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CM leads from front
Launches his own elementary school for poor

Badal (Muktsar), April 16
Picking up nearly 175 children of poor families from different villages of his Lambi constituency, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today launched an elementary school in the name of a trust in his native village, desiring free-of-cost quality school education to the poor children across the state.

Sewage pollutes Nangal wetlands
Nangal, April 16
The Sutlej polluted with sewage water The national Nangal wetlands are in a jeopardy as untreated sewage from the Nangal area has been flowing into it.

The Sutlej polluted with sewage water. A Tribune photograph

US varsity to have chair in Sikh music
Chandigarh, April 16
While work on the World Sikh University project at historic Fatehgarh Sahib, near here, is yet to begin, Hofstra University in Washington may soon be the top centre for study of Sikhism, Sikh religious music and interfaith studies.


Undeterred by party rap, Capt to get active
Chandigarh, April 16
Unmindful of the restrictions sought to be placed on him, former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today outlined a programme to reach out to the grassroots Congress workers, particularly those who have been “repressed” by the SAD-BJP regime.



Scramble for SAD, Cong ticket
Amritsar byelection on May 22
Amritsar, April 16
It seems there will be a triangular contest for the by-election to the Amritsar South constituency to be held on May 22 .The seat fell vacant after the death of SAD MLA Raminder Singh Bularia.


Devotees fill Amritsar roads
Guru Manyo Granth Jagriti Yatra passes through Amritsar Amritsar, April 16
The armed police presented a guard of honour to Guru Manyo Granth Jagriti Yatra, which commenced from Gurdwara Shaheed Baba Deep Singh here this morning.

Guru’s arms on web soon

Guru Manyo Granth Jagriti Yatra passes through Amritsar on Wednesday. Photo: Vishal Kumar

Sikh General’s statue awaits installation
Amritsar, April 16
Paucity of funds with the municipal corporation has further delayed the installation of a statue of Sardar Sham Singh Attariwala, one of the great generals in Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s army. The statue is to be installed at the Gateway of Amritsar. The statue has arrived here from Jaipur some time ago.

Panchayat poll notified
2-phase election to be held by May 31
Chandigarh, April 16
The government today notified that the general elections to the panchayat samitis and zila parishads would be held by May 15 and the general elections to gram panchayats would be held by May 31. With the issue of the notification, the model code of conduct comes into effect.

Ration cards for slum dwellers sought
Sangrur, April 16
President of district unit of the BJP and District Grievances Redressal Committee member Jatinder Kalra today asked the administration at the monthly meeting of the committee here to launch a special drive in the district for preparing new ration cards as the Food and Supply authorities had not done so for 10 years.

Ads by RMPs
Govt to get tough

Chandigarh , April 16
Registered medical practitioners (RMPs) of homoeopathy, ayurveda and allopathy giving advertisements and promising cure of various ailments, including sexual dysfunction, will face action. The Punjab government has decided to act against them.

IG Randhawa cremated
Hoshiarpur, April 16
The body of inspector-general (IG), Punjab Police, Hardish Singh Randhawa, who died here last evening, was cremated with police honours at Bodal village, 45 km from here, this evening. His son Sukhamrit Singh lit the pyre. Randhawa leaves behind his mother, wife, a son and a daughter.


Global IT trainer to set up centres
Chandigarh, April 16
With Indian IT industry facing severe shortage of skill, global leader in IT training, New Horizons, will set up finishing schools in colleges across Punjab for providing cost-effective training in technology and language enabling trainees to take the plunge in the IT sector.

Admission policy notified
Chandigarh, April 16
The Punjab government has notified a policy on admission to colleges of education and law. Dr Upinderjit Kaur, education, civil aviation, vigilance and justice minister, Punjab, said here today.


Canal water: Kharif schedule issued
Chandigarh, April 16
The Punjab Irrigation Department has announced rotational irrigation schedule for the kharif season by canal water from April 19 to 26. Channels of the Sirhind canal system will run on priority from Bathinda branch, Bist Doab canal, Sidhwan branch, Patiala feeder and Abohar branch, respectively. A spokesman of the department said today that direct distributaries of Bhakra Main Line, in group 'A' being in the first preference, would run to their indent.
A farmer checks the ripened wheat crop after hailstrom lashed the region early morning on Wednesday. Photo: Vishal Kumar
A farmer checks the ripened wheat crop after hailstrom lashed the region early morning on Wednesday. Photo: Vishal Kumar


PSEB for weekly day off for industry
Chandigarh, April 16
The PSEB said today that for enforcing power cuts it was mandatory to have the approval of the state Electricity Regulatory Commission and the board would ensure there were no power cuts on any category of consumer except a weekly off for industrial consumers.

Farm literacy campaign launched in Amritsar



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