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World-class memorial to Sahibzadas
Chamkaur Sahib, September 29
The Punjab Government today approved a sum of Rs 18 crore for the completion of various schemes and projects in connection with the celebrations of the 300th year of martyrdom of the Sahibzadas at Chamkaur Sahib.

The Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, at a meeting regarding the celebrations of the 300th year of martyrdom of the Sahibzadas at Chamkaur Sahib The Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, at a meeting regarding the celebrations of the 300th year of martyrdom of the Sahibzadas at Chamkaur Sahib on Wednesday.
— Photo by
Kiran Deep

CPI rejects CM’s appeal for help
To support CPM in Garhshankar
Chandigarh, September 29
The CPI today extended its support to the CPM candidate, Mr Mahan Singh Rori, in the Garhshankar Assembly constituency where polling will be held on October 13.

Withdraw nominee from Garhshankar, CPM advises CM
25 polling stations in Garhshankar sensitive

Punjab keen to implement 85th Amendment
Ropar, September 29
Punjab Government has decided to implement the 85th Constitutional Amendment subject to the final decision of the apex court and the formal orders would be issued shortly. This was stated by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh while interacting with mediapersons here today.

Implementation of amendment opposed




Privatisation of PSEB under consideration: Gill
Patiala, September 29
Giving a twist to the ongoing controversy over the privatisation move of the Punjab State Electricity Board, the Punjab Chief Secretary, Mr Jai Singh Gill, today ruled out immediate privatisation of the board.

Chief Engineer caught taking bribe
Patiala, September 29
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau swooped on the residence of a Chief Engineer of the Punjab State Electricity Board today and nabbed him on the charge of taking bribe from a private contractor.

Chief Secretary asked to probe charges of chopper
misuse by CM

Chandigarh, September 29
Punjab Chief Secretary was today asked to look into the allegations of chopper misuse by the Chief Minister for electioneering purposes. Another inquiry regarding the violation of poll code by Education Minister Harnam Dass Johar was also referred to Hoshiarpur's Deputy Commissioner.


SAD writes to EC against govt officials
Kapurthala, September 29
Demanding action against two government officers who attended the Congress workers’ meeting yesterday, members of the Shiromani Akali Dal sent a written complaint to the Election Commission here today.


Illegal stone mining a threat to ecology
Gurdaspur, September 29
Illegal mining by stone crushers in this district was continuing blatantly, endangering ecology. There are hundreds of stone crushers in the district along the Punjab and Himachal borders near Pathankot.

Raids conducted on illegal private clinics
Abohar: Responding to complaints from various quarters, officials of the Health Department, Punjab, have initiated checking of clinics run by individuals in the rural areas.The inspection started from Balluana village, 7 km from here.

Acute flaccid paralysis case in Dhuri
Children given polio drops
Sangrur, September 29
Following the detection of a case of an acute flaccid paralysis in Subhash Nagar at Dhuri, about 15 kilometres from here, the health authorities, as a precautionary measure, administered anti-polio drops today and yesterday to 500 children in Subhash Nagar and adjoining colonies.

Rights panel orders probe against cops
Moga, September 29
Taking serious notice of allegations levelled against the police by the brother of a murdered man, the Punjab State Human Rights Commission has asked the Moga SSP to probe into the matter and submit his report within eight weeks.

Plots for poor auctioned to rich
Pathankot, September 29
The Pathankot Improvement Trust has come under a cloud for flouting the norms for allotment of plots meant for the poor in a surreptitious manner by auctioning these to influential persons of the town.

Dutch project yet to take off
Amritsar, September 29
Notwithstanding the spade work on the project to set up a solid waste management plant here by the team of experts under the Netherlands Management Co-operation Programme team, the local Municipal Corporation, nodal authority to execute the project, has failed to do any groundwork till date.

A sarpanch shares his experience
Chandigarh, September 29
Having retired as Commandant from the Border Security Force, in 1987, Apar Singh Ghuman had engaged himself on his farm and spending time with his grandchildren in his village, Khera-Kotli, Dasuya, in Hoshiarpur.

GSP holds rally for refinery project
Bathinda, September 29
Hundreds of activists of the General Samaj Party along with residents of various villages today held a rally in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner here to protest against the move of the Punjab Government to scuttle the oil refinery project being set up by the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited at Phulo Khari village in the district.

22-yr-old women run over by train
Abohar, September 29
Priya Kalani (22), daughter of local businessman Ravi Kalani, was crushed to death this afternoon by a passenger train. Sources said she was run over by the Sriganganagar-Bathinda passenger train.


Bharti Mobile told to pay compensation
Faridkot, September 29
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Faridkot, has directed Bharti Mobile Limited, Industrial Area, Mohali, to pay a compensation of Rs 4,000 alongwith Rs 1,000 as litigation charges to a lady doctor of Kotkapura, in rendering deficient mobile service to her.

High Court
PIL hearing
Chandigarh, September 29
The High Court on Wednesday adjourned to October 4 the hearing in a PIL filed by World Human Rights Protection Council seeking an independent probe into the recent incident of alleged sodomy of an under-trial by jail staff of Central Security Jail, Amritsar.


Contract farming is good, says expert
Chandigarh, September 29
Mr S.S.Virdi, a member of the Agriculture Reform Panel of Confederation of Indian Industry, Punjab, today sought to counter the opposition being expressed in certain quarters to the idea of introducing large-scale contract farming in Punjab.

Farmers urged to shun wheat-rice cycle
Faridkot, September 29
The traditional crop cycle of paddy and wheat has given rise to various problems so now farmers should look for alternatives crops like pulses, oilseeds, fruits and vegetables, said the Joint Director of Agricultural Department, Dr Harvinder Singh Bhatti, at a farmers’ training camp here today.

Deputy Commissioner Alok Shekhar at an exhibition organised as part of a farmers’ training camp in Faridkot on Wednesday.
Deputy Commissioner Alok Shekhar at an exhibition organised as part of a farmers’ training camp in Faridkot

Rain, strong winds flatten paddy
Muktsar, September 29
The standing paddy crop in certain pockets of this and some other parts of Bathinda district, which was ready for harvesting, has been flattened after the area was hit by rain accompanied with strong winds this morning.


Vigilance bureau to computerise headquarters
Chandigarh, September 29
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau will computerise its headquarters, besides all field offices, in the state. They would be inter-connected through wide area network and local area network.


2 Punjabi youths shot in Manila
Phillaur, September 29
Two youths of Phillaur subdivision were killed in Manila, capital of Philipines, according to reports received here last night. Kewal (30) of Boparai village, near Goraya, was shot dead by some assailants in Manila.

Financier’s son booked
Ludhiana, September 29
Financier and proclaimed offender in a murder case — Nirdosh Dhand’s son-Kakku Dhand has been booked by city police along with his accomplices Ballu, Moti, Billa and more than seven unknown persons on the charge of committing theft and causing injuries to the sons of a senior Congress leader and Former Chairman of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Legal Cell, Mr Parshotam Dass Sharma.

Wife commits suicide, man booked
Tarn Taran, September 29
Ranjit Kaur (25) of Khara village committed suicide allegedly due to mental and physical harassment by her husband. She strangulated herself with a fan last night. The Sarhali police has registered a case under Section 304B against Ranjit Singh, her husband.

Three held on murder charge
Abohar, September 29
The Khuyiansarwer police yesterday arrested three persons, including Baaj Singh, a son of the sarpanch of Jhurarkhera village, in connection with the murder of Amrik Singh, a farmer.

Ten injured in truckers’ clash
Malerkotla, September 29
About ten persons were injured seriously in a clash between the truck unions here and Kup Kalan, at Matoi village, near here today. The injured were admitted to the local Civil Hospital, where the conditions of some were said to be critical.

JE arrested on graft charge
Pathankot, September 29
The Punjab Vigilance sleuths today reportedly arrested a junior engineer posted at east division of the PSEB, here while accepting Rs 1,500 from complainant Jasbir Singh, shopkeeper of Kothe-Manwal village, for getting stray wire transferred from near his shop to some other place.


Students decide to take bus operators head-on
Mansa, September 29
Hundreds of students belonging to different organisations today took out a march and held a rally in the district court complex, despite hurdles created by the police, to lodge their protest against the denial of facility of free travel up to 25 km to them and application of concessional travel passes on all the buses.

Panels to verify degrees
Chandigarh, September 29
Suspecting that a large number of candidates have secured jobs in the government schools in master cadre on the basis of “fake degrees”, the Punjab Government has ordered a probe.

Students stage dharna
Sangrur, September 29
Activists of the Punjab Students Union, the Punjab Radical Students Union and the Students Federation of India today staged a dharna against the non-acceptance of their demands by the authorities.

VC inaugurates academic block
Chandigarh, September 29
Dr S.K. Salwan, Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, said today that India still had a long way to go before catching up with some of the advanced countries of the world.

Dr S.K. Salwan, Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Technical University, visits the academic block of the Indo Global College of Engineering at Abhipur on Wednesday.

Dr S.K. Salwan, Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Technical University, visits the academic block of the Indo Global College of Engineering at Abhipur

ETT members lay siege to administrative complex
Kapurthala, September 29
Demanding release of nearly 150 members of the Unemployed ETT Union, as many as 400 unionists blocked both gates of the administrative complex for more than two hours this afternoon.


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