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Amarinder unfolds development agenda
Bathinda, January 27
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, said yesterday that the state would be an economic power soon as the government had been working hard to accomplish the task.

The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, unfurls the national flag at Bathinda on the occasion of Republic Day on Wednesday.
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, unfurls the national flag at Bathinda on the occasion of Republic Day on Wednesday.
CM to urge Natwar to take up Beant’s
assassins issue

Governor calls for another Green Revolution
January 27
Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd) exhorted people to rededicate themselves to the task of nation-building and to fulfil the mission of a ‘Resurgent and self-reliant India’, envisioned by stalwarts of freedom struggle.
Punjab Governor Lieut-Gen S.F. Rodrigues inspects the guard of honour on Republic Day in Jalandhar on Wednesday.
Punjab Governor Lieut-Gen S.F. Rodrigues inspects the guard of honour on Republic Day in Jalandhar on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph




IIAS in for major overhaul: Grewal
Chandigarh, January 27
The Indian Institute for Advance Studies, Shimla, is in for a major overhaul that would review and restructure research and teaching. A meeting of the Governing Council, scheduled to be held at Delhi tomorrow would debate concerns and issue to bring about drastic reforms in the functioning of the institute.

Maneka tells PFA to file case in leopard killing
Ludhiana, January 27
Member of Parliament and noted animal rights activist Maneka Gandhi has directed the PFA, Jalandhar or Ludhiana, to file a court case regarding the killing of a leopard by the Phillaur police on Monday last.

SGPC honours Canadian MP espousing same-sex marriage
Amritsar, January 27
Even as Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Jathedar of Akal Takht, described same-sex marriage as anti-Panthic, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee yesterday honoured Mr Navdeep Singh Bains, youngest member of the House of Commons in Canada, with a siropa. Mr Bains had stated that his party would vote in favour of such marriages.

Clergy accepts Giani Gurdit Singh’s apology
Amritsar, January 27
The Sikh High Priests today expressed their satisfaction over the explanation and regret expressed by Giani Gurdit Singh for giving wrong captions in his controversial book, “Mundavni”.

Akhand Kirtani Jatha splits for second time
Amritsar, January 27
Close on the heels of division in Damdami Taksal , another important Sikh body, Akhand Kirtani Jatha, which had come to limelight during militancy day, witnessed a split following elevation of Bhai Baldev Singh, Deputy Jathedar, as its Jathedar, replacing octogenarian Bhai Ram Singh here yesterday.

Additional DGP to probe Pathankot land scam
Chandigarh, January 27
Less than a forthright after allegations of demanding Rs 25 lakh were levelled against Punjab’s Chief Parliamentary Secretary Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi in Pathankot land scam, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has ordered a probe into the incident. He has asked Additional Director-General of Police Anil Kaushik to conduct an inquiry.

A rent deed that survived Partition
Amritsar, January 27
An original rent deed, signed between a big Sikh landlord and his Muslim tenant at Rawalpindi, a few days before Partition, is now a prize possession of UK- born Bhupinder Singh who recently came here from Pakistan.


Hanspal probing charges against Sodhi: Bhattal
Hoshiarpur, January 27
Mr H.S. Hanspal, President, PPCC, is probing into the allegations against the Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi, for his alleged role in demanding money for a non-existent land deal. There is no need to get the probe conducted from any other agency.

Cong clears Harpartap’s name for Ajnala byelection
Chandigarh, January 27
The Congress High Command today cleared the name of Mr Harpartap Singh for the Ajnala byelection which is to be held on February 23. The official announcement regarding this is expected soon.

I was insulted at Maghi Mela: Brar
Mansa, January 27
In a significant statement which could have far-reaching consequences, the firebrand Congress leader and former MP, Mr Jagmeet Brar, today said that the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, should learn to give due recognition and honour to each party worker.


Punjab dominates in growth of citrus fruits
Chandigarh, January 27
Punjab has virtually established its domination in the country as far as growing citrus fruits is concerned. Punjab’s kinnow, which had failed to capture the national market because of its poor taste a few years ago, has now almost ousted the Nagpuri orange from the market as its (kinnow) quality has improved tremendously.

Sidharath Periwal and Shailsh Periwal with their prize-winning red blood maltas (a citrus fruit) and trophies. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Sidharath Periwal and Shailsh Periwal with their prize-winning red blood maltas and trophies.

Demand to open up Hussainiwala border
Ferozepore, January 27
Residents of the Pakistani border town of Kasur have joined the demand of the local residents to open the Hussainiwala-Kasur border which was closed after the 1971 Indo-Pakistan conflict.

Cops’ recruitment “only on basis of rules, vacancies”
Chandigarh, January 27
For recruiting cops, nod by the Director-General of Police will not be enough, once standing orders being drafted by senior Punjab Police authorities come into force. Sources in the Punjab Police Headquartes here claim that the existence of vacancies and the recruitment rules will also have to be taken into consideration along with the DGP's approval while appointing personnel in the force.

Minister’s effigy burnt
Patiala, January 27
Activists of the International Bhau Bhaichara Sanghathan and people who benefited through free ration being distributed by it, today burnt an effigy of Cooperation Minister Jasjit Singh Randhawa at Bahadurgarh, near here.

Ward of deceased PSEB employee attempts
Patiala, January 27
The ongoing agitation by wards of deceased Punjab State Electricity Board employees today saw a young man dousing himself with kerosene and attempting to set himself aflame.

Villagers, Pashupalika workers rescue sambhar
Jalandhar, January 27
Residents of Sheikha village and activists of Pashupalika, an animal helpline and rescue centre being run by the Jalandhar police and that of the People for Animals, saved a Sambhar, which had strayed into the village and got stuck in a village pond.

Villagers up in arms against Defence move
Dappar (Lalru), January 27
To oppose the move of the Defence Ministry to ban constructions and other establishments within a distance of 1,200 yards from the crest of the outer parapet of the depot, the residents of effected villages held an emergency meeting in Amlala village, here today.

25 war widows given shawls
Dera Bassi, January 27
The Republic Day was celebrated by the local administration at Government School, Dera Bassi.


H.S. MannJudges in India are underpaid, says barrister
Chandigarh, January 27
His purposeful eyes endorse the resoluteness in his voice as
Canada-based barrister H.S. Mann talks about providing better facilities to the Judges in India for weeding out “whatever” corruption is present in the system. He knows what he is talking about for Mr Mann had done some intense practice at the District Courts in Patiala before leaving the country in 1988 for doing his bar-at-law.

High Court
Hearing in Mann's PIL on Virk adjourned for tomorrow
Chandigarh, January 27
The PIL filed by former MP and Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) chief Simranjit Singh Mann seeking directions to respondents, including Union Home Ministry and the Punjab Government, not to post ADGP (Intelligence) S.S. Virk as Director-General of Police, Punjab, when the current incumbent retires at the end of this month, has been adjourned for tomorrow.

  • Notice issued

  • PIL on facilities

Hyundai told to change car engine, pay Rs 25,000
Sangrur, January 27
The Sangrur District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed M/s Pioneer Hyundai, Ludhiana, and Hyundai Motor India Limited, Irrungattukottaj, Sriperumbudur Taluk (Tamil Nadu) to change the complete engine assembly of the Santro car of Mr Pankaj Bansal, Dhuri, with a new one.

Tax official sentenced to jail for 4 years
Patiala, January 27
A special court of the CBI today sentenced tax assistant Buta Singh to four years’ imprisonment besides imposing a fine of Rs 4000 in a fake refund order case amounting to Rs 45 lakh.


Hailstorm damage crops
Muktsar, January 27
Standing wheat and mustard crops along with fodder were damaged in hundreds of acres in different villages in this district after a strong hailstorm hit this region late evening today.


Illegal trade thriving on border
Madhopur (Gurdaspur), January 27
The middlemen are not the only people thriving on the illegal trade on the Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir toll and sales tax barriers. Another illegal trade of “Palti” was being carried out openly under the watchful eyes of the law enforcement authorities, causing huge loss of revenue to the Governments of both Punjab and J&K.

Travel agent arrested
Muktsar, January 27
Amritpal Singh, a travel agent of Kotli Bevan village of this district, was today arrested by the police for his alleged involvement in committing a fraud on Mr Yadwinder Singh, a resident of Rukhala village.

Policeman shot at, four booked
Jalandhar, January 27
In a shocking incident, a Punjab Police personnel was seriously injured when he was shot at by a group of four persons at Bajuhan Khurd village in Nakodar last night.


Schemes for NRIs get nod
Chandigarh, January 27
The programmes adopted by Punjab Government for providing new avenues of investment in industry information technology sector for NRIs were discussed by Parliamentary Secretary of Cooperation and Information Technology Prakash Singh and California’s Lt. Governor Cruz M Bustamante, along with Premier of British Columbia Gordon Campbell.


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