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Pawar assures CM on paddy procurement
Jalandhar, September 20
Union Agriculture and Food Supply Minister Sharad Pawar has said that keeping in view the problems faced by the farmers, the ministry will strive to prepone the onset of the paddy procurement process in the state and initiate government procurement from September 25, instead of October 1.

Punjab seeks early procurement of paddy 
Chandigarh, September 20
The Punjab Government today made a request to the Union Government seeking an advancement in the date for procuring paddy. Punjab wants that paddy should be procured by central agencies from September 25 onwards and not the earlier decided date of October 1.

Power meters not to be shifted outside units: Bhattal
Panel to submit report on staff demands soon
Bangan (Sangrur), September 20
On the pattern of domestic electric meters, no power meter will be shifted out of the premises of the commercial or industrial units in the state. Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Irrigation and Power, Punjab, said here today that she had prevented the PSEB authorities from doing so.


Fatehgarh Sahib
Tarn Taran

Punjab to control fee in private schools
Chandigarh, September 20
The free run being enjoyed by private schools in Punjab is about to end. The state government is set to impose a mechanism to control the fee being charged by these schools and the teachers being employed besides the payment of wayes to them. Also, a provision to link the fee of schools in proportion to the available infrastructure will be incorporated in a law.

Amarinder to inaugurate Kisan Mela today
Ludhiana, September 20
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will inaugurate the two-day Kisan Mela at Punjab Agricultural University tomorrow.



Cong women workers exchange blows
Amritsar, September 20
The local Congress Bhavan today virtually became the battlefield for two warring groups of women leaders of the party following appointment of district president of the Mahila Seva Dal. It all happened in the presence of senior national and state leaders of the party.

Ms Madhu Khanna, self-styled president of the Mahila Seva Dal of the Congress, being beaten up by its newly elected president Kamlesh Saini at Congress Bhavan in Amritsar on Wednesday. Photo by  Rajiv Sharma

Ms Madhu Khanna, self-styled president of the Mahila Seva Dal of the Congress, being beaten up by its newly elected president Kamlesh Saini at Congress Bhavan in Amritsar

Badal questions clean chit to 4 Cong leaders
Chandigarh, September 20
Questioning the legitimacy of the clean chit given to the four Congress leaders in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha yesterday, the Shiromani Akali Dal, president Mr Parkash Singh Badal, said here today that even this would not save the tainted leaders from being prosecuted in the court of law.



Encroachments in fruit market an eyesore
Amritsar, September 20
The mushrooming of encroachments in the old fruit and vegetable market outside Hall Gate has become a major eyesore for the public and the corporation authorities.

Central nod to Amritsar project
Amritsar, September 20
The Centre has given the go ahead to Rs 240-crore Guru Ram Das Integrated Development Project Scheme, which would provide much-needed facelift to civic amenities in the holy city.

Resentment prevails among doctors
Patiala, September 20
Resentment prevails among the doctors working in the Punjab government both in the Punjab Civil Medical Services (PCMS) cadre and medical colleges for non-fulfilment of some of their long pending demands.

Cong workers as health facilitators
Amritsar, September 20
The District Congress Committee Amritsar, (DCCA) Rural would assume the role of facilitator, coordinator and catalyst in implementation of government health programmes for the betterment of the people.

Kanwaljit for free trade on Indo-Pak border
Chandigarh, September 20
A former Finance Minister of Punjab, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, today demanded that the opening of the Indo-Pak border to free trade should be one of the main items on the agenda for the coming bilateral talks between the Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan.

8 injured as van, truck collide
Hoshiarpur, September 20
Eight persons, including a women, were injured when the TATA Sumo van (HP-37-0284) in which they were travelling collided head on with a truck (PB-11-AP-7329) near Khakha village (Tanda), 35 km from here, today. All the injured were admitted to the Civil Hospital, Tanda, from where Balwinder Kaur, wife of Baldev Singh, and Amarjit Singh, a son of Mohinder Singh were referred to Jalandhar hospital under critical condition.

Ropar to be compensated: Rana
Ropar, September 20  
The people of the district who have been feeling neglected after Mohali became another district would be compensated shortly as the Re-organisation Committee, headed by Deputy Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, will soon submit its report recommending the addition of more areas in the district, said Parliamentary Secretary Industry and Commerce, and local MLA, K.P.S Rana.

Surya Kirans create diamond, heart midair
Halwara, September 20
Diamonds are created in mines, but when it comes to the daredevils of the Indian Air Force, a diamond can be created in the air, that too at a speed of 500 kmph.



Donations by tobacco firms: PIL withdrawn
Let political parties decide on the issue, says HC
Chandigarh, September 20
A PIL filed by an advocate, seeking a restrain on political parties receiving donations from tobacco firms, came up for preliminary hearing before a Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today.



Farmers told to experiment with new crops, technology
Rauni (Patiala), September 20
Mr Avtar Singh Dhindsa, a successful farmer of Punjab and known as ‘king of flower cultivation of state’ today said’, unless Punjab farmers took marketing in their own hands, they could not have a secure future in farming.



DC seeks support on voter lists
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 20
Ms Jaspreet Talwar, Deputy Commissioner, today held a meeting with the representatives of diffrent political parties and appealed to them to co-operate with the administration for the finalisation of voter lists and photo identity cards for the coming Assembly elections. 



State govt officer in Vigilance net
Chandigarh, September 20
An Under-Secretary of the Punjab Government, Hira Lal,working in the Department of Higher Education, was nabbed red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 by a team of the Punjab Vigilance Bureau tonight.

PSEB engineer held on graft charge
Tarn Taran, September 20
Manjit Singh, a junior engineer (JE) posted at Sarhali sub-station of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) was nabbed by a team of the Vigilance Bureau (VB) while taking a bribe of Rs 4,500 from a consumer, Bhupinder Singh of Sarhali today.

Two held for cheating
Abohar, September 20
The CIA staff here has arrested Suman Rani and Kulwant Singh, both residents of Patrewala village, under Sections 420, 342, 382, 506 and 120-B of the IPC for cheating people by offering gold at 50 percent of the market rate.

Impersonator arrested
Amritsar, September 20
The presence of mind shown by the sarpanch of Lolla village, near Jandiala Guru, yesterday led to the arrest of an impersonator, Ajaib Singh, who posed himself to be the Deputy Director of the Department of Rural Development and Panchayat.

College boys attack fellow student
Kharar, September 20  
A student of GGS College of Modern Technology was injured after he was allegedly attacked by some boys of the college here today. 


Computer courses for poor students
Patiala, September 20 
As part of the drive to help the needy and poor, the Creative Computing Society of the Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology has started various courses for different sections of society.

“Journalists should deepen roots”
Patiala, September 20
"Journalists must learn to deepen their roots and broaden their vision," said Dr D. S. Yadav, former Chairman, Indian Institute of Mass Communication, while addressing the students of journalism and mass communication, Punjabi University, Patiala, in the 'Meet the Student Journalist' programme organised by the department here today. 

Protest by ITI staff, students
Barnala, September 20
Led by Mr Harvinder Kumar Bhardwaj, secretary, Punjab State Industrial Training Institutes Employees Union, staff and employees of the Industrial Training Institute (ITI) staged a march today passing through bazaar and markets of Barnala to lodge their protest against the Punjab Government’s move to privatise the ITIs.


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