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Rs 25,000 cr development plan unveiled
Chandigarh, July 28
Punjab government today announced 75 projects, including expressways crisscrossing the state, flying clubs, super-specialty hospitals, ring roads and five-star hotels under a Rs 25,000-crore plan.

Police chief orders probe into ‘missing’ gunman
He is in Mumbai police custody for firing
on Sikh protester
Chandigarh, July 28
Punjab police DGP N P S Aulakh today marked an inquiry to the Additional DGP, Armed Battalion, to ascertain whether the state police had received information that the official gunman of Congress leader Harminder Singh Jassi was under arrest in Mumbai since nearly one month for firing on a Sikh protester during the visit of Dera Sachha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh there.

Teachers not allowed to meet secy
Chandigarh, July 28
The police had to be called today as teachers from various parts of the state gathered in front of the office of the special secretary, Education Department( Schools) in the Punjab mini civil secretariat here.

Fissures in GND varsity teachers’ body
Amritsar, July 28
Differences in the Guru Nanak Dev University Association (GNDUTA) came to the fore when its president, Dr Devinder Singh, wrote a letter to his colleagues, highlighting certain burning points of the varsity teachers.


Ranjan Ranjit bowls over Punjabis
Akali leader Calcutta to honour her
Ranjan RanjitAmritsar, July 28
Member of Parliament Ranjan Ranjit, who is better known as the wife of Rajesh Ranjan, alias Pappu Yadav, in Bihar has won the hearts of Punjabis all over the world after criticising the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on the floor of Parliament during the confidence vote.



Mealy Bug Attack
Farmers, experts worried; ICAR starts awareness campaign
Ludhiana, July 28
Sir Ratan Tata Institute and the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) have started awareness campaign on mealy bug in 300 villages of Punjab. About 250 more villages in Bathinda, Faridkot and Muktsar districts will be adopted by PAU for which funds will be provided by the state government.

Contaminated Water
Cases of hepatitis, typhoid, jaundice and unfulfilled promise
Filth and dirt accumulate in the main reservoir of the water treatment plant at the Rose Garden that supplies drinking water to Bathinda town.Bathinda, July 28
Two months ago, a hope was generated in the water-borne disease-hit Malwa belt when Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal announced here that in three months safe drinking water would run in the taps of every household.

Filth and dirt accumulate in the main reservoir of the water treatment plant at the Rose Garden that supplies drinking water to Bathinda town. Tribune photo: Kulbir Beera

Baba Seechewal on Kalam’s suggestion
Stop dumping filth into water bodies
Jalandhar, July 28
Rivers would become clean when discharge of sewage and industrial waste is stopped into these.

Paralytic Sikh faces deportation
Daughter, son in penury, fear he may die here
Patiala, July 28
While disabled Laiber Singh, who spent over a year in a Sikh temple in Vancouver, has been facing threat of deportation by the Canadian authorities, his jobless teenaged daughter and a son are left to fend for themselves in a two-room house at Sohal Khalsa village near Nakodar with no source of income.

PSHRC gets report on release of Pak national
Chandigarh, July 28
The Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) has received a report by speed post from Anil Kumar, director, Ministry of Home Affairs, (Kashmir division), New Delhi, today in the case of Pakistani national Muhammad Usman, alias Abu Samad, wherein his early release was sought.

Sale of Wheat, Rice
State to bypass FCI
Chandigarh, July 28
Highly surplus in wheat and rice, Punjab is preparing its independent foodgrains strategy. It is exploring the possibility of marketing wheat and rice to food-deficit states instead of being dependent on the Food Corporation of India (FCI).

IIT to be functional in state soon
Ludhiana, July 28
The state will have an institute of technology. S.P. Oswal, chairman, Vardhaman Group of Industries, who is on the board of directors, IIT Delhi, said yesterday.

5 die, 6 hurt in mishap
Hoshiarpur, July 28
Five persons, including two women, were killed and six injured when a Tata Sumo vehicle (PB-08N-1163) collided head on with a truck (PB-07M-8605) on the Tanda-Sri Hargobindpur road, 40 km from here, today.


High Court
Residential colonies, multiplexes told to keep away from hazardous industries
Chandigarh, July 28
Residential colonies and commercial establishments in Punjab will maintain a minimum distance of 250 m from hazardous industries.

Depinder’s father-in-law deposes before HC
Chandigarh, July 28
Deposing before the court, Jagir Singh Aulakh, father-in-law of the Canada-based NRI woman Depinder Kaur Hundal, today submitted the reply to the habeas corpus petition filed by her in the Punjab and Haryana Court seeking release of her 10-month-old son, also a Canadian citizen, from the custody of her in-laws.




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