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British Colombia, Punjab to tie up in agriculture
Amritsar, January 3
The government of British Colombia is interested to collaborate with the Punjab Government in the areas pertaining to agriculture, urban infrastructure, dairy products and education. This was stated by Dr Gulzar Singh Cheema, Minister of State for Mental Health, British Colombia (Canada), at a special function organised by Guru Nanak Dev University here today. 

Dr S. P. Singh, Guru Nanak Dev University Vice-Chancellor, presents a traditional "phulkari" to Dr Gulzar Singh Cheema, Health Minister of British Coloumbia Dr S. P. Singh, Guru Nanak Dev University Vice-Chancellor, presents a traditional "phulkari" to Dr Gulzar Singh Cheema, Health Minister of British Coloumbia, Canada, at a function in Amritsar On Friday.
— photo Rajiv Sharma

Punjab may face water famine in next decade
Chandigarh, January 3
If efforts are not made to save water consumption in Punjab the state was bound to face a water famine in the next decade, said Dr G.S. Dhillon, a former Chief Engineer (Irrigation), Punjab, while addressing a symposium on ‘Punjab Heritage’ organised by the Punjab Heritage and Education Foundation here today.

New industrial policy soon
Chandigarh, January 3
Punjab Chief Secretary Y.S. Ratra said today that a meeting of the Council of Ministers would be held on January 6 here to discuss and approve a new industrial policy.


Minorities asked to keep off Hindutva debate
Jalandhar, January 3
Mr Tarlochan Singh, Vice-Chairman of the National Commission for Minorities, today asked the minorities not to participate in the ongoing debate on the definition of Hindutva and neither to get perturbed over the issue.


Contract farming in Punjab, which was introduced a year ago, has failed to pick up because of lack of government efforts.
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Dhindsa opens DD Narrow Casting Centre
Ferozepore, January 3
Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers, Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, today inaugurated the Doordarshan Narrow Casting Centre which will relay the narrow casting programmes on a weekly basis. 

Spending lakhs on rejected semen
Patiala, January 3
The Punjab Animal Husbandry Department is spending lakhs to maintain thousands of doses of semen imported from the USA in 1988-99 even after they have been rejected by the department as being unfit for use.

Bathinda residents wait for their turn at an LPG distribution agency on Friday. LPG shortage in Bathinda
Bathinda, January 3
Residents of the city and nearby towns and villages are facing difficulty in getting the supply of cooking gas due to its shortage. Long queues of customers could be seen at various LPG distributing agencies. The customers who were accustomed of getting supply at their doorsteps are finding it difficult to go to the distributing agencies in this chilling cold.

Bathinda residents wait for their turn at an LPG distribution agency on Friday. 
— photo Kulbir Beera

Rs 50 lakh for lawyers’ chambers
Jalandhar, January 3
Acceding to the long-pending demand of the District Bar Association, the state government has released Rs 50 lakh for the construction of lawyers’ chambers at the district court complex.

A rally in Bathinda on Friday to motivate people to get their children vaccinated against polio on January 5 and February 9.
— photo by Kulbir Beera

1.66 lakh kids to be given polio drops
Bathinda, January 3
The Health Department with the help of NGOs took out a procession in the city today to educate the people so that maximum number of children between the age group of 0-5 years should be administered pulse polio drops on January 5.

Woman resents police inaction
Patiala, January 3
Nearly four months after Mr Parmod Kumar Malhotra, an Investigating Officer with Diesel Component Works disappeared after leaving his house in the morning to depose as a prosecution witness in a departmental proceeding launched by the company against another IOW in some case, the city police has failed to trace his whereabouts .

Police helpline for elders
Faridkot, January 3
The district police in collaboration with the District Elders Service Society set up a helpline at the city police station here today with a view to resolving the problems, particularly of the senior citizens of the area, on priority basis. Mr Harmohinder Singh, DSP, has been appointed the in charge of the helpline.

CPI seeks advisory panel for running MC
Bathinda, January 3
The district unit of the CPI has demanded that an advisory committee should be formed for running the affairs of the Municipal Corporation till the elections for the civic body were not held.

Magician to perform in Patiala
Patiala, January 3
A Punjabi magician settled in Delhi is set to give his first big show in the state at the Tagore Theatre here from January 5 onwards during which the citizens would witness ‘disappearance’ of a real-life elephant from the stage besides other magic works.

Magician Jitender Singh Babbar shows a card trick at an interaction in Patiala on Friday.
— A Tribune photograph

Water supply scheme a cropper
Ropar, January 3
The government scheme to transfer the maintenance of rural water supply schemes to panchayats has come a cropper with no panchayat accepting the offer. Sources in the Public Health Department said the refusal of the panchayats had placed the department in a piquant situation, with the Union Government stressing on the transfer.

2 killed in road mishap


Citrus fruit show concludes in Abohar
Abohar, January 3
The state government has decided to provide 1.97 lakh plastic crates to fruit growers at 50 per cent of the cost. This was stated by Dr Mohinder Rinwa, Parliamentary Secretary, Punjab on the concluding day of the two-day state-level exhibition-cum-citrus fruit show here today. The function was presided over by the SDM, Mr Jaskiran Singh.


2 PCS officers transferred


Naib Tehsildar booked for fraud
Phagwara, January 3
On the directive of the ADGP, Crime Branch, Punjab, the Sadar police station here has registered a case of fraud, forgery and criminal conspiracy in a land grab case against nine persons, including a naib tehsildar and a patwari under various sections of the IPC.

Robbers storm village, loot houses
Gurdaspur, January 3
A gang of robbers stormed the Awankha village close to Dinanagar today and allegedly looted cash and jewellery from several houses of the village. According to eyewitnesses, about seven to eight robbers entered a house near DAV High School owned by Narem Lal and seriously injured the two occupants of the house, Usha and her sister-in-law Sangeeta, by beating them with iron rods. 

Jr assistant booked for graft
Bathinda, January 3
Makhan Singh, a junior assistant at the Divisional Forest Office, Mansa was caught red-handed by the Vigilance Bureau while accepting a bribe of Rs 500 from Mr Tara Singh, a retired forest guard, for preparing certain documents with regard to his pension.

Man gets death sentence for killing nephew
Kapurthala, January 3
Mr Gurdev Singh, Sessions Judge, today awarded the death sentence to Jaswinder Singh (42), a resident of Sheikhupur village near here, on the charge of murdering his nephew, Bikramjit Singh, over a property dispute.

Police nabs looters with public help
Tarn Taran, January 3
With the active support of the public, the Tarn Taran police today arrested two persons who had snatched two bags, containing salaries of the staff members of eight schools (Rs 2.10 lakh) after a two-hour chase.

Murder accused acquitted
Sangrur, January 3
A local court today acquitted eight persons accused of the murder of Malerkotla-based journalist Gian Chand Sharma, representing various vernacular dailies.


Decision on law college hailed
Faridkot, January 3
Members of the District Bar Association here has hailed the decision of Punjabi University, Patiala, for giving approval and letter of intent to the management of Baba Godri Sahib Baba Farid Society here for setting up a law college.

Need for hostels: private help sought
Patiala, January 3
There is an acute shortage of hostels in Punjabi University, due to which, single cubicles are being allotted to two students each. This has made the Vice-Chancellor, Dr S.S. Boparai, say that, if any organisation offers to build hostels here, the university will give it its full co-operation.

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