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CM lays stones of Ghallughara Shaheedi Marg, memorial
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal lays foundation stone for Ghallughara Shaheedi Marg and Ghallughara Shaheedi Yadgar at Kutba village in Barnala district on Sunday.Kutba, February 8
Admitting the government should have constructed memorials to Sikh martyrs, including 35,000 persons massacred by Ahmad Shah Abdali’s forces at Rohira village in Sangrur
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal lays foundation stone for Ghallughara Shaheedi Marg and Ghallughara Shaheedi Yadgar at Kutba village in Barnala district on Sunday. Photo Mahesh Sharma 

International community comes to former law officer’s rescue
Chandigarh, February 8
Harpreet Sandhu is receiving support from unexpected quarters.




Import of Rs 400-cr cycle parts from China cancelled

Ludhiana, February 8
In a blow to China’s cycle component industry ,reeling from global meltdown, cycle and cycle parts industry here has decided not to import Rs 400-crore cycle components from China. The local industry has started in-house production of the components.
A view of the Golden Temple, Amritsar, on Sunday.
A view of the Golden Temple, Amritsar, on Sunday. Photo: Vishal Kumar

‘Govt decision to regularise encroachments’
Jalandhar, February 8
The decision of the government to allot 17,053 acres in the pond area along the Beas, the Sutlej and within the barbed wire fencing in Gurdaspur was blatant attempt to regularise encroachment on government land by the politician- bureaucrat- policeman mafia.

Manmohan candidature does not worry Badal
Anandpur Sahib, February 8
Reacting to a recent statement of PPCC campaign committee chief Amarinder Singh, saying the Congress would approach the Election Commission, seeking deployment of central police forces for the general election, Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal said central forces were needed during the Congress regime for the general election. The SAD-BJP government did not indulge in excesses on workers of any political party.

Agitating rural doctors attend to “patient Punjab government” in Bathinda on Sunday. IMA backs rural doctors’ agitation
Bathinda, February 8
The ongoing chain hunger strike call given by Rural Medical Services Association (RMSA) entered its fourth consecutive day today. The feverish pitch of the call given by RMSA was further strengthened by admission of a VVIP patient in the roadside intensive care unit (ICU) of rural medical officers.
Agitating rural doctors attend to “patient Punjab government” in Bathinda on Sunday. Tribune photo: Kulbir Beera 

Medical institute to be functional in 6 months
Project hanging fire for 15 years
Jalandhar, February 8

The Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) project, that had been hanging fire for over 15 years, will be functional in six months.

KPS Gill for policy against terrorism
Says Kasab statement of little value
Ludhiana, February 8

The statement of Ajmal Amir Kasab arrested in connection with Mumbai strikes, in custody did not have much value in the international law , said former DGP Punjab KPS Gill. Gill was here today for a seminar on terrorism.

Forest Dept campaign to green urban areas
Bathinda, February 8
The Forest Department has launched green- urban areas campaign by setting up ‘forest awareness parks’ on land earmarked for forests.

Dr JP Singh is health director 
Chandigarh, February 8
Dr JP Singh has taken over as the new director, Health Services, Family Welfare, Punjab. He is an MS in general surgery. He joined the state government as a medical officer at PHC Paldi in district Hoshiarpur in the year 1981 and later got promoted as senior medical officer (SMO) at Phillaur in the year 1987. He also later remained posted as SMO at Samrala and Khanna.

‘India can be world leader’
Nabha, February 8
Punjab Public School, Nabha, will celebrate golden jubilee in April 2010. The year-long celebrations started here today with talk on “India’s Democracy: Her peerless Assets” by Wajahat Habibullah Chief Information Commissioner India.

Scaffolding collapses at Rajasansi
Amritsar, February 8
About 100-foot high iron scaffolding put up to install decorative glass on the ceiling of the arrival terminal of Rajasansi International Airport here came crashing down yesterday.

No clue to stolen police vehicles
Ludhiana, February 8
The official Maruti Gypsy, belonging to the DSP (Traffic), here has not been found so far. The vehicle, with a wireless set fitted on it, was stolen from outside the residence of the DSP in Jamalpur Urban Estate on January 18.

Aggarwal Sabha seeks Cong ticket
Jalandhar, February 8
The Aggarwal Sabha has urged the Congress for a Lok Sabha seat in the Malwa belt claiming it had strength to  influence outcome of several seats in the state.


Samrala Tripple Murder
Family pays for efforts to mend ‘drug addicts’

Khanna/Samrala, February 8
The three boys, who had killed a couple and their son last night by repeatedly hitting their vehicle with a SUV, were arrested today.



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