Capt for debt relief to farmers
Chandigarh, June 27
The Punjab Government wanted to give a relief of Rs 2,059 crore to farmers who are under
debt. The Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, said there was a bad debt worth Rs 409 crore of cooperative banks against farmers and Rs 390 crore of
Octroi abolition a poll stunt, says Capt Kanwaljit
Chandigarh, June 27
A former Finance Minister of Punjab and General Secretary of the Shiromani Akali
Dal, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, yesterday termed the abolition of octroi as “a mere
eyewash and an election stunt”. He said this move was aimed at hoodwinking
voters while providing no relief to the traders.
Rs 2.31 cr released for Fatehgarh Sahib
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 27
Mrs Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Deputy Chief Minister, talking to mediapersons here today, said the Government had fulfilled almost all promises made in the manifesto and now octroi had also been fulfilled. She said like distribution of pension, special arrangement had been made for providing funds to Municipal Councils from VAT so that the development process in towns might not affect.
PRTC Malerkotla-Ajmer Sharif bus to start soon
Sangrur, June 27
The Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) is going to introduce three new interstate buses to religious places on different routes in a month. It has already started plying of a interstate bus from Patiala to Paonta Sahib in Himachal.
SI on duty despite
cancellation of bail
Amritsar, June 27
Sub-Inspector Inderjit Singh has been discharging his duties as the in charge of the special cell at Phagwara though the Punjab and Haryana High Court has dismissed his bail application in connection with the case of corruption and wrongful confinement of Ashwani Kumar of Gali Devi Wali here.
Protest against poor power supply
Phillaur June 27
Hundreds of villagers along with activists of the Bahujan Samaj Party, headed by state general secretary
M.P. Singh Goraya, hold a noisy demonstration and sat on dharna before the Punjab State Electricity Board office at Goraya for more than four hours today.
Give us education, say child labourers
Nawanshahr, June 27
For the brick-kiln workers of this district, poverty is a vicious circle. And going by the situation now, it just might remain the same for their children too.
Unlicensed liquor trade alleged
Gurdaspur June 27
The cartels of liquor trade are trying to fail the new licence policy of the government. The New Liquor Licensees Association of Gurdaspur has levelled these allegations in a complaint to the Excise and Taxation Commissioner, Punjab.
50 commandos to help check smuggling
Abohar, June 27
Fifty police commandos have been attached to the subdivisional police to intensify the fight against smugglers.
Sweepers call off strike
Tapa, June 27
The 15-day-old strike was called off by sweepers following the intervention of Ms Santosh Chaudhry, Chairperson, Safai Sewak Commission, Government of India.
Asst Registrar to run truckers’ society
Ropar, June 27
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Alok Sekhar, today suspended Truck Operator Cooperative Society, Ropar, following alleged irregularity in its functioning with immediate effect. The Assistant Registrar, Biramjit Singh, has been appointed as Administrator to run the truck operators’ society till the enquiry about the allegation of misdoing in the society would be completed.
Delay in issuance of certificate rued
Patiala, June 27
A local resident has complained that the Improvement Trust authorities were adopting delaying tactics in handing over his No Due Certificate despite the fact that he had cleared all his dues after a plot of land was allotted to him.