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Expedite work on Kartarpur corridor, Capt urges Centre
Capt Amarinder Singh

Expedite work on Kartarpur corridor, Capt urges Centre

Demands passport-free access to historic shrine for devotees16 Jan 2019 | 6:51 AM

CHADIGARH: Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has sought waiver of passport condition for pilgrims to cross the Kartarpur corridor.

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Tribune News Service

Chadigarh, January 15

Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has sought waiver of passport condition for pilgrims to cross the Kartarpur corridor.

The Chief Minister said he has asked the Modi government to quickly finalise the alignment of the road access and attendant government infrastructure to be built around the corridor so that the process of acquisition may be commenced without any further delay to ensure early operationalisation of the corridor.

He has also written to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, requesting that the condition of mandatory passport for devotees seeking to cross the corridor be waived to facilitate the pilgrimage to the historic gurdwara located in the Pakistani territory. A simple procedure to facilitate movement of pilgrims has been sought.

The Centre has been suggested that any other valid government document, such as Aadhaar card, may be used in place of passport for identification to enable maximum pilgrims to visit the gurdwara.

Putting in place adequate infrastructure to handle rush of pilgrims and provision for both day-to-day prayers and “akhand and sehaj paths” have been suggested by the Chief Minister in his communication to the Centre.

De-addiction centre’s scary numbers

De-addiction centre’s scary numbers

16 Jan 2019 | 3:03 PM

CHANDIGARH:A small de-addiction centre in Tarn Taran registered an hourly sale of 4,000 tablets of de-addiction drug buprenorphine, according to a report prepared by Punjab's Food and Drug Administration.

Unabated cold wave in Punjab, Haryana

Unabated cold wave in Punjab, Haryana

16 Jan 2019 | 1:06 PM

CHANDIGARH: Most parts of Punjab and Haryana reeled under cold weather conditions with Karnal being the coldest place in the region at 2.4 degrees Celsius.

5 union leaders sacked, teachers to intensify stirRow deepens

5 union leaders sacked, teachers to intensify stir

16 Jan 2019 | 6:51 AM

PATIALA: Cracking the whip on protesting teachers, the Education Department on Tuesday terminated the services of five leaders of the Sanjha Adhyapak Morcha for participating in a protest last year.

Sidhu begins state tour to distribute development funds

Sidhu begins state tour to distribute development funds

16 Jan 2019 | 6:51 AM

SANGRUR:Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said today that the state government would spend Rs 151 crore for the development of Sangrur and Bhawanigarh town and Rs 100 crore for Barnala.

Jakhar targeting SAD-BJP supporters, claims Sukhbir

16 Jan 2019 | 6:51 AM

CHANDIGARH: Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Badal on Tuesday alleged that Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar was indulging in vendetta by getting false cases registered against SAD-BJP workers.

Zira ‘aide’, accused of murder, held

16 Jan 2019 | 6:51 AM

MOGA: The district police today arrested Neeraj Kumar Ginny, a resident of Zira (Ferozepur), on the alleged charges of murder of a photographer, which took place September 14, 2013.

Order probe into MLA’s drug allegations: AAP

Order probe into MLA’s drug allegations: AAP

16 Jan 2019 | 6:53 AM

CHANDIGARH: Leader of Opposition Harpal Singh Cheema said Congress MLA Kulbir Singh Zira’s drug allegations were serious and the Chief Minister should order an inquiry under the supervision of the High Court.

Ex-Cong MLA Panjgrain joins SAD

Ex-Cong MLA Panjgrain joins SAD

16 Jan 2019 | 6:51 AM

CHANDIGARH: Senior Congress leader and two-time legislator Joginder Singh Panjgrain on Tuesday joined the SAD in the presence of party president Sukhbir Singh Badal.

Ahead of LS polls, Congress divided house in Jalandhar

Ahead of LS polls, Congress divided house in Jalandhar

16 Jan 2019 | 6:51 AM

JALANDHAR: The division in the district Congress was visible at the joining-in ceremony of new district presidents held at Congress Bhawan here on Tuesday.

Modi promoting RSS ideology: CPI

16 Jan 2019 | 6:51 AM

TAKHTUPURA (MOGA): Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah, the Communist Party of India (CPI) has asserted that the BJP is trying to divide the people on communal lines for vested political interests ahead of the 2019 General Elections.

Congratulatory hoardings on Maghi, Oppn targets govt

Congratulatory hoardings on Maghi, Oppn targets govt

16 Jan 2019 | 6:51 AM

MUKTSAR: The congratulatory hoardings put up by the state government in the historic town on the occasion of Maghi have not gone down well with the leaders of Opposition parties and some Sikh organisations.

Millet again finds favour with farmers

Millet again finds favour with farmers

16 Jan 2019 | 6:51 AM

LUDHIANA: In view of the ecological cost of the wheat-paddy cropping system in Punjab, efforts are being made to revive the cultivation of millet (bajra).

State has prepared action plan for wetlands, HC told

State has prepared action plan for wetlands, HC told

16 Jan 2019 | 6:51 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government has told the High Court that it has prepared an action plan for the preservation of wetlands in the state and the same was in the process of being implemented.

Capt for tie-up with world-class companies for sexed semen tech

Capt for tie-up with world-class companies for sexed semen tech

16 Jan 2019 | 6:51 AM

LUDHIANA: Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today called for tie-ups with world-class companies for sexed semen to improve the quality of milch cattle in the state.

ASI’s son held for sacrilege in Batala

16 Jan 2019 | 6:51 AM

BATALA: The local police today arrested the son of an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) for sacrilege at a gurdwara in Dhoopsari village, 10 km from here.

Tackling drugs with multi-pronged strategy: DGP

16 Jan 2019 | 6:51 AM

MOHALI: Mohammad Mustafa, DGP, Special Task Force (STF), Punjab, said today that the state government had adopted the enforcement-dedication-prevention strategy as part of its comprehensive action against drug abuse.

Report: Enrolment rate in pvt schools dwindling

Report: Enrolment rate in pvt schools dwindling

16 Jan 2019 | 6:51 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Annual Status of Education Report (Rural) 2018, released today, showed that enrolment in private schools of Punjab had slowed down during the recent times.

Apply online for extension if retired

16 Jan 2019 | 6:51 AM

FARIDKOT: The School Education Department on Tuesday issued fresh guidelines for two-year extension in service to employees after retirement.

Before finalising Budget proposals, CM to meet MLAs

16 Jan 2019 | 6:51 AM

CHANDIGARH: In the run-up to the Budget session scheduled next month, Congress MLAs are being taken on board before finalising the budgetary proposals for development works in their segments.

Jakhar: Need to work hard for ‘Mission 13’

16 Jan 2019 | 6:51 AM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Sunil Jakhar chaired a meeting with leaders of several wings of the party here on Tuesday and discussed the strategy for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.

P’kot development projects in limbo, yet credit war on

P’kot development projects in limbo, yet credit war on

16 Jan 2019 | 6:51 AM

PATHANKOT: Notwithstanding the tall claims pertaining to developmental works made by MLA Amit Vij and Mayor Anil Vasudeva, residents feel that nothing tangible has been achieved at the ground level because both do not see eye to eye.

Farmers rescue kidnapped minor

16 Jan 2019 | 6:51 AM

ABOHAR: Some farmers rescued a 16-year-old girl from two youths who had allegedly abducted the girl from a rural bus stop and were trying to rape her near a canal bridge in Hanumangarh today.

Villagers allege thrashing by police over stray animals

Villagers allege thrashing by police over stray animals

16 Jan 2019 | 6:51 AM

FAZILKA: The police claimed to have foiled an attempt by some villagers to desert stray cattle in the town.

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Cinema on Red Cross land; probe ordered

16 Jan 2019 | 6:51 AM

SANGRUR: Taking note of The Tribune report published on Monday, Local Bodies Minister Navjot Sidhu on Tuesday ordered a high-level inquiry into the construction of Red Cross mini cinema without getting building plan approved.

4th state-level job fair from Feb 13

16 Jan 2019 | 6:51 AM

Chandigarh: The Department of Employment Generation will hold the fourth state-level job fair from February 13 to 22.

Five-day training workshop begins

16 Jan 2019 | 6:51 AM

Chandigarh: A five-day national workshop and training programme on totality of project management, which is being organised jointly by the International Institute of Projects and Programme Management, New Delhi, and Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration, Punjab, was inaugurated on Tuesday.

Watchman run over by truck, 3 booked

16 Jan 2019 | 6:51 AM

SANGRUR: The Sangrur city-1 police have registered a case against three persons for causing the death of a local night watchman.

250-kg poppy husk seized, three held

16 Jan 2019 | 6:51 AM

Abohar: The police on Tuesday claimed to have seized 250 kg of poppy husk and arrested Sangrur residents Manjit Singh, Babu Singh and Chhinderpal Singh under the NDPS Act.

Stone of bridge laid

16 Jan 2019 | 6:51 AM

Bela (Ropar):Technical Education Minister Charanjit Singh Channi laid the foundation stone of a bridge to be built at the Dehar escape drain at a cost of Rs 3.

Stray bulls claim two lives

16 Jan 2019 | 6:51 AM

PATHANKOT: Two motorcycle-borne persons died on the spot after they were attacked by a herd of stray bulls while another person riding a scooter sustained serious injuries on the Pathankot-Sujanpur link road late last night.

23-year-old ends life in Abohar

16 Jan 2019 | 6:51 AM

ABOHAR: Vipan (23), who had arrived from Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh few months ago, ended his life here on Tuesday.

Farmer dies after inhaling insecticide

16 Jan 2019 | 6:51 AM

Abohar: Farmer Sultan Singh (35), who was admitted to the civil hospital in Sriganganagar in critical condition on Saturday evening, died here on Sunday.

Youth run over by train

16 Jan 2019 | 6:51 AM

Abohar: Vikas (27), son of Gajsinghpur Municipal Council ex-president Harish Sharma, was run over by a train near the Faujuwala station on the Sriganganagar-Suratgarh section on Monday.

Miscreants damage accused’s house

16 Jan 2019 | 6:51 AM

ABOHAR: The city police today registered a case against unidentified persons under Section 436 of the IPC after a woman alleged that someone damaged her house in Guru Kripa Colony here when she was in judicial custody.

Amarinder seeks passport waiver for Kartarpur pilgrims

Amarinder seeks passport waiver for Kartarpur pilgrims

16 Jan 2019 | 6:45 AM

CHANDIGARH/NEW DELHI: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has sought waiver of passport condition for pilgrims to cross the Kartarpur Corridor to enable "khulle darshan deedar" of Sri Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara on the 550th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Sri Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara.

Former Congress MLA Joginder Singh Punjgrain joins Shiromani Akali Dal

Former Congress MLA Joginder Singh Punjgrain joins Shiromani Akali Dal

16 Jan 2019 | 6:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: Former Congress MLA Joginder Singh Punjgrain joined the Shiromani Akali Dal in the presence of president Sukhbir Badal. He was currently the halqa incharge of Bhadaur.

Bricks thrown, tyres burnt as Jalandhar MC arrives for demolition

Bricks thrown, tyres burnt as Jalandhar MC arrives for demolition

16 Jan 2019 | 6:45 AM

JALANDHAR: As an MC team reached Latifpura to carry out a demolition drive, the illegal occupants of the 16-kanal property of the government opposed it by pelting bricks and burning tyres.

New Punjab challenge: Getting hooked off de-addiction drug

New Punjab challenge: Getting hooked off de-addiction drug

15 Jan 2019 | 2:56 PM

CHANDIGARH: De-addiction drug buprenorphine has been used as a magic remedy to fix Punjab’s drug menace, but a ‘confidential’ government report on its purchase and dispensing reveals a disturbing trend of a shift from addiction to ‘chitta’ to that for buprenorphine.

Notice for contempt to judicial magistrate

Notice for contempt to judicial magistrate

15 Jan 2019 | 2:25 PM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed issuance of notice to the Amritsar Judicial Magistrate (First Class). He has been asked to show cause why contempt proceedings should not be initiated against him for willfully disobeying a High Court judgment brought to his notice.

Pro-Khalistan slogans raised at SAD(A) rally

15 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

MUKTSAR: Pro-Khalistan slogans were raised in the political conference of the SAD (Amritsar) organised on the Bhai Mastan Singh Road here.

Man held for kidnapping 15-yr-old girl

15 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

ABOHAR: The Sriganganagar police have arrested Surinder Singh, a resident of a border village, from Sangrur for allegedly kidnapping a 15-year-old girl nearly six months ago.

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Teachers booked for protest in Patiala

15 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

PATIALA: A day after teachers protested near the CM’s residence here, the police on Monday booked seven union leaders of the Sanjha Adhyapak Morcha and others for violating Section 144 of the CrPC.

Cremation ground for Sikhs, Hindus in Pak

15 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

PESHAWAR: Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has identified sites for the construction of a cremation ground for the Hindu and Sikh communities and a graveyard for the Christians.

Private schools’ assn threatens protest

15 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

JALANDHAR: Members of the Punjab Private Schools’ Association on Monday flayed the state government’s decision to shut 2,100 associate schools in the 2019-2020 academic session.

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