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BJP yatra to be in Punjab for two days
Ludhiana, April 10
The Bharat Surakhsha Yatra, led by the Bharatiya Janata Party President, Mr Rajnath Singh, will be in Punjab for two days. Starting from Amritsar on May 4, it will cover a distance of about 600 km during two days and will move on to Hanumangarh in Rajasthan on the evening of May 5.
BJP national secretary Harjit Singh Grewal addresses a press conference along with other party leaders in Ludhiana BJP national secretary Harjit Singh Grewal addresses a press conference along with other party leaders in Ludhiana on Monday.
— Photo by Inderjit Verma

Illegal felling of trees continues in Donera range
Gurdaspur/Hoshiarpur, April 10
The illegal felling of trees is continuing in Gurdaspur and Hoshiarpur forest divisions. It is being carried out at a rapid pace in Balsudal village in Donera range.

2-degrees-for-one proposal gets HRD, government nod
Jalandhar, April 10
The Ministry of Human Resource Development and the Punjab Government have cleared a proposal of the Department of Technical Education, Punjab, for awarding two internationally accepted degrees to a student enrolled by Punjab Technical University for a BTech course in a private institute in Mohali.



  Case against journalists to be withdrawn
School management to be proceeded against
Muktsar, April 10
Following protest from the media and preliminary investigation, the police here has initiated proceedings to withdraw a case registered against three journalists for kidnapping bid, robbery and assault.

Amarinder Singh lauds role of armed forces

Chandigarh, April 10
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today said that the state government as well as the people of Punjab would always be in the forefront in providing all possible assistance to the armed forces.

Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh presiding over a Civil Military Liaison Conference in Chandigarh on Monday. Lt-Gen Daljeet Singh, GOC-in-C, Western Command, is also seen in the picture.

CM takes notice of contaminated water in canals

Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh presiding over a Civil Military Liaison Conference in Chandigarh on Monday. Lt-Gen Daljeet Singh, GOC-in-C, Western Command, is also seen in the picture

Punjab initiates steps to check dropout rate
Chandigarh, April 10
To check the high dropout rate in Punjab schools and to increase the strength of students attending the school, the Education Department, Punjab, has come up with a series of new initiatives.


Govt has failed to utilise grants: Badal
Patiala, April 10
Former chief minister and SAD supremo Parkash Singh Badal today alleged that Congress government led by Capt Amarinder Singh had not been utilising grants given to it by the Central Government for various purposes and thus causing harm to the state in different fields, including development, education and modernisation of the police force.

BJP Mahila Morcha submits memorandum to Governor
Chandigarh, April 10
The Punjab unit of the BJP Mahila Morcha has demanded that before the next Assembly elections the UPA Government must ensure that women are given 33 per cent reservation in the legislatures.


Sikhs urged to wear kesri turbans on Baisakhi
Patiala, April 10
The Dastar Action Committee, France, and the Sikh Nation Organisation have jointly appealed to Sikhs all over the world to wear golden yellow (kesri) turbans on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the Khalsa celebrations comprising Baisakhi religious marches and congregations to be held April 13 and 14 all over the world.

Encroachments pose threat to ASI monuments
Batala, April 10
Ancient monuments in Batala are under threat from encroachments. The buildings have been declared protected by the Archaeological Survey of India but this does not deter the encroachers.

Work on Lehra power plant (II) halts
Chandigarh, April 10
Construction work on Stage II of the Lehra Mohabbat Thermal Plant has virtually come to a standstill due the unavailability of ordinary portland cement which is used at projects involving the building of heavy concrete structures.

Rs 1 cr for hospital at Nalwa’s village
Gurdaspur, April 10
The Punjab Government has sanctioned Rs 1 crore for a maternity hospital in the name of Hari Singh Nalwa, a general of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, at Gujjaranwala in Pakistan.

Poor heart patient needs monetary help
Ropar, April 10
Living in abject poverty, a 39-year-old Ranjit Singh of Ward14 of Shadabart Mohalla here has been running from pillar to post to arrange Rs 1.5 lakh required for his operation. Ranjit Singh, who is undergoing treatment for Marfan’s disease at the PGI cardiology department, required about Rs 2 lakh for valve replacement and aorta treatment.

Foundation stone for water supply project laid
Kharar, April 10
The Minister for Local Government, Mr Jagjit Singh, today laid the foundation stone of a water supply and sewerage project being set up at a cost of Rs 22 crore. Mr Charanjit Singh, president of the municipal council, said that under the new project every house in the town would be provided with a water supply and sewerage connection.

Sugar mill workers hold rally
Patiala, April 10
Hundreds of members of the Sugar Mill Workers Union, Rakhra, today held a procession in the main bazars of this city to lodge their protest against the non-acceptance of their demands by the Punjab Government.


Lawyers strike work
Abohar, April 10
Members of the Bar Association, led by its president, Mr Partap Singh Tinna, today took out a procession in protest against the delay in arresting the persons booked by the police for allegedly killing Jagdish and injuring Mr Satish Narang, a former president of the association, and a coloniser, Mr Ravi Sethi, on Friday night.


FCI to procure 15 pc of wheat production
Rajpura, April 10
The Food Corporation of India will procure about 15 per cent of the total wheat production in Punjab, the FCI Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Mr A.K. Dubey, said here today.


Lunatic raped in hospital, waiter held
Amritsar, April 10
A middle-aged lunatic patient, a resident of Himachal Pradesh who was admitted to the local Dr Vidya Sagar Mental Hospital, was allegedly raped in the wee hours today on the hospital premises.

Export company dupes 90 persons of lakhs of rupees
Amritsar, April 10
A preliminary police inquiry has indicted a Mumbai-based export company for allegedly duping as many as 90 persons of lakhs of rupees on the pretext of sending them abroad.

A novel con act foiled, 5 held
Muktsar, April 10
A shocking case of a gang duping people of their hard-earned money by administering what they call Hepatitis-B vaccine, in the name of a Delhi-based society, has come to light at Rupana village of Muktsar district.

Fake currency racket busted
Barnala, April 10
The police here has busted a fake currency racket. Harvinder Singh allegedly was running the racket in connivance with two cops. The arrested include head constable, Kewal Krishan (No 563) of Sangrur police, Harvinder Singh, Sukhpal Singh and Amritpal Singh while Paramjeet , constable (No 2021), Sangrur police is absconding.

Land dispute victim dies
Kharar, April 10
One of the four persons injured during a group clash over the possession of a disputed piece of land at Chappar Chiri village succumbed to his injuries today. According to reports available, Gurpreet Singh, son-in-law of Gurmeet Singh, died at the PGI in Chandigarh.


School for hearing impaired inaugurated
Patiala, April 10
Vani — an integrated school for the hearing impaired and constructed by the Child Welfare Council, Punjab, was inaugurated by Patiala MP Preneet Kaur at Urban Estate here today.

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