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Expect harsh steps in power sector: CM
Anandpur Sahib, April 16
The state Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today asked the people of the state to expect certain harsh measures in the power sector in the next three months.

PSEB approaches panel for agri power tariff
Chandigarh, April 16
The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has finally approached the State Electricity Regulatory Commission for an ad hoc revision in the power tariff for all categories of consumers, including agricultural and the Scheduled Castes, to enable it tide over the financial crisis.

Govt to seek funds for heritage complex
Anandpur Sahib, April 16
Impressed with the concept of the Khalsa Heritage Complex being built here, the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today said he would spare no effort to get the project completed. The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, and the Jathedar of Takht Shri Kesgarh Sahib, Prof Manjit Singh, discuss the Khalsa Heritage Complex with Mr Moshe Safdie, project architect, at Anandpur Sahib
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, and the Jathedar of Takht Shri Kesgarh Sahib, Prof Manjit Singh, discuss the Khalsa Heritage Complex with Mr Moshe Safdie, project architect, at Anandpur Sahib on Tuesday. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

Anandpur Sahib



10 SMOs found absent from duty
Jalandhar, April 16
The absence of as many as 10 Senior Medical Officers and 60 per cent of the para-medical and other staff, detected during surprise checking by the Vigilance Bureau today, revealed how government hospitals were working sans doctors.

Punjab in dilemma over market committees
Chandigarh, April 16
The Punjab Government is in a dilemma over the issue of dissolution of nominated market committees in the state. There are 144 market committees. The previous SAD-BJP government had nominated their governing bodies, including chairpersons and other members.


Chain fast by Congressmen
Bathinda, April 16
Hundreds of Congress workers led by the district president, Dr Bhagat Singh Dhaliwal, today observed a chain fast and held a rally in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office here, against the communal riots in Gujarat and to press the Central Government to remove the Chief Minister, Mr Narinder Modi, immediately.

Four Congress panels to select candidates
Chandigarh, April 16
The president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, Capt Amarinder Singh, has set up four committees of party leaders to select candidates for the municipal corporation elections in the state.


SHO told to pay compensation
Chandigarh, April 16
Taking up a petition filed by a Ferozepur district resident alleging thrashing by policemen, Mr Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Station House Officer of the Makhu police station to pay an interim compensation of Rs 10,000 to the petitioner from his own pocket.

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Water crisis hits Patiala as MC caught unawares
Patiala, April 16
The summer heat may not have reached its peak yet but for the residents of the old city water scarcity has already become the order of the day even as the Municipal Corporation has been caught unguarded, being unable to set the tone of a cool summer.

Clinic found violating MTP, PNDT Acts
Patiala, April 16
The manner in which the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act and the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Technique Act are being followed in this district was reflected in the first raid conducted on a clinic in the city here where the inspection team found that ultra sound tests were being conducted to “examine foetal well being’’ and the operation theatre had equipment and drugs used to conduct abortions.

New board for Takht Hazoor Sahib
Ludhiana, April 16
The Maharashtra Government has further extended the supersession of Takht Sri Hazoor Sahib Board, Nanded, and formed a 12-member board to look after the affairs of the same. The board includes Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra and Mr Jagdev Singh Talwandi former presidents of the SGPC, and Mr Sukhdev Singh Libra, Member, Rajya Sabha, from Punjab.

Stop security checks on Sikhs, govt tells S. Arabia
Ludhiana, April 16
The Ministry of foreign affairs has taken up with the Saudi Arabia authorities the incidents of Sikh visitors and residents being asked to remove their turbans for security checks by their authorities and has urged them to put an end to this practice.

Rallies galore at Jalandhar
Jalandhar, April 16
Various political and employees organisations have held dharnas and rallies over various issues in different parts of the city. Earlier in the morning, hundreds of Congress workers held a dharna outside the office of the Deputy Commissioner demanding the removal of the Gujarat Chief Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, for his failure to control riots in Gujarat.


Thermal plant staff hold rally
Bathinda, April 16
On a call given by the Punjab State Electricity Board Struggle Committee, member of the Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant Employees Federation held a strike today to press the authorities to accept their demands.


Gang selling women busted
Mansa, April 16
The police has busted a gang indulging in bringing women from Rajasthan and other states for sale, said Mr Sudhanshu Shekhar Srivastva, SSP, here today.


Clearing Punjabi paper must for matric students
SAS Nagar, April 16
Candidates appearing in the matric examination of the Punjab School Education Board will have to clear the Punjabi language paper along with those of other subjects to qualify in the written test.

JAC flays Badal’s statement
Patiala, April 16
The joint action committee comprising teachers, students and non-teaching employees of Punjabi University today condemned the recent statement of former Chief Minister of Punjab Parkash Singh Badal, who has alleged that the Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, Dr Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia, is being made a victim of political vendetta.

B.Ed unemployed to hold rally at Patiala
Bathinda, April 16
Mr Baljinder Singh, press secretary, Unemployed Teachers Front (Punjab), in a press note issued here yesterday, said that members of the front would stage a dharna at Patiala on May 7 to press for their demands.

Grace marks for students sought
Bathinda, April 16
Mr D. R. Singla, Head of the Commerce Department of the local DAV College, has urged the authorities concerned to give grace marks to students of B Com II as part of one of their question papers was out of syllabus.


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