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Morcha decides to burn China products in Holi

Shiv Sena Yuva Morcha protests to boycott Made in China products

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Ferozepur, September 23: Today, Shiv Sena Yuva Morcha with a motive to boycott Made in China products, protested on Satiyawala Byepass led y Rinku Choudhary, under directions of R.D.Puri, National President.

Addressing the protesters, Kamal Kumar, Incharge, Des Raj, District President, Sonu Sahota, President, District Beopar Mandal, Ravi Kumar, District President, Michel Bhatti, District Rural President, Rambo, District Youth Presidebt, Taman Choudhayr, District Advisor, Rakesh Ku....
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Ferozepur, September 23: Today, Shiv Sena Yuva Morcha with a motive to boycott Made in China products, protested on Satiyawala Byepass led y Rinku Choudhary, under directions of R.D.Puri, National President.

Addressing the protesters, Kamal Kumar, Incharge, Des Raj, District President, Sonu Sahota, President, District Beopar Mandal, Ravi Kumar, District President, Michel Bhatti, District Rural President, Rambo, District Youth Presidebt, Taman Choudhayr, District Advisor, Rakesh Kumar, District Block President said, the China had violated the international rules by dispatching its army in the Ladhak area of Chumar which will not be tolerated at any cost.

They further said, in protest against the attitude of China, the product Made in China will be boycott in India.

They said, the workers of Shiv Sena Yuva Morcha will burn Holi of products of China. It has become a super-power by selling its products in the Indian market and threatening on the income from our sources. China is doing all this since long by entering into the Indian Territory.

Seeing the anti-India policies of China, The leaders of SSYM appealed to the people to completely boycott the China products.

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Various departments comes together under one umbrella

ADC (G) Mansa Isha Kalia holds camp to promote crop diversification

150 farmers participate in the function

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Mansa: September 23: A camp was organised in block boha of Mansa to promote the diversification of agriculture and other allied activities. The camp was organised under the stewardship of ADC (G) Mansa Isha Kalia on Monday. About 150 farmers attended the programme.

Various departments participated in the function which included department of agriculture, soil conservation, animal husbandry, krishi vigyan Kendra (KYK) and horticulture. The farmers were also advised to stop practice of ....
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Mansa: September 23: A camp was organised in block boha of Mansa to promote the diversification of agriculture and other allied activities. The camp was organised under the stewardship of ADC (G) Mansa Isha Kalia on Monday. About 150 farmers attended the programme.

Various departments participated in the function which included department of agriculture, soil conservation, animal husbandry, krishi vigyan Kendra (KYK) and horticulture. The farmers were also advised to stop practice of burning of paddy straw by showcasing alternatives like rota beater, happy seeders and chopper bailers.

Various self help groups exhibited their products and gave presentations on how they started their work. A registration process was also launched for enrolling farmers for KYK training programme and large number of farmers got themselves registered with KYK.

Speaking to babushahi.com ADC Isha Kalia said “the aim of the camp was to promote crop diversification, encourage agro-allied sector like dairy farming, fish farming, piggery and bee keeping. These activities can prove beneficial for the farmers to get additional income to their earnings”. “We will arrange such more camps in future” said Isha.
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Fourth list announced by INLD

INLD fields Dushyant Chautala from Uchana Kalan, Naina Singh from Dabwali

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Chandigarh, September 23: INLD today released the fourth list of candidates for Haryana Assembly Elections scheduled to held on October 15. Senior leader and Ch. Abhay Singh Chautala & INLD President Ashok Arora said that Dushyant Chautala party candidate from Uchana, Smt. Naina Chautala from Dabwali, Chander Bhatia from Badkhal, Neelam Narang from Panipat, Bachan Kaur from Ladwa, Parvesh Mehta from Faridabad and Fakir Chand from Kalanour. ....
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Chandigarh, September 23: INLD today released the fourth list of candidates for Haryana Assembly Elections scheduled to held on October 15. Senior leader and Ch. Abhay Singh Chautala & INLD President Ashok Arora said that Dushyant Chautala party candidate from Uchana, Smt. Naina Chautala from Dabwali, Chander Bhatia from Badkhal, Neelam Narang from Panipat, Bachan Kaur from Ladwa, Parvesh Mehta from Faridabad and Fakir Chand from Kalanour. ....
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Center writes to DGPs of States & Union Territories

MoH to States : Arrange security for protectees visiting abroad

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New Delhi, September 23: The Home Ministry has asked states to arrange security for their protectees visiting abroad. The Ministry said, this is necessary for better coordination with foreign agencies for the protection of VVIPs.
Media reports that in a letter to Directors General of Police of states and Union Territories, the Ministry said, the protectees should provide the information three weeks in advance to the concerned agencies for coordination with foreign security agencies.
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New Delhi, September 23: The Home Ministry has asked states to arrange security for their protectees visiting abroad. The Ministry said, this is necessary for better coordination with foreign agencies for the protection of VVIPs.
Media reports that in a letter to Directors General of Police of states and Union Territories, the Ministry said, the protectees should provide the information three weeks in advance to the concerned agencies for coordination with foreign security agencies.
The protectees should also give details of their visit, itinerary, contact details, threat perception and the fee to be paid to hire private security in case there is no government security.
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Self styled religious leader Asaram Bapu’s troubles continues

Apex Court declines bail to Asaram Bapu in rape case

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New Delhi, September 23: The Supreme Court today refused to grant bail to Asaram Bapu on health grounds in Jodhpur rape case as his medical condition was found to be stable.
Media reports that after going through the report prepared by medical college at Jodhpur, the apex court said that it does not seem any urgency and he has been on medication for the last 15 months.
A bench headed by Justice T S Thakur, however, said that he can be allowed to get treatment for his ailment at a....
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New Delhi, September 23: The Supreme Court today refused to grant bail to Asaram Bapu on health grounds in Jodhpur rape case as his medical condition was found to be stable.
Media reports that after going through the report prepared by medical college at Jodhpur, the apex court said that it does not seem any urgency and he has been on medication for the last 15 months.
A bench headed by Justice T S Thakur, however, said that he can be allowed to get treatment for his ailment at appropriate hospital.
It also said that he can be allowed to get out of jail only after the examination of critical witnesses in the case.
The court also asked the Rajasthan government to place names of critical witnesses on the next date of hearing on October 14.....
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MEA Spokespersons Syed Akbaruddin brief media in New Delhi

Grand welcome awaits Modi in US : PM on 6-day visit from Sep 25 to 30

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New Delhi, September 23: Much publicized 6-day visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to US will be from September 25 to 30 for attending the 69th session of United Nations General Assembly in New York and a bilateral summit with US in Washington.
Briefing Media in New Delhi today, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said, the Prime Minister will be addressing the General Assembly on Saturday. He said, Mr Modi w....
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New Delhi, September 23: Much publicized 6-day visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to US will be from September 25 to 30 for attending the 69th session of United Nations General Assembly in New York and a bilateral summit with US in Washington.
Briefing Media in New Delhi today, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said, the Prime Minister will be addressing the General Assembly on Saturday. He said, Mr Modi will articulate his views on a series of subjects on International peace and Security.
Akbaruddin added that Prime Minister’s visit to US is signal of India's abiding commitment to multi-lateralism and desire to build on growing convergence in Indo-US ties.
Describing Prime Minister’s action packed schedule in New York, MEA Spokesperson said that besides meeting UN Chief Ban Ki Moon, Modi will have bilateral meetings with the President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa, Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina and Prime Minister of Nepal Sushil Koirala on the sidelines of UN General Assembly.

Mr Akbaruddin also added that there are no plans to meet Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Mr Modi will also address vibrant Indian Community at Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday.

The MEA Spokesperson further informed that the Prime Minister will also have interactions with Business Community, civil societies, Governors of US States and Mayors of major US Cities besides vibrant Indian Community in New York.

Mr Modi will meet US President Barack Obama on 29th and 30th September. US Vice President Biden will host lunch in honour of Mr Modi on 30th during which bilateral talks will take place.

Mr Akbaruddin said, the talks between the New Delhi and Washington will focus mainly on trade and Investment, energy, Science & Technology, Defence relations, maritime security and cooperation with 3rd countries including Afghanistan, Africa and connectivity projects in Asia. He added that Mr Modi's visit to the US will have substantive outcome.....
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Punjab Govt’s Fard Kendras prove boon for farmers : Brar

Land record of 357 villages goes online of Fazilka District

People can also register onlilne feedback to bring efficiency in the system

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Fazilka, September 23: The initiative of the Punjab Government for computerisation of land record project and providing of copy of the same to the farmers from the Fard Kendras, is moving ahead towards its completion.
The revenue record of all the units of 340 rural villages have gone online and out of 362 villages of rural and urban units, the work of only five units are under process which too will be completed shortly.

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Fazilka, September 23: The initiative of the Punjab Government for computerisation of land record project and providing of copy of the same to the farmers from the Fard Kendras, is moving ahead towards its completion.
The revenue record of all the units of 340 rural villages have gone online and out of 362 villages of rural and urban units, the work of only five units are under process which too will be completed shortly.

Manjit Singh Brar, Deputy Commissioner said, “Besides transparency.
the work in the revenue department have speed up with the computerisation of record and putting it on line and the Fard Kendras have become gateway to hassle free access to land revenue record by the people of the state.”

He furher said, a website www.plrs.org has also been launched and people, apart from checking of record, can also register their feedback, to bring efficiency in the system.
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A big boost to the prospects of Indian National Lokdal in coming Haryana Assembly poll

Rao Dinesh joins INLD: Abhay Chautala welcomes entry of Rao family

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Chandigarh, September 23: The INLD prospectus for the assembly polls in Haryana today got major boost when a senior leader and former MLA from Pataudi, Rao Jeevan Singh’s grandson, Rao Dinesh joined the party with his family and declare their dedication to ensure INLD win from the region. The family joined the party in presence INLD senior leader and MLA from Ellanabad Chaudhry Abhey Singh Chautala, party’s state president Ashok Arora and IN....
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Chandigarh, September 23: The INLD prospectus for the assembly polls in Haryana today got major boost when a senior leader and former MLA from Pataudi, Rao Jeevan Singh’s grandson, Rao Dinesh joined the party with his family and declare their dedication to ensure INLD win from the region. The family joined the party in presence INLD senior leader and MLA from Ellanabad Chaudhry Abhey Singh Chautala, party’s state president Ashok Arora and INLD MP Dushyant Chautala on the occasion of martyrdom day of Shaheed Rao Tula Ram in village Unhani ( Kanina ) here today. Notably, Rao Ramjeevan remained MLA in 1968 and his brother also served as member of parliament from Faizabaad. Showing their dedication for the ideology of the INLD, Rao family also declared that they would not leave any stone unturned to ensure party’s win.
Earlier, addressing gathering on the occasion of martyrdom day, Abhay Chautala said that only INLD is the party that ensure full respect to the martyrdom and takes care about their families. “Resecting martrials have always remained INLD’s top agenda as those parties and nations who do not respect their Shaheeds are often destroyed. It’s a matter of pride for us that on this occasion, Rao Jeevanram ji’s family has also joined us. Their support for the party would ensure our candidates’s win from different seats,” said Abhay Singh Chautala.
He also said that the people of Ahirwal region have always remained on the top when it comes to sacrificing their lives for the nation be it was different attack on India by various countries or the social problems.
The INLD state president Ashok Arora said that the Congress party has failed miserably on every front where schools are running out of teachers, hospitals are short of doctors, there are no medicines in the primary hospitals. “In after every eight hours, Haryana witnesses one murder. Rapes have become very common. Still Hooda colaims that Haryana is number one state in the country,” said Arora.
Dushyant Chautala said that it was the first time that he was visiting Ahirwal region and is feeling proud that INLD is a party that respects every martyrs the most. He appealed to the public to reach Jind on September 25 to participate in the biggest rally on Haryana’s political history on the occasion of birth anniversary of Jannayak late Chaudhary Devi Lal. INLD national vice president and former MP Avtar Bhadana also spoke on the occasion.....
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Badal reviews prior arrangements for foundation stone laying ceremony

Jang-e-Azadi memorial foundation stone on October 12 at Kartarpur

Dr. Hamdard briefs Badal about the arrangements

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Chandigarh, September 23: Punjab Chief Minister . Parkash Singh Badal today reviewed the arrangements of the foundation stone laying ceremony of upcoming world class Jang-e-Azadi Memorial at Kartarpur in Jalandhar district, to be held on October 12.
Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the Chief Minister's office said that a meeting in this regard was held under the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister here at his office....
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Chandigarh, September 23: Punjab Chief Minister . Parkash Singh Badal today reviewed the arrangements of the foundation stone laying ceremony of upcoming world class Jang-e-Azadi Memorial at Kartarpur in Jalandhar district, to be held on October 12.
Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the Chief Minister's office said that a meeting in this regard was held under the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister here at his office today, in which he asked the Member Secretary Jang-e-Azadi Memorial Foundation Dr. Barjinder Singh Hamdard to invite Freedom fighters and their family members to ensure their participation in the function.
Meanwhile, Dr. Hamdard apprised the Chief Minister that the Foundation was making elaborate arrangements for this mega event, expected to be attended to by more than 50,000 persons on October 12, 2014. The executive committee was making all-out efforts to make this function a grand success, informed Dr. Hamdard. Various Sub committees had also been constituted to oversee the arrangements pertaining to Invitation, Stages, cultural program, Traffic, Transport, parking and other logistics.
It may be recalled that to showcase the rich legacy and enormous contribution of Punjabis in the Indian freedom struggle, SAD-BJP government under the guidance of . Badal had taken a unique initiative to construct a world class state-of-the-art memorial over an area of 25 acre at Kartarpur at a cost of Rs.200 crore.
Prominent amongst those present in the meeting included Chief Secretary . Sarvesh Kaushal, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister . SK Sandhu, Secretary Cultural Affairs s. Raji P Srivastva, State Transport Commissioner and Director Information and Public Relations . Ashwani Sharma, Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar . Kamal Kishore Yadav, ADGP Traffic . RP Singh, IG Security RPS Brar, DIG Jalandhar Range Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, SSP Jalandhar (Rural) . Narinder Bhargav and CEO of the Jang-e-Azadi memorial foundation .Vinay Bublani.....
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Appeals Badal to stop telling blatant lies on discrimination by UPA

Bajwa ridicules Badal for not raising issue of dislocated Kutch Punjabi farmers

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Chandigarh, September 23: The Punjab Congress President, Partap Singh Badal, today lambasted the Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal, for continuing to deliberately mislead the people by alleging discrimination by the UPA government despite the fact that the Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, had debunked this malicious and mischievous campaign in his letter to the state government rejecting the demand for a special package.

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Chandigarh, September 23: The Punjab Congress President, Partap Singh Badal, today lambasted the Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal, for continuing to deliberately mislead the people by alleging discrimination by the UPA government despite the fact that the Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, had debunked this malicious and mischievous campaign in his letter to the state government rejecting the demand for a special package.

Reacting strongly to the continuing propaganda by Badal on this non-existent issue, he said Jaitley had quoted facts and figures in his letter that Punjab had been receiving financial assistance over and above its share under the UPA regime.

“It does not behove the leader of your stature who has become the Chief Minister for the fifth time to continue with the baseless charade. It seems the only legacy you will leave behind would be of politics based on untruths and blatant lies, thereby harming the interests of Punjab in the longer run. Communal harmony is not your contribution. It was then chief minister Beant Singh who had brought peace to the troubled state while leaders like you had been supporting the demands of the radicals and you had gone to the extent of signing a memorandum submitted to the UN demanding Khalistan. You have no moral right to stake such claims”, he said.

He took Badal to task for his refrain holding the UPA responsible for the industrial backwardness of the state resulting from the concessions given to the neighbouring states. He called upon Badal to have the moral courage to admit that these concessions were announced by the Atal Behari Vajpayee government in March 2002, in which Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, was a senior Minister and S. Sukhbir Singh Badal was member of Rajya Sabha during 2001 to 2004. Did he record his opposition at that time, Badal must explain. Instead he is blaming the UPA for this by telling complete lies to people of Punjab.

The fortunes of Punjab started declining after the then Prime Minister, . Atal Bihari Vajpayee visit to Uttranchal and Himachal Pradesh during March 29 and 31, 2002, where he announced tax and central excise concessions to attract investments to special category states. 18700 industrial units have shut down in Punjab and rendered about 10 lakh people jobless.

The PPCC chief asserted that it was now the NDA government in which Badal’s daughter-in-law s Harsiat Kaur Badal was the cabinet minister which had dealt a serious blow to the state by rejecting the demand for a special package within weeks. The UPA had never meted out such humiliating treatment to the Punjab government. He recalled that the then Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, had never turned down any demand for financial assistance by the Badal government and this was too well known to all. He challenged Badal to cite even a single instance where the UPA had done any discrimination to the Punjab government.

Bajwa said that during meeting with Sh. Modi, Badal had not even raised the long pending issue of 15000 Punjabi farmers who have been dislocated by the Gujarat Government. He also never raised the issue of 3200 rice mills in Punjab which are on the verge of closure due to tough specifications and reduced shelling time by GoI. This will very adversely affect the farmers as well.

Bajwa demanded that Badal should waive off farmers’ loan of the Cooperative Banks with the support of Centre Government on line with waiver of Rs 70000 cr loan of farmers by UPA in 2009.....
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Punjab’s economic growth is set to be double in next two years : Revenue Minister

Punjab government was committed for ensuring hassle free delivery of citizen services : Majhitia

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SBS NAGAR, September 23: Bikram Singh Majithia, Revenue and Public Relations Minister, Punjab today said that Congress party in Haryana would not cross double digit figure with two-time Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda set to break Rahul Gandhi’s record of lowest seats.

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SBS NAGAR, September 23: Bikram Singh Majithia, Revenue and Public Relations Minister, Punjab today said that Congress party in Haryana would not cross double digit figure with two-time Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda set to break Rahul Gandhi’s record of lowest seats.

Speaking on the sidelines of inaugural ceremonies of Rs 5.7 crore projects here at Banga and Nawanshahr today, Majithia said that bonanzas announced by Mr Hooda during last months of his misrule were symbolic of accelerated flickering of dying flame of Congress rule depicting its desperation seeing the writing on the wall. He said that people have already started tasting the fruits of so-called bonanzas of Mr Hooda as all the ad-hoc employees who were regularized have not yet got their ad-hoc pay for last month. He said that Mr Hooda is presently worried that he should cross the figure of six seats secured by HJC during last Vidhan Sabha elections.

Answering the question regarding economic slowdown, Majithia blamed Congress led UPA government for collapse of Indian economy due to their scam tainted 10-year misrule and now Prime Minister Narendra Modi within 100 days of his rule has put economy back on track. He said that it is for the first time that economic growth registered an upswing to 5.4 percent and inflation within one month came down to 3.74 percent that was lowest in last five years. He said that with the revival of national economy, Punjab’s economic growth is set to be double in next two years. He said that the extension of freight corridor is set to have cascading effect on economy of all northern states and its linking with Attari border would give fillip to export to Gulf countries through land route. Mr Majithia said that with ensuing inauguration of Bathinda airport, thermal plants in Talwandi Sabo, Goindwal Sahib and strengthening of power infrastructure, power supply in the state is set to outstrip the demand even during peak hours.

Majithia said that Badal was also in touch with neighboring hill states to have stake in upcoming hydro projects to meet the power demand for next 50 years. Mr Majithia said that Modi has reacted very positively to the genuine demand of Punjab for Rs one lakh crore package and he said that with Narendra Modi and Arun Jaitly, Union Finance Minister, having positive attitude towards Punjab, Punjab could expect a major revival package very soon.

Reacting to another question Majithia said that he has just got a consolidated report of under valuation of registered deeds throughout the state and he has asked the revenue department to recover undervalued amount from the buyer besides initiating exemplary disciplinary actions against erring officials. He said that Punjab government was committed to provide transparent and corruption free environment for registration of properties. He said that Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has already approved a major initiative of revenue department to corporatize all offices of Deputy Registrars in the state and a beginning has already been made from city Ludhiana. He said that buyers and sellers of properties could get their properties registered in air conditioned corporate environs of deputy registrar office and Revenue department has already Okayed another proposal of E-stamping of property documents besides online submission of registry documents. He said that Punjab is the first state under which all property owners can get “Fard”of their landholdings online by the click of a mouse as Punjab is on verge of completing total computerization of land records.

He said that in a move aimed to give a major relief to thousands of property owners in unauthorized colonies throughout the state, the Punjab government was mulling a new policy under which property holders in such locations could get their properties registered with a certain fixed amount even without a No Objection Certificate (NOC).

Majithia said that the Punjab government was committed for ensuring hassle free delivery of citizen services without any middleman and it was the first government that has made over 23 changes in revenue acts to facilitate the transfer of property and transaction of property-both agriculture and domestic. He said that taking the step of governance reforms at higher level, the Punjab government today extended the date of regularization of properties located in unauthorized colonies besides providing major relief in the property tax.

Earlier Majithia laid the foundation stone of Sub Divisional Complex at Banga to be construicted at a cost of Rs 3.45 crores, besides inaugurating Patwar Work Stations in Banga and Nawan Shehar constructed at a cost of Rs 2.35 crore.

Later on, Revenue Minsiter addressed a mammoth gathering regarding installation Ceremony Of newly appointed chairman of Market Committee Banga, Budh singh Balakipur.

Prominent amongst others who were present includes Prem Sigh Chandumajra, MP, CPS Ch. Nand Lal, Senior Akali Leadrers Ch. Mohan Lal Banga Ex MLA and Satinder Kaur Kariha,Sukhwinder Kumar Sukhi, Chairman, District Planning Committee, Jagterwar Singh Majithia, Gurbax Singh Khalsa Member SGPC, Sanjiv Kumar District President BJP and Jathedar Ram Singh Dudhala District President SAD SBS Nagar. ....
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New York Chapter of Pratham USA comes forward for aid to underprivileged children in India

Over $2 million raised for Pratham at the museum of Modern Art Gala

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USA, September 23: The New York Chapter of Pratham USA welcomed more than 600 guests to its annual gala held on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at The Museum of Modern Art. A “who’s who” of prominent Indian Americans, philanthropists, corporate executive and Wall Street elite turned out for this year’s festivities. The evening raised over $2 million for Pratham’s programs to educate underprivileged children and youth in India.
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USA, September 23: The New York Chapter of Pratham USA welcomed more than 600 guests to its annual gala held on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at The Museum of Modern Art. A “who’s who” of prominent Indian Americans, philanthropists, corporate executive and Wall Street elite turned out for this year’s festivities. The evening raised over $2 million for Pratham’s programs to educate underprivileged children and youth in India.
Washington Post journalist, CNN host and New York Times best-selling author Fareed Zakaria delivered the night’s keynote address and spoke on India’s recent election and his hope for India’s ability to instigate change.
“The most heartening part of this last election is that for the first time in many, many years, an election was held on issues, on substance, on policy,” said Zakaria. “This election was about the idea of development. It provides a framework that India has not had in a generation.”
“There's never been a better opportunity for India to take advantage of current momentum,” he added, closing out the speech with a call to support Pratham. “The Ministry of Education is not going to solve India’s education problem. Pratham is.”
Asia Society President and CEO Josette Sheeran also gave remarks, congratulating Pratham CEO and Co-Founder Dr. Madhav Chavan on his recent Asia Game Changer Award for “bringing the gift of literacy to millions of Indians.”
Gala guests, including Manish Dayal from the celebrated film “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” and Ali Velshi, host of “Real Money with Ali Velshi,” who served as the night’s emcee, enjoyed cocktails in the Sculpture Garden under a beautiful September night sky, followed by a sumptuous dinner in the main hall and dancing to Indian Bhangra music. Attendees were also treated to private gallery tours of The Museum of Modern Art’s exquisite collection.
“This was one of my most anticipated events of the year, not only because of the beautiful venue, but more importantly, because of the good work Pratham does,” said longtime supporter Rekha Kumar. “I’m particularly impressed by Pratham’s record of leveraging its resources in an efficient manner to provide education in the far reaches of India.”
To raise awareness outside the event, this year’s gala also highlighted #WHYPRATHAM, a social media campaign encouraging attendees to share messages about their personal connection to the organization.
“We are immensely grateful to our sponsors, supporters and volunteers for the tremendous success of this year’s gala,” said Deepak Raj, President of the New York Tri-State Chapter. “The funds we raised reflect our community’s commitment to widening access to education in India and our belief in Pratham’s unique vision and ability to enact change. We hope we can raise even more next year.”
As the largest educational movement in India, Pratham reaches millions of children and youth annually through its operations. Over 90% of every dollar raised from the gala will go to support programs that include pre-school classes, remedial learning programs and vocational training. To learn more about Pratham and its programs, visithttp://prathamusa.org
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Doordarshan & All India Radio to telecast/broadcast programs for campaigning

ECI allots 1440 minutes for free telecast & broadcast for National & State parties

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Chandigarh, September 23: During the Assembly Elections in Haryana, Election Commission of India has allotted a total of 720 minutes of free telecast and broadcast time for six national and two state parties on each the Doordarshan and All India Radio for campaigning. Therefore, the total time for telecast and broadcast will be 1440 minutes.
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Chandigarh, September 23: During the Assembly Elections in Haryana, Election Commission of India has allotted a total of 720 minutes of free telecast and broadcast time for six national and two state parties on each the Doordarshan and All India Radio for campaigning. Therefore, the total time for telecast and broadcast will be 1440 minutes.
While stating this here today, Haryana Chief Electoral officer, Mr Shrikant Walgad, said the facility would be available from the Regional Kendra of the All India Radio and Doordarshan and at the State headquarters and the facility of relay would be provided at other stations within Haryana.
The national parties are Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP),Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP),Communist Party of India(CPI), Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPIM), Indian National Congress (INC), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and two regional parties namely Haryana Janhit Congress (BL) (HJC) and Indian National Lok Dal (INLD).
He said that a base time of 45 minutes would be given to each National Party and Recognized State Party uniformly on the Regional Kendras of Doordarshan network and that of All India Radio in the State.He said that the additional time to be allotted to the parties had been decided on the basis of the poll performance of the parties in the last assembly elections. In a single session of broadcast, no party would be allocated more than 15 minutes, he added.
He said that the period of broadcast and telecast would be between the last date of filing of the nominations and two days before the date of polling in Haryana.
He said during telecast and broadcast of such programmes, criticism of other countries, attack on religions or communities, presentation of defamatory or obscene matter, anything amounting to contempt of court or casting aspersions on the President or the judiciary would not be allowed.
The political parties would have to submit the transcript to Prasar Bharti in advance. After approval, the transcripts would have to be recorded at private studios and the cost for the same would have to be borne by political parties, he added.
The Prasar Bharati Corporation, in consultation with the Commission, will decide the actual date and time for broadcast and telecast. This will be subject to the broad technical constraints governing the actual time of transmission available with the Doordarshan and All India Radio, he added.
The following is the table showing time available to National and State Parties on Regional Kandras or State Capital Kendras of Doordarshan / All India Radio
Name of State Name of National/ State Party Total Time Allotted in minutes for
Broadcast Telecast
Haryana BJP 83 83
BSP 74 74
CIP 46 46
CPI(M) 46 46
INC 194 194
NCP 46 46
HJC (BL)76 76
INLD 155 155
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People with physical disabilities not to wait in queue

Special arrangements for polling the vote for disabled persons: CEO Haryana

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Chandigarh, September 23 : Haryana Chief Electoral Officer Shrikant Walgad today said that people with physical disabilities need not wait in the queue for casting their vote on October 15 Legislative Assembly elections.
He said, “Special arrangements will be made for persons with disabilities at polling stations.” Polling booth staff would assist the physically and visually impaired citizens to cast their vote and arrangements would b....
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Chandigarh, September 23 : Haryana Chief Electoral Officer Shrikant Walgad today said that people with physical disabilities need not wait in the queue for casting their vote on October 15 Legislative Assembly elections.
He said, “Special arrangements will be made for persons with disabilities at polling stations.” Polling booth staff would assist the physically and visually impaired citizens to cast their vote and arrangements would be made for them to take wheelchairs inside the polling booths, he added.
In the polling stations where permanent ramps have not been provided, temporary ramps should be set up. A blind or visually impaired elector should be permitted to take an assistant to cast the vote, if one wishes.
He said that electors with speech and hearing impairment would be given special care as in the case of other differently abled persons. The facility of Braille signage was being made available on the electronic voting machines for visually impaired voters to feel the numbers before casting their vote.
Polling personnel have been sensitized about the special needs of the differently abled elections, for courteous behaviour towards them and for providing necessary support to them at the polling stations at special training sessions conducted for them, he added.....
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Nomination process picks up

25 more candidates filed nominations for Haryana Assembly Polls: CEO

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Chandigarh, September 23: As many as 25 candidates today filed their nomination papers for the ensuing Assembly Elections to be held on October 15 in Haryana. So far, 47 candidates have filed their nominations.
While giving this information here today, Chief Electoral Officer, Haryana, Shrikant Walgad said that CPI(M) candidate Randhir Singh Sathi from Panchkula Assembly Constituency, CPI(M) candidate Tek Chand from Narainga....
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Chandigarh, September 23: As many as 25 candidates today filed their nomination papers for the ensuing Assembly Elections to be held on October 15 in Haryana. So far, 47 candidates have filed their nominations.
While giving this information here today, Chief Electoral Officer, Haryana, Shrikant Walgad said that CPI(M) candidate Randhir Singh Sathi from Panchkula Assembly Constituency, CPI(M) candidate Tek Chand from Naraingarh Assembly Constituency of district Ambala. Bahujan Samajwadi Party candidates Akram Khan and Sameen Khan from Jagadhari Assembly Constituency and Samast Bhartiya Party candidate Varun Sharma from Yamunanagar Assembly Constituency have filed their nominations.
He said that Independent Candidates Mrs. Ranjita Devi from Samalkha Assembly Constituency, Mrs. Maya Devi Kharkhoda Assembly Constituency, Rakesh Sharma from Sonipat Assembly Constituency and Parveen Malik from Baroda Assembly Constituency and Surender Singh of Jind Assembly Constituency filed their nominations.
He said that Independent Candidates Ramesh Kumar from Fatehabad Assembly Constituency and Kanchan Kumar form Sirsa Assembly Constituency have filed their nominations.
He said that Socialist Unity Centre of India Communist (SUCIC) Party candidate Hawa Singh from Adampur Assembly Constituency, CPI (M) candidate Shakuntla Jakhar form Nalwa Assembly Constituency and Independent Candidate Raj Singh from Narnaund Assembly Constituency have filed their nominations.
Walgad said that Independent Candidate Jai Bhagwan of district Rohtak from Garhi Sampla-Kiloi Assembly Constituency, SUCIC Party candidate Lal Ji of district Jhajjar from Bahadurgarh Assembly Constituency and Independent Candidate Bijender Singh from Badli Assembly Constituency have filed nominations. Independent Candidate Krishan Kumar of district Mahendergarh from Narnaul Assembly Constituency and SUCIC Party Candidate Ram Kumar of district Rewari from Kosli Assembly Constituency have filed nominations.
From Gurgaon Assembly Constituency Independent Candidate Om Kumar, Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) Candidates Mohammad Iliyas of district Mewat from Punhana Assembly Constituency and INLD Candidate Javed have filed nominations. He said that Independent Candidate Rajbir Singh from Palwal Assembly Constituency and Independent Candidate Sandeep Badhana of Faridabad from Badhkhal Assembly Constituency have filed nominations.
Walgad said that the last date for filing nomination papers is September 27 and the candidates could file their nomination papers between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. upto that date. He made it clear that on September 25 there would be holiday in government offices of Haryana, but these would not be considered as public holidays according to the Negotiable Instrumental Act 1881. Therefore, candidates could file their nomination papers on this day.
The scrutiny of nomination papers would be carried out on September 29 and candidates would be able to withdraw their candidature by October 1. The polling will be held on October 15 and counting of votes would be held on October 19. The process of elections would come to an end by October 22, he added.....
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Training camps of volunteers will be organized throughout Punjab

AAP forms core team to educate workers to take work under RTS Act

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Chandigarh, September 23: The Aam Aadmi Party formed a team to train volunteers all over Punjab in the Right To Service Act on how to get work done without any approach in Government offices. The training was launched at the Chhapar Mela, held near Ludhiana recently, which got a tremendous response. On Sunday, the 21st September, 2014 a training camp was held for all the volunteers at Ludhiana for the same. H. S. Phoolka, the Aam Aadmi Party Sp....
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Chandigarh, September 23: The Aam Aadmi Party formed a team to train volunteers all over Punjab in the Right To Service Act on how to get work done without any approach in Government offices. The training was launched at the Chhapar Mela, held near Ludhiana recently, which got a tremendous response. On Sunday, the 21st September, 2014 a training camp was held for all the volunteers at Ludhiana for the same. H. S. Phoolka, the Aam Aadmi Party Spokesperson, had announced that we will force the Government to implement this Act. And as a result, the Punjab Cabinet has decided to open 2174 centres to implement this service.
Similarly after the polling on 2nd May 2014, Phoolka had announced the decision to come up with a plan to clean the Buddha Naala and soon gave a concrete plan for this project.
This forced the Punjab Government to come up with its own plan to clean the Buddha Naala. The Clean and Green Ludhiana Drive and the Plantation Drive launched by the Aam Aadmi Party forced the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation and its Mayor to fully support the plantation drive launch by Sambhav and V-Mad.

Therefore it is clear for everyone to see that AAP is the leader in the true sense as AAP proposes and the Government is forced to follow.
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Candidates not received roll numbers should contact concerned examination branch of university on September 24 & 25

Supplementary examinations of GNDU from September 26

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Amritsar, September 23: The roll numbers to all eligible candidates of supplementary examinations of September-2014 under annual system of Guru Nanak Dev University has been sent. These examinations would be commencing from September 26, 2014.
Registrar, Dr. Sharanjit Singh Dhillon said that those candidates who did not received their roll numbers should contact concerned examination branch of the university on Septembe....
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Amritsar, September 23: The roll numbers to all eligible candidates of supplementary examinations of September-2014 under annual system of Guru Nanak Dev University has been sent. These examinations would be commencing from September 26, 2014.
Registrar, Dr. Sharanjit Singh Dhillon said that those candidates who did not received their roll numbers should contact concerned examination branch of the university on September 24 and 25. He said that these branches would remain open on September 25 being holiday on account of Maharaj Agarsen Jeyanti. He advised the students to bring passort size photographs alongwith all original documents.

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Public schools are short of everything beginning right from teachers to furniture & pucca rooms to toilets says Aujla

Poor students need books in hands not paint brush: Aujla

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Amritsar, September 23: Grieving at the historically unique milestones being set by SAD-BJP in state, Amritsar (rural) District Congress Committee president Gurjeet Singh Aujla said that poor village students and teachers of the state schools will become laughing stock when they will be handed over a paint brush to white wash the walls of their schools.

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Amritsar, September 23: Grieving at the historically unique milestones being set by SAD-BJP in state, Amritsar (rural) District Congress Committee president Gurjeet Singh Aujla said that poor village students and teachers of the state schools will become laughing stock when they will be handed over a paint brush to white wash the walls of their schools.

Pointing towards the “Sohna School Muhim” initiated and innovated by the state education minister, Aujla said that on one hand the prime minister of India is meeting Japanese students to emulate their education system and on the other hand SAD is trying to camouflage their poor financial condition under “Sohna School Muhim” by ordering teachers and students of public schools to paint from 26 Sep 2014 to 31 Oct 2014.

Aujla said that the minister might have listened about the off days national services organized in developed countries and must have applied his ingenuity to plan this, but forget that national service is compulsory for all the students of the country and not only for the students of public schools.

This would be a mockery with the poor of Punjab. Aujla explained that the public schools are short of everything beginning right from teachers to furniture and pucca rooms to toilets. He further added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi must witness this mauling of the poor students and educated teachers on the hands of Akali supremos so that his vision about SAD may further clear.

Replying to a query, Aujla said that education is not a priority issue for Akalis, state has kept teachers as an educated team of men and women ready to be sent for censuses, surveys, vote/election etc. duties and now for labor job.

He added that teachers are bearing with these leaders as jobs are scarce in Punjab and if one needs to get a government job he/she must either be a son or a daughter or a close relative of an Akali leader or of a person who has been shot at or driven over by some SAD/YAD leader.

Upon being asked, Aujla advised that there are many NGOs, welfare societies, NRI social activists and even Kar Sewa organizations who can happy get the white wash done if State Chief Minister expresses his desire. Aujla further added that seeing the present state of state’s treasury it may also be feared that some Akali supremo may send the white wash bills to treasury for clearance and get the work done by the poor students for free. ....
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DSGMC release documents of handing over Rs. 100 crore parking-lot of Gurdwara Bangla Sahib to NDMC

Gurdwara Bangla Sahib land will be fully protected: DSGMC Chief

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New Delhi, September 23: The President of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) Mr. Manjit Singh G.K. and general secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa today made public, an agreement done by DSGMC in February 10, 2005, by then General Manager under the presidentship of Mr. Paramjit Singh Sarna, by which it passed ownership of Master Tara Singh car parking at Gurdwara Bangla Sahib to New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) after 25 years.
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New Delhi, September 23: The President of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) Mr. Manjit Singh G.K. and general secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa today made public, an agreement done by DSGMC in February 10, 2005, by then General Manager under the presidentship of Mr. Paramjit Singh Sarna, by which it passed ownership of Master Tara Singh car parking at Gurdwara Bangla Sahib to New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) after 25 years.
Talking to mediapersons Mr. G.K. said the move as backstabbing the Sikh Panth. Elaborating on the issue Mr. G.K. informed that the parking lot along Gurdwara Bangla Sahib was attached to the Gurdwara in 1970 with the efforts of Jathedar Santokh Singh and it was decided to convert it into parking lot for the convenience of pilgrims. A road that existed on the location was closed down to give way to the parking.
DSGMC president further informed that on January 25, 2001 NDMC chairman Mr. BP Mishra and on July 25, 2002 then Lt. Governor of New Delhi Mr. Vijay Kapoor, had assured then president of SAD-Delhi Mr. Avtar Singh Hit that the building plan of the parking submitted would be cleared.
Mr. G.K. questioned former DSGMC president Mr. Sarna’s compulsion to hand over parking lot to NDMC on February 10, 2005 after 25 years through an agreement prepared by his legal advisor Mr. Harvinder Singh Phoolka.
Mr. G.K. said the move by Mr. Prahlad Singh Chandok also a former DSGMC president is questionable when he wrote a letter no. 11101/4-3 Dated November 17, 2004 to secretary NDMC for extending lease of parking from 15 to 25 years.
“It is surprising that Mr. Sarna is writing to NDMC on December 11, 2004, for approval of building plan and two months later he decided to hand over parking lot to NDMC after 25 years,” said Mr. G.K. He further revealed that a day after receiving copy of agreement to be signed with NDMC, from associate of Mr. Phoolka, advocate Mr. Jasmeet Singh on January 20, 2005, Mr. Sarna handed over charge of DSGMC president to Mr. Baldev Singh Rani Bagh on January 21, 2005 through letter no. 696/4-4-D.
Raising questions on Mr. Rani Bagh’s letter no. 1073/4-3 Dated February 4, 2005 to NDMC secretary Mr. UK Vohra as ‘As desired/urgent’ authorizing then General Manager of DSGMC Mr. Sarwan Singh to sign the agreement of transferring parking lot to NDMC. “It was despite that fact that Mr. Rani Bagh was given charge of the DSGMC president for routine works. Why Mr. Sarna has not acted against Mr. Rani Bagh for misusing his powers,” Mr. G.K. further questioned.
Speaking about the terms of the said agreement prepared by Mr. Phoolka at the beshest of Mr. Sarna, DSGMC president Mr. Manjit Singh GK said that section 2 of the agreement gave away ownership rights of the parking lots and a park built over it to NDMC, section 5 talks of transfer of ownership to NDMC after 25 years, section 6 for imposing charges on the parking, section 7 says NDMC can use the parking lot or any other purpose despite expenditure on construction made by DSGMC, section 12 and 14, about maintenance, security, expenditure on electricity, and section 14 has provisions of inscribing logo of NDMC on the entrance of the parking lot despite it being named after Master Tara Singh. “Under what compulsion these terms were agreed the Sikh Sangat must question Mr. Sarna,” asked Mr. G.K.
“Panth Rattan Baba Harbans singh Ji have carried kar Sewa of the parking lot at cost of Rs. 100 crore, collecting portion Sikhs’ earnings, and its handing over to the government has exposed Sarna brothers,” said Mr. G.K. who vowed that he would not let the parking lot passed on to NDMC at any cost. ....
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Chief Secretary Punjab presides over 26th State Level Coordination Committee on NBFC

Punjab Govt. to stomp out fraudulent NBFCs from State

State assures RBI of strict adherence of guidelines framed to check fraudulent financial Companies

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Chandigarh, September 23: In order to tighten the noose around the unscrupulous Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFC) which are operational in the State and collecting money from the public under various lucrative schemes with the fraudulent intentions, the Punjab Government has intensified its action. In this direction the meeting of the High Powered State level coordination Committee on NBFC constituted under the chairmanship of Chief Secretar....
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Chandigarh, September 23: In order to tighten the noose around the unscrupulous Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFC) which are operational in the State and collecting money from the public under various lucrative schemes with the fraudulent intentions, the Punjab Government has intensified its action. In this direction the meeting of the High Powered State level coordination Committee on NBFC constituted under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Punjab was held today.
Disclosing this here today, an official spokesperson of the State Government said that at the onset of the meeting the Chief Secretary expressed serious concerns over the mushrooming of NBFCs under the garb of providing financial benefits to the public. He said that the financial incidents under chit fund operations occurred in the eastern part of the country are eye openers for the financial regulators & the Government. It was discussed that to check these economic offences, public needed to be sensitized and at the same time State needs to keep a close watch at the working of such NBFCs.
The Chief Secretary was apprised by RBI officials present in the meeting that 2 types of NBFCs are being registered under the Act formulated by the apex banking institution, Category A which are authorized for accepting deposits from public and Category B which are not authorized for accepting public deposits. Currently 60 Category A and 260 Category B NBFCs from Punjab have been registered with RBI. It was disclosed that RBI is minutely supervising the activities of the registered NBFCs and is cancelling the Registration Certificates of NBFCs where it finds that financial irregularities are committed. As per RBI data, since 2006 Certificate of Registrations of 19 Category A and 29 Category B NBFCs of the region have been cancelled by RBI Chandigarh office for non-compliance of various RBI guidelines. All such cancellations of Registrations by RBI shall be available in public domain on State Government websites for convenience of general public. Further SEBI has also provided a list of 9 companies to the State Government, which are not being operated in accordance with the SEBI guidelines. The Chief Secretary assured to initiate appropriate action against these erring companies.
Chief Secretary informed that the Punjab Cabinet has already approved the Punjab Protection of Interest of Depositors’ Bill 2014 and before it is passed by the State Legislature, the draft of the Bill has been forwarded to the RBI and SEBI for comments. The Chief Secretary asked RBI & SEBI to provide the comments on this draft in next one month to enable the State Government to pass the draft Bill in the State Legislature. He said that the State has already notified Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development) of all the districts as Joint Director, Institutional Finance and Banking. All the ADCs have been directed to collect information on various Non-Banking Financial entities working in their jurisdiction. He said that the information thus collected would be supplied to RBI and SEBI for initiating action against fraudulent entities. While discussing, the case of defaulting NBFC in Punjab, the Chief Secretary asked RBI & SEBI to serve notices to such companies before the next SLCC meeting. It was also assured by the Chief Secretary that the State Government functionaries would coordinate with RBI & SEBI and follow their guidelines in true spirit.
For proper coordination between RBI, SEBI and the State Government on this issue, the Chief Secretary Punjab constituted a committee under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary Home. Director, Directorate of Institutional Finance and Director, Bureau of Investigation would be the other members in this Committee. This Committee would examine all the concerns put forward by the RBI & SEBI and redress the issues within stipulated time period. Further to build capacity of the Police officials to handle such cases of fraudulent activities by NBFCs, the Chief Secretary asked RBI to conduct a one day workshop for senior police officers and 5 day workshop for field level officials.
Prominent amongst others who were present in the meeting included Mr. Jagpal Singh Sandhu, Principal Secretary Home, Mrs Vini Mahajan, Principal Secretary, Finance, Mr. Jaspal Singh, Secretary Expenditure, Mr. V. K. Bhawra,Director, Bureau of Investigation, Ms. Rashmi Fauzdar Regional Director, RBI (Punjab and UT Chd), Ms. Kiran Sharma GM, RBI, Chandigarh, Mr. Mohammad Atif Alvi, DGM SEBI and other senior officials from RBI,SEBI and the State Government.....
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One-and-a-half year old child was found on railway station on Sep 21

Bathinda District Admin hands over lost child to Faridkot adoption agency

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Bathinda, September 23 : The Bathinda district administration today handed over a lost one-and-a-half year old child to specialized adoption agency in Faridkot after getting his medical test conducted. Deputy commissioner Bathinda Dr Basant Garg said that the baby boy was found alone crying at around 1:30 pm at a secluded place near platform number 2. He said that the child is around one-and-a-half year old and was wearing light purple colored sh....
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Bathinda, September 23 : The Bathinda district administration today handed over a lost one-and-a-half year old child to specialized adoption agency in Faridkot after getting his medical test conducted. Deputy commissioner Bathinda Dr Basant Garg said that the baby boy was found alone crying at around 1:30 pm at a secluded place near platform number 2. He said that the child is around one-and-a-half year old and was wearing light purple colored shirt, had a locket with black thread around his neck, held a black thread in his hand and was suffering from fever.
Dr Garg said that Kamla Devi, Shinder Kaur and Suman, residents of ward number 12 had found the child. After completing formalities at the Maur railway police station through SDM Maur, today the child was handed over to specialized adoption agency in Faridkot. He said that if anyone gets information about the child’s parents, the district child security officer can be reached at room number 278, first floor, district administrative complex or at the number 0164-22214480.....
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Kairon for determined Consumer Awareness Campaign

Unscrupulous elements misguiding consumers will not be spared : Kairon

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Chandigarh September 23: Punjab Food and Civil Supplies Minister and Chairman Punjab State Consumer Protection Council, Mr. Adaish Partap Singh Kairon today emphasized the need to initiate a determined campaign to educate consumers regarding their rights and duties.
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Chandigarh September 23: Punjab Food and Civil Supplies Minister and Chairman Punjab State Consumer Protection Council, Mr. Adaish Partap Singh Kairon today emphasized the need to initiate a determined campaign to educate consumers regarding their rights and duties.
Addressing a meeting of the Punjab State Consumer Protection Council, Mr. Kairon said there was a greater need for generating consumer awareness, especially during the time of competition in market to protect the interest of common man. He also said that the government was already in touch of various NGOs and Voluntary Organizations that have been involved in the task of generating consumer awareness across the state. He also said that a technique should be evolved to provide tagged information about the quality, quantity, potency, purity, standard and price of goods so as to protect the consumers against unfair trade practices.
Taking serious view of the alleged exploitation of the consumers at the hands of many private companies regarding their services, terms and conditions, leading to loss of consumers, the Minister said that the government has tightened the noose against such unscrupulous elements and would take appropriate action against the erring.
He said that Punjab Government has already constituted Punjab State Consumer Redressal Commission at the state level, followed by the District Redressal forums, where consumers can easily register their complaints, added Mr. Kairon. He said that three state benches were also functional to decide the cases under Consumer Protection Act besides district forum in each district.
The Minister also suggested that a model consumer friendly draft agreement should be formulated jointly with the department of Housing and Urban Development, signed by both the consumer as well as the colonizers so that the colonizers do not take the consumer for a ride and this agreement should be made mandatory for each colonizer.
Directing the representatives of oil companies, the Minister said that they should educate the consumers regarding the LPG cylinders to be supplied to the consumers. He said that LPG companies should also educate the insurance component in case of LPG mishap.
Prominent amongst others who were present in the meeting included Mr. D. S. Grewal, Secretary Food and Supplies, Ms. Madhavi Kataria, Joint Secretary Local Bodies department, representatives of POWERCOM, Health, Industries, NGOs, Bureau of Indian Standards, Weighs and Measures and other senior officers of the department.....
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Bajwa will also carry out a statewide tour at all district level for the forthcoming municipal elections

PPCC President assigned duties to office bearers for organization affairs in State

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Chandigarh, September 23: The PPCC President Partap Singh Bajwa today assigned duties for organizational affairs in all the districts of the state (specially keeping in view the upcoming Municipal Elections) and the Frontal Organization, Cells & Departments of PPCC to the Office Bearers of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee. (List enclosed)

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Chandigarh, September 23: The PPCC President Partap Singh Bajwa today assigned duties for organizational affairs in all the districts of the state (specially keeping in view the upcoming Municipal Elections) and the Frontal Organization, Cells & Departments of PPCC to the Office Bearers of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee. (List enclosed)

Bajwa said that the senior office bearers will look after the organizational affairs as representatives of the PPCC in the respective district congress committee to which they have been assigned so that the party can be strengthened at the grass root level. They will also oversee the monthly meeting of the district congress committee and the block congress committee and submit reports to PPCC.

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Pay Property Tax without penalty/ Interest till September 30

Property tax important for City’s Development: Commissioner

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Bathinda, September 23 : The Punjab government has extended last date to pay property tax for the year 2013-14 without any penalty or interest by September 30.
The commissioner Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB) Mr. Dalwinderjit Singh said that for the year 2013-14 it is mandatory for the owners of vacant plots, residential houses, marriage palaces, hotels, hospitals, commercial and industrial unit to pay property tax. He said that prope....
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Bathinda, September 23 : The Punjab government has extended last date to pay property tax for the year 2013-14 without any penalty or interest by September 30.
The commissioner Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB) Mr. Dalwinderjit Singh said that for the year 2013-14 it is mandatory for the owners of vacant plots, residential houses, marriage palaces, hotels, hospitals, commercial and industrial unit to pay property tax. He said that property tax was very important for city’s development. “Paying property tax is a sign of being a responsible citizen who can contribute and be partner in city’s development,” he said adding that while buying and selling property, the property tax documents were included amongst important documents.
He appealed the city residents that those who have not submitted their property tax for the year 2013-14 can submit the same till September 30. The return forms meant for paying property tax were available free of cost at the office of Municipal Corporation Bathinda. To get further information on filling form superintendent Makhan Lal can be contacted at 9814518310 in room number 39-40, superintendent Pargat Singh at mobile number 9814348423 in room number 39-40 and superintendent Pradeep Singh at mobile number 9463022331 in room number 42.....
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Cattle pounds to be set up at District Level for checking menace of stray cattle

Cabinet approves setting up of 1750 Rural & 424 Urban "Unified Service Delivery Centers" to provide 223 citizen centric services at doorsteps of people

Cabinet approves new policy for regularisation of unauthorized colonies/Plots/ buildings

Major relief to public on Property tax

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Move aimed at providing another opportunity to the plot holders who could not avail the earlier policy

Online lottery for the state gets green signal

Policy for allotment of plots in Medicity, new Chandigarh okayed

Tourism/ Theme destination project around Ranjit Sagar Lake Near Theen Dam approved

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Move aimed at providing another opportunity to the plot holders who could not avail the earlier policy

Online lottery for the state gets green signal

Policy for allotment of plots in Medicity, new Chandigarh okayed

Tourism/ Theme destination project around Ranjit Sagar Lake Near Theen Dam approved

Chandigarh, September 23: In a bid provide 223 citizen centric services to the urban as well as rural populace in an integrated manner under a single roof, the Punjab Cabinet today approved to establish 1750 Rural and 424 Urban "Unified Service Delivery Centers (USDS)" from where all the services of every department would be made available to the citizens at their door steps in a hassle free manner within the minimum time period.
A decision to this effect was taken here at a meeting of the Cabinet chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal in CMO this morning.
Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said that in urban areas one such centre would be planned within a radius of 1.5 to 2.5 square kilometre areas, based upon the population density. On the basis of initial assessment, it was estimated that one service Delivery centre for a cluster of villages having 8000-10,000 population may be established. The Deputy Commissioners of the concerned district would be the nodal official to steer the program in the respective districts. It was also decided that in future no individual department would establish any front end service delivery centre and all the citizen centric services of all the department would be provided through these centres.
To check the menace of stray cattle across the state, the Cabinet approved the setting up of Cattle Pounds at district level. This decision has been taken in view of the frequent fatal accidents caused by the stray animals especially the cows, which resulted in heavy human loss. To achieve this objective the state government has constituted Cattle Welfare Societies at district level under the chairmanship of the concerned Deputy Commissioner, which would also have officers of the different departments besides 10 nominated members from amongst NGOs, Gaushalas and others. These societies have been entrusted with the task of creating requisite infra structure to provide the basic facilities like shelter, fodder, upkeep and veterinary services to the stray cattle in order to prevent huge loss to the crops and save precious human lives.
The Cabinet also gave go ahead to amend the Punjab Municipal Act 1911 and Punjab Municipal Corporation Act 1976 for providing a major relief to the public in the Property Tax on land and buildings. In the light of recommendations of the committee under the chairmanship of Local Government Minister, which reconsidered the issue of Property Tax in urban areas, the Cabinet also approved to divide all the Municipalities of the state in three categories- A, B and C. Category A would further be divided into three sectors and categories B and C would be divided into two sectors. Religious places, cremation grounds, cattle pounds, historical buildings, old aged home/ orphanage, buildings/ land belonging to the Municipalities, Government/ Government aided school/ colleges, government hospitals/ dispensaries, parking slots (only in multi storey flats) and land under agriculture/ horticulture would be exempted. Exemption to widows and disabled upto Rs 5000, freedom fighters, BPL families, ex-servicemen (total exemption) and all educational institutions upto 50%. No tax on vacant plots and houses constructed on plots measuring 50 square yards (irrespective of storey), single storey residential houses upto 125 square yards and flats upto 500 square feet super covered area. 7.50% tax would be levied on total annual rent of non residential rented buildings. All newly created Nagar Panchayats or created before April 1, 2014 or have not completed three years upto April 1, 2014 and new regions included in Municipalities would be exempted for a period of three years. The rates on various properties have been lowered and rationalised and have been delinked from collector rates.
In order to offer another opportunity to the public who could not avail of the earlier policy for regularisation of unauthorised colonies and plots/ buildings across the state, the Cabinet also approved a new policy for a period of one year for regularisation of these colonies/ plots/ buildings. The state government had framed a policy aimed at bringing all unauthorised colonies in the state under the umbrella of planning framework besides providing basic infra structure like water supply, sewerage, electricity connections and paved streets to the residents of these colonies. This policy was meant to regularise the unauthorised colonies which remained operative for period of one year i.e upto April 16, 2014. During the period of operation of the said policy as many as 2,12,415 applications for regularisation of unauthorised colonies and plots/ buildings were received. But due to large number of applications, shortage of staff and due to implementation of Model Election Code of Conduct these applications could not be processed in the stipulated period.
Apart from this, several NRI owners of colonies/ plots and the people working outside Punjab could not avail the opportunity of getting their colonies/ plots regularised. Thus in order to clear the backlog of pending applications and to give another opportunity to the public who could not apply earlier for the regularisation of the plots/ buildings under the previous policy, the government has revived the policy for a period of one more year.
The Cabinet also gave approval to commence online lottery to mop up additional Revenue in the state. A tender and monitoring committee headed by the Chief Secretary with Principal Secretary Industries and Commerce and Principal Secretary Finance as Members besides Director Lotteries as its Convener has also been constituted to finalise the modalities for setting up and manage the online lottery system in the state on Build, Operate and Own (BOO) basis.
The Cabinet also approved the policy for allotment of plots for Hospital/ Multi Speciality Hospitals/ Medical University cum Colleges and Hospital and Medical Research Institutes and Small Hospitals in Medicity New Chandigarh. The procedure for allotment of plots was very transparent and payment terms were quite liberal. The state government has decided to establish a hub for medical facilities for which GMADA has acquired 258 acres land in New Chandigarh. Of this about 104.21 acres would be utilised for Hospital/ Multi Speciality Hospitals/ Medical Colleges cum Hospital and Medical Research Institutes and the balance land has been kept reserved for infrastructure and commercial facilities.
In a bid to further promote Tourism in the state, the Cabinet approved a Tourism/ Theme destination project around Ranjit Sagar Lake near Theen Dam, for which Shivalik (Dhauladhar) Tourism Development Board was being constituted. This project would bring revenue to the state besides ushering in an era of economic growth.
The Cabinet also gave ex-post facto approval to enhance the number of members nominated by the state government from one to two in each delimitation board with a view to give in more representation to the general public.
The Cabinet also okayed to amend clause B of section 2 of the Punjab Cattle Fairs (Regulation) Act 1967 with a view to omit the word 'Elephant'. This amendment was necessitated because Elephant has been included in the list of Wild animals (schedule-1) under the Wildlife Protection Act 1972 and its sale-purchase was not permitted under the said act.
The Cabinet also gave approval for acquisition of additional land for Aerocity, IT City, Ecocity and Master Plan Roads by GMADA through Registered Transfer Deeds under Punjab Regional Town Planning Act 1995/ 2006. As per the decision 70 acres land would be acquired through land pooling and 98 acres through cash compensation. The Cabinet also approved to constitute a standing committee for acquisition of land for the areas less than five hectares.
To bring far more efficiency in handling the cases of financial irregularities/ misappropriation, embezzlement and assets accumulated beyond known sources of Income, the Cabinet approved to sanction a post of Joint Director (Financial Investigation) and another post of section Officer (Audit) by abolishing sanctioned posts of District Industries Officer and Deputy Registrar Cooperative in the Vigilance Bureau.
The Cabinet also gave approval the formula for filling up 1925 vacant posts of lecturers of various subjects in private aided colleges within a period of three years. As per the formula 484 posts each would be filled during the first and second year and the rest 957 in the third year.....
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Says PM will convene meeting of concerned secretaries soon to resolve Punjab’s pending issues

Modi assures to extend fiscal assistance to Punjab : Sukhbir Badal

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Chandigarh, September 23: Punjab Deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured to initiate an exercise to extend fiscal assistance to Punjab besides considering all the demands put forth by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal during his recent meeting with the PM yesterday at New Delhi.
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Chandigarh, September 23: Punjab Deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured to initiate an exercise to extend fiscal assistance to Punjab besides considering all the demands put forth by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal during his recent meeting with the PM yesterday at New Delhi.
Stating this here Sukhbir Singh Badal while interacting with media persons after participating in the cabinet meeting, said the Prime Minister have them a patient hearing and assured to resolve the pending issues of the State to maintain the pace of development and growth in Punjab.
Answering a query regarding financial package, Badal said the State had demanded outstanding debt waiver and refund of Rs. 2694 crore paid as an interest on special term loan amounting to Rs. 5800 crore by the state for fighting militancy. "We ave also raised the issue of incentives to neighbouring States which has seriously affected the industrial climate in Punjab as various industries have migrated to those States due to special packages. We have demanded the same concessions be extended to us till 2017".
He said the chief minister had also briefed Mr Modi that Punjab had faced discrimination due to the wrong policies of the he earlier UPA government. He said the prime minister had assured to resolve pending issues pertaining to Punjab by initiating discussions with the concerned Secretaries of various departments. He said Punjab has also demanded an amount of Rs. 5000 crore as non plan grant before submission of report by 14th Finance Commission.
He said that the Stare had also demanded a Rs. 2330 crore package from Narendra Modi for farmers of state on account of deficit rains. He further added that Punjab has also raised issue to fix the MSP as per Swaminathan formula and procure maize and basmati on the pattern of wheat and paddy at MSP.
When asked about the promises made by SAD in its election manifesto, Badal said they were working day and night to fulfill all the commitments made with the people of Punjab. He said that SAD-BJP Government was reiterated to fulfill all promises before 2016. He said the work has already begun on various promises for which separate deadlines have also been fixed.
On the issue of distributing laptops to school students, Badal said that the matter pertains to education department and it would work out procedure to finalise the scheme. He added that 30 percent work for connecting the state with internet wi-fi connectivity has been finished, while the remaining areas would also be covered under 100 percent internet connectivity within a year. “After 100 percent wi-fi connectivity in the state, educational institutes would be equipped with computers” He added.....
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Jalandhar City, Nurmehal, Bilga, Gurayan, Phillour, Jalandhar Cantt. & Nakodar gets new Chairman, Vice Chairman & Members

7 Market Committees of Jalandhar District gets new Chairman, VC & members

Badal gives nod for these nominations of Market Committees

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Chandigarh, September 23: The Punjab Government today nominated the new Chairmen, Vice Chairmen and members in the seven market committees of Jalandhar district.
Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office, said that Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal cleared the file to this effect and orders regarding the nomination of the Chairman, Vice Chairman and members of market Committees Jalandhar City, N....
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Chandigarh, September 23: The Punjab Government today nominated the new Chairmen, Vice Chairmen and members in the seven market committees of Jalandhar district.
Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office, said that Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal cleared the file to this effect and orders regarding the nomination of the Chairman, Vice Chairman and members of market Committees Jalandhar City, Nurmahal, Bilga, Gorayan, Phillaur, Jalandhar Cantt and Nakodar in Jalandhar district would be issued shortly.
As per the orders Mr. Gurjinder Singh has been nominated the Chairman of Market Committee of Jalandhar City whereas Mr. Kuldeep Singh, Mr. Jasveer Singh, Mr. Bhupinder Singh, Mr. Sarwan Singh, Mr. Malkeet Singh, Dr. Makhan Lal, Mr. Manohar Lal Bittu, Mrs. Balwinder Kaur, Mr. Mangal Singh, Mr. Jeewan Kalyan, Mr. Mangal Das besides the concerned BDPO have been nominated the members of the committee.
Likewise, Mr. Surtej Singh has been nominated as Chairman Market Committee Nurmahal whereas Mr. Gurdev Singh, Mr. Joginder Singh, Mr. Lehamber Singh, Mr. Gurdavar Singh, Mr. Baljeet Singh, Mr. Gurnam Singh, Mr. Balwant Singh, Mr. Hussan Lal, Mrs. Baljeet Kaur, Mr. Parwesh Bhardwaj, Mr. Tejinderjit Sing, Mr. Darshan Singh, Mr. Paramjit Singh, Mr. Gurnam Singh besides the concerned BDPO have been nominated the members of the committee.
Similarly, Mr. Jasjeet Singh and Mr. Kamaljeet Singh have been nominated as Chairman and Vice Chairman of Market Committee Bilga whereas Mr. Sukhwinder Singh, Mr.Jagdish Singh, Mr. Harkamal Singh, Mr. Devinder Singh, Mr. Harkanwal Singh, Mr. Harmesh Lal, Mr. Jagtar Singh, Mrs. Baljinder Kaur, Mr. Kundan Singh, Mr. Piara Singh, Mr. Mohan Singh and Mr. Amarjeet Singh besides the concerned BDPO have been nominated the members of the committee.
For Market Committee Gorayan, Mr. Amarjeet Singh has been nominated as Chairman whereas Mr. Kulveer Singh, Mr. Daljeet Singh, Mr. Ranjeet Singh, Mr. Harphool Sood, Mr. Manjit Singh, Mr. Satnam Singh, Mr. Vijay Kumar, Mr. Manohar Lal, Mrs. Jagjeet Kaur, Mr. Kulwinder Singh, Mr. Gurvinder Singh Pandori, Mr. Joginder Singh, Mr. Sewa Singh besides the concerned BDPO have been nominated the members of the committee.
In the same manner, Mr. Saroop Singh has been nominated as Chairman of Market Committee Phillaur whereas Mr. Sukhdev Singh, Mr. Lakhveer Singh, Mr. Malkeet Singh, Mr. Lakhwinder Singh, Mr. Harminder Singh, Mr. Sukhwinder Singh, Mr. Balwant Singh, Mrs. Vidya, Mr. Chatinder Kumar, Mr. Gurdawar Singh, Mr. Amarjeet Singh besides the concerned BDPO have been nominated the members of the committee.
As per the orders, Mr. Jaspal Singh has been nominated the Chairman of Market Committee Jalandhar Cantt. whereas Mr. Lakhbir Singh Johal, Mr. Tirath Singh, Mr. Balveer Singh, Mr. Joginder Singh, Mr. Satnam Singh, Mrs. Kulwinder Kaur, Mr. Balveer Singh, Mr. Sarjeevan Singh, Mr. Sukhraj, Mr. Baljinder Singh Dhaliwal besides the concerned BDPO have been nominated the members of the committee.
Likewise, Mr. Apinder Singh and Mr. Nirmal Singh have been nominated the Chairman and Vice Chairman of Market Committee Nakodar whereas Mr. Tarsem Singh, Mr. Gurdeep Singh, Mr. Tarsem Singh, Mr. Kulbir Singh, Mr. Gulwinder Singh, Mr. Manraj Singh, Mr. Gurmukh Singh, Mr. Balwinder, Mrs. Amarjeet Kaur, Mr. Jatinder Kumar, Mr. Jagjeet Singh, Mr. Mahesh Kamal, Mr. Jaswant Singh besides the concerned BDPO have been nominated the members of the committee.....
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Punjab Darbar

Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal not to hold sangat darshan on September 24 & 27

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Chandigarh September 23: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal would not be able to hold "Sangat Darshan" at Punjab Bhawan Chandigarh on September 24 (Wednesday) and Punjab Bhawan New Delhi on Saturday i.e. September 27 due to his prescheduled engagements.
Disclosing this here today Media Advisor to Deputy Chief Minister Punjab Jangveer Singh said that the Deputy CM would be away to Mumbai to meet top industrialists of multinational companies.
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Chandigarh September 23: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal would not be able to hold "Sangat Darshan" at Punjab Bhawan Chandigarh on September 24 (Wednesday) and Punjab Bhawan New Delhi on Saturday i.e. September 27 due to his prescheduled engagements.
Disclosing this here today Media Advisor to Deputy Chief Minister Punjab Jangveer Singh said that the Deputy CM would be away to Mumbai to meet top industrialists of multinational companies.
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Mini Bus Union blocked traffic on GT Road for 2 hours

Mini bus service off roads in Ferozepur due to illegal autos

Stop plying of other states buses in Ferozepur : Manjit Aulakh, President Mini Bus Union

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Ferozepur, September 23: Today, hundreds of drivers and conductors of all the Mini Bus Unions blocked traffic on the GT Road to protest against the plying of buses of other states and auto rikshaws beyond the municipal limits and decided to go off the road, causing inconvenience to the local commuters who are dependent on auto-rikshaws, most of which ply illegally.

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Ferozepur, September 23: Today, hundreds of drivers and conductors of all the Mini Bus Unions blocked traffic on the GT Road to protest against the plying of buses of other states and auto rikshaws beyond the municipal limits and decided to go off the road, causing inconvenience to the local commuters who are dependent on auto-rikshaws, most of which ply illegally.

Addressing the protesters, Manjit Singh, President, Mini Bus Union and others said, auto rikshaw operators are unnecessary harassing them besides causing heavy losses.

They said, the auto rikshaws are also plying beyond the municipal limits despite having no government instructions in this regard and manage the boarding of the passengers well before the bus timings. He said, none of the government official have check over it especially when majority of the auto rikshaw operations don’t have permit, registration certificate and driving licence.

They further said, they are running in huge losses despite depositing of heavy tax with the government and lion’s share of their income is snatched by the auto-rikshaw operators.

It is pertinent to mention that though the traffic police has time and again launched drives to ‘challan’ (fine) auto drivers flouting regulations, they have not met with any tangible success.

The Union leaders demanded the confiscation of illegal buses of other states plying in Punjab territory and taking action against the auto-rikshaw operators plying on Ferozepur-Khai, Ferozepur-Yare Shah Wala and Mamdot, Bare Ke, Mallanwala, Sher Khan, Piarana, Jhoke Hari Har routes otherwise they will be compelled to deposit the keys of the buses with the Deputy Commissioner.

The Union leader also levelled charges against the driver of the District Transport Officer who used unwanted language when they had gone to meet the DTO. They also demanded a impartial enquiry against the official and investigation of his property.

However, the jam was lifted with the intervention of Charanjit Singh DTO by assuring to challan the auto-rikshaws plying out of Ferozepur City and Cantt. DTO also directed Parshotam Kumar, Presdient Auto Rikshaw Union to direct all the auto operators to get their documents updated immediately. ....
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Army soldiers – they miss home because they save homes

Zeal to serve motherland inspires Navneet Eric Masih to join Indian Army

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Ferozepur, September 23: For the army soldiers – killer by profession, they miss home because they save homes – keeping in mind the deeds of sacrificing lives, courage in preserving our territorial integrity and serving people during times of national calamities, the Indian Armed Forces make every citizen proud.
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Ferozepur, September 23: For the army soldiers – killer by profession, they miss home because they save homes – keeping in mind the deeds of sacrificing lives, courage in preserving our territorial integrity and serving people during times of national calamities, the Indian Armed Forces make every citizen proud.
With zeal to serve his motherland, inspired Navneet Eric Masih, to join the Indian Army, following the footprints of his grandfather and uncle, 24 years old Eric Masih, joined Indian Army as Captain to keep the legacy alive in the family.
Marcus Masih, DC (G), BSF Headquarter at Ferozepur Sector, proudly memorize the childhood memories of his nephew Eric. He says that his nephew always wanted to join the armed forces so he could serve his nation. After completing his Post Graduation in Psychology, his only aim was to be in Indian Army and he quite deservedly achieved it too
Marcus Masih said that his nephew has left for Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai for rigorous training of 49 weeks.
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Punjab Darbar

Tikshan Sood contributes one month salary towards CM relief fund

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Chandigarh, September 23:
Expressing solidarity with the victims of flash floods in Jammu and Kashmir, Political Advisor to Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Tikshan Sood has contributed his one month salary in the Chief Minister Relief Fund.
Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said that extending a helping hand with the affected people of J&K in this hour of crisis, Mr. Sood has decided to donate his one month’s salary in CM Relief ....
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Expressing solidarity with the victims of flash floods in Jammu and Kashmir, Political Advisor to Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Tikshan Sood has contributed his one month salary in the Chief Minister Relief Fund.
Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said that extending a helping hand with the affected people of J&K in this hour of crisis, Mr. Sood has decided to donate his one month’s salary in CM Relief Fund.....
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Haryana Assembly Elections 2014

Balkaur Singh Kalanwali is SAD-INLD candidate from Kalanwali seat in Haryana

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Chandigarh, September 23 : The Shiromani Akali Dal President and Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal today announced Balkaur Singh Kalanwali former SGPC member as the SAD-INLD candidate for the Kalanwali (reserve) seat in Haryana Vidhan Sabha elections scheduled to be held on October 15th, 2014. This was disclosed in a statement released from the party head office here .today....
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Chandigarh, September 23 : The Shiromani Akali Dal President and Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal today announced Balkaur Singh Kalanwali former SGPC member as the SAD-INLD candidate for the Kalanwali (reserve) seat in Haryana Vidhan Sabha elections scheduled to be held on October 15th, 2014. This was disclosed in a statement released from the party head office here .today....
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Haryana Vidhan Sabha Polls -2014

Balkaur Singh Kalanwali is SAD-INLD candidate from Kalanwali seat in Haryana

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Chandigarh, September 23 : The Shiromani Akali Dal President and Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal today announced Balkaur Singh Kalanwali former SGPC member as the SAD-INLD candidate for the Kalanwali (reserve) seat in Haryana Vidhan Sabha elections scheduled to be held on October 15th, 2014. This was disclosed in a statement released from the party head office here today.....
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Chandigarh, September 23 : The Shiromani Akali Dal President and Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal today announced Balkaur Singh Kalanwali former SGPC member as the SAD-INLD candidate for the Kalanwali (reserve) seat in Haryana Vidhan Sabha elections scheduled to be held on October 15th, 2014. This was disclosed in a statement released from the party head office here today.....
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Punjab Cabinet decisions : Major relief to public on property tax

Pb cabinet approves amended property tax act, Online lottery for the state gets green signal

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• Cabinet approves setting up of 1750 rural and 424 urban "unified service delivery centers" to provide 223 citizen centric services at doorsteps of people
• Cattle pounds to be set up at district level for checking the menace of stray cattle
• Major relief to public on property tax
• Cabinet approves new policy for regularization of unauthorized colonies/ plots/ buildings
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• Cabinet approves setting up of 1750 rural and 424 urban "unified service delivery centers" to provide 223 citizen centric services at doorsteps of people
• Cattle pounds to be set up at district level for checking the menace of stray cattle
• Major relief to public on property tax
• Cabinet approves new policy for regularization of unauthorized colonies/ plots/ buildings
• Move aimed at providing another opportunity to the plot holders who could not avail the earlier policy
• Online lottery for the state gets green signal
• Policy for allotment of plots in medicity, new chandigarh okayed
• Tourism/ theme destination project around ranjit sagar lake near theen dam approved

Chandigarh, September 23 -In a bid provide 223 citizen centric services to the urban as well as rural populace in an integrated manner under a single roof, the Punjab Cabinet today approved to establish 1750 Rural and 424 Urban "Unified Service Delivery Centers" from where all the services of every department would be made available to the citizens at their door steps in a hassle free manner within the minimum time period.
A decision to this effect was taken here at a meeting of the Cabinet chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal in CMO this morning.
Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said that in urban areas one such centre would be planned within a radius of 1.5 to 2.5 square kilometre areas, based upon the population density. On the basis of initial assessment, it was estimated that one service Delivery centre for a cluster of villages having 8000-10,000 population may be established. The Deputy Commissioners of the concerned district would be the nodal official to steer the program in the respective districts. It was also decided that in future no individual department would establish any front end service delivery centre and all the citizen centric services of all the department would be provided through these centres.
To check the menace of stray cattle across the state, the Cabinet approved the setting up of Cattle Pounds at district level. This decision has been taken in view of the frequent fatal accidents caused by the stray animals especially the cows, which resulted in heavy human loss. To achieve this objective the state government has constituted Cattle Welfare Societies at district level under the chairmanship of the concerned Deputy Commissioner, which would also have officers of the different departments besides 10 nominated members from amongst NGOs, Gaushalas and others. These societies have been entrusted with the task of creating requisite infra structure to provide the basic facilities like shelter, fodder, upkeep and veterinary services to the stray cattle in order to prevent huge loss to the crops and save precious human lives.
The Cabinet also gave go ahead to amend the Punjab Municipal Act 1911 and Punjab Municipal Corporation Act 1976 for providing a major relief to the public in the Property Tax on land and buildings. In the light of recommendations of the committee under the chairmanship of Local Government Minister, which reconsidered the issue of Property Tax in urban areas, the Cabinet also approved to divide all the Municipalities of the state in three categories- A, B and C. Category A would further be divided into three sectors and categories B and C would be divided into two sectors. Religious places, cremation grounds, cattle pounds, historical buildings, old aged home/ orphanage, buildings/ land belonging to the Municipalities, Government/ Government aided school/ colleges, government hospitals/ dispensaries, parking slots (only in multi storey flats) and land under agriculture/ horticulture would be exempted. Exemption to widows and disabled upto Rs 5000, freedom fighters, BPL families, ex-servicemen (total exemption) and all educational institutions upto 50%. No tax on vacant plots and houses constructed on plots measuring 50 square yards (irrespective of storey), single storey residential houses upto 125 square yards and flats upto 500 square feet super covered area. 7.50% tax would be levied on total annual rent of non residential rented buildings. All newly created Nagar Panchayats or created before April 1, 2014 or have not completed three years upto April 1, 2014 and new regions included in Municipalities would be exempted for a period of three years. The rates on various properties have been lowered and rationalised and have been delinked from collector rates.
In order to offer another opportunity to the public who could not avail of the earlier policy for regularisation of unauthorised colonies and plots/ buildings across the state, the Cabinet also approved a new policy for a period of one year for regularisation of these colonies/ plots/ buildings. The state government had framed a policy aimed at bringing all unauthorised colonies in the state under the umbrella of planning framework besides providing basic infra structure like water supply, sewerage, electricity connections and paved streets to the residents of these colonies. This policy was meant to regularise the unauthorised colonies which remained operative for period of one year i.e upto April 16, 2014. During the period of operation of the said policy as many as 2,12,415 applications for regularisation of unauthorised colonies and plots/ buildings were received. But due to large number of applications, shortage of staff and due to implementation of Model Election Code of Conduct these applications could not be processed in the stipulated period.
Apart from this, several NRI owners of colonies/ plots and the people working outside Punjab could not avail the opportunity of getting their colonies/ plots regularised. Thus in order to clear the backlog of pending applications and to give another opportunity to the public who could not apply earlier for the regularisation of the plots/ buildings under the previous policy, the government has revived the policy for a period of one more year.
The Cabinet also gave approval to commence online lottery to mop up additional Revenue in the state. A tender and monitoring committee headed by the Chief Secretary with Principal Secretary Industries and Commerce and Principal Secretary Finance as Members besides Director Lotteries as its Convener has also been constituted to finalise the modalities for setting up and manage the online lottery system in the state on Build, Operate and Own (BOO) basis.
The Cabinet also approved the policy for allotment of plots for Hospital/ Multi Speciality Hospitals/ Medical University cum Colleges and Hospital and Medical Research Institutes and Small Hospitals in Medicity New Chandigarh. The procedure for allotment of plots was very transparent and payment terms were quite liberal. The state government has decided to establish a hub for medical facilities for which GMADA has acquired 258 acres land in New Chandigarh. Of this about 104.21 acres would be utilised for Hospital/ Multi Speciality Hospitals/ Medical Colleges cum Hospital and Medical Research Institutes and the balance land has been kept reserved for infrastructure and commercial facilities.
In a bid to further promote Tourism in the state, the Cabinet approved a Tourism/ Theme destination project around Ranjit Sagar Lake near Theen Dam, for which Shivalik (Dhauladhar) Tourism Development Board was being constituted. This project would bring revenue to the state besides ushering in an era of economic growth.
The Cabinet also gave ex-post facto approval to enhance the number of members nominated by the state government from one to two in each delimitation board with a view to give in more representation to the general public.
The Cabinet also okayed to amend clause B of section 2 of the Punjab Cattle Fairs (Regulation) Act 1967 with a view to omit the word 'Elephant'. This amendment was necessitated because Elephant has been included in the list of Wild animals (schedule-1) under the Wildlife Protection Act 1972 and its sale-purchase was not permitted under the said act.
The Cabinet also gave approval for acquisition of additional land for Aerocity, IT City, Ecocity and Master Plan Roads by GMADA through Registered Transfer Deeds under Punjab Regional Town Planning Act 1995/ 2006. As per the decision 70 acres land would be acquired through land pooling and 98 acres through cash compensation. The Cabinet also approved to constitute a standing committee for acquisition of land for the areas less than five hectares.
To bring far more efficiency in handling the cases of financial irregularities/ misappropriation, embezzlement and assets accumulated beyond known sources of Income, the Cabinet approved to sanction a post of Joint Director (Financial Investigation) and another post of section Officer (Audit) by abolishing sanctioned posts of District Industries Officer and Deputy Registrar Cooperative in the Vigilance Bureau.
The Cabinet also gave approval the formula for filling up 1925 vacant posts of lecturers of various subjects in private aided colleges within a period of three years. As per the formula 484 posts each would be filled during the first and second year and the rest 957 in the third year.



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• BJP, Sena soften stand, alliance hopes still alive – Hindustan Times
• Pak appoints army chief’s close confidant as ISI boss – Hindustan Times
• Complaint against Indore BJP MLA for ‘hurting’ Sikh sentiments – Hindustan Times
• Guilty of rape in Oz, Punjabi seeks chance to ‘change my life’ – Hindustan Times
• Sikh re-elected to NZ parliament – Hindustan Times
• UK-based Sikh physicist wins award – Hindustan Times
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• BJP, Sena soften stand, alliance hopes still alive – Hindustan Times
• Pak appoints army chief’s close confidant as ISI boss – Hindustan Times
• Complaint against Indore BJP MLA for ‘hurting’ Sikh sentiments – Hindustan Times
• Guilty of rape in Oz, Punjabi seeks chance to ‘change my life’ – Hindustan Times
• Sikh re-elected to NZ parliament – Hindustan Times
• UK-based Sikh physicist wins award – Hindustan Times
• Delhi homes get costlier, circle rates go up by 20% – Hindustan Times
• Indian woman attempts to poison her mother in London – Hindustan Times
• Amritsar dealer in tax evasion linked to Joshi – The Tribune
• 5 Punjabi youths detained in Italy – The Tribune
• CM (Punjab) seeks Rs 1 lakh crore debt waiver – The Tribune
• Illegal detention: Amritsar SSP suspended – The Tribune
• SIT to probe cases against suspended IG Cheema – The Tribune
• Patiala farmers up in arms against land acquisition – The Tribune
• Black money: India calls for automatic exchange of info – The Tribune
• Indian-origin man assaulted 2 teenagers in NZ – The Tribune
• Ganga clean-up to take 18 years, says Centre – The Indian Express
• Jhelum of poet’s muse claims his house – The Indian Express
• New IGI route planned to decongest Lutyen’s Delhi – The Times of India
• Be ready for war, Xi tells military – The Times of India
• Attack US, French citizens, orders ISIS – The Times of India
• Infy brings exec VPs into $1m salary club – The Times of India
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Union will intensify agitation, in case demands are not accepted : Vishesh Zira

3442 Teachers Union Punjab demands regularization of services

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Ferozepur, September 22: Today, 3442 Teachers Union Punjab in its meeting, demanded from the Punjab Government to regularize their services with all consequences benefits.

Addressing the meeting, Vishesh Zira, Union leader said, “In the meeting held with the Education Minister, by the 12-member panel led by Vikram Dev Patiala Punjab President and Parminder Mansa, had put forth the demand of regularization of services, the recruitment of which was made under Punjab Civil Services....
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Ferozepur, September 22: Today, 3442 Teachers Union Punjab in its meeting, demanded from the Punjab Government to regularize their services with all consequences benefits.

Addressing the meeting, Vishesh Zira, Union leader said, “In the meeting held with the Education Minister, by the 12-member panel led by Vikram Dev Patiala Punjab President and Parminder Mansa, had put forth the demand of regularization of services, the recruitment of which was made under Punjab Civil Services (Rationalization of Certain Condition of Services Act 2011) but in the letter issued in this context on July, 26, 2011, a provision was made that as on April 5,2011 or any recruitment after this date, will be regularized. He said, on account of publication of advertisement of 33442 teachers on May 7, 2011, this recruitment too was made under this Act but all have been regularized from the date of appointment after April 5, 2011 except 3442 teachers.
Union leaders said, the Education Minister had assured to look into the matter shortly. He said, on account of receipt of appointment letters in 12 districts at the time of recruitment of 3442 teachers, an assurance was also given by the Education Minister, Punjab to consider during the transfer policy and regularization of services, by issuing directions to the Director Education Department, Punjab and new policy will be formed in consultation with the Teachers Ekta Committee.

They further said, the Union will be compelled to adopt the path of agitation, in case their demands are not accepted immediately.

Among others present in the meeting swere, Monika, Parveen Bala, Parminder Singh, Kamal Kumar, Rosy Mehta, Raman Kaur Sulhani, Chitra Bagge Ke, Parveen Kumar, Munish Sethi and Vishal Chawla, social activist who also expressed his views regarding regularization of 3442 teachers.


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SBS Nagar has already made a distinction by achieving the target of 100% computerization of revenue record

Majithia to dedicate development projects worth Rs 579.95 lakh in SBS Nagar District : Aninidita

Minister to lay down the foundation stone of SDM Office Complex at Banga.

Majithia to dedicate 2 Patwar work stations Nawanshahr & Banga

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Nawanshahar, September 22- With a view to giving a fillip to efficiency in the functioning of Revenue Department at cutting edge level, Punjab Revenue and Rehabilitation Minister Bikram Singh Majithia would dedicate two Patwar Work Stations, one each at Nawanshahr and Banga in the SBS Nagar district on September 23. Besides it, the Minister would also lay down the foundation stone of SDM Office Complex at Banga.

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Nawanshahar, September 22- With a view to giving a fillip to efficiency in the functioning of Revenue Department at cutting edge level, Punjab Revenue and Rehabilitation Minister Bikram Singh Majithia would dedicate two Patwar Work Stations, one each at Nawanshahr and Banga in the SBS Nagar district on September 23. Besides it, the Minister would also lay down the foundation stone of SDM Office Complex at Banga.

Giving details of the tour of Majithia, the high profile Deputy Commissioner Anindita Mitra said that the two Patwar Work Stations set up at Nawanshahr and Banga Tehsils at a cost of Rs. 234.95 lakh would formally be dedicated to the SBS Nagar residents to make their access to the revenue related records hassle free. The Minister would also lay down the foundation stone of the SDM office Complex to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 345 lakh at Banga.

The district SBS Nagar has already made a distinction by achieving the target of cent percent computerisation of revenue record of all the 473 urban/rural locations. The district has been taking big strides in e-governance and with the making of the patwar work stations at Nawanshahr and Banga operational, all the three sub divisions of the district, would, now have the state of art of patwar work stations as the work station had already been functioning at Balachaur. Describing the functioning of these work stations she further said that all the patwaris and kanugos of the concerned sub division have been provided with offices under one roof at sub division level so that residents may approach them easily for their works related to revenue departments.
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Another feather in the cap of SBS Nagar D.C Anindita

District lead by completing 22 villages cent percent coverage under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna

These villages would prove inspirational for rest of Punjab : Anindita

Over 5700 Households provided with total bank accounts

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Nawanshar, September 22- Upholding the tradition of leading the state in every sphere, the SBS Nagar district has once again excelled in Punjab by ensuring complete coverage of bank accounts in 22 unbanked villages under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna.

Divulging the details, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Anindita Mitra said that over 5700 households of all these villages had been provided with bank accounts since the launching of this ambitious program. Though, the deadline for covering th....
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Nawanshar, September 22- Upholding the tradition of leading the state in every sphere, the SBS Nagar district has once again excelled in Punjab by ensuring complete coverage of bank accounts in 22 unbanked villages under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna.

Divulging the details, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Anindita Mitra said that over 5700 households of all these villages had been provided with bank accounts since the launching of this ambitious program. Though, the deadline for covering the all unbanked villages under the banking facilities was set at October 31, 2014 but lead bank of the district had opened all the accounts (two of each family) much prior to the deadline, she added.

She said that it was announced that representative of all the villages who would take lead to achieve 100 percent target under PMJDY would be felicitated by the district administration. So today, all the persons, including Sarpanches, Anganwari Workers, ASHA Workers, Chowkidars and social activists who contributed for making their villages 100 percent coverage of the bank accounts, honoured at district level.

The villages who took lead under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna include Makhupur, Bhanu, Durgapur, Khatkar kalan, Dosnajh Khurd, Bhukhri, Bharo Majara, Kulpur, Hayatpur Jattan, Dayala, Daulatpur, Meerpur jattan, Bharoli, Munna, Anokharwal, Sandhwan, Raipur Nangal, Jadli, Lalpur, Jhander kalan, Chakli, Soeta and Mehnipur.

She wished that these villages would prove inspirational for rest of the district and Punjab.
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ICICI CEO Chanda Kochhar & Biocon Chief Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw figure in list

8 Indian Women shines in Fortune list of most powerful Women

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Chandigarh, September 22: It is a matter of pride for the country that eight Indian Women figure in the Fortune list of 25 most powerful women in the Asia pacific region. The list which is topped by Australian baking major Westpac’s Chief Gail Kelly, include Indian women namely ICICI CEO Chanda Kochhar, State Bank of India's Arundhati Bhattacharya, HPCL's Nishi Vasudeva, Axis Bank's Shikha Sharma, Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, National Sto....
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Chandigarh, September 22: It is a matter of pride for the country that eight Indian Women figure in the Fortune list of 25 most powerful women in the Asia pacific region. The list which is topped by Australian baking major Westpac’s Chief Gail Kelly, include Indian women namely ICICI CEO Chanda Kochhar, State Bank of India's Arundhati Bhattacharya, HPCL's Nishi Vasudeva, Axis Bank's Shikha Sharma, Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, National Stock Exchange (NSE) CEO Chitra Ramkrishna, HSBC's Naina Lal Kidwai and TAFE chairman and CEO Mallika Srinivasan.....
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Senior Advocate H S Phoolka inaugurates the office

AAP making efforts to spread wings in Punjab: Opens office at Ludhiana

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Ludhiana, September 22: Aam Aadmi Party Ludhiana‘s new office at Haibowal Kalan was inaugurated by the Aam Aadmi Party Spokesperson and Senior Advocate Mr. H.S. Phoolka. The party office located at Bedi / Aman Property Help Line, Near UCO Bank, c/o Bedi Market, Main Road, Haibowal Kalan, Ludhiana will cater to the people living in that area.

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Ludhiana, September 22: Aam Aadmi Party Ludhiana‘s new office at Haibowal Kalan was inaugurated by the Aam Aadmi Party Spokesperson and Senior Advocate Mr. H.S. Phoolka. The party office located at Bedi / Aman Property Help Line, Near UCO Bank, c/o Bedi Market, Main Road, Haibowal Kalan, Ludhiana will cater to the people living in that area.

According to Mr. H. S. Phoolka : “The process of opening various offices in Ludhiana has started and other offices would be opened in different areas of Ludhiana to solve the problems of the citizens of Ludhiana speedily. People can come to these offices with the problems they face in daily life, complaints against corruption and other social evils and tell them in the nearest offices which will be working directly under the supervision of the Party Main Office.
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Farmers to get subsidy on machines mixing stubble in the soil : Agri. Minister

Adopt new techniques to maintain the fertility of the soil

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Moga, September 22: The Punjab Government will be provided subsidy to the farmers on machines mixing stubble by cutting into pieces, in the soil instead of burning, said Jathedar Tota Singh, Agri. Minister, Punjab.

He said, the government has taken this initiative with aim to stop the pollution in the environment and to maintain the fertility of the soil.

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Moga, September 22: The Punjab Government will be provided subsidy to the farmers on machines mixing stubble by cutting into pieces, in the soil instead of burning, said Jathedar Tota Singh, Agri. Minister, Punjab.

He said, the government has taken this initiative with aim to stop the pollution in the environment and to maintain the fertility of the soil.

Jathedar Tota Singh, “For the purpose, the machines of low cost are being manufactured in our own country so that highly priced machines are not required to be imported.”

He said, “The Punjab Government is also providing these machines to the cooperative societies for giving the services to the farmers on custom basis so that small farmers could also avail the benefit of new techniques.”

Jathedar Tota Singh appealed to the farmers to adopt this new techniques of consuming the stubble in the soil without burning besides motivating other farmers and also to save the environment from pollution.


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Bishnoi challenged validity of Assembly Speaker's order

HC reserves order on HJC Chief Kuldeep Bishnoi's plea on defector MLAs

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Chandigarh, September 22 (Courtesy :HT): The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday reserved its order on a petition filed by Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) chief Kuldeep Bishnoi, who is seeking the disqualification of five defector MLAs.
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Chandigarh, September 22 (Courtesy :HT): The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday reserved its order on a petition filed by Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) chief Kuldeep Bishnoi, who is seeking the disqualification of five defector MLAs.
Bishnoi challenged the validity of the assembly speaker's order dismissing disqualification petitions under the anti-defection law of five HJC MLAs, who had joined the Congress in 2011. Through the petition, he sought the disqualification of five defector MLAs - Satpal Sangwan, Vinod Bhayana, Narendra Singh, Zile Ram Sharma and Dharam Singh - with effect from November 5, 2009, when they had switched over to the Congress.
The order, under challenge by Bishnoi in his petition, was issued by the speaker on January 13, 2013, holding the merger of the two political parties (HJC and Congress) as conclusive.
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Pavit Kaur speaks on the ‘Fair & Square Show’ of Chandigarh-based new channel

‘Mann knows Khalistan has no takers in Punjab’ : Pavit Kaur daughter of Simranjit Mann

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Chandigarh, September 22 (Courtesy :HT) : “My father knows that there are no takers for Khalistan in Punjab now because he doesn’t get voted back into Parliament because of what he believes in,” says Pavit Kaur, daughter of Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) president Simranjit Singh Mann, on the ‘Fair & Square’ show of Chandigarh-based news channel Day & Night News.
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Chandigarh, September 22 (Courtesy :HT) : “My father knows that there are no takers for Khalistan in Punjab now because he doesn’t get voted back into Parliament because of what he believes in,” says Pavit Kaur, daughter of Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) president Simranjit Singh Mann, on the ‘Fair & Square’ show of Chandigarh-based news channel Day & Night News.
“But in a democratic set-up, he is entitled to hold his belief in a peaceful manner,” Pavit says in a conversation with Day & Night News consulting editor and Hindustan Times columnist Khushwant Singh.
“Today, the Sikhs, at least within Punjab, do not want Khalistan, but pushed against the wall, as they are being once again, this time by drugs and unemployment, another time bomb seems to be ticking away again,” Pavit has written in her recently-released book ‘Stolen Years’. The book, published by Random House India-Vintage Books, is a memoir of Mann’s five years in jail (1984-89) on charges of sedition, among others, after Operation Bluestar.
Pavit says she was 11 when she learnt from her mother about her father’s arrest. “It was a painful period of our lives when my father was put in solitary confinement in the Bhagalpur jail in Bihar, though we tried to stay strong. In subsequent years, writing down what we had gone through was therapeutic for me as we tried to continue with our lives as normally as possible.”
The book quotes extensively from Mann’s prison diary and letters he exchanged with his family, including his daughters. “I feel that it is really important for the world to know what happened in 1984. It has been pushed under the rug quite a lot, and may be, a lot of people are scared of writing about it,” she adds. “A lot of Sikhs had a much worse time that we did. I hope my effort will encourage others to write about their pain, at least for Sikh history, if nothing else.”
“Writing this book has brought about a closure to the entire painful episode for me. It has helped me come to terms with that time and I am happy to have written it,” Pavit has told the news channel. “But I still haven’t fully come to terms with the torture my father was subjected to, including electric shocks to his private parts, during his imprisonment. I haven’t gone into too much detail about it in the book because it is too painful.”
Speaking about how five years in jail changed Mann, Pavit says her father was widely regarded as a “jovial and fun-loving human being when he went in. When he came out, he was quiet, withdrawn, and those years in prison had taken a toll on him, but he was very brave. Even now, he never sits down to relate what was done to him. I think he has moved on, and I really admire him for taking everything in his stride and being able to stay normal and not go crazy.”
Pavit says the “world has a very hard impression of my father but that is not true at all. He is a very gentle human being, and actually, quite the gentleman as well. He is not diplomatic and says what he feels like, unlike other people, which has perhaps contributed to the public perception about him. In reality, he is very liberal and not a hardliner. He is just steadfast as far as his own view is concerned.”....
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The minor Boy was recovered by the administration following complaint of bonded labour

Boy rescued from ex-SSP's house: NHRC seeks report in four weeks

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Chandigarh, September 22 (Courtesy: HT) : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the district magistrate and police commissioner to submit an action taken report (ATR) within four weeks in the case relating to a minor boy whom the administration rescued on September 9 from the house of a retired senior superintendent of police (SSP) following a complaint of bonded labour.
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Chandigarh, September 22 (Courtesy: HT) : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the district magistrate and police commissioner to submit an action taken report (ATR) within four weeks in the case relating to a minor boy whom the administration rescued on September 9 from the house of a retired senior superintendent of police (SSP) following a complaint of bonded labour.
The rights body had also sent the copy of letter (a copy of which is with Hindustan Times) to the Punjab home secretary over this incident on September 18.
Vinod Kumar Tikko, former member of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, had complained to the commission over the administration’s inaction in this incident and violations of guidelines issued by respective authorities in this regard.
He had sent his complaint on September 16.
The complaint was sent to the police commissioner and the district magistrate asking to file an action taken report within four weeks after forwarding its copy for taking appropriate action in the matter as per the directions of the rights commission.
Investigations have revealed that the boy, who was shifted to an orphan house after he was rescued, is still there.
Even as the guidelines of Juvenile Justice Act state that a victim’s medical examination should be conducted immediately after rescue operation, the boy’s medical test was held after 48 hours of his rescue from the retired police officer’s house.
Meanwhile, the child labour department claimed that the boy’s age is above 14 years so this case does not come under their purview.
The report submitted by the sub-divisional magistrate- 1 said it was not a case of bonded labour and it was upon the child welfare committee to act on this.
Genda Lal Yadav, the boy’s father, claimed that his son is 12-year-old and his birth date is November 13, 2002. He alleged discrepancies in the medical examination of his son.
“My son continues to live in an orphan house despite the fact that his mother and I are alive. This is gross injustice. I want my son back,” Yadav said.
Dinesh, a member of Bachpan Bachao Andolan, said, “It is sheer negligence on part of the administration. He should have been referred to a children home rather than an orphanage. The
administration failed to do so.”
“I met the deputy commissioner two days ago in this regard and he claimed that the case had been referred to the police commissioner,” he said.
Deputy commissioner KK Yadav was unavailable for comment despite repeated attempts to contact him.
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Accused of mis-using official position for personal benefits

Multi-crore Chit fund scam: CBI arrests ex Odisha Advocate General

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New Delhi, September 22: The Central Bureau of Investigation, CBI, today arrested former Advocate General of Odisha Ashok Mohanty in connection with the multi-crore chit fund scam. CBI sources said, Mohanty has been arrested for allegedly misappropriating funds of Artha Tatwa group.
Media reports that he is also accused of misusing his official position for personal benefits. The premier investigating agency is probing the chit fund scam on the direction of the Supreme Court.
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New Delhi, September 22: The Central Bureau of Investigation, CBI, today arrested former Advocate General of Odisha Ashok Mohanty in connection with the multi-crore chit fund scam. CBI sources said, Mohanty has been arrested for allegedly misappropriating funds of Artha Tatwa group.
Media reports that he is also accused of misusing his official position for personal benefits. The premier investigating agency is probing the chit fund scam on the direction of the Supreme Court.
He was questioned earlier by the CBI sleuths on his alleged links with the Artha Tatwa Group chief Pradip Sethy.
He had bought a house in Cuttack from Pradip Sethy for more than one crore rupees last year.
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Doordarshan & AIR to telecast/broadcast for campaigning by National/State political parties

ECI allots broadcast/telecast time to political parties in Haryana & Maharashtra

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Chandigarh, September 20: Election Commission of India has allotted time for broadcast/telecast to political parties in the General Election to Legislative Assemblies of Haryana & Maharashtra – 2014. As per guidelines for observance in telecast/broadcast, Doordarshan & AIR will not permit criticism of other countries, attack on religions or communities, anything obscene or defamatory, incitement of violence, anything amounting to contempt of ....
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Chandigarh, September 20: Election Commission of India has allotted time for broadcast/telecast to political parties in the General Election to Legislative Assemblies of Haryana & Maharashtra – 2014. As per guidelines for observance in telecast/broadcast, Doordarshan & AIR will not permit criticism of other countries, attack on religions or communities, anything obscene or defamatory, incitement of violence, anything amounting to contempt of court, aspersion against the integrity of the President and Judiciary, anything affecting the unity, sovereignty and integrity of the Nation and any criticism by name of any person.
Time allotted for Telecast/Broadcast:
A base time of 45 minutes will be given to each National Party and Recognized State Party (recognized in respect of Haryana & Maharashtra) uniformly on the Regional Kendras of Doordarshan network and All India Radio network in the States of Haryana & Maharashtra. (Details are in PDF File.)
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Barricades will help in controlling traffic and reducing accident graph

Amandeep Hospital donates barricades to Police Admn to control erratic traffic

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Ferozepur, September 22: Today, 130 barricades were handed over to police administration by Dr.Amandeep Kaur, Managing Director, Amandeep Hospital, Amritsar, to control the inconsistent traffic in the cities of the district.

It is pertinent to mention here that Amandeep Hospital is Multi-specialty hospital for Orthopedics and Trauma Management at Amritsar providing great services.

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Ferozepur, September 22: Today, 130 barricades were handed over to police administration by Dr.Amandeep Kaur, Managing Director, Amandeep Hospital, Amritsar, to control the inconsistent traffic in the cities of the district.

It is pertinent to mention here that Amandeep Hospital is Multi-specialty hospital for Orthopedics and Trauma Management at Amritsar providing great services.

Dr.Amandeep Kaur said, “Special glow signs with traffic rules printed on them will also be installed at the hyper-sensitive places.

She further said, “About 4 years back, the hospital had been organizing camps in the schools, colleges and at the prominent places with the regard to the basic facilities available in the hospital premises. But with the increase of road accidents, the training to the police employees has also been started now.”

An ambulance has already been provided to the Ferozepur police by the hospital which provide the free services, she added.

Lakhbir Singh, SP(H), speaking to the media persons said, “The initiative taken by the hospital to donate barricade is appreciable. All the 13 police station in the district will be given ten barricades.”

He said, “With the placement of barricades on the busy traffic sensitive areas, while it will help in controlling the traffic, there will also be downward trend of deaths in the accidents.”

Sukhwant Singh Gill, SSP, Ferozepur also praised open heartily for this initiative.
Besides Dr. Amandeep Kaur, Dr. Ravi Mahajan and Dr. Harjinder Singh, President, Senior Citizen Forum, Abhishek Arora, President, NGO Helping Hands, were also present on this occasion.


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Nabs manager red handed while receiving bribe of Rs. 5000.

Punjab Vigilance Bureau nabs Ranjodh Singh manager of DIC in bribery case

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Chandigarh, September 22: During its anti corruption the vigilance bureau today received a major breakthrough when a function manager of District Industrial Centre (DIC) was nabbed red handed while receiving bribe of Rs. 5000.
Disclosing this here today an official spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau said that Ranjodh Singh, Functional Manager DIC, Moga was caught on the complaint of Major Singh of village Kella, District Moga. The compla....
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Chandigarh, September 22: During its anti corruption the vigilance bureau today received a major breakthrough when a function manager of District Industrial Centre (DIC) was nabbed red handed while receiving bribe of Rs. 5000.
Disclosing this here today an official spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau said that Ranjodh Singh, Functional Manager DIC, Moga was caught on the complaint of Major Singh of village Kella, District Moga. The complainant has alleged that the Manger was demanding bribe of Rs. 10,000 from him for not paying the royalty in a mining activity done by him. He accused that the first installment of the bribe to the tune of Rs. 5000 was already paid to him and the second installment was to be paid today.
On the tip off, a trap was laid by the team of vigilance Bureau headed by DSP, Surinder Kumar and the accused was caught red handed while receiving the bribe.....
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Constable Sukhwinder Singh nabbed while receiving bribe of Rs. 10000

Reader of DSP nabbed by Punjab Vigilance Bureau in graft case

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Chandigarh, September 22: Vigilance Bureau today nabbed Reader to DSP in a graft case while receiving a bribe of Rs. 10,000.
Disclosing this here today an official spokesperson said that constable Sukhwinder Singh who was posted as reader to DSP, Patiala was nabbed on the complaint of Sudarshan Kumar. Complainant alleged that the reader was demanding bribe from him for recording evidence in his favouur du....
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Chandigarh, September 22: Vigilance Bureau today nabbed Reader to DSP in a graft case while receiving a bribe of Rs. 10,000.
Disclosing this here today an official spokesperson said that constable Sukhwinder Singh who was posted as reader to DSP, Patiala was nabbed on the complaint of Sudarshan Kumar. Complainant alleged that the reader was demanding bribe from him for recording evidence in his favouur during the investigation of case registered against him.
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Seeks liberal financial package for the State

Badal & Sukhbir meets PM Modi in Delhi

Asks for special term loan waiver & refund of Rs. 2694 crore paid by Punjab for fighting militancy

Demands Rs 5000 crore as a non-plan grant till report of 14TH FC

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Comprehensive relief package worth Rs 2330 crore sought for tackling with drought
Urges PM to take up issue of hate crime against sikhs with U.S. Authorities
Seeks regular review of black list

Pleads for Indian Citizenship for Afghani Sikhs & Hindus

Seeks relaxation in visa norms to grant visa for Punjabis who took asylum

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Comprehensive relief package worth Rs 2330 crore sought for tackling with drought
Urges PM to take up issue of hate crime against sikhs with U.S. Authorities
Seeks regular review of black list

Pleads for Indian Citizenship for Afghani Sikhs & Hindus

Seeks relaxation in visa norms to grant visa for Punjabis who took asylum

New Delhi, September 22: Seeking personal and direct intervention of the Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today impressed upon him to grant a liberal financial package for bailing out the state from the financial stringency in order to fuel its development projects for putting the state into the orbit of high growth trajectory.
The Chief Minister accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal today called on the Prime Minister at his official residence this evening to plead for the early resolution of the various issues related to state’s economic development.
Taking up the case of outstanding debt waiver of Rs 1.02 lakh crore on count of militancy, the Chief Minister said that Punjab fought the national battle for which it should not be penalized anymore. He also said that Punjab was a Revenue surplus state till 1982 but due to the burden of this debt coupled with Industrial concessions to the neighboring states led to further flight of capital and stopped any fresh investments thereby accentuating our woes and pushing our state in the whirlpool of debt trap.
Urging for Special Term Loan waiver and refund of Rs. 2694 crore paid by Punjab for fighting militancy, the Chief Minister said that Government of India (GoI) gave Special Term Loan of Rs 5800 crore for militancy related expenditure and Punjab paid back Rs 2694 crore. He said that Rs. 5029 crore was outstanding when the Government of India (GoI) announced a complete waiver of the loan adding that Rs 2694 crore already paid by Punjab also needed to be returned to Punjab as this was also part of the complete waiver.
The Chief Minister also urged Mr. Modi for waiver of the centre government loans in view of state’s distressed financial position. Mr. Badal pointed out that the 13th Finance Commission had already placed the states of Punjab, Kerala and West Bengal in the category of Revenue Deficit states and it recommended to the Union government to find out ways and means to bail out these states from financial stress. Now the Government of India (GoI) has again referred this vital issue to the 14thFinance Commission. “Till the 14th Finance Commission gives a report, an amount of Rs 5000 crore as a non-plan grant be given for the current financial year” added Mr. Badal.
The Chief Minister also sought the waiver of conditions imposed by the 13thFinance Commission on the resetting of interest on small saving loans at 9% instead of 9.5% and 10.5%. He also demanded restructuring of loan and moratorium on repayment for five years.
Making a strong case for Special Industrial Package for the state, the Chief Minister urged Mr. Modi that Punjab must be given Industrial Concessions at par with those granted to Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh (HP) and J&K. He said that the state has not yet recovered from this set back and on the other hand the Union government has extended these concessions to the hilly states till 2017, which has led to flight of capital and existing industry from the state adding that fresh investments have stopped coming to the state. Mr. Badal said that Punjab was not against giving concessions to these states but at the same time such concessions must be granted to Punjab.
Seeking a comprehensive relief package worth Rs 2330 crore for farmers of the state in view of the deficit rain fall, the Chief Minister apprised Mr. Modi that owing to around 50% deficit rain in Punjab, the farmers spent extra money amounting to Rs.700 crore on deepening of tube-well, replacing of motors and diesel to run them adding that the Punjab Power Corporation purchased extra power at higher cost to meet the demand. He said that GoI had given a package of Rs. 800 crore during a similar crises in Kharif season 2009.
Urging the Prime Minister to include actual land rent while fixing the MSP, the Chief Minister also urged him to treat the farmers as skilled labour and account their managerial costs and interest on borrowed capital for entire season, while fixing the MSP. Pleading the case of giving Minimum Support Price (MSP) as per Swaminathan Formula (Cost + 50% profit), Mr. Badal said that this would help in bailing out the distressed peasantry of the country from the agrarian crisis.
Batting for diversification as one of the ways to bail out the beleaguered farmers of the state, the Chief Minister said that Central Agency should procure maize and basmati on the pattern of wheat and paddy at MSP.
Flagging up another important issue the Chief Minister impressed upon Mr. Modi that the US Government may be requested to take strict action against hate crimes against the Sikhs in the US. He said that these incidents have created a grave sense of insecurity in the minds of members of the Sikh community living abroad and the matter needed to be addressed on top priority. Mr. Badal requested the Prime Minister to take up this issue with his counterparts in other countries and to take up the matter with the US authorities during the course of his forthcoming visit to that country to ensure that strict action was taken against those indulging in hate crimes against the Sikhs and a sense of security was ensured for the latter.
Highlighting the sensitive issue of some overseas Punjabis whose names featured on the blacklist of Indian Nationals maintained by the GoI, Mr. Badal also urged the Prime Minister to direct the Ministry of Home Affairs to put in place a mechanism for regular review of all such cases from time to time. He impressed upon Mr. Modi to remove the names of persons from list against whom there were no cases or legal proceedings pending against them.
The Chief Minister also called upon Mr. Modi to direct the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) for granting Indian citizenship to the several Sikhs and Hindus, who have migrated from Afghanistan over the past few years to the country. Likewise, Mr. Badal also sought Prime Minister’s intervention to issue necessary instructions to the MEA for relaxation in visa norms for granting visa to the Punjabis who took asylum in several countries across the globe.
Raising the issue of 1984 anti-Sikh riots, the Chief Minister informed Mr. Modi that more than 3000 Sikhs were killed and their properties looted by organized groups belonging to the then ruling party and during these state sponsored massacres the law enforcing agencies under the pressures from their higher ups failed to protect the lives, properties and dignity of the Sikhs in those riots. He said that the successive Congress governments have failed to provide justice to the victims as no proper investigation was carried out adding that to further accentuate the woes of Sikhs the perpetrators of the massacre were rewarded with high constitutional posts by the successive Congress Governments, which thwarted every effort to provide justice.
The Chief Minister urged Mr. Modi to set up a Commission of Inquiry, headed by a Supreme Court judge, for probing the entire conspiracy, including official and political patronage behind the massacre. He said that the Commission should be asked to submit report within six months. Likewise, Mr. Badal also demanded that special Dedicated Courts should be set up to expedite the delivery of justice where FIRs have been registered and challans presented.
The Chief Minister also impressed upon Mr. Modi that all cases pertaining to the massacre that have been closed should be re-investigated and thereafter challans be presented before the Special Dedicated Courts. He also said that all complaints on which no action has been taken should be re-investigated and challans presented to the Special Dedicated Courts. Mr. Badal also impressed upon the Prime Minister to announce a Rehabilitation Package for all the riot victims.....
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Show cause notice issued to absent teachers

Long time absentee teachers be charge sheeted: Dr Cheema

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Chandigarh, September 22: The Education Department today conducted surprise checking in 904 schools across the state. During the checking in total 90 teachers were found absent and 97 teachers were the late comers. It was also found that 69 teachers had not been attending the schools since long. Disclsoing this here today Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema, Education Minister, Punjab said that surprise checking was a part of consistent campaign launched by ....
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Chandigarh, September 22: The Education Department today conducted surprise checking in 904 schools across the state. During the checking in total 90 teachers were found absent and 97 teachers were the late comers. It was also found that 69 teachers had not been attending the schools since long. Disclsoing this here today Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema, Education Minister, Punjab said that surprise checking was a part of consistent campaign launched by the education department to make sure the 100 per cent attendance in the schools and to maintain discipline. He said that all the explanations of absentee teachers would be called for and those found absent from the schools since long time would be charge sheeted.
In a press communiqué Dr. Cheema said that special monitoring cell of the education department started surprise checking in the schools in the morning. He said that immediately after opening the schools special teams visited 250 schools of Jalandhar Circle, 322 schools of Nabha (Patiala) Circle and 332 schools of Faridkot Circle.
He further said that 30 teachers were found absent in Jalandhar Circle and 37 were late comers while 14 found long time absentee. In Nabha (Patiala) Circle 12 teachers were found absent, 13 late comers and 23 were long time absentee. Similarly, in Faridkot Circle 48 teachers were found absent, 47 late comers and 32 were found long time absentee.
Dr. Cheema further said that to maintain discipline and punctuality in the Government Schools special and surprise checking would continue in future also. He also directed to the senior officers that 100 percent attendance of the teachers would be ensured.....
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To discuss human rights issues related to states Punjab, Haryana, HP & UT

NHRC reschedules open hearing/camp from October 29 to 31 at Chandigarh

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Chandigarh, September 22: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has rescheduled its three day Open hearing / Camp sitting at Chandigarh to consider the pending cases and to discuss important human rights issues relating to the states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Union Territory of Chandigarh from 29th to 31stOctober to November 26 to 28, 2014.
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Chandigarh, September 22: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has rescheduled its three day Open hearing / Camp sitting at Chandigarh to consider the pending cases and to discuss important human rights issues relating to the states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Union Territory of Chandigarh from 29th to 31stOctober to November 26 to 28, 2014.
According to an official spokesman this open hearing/camp sitting was aimed to ensure speedy disposal of cases targeting towards better protection and promotion of human rights.....
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Arrested persons revealed that they used to procure consignment from Borders of Punjab & J & K sectors

Amritsar City police seized 7 kg heroin (drug) worth Rs. 35 crore

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Amritsar, September 22 : City Police has seized seven kilograms heroin (drug) having street value Rs. 35 crore with the arrest six different accused here.
All the six arrested accused were identified as Jagir Singh, Lovejit Singh, Lakhwinder Singh, Ranjit Singh, Pawandeep Singh and Sukhwinder Singh residents of Amritsar district.
Confirming the seizure here today, police said that all the arrested accused being interrogated for further more recovery and to get antecedents of thei....
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Amritsar, September 22 : City Police has seized seven kilograms heroin (drug) having street value Rs. 35 crore with the arrest six different accused here.
All the six arrested accused were identified as Jagir Singh, Lovejit Singh, Lakhwinder Singh, Ranjit Singh, Pawandeep Singh and Sukhwinder Singh residents of Amritsar district.
Confirming the seizure here today, police said that all the arrested accused being interrogated for further more recovery and to get antecedents of their accomplices involved directly or indirectly in the crime.

During the questioning, the arrested persons have revealed that they used to procure this consignment from the Borders of Punjab and J & K sectors. They have procured this consignment to supply it to National and International markets.....
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Seeks report of successful de-addiction cases

Jail Minister Thandal reviews progress of Drug de-addiction centres of jails

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Chandigarh, September 22: Sohan Singh Thandal, Jail Minister today reviewed the working and progress of all the drug de addiction centres set up in jails of the state. While presiding over a high level meeting of the jail department, he asked the Mr. Jagjit Singh Inspector General, Jails to prepare a consolidated report in this regard within in a week.
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Chandigarh, September 22: Sohan Singh Thandal, Jail Minister today reviewed the working and progress of all the drug de addiction centres set up in jails of the state. While presiding over a high level meeting of the jail department, he asked the Mr. Jagjit Singh Inspector General, Jails to prepare a consolidated report in this regard within in a week.
Disclosing this here today an official spokesperson of the jail department said that in a review meeting of all the superintendent jails, Minister took stock of the working of the drug de addiction centres, the number of prisoners undergoing treatment and those who have given up the use of drugs. During the discussion the day to day hurdles faced by the jail department while running the drug de addiction centres were also brought into the notice of the Minister. The spokesperson said that officers of the jail department have been asked to identify all those prisoners who have given up the use of drugs and who have shown great signs of improvement. The Minister said that the state government intended to rehablitate all these misguided youth who have now given up the use of drugs and currently lodged in jails.
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Department organized its grand 11th Freshers Program

UILS organizes Fresher’s Party for students of Law Auditorium

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Chandigarh, September 22: The University Institute of Legal Studies today organized the Fresher’s Party for the students at Law Auditorium. The department organized its grand 11th Freshers Program amidst huge fanfare. The event displayed plethora of events such as dancing, singing, ad-mad show, bhangra and ramp walk showcasing versatility and creative potential of the participants. The electrifying performances of the students mesmerized the au....
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Chandigarh, September 22: The University Institute of Legal Studies today organized the Fresher’s Party for the students at Law Auditorium. The department organized its grand 11th Freshers Program amidst huge fanfare. The event displayed plethora of events such as dancing, singing, ad-mad show, bhangra and ramp walk showcasing versatility and creative potential of the participants. The electrifying performances of the students mesmerized the audience. The entire atmosphere was in tandem with the theme of the event which was “cities of the world”.
The opening of the event was held with a welcome song along with the lighting of lamp by UILS Director Prof. Sangita Bhalla with other senior faculty members, which set the tone for the entire proceedings. The motivational speech of the Director instilled the spirit of goal-oriented approach among students.
The ramp walk was the major attraction of the show. The students dressed in colourful outfits, walking elegantly on the stage, responding confidently to each questions exhibited the hidden potential of the students apart from their academic proficiencies. The soulful singing performances heightened the already elevated ambience of the event. The winners of the ad-mad show, previously held in the department, re-enacted their performances on the stage. The creative punches of the anchors generated ripples of laughter among spectators. Last but not the least, the electrifying performance of participants in Panjabi Bhangra compelled the audience to dance with the ongoing swing. Afterwards, the winners of the ramp walk were given the respected titles. The Mr. Fresher title went to Mr. Arvind Singh, The Ms. Fresher title was bagged by Ms. Vaneet Kaur. The program was followed by a lunch at the UILS.....
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Flying start for Indian hockey women

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Incheon (South Korea), September 22: Indian women got off to a flying start by blanking Thailand with a 3-0 margin in their opening round match in the 17th Asian Games at Soenhak Hockey Stadium here today.

Converting one penalty corner each, it was Poonam Rani, Vandana Katariya and Vice-Captain Deepika converted one penalty corner each to outplay their rivals.

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Incheon (South Korea), September 22: Indian women got off to a flying start by blanking Thailand with a 3-0 margin in their opening round match in the 17th Asian Games at Soenhak Hockey Stadium here today.

Converting one penalty corner each, it was Poonam Rani, Vandana Katariya and Vice-Captain Deepika converted one penalty corner each to outplay their rivals.

Opening the first half with great attack coming in from both the ends, the score board saw 0-0 until the 14th minute when India secured a penalty corner and Poonam Rani made no mistake in converting it into a goal to give India the lead.

The second half saw a dry, when both the team concentrated on defence and none of the two could sneak in a goal. It was later in the third quarter, when India earned another penalty corner in the 39th minute and Vandana Katariya’s fierce shot ensured the second goal for India.

In the final quarter it was the vice-captain Deepika, who sneaked in the last penalty corner in the 53rd minute of the match to seal the game with a 3-0 win.

India will be playing their second match against China on September 24 at 1.30 p.m ( IST).....
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Able to secure committed investments of thousands of crores within four days

Sukhbir’s South tour to put Punjab on path of accelerated Industrialisation: Dhillon

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Chandigarh, September 22: Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, Irrigation minister, Punjab, today described the four-day visit of Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal, president, Shiromani Akali Dal and Deputy Chief Minister, Punjab, as game changer for the industrial scenario of Punjab as he has been able to secure committed investments of thousands of crores within four days.

In a statement issued here today, Mr Dhillon said that Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal was the only Deputy CM of the country who was per....
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Chandigarh, September 22: Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, Irrigation minister, Punjab, today described the four-day visit of Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal, president, Shiromani Akali Dal and Deputy Chief Minister, Punjab, as game changer for the industrial scenario of Punjab as he has been able to secure committed investments of thousands of crores within four days.

In a statement issued here today, Mr Dhillon said that Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal was the only Deputy CM of the country who was personally going to the industrialists to seek investments as per the new relaxed single window industrial policy of the state.
Describing Deputy CM as messiah of governance reforms, who by abolishing affidavits Mr Badal forced every state and union government to follow his footsteps. He said that after scripting and implementing innovative and people centric policies and programmes in the area of industry, commerce, civil aviation, road connectivity, health, tourism, education and agriculture and making Punjab first power surplus state of the country, the Deputy CM has caught the fancy of top industrialists who during his southern tour vied with each other to invest in Punjab.

He said that right from BSA cycles, Apollo Hospitals, GMR Group, GVK group, Nuziveedu Seeds, every industrialist was more eager to become partner in growth of Punjab’s industry that is going to surpass the growth of southern states.

Advising the Congress to shed its negative mindset, Mr Sharanjit Singh Dhillon said that the Congress should now accept the reality of sitting in opposition for next 25 years as president Shiromani Akali Dal Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal is determined to script the new development scenario of Punjab.....
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Khaira on whirlwind tour of Canada, given rousing reception at Calgary by Indo-Canadian community

Khaira urges NRIs to give a crushing defeat to Badal-Majithia clans in 2017 elections to save Punjab

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Kapurthala, September 22 : Sukhpal Singh Khaira, Spokesperson, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, who is currently on a whirlwind tour of Canada, was given a rousing reception today at Calgary by the Indo-Canadian community. Amongst others who welcomed Khaira were Davinder Shourie MP North East Calgary, Manmit Singh Bhullar PWD Minister Alberta state and Darshan Singh Kang MLA Calgary.
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Kapurthala, September 22 : Sukhpal Singh Khaira, Spokesperson, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, who is currently on a whirlwind tour of Canada, was given a rousing reception today at Calgary by the Indo-Canadian community. Amongst others who welcomed Khaira were Davinder Shourie MP North East Calgary, Manmit Singh Bhullar PWD Minister Alberta state and Darshan Singh Kang MLA Calgary.
Speaking on the occasion, Khaira said that after addressing series of meetings in different parts of Canada and his deep interaction with the Punjabi community here, he felt a great sense of anguish, resentment and anger is prevailing against the Badal-Majithia Clans. The NRIs are up in arms against the dictatorial and family rule being perpetrated by the Badal-Majithia clans.
Khaira stated that most NRIs complained of great lawlessness in Punjab and fear of loosing their properties and assets back home in the state. Corruption is a major issue of concern for the NRIs.
Davinder Shourie MP, while welcoming Khaira said that there was a dire need for younger generation clean leaders like Khaira to come forward and serve Punjab with dedication and commitment. He said corruption cannot be rooted out by old, redundant and tainted leaders.
Manmit Bhullar Minister urged Khaira to replicate the highly controlled traffic regulations of Canada in Punjab, to prevent the 5000 innocent lives lost on the roads of the state each year due to accidents.
Darshan Singh Kang MLA Calgary urged Khaira to raise the issue of highly politicized civil and police administration in Punjab. He said no state could progress and prosper unless the government machinery is fair, impartial and honest, in Canada the law is same for the ordinary citizen as well as the Prime Minister. He exhorted the politicians of Punjab to shun VIP culture including the flamboyant security covers, which are ruining our state.
Lastly Khaira urged the NRIs to impress upon their families, near and dear ones back home, to give a crushing defeat to the Badal-Majithia clans in the 2017 elections, to save Punjab.....
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Marking a historic moment in the world of wrestling entertainment by TNA & SONY SIX together announced signing

Indian wrestler Mahabali Shera signed into global roster of TNA Wrestling

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Chandigarh, September 22: (Kulbir Singh Kalsi) :
Marking a historic moment in the world of wrestling entertainment, TNA and SONY SIX together announced the signing of the first ever Indian wrestler Mahabali Shera into the global roster of TNA Wrestling. The announcement marks a significant investment by SONY SIX and TNA to the growth of wrestling entertainment across the Indian market.
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Chandigarh, September 22: (Kulbir Singh Kalsi) :
Marking a historic moment in the world of wrestling entertainment, TNA and SONY SIX together announced the signing of the first ever Indian wrestler Mahabali Shera into the global roster of TNA Wrestling. The announcement marks a significant investment by SONY SIX and TNA to the growth of wrestling entertainment across the Indian market.
This momentous announcement comes after a yearlong search for an Indian wrestler which begun with Hall of Fame star Kurt Angle’s visit to India in 2013. The TNA superstar selected and mentored Mahabali Shera, welcoming him into the elite faction of the TNA global talent roster. Under his guidance, the 24-year-old, Mahabali will feature across TNA’s programming line-up of TNA Impact Wrestling (Monday nights) in a bid to grow the popularity of wrestling in India through local connect. Viewing the market potential, SONY SIX and TNA, through this announcement, state their collaborated vision of exponentially growing and reaching out to a broader fan base for TNA in India.
Speaking on the announcement, Mr. Prasana Krishnan, Business Head, Sony SIX commented, ‘‘We are thrilled to partner with TNA in creating this iconic moment with the unveiling of the first ever Indian wrestler for TNA. India is home to some of the most passionate wrestling fans and through our consistent offering, high quality content and market reach we will make Mahabali Shera a household hero and fuel growth and popularity for TNA.”
On the launch announcement of Mahabali Shera into TNA roster, TNA President Dixie Carter said,“Signing Mahabali to our roster as the first Indian wrestler is a testament to TNA’s commitment to our Indian viewers and our continued focus on international brand expansion. With his in-ring talent and incredible story of achieving his dreams, we are confident viewers will quickly connect with Mahabali as he represents the people and nation of India throughout the world.”
Speaking on Mahabali Shera joining TNA, Kurt Angle said, “It’s great to be back in India where TNA Wrestling is enjoyed by millions. This visit makes it even more special as I introduce Mahabali Shera as the newest TNA Superstar. Mahabali Shera is a great athlete who has showcased tremendous potential and skill, which strengthens my belief that he has what it takes to become a champion.”
Being signed on by TNA, Mahabali Shera said, “TNA is one of the biggest wrestling entertainment organizations in the world and I am deeply thankful and thrilled to be a part of it. With the organization featuring some of the best wrestlers in their talent roster, it is a great opportunity as well as honour for me. I hope my inclusion in the TNA storyline will be a catalyst for audiences in India to connect with TNA and enjoy the sport exclusively on SONY SIX.”
TNA schedule on Sony SIX:
Day Show Time
Monday TNA Impact Wrestling 9.00pm – 11.00pm
Tuesday TNA Greatest Matches 9.00pm – 11.00pm
Wednesday TNA Explosion 9.00pm – 10.00pm
TNA Greatest Matches 10.00pm – 11.00pm

About Sony SIX:
Sony SIX, India’s Premier Sports Entertainment Channel is owned and operated by MSM India. The company is well known to exclusively broadcast some of the world’s largest as well as renowned international sporting properties like The Pepsi IPL, 2014 FIFA World Cup™, UEFA EURO 2016, Qualifiers for UEFA EURO 2016, European Qualifiers for 2018 FIFA World Cup™, 2018 FIFA World Cup™, TNA, The Australian Open Tennis Championship, The NBA and The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Since its inception, the channel has successfully managed to target the youth of India through a mix of sports and entertainment.
About TNA:
TNA produces numerous weekly TV programs, monthly PPV events and more than 100 live shows a year. The product is the world’s most innovative experience in professional wrestling and is broadcast in more than 120 countries. The events see the company’s biggest stars perform for the sport’s most passionate audiences. Annual mainstays like March’s “Lockdown,” June’s “Slammiversary” and October’s “Bound for Glory” anchor the lineup.
About MSM
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) backs Multi Screen Media Private Limited, which is India’s leading television network. It comprises of Sony Entertainment Television (SET), one of India's leading Hindi general entertainment television channels; MAX, India's premium Hindi movies and special events channel; SAB, a family comedy entertainment channel; PIX, the English movie channel; MIX a refreshing Hindi music channel ,SIX, India’s Premier Sports Entertainment Channel and Sony LIV - the Digital Entertainment Channel . Multi-Screen Media’s channels are available across the Globe and influence over 400 million viewers in the Indian sub-continent, and the South Asian Diaspora worldwide.
Sony SIX is a part of the network of channels distributed by TheOneAlliance - a joint venture between Multi Screen Media Pvt. Ltd. and Discovery Communications India. Other channels in TheOneAlliance bouquet include SET, SAB, MAX, PIX, MIX, AXN, ANIMAX, DISCOVERY CHANNEL, ANIMAL PLANET, TLC, DISCOVERY SCIENCE, DISCOVERY TURBO, DISCOVERY CHANNEL TAMIL, DISCOVERY KIDS, AATH, AAJ TAK, HEADLINES TODAY, TEZ, NEO SPORTS, NEO PRIME, TIMES NOW, MOVIES NOW, ET NOW, ZOOM, SET HD, SIX HD AND DISCOVERY HD WORLD.....
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Delegation demands relaxation in Tax, exemption in diesel VAT, 50% deduction in Bus Stand (Adda) fees & other demands

Punjab Motor Union met Transport Minister Kohar and submits memorandum

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Chandigarh, September 22: A delegation of Punjab Motor Union under the leadership of Sh. Avtar Henry today met Transport Minister Sh. Ajit Singh Kohar and submitted a memorandum of demands. Delegation demanded the relaxation in Motor Vehicle Tax, exemption in diesel VAT, 50 percent deduction in Bus Stand (Adda)fees with their other demands.
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Chandigarh, September 22: A delegation of Punjab Motor Union under the leadership of Sh. Avtar Henry today met Transport Minister Sh. Ajit Singh Kohar and submitted a memorandum of demands. Delegation demanded the relaxation in Motor Vehicle Tax, exemption in diesel VAT, 50 percent deduction in Bus Stand (Adda)fees with their other demands.
The Minister said that SAD-BJP Government under the dynamic leadership of Chief Minister S. Parkash Singh Badal was committed to protect the interests of all the sections of the society. The Minister thanked the private bus operators of the union and assured them that their demands would be resolved on priority basis.
Besides the members of the delegation, Mr. Anurag Agarwal, Secretary Transport; Mr. Ashwani Kumar Sharma, State Transport Commissioner; Mr. Bhupinder Singh, Director Transport and other officers of the department were present in the meeting.....
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Dr Cheema & Sant seechewal to hold state level function at Kapurthala

Punjab Education Deptt. to start ‘Sohna School campaign’ from Sep 26

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Chandigarh, September 22: In a bid to make government schools clean and green, the Education Department, Punjab, will be starting ‘Sohna School Campaign’ from September 26 to October 31, 2014. This campaign would start from Government Senior Secondary School Mothawal (District Kapurthala) where a State Level Function would be organised by the Education Department.
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Chandigarh, September 22: In a bid to make government schools clean and green, the Education Department, Punjab, will be starting ‘Sohna School Campaign’ from September 26 to October 31, 2014. This campaign would start from Government Senior Secondary School Mothawal (District Kapurthala) where a State Level Function would be organised by the Education Department.
In a big to inculcate sense of cleanliness, Education minister Dr Daljit Singh Cheema and world renowned environmentalist Sant Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal would clean the toilets themselves during this state level function.
This decision was taken during a high level meeting held under the chairmanship of Dr Daljit Singh Cheema at his office here today. A spokesperson of Education department informed that to make this campaign a success, Punjab Education Minister and senior department officials would visit different schools of the state and would personally supervise cleanliness of schools. He said that a state level function would be organised at Kapurthala, which would be attended by Education Minister Dr Daljit Singh Cheema and world renowned environmentalist Sant Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal would launch “Sohna School Campaign”.
During this campaign, competitions related to cleanliness, environment, painting, essay etc would be organised in schools. The spokesperson said that each school would be directed that the toilets in their premises be cleaned regularly and non functional toilets be repaired.
The spokesperson further said that during this six-day long campaign, functions would be organised in different parts of the state, which would be attended by District Education Officers and all officers from the head office as well.
This meeting was attended by Principal Secretary Education Ms Anjali Bhawra, Director General School Education (DGSE) Mr GK Singh, DPI (Elementary Education) Mrs Darshan Kaur, SCERT director Ms Pankaj Sharma, Deputy Director Vocational Education Mr Tota Singh, besides several others.....
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Comrade Baby addressing a big public meeting held to observe 6th death anniversary of Comrade Harkishan Singh Surjeet

Revolutionary tributes paid to Comrade Surjeet

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Chandigarh, September 22: Observing that since RSS and its Hindutava outfits have stepped up their activities with BJP coming to power at the centre and creating horrible communal polarization threatening unity and integrity of India , Comrade M. A.Baby, Polit Bureau Member, CPI(M) called upon the brave and patriotic people of Punjab to foster the widest mobilization of the secular and democratic forces against Hindutava forces and against oth....
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Chandigarh, September 22: Observing that since RSS and its Hindutava outfits have stepped up their activities with BJP coming to power at the centre and creating horrible communal polarization threatening unity and integrity of India , Comrade M. A.Baby, Polit Bureau Member, CPI(M) called upon the brave and patriotic people of Punjab to foster the widest mobilization of the secular and democratic forces against Hindutava forces and against other communalists of all hues.
Comrade Baby was addressing a big public meeting held to observe 6th death anniversary of Comrade Harkishan Singh Surjeet , renowned communist leader of international repute and long time General Secretary of CPI(M), at Bundala ( Manjhki) , District J alandhar yesterday evening ie 21st September, 2014. He paid revolutionary tributes to Comrade Surjeet and recalled the glorious contributions made by Comrade Surjeet in upholding the banner of secularism and providing valiant and fearless leadership in struggle against imperialist supported Khalistani terrorists who disturbed communal harmony in Punjab and threatened unity and integrity of India during the eighties. He also elaborately told other contributions of Comrade Surjeet to the communist movement in India . Comrade Baby dwelling on the right wing offensive of the Modi government made an earnest appeal to the left forces to rally to form a broad left platform to fight against the neo – liberal policies, communalism and imperialism .
Comrade Charan Singh Virdi, State Secretary, CPI(M) paying tributes also announced that a research institute named “ Comrade Harkishan Singh Surjeet Social Sciences Research Institute “ will be set up in Bhakna Bhawan , Chandigarh to conduct research in socio, economic and political phenomena in Punjab.
Others who addressed the gathering included Comrades Bhupinder Sambher, Raghunath Singh, Vijay Misra, Ranbir Virk, Gurmesh Singh , Bhoop Chand Channo and Ram Singh Noorpuri. Comrades Lehmber Singh Taggar and Gurchetan Singh Bassi managed the stage. Comrades Gurmit Singh Dhadda, and Bant Singh Namol presided over the function.
Comrade Rattan Singh, a veteran communist leader was honoured by the village , CPI(M) unit for his contributions to the communist movement in Punjab. He was presented a citation and a shawl on the occasion. ....
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Describes his death as great loss to Sikh Panth

Punjab Revenue Minister Majithia shares grief with Talwandi’s family

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Raikot (Ludhiana), September 22: Punjab Revenue and Information and Public Relations Minister, Mr Bikram Singh Majithia today deeply mourned the demise of Veteran Akali stalwart Jathedar Jagdev Singh Talwandi at village Talwandi Rai of the district today. Jathedar Talwandi had passed away following brief illness at Hero DMC Heart Institute on September 19.
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Raikot (Ludhiana), September 22: Punjab Revenue and Information and Public Relations Minister, Mr Bikram Singh Majithia today deeply mourned the demise of Veteran Akali stalwart Jathedar Jagdev Singh Talwandi at village Talwandi Rai of the district today. Jathedar Talwandi had passed away following brief illness at Hero DMC Heart Institute on September 19.
Mr. Majithia today called on the bereaved family here at their residence and shared his heartfelt sympathies with them. He said that it was a huge loss for the entire family especially the Shiromani Akali Dal and entire Sikh Panth.
Mr Majithia shared his life experiences with Jathedar Jagdev Singh Talwandi’s wife Mahinder Kaur and sons Mr Ranjit Singh Talwandi (ex MLA) and Mr Jagjit Singh Talwandi (SGPC member) and other family members. Mr. Majithia became emotional as he saw old pictures of Jathedar Talwandi spanning from his initial forays in SGPC,Akali Dharam Yudhs and Akali politics and said that he was an institution himself.
Mr. Bikram Singh Majithia prayed to the almighty to grant eternal peace to the departed soul and give strength to them to bear this huge loss in this hour of crisis.
Prominent among those present on the occasion included Advisor to CM, Mr Mahesh Inder Singh Grewal, MLAs Mr Manpreet Singh Ayali, Mr S R Kler and Mr Darshan Singh Shivalik, Punjab Subordinate Services Board Mr Santa Singh Umedpuri, Youth Akali Dal leader Mr Jagteshwar Singh Talwandi, DIG Mr Gurinder Singh Dhillon, former minister Mr Bikramjit Singh Khalsa, Additional Deputy Commissioner Ms Neeru Katyal, besides several others.....
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Get your land record within 20 mins at Fard Kendras, DC Bathinda

Punjab Govt’s Fard Kendras prove boon for state residents, NRIs

Bathinda Fard Kendra only in state to have ISO 9001:2008 certification

290 villages computerized, only two remaining

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Bathinda, September 22: Unique initiative of the Punjab government, the Fard Kendras have become gateway to hassle free access to land revenue records for the people of state and for the NRIs sitting abroad who can view records of their property at the click of a button as the land records of all villages have been computerized.
People are able to have copy of their land records within few minutes saving valuable time and efforts. The Bath....
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Bathinda, September 22: Unique initiative of the Punjab government, the Fard Kendras have become gateway to hassle free access to land revenue records for the people of state and for the NRIs sitting abroad who can view records of their property at the click of a button as the land records of all villages have been computerized.
People are able to have copy of their land records within few minutes saving valuable time and efforts. The Bathinda city’s Fard Kendra is the first and only one to have ISO 9001:2008 certification for the best standards of service.

Giving information regarding the Fard kendras, the deputy commissioner Dr Basant Garg said though as per the Right To Service (RTS) Act, the center is bound to provide copy of land revenue record within a day of applying, at the Bathinda Fard Kendra it was being made available in less than 20 minutes at nominal fees of Rs 20 per page.

He stated that in the month of August itself 10495 applications were received at all the nine centers across districts seeking different land revenue records and all have been issued required the copies. Also in the month of August, Rs 12.54 lacs have been collected as fees.

The system has also saved people from undue harassment in the hands of revenue officials. Anyone seeking copy of record just has to apply at the center and will get certified copy in less than 20 minutes. Earlier people had to repeatedly visit the offices of revenue officers to get copies certified, which is not the case now. Run under the Punjab Land Revenue Society (PLRS), Bathinda’s Fard Kendra is the only one in state to have ISO 9001:2008 certification.

Deputy Commissioner said that entire land record of district has been uploaded on website www.plrs.org.in. “A person looking for his or her land record has to enter village and khewat number and will be able to get the entire data. This is extremely helpful for the NRIs who are settled abroad and want to keep an eye on their land to avoid their land record being tampered with,” he said.

He added that of the 292 villages in district 290 have been computerized and the remaining two areas of Bathinda city and Gillpatti village too would be computerized very soon. The centrally air-conditioned Fard Kendra at the Bathinda DAC Complex has all sides of facilities available for people. Besides this the eight other kendras are located at Rampura Phul, Talwandi Sabo, Bhagta Bhai Ka, Sangat, Nathana, Goniana Mandi, Balianwali and Maur. The Nathana center was first in Punjab to be opened.

In the month of August The Rampura Fard Kendra has received maximum number of 1862 applications and all the applicants have been given requisite copies. Similarly at Bathinda 1688 applications were received, at Talwandi Sabo 1540 applications were received, at Nathana 1406 applications were received, at Balianwali 936 applications were received, at Goniana Mandi 891 applications were received, at Maur 884 applications were received, at Sangat 675 applications were received and at Bhagta Bhai Ka 613 applications were received and all have been given requisite copies.
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Punjab Police transfers

Punjab govt shifts 7 IPS and PPS officers

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Chandigarh, September 22: The Punjab government has ordered posting/transfer orders of the 7 IPS/PPS officers with immediate effect.
Disclosing this here today, an official spokesman said that Mr. Dinkar Gupta, IPS, ADGP/Security and additional charge of ADGP/Law & Order has been given further additional charge of ADGP/Provisioning. Besides this, Mr. Gaurav Yadav, IGP/Counter Intelligence has been given additional charge of IGP-cum-Directo....
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Chandigarh, September 22: The Punjab government has ordered posting/transfer orders of the 7 IPS/PPS officers with immediate effect.
Disclosing this here today, an official spokesman said that Mr. Dinkar Gupta, IPS, ADGP/Security and additional charge of ADGP/Law & Order has been given further additional charge of ADGP/Provisioning. Besides this, Mr. Gaurav Yadav, IGP/Counter Intelligence has been given additional charge of IGP-cum-Director, SSG, Punjab, Chandigarh and Special Protection Unit, Mr. Praveen Kumar Sinha has been posted as IGP/Provisioning, Mr. Pramod Ban as IGP/Security, Punjab, Chandigarh and additional charge of IGP-cum-Commissioner of Police, Ludhiana, Mr. SK Singh as DIG/IRB, Punjab, Patiala, Mr. Nilabh Kishore, IPS as DIG/Investigation and Cyber Crime, Punjab , Chandigarh and Mr. Mukhwinder Singh Chhina, IPS as DIG/Security, Punjab , Chandigarh.
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District administration working constantly for computerization of land records

Amritsar District to complete soon 100% computerization of land records: DC

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Amritsar, September 22: With the computerization of land records of 750 villages out of total 791 villages in Amritsar, the target of 100 percent computerization of land records soon.
In an official statement issued here today Deputy Commissioner Amritsar Mr. Ravi Bhagat said that the district administration was working constantly for completion of 100 percent computerization of land records in the District.
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Amritsar, September 22: With the computerization of land records of 750 villages out of total 791 villages in Amritsar, the target of 100 percent computerization of land records soon.
In an official statement issued here today Deputy Commissioner Amritsar Mr. Ravi Bhagat said that the district administration was working constantly for completion of 100 percent computerization of land records in the District.
He revealed that as of now the computerization of 95% of the land records has been accomplished and the district administration aims to achieve the target of cent percent computerization of land records very soon.
Bhagat further said that the State Government has put in great efforts to start this project so as to provide computerized copies of the Fards through Fard Kendras to the common man in general and to the Farmers in particular.
``People in the district can now get computerized copies of the Fards with ease and at affordable rates from the 09 Fard Kendras being run in Amritsar District`` said he.
He further revealed that in the month of August, 2014 as many as 12188 computerized copies of the Fards have been issued to the applicants through the being run at Amritsar-1, Amritsar-2, Ajnala, Baba Bakala, Majitha, Lopoke, Ramdas, Attari and Tarsikka. He asked people of Amritsar for any complaints regarding Fard Kendras, can call phone number 0183-2226162. ....
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