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CAG has published unverified report: CM
Chandigarh, August 30
Stating the position of the Punjab Government with regard to the recent report of the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India, the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, has said that all revenue collected as rural development cess has been utilised correctly and the CAG has published an unverified report. Capt Amarinder Singh said media reports published in this regard related to the performance audit of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) and not to the Rural Development Fund of the state.

PM may visit Punjab on Sept 27 and 28
Chandigarh, August 30
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is to visit Punjab in the last week of September. Officials sources said though the dates were yet to be confirmed heis likely to visit Punjab on September 27 and 28.

Akalis fear losing vote bank: CM
Talwandi Sabo, August 30
Accusing SAD supremo Parkash Singh Badal of attempting to scuttle the Reliance Agri Project for his political interests, the Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, today said the Akalis were apprehensive that if farmers became economically self-reliant they would lose their vote bank. The CM stated this while addressing a press conference after attending the state-level function to mark Sampooranta Divas here.

The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, at the state-level function to mark Sampooranta The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, at the state-level function to mark Sampooranta Divas at Talwandi Sabo on Wednesday. Photo: Kulbir Beera 






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Mann steals show at Shatabdi Samagam
Talwandi Sabo (Bathinda), August 30
SAD (Amritsar) president Simranjeet Singh Mann today virtually stole the show at the Shatabdi Samagam on Sampooranta Divas, as he forced his entry into the pandal, addressed the gathering, received a “siropa” and a memento from none other than SGPC president Avtar Singh Makar and left.
SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makar and Takht Damdama Sahib Jathedar Balwant Singh Nandgarh felicitate SAD chief Simranjeet Singh Mann at Talwandi Sabo on Wednesday. Photo: Kulbir Beera
SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makar and Takht Damdama Sahib Jathedar Balwant Singh Nandgarh felicitate SAD chief Simranjeet Singh Mann at Talwandi Sabo

Centre non-commital on Punjab’s proposals
Chandigarh, August 30
The Punjab Government’s efforts during the past few months for a substantial package for development works, money for giving debt relief to farmers and getting cleared several other important projects notwithstanding, the Union Government has been ducking the issues.



Tributes paid to Beant Singh
Patiala, August 30
Patiala Member of Parliament Preneet Kaur paid floral tributes to former Chief Minister Beant Singh on the occasion of his 12th death anniversary at Chotti Baradari here today.

House session
Chandigarh, August 30
The Punjab Governor has summoned the 12th session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha on September 14.


Panel confirms recovery of foetuses from well
Patiala, August 30
A panel of doctors working in different government hospitals carried out different kinds of laboratory examinations on the material recovered from the two wells detected near Sahib hospital of Patran town in this district about three weeks ago and confirmed that they were foetuses.

SC panel asks DPI to file reply
Abohar, August 30
The National Commission for Scheduled Castes has asked Mr Jagtar Singh Khatra, Director of Public Instructions (Elementary Education), to explain the conduct of the department regarding alleged discrimination in sending the name of Mr Kulwant Singh Bhatti, a Dalit teacher, for the state award to be given on Teachers’ Day.

3 business premises raided
Cash worth Rs 1.78 crore seized
Patiala, August 30
Sleuths of the Income Tax Department connected with the Director Investigation Income Tax (DIIT) today seized cash amounting to Rs 1.78 crore and some incriminating documents. Its 12 teams carried out raids on the business and residential premises of about three businessmen of this city.

Rs 30-crore Central grant for tourism
Amritsar, August 30
The Punjab Government has drawn up an ambitious and comprehensive heritage tourism programme to boost tourism in the state. This was stated by Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairy, Tourism and Culture at a high-level meeting held here today.

28 students injured
Sangrur, August 30
Thirty persons, including 28 girl students of Khalsa Girls Senior Secondary School, Mullowal, sustained injuries when the school bus in which they were travelling overturned near Hasanpur village (Dhuri) today.

Doctors discuss liver transplant
Patiala, August 30
The Patiala district branch of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), under the leadership of its district unit president, Dr D.S. Bhullar, organised a seminar on the current status of liver transplant in India and the management of hepatitis-C.

Mini-bus operators observe strike
Moga, August 30
The mini-bus operators observed a strike today as, according to them, students of different colleges and schools forcibly boarded their vehicles and did not buy any ticket.



CBI probe ordered into purchase of medicines

Chandigarh, August 30
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today ordered investigation by the CBI into allegation of irregularities in the purchase of medicines by the jail authorities for prisoners lodged in various jails across Punjab.

  • Order to file affidavit
  • Upheld

Two school girls raped
Tarn Taran, August 30
In a sensational incident, two teenaged girls of Suba Winning Singh village were allegedly raped by two boys of the same village.

Youth throws acid on cop’s face
Moga, August 30
A youth threw acid on the face of an head constable in Jalalabad East.

Tragic end to love story
Lovers killed by girl’s kin, 2 arrested
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 30
A glaring case of murder of a lover and his beloved by family members of the girl has come to light. 


Management quota: list of colleges released
Chandigarh, August 30
The B.Ed joint admission committee today released a list of colleges of education, which have been approved by the Punjab Government, to admit students against the management quota seats.

Talwandi Sabo to have rural varsity, says Amarinder
Talwandi Sabo, August 30
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today announced that a rural university would be set up at Guru Ki Kashi Talwandi Sabo to impart education to the rural youth who had been deprived of the modern education facilities in this region.

Students to join protest
Ropar, August 30
Students of the Government College, Ropar, has decided to join their teachers to protest against the deputing of the senior teachers, including college Principal on election duty. The students of the college will join their teachers on the ongoing dharna against the administration tomorrow, Mr Harnek Singh, the secretary of the Government College Teachers Association, Ropar, said here today.


Tax exemption for film
Chandigarh, August 30
The Punjab Government has granted 100 per cent tax exemption to a Punjabi film, “Dil Apna Punjabi”.



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