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Piled-up coal stocks a loss to thermal plant
Chandigarh, April 24
Coal India Limited has virtually flooded the Ropar thermal plant with domestic coal. Informed sources said the piled-up stock of coal is losing its heat value. The PSEB authorities had been complaining about the shortage of coal at its various thermal plants.

PSGPC to get place where Guru Arjan Dev was tortured
Amritsar, April 24
The Pakistan Government has agreed, in principle, to hand over the place where Guru Arjan Dev was tortured to the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee. In 1606, the Muslim Emperor Jahangir ordered that Guru Arjan Dev be tortured and sentenced to death after he refused to remove certain references from Guru Granth Sahib.

Sikh jatha leaves for Pak

GND varsity plans move to check brain-drain
Amritsar, April 24
As the state government has virtually banned the emigration of its employees to other countries to check brain drain to the developed countries, syndicates of various universities, including Guru Nanak Dev University, Punjabi University and Punjab Agricultural University, public sector or semi-government institutions are also contemplating to adopt this decision.



  NRI Tara Singh Bajaj and his wife Sital Bajaj.Ex-IFS officer’s cry for fraud case falls on deaf ears
Chandigarh, April 24
Tara Singh Bajaj, an octogenarian from Tarn Taran, settled in London some 40 years ago was so impressed by the promises made by the Punjab Government to attract NRIs back house that it took little persuasion by his wife, Sital, to move back to India.

NRI Tara Singh Bajaj and his wife Sital Bajaj.


CM, Dullo differ on job quota for youth
Chandigarh, April 24
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, said today that though he agreed with the views expressed by six Congress MLAs that Punjabi youth should get jobs in mega projects which were to be installed in the state but it would not be correct to make it a legal binding on the owners of the projects.

State being ruined: Dal
Chandigarh, April 24
The Shiromani Khalsa Dal today said that Punjab was being ruined in the name of development by the state government.


Ayurvedic pharmacy producing ‘negligible’ medicines
Patiala, April 24
Call it a case of bad fiscal management or indifferent attitude of the authorities concerned, the Punjab Government has been spending about Rs 2 crore on its local Ayurvedic Pharmacy to produce medicine worth about Rs 2 lakh per annum.

Silt removed from Madhopur headwork reservoir
Gurdaspur April 24
The Madhopur headwork over Ravi has been cleared of silt after 55 years. With assistance from the Central Water Commission the Department of Irrigation has removed silt which had reduced storage capacity of the barrage. Work to clear silt from the headwork started on April 1st.

A view of Madhopur headwork from which silt in being removed to increase water storing capacity of the reservoir. — Photo by Jangi
A view of Madhopur headwork from which silt in being removed to increase water storing capacity of the reservoir.

Educate people against female foeticide: Makkar
Amritsar, April 24
Religious institutions and the government could play a better role in checking female foeticide and violence against women.

Film on female foeticide moves hearts
Bathinda, April 24
‘Kanjka da Katal’, a telefilm made by the local PNDT Cell with the aim to generate awareness about female foeticide and to curb the evil practice, has been receiving tremendous response during its screening at various localities in the city.

BJP leaders pray for Mahajan’s recovery
Amritsar, April 24
Members of the local unit of the BJP organised “Akhand Path” at the Golden Temple here today for the early recovery of Mr Parmod Mahajan. The path was held at Gurdwara Baba Gurbaksh Singh in the Akal Takht complex.

BJP leaders participate in “ardas” for the early recovery of Mr Parmod Mahajan at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Monday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma
BJP leaders participate in “ardas” for the early recovery of Mr Parmod Mahajan at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Monday.

Traders allege police inaction in looting incident
Amritsar, April 24
Irked over the slow pace of inquiry into the looting and murder of a jeweler, goldsmiths, jewelers and other traders of Guru Bazar and its surrounding areas here kept their shops closed today.

BJP urges MC to refund licence fee
Patiala, April 24
Mr Sat Parkash Goyal, president, BJP, Mandal unit, today while dubbing the hike made in the shop licence fee in the Heera Bagh and Gobind Bagh areas as intolerable urged the Municipal Corporation (MC) authorities to refund a portion of the same to the shopkeepers of that area immediately.

Only 79 doctors sign pact with ZP
Sangrur, April 24
Despite the selection of 103 service providers (doctors) for subsidiary health centres in this district, only 79 doctors have signed service contract with the Zila Parishad. This means 24 health centres will have no doctor.

Handing over of dispensaries put off, say docs
Chandigarh, April 24
The PCMS Association, in a statement issued here today, claimed that the Health Department and the Rural Development Department had postponed the handing over of 1,193 rural dispensaries to Zila Parishads for the time being.

Protest against decision on dispensaries
Barnala, April 24
Activists of the Sehat Sewawan Sangharsh Committee, Barnala, today staged a rally here in protest against the Punjab Government decision to hand over 1,193 dispensaries to panchayats.

Civil Hospital upgraded
Batala, April 24
The capacity at the Batala Civil Hospital was today upgraded from 50 to 100 beds. The upgraded hospital was inaugurated by the local MLA and Parliamentary Secretary, Mr Ashwani Sekri.

Riot-hit get relief cheques
Pathankot, April 24
A sum of Rs 26 lakh was distributed among the riot-hit families residing in and around Pathankot, here today

MP on fast
Nangal, April 24
Criticising the NFL management for not taking the charge of Capt Amol Kalia Fertiliser Senior Secondary School, Naya Nangal, the state BJP president and MP, Mr Avinash Rai Khanna, today observe a day-long fast along with employees who have been on relay fast for 21 days.


High Court
HC admits plea on CPS, Parliamentary Secretaries
Chandigarh, April 24
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today admitted for further hearing a petition filed by Mr Anter Singh Brar, a BJP leader, seeking directions to the Punjab Government to remove Chief Parliamentary Secretaries and the Parliamentary Secretaries appointed by the Capt Amarinder Singh-led Congress government.


Fourteen police officers promoted
Chandigarh, April 24
The Punjab Government today promoted Mr S.M. Sharma as Additional Director-General of Police and 13 other IPS officers of the 1991 batch Deputy Inspector-General. Besides, two IPS officers of the 1991 batch and nine of the 1992 batch have been placed in the selection grade.


Three killed, 10 hurt in road mishap
Bathinda, April 24
Three persons were killed and around 10 injured when a car collided with a PRTC bus on the Mansa road near Kotfatta village, 20 km from here, today.

Relatives of the victims try to identify the bodies at the accident site at Mullanpur village, near Chandigarh, on Monday.3 killed as Sumo rams into tree
Kharar , April 24
Three persons were killed and four injured, two of them seriously, when a Tata Sumo banged into a tree near the Mullanpur barrier early this morning.

Relatives of the victims try to identify the bodies at the accident site at Mullanpur village, near Chandigarh, on Monday. —  Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Deputy Manager held for graft
Moga, April 24
The Vigilance Bureau today nabbed a deputy manager of a cooperative agriculture development bank committee while accepting bribe from a Deena Sahib resident at Nihalsinghwala.

Police party pelted with stones
Abohar, April 24
Head constable Balkar Singh was injured when miscreants attacked a police party at Alamgarh village, near here, last night. The miscreants got a person freed from the police custody. The cop was admitted to the Nehru Memorial Civil Hospital.

Lover commits suicide
Phagwara, April 24
A young boy allegedly committed suicide by consuming celphos tablets in front of the house of his beloved at Pasla village last night.


Resentment over ignoring Hindi
Abohar, April 24
The candidates having a post graduate degree in Hindi have expressed resentment over the decision of Punjabi University to allow only English or Punjabi languages as medium for answering questions in the Punjab State Eligibility Test (SLET) for lecturership in Education and Computer Science / IT to be held on May 14.


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