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CM okays new private housing project rules
Chandigarh, January 27
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today gave his nod to new rules to govern all private housing projects in the state. The rules would apply to all projects cleared till date.

Rules to be framed to save positions of CPSs, PSs
Chandigarh, January 27
The Congress-led government in Punjab is going to frame new rules and regulations to save its Chief Parliamentary Secretaries and Parliamentary Secretaries from being removed from their posts.

Punjab to introduce APMC Act to help farmers
Mahilpur (Hoshiarpur), January 27
To provide farmers genuine rates for their produce, the Punjab Government is likely to introduce Agriculture Produce Marketing Corporate Act on the same pattern as its neighbour Haryana has implemented.

‘Harassed’ journalist attempts self-immolation
Muktsar, January 27
On the heels of self-immolation by a rehri owner in Patiala, Krishan Kumar Mida, a Malout-based reporter of a vernacular daily made a similar attempt in front of Cabinet Minister Jagmohan Singh Kang at the Republic Day function here yesterday.

Policemen try to stop Krishan Kumar Mida, a journalist, who made an unsuccessful attempt to immolate self during the Republic Day function in Muktsar Policemen try to stop Krishan Kumar Mida, a journalist, who made an unsuccessful attempt to immolate self during the Republic Day function in Muktsar on Thursday.
— Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera









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Penchant for remaining in news cost Gopal Krishan Kashyap dear
Patiala, January 27
The president of the Rajiv Gandhi Parontha Rehri Market, Gopal Krishan Kashyap, who died after committing self immolation on Wednesday, had been in the news in this town for all the wrong reasons for the past two years.

 

Former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal consoles family members of Gopal Krishan Kashyap in Patiala on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal consoles family members of Gopal Krishan Kashyap in Patiala


Schoolchildren perform bhangra as part of Republic Day celebrations at Chanda Ground, Rajpura
Schoolchildren perform bhangra as part of Republic Day celebrations at Chanda Ground, Rajpura, on Thursday. — Tribune photo by J.S. Virdi

Republic Day celebrated
Ropar, January 27
Stressing upon the need for a large-scale efforts for further accelerating the economic growth in the state, Punjab Governor, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), said it could be achieved with focus on increasing agriculture productivity by giving a new push to diversification plan, adopting new technology, good quality seeds and high-yielding varieties after unfurling the National Flag at the state-level Republic Day function held at Nehru Stadium here yesterday.

CBI arrests two Customs officials
Chandigarh, January 27
The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested Assistant Commissioner and an Appraiser of the Customs and Central Excise Department, Ludhiana, on the charges of cheating and misappropriation. During the raids conducted at several places, including office and residences of the accused, the sleuths recovered Rs 38 lakh and several other incriminating documents.

POLITICS

Cong fooling poor with slogans, says Rinwa
Abohar, January 27
Prof BL Rinwa, who has been re-appointed member of the National Discipline Committee of the BJP, said that the Congress had been fooling the poor with populist slogans.

COMMUNITY

Amritsar-Nankana Sahib bus trial run
Amritsar, January 27
The trial run of Amritsar-Nankana Sahib bus, combining both holy cities of the Sikhs, was conducted here today. The bus, first since Partition, started from local International Bus Terminal (Youth Hostel) crossed the Radcliff line at Wagah joint check post.

Work begins on Goindwal Sahib-Tarn Taran rail link
Chandigarh, January 27
The Railway Ministry has started work on laying a railway line between Goindwal Sahib and Tarn Taran. This was stated here today by Mr Manohar Singh Gill, Member of the Rajya Sabha from Punjab.

4 road projects cleared
Chandigarh, January 27
The Punjab Infrastructure Development Board today cleared four major road projects in the state. These are: Hoshiarpur-Phagwara (Rs 32.53 crore); Sirhind-Morinda-Ropar (Rs 55.63 crore); Bhawanigarh-Nabha-Gobindgarh (Rs 70.25 crore); and Dakha-Raikot-Barnala (Rs 78.66 crore).

AGRICULTURE

SAD (A) for special girdawari for damaged potato crop
Sangrur, January 27
The Shiromani Akali Dal’s (Amritsar) Sangrur district unit and kisan wing of the party today demanded special girdawari for the potato crop, damaged due to fog in the district. The SAD (A) also sought compensation of Rs 30,000 per acre for the affected farmers for damaged potato crop.

CRIME

4 rob bank of Rs 30,000
Moga, January 27
Four armed robbers today struck at a Punjab and Sind Bank branch at Nathuwala Jadeed village in broad daylight and decamped with Rs 30,000. According to sources, the four robbers arrived at the bank on two scooters at 1.40 pm and applied for a demand draft, but the bank staff said they didn’t have a branch at the place for which they were seeking the draft.

3 held for stealing oil tanker
Pathankot, January 27
The police today arrested three persons on the charge of theft. They have been identified as Balbir Singh, Kuldip Kumar and Harpreet Singh, all residents of Nihal Singh Wala in Moga District.

Man held for stabbing girl
Rajpura, January 27
The police yesterday arrested Rajiv Kumar, a resident of Jaggi Colony here, and his two accomplices on the charges of stabbing Gurpreet Kaur. According to the DSP, Mr Manmohan Sharma, Rajiv was arrested on the complaint of Gurpreet’s mother, Ms Balbir Kaur.

Couple dies in mishap
Amritsar, January 27
A motorcycle borne couple was crushed to death when a truck (RJ-13G-6689) them near Talwandi Rai Dadu village hit in Ajnala near here today. The deceased were identified as Sucha Singh and Kulwinder Kaur.

EDUCATION

Scholars worried over threat to environment
Fatehgarh Sahib, January 27
A two-day national conference on “Impact of science and technology on nature-2006” organised by the Department of Applied Sciences of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College was inaugurated by the college Principal, Dr D.S. Hira, at the college seminar room today.

Schoolgirls with their hands painted in the colours of the national flag at the 57th Republic Day celebrations at YPS Stadium, Patiala
Schoolgirls with their hands painted in the colours of the national flag at the 57th Republic Day celebrations at YPS Stadium, Patiala, on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Rajesh Sachar

Rally by unemployed B.Ed teachers
Sangrur, January 27
Members of the Berozgar B.Ed. Adhyapak Front, Punjab, led by Mr Bikarjit Singh Sadhuwala, a state committee member of the front, held a rally on the Republic Day near the main bus stand here yesterday.

NRI donates Rs 7 lakh
Patiala, January 27
Mr Jay S. Sidhu, Chairman of a bank in Pennsylvania, USA, has donated Rs 7.20 lakh ($ 16,000) and pledged $ 40,000 to the Golden Heart Scholarship Programme for rural students of Yadavindra College of Engineering, Talwandi Sabo.

BUSINESS

Jakhar elected coop bank MD
Abohar, January 27
The Congress recaptured power in the management of the Fazilka Central Cooperative Bank, having its headquarters here, after a gap of five years. Mr Surinder Kumar Jakhar, a progressive farmer of Panjkosi village and leading cooperator, was unanimously elected Managing Director of the bank.
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