Gupta joins investigation: Chetan Gupta, a businessman, on Tuesday joined the investigations of the Punjab Vigilance Bureau at the direction of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. He is one of the main accused in the case of disproportionate assets against former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh. Gupta was summoned to the office of the DIG Vigilance here on Tuesday after the Vigilance Department at Patiala recorded his statement in the case on Monday.
CM’s condolences: Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal have expressed profound grief and sorrow over the sudden death of Deepak Swaroop, elder brother of Jyoti Kamal, Chief of Bureau, CNN IBN, who died here on Tuesday after a massive heart attack. He was 39.
PTIS general body meeting@@Bathinda: To fix the dates and venue of extra-curricular events, the Punjab Technical Institutions’ Sports (PTIS) will hold a general body meeting at the Directorate of Technical Education on August 24. Giving the information, Jagsir Singh, organising secretary of the PTIS, said that B. Purusartha, director, Technical Education, Punjab, has convened the meeting. — TNS@@@@Pay revision demanded@@Bathinda: In a press release issued here, activists of the Hindustan Insecticides Employees Union (HIEU) accused the higher authorities of the Hindustan Insecticides Limited of not taking up the matter of pay revision with the union government. — TNS@@@@Training programme@@Bathinda: A short-term training programme was organised by the Adesh Institute of Engineering & Technology (AIET) Faridkot, with the sponsorship of the Indian Society for Technical Education and the Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) from August 12-16. Col (Dr) D.S. Grewal from Muktsar inaugurated the programme while Dr S.S. Bhatti, Director-Principal of AIET, Faridkot, presided over. the PEDA also organised a two-day exhibition at the AIET, Faridkot, on August 12-13. The exhibition showed working models of several devices that run on solar energy. — TNS
Policy sought: The HPSEB Employees Union has sought formulation of a tangible policy ensuring the onus of the board towards the social security of retired officials and availing funds for the payment of their pension after restructuring of the board. The policy would cover 21,000 working employees and 12,000 retired officials of the board. The proposal was mooted at a conference of the central executive of the union, which was held here under the chairmanship of its state president Kuldeep Kharwara on Monday.
Plan to construct tunnel
: Minister for R&B GM Saroori has informed the Legislative Assembly
that the government contemplates to construct a tunnel across the Rajdhan
pass on the Bandipora-Gurez road. The proposals for this purpose have been framed and work assigned to the
Border Roads Organisation. He said under the proposal, 18-km-long tunnel at an
estimated cost of Rs 1,800 crore wouldbe constructed to provide round-the-year connectivity to the people of the Gurez area, which remains cut off from the valley during winter.