenities for residents of Rajpura here

State apathetic towards district,govt college libraries

The lofty claims of the state government about focusing on higher education in the state have fallen flat, judging from its apathetic attitude towards libraries of government colleges and the district. The libraries throughout the state have been facing acute shortage of librarians.

Increasing number of stray animals worries farmers, residents in Sangrur

The increasing number of stray cows and bulls has become a cause of worry for the farmers and residents of the region.In the fields, they damage standing crops and on roads in the cities and towns of the district, they become the cause of many accidents, including fatal ones.

Zirakpur-Bathinda four-laning: Waiting for a bidder

Started in 2008, the widening of the 219-kilometre Zirakpur-Bathinda stretch of National Highway-64 has added a lot of papers to files but not moved an inch on the ground. In the initial plans, the wider road was to be ready by the end of 2010.

Theatre group stages plays on women rights

The National Theatre Arts Society (NTAS), Patiala, organised a 3-day theatre festival as a part of their winter campaign at the Government Model Senior Secondary School here. It concluded on Saturday.

Dense fog, a threat to stray animals

Stray animals roaming in the city amid poor visibility owing to dense blankets of fog have become a frequent cause of accidents.

2,200 students participate in Ramanujan Maths Award exam

As many as 2,205 students participated in the district-level Ramanujan Maths Award competitive exam held here on Sunday.

3 day annual Urs begins at Sirhind shrine

Hundreds of devotees paid obeisance at the tomb of Hazrat Sheikh Ahmed Farooqi Sirhindi Mujaddid Alif Sani on the first day of three-day Urs at Rauza Sharif in Sirhind on Saturday.

Convict missing while on parole: Police recover suicide note

The police have recovered a suicide note from the house of convict Ravdeep Kaur who had gone missing from her house on December 15 while on parole.

I was one of those who sought change in PPCC leadership: Arvind Khanna

Congress legislator from Dhuri assembly segment Arvind Khanna has admitted that he was among the Punjab Congress leaders, who had raised the demand for change of the party leadership in Punjab in a 'democratic way'.

'Will raise urea-shortage issue in winter session'

Former chief minister and Congress MLA from Lehragaga assembly segment Rajinder Kaur Bhattal on Saturday said the winter session of the Punjab Assembly starting Monday, will be stormy as the SAD-BJP government is likely to face heat on various issues.

Labour union holds protest march

More than thousand labourers took part in a protest march by the Labour (Paledar) Union against the state government over three months' dues in paddy procurement, on Friday.

Vidhu Jain's family hopes CBI will help them get justice

Following directions of the Punjab and Haryana high court, the CBI is likely to start investigation in the infamous blind murder of Malerkotla boy Vidhu Jain (11), who was burnt alive in broad daylight on September 30 last year.

Nursing college girls protest over safety in hostel

Expressing concern over safety in hostels, Mata Kaushalya College of Nursing's girl students and their parents staged a protest against the college management, on Friday.
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