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PM: process to open Hussainiwala border on
Chandigarh, September 28
The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, who held a meeting here today with senior office-bearers of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, including its president, Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, gave an assurance that the below poverty line criteria would be amended to include those belonging to poor sections in the state among the BPL beneficiaries.

PM forms panel to look into farmers’ plight
Chandigarh, September 28
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has set-up a two–member committee to deal with the problem of rural indebtedness in Punjab and other parts of the country, with specific reference to farmers.

Centre ignoring state: Badal
Patiala, September 28
SAD supremo Parkash Singh Badal, while dubbing Capt Amarinder Singh as incompetent Chief Minister, said whenever the Congress ruled the Central Government, it always discriminated with Punjab.

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Mr Madan Lal, Junior Engineer, and Mr Devinder Kumar, Garrison Engineer, of the MES, Pathankot, who saved the lives of two poor children suffering from cancer.MES engineers save two children’s lives
Gurdaspur, September 28
Efforts of Military Engineers Services officer Devinder Kumar and his junior Mr Madan Lal at present posted at Pathankot has saved life of two poor children suffering from blood cancer.

Mr Madan Lal, Junior Engineer, and Mr Devinder Kumar, Garrison Engineer, of the MES, Pathankot, who saved the lives of two poor children suffering from cancer.

India to sign MoU with Pak on Panchayati Raj system
Patiala, September 28
The union minister of Panchayati Raj, Youth Affairs and Sports, Mr Mani Shanker Aiyer, today said India would sign an MoU with Pakistan for making arrangements to study the panchayati raj system prevailing in that country.

Tussle hits working of pollution control board
Chandigarh, September 28
Crucial issues in managing the all-important Punjab Pollution Control Board have cropped up in the past few weeks. The government and the board have been issuing orders that are contradictory to each other. Sources said this was part of the ongoing tussle between the Minister for Environment, Mr Avtar Henry, and the Chairman of the board, Mr Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa.

Late MLA Sajida Begum’s maid ‘assaulted’
Chandigarh, September 28
The property of late Sajida Begum, who was an MLA from Malerkotla continues to cause controversy. Sometime ago, a dispute had emerged over ownership rights of Sheesh Mahal in Malerkotla. Now, her two-canal house in Sector 2, Chandigarh, is causing bad blood.

HC seeks pass percentage of students in govt schools
Chandigarh, September 28
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked the Punjab Government to inform it about the pass percentage of students in government-run schools in rural areas.


Mr Kuljit Singh NagraNagra Punjab Khet Mazdoor Cong chief
Chandigarh, September 28
Mr Kuljit Singh Nagra has been appointed president of the Punjab Pradesh Kisan-Khet Mazdoor Congress. Mr Randeep Singh Surjewala, chairman of the All India Kisan-Khet Mazdoor Congress, made the appointment after a formal approval by Mrs Sonia Gandhi, president of the All India Congress Committee.


Shaheed Bhagat Singh remembered
Ferozepore, September 28
The district administration today organised various functions to mark the 100th birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, who embraced the gallows for the sake of freedom of the motherland from the clutches of the British.

Activists of the Punjab Students Union march to Jallianwala Bagh to celebrate the birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh in Amritsar on Thursday. Photo by Rajiv Sharma
Activists of the Punjab Students Union march to Jallianwala Bagh to celebrate the birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh in Amritsar on Thursday.

SAD opposes Dutt as Vigilance Commissioner
Chandigarh, September 28
The Shiromani Akali Dal today questioned the move to appoint a retired Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court as state Vigilance Commissioner.

Rape victim delivers baby
Malerkotla, September 28
The minor girl (13) of Matoi village, near here, who was allegedly raped by a person of the same village nine months ago has delivered female child at Rajindra hospital Patiala. The minor and her daughter are said to be recovering in the hospital. DNA test in this regard would be conducted on Monday.

5000 attend Army medical camp
Amritsar, September 28
More than 5000 villagers attended a medical camp organised by the 54 Infantry Army Brigade at Sarai Amanat Khan village, 25 km from here today.

Implement construction workers Act, says Sahni
Amritsar, September 28
Mr K.M. Sahni, Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Labour and Employment at a meeting of special group for northern region to review implementation of buildings and other construction workers (RECS Act 1996), Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 1976, and Minimum Wages Act, 1948, viewed that implementation of Building and Construction Workers Act in a timebound manner was the need of hour.

5 residents honoured
Patiala, September 28
The Golden Youth Club has given Shaheed Bhagat Singh award to five residents of this district for their for their contribution towards society.

100 units of blood donated
Patiala, September 28
Activists of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidayarathi Parishad and the Punjab Eco-Friendly Association donated 100th units of blood at a camp organised to mark the 100 birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh at Punjabi University here yesterday.


Flying squads to check quality of agriculture inputs
Sangrur, September 28
The Punjab Agriculture Department has constituted flying squads to check and maintain the quality of agriculture inputs like fertilisers, seeds and insecticides, etc.


Report submitted to CM
Chandigarh, September 28
The Cabinet subcommittee on the demands of employees headed by Mrs Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Deputy Chief Minister, Punjab, today submitted its findings to Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh.


Man in row over arms smuggling
Gurdaspur September 28
Controversy has erupted over the involvement of Jatinder Prabhakar, a resident of Pathankot, in the arms smuggling case.

Man kills estranged wife
Bathinda, September 28
A resident of Rama Mandi last night murdered his estranged wife, who was living with her son.

Leopard skins seized
Hoshiarpur, September 28
Officials of the Forest Department seized two leopard skins from the jhuggi of Phool Singh Bagaria at Chabewal village, 8 km from here, in the wee hours today.

Woman murders father-in-law
Tarn Taran, September 28
Baldev Singh (60), a farmer of Bagrian village, 8 km from here, was murdered at his farmhouse last night allegedly by his daughter-in law. The sadar police has registered a case under Section 302 of the IPC and has arrested the suspect, Baljinder Kaur (32).


Polytechnic students block traffic
Patiala, September 28
Hundreds of students of the local Government Polytechnic College and members of the Punjab Polytechnic Staff Association (PPSA) blocked traffic for over one hour in front of the Central State Library on the Mall, here today.

Plea to fill vacant teachers’ post
Ropar, September 28
Members of the unemployed B.Ed Teachers Forum, Punjab, have demanded filling of vacant teachers’ posts in schools. They said if the state government failed to fulfil its promise to recruit unemployed teachers, then the forum would intensify its ongoing agitation.


Khadi board holds exhibition
Chandigarh, September 28
As part of the celebrations of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and the golden jubilee of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission, the Punjab Khadi and Village Industries Board will hold an exhibition of its products in collaboration with the commission on October 2 at Ropar.


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