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Govt dithers over Nabha thermal plant
Patiala, July 20
The government has been dithering over the construction of 1200-MW thermal plant proposed to be set up at Nabha in Patiala district. Initially, the government had planned two mega thermal plants at Nabha and Talwandi Sabo (1800 MW). While a notification for acquiring 2,100 acres under Section 4 of the Land Acquisition Act has been issued for the Talwandi Sabo thermal plant, the notification for the Nabha plant has been withheld.

Stray cattle rule the roads in Abohar
Abohar, July 20
Stray cattle menace in this sub-divisional town has reached alarming proportions. According to a study, 90 per cent of the road accidents here in the past six months were caused by stray cattle, claiming lives of children and women. The authorities concerned had once planned to shift the stray cattle in Patiala-based state farms. However, the idea was dropped later.

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Amarinder goes full blast against Badal
Amritsar, July 20
Capt Amarinder Singh today rallied around his beleaguered leaders and workers who had been victims of the alleged SAD-BJP combine government repression and added that he would stand by them and was willing to bargain their torture and release by offering himself for facing the oppression.

Former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh comes out of the Central Jail after meeting Congress MLA Jasbir Singh Dimpa and his supporters in Amritsar on Friday. — Photo BY Rajiv Sharma
Former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh comes out of the Central Jail after meeting Congress MLA Jasbir Singh Dimpa and his supporters

Vigilance breaks open locker of Chahal’s wife
Patiala, July 20

Vigilance officials today broke open a bank locker in the name of Jaswinder Kaur, wife of B.I.S. Chahal, and Kawaljit Kaur, his daughter-in-law.

Info panel imposes Rs 25,000 fine on IAS officer
Chandigarh, July 20
The Punjab state information commission has fined an IAS officer for not providing information under the right to information act.



Badal case: Four more turn hostile
Ropar, July 20
Four more witnesses turned hostile today against the Punjab Vigilance Bureau in the case against Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and other accused in the court of special judge G.S. Saran today. Three of the four witnesses alleged that the then DIG, B.K. Uppal, and investigating officer SP, vigilance, and SSP, Ropar, S.P.S. Virk directed them to sign blank papers or face dire consequences.

Punjab MC elections on August 8
Chandigarh, July 20
A day after Punjab state election commissioner A. K. Dubey lambasted the department of local bodies for acting unilaterally in fixing dates for municipal elections, the state election commission today announced that August 8 will be new date for holding polls to four municipal corporations in Punjab.

Cong meeting
Chandigarh, July 20
A meeting of the coordination committee of the Punjab Congress will be held in Delhi on July 22 to discuss the municipal corporation elections and the political and law and order situation in the state.


ASI justifies Baradari demolition
Amritsar, July 20
In the wake of the media reports of criticism of the demolition of historical Baradari in Ram Bagh, a team of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) today visited the site. The team, headed by deputy architect of the ASI, Chandigarh, V. C. Sharma, comprised five experts.
Justifying the demolition, which was done in a scientific manner, the team, according to sources, gave clean chit to the team of workers working on the restoration of the Baradari.

Boy missing since June 3, but no FIR yet
Patiala, July 20
In a desperate cry for help, local resident Rattan Singh has complained that the Patiala police is not registering an FIR of his missing son, 17-year-old Paramvir Singh, despite the fact that the Supreme Court makes it mandatory for the police to do so within 24 hours of registering a DDR.

Extend stay of paramilitary forces, state to Centre
Chandigarh, July 20
The Punjab government has requested the Union Home Ministry to further extend the stay of paramilitary forces in the state. Informed sources said the home department of the state government had sent a request in this regard to the Union Home Minister.

Sidhu earns flak from Takht
Amritsar, July 20
Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Sidhu, a BJP MP, has earned the wrath of Jathedar, Akal Takht, Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti for participating in a Rudra Mahayagya in violation of the Maryada (Sikh tradition).

Scheme for women
Hoshiarpur, July 20
The union government has introduced a scheme to provide financial assistance to the women, who have been deserted by their overseas Indian husbands, for obtaining counselling and legal services.

Relief for MLA’s son
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 20
Zila Parishad subdivisional officer Jaswant Singh, who had been beaten up by the son of Akali legislator from Sirhind Didar Singh Bhatti yesterday, today withdrew his complaint filed with the police stating that he had reached a compromise with MLA’s son.

Second Khalsa march taken out
Moga, July 20
The Khalsa Action Committee (KAC) carried out the second of the six-part series of Khalsa marches here today. The marches are being organised in Malwa region, where the hold of Dera Sacha Sauda is considerable.

Bhattal blasts police for mistreating Jain, wife
Chandigarh, July 20
Leader of the opposition in Punjab Rajinder Kaur Bhattal today alleged that the defeated candidates of the SAD are controlling the Punjab police and were running a parallel government in the state. Bhattal today presented before the media the wife and son of Moga MLA, Joginder Jain, who alleged that Jain was disallowed medical treatment last night at Ludhiana.

Witnesses pressurised, says ex-CM
Jalandhar, July 20
Reacting to the issue of six witnesses turning hostile in the case of disproportionate assets against Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said today that he was planning to file an application for getting the case transferred to Supreme Court and a instituting a CBI inquiry into the matter.

60 saplings planted in college
Patiala, July 20
The Government Bikram College of Commerce organised ‘Vanmahotsav’ on the college premises here today. Sixty saplings were planted on the college campus.

Repair work to hit power supply today
Patiala, July 20
Due to some urgent repair of 66 kv power grid substation in Shakti Vihar, the power supply will remain suspended tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m in Sant Nagar, Mansahia Colony, Sewak Colony, Vikas Colny, Punjabi Bagh, Gian Colony, Ghuman Colony, Delight Colony, Tandon Colony. Model Town, Gobind Nagar, Bachittar Nagar, Raghbir Nagar, Ranbir Marg City Centre, Partap Nagar, Kaka Colony, Dhamo Majra, Majithia Enclave, Gurdarshan Nagar, Bharat Nagar, Krishana Colony, Badungar, Joginder Nagar, Power Colony No.2, Hira Nagar, Khalsa College Colony, Gopal Nagar, Gill Enclave, Bank Colony ,Ajit Nagar, Hira Nagar, 22 No. Phatak, Leela Bhawan Parking, Khalsa Cllege Road, P and T Colony and Ram Nagar.


Order reserved on French turban ban 
Chandigarh, July 20
The division Bench, comprising Chief Justice Vijender Jain and Justice Mahesh Grover, today reserved order on a petition filed by the Singh Legal Foundation over the French government’s ban on the wearing of turban by Sikhs students in schools.

HC notice to Dhindsa, 20 others
Barnala, July 20
As many as 21 persons, including Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, MP and SAD general secretary, and Sangrur deputy commissioner S.R. Ladhar, has been served notices by the high court to appear on July 30 regarding a controversy over the presidentship of Sandhur truck union.


Subsidised urea hits soil fertility
Chandigarh, July 20
The rampant use of subsidised urea is playing havoc with soil fertility in several states of the country, including Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. In fact, sulphur-deficient soils of these states have hit farmers' income by reducing the quantity and quality of crop yields, says an expert.


Inter-state gang busted
Imported weapons’ worries cops

Rajpura, July 20
The recovery of imported weapons worth over Rs 12 lakh from a gang of criminals has kept the local police on its toes.

Cops ‘misbehave’ with woman
Ropar, July 20
Jaswinder Kaur, a resident of Chhappar Chidi, has accued cops at the Kharar police station of misbehaving with her, using unparliamentary language and illegally detaining her husband.

Rebuked, wife pushes man into well
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 20
A 34-year-old man who was allegedly pushed into a well by his wife and her paramour but survived returned to narrate his tale of horror to the police.


Mazar Row Waqf Board begins probe
Abohar, July 20
Punjab Waqf Board chairperson Razia Sultana has ordered an inquiry into the change of lease for historic Panjpeer mazars here.


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