Pay Rs 1,200 cr to get 2,200 cr from Centre
Chandigarh, November 11
The Punjab government has decided that money earmarked for development schemes being funded in collaboration with the Central government will be released despite the financial hurdles.
Punjab may follow Gujarat pattern
Mohali, November 11
The Punjab government’s much touted and much awaited ‘new’ land acquisition policy has come and gone, creating neither a bang nor a whimper.
Municipal parks lose out to encroachers
Patiala, November 11
The town of parks and palaces is faced with a piquant situation. For, green belts and parks earmarked in the municipal records have either disappeared over a period of time or have been reduced to tracts of unkempt spaces.
Warm welcome awaits Bhattal
Patiala, November 11
Senior Congress leader and former Punjab minister Lal Singh here today announced Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief Rajinder Kaur Bhattal would get warm reception on her maiden visit here tomorrow after becoming PPCC chief. Lal Singh said there was no groupism in the state Congress and all sections of the party were united and preparing to give warm welcome to
Ludhiana to Karachi
Golden rly track should be revived: Atwal
Fazilka, November 11
The Deputy Speaker of Lok Shabha, Charanjit Singh Atwal, has said that the golden railway track between Ludhiana and Karachi via Fazilka should be revived.
District BJP vice-president expelled for 6 yrs
Sangrur, November 11
Vice- president of the district unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Yash Pal Goyal from Dhuri was today expelled from the party for six years for violating party discipline .
To unveil statues of Maharaja’s generals
Badrakhun (Sangrur), November 11
In the gurdwara, built in memory of Maharaja Ranjit Singh at Badrukhan village, the birthplace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, about 2 km from
Sangrur, four beautiful statues of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and his three generals Hari Singh
Nalwa, Sham Singh Attari and Akali Phulla Singh (in a state of riding horses) attract the attention of every person who visits the gurdwara or crosses the road, which passes by the
Statues of Maharaja Ranjit Singh (on white horse) and Sardar Hari Singh Nalwa at Badrakhun village.
— Photo by writer
Chandan trees from Bathinda to be reproduced
Bathinda, November 11
Had Veerappan known that there are chandan (sandal wood) trees here, he might have shifted his base from the jungles of South India to
Bathinda. Yes, Bathinda has many chandan trees at its deer park in the Bir Talab area, some 10 km from the city.
Major cremated with military honours
Jalandhar, November 11
Major Varinder Singh Sandhu was cremated with military honours at the Deep Nagar crematorium in Jalandhar cantonment today. His three-year-old son Advik lit the pyre. Army personnel reversed their weapons and saluted the departed officer.
Major Varinder Singh Sandhu’s widow Gurpreet Kaur and other relatives at the cremation of the martyr in Jalandhar on Sunday. Photo: S.S. Chopra
Dismissed SGPC secy honoured
Amritsar, November 11
In an embarrassment to the SGPC, Giani Iqbal Singh, Jathedar, Takht Patna Sahib, has honoured Raghbir Singh, a dismissed SGPC secretary to mark “Bandhi Chhod Divas” by presenting him the Hari Singh Nalua Award.
4,000 Sikhs to visit Pak on Gurpurb
Islamabad, November 11
Ten thousand pilgrims, including 4,000 of Indian origin, are expected to visit Hasanabdal in Pakistan’s Punjab province this month to participate in religious rituals in connection with the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh religion. The Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) has made arrangements for the Sikh pilgrims at Hassanabdal, board deputy administrator (shrines) Syed Faraz Abbas told reporters in Wah cantonment today.
Complexes on police land
Moga, November 11
The Punjab government has decided to set up commercial complexes on unutilised and vacant sites belonging to the Punjab Police Department.