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Guru Gobind Singh Marg to be extended
Rs 1.25 cr to preserve Kila Mubarak
Bathinda, June 21
On the concluding day of four-day-long tercentenary celebrations held at the historical Kila Mubarak here to commemorate the visit of Sri Guru Gobind Singh at Bathinda in June, 1706, the Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today announced a grant of Rs 1.25 crore for the preservation of the Kila Mubarak and extension of the Guru Gobind Singh Marg from Damdama Sahib (Talwandi Sabo) to Hazoor Sahib, Nanded in Maharashtra.

Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh (centre) releases a souvenir relating to the tercentenary celebrations of Guru Gobind Singh’s visit to Bathinda on Wednesday. Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh (centre) releases a souvenir relating to the tercentenary celebrations of Guru Gobind Singh’s visit to Bathinda on Wednesday. —  Photo by Kulbir Beera

Teething problems for Tarn Taran dist
Tarn Taran, June 21
At least seven offices have been dislocated from the Vikas Bhavan to make space for the make-shift office of the Deputy Commissioner thereby causing a lot of inconvenience to the general public here.

Tarn Taran


Work in Lahore gurdwara stops as kar sevaks’ visa expires
Amritsar, June 21
Construction of a gurdwara at Janamasthan Guru Ram Das, Lahore, has come to a standstill due to the expiry of visas of followers of Baba Jagtar Singh Kar Seva Wale, who with the support of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) is constructing the Sikh shrine.

Yash Chopra urges Pakistan to lift ban on Indian films
Amritsar, June 21
Expressing gratitude to Punjab for honouring him with Punjab Rattan Award, renowned Bollywood producer and director Yash Chopra today said he was willing to co-produce films in joint themes with his Pakistani counterparts.

Lokpal’s office faces fund crunch
Chandigarh, June 21
The office of the Punjab Lokpal is facing a financial crunch and does not have even adequate staff in its judicial wing to handle complaints.


Ex-PPCC member Saifdipur quits
Patiala, June 21
The ruling Congress, which has been plagued with infighting, suffered a major jolt when Mr Balwinder Singh Saifdipur, a former executive member of the Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee (PPCC) and a close lieutenant of the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, resigned from the primary membership of the party today.


PRTC for hike in bus fare
Patiala, June 21
The Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) authorities today urged the Punjab Government to give permission to hike bus fare being plied by it or give one time grant of Rs 30-crore to meet its liabilities.

Poll panel clarifies on delimitation
Chandigarh, June 21
Confusion has been created in political circles following the issuance of a notification with regard to the delimitation of Assembly and parliamentary constituencies in Punjab by the Delimitation Commission of India under the Delimitation Act, 2002.The notification was published in certain newspapers yesterday.

Bitta: hand over Bira to CBI or IB
Chandigarh, June 21
Mr Maninderjit Singh Bitta yesterday demanded that deported terrorist Kulbir Singh Bira should be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation or the Intelligence Bureau for questioning and also a special court should be set up to deal with such deported terrorists.

Resentment against power bills
Muktsar, June 21
Resentment prevails among owners of cotton factories and ginners against the as it has reportedly issued them power tariff bills at the rate of Rs 60 per KW against the sanctioned load in the state though the cotton factories are closed these days.

Rotary team returns from Sweden
Patiala, June 21
The Rotary Group Study Exchange team of the Rotary International (District 3090), which had left for Sweden on the invitation of District 2380 of Sweden about four weeks ago, returned here yesterday.

Cong leader loses daughter, son-in-law in mishap
Barnala, June 21
Daughter and son-in-law of block Congress president Balwant Singh Sekha were killed in a road accident early today morning.

Labourer’s ‘killing’: CPM decries police inaction
Hoshiarpur, June 21
Members of the Punjab Nirman Mazdoor Union held a rally here today to express resentment against the police for not taking action into the killing of labourer Sakhai Mukhia of Shankar Nagar mohalla, here. His body was found in fields near Leper colony on June 6.

Sacked Home Guards hold demonstration
Sangrur, June 21
Nearly 100 sacked jawans of the Punjab Home Guard yesterday held a protest march through the town and staged a demonstration in front of the district office of the Punjab Home Guard here demanding their reinstatement without delay.

Mill staff detain GM for hours
Tarn Taran, June 21
Employees of the local cooperative sugar mill gheraoed the General Manager (GM) of the mill, Mr Mohinder Pal Singh, as a result the official remained locked in his office for more than seven hours today.


High Court
Instant delivery of HC order copies
Move to privatise copy branch
Chandigarh, June 21
In what could provide much-needed succour to the litigants, the Punjab and Haryana High Court is contemplating privatising the copy branch.


Filling station sealed
Abohar, June 21
Following complaints of adulteration, officials of the Food and Civil Supplies Department today sealed an IOC petrol and diesel-filling centre. Earlier the farmers chased and thrashed the caretaker of the centre.

Change in ‘girdawari’ of custodian land banned
Gurdaspur, June 21
Due to increase in disputes over custodian and village common lands, the district administration has banned their sale and change in “girdawaris”.


60-yr-old woman murdered in Rajpura
Rajpura, June 21
In yet another crime apparently arising out of a property dispute, a 60-year-old women, a divorcee, was brutally murdered in the posh Gobind Colony here last night.

Rs 1 lakh stolen from scooter
Hoshiarpur, June 21
Some miscreants stole Rs 1 lakh from the dickey of a scooter of Kewal Singh at Dasuya today. According to police sources, Kewal Singh, a son of Resham Singh of Rachpalma withdrew Rs 1 lakh from Punjab National Bank, Dasuya.

Fake currency seized
Barnala, June 21
The local police has busted a gang dealing in duplicate currency and has arrested three persons and recovered a huge amount of currency from their possession.


Employees Democratic Front sweeps poll
Patiala, June 21
The Employees Democratic Front of Punjabi University registered a landslide victory in the Punjabi University Non-Teaching Employees Union elections by winning 11 seats out a total of 12.

Class XII supplementary exams on July 25, 26
Mohali, June 21
The supplementary examinations of the Punjab School Education Board for Class XII will be conducted on July 25 and 26.


Council of Ministers to consider RIL project
Chandigarh, June 21
The field-to-fork project of Reliance Industries Limited will come up for approval before the Punjab Council of Ministers on June 26. In the first phase, RIL, headed by Mr Mukesh Ambani, will set up six rural business hubs by December 31 this year.


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