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Sarpanch booked for fraud in Tanda

The sitting sarpanch of village Bains Awan in Tanda block has been booked for fraudulently drawing old age pension by misrepresenting his age. Gurmit Singh, whose age, as per his birth certificate, is 53 years, has been getting pension since 2008. The matter came to light when some panches made a complaint to the deputy commissioner.

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Updated on Nov 07, 2012 03:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur

CM welcomes genocide petition in Aus parliament

Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has welcomed tabling of a petition in the Australian parliament which has sought recognition of violence against sikhs in 1984 as 'genocide'. Talking to media persons here on Saturday, Badal said it was "good" that the issue of carnage of sikhs had come up in the Australian parliament

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Updated on Nov 03, 2012 03:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur

Illegal mining at Bhangi choe causes panic among villagers

Illegal quarrying of sand from the Bhangi choe bed on the outskirts of the city has never quite stopped even despite a ban by the Punjab and Haryana high court.

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Updated on Oct 25, 2012 12:24 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur

Loan scam: Chargesheet issued against whistleblower

The whistleblower in the loan scam that has rocked the Hoshiarpur Primary Agriculture Development Bank (PADB) has landed into trouble. Showing no latitude to her for exposing wrongdoings of her colleagues, State Agriculture Development Bank (SADB) has issued a chargesheet to PADB's former assistant general manager (AGM) Santosh Kumari, accusing her of "sleeping over" the matter for two-and-a-half years.

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Updated on Oct 07, 2012 10:37 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur

Capt blames Badal for attack on Lt Gen Brar

Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee(PPCC) president Captain Amarinder Singh indirectly blamed chief minister Parkash Singh Badal for the attack on Lt General K S Brar, who was stabbed in London on Sunday night.

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Updated on Oct 02, 2012 04:22 PM IST
None | ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur

Ban on quarrying earth shoots up brick prices

Prices of bricks have shot up by about Rs 2,000 following a ban of quarrying of brick earth. While there is no new production, kiln owners are cashing in by sell their old stock at higher rates. Some brick kiln owners have huge stock lying with them, but are creating an artificial scarcity to make money.

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Updated on Sep 29, 2012 11:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur

Hoshiarpur court complex flooded, devoid of amenities

The sessions court complex here is in a state of utter neglect. A little rain and the court complex is flooded, thanks to lack of drainage system. To reach the judges' chambers also one has to negotiate through the dirty water.

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Updated on Sep 18, 2012 09:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur

Hoshiarpur boy's killers to be executed on Oct 5

The killers of local boy Abhi Verma (16) would be hanged at 9 am on October 5 in the Central Jail, Patiala.

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Updated on Sep 15, 2012 12:47 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur

Chicken pox brings juvenile home's terrible condition to fore

The spread of chicken pox in the Bal Sudhar Ghar, the substitute of a jail for juvenile undertrials and convicts, in Ram Colony Camp here is once again in focus for its unhealthy conditions. So far, nine inmates have been infected.

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Updated on Sep 10, 2012 11:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur

Court concerned over drug smuggling from Pakistan

Expressing concern over the narcotics smuggling into Punjab from Pakistan through the international border, special judge JS Bhinder here on Monday sentenced a Jammu and Kashmir resident Mustaq Ahmad to undergo 15 years' rigorous imprisonment and to pay Rs 1.5 lakh as fine in a contraband smuggling case.

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Updated on Sep 03, 2012 09:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByJasdeep Singh Malhotra and Harpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur

Lodged in jail, finding comfort in hospital

It has become a practice with all high-heeled prisoners to feign sickness and get themselves admitted to hospital. Ramneet Singh, alias Romi, son of a Punjab Police officer and one of the key accused in the African student Yannick Nihangaza assault case, has used the same time-tested formula to come out of the confines of the jail he is lodged in since his surrender.

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Updated on Aug 05, 2012 12:16 AM IST
None | ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur

On the eve of Raksha Bandhan, teen sisters die of suspected poisoning

On the eve of Raksha Bandhan, the celebration of the sacred sister-brother relationship, Hariana village near here has seen a case of suspected poisoning of two teenaged sisters of a 12-year-old boy.

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Updated on Aug 02, 2012 12:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHarpreet Kaur, Jalandhar

Dasuya by-poll a contest between Cong, Punjab government: Bhattal

Former chief minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal said on Friday that Dasuya would witness a contest not between two political parties, but between the Congress and the government. Accusing the ruling alliance of “blatant misuse” of official machinery in the assembly elections, she said it showed their desperation.

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Updated on Jul 07, 2012 11:48 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHarpreet Kaur, Dasuya

Dasuya bypoll: BJP may field Sahi's wife

The state BJP is learnt to have decided on fielding former MLA Amarjit Singh Sahi's wife, Sukhjit Kaur, for the Dasuya bypoll, slated for July 11. A senior party leader confirmed the decision and said that an official announcement was expected today.

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Updated on Jun 18, 2012 12:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur

Two die, over 30 injured as bus rams truck in Hoshiarpur

Two persons were killed and about 32 injured when a tourist bus rammed into a stationary military truck near Maachhian village, 25 km from Hoshiarpur, on the Chandigarh-Pathankot highway in the wee hours on Saturday.

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Updated on May 19, 2012 01:21 PM IST
None | ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur

Hoshiarpur girl bags second rank in UPSC exam

Rukamani Riar, 24-year-old post graduate in Social Sciences from Tata Institute of Social Sciences has cleared the UPSC civil services exam-2011 bagging the second position.

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Updated on May 04, 2012 10:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur

Hoshiarpur girl Rukmani bags 2nd position in civil services examination

A local girl Rukmani Riar, 24, has bagged second position in civil services exam-2011 conducted by the Union Public Services Commission.

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Updated on May 04, 2012 10:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur

BJP stalwarts bite dust in Hoshiarpur district

BJP received a big jolt in Hoshiarpur district as two of its stalwarts Tikshan Sud and Arunesh Shakir lost from Hoshiarpur and Mukerian seats, respectively.

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Updated on Mar 06, 2012 05:12 PM IST
None | ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur

Punjab EC decide on including Kondla votes in Chabbewal

Taking the easy way out, the state election commission has ruled that the votes of Kondla village of Hoshiarpur constituency, which had erroneously been polled in favour of Chabbewal candidates on January 30

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Updated on Mar 03, 2012 07:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur

Trial begins in Dhatt murder case

Nearly 15 years after an FIR was lodged against five cops of Punjab in the infamous elimination of Kuljit Singh Dhatt, son-in-law of Shaheed Bhagat Singh's younger sister Parkash Kaur, the trial began in a district court on Wednesday.

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Updated on Feb 29, 2012 06:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHarpreet Kaur/HT, Hoshiarpur

Manmohan a 'pappu PM' : Navjot Singh Sidhu

BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu once again called Manmohan Singh "a pappu PM" and said that the latter may be a "sardar" but he was not "a sardar (effective)". The MP was addressing a rally in favour of party candidate Tikshan Sud. Harpreet Kaur reports.

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Updated on Jan 25, 2012 02:06 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur

Putting his campaign on a ‘fast’ track

Wives observe fast for the longevity of their husbands but this dedicated member of Parliament (MP) has shunned food — she is surviving on a diet of milk and dry fruits — for her life partner’s success in the January 30 assembly elections.

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Updated on Jan 19, 2012 01:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur

Leopard dies allegedly due to negligence of wildlife officials

A leopard, which had strayed in a village in Dholbaha forest range on Friday, died allegedly due to negligence of the wildlife officials. Harpreet Kaur reports.

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Updated on Jul 22, 2011 07:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur

Nothing sacred: scam in Bhagat Singh centenary celebration

As political parties make frantic efforts to gain maximum political mileage from the death anniversary of Bhagat Singh tomorrow, a Rs 1 crore scam carried out in the name of Punjab’s and India’s most beloved martyr has been unearthed.

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Updated on Mar 22, 2011 05:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur

‘UK boy belongs to Punjab family’

Unconfirmed reports from London have established that the 11-year-old boy found in Southall a few days ago belongs to a Punjabi family, reports Harpreet Kaur.

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Updated on Apr 07, 2008 01:11 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur

Now, Punjab family lays claim to UK Sikh boy

Days after an Aurangabad family claimed that the 10-year-old 'Sikh' boy found abandoned in the UK was theirs, another family in Punjab has come up with a similar claim, reports Harpreet Kaur.

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Updated on Apr 01, 2008 03:05 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur (punjab)

At home, but no time for sarson da saag

The sarson da saag and makki di roti were ready at home. Only Kashmir Singh, who was released from Pak after almost 35 years of captivity, was too busy answering the media to savour the dish, reports Harpreet Kaur.

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Updated on Mar 06, 2008 03:46 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHarpreet Kaur, Hoshiarpur
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