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Blatant violation of bylaws in trust colonies
Gurdaspur, May 7
Illegal constructions have come up in the Gurdaspur Improvement Trust residential colony on the
Gurdaspur-Batala road. In gross violation of the rules many people have converted the rear side of their residence in the colony into showrooms on the national highway.

Illegal constructions that have come up along the Gurdaspur-Batala national highway Illegal constructions that have come up along the Gurdaspur-Batala national highway. — Photo by Jangi

Control of rural dispensaries may not be transferred
Jalandhar, May 7
The Punjab government’s move to transfer control of government dispensaries in rural from the Punjab Health Department to Zila Parishads seems to be losing steam as over 370 of total 1193 dispensaries have reportedly failed to attract doctors on contract assignments.

Liquor policy benefits all
Ludhiana, May 7
Boozers are having happy times thanks to the new liquor policy of the Punjab Government, which has come into operation from April 1.

Fatehgarh Sahib



Experts: injudicious pesticide use hits reproductive life
Chandigarh, May 7
The injudicious use of pesticides and other chemicals in various forms for purposes such as ripening bananas, softening bakery products and inducing hormones in milch cattle before milking are adversely affecting the reproductive life of human beings.

Sale of banned fish continues unabated
Thai Magur fish being sold freely in Gurdaspur in spite of a Supreme Court ban Gurdaspur, May 7
The fish farmers of Punjab are suffering due to continued illegal sale of Thai Magur fish in violation of the Supreme Court’s directions and Punjab Government notification. The seed of the banned fish was also being smuggled into the state. Magur is freely available in the markets of Gurdaspur. While the major markets of fish are in Jalandhar and Ludhiana.

Thai Magur fish being sold freely in Gurdaspur in spite of a Supreme Court ban. — Photo by Jangi


MLA-councillor rift deepens
Gurdaspur May 7
The war of words between the Congress leaders from the district intensified today. The President of the Pathankot Municipal Council, Mr Sarwan Kumar, in a press conference here today flayed the local Congress MLA, Mr Ashok Sharma, for asking the Rajya Sabha member, Ms Sukhbans Kaur Bhinder, to resign from politics.


5 lakh devotees to attend function
Tarn Taran, May 7
All possible efforts are being made to make convenient the coming of devotees reaching here on the 400th martyrdom of fifth Guru Arjun Dev.

Vets hail SC verdict on appointment
Mohali, May 7
The Punjab State Veterinary Officers Association at a meeting held here welcomed the decision of the Supreme Court regarding the appointments made during the tenure of former Chairman of the Punjab Public Service Commission Ravi Sidhu.

A cop with a difference
Sangrur, May 7
Mr Amarjit Singh Lalka is a policeman with a difference who always wants to show a good image of the police in the eyes of the public. Mr Lalka, a Sub-Inspector (Wireless) in the Punjab Police, is posted at Bahadurgarh (Patiala).

Shiv Batalvi remembered
Batala, May 7
Great Punjabi poet Shiv Kumar Batalvi was remembered on his 33rd death anniversary by local residents here today.

Van catches fire, teacher hurt
Kharar, May 7
A tragedy was averted when a van carrying teachers of a school near Daon village caught fire yesterday.


62 cases settled at Lok Adalat


Beating up case: blind victim’s file goes missing
Amritsar, May 7
The case file of Aman, who was severely beaten up by a transporter resulting in complete loss of his eyesight, went missing thus bringing forth the callous attitude of the hospital authorities.

Aman alleges intimidation by police


Sushma Berlia Apeejay aims for university
Chandigarh, May 7
"Our own university is our ultimate goal," says Mrs Sushma Berlia, president, Apeejay Stya Group, a leading corporate house engaged in pharmaceuticals and life sciences, information technology and education. 

Professor presents paper in USA
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 7
Professor Lakhwinder Singh, Dean, Academics and Head of Electronics and Electrical Engineering Department of Baba Banda Singh Bahadhur Engineering College, here presented his research paper entitled “Surrogate worth trade-off method for economic-emission dispatch” at an International Conference held at Clemson University, South Carolina, the USA, recently.

Students excel in MBA exam
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 7
Students of the Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences, Mandi Gobindgarh, a pioneer institute in the field of hotel management, have excelled in examination held by Punjab Technical University recently.

Health camp for students
Kharar, May 7
A health camp was organised at Ambika Public School in Badali village near here. A team of doctors examined students of pre-nursery to Class X.

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