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Mega projects: plot booking only after PUDA okays plans
Chandigarh, January 13
Private companies, which have been allotted mega projects in Mohali, Ludhiana and Jalandhar with regard to the development of townships and trade and entertainment centres, will not be allowed to do advance booking of plots, flats, shops and other commercial sites till their project master plans are approved by PUDA.

Houses allowed on 33 pc plot area at 2 more focal points
Chandigarh, January 13
The Punjab Government has allowed industrial plot holders at Focal Points at Patiala and Tarn Taran to use up to 33 per cent of their land for residential purposes. The decision was taken by the Board of Directors of the Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation during its last meeting.

Editorial: Destination Punjab: Projects need more than clearance
Chandigarh page: Derabassi set to witness
real estate boom

Splinter Akali groups project themselves as third front
Muktsar, January 13
While the Congress and the SAD were attacking each other in their rallies, the SAD (Amritsar) and the Lok Bhalai Party-SAD (Longowal)-SAD (Ravi Inder) alliance were busy projecting themselves as the real third front in the state.



Relief package for riot-victims inadequate, says BJP chief
Muktsar, January 13
Shiromani Akali Dal president, Parkash Singh Badal, today termed the state government’s recent announcements mere poll gimmicks and said Mr Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, was making final effort to retain power by misleading people. He stated this at a rally during Maghi mela here today.

SAD president Parkash Singh Badal, BJP MP Navjot Sidhu and other Akali leaders at the party’s Maghi conference in Muktsar on Friday. — Photo by Kulbir Beera

SAD president Parkash Singh Badal, BJP MP Navjot Sidhu and other Akali leaders at the party’s Maghi conference in Muktsar on Friday.

Reunited siblings celebrate Lohri
Amritsar, January 13
Kesar Singh and Joginder Singh, both brothers and residents of Dam Ganj here, today celebrated the festival of Lohri with their Mohammedan sister Rabia Bibi with whom they were reunited after 58 years.


Home they returned in coffins
Kharar, January 13
Amidst a pall of gloom, the Masih family bade a tearful adieu to three members of its family who died in an accident near Bhagwantpura village yesterday.

Jail officials protest suspension of constables
Hoshiarpur, January 13
Members of the Jail Wardens Association of District Jail, Hoshiarpur, led by their president, Mr Parmajit Singh, staged a dharna in front of the jail here today.

45 apply for posts of PSERC Chairman, member
Chandigarh, January 13
A total of 45 persons, including senior and retired IAS officers and chief engineers, are in the race for the post of Chairman of the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission and also member of the PSERC.

Playwright Gursharan Singh felicitated
Moga, January 13
Thousands of people from every nook and corner of the state gathered at Kussa village to felicitate famous playwright Gursharan Singh with "Inqalabi Nehcha Sanman" for his significant contribution in sensitising the downtrodden and for deftly using his pen as an instrument for social change.


High Court
Beaten up by cop: notice issued to government

Chandigarh, January 13
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion to the respondents, including the Punjab Government, on the petition filed by Congress leader Sukhwinder Singh, who was brutally beaten by a Punjab Police Deputy Superintendent of Police and some other cops.

  • PPSC secretary summoned
  • Direction on letter

Govt depts owe Rs 2.5 cr to PSEB


Suicide bid by girl


Irregularities alleged in SGPC-run medical institute
Amritsar, January 13
Alleging serious irregularities in funds by the Principal of the SGPC-run Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Science and Research in the garb of development and expansion, Dr G.S. Grewal, member, Sri Guru Ram Das Charitable Hospital Trust, has urged the president of the trust to conduct a high-level probe.

‘Janamsaakhis’ on Internet
Patiala, January 13
Punjabi University, Patiala, has digitalised and downloaded “purataan janamsaakhis” on the Internet ( The “janamsaakhis” are available in both Gurmukhi and Shahmukhi (Urdu) scripts. With a click of the mouse any page of the text could be converted from Gurmukhi to Shahmukhi and vice versa.

GND varsity to host country planners’ congress
Amritsar, January 13
The Institute of Town Planners, India, will organize the three-day 54th national town and country planners' congress in collaboration with Guru Nanak Dev University here from January 14 to 16.

NSS camp concludes
Amritsar, January 13
A 10-day camp organised by the NSS unit of the Department of Laws of Guru Nanak Dev University concluded here on Wednesday with a peace march by volunteers who carried placards and shouted slogans against female foeticide, drug addiction, and pollution.


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