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City Centre: Vigilance doesn’t want to arrest Hanspal
Ludhiana, April 16
Suspense is over and finally it's official. The Vigilance Bureau officials do not want to arrest former president of the Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee chief H.S. Hanspal in the multi-crore City Centre scam. However, he faces the allegation of receiving Rs 100 crore as kickbacks, along with former Chief Minister in the FIR.

AICC secy warns govt against vendetta politics
Ludhiana, April 16
Warning the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party alliance government in the state against pursuing vendetta politics, senior Congress leader and secretary of the AICC, Manish Tewari, today said the Congress remained as strong and powerful in the state as it was earlier.

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Amarinder’s election challenged
Chandigarh, April 16
A petition has been filed in the Punjab and Haryana High Court challenging the election of former Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh to the Punjab Assembly from the Patiala city constituency. The petitioner, Sukhbeer Singh of Gher Sodhian village in Patiala district, has prayed for setting aside the election of Amarinder on the ground that he broke the election laws during campaigning.



Pollution around Golden Temple alarming
Amritsar, April 16
The mushrooming of small and big hotels in the periphery of Golden Temple, smoke spewing from three-wheelers fitted with two-stroke engines and burning of garbage by the municipal corporation has raised pollution level around the Sikh shrine.

A high-volume sampler installed by the pollution control board on the top floor of the ‘parikarma’ of Golden Temple. — A Tribune photograph

A high-volume sampler installed by the pollution control board on the top floor of the ‘parikarma’ of Golden Temple

‘Ban construction near Sahnewal airport’
Ludhiana, April 16
Industrialists and traders of this industrial capital of Punjab are happy over the decision of the Punjab Government to connect Ludhiana by air through domestic flights to begin with from Sahnewal Airport.

Coop bank MD, chairman sacked
Mansa, April 16
Bikram Singh Moffar, managing director (MD), Primary Central Cooperative Bank, Mansa, who is son of Congress MLA from Sardulgarh Ajitinder Singh Moffar, and its chairman Surjeet Singh were removed from their respective posts by the board of directors of the bank at its emergency meeting held here today.


Bhandari may head Punjab BJP
Chandigarh, April 16
The Bharatiya Janata Party’s Punjab unit is about to see a power shift.
Hardcore RSS man Rajinder Bhandari, who was overlooked for the party ticket in the recent assembly poll, is tipped to succeed Avinash Rai Khanna as the next president of the unit.


Panel to decide on BOT road disputes
Hoshiarpur, April 16
To find a solution to charging of toll on build, operate and transfer (BOT) roads - Balachaur-Dasuya and Hoshiarpur-Tanda, Avinash Rai Khanna, BJP chief, Punjab, got arranged a meeting of the members of the District Sangarsh Committee with the Chief Minister at his residence in Chandigarh today.

Ludhiana victim of political apathy
Ludhiana, April 16
Ludhiana is the most populous and prosperous city of Punjab. It has been the hub of small-scale industry and gradually it earned the title of the Manchester of India. The pace of growth of Ludhiana has been the fastest in Asia.

15 lakh devotees visit Talwandi Sabo
Talwandi Sabo, April 16
The three-day Baisakhi mela which concluded late last evening, created a record of sorts as it was for the fist time that more than 15 lakh devotees visited this place. The management of Takht Damdama Sahib also found a significant jump into the cash offerings made by the devotees at various historical gurdwaras which they visited during the mela days.

No sangat darshan on April 18
Chandigarh, April 16
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will not hold his scheduled sangat darshan programme at Chandigarh on April 18 (Wednesday).

Administrators for improvement trusts
Phillaur, April 16
The Punjab Government has dissolved 27 improvement trusts and appointed administrators for them, according to Punjab Local Bodies minister Manoranjan Kalia. They included Ashok Kumar, chairman, Improvement Trust, Ropar.



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Farmer union’s findings defy govt claims
Dera Bassi, April 16
The claims of the authorities concerned about the “foolproof” wheat procurement arrangements came under a cloud today with representatives of the BKU (Ekta) alleging malpractices in the procurement process.


DC orders magisterial probe against preacher
Sangrur, April 16
Sangrur deputy commissioner S.R. Ladhar today ordered a magisterial inquiry into all aspects related to the alleged sexual exploitation of a girl by the preacher of the Christian Parchar Kendra (church) of Lehragaga.

Tehsildar suspended
Chandigarh, April 16
The Punjab government has suspended a tehsildar and a district revenue officer of Kapurthala for allegedly changing the status of 232 kanals situated in Kapurthala.


Shun drugs, MP tells students
Amritsar, April 16
Rajya Sabha MP Rajmohinder Singh Majithia advised students to stay away from drugs and take their degree more seriously. He was addressing students of Khalsa College, Amritsar, after awarding degrees to 450 graduates in different disciplines, including agriculture, science, commerce and arts at the 101st convocation of the college here yesterday.

Dr Dhaliwal no more member of MCI, varsity told
Amritsar, April 16
The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare has directed the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences to conduct fresh elections and furnish the details of the candidate for the residual period as Dr U S Dhaliwal, a former principal of SGPC-run Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences, ceased to be a member of Medical Council of India.

India’s growth prospects bright: Kidwai
Malerkotla, April 16
After the US and China, India will be the third biggest economic power in the world by 2040 while by 2020 it will be included in the list of major powers of the world. In this global society, India has an opportunity to achieve this status, so educational institutions will have to play a vital role in this direction as the government cannot achieve this goal alone.

Varsity postpones course
Amritsar, April 16
A four-week general orientation course-70, scheduled to be held from May 2 by Academic Staff College of Guru Nanak Dev University, has been postponed.


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