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No power tariff hike
PSEB may face financial crunch
Chandigarh, May 10
Apparently keeping in mind the impact an increase in the power tariff can have during election year, the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission has announced there will no hike in the tariff for various categories of consumers. The subsidy bill of the government has risen substantially from Rs 1,317 crore last year to Rs 1599.82 crore this year.

PSEB slammed  for line losses
Chandigarh, May 10
The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission has come down heavily on the Punjab State Electricity Board for having no control over spiralling employee costs and for making little effort to bring down transmission and distribution (line) losses.

PSEB empowered to buy power
Chandigarh, May 10
The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission has empowered the PSEB to purchase 12350 million units of power from various sources and approved an expenditure of Rs 2,813 crore on it.

Service providers willing to work in
rural areas

Bathinda, May 10
Service providers (doctors) are willing to work in the rural areas that have been ignored due to shortage of doctors in the state.



  Vedanti for joint nagar kirtan to Lahore
Amritsar, May 10
Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti has been endeavoring to prevail upon the SGPC and the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee to take out joint nagar kirtan to Lahore next month in connection with the 400th martyrdom anniversary of Guru Arjan Dev.

Top fashion choreographer comes calling for male models in Punjab
 Rashmi VirmaniChandigarh, May 10
Is the robust Punjabi male ready to shed his macho image, and walk the ramp ? If yes, then ace fashion choreographer, Rashmi Virmani, is scouting fresh talent to scorch the ramps in Delhi. In town today, fashion choreographer Rashmi Virmani, who discovered supermodels Aparna Kumar, Mehar Bhasin and Rajnessh Duggal, now male supermodel-in-making Kanwal Gill (from Amritsar), said Punjabi males were h(o)aute on the Indian fashion scene.

70-year-old shoots one, injures three
Pathankot, May 10
Dispossessed of village common land, septuagenarian Kartar Chand, a resident of Baghial village, resorted to indiscriminate firing, killing one resident of the village and injuring three others.


Badal for probe into land proposals to RIL
Chandigarh, May 10
The Shiromani Akali Dal President, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, today lashed out at the assertion of the Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, that he would “give as much land free of cost as was required by the Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) ” in town and villages of Punjab.

Release of khair wood due to ‘communication gap’
Hoshiarpur, May 10
The Hoshiarpur district administration has termed the release of four truckloads of khair wood by an ASI posted at sadar police station due to communication gap.

Railways to launch common timetable
Phillaur, May 10
The Railways has decided to issue a common railway timetable for all trains for the facility of the passengers. Railway sources told The Tribune here today that the new national timetable would be available to railway passengers in September this year as the new timetable would be enforced on September 1.

Hottest day in Patiala
Patiala, May 10
Even as mercury has been rising day by day here, a section of its streets and roads have started wearing deserted look as people prefer to stay indoors to keep themselves away from scorching sun.

Road travel facility to jatha to Pak favoured
Jalandhar, May 10
The SGPC has decided to approach the Union Home Ministry for permission to extend road travel facility through Wagah to about 10,000 Sikh pilgrims who would go to Pakistan to participate in functions relating to the martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev.

42 donate blood on Red Cross Day
Mansa, May 10
The District Red Cross, Mansa branch, celebrated World Red Cross Day on the premises of Bal Bhavan under the chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Hussan Lal. Mrs Nirmala H.Lal, chairperson, District Red Cross Hospital Welfare Section, presided over the function.


Khalsa Dal chief granted bail
Barnala, May 10
Shiromani Khalsa Dal president Daljit Singh Bittu was granted bail today after 20 days of his arrest. Mr Bittu got the bail granted following a lacunae in the case that the complainant himself was an inquiry officer.

Beating up of Dalits: PSHRC orders probe
Amritsar, May 10
The Punjab State Human Rights Commission directed the District Magistrate (DM) here to strictly comply with the case of atrocities against the Dalits by their employers in some villages here.


Clash over control of DAV schools
Batala, May 10
Unruly scenes were witnessed here today when two groups tried to take control of the local Dr MRS Bhalla DAV Girls High School Kila Mandi and Agyawanti Marwaha DAV Girls Senior Secondary School Dashehra Ground, Batala.

Diploma in hospital management started
Amritsar, May 10
Guru Nanak Dev University here has introduced one-year postgraduate diploma in hospital management in collaboration with Escorts Heart and Superspecialty Institute.

DC orders school principal’s transfer
Bathinda, May 10
Mr Rahul Bhandari, Deputy Commissioner, here, today ordered the District Education Officer, Bathinda, to shift the Principal of Bhokhra village school to a far-flung station due to mismanagement in the school.

School summer vacations from today
Chandigarh, May 10
While the schools in Punjab will close tomorrow for summer vacations till June 30, the state government has issued guidelines for the general transfers of teachers in the Education Department in the state for 2006-07.

B.Com (professional) Part-I results today
Amritsar, May 10
The results of the B.Com (professional) Part-I examination of Guru Nanak Dev University held in April, 2006, would be declared tomorrow.

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