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Recruitment of Naib Tehsildars
PPSC chairman under Vigilance scanner
Chandigarh, March 16
Moving further to bring transparency and accountability into the system, the Punjab Chief Minister has signed the order to nail another public servant.

Power panel sitting on important cases
Chandigarh, March 16
As things are moving at a snail’s pace in the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission, it has been causing concern in the Punjab government as well as in the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB).

Forest cover: Punjab at bottom
Ropar, March 16
Despite massive investments in plantations for the past more than 10 years, Punjab continues to have one of the lowest forest cover in the country in terms of percentage.

Police dept top defaulter
PSEB goes tough, to cut 100 connections
Amritsar, March 16
The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) is going to disconnect more than 100 connections for non-payment of outstanding dues.

Passport holder misses flight due to irregular page series
Chandigarh, March 16
Check pagination before collecting the passport, lest your flight to foreign lands be grounded before taking off.



Grant of package on farmers’ loans
Haryana may score over Punjab
Chandigarh, March 16
While the Punjab government is looking towards the union government for resolving the issue of loans taken by farmers from money-lenders and commission agents, the Haryana government, sources said, was ready with a proposal to earmark Rs 1,000 crore for the purpose.

Farmers panic over anomalies in land acquisition notice
Ropar, March 16
The recent notification issued by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for acquiring land along the Kurali-Kiratpur Sahib road stretch has made farmers panic.



AISAD to expand
Amritsar, March 16
The All-India Shiromani Akali Dal (AISAD) will set up its offices in Delhi, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and eastern and western India by April 13.

Cong fears rigging in panchayat poll
Chandigarh, March 16
The Punjab Congress on Friday submitted a memorandum to the state Election Commission (EC) apprehending fears that the April 7 panchayat polls may not receive adequate response due to wheat harvesting season and the annual examinations of the universities of the state, making the whole exercise undemocratic.


Sister-city status for Amritsar, Bakersfield on cards
Frank Tripicchio, who is on board of directors of Sister Cities International, in Amritsar on Sunday.Amritsar, March 16
With the local bodies of Amritsar and Bakersfield in California clearing the first stage for grant of sister-city status to the two cities, the Amritsar Municipal Corporation is already looking forward to taking vital cues for developing a master plan for systematic development of the city.
Frank Tripicchio, who is on board of directors of Sister Cities International, in Amritsar on Sunday. — Photo by Vishal Kumar

Hotel for Kapurthala Palace opposed
Amritsar, March 16
Taking exception to the reported move to convert the Kapurthala Palace into a heritage hotel, Dr Sukhdev Singh, state convener of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage, here said on Friday that the proposal was impractical.

Seminar on AIDS
Amritsar, March 16
Laxmi Kanta Chawla, minister for health and family welfare, addressed a seminar on HIV/AIDS under the government of India scheme ASHA organised here today.

Parveen’s arrest decried
Hoshiarpur, March 16
The Dal Khalsa took exception to the way Parveen Kaur was arrested and portrayed as “human bomb” by the Haryana police.


Unesco Report
Fears on Punjabi baseless: VC
Patiala, March 16
The 24th International Punjabi Development Conference was held at Senate Hall, Punjabi University, here today.

Institute of Studies in Guru Granth Sahib
Scholar resents scaling down of proposal
Ludhiana, March 16
Prof Prithipal Singh Kapoor, a Sikhism scholar, has taken exception to the Union Human Resource Ministry scaling down the proposal of a national institute of studies in Guru Granth Sahib and favouring the Centre for Research on Sri Guru Granth Sahib at Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar.

Degrees conferred on 892
Amritsar, March 16
Degrees were conferred on 892 postgraduates and graduates by former Chief Justice of India R.C.Lahoti at the 50th convocation of DAV College here yesterday.


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