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CM prefers white for Anandpur Sahib
Anandpur Sahib, April 13
Anandpur Sahib will be developed as a white city with all its buildings covered in white. This was stated by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, who was here to attend a meeting to review city’s development projects.

Inauguration of Lehra plant unit-III today
Chandigarh, April 13
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will inaugurate unit-III of stage-II of Lehra Mohabbat thermal plant tomorrow. It is an apt occasion for him to ask some searching questions to the Punjab State Electricity Board authorities and also from BHEL, an organisation, engaged to build stage-II.

Sukhbir Badal’s convoy ‘attacked’
Amritsar, April 13
The convoy of SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal was reportedly attacked with empty bottles by some unidentified miscreant today near Lahori Gate in Amritsar. However, SSP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh said the convoy of the SAD chief had already crossed the area.

Tiwana is Sahit Akademi chief
Ludhiana, April 13
Padma Shree recipient Dalip Kaur Tiwana was today elected the president of the Punjabi Sahit Akademi amid much chaos and drama. He defeated Gurbhajan Gill by a margin 30 votes, bagging 359 votes.
Dalip Kaur Tiwana after being elected the president of the Punjabi Sahit Akademi
Dalip Kaur Tiwana after being elected the president of the Punjabi Sahit Akademi. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma



Rape by Cops
Girl was married to man double her age
Ludhiana, April 13
The minor girl, who was allegedly raped by three policemen on Friday night in a park, was wronged not once but several times. Two months before this barbaric experience, she was married to a man double her age by her poor family based at Pamali village near here.

Aulakh’s son bought land for Rs 2.5 cr
Chandigarh, April 13
The persons, who have sold their land to Punjab Police chief N.P.S. Aulakh’s son Sumer Pratap Singh Aulkah claimed today that the land still was under the possession of the trustees of Ratwara Sahib Gurdwara.


Privatisation of Health Services
Despite failing earlier, Punjab takes plunge
Mohali, April 13
Two wrongs do not make a right. Having failed miserably in monitoring the functioning of private hospitals, which got subsidised land from the government, now Punjab is all set to enter into public private partnerships (PPP) in health services.

An emotional reunion of retired taxmen
Patiala, April 13
Tears rolled down faces of most of over 150 retired officers and officials of the Excise and Taxation Department, Punjab, as they relived memories at their reunion here yesterday.

Devotees receive yatra
Amritsar, April 13
Even as Guru Gobind Singh never visited Amritsar during his lifetime, yet his “shastars” (weapons), brought in a specially designed rath for the first time in 300 years, were received by a sea of devotees here today.

500 take part in dastar mini-marathon
Amritsar, April 13
Nearly 500 children wearing colourful turbans participated in the dastar-mini marathon organised here today by the Akal Purukh ki Fauj. D.P.S. Kharbanda, commissioner, Amritsar Municipal Corporation, flagged off the rally from Bhai Veer Singh Hall.

Children participate in the dastar-mini marathon organised by the Akal Purukh ki Fauj in Amritsar on Sunday. — Photo by Vishal Kumar

Children participate in the dastar-mini marathon organised by the Akal Purukh ki Fauj in Amritsar

VB not to interfere with MCs: Kalia
Chandigarh, April 13
Accepting the main demands of representatives of the Union of Municipal Corporation Employees here on Friday, Manoranjan Kalia, local government minister, said he met Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, who had assured that the Vigilance Department (VB) would not interfere directly in municipal corporations.

Tributes paid to martyrs
Amritsar, April 13
Young generation will continue to be inspired by the sacrifices of the country’s martyrs. The Jallianwala Bagh incident had inspired people so much that they forced the British to leave the country.


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