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HindustanTimes Sun,31 Aug 2014

Patiala

Agri dept to introduce Mexican beetles to control congress grass

The Punjab Agricultural Department here has decided to introduce beetles to organically counter the growth of parthenium weed, commonly known as congress grass or carrot grass, while reducing pesticide use.

DC approves district disaster mgmt plan

Deputy commissioner Arun Sekhri, who is also the chairman of the District Disaster Management Authority, on Saturday approved the detailed district disaster management plan (DDMP) to deal with calamities.

Providing uniforms to students in schools a challenge for teachers

For the past six years, the government has been providing `400 for a set of uniform, that includes a pant, a shirt, a pair of shoes, socks, a cap and a jersey and a dupatta for girl students.

Villagers cry foul in blue-cards issuing

Residents across villages here alleged foul play in the list of names of those eligible for the blue card under the state's Atta-Dal scheme.

Thapar varsity organises blood-donation camp; 275 volunteers turn up

 The Thapar University organised a blood donation camp in association with the State Bank of Patiala (SBoP) at the former's campus here on Friday.

Search on for girl’s body in Bhakra canal

Despite assigning eight divers to locate the body of the girl who was allegedly pushed into the Bhakra canal by her boyfriend, and sending three teams to arrest the accused, the district police failed to make any headway in the case.

PSPCL employees go on strike, gate rallies held

Members of various employees unions of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) on Thursday went on a strike against the power corporation management and the state government for the fulfillment of their demands.

Free treatment for kids in govt hospitals

The Punjab government is all set to implement the centrally-sponsored Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) scheme next month to provide free medical treatment to children from weaker sections of the society, at government hospitals across the state.

Huge rise in vegetables prices in Sangrur, housewives upset

From tomato to onion, prices of almost all vegetables have risen steadily in the city, disturbing substantially the kitchen budget of housewives.

Will never poach from BJP, says Badal

Reacting strongly to Bharatiya Janata Party’s poaching Shiromani Akali Dal leaders, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has said the SAD wouldn’t do that to the ally.

Power load shedding back as coal crisis worsens

Owing to the ongoing coal crisis, power cuts are back in the rural areas of Punjab with the farming sector also not getting adequate power supply.

Punjabi varsity wins MAKA Trophy, completes hat-trick

Third year in a row, Punjabi University here has won the prestigious Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy, to be seventh time adjudged country’s best overall in games.

Chandigarh student pushed into Patiala canal after ‘gangrape’

A second-year Bachelor of Arts student (18) studying in Chandigarh was pushed into the Bhakra Canal here by allegedly her boyfriend (24) and his accomplices who had driven her down from her college. Police are tightlipped over reports that suggest gangrape before murder.

Don't migrate, serve country's needy: Badal to doctors

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday said it was a "colossal wastage" of resources on preparing doctors if they migrate to other countries and asked them to work in the state where their services were far more required.

SAD suffers second blow after debacle in LS polls

In a second setback within three months after the Lok Sabha poll debacle, the Shiromani Akali Dal won only in 11 out of the total 170 polling stations in the Patiala Urban bypoll, losing to the Congress with a wide margin in the others.
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