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Government completes 100 days
Badal draws up road map to take state to top slot
Chandigarh, June 11
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, on the completion of 100 days of the formation his government, today listed the schemes that had begun after the ruling SAD-BJP combine took over and claimed these were first steps to put the state “on the path of recovery”.

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal addresses a press conference at Punjab Bhawan on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal addresses a press conference at Punjab Bhawan on Monday.

House session from June 19
Chandigarh, June 11
The Punjab cabinet at its meeting here today approved the summoning of the second session of the 13th Vidhan Sabha from June 19.

Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s statue
Govt to bear entire cost
Chandigarh, June 11
The state government will bear the entire cost of Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s statue to be installed in Parliament, New Delhi. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said the installation of the statue in Parliament had fulfilled the long-pending demand of the people.



Cooling it down

Nihangs take cold drinks to beat the heat in Amritsar on Monday
Nihangs take cold drinks to beat the heat in Amritsar on Monday. — PTI

100 days of SAD-BJP combine dark, says Bhattal
Chandigarh, June 11
Leader of Opposition in Punjab Rajinder Kaur Bhattal today termed the first 100 days of the ruling SAD-BJP combine as “dark days” of the state alleging that the government has only created bitterness among people.

Chahal in police custody till June 14
Ludhiana, June 11
Former media adviser to Capt Amarinder Singh B.I.S. Chahal today alleged that he was tortured in police custody to the extent that even his clothes were also removed. His lawyer also stated this before a local court when he was produced by the police for getting police remand.

High temperature hits transmission lines
One-day cut imposed on industry
Patiala June 11

The scorching heat is taking toll over the transmission systems of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB). The temperature that is rising above 45°C is overloading transmission systems leading to unscheduled power cuts in many areas of the state.

Heat toll in Punjab 11
Chandigarh, June 11
Blistering heat wave sweeping Punjab today claimed four more lives in Hoshiarpur, Sunam and Patiala taking the toll of those who have succumbed to heat during the past three days to 11.

A first for Amritsar
Power from garbage
Amritsar, June 11
Taking a lead in the region, Amritsar will soon become the first city to generate power from garbage using the integrated solid waste management technology. The details of the Rs 36-crore project have been chalked out and it has been put up before the Ministry of Urban Development for approval.
Even though most municipal bodies in the state are at best producing compost from garbage, the Amritsar Municipal Corporation is hoping to start power generation within two years. In an interview with The Tribune, Hussan Lal, municipal commissioner, said 50 per cent of the project would be funded by the Government of India through the Nehru Urban Renewal Mission, 30 per cent by the corporation and the remaining 20 per cent by the state government.


Forcible eviction: Congressmen stage dharna
Jhunir (Mansa), June 11
Hundreds of workers of the Congress party, led by its local leadership and MLA Sardul Garh Ajit Inder Singh Mofar, today staged a dharna in front of the office of the Block Development and Panchayat Officer (BDPO) to lodge a protest against the forcibly eviction of local panchayat shops from the occupants allegedly under the diktats of ruling politicians.


Sugar mill workers block traffic
Patiala June 11
Employees of the Patiala Cooperative Sugar Mill today blocked traffic on the Patiala-Nabha road to protest against the alleged privatisation policies of the government.

Road Toll Policy
PWD minister hints at amendments
Patiala, June 11
The Punjab government is contemplating making some changes in the road toll policy. After protests against the toll imposed on roads in various parts of the state, the government was considering giving concession to local residents in this regard.

‘Summon Taksal chief to Takht’
Sarmastpur (Jalandhar), June 11
Echoing the sentiments of the ousted chief sewadar of Baba Shaheedan gurdwara Bhai Manjit Singh at Sarmastpur village on the Jalandhar Pathankot road, an 11- member committee of this and surrounding villages today demanded that Damdami Taksal chief Baba Harnam Singh Khalsa, who also happens to be the president of Gurmat Sidhant Sant Samaj, should be summoned at Akal Takht and declared “tankhaiya” for “sacrilege” of Guru Granth Sahib.

Another amrit sanchar on Sept 30
Jammu, June 11
Dera Nangali Sahib chief Mahant Manjit Singh will organise another amrit sanchar samagam on September 30 in the wake of the Akal Takht jathedar's pat on his back for such a campaign.

PRTC staff go on day’s strike
Patiala, June 11
Seven hundred contractual employees of the Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) struck work today in support of their demands. Since most of the striking employees were drivers and conductors the PRTC bus service on the Patiala-Chandigarh and the Patiala-Mansa routes were disrupted.

Power for Paddy
PSEB bans transfer of employees
Patiala, June 11
The chairman of the PSEB, Y.S. Ratra, has informed that in view of paddy season the board has decided to impose a complete ban on the transfers of all officers and employees up to October 30.

Janal Village
Wage-hike tussle continues
Sangrur, June 11
Following the failure of talks over the issue of hike in wages between leaders of Dalit agriculture workers of Janal village (near Dirba) and representatives of the landlords (rich farmers), district secretary of the Mazdoor Mukti Morcha Pargat Singh Bir and a district-level leader of the CPI (ML) Liberation Sher Singh Dhandoli Kalan have announced that now Dalit agriculture workers of the village will boycott rich farmers.

Cane-charge on teachers: PSHRC orders probe
Chandigarh, June 11
The Punjab state human rights commission (PSHRC) today took notice of today’s news reports which stated that unemployed BEd teachers were mercilessly cane charged by the police while they were trying to demonstrate in front of the residence of education minister Upinderjit Kaur. As many as six teachers were injured in the incident.

8-hr power supply: Two units trip again
Bathinda, June 11
The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) management once again failed to provide eight hours power supply for the agriculture purpose on the second day today. Two units of the local Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant (GNDTP) tripped after the voltage dipped due to disturbances in the operational system.

Infrastructure top priority, says Dhindsa
Patiala, June 11
The Malwa Arts, Sports, Cultural and Educational Trust (Muscat) felicitated Punjab public works minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa at a ceremony held here this evening.


Ghaggar Project
Farmers’ views sought
Sangrur, June 11
With a view to listen to the views of farmers whose land will be acquired along the Ghaggar for the Ghaggar project in the Khanauri area,Sangrur deputy commissioner S.R. Ladhar on Saturday held a meeting at the canal rest house at Khanauri.


36 miscreants beat up man to death
Abohar, June 11
More than 36 miscreants dragged Sant Ram, alias Kartar Singh, out of his Waryam Nagar residence, on the college road at 1. 30 A.M., and allegedly beat him up to death in front of a large number of residents. They along with victim’s wife Shakuntala Devi, his sons Baljinder Singh and Ravinder Singh, narrated a horrible account of dastardly act that clearly depicts the lawlessness prevailing in this subdivision.

Ten dera followers held
Bathinda, June 11
In its second round, the district police today arrested 10 followers of Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda, who were found to be involved in the attack made by them on members of various Sikh organisations.


Varsity officer suspended
Amritsar, June 11
Guru Nanak Dev University Syndicate today placed Varinder Pal Sharma, finance and development officer under suspension with immediate effect without assigning any reasons. His office has been sealed.


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