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Rs 5,500-crore plan for sewerage, roads, water
BJP boycotts inaugural function

Dhuri (Sangrur), October 4
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal inaugurates an overbridge at Dhuri on Saturday. Tamil Nadu Governor Surjit Singh Barnala and union minister Naranbhai J. Rathwa are also seen in the picture. The Punjab government has planned to provide four basic facilities — sewerage, drinking water, roads and streetlight — in all cities of the state during its term.

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal inaugurates an overbridge at Dhuri on Saturday. Tamil Nadu Governor Surjit Singh Barnala and union minister Naranbhai J. Rathwa are also seen in the picture. A Tribune photograph

Finally, panel rejects unrelated kidney donation case
DC to take action against donor
Amritsar, October 4
Finally, the Authorisation Committee, headed by DC Kahan Singh Pannu, today rejected the case pertaining to donation of kidney to the Tarn Taran additional deputy commissioner (ADC) by an unrelated person following a U-turn made by the donor that he had decided to part with his vital organ due to money consideration.



Guruta Gaddi Diwas Celebrations
Demand to rename Nanded railway stn after Hazur Sahib
Chandigarh, October 4
Among proposals initiated to mark the tercentenary of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Guruta Gaddi Diwas and Sachkhand Gaman Patshahi Dasvin Diwas, the Railways has proposed to the Union Home Ministry to rename Nanded railway station as Hazur Sahib Nanded railway station.

Manpreet’s Stance on Subsidies
Badal’s reaction surprises Akali leaders
Jalandhar, October 4
Senior Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leaders are trying to find out what made party patron and Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to issue a “harsh” statement to counter his nephew and finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal’s stand on the issue of power and subsidies.


Vinod Khanna cheating electorate: Cong
Pathankot, October 4
A section of the Congress leaders of the area today accused Gurdaspur MP Vinod Khanna of cheating the electorate by supporting Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for his act of discriminating with Majha and Doaba regions in the matter of allocation of development projects.


Army to hand over Gobindgarh Fort to Civil Admn on Oct 6
Amritsar, October 4
The restoration work of the historic Gobindgarh Fort has been completed and the Army will formally hand it over to the Civil Administration for opening it to the general public after half a century on October 6.

A view of the historic Gobindgarh Fort in Amritsar. A Tribune photograph

State Human Rights Panel
Cases pending due to less number of members
Chandigarh, October 4
The number of cases pending with the Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) has increased to over 3,000 in the absence of adequate number of members. The five-member commission in Punjab is headed by Justice R.S. Mongia and currently has only one more member. The three other members of the commission have retired following the end of their tenure.

Teachers stage march
Decry callous attitude of govts to their demands
Jalandhar, October 4
Thousands of teachers from all across the state converged at Sultanpur Lodhi, hometown of education minister Upinderjit Kaur, in support of their long-pending demands.

12 companies evince interest in Gidderbaha power project
Patiala, October 4
In order to meet power requirements of the state, Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has launched the process for procurement of 2,640 MW of power through competitive bidding on the tariff-based guidelines issued by the ministry of power. The site of Gidderbaha thermal power project is located at NH-15 on the Bathinda-Abohar road, near Gidderbaha in Muktsar district.

Beant Case
Still, no roadworthy bulletproof car for judge
Chandigarh, October 4
Beant Singh case judge still does not have a roadworthy bulletproof car. Over a week has lapsed since the Punjab and Haryana High Court drove hard the importance of providing the judge with a bulletproof car.

DC orders probe
Pathankot, October 4
Allegations against Dinesh Kumar Babbu, BJP MLA, Sujanpur, and Sabar Singh, husband of Kamlesh Kumari, chairperson, Block Samiti, Pathankot, by Ram Lubhaya, block development and panchayat officer (BDPO), and against the latter by the former two have created a controversy.

Royal couple ‘re-marries’ as per Sikh traditions
Nabha, October 4
Thousands, including residents, today attended the marriage ceremony of the royal couple here. Uday Harsh Khemka, grandson of the last ruler of the Nabha estate Maharaja Ripudaman Singh and vice-chairman of Sun Group, married Nitya as per the Sikh traditions today.

Development on cards: Badal
Nabha, October 4
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today claimed that the SAD-BJP government was not biased in allocating funds for development to various constituencies in the state. He said the all-round development of Punjab was on the cards and an amount of Rs 5,700 crore had been earmarked for it.

Cargo flights to Kabul revived
Amritsar, October 4
Reviving the traditional trade ties between the holy city and trouble-torn Afghanistan, the national Afghan carrier today took off from Rajasansi International Airport with 20 tonne of cargo after a gap of eight months here today.

One dies in gas leakage at PACL
Nangal, October 4
An incidence of gas leakage left one labourer dead and six others hospitalised at Punjab Alkalis and Chemicals Limited (PACL), Naya Nangal, last evening. The deceased has been identified as Sweety Chaudhary, a native of Bihar.

‘White paper on Cong ex-ministers soon’
Hoshiarpur, October 4
All-India Shiromani Akali Dal president Jaswant Singh Mann has said his party will bring out a white paper very shortly on the extravagant expenditure on the fruitless litigation of the state government on the cases against the former ministers of the past Congress government of the state.


High Court
Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences
Notice to Punjab, others on Fortis plea
Chandigarh, October 4
State of Punjab’s move to Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences at Jalandhar through public-private partnership has come under the Punjab and Haryana High Court scanner.

High Court
Public at liberty to check encroachments
Chandigarh, October 4
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today virtually gave the general public the power to check encroachments on municipal or government land across Punjab.



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