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Sangrur gets new DC

Dr. Indu Malhotra assumes charge as DC, Sangrur

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Sangrur, September 30: Dr. Indu Malhotra, IAS today assumed her charge as DC Sangrur. Earlier she was serving as DC, Barnala.
After taking over as DC, Dr. Indu directed all the officials to perform their duties with dedication and devotion.
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335153 MT arrivals and 267808 MT procurement recorded

Bathinda district emerges as front runner in purchase & lifting of wheat crops

DC visiting mandis along with ADC Dr Sumeet and SDM Damanjit Mann

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Bathinda, April 25: Bathinda district has emerged as the front runner district so far as the purchase and lifting of the wheat is concerned. The work of lifting procured wheat from the grain markets of district is going on in an effective manner. The day to day monitoring of the Deputy Commissioner Bathinda Dr Basant Garg has yield results. During his recent visit to various grain markets, he directed the officials to ensure that the procured whe....
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Bathinda, April 25: Bathinda district has emerged as the front runner district so far as the purchase and lifting of the wheat is concerned. The work of lifting procured wheat from the grain markets of district is going on in an effective manner. The day to day monitoring of the Deputy Commissioner Bathinda Dr Basant Garg has yield results. During his recent visit to various grain markets, he directed the officials to ensure that the procured wheat was lifted within 72 hours from the mandi. Speaking with APS from babushahi news Dr Basant said “that the wheat lifted in time bound manner would not only benefit the farmers but the procurement agencies too”.

DC Bathinda Dr Basant Garg said “till April 24th evening the district had recorded arrival of 335153 MT of which 267808 MT has been procured. 51600 MT lifting is due and 28070 MT lifting has been done which 54%”. He added that the crop would be timely lifted across all the grain markets so that the farmers bringing their produce to the mandis do not suffer on any account.

Deputy Commissioner Dr Basant Garg along with Dr Sumeet Jarangal IAS ADC and Damanjit Singh Maan SDM Bathinda visited grain markets of Goniana, Bhucho, Lehra and Sangat area on Wednesday to stock of the situation in grain markets.
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Course to commence from May 11

Interview of Daily training course on April 28

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Chandigarh, April 25:

Mr. Gulzar Singh Ranike, Animal Husbandry, Fish Farming and Dairy Development Minister called upon farmers to opt for commercial dairy units to supplement their income.

In a Press communiqué, Mr. Ranike said that in the present economic scenario where farming was fast becoming unviable economic venture, it was imperative for farmers to go for diversification in dairy sector to sustain themselves. He said that dairy development department has d....
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Chandigarh, April 25:

Mr. Gulzar Singh Ranike, Animal Husbandry, Fish Farming and Dairy Development Minister called upon farmers to opt for commercial dairy units to supplement their income.

In a Press communiqué, Mr. Ranike said that in the present economic scenario where farming was fast becoming unviable economic venture, it was imperative for farmers to go for diversification in dairy sector to sustain themselves. He said that dairy development department has designed a six week Dairy Entrepreneurship Training course for farmers to impart modern training in Dairy sector.

He said that the interview would be conducted for training course on April 28, 2015 at all the concerned centres by Dairy Development Board. The course commencing on May 11, 2015. Divulging the details, Mr. Inderjit Singh, Director Dairy Development said that the centres where training would be provided, namely Dairy Training and Extension Center Bija (Ludhiana), Chattamli (Ropar), Verka (Amritsar), Gill (Moga), Sardulgarh (Mansa) and Abul Khurana (Sri Mukatsar Sahib) would impart training to the selected candidates.

He said that farmers can get the scientific and modern training at these six centres. “Besides, giving information on different techniques of dairy farm management, the candidates would be imparted training in artificial insemination, pregnancy diagnosis and milk handling etc” he said. Interested candidates can contact at District offices or concerned Dairy Training and Extension Centres for further information and detail.....
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Skill development high on Government's agenda

8 Skill development centers to be made operational this year

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Chandigarh, April 25: The Punjab government today approved setting up of 8 development centers at the cost of Rs 60 crores to improve employability of our youth and to meet the demand of booming service and tertiary sectors
Disclosing this, an official spokesperson said that the State Government intends to spend Rs. 60 crore on this multi skill development programme for setting up 6 skill development centres at Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Bathi....
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Chandigarh, April 25: The Punjab government today approved setting up of 8 development centers at the cost of Rs 60 crores to improve employability of our youth and to meet the demand of booming service and tertiary sectors
Disclosing this, an official spokesperson said that the State Government intends to spend Rs. 60 crore on this multi skill development programme for setting up 6 skill development centres at Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Bathinda, Hoshiarpur, Roparand 3 skill development centres concerning health sector to be opened at Amritsar, Patiala and Faridkot.
The spokesperson further informed that not only this but 3 centers related with construction sector would also be opened in Majha, Malwa and Doaba regions of the state. He said that to make the functioning of these centres effective and without hindrance, assistance has been sought from National Skill Development Corporation.
The spokesperson also conveyed that in these skill development centers, short term courses of professional nature would be run and these courses shall be of 3 months, 6 months and 9 months duration. The spokesperson also elaborated that after the completion of the course the Government would make sure to get employment for a large number of pass outs in the various industrial organizations in the state.....
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MOBILE LAB SCHEME MOOTED FOR REGISTERED CONSTRUCTION WORKERS

Punjab to provide doorstep treatment to workers

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Chandigarh, April 25: The Punjab government today initiated first of its own kind of venture for preventive and curative health care of workers to provide onsite examination and treatment of workers.The Building and other Construction Workers Welfare Board (BOCW) has formulated a scheme for the regular medical examination of registered construction workers and their families on the construction sites.
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Chandigarh, April 25: The Punjab government today initiated first of its own kind of venture for preventive and curative health care of workers to provide onsite examination and treatment of workers.The Building and other Construction Workers Welfare Board (BOCW) has formulated a scheme for the regular medical examination of registered construction workers and their families on the construction sites.
Disclosing this, an official spokesperson said that this scheme has been christened as ‘Mobile Lab Scheme’. Under this scheme, a team comprising of medical experts would visit the construction sites and medically examine not only the workers but also their families.
The spokesperson also said that the experts in the medical teams would check the workers and their kith and kin for the diagnosis of SILICOSIS and other dreaded diseases. In case, a worker or his/her family member is found having the symptoms of silicosis or any other ailment, then treatment at subsidized rates would be provided to them. He also conveyed that the Labour Department is also considering having a tie-up with the Health Department regarding this scheme and also being in touch with the media houses to guide people about life threatening diseases and maintaining hygienic lifestyle.....
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Badal attends maiden meeting of sub group of skill development at Niti Aayog

Badal sets up agenda for heralding an era of Skill Revolution in India

UNDERLINES NEED FOR EVOLVING A COMMON FRAMEWORK AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL UNDER THE SKILL DEVELOPMENT MISSION

HAILS PM FOR FAR SIGHTED, BOLD AND TIMELY INITIATIVE TO CONSTITUTE SUB GROUP OF CM’S ON SKILL DEVELOPMENT

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New Delhi, April 25-
Setting up the agenda for ushering in an era of ‘Skill Revolution’ in the country, the Punjab Chief Minister and Chairman of Sub Group on Skill Development Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today emphasized the need to evolve a common framework at the national level with an ultimate goal to employability and livelihood opportunities under the skill development mission.
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New Delhi, April 25-
Setting up the agenda for ushering in an era of ‘Skill Revolution’ in the country, the Punjab Chief Minister and Chairman of Sub Group on Skill Development Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today emphasized the need to evolve a common framework at the national level with an ultimate goal to employability and livelihood opportunities under the skill development mission.
Delivering his keynote address during the first meeting of Sub Group of the Chief Ministers on Skill Development here at the NITI Aayog, the Chief Minister said that to achieve this objective a massive campaign with missionary zeal was required to meet this challenge of skill development. Thus, every state has to focus on specific sectors, which have potential for employment and above all, skill training would have to be integrated with placement and employment.
The Chief Minister said that India today was the youngest country in the world with 65% of its population below the age of 35. However, he said that our country faces serious problem of unemployment specially amongst rural youth and lower strata of the society adding that skill Development of our youth could help in solving the problems of unemployment and poverty. Mr. Badal bemoaned that at present our country was far behind the other countries in skill development as it had just 12% of the working population, which was vocationally trained as compared to 96% in Korea, 80% in Japan, 75% in Germany. “World is increasingly becoming a global village, we therefore need to skill our youth for employment abroad as well” he added.
The Chief Minister pointed out that according to estimates, the country needs to provide skill training to 109 million new entrants to the job market and around 460 million people to be reskilled and upskilled upto 2020. He said that for realizing the dream of our Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi to make India an economic super power, we have to impart skill training to each and every youth of the country.
Hailing the Prime Minister for his far sighted, bold and timely initiative for setting up of Sub group of Chief Ministers on Skill Development, the Chief Minister said that we already have empowered our citizens with Right to Information, Right to Education, Right to Food Security etc and now time has come when we have to give Right to Skill to every youth in the country. He said that while the country may have a common framework at the national level, every state has to focus on sectors, which have potential for employment adding that the skill training must be linked to placement and employment. Mr. Badal said that the mobilization of target population particularly the rural youth, weaker sections and women would require special campaign to make them aware of skill training and motivate them to take the advantage of skill training programs.
The Chief Minister said that the state Skill Development Missions would have to really work in mission mode and they would be required to be strengthened at the district and block level. Underscoring the need for strengthening the State Skill Development Missions, to enhance capacity and improve standards of skilling, he said that private sector participation in skill development must be explored besides suggesting ways and means for improving partnership of private sector in curriculum development, delivery mechanism, certification etc. “We have to propose measures to expand skilling programs to every nook and corner of the country and thereby suggest measures for adopting successful experiments and sharing best practices of different states” added Mr. Badal.
Highlighting the skill development initiatives taken by the state government, the Chief Minister said that we have set up Punjab Skill Development Mission to bring all Skill Development programs and policies under one umbrella. He said that wheels have been set in motion for setting up Skill Training Institute in partnership with M/s Tata Motors in automobile sector and with M/s Larson and Toubro in construction sector, which have proved very fruitful with trained youth going to countries such as Oman, Saudi Arabia and Bhutan etc. Likewise, Mr. Badal said that in order to meet the growing demand for skilled manpower of industry, we were setting up multi skill development centres. “We are also setting up skill development centres in sectors such as healthcare, construction, automobile etc besides focusing on skill development and skill upgradation in the field of agriculture, dairy and other allied activities, which will provide a good opportunity for self employment to our rural youth” added Mr. Badal. He also shared his experience to open Maharaja Ranjit Singh Preparatory Academy at Mohali for boys, which has yielded remarkable results in restoring Punjab’s pristine glory and upmanship in the Defence services. On the basis of this successful model we would soon start another such academy for the girls to ensure their presence in Indian Army.
Summing up the discussions, the Chief Minister said that he fully realized that the Sub-Group on Skill development headed by him was an onerous task assigned by the Prime Minister but he however was confident to complete this task positively by June 25th as the deadline fixed by the Prime Minister, with the cooperation of all the states and NITI Aayog. To accomplish this task in the time bound manner, he announced to hold such meetings region wise i.e. in North, South, Eastern and Western part of the country. Mr. Badal said that this would not only enable all the states to participate in the meetings to be held in future but would also help the Sub-group to elicit their views in a far more wide spectrum and holistic manner.
The meeting was attended by the Chief Ministers of Assam, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Chattisgarh besides several dignitaries and senior bureaucrats representing other states and Union territories.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by Chief Secretary Mr. Sarvesh Kaushal, Special Principal Secretary Mr. KJS Cheema, Secretary Technical Education Mr. Rakesh Verma and Resident Commissioner Punjab Mr. K Sivaprasad. ....
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Gurpreet Kaur dies of burn injuries

Gurdaspur resident Gurpreet Kaur dies in GH -16 Chandigarh. She had tried to self -immolate infront of Punjab CM's residence on Dec. 12 , 2014

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Chandigarh,April 25, 2015 ;Gurdaspur resident Gurpreet Kaur dies in GH -16 Chandigarh. She had tried to self -immolate infront of Punjab CM's residence on Dec. 12 , 2014 . She was an unemployed lady of 32 years old . She had taken this extreme because she could get any job. She was resident of Geeta Colony Gurdaspur.....
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Chandigarh,April 25, 2015 ;Gurdaspur resident Gurpreet Kaur dies in GH -16 Chandigarh. She had tried to self -immolate infront of Punjab CM's residence on Dec. 12 , 2014 . She was an unemployed lady of 32 years old . She had taken this extreme because she could get any job. She was resident of Geeta Colony Gurdaspur.....
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Earthquake in many parts of India

Tremors felt in North India , Bihar , UP , Punjab , Haryana and Chandigarh also

The epicentre of 7.7 magnitude quake was Nepal's Pokhara-HT /Punjab.ht

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Tremors felt in North India , Bihar , UP , Punjab , Haryana and Chandigarh also

Tremors were also felt in Kolkata and Lucknow. The epicentre of 7.7 magnitude quake was Nepal's Pokhara-HT /Punjab.ht....
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Tremors felt in North India , Bihar , UP , Punjab , Haryana and Chandigarh also

Tremors were also felt in Kolkata and Lucknow. The epicentre of 7.7 magnitude quake was Nepal's Pokhara-HT /Punjab.ht....
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PM Modi takes 12 ride in Metro

Modi travels by Delhi on Saturday, tweets to say that he "really enjoyed the ride."

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New Delhi, April 25,2015 : The Prime Minister of India Narendera Modi today travelled in Delhi Metro . He was on his way to Dawarka to inaugurate the National Intelligence Academy. PM Modi has travelled in Metro for the first time in Delhi.

The Metro ride from Dhaula Kuan to Dwarka lasted 12 minutes.PM was accompanied by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.

PM Modi ,after metro ride, tweeted to say that he "really enjoyed the ride."
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New Delhi, April 25,2015 : The Prime Minister of India Narendera Modi today travelled in Delhi Metro . He was on his way to Dawarka to inaugurate the National Intelligence Academy. PM Modi has travelled in Metro for the first time in Delhi.

The Metro ride from Dhaula Kuan to Dwarka lasted 12 minutes.PM was accompanied by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.

PM Modi ,after metro ride, tweeted to say that he "really enjoyed the ride."
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Bhupender Hooda's mother expires at 97

Ex-CM Bhupender Singh Hooda bereaved , mother Mrs. Hardeyi passes away, cremation at 10 AM on April 25 at Rohtak

Kiran Choudhry condoles death of Hooda’s mother

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Chandigarh, April 25,2015 : Former Haryana CM Bhupender Singh Hooda's mother Smt. Hardeyi passes away today. She was 97 years old . The cremation will take place at 10 AM on Saturday, April 25 at Rohtak.



Ms Kiran Choudhry, Leader of the Haryana Congress Legislature Party (CLP) has mourned the demise of Hardeyi Devi, mother of former chief minister of Haryana Bhupinder Singh Hooda. Devi was wife of renowned freedom fighter Ranbir Singh Hooda and grandmother of Member P....
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Chandigarh, April 25,2015 : Former Haryana CM Bhupender Singh Hooda's mother Smt. Hardeyi passes away today. She was 97 years old . The cremation will take place at 10 AM on Saturday, April 25 at Rohtak.



Ms Kiran Choudhry, Leader of the Haryana Congress Legislature Party (CLP) has mourned the demise of Hardeyi Devi, mother of former chief minister of Haryana Bhupinder Singh Hooda. Devi was wife of renowned freedom fighter Ranbir Singh Hooda and grandmother of Member Parliament from Rohtak Deepender Singh Hooda.
In a condolence message issued here on Friday, Ms Choudhry said Hardeyi Devi was a fine human being with the qualities of head and heart.
Sharing her heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved family, the CLP leader prayed to the Almighty to give them courage to bear this irreparable loss and grant peace to the departed soul.....
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Advocates implementation of Swaminathan Formula for fixation of MSP

Badal seeks personal intervention of Modi for rescuing farmers from present crisis

Reminds PM of high time to repay for farmers’ immense contribution

Bats for drastic recast of Government Policies to regenerate farm economy

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Seeks comprehensive package of relief and compensation measures for farmers affected by recent rains

Pleads for the introduction of a subsidy-backed Crop Insurance Scheme

Chandigarh, April 24 2015: The Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today appealed to Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi to “ immediately” come to the rescue of the beleaguered farmers who have suffered extensive damage to their crops following unseasonal rains and other vagaries o....
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Seeks comprehensive package of relief and compensation measures for farmers affected by recent rains

Pleads for the introduction of a subsidy-backed Crop Insurance Scheme

Chandigarh, April 24 2015: The Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today appealed to Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi to “ immediately” come to the rescue of the beleaguered farmers who have suffered extensive damage to their crops following unseasonal rains and other vagaries of weather in the region.
In a letter to the Prime Minister, Mr. Badal also drew his attention towards burning and extremely sensitive issue of the beleaguered farmers to bail them out from the current crisis thereby recasting the government policies drastically to regenerate farm economy with a long term agricultural policy re-orientation. Mr. Badal said that the farmers faced “a tragedy of frightening proportions” because of natural calamities on the one hand and a long series of disastrous and anti farmer policies of successive Congress governments the center over the past 67 years.
“For more than half a century, the brave and patriotic peasantry answered every distress call of the nation and always took pride in sacrificing everything including the priceless natural resources – soil fertility and water. But he always came to the rescue of the nation and saved it from hunger and starvation. But now, it is repayment time for the country. For the first time, the farmer needs his country to stand by him in his hour of extreme adversity and distress. The government must come to his rescue and repay a part of the debt which we always owe him,” said Mr. Badal.
The Chief Minister requested a comprehensive package of relief and compensation measures for farmers whose crop had been affected by recent rains, hail storms and windy conditions and other uncertainties climate in the region. Mr. Badal said said the norms for providing relief under such conditions also need to be changed and brought in line with current ground realities and economic compulsions face by the farmers.
Mr. Badal pointed out that there was a dip in the quality of grain of wheat as a consequence of loss in its luster because of adverse weather conditions. The Chief Minister said that no cut should be applied to the price of the farmer's yield on this account because he was not responsible for this adverse effect caused by natural calamity which was beyond his control.
Secondly, said Mr. Badal, there had been a fall in the overall yield of crop this year. As this too had been caused by reasons beyond the farmer's control, he should not be made to suffer for this. For this, the farmer should be paid adequate bonus to off set the loss in yield.
The Chief Minister further said that all these factors that followed natural calamity had severely hit the farmer's economic plight. As a result, it was not possible for him to fulfill his loan recovery obligations. In view of this, the loan recovery from him should be deferred and staggered. Interest on these loans should be waived
The Chief Minister urged that, in addition to these measures of immediate and short-term nature, the government of India must also put in place an economically viable approach and policy on MSP. “MSP not a favour done to the farmer. MSP is a national necessity whose original intent was to ensure food security for the country. That consideration still remains and will always remain valid," said Mr. Badal.
The Chief Minister said that it is that the MSP announced by the government every year does not adequately address the issue of making agriculture a lucrative profession. "In fact, the MSP itself non-viable and unsustainable for the farmer as it does not make farming a lucrative profession," said the Chief Minister.
Mr. Badal made a strong plea for aligning MSP with overall price index. Failing this, he said, the government should accept the recommendations of eminent farm economist Dr. M.S. Swamitnathan and fix MSP to provide for 50% profit over farmer’s investment.
The Chief Minister also pleaded for the introduction of a subsidy-backed crop insurance scheme to help the farmers to deal with the natural calamities. This, he said, should be backed by other measures to help the farmers out of the deep crisis in which he finds himself. The Chief Minster also requested definite long term banking reforms to help the agricultural sector. This, he said, was absolutely essential in the interest of national food security. But this can be done only by giving agriculture its due place as a special category and preferential economic activity in the larger national interest.
The Chief Minister bewailed the neglect of the farming sector by the Congress government which was responsible for the current agricultural crisis in the country. “The situation is extremely grave and dangerous. I earnestly and most humbly request – even beg - the Prime Minister to accord the highest priority to the most urgent task of saving the farmers of the country. I request him to take all stake holders in agriculture, including the farmers, the state government, the farm economists and scientists on board to arrive at a permanent solution to what Mr. Badal described as “ the number one challenge facing the country today”.
“In this all enveloping atmosphere of utter despair and hopelessness, we are still so fortunate that we have in Mr. Narendra Modi a Prime Minister who fully understands the plight of the farmers and always prefers to stand by “brave but beleaguered farmers”, and on behalf of all the farmers of the country, I turn to Prime Minister to cut through the web of economic and administrative constraints to take a bold initiative.....
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Crop losses in Haryana due to unseasonal rains and hailstorms

Khattar announces distribution of compensation to farmers from May 1 to 15

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Chandigarh, April 24, 2015: Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal today announced that the compensation for the damage caused to crops due to unseasonal rains and hailstorms would be distributed to farmers in the state on war footing from May 1 to 15. It has also been decided to raise the limit of minimum compensation to be paid from Rs 250 to Rs 500 for all previous compensations which are yet to be disbursed by the present government.
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Chandigarh, April 24, 2015: Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal today announced that the compensation for the damage caused to crops due to unseasonal rains and hailstorms would be distributed to farmers in the state on war footing from May 1 to 15. It has also been decided to raise the limit of minimum compensation to be paid from Rs 250 to Rs 500 for all previous compensations which are yet to be disbursed by the present government.
A decision to this effect was taken in a review meeting held under the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister here today.
The Chief Minister said that additional 500 special patwaris would be engaged in this task. The concerned minister of District Grievance Redressal Committees will supervise the distribution of compensation. He said that the Additional Chief Secretaries and Principal Secretaries would monitor this work in their concerned allotted districts. As per the report, a sum of over Rs 1,092 crore would be distributed among farmers. All Deputy Commissioners have been directed to prepare Amount Payment Receipt (APR) by April 30.
He said that special committees have been constituted under the Chairmanship of HCS officer or Class-I officer for the distribution of compensation amount which include representative of Revenue Department, Agriculture Department. The proceedings of the Committee would be videographed and all disbursement of compensation by the committee would be done at a public place. The disbursement should be made in the presence of Sarpanch, Panch, Lambardar and other well known person.
As per the revised norms for disbursement, compensation for wheat, paddy, cotton and sugarcane would be Rs 7,000 per acre for 25 to 50 per cent damage, Rs 9,500 per acre for more than 50 per cent and up to 75 per cent damage and Rs 12,000 per acre for over 75 per cent damage whereas in case of Mustard and other crops the compensation would be Rs 5,000, Rs 7,000 and Rs 10,000 per acre, respectively.
Apart from this, the government had already announced to waive off previous six months and next six months electricity bills, rescheduling the payment of loans for a period of three years and providing interest-free loans to farmers for next crop loan in affected areas.....
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Second ATM to be operational in Amritsar GPO during this month

First Postal ATM inaugurated at Chandigarh GPO

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Chandigarh, April 24, 2015 (Kulbir Singh Kalsi):- The first Postal ATM in Punjab & UT Chandigarh was inaugurated today at Chandigarh General Post Office (GPO) by Ms. Manisha Bansal Badal, Director Postal Services (HQ), Punjab & UT Chandigarh.
Addressing the media persons on the occasion, Ms. Badal said that this ATM would fulfill the long pending demand of the public for ATMs in Post Offices. She said that total 26 ATMs would be made ope....
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Chandigarh, April 24, 2015 (Kulbir Singh Kalsi):- The first Postal ATM in Punjab & UT Chandigarh was inaugurated today at Chandigarh General Post Office (GPO) by Ms. Manisha Bansal Badal, Director Postal Services (HQ), Punjab & UT Chandigarh.
Addressing the media persons on the occasion, Ms. Badal said that this ATM would fulfill the long pending demand of the public for ATMs in Post Offices. She said that total 26 ATMs would be made operational in Punjab & UT Chandigarh this financial year. The second ATM would be made operational in Amritsar GPO this month. Sector 19 Post Office of Chandigarh will have second ATM in UT Chandigarh in the first phase. ATM facility will be available at other Head Post Offices or Post Offices including Ropar, Ludhiana, Model Town Ludhiana, Khanna, Jagraon, Patiala, Rajpura, Sangrur, Tarn Taran, Golden Temple, Bathinda, Faridkot, Moga, Ferozepur, Gurdaspur, Batala, Hoshiarpur, Dasuya, Jalandhar City, Jalandhar Cantt, Nawan Shahar, Kapurthala and Phagwara. As many as 50 ATM cards have been issued to the SB Account holders by GPO Chandigarh. This facility can be availed by all the customers of Post Offices having core banking facility. She said that more than 85000 Sukanya Samridhi accounts have been opened in Punjab Circle till date as a part of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Campaign. Girls born on or after 3-12-2003 are eligible for opening accounts under Sukanya Samridhi Yojana upto 1-12-2015.

With the launch, customers will get all the facilities available in Core Banking like cash withdrawal, mini statement, fast cash, balance enquiry, PIN Chandigarh, Fund transfer within own Post Office Saving Accounts and transfer of funds to other accounts of Post Office Saving Bank. Maximum Rs. 10,000/- can be withdrawn at one time. Ms. Badal said that with the launch of the ATM, all modern & Core Banking facilities had been made available at the Post offices. ....
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Suicidal death of farmer Gajendra Singh at AAP Rally

Kejriwal admits mistake by not calling off rally after farmer's suicide

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New Delhi, April 24, 2015: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that the suicidal death of Gajendra Singh at his party's rally in Delhi on Wednesday should not be politicized. He said the real issue why farmers are committing suicide should be focused. Reacting to the death of the farmer from Rajasthan, Mr Kejriwal said whomsoever found responsible for the death should be hanged. He also said the incident took place in front of him and h....
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New Delhi, April 24, 2015: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that the suicidal death of Gajendra Singh at his party's rally in Delhi on Wednesday should not be politicized. He said the real issue why farmers are committing suicide should be focused. Reacting to the death of the farmer from Rajasthan, Mr Kejriwal said whomsoever found responsible for the death should be hanged. He also said the incident took place in front of him and he was unable to digest it.
Media reports that he said the truth will come out after the inquiry. Mr Kejriwal hoped that if the farmers can get the adequate compensation for their harvest, they will not commit suicides. He admitted his mistake by not calling off the rally after the incident. He said the blame game should end and it is wrong to blame the Delhi Police.
Congress today said, it is unfortunate that such incident happened in Delhi Chief minister's rally where whole cabinet was present. Reacting to Kejriwal's remarks over the death of farmer, Congress spokesperson Shoba Oza said that if Kejrwial was sensitive, the farmer could have been saved.

Reacting on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's statement, Congress leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said that Arvind Kejriwal should not politicize the issue of farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide. Talking to reporter in New Delhi, she said as a Chief Minister his statement should be much more responsible and meet with the challenges that come up due to a tragedy like this. On the issue of AAP workers allegedly instigating the farmer to commit suicide, Mrs Dikshit said, the Party used to hold dharna, which is not right for a ruling party.

Meanwhile, BJP also lashed out at the Delhi Chief Minister and said that his politics was based on allegations and blame games. Talking to reporters in New Delhi party spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao said the Delhi government will now stop getting into confrontation with the Delhi police. He said that atleast now the AAP leaders have realized the manner in which they had politicised the issue.....
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Bill provides 2% reservation in Education and in Govt. Jobs

Rajya Sabha passes Private Member's bill to protect rights of transgenders

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New Delhi, April 24, 2015: The Rajya Sabha today unanimously passed a private member's bill to protect the rights of transgender. The Rights of Transgender Persons Bill- 2014 seeks to provide for the formulation and implementation of a comprehensive national policy for ensuring overall development of the transgender persons and their welfare. The bill provides two percent reservation in primary, secondary and higher eduction and in government job....
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New Delhi, April 24, 2015: The Rajya Sabha today unanimously passed a private member's bill to protect the rights of transgender. The Rights of Transgender Persons Bill- 2014 seeks to provide for the formulation and implementation of a comprehensive national policy for ensuring overall development of the transgender persons and their welfare. The bill provides two percent reservation in primary, secondary and higher eduction and in government jobs. Establishment of Employment Exchange, National and State Commissions for Trasngender Persons and Special Transgender Rights Courts are other main features of the Bill. No child who is transgender will be separated from his or her parents on the grounds of being a transgender except on an order of competent court. The government will take necessary steps to ensue that transgender persons enjoy the right to life with dignity and to personal liberty guaranteed by the Constitution. The Bill provides for penalty for hate speech which includes imprisonment extending upto one year and with fine.

The Bill was moved by DMK MP Tiruchi Shiva was passed unanimously by voice vote. During the debate, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said it would not be proper if the House is divided on this issue as all feel in favour of the rights of transgenders.

The Bill passed with the full strength of the treasury benches, though several opposition members were not present at the time. Moving the bill for passage, Mr. Siva said 29 nations and leading democracies in the world including US, UK, Canada,France, Australia, Italy and Singapore have legislations protecting rights of transgenders.It is the first private members bill to be passed in 46 years. In the past, 14 Private Members’ Bills have been passed. Now, the bill will go to the Lok Sabha for the passage....
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Total 5 IAS officers placed in Apex Scale

4 IAS officers designated as Additional Chief Secretary

9 other IAS officers promoted in Punjab

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Chandigarh, April 24, 2015: The Punjab Government today placed 5 IAS officers Karan Bir Singh Sidhu, IAS (Proforma Promotion), who is on central deputation, Karan Avtar Singh, IAS, Nirmal Jeet Singh Kalsi, IAS, Mandeep Singh Sandhu, IAS and Dharam Vir, IAS in Apex pay scale and designated 4 officers including Karan Avtar Singh, IAS, Nirmal Jeet Singh Kalsi, IAS, Mandeep Singh Sandhu, IAS and Dharam Vir, IAS as Additional Chief Secretar....
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Chandigarh, April 24, 2015: The Punjab Government today placed 5 IAS officers Karan Bir Singh Sidhu, IAS (Proforma Promotion), who is on central deputation, Karan Avtar Singh, IAS, Nirmal Jeet Singh Kalsi, IAS, Mandeep Singh Sandhu, IAS and Dharam Vir, IAS in Apex pay scale and designated 4 officers including Karan Avtar Singh, IAS, Nirmal Jeet Singh Kalsi, IAS, Mandeep Singh Sandhu, IAS and Dharam Vir, IAS as Additional Chief Secretary in the pay scale of Rs. 80000 w.e.f. 21.08.2014.
Disclosing this, an official spokesperson said that 5 other IAS officers including Anirudh Tewari, IAS, Vijoy Kumar Singh, IAS, Anurag Aggarwal, IAS, R. Venkat Ratnam, IAS and Vijay Kumar Janjua, IAS have been designated/promoted as Principal Secretary/Financial Commissioner in the pay scale of Rs. 67000-79000. Stating further, the spokesperson said that 4 other IAS officers Mrs. Bhawna Garg, IAS (Proforma Promotion), Nilkanth S. Avhad, IAS(Proforma Promotion), Ajoy Sharma, IAS and Harbhupinder Singh, IAS have been designated/promoted as Secretary in the pay scale of Rs. 37400-67000 plus grade pay of Rs. 10000.....
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Water samples of 2922 Government Schools have failed- admits Government

Pb & Hry High Court orders Punjab to install RO systems in Govt. Schools

High Court describes it as a serious matter

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Chandigarh, April 24, 2015: “Water samples of 2922 Government Schools have failed”-admits Punjab Government- “This is a very serious matter. Every teacher and student has the right to have pure and safe drinking water. Government is directed to take immediate steps for supplying pure and safe drinking water to them through RO systems or otherwise.”-Orders the High Court:
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Chandigarh, April 24, 2015: “Water samples of 2922 Government Schools have failed”-admits Punjab Government- “This is a very serious matter. Every teacher and student has the right to have pure and safe drinking water. Government is directed to take immediate steps for supplying pure and safe drinking water to them through RO systems or otherwise.”-Orders the High Court:
During the resumed hearing of a PIL filed by Advocate H.C. Arora, before a division Bench of HC comprising Justices S.K. Mittal and H.S. Sidhu today, an affidavit was filed by Punjab Government under signatures of Pardeep Kumar Aggarwal, Director General, School Education, Punjab, clearly admitting that testing of water samples of drinking water in the Government Schools (Primary, Middle, High and Senior Secondary) has been conducted and completed with the help of Department of Health and Rural Water Supply and Sanitation, Punjab. Testing of water samples was done in 13182 Primary Schools, out of which water samples failed in 2035 such Primary Schools. Similarly, drinking water samples of 6487 Upper Primary Schools were taken, out of which 887 samples failed. The affidavit further stated that necessary instructions have been issued to all the Schools, where samples have failed, to take the necessary action as per requirement like ‘treatment of water, arrangement of supply from water tank/ supply established by the Water Supply and Sanitation. Furthermore, Reverse Osmosis Systems are also being installed out of welfare funds or with the help of Public Health Department, wherever there is requirement.”
Taking the matter with utmost concern, the HC Bench in its order dictated in open Court observed “This is a very serious matter. Every teacher and student has the right to have pure and safe drinking water. Government is directed to take immediate steps for supplying pure and safe drinking water to them through RO systems or otherwise.”
The affidavit also referred to requirement of separate toilets in Government schools, and stated that “Funds for 13 boys toilets and 283 separate toilets for girls, have been released. The construction of 98 toilets (7 boys toilets and 91 Girls toilets) has been completed and remaining 198 (6 boys toilets and 192 Girls toilets) is in progress. The same is expected to be completed in the next-three months.”
As regards construction of alternate class rooms in place of 1296 demolished unsafe class rooms, the Assistant Solicitor General of India, Mr. Chetan Mittal, apprised the HC Bench that the Project Approval Board of the Central Government has approved funds for these 1296 new class rooms and those funds would be released to State of Punjab as per requirement. The HC thereupon directed that the State Government shall start construction of these 1296 class rooms also immediately on receipt of funds from the Board.
Regarding status of reconstruction of demolished unsafe class rooms, it is stated that “funds for construction of 269 such class rooms have been released to the concerned District Education Officers in October, 2014. 7 such class rooms have been completed so far; 45 class rooms are nearly ready and only furnishing is pending, and 79 class rooms are at plaster level. The respective DEOs have been directed to ensure that the pending construction of class rooms is completed within the next 3 months.”
The HC Bench directed the Punjab Government to file a status report in compliance of today’s order, at least one week before next date of hearing (fixed for 17.7.2015)
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Amrita Shergil at the age of 18

First Painting by Amrita Shergil to be sold at London Auction on June 10

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London, April 24, 2015: On 10th of June Christie’s London will offer a 1931 self-portrait by Amrita SherGil, depicting one of India’s most important modern artists at the age of 18, recognized today as pioneer of Indian modernism. This is the first painting by the artist ever to be offered in London, and one of only eight canvases by Sher-Gil to be offered at auction. Works by the artist are defined as ‘National Art Treasures’ by the Indi....
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London, April 24, 2015: On 10th of June Christie’s London will offer a 1931 self-portrait by Amrita SherGil, depicting one of India’s most important modern artists at the age of 18, recognized today as pioneer of Indian modernism. This is the first painting by the artist ever to be offered in London, and one of only eight canvases by Sher-Gil to be offered at auction. Works by the artist are defined as ‘National Art Treasures’ by the Indian Government and deemed of such national importance to Indian culture that they are non-exportable if sourced in India, and when sold in India, must remain in the country. Therefore, it is very rare that important paintings by SherGil are offered outside of India. This self-portrait will be offered in the annual South Asian Modern & Contemporary Art Sale at Christie’s King Street, London, on 10th of June with a pre-sale estimate of £1.0-1.8 million(Abour Rupees 9 crores-16 crores)....
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The regiment valiantly hot two old wars the Indo-Pak war and other conflicts

Oldest Gorkha Battalion in the world celebrates 200 years of raising at Pathankot

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Pathankot, April 24, 2015: First Battalion the First Gorkha Rifles (1/1 GR)
celebrated its Bicentenary at Pathankot today with vigour and zest. Hundreds of serving and veteran Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers and Other Ranks both from India and Nepal attended the function. The Battalion was raised on 24 April
1815 from the remnants of Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa’s forces who
valiantly fought the British at the Malaun Fort near Shimla. The raising
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Pathankot, April 24, 2015: First Battalion the First Gorkha Rifles (1/1 GR)
celebrated its Bicentenary at Pathankot today with vigour and zest. Hundreds of serving and veteran Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers and Other Ranks both from India and Nepal attended the function. The Battalion was raised on 24 April
1815 from the remnants of Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa’s forces who
valiantly fought the British at the Malaun Fort near Shimla. The raising
of battalion signalled the birth of present day Gorkha Brigade. Over the
last two Centuries of the Battalion’s existence, it has time and again
proven it’s worth by gallant actions in various fields of battle across the
world, through the two World Wars, the Indo-Pak wars and in the conflicts
of the sub-conventional realm.
Unit’s Bicentenary celebrations commenced with a solemn memorial service in
honour of the martyrs. Thereafter, a Guard of Honour was presented to Lt
Gen Ravi Thodge, Colonel of the Regiment. He also addressed a Special
Sainik Sammelan and released a befitting First day cover to commemorate the
landmark occasion. Veer Naris and Gallantry Awards winners were also
felicitated during the event. The event was a re-union for erstwhile
comrades-in-arms who travelled from across the globe to be together at this
momentous once-in-a lifetime occasion. Veterans proudly brought their
children and grand children to show them the oldest Gorkha Battalion, their
home once. The spirit of bonhomie and espirit de corps on display during
the course of the re-union was emblematic of the strong ties forged between
officers and men alike, in the face of adversity, baptised by fire and
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Punjab Govt. promotes five Officers to Apex Scale of Rs. 80,000/- per month

Punjab IAS Karan Avtar Singh, Nirmal Jeet Singh Kalsi, Mandeep Singh Sandhu & Dharam Vir designated as Addl. Chief Secretaries:

Karanbir Singh Sidhu being on Central deputation, given Performa Promotion.

Karan Bir Singh Sidhu who is in the list of promotees has been given Performa Promotion

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Chandigarh, April 24, 2015: Punjab Govt. has promoted five Officers of 1984 batch to the apex scale of 80,000 per month fixed with effect from 21.8.2014. The list includes Karanbir Singh Sidhu, IAS (Proforma Promotion), Karan Avtar Singh, Nirmal Jeet Singh Kalsi, Mandeep Singh Sandhu and Dharam Vir. Out of these five Karan Avtar Singh, NIrmal Jeet Singh Mandeep Singh Sandhu and Dharam Vir has been designated as Addl. Chief Secretary. Since Karanb....
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Chandigarh, April 24, 2015: Punjab Govt. has promoted five Officers of 1984 batch to the apex scale of 80,000 per month fixed with effect from 21.8.2014. The list includes Karanbir Singh Sidhu, IAS (Proforma Promotion), Karan Avtar Singh, Nirmal Jeet Singh Kalsi, Mandeep Singh Sandhu and Dharam Vir. Out of these five Karan Avtar Singh, NIrmal Jeet Singh Mandeep Singh Sandhu and Dharam Vir has been designated as Addl. Chief Secretary. Since Karanbir Singh Sidhu is on Central deputation, he has been given Performa Promotion. He will get the benefit of above promotion to this scale from the date of his joining in the state cadre on repatriation from Central Deputation. ....
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World fame personalities from different walks of life to be invited

Badal reviews arrangements for commemoration of 350TH Foundation day of Sri Anandpur Sahib

Organizing committee headed by CM constituted to celebrate this mega event in a befitting manner

Mega event to be commemorated from 17 to 19 June, 2015

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Chandigarh, April 24, 2015: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today announced to commemorate the 350th foundation day of Sri Anandpur Sahib as a
mega event, for which the eminent personalities from world over should
be invited to disseminate its glorious legacy and philosophy in the right perspective on one hand and necessary information and knowledge about the birth place of Khalsa Panth amongst the people living across the globe.
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Chandigarh, April 24, 2015: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today announced to commemorate the 350th foundation day of Sri Anandpur Sahib as a
mega event, for which the eminent personalities from world over should
be invited to disseminate its glorious legacy and philosophy in the right perspective on one hand and necessary information and knowledge about the birth place of Khalsa Panth amongst the people living across the globe.
Presiding over the first high level meeting to review the arrangements for commemoration of 350th foundation day of Sri Anandpur Sahib here at Chief Minister’s residence this morning, Mr. Badal said that this mega event would be commemorate at Sri Anandpur Sahib from 17-19 June, 2015. He ensured the participation of the distinguished personalities from different walks of life viz. religious, political and social. He also emphasized the need to ensure beautification of Sri Anandpur Sahib and its precincts.
During the meeting, a high level organizing committee was also constituted under the Chairmanship of Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal for the celebrations of this historic and religious town on its 350th foundation day. The others members of the committee would be Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal, BJP State unit President Mr. Kamal Sharma, Leader of Opposition in Punjab Vidhan Sabha Mr. Sunil Jakhar, Speaker Punjab Vidhan Sabha Dr.
Charanjit Singh Atwal, Industries & Commerce Minister Mr. Madam Mohan Mittal, Tourism & Cultural Affairs Minister Mr. Sohan Singh Thandal, Mr. Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Mr. Balwinder Singh Bhunder, Prof. Prem Singh Chandumajra and Mr. Ranjit Singh Brahampura (all Parliamentary Members), President SGPC Mr. Avtar Singh, President DSGMC Mr. Manjit Singh GK, Vice Chancellor Punjabi University Dr. Jaspal Singh, noted historian Prof. Kirpal Singh, Sikh Scholar Mr. Prithipal Singh Kapoor, former MP Mr. Tarlochan Singh, former President SGPC Bibi Jagir Kaur, Chief Khalsa Diwan Chief Mr. Charanjit Singh Chadha, Managing Editor of Ajit Group of Newspapers Dr. Barjinder Singh Hamdard, Dr. Jaswant
Singh Neki, Mr. Izhar Alam and Brig. Gagneja. It was also proposed to include few government officers in this committee.
Another five-member supervisory committee has been constituted comprising Member parliament Prof. Prem Singh Chandumajra, Cabinet Ministers Mr. Madan Mohan Mittal, Mr. Sohan Singh Thandal, Special Principal Secretary to CM Mr. KJS Cheema and SGPC member Mr. Amarjit Singh Chawla to oversee the day-to-day arrangements related to the commemoration of this prestigious event. Prominent amongst others who attended the meeting included Member Parliament Prof. Prem Singh Chandumajra, Cabinet Ministers Mr. Madan Mohan Mittal and Mr. Sohan Singh Thandal, President SGPC Mr. Manjit Singh GK, Principal Secretary Finance Mrs. Vinni Mahajan, Principal Secretary Cultural Affairs Mrs. Anajali Bhawra, Special Principal Secretary to CM Mr. KJS Cheema, Director Culture Affairs Mr. Navjotpal Singh Randhawa, VC Punjabi University Patiala Dr. Jaspal
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Plan to provide 7000 Crates in the district

Horticulture Department to extend 50% subsidy on crates: Deputy Commissioner

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By Manan Saini

Gurdaspur, April 24, 2015: Crop diversification is the need of the hour and horticulture is being looked upon as a viable change, said Deputy
Commissioner Dr. Abhinav Trikha. He said that to motivate the farmers towards self- marketing of their fruits and vegetables government of Punjab
is making crates for transportation available at 50% subsidy and added that if a farmer indulges into self-marketing of his produce then he can add on to his profits. So, this initiative has been ta....
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Gurdaspur, April 24, 2015: Crop diversification is the need of the hour and horticulture is being looked upon as a viable change, said Deputy
Commissioner Dr. Abhinav Trikha. He said that to motivate the farmers towards self- marketing of their fruits and vegetables government of Punjab
is making crates for transportation available at 50% subsidy and added that if a farmer indulges into self-marketing of his produce then he can add on to his profits. So, this initiative has been taken by the Horticulture department under National Agriculture Development Plan.
Deputy Commissioner said that under this scheme 7000 new crates would be
made available in a year to the horticulturalists (fruit and vegetable growers) of the district. He said that current market price of a crate is Rs.280 but it is being provided by horticulture department at Rs. 140 per crate. With the help of these crates the farmers can easily, without any damage to the produce, transport their fruits and vegetables to the markets in far flung areas and can earn proper returns from his produce. A farmer can get to the maximum 30 crates under this scheme. All the farmer has to do is to file an application in the specified performa in the Gurdaspur, Dera Baba Nanak or Batala offices of horticulture department.
He said that with the aim of enhance the income of farmers, the state government is trying to boost agricultural allied activities along with the regular agriculture. He said that farmers can earn huge profits by growing fruits and vegetables as higher profits are possible by very little investment. He claimed that this plan of government is very useful for the farmers and informed that so far in district Gurdaspur, fruits are being grown in 780 hectares of land and the vegetables in 5400 hectares.....
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Crores of rupees material burnt in the fire incident claims owner Aggarwal

Agro plywood Factory turns into ashes due to short circuit

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By Manan Saini

Gurdaspur, April 24, 2015: Due to short circuit DH Agro Industry Plywood
situated 15 kms from here set on fire. It took four hours to control
over the fire but everything remained in the factory converts into
ash.
Rajnish Aggarwal, Owner of the Factory told that during wee hours at
night at about 2.30 Am laborers working in the factory called him and
told him about this tragedy. At sudden he swung into action and rushed
to the factory. He said tha....
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Gurdaspur, April 24, 2015: Due to short circuit DH Agro Industry Plywood
situated 15 kms from here set on fire. It took four hours to control
over the fire but everything remained in the factory converts into
ash.
Rajnish Aggarwal, Owner of the Factory told that during wee hours at
night at about 2.30 Am laborers working in the factory called him and
told him about this tragedy. At sudden he swung into action and rushed
to the factory. He said that he tried to contact fire brigade but did
not contact then he call at Police control room. From where police and
fire brigade got information and SHO Kashmir Singh came on the spot.
But in this long span of time fire spread all over and everything
converting into ash. Fire brigade vans from Gurdaspur and Pathankot
control over fire in four hours after huge struggle he said. Due to
short circuit all the electricity supply gone so, fire brigade brings
water from Paniar Sugar Mill.
According to the Aggarwal more than a crore of ruppes his material turns ash in fire. It is pertinent to mention here that Dinanagar was a witness of so many fire incidents but still city was lack of fire brigade facility. Whenever fire took place in here, fire brigade vehicles from Pathankot and Gurdaspur came here and handle the situation still then loss of rupees converts into lac and lacs into crores. Local residents demands a permanent Fire brigade station In Dinanagar.....
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K B S Sidhu MD TRIFED guided the endeavour

TRIFED bags National Award for excellence in Training Innovation for 2015

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Delhi, April 24, 2015: Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited (TRIFED) functioning under the Administrative Control of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, has bagged the "National Award for Excellence in Training for the Year 2015" in a contest organized by the Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India. This was revealed here today by the Managing Director TRIFED, Mr K. B. S. Sidhu under whose stewardship....
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Delhi, April 24, 2015: Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited (TRIFED) functioning under the Administrative Control of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, has bagged the "National Award for Excellence in Training for the Year 2015" in a contest organized by the Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India. This was revealed here today by the Managing Director TRIFED, Mr K. B. S. Sidhu under whose stewardship TRIFED exhibited a 5-fold increase in the number of trainees.
TRIFED's entry captioned "Improving Efficiency and Effectiveness of Skill Development and Capacity Building of Minor Forest Produce Gatherers Training Programmes" was adjudged second, behind the high-tech ISRO, among the 50 contenders from all over the country by an independent jury, which included a nominee of the UNDP.
TRIFED is currently headed by Mr KBS Sidhu, a Punjab cadre IAS officer of 1984 batch, in the rank and status of an Additional Secretary to GOI, currently on Central Deputation. Apart from the exponential increase in the number of tribal youth trained, the outcomes were also found to be sustainable and lead to a lasting increase in their incomes.
TRIFED, a multi-State Cooperative Entity has been working for the Socio-Economic Development of Tribal People in the Country by way of procurement of and Marketing of the Tribal Products, which include the Minor Forest Produce, Tribal Handicrafts, Organic and Natural Products etc, with a view to ensure better remunerative price for their products to enhance their standard of living and protect them from exploitation by middlemen and unscrupulous traders.
The MD also elaborated that Minor Forest produce (MFP) is a major source of livelihood for forest dwellers as they spend most of their time in its collection and derive upto 40% of their income from its collection. Moreover it offers to create 10 Million workdays with strong linkage to women beneficiaries. But MFP trade is highly unorganized and tribals use traditional methods for collection, harvesting, storage and marketing. TRIFED as part of its mandate provides skill development and capacity building training to tribals so that they can improve their income by improving the quality and quantity of the produce collected without destroying the trees.
Mr Sidhu further stated that TRIFED has also been focusing attention towards the Procurement of Tribal Art, Crafts, Artifacts and Marketing through “TRIBES INDIA” the Chain of Retail Marketing Outlets across the country. In order to ensure uninterrupted inflow of the quality products to meet the requirement of its growing customers, TRIFED has been successful in empowering the Tribal Artisans to attain Excellency in making their products more and more attractive. ....
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Commuters on rampage, block railway track

RPF booked two persons for stopping train at Bajalta Station in Ferozepur Division

Detaining and giving through signal to the trains depend upon control room which monitors the movement of trains on the tracks

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By Harish Monga

Ferozepur April, 24, 2015 : The railways have booked two persons for blocking railway track despite ‘through signal’ at Bjalta station to train No.74906 DMU, under Udhampur in Ferozepur Division.
Giving this information, Md. Shaadan Zeb Khan, Sr.DSC RPF informed that the commuters shouted slogans against the railways and protested by sitting on the rail track, for detaining train No.74906 for a longer period at Bjalta station and giving through signal to train No.14033.
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Ferozepur April, 24, 2015 : The railways have booked two persons for blocking railway track despite ‘through signal’ at Bjalta station to train No.74906 DMU, under Udhampur in Ferozepur Division.
Giving this information, Md. Shaadan Zeb Khan, Sr.DSC RPF informed that the commuters shouted slogans against the railways and protested by sitting on the rail track, for detaining train No.74906 for a longer period at Bjalta station and giving through signal to train No.14033.
The protesters were led by Partap Singh son of Kishan Singh Kishanpura, Jammu Tavi and Rohit Sharma son of Ved Parkash, House No.256 Housing Colony, Udhampur. They were protesting for detaining the train No.74906 without any reason by the railway administration.
Immediately on getting the information, the RPF officials reached the spot and taking cognizance of the incident, both the above persons and unidentified persons were booked under the relevant sections of law on April 23, 2015.
The matter is being investigated besides making efforts to arrest the alleged accused.
The action of the RPF officials to maintain law and order has been appreciated.
Sources said the detaining of train and giving through signal to the trains depend upon the circumstances by the control room which monitors the movement of trains on the tracks.
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Punjab Government Promotions

Four Punjab IAS Anirudh Tewari, Vijoy Kumar Singh, Anurag Aggarwal & R. Venkat Ratnam promoted as Principal Secys./FCs

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By Baljit Balli

Chandigarh, April 24, 2015: Punjab Government has promoted 4 IAS Officers of 1990 batch to the First Above Super Time Scale of Rs. 67,000-79,000 w.e.f. 1.1.2015 and accordingly designated as Principal Secretaries/Financial Commissioners. The list includes Anirudh Tewari, , Vijoy Kumar Singh, Anurag Aggarwal and R. Venkat Ratnam. ....
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Chandigarh, April 24, 2015: Punjab Government has promoted 4 IAS Officers of 1990 batch to the First Above Super Time Scale of Rs. 67,000-79,000 w.e.f. 1.1.2015 and accordingly designated as Principal Secretaries/Financial Commissioners. The list includes Anirudh Tewari, , Vijoy Kumar Singh, Anurag Aggarwal and R. Venkat Ratnam. ....
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IAS Bhawan Garg & Nilkanth S. Avhad to get benefit of promotion after return to the State from Central deputation

Punjab IAS Ajoy Sharma & Harbhupinder Singh promoted as Secretaries

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Chandigarh, April 24, 2015: Punjab Govt. has promoted 4 IAS officers of 1999 batch to the Super Time Scale of IAS. The List includes Bhawna Garg, Nilkanth S. Avhad, Ajoy Sharma and Harbhupinder Singh. Ajoy Sharma and Harbhupinder Singh has been designated as Secretary to Government. Since Bhawna Garg and Nilkanth S. Avhad are currently on Central deputation, the benefit of promotion will be admissible to them when they join their duties in the S....
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Chandigarh, April 24, 2015: Punjab Govt. has promoted 4 IAS officers of 1999 batch to the Super Time Scale of IAS. The List includes Bhawna Garg, Nilkanth S. Avhad, Ajoy Sharma and Harbhupinder Singh. Ajoy Sharma and Harbhupinder Singh has been designated as Secretary to Government. Since Bhawna Garg and Nilkanth S. Avhad are currently on Central deputation, the benefit of promotion will be admissible to them when they join their duties in the State on return from Central Deputation.....
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Punjab Government Promotions

Punjab IAS V K Janjua promoted as Principal Secretary/Financial Commissioner

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Chandigarh, April 24, 2015: Punjab Government has promoted Vijay Kumar Janjua, IAS (RR:1989) to the First Above Super Time Scale of Rs. 67,000-79,000 w.e.f 1.1.2014 and accordingly designated as Principal Secretary/Financial Commissioner.....
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Chandigarh, April 24, 2015: Punjab Government has promoted Vijay Kumar Janjua, IAS (RR:1989) to the First Above Super Time Scale of Rs. 67,000-79,000 w.e.f 1.1.2014 and accordingly designated as Principal Secretary/Financial Commissioner.....
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Punjab Darbar

Punjab promotes 14 IAS officers to the higher pay scale

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Chandigarh, April 24, 2015: Punjab Government promotes 14 IAS officers to the higher pay scale.

List of promoted officers in different pay scales is as under
1. Sh. Karan Bir Singh Sidhu, IAS (Proforma Promotion)
2. Sh. Karan Avtar Singh, IAS
3. Sh. Nirmal Jeet Singh Kalsi, IAS 4. Sh. Mandeep Singh Sandhu, IAS
5. Sh. Dharam Vir, IAS
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1. Sh. Anirudh Tewari, IAS (RR:1990) 2. Sh. Vijoy Kumar Singh, IAS (RR:1990) 3. Sh. Anurag Agar....
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Chandigarh, April 24, 2015: Punjab Government promotes 14 IAS officers to the higher pay scale.

List of promoted officers in different pay scales is as under
1. Sh. Karan Bir Singh Sidhu, IAS (Proforma Promotion)
2. Sh. Karan Avtar Singh, IAS
3. Sh. Nirmal Jeet Singh Kalsi, IAS 4. Sh. Mandeep Singh Sandhu, IAS
5. Sh. Dharam Vir, IAS
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1. Sh. Anirudh Tewari, IAS (RR:1990) 2. Sh. Vijoy Kumar Singh, IAS (RR:1990) 3. Sh. Anurag Agarwal, IAS (RR:1990) 4. Sh. R. Venkat Ratnam, IAS (RR:1990)
Sh. Vijay Kumar Janjua, IAS (RR:198
1. Smt. Bhawna Garg, IAS (Proforma promotion) 2. Sh. Nilkanth S. Avhad, IAS (Proforma promotion) 3. Sh. Ajoy Sharma, IAS 4. Sh. Harbhupinder Singh, IAS

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People urged to report bribery cases on toll free line of Vigilance Bureau

Punjab VB nabs Forest Guard accepting Bribe

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Chandigarh, April 24, 2015: A Forest Guard of Punjab Forest Department was today trapped by sleuths of Vigilance Bureau while accepting bribe of Rs. 4500.
Disclosing this official spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau said that Forest Guard Balkar Singh posted at Forest Department, Block Bhunarheri, Range Patiala was caught on the complaint of Kulwant Singh of Village Malakpur Kamboa. The complainant had alleged that he had cut trees of Euc....
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Chandigarh, April 24, 2015: A Forest Guard of Punjab Forest Department was today trapped by sleuths of Vigilance Bureau while accepting bribe of Rs. 4500.
Disclosing this official spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau said that Forest Guard Balkar Singh posted at Forest Department, Block Bhunarheri, Range Patiala was caught on the complaint of Kulwant Singh of Village Malakpur Kamboa. The complainant had alleged that he had cut trees of Eucalyptus and tahli from his farm land adjoining rivulet and. the Forest Guard threatened him to file false case showing that he was cutting trees from Government land. He demanded a bribe to spare him from this false case.
The Spokesperson said that on the tip of complainant a trap was laid and the Forest Guard Balkar Singh was nabbed red handed while accepting bribe of Rs. 4500 from the complainant.
The spokesperson called upon the people to come forward with complaints of corruption on the website of Vigilance Bureau and toll free lines meant for these complaints and ensured that Bureau would take a swift action maintaining the anonymity of the complainants.....
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Punjab Darbar

Punjab to distribute 90 lakh clonal saplings to farmers to give a boost to agro forestry

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Chandigarh, April 24, 2015: The Punjab Forest Department today finalized a major Agro-Forestry programme by deciding to distribute over 90 lakh clonal Eucalyptus plants to the farmers desirous of opting Agro-Forestry.
Disclosing this here today an official spokesperson said that this has been done to promote agro-forestry concept thereby reducing the dependence on and area under paddy and wheat.
The spokesperson further informed that in the 2013-14 period under this scheme a sum o....
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Chandigarh, April 24, 2015: The Punjab Forest Department today finalized a major Agro-Forestry programme by deciding to distribute over 90 lakh clonal Eucalyptus plants to the farmers desirous of opting Agro-Forestry.
Disclosing this here today an official spokesperson said that this has been done to promote agro-forestry concept thereby reducing the dependence on and area under paddy and wheat.
The spokesperson further informed that in the 2013-14 period under this scheme a sum of Rs. 3 crore was spent and total of 34 lakh clonal popular andeucalyptus saplings were supplied which benefitted 1500 farmers and approximately 4400 hectare area previously under paddy and wheat was diversified for agro-forestry purposes.

The spokesperson said that it has been decided to expand this programme three fold by providing 90 lakh clonal saplings free of cost to the farmers and Forest Department would launch a multi media sensitization programme to educate the farmers regarding new initiatives.
The spokesperson also said that under agro forestry there is no restriction on transportation of wood in the state or its cutting. Also, wood derived from the saplings of eucalyptus and popular is mainly supplied to the plywood industry. Due to it being in great demand, the farmers face no problem in selling it.....
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Maluka receives award on behalf of Panchayats

Prime Minister honours 6 Outstanding Panchayats of Punjab

PM lauds progressive panchayat bodies of Punjab

Gives call for empowerment of women Panches & Sarpanches

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Chandigarh, April 24, 2015: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today honoured 6 Pachayat Bodies of Punjab and lauded Panchayat Bodies of boarder state for their progressive and visionary practices. The Prime Minister also gave a call of empowerment of women Paches and Sarpanches to make them active partner in the progress of rural India. The Prime Minister honoured one Zila Parishad, 2 block samities and 6 panchayats from Punjab on Panchayat Divas for....
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Chandigarh, April 24, 2015: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today honoured 6 Pachayat Bodies of Punjab and lauded Panchayat Bodies of boarder state for their progressive and visionary practices. The Prime Minister also gave a call of empowerment of women Paches and Sarpanches to make them active partner in the progress of rural India. The Prime Minister honoured one Zila Parishad, 2 block samities and 6 panchayats from Punjab on Panchayat Divas for National award at New Delhi.
Mr. Sikandar Singh Maluka ,Rural Development and Pachayat Minister, Mr. Mantar Singh Brar, CPS and Sarpanches and Chairmen of award winning Panchayats, Block Samities and Zila Parishad received the award for their excellent overall performance in various activities such as for maintaining cleanliness, creating awareness against use of harmful drugs and other intoxicants, launching a campaign against female foeticide and other social evils as well as for implementation of the various development schemes of the government.
The Prime Minister, Mr.Narendra Modi, felicitating the Punjab Minister and awardees urged Panchayat members to work with a five-year vision with concrete development plans to bring about positive changes in their village.
The Prime Minister urged Panchayat members to instil pride about the village. He said this required a firm resolve, rather than any budgetary provision. He gave some suggestions in this regard, such as celebrating a birthday of the village. He said issues such as education of children in the village, and vaccination for children, should be paid special attention to, by Panchayat members.
Focusing on women empowerment the Prime Minister called upon women Paches and Sarpanches to play active part in Pachaytas and become partner in the progress on Rural India.

The Prime Minister urged Panchayat members to motivate all Government officials in their village to spend at least one hour a week with schoolchildren of the village.
The Rural Development Minister said that to identify best performing panchayats for the National Awards, a survey was conducted to study performance with regard to cleanliness and other development activities. Before making the final selection for the awards, a central team also verified and inspected the overall performance of panchayats.
The Minister has congratulated these all panchayats for receiving this prestigious award by Prime Minister himself. He also said that it is pride for Punjab to having awards for outstanding performance and development of rural areas. He said that these awards play a significant role to encourage others panchayats to achieve higher level of development as for providing facilities provided by the Government.
It may be added that PanchayatBodies honoured for the National Award today included the Mansa Zila Panchayats with the prize of Rs 30 lac, two Block Panchayats Balachaur (Mansa) and Bhagta Bhai Ka (Bhatinda) with Prize of Rs. 20 lac each, Six Gram Panchayats Tamkot (Mansa, Harnampura (Ludhiana),Talwandi Sanghera (Jalandhar) Bahadurpur (Ropar) Adampur(Bhatinda) and Harigarh (Barnala with the prize of Rs.5 lac each.
The Rural Development Minister said that to identify best performing panchayats for the National Awards, a survey was conducted to study performance with regard to cleanliness and other development activities. Before making the final selection for the awards, a central team also verified and inspected the overall performance of panchayats.
The Minister has congratulated these all panchayats for receiving this prestigious award by Prime Minister himself. He also said that it is pride for Punjab to having awards for outstanding performance and development of rural areas. He said that these awards play a significant role to encourage others panchayats to achieve higher level of development as for providing facilities provided by the Government.....
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He proposed more crops should be brought under MSP system in Lok Sabha

Agriculture should be made remunerative to check farmers’ suicides: Chandumajra

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Chandigarh, April 24, 2015: Shiromani Akali Dal General Secretary and Anandpur Sahib MP Prof. Prem Singh Chandumajra today stressed the need to turn agriculture into remunerative venture to check increasing incidence of suicides by the farmers and fix minimum support prices as per the recommendations of the MS Swaminathan committee.
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Chandigarh, April 24, 2015: Shiromani Akali Dal General Secretary and Anandpur Sahib MP Prof. Prem Singh Chandumajra today stressed the need to turn agriculture into remunerative venture to check increasing incidence of suicides by the farmers and fix minimum support prices as per the recommendations of the MS Swaminathan committee.
Participating in the discussion in the Lok Sabha today, he proposed that more crops should be brought under MSP system while introducing crop insurance and providing adequate compensation to the farmers to crop damage due to natural calamities.
Prof. Chandumajra called up the government to re-start production in the fertilizer factories in the public sector lying closed while increasing the capacity of the others to ensure adequate availability of fertilizers to the farmers at lower rates. Fertilizer was being imported presently on a large scale for which the farmers had to pay much higher price. He said six fertilizer units including the ones at Bokaro and Sindri in the public sector were lying closed. The Make in India slogan given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi must be implemented in letter and spirit. He pointed out that the NFL unit at Nangal in Punjab which earlier had the capacity to produce 8 lakh metric tonnes per annum was now producing just about 5 lakh tonnes. The unit was being kept idle for about two months every year.
He demanded that the production capacity of the Nangal unit should be increased to at least 17 lakh metric tonnes.
He also raised the issue of damage to the crops by wild animals and demanded that the farmers be extended 50 per cent subsidy for fencing of the fields in the affected areas. Check dams should be constructed in the sub-montane areas to conserve water which was presently being wasted.....
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Asks NHAI to submit proposal to declare Banga-Garhsankhar-Sri Anandpur Sahib road as NH

Sukhbir Badal calls on Gadkari, deadlines fixed for road projects in Punjab

Work for 4 laning of Chandigarh-Ludhiana road to be awarded by July 31

Gives green signal to set up Driving, Inspection and Certification school at Kapurthala

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New Delhi/Chandigarh, April 24 - Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Mr. Nitin Gadkari today fixed the deadlines for various major road projects in the state during a meeting with Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal and asked the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to initiate the process to rechristen Banga-Garhsankhar-Sri Anandpur Sahib road as national highway (NH).
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New Delhi/Chandigarh, April 24 - Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Mr. Nitin Gadkari today fixed the deadlines for various major road projects in the state during a meeting with Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal and asked the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to initiate the process to rechristen Banga-Garhsankhar-Sri Anandpur Sahib road as national highway (NH).
During the meeting held at New Delhi, Deputy Chief Minister has discussed the present status of various pending road projects in the state with Union Minister which mainly includes 4/6-laning of Chandigarh-Kharar-Ludhiana section of NH-95, Improvement of Amritsar Bypass (NH-1) up to Attari border, maintenance of Ropar-Phagwara road, widening and strengthening of Banga-Garhshanker-Shri Anandpur Sahib, elevated road project in Ludhiana from Samrala Chowk to MC limit Ludhiana (NH-95) and construction of 5 ROBs.
Mr Badal informed Mr Gadkari that NHAI has re-submitted the proposal for Chandigarh-Ludhiana road project to the ministry on March 26 after attending to all observations. On the request of Deputy CM the Union Minister asked the officers concerned to award the construction work till July 31.
On the issue of widening and strengthening of Banga-Garshanker-Shri Anandpur Sahib road, Mr Badal stressed that this major road was connecting religious and historical towns of Shri Anandpur Sahib in Punjab and further Shri Naina Devi in Himachal Pradesh where devotees from all over India pay their obeisance at sacred places throughout the year especially during Navratras, Holla Mahalla and Baishakhi festivals. The Punjab Government has already submitted the proposal to widen this 60.94 km road at a cost of Rs. 125 crore. The Union Minister asked the Chief Engineer of NHAI to submit the proposal at the earliest to declare this road as NH.
Mr. Gadkari also assured Mr Badal that the work on elevated road project ofabout 12.300 kms in Ludhiana from Samrala Chowk to MC limit Ludhiana (NH-95) would also be awarded before September this as the consultant will submit the DPR to NHAI by May 30.
Deputy CM has also emphasized that Amritsar bypass (NH-1) upto Attari border needs upgradation by providing service roads along with lights and landscaping works. Union Minister assured its completion and directed the NHAI officers to kick start this work till July as no land acquisition is required for this project.
Discussing construction of new ROBs on various National Highways in the State that included ROB at Amritsar along with HBL over adjoining UBDC canal, Faridkot, Kotkapura, Bathinda and Barnala with approximate cost of Rs. 250 crore, Deputy CM pleaded the Union Minister to direct the bridge section of Union Ministry to construct all 5 ROBs during 2015-16. Mr Gadkari assured to start construction at Amritsar and Bathinda ROBs by June as DPR for both these projects have been submitted whereas the remaining ROBs would be constructed after October 2015.
The Union Minister has also cleared the way to set up a driving, inspection and certification school at Kapurthala at a cost of Rs. 14 crore where driving licenses would be issued within 30 mintues on the spot after automated driving tests. Among others present in the meeting included Principal Secretary to Deputy CM Mr. P. S. Aujla, Chief Engineer A.K. Singla and officers of NHAI. ....
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Firing incident in Army Barrack

In Ferozepur, army jawan shoots in huffishness, one colleague dead

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By Harish Monga

Ferozepur, April 24, 2015: In the Admin Barrack of 62 Cavalry Unit in the cantonment area, Army jawan fired in huffishness on one of his colleague over a minor dispute and killed him, as per the crime report released by the police today.

The Cantonment police station have registered a case on the statement of Balwinder Singh No.15469153P of 62 Cavalry Unit resident of village Majiri District Pathankot care of 56 APO against the alleged accused LD Narinder Singh No.15482444 NQT u....
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Ferozepur, April 24, 2015: In the Admin Barrack of 62 Cavalry Unit in the cantonment area, Army jawan fired in huffishness on one of his colleague over a minor dispute and killed him, as per the crime report released by the police today.

The Cantonment police station have registered a case on the statement of Balwinder Singh No.15469153P of 62 Cavalry Unit resident of village Majiri District Pathankot care of 56 APO against the alleged accused LD Narinder Singh No.15482444 NQT under Section 302 IPC.
ASI Kewal Singh, investigating into the incident said, as per the statement given by Balwinder Singh Army jawan to the police, there was a dispute over a small issue between Pyar Chand son of Chinni Ram 154824A 62 Cavalry Unit with Narinder Singh jawan but later on both were normal.
The complainant further informed that when he was about to sleep in the barrack with Pyar Chand, then alleged accused Narinder Singh entered the barrack with a gun and hit the bust on Pyar Chand out of which 3 round were fired and he was seriously injured. Later on, he fled away from the scene and Pyar Chand with the help of others was admitted in Army Hospital where he was declared dead during the treatment.
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Rickshaws are pollution free mode of transport

Jyani hands over 50 Eco-Riksha under Special Central Assitance Progframme to needy persons in Fazilka

105 more to get financial asssitaance for Eco Riksha

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By Harish Monga

Fazilka, April 24: Under Specil Central Assistance Programme, Cabinet Minister, Ch.Surjit Kumar Jyani handed over 50 Eco Riksha to the needy dalit community people in Failka. 105 more will get at Jalalabad, Abohar and Arniwala shortly.


It may be added that Cycle Rickshaw came to India about 100 years ago. For short distances, it is an economical means of transport. In the present scenario, when safe guarding the ecosystem from pollution is the top most priority, rickshaws....
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Fazilka, April 24: Under Specil Central Assistance Programme, Cabinet Minister, Ch.Surjit Kumar Jyani handed over 50 Eco Riksha to the needy dalit community people in Failka. 105 more will get at Jalalabad, Abohar and Arniwala shortly.


It may be added that Cycle Rickshaw came to India about 100 years ago. For short distances, it is an economical means of transport. In the present scenario, when safe guarding the ecosystem from pollution is the top most priority, rickshaws are pollution free mode of transport.
This source of earning for poor has undergone a tremendous change. From normal, heavy rickshaw, its design has now been changed into a lighter version. These are called eco-friendly rickshaws.

Under the special central assistance programme, Rs.10,000 have been given by the government against the total cost of Rs.13,000 and the remaining Rs.3000 will be paid back by the riksha owner out of his income in easy installments.
Speaking on this occasion, Jyani said, the aim of the government is to financially help the scheduled caste and backward class people to enable them to stand on their own feet to take care of the members of the familyh.
He said, under the said scheme, 155 eco-Riksha are to be distributed to the dalit communtiy, out of which 50 have been handed over today. Likewise, 45 each at Jalalabad and Abohar and 15 at Arniwala will be distributed shortly.
On this occasion, Subhash Khatak, SDM Fazilka, Vinod Bajaj, Chairman Market Committee, Salodh Bishnoi, Secretary Market Committee, Shriniwas Bihani, President Arthia Association, Sunil Kakkar, Baljit Sahota and others were resent.
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