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Flying school, cricket stadium, SEZ planned
Bathinda to become model city
Bathinda, July 6
As part of a massive development programme to make Bathinda a model city of Punjab, the government will set up a special economic zone (SEZ) for textile, flying school, cricket stadium and academy, domestic airport and an air-conditioned bus stand within three years.

Sukhbir Singh Badal

Sukhbir Singh Badal addresses a press conference at Bathinda on Friday. — A Tribune photograph 

Japanese investment sought
Chandigarh, July 6
The working president of the Shiromani Akali Dal, Sukhbir Badal, today asked a team of the Japan Bank of International Cooperation (JBIC) to "invest in infrastructure development and power sector initiatives in Punjab”.

SLP in Chahal case 
AG, AAGs, SP tender unconditional apology

Chandigarh, July 6
Peace prevailed in the end. Punjab’s advocate-general (AG), two additional advocates-general (AAGs) and the Vigilance Bureau SP were almost given a contempt notice by Justice Uma Nath Singh over the language used in an SLP against an HC order regarding BIS Chahal (media adviser to former CM Amarinder Singh). 




Badal visits flood-hit villages
Muktsar, July 6
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today directed senior officials of the irrigation department to drain out water from the fields in the flood-affected villages of this district.

Empowerment of MLAs
Ministers’ panel to be set up

Chandigarh, July 6
Responding quickly to fulfil the dream of acting president of the SAD Sukhbir Singh Badal with regard to further empowering of MLAs in the state, the Punjab government has decided to set up a committee of five ministers. 

Uttarakhand-cadre IAS officer to join government
Dehra Dun, July 6
Following clearance by the Centre, Uttarakhand-cadre IAS officer S.S. Sandhu will be joining the Punjab government on Monday. This will be his second stint on deputation in the state. He was relieved today of the charge of secretary, tourism.

CM can appoint patrons to NRI Sabha: AG
Says existing term deemed to have expired
Chandigarh, July 6
Following the Punjab government’s query over the appointment of new patrons to the NRI Sabha and removal of the existing ones, the advocate-general (AG), Punjab, H.S. Mattewal, has recommended that the term of two existing patrons shall be “deemed to have expired” and thus, there was no question of removing them.



SAD sheds confrontation policy
Bathinda, July 6
In a significant development, which could open a new chapter in relations between the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre and the SAD-BJP alliance government of Punjab, the latter has decided not to pursue the “policy of clash” with the former for the welfare of state.

SAD leaders abusing SGPC workers: Panjoli
Patiala, July 6
SGPC member Karnail Singh Panjoli has accused SAD leaders of using committee workers for their personal use.In a press note here yesterday, he alleged that 250 workers of the committee were currently working as personal attendants at the houses of SAD leaders.


SGPC president’s term
Avtar Singh, Sukhbir to meet home minister on July 9 

Amritsar, July 6
SGPC chief Avtar Singh and SAD working president Sukhbir Badal will meet union home minister Shivraj V. Patil on July 9 to demand extending the term of the SGPC president and other office-bearers from one to two-and-half years.

Former Samana MLA Surjit Singh Rakhra and divisional commissioner S.K. Ahluwalia plant a sapling at Government College of Girls, Patiala, on Friday.
Former Samana MLA Surjit Singh Rakhra and divisional commissioner S.K. Ahluwalia plant a sapling at Government College of Girls, Patiala, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

5,500 opt for govt contract farming

Chandigarh, July 6
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will inaugurate a fruit and vegetable processing plant at Hoshiarpur tomorrow. The plant, built at a cost of Rs 38 crore, is the only plant in the world, which can process all types of fruits and vegetables produced in India. 

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US lawmakers’ advice to Sikhs, Asians
Amritsar, July 6
American lawmakers, including Congress representatives and Senators, have stressed the need for Sikhs and all Asian-Americans to participate in activities of democratic institutions at the local and national levels in the US.

Minister fails to furnish property details
Ludhiana, July 6
A former local bodies minister, Ch Jagjit Singh, did not furnish details about his property to the Vigilance today when he appeared before officials for responding to allegations levelled against him in the City Centre and transfers/postings scams.

Computer system at excise centres functional
Mohali, July 6
Computerised system installed at information collection centres of the excise department at inter-state entry points became functional late last night.

3-year-old boy dies  of gastroenteritis
Sangrur, July 6
Gastroenteritis today claimed the life of a three-year-old boy, Sunny, son of a Dalit, Satnam Singh, at Badrukhan village, near here.

Stray dogs killing wild animals
Patiala, July 6
Stray dogs are posing a threat to wildlife in the forests of Punjab. Wildlife officials in Kandi areas have reported killing of wild animals, including sambars and barking deer, by stray dogs.Honorary wildlife warden, Nawanshahr, Harjit Singh Gill has reported that a local wildlife conservation society recently rescued many wild animals that were injured badly by stray dogs.

MC gets Rs 8-cr grant
Amritsar, July 6
The state government today allocated Rs 8 crore as grant to the cash-starved Amritsar Municipal Corporation for executing development projects.Addressing newspersons, Navjot Singh Sidhu said the corporation had been working with meagre funds for the past so many months. To give a filip to the corporation’s working, the government had decided to provide it with liberal financial help.

Pak youth arrested
Amritsar, July 6
A Pakistani boy was arrested by the Indian Customs authorities at the International Attari Railway station here today.

Cops go to Virk’s house to paste chargesheet
Chandigarh, July 6
The Punjab government has ordered that a chargesheet informing former DGP S.S. Virk of the charges against him be pasted outside his sector 27 residence here.Sources said the home department had asked the Punjab police to paste the chargesheet outside Virk’s known residence in that sector.

NTAS honours thespian Gakhar
Patiala, July 6
The National Theatre Arts Society (NTAS) honoured theatre actor Gian Gakhar of the Progressive Dramatic Club, Patiala, to mark the 25th death anniversary of NTAS founder Bhagat Munshi Ram during a felicitation ceremony at Baradari Gardens yesterday.


Farmers get loans worth  Rs 6.60 cr
Sangrur, July 6
Agriculture loan sanction letters worth Rs 6.60 crore were today given to 173 farmers at a Kisan loan mela, organised by the Lehragaga branch of the State Bank of Patiala (SBoP) at Lehragaga, about 40 km from here. The general manager (operation) of the bank R.C. Baldua presided over the function.


20 BEd colleges face disaffiliation
Patiala, July 6
About 20 of a total 50 bachelor in education (B Ed) colleges functioning under Punjabi University, Patiala, face disaffiliation. Most of these colleges are located in Ropar, Sangrur and Bathinda districts.

Indo-Pak artists stages Yatra-1947 in Amritsar.



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