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HindustanTimes Tue,02 Sep 2014

Patiala

PSPCL at receiving end as Panem curtails supplies

Apparently arm-twisting the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) in a bid to get higher coal rates, Panem has curtailed supplies to the PSPCL by 50% this year, leading to a coal crisis and forcing the corporation to go for load shedding.

Former MLA Bir Devinder threatens to block GT Road

Former deputy speaker and ex-MLA of Sirhind Bir Devinder Singh on Monday threatened to block the GT Road here on September 3 if the police failed to arrest the accused in the murder of Congress supporter Abu Ram. 

Tax evasion racket caught

The Excise and Taxation Department has uncovered a tax evasion scam in the sale of ceramic tiles by producing incorrect details. Floor Tiles were sold out in Punjab, without paying tax.

Mother abandons 2-month-old twin daughters at Rajindra Hospital

A mother of twin girls, who are about two months old, abandoned her infants at the Government Medical College and Rajindra Hospital here on Monday.

Opportunistic people have harmed party: Gandhi

Patiala Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) member of Parliament Dr Dharamvira Gandhi has said the party suffered a lot due to entry of some opportunistic people in it. While talking to mediapersons at Shergill Farm in Behrampur Zimidara village near here on Sunday.

Minor girl raped on pretext of marriage

A 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a youth on the pretext of marriage in Khadiyal village of Dirba subdivision of the district.

Woman beaten to death by husband, brother-in-law

A 45-year-old woman was allegedly beaten to death by her husband and brother-in-law on Saturday night in Alipur village of Amargarh subdivision of the district.

Body found four days after she was pushed into canal

Four days after an 18-year-old girl was pushed into the Bhakhra main line canal by her boyfriend, her body was recovered from Jhanir head in Mansa on Sunday. The police confirmed the recovery of the body which was later handed over to her family after a post-mortem.

Bhagwant Mann leaves behind Punjabi politicians on social media

Comedian-turned-politician and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) member of Parliament (MP) from Sangrur Bhagwant Mann, who has reportedly become the most popular Punjabi politician on the social media, said here on Sunday that "politics is a serious business and people give their love only to those who raise their issues seriously".

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.
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