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BJP wants land Act repealed
Jalandhar, September 10
The BJP has decided to launch a signature campaign on the “wrong implementation” of the Punjab Land Preservation Act (PLPA) in the kandi belt of the state.
The Punjab BJP general secretary, Mr Vijay Sampla, and Mr Vineet Joshi address a press conference in Jalandhar on Sunday.
The Punjab BJP general secretary, Mr Vijay Sampla (right), and Mr Vineet Joshi (centre) address a press conference in Jalandhar on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

CM rapped over demand to transfer Chandigarh
Jalandhar, September 10
Training his guns on the Capt Amarinder Singh government, Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal, general secretary of the Shiromani Akali Dal, has accused the Congress of turning its back on the long-standing demand of transfer of Chandigarh to Punjab.
Mr Sukhbir Badal, general secretary of the Shiromani Akali Dal, talks to mediapersons in Jalandhar on Sunday.
Mr Sukhbir Badal, general secretary of the Shiromani Akali Dal, talks to mediapersons in Jalandhar on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Pawan Sharma

Appointment of granthis: SGPC chief’s ‘grip on Sikh affairs weakens’
Amritsar, September 10
Now the Sikh Missionaries and the Sikh’ clergy seem to be on a collision course following the rejection of the appointments of three granthis for the Golden Temple, resulting in another polarization in the Sikh Panth.

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Farmers to begin stir from today
Chandigarh, September 10
In view of the forthcoming session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, various organisations of farmers in the state shall start an agitation at the Matka Chowk in Chandigarh from tomorrow. The Vidhan Sabha session begins on September 14.

Rs 40 cr for rail link between Goindwal Sahib, Tarn Taran
Chandigarh, September 10
The Union Railway Ministry has sanctioned Rs 40 crore for laying the rail track between Goindwal Sahib and Tarn Taran. The work on laying the track is expected to start in the last week of October.

Sexual complaints panel working ‘not transparent’
Amritsar, September 10
The chairperson of the Punjab State Social Welfare Board, Ms Ratna, and the member of the Guru Nanak Dev University's sexual harassment complaints committee said its working was not transparent.


Simranjit Singh Mann honoured with ‘Kohenoor-e-Kaum’ award
Sangrur, September 10
Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, president of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), was today honoured with “Kohenoor-e-Kaum” award by the local unit of the SAD (A), social organisations and youth clubs at a function here. Mr Mann was honoured with a Sri Sahib, a memento and a “siropa”.

Drop case against Gaganjit: Badal
Kharar, September 10
Mr Parkash Singh Badal, President, SAD, said here today that the poll plank of his party in the coming Assembly elections would be the curbing of corruption and carrying out proper development in Punjab.


Setback to Nabha MC chief
Nabha, September 10
The President of the local Municipal Council, Mr Pawan Garg, has got a jolt after a brief relief from the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Two days ago the court stayed the proceedings of the meeting having the agenda of no-confidence motion against him. But, today all 14 councillors expressed their loyalty towards local MLA Randip Singh, who is a respondent in the case filed by Mr Garg. Mr Parmod, senior vice-president of the MC, said all 14 councillors had decided to support the MLA .

Improvement Trust registers record income
Amritsar, September 10
Amritsar Improvement Trust has registered a record income, which shot up by 140 per cent during the last two years. The income of the trust that earlier stood at Rs 2313.41 lakh had swelled to Rs 5542.23 lakh.

Bhattal lays stone for irrigation scheme
Rajpura, September 10
The Punjab Deputy Chief Minister, Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, today laid the foundation stone for Rs 77.20-lakh irrigation scheme at the Narwana branch canal, Sarala Kalan village, near here today.

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal lays the foundation stone for an irrigation scheme at the Narwana branch canal at Sarala Kalan village on Sunday.
Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal lays the foundation stone for an irrigation scheme at the Narwana branch canal at Sarala Kalan village on Sunday.

PSEB to give 40,000 tubewell connections
Dhadrian (Barnala), September 10
The PSEB has chalked out a plan to give 40,000 tubewell connections. This was stated by Deputy Chief Minister and Power Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal here today.

Resentment against raising retirement age
Amritsar, September 10
Officers and employees under the banner, “Young Officers and Employees Forum,” has decided to protest against the state government’s plan to raising the retirement age from 58 to 60.

Doctors honoured
Amritsar, September 10
Prof Darbari Lal, Deputy Speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha, today assured the medical fraternity to provide due recognition in the field of preventive medicine. He was addressing the first-ever meeting of Punjab Chapter of the Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine (IAPSM) held at the Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, here.

Unique elbow replacement
Patiala, September 10
A Patiala-based orthopaedic surgeon has performed a unique elbow joint replacement operation at the local Rajindra Hospital here.

38 transit teams administer polio drops
Patiala, September 10
As many as 1.50 lakh children under the age of five were given polio drops at various camps here today to mark the pulse polio campaign.

Former Cong MLA Gurdev Singh dead
Chandigarh, September 10
Former Congress MLA Gurdev Singh Bakshiwala died here this evening.

4 pulse-loaded trucks flagged off
Pathankot, August 10
Ms Aruna Choudhry, Punsup chairperson and legislator from Dinanagar, flagged off four trucks loaded with pulses of two kinds for distribution among rural consumers of Gurdaspur district under the public distribution system at a simple ceremony held at Dinanagar, 25 km from here, yesterday.



Ludhiana lawyers sore with CM over unreleased grant
Chandigarh, September 10
Even as Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has been on a money distribution spree, making almost daily announcements of monetary doles to various associations and organisations with an eye on the next year’s Assembly elections, he might have already lost the vote of lawyers in Ludhiana, who are unhappy with him for not keeping his word.


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PCS officers association seeks appointment with CM
Chandigarh, September 10
At an emergency meeting of its executive committee held at Punjab Bhavan here today, the Punjab Civil Services (Executive Branch) Officers Association resolved to seek an appointment with the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to apprise him of their long-pending demands.


Three held for murder
Hoshiarpur, September 10
The district police claims to have solved a blind murder case of Kuldip Singh, alias Deepa, son of Ram Singh of Jahan Khelan village, after more than two years with the arrest of three suspects involved in the killing.

Couple die, son hurt in mishap
Tarn Taran, September 10
A couple was crushed and their son injured in a road accident today near Gohalwar village when their scooter was hit by a truck .

3 killed in accidents
Hoshiarpur, September 10
Three persons were killed in different accidents in the district during the past 24 hours. According to police sources, Hasmudin of Ekhaia village (UP) died in an accident on Friday evening while he was working in a saw mill at Sherpur Khas village.


75 students donate blood at camp
Patiala, September 10
As many as 75 students donated blood at a camp held at Atma Ram Kumar Sabha School here today to mark the 27th death anniversary of noted philanthropist Dasondhi Ram Bir Ji.


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