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Govt pegs drought loss at 4,367 cr
Seeks Rs 100 per quintal as bonus on paddy
Chandigarh, August 16
As per a decision of the state-level committee on drought and power situation in Punjab, the Rural Development and Agriculture Minister, Mrs Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, has demanded Rs 100 per quintal as bonus on paddy from the Union Government.

45 ‘tainted’ allied service officers to go
PCS association seeks ‘parallel hierarchy’
Chandigarh, August 16
The PCS (Executive) Officers’ Association meets here tomorrow at a time when there is disquiet over the selections made by the PPSC to the state civil service. The stigma of “tainted’’ PCS officers haunts the association.

Vedanti shielding bribery accused: Khalsa Panchayat
Ludhiana, August 16
The Shiromani Khalsa Panchayat holds Akal Takht Jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti “responsible” reportedly for shielding his brother-in-law and personal assistant, Prithipal Singh, in the Baba Dhanwant Singh bribery case besides accusing SGPC chief Prof Kirpal Singh Badungar, of allegedly going back on his word of thorough inquiry of the case before deciding on the charges levelled against the Baba and Prithipal Singh.

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Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh honours the famous Punjabi folk singer
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh honours the famous Punjabi folk singer, 'Koel of Punjab' Surinder Kaur, at a function in Patiala on Friday. — PTI

Dental college chief Harika held
Mansa, August 16
Dr Naginder Singh Harika, Managing Director, Khalsa Dental College and Hospital, Nangal Kalan (Mansa), detained in Bathinda Central Jail for alleged involvement in several cases of fraud committed with the students, and who had escaped from police custody while under govt treatment in PGI, Chandigarh, few days ago was nabbed by the Delhi police when it raided a hotel in the Paharganj area recently.

SAD MLA held for liquor smuggling
Ludhiana, August 16
Even as Shiromani Akali Dal MLA Malkit Singh Kittu, surrendered before the Moga Police today afternoon - after he along with his brother — were booked by the police for being allegedly involved in liquor smuggling, his family members have alleged that he has been framed by the Congress to settle political scores.


Mahajan must quit, say YC leaders
Ludhiana, August 16
The president of the Pradesh Youth Congress Mr Devinder Singh Babbu, and the senior vice-president, Mr Pawan Dewan, have demanded the resignation of the union minister, Mr Pramod Mahajan, for his alleged involvement in the murder of Shivani Bhatnagar.


Power supply to tehsil office, police stations cut
Fazilka, August 16
Officials of the Punjab State Electricity Board, urban wing, led by Mr Sham Lal Arora, Sub-Divisional Officer, here today disconnected the power supply to the police stations, city and Sadar, office of Tehsildar and the PWD rest house due to non-payment of outstanding bills.

Sale of child from orphanage: accused denied bail
Patiala, August 16
Four persons allegedly involved in the sale of a child belonging to the Rajindra Dewa Orphanage here, including the chairman of the trust, were refused bail today by the court of the Additional Sessions Judge, Patiala, Ms Archana Puri.

Memoranda galore for Nitish
Bathinda, August 16
The Punjab Transport Minister, Mr Partap Singh Bajwa, in a memorandum submitted to the Union Railway Minister, Mr Nitish Kumar, demanded that a model railway station conforming to modern architecture should be established at SAS Nagar.

Shatabdi flagged off from Patiala
Patiala, August 16
MP Preneet Kaur today flagged off Shatabdi Express from Patiala during the train’s stop here on its inaugural run from Bathinda to New Delhi.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms Preneet Kaur said that a long-standing demand of the people of this area had been met by starting an express train and the residents of Patiala and adjoining areas would definitely benefit.

Railways suffer losses in 8 sections
Phillaur, August 16
The Railways has suffered a financial loss in eight branch rail sections of the Ferozepur Division this year. This was stated by Senior Divisional Commercial Manager, Mr V.P. Singh while talking with this correspondent last night.

Bail plea of ex-PPSC Secy rejected
Patiala, August 16
District and Sessions Judge S. N. Aggarwal today rejected the regular bail application filed by former PPSC Secretary Pritpal Singh, who is at present in judicial custody.

Langah’s remand extended
Ropar, August 16
Mr A.S. Kathuria, Special Judge, today extended the judicial remand of former Punjab PWD Minister Sucha Singh Langah till August 29 after the expiry of his earlier judicial remand today.

Panel for quota in private sector jobs
Amritsar, August 16
The National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes has made representations to the Central Government seeking reservation of jobs for the SC/ST candidates in the private sector.

Power generation for self-use: PSEB told not to claim duty
Amritsar, August 16
The Chief Electrical Inspector of the Punjab Government had directed the Punjab State Electricity Board not to collect electricity duty on power generated for self-use by industrialists who had put up captive power plants or generators to run their establishments.


IAS, 4 PCS officers transferred
Chandigarh, August 16
The Punjab Government has ordered the transfer of one IAS and four PCS officers. Mr V.K. Meena, ADC, Ferozepore, swaps posts with Mr Gopal Krishan, ADC, Gurdaspur.


Two arrested in murder case
Amritsar, August 16
The police has arrested two persons for allegedly murdering Teju of Jharkhand (at present at Fatehgarh Churian road) here today. Teju was killed by the accused at about 2.00 a.m.

Three killed in accident
Moga, August 16
Three persons were killed in a head-on collision between two trucks near Rode village today, the police said. The victims were identified as — Gurvinder Singh, Karamjit Singh and Jagjit Singh. The driver of a truck was wounded in the accident.


Dharna by DIET students
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 16
Students of the District Institute of Elementary Training today boycotted the exams and staged a dharna in protest against the alleged beating up of a student during exams, who was later admitted to the local Civil Hospital in an unconscious condition.

Principals appointed  on ‘merit’
Chandigarh, August 16
In a memorandum to Mr Khushhal Behl, Education Minister, Punjab, the Gazetted Educational School Association Punjab said 60 school principals/PES-II selected during the tenure of Ravi Sidhu had been included in the tainted list while the principals claimed to be meritorious and experienced professionals.

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