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Bonanza for Mansa on I-Day
Mansa, August 15
With the agricultural growth already reaching the saturation point, the state government will now focus on industrial revolution and an impressive beginning has already been made with the relaunch of the Bathinda oil refinery, stated the Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, after unfurling the Tricolour at a function to mark the country’s 59th Independence Day here today.

The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, honours freedom fighters during an Independence Day function at Mansa on Monday. Widows get sewing machines
2 new jails in Punjab soon: Birmi
Health Minister spurns MC water
Patiala to have overbridge to ease traffic
Plea to recall sacrifice of martyrs
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, honours freedom fighters during an Independence Day function at Mansa on Monday.

Nanavati report: SAD for strict action against the guilty
Ludhiana, August 15
For Shiromani Akali Dal follow-up action on the Nanavati Commission report was the only issue. Speaker after speaker including Mr Parkash Singh Badal, his son Mr Sukhbir Badal, stage secretary Mahesh Inder Singh Grewal and others dwelt on the issue.

Only arrest of guilty will pacify Sikhs: Dal Khalsa
Apology sought from Sonia
SAD to launch movement for justice from August 20
Show of defiance at SAD (A) rally
SAD (A) observes ‘black day’






Tandon’s remarks against RSS
Advani assures to resolve the issue
Amritsar, August 15
Even a missive of Mr Balramji Dass Tandon, a former state BJP chief, accusing the RSS of giving a new leaf and moral boosting to the Congress party by turning the heat on BJP chief L.K. Advani has already snowballed into a major controversy, Mr Tandon said that he never intended to lower the great contribution made by the RSS towards the country.

Kisan clubs to promote clean foodgrains, vegetables in Punjab
Chandigarh, August 15
A farmers' movement to grow clean foodgrains and vegetables and keep the environment clean has started taking roots in Punjab's countryside. Younger generation of farmers have started forming kisan clubs in villages to promote this phenomenon.

Plea for stopping entrance tests
Sangrur, August 15
Dr T.R. Sharma, a retired Professor and Dean, Education Department, Punjabi University, Patiala, has asked the authorities of various universities to give the logic behind asking the students of their universities to appear in the entrance tests for admission to various MA, MSc and other courses.


Cong men threaten to resign en masse
Gurdaspur, August 15
Members of the block Congress committee, Kalanaur, have threatened to resign en masse. The decision to this effect was taken at a meeting held here today.

Singla challenges Dullo’s authority
Faridkot, August 15
Challenging the authority of PPCC president Shamsher Singh Dullo asking the state ministers to restrain themselves in interfering in one another’s department affairs, Mr Surinder Singla, Finance Minister, said the PPCC president was no one to issue such directions.


Veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar, actress Nandita Das and Pakistan human rights activist Asma Jehangir hold candles during India's Independence Day celebrations at the Wagah joint checkpost on Sunday midnight.
Veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar (left), actress Nandita Das (centre) and Pakistan human rights activist Asma Jehangir hold candles during India's Independence Day celebrations at the Wagah joint checkpost on Sunday midnight.
— Photo by Rajiv Sharma

Physically challenged kids tie rakhis to BSF jawans
Wagah, August 15
Five mentally and physically challenged children had come all the way from Delhi to see the Retreat ceremony and tie rakhis to Border Security Force (BSF) personnel at the Wagah joint checkpost here today.

Dharna staged in front of Mahatma’s statue
I-Day celebrations a farce, say Class IV staff

Patiala, August 15
No politician of any hue came to garland Mahatma Gandhi’s statue installed at Mall Road in this home town of the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh.

Panel to probe killings during militancy
Issru (Ludhiana), August 15
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today hinted at the setting up of a commission of inquiry to probe killings during militancy in the state. He said, he would discuss the issue at various levels, including legal experts, to decide terms of reference. The Chief Minister was here to address party’s rally organised in memory of Shaheed Karnail Singh Issru.

MC at it again; allows hoardings on footbridge
Jalandhar, August 15
The local municipal corporation has once again allowed two huge hoardings of private telecom companies atop the newly built footbridge near the BMC chowk here, allegedly in violation of the Punjab and Haryana High Court order.

Two huge hoardings that have been put up on the footbridge at the BMC chowk in Jalandhar. — A Tribune photograph
Two huge hoardings that have been put up on the footbridge at the BMC chowk in Jalandhar.

Probe graft charges against leaders: MLA
Amritsar, August 15
Mr Om Parkash Soni, ruling party MLA and Chairman, Punjab State Industrial Development Corporation, today urged the Chief Minister to hold inquiries against alleged corrupt leaders so that the leaders with clean image could come forward in the government.

MoU for bus stands in Jalandhar, Ludhiana
Sangrur, August 15
With a view to providing better bus service to people of the state, the Punjab Government has drawn up a plan to increase the number of buses from 1,591 to 2,000 during the current financial year. With an increase in buses, drivers, conductors and workshop employees will be recruited, for which a proposal is being prepared by the Transport Department for approval from the state Cabinet.

Lt-Col sits on indefinite fast over land dispute
Abohar, August 15
Lieut-Col Onkar Nath Chopra (retired) who has not received any response to his letters written to the President, Prime Minister and Capt Amarinder Singh, today started an indefinite fast in front of the office of the Deputy Superintendent of Police here.

Govt committed to abolishing octroi: minister
Phillaur, August 15
Though Punjab Government is committed to abolishing octroi in the state, any date for the same could not be fixed as the government is still in search of an alternative. This was stated by Punjab Local Bodies Minister, Ch Jagjit Singh, while talking to The Tribune here yesterday.

Right to Information Act in Punjab by Oct
Chandigarh, August 15
Each subdivision in Punjab will have an information officer to provide information on the functioning of the government as the state government has decided to enforce the Right to Information Act by October.

Stop vindictive postings, urge employees
Ludhiana, August 15
The Punjab Ministerial Services Union, while taking a strong exception to the ‘‘vindictive’’ transfers of union activists in the state food and supplies department, has asked the government to cancel the new posting orders.

DIET staff not paid salaries for 4 months
Bathinda, August 15
Almost all employees working in the District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) have not been paid salaries for four months.

Meter check: PSEB summons residents after 6 months
Ludhiana, August 15
Residents here are getting summons to appear in the office to check their electric meters which had been removed from their houses six months ago. At the time of removing the meters the residents were told that they would be asked to come to the PSEB office for the meter check within 15 days.

Pensioners observe ‘black day’
Amritsar, August 15
Pran Nath has only one arm but his handicap pension has been withdrawn. Another Sitaram was termed a “fake” pensioner in the same category even though both his arms were lost after an accident in 1987. He had been drawing pension till it was withdrawn in 2002.


Punjab to announce relief for small farmers
Issru (Ludhiana), August 15
The Punjab Government will announce free power to farmers on August 20. The announcement will coincide with the birthday celebrations of late Rajiv Gandhi. The party will hold a rally in Hoshiarpur to celebrate Rajiv Gandhi’s birthday.


Punjabi varsity to start M.Ed course on campus
Chandigarh, August 15
The Department of Education and Community Service, Punjabi University Patiala, will host an international conference on education on the campus. Revealing this, Dr Kirandeep Kaur, Head of the department, said preparations for the conference had already been started.

Jagdish Bhola among 7 honoured
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 15
The Independence Day was celebrated here today with enthusiasm. Several official functions were organised in the town on the occasion.

Budha Dal students honoured
Patiala, August 15
Students of Budha Dal Public School, who had won the NASA’s settlement in space on moon competition were presented with Independence Day honours at the function here today.


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