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10 DSP level PPS officers of Punjab shifted

By Gagandeep Sohal

December : Punjab govt has shifted 10 DSP level PPS oficers. List is attached in PDF....
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Delhi High court gets 4 New Judges

Justice P S Teji takes over as Delhi High Court Judge

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New Delhi , December 18,2014 : Four newly appointed Judges of Delhi High court assumed the charge after being sworn in recently .
The newly appointed judges are:
(1) Shri P.S. Teji, who was District & Sessions Judge of Karkardooma Court (East district) in Delhi.
(2) Shri I.S. Mehta, who was District & Sessions Judge of Patiala House Court (New Delhi district) in Delhi.
(3) Shri R.K. Gauba, who was District & Sessions Judge of Dwarka Court (South district) in Delhi.<....
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New Delhi , December 18,2014 : Four newly appointed Judges of Delhi High court assumed the charge after being sworn in recently .
The newly appointed judges are:
(1) Shri P.S. Teji, who was District & Sessions Judge of Karkardooma Court (East district) in Delhi.
(2) Shri I.S. Mehta, who was District & Sessions Judge of Patiala House Court (New Delhi district) in Delhi.
(3) Shri R.K. Gauba, who was District & Sessions Judge of Dwarka Court (South district) in Delhi.
(4) Ms. Sangita Dhingra Sehgal, who was the Registrar General of Delhi High Court since 16.04.2013.
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Terrorists can’t be human-beings :Ruchi Sharma

DCM Group of Schools students' paid tributes to children killed in Peshawar massacre

By Harish Monga

Ferozepur, December 18: There was a pall of gloom all over the world over the incident at Peshawar in Pakistan in which 140 school children of Army School were killed mercilessly by the terrorists. Terrorism cannot be accepted in any form and it needs to be condemned irrespective of its victim of any country.
With these views, the students of DCM Group observed two minutes silence while paying condolence to the victims of this incident by lighting the candles in the campus.
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By Harish Monga

Ferozepur, December 18: There was a pall of gloom all over the world over the incident at Peshawar in Pakistan in which 140 school children of Army School were killed mercilessly by the terrorists. Terrorism cannot be accepted in any form and it needs to be condemned irrespective of its victim of any country.
With these views, the students of DCM Group observed two minutes silence while paying condolence to the victims of this incident by lighting the candles in the campus.
Speaking on this occasion, Ruchhi Sharma, Principal said, now the time has come to unite by all governments to fight against the devils of terrorism by rising above the international border boundaries.
She said, the too much condemning of killing of students look to be too less. The heartfelt feelings of condolence of the students and teachers are with the victims of this incident. She is hopeful of end of terrorism from the world by devils like terrorists.
Present on this occasion were, Avinash Singh, Manish Banga, Himani Sharma, Anu Sharma, and staff members of DCM International and Dass & Brown World Schools.

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Tense situation over filing of nomination papers

Cantt Board Elections, Flag March by police to maintain law & Order

Flag March are part of confidence-building measures among voters

By Harish Monga

Ferozepur, December 18 : As a part of confidence-building measures among the voters, Punjab Police conducted a flag march ahead of Cantonment Board elections in Ferozepur being held after seven years.

Giving this information, Vibhore Kumar Sharma, DSP(HQ) informed that to maintain law and order and peace in the cantonment area, police conducted a flag march in view of Cantt Board elections.

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By Harish Monga

Ferozepur, December 18 : As a part of confidence-building measures among the voters, Punjab Police conducted a flag march ahead of Cantonment Board elections in Ferozepur being held after seven years.

Giving this information, Vibhore Kumar Sharma, DSP(HQ) informed that to maintain law and order and peace in the cantonment area, police conducted a flag march in view of Cantt Board elections.

He said, the flag march started from police complex and ended here after passing through RakeshKamboj Pilot Chowk, Main Bazar, Lal Kurti Adda, Wazir Wali Building, Gandhi Garden.

This was done as per the orders of police chief, H.S.Mann and the idea was to enhance the confidence level of voters, so that they can come out and caste their franchise without any fear.

It may be mentioned that there was a controversy over filing of nomination forms between political parties and had leveled charges against each other.

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Five Singh Sahibaans to meet on December 20

Fresh controversy may hit Sikh calendar

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Amritsar,December 17,2014 ( Courtesy HT BY Harkirat Singh ) : With a section of the Sant Samaj (a group of Sikh religious leaders) unhappy with the amended Nanakshahi calendar, a fresh controversy is in the offing.

Last December, Damdami Taksal head of the Sant Samaj Harnam Singh Dhuma moved an application before Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh to revert to the traditional Bikrami calender, which the Sikhs followed before the Nanakshahi calender came into effect.
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Amritsar,December 17,2014 ( Courtesy HT BY Harkirat Singh ) : With a section of the Sant Samaj (a group of Sikh religious leaders) unhappy with the amended Nanakshahi calendar, a fresh controversy is in the offing.

Last December, Damdami Taksal head of the Sant Samaj Harnam Singh Dhuma moved an application before Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh to revert to the traditional Bikrami calender, which the Sikhs followed before the Nanakshahi calender came into effect.

But, the jathedar continues to maintain silence over the issue even as the clergy’s last meeting of the year is scheduled for December 20.

SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar said the Akal Takht would take a final call on the matter.

The amendments to the Nanakshahi calendar carried out in 2010 at the behest of the Akal Takht jathedar have led to more discrepancies rather than offer clarity over significant dates in Sikh history.

The Sikhs in Pakistan and other parts of the world continue to observe events according to the 'original' Nanakshahi calendar, despite jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh’s directive in 2010 to all Sikhs to follow the amended version.

While the Sikh community abroad observed the fifth guru's martyrdom day on June 16 this year, those in India followed the Akal Takht and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee’s (SGPC) instruction and observed it on June 1.

The 2003 calendar mentions Gurpurab, the birthday of Guru Gobind Singh, as January 5, while the Nanakshahi version mentions it as December 28.

Going by past experience, even if the issue is taken up in the upcoming meeting, at most the jathedar may instruct the SGPC to set up a panel of experts to study the amended calender and make suggestions.

Dal Khalsa leader Kanwarpal Singh said the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) was behind Dhuma’s application. He claimed, “The jathedar is aware that any move to revert to the Bikrami calendar will generate a fresh controversy and cause embarrassment to the clergy.”

Opposition within SGPC

Dhuma's suggestions are being opposed by a large section even within the SGPC.

It is no secret that when the calendar was amended in 2010 and the mandate of the executive was sought, member Karnail Singh Panjoli and SGPC general secretary Sukhdev Singh Bhaur had raised objections. They are both strong supporters of Purewal’s version.

The Dal Khalsa which supports reverting to the 2003 calendar has claimed that Dhuma's move is aimed at pleasing the Hindutva forces. Kanwarpal Singh said it did not make sense to revert to the Bikrami calendar at a time when SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal and Giani Gurbachan Singh have demanded amending Article 25 (b) of the constitution which clubs Sikhs with Hindus.

Meanwhile, former SGPC secretary Manjit Singh Calcutta felt the controversy could have been averted had the Akal Takht stood by the 2003 version. “Originality is lost by making amendments. We cannot call the 2010 version as our calendar.”

• The original Nanakshahi, a solar calendar, was charted by Canada-based scholar Pal Singh Purewal in 1999. The dates of all events including Diwali, Holi and Guru Nanak’s birthday were different from those mentioned in the Bikrami lunar calendar. Owing to the confusion, Purewal agreed to fix the dates according to the lunar calendar.

• The Nanakshahi calendar was amended in 2010 after Sikhs outside Punjab, and the jathedars of Takht Patna Sahib and Takht Hazoor Sahib continued to celebrate events as per the Bikrami calendar.

• It was changed to include dates of Holi, Diwali, Guru Nanak's birthday and a few other important events according to the Bikrami calender. However, Sikhs abroad continue to follow Purewal’s calendar.....
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Nankshahi Calender row

Takhat Damdama Sahib Jathedar Balwant Singh Nandgarh likely to be removed, security withdrwan

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Chandigarh, December 17 : Takhat Damdama Sahib Jathedar Balwant Singh Nandgarh likely to be removed, security withdrwan
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Chandigarh, December 17 : Takhat Damdama Sahib Jathedar Balwant Singh Nandgarh likely to be removed, security withdrwan
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Delhi Darbar

IAS K K Sharma's appointment orders as Addl. Secy. cancelled by Govt. of India

By Babushahi Bureau

New Delhi, December 17, 2014: Govt. of India has cancelled the orders of appointment of Kewal Kumar Sharma IAS (UT:83) as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Women & Child Development without debarment.
Besides this Govt. has also approved the proposal for extension of Central deputation tenure of Ms. Nalini Jayaseelan, IAS (UT:80) as Member Secretary National Capital Regional Planning Board (NCPRB ) From 16.3.2014 to 31.12.2014....
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New Delhi, December 17, 2014: Govt. of India has cancelled the orders of appointment of Kewal Kumar Sharma IAS (UT:83) as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Women & Child Development without debarment.
Besides this Govt. has also approved the proposal for extension of Central deputation tenure of Ms. Nalini Jayaseelan, IAS (UT:80) as Member Secretary National Capital Regional Planning Board (NCPRB ) From 16.3.2014 to 31.12.2014....
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SGPC Chief Jathedar Avtar Singh urges Punjab Govt. for inquiry in to burning of holy Sri Guru Granth Sahib in Jodhpur Gurdwara in Taran Tarn District

SGPC Executive meet condemns innocent killings in Peshawar School

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Chandigarh, December 17, 2014: The SGPC Executive Committee held under the chairmanship of Jathedar Avtar Singh Makkar at Sri Fatehgarh Sahib strongly condemned the killing of innocents in Peshawar School and made an appeal to the Sangat to observe martyrdom fortnight should be observed by organizing solemn functions. Jathedar Avtar Singh said that the SGPC meeting has expressed deep regrets over the unfortunate incident of burning of holy Sri Gu....
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Chandigarh, December 17, 2014: The SGPC Executive Committee held under the chairmanship of Jathedar Avtar Singh Makkar at Sri Fatehgarh Sahib strongly condemned the killing of innocents in Peshawar School and made an appeal to the Sangat to observe martyrdom fortnight should be observed by organizing solemn functions. Jathedar Avtar Singh said that the SGPC meeting has expressed deep regrets over the unfortunate incident of burning of holy Sri Guru Granth Sahib at village Jodhpur (Taran Tarn) Gurdwara Sahib and organized ‘Sri Akhand Paath Sahib’ by SGPC. He appealed to the Punjab Govt. for detailed investigation on this issue. Various other issues also figured in the meeting.....
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Row over Construction of Memorial in Golden Temple: SAD & Congress MPs clash

Row over 'Construction of Memorial' in Golden Temple in Lok Sabha: Chandumajra refutes allegations of Bittu

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Chandigarh, December 17, 2014: Senior Akali leader and MP Prem Singh Chandumajra while raising the issue during Zero Hour on construction of Memorial in the Golden Temple refutes allegations of Ravneet Singh Bittu Congress MP and criticized him for misrepresenting the facts in which the later had stated that photographs of terrorists had been displayed there. Contradicting the version of Congress MP Chandumajra clarifies that there are no photogr....
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Chandigarh, December 17, 2014: Senior Akali leader and MP Prem Singh Chandumajra while raising the issue during Zero Hour on construction of Memorial in the Golden Temple refutes allegations of Ravneet Singh Bittu Congress MP and criticized him for misrepresenting the facts in which the later had stated that photographs of terrorists had been displayed there. Contradicting the version of Congress MP Chandumajra clarifies that there are no photographs other than holy Sri Guru Granth Sahib in the Golden Temple. Heated exchanges followed between Akali Dal and Congress members on this issue. ....
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Minister of Personnel replies in Lok Sabha

CBI registered 45 cases against VVIPs in the last 3 years up to 31.10.14

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New Delhi, December 17, 2014: CBI has registered during the last three years and upto 31.10.2014 of the current year, a total of 45 cases (41 RCs and 4 PEs) against the Central Govt. Ministers, MPs and Ex-Ministers of State and Central Government. The year wise break-up of these cases is as under:-

2011 12
2012 15
2013 9
2014 (upto 31.10.2014) 9
Total 45

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By Babushahi Bureau

New Delhi, December 17, 2014: CBI has registered during the last three years and upto 31.10.2014 of the current year, a total of 45 cases (41 RCs and 4 PEs) against the Central Govt. Ministers, MPs and Ex-Ministers of State and Central Government. The year wise break-up of these cases is as under:-

2011 12
2012 15
2013 9
2014 (upto 31.10.2014) 9
Total 45

Out of above 45 cases, 25 cases are under trial and 14 cases are under investigation. Five cases have been closed by CBI and in one case, CBI has gone on Appeal against the order of the Court.

After completion of investigation, the action is taken in accordance with law. In a series of judgements, the Hon’ble Supreme Court has directed that CBI be given full independence/autonomy while conducting any investigation. Government does not interfere with the investigation of cases by the CBI and does not intervene in the judicial functioning of the Hon’ble Courts.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to Shri Kalyan Banerjee in the Lok Sabha today.....
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Guiding the endeavour of Civil Services aspirants

MGSIPAP achieves landmark: 30 candidates figure in PCS main exam result list

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Chandigarh, December 17, 2014: Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration (MGSIPAP) which has emerged as a pioneering institution for reorientation and in service training programmes , has come up with novel solutions for guiding the Endeavour of aspirants of civil services competitive examinations. This year, it has achieved laurels by enabling 30 candidates out of 72 declared successful in PCS main examination, the result of which....
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Chandigarh, December 17, 2014: Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration (MGSIPAP) which has emerged as a pioneering institution for reorientation and in service training programmes , has come up with novel solutions for guiding the Endeavour of aspirants of civil services competitive examinations. This year, it has achieved laurels by enabling 30 candidates out of 72 declared successful in PCS main examination, the result of which has recently been declared by the Punjab Public Service Commission.
The Civil services Coaching Centre which was setup 3 years back in the Institute by the Punjab Government has been imparting quality training by excellent faculty. The record of the last three years shows that 68 students of the institute got place in the final list of PCS and allied services examination held in 2012, 58 students in such exam held by PPSC in 2013. It is creditable that 12 students of the Institute figured in the final list of IAS and allied services in 2013 and 8 students in these premier services in 2014, the results for which was declared by the UPSC.
In furtherance of the objectives of the Institute, the MGSIPAP is going to conduct Mock interviews and Counseling sessions FROM December 24-28,2014 and also subsequently if found necessary.
Complementing the successful candidates in the mains PCS examination, Punjab Chief Secretary and Director General MGSIPAP, Shri Sarvesh Kaushal and Director Mrs. Raji Shrivastva said that Punjab had enough talents to crack the tough civil services examinations being conducted by PPSC and UPSC. The institute has taken up this responsibility to explore and nurture talent who can pay back to the society in a significant manner. The institute is coordinating with high caliber professionals who are experienced over the years in framing and grooming students into efficient civil servants, deeply concerned to the cause of the Indian society.
The MGSIPAP has recently launched imaginatively structured self employment training programmes which was inaugurated by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal a few days back. The programme has been well received by the stakeholders and follow-up action is on to encourage more and more unemployed youth to undertake self employment ventures.....
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Social activist H C Arora had approached High Court for not deploying female police constables in State Transport Vehicles

Eve teasing: Contempt notices to DGPs of Punjab & Haryana by HC claims Arora

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Chandigarh, December 17, 2014: HC Contempt notices to DGPs of Punjab and Haryana and also to IGP Chandigarh Police-for not deploying female Police Constables in State Transport Vehicles-for preventing eve-teasing:-
Justice Harinder Singh Sidhu today issued contempt notices for 23.3.2015 to (i) Sumesh Singh Saini, DGP, Punjab: (ii) Sriniwas Vashisht,DGP, Haryana, and Rajender P. Upadhyaya, IG Police, Chandigarh-in a Contempt petition filed....
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Chandigarh, December 17, 2014: HC Contempt notices to DGPs of Punjab and Haryana and also to IGP Chandigarh Police-for not deploying female Police Constables in State Transport Vehicles-for preventing eve-teasing:-
Justice Harinder Singh Sidhu today issued contempt notices for 23.3.2015 to (i) Sumesh Singh Saini, DGP, Punjab: (ii) Sriniwas Vashisht,DGP, Haryana, and Rajender P. Upadhyaya, IG Police, Chandigarh-in a Contempt petition filed by Advocate H.C. Arora-appearing in person, for deliberate non-compliance with directions issued by Apex Court on 30.11.2012 in the case titled “Deputy Inspector General of Police v. S. Samuthiram”, and reiterated by a Division Bench of the HC in its decision dated 2.4.2013 in a bunch of cases, including “Court on its own motion v. State of Punjab and others”, on issue of preventing and dealing with incidents of crime against women, and those of eve-teasing.
The petitioner has submitted in the Contempt petition that the Apex Court in its judgment dated 30.11.2012 had, inter-alia, issued a direction that “ All the State Governments and Union Territories are directed to depute plain clothed female police officers in the precincts of bus-stands and stops, railway stations, metro stations, cinema theatres, shopping malls, parks, beaches, public service vehicles, places of worship etc. so as to monitor and supervise incidents of eve-teasing.” Subsequently, a division Bench of HC had reiaterated the above directions by observing that “States of Punjab, Haryana and Union Territory, Chandigarh to follow such directions in letter and spirit.”
The petitioner has stated that he had filed applications under RTI in offices of the three respondents, to know as to wether aforesaid directions of Apex Court and HC were being complied with or not, and he was informed that instructions have been issued to SSPs etc to ensure deployment of plain-clothed female Police officers in Buses. The petitioner, however, got a clue from the incident in Rohtak on 24.11.2014 when two sisters Aarti and Pooja, had to face alleged molestation at the hands of three persons, while travelling in a Haryana Roadways Bus, from Rohtak to Sonepat. No female police personnel were deployed in the Haryana Roadways Bus in which the aforesaid shocking incident take place, nor any CCTV camera was installed in the Public Transport Vehicle.
In these circumstances, the petitioner, along with his colleague advocates, Shri J.S. Rana, and Shri Ankit Chauhan visited Sector-17 and Sector-43 , Chandigarh Bus Stands, and talked to Conductors and Drivers of one dozen Buses of Punjab Roadways/ Pepsu Roadways Transport Corporation, Haryana Roadways, and Chandigarh Transport Undertaking Buses, which were having passengers, and were just to leave from the aforesaid Bus Stands for their respective destinations in Punjab, Haryana, and within Chandigarh itself. The petitioner came to know that no plain-clothed Police Constables were deployed in any of these Buses. The Drivers and Conductors of all those Buses told the petitioner, that such deployment of Policemen/women was never made in the recent years in their Buses. The staff at Bus Adda, Sector-43, Chandigarh informed the petitioner that there was no deployment of Policemen/women in any of the Buses leaving from the said Bus Stand. The petitioner has also got done video-recording of entire conversation with Bus Drivers/Conductors. Thus, it is clear that respondents have not made any deployment of Polic personnel in the Public Transport Buses within their respective jurisdictions, and have thus, committed contempt of the orders issued by the Hon’ble Court.
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Khalsa College Governing Council mourns loss of lives of children & staff members in Peshawar attack

Various outfits condemns killing of students in Pakistan

By Jagmohan Singh

Amritsar, December 17, 2014: Condemning the attack on a school in Peshawar in which at least 132 kids were killed, Radical Sikh outfit Dal Khalsa said there is never a justification for such killings and must condemned by all.
No words are strong enough to condemn what can be described as the heinous crime against humanity in which more than 132 students of the Army Public School in Peshawar in Pakistan were killed by the Taliban, said Dal....
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Amritsar, December 17, 2014: Condemning the attack on a school in Peshawar in which at least 132 kids were killed, Radical Sikh outfit Dal Khalsa said there is never a justification for such killings and must condemned by all.
No words are strong enough to condemn what can be described as the heinous crime against humanity in which more than 132 students of the Army Public School in Peshawar in Pakistan were killed by the Taliban, said Dal Khalsa spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh in a condolence message to all the family members of those who lost their dear ones. This is sheer barbarism. Our heart goes out to the affected families & the people of Pakistan, said he and added that the members of their group. Hope the almighty gives them the courage and fortitude to bear their irreparable loss.

The two minutes mourn was today observed at all the 17 educational institutions being run by Khalsa College Governing Council (KCGC) over the `horrific and inhuman’ massacre of students and staff members of Pakistan Army School at Peshawar (Pakistan). The management, principals and staff expressed deep anguish and grief over the school children’s barbaric and brutal killing which has shaken up the whole world.

KCGC honourary secretary Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina, said in statement issued here that the killing was `barbaric’ and beyond explanation with no justification of making the school children target of the ill-thought violence. ``Our heart shakes as we hear the cries of the family members of those killed in the brutal incident’’, said Chhina. He said

Pakistan must also understand that there is no `our terrorists’ and `their terrorists’ and terrorism is the greatest threat to the mankind today and we all must fight it out with strong hands.

Chhina said the innocent students were studying their lessons when the terrorists in the garb of Army uniforms entered the school and fired indiscriminately wit the only motive to kill maximum. ``All the school children under our management prayed for the peaceful abode of the children and prayed to the almighty to give strength top the families to bear the loss’’, said Chhina.

Meanwhile, BJP Punjab Chief Kamal Sharma and Vice President Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina organize prayers here for peaceful abode of school children killed at Peshawar in Pakistan

District Congress Committee president Rajiv Bhagat also condemned brutal murder of innocents in Pakistan's Peshawar District said that incident was the result of depressed thinking. ....
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To make all-women mobile police teams more effective, wasps to be integrated with PCR motorcycles

Women Mobile Police Teams strengthened with modern gadgets : Dinkar Gupta

181 Police Helpline providing support & assistance to women to be integrated with PCRs & all-women mobile police teams

By Babushahi Bureau

Chandigarh, December 17, 2014: There have been reports over the last few days in certain sections of media about the Women Armed Special Protection Squad (WASPS) losing their significance, particularly in the Malwa.The Punjab police has clarified that the news items regarding insignificance and ineffectiveness of Women Armed Special Protection Squad (WASPS) published in a section of media are incorrect and not based on facts. Contrary to these me....
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Chandigarh, December 17, 2014: There have been reports over the last few days in certain sections of media about the Women Armed Special Protection Squad (WASPS) losing their significance, particularly in the Malwa.The Punjab police has clarified that the news items regarding insignificance and ineffectiveness of Women Armed Special Protection Squad (WASPS) published in a section of media are incorrect and not based on facts. Contrary to these media reports, a comprehensive review of the functioning of these scooter and motorcycle borne All-Women Mobile Police teams, which were launched in major cities and town of the State in April 2013 has revealed that there has not been even a single reported incident of eve teasing of WASPS anywhere in the State.
In a press release issued by Dinkar Gupta, Addl. DGP Law & Order claimed that presently, 15 All-Women Mobile Police teams are operational in Amritsar, 20 in Ludhiana, 15 in Jalandhar, 10 in Patiala, 10 in Bathinda, 3 in Sangrur, 6 in Gurdaspur, 10 in Ferozepur, 8 in Muktsar, 10 in Moga, 11 in Fazilka, 10 in Mansa, 9 in Faridkot, 10 in SAS Nagar. These teams which were specifically assigned the task of instilling sense of security amongst school and college going women/girls by deploying such All-Women Mobile Police teams at women colleges, schools, coaching centers, co-ed colleges, girls hostels, working women hostels and busy markets have proved to be highly effective in providing a safe living and working environment and preventing violence and harassment against women. In Amritsar, a fleet of 15 WASPS Activas’ is being operated by 35 lady constables, which covers 20 schools and 16 colleges. After school hours, these teams are being deployed near Coaching centres and Shopping areas/bazaars. The review has also revealed that offences such as eve teasing, molestation, stalking of women and chain snatching etc have gone down considerably over the last year-and-a-half since the All-Women Mobile Police teams became operational in the State.
To make these All-Women Mobile Police teams more effective, it had now been decided to integrate the PCR motorcycles, and even four-wheelers (in certain cases), with All-Women Mobile Police teams, depending upon the local needs and requirements.
It has also been decided that the SHOs would personally patrol vulnerable women educational institutions, coaching centres, girls hostels, working women hostels and busy markets/bazaars.
In addition to the above initiatives, 181 Police Helpline is also working round-the-clock to provide support and assistance to various kinds of distress calls by women. During the last 15 months, about 52% of the complainants on the Helpline (40724) were women, who called to report domestic violence (7382 cases), dowry related harassment (3755 cases), obscene calls/SMS (2285 cases), rape and rape attempt (852), eve-teasing (638) and sexual harassment (265), and obscene calls/SMS and stalking. All these cases were given top priority, and were dealt with due sensitivity and care. About 81% women callers have reported their satisfaction with the working of the helpline after their issues were resolved effectively in a time bound manner. Efforts are being made that women related cases are handled mostly by women police officers. More than 1111 women have already availed of counseling services being provided 24x7 by trained counselors and clinical psychologists available at 181 Punjab Police Helpline.
The Commissioners of Police and SSPs have been directed to personally supervise these arrangements to instill a sense of security in school/college going girls and as well as in women and also to prevent any offensive against women.....
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Candle march expressing solidarity against ghastly act

Patiala Media Club holds prayer: Pay homage to terrorist attack victims in Pak

By Babushahi Bureau

Patiala, December 17, 2014: Patiala Media Club held a prayer and candle
march for innocent Army Public School students of Pakistan, killed in
Terrorist Attack in Peshawar, Pakistan yesterday. Patiala Media Club members
rendered a special prayer of peace and lit candles as an act of respect and
condolence to the departed souls.
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Patiala, December 17, 2014: Patiala Media Club held a prayer and candle
march for innocent Army Public School students of Pakistan, killed in
Terrorist Attack in Peshawar, Pakistan yesterday. Patiala Media Club members
rendered a special prayer of peace and lit candles as an act of respect and
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Describes it as a sheer barbarism

Dal Khalsa condemns massacare of 132 students in Peshwar

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Gurdaspur, December 17, 2014: Strongly condemning the attack on a school in Peshawar in which at least 132 kids were slaughtered, Dal Khalsa said there is never a justification for such killings and must condemned by all.
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Gurdaspur, December 17, 2014: Strongly condemning the attack on a school in Peshawar in which at least 132 kids were slaughtered, Dal Khalsa said there is never a justification for such killings and must condemned by all.
No words are strong enough to condemn what can be described as the heinous crime against humanity in which more than 132 students of the Army Public School in Peshawar in Pakistan were killed by the Taliban, said Kanwar Pal Singh in a condolence message to all the family members of those who lost their dear ones. This is sheer barbarism. Our heart goes out to the affected families & the people of Pakistan, said he and added that the members of their group hope the almighty gives them the courage and fortitude to bear their irreparable loss.

Dal Khalsa leader was lin town to attend the function organized to pay homage to Bhai Sukhdev Singh of Ballagan village near Gurdaspur. Sukhdev was picked up by Gurdaspur police in 1992 and killed in a fake encounter. The ceremony was organized by his family members to mark his 22nd death anniversary.


Terming it utterly non-sense the justification given by the Taliban in Pakistan for killing the innocent school children, he said no group of fighters rooted in any religious doctrine can justify these killings as no religion sanction such retaliations.

In a statement to media, he said its harsh fact that security forces all over the world are prone to committing excesses and rights violations against the innocents in their anti-militants operations, including in India.


"State is considered to be brutal and cruel. Rather the excesses by the security forces are known to have created more militants. We have numerous examples in Punjab too.However, killings of school children in retaliation was no way justified rather its highly deplorable.
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Alleges Modi Govt. for injection poison in the secular body politic of India: Bajwa

PPCC Chief forcefully opposes conversions saying it would hit social fabric

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Chandigarh, December 17, 2014: The Punjab Congress resident, Partap Singh Bajwa, today forcefully opposed the agenda of conversions being pushed by the Sangh Parivar outfits headed by the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh after the formation of the BJP government at the centre headed by Narendra Modi while expressing apprehension that it might hit the delicate social fabric of the country and communalise the situation.
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Chandigarh, December 17, 2014: The Punjab Congress resident, Partap Singh Bajwa, today forcefully opposed the agenda of conversions being pushed by the Sangh Parivar outfits headed by the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh after the formation of the BJP government at the centre headed by Narendra Modi while expressing apprehension that it might hit the delicate social fabric of the country and communalise the situation.
In a statement, Bajwa said during the election campaign, the BJP and Modi only sold dreams of development to the people and bring back black money keeping such nefarious designs like conversions hidden. Now when the party had succeeded in grabbing power, the party MPs and ministers was advancing one point agenda which was injecting poison in the secular body politic of the country to vitiate the political discourse.
He referred to the use of expletives by the Minister of State for Food Processing Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, recently from the Akali Dal stage itself while addressing a political conference in Delhi. Other MPs from the saffron brigade and the Sangh Parivar outfits were unabashedly pursuing their Ghar Vapsi agenda to forcibly convert people as had happened recently in Agra provoking all round outrage.
He said efforts were on to change history and saffronise the education system which was all the more dangerous trend as none could be allowed to play with history and the rich socio-cultural traditions of this country known for its unity in diversity. The BJP was now determined to shatter this unity with no respect for traditions and the values with which this great country is associated.
Bajwa said the mild chastising of his party leaders by Modi yesterday was not enough as what was a needed was a strong signal to the Sangh Parivar outfits telling them in strong words to desist from raising communal tension as the country had already paid a very heavy price.
He also lambasted Sakshi Maharaj , a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party & RSS and Member of Parliament from Unnao, trying to glorify people like Nathu Ram Godse, the killer of Mahatama Gandhi and said that mere withdrawal of these remarks by the MP had little meaning as the basic issue was the mindset of BJP leaders on such sensitive issues. The apology could be for public consumption but there was no indication that there had been a change in the mindset of the person eulogising the killer of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi.
To prove his sincerity of respect for the father of the nation, Modi should expel Sakhsi Maharaj from the primary membership of BJP, he said.
He warned the Sangh Parivar against the communal agenda saying the communal elements would not be forgiven by the people. Keeping in view the explosive political situation in Pakistan and Punjab being a border state, RSS should refrain from any step which is seen as anti minority and can cause strain in social relationships he cautioned.....
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Punjab Vidhan Sabha speaker bats for NRIs Investment in State

Speaker of British Columbia calls on C S Atwal: Emphasize on promoting trade ties

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Chandigarh, December 17, 2014: The Speaker of British Columbia, Raj Chouhan today called on Dr. Charanjit Singh Atwal, Speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha, at Punjab Vidhan Sabha Secretariat. An M.L.A. from Burnaby-Edmonds in Canada, Mr. Chouhan had a constructive discussion with Dr. Atwal on whole range of issues laying stress on promoting relations between the two countries.
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Chandigarh, December 17, 2014: The Speaker of British Columbia, Raj Chouhan today called on Dr. Charanjit Singh Atwal, Speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha, at Punjab Vidhan Sabha Secretariat. An M.L.A. from Burnaby-Edmonds in Canada, Mr. Chouhan had a constructive discussion with Dr. Atwal on whole range of issues laying stress on promoting relations between the two countries.
During the meeting, Dr. Atwal emphasized the idea of investment opportunities for Non-Resident Indians, especially for Canada settled Punjabi community, by promising them ideal atmosphere. Mr. Chouhan was accompanied by the General Secretary of Shiromani Akali Dal, Canada andPresident of Indian Minorities and Dalit Front, Canada, Mr. Balbir Singh Changiara.
During the meeting Rural Development and Panchayat Minister, Punjab, Sikander Singh Maluka, Tourism and Culture, Jail Minister, Punjab, Sohan Singh Thandal and Harpreet Singh, M.L.A. were also present.
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100% Potable drinking water for villages by end of next year

Badal for making state open defecation-free within two years

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Chandigarh, December 17, 2014: Punjab would be made open defecation Free State within two years and would be provided with 100% potable drinking water in all the villages by end of next year.
This decision was taken at a high level meeting to review the World Bank assisted Rs 2200 crore Punjab Rural Water and Sanitation sector Improvement Program (Phase 2) chaired by the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal here at his residence, this evening.
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Chandigarh, December 17, 2014: Punjab would be made open defecation Free State within two years and would be provided with 100% potable drinking water in all the villages by end of next year.
This decision was taken at a high level meeting to review the World Bank assisted Rs 2200 crore Punjab Rural Water and Sanitation sector Improvement Program (Phase 2) chaired by the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal here at his residence, this evening.
Taking part in the deliberations, the Chief Minister asked the Principal Secretary Rural Water Supply to implement all the schemes of total sanitation including facilities sewerage and tap drinking water besides providing toilets in all the rural households as per the guidelines state government’s Rural water supply and sanitation policy. He also asked the officers of Water Supply and Sanitation department to take full responsibility for ensuring quality works with the active participation, support and supervision of the village level committees. Mr. Badal also said that the MLAs of the respective assembly segments should ensure overall monitoring of these schemes so that the huge financial resources spent on these development works may not go down the drain adding he said that they should undertake random checking with the concerned officers of the water supply and sanitation department not below the rank of Chief Engineer or Superintendent Engineer.
The Chief Minister categorically said that the quality of construction especially the usage of sub standard material in the toilets and drinking water schemes should not be compromised at any cost and the erring officer/ official flouting the specified norms must be dealt with sternly. He also asked the officers to get these civil works executed from the contractors firmly as per stipulated quality construction guidelines and specifications adding that any sort of nexus between the contractors and officers would not be tolerated. ....
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State level monitoring committee of Rajiv Awas Yojana

Haryana clears housing projects worth Rs 317.54 crore for slum dwellers

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New Delhi, December 17, 2014 (Courtesy :HT) : Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has approved five projects costing Rs 317.54 crore for providing housing facilities to poor people living in slums in Faridabad, Gurgaon, Bahadurgarh and Rohtak towns.
Under this, 7241 multi-storey units would be constructed and basic amenities would be provided to slums of these towns.
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New Delhi, December 17, 2014 (Courtesy :HT) : Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has approved five projects costing Rs 317.54 crore for providing housing facilities to poor people living in slums in Faridabad, Gurgaon, Bahadurgarh and Rohtak towns.
Under this, 7241 multi-storey units would be constructed and basic amenities would be provided to slums of these towns.
Presiding over the second meeting of State level Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee of Rajiv Awas Yojana today at Chandigarh he also directed the officers to prepare slum free city plan of all nine Municipal Corporation towns as well as Sirsa and Hansi with in a period of six months.
It was also informed in the meeting that under this yojana, seven projects costing Rs 475.35 crore has been sanctioned for six towns, namely, Sirsa, Ambala, Rohtak, Yamunanagar, Hisar and Hansi for construction of 7842 dwelling units besides providing basic amenities in slums. The Chief Minister reviewed housing projects of other towns also.
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Famous criminal psychologist Anuja describes it a shameful & disgraceful act towards humanity

Horrible attack on innocent children is highly condemnable: Anuja Kapur

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Chandigarh, December 17, 2014 (Kulbir Singh Kalsi): Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing 132 people, officials said, is the worst attack to hit the country in years. The majority of the victims are innocent children who came to attend the school as per their schedule but the cruel and ill mentality of the coward terrorists. This is one of the most horrendous attack which s....
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Chandigarh, December 17, 2014 (Kulbir Singh Kalsi): Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing 132 people, officials said, is the worst attack to hit the country in years. The majority of the victims are innocent children who came to attend the school as per their schedule but the cruel and ill mentality of the coward terrorists. This is one of the most horrendous attack which shook the world and left people in tears.

The horrific attack, carried out by a relatively small number of militants from the Tehreek-e-Taliban group, a Pakistani militant group. Pakistani P.M Nawaj Sharif rushed to the spot and condemned the assault. This horrifying attack on innocent people is getting criticism from all around the world. Famous criminal psychologist Mrs. Anuja Kapur said about the attack that, “I am shocked, angry, devastated, humiliated and sad. Just could not understand the purpose of inhumanity towards the young and innocent children who does not realise the politics, terrorism, jihad. What have Taliban achieved with Peshawar massacre? They might feel powerful after this incident but the cries and grief of many mothers will not let them die in peace. It is shameful and disgraceful act towards humanity which can never be forgotten and forgiven. This is not the right way to access of heaven. May God give courage to the parents and peace to the souls of the children”.

The attack began in the morning hours, with about half a dozen gunmen entering the school - and shooting at random. Army commandos quickly arrived at the scene and started exchanging fire with the gunmen.....
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Special case officers/employees been granted extension for one more year i.e. till Dec 31, 2015 for LTC

Punjab Government issues new instructions on LTC

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Chandigarh, December 17, 2014: The Punjab Government today issued fresh guidelines regarding the LTC. Disclosing this an official spokesperson said that those employees who did not avail the LTC during the year 2010 to 13 and who have got permission from their departments for the extension of LTC till December 31, 2014 have been granted the facility to avail the LTC.
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Chandigarh, December 17, 2014: The Punjab Government today issued fresh guidelines regarding the LTC. Disclosing this an official spokesperson said that those employees who did not avail the LTC during the year 2010 to 13 and who have got permission from their departments for the extension of LTC till December 31, 2014 have been granted the facility to avail the LTC.
He said that considering these kind of cases as special case these officers/employees have been granted extension for one more year i.e. till December 31, 2015 for availing the facility of LTC. Written instruction in this regard has been forwarded to all the Head of Department, Registrar Punjab & Haryana High Court, Commissioners of Divisions and SDMs.
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Congress leaders paid tribute by lighting candles in Congress Bhawan Chandigarh

Punjab congress mourns the killing of innocent school children in Peshawar

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Chandigarh, December 17, 2014: Punjab Congress today mourned the ghastly and barbaric killing of more than 130 school children in Peshawar by terrorists. Congress leaders paid tribute by lighting candles in Congress Bhawan Chandigarh. S. Fateh Jang Singh Bajwa General Secretary PPCC said that this act of terrorism is the worst in the recent history. Everybody is shocked and dismayed at the barbaric act which needs to be condemned at all levels.

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Chandigarh, December 17, 2014: Punjab Congress today mourned the ghastly and barbaric killing of more than 130 school children in Peshawar by terrorists. Congress leaders paid tribute by lighting candles in Congress Bhawan Chandigarh. S. Fateh Jang Singh Bajwa General Secretary PPCC said that this act of terrorism is the worst in the recent history. Everybody is shocked and dismayed at the barbaric act which needs to be condemned at all levels.

He said that Congress party has always been opposed to all forms of terrorism and our senior leaders Smt Indira Gandhi, Sh. Rajiv Gandhi and S. Beant Singh sacrificed their lives fighting the terrorism.

Those who were present include S. Jasbir Singh Gill General Secretary PPCC, Smt. Lakhwinder Kaur Garcha General Secretary PPCC, S. Gurpartap Singh Mann Secretary PPCC, Sh. Jang Bahdur Singh General Secretary SC Department PPCC and others.....
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Interacting with students in a friendly environment, sought suggestions to make existing education system

Dr. Cheema becomes Teacher & Guide for Langroya Students During His Surprise Visit to School

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Langroya (SBS Nagar), December 17, 2014: Departing from the conventional path, Punjab Education Minister Dr. Daljeet Singh Cheema took the students of Government Senior Secondary School Langroya by surprise by conducting a non formal visit to acquaint himself by the state of affairs in government schools.
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Langroya (SBS Nagar), December 17, 2014: Departing from the conventional path, Punjab Education Minister Dr. Daljeet Singh Cheema took the students of Government Senior Secondary School Langroya by surprise by conducting a non formal visit to acquaint himself by the state of affairs in government schools.
The visit was totally a non formal and contrary to usual surprise checks, the minister did not seek the attendance registers or other records, rather he straightway went to the classes and started to interact with the students about their education and other activities.
It was more surprise for the students to have a teacher cum guide as the State Education Minister. Interacting with the students in a friendly environment, he sought suggestions from the students to make existing education system more effective. Apart from that, he also apprised all of them of the career opportunities after completing their schooling adding that state has also started vocational courses in 100 schools of the state including three schools of the SBS Nagar district, from class 9 to 10+2 as per the new avenues in the industrial, Hospitality, Automobile, Security and Paramedics etc. with the help of National Skill Development Corporation. Soon the acccess of these vocational courses to be increased to other schools by next session, he added.
Discussing the successful working of Six Schools For Meritorious Students started at SAS Nagar, Jalandhar, Patiala, Mohali, Amrisar and Bathinda, he calls upon the students to work hard and on getting above 80 percent marks in 10+2, they would also be eligible to get admission in these schools at free of cost.
He also directed the educational officials to go to remote schools and know the ground realities and hiccups to implement education schemes so that the schemes accordingly be devised.
He expressed satisfaction over the management and performance of the staff and students of the school.
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League matches concluded; Anil Joshi mark the day as Chief Guest

5th World Kabaddi Cup: English men & Danish eves enters Semifinal

India, Pakistan, Iran and England makes their entry in last four in Men

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Mehta Chowk (Amritsar), December 17, 2014: The league matches for 5th World Kabbadi Cup today concluded with the matches played here today at Shaheed Captain Manjinder Singh Bhinder Stadium. The Adams of India, England and Pakistan and in Eves India, Pakistan, New Zealand and Denmark got their entry into Semifinals. In the men league matches played today, Pakistan with its fifth
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Mehta Chowk (Amritsar), December 17, 2014: The league matches for 5th World Kabbadi Cup today concluded with the matches played here today at Shaheed Captain Manjinder Singh Bhinder Stadium. The Adams of India, England and Pakistan and in Eves India, Pakistan, New Zealand and Denmark got their entry into Semifinals. In the men league matches played today, Pakistan with its fifth
victory and England with its 4th victory got entry for semifinals. Canada team failed to enter semifinal despite registering 3rd victory. In the women league matches, Denmark got entry into semifinals with its 2nd victory whereas England said its goodbye with its maiden victory.
Mr. Anil Joshi marked the day as Chief Guest. He thanked the Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal for organsing league matches at Mehta Chowk. He said that these were efforts of Punjab government that now Kabbadi has been known worldwide. He also honored Mrs. Gurnam Kaur mother of Shaheed Captain Manjinder Singh Bhinder.
Prominent amongst others, Mr. Baljit Singh Jalalusma, MLA, Veer Singh Lopoke, Chairman District planning board and former minister Capt Balbir Singh Bath were also present on the occasion. As per final results of league matches for men, England defeated Denmark by 44-21, Canada defeated Sweden by 42-16, Pakistan defeated Argentina by 45-20 .In women, England defeated Mexico by 38-27 and
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Harsimrat Badal meet Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu

Bathinda-Delhi Shatabdi express to halt Mansa : Minister assures Harsimrat Badal

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Bathinda, December 17, 2014: Bathinda Member of Parliament (MP) Harsimrat Kaur Badal met union railways minister Suresh Prabhu, on Tuesday, and reportedly extracted an assurance from him about the halt of the Bathinda-Delhi Shatabdi express at Mansa, which is also part of her Lok Sabha constituency.
Harsimrat swung into action after HT published a report on Tuesday about Mansa missing an halt of the train despite its three halts in Haryana.
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Bathinda, December 17, 2014: Bathinda Member of Parliament (MP) Harsimrat Kaur Badal met union railways minister Suresh Prabhu, on Tuesday, and reportedly extracted an assurance from him about the halt of the Bathinda-Delhi Shatabdi express at Mansa, which is also part of her Lok Sabha constituency.
Harsimrat swung into action after HT published a report on Tuesday about Mansa missing an halt of the train despite its three halts in Haryana.
In a press note issued on Tuesday, the office of the district public relations office, Mansa, claimed that Harsimrat was making strenuous efforts to ensure a halt of the train at Mansa and she met Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday to ensure a halt of the train there.
“Suresh Prabhu has assured Harsimrat that the train will halt at the Mansa railway station,” reads the press note.
However, no amended schedule has been issued so far and Mansa deputy commissioner Parveen Kumar Thind has only ‘hoped’ that Harsimrat’s efforts would succeed.
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Alliance partners are blaming each other for the situation alleges Bajwa

Modi should clarify the real position on drug smuggling in Punjab: Bajwa

By Gagandeep Sohal

Chandigarh, December 17, 2014: With the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and the Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal directly blaming the centre and the BJP run states for drug smuggling in this border state, the Congress President Partap Singh Bajwa today called upon the Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi to clarify the situation to end this confusion.

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Chandigarh, December 17, 2014: With the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and the Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal directly blaming the centre and the BJP run states for drug smuggling in this border state, the Congress President Partap Singh Bajwa today called upon the Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi to clarify the situation to end this confusion.

“The Chief Minister has written a letter to the Union Home Minister Mr Rajnath Singh urging him to take appropriate steps to tighten the vigil on the border to stop the smuggling of drugs from across the border while his Deputy Chief Minister son has demanded that the BJP ruled states like Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan should impose ban on poppy cultivation as these states were the source of smuggling of opium and poppy husk to Punjab. The alliance partners are blaming each other for the situation. It is for the Prime Minister to state the real position as entire information is with the central agencies”, he added.

The PPCC chief said it was now Mr Modi who had realised the gravity of situation in Punjab in his Man Ki Baat programme in which he had been frank enough to share his feel of the ground situation as conveyed to him by the hapless mothers whose sons had become addicts. Earlier, the anguish expressed by the Congress vice-president, Mr Rahul Gandhi, before the Lok Sabha election was construed to be the criticism of the Badal government. The Badal government went into counter-offensive mode. Now it was the Prime Minister had virtually reiterated what Mr Gandhi had stated earlier.

Mr Bajwa said both father and son were trying to pass the buck. The Chief Minister had virtually held the centre responsibility by alleging laxity by the Border Security Forces saying drugs were being smuggled via Samjhauta Express and the Delhi-Lahore bus. This amounted to blaming the centre directly for smuggling. He said the Deputy Chief Minister who was also the Home Minister had washed his hands off by attacking the BJP run states. It was a strange case of the alliance partners blaming each other for a situation which was affecting the future of this border state.

Under such a situation, it was the responsibility of the Prime Minister to clarify the ground situation and tell the people as to from where the drugs being used in this state emanated. He said as per the studies, the drugs prevalent in thus state were mainly synthetic, opium and poppy husk with a small number hooked to heroine. It was mainly heroine that was being smuggled from across the border. One of the main drug lords arrested by the police who had divulged the names of some Punjab ministers had been smuggling synthetic drugs and as per the information given out by the police, his drug racket had gone up to Rs 6000 crore, he added.

He said as Mr Badal had written to the Union Home Minister to tighten vigil on the border to check drug smuggling, now it was for Mr Modi to come out with the facts. It was no more an issue relating to internal wrangling between the two alliance partners. The people should not be allowed to suffer as the Prime Minister had himself made reference as to what was happening in Punjab, he added.....
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State to sign MOU with companies to provide cement on control rates

Punjab villages to witness complete facelift in next 5 years : Sukhbir Badal

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Chandigarh/Sham Khera (Sri Mukatsar Sahib) December 17, 2014 : Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today announced that all villages will witness complete facelift in next 5 years as CC flouring to be laid in the streets.
This was stated by Deputy Chief Minister today while visiting village Sham Khera in Sri Mukatsar Sahib district where all streets having 4 km length were constructed with CC flouring at a cost of Rs. 16.....
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Chandigarh/Sham Khera (Sri Mukatsar Sahib) December 17, 2014 : Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today announced that all villages will witness complete facelift in next 5 years as CC flouring to be laid in the streets.
This was stated by Deputy Chief Minister today while visiting village Sham Khera in Sri Mukatsar Sahib district where all streets having 4 km length were constructed with CC flouring at a cost of Rs. 16.61 crore besides 100 % drinking water facilities costing Rs. 26.62 crore. Mr. Badal said that it would be second biggest project being initiated by the SAD-BJP Government after making the Punjab a power surplus state across the nation. It is mentioned here that earlier Ratta Khera and Mandi Kilianwali villages in this district have CC flooring in the streets.
Deputy CM said CC flooring project would be implemented in a phased manner by the Rural Development and Panchayats Department by kicking off in another 35 villages of Lambi constituency as ordinary bricks streets were not durable due to water logging in these areas.
Terming it a dream project Mr. Badal asked the Rural Development and Panchayats Department officials to come up with a detailed proposal within a month, besides exploring the possibilities to engage village panchayats in this noble cause.
Mr. Badal also said that Punjab Government would sign memorandum of understanding (MOU) with cement companies to provide cement on control rates for public works especially CC flouring and construction of water works to reduce the project costs. Mr. Badal has also said that cement bags available at control rate would have different colour to check sale of control rate cement in open market.
Talking about the world Kabbadi cup final, he said that village Badal has fully geared up for this mega event and all preparations have already been made. He said that to provide sports facilities and give a push to sports activities in semi urban areas and villages, state government has decided to organize world kabbadi cup matches mostly small towns. Deputy Commissioner Mr. Jaskiran Singh was also present on the occasion.
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Special arrangements made on Wahga Border to facilitate Pakistani Guests

1st Group of Pakistani Jalsa Salana Qadian to cross border on December 18

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Qadian, December 17, 2014 (Ch.Maqbool Ahmad): First group of the Pakistani Jalsa Salana Qadian participants will cross Wahga Border on 18thDecember 2014. Chaudhry Abdul Wasay Chatta Deputy Secretary Internal Affairs Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Qadian told this correspondent that all the preparations to receive the Pakistani Jalsa Salana participants have been completed. Special arrangements have been made on Wahga Border to facilitate the Pakistani g....
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Qadian, December 17, 2014 (Ch.Maqbool Ahmad): First group of the Pakistani Jalsa Salana Qadian participants will cross Wahga Border on 18thDecember 2014. Chaudhry Abdul Wasay Chatta Deputy Secretary Internal Affairs Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Qadian told this correspondent that all the preparations to receive the Pakistani Jalsa Salana participants have been completed. Special arrangements have been made on Wahga Border to facilitate the Pakistani guests. He further told that special buses will bring the entire guest from Wahga Border. On the other hand Naeem Ahmad Nasir told that we have made special arrangements for guest for their breakfast and lunch at Wahga Border.....
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Swachh Bharat Mission

Weeding out of Obsolete Record: Punjab seeks compliance report from Deptts.

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Chandigarh, December 17, 2014: The Punjab Government has accelerated the activity of weeding out of obsolete record and proper maintenance & upkeep of record as part of Swachh Bharat Mission from all departments of the state. All the departments had earlier been instructed to weed out the redundant and obsolete record biting dust since decades now the Punjab Government has sought compliance report form all the departments.
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Chandigarh, December 17, 2014: The Punjab Government has accelerated the activity of weeding out of obsolete record and proper maintenance & upkeep of record as part of Swachh Bharat Mission from all departments of the state. All the departments had earlier been instructed to weed out the redundant and obsolete record biting dust since decades now the Punjab Government has sought compliance report form all the departments.
Disclosing this here today an official spokesperson of the General Administration Department said that all the departments have been asked to explain the detail of record that has been weeded out and what kind of initiatives have been taken for the proper upkeep the record using scientific method and modern technology. The information sought must be in word format and to be emailed at gurnam1001@gmaill.com.
The spokesperson said that the Punjab Government has taken this initiative to weed out old and obsolete record as a part of Swachh Bharat Mission launched by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. He said that the compliance report thus received from all the department would be forwarded to the Chief Minister, Mr. Parkash Singh Badal for further action.....
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Punjab Chief Secretary to be Chairperson of this Committee

Punjab constitutes Apex Committee to monitor Digital India Programme Projects

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Chandigarh, December 17, 2014: The Punjab Government has constituted a State Apex Committee with an aim to monitor the various ongoing Digital India Programme projects and to prioritize the execution of these projects. Chief Secretary, Punjab has been made the Chairperson of this Committee.
Disclosing this here today an official spokesperson of the Governance Reform Department said that this Committee has been mandated to evaluate and moni....
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Chandigarh, December 17, 2014: The Punjab Government has constituted a State Apex Committee with an aim to monitor the various ongoing Digital India Programme projects and to prioritize the execution of these projects. Chief Secretary, Punjab has been made the Chairperson of this Committee.
Disclosing this here today an official spokesperson of the Governance Reform Department said that this Committee has been mandated to evaluate and monitor the Digital India Programme and to prioritize the projects. He said that Principal Secretary, Governance Reforms, Principal Secretary, Finance, Principal Secretary, Planning, Secretary,Personnel, State Information Officer, NIC, Punjab Unit have been nominated as Members in this committee. Director Governance Reforms would be the Member Secretary whereas Secretaries of concerned E-Governance projects and Domain/Technical Experts would be the Invitees in this committee.
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Pakistani players demonstrates their anguish by wearing black bands

5th World Kabaddi Cup : Players mourns the brutal killings of school kids

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Mehta Chowk (Amritsar)/Chandigarh, December 17, 2014: Kabaddi players today demonstrated their solidarity with the aggrieved families during league matches of 5th world kabbadi cup and observed two minutes silence to mourn the brutal killings of school kids by terrorists in Peshawar city, Pakistan.
During introduction session with players of Pakistan and Argentina here today, Mr. Baljit Singh Jalalusma MLA, Mr Veer Singh Lopoke, Chairman d....
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Mehta Chowk (Amritsar)/Chandigarh, December 17, 2014: Kabaddi players today demonstrated their solidarity with the aggrieved families during league matches of 5th world kabbadi cup and observed two minutes silence to mourn the brutal killings of school kids by terrorists in Peshawar city, Pakistan.
During introduction session with players of Pakistan and Argentina here today, Mr. Baljit Singh Jalalusma MLA, Mr Veer Singh Lopoke, Chairman district planning board and Capt Balbir Singh Bath former minister observed silence for 2 minutes along with players and audience to mourn this heinous act and prayed almighty to grant peace to the departed souls.
Meanwhile, the players of Pakistan Kabbadi team demonstrated their anguish by wearing black bands while playing their match with Argentina.
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Department has collected 340 pesticides samples, 153 fertilizers samples & 303 seeds samples

Farmers are being provided unadulterated seeds, Fertilizers: Chief Agri Officer

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Bathinda, December 17, 2014: The agriculture department is committed to provide farmers unadulterated agriculture inputs to lessen their input costs and increase their productivity. In order to provide best quality of agriculture inputs and for quality control the agriculture department collects samples of pesticides, fertilizers and seeds from time-to-time.
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Bathinda, December 17, 2014: The agriculture department is committed to provide farmers unadulterated agriculture inputs to lessen their input costs and increase their productivity. In order to provide best quality of agriculture inputs and for quality control the agriculture department collects samples of pesticides, fertilizers and seeds from time-to-time.
Divulging this information here today, the Chief Agriculture Officer (CAO) Dr Rajinder Singh Brar said that under this campaign, during the year 2014, the agriculture department collected samples of pesticides, fertilizers and seeds from different places.
Said that 340 samples of pesticides, 153 samples of fertilizers and 303 samples of seeds were collected. Of this ten samples of seeds failed, six samples of pesticides and one sample of fertilizer failed.
Dr Brar added that all the collected samples were tested from government certified laboratories. As per the state government guidelines the samples of fertilizers and pesticides would be tested again from laboratories outside Punjab, while notices have been issued to the seeds companies according to the act.
Giving information about the campaign started to test the samples of soil and water he added that during year 2014 till November, 8904 samples of soil and 2618 samples of water were tested. These samples were tested at the soil testing laboratories in Bathinda, Rampura and Talwandi Sabo. During the kharif season, the agriculture department selected three villages in every block and ran this campaign of testing soil and water. Besides testing the water and soil maples free of cost, the farmers were also told about importance of using farm chemicals in a regulated way thereby controlling its consumption in fields.
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Asks Home Minister to delete all names who are not required for any crime in Punjab

Sukhbir urges Rajnath to review black list of Sikhs maintained by Union Home Ministry

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Chandigarh, December 17, 2014 : Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today urged Union Home minister Rajnath Singh to review the black list of Sikhs maintained by his ministry and delete all names who were not required for any crime in Punjab.
Disclosing this here today, the Deputy CM's Media Advisor Jangveer Singh said Mr Badal had written to the Union Home minister to draw the latter's attention to the black l....
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Chandigarh, December 17, 2014 : Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today urged Union Home minister Rajnath Singh to review the black list of Sikhs maintained by his ministry and delete all names who were not required for any crime in Punjab.
Disclosing this here today, the Deputy CM's Media Advisor Jangveer Singh said Mr Badal had written to the Union Home minister to draw the latter's attention to the black list maintained by the Foreigners Division of the Home ministry which was causing harassment to Sikhs because it was full of discrepancies and inaccuracies.
The letter said Sikhs with names similar to those contained in the black list were being harassed at various airports. Mr Badal said foreign nationals also did not understand differences in appearances of Sikhs which resulted in a sense of discrimination among those who were type cast as anti nationals for no fault of theirs.
The Deputy CM also brought to the notice of the Home minister that the Punjab government was continuously receiving complaints from Punjabis settled abroad that the maintenance of the black list was causing problems for everyone. "They have demanded that this list should be reviewed and even done away with", Mr Badal said.
The letter said according to information available with the Punjab government, there were 63 foreign nationals on the black list maintained by the Ministry of Home Affairs (as communicated to the Punjab government) for the purpose of visa restrictions. He said out of these the identity of 31 persons could not be ascertained in the absence of complete particulars. "Out of the remaining 32 persons also there is a need to review the list in consultation with the Punjab government for deletion of names of all persons who are not required for any crime in Punjab", he added.
Mr Badal also brought to the notice of Mr Rajnath Singh that presently there was no mechanism to review the black list periodically. "You would also agree that there is no tangible benefit in keeping names of persons whose identities are not fully determined on the black list. In fact the maintenance of this list has resulted in alienation of a section of Sikh diaspora without any substantial national security advantages", he said in the letter.
Requesting that the names of persons against whom there were no cases or legal proceedings pending should be removed from the black list, Mr Badal also urged for a review of the list on a regular basis.....
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Board condemns terrorist attack on children in Pakistan

DTOs asked to submit details of Private School bus drivers within 15 days

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Chandigarh December 17: The Punjab Government has directed all the District Transport Officers to submit the complete report, regarding the school buses plying in their respective districts, within 15 days.
Addressing a meeting of the members of the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights Punjab, Mr. Sukesh Kalia Chairman, said that the DTOs have been directed to present the complete record of the school buses like fitness certific....
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Chandigarh December 17: The Punjab Government has directed all the District Transport Officers to submit the complete report, regarding the school buses plying in their respective districts, within 15 days.
Addressing a meeting of the members of the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights Punjab, Mr. Sukesh Kalia Chairman, said that the DTOs have been directed to present the complete record of the school buses like fitness certificate, registration certificate, driving license number of the driver and the details of the conductor to the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights Punjab. Addressing a meeting of the members of the Commission, Mr. Kalia said that strict action would be taken against the transport officers not submitting the details within 15 days. The DTOs have also been directed to ensure and certify that all school buses plying in their respective districts are complying with Supreme Court Guidelines.
Expressing concern over the casual approach and negligent driving of the school bus drivers plying vehicles without any valid documents, Mr. Kalia said that it was painful to note that the private school authorities have not been taking caution in ensuring the security of the children while commuting in school buses. Referring to the recent accident case of a school bus turned down and killing one 4 year old child at Jallandhar, Mr. Kalia said that after investigations it was found that the driver was without license.
Taking serious note of the management committees recruiting untrained drivers without any valid documents and certificates, Mr. Kalia has urged the appointing authorities to be more vigilant in recruiting the drivers. Only experienced and trained drivers so that the safety of the children could be ensured.
Mr. Kalia further pointed out that the coaching and day care centres were lacking in the basic amenities. He has also asked that authorities to make sure the proper seating arrangements, toilets, drinking water facilities and congenial atmosphere in these commercial centers. He also said that the commission would randomly check the institutes and take appropriate action against them if the basic amenities were not ensured.
The Board also condemned the recent barbaric terrorist activity in Pakistan killing more than 100 children. Mr. Kalia said that the children are the future of any country and they should not be harmed in the larger interest of the countries.
Sumer Singh Gurjjar, Secretary of the Commission, Deputy Director Mr. Rajwinder Singh Gill, members Dr. Jaswinder Singh, Mrs. Sheela Devi were present along with other officers.
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Union Agriculture Minister urges Badal to personally receive the award

Punjab bags Krishi Karman award 2013-14 as best performing in Food Grains Production

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Chandigarh, December 17, 2014: In another major shot in arm of the state, Punjab has been selected by the Union government for the Krishi Karman Award 2013-14 as the best performing state in overall food grains production.
Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said that in a communiqué, the Union Agriculture Minister Mr. Radha Mohan Singh apprised the state government with regard to this deci....
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Chandigarh, December 17, 2014: In another major shot in arm of the state, Punjab has been selected by the Union government for the Krishi Karman Award 2013-14 as the best performing state in overall food grains production.
Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said that in a communiqué, the Union Agriculture Minister Mr. Radha Mohan Singh apprised the state government with regard to this decision. He said that the Union government would soon organize a function to felicitate the state for this rare feat. Appreciating the state government for this achievement, Mr. Radha Mohan Singh urged the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal to receive this award on the behalf of the state.
Pertinently, this prestigious award consists of a trophy, citation and a cash award of Rs 5 crore.
It may be recalled that under the dynamic, visionary and far sighted leadership of the Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal the state has also bagged “Krishi Karman Award” for record production of food grains during year 2010-11.....
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Move aimed at giving major boost to Food Processing industry in the State

Badal gives nod for opening ‘Food Processing Training & Business Incubation centre’ at Bathinda

Hopeful of changing fortune of farmers through these Centres

Asks officers to launch special campaign for making people aware about huge potential of Food Processing Industry

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Three more such centres to come across the state

Chandigarh, December 17, 2014: With a twin objective of promoting Food Processing Industry in the state on one hand and opening new vistas of employment for youth on the other, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today gave nod for setting up ‘Food Processing Training and Business Incubation Centre’ at Bathinda.
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Three more such centres to come across the state

Chandigarh, December 17, 2014: With a twin objective of promoting Food Processing Industry in the state on one hand and opening new vistas of employment for youth on the other, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today gave nod for setting up ‘Food Processing Training and Business Incubation Centre’ at Bathinda.
Presiding over a high level meeting to encourage Food Processing Industry in the state here at his office, this morning, the Chief Minister said that this ‘Food Processing Training and Business Incubation Centre’ to be set up by the Punjab Agriculture University (PAU) would go a long way in transforming the destiny of the beleaguered peasantry of the state, which was on the brink of economic disaster due to day-by-day squeezing margins of profit. He said that this ambitious centre to come up on the land of Bathinda Research Centre of the Punjab Agriculture University (PAU) at a cost of about Rs 7 crore would impart training to the farmers, women and youth about the innovative techniques regarding the value addition of fruits, vegetables, coarse grains and others through Food Processing, so that they could earn huge profits from it. Mr. Badal hoped that this centre to be set up on the pattern of Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology (IICPT), Thanjvur would change the fortunes of the Punjabi farmers in the coming years.
The Chief Minister said that in the first phase training would be imparted for the processing of fruits and vegetables into jams, jellies, pickles, juices and others whereas in the second phase to be initiated later on training for Bakery and confectionary products would be given. Underscoring the need for providing adequate marketing facilities for the products to be manufactured in this centre, he said that the PAU must construct outlets on its land in Bathinda to sell the products manufactured from this centre. Mr. Badal said that keeping in view huge scope of Food Processing Industry, Punjabi farmers could be duly benefitted from it.
Expressing concern over the lack of awareness amongst the people regarding the tremendous potential in Food processing Industry, the Chief Minister said that the state government must embark a special campaign for making the people aware about the enormous benefits they could get from this industry. He also emphasised the need for strengthening the extension services of both the PAU and Agriculture department to make the people especially the farmers aware about the huge scope in the Food Processing Industry.
During the meeting Vice Chancellor of PAU Dr BS Dhillon apprised the Chief Minister that the University would soon set up two more such centres at Hoshiarpur and Gurdaspur besides upgrading the existing one at Ludhiana.
Prominent amongst other present in the meeting included Financial Commissioner Development Mr. Suresh Kumar, Principal Secretary Food Processing Mr. SR Ladhar, Special Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Gaggandip Singh Brar, Director Horticulture Dr. Gurkanwal Singh, VC PAU Dr. BS Dhillon and Assistant General Manager (AGM) Punjab Agro Mr. Rajesh Tuli. ....
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DC conducts first meeting with newly formed Advisory Committees

Advisory Committees an integral part of Government: DC, Bathinda

Govt can work better with the contribution of Advisory Committees, DC

Members of District Level Advisory Committees distributed Identity Cards

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Bathinda, December 17, 2014: The Deputy Commissioner Bathinda Dr Basant Garg today conducted first meeting of the newly formed district level advisory committees. Interacting with the members of advisory committees in the meeting he said that these committees are an integral part of the government and their vital contribution can help government do better works.
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Bathinda, December 17, 2014: The Deputy Commissioner Bathinda Dr Basant Garg today conducted first meeting of the newly formed district level advisory committees. Interacting with the members of advisory committees in the meeting he said that these committees are an integral part of the government and their vital contribution can help government do better works.
He appealed all the members of advisory committees to give their valuable suggestions so that this people oriented government could be run in more effective manner. He said that 30 members have been nominated in each of the committee. All the members are those who have been working very well in their respective fields and are representatives of common man in true words. He directed the government officers and employees present at the meeting to take suggestions of committees’ members on government policies and try to implement the same. He added that the meetings of different committees would be conducted soon.
In the first meeting convened today, the deputy commissioner distributed identity cards to members of police affairs committee, revenue, public health, food and civil supplies, urban infrastructure and municipal services, excise and taxation, health, SC, BC and social welfare, power, cooperative and education department.
Prominent among others present at the meeting included DDPO Mr Rajinder Batra, DFSC Mr A P Singh and other officers.
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Condemned the decision of SAD Govt. to pay only basic salary to new recruits during first 2 years

Basic salary decision proves Badal Government’s bankruptcy: Manpreet

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Chandigarh, December 17: People’s Party of Punjab Chief Manpreet Singh Badal today strongly condemned the decision of the Parkash Singh Badal government in the state to pay only basic salary to the new recruits during the first two years saying it would not only affect governance but also breed corruption.
“This decision has conclusively proved that the Punjab government has become bankrupt and there is no hope of improvement in the si....
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Chandigarh, December 17: People’s Party of Punjab Chief Manpreet Singh Badal today strongly condemned the decision of the Parkash Singh Badal government in the state to pay only basic salary to the new recruits during the first two years saying it would not only affect governance but also breed corruption.
“This decision has conclusively proved that the Punjab government has become bankrupt and there is no hope of improvement in the situation over the years. What is all the more ironic that the state government has resorted to this extreme step when the Akali Dal is partner in the government at the centre and the Chief Minister had been promising in the run up to the Lok Sabha elections free flow of funds to the state after Narendra Modi took over as the Prime Minister”, he added.
Manpreet expressed the apprehension in a statement that it would not matter much in the departments or posts that were considered lucrative but at the same time, it would further breed corruption. The BJP government at the centre had been laying stress on ending corruption and providing transparent governance but the state government in which this party was a partner was only institutionalising corruption through such decisions. This was now also clear that the Badal government had lost all hope of getting financial assistance from the centre.
He asked as to why experts and specialists like engineers and doctors would be attracted to the government service on basic salary when they could get much more money in the private sector which was expanding at a fast pace. This might affect the quality of governance in the long run.
The former finance minister proposed that the both the civil and the police administration in the state were top heavy. It was difficult to count the DGPs and Additional DGPs, forget the number of IGs. The law and order situation, on the other hand, continued to deteriorate despite such a top heavy structure. Similar was the case with the civil administration. He said the government should have gone in for cuts at this level rather than starting with the savings at the lowest level.
He said on the one hand, it was being claimed that Punjab was among the most peaceful states in the country but on the other, the superstructure created during militancy by way of additional police districts continued to exist. In civil administration, small and smaller districts had been created which had only added burden on the state exchequer without improving the quality of governance.....
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Print Technology Exhibition at Kuala Lumpur, under the banner of AIFMP on 14-18 August, 2014

AIFMP distributes Rs. 9,00,397 to delegates who visited Print Technology Exhibition

By SK Vyas

Jalandhar, December 17, 2014: For the first time ever in the 65 year history of the All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) an amount of Rs. 9,00,397 has been distributed to the delegates who visited Print Technology Exhibition at Kuala Lumpur, under the banner of AIFMP on 14-18 August, 2014. Giving this information, Kamal Chopra, Chairman International Cooperation said, we have already received the said grant from the Government of India....
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Jalandhar, December 17, 2014: For the first time ever in the 65 year history of the All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) an amount of Rs. 9,00,397 has been distributed to the delegates who visited Print Technology Exhibition at Kuala Lumpur, under the banner of AIFMP on 14-18 August, 2014. Giving this information, Kamal Chopra, Chairman International Cooperation said, we have already received the said grant from the Government of India, Ministry of MSME under international cooperation scheme. He said, distribution ceremony for this grant-in-aid from the GoI will be arranged where this amount will be distributed to the eligible entrepreneurs who visited Print Technology Exhibition last August under the banner of AIFMP.
Speaking on the occasion, Chopra intimated that under the international cooperation scheme of the Government of India, 75 to 85 per cent of the airfare is reimbursed to the eligible registered entrepreneur possessing EM Part-2 certificate after following the prescribed procedure of submitting the feedback report and outcome of the visit. Under this scheme the entrepreneurs are encouraged to visit overseas exhibitions to learn and understand the latest developments so as to increase quality production to withstand the increasing global competition.
Speaking on the occasion, Dev Nair, President AIFMP said, it is a known fact that India is fast emerging as the factory of printing and packaging, the group members were interested to find out interested companies to get their work done from India. In these days of out-sourcing, India can become a hub of providing printing and packaging services to the world. We have an excellent potential for export of these services, but there is a need to cost competitive and leverage our capacities in this sector for this purpose. Printing and packaging industry is developing at a very fast pace and India has the advantage of having the largest English known young population. With 12.5 per cent growth per annum, Indian Printing and Packaging Industry can generate phenomenal increase in employment opportunities also. With the visit to this exhibition the delegation wanted to know and understand the latest developments and the things to come in the Printing and Packaging Industry so as to implement it in our own country.
Anand Limaye, HGS AIFMP, thanked Government of India, Ministry of MSME for providing such opportunities for the overall development of the SMEs of the country. He said, it was possible only with this small encouragement of the GoI for the smaller units to explore the overseas market, I am thankful to the ministry for such an efforts and for such kind of encouraging schemes, Anand added.....
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Deputy Commissioner Bathinda thanks the donors

Rs 1 lac donated to Mahant Gurbanta Dass School for Deaf & Dumb Children

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Bathinda, December 17, 2014: Two donors today donated Rs 1 lac to the Red Cross Society run Mahant Gurbanta Dass School for Deaf and Dumb Children. The Deputy Commissioner Bathinda-cum-chairman District red Cross Society Dr Basant Garg said that Mr Rakesh from Grey Matters and VP operations from the Max Superspeciality Hospital donated Rs 50, 000 each for the school.
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Bathinda, December 17, 2014: Two donors today donated Rs 1 lac to the Red Cross Society run Mahant Gurbanta Dass School for Deaf and Dumb Children. The Deputy Commissioner Bathinda-cum-chairman District red Cross Society Dr Basant Garg said that Mr Rakesh from Grey Matters and VP operations from the Max Superspeciality Hospital donated Rs 50, 000 each for the school.
Appreciating the efforts of donors he said that all of us should use one-tenth part of our income in philanthropic activities. He said that at Mahant Gurbanta Dass School for Deaf and Dumb Children, these special students are imparted education and skills to bring them at par with the normal children. He added that currently 186 children are studying at the school of which 86 live in the school’s hostel. The children are imparted education on the pattern of Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) and are also imparted vocational skills. He appealed people to help for the betterment of these children.....
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Haryana Darbar

Haryana govt decides to celebrate December 25 as Governance Day

By Gagandeep Sohal

Chandigarh, Dec 17- Haryana Government has decided to celebrate December 25, 2014 as 'Governance Day' on the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Stating this here today, an official spokesman said that on this occasion, the government would launch new system of registration in all tehsil offices so as to make the registration work favourable, easy and transparent for the people. Under the system, t....
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Chandigarh, Dec 17- Haryana Government has decided to celebrate December 25, 2014 as 'Governance Day' on the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Stating this here today, an official spokesman said that on this occasion, the government would launch new system of registration in all tehsil offices so as to make the registration work favourable, easy and transparent for the people. Under the system, the registration would be carried out through the medium of e-disha centres where concerned people could come on a scheduled timing with their documents for speedy registration. In the first phase, this system would be introduced in district tehsils of Jagadhri, Thanesar, Kaithal, Jind, Karnal, Rohtak, Rewari and Faridabad.
He said that by December 25, all long pending undisputed mutations would be settled. With a view to increase the pace of work in future, the days from 12th to 26th of every month have been fixed to bring the number of undisputed mutations at zero.
He said that on this occasion, 'CM Web Portal' would be inaugurated to reduce the gap between government and people through the medium of information technology. 'CM Window' would also be inaugurated at all district headquarters so that the grievances of the people directly reach the government for redressal, he added.
Besides this, in all parliamentary constituency of all districts, 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' would be organised with the involvement of MLAs and other elected representatives concerned. This Abhiyan would also be supported by Urban Local Bodies and Development and Panchayats Departments, he added.....
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Including 4 AAGs, 19 Deputy AGs and 17 AAGs.

Khattar Govt appoints 40 Law officers

By Gagandeep Sohal

Chandigarh, December 17- Haryana Government has engaged 40 advocates in the office of the Advocate General, Haryana. As many as four advocates have been engaged as Additional Advocate General, 19 as Deputy Advocate General and 17 as Assistant Advocate General.
Stating this here today, an official spokesman said that advocates who have been designated as Additional Advocate General are Mr Ajay Jain, Mr Ashish Yadav, Mr Deepak Sabharwal and Mr Hitesh Pandit.
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Chandigarh, December 17- Haryana Government has engaged 40 advocates in the office of the Advocate General, Haryana. As many as four advocates have been engaged as Additional Advocate General, 19 as Deputy Advocate General and 17 as Assistant Advocate General.
Stating this here today, an official spokesman said that advocates who have been designated as Additional Advocate General are Mr Ajay Jain, Mr Ashish Yadav, Mr Deepak Sabharwal and Mr Hitesh Pandit.
He said that the 19 designated Deputy Advocate General are Mr Ashok Kumar Pashrija, Dr Sushil Gautam, Mr Naresh Kumar Sharma, Mr Lal Chand Yadav, Mr Sidarth Sanwalia, Mr Naveen Kumar, Mr Dhanpat Rai Singla, Mr Baljinder Singh Virk, Mr Surinder Pal Singh, Mr Surender Singh Pannu, Mr Jasbir Singh Thol, Mr Pradeep Prakash Chahar, Mr Ajay Sharma, Mr Ashwani Kumar Saini, Mr Raj Kumar Yadav, Mr Anil Kumar Chahal, Mr Rath Tilak Redhu, Mr Gurdas Singh Salwara and Ms Kirti Singh Dalal.
He said that the 17 designated Assistant Advocate General are Mr Rajeev Kumar Doon, Ms Dimple Jain, Mr Gaurav Goel, Mr Bhupender Pawar, Mr Arun Tewatia, Mr Narender Kumar Parmar, Mr Neeraj Poswal, Mr Ajit Kumar Bhardwaj, Mr Munish Sharma, Mr Manoj Dhankar, Mr Vijesh Sharma, Mr Saurabh Sachdeva, Mr Ravi Pratap Singh, Mr Vivek Saini, Mr Pardeep Sharma, Mr Aayuwan Singh and Mr Harkesh Kumar.....
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