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Cong-CPI, SAD step up campaign
Malout, March 21
Even as the poll campaigning for this Assembly segment has been picking up every day in view of the poll approaching near, the Congress-CPI leadership and SAD rank and file have been leaving nothing to chance to secure victory for their respective candidates.

New MLAs take oath
Chandigarh, March 21
The pro-tem Speaker, Dr Kewal Krishan, today administered the oath of affirmation to the newly elected MLAs of the 12th Punjab Vidhan Sabha here today.

Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh being welcomed Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh being welcomed by newly elected MLAs on his arrival at the Punjab Vidhan Sabha to attend the first session in Chandigarh on Thursday. — PTI photo

VC gets bail in another case
Chandigarh, March 21
After holding that the allegations regarding the misuse of authority were not a valid ground for denying the concession of pre-arrest bail to Punjabi University Vice Chancellor, Dr Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia, in an attempt to murder case, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed that the petitioner shall be released on bail in the even of his arrest on his furnishing personal bonds of Rs 10,000 along with a surety of a like amount.

Authorities indicted for breach in dyke
Ropar, March 21
The magisterial inquiry into the causes of the breach in the Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Plant (GGSSTP) ash dyke has indicted the thermal plant authorities for the incident.

Fatehgarh Sahib


Vegetable scam at mental hospital?
Amritsar, March 21
Ever bought lemons at Rs 10 per quintal and garlic at Rs 5 per quintal. This may sound strange but it is true in case of the mental hospital here. The tenders, which were passed by the purchase committee, comprising representatives of the Deputy Commissioner, Civil Surgeon, Food and Supply Controller and Chief Agriculture Officer, speaks volumes about the modus operandi of the vegetable contractors.

ADGP: need for new marriage laws
Chandigarh, March 21
Need for fresh legislation on marriages involving persons of different nationalities and setting up of common centres, both in the UK and India, to tackle the problems related to “fake and forced international marriages” were stressed by Dr G.S. Aujla, Additional Director-General of Police-cum-Director of the Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur.

Michel Hedges Chief Constable of British Police standing in front of the memorial at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar on Thursday after paying homage to the freedom fighters who were killed in the indiscriminate firing by the instruction of General O' Dier on 13th April 1919 here.
— PTI photo

Parties prepare for Khatkar conferences
The annual shradhanjali samaroh will be organised at Khatkar Kalan, native village of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, on March 23.

PSEB Administrative Member to be bureaucrat
Patiala, March 21
Unlike the past, the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) is not likely to have any political figure posted as Administrative Member of the board with the government deciding in principle to appoint a bureaucrat to the post.



Border villages sans facilities
Kishore Singh Wala (Ferozepore), March 21
The standard of living of people in this sleepy border village has improved considerably during the past two decades but a lot is still needed to be done.

Another sacrilege in Kurali
Kharar, March 21
In another act of sacrilege, a holy scripture was allegedly put on fire by some miscreants in Sotal Baba village situated on a link road diverting from National Highway-21 near Kurali here last night. A team of media persons from here visited the village today.

Civic body chief’s offices ransacked
Rampuraphul, March 21
Mr Sunil Bitta, municipal councillor (MC) and group leader of MCs belonging to the BJP, today ransacked the offices of Executive Officer (EO) and President, Mr Charanjit Singh Jatana, when he came to know that Mr Jatana had completed the proceedings of the monthly meeting within few minutes in the absence of the group of MCs led by him.

Batala road in disrepair for years
Batala, March 21
The road from Khajuri Gate to Sekhri Niwas has been in a dilapidated condition for the past many years.

SHO suspended on scribe’s complaint
Gurdaspur, March 21
Inspector Chain Singh, Station House Officer of city police station Batala, was placed under suspension today for demanding petrol for his vehicle from a press correspondent of the Hind Samachar group of publications and UNI.

Medical team visits ultrasound centres
Patiala, March 21
Under the directions of the Civil Surgeon, Dr Inderjit Kaur Walia, a team comprising Dr Sarbrinder Kaur and Dr Navdeep Kaur of the Indian Medical Association, Mrs Sureet Inder Kaur and Mrs Rupinder Kaur, from NGOs, visited several ultrasound centres in Nabha.

Panel ‘should check’ ultrasound centres


MC budget passed
Fatehgarh Sahib, March 21
The Municipal Council Sirhind-Fatehgarh Sahib, passed its annual budget of Rs 4.21 crore unanimously in a special meeting held here today.

Sandhu takes over as board Secy
Chandigarh, March 21
Mr Mandeep Singh Sandhu has taken over as Secretary, Punjab State Agricultural Marketing Board in place of Mr Phulwant Singh Sidhu.


Two crushed to death
Sunam, March 21
Two persons were killed when a tempo crushed to death a scooterist and a pedestrian in front of the office of the SDM here today.


GND varsity exams from March 30
Amritsar, March 21
More than one lakh candidates (regular and private) will appear in the annual examinations of Guru Nanak Dev University commencing from March 30.

Books for SCs find way to open market
Ludhiana, March 21
Text-books meant for free distribution among the Scheduled Castes and students belonging to the weaker sections of society and published by the Punjab State Education Board have found their way into the open market.

Students not allowed to appear in examination
Bathinda, March 21
As many as eight students of Class X under the Punjab Open School Scheme were not allowed to appear in the home science paper at Khalsa School here today by the centre superintendent concerned when he failed to find their name in the cut off lists supplied to him by the authorities.

Painting workshop
Patiala, March 21
The Department of Fine Arts, Punjabi University will organise a poster and painting workshop on the martyrdom day of Shaheed Bhagat Singh and Punjabi poet Paash’s at Punjabi Bhavan here, tomorrow.

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