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Pakistan Disturbance
Only 100 arrive by Samjhauta Express
Attari, December 31
Disturbed conditions in neighbouring Pakistan has taken its toll as only 100 passengers from Pakistan arrived here today by Samjhauta Express and as many boarded the train for Lahore at Attari railway station.

A sniffer dog carries out a search in the Samjhauta Express at Attari railway station on Monday. — Photo by Vishal Sharma
A sniffer dog carries out a search in the Samjhauta Express at Attari railway station on Monday.

Amritsar, Chandigarh to have more 5-star hotels 
Chandigarh, December 31
Keeping pace with infrastructure development and accelerated rate of economic growth in the region, the tour and travel industry in Punjab and Chandigarh is also poised for an unprecedented growth with the start of work on a series of new hotels, besides upgradation of some of the  existing ones.



The upcoming structure of the Khalsa Heritage Memorial Complex at Anandpur Sahib.
The upcoming structure of the Khalsa Heritage Memorial Complex at Anandpur Sahib. — Photo by writer

PCS Recruitment
UPSC has not replied to state plea
Chandigarh, December 31
The Punjab government is in a fix as the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has neither accepted nor rejected its plea to make recruitment for the Punjab Civil Service (PCS) on its behalf.

Looking Ahead-2008
Ropar awaits political promises to be fulfilled
Ropar, December 31
The year 2007 can be clearly termed as one of unfulfilled promises for Ropar district. The district has been reduced to political and geographical oblivion, with Mohali being carved out of Ropar.

Badal greets people on New Year
Chandigarh, December 31
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today wished a happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year to Punjabis living all over the world.



CPM-mooted third front opposed
Chandigarh, December 31
The Communist Pary of India(CPI) is opposed to the third front proposed by CPM general secretary Prakash Karat. “We do not agree to the formation of the third front suggested by Karat,” said Dr Joginder Dayal, a member of the national council of the CPI, here yesterday.


Low water level at hydel reservoirs
PSEB resorts to long power cuts
Amritsar, December 31
Low water level reservoirs at hydro power plants of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has hit power generation from the plants by 40 per cent, forcing the board to order heavy power cuts for all categories of consumers.

Ratra dispels rumours on advance payment of bills
Mohali, December 31
There is a good news for electricity consumers of Punjab. Putting to rest, the speculation among consumers that electricity bills have to be paid in advance from January 1, 2008, the PSEB chairman said today that no such advance payment had to be made by any consumer.

Rs 3 cr to develop Dera Baba Nanak
Langah not seen at CM’s function
Dera Baba Nanak, December 31
Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal today announced a plan for the development of Dera Baba Nanak and Fatehgarh Churian. He was here to attend a state-level convention organised by the Christian community.

SGPC decries murder of 2 Punjabi youths in US
Amritsar, December 31
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) today condemned the murder of Punjabi youths - Paramjit Singh and Ravinder Singh, in California (USA) a couple of days back.

Traffic report on Ludhiana metro soon
New Delhi, December 31
The year, 2008, will see some good action as far as the much-awaited Ludhiana metro is concerned.

Thermal plant authorities to remove illegal huts from premises
Ropar, December 31
The administration of the Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Plant (GGSSTP) has finally moved to remove over 200 illegal huts inside plant premises.

Chandraswami visits Golden Temple
Amritsar, December 31
Controversial godman Chandraswami,who allegedly was involved in cases including his links with foreign intelligence agencies paid obeisance at the Golden Temple here today.

WSF Plan Patti denies attending meeting
Amritsar, December 31
Kashmir Singh Patti, chairman, Sikh Gurdwara Judicial Commission, today said he was neither consulted nor did he attend the meeting organised by the World Sikh Foundation (WSF) to co-ordinate work of committees under the Save Youth, Save Future programme.


Tribune Impact: Immolation bid by woman
2 cops sent to Police Lines, 2 held, 5 booked
Tarn Taran, December 31
Chohla Sahib police post in charge Kulwant Singh and munshi Hardeep Singh have been sent to the Police Lines for alleged negligence of duty and failing to provide justice to Harjinder Kaur who had set herself on fire yesterday after alleged humiliation at the hands of the police.


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