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NRIs may invest Rs 1,000 crore in Punjab
Chandigarh, January 15
The Punjab Government is looking at investments to the tune of Rs 1,000 crore to flow in from non-resident Indians hailing from the state, with infrastructure development and the media and entertainment industry emerging as preferred areas.

Punjabi NRIs invest in promoting health, education
Chandigarh, January 15
Punjabi NRIs have chosen to invest in promoting health, education and other basic facilities in Punjab villages. Over 40 projects worth Rs 7.5 crore proposed by NRIs have been cleared by the Punjab Government in various villages in the state. Most of these projects include the construction of primary schools and building of hospitals.

Legal protection for NRI investors mooted
Chandigarh, January 15
In the backdrop of Punjab wooing foreign investors and an increasing number of non-resident Indians evincing interest to invest in the state, legal experts stressed upon improving the existing system to solve family law problems faced by NRIs and affected people residing in Punjab.

CM harks back to defence varsity move
Patiala, January 15
Punjab Chief Minister, Amarinder Singh, while paying homage to soldiers on the occasion of Army Day here today, again harked back to the proposal of setting up a national defence university in the state.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh unveils a cenotaph on Army Day near YPS Chowk in Patiala on Sunday.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh unveils a cenotaph on Army Day near YPS Chowk in Patiala on Sunday. — Photo by Rajesh Sachar

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HC advice ignored: kabootarbazi on
Chandigarh, January 15
On January 12, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court asked the governments of Punjab, Haryana and the UT Administration to inform it as to what action they were taking to prevent recurrence of incidents of youths from the region being taken for a ride by unscrupulous travel agents.

Five drug units leave Punjab, head for HP
Chandigarh, January 15
Efforts of the Punjab Government to attract investments so as to revive industry in the state notwithstanding, at least five small-scale drug units are moving to Baddi in Himachal Pradesh to benefit the tax exemptions available there.

Akal Takht summons Chief Khalsa Diwan secretary
Amritsar, January 15
The Jathedar of Akal Takht, Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, has summoned Mr Bhag Singh Ankhi, secretary, Chief Khalsa Diwan, the oldest Sikh institution, on January 17 here in connection with the alleged violation of the “Hukmnama” issued by the Sikh clergy .

SGPC, DSGMC in ‘dharm parchar’ race
Amritsar, January 15
The ‘dharm parchar’ in different parts of Punjab has become a race between the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, with both trying to checkmate the other on the religious turf.


Ganga Singh Dhillon wants to settle in India
Amritsar, January 15
The UK-based Dal Khalsa leader, Manmohan Singh Bajaj and Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, President, Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), in separate statements alleged that USA-based Khalistani, Ganga Singh Dhillon, President, Nankana Sahib Foundation, wanted to enter India with the help of Mr Parkash Singh Badal, a former Chief Minister and president, SAD.

Kanshi's kin to continue battle against Maya
Ropar, January 15
While BSP supremo Mayawati today celebrated her 50th birthday in New Delhi, the kin of Kanshi Ram in his native Khawaspura village here upset with her allegations that Mayawati did not allowed Kanshi Ram to attend the funeral of her mother.


Planners for development authority for Amritsar
Amritsar, January 15
Planners on second day of 54th National Town and Country Planners Congress were of the view to establish Amritsar development authority and extension of urban based amenities envisaged in the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission for rural areas.

New Durgiana Temple panel takes charge
Amritsar, January 15
The stormy executive meeting of the Durgiana Temple Committee (DTC), here today expelled a dozen members, including the state BJP secretary, Mr Om Parkash Kalia, by invoking a clause of its constitution.

Writers concerned over vulgarity in songs
Fatehgarh Sahib, January 15
The Kendri Likhari Sabha, in collaboration with the District Likhari Sabha, today organised a state-level seminar on increasing vulgarity in Punjabi songs at Sanipur village in the district. Hundreds of Punjabi writers and poets participated in it.

Five killed in road mishaps
Sangrur, January 15
In the past 24 hours in road mishaps in Sunam and Bhawanigarh areas of this district, five persons, including two minor girls, were killed and one injured.

Kharar resident killed in accident
Kharar, January 15
One person was killed and three injured in two separate accidents that took place in the township since last night.

Chemists allege police highhandedness
Sangrur, January 15
Members of the chemists and druggists’ associations here have criticised the Punjab police for allegedly harassing the chemists, doing injustice to them and registering “false” cases against them under the NDPS Act even though no medicine is covered under the provisions of this Act.

SGPC forms Kendri Shatabdi Committee
Amritsar, January 15
The SGPC president, Mr Avtar Singh, has constituted a Kendri Shatabdi Committee giving due representation to all major Sikh organisations, institutions, sects and seminaries to observe the 400th year of the martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev and 300th year of Sampuranta Divas (completion) of Guru Granth Sahib at the international level.

Maghi festival celebrated
Nabha, January 15
Maghi festival was celebrated at Improvement Trust market ground here. Punjabi folk singers regaled the audience for four hours.

Pulse Polio drive
Fatehgarh Sahib, January 15
Dr Harcharn Singh, Civil Surgeon and Dr Baldev Singh Brar, District Family Welfare Officer, launched Pulse Polio drive in the district by administering polio drops to children at Civil Hospital here today.

Army mela ends
Amritsar, January 15
The two-day Army mela and weapons display organised by Panther Division concluded here today. The mela was very well received by civilians who were seen queuing up at the weapons and equipment display for a glimpse of the military hardware. The tanks drew attention of men women and children getting a chance to get inside the machinery.

A soldier peeps through the barrel of a gun on display at Army mela in Amritsar on Sunday. — PTI photo

A soldier peeps through the barrel of a gun on display at Army mela in Amritsar on Sunday.


Punjab Agro to promote kabli chana
Chandigarh, January 15
Now is the time for the cultivation of kabli chana. Punjab Agro has announced its new initiative to promote its cultivation.

Camp on dairy farming from today
Fatehgarh Sahib, January 15
District Dairy Department would start a training camp from January 16 to 30 for unemployed youths in the district. After training, the department would also arrange loan for the trainers.


Major booked for seeking dowry
Amritsar, January 15
The Sadar police here has booked Army Major Karambir Singh of Nangli village and four members of his family for demanding dowry from Rubbal, a resident of Basti Toka Wali Ferozepur and wife of Karambir and throwing her out of the house after thrashing.


Business delegation reaches Pak
Amritsar, January 15
A 19-member business delegation from Punjab today crossed into Pakistan to explore of exporting steel and other items manufactured in the state. The delegation is sponsored by Punjab Small Industries and Export corporation a state government undertaking.

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