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BJP blames all problems on Congress-led governments
Pathankot, January 22
The BJP today organised a state-level rally here today. BJP leaders including state president Avinash Rai Khanna, MP from Gurdaspur Vinod Khanna, MP from Amritsar Navjot Singh Sidhu called upon people to prepare to the present government out of power for its anti-people policies.

Mr Vinod Khanna and Mr Navjot Sidhu, BJP MPs from Gurdaspur and Amritsar, respectively, at the BJP rally in Pathankot on Sunday. Mr Vinod Khanna and Mr Navjot Sidhu, BJP MPs from Gurdaspur and Amritsar, respectively, at the BJP rally in Pathankot on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Ministers join issue with Badal
Chandigarh, January 22
The promised investment in mega projects in Punjab has already become a “political football”. Today, two senior ministers in the Amarinder Singh Cabinet and two Congress leaders joined issue against former Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal.

11 Punjabis killed in Philippines since 2005
Jalandhar, January 22
Fourteen Punjabis, mostly from the Doaba region have been killed in the Philippines since 2002, according to Punjab Police records. As many as 11 Punjabis were killed in that country since January 2005.

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Herd registration to be must soon
Ropar, January 22
Punjab will soon be introducing the Punjab Herd Registration Act under which it would be mandatory for the villagers to get their animals registered. Punjab will be the first state in the country to introduce this Act.

PU to open regional centre at Bajwara
Chandigarh, January 22
Panjab University would open the Swami Sarvanand Giri Panjab University Regional Centre at Bajwara, Hoshiarpur, offering engineering, BCA, nursing and law courses to students of the area.

Study pinpoints problems of farmers
Chandigarh, January 22
There are certain agro climatic zones in Punjab which does not support the traditional wheat-paddy rotation, says a recent study conducted by the Agriculture Technocrats Action Committee (ATAC), an association of agriculture and horticulture professionals of Punjab.

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FCI to directly release wheat stocks
Chandigarh, January 22
The Food Corporation of India’s regional office today said that the Punjab Government had failed to nominate an agency of its own to distribute wheat to roller flour mills in the state. Consequently, the FCI will release stocks on its own and contain the rising prices of wheat flour in the region.


Three doctors face music
Bathinda/Muktsar, January 22
Even as police action has been recommended against a doctor posted at a government dispensary for taking admission in the MBBS course on the basis of a fake SC certificate, Deputy Commissioner, Muktsar, Dalip Kumar has written to the Medical Council of India recommending appropriate action against the doctor for “misleading” people about their qualifications.

“Missing” boy found
Hoshiarpur, January 22
The police has found out Harkawal Singh alias Harry a student of 10+1 and son of Ashawani Singh Saini of Sant Nagar Darapur (Tanda). He had been missing since January 20 evening.

Sewerage work started
Nawanshahr, January 22
The local MLA and parliamentary secretary, Mr Parkash Singh, inaugurated a sewerage work at Friends Colony, Sloh Road, here today.

Death of 8 in fire: SDM to hold probe
Ludhiana, January 22
Ludhiana, Deputy Commissioner, Anurag Verma today ordered a magisterial inquiry into the fire which charred eight persons, including six children to death while asleep in Karaurr village yesterday.

Forest guards not trained to protect wildlife
Ropar, January 22
In the absence of adequate facilities and owing to shortage of staff, the district Forest Department is unable to protect the wildlife in the vast forest areas spread in the district. Forest guards face a tough time catching poachers who are armed with weapons.

Thikriwala residents upset over Sukhbir’s remark
Barnala, January 22
Residents of Thikriwala village are upset with the Sukhbir Singh Badal, MP, for calling the village residents “Gaddaar” (traitors).

Literacy plan for 10 villages
Ropar, January 22
To make villagers computer-literate the Information and Communication Center (ICC), Punjab, has adopted 10 villages of district in the first phase. Every village will be provided two computers by the government. Infrastructure will be provided by the panchayat.


Malerkotla councillor booked
Sangrur, January 22
The Malerkotla police has booked a Malerkotla Municipal Councillor Pappu Kalyan and four others in a cheating and forgery case.

ASI booked for murder bid
Abohar, January 22
ASI Joginder Singh posted at the city police station here and nine others have been booked for attempt to murder.


Students interact with industrialists
Fatehgarh Sahib, January 22
The Canadian Institute for International Studies (CIIS) organised a symposium in association with Canadian faculty on the institute campus at Jalbehra village yesterday.

NSS volunteers hold medical camp
Kharar, January 22
A free medical check-up camp was organised by NSS volunteers of Indo-Global Colleges at Abhipur. Residents of more than 32 villages were diagnosed during the camp.

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