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Passengers stranded at airport for 20 hrs
Snag in Singapore Airlines’ aircraft

Amritsar, June 19
It was a nightmare for more than 320 passengers who were scheduled to fly by Singapore Airlines to their destinations but were stranded at the Rajasansi international airport for more than 20 hours due to snag in the aircraft.
Passengers of the Singapore Airlines come out of the hotel, where they were put up after a snag in the aircraft, to board a bus to catch flight in Amritsar Passengers of the Singapore Airlines come out of the hotel, where they were put up after a snag in the aircraft, to board a bus to catch flight in Amritsar on Thursday. Photo: Vishal Kumar

Sunami Gate on Patiala MC demolition plan
Patiala, June 19
While the state government and the Patiala district administration have plans for a “Conserve Patiala Heritage Buildings” drive, the Patiala Municipal Corporation seems to be heading in an exactly opposite direction by going ahead with its “ill-conceived” plan to demolish historical Sunami Gate. The MC House has passed a resolution for the demolition of the gate without a nod from the Punjab Archaeological Department. 
Historic Sunami Gate of Patiala is on a demolition plan of the MC Historic Sunami Gate of Patiala is on a demolition plan of the MC. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar



Hi-tech check post at Attari
State awaits central grant for land

Amritsar, June 19
Punjab government has announced Rs 2 crore for the construction of 20 km of road in all Assembly segments in the state The money will be allocated from the Rural Development Fund. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal stated this to reporters while handing over a cheque for Rs 65 crore to MP Navjot Singh Sidhu and municipal corporation mayor Shwet Malik, for the revamp of city’s infrastructure.


MC Polls
Five houses have 114 voters !

Bathinda, June 19
Can five houses have 114 voters along with children? The voters’ list released by the state Election Department says a ward in Bathinda city has one such example. The voters’ list released by the department shows five such houses in ward no 18 of Aggarwal Colony, where fake voters are in multiples of 10 against actual voters.

Fear of defeat made Cong run away from contest: Manpreet 
Chandigarh, June 19
Countering what he described as “false propaganda” against him, finance minister and Gidderbaha MLA Manpreet Singh Badal said here today it was fear of defeat that forced prospective Congress candidates to run away from the electoral battle in Gidderbaha.

Cong workers court arrest
Congress leaders of the Majitha block court arrest in Amritsar Amritsar, June 19
Congress workers of the Majitha constituency today courted arrest in protest against the cancellation of nomination papers of Congress candidates for the municipal elections. Gurdeep Kaur, Satwant Kaur, Saroj Bhall, Balwinder Kaur, Surjeet Kaur, Neelam and Usha, candidates for the municipal committees, were among the leaders detained by the police.

Congress leaders of the Majitha block court arrest in Amritsar on Thursday. Photo: Vishal Kumar


Concession in development, change of land use charges
Govt windfall for mega project promoters 
Mohali, June 19
In a windfall for project promoters in Punjab the government has announced special incentives for the development of integrated industrial parks.

Sans hygiene standards, ayurvedic plants get licences
Chandigarh, June 18
In a glaring disclosure, it has been revealed that most of the 375 private factories that manufacturing ayurvedic medicines in the state have been successful in procuring Good Manufacturing Practises (GMF) licences even though most of them fail to meet basic hygiene standards.

MCI notices to 3 govt colleges 
Amritsar, June 19
All three government medical colleges (GMC) in state are facing virtual de-recognition as the Medical Council of India (MCI) has served show- cause notice to these colleges for failing to comply with its guidelines regarding improving infrastructure and deficiencies .

PSEB heaves sigh of relief

Patiala, June 19
The Nathpa-Jhakri project, which was shut down on June 11, became functional this morning. Chairman of the PSEB Y.S. Ratra stated this today. The board would get 50 lakh units per day from the project.


Chief Minister announces Rs 2 lakh reward for toppers
Amritsar, June 19
Guru Nanak Dev University has instituted World University Service (WUS) scholarships from 2008-09.

Guru Nanak varsity BBA result today
Amritsar, June 19

Result of B.B.A (part-II) examination of Guru Nanak Dev University held in April will be declared on June 20. Dr R.S. Bawa, registrar said the result would be available on website www.gndu.ac.in after 5 pm on the same day. 


Tackling mealy bug menace in Malwa belt
DCs to meet at Ferozepur today
Chandigarh, June 19
As mealy bug attack on cotton and other crops has turned grave, the Punjab government has convened a meeting of the deputy commissioners of the Malwa belt tomorrow at Ferozepur.


Man kills wife’s ‘rapist’
Ferozepur, June 19
A man has killed a youth, who allegedly raped his wife in the cantonment area of the town on Wednesday night.


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