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SAD-BJP Coordination committee decides, joint statement issued

SAD-BJP to contest Punjab civic polls jointly on existing arrangements

Resolves to fight off baseless propagand by rootless congress

Joint committee formed with Dr Daljit Singh Cheema and former Minister Shri Tikshan Sood as members

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Chandigarh November 26 - The Shiromani Akali Dal- Bhartiya Janata
Party today declared that they would jointly contest the forthcoming
civic elections in the state as per the existing arrangement.
The two parties also decided to set up district level
coordination committees for any local adjustments and for streamlining
the election campaign process.

A state level coordination committee has also been set by the
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Chandigarh November 26 - The Shiromani Akali Dal- Bhartiya Janata
Party today declared that they would jointly contest the forthcoming
civic elections in the state as per the existing arrangement.
The two parties also decided to set up district level
coordination committees for any local adjustments and for streamlining
the election campaign process.

A state level coordination committee has also been set by the
two parties, comprising the SAD Secretary and Education Minister Dr
Daljit Singh Cheema and former Minister Shri Tikshan Sood.

A decision to this effect was taken at a high level meeting of
the coordination Committee of the SAD-BJP Alliance held at CM
residence here late this evening.

A joint statement at the end of the meeting said that The two
parties also resolved to give "a befitting a response to the
mischievous, baseless and motivated propaganda misinformation campaign
of what the meeting described as "the frustrated, rejected and
rootless congress party" on various issues."


Giving details of the meeting newsmen, Party General Secretary
Mr Harcharan Bains said that the two parties were fully geared to
sweep the civic poll. He said that the the meeting was presided over
by the Punjab Chief Minster Mr Parkash Singh Badal. The SAD president
Sardar Sukhbir Singh Badal, the BJP ( Punjab) president Mr Kamal
Sharma, senior SAD and BJP leaders including Mr Ranjit SIngh
Brahampura, Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Mr Balwidner SIngh Bhunder,
Jahedar Tota Singh, Mr. Mahesh Inder SIngh Grewal, Dr Daljit SIngh
Cheema and Mr Harcharan Bains from the SAD.

The BJP was represented, apart from Mr Kamal Sharma, by Bhagat Chuni
Lal, Mr Rajinder Bhandari, Mr Ashwani Sharma, Mr. Tikshan Sood. and Mr
Narotam Dev Ratti.


The SAD meanwhile announced its list of district-level observers for
further strengthening coordination between the two parties at the
grassroots level throughout the state

A joint statement issued a end of the meeting said that the two
parties "shared a complete unanimity of approach in addressing all
issues concerning the people and the state. The meeting dismissed as
"wildly speculative and utterly baseless" rumors being spread by
vested interests. "These canards run contrary to the spirit of strong
emotional and ideological bonds between the two parties who symbolize
age old social cohesion and communal harmony in the state.

The meeting also accepted in principle report of the six-member
SAD-BJP panel that had set up to suggest ways to further streamline
governance in the state.

While the BJP will announce its list of district level observers
tomorrow, the SAD Observers include Sh. Surjit Singh Rakhra, Amritsar
(City)

Sh. Sohan Singh Thandal, Amritsar (Rural)

Sh. Parkash Chand Garg, Bathinda ( City and Rural)

Sh. Sikandar Singh Malooka, Barnala (City and Rural)

Sh. Santa Singh Umedpur, Fatehgarh (City and Rural)

Sh. Harmeet Singh Sandhu, Faridkot (City and Rural)

Prof. Virsa Singh Valtoha, Ferozepur (City and Rural)

Sh. Mantar Singh Brar, Fazilka (Cirty and Rural)

Bibi Jagir kaur, Gurdaspur (City and Rural)

Sh. Hira Singh Gabaria, Hoshiarpur (City and Rural)

Sh. Bikram Singh Majithia, Jalandhar (City and Rural)

Sh. Sarwan Singh Phillaur, Kapurthala (City and Rural)

Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema, Ludhiana (City)

Jathedar Tota Singh, Ludhiana (Rural)

Prof. Prem Singh Chandumajra, Mansa (City and Rural)

Sh. Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, Moga (City and Rural)

Sh. Maheshinder Singh Grewal, Mohali (City and Rural)

Sh. Gulzar Singh Ranike, Sri Muktsar Sahib (City and Rural)

Sh. Ajit Singh Kohar, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar (City and Rural)

Sh. Sucha Singh Langah, Pathankot (City and Rural)

Sh. Janmeja Singh Sekhon, Patiala (City and Rural)

Sh. Iqbal Singh Jhuda, Ropar (City and Rural)

Sh. Parminder Singh Dhindsa, Sangrur (City and Rural)

Sh. Sewa Singh Sekhwan, Tran Taran (City and Rural)....
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Despite vigil, smugglers managed to transport heroin

Punjab Police recovers 21 kg heroin worth Rs.105 crore from Malout, 7 persons arrested, 4 escaped

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Malout, November 26 : The Malout police got a success when it claimed to have recovered 21 kg heroin worth Rs.105 crore and arrest of 7 persons.
However, it is surprising that despite strict vigil by Border Security Force cops along the Indo-Pak border, the smugglers managed to receive the consignment on the Indian side and transport for its distribution to other parts of the country.
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Malout, November 26 : The Malout police got a success when it claimed to have recovered 21 kg heroin worth Rs.105 crore and arrest of 7 persons.
However, it is surprising that despite strict vigil by Border Security Force cops along the Indo-Pak border, the smugglers managed to receive the consignment on the Indian side and transport for its distribution to other parts of the country.
According to the FIR registered at police station Malout, the police team on getting a tip-off had put up a ‘naka’ near village Rakhria when a vehicle from Dabwali side coming at high speed managed to cross the barrier by breaking it and later on, the police working with intelligence however, stopped vehicle No.PB-60-6441 and asked all the four for searching them. But when they stressed for getting the search from some gazetted officer, DSP Malout Manvinder Singh was called and on searching the bags in the vehicle, 21 packets containing heroin were found which has value of Rs.105 crore in the international market.
The police also recovered from the arrested persons, one Pakistani SIM with mobile, currency in cash and during the preliminary investigation, the heroin consignment is said to be received through Rajasthan border.
The police have registered a case under NDPS Act against the arrested persons namely Jagbir Singh Pehalwan of Dassuwala in Tarn Taran, Jagraj Singh of Amritsar, Sandeep Singh and Amarjit Singh of Keria from Fazilka and others boarded on another vehicle Amolak Singh, Amandeep Singh and Inderjit Singh including 4 unidentified persons and started further investigation into the matter.

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Haryana Darbar

Haryana Govt. reduces age of superannuation from 60 to 58

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Chandigarh, November 26: Haryana Government has reduced the age of superannuation of all its employees from 60 years to 58 years except in the case of Judicial Officers. Similarly, the age of superannuation for Class-IV employees has been reduced from 62 years to 60 years with immediate effect.
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Chandigarh, November 26: Haryana Government has reduced the age of superannuation of all its employees from 60 years to 58 years except in the case of Judicial Officers. Similarly, the age of superannuation for Class-IV employees has been reduced from 62 years to 60 years with immediate effect.
According to the instructions issued by the Chief Secretary office, the State Government has also reduced the age of superannuation for blind and physically disabled or challenged employees from 62 years to 60 years with immediate effect.
It is further decided that the employees who had reached the superannuation age, but could not be retired till date due to the enhanced superannuation age, will now be retired on November 30, 2014. This decision would be applicable on all departments, boards, corporations and universities.....
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Haryana Darbar

Tohana MLA Subhash Barala to be new President of Haryana BJP

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Chandigarh, November 26: BJP High command has appointed Tohana MLA Subhash Barala as new President of Haryana Bhartiya Janta Party. ....
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Chandigarh, November 26: BJP High command has appointed Tohana MLA Subhash Barala as new President of Haryana Bhartiya Janta Party. ....
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RSS National Leader, Former CJI give away award at New Delhi

Rajesh Bagha receives Guru Ravidass Ratan National Award

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Chandigarh, November 26: Chairman Punjab State Commission for Scheduled Castes Rajesh Bagha today received National Guru Ravidass Rattan Award for his immense efforts and contribution to safeguard the interests and rights of Scheduled Castes students besides motivating them towards higher education.
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Chandigarh, November 26: Chairman Punjab State Commission for Scheduled Castes Rajesh Bagha today received National Guru Ravidass Rattan Award for his immense efforts and contribution to safeguard the interests and rights of Scheduled Castes students besides motivating them towards higher education.
This prestigious award has been bestowed on him jointly by Indresh Kumar, Senior RSS leader and former Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan at a function organised by Babu Jagjiwan Ram Kala Sanskriti and Sahit Academy at New Delhi. The academy lauded the initiatives taken by Bagha in the field of education for poverty stricken students of society especially from Scheduled Castes community.
In his address President of academy Suraj Bhan Kataria said the academy had conducted a survey in the country to identify the personalities contributing the society on varied fronts. He said in Punjab Bagha worked day and night for the implementation of Post Matric Scholarship Scheme in true spirit securing future of thousands of SC students. He said in view of his commitment, he has been chosen for this prestigious award for the year 2014.
Indresh Kumar said that Bagha has played a pivotal role to convert the vision and dreams envisioned by father of constitution Dr. B. R. Ambedkar and Dalit Icon Babu Jagjiwan Ram into reality. He also gave a call to political, social and religious leaders to come forward for ensuring education to deprived sections of society.
The spokesperson of SC Commission said that prominent amongst those present on the occasion included Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Vijay Sampla, Sat Narayan Jatia, Dr. Sanjay Paswan, both former Union Ministers, Sanjay Joshi, National RSS leader and thinkers and Scholars from Nepal as well as various states of India.

Caption: National RSS leader Indresh Kumar, Union Minister of State Vijay Sampla, former Union Minister Sanjay Paswan and Former CJI Justice K.G. Balakrishnan giving away Guru Ravidass Ratan Award to Punjab SC Commission Chairman Rajesh Bagha at New Delhi.
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SGPC President Jathedar Avtar Singh to be the Chief Guest

GNIET to organize 12th Annual function at Ludhiana on Nov 27

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Chandigarh, November 26: Guru Nanak International Education Trust (GNIET), England has planned to celebration of 12th Annual Function on November 27 at 1:00 p.m. at Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan, Ludhiana. Jathedar Avtar Singh President SGPC will be the Chief Guest on the occasion. The other dignitaries who are scheduled to grace the occasion included Sant Baba Jaswant Singh Ji Nanaksar and Sewa Panthi Mahant Kahan Singh Ji, Guniana Mandi. The trustees o....
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Chandigarh, November 26: Guru Nanak International Education Trust (GNIET), England has planned to celebration of 12th Annual Function on November 27 at 1:00 p.m. at Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan, Ludhiana. Jathedar Avtar Singh President SGPC will be the Chief Guest on the occasion. The other dignitaries who are scheduled to grace the occasion included Sant Baba Jaswant Singh Ji Nanaksar and Sewa Panthi Mahant Kahan Singh Ji, Guniana Mandi. The trustees of Guru Nanak International Education Trust will also join the celebrations. ....
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Rumour of Bikram Majithia’s summon by ED in drug racket case

Badal rules out Majithia’s resignation for ‘lack of evidence’

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Chandigarh, November 26 (Courtesy: HT): Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday said that his cabinet minister Bikram Majithia would not be resigning from the state council of ministers “in absence of evidence”.
“How could the resignation be sought on the basis of mere newspaper reports, when there is no evidence (against Majithia)?” Badal stated while talking to reporters after the state cabinet meeting here.
He parried away a query on the role of the enforc....
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Chandigarh, November 26 (Courtesy: HT): Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday said that his cabinet minister Bikram Majithia would not be resigning from the state council of ministers “in absence of evidence”.
“How could the resignation be sought on the basis of mere newspaper reports, when there is no evidence (against Majithia)?” Badal stated while talking to reporters after the state cabinet meeting here.
He parried away a query on the role of the enforcement directorate (ED), the agency that hit the headlines on the chances of Bikram Majithia to be summoned in the Bhola drug racket case.
“I do not want to go into such things,” Badal quipped, when asked to comment on the West bengal chief minister Mamta Banerjee’s assertions that the ED was being used by the central BP leadership against its rival political parties and leaders.
While the chief minister was reluctant to reply to any further question on the drug menace in Punjab, his deputy chief minister son Sukhbir Badal straightaway avoided the media while coming out of the cabinet meeting.
The ED has so far summoned some bigwigs in the drug racket investigations who mainly included Sarwan Singh Phillaur, who quit as the cabinet minister after his summoning, Phillaur’s son Damanvir Singh, chief parliamentary secretary Avinash Chander, industrialist Chunni Lal Gabba, Gabba’s son Gurmesh Gabba, a local Akali leader in Goraya, and a Jalandhar-based hotelier Kamaljeet Hayer.
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Strong rumours agog with Bikram Majithia by Enforcement Directorate for investigation in Jagdish Bhola drug racket case

ED versus Majithia: Drug racket real issue or political game-plan of BJP

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Chandigarh, November 26: The much-publicized Rs. 6000 Crore Bhola drug racket has taken an interesting turn with the strong rumours of calling Punjab Cabinet Minister Bikram Singh Majithia by the Enforcement Directorate for investigation. This rumour has created upheaval in political circles. The Akali Dal seems to be on back foot on this issue as the opposition Congress party has launched a campaign of asking Majithia’s resignation from the Pu....
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Chandigarh, November 26: The much-publicized Rs. 6000 Crore Bhola drug racket has taken an interesting turn with the strong rumours of calling Punjab Cabinet Minister Bikram Singh Majithia by the Enforcement Directorate for investigation. This rumour has created upheaval in political circles. The Akali Dal seems to be on back foot on this issue as the opposition Congress party has launched a campaign of asking Majithia’s resignation from the Punjab Cabinet. Though the alliance partner BJP is at present silent on this issue yet the political observers feel that it is preparing for a political game plan to target the SAD leadership on this issue.
It is learnt that the Enforcement Directorate has deliberately leaked the information of calling Majithia to join investigation and it is waiting for Union Finance Ministry’s nod on this issue. The political observers also feel that the Union Finance Ministry may not give its consent immediately as there are elections in J&K and Delhi which has a huge chunk of Sikh voters and wants to use the SAD’s leadership’s influence in these states. The political circles feel that with the BJP’s intervention of ensuring ED’s summons to Majithia will serve its various purposes. Linking it with other issues of differences between alliance partners of SAD and BJP, the later is preparing ground for separation from the SAD and may contest elections at its own.
The BJP has already started its membership drive in a big way in Rural & Urban areas of Punjab. The Congress is also giving this issue a political colour and wants to expose Majithia’s alleged role in drug racket. Meanwhile, the ED officers say that if Majithia is issued summons by the Directorate, it does not mean that there is his involvement in drug racket. The ED summons, sources said will focus on Majithia’s property in foreign lands and also his alleged links with NRI drug peddlers.
Bikram Majithia has already denied that he has no role in drug racket or any money laundering cases. His name is being dragged by his political opponents under a planned conspiracy. ....
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PPP leader Manpreet Badal points out questionnaire for Majithia

Majithia must go for a fair probe in drug racket: Manpreet

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Chandigarh, November 26: People’s Party of Punjab chief Manpreet Singh Badal today said Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia must go failing which he should be sacked for a fair probe into the drug racket in which his name has surfaced during the investigation by the Enforcement Directorate.
“Justice must not only be done but seem to be done. With Majithia’s sister Harsimrat Kaur Badal being a member of the Union cabinet and his b....
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Chandigarh, November 26: People’s Party of Punjab chief Manpreet Singh Badal today said Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia must go failing which he should be sacked for a fair probe into the drug racket in which his name has surfaced during the investigation by the Enforcement Directorate.
“Justice must not only be done but seem to be done. With Majithia’s sister Harsimrat Kaur Badal being a member of the Union cabinet and his brother-in-law Sukhbir Singh Badal the Deputy Chief Minister, how can the people expect free and fair probe as the investigating agency officials would be under a lot of pressure. The situation demands that he should follow the example of then Cultural Affairs Minister Sarwan Singh Phillaur who had to resign despite the fact that it was not his name that had been linked to the same scandal but that of his son. There should not be two sets of norms in the same government”, he added.
Manpreet pointed out that with the Enforcement Directorate having prepared an elaborate questionnaire for him to take the investigation to the logical conclusion, it was clear that there was some substance in the allegations. However, in case nothing came out of further investigation against him, he would get a clean chit and that would be to his advantage.
He called upon Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to clarify the situation in the context of earlier resignation by Phillaur and the same norms not being adopted in this case simply because Majithia happened to be the most powerful minister in his cabinet.
He said even the Bharatiya Janata Party, the alliance partner of the Akali Dal, which had resolved to eradicate the drug menace in this state, was adopting a different line in this case. The party had been demanding the resignation of Chief Parliamentary Secretary Avinash Chander for the same reason but had reserved its comments in this case. He asserted it was the welfare of the people which should be above political interests and moreover, Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself has been concerned about the gravity of situation in this state.
He said drug smuggling was a crime against humanity and the future of the youth was being ruined in Punjab and as such, no leniency should be shown in handling this case, without caring for the political clout of the persons whose names have cropped up during investigation. ....
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Personal intervention of PM must in this issue of utmost public importance

Bajwa writes to Modi : Seeks probe in drug racket by CBI or sitting SC Judge

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Chandigarh, November 26: Partap Singh Bajwa, President PPCC today wrote a letter to Narendra Modi, PM seeking probe of CBI or a sitting Supreme Court judge in the massive drug racket in Punjab.

The letter is enclosed.
Bajwa sought Modi’s personal intervention in this issue of utmost public importance that cannot be looked through the political prism as it concerns the very future of Punjab which all along had the distinction of being the sword arm and the food bowl of the....
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Chandigarh, November 26: Partap Singh Bajwa, President PPCC today wrote a letter to Narendra Modi, PM seeking probe of CBI or a sitting Supreme Court judge in the massive drug racket in Punjab.

The letter is enclosed.
Bajwa sought Modi’s personal intervention in this issue of utmost public importance that cannot be looked through the political prism as it concerns the very future of Punjab which all along had the distinction of being the sword arm and the food bowl of the country.

He reminded the PM about his promise made to the people of Punjab during the Lok Sabha polls to eradicate drug trafficking and eradicate the mafia rule in the state. “Your party had issued advertisements in papers making this promise to the beleaguered people” he said.

He said that the name of the Punjab Revenue Minister Mr. Bikram Singh Majithia has figured in the investigation in drug smuggling. The accused arrested so far have revealed his name and their association with him. As reported, the ED has already prepared an elaborate questionnaire but the ED seem to be dithering due to the alleged involvement of such a high profile minister whose sister happens to be your cabinet colleague.

S. Bajwa in the letter said that Sh. Modi so poignantly pointed out during a pre-election rally in Punjab that the drug mafia, particularly in this state, is destroying the country’s youth for the sake of money and the politically well-connected families misusing their authority to place themselves and their kin above the law.

S. Bajwa said that the fact that Mr. Majithia is apparently beyond the purview of justice as well as the brother of Cabinet Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal and the brother-in-law of Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab Mr. Sukhbir Badal proves that your words were true, if not exactly well directed.

S. Bajwa said that “I write to remind you of the solemn promise you made to the people of Punjab not much more than six months ago to eradicate drug trafficking and demand that you acknowledge your promise and order CBI probe or constitute a judicial enquiry headed by a sitting judge of the Hon’ble Supreme Court to examine all allegations. The people of Punjab expect from you that the guilty would finally be brought to book, no matter how well connected or politically powerful the person might be.”....
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Press Council of India gets new head

Justice C. K. Prasad, Retd. Judge of SC appointed as Chairman PCI

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New Delhi, November 26: Government of India has notified the nomination of Justice C.K. Prasad, retired Judge of the Supreme Court of India, as the Chairman of the Press Council of India (PCI).....
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New Delhi, November 26: Government of India has notified the nomination of Justice C.K. Prasad, retired Judge of the Supreme Court of India, as the Chairman of the Press Council of India (PCI).....
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Congress remained mum on questioning of MP Jalandhar Santokh Singh Chaudhary

SAD questions double standards of Congress on seeking resignations

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Chandigarh, November 26: Shiromani Akali Dal today charged Congress party for
deliberately adopting double standards while seeking the resignations of SAD leaders.
Sikandar Singh Maluka, Rural Development and Panchayats Minister and General Secretary, Shiromani Akali Dal and Mr Virsa Singh Valtoha, Chief Parliamentary Secretary and Spokesperson of SAD, today ridiculed the Congress party for raking up issues to settle their intra-party war of supremacy to hog headlines. The leaders ....
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Chandigarh, November 26: Shiromani Akali Dal today charged Congress party for
deliberately adopting double standards while seeking the resignations of SAD leaders.
Sikandar Singh Maluka, Rural Development and Panchayats Minister and General Secretary, Shiromani Akali Dal and Mr Virsa Singh Valtoha, Chief Parliamentary Secretary and Spokesperson of SAD, today ridiculed the Congress party for raking up issues to settle their intra-party war of supremacy to hog headlines. The leaders said that if allegations of knowing the alleged accused was yardstick for seeking resignation, the series of resignations should have started from top in the UPA under whose ministries and mentorship multi lakh crores
scams shook the total economic structure of India.
They questioned Congress party's deliberate silence when its Member
Parliament from Jalandhar Santokh Singh Chaudhary was questioned by Enforcement Directorate but the defunct and rejected party was seeking
the resignation of SAD leaders on speculative reports of their likely questioning. They said that the Congress party can only have moral authority of seeking resignation if they had already submitted the resignation of its MP from Jalandhar to Speaker Lok Sabha and thrown him out of Party.
The leaders said that it is surprising that CLP leader Mr Sunil Jakhar while defending Congress MLA from Gidderbaha in the Vidhan Sabha stated that a politician knowing a smuggler or a criminal is not an offence and then uses the same plea to seek resignation of SAD leaders for just allegations of alleged
accused. They said that if one has to resign just because of knowing an alleged accused, the resignations in Congress party would flow right from top in UPA to present PCC President and scores of Congress MLA's. They said that first the Congress party should clean its house by seeking their resignations, only then it has the moral authority to seek resignations of SAD leaders.
They said that the Congress party was an issueless party and was catching straws in the wind to stay afloat as a political entity. They said that recent mutually contradictory statements by different Congress leaders in different tones suggest that intra party politics of Congress was dictating their behaviour rather than any public interest.
The leaders said that the unemployed, underworked Congress leaders have themselves assumed the responsibility of Spokesman of Enforcement Directorate. They said that Congress is seeking Oxygen from speculative stories being planted by vested interests to survive in ICU in which electorate had dumped them in Vidhan Sabha elections in 2012 and later in Lok Sabha elections 2014.
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CBI Director will be selected by a panel comprising PM, leader of opposition Lok Sabha or leader of single largest party & Chief Justice of India

Appointment of CBI Chief : LS passes Amendment bill

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New Delhi, November 26: The Lok Sabha today passed the Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Bill, 2014 by voice vote. As per the new provisions, CBI director will be selected by a panel which will comprise of Prime Minister, Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha or the leader of the Single largest party in the House and Chief Justice of India or any Supreme Court Judge. Earlier, there was no provision of the leader of the single largest....
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New Delhi, November 26: The Lok Sabha today passed the Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Bill, 2014 by voice vote. As per the new provisions, CBI director will be selected by a panel which will comprise of Prime Minister, Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha or the leader of the Single largest party in the House and Chief Justice of India or any Supreme Court Judge. Earlier, there was no provision of the leader of the single largest party in the panel. The Bill also makes a provision that no appointment will be invalid merely because of vacancy or absence of a member of the panel.
Media reports that replying to the debate Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said that the Bill intends to bring transparency and smooth appointment of CBI Director. The Minister also rejected the allegations of Opposition members that government is pushing its agenda through this Bill.The Congress which is single largest party in the Lok Sabha could not get the post of leader of opposition due to lack of requisite numbers.
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Alarming drop in the countries sex ratio: Apex Court take serious note

Failure of states to stop female foeticide earns ire of Supreme Court

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New Delhi, November 26: The Supreme Court has severely criticised various states for their failure to stop female foeticide leading to an alarming drop in the country's sex ratio. A bench of justices Dipak Misra and U U Lalit asked the two Joint Secretaries and one Additional Secretary of Union Health Ministry to convene a meeting of senior officials of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and National Capital Territory Delhi on 3rd of December to check releva....
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New Delhi, November 26: The Supreme Court has severely criticised various states for their failure to stop female foeticide leading to an alarming drop in the country's sex ratio. A bench of justices Dipak Misra and U U Lalit asked the two Joint Secretaries and one Additional Secretary of Union Health Ministry to convene a meeting of senior officials of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and National Capital Territory Delhi on 3rd of December to check relevant registers and records that had formed the basis of the sex-ratio data provided by them. It also asked the states to produce the relevant registers before the said committee and the report of the said committee shall be filed by December 10.
The apex court further wanted to know as to whether the states have any plan to give individual incentives to the families to save the girl child. The bench said that is unfortunate that nobody is taking it seriously. It observed that some states have not filed the affidavit and this shows their lackadaisical attitude and asked the states like Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Goa and Gujarat to file their responses, along with suggestions, within two weeks. Senior advocate Colin Gonsalves, appearing for petitioner, said there is severe decline in the sex-ratio and almost all the states, which have filed the affidavits, have admitted this.
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Accuses misuse of office by CBI Director Ranjit Sinha

AAP leader Prashant Bhusan files complaint against CBI Chief

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New Delhi, November 26: Aam Aadmi Party has filed a complaint with Delhi Anti-Corruption Branch against CBI Director Ranjit Sinha accusing him of abusing his office in the ongoing probe in several scam. In a complaint, AAP leader Prashant Bhusan yesterday alleged that Mr. Sinha deliberately tried to save certain influential persons from prosecution in the 2G scam, coal scam and others by abusing his position.
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New Delhi, November 26: Aam Aadmi Party has filed a complaint with Delhi Anti-Corruption Branch against CBI Director Ranjit Sinha accusing him of abusing his office in the ongoing probe in several scam. In a complaint, AAP leader Prashant Bhusan yesterday alleged that Mr. Sinha deliberately tried to save certain influential persons from prosecution in the 2G scam, coal scam and others by abusing his position.
He charged the CBI Chief with committing offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act in these cases. Mr. Bhusan also urged the Anti-Corruption Branch for impartially investigation after registering an FIR against Mr. Sinha.
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Nabbed red handed while accepting bribe

Punjab VB nabs Patwari KUldip Kumar receiving bribe of Rs. 7500

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Chandigarh, November 26: The Vigilance Bureau today nabbed a Patwari red handed while receiving bribe of Rs. 7500.
Disclosing this here today an official spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau said that Patwari Kuldip Kumar deputed at Revenue area Mehron district Moga has been nabbed on the complaint of Ravinder Kumar of village Mehron. The complainant alleged that the patwari was demanding bribe of Rs. 10,000 for mutation of land and the deal was struck at Rs. 8000.
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Chandigarh, November 26: The Vigilance Bureau today nabbed a Patwari red handed while receiving bribe of Rs. 7500.
Disclosing this here today an official spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau said that Patwari Kuldip Kumar deputed at Revenue area Mehron district Moga has been nabbed on the complaint of Ravinder Kumar of village Mehron. The complainant alleged that the patwari was demanding bribe of Rs. 10,000 for mutation of land and the deal was struck at Rs. 8000.
On the tip off by the complainant a team of vigilance bureau laid a trap and patwari Kuldip Kumar was nabbed red handed receiving bribe.
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Dr. Munjal is one of the very few orthodontists in the country having earned the Diplomate status

City Orthodontist Dr Gautam Munjal is Chairman of Indian Board of Orthodontics

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Chandigarh, November 26: Dr. Gautam Munjal, a practising orthodontist of the city has taken over as Chairman of the Indian Board of Orthodontics (IOB) at the recently concluded 49th Indian Orthodontic Conference at Kolkata.
Dr. Munjal is one of the very few orthodontists in the country having earned the Diplomate status in its very first batch in 1999 and was elected Director in 2010 of Indian Board of Orthodontics, which is one of the eig....
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Chandigarh, November 26: Dr. Gautam Munjal, a practising orthodontist of the city has taken over as Chairman of the Indian Board of Orthodontics (IOB) at the recently concluded 49th Indian Orthodontic Conference at Kolkata.
Dr. Munjal is one of the very few orthodontists in the country having earned the Diplomate status in its very first batch in 1999 and was elected Director in 2010 of Indian Board of Orthodontics, which is one of the eight boards in the world, and the third one to be formed in India in 1999.
The objective of IOB is to stimulate the spirit of self-improvement amongst teachers, practitioners and students of Orthodontics, and encourages continued professional review, elevation of standards of education and treatment in orthodontics throughout ones professional career.
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Absence of local Congress MLA made Bajwa uncomfortable

Bajwa offers condolences to family of Anoop Singh former DCC F’Pur died few days

Pb. Govt. becomes penniless because of its wrong policies: Bajwa

By Harish Monga

Ferozepur, November 27: Badals have ruined the Punjab and because of wrong policies of wrong policies of the government, the Punjab has become bankrupt as is evident from the fact that employees are not getting their wages while other beneficiaries of old age, widow and dependent pensioners are also crying for payment and penniless government because of its wrong policies, has also put a ban on government payments.

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Ferozepur, November 27: Badals have ruined the Punjab and because of wrong policies of wrong policies of the government, the Punjab has become bankrupt as is evident from the fact that employees are not getting their wages while other beneficiaries of old age, widow and dependent pensioners are also crying for payment and penniless government because of its wrong policies, has also put a ban on government payments.

Partap Singh Bajwa, President, Punjab Congress Committee leveled these charges while speaking to media persons at the residence of former District Congress President, late Anoop Singh who had died to illness few days back.

Bajwa was here to offer condolences to Anoop Singh’s family accompanied by Chamaur Singh Dhindsa, District Congress President, Jathedar Inderjit Singh Zira, Presdient, Kissan Mazdoor Cell, Rajinder Chhabra, leader of Punjab Congress Beopar Cell, Balwinder Singh and Arpinder Singh sons of late Anoop Singh, Ajit Singh, District Vice President, Ulfat Rai Sahota, Tarlok Pilot, Bhajan Singh Syan, Amarjit Ghjaru, Tilak Raj Arthia and Mukhtiar Singh and others.

Replying to the queries from media persons, Bajwa said, Punjab is in debt of Rs.1,13,000 crore and about Rs.78,000 crore is payable to various corporations of Punjab. He said, the income of Punjab Government is about Rs.33,000 crore against the expenditure of Rs.44,000 crore.

To another question, Bajwa said, Enforcement Directorate (ED) has found guilty Vikram Singh Majithia, Cabinet Minister Punjab in the case of drug smuggling and the alliance leaders of SAD-BJP are keeping mum over the issue. He said, since the ED comes under Arun Jaitly, Home Minister, he should immediately order arrest of Majithia and order investigation from CBI for having links with drug mafia.

Expressing his concern over the death of youths due to the net work of supply of drugs by the drug mafia and fighting between life and death and putting the responsibility of drug mafia, the government should register cases against such persons, Bajwa said.

Bajwa said, BJP is asking the resignation of BJP but why not asking of Vikram Singh Majithia.

Over a question of controversy of hurting the sentiments of Sikhs by Navjot Singh Sidhu, MP he said, “I don’t want to make any comments on this as the matter is under consideration of Jathedar Sahiban of Sri Akal Takht”. But I will say to this extent only that Majithia must be called at Sri Akal Takht keeping in view of the report of Enforcement Directorate.

Bajwa said, Punjab Government led by Badals – both father-son duo, is supporting the unscrupulous elements doing the illegal business in the state by having control over transport, cable, sand PVR and hotel business and the common man is badly affected.

Predicting over the future of SAD-BJP, Bajwa said, both these parties will be at loggerheads near the elections.

However, Bajwa was uncomfortable when the absence of local MLA Parminder Singh Pinki was questioned by few journalists. Covering the issue, Bajwa said, the MLA Parminder Singh Pinki has played an influential role in starting of this train and very soon he shall also be joining this agitation.

Later the Punjab Congress President went to boost the morale of NSUI and Youth Congress workers, who are sitting on a dharna for initiation of Chandigarh-Ferozepur Express since 27th October.
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Box to be opened by the minister himself on every Tuesday

Jayani gets complaints/suggestions box installed at Health Directorate

Hands over appointment letters on compassionate grounds

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Chandigarh November 26: Punjab Health Minister Mr. Surjit Kumar Jyani today got a complaint/suggestion box installed at Health Directorate in sector 34 here with a focus to streamline the functioning of department
The complaint box having contact numbers of Mr. Jyani 99157-08000 and Chief Parliamentary Secretary Dr. Navjot Kaur Sidhu 94784-66666 would be opened by the minister himself on every Tuesday in the presence of senior officers.
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Chandigarh November 26: Punjab Health Minister Mr. Surjit Kumar Jyani today got a complaint/suggestion box installed at Health Directorate in sector 34 here with a focus to streamline the functioning of department
The complaint box having contact numbers of Mr. Jyani 99157-08000 and Chief Parliamentary Secretary Dr. Navjot Kaur Sidhu 94784-66666 would be opened by the minister himself on every Tuesday in the presence of senior officers.
Giving details in this regard, Mr. Jyani said there was a sole aim behind installation of this box to keep a close tap on the functioning of department and check corruption at ground level besides addressing the plaints of general masses. The complaints received would be redressed within 15 days ensuring necessary action. The Minister has asked the director Dr. Karanjit Singh to ensure the presence of senior officers at the time of opening the box. He also said that every complaint would be attended and followed minutely. He, however, said that on the request of the complainant the name and credentials would be kept secret even anonymous letters would be considered.
Mr. Jyani said this complaint box would help to have better understanding and coordination between him and general public with a view to make functioning of health department more effective. He said it would also help to have better monitoring on the department’s work besides sorting out problems being faced by general masses in public hospitals.
Later the Minister handed over appointment letters to seven newly recruited officials in the department on compassionate grounds. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister asked the officials to work with full dedication to serve the state.
Referring to the pressure being mounted by doctors’ associations in Ludhiana incident, the Minister said this incident has not only brought bad name to the department but the entire medical fraternity. He said a committee under Deputy Commissioner has already been constituted to look into the matter and preliminary enquiry reveals that the concerned doctor was not available despite repeated calls.
“Associations can initiate a dialogue with government to prove the doctor innocent in the incident. Government is only trying to deliver justice to the people, who are suffering at the hands of erring officers by awarding a minor punishment to them” he added. ....
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Mediacom designs all of its products in Italy itself & assembled in China under strict quality control measures

DataMatic: Italian Tech Giant plans its India entry with their brands, Indigo, iCare, Zero Line

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Chandigarh, November 25: Car enthusiasts had romanced Italian Engineering & Elegance, as to mention Fiat is one fine example. The European country has been close to the Indian heart because of its cuisine too. Pizzas & Pastas are now available at every corner of India. This was closely followed by Italian Branded apparel which is now easily accessible in Indian Metros and supermarkets. And now Italy’s 3rd Largest Mobile Brand “MEDIACOM”–o....
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Chandigarh, November 25: Car enthusiasts had romanced Italian Engineering & Elegance, as to mention Fiat is one fine example. The European country has been close to the Indian heart because of its cuisine too. Pizzas & Pastas are now available at every corner of India. This was closely followed by Italian Branded apparel which is now easily accessible in Indian Metros and supermarkets. And now Italy’s 3rd Largest Mobile Brand “MEDIACOM”–owned by Datamatic S.p.A., that has been associated with 200 major international brands for the last 40 years in the field of manufacturing, worldwide, has announced its plan to enter India.

Mediacom designs all of its products in Italy itself and these are assembled in China under strict quality control measures. After creating a niche for itself in Italy with its sales volume of Mobile Phones, Tablets etc., this company has now decided to enter India to tap the second largest market of the World. The company has its headquarter in Milan- Italy.

In an Interaction with media, Chief Executive Officer- Mediacom India -Mr.Harbinder Singh Dhaliwal elaborated on the future plans of the Company. He said that, “The company was interested to establish an assembling unit in India to give market its “Make in India” products . For that, branded “Phablets” – next generation Smart-Phones - would be exported to all over world by Mediacom India. Dhaliwal said that the smart phone & tablet market in India stands at present just 15 percent but growing substantially. As per the future plan of Government of India under ‘Digital India’, every government department would be made online. With this the demand and the usage of smart phones will increase exponentially.”

Welcoming Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi’s announcement of the vision “Digital India” company’s Business Development Head Mr. Navneet Kansal said that, “In the wake of Indian Government’s initiatives, it’s clear that India was a niche market, in which the company hopes to deliver the best Italian branded phones at affordable price to the people even in the face of stiff competition. Mediacom India aims to target as many as Rs.500 crore worth of business and providing employment to 2500 Indians by end of the year 2015.”



COO Luca Lauro said that,”The company’s Phablets are of the best quality, and we are recognised in the category of Tablets based on Intel processor, android and windows 8.1 operating system. All Tablets Besides receiving and making calls, can easily be used as full fledged computers. ‘Free booking for these smart phones has started at the company’s Indian website www.mediacomindia.in which aims not only to know about the preferences of Indian customers but also to make a faithful relation with them,” added Mr. Lauro, “The booking is totally free”. The Mediacom smart phones will be made available in India and these can be delivered at the addresses according to customers’ instructions, via courier.”

MediaCom manufactures full HD IPS with Gorilla Glass 3 technology in its X510U Octa-core) model, water resistant screen –can be used with wet hands-, 5 and 5.5 Inch Screen Phablets with Air Gestures and all ultimate functions present in the best range of devices in the market, compatible with GSM and WCDMA SIM cards.

These Phablets are indeed a product in between a smart-phone and a tablet , in which all the facilities of a computer would be available and it will be based on Android. Besides online stores, Mediacom will open its branches all over India wherefrom customers would be provided information, products and other services. Mediacom has established 250 service centres in India where top quality after sales service will be provided. The company has already established its business in about 10 countries besides Europe along with Brazil, Egypt, Iran & Dubai. It was announced that by the year 2016, Mediacom will establish its Production House in India, and it is hoped that prices would be slashed down by 20-30%.

It is noteworthy that DATAMATIC S.p.A. manufactures about 2000 IT & electronic products. Besides Phablets and Tablets, the company aims to export wireless speakers, headphones also. Apart from this INDIGO ITALY -Laptop bags, phone covers , iCare-cleaning accessories & Zero-Line - Apple i-Phone accessories will also be launched.....
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Prof Puri recalled his association with University & appreciated fast growth of University at global level

Noted UK Industrialist & Renowned Philanthropist Prof. Nat Puri visited PU

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Chandigarh, November 26: Panjab University (PU), Alumnus, noted UK Industrialist & Entrepreneur and Renowned Philanthropist Prof. Nat Puri today visited PU Campus. During his visit to PU, Prof Puri, whose real name is Nathu Puri, was welcomed by PU Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Arun Kumar Grover at the PU VC office. Dean University Instructions (DUI), Prof AK Bhandari, Dean Alumni, Prof Anil Monga were also present on the occasion.
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Chandigarh, November 26: Panjab University (PU), Alumnus, noted UK Industrialist & Entrepreneur and Renowned Philanthropist Prof. Nat Puri today visited PU Campus. During his visit to PU, Prof Puri, whose real name is Nathu Puri, was welcomed by PU Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Arun Kumar Grover at the PU VC office. Dean University Instructions (DUI), Prof AK Bhandari, Dean Alumni, Prof Anil Monga were also present on the occasion.
In the meeting, Prof Puri recalled his association with the University and appreciated the fast growth of the University at the global level. Prof Grover informed Prof Puri about various initiatives being taken up by PU for enhancing the productivity of the University.
In his message to the students and PU fraternity, Prof Puri said, “I came here and
learnt that you have to got to make your way. The only person who can succeed is you and everybody can succeed if you prepare mind to it.” Work hard, believe in yourself, and never let anybody tell you (that) it is not possible, he added.
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2,174 sewa kendras to be set up in villages and town

249 citizen centric services to be made online by July 2015 : Sukhbir Badal

Sukhbir Badal conferred with title of \"Fakhar-e-Punjab\"

CCTV cameras to be installed on all prominent roads

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Muslim community to be given due representation in boards and corporations

Member from Gujjar community to be nominated as director in Milkfed

Chandigarh/Ludhiana, November 26: Taking the administrative reforms a step forward, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal asserted that by July 2015, more than 249 citizen centric services would be provided online through 2,174 Sewa Kendras being set up in villages and towns and the residents need not have to v....
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Muslim community to be given due representation in boards and corporations

Member from Gujjar community to be nominated as director in Milkfed

Chandigarh/Ludhiana, November 26: Taking the administrative reforms a step forward, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal asserted that by July 2015, more than 249 citizen centric services would be provided online through 2,174 Sewa Kendras being set up in villages and towns and the residents need not have to visit any government office. Stating Punjab would be the first state in the country implementing online services Mr Badal assured that administrative reforms would be completed within next two years to provide hassle free services to the citizens.
While speaking to media persons after the function of Muslim community held here today, Mr Badal said that state has achieved status of having sufficient power and after sorting out coal problem Punjab will be the power surplus state in next year.
Giving a major thrust to road infrastructure, Deputy Chief Minister said that a major revamp in this regard is on the cards and the work on it has already begun. "All major roads leading to major cities would be made four laned very soon," adding he said that special emphasis would be given on overall development of both urban and rural areas of the state.
The Deputy CM said that to keep a check on road accidents in the state, CCTV cameras would be installed on all major roads. "If any person breaks rules or indulges into over speeding or rash driving, his activities would be automatically recorded in the CCTV's and the challan would be mailed to his address. A proper plan in this regard would be launched very shortly," he said.
Showing displeasure over the kind of work performed by the private company having contract of Solid Waste Management in Ludhiana, Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal said that if the company fails to pull up its socks, the state government would cancel its contract.
"Under the Swachh Punjab" campaign, state has been divided into eight clusters, some of which such as Bathinda cluster are performing exceptionally well and many others have already started. The remaining clusters would start functioning shortly," assured the Deputy CM.
Terming the recent deaths of five children at Ludhiana's "Mother Child Hospital" very unfortunate, Mr Badal said that the Health Minister has already taken strict action against the erring staff.
He also said that a vernacular daily published from Jalandhar had misreported a statement of Cabinet Minister Mr Tota Singh few days back. "The minister has already sent a notice to that vernacular daily today as they misreported the facts," he said.
While addressing the function organised by Muslim community in Guru Gobind Singh Nagar, Tibba Road, here today, the Deputy CM said that the members of Muslim community would be given due representation in all government boards and corporations. He also said that the Punjab government would nominate a member from Gujjar community as Director in Milkfed shortly. During the function, Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal was also conferred with the title of "Fakhar-E-Punjab" by the Muslim community.
Issuing a strict warning to those involved in drug trade, Mr Sukhbir Badal said that such people should mend their ways else they would be put behind bars. "In the last two years, we have arrested more than 30,000 people who were directly involved in drug trade. "I want to make it very clear that ours is not a campaign or drive, but a war where no one would be spared. Punjab is suffering from this menace because it is main transit for drugs coming in from Pakistan," he said.
Prominent among those present on the occasion included former DGP and former chairman Punjab Wakf Board Mr Mohd Izhar Alam, Chief Parliamentary Secretary Fatima Nisara Khatun, Ludhiana (East) MLA Mr Ranjit Singh Dhillon, SAD district presidents Mr Madan Lal Bagga and Mr Harbhajan Singh Dang, Director Information & Public Relations Punjab Mr Rahul Tiwari, Deputy Commissioner Mr Rajat Agarwal, DIG Ludhiana Range Mr G S Dhillon, Police Commissioner Mr Promod Ban. ....
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900 Animals registered in the fair: Sonali Giri ADC

Animal Fair & Milking competition 2014 begins

Jeet Mohinder Sidhu MLA inaugurates the event in Bathinda

By Amritpal Brar

Bathinda, November 26: The district level animal husbandry and milking competitions 2014 started at Bathinda today wherein the MLA Talwandi Sabo Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu inaugurated the event.

Speaking at the occasion, Jeet Mohinder Sidhu said that such fairs are held to usher in agriculture diversification, provide updated knowlegde to dairy farmers and impart training to the animal owners.

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Bathinda, November 26: The district level animal husbandry and milking competitions 2014 started at Bathinda today wherein the MLA Talwandi Sabo Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu inaugurated the event.

Speaking at the occasion, Jeet Mohinder Sidhu said that such fairs are held to usher in agriculture diversification, provide updated knowlegde to dairy farmers and impart training to the animal owners.

Congratulating the officers and employees of the animal husbandry department he said that the animal owners are being given right information at the animal fair. He added that the event was also an opportunity for the progressive dairy farmers and other animal owners to know more about rearing their animals and drawing maximum benefit out of them.

On the first day today, competitions of different kinds of horses, goats and HF Cross calves were conducted. The animal husbandry department has made arrangements to provide drinking water facilities, food and other facilities for the visitors to fair. The additional deputy commissioner (development Sonali Giri and deputy director animal husbandry department Dr Pradeep Bansal said that this time the animal fair has drawn people in large numbers. While last year only 500 animals’ participation was registered, this year today itself 900 animals were registered.

Dr Bansal added that six rings have been set up for conducting animals’ competitions. These include two rings allocated for horses and one each allocated for cows, goats, murrah buffaloes and dogs. He added that on November 27, the dancing mares and camels and the canine show would be center of attraction of the fair.

The results of competitions conducted today so far are as follows:

The prize for best horse calf went to the equestrian of Jagjit Singh and Harvinder Singh from village Sirewala, the awrad for best marwari horse calf went to the animal of Sukhchain Singh and Gurcharan Singh from village Gillpatti, the awrad for best indigeneous breed he-goat went to the animal of Billu Singh and Janta Singh from village Dhelwan, the award for best HF cross calf female went to animal of Ekam Singh and Resham Singh from Mehraj village, the award for best indigeneous breed she-goat went to the animal of Baljit Khan from Bhucho Khurd and the award for best HF cross female calf went to Harjit Singh and Basant Singh from village Sooch.
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Rs 60 lacs grant approved by Ministry of Social Justice

SBS Nagar to soon have 'Children Home' for destitute children: Anindita

DC monitors functioning of Bonded and Child Labour Committees

Directs labour dept to ensure basic amenties by brick kilns to labourers

By Amritpal Brar

Nawanshahr, November 26 : SBS Nagar to soon have its first 'Children Home' for destitute and out of school children as the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, GOI, has approved the request of the district administration for setting up of the same.

Divulging the details while presiding over the meeting of Monitoring Committees on Bonded and Child Labour in the district, Anindita Mitra said “We are awaiting a grant of Rs 60 lakh which has been the approved by the ministry. As ....
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Nawanshahr, November 26 : SBS Nagar to soon have its first 'Children Home' for destitute and out of school children as the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, GOI, has approved the request of the district administration for setting up of the same.

Divulging the details while presiding over the meeting of Monitoring Committees on Bonded and Child Labour in the district, Anindita Mitra said “We are awaiting a grant of Rs 60 lakh which has been the approved by the ministry. As soon as, the requisite grant is received, construction of the 'Children Home' would be started at the already identified land for the project” she added.

She also directed the labour department to take up the matter with the ministry for setting up of schools under 'National Child Labour Project' in the district so that weaker section of the society may be provided with the facility designed for uplifting their living standard.

Apart from that, the Deputy Commissioner directed the Assistant Labour Commissioner S.S. Randhawa to ensure all the basic facilities required to brick kiln laborers and their families’ viz. toilets, power connections and medical etc. through the brick kiln owners. She said that as soon as the working of brick kiln starts in the district, the availability of basic needs to be checked upon by visiting the brick kiln sites.

The Deputy Commissioner asked the District Health Officer to send special medical teams to examine the pregnant women members of the families of labourers at brick kiln.

Apart from that all the brick kilns asked to maintain proper records of the wages paid to the labourers so that they could show in case of any bonded labour complaint.

Others who attennd the meeting include SP (H) Gagan Ajit Singh, SDMs Arvind Kumar M.K. Banga, Jiwan jagjot Nawanshahr and Jagjit Singh Balachaur, Geetika Singh AC (G), Deputy DEO Kartar Singh, GM DIC Rajesh Kumar, LDM S. R. Garg and DTO Tarlochan Singh Sahota besides EOs of Nagar Councils.
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World Anti Obesity Day

200 take part in Max Hospital Anti-Obesity walkathon at Sec-42 Lake

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Chandigarh, November 26: As many as 200 people including sr citizens, doctors, nurses and staff of Max Super Speciality Hospital (MSSH), Mohali participated in an anti- obesity walkathon at Sector -42 Lake here today. The walkathon was conducted by MSSH in association with Mohali Sr Citizen Association & Sr. Citizens Association Manimajra to mark World Anti Obesity Day. The walkthon focused on the concept of ‘Flab is Bad’ which was an ability of shedding weight by walking.

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Chandigarh, November 26: As many as 200 people including sr citizens, doctors, nurses and staff of Max Super Speciality Hospital (MSSH), Mohali participated in an anti- obesity walkathon at Sector -42 Lake here today. The walkathon was conducted by MSSH in association with Mohali Sr Citizen Association & Sr. Citizens Association Manimajra to mark World Anti Obesity Day. The walkthon focused on the concept of ‘Flab is Bad’ which was an ability of shedding weight by walking.

It was flagged off by Mr. Sandeep Dogra, VP-Operations, MSSH and Chief Guest of occasion , Ms. Urvija Goel, IPS, ASP- South Division, Chandigarh. During occasion, a patient information booklet ‘There is so much to gain by Loosing’ was also unveiled by the doctors from General surgery team of Max Hospital comprising of Dr NM Gupta, Dr Manmohan Singh Bedi, Dr KS Dhillon and Ms. Shivani Gulati, Sr. Clinical Nutritionist and Weight Management Specialist. The docs later conducted a health seminar for the participants and disseminated important information on weight loss and diet control. The launch of ‘Max Obesity Clinic’ was announced during occasion.
Speaking during occasion, Ms. Goel said that aaccording to a study published in ‘Lancet’, India was the 3rd most obese country in the world, just behind US and China. It was shocking for a country where 270 million people live below the poverty line.”
Mr. Gill commented that more and more people were falling prey to excess body weight courtesy lifestyle disorders. Younger people were developing joint disorders and knee pain. Excessive weight was associated with a series of health problems, including bp, diabetes , cardiovascular ailments and osteoarthritis. The prevalence of obesity was greater in urban areas and women were more affected than men.”
Dr NM Gupta, Principal Consultant, GI Surgery, MSSH said that according to 2007 national health family survey data, 30.3 per cent of males and 37.5 per cent females were obese in Punjab. Traditionally known for malnutrition, Indians now reported more frequently with overweight, obesity, and their consequences. The percentage of women who were overweight or obese was highest in Punjab with nearly 30%.

Giving information on bariatric surgery Dr Manmohan Bedi explained that Bariatric surgery included a variety of procedures performed on people who were unable to lose weight through dieting.

Hailing Walking as a calorie burner, Dr KS Dhillon, Sr. Consultant, General Surgery said that walking helped to burn those unwanted pounds in an effective manner. Tips on healthy diet and nutrition were given out by Ms. Gulati.....
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Decision to hike VAT on diesel is anti-farmer, anti-people and inflationary

Khattar’s a roll-back govt, says Kiran Choudhry

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Chandigarh, November 26: Branding the Manohar Lal Khattar’s as a “roll-back government”, the Haryana Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader, Ms Kiran Choudhry, has flayed its anti-farmer, anti-poor and anti-employees approach.
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Chandigarh, November 26: Branding the Manohar Lal Khattar’s as a “roll-back government”, the Haryana Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader, Ms Kiran Choudhry, has flayed its anti-farmer, anti-poor and anti-employees approach.
The decision to hike VAT on diesel is anti-farmer, anti-people and inflationary. Taken under pressure from the petroleum lobby in Punjab, it will have a cascading effect on the prices of farm inputs and essential commodities. While the farmers will have to pay more for farm inputs, the cost of living will go up as a result of the inflation moving in tandem with the hike in diesel prices. The farmers are already suffering from dry weather conditions and losses on account of poor MSP, Ms Choudhry said in a statement issued here today. While diesel prices in the global market are coming down, the government, instead of passing the benefit to the consumers, especially farmers, has decided to add to their burden.
“So long as I was the Excise and Taxation Minister in the Congress Government, I never allowed VAT to be increased on diesel knowing full well the overall impact it would have on the prices which would head north”, she added.
The decision to roll back the age of retirement of government employees from 60 years to 58 reflects the anti-employee stand of the BJP Government. And for Class IV employees and persons with disabilities, the retirement age has been lowered to 60 from 62 years. “Is it the beginning of the Achhee Din oft-promised by the BJP in the run-up to the polls”, she asked.
Claims to the contrary notwithstanding, the first month of the BJP Government in office, has been marked by anti-people decisions and a spate of reversals born out of vendetta. “The government has failed to fulfil the promises made to the people in its manifesto. The BJP had promised to double the old age pension to Rs 2,000 but it has raised it by only Rs 200, taking it to Rs 1,200 per month. The people have already begun to feel let down”, she said.
“If its early acts and intentions are any indication, the BJP Government will go down as one of reversals and rollbacks. Rollbacks and reversal of earlier decisions stand for negativity and negative decisions can never bring positive vibes, vital for any society”, Ms Choudhry commented.....
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Live stock fair would be organised on professional lines with cooperation of PHD chamber of Commerce & Industries

Progressive Punjab Live Stock Expo-2015 in Sri Mukatsar Sahib from Jan 8 to 13

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Chandigarh, November 26: The Progressive Punjab Live stock Expo-2015 which would be organised from January 8 to 13 at Sri Mukatsar Sahib next year would be a National event. This live stock fair would be organised on professional lines with the cooperation of PHD chamber of commerce and industries. It was disclosed by Mr. Gulzar Singh Ranike, Animal Husbandry in a press communiqué.
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Chandigarh, November 26: The Progressive Punjab Live stock Expo-2015 which would be organised from January 8 to 13 at Sri Mukatsar Sahib next year would be a National event. This live stock fair would be organised on professional lines with the cooperation of PHD chamber of commerce and industries. It was disclosed by Mr. Gulzar Singh Ranike, Animal Husbandry in a press communiqué.
The Minister Gulzar Singh Ranike today presided over a meeting with the senior officers of the department and directed them to organise rapid awareness campaign in order to encourage and motivate people to participate in the forthcoming event. They also directed them to constitute different committees to assist and educate the farmers in this regard, so that maximum farmers can take advantage of this mega event. He said that a special milking competition would also be held during the event besides dancing competition of horses. He said that genetically improved breeds of the buffaloes, cows would also be showcased at this fare. He said that exhibitions would be arranged by PHD chamber of commerce and industries on no-profit, no-loss basis.

Mr. Ranike said that the livestock championship aimed to bring awareness among the farmers to improve livestock breed of various cattle head as viable alternatives for diversification of agriculture. He said that state government has taken number of steps to improve the conditions of livestock and cash would be given to the animals who would win in the competition.

Mr. Ranike said that Horses, Buffalos, Cows, Sheeps, Goats from various States including Gujrat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab Haryana and Himachal Pradesh would be participating in the competition. The Minister further said that the instructions have been issued to all concerned officials to provide free green fodder for livestock during the fair. He said that free lodging and boarding would also be provided to livestock owners.
Prominent who were present in the meeting included Mr. G Vajralingam, Financial Commissioner, Animal Husbandry, Dr. H S Sanda, Director, Animal Husbandry, Mr. Inderjit Singh Director, Dairy, Mr. B K Sood Director, Fishery and representatives from PHD chamber of commerce and industries.
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Children join hands to make toilets

NGO Clean India hands over toilets to the village

Another set of toilets handed over to villagers

Village dispensary to have new toilets, courtesy ‘Clean India’

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Children concerned about lack of toilets in villages
Chandigarh, November 26: The NGO Clean India today handed over the newly constructed toilets to the dispensary in the village Mauli Baidwan for use of poor patients. Children working for “Clean India”, a voluntary organization under the aegis of “HEART Foundation” got together to construct toilets for this dispensary. Toilets were made with active participation of villagers and w....
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Children concerned about lack of toilets in villages
Chandigarh, November 26: The NGO Clean India today handed over the newly constructed toilets to the dispensary in the village Mauli Baidwan for use of poor patients. Children working for “Clean India”, a voluntary organization under the aegis of “HEART Foundation” got together to construct toilets for this dispensary. Toilets were made with active participation of villagers and with close collaboration of the local Panchayat. Sarpanch and other members of the Panchayat were present on the occasion.
At the handing over function of these toilets ,a public health education program to educate children was also organized. Shreya Bali, Class 10th who is a founder member of Clean India spearheaded the entire program. Speaking on this occasion she said that she along with other children feel sorry at the poor state of sanitation facility in large parts of our country. She said that Clean India has pledged to set up series of such facilities in different villages around the Tricity to create awareness about this problem.
Puneeta Sharma another member of Clean India said that Mauli Baidwan is situated on the outskirt of Chandigarh and like thousands of similar villages across the country is devoid of basic sanitary facilities. Poor patients coming to the dispensary in this village are severely inconvenienced by lack of toilets. The project at Mauli Baidwan village is second in this series. "We have already constructed and handed over four highly sophisticated toilet in Tirha village in Mullanpur district. Villagers of that village are regularly using these toilets and they no more have to go for open defecation," she added.
Mrinalni Singla another founder member of ‘Clean India ‘ had played a very crucial role in Tirha Village toilet project.She said it is unfortunate that when India is aspiring to be superpowers, lack of basic sanitation facility for large population is staring at us like a sore thumb. Priyanjali Bakshi added that youth can play a major role in educating the masses and help in eradicating this problem. Clean India has lined up a number of events including charity shows in the tricity to create awareness and generate funds for this venture.....
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Its a shock to me but I have complete faith in Pakistan’s higher courts and judiciary: Veena Malik

Actress Veena Malik shocked with the sentence of 26 years in prison

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November 26: Pakistani actress Veena Malik who made her mark in bollywood, has enjoyed the stardom and then selected to live a happily married life with her husband Asad Bashir Khatak and her new born baby. It seems that Veena Malik was quite happy in her life but suddenly controversy never seem to leave her away as her problems are not coming to an end till now. Recently Veena Malik and her husband was awarded by the court for 26-year incarcera....
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November 26: Pakistani actress Veena Malik who made her mark in bollywood, has enjoyed the stardom and then selected to live a happily married life with her husband Asad Bashir Khatak and her new born baby. It seems that Veena Malik was quite happy in her life but suddenly controversy never seem to leave her away as her problems are not coming to an end till now. Recently Veena Malik and her husband was awarded by the court for 26-year incarcerations and was also fined them Rs. 1.3 million Pakistani money. A Pakistan court on Tuesday sentenced the owner of the country’s biggest media group Geo TV to 26 years in prison for broadcasting a show which they said it was blasphemous. The verdict against Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman along with the host of the show and two guests, including Veena Malik, was announced by an anti-terror court in the city of Gilgit, which is controlled by Pakistan territory but also part of the Kashmir region which India also claims. The morning show was broadcasted live on Geo TV in May featuring Malik dancing with her new husband while a group of Sufi musicians sang a devotional song about the wedding of the Prophet Mohammad’s (PBUH) daughter. Malik returned to Dubai two weeks ago from the US after giving birth to a baby boy. Her lawyer has already started the work to appeal against the verdict in higher courts.


Shocked Veena Malik said, " Its a shock to me but I have complete faith in Pakistan’s higher courts and judiciary … This court works separately from the other courts in Pakistan. There are higher courts in Pakistan such as the Supreme Court. Whenever there is an issue a court will look into the facts of the case. We were not even present in the court at the time of the verdict. I have belief and trust in courts.”


Geo Television Network was accused of blasphemy after it ran a program insulting the family of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). The four people including Mir Shakeel ur Rehman, Shaista lodhi, Veena Malik and her husband Asad Bashir Khatak convicted were also ordered to pay a fine by selling their properties and surrender their passports, according to a copy of the court order. Veena maintains that she’s innocent and would never commit blasphemy. “We are planning to return to Pakistan in December. I have always been a person who faced troubles by looking it in the eye. I have faced highs and lows in my life. But I am sure I haven’t done anything wrong.”....
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For effective implementation of various development schemes & projects of Haryana Govt.

Haryana to constitute 11-member Monitoring Committee at District Level

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Chandigarh, November 26: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal today announced that an eleven member Monitoring Committee would be constituted at district level in the State for the effective implementation of various development schemes and projects of the State Government.
The Chief Minister who was presiding over the meeting of representatives of BJP at Karnal today said that this committee would be in addition to District Public Relations and Grievances Redressal Committees.
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Chandigarh, November 26: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal today announced that an eleven member Monitoring Committee would be constituted at district level in the State for the effective implementation of various development schemes and projects of the State Government.
The Chief Minister who was presiding over the meeting of representatives of BJP at Karnal today said that this committee would be in addition to District Public Relations and Grievances Redressal Committees.
He said that Monitoring Committee would consist of non-official members and would apprise its local MLAs about the progress of various development projects. Besides, they would also give them feedback about the working of concerned officers and officials.
Mr Manohar Lal said that today, his government has completed its one month. He reminded that before assuming the office of Chief Minister of the State, he has a plan to visit his constituency twice in a month and today, it is his second visit to Karnal. He said that whenever he visits Karnal, people should consider him as MLA and nothing more than that as he is their representative.
Exhorting the workers not be complacent after the formation of BJP Government in the State, he said that they should work to further strengthen the party organization in the State. He said that BJP is aiming to enroll atleast 10 per cent electors as its members at each assembly segment. Anyone could become the member of BJP by giving a miss call on toll free number 18002662020. On this occasion, he himself spelled out this number and urged the party workers to popularize this number so that maximum number of members could be enrolled.
While underlining the importance of party workers, the Chief Minister said that government could not run alone without their support. He said that people have high hopes from the government and efforts would be made to fulfill the promise made them during the elections in a time bound manner.
He said that today he has presided over a meeting with senior officers of the district administration concerning various ongoing development works and gave necessary directions for early completion of works. He said that he has also directed the concerned officers to identify four or five places on the outskirt of city for setting up milk dairy for the convenience of people.
Earlier, Mayor of Municipal Corporation Panipat, Sardar Bhupinder Singh Joined BJP alongwith his supporters in the presence of Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal.
Minister of State for Food and Supplies Mr Karan Dev Kamboj, MLA Gharaunda Mr Harinder Kalyan, MLA Nilokheri Bhagwan Das Kabirpanthi, MLA Assandh Mr Bakshish Singh, MLA Israna Mr Krishan Lal Pawar, former MP Mr I.D Swami, BJP leader Mr Rajiv Sharma, District BJP President Mr Ashok Sukhija, former MLA Mr Shashipal Mehta and other senior leaders and office bearers of the Party were also present on this occasion.....
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Institutes found demanding tuition fee from SC students would be penalised: Bagha

Punjab SC Commission helps a student to get back her tuition fee @ 60000

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Chandigarh, November 26: The swift and timely intervention of the Scheduled Caste Commission has helped a poor student to get back her tuition fee illegally received by a nursing college.
Narrating the incident in a press communiqué Mr. Rajesh Bagha, Chairmen, Punjab Scheduled Caste Commission said that Sukhwinder Kaur who belonged to SC category had to deposit Rs. 60000 as tuition fee even after presenting her SC certificate and income c....
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Chandigarh, November 26: The swift and timely intervention of the Scheduled Caste Commission has helped a poor student to get back her tuition fee illegally received by a nursing college.
Narrating the incident in a press communiqué Mr. Rajesh Bagha, Chairmen, Punjab Scheduled Caste Commission said that Sukhwinder Kaur who belonged to SC category had to deposit Rs. 60000 as tuition fee even after presenting her SC certificate and income certificate. She complained about this to the SC Commission which acting quickly on her complaint sought full report from the college National Institute of Nursing Patiala road, Sangrur. After going through the report, the commission instructed the Principal of the college to waive the full fees of the student and return the fees deposited by her earlier.
Mr. Bagha said that the Punjab Government, under the Post Matric Scholarship Scheme has instructed all the government and private colleges not to demand tuition fee from the students belonging to SC category. He said that if any institution found demanding or receiving tuition fee from SC students, legal action would be initiated against such erring institutes.
Mr. Bagha also appealed all the students to approach the commission in case of any student belonging to SC category having a grievance regarding fees.....
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Punjab CM, Deputy CM and Majithia condoles sad demise of Jagjit Singh Roranwali

Special Principal Secy. to Deputy CM Manvesh Sidhu bereaved, father-in-law passes

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Chandigarh, November 26 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal expressed deep grief over the sad demise of Mr. Jagjit Singh Roranwali, father-in-law of Mr. Manvesh Singh Sidhu, IAS, Special Principal Secretary to Deputy Chief Minister.
Jagjit Singh, 74, breathed his last here today in the PGI after brief illness. His cremation would take place on Thursday November 27 at his native vill....
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Chandigarh, November 26 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal expressed deep grief over the sad demise of Mr. Jagjit Singh Roranwali, father-in-law of Mr. Manvesh Singh Sidhu, IAS, Special Principal Secretary to Deputy Chief Minister.
Jagjit Singh, 74, breathed his last here today in the PGI after brief illness. His cremation would take place on Thursday November 27 at his native village Roranwali of Malout. He is survived by two sons and two daughters.
In a condolence message Chief Minister and Deputy CM said the passing away of dedicated social worker Mr. Jagjit Singh Maan was a great loss to families and people of the area, which could never be filled. Meanwhile, Mr. Bikram Singh Majithia, Revenue Minister, Punjab also mourned the passing away of Mr. Jagjit Singh.....
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Huge catch of heroine by Counter Intelligence team under the supervision of IG Jain

Bathinda Counter Intelligence Police seizes heroine worth Rs 105 Crore

Five international smugglers arrested: Dr Jatinder Jain IG

CI Police team was led by AIG Ajay Maluja

By Amritpal Brar

Bathinda, November 26: In a major breakthrough, continuing the persistent efforts of Punjab government in tightening noose around the drug peddlers, the Bathinda Counter Intelligence (CI) wing Police have seized 21 kilogram heroin worth Rs. 105 cr smuggled from Pakistan along with three SIM cards of Pakistan, six mobile phones, drug money and arrested five international smugglers.

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Bathinda, November 26: In a major breakthrough, continuing the persistent efforts of Punjab government in tightening noose around the drug peddlers, the Bathinda Counter Intelligence (CI) wing Police have seized 21 kilogram heroin worth Rs. 105 cr smuggled from Pakistan along with three SIM cards of Pakistan, six mobile phones, drug money and arrested five international smugglers.

Disclosing this here on Wednesday at press conference, Inspector General of Police (Counter Intelligence), Dr. Jitendra Jain said the Counter Intelligence team led by AIG Ajay Maluja has arrested five drug smugglers and recovered 21 kg of heroin that was seized in 21 packets. The haul is worth Rs 105 crores in international market.

Besides this the CI Bathinda wing had recovered drug money of Rs 1.10 lacs, three SIM cards of Pakistan and six mobile phones. The heroin was brought from Pakistan through village Chakk 22 MD Mandi Ghadsana, district Ganganagar, of Rajasthan state.

Among the arrested are accused Jugraj Singh of Amritsar, Jagveer Singh of Amritsar, two real brothers Sandeep Singh and Amarjeet Singh of Fazilka, who all are accomplices of main drug peddler Amolak Singh, who is at large. The fifth accused Inderjit Singh, who is nephew of Amolak Singh, managed to escape from the spot but was later nabbed by the CI Bathinda wing. The kingpin of drug racket Amolak Singh and his another nephew Amandeep Singh managed to escape in Innova Car (pb-02VZ-3665) and Swift Desire (Pb 30M-8905). Raids to nab these accused are going on by the CI Wing Bathinda and accused would soon be arrested, said IG Dr Jain.

Amolak Singh of Harike, Tarn Taran district was one of the listed top category smugglers with Punjab police but following the fear of arrest Amolak has shifted his base for smuggling from Punjab border to Rajasthan border.

All the accused have been booked under sections 21/25/29/61/85 of NDPS Act (FIR – 173 – dated November 25, 2014) at Police station Malout in Muktsar district.

The arrested accused had admitted that kingpin Amolak Singh was wanted in several cases of drug smuggling but following his fear of arrest he shifted his base in Rajasthan and started smuggling from there. The recovered heroin was being supplied in national and international market. All the arrested smugglers have links with Pakistani counterpart Ahmadeen alias Ahmi of district Kasur, Pakistan from long time and the heroin was supplied to these accused by their counterpart on night of November 23, 2014.

The special squad from Rajasthan followed the accused from Rajasthan and recovered the heroin along with accused from their car (Toyota Corrolla number PB 60 – 6441).....
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SSP Sanmeet launches action against illegal sand mining

Nawanshahr Police registers case under mining act against 5 persons

Police seizes 11 tippers and 5 tractor trolleys on the spot

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Nawanshahr: November 26: The district Nawanshahr police led by S.S.P Sanmeet Kaur IPS has embarked on strong action against the illegal sand mining in village Issapur under Rahon police station. A team of police officials under the supervision of SSP Sanmeet Kaur on Wednesday raided the village Issapur and arrested five persons for illegal mining.The midnight police operation was monitored by SSP Sanmeet Kaur

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Nawanshahr: November 26: The district Nawanshahr police led by S.S.P Sanmeet Kaur IPS has embarked on strong action against the illegal sand mining in village Issapur under Rahon police station. A team of police officials under the supervision of SSP Sanmeet Kaur on Wednesday raided the village Issapur and arrested five persons for illegal mining.The midnight police operation was monitored by SSP Sanmeet Kaur

The police have registered case under various sections of the mining act including section 397 IPC against all the accused. The police have also seized 11 tippers and 5 tractor trolleys on the spot. The police have impounded a balero and few other vehicles involved in the illegal mining. This was disclosed by SSP Sanmeet Kaur in a query to babushahi news.

Divulging the details after its successful completion, SSP Sanmeet Kaur said that working on a tip off, she planned a surprise raid with police force of Rahon and Nawanshahr Sadar Police stations in the wee hours of today morning. Other senior police officers including SP (D) Dilbagh Singh Pannu and DSP Sub Dvision Nawanshahr Rupinder Kaur Bhatti besides SHOs Grudial Singh of Rahon PS and Prem Singh of PS Sadar Nawanshahr also accompanied SSP.

She further told that illegal sand mining was done by these persons from Machhiwara side so that District Police may be kept in dark from their unlawful activities. After surprise raid, most of drivers got succeed to flee in darkness while five persons were nabbed by the police. These persons could not present any document regarding mining and mineral excavation. After that, district police booked all these persons under Punjab Mining and Minerals Rules 2015 and Mining and Minerals (Regulation and Development) Act 1957's sections 4(1) and 21(1) and 379 of IPC on the complaint of Senior Industries Promotion Officer (SIPO) Sudesh Kumar.

The persons nabbed from the site include Jang Singh of Jodhewal of Machhiwara, Tejinder Singh and Harpreet Singh of Chandigarh, Daljit Singh of dasmesh Nagar Machhiwara and Sukhdev Singh of Khernia (Samrala). Police has also recovered an amount of Rs 2.50 Lakh besides a revolver from these persons, she added.
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Punjab Cabinet approves to establish State affordable housing development authority

Cabinet decides to set up Maharaja Ranjit Singh Technical University at Bathinda

VAT on heavy machinery including cranes and earth moving equipment reduced to 5.5% from 13%

118 posts of civil judge (junior division)-cum-judicial magistrate taken out of purview of PPSC

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• Gives nod for setting up three FSLs at Bathinda, Ludhiana and Jalandhar
• Four citrus councils wound up
• Services of pharmacists and class iv service providers extended
• Powers for rationalizing VAT on cotton yarn given to Dy CM
• Disabled national Kabaddi player gets government job

Chandigarh, November 26,2014 :The Punjab Cabinet today approved the setting up of Punjab State Affordable Housing Development Authority under the Chairmanship ....
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• Gives nod for setting up three FSLs at Bathinda, Ludhiana and Jalandhar
• Four citrus councils wound up
• Services of pharmacists and class iv service providers extended
• Powers for rationalizing VAT on cotton yarn given to Dy CM
• Disabled national Kabaddi player gets government job

Chandigarh, November 26,2014 :The Punjab Cabinet today approved the setting up of Punjab State Affordable Housing Development Authority under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister for providing "affordable housing for all".
A decision to this effect was taken by the Cabinet in a meeting held under the chairmanship of the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal here at CMO, this morning.
Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the Chief Minister's Office said that the authority would construct one lakh dwelling units for the poor in the state in next two years with special emphasis to provide housing to the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS), Lower Income Group (LIG) and other vulnerable sections of society such as Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes, Minorities, senior citizens and physically challenged persons in the state to ensure that no individual was left shelter less. The authority would also comprise Deputy Chief Minister or Housing and Urban Development Minister, Local Government Minister, Finance Minister, Labour and Employment Minister, Rural Development Minister and Chief Secretary as its Members while Secretary Housing and Urban Development would be its Member Secretary.
The Cabinet also approved the establishment of three new Forensic Science Laboratories (FSLs) at Bathinda, Ludhiana and Jalandhar in the state along with the creation of 33 posts of A, B, C and D categories. This would reduce the time taken for testing of NDPS samples and also curtail the pendency of testing NDPS samples and help in intensifying the ongoing efforts to curb the drug menace in the state. With this decision there would be now four laboratories in the state as one of them was already functioning at SAS Nagar (Mohali).
The Cabinet also okayed the proposal to entrust the work of selection of 118 posts of Civil Judge (Junior Division)-cum-Judicial Magistrate to the Punjab and Haryana High Court Committee after taking these posts out of the purview of the Punjab Public Service Commission.
Keeping in view the importance and urgency of the work load in the Finance department a new post of Director Budget has been created.
In a major relief to the trade of heavy machinery including cranes and earth moving equipments in the state, the Cabinet approved to slash the rate of VAT from existing 13% plus 10% surcharge to 5.5% plus 10% surcharge. Similarly the Cabinet also gave green signal for including these items in schedule B of the Punjab VAT Act 2005. With this move the VAT rates have been brought at par with the neighboring states and it was hoped that it would help sale of these items in the state.
In a bid to provide subsidized Atta/ Dal to the economically weaker sections of the society, the Cabinet also gave ex-post facto approval for amending the Atta-Dal scheme of the state to implement National Food Security Act- 2013/ New Atta Dal scheme in the state. The move was likely to benefit 31 lakh identified beneficiary families under the scheme. The Cabinet also decided the verification of all existing cards would be carried out by January 15, 2015 by the Deputy Commissioners across the state and no new card would be issued till then. It would be ensured that only genuine beneficiaries get the benefit of this scheme. It was also decided that the verification of the genuine pensioners under all pension schemes should be completed by February 1, 2015.
In a move aimed at imparting high quality technical education to the students of the Malwa region, the Cabinet also gave approval to promulgate an ordinance for setting up Maharaja Ranjit Singh Technical University at Bathinda. The territorial jurisdiction of this university would be Bathinda, Barnala, Faridkot, Fatehgarh Sahib, Fazilka, Ferozepur, Mansa, Moga, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Patiala and Sangrur districts of the state.
The Cabinet also approved to transfer 13 acre of agriculture land of Central Jail Bathinda to PUDA for developing an Urban estate at the place. This move was likely to generate additional revenue of Rs 127 crore for PUDA.
The Cabinet also gave nod for amending section 6 of the Punjab State Cancer and Drug Addiction Treatment Infrastructure Fund Bill- 2013 to check the further spread of Cancer and rising tendencies towards drugs and also for the treatment and rehabilitation of patients suffering from such disease besides ensuring the up-gradation of Hospitals. The amendment stipulates that the cess would also be leviable on such properties which were sold through 'allotment also'. The Cancer cess amount would be levied on the bidder/ purchaser of the land rather than on the collecting agency. The amendment would also stipulate the agencies which were notified by the government from time to time for the collection of cess.
In a step aimed at safeguarding rights of the Child efficaciously, the Cabinet also gave nod for amending the Commission of Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005 for the creating a post of Vice Chairperson in the Punjab State Commission for the Protection of Child Rights.
In a bid to reduce avoidable burden on the state government, the Cabinet also gave approval for winding up the Council for Citrus and Agri Juicing, Council of Viticulture, Council for Value Added Horticulture and Organic Farming Council of Punjab. The work of these councils, which were totally dependent on the state government for the financial assistance, would be transferred to the Punjab Agro Industries Corporation.
Keeping in view the larger public interest, the Cabinet also gave green signal for extending the services of Pharmacists and Class IV service providers, working on contract, in 1186 Subsidiary Health centers under the control of Zila Parishad across the state till May 31, 2015 or till the regularization of their services, which ever was earlier.
The Cabinet also okayed the amendment in the Punjab Affiliated Colleges (Security of Services) Act, 1974 thereby fixing the term of office of the Chairman and Members of the Punjab Educational Tribunal to three years or upto the attaining of sixty five years of age, whichever happens earlier.
In a bid to provide level playing field and offer competitive market to the local cotton spinners, the Cabinet considered rationalization of VAT on cotton and other types of yarn (excluding 100% polyester filament yarn) in the state. This decision would give boost to employment opportunities and would also expand spinning business in the state. The Cabinet authorized the Deputy Chief Minister to take a decision in this regard.
The Cabinet also gave ex-post facto approval in respect of repealing of rules for the departmental examination of Assistant Commissioner, extra Assistant Commissioner and candidates for the post of extra Assistant Commissioner in Punjab by framing Civil Services (Departmental examination) Punjab Rules, 2014.
The Cabinet also gave approval to recruit National Kabaddi player Ms. Jaspreet Kaur as Class IV employee by giving relaxation in the existing rules for direct recruitment of category Class IV under sports quota. It may be recalled that she was rendered 100% physically disabled due to a fatal injury during the National Games at Patiala on November 25, 2001.

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Why Indira Gandhi International airport not renamed it after Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib ?

Dal Khalsa objects to the proposal of DSGMC to change the name of Aurangzeb road of Delhi

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AMRITSAR : Dal Khalsa took exception over the manner the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has petitioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi for changing the name of Aurangzeb road in Delhi after Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib's name.

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Strongly disagreeing with DSGMC, the Dal Khalsa spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh said president Manjit Singh GK’s proposal on the subject was unwise and uncalled for.

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AMRITSAR : Dal Khalsa took exception over the manner the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has petitioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi for changing the name of Aurangzeb road in Delhi after Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib's name.

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Strongly disagreeing with DSGMC, the Dal Khalsa spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh said president Manjit Singh GK’s proposal on the subject was unwise and uncalled for.

Reasserting that the sacrifice of the Ninth Lord Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib was unparalleled in the annals of the recent history, he said the guru tasted martyrdom to fight against tyranny and to protect the oppressed class irrespective of their religion.

While admitting that the Sikhs had bitter historical hangover with Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, he said, the idea to change the name of the road was in bad taste that would set wrong precedent and create fresh divide between followers of Islam and Sikhism.

“If one goes by the logic of the DSGMC leadership that Aurangzeb was a cruel ruler so a public place named after him in secular India is inappropriate, Kanwar Pal Singh said why Manjit Singh and Manjinder Singh Sirsa has not petitioned before the Modi Sarkar to change the name of the Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport and renamed it after Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib or any other Guru.

"Indira Gandhi too was a cruel ruler who not only ordered the Indian armed forces to storm the Golden Temple that led to bringing the Akal Takht to rubble but also imposed Emergency in the country trampling and crushing the basic and fundamental rights of every citizen".

“Why DSGMC leaders have not objected to naming the chowk in Delhi after Rajiv Gandhi- whose hands were dipped in the bloods of innocent Sikhs and Tamils too”? “Why this double standards”, he asked.

He urged the DSGMC to set up a museum at Gurdwara Rakhabganj where portraits of alleged perpetrators of Nov 1984 carnage that includes late PM Rajiv Gandhi & PV Narsima Rao (then Home Minister), Arjun Dass, Lalit Makhen, Kamal Nath, Sajjan Kumar, Jagdish Tytler, then Lt Governor, police chief and many more be displayed. “Let the present and coming generation knows the cruel faces of these leaders who allegedly engineered the massacre of thousands of Sikhs in broad day light”. ....
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AISF condemns lathi charge on Punjabi University students,

In protest burns effigy of Pb.Govt. & Uni. Admn.

Accept demands of students, failing agitation will be intensified : Dhaban & Dharmuwala

By Harish Monga

Ferozepur, November 26: The members of All India Students Federation (AISF) and Sarv Bharat Naujawan Sabha District Council Fazilka, condemned the lathi charge on the students of Punjabi University Patiala, on Tuesday, who were protesting against the registration of false cases and not fulfilling their demands.
Later, they burned the effigy of Punjab Government and University Administration to register their protest and shouted slogans.
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Ferozepur, November 26: The members of All India Students Federation (AISF) and Sarv Bharat Naujawan Sabha District Council Fazilka, condemned the lathi charge on the students of Punjabi University Patiala, on Tuesday, who were protesting against the registration of false cases and not fulfilling their demands.
Later, they burned the effigy of Punjab Government and University Administration to register their protest and shouted slogans.
On this occasion Paramjit Singh Dhaban, President, Sarv Bharat Naujawan Sabha Punjab, Harbhajan Chappriwala, District President, Sukhdev Dharmuwala, State Joint Secretary AISF and others were present.
Dhaban and Dharmuwala demanded to honour the demands of the students immediate by the Punjab Government and Punjabi University and withdraw the false police cases against them.
Giving a warning, they said, in case their demands are not accepted, they will intensify the agitation.
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She will assume as Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs on 28.02.2015

Pb. cadre IAS Anjuly Chib Duggal to be Special Secy. Ministry of Corporate Affaris

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New Delhi, November 25: Govt. of India has posted Punjab Cadre IAS Anjuly Chib Duggal IAS (PB:81) Special Secretary Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance as Special Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs against the newly created post and as Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs vice Naved Masood, IAS (MT:77) on his retirement on 28.02.2015.
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New Delhi, November 25: Govt. of India has posted Punjab Cadre IAS Anjuly Chib Duggal IAS (PB:81) Special Secretary Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance as Special Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs against the newly created post and as Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs vice Naved Masood, IAS (MT:77) on his retirement on 28.02.2015.
Besides this UP Cadre IAS Rajive Kumar has been posted as Secretary Ministry of Shipping vice Vishwapati Trivedi, IAS (MP:77) on his retirement on 30.11.2014.
Similarly, Sunil Soni IAS (MH:81) has been posted as Special Secretary, Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs with immediate effect against newly created post and as Secretary, Ministry of Overseas Indian vice Prem Narain, IAS (UP:78) on his retirement on 31.12.2014.
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Preparation is vital to reduce the damage of disasters : Maj Pardeep

Disaster Management Awareness Programme organized under NDMA

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Ferozepur, November 25: The Disaster Management awareness program under the NDMA Act 2005 has been conducted at Govt. Sr. Sec. School, Buttar in Moga District, by Major Pardeep Kumar (Retd) National Resource Person-cum Master Trainer.
He informed that as per the guidelines the National Disaster Management (NDMA) Act and National school safety programme launched by Punjab Disaster Management Authority .
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Ferozepur, November 25: The Disaster Management awareness program under the NDMA Act 2005 has been conducted at Govt. Sr. Sec. School, Buttar in Moga District, by Major Pardeep Kumar (Retd) National Resource Person-cum Master Trainer.
He informed that as per the guidelines the National Disaster Management (NDMA) Act and National school safety programme launched by Punjab Disaster Management Authority .
In the series of these programme, a one day awareness programme was organized today. During this programme almost 20 villagers and 100 students participated in this programme.
Major Pardeep Kumar shared information about the reason of various National as well as manmade disasters like earthquakes, cyclones, floods, fire tregedies, bomb explosion and soil erosion etc. He informed participants about the causes, effects and methods of reducing the damage of these disasters.
He explained that preparation awareness and practice with moke drill plays vital role in reducing the damage caused by these disasters.
Jasvinder Singh , Resource person also shared information about the importance of first Aid and this four hour programme was very appreciated by the participants.
Ashwani Kumar Chawla, Principal also appreciated the programme and laid emphasis on the importance of such programme.
Apart from the above Sh Sanjeeve Kumar, Madhu Bala ,Manpreet kaur,Sunita Rani and Staff members and Biker Singh,Harpreet Singh, Basant singh,Veer singh, Sita, Nahar Singh, Nirmal Singh, Jangir Singh chand Singh Bikram Singh, Hernek Singh, Sarpanch Nirmal Singh Kernel Babu Singh ,Darshan Singh Gajan Singh villagers were also present.
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Uproarious scenes witnessed in Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha

Both houses of Parliament face disruptions over black money issue

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New Delhi, November 25: Both the houses faced adjournment today following uproarious scenes on black money issue by Opposition members. In Lok Sabha, as soon as the House met for today’s business, Members from Trinamool Congress, RJD, Congress, Telangana Rashtra Samiti, Aam Admi Party and Samajwadi party raised the issue demanding suspension of question hour and discussion on the issue.
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New Delhi, November 25: Both the houses faced adjournment today following uproarious scenes on black money issue by Opposition members. In Lok Sabha, as soon as the House met for today’s business, Members from Trinamool Congress, RJD, Congress, Telangana Rashtra Samiti, Aam Admi Party and Samajwadi party raised the issue demanding suspension of question hour and discussion on the issue.
Media reports that quoting rules Speaker Sumitra Mahajan rejected their plea. Members trooped into the well raising slogans of bring back black money. Some of them were carrying umbrellas having slogans on black money. The Speaker tried to conduct question hour amidst noisy scenes. Her repeated appeals for maintaining order were unheeded, forcing the speaker to adjourn the House.
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Result available on its website

DDA flagship Housing Scheme-2014 draw complete: 25000 flats offered

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New Delhi, November 25: The much awaited draw of lots for Delhi Development Authority, DDA's flagship Housing Scheme-2014 successfully completed today. People can see their result on the DDA website. Over 10 lakh people had applied for the scheme which offered over 25,000 flats across various categories in different parts of the city.
Media reports that after the draw, Vice Chairman of DDA, Balvinder Kumar said, this is the first time tha....
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New Delhi, November 25: The much awaited draw of lots for Delhi Development Authority, DDA's flagship Housing Scheme-2014 successfully completed today. People can see their result on the DDA website. Over 10 lakh people had applied for the scheme which offered over 25,000 flats across various categories in different parts of the city.
Media reports that after the draw, Vice Chairman of DDA, Balvinder Kumar said, this is the first time that draw was held under the supervision of a retired judge of Delhi High Court and an IIT Professor of Delhi, to make the process transparent.

He said, lucky candidates are required to submit the whole payment within one year. Mr Kumar said, the deposit money of the unsuccessful candidates will be returned to their accounts within one month.....
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Mithu Singh Brar was father of Ram Singh Brar INLD Media Incharge

Eminent personalities paid tribute to Late Mithu Singh Brar

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Chandigarh, November 25: Rich tributes were paid to late Mithu Singh Brar at his Bhog & Antim ceremony at Mandi Dabwali today. Late Mithu Singh Brar was father of INLD Media Incharge Ram Singh Brar.
The eminent personalities including leader of Opposition in Haryana Vidhan Sabha Abhay Singh Chautala, INLD National President Digvijay Chautala and INLD President Ashok Arora while addressing the congregation lauded contribution of Mithu Sin....
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Chandigarh, November 25: Rich tributes were paid to late Mithu Singh Brar at his Bhog & Antim ceremony at Mandi Dabwali today. Late Mithu Singh Brar was father of INLD Media Incharge Ram Singh Brar.
The eminent personalities including leader of Opposition in Haryana Vidhan Sabha Abhay Singh Chautala, INLD National President Digvijay Chautala and INLD President Ashok Arora while addressing the congregation lauded contribution of Mithu Singh Brar to the society. The other leaders and senior journalists who attended the bhog ceremony and paid their homage included Former Agriculture Minister Jaswinder Singh Sandhu, MLA Balwan Singh Daulatpuria, Editor Babushahi.com Baljit Balli, Zila Parishad Chairman Dr. Sita Ram, Khushal Lalli and Amarjit Singh. Besides this Congress State Incharge and former MP Ashok Tanwar, Hoshiari Lal Sharma, Press Club, Nagar Council Sirsa, representatives of social organizations of Ram Hans Charitable Trust Sirsa, Bhagwan Parshuram Brahman Sabha Satgr Gurpartap Singh Jal Sewa Samiti attended the ceremony.
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178 Master cadre teachers given stations as per their choice

Pb. Education initiates process of station allocation to master cadre teachers

Dr. Cheema says schedule uploads on official website

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Chandigarh, November 25: The Punjab Education Department today started allotment of stations to 2574 master cadre teachers in phased manner by issuing allotment letters with desired stations to 116 math and 62 science teachers.
Disclosing this here today Punjab Education Minister Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema said government had recruited 2574 master cadre teachers to bring more efficiency and improvement in higher education. He said allotment o....
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Chandigarh, November 25: The Punjab Education Department today started allotment of stations to 2574 master cadre teachers in phased manner by issuing allotment letters with desired stations to 116 math and 62 science teachers.
Disclosing this here today Punjab Education Minister Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema said government had recruited 2574 master cadre teachers to bring more efficiency and improvement in higher education. He said allotment of stations has been started and stations as per the submitted desires of all candidates have been uploaded on www.ssapunjab.org and www.educationrecruitmentboard.com. He said this process will be concluded by 6, 2014.
In his message to newly recruited teachers Dr. Cheema asked them to deliver their duties with full zeal and zest in order to ensure delivery of effective, quality and efficient education to lakhs of students. He said appointment letters would be given to teachers as per the schedule uploaded on the website. ....
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Punjab CM writes to Union Fertilizer Minister Ananth Kumar

Badal again takes up issue of timely supply of urea for Rabi 2014-15

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Chandigarh, November 25: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today reiterated his request to the Union Chemicals and Fertilizer Minister Mr. Ananth Kumar to ensure the timely supply of the balance requirement of urea for the state for ensuring that Rabi crops for the year 2014-15 were not adversely affected.
In a letter to Mr. Ananth Kumar, the Chief Minister reemphasized iterated that as per allocations made by the Ministry of Chemi....
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Chandigarh, November 25: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today reiterated his request to the Union Chemicals and Fertilizer Minister Mr. Ananth Kumar to ensure the timely supply of the balance requirement of urea for the state for ensuring that Rabi crops for the year 2014-15 were not adversely affected.
In a letter to Mr. Ananth Kumar, the Chief Minister reemphasized iterated that as per allocations made by the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India, Punjab was required to receive 3,35,900 MTs of Urea against which the state has received only 2,40,819 MTs, leaving a monthly deficit of 95,081 MTs. He further said that for November 2014, the Ministry allocated 3,36,750 MTs against which the state has received only 87,658 MTs so far. Mr. Badal said that in this way, there was a total deficit of 3,44,173 MTs which was required to be covered by November 30, 2014. However, Mr. Badal said that after reviewing the current position again they have found that Punjab has received only 1,23,435 MTs of urea, leaving a shortfall of 2,17,738 MTs of urea to be supplied by November 30, 2014.
The Chief Minister urged Mr. Ananth Kumar that supplies of urea to Punjab may be increased to make up the shortfall of 2,17,738 MTs. He also requested the Union Minister to advise the concerned officials of the Ministry to keep this shortfall in view while making allocation of Urea and DAP to Punjab for the month of December, 2014.
Expressing concern over the slow movement of fertilizers required by Punjab for Rabi season 2014-15, the Chief Minister said that it could impair the financial health of the farmers. He informed the Union Minister that sowing of wheat crop was at its peak now and the farmers of the State were required to be given timely supplies of urea failing which the area under wheat was likely to be adversely affected. Mr. Badal said that constrained and delayed availability of urea at this stage would not only affect the prospects of the Rabi crop, but it might also lead to panic buying by the farmers thereby distorting the market and creating unrest amongst the farmers.
The Chief Minister also informed Mr. Ananth Kumar that the officers of the state Agriculture Department have, time and again, met the concerned officers of the Union Ministry, requesting them to hasten supplies of urea in requisite quantities. However, he bemoaned that despite repeated requests, the supplies were still slow and insufficient. “I, therefore, request for your indulgence in the matter to ensure timely supplies of the balance requirement of urea for the state” reiterated Badal.
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Turnout of voters in Jharkhand registered over 62%

J&K records over 70% voting in first phase of Assembly polls

By Babushahi Bureau

New Delhi, November 25: Polling for the first phase of assembly elections for 13 seats in Jharkhand and 15 segments in Jammu and Kashmir ended peacefully today.
Media reports that over 70 per cent polling was recorded in the first phase of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir today. Briefing reporters in New Delhi this evening, Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutshi said, the final figure is likely to go up. The polling passed off pe....
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New Delhi, November 25: Polling for the first phase of assembly elections for 13 seats in Jharkhand and 15 segments in Jammu and Kashmir ended peacefully today.
Media reports that over 70 per cent polling was recorded in the first phase of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir today. Briefing reporters in New Delhi this evening, Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutshi said, the final figure is likely to go up. The polling passed off peacefully. Mr. Zutshi said, there has not been any report of poll boycott in the state. Bandipore recorded a 70.3 percent voter turnout, and Ganderbal, 68 percent. The poll percentage in Kishtwar was 70 percent and in Leh, 57 percent.
According to officials sources no major incident of violence has been reported from anywhere. Although polling ended at 4 pm., voters who entered the polling station by that time are entitled to vote. While more than 50 per cent of the 10.52 lakh electorate exercised their franchise till 2 pm, serpentine queues could be seen at many polling stations as voters waited for their turn. In the 2008 Assembly elections, an average of over 60 per cent polling was witnessed.
Twelve sitting MLAs, including seven ministers, are among 123 candidates trying their luck in the 15 constituencies where polling in underway in all three regions of the state.

While six constituencies in Jammu division have gone to polls, electorate in five segments in Kashmir and four in Ladakh will decide the political fortunes of the aspirants in the polling. Separatist groups like all factions of Hurriyat Conference and JKLF have called for a boycott of the polls. Our Correspondent reports that the heavy turnout of voters in the first phase is a clear rebuff to separatists who had given a call for poll boycott.

In Jharkhand also, the polling was by and large peaceful. About 62 per cent turnout was recorded in the first phase of Assembly elections in the state. About 62 percent of 33 lakh, 60 thousand voters exercised their franchise. AIR Correspondent reports that people came out in good numbers despite boycott call given by the naxals. Nearly 40 thousand security personnel of Central and State police forces were deployed for this phase of elections.

Enthusiasm for polling in the naxal affected areas of Jharkhand was evident since seven in the morning when the poll started. In the overall 62 percent figure of state, poling in Bhawnathpur was highest with nearly 70 percent and in Chatra, it was lowest with 54 percent. The policy of handing over all the sensitive booths to Central Police Forces worked well, as no serious untoward incidence was reported.

Important leaders whose fate was sealed today in the EVM machine is Congress state President Sukhdev Bhagat, Minister K N Tripathy, AJSU K K Bhagat, RJD state President Grinath Singh and Anant Pratap Dev and Radha Krishna Kishore of the BJP.....
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Nepal-India friendship passenger bus

Modi & Sushil Koirala flags off Kathmandu-Delhi bus service

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New Delhi, November 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepal counterpart Sushil Koirala jointly flagged off Nepal-India friendship passenger bus service which will run on daily basis between Kathmandu and New Delhi from today on wards.
Media reports that Modi said that the bus service will be another link between the two countries for the comfort of their people. The Prime Minister also presented a Dhruv helicopter to Nepal at Kathmandu.
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New Delhi, November 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepal counterpart Sushil Koirala jointly flagged off Nepal-India friendship passenger bus service which will run on daily basis between Kathmandu and New Delhi from today on wards.
Media reports that Modi said that the bus service will be another link between the two countries for the comfort of their people. The Prime Minister also presented a Dhruv helicopter to Nepal at Kathmandu.
Earlier, Prime Minister Modi today inaugurated a trauma centre in Nepal. The eight-storey National Trauma Centre at Kathmandu's Bir Hospital, has a capacity of 200 beds. Mr Modi who is in Kathmandu to attend the two-day SAARC Summit beginning tomorrow, termed the trauma centre as an example of live relations between India and Nepal.
He said, India is always ready to save human lives in Nepal. The Prime Minister said, it is an honour for India that it can save lives of Nepalese people. Mr Modi said, New Delhi will help Kathmandu develop its infrastructure and technology. He announced that a thousand megawatt power plant will be started soon, adding that it will help brighten up Nepal. .

Prior to his departure for Kathmandu, Mr Modi said that development of close relations with India’s neighbours is a key priority for his government. India has always emphasized the importance of greater regional integration at all levels for the socio-economic development of the South Asian region, he said.

Stating that New Delhi has undertaken several socio-economic developmental initiatives on bilateral, sub-regional and regional basis, he promised to continue to do more. Mr. Modi expressed hope that the SAARC Summit will lead to concrete outcomes, particularly on enhancing connectivity that have been under discussion for a long time.

He said he is looking forward to holding bilateral discussions with other South Asian Heads of State and Government on the margins of the Summit.....
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BJP High Command must clear its stand for hurting sentiments of Sikhs by Sidhu : Federation Grewal

Navjot Sidhu caught in Gurbani row, Federation Grewal burns his effigy

Federation discussed with Heads of religious institutions, shortly announce next course of action

By Harish Monga

Ferozepur, November, 25: Few days back, Navjot Sidhu, a turbaned Sikh, a BJP leader, cricketer-turned-politician, TV personality and former MP once again in the headlines and in the eye of a political storm after being accused of wrongly attributing the words of Gurbani by the fifth Sikh master, Guru Arjan Dev, during his speech at Ludhiana. Navjot Sidhu in fact, attributed the Guru’s words to Arjun of the Mahabharata, which led to allegations of profane talk.

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Ferozepur, November, 25: Few days back, Navjot Sidhu, a turbaned Sikh, a BJP leader, cricketer-turned-politician, TV personality and former MP once again in the headlines and in the eye of a political storm after being accused of wrongly attributing the words of Gurbani by the fifth Sikh master, Guru Arjan Dev, during his speech at Ludhiana. Navjot Sidhu in fact, attributed the Guru’s words to Arjun of the Mahabharata, which led to allegations of profane talk.

Today, members of Sikh Students Federation Grewal, in protest, burned the effigy of Navjot Sidhu led by Bhai Gurcharan Singh Grewal. He said, BJP High Command should clear its stand on hurting the sentiments of Sikhs by Sidhu.

Earlier also, the Federation had make it clear that they will not take any matter casually especially where there is a negligence in respecting the Gurus and Gurbani, Grewal said.

Grewal said, BJP should take a serious note of negligence on the party of Navjot Sidhu as they have a government at the centre and alliance in Punjab.

He further said, they will wait for the action on the sentiments conveyed to the BJP High Command by the Federation leaders.

Grewal said, the Federation had already discussed with the heads of religious institutions and shortly the next course of action will be announced.

On this occasion, number of Federation members was present.
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New Documentary finds more than half of Northern India's Water Supply Loss is due to Groundwater Depletion

EcoSikh expresses concern about groundwater depletion in Punjab & California

By Babushahi Bureau

Washington, DC, November 25: EcoSikh, a Washington based organization, has raised concern over the severe groundwater depletion of Punjab and other parts of Northern India. This week, 60 Minutes, a renowned news program from CBS News, showed the recent findings through satellite and newly developed devices which track the amount of groundwater. Punjab and rest of the India has lost groundwater at a alarming rate and it is facing a impending disaster.

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Washington, DC, November 25: EcoSikh, a Washington based organization, has raised concern over the severe groundwater depletion of Punjab and other parts of Northern India. This week, 60 Minutes, a renowned news program from CBS News, showed the recent findings through satellite and newly developed devices which track the amount of groundwater. Punjab and rest of the India has lost groundwater at a alarming rate and it is facing a impending disaster.

Dr. Rajwant Singh, President of EcoSikh, citing this news magazine which was relayed on TV across US, said, "The evidence is credible that the food basket of India is in serious danger and this issue should be treated with urgency and with immediate action. This would require a massive awareness campaign and also managing water sources and regulating water usage. This is no longer a political issue. It is a survival of the land which is valuable and is the major food source for India. Similar action ought to be seriously taken by the California government."

"When people in Punjab do not have access to water because it is being overused, the results will be disastrous," said India Project Manager, Ravneet Singh. "This problem is not only happening in Punjab, but all over the world. We see this in the United States too. Singh continued, saying that, "groundwater depletion is a major problem for agricultural societies, like in Punjab; they are most affected. Our land, our food, our life depends on food and water. Without water, the future of Punjab is in jeopardy."

The program highlights how groundwater, which is located beneath the earth's surface, is being drilled because other more accessible sources of water have dried up due to droughts and overuse. Agricultural work also contributed to loss of groundwater since irrigation uses many water resources. When more accessible water resources are gone, farmers will tap into water that is in the ground.

"Groundwater is like a savings account - something you draw on when in a time of need," said the CBS News program. "Much of the earth is in danger of a groundwater overdraft."



Punjab is not the only region where groundwater depletion has a serious toll on the welfare of individuals and the economy. In the U.S., California is facing its fourth year of summer droughts, which has forced residents to take major steps to conserve water, such as not irrigating their land and taking shorter showers.

"Californians are well aware of how much our Earth is suffering. Every year Californians have had to see their lawns go dry, take short showers, and conserve how much water they use because of water scarcity. When groundwater drilling occurs, we are stressing our already low water resources. It is like we are withdrawing from an account that is already in debt," said US Program Manager, Sumeet Kaur.

Like in Punjab, Californian farmers must find new ways to conserve water, or else face major water droughts that will leave their plots of land like deserts.

Some methods to avoid overuse of groundwater are to shift to using river water, which would allow for underground aquifers to rebound from frequent exploitation. Conservation of water resources, along with planting vegetation that does not require a lot of irrigation are other ways.

EcoSikh's Punjab Team is actively working to teach locals about how and why they should conserve water and live in harmony with the Earth.

"Our Green Nagar Kirtan is one way EcoSikh is trying to educate the public on how to conserve water resources. EcoSikh recently held a series of Green Nagar Kirtans, the fourth being in Ludhiana, where many stalls used eco-friendly paper plates, and steel glasses to distribute langar. These smalls steps are meaningful toward the overall goal of waste reduction, resource conservation, and living a green life," said Punjab Convener, Ranjodh Singh.
Sumeet Kaur listed ways by which change can occur ensuring water availability for future. Those are:

Governments need to regulate water usage in India and the U.S.

Governments need to set provisions on how deep water drilling may go.

Farmers need to adopt sustainable irrigation practices.

Educational institutions need to teach students and farmers conservation techniques and sustainable resource management methods.

The Punjabi diaspora should relay environmentally-friendly practices to their counterparts in India by teaching them how to farm plants that use less groundwater.

60 Minutes , the primetime CBS News program that aired nationally across the U.S. this week is available to watch below. This program goes into great detail on how the amount of groundwater has changed over the last decade, the areas that are most affected by water loss, and the root causes of this problem.....
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Haryana Darbar: Doctors with longer stay to be transferred

Hry Health Minister Anil Vij for rationalization of doctors transfers

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Chandigarh, November 25: Haryana Health Minister, Anil Vij said that the doctors posted at headquarter for a long period would be transferred to serve in other parts of the state. Besides this, a report would also be prepared to know the exact detail of doctors serving on deputation in other departments and places.
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Chandigarh, November 25: Haryana Health Minister, Anil Vij said that the doctors posted at headquarter for a long period would be transferred to serve in other parts of the state. Besides this, a report would also be prepared to know the exact detail of doctors serving on deputation in other departments and places.
Stating this here today, Mr Vij said that these steps would be taken to solve the shortage of doctors in the hospitals of the state. He said that about 60 to 70 doctors are posted at headquarter and many are on deputation to different places for a long period. To make use of their ability they would be posted at the state hospitals, he added.
Mr Vij said that alternative medicine system would be adopted to provide complete healthcare to people of the state. For this, yoga would be encouraged among people to remain healthy and reduce the occurrence of diseases. Yog Guru Baba Ramdev would be contacted so that yoga could be spread among people through hospitals. Besides this, budget on health sector would be increased substantially, he added.
Health Minister said that for the complete healthcare of all, the present government would make the AYUSH department more active. Under this, special steps would be taken to encourage alternate medical practices like homeopathy, Unani, Yoga and Ayurveda. He said that Ayush wing would be established in all government hospitals of the state and those already existing ayush would be strengthened.....
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Haryana Darbar

Haryana VB nabs Head Constable Parmod Kumar accepting bribe of Rs. 10000/-

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Chandigarh November 25: In a raid conducted by Haryana State Vigilance Bureau, Head Constable Parmod Kumar was caught red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs. 10,000 from Khushi Ram, a resident of village Silani, district Jhajjar for compromise of his son and his daughter in-law.
Stating this here today, a spokesman of the State Vigilance Bureau (SVB), Haryana said that a case has been registered against the accused under sectio....
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Chandigarh November 25: In a raid conducted by Haryana State Vigilance Bureau, Head Constable Parmod Kumar was caught red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs. 10,000 from Khushi Ram, a resident of village Silani, district Jhajjar for compromise of his son and his daughter in-law.
Stating this here today, a spokesman of the State Vigilance Bureau (SVB), Haryana said that a case has been registered against the accused under section 7/13 of Prevention of Corruption Act at Bureau’s Police Station, Rohtak.
In order to make all possible efforts to check corruption in the state, Director General, SVB, Mr Yash Pal Singal has requested the general public to send the information against corrupt officer or officials on toll free number 18001802022/1064 or website www.haryanavigilance.gov.in. He said that with the active cooperation of public it would be possible to check corruption. He further added that strict action would continue against the corrupt officer or officials by SVB, Haryana.....
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Both are Union Minister in Modi Government

Bye-elections of 2 RS seats in Haryana: Birender & Prabhu files nominations

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Chandigarh November 25: Union Ministers Birender Singh & Suresh Prabhu filed their nomination papers for bye-election to two Rajya Sabha seats from Haryana in the presence of Speaker Kanwarpal Gujjar and Chief Minister Manohar Lal at Haryana Vidhan Sabha here today.
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Chandigarh November 25: Union Ministers Birender Singh & Suresh Prabhu filed their nomination papers for bye-election to two Rajya Sabha seats from Haryana in the presence of Speaker Kanwarpal Gujjar and Chief Minister Manohar Lal at Haryana Vidhan Sabha here today.
Union Minister for Rural Development and Pachayati Raj Mr Birender Singh and Union Minister for Railways Mr Suresh Prabhu presented two sets of nomination papers each to the Returning Officer of Haryana Vidhan Sabha, Mr Sumit Kumar. Speaker Mr Kanwarpal, Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal and Incharge of BJP Affairs in Haryana Mr Anil Jain congratulated them on their filing nominations for Rajya Sabha seats.
Haryana has five seats in Rajya Sabha and at present, three members are representing Haryana in the Rajya Sabha. They included Mr Shadi Lal Batra and Kumari Selja of Congress and Mr Ram Kumar of Indian National Lok Dal (INLD).
Ministers, MLAs and other distinguished personalities including Mrs Uma Prabhu, wife of Mr Suresh Prabu were also present on this occasion.
Later, while interacting with the media persons Mr Birender Singh and Mr Prabhu hoped that they would unanimously be elected to Rajya Sabha.
In reply to a question, Union Minister for Railways Mr Suresh Prabhu said that it was a matter of pride that he has got an opportunity to file nomination to Rajya Sabha from Haryana. Earlier, he had been elected as Member of Parliament from Maharashtra on four occasions. He said that Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi has an aim to ensure the overall development of all the States. In the same series, the people of Haryana have chosen a new path of development by electing the BJP government in the State under the able leadership of Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal.
Describing Haryana as a prosperous State, Mr Prabhu assured that besides contributing for the development of the country, he and his Cabinet colleague Mr Birender Singh would jointly strive to take Haryana further ahead on the path of development. Apart from this, they would also ensure that Haryana also gets the benefit of various schemes and programmes being implemented by the Central Government.
When Mr Birender Singh was asked to comment on how he feels on being moved to Rajya Sabha after becoming the Cabinet Minister, he said that there is nothing new as he was a Member of Rajya Sabha earlier also. On asked to comment on a statement in which he had said that Rajya Sabha seats are available for Rs 100 crore, in Haryana, Mr Birender said he has spent only Rs 100 for the same in BJP.....
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Describes him ‘Promoter and Patron ‘of Drug Mafia

SAD launches all out offensive against Bajwa

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Chandigarh, November 25: Shiromani Akali Dal today launched a frontal attack on Partap Singh Bajwa led Congress party for indirectly weakening the SAD-BJP continued offensive against Narcotics Mafia in the state by deliberately dragging in names of Akali Dal leadership in it.
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Chandigarh, November 25: Shiromani Akali Dal today launched a frontal attack on Partap Singh Bajwa led Congress party for indirectly weakening the SAD-BJP continued offensive against Narcotics Mafia in the state by deliberately dragging in names of Akali Dal leadership in it.
In a joint statement issued here today, Mr Avtar Singh Brar, General Secretary, Shiromani Akali Dal and former senior Congress leader, Ex Deputy Speaker Prof Darbari Lal today said that Partap Singh Bajwa whose family thrived on Narcotics trade throughout their life, was deliberately confusing this issue to scuttle the campaign launched by SAD-BJP government on nefarious drug trade.
They said that when Mr Bikram Singh Majithia hailing from reputed Majithia clan has himself asked for inquiry of highest order by any independent agency, the harping of Majithia name by Bajwa suggests his inherent linkage with his old paymasters. They said that even former CM and Deputy Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha, Capt Amarinder Singh in his communication to Congress President Mrs Sonia Gandhi had raised question mark on the character and integrity of Mr Partap Singh Bajwa due to his alleged connivance with drug mafia and people with terror links.
They said that deliberate silence of Congress party on this issue of alleged links of Mr Bajwa with drug trade and not a single rebuttal by "10 Janpath" has put a stamp of authenticity on the allegations levelled by Capt Amarinder Singh on Partap Singh Bajwa.
Daring Bajwa to come clean on his old connections and intimacy with drug lord Bhola, the Akali leaders said that when three separate FIR's were registered in Rampura Phul Police Station against drug lord Bhola by the then SAD-BJP government in 2001, it was Bajwa who got him exonerated immediately after formation of Congress government in year 2002. They said that Bhola is now parroting the names of Akali leadership after his fresh arrest on the command of his old boss Partap Singh Bajwa for repaying his old debt.
The leaders said that Congress leadership need to rewind their memory tape when the pictures swollen limbs of Partap's brother Fateh Jung Singh Bajwa were published in National News Magazine "Frontline" when he was questioned for conspiring to attack the then PCC President and former Chief Minister Punjab Mr Beant Singh.
They said that Partap Singh Bajwa had to submit potency certificate to the investigating agencies when he was charged of rape during his Gujarat sojourns by his own Congress government. They said that real character of Bajwa family was exposed by veteran Congress leader, freedom fighter and Member of Parliament Chaudhary Sundar Singh at the obituary and Bhog ceremony of Partap's father Satnam Singh Bajwa. They said that Chaudhary Sundar Singh, when told to pay tributes to Satnam Singh Bajwa commented on the stage, "I am pained that a renowned narcotic drug lord who died in a gang war is being described as a martyr by other speakers. His death is a good riddance for the Society as he has ruined the lives and families of thousands of innocent youth of Punjab by making them addicted to drugs."
They said that using criminal elements to suppress his party men and than using these elements to attack his political opponents is the old functioning style of Bajwa as it has been recently exposed in the arrest of Pannu, his close aide, in Faridkot Gun House robbery case. They said that Bajwa can go to the extent of endangering the life of his mentor and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi as he engineered Pannu's entry on to Rahul Gandhi's stage by issuing him a fake identity card. They said that Bajwa, who is not loyal to his own masters, cannot be expected to be loyal to the State and the Country.
The leaders said that SAD-BJP leadership never wanted to indulge in mudslinging or name calling as party under the visionary leadership of Mr Parkash Singh Badal and Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal believed in development agenda to take Punjab on the rapid path of growth and prosperity.
They said that the resolve of Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal in the Golden Temple to make state drug free has perhaps hit the business interests of certain Congress leaders led by Partap Singh Bajwa who were now trying to derail this war by unsuccessfully involving SAD leadership in it.
The Akali leaders warned Mr Bajwa that those who live in glass houses should not throw stones at others. They said that Bajwa's repeated outbursts are exposing his real face to the public and SAD-BJP government would not allow his game to derail the state's war against drug trade.....
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We still have faith in Assa Ram, denied all charges leveled against him : Followers

Mahila Uththan Mandal of Sant Assa Ram Bapu raises voice against social evils

It’s a conspiracy against Bapu to mitigate Hindu culture: Gargi

By Harish Monga

Ferozepur, November 25 : The Mahila Mandal - Few members of Mahila Uththan Mandal of Controversial God Man Assa Ram, today addressed the media persons in ferozepur. Aasa Ram, is presently in jail and has been refused for bail even on health grounds. Gargi Sharma, a young follower and PRO of Ashram, however, denied all the charged leveled against Aasa Ram and said there might be some conspiracy behind the charges leveled against the saint.

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Ferozepur, November 25 : The Mahila Mandal - Few members of Mahila Uththan Mandal of Controversial God Man Assa Ram, today addressed the media persons in ferozepur. Aasa Ram, is presently in jail and has been refused for bail even on health grounds. Gargi Sharma, a young follower and PRO of Ashram, however, denied all the charged leveled against Aasa Ram and said there might be some conspiracy behind the charges leveled against the saint.

During the discussion, she also revealed the social works being done by the Mahila Uththan Mandal including and described how the sansthan is raising its voice against social evils in the society by organizing various programmes like Yuva Yuvti Abhiyan, Drug-free campaign, Mother-Father Day celebrations, Cow Security Campaign, Yoga and Higher Moral Values.

Gargi said, during this campaign, the Mahila Uthan Mandal will oppose the increase vulgarity in the society with a message to give importance of the Indian culture besides criticizing the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act. She said, apart from this 2 days State Level Mahila Overall Development Shivir will be organized at Ludhiana to give them the tips.

In reply to the queries from media, Gargi said, the followers have due respect for the media but the language used by the electronic media in presenting the whole episode was not appreciable.

“Yes, it could be part of high-level conspiracy against Bapu for involving him various charges as so far no authentic proof has so far been presented to prove the charges against him. Rather, it’s a conspiracy against Bapu to mitigate the Hindu culture”, she said adding that despite controversy on Bapu’s involvement, still there are 4 crore his followers.
Regarding illegal construction, she said, it was only a small portion which was allowed to be demolished.

In the absence of Bapu in the Ashram, Gargi said, the Ashram is being run by the senior followers and but no ‘Diksha’ – a giving of a mantra or an initiation by the guru in Indian religions – is given.

On asking about his status in Jail, she said, jail inmates are impressed with his association and even he is guiding them and providing them the medicines.
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Offers cross subsidy to impart quality education in border area schools

Punjab to setup Skill Development University : Sukhbir Badal

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Chandigarh, November 25 : With a view to impart need based skill education and training, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal proposed to setup special university dedicated to skill development in the state to provide skilled manpower to the industry. He also assured fast track approvals to private players interested in setting up such higher institute in state.
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Chandigarh, November 25 : With a view to impart need based skill education and training, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal proposed to setup special university dedicated to skill development in the state to provide skilled manpower to the industry. He also assured fast track approvals to private players interested in setting up such higher institute in state.
In a meeting with IL&FS education and technology services, Mr. Badal informed that Punjab was focusing on to equip the youth with latest skill education and training so that they could avail vast employment opportunities in industrial sector. He said that availability of skilled manpower is critical so as to achieve and sustain high growth in the coming decades.
Stressing on the need to develop quality education nurseries in border areas, Mr. Badal said that Punjab government could offer cross subsidy and other such measures to attract more and more private institutions to become partner in imparting free quality education in border area schools.
Assuring full support from the state Deputy CM stressed that government, industry and educational trainers should work together on need based skill development. He gave a clarion call to private players to play a constructive role in this direction. Appreciating the initiatives of state government to impart skill education, the IL&FS representatives offered to establish skill development centers and provide courses on the demand of industry. They also promised to help in designing the syllabi for professional and skill courses according to needs of industry.
Prominent among others present in the meeting included Mr. N.K. Sharma Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Mr. Sarvesh Kaushal Chief Secretary, Mr C. Roul Principal Secretary School Education and Rakesh Verma Secretary Governance Reforms.....
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Course on theme of “Higher Education Teaching & Research: The Indian Context”

UGC-Academic Staff College, PU, Chandigarh starts Orientation Course

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Chandigarh, November 25: UGC-Academic Staff College, Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh today started Orientation Course on the theme of “Higher Education Teaching and Research: The Indian Context” at the University Campus.
As many as fifty six participants from various education institutes from different
States like Assam, Rajasthan, Uttranchal, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab & Chandigarh are participating in the in-service programme.
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Chandigarh, November 25: UGC-Academic Staff College, Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh today started Orientation Course on the theme of “Higher Education Teaching and Research: The Indian Context” at the University Campus.
As many as fifty six participants from various education institutes from different
States like Assam, Rajasthan, Uttranchal, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab & Chandigarh are participating in the in-service programme.
Professor Director of the IAS Examination Coaching Centre and Professor in Statistics Ravi K. Mahajan inaugurated the course. He highlighted the challenges being faced by today’s teachers which are unprecedented and unforeseen. He inspired the teachers by small anecdotes and mythological stories. All the ills in the society as well as all the excellence in the society is due to good or bad teachers and the teachers have a significant role to play, he added.
Director, UGC-Academic Staff Colleges Prof Karamjeet Singh said that through ‘ASK’ i.e. Attitude, Skill and Knowledge enhancement the teaching can become effective. He announced that publication of a book would be taken up by the ASC on Higher Education, shortly.....
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Delegations comprised of Students of Alice Eleonoren Schule and Schule of Bergerstral, Darmstadt from Germany

German Schools students visit PU Gandhian Studies Department

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Chandigarh, November 25: A delegation of International Students today visited Department of Gandhian and Peace Studies, Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh and interacted with the Faculty Members, Students and Research Scholars. The delegations comprised of Students of Alice Eleonoren Schule and Schule of Bergerstral, Darmstadt from Germany.
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Chandigarh, November 25: A delegation of International Students today visited Department of Gandhian and Peace Studies, Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh and interacted with the Faculty Members, Students and Research Scholars. The delegations comprised of Students of Alice Eleonoren Schule and Schule of Bergerstral, Darmstadt from Germany.
The International students asked many questions on the Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi and his relevance for the coming generations. They also visited the Departmental Library and the Committee Room, where the exhibition on thoughts related to Vashnav elements was also appreciated by them.
The delegation was part of Vivek High Schools project on understanding our borders and expressing it through. This project is under the aegis of Deutsches Indisches Klassenzimmer 2014 initiative by the Max Muller Bhavan, New Delhi and is sponsored by the Robert Bosch Foundation.
PU Controller of Examination Prof Parvinder Singh and Chairperson of the Department of Gandhian and Peace Studies, Dr. Manish Sharma received and welcomed the Delegates on behalf of the University and Department.
In the end, Prof Parvinder Singh thanked all the Delegates and the faculty members from the Vivek High School for visiting the campus and Gandhi Bhawan.
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Appreciated candid admission by Agriculture Minister Tota Singh about bankruptcy of State Government

Admission of bankruptcy by Agriculture Minister exposes Punjab Govt: Manpreet

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Chandigarh/Hoshiarpur, November 25: People’s Party of Punjab Chief Manpreet Singh Badal today appreciated candid admission by Agriculture Minister Tota Singh about bankruptcy of the state government and asserted this had in the process contradicted the stand taken by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal all along that all was well.
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Chandigarh/Hoshiarpur, November 25: People’s Party of Punjab Chief Manpreet Singh Badal today appreciated candid admission by Agriculture Minister Tota Singh about bankruptcy of the state government and asserted this had in the process contradicted the stand taken by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal all along that all was well.
In a statement, Manpreet referred to the minister’s interaction with a delegation of teachers from various categories at Faridkot yesterday who have not been paid salaries for the last four months. Tota Singh is reported to have told them, “The state government is bankrupt as there is no money in the treasury. The government is in deep crisis. The situation has further been complicated by the problems being faced in paddy procurement”.
The PPP chief said this has been the state of affairs over the years from which, as the finance minister, he had tried to take this state out. During the last several years, it was for the first time that a member of the Parkash Singh Badal had exhibited guts to speak the truth about the financial position. The situation had become so critical due to mishandling and mismanagement that the government was in no position to pay even salaries to its employees.
Manpreet said ironically, both the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister had repeatedly been saying that there was nothing basically wrong with the state finances and churning out misleading figures. They had now been publicly contradicted by Tota Singh who had portrayed real situation before the teachers.
He recalled the statements made by Badal during the campaign to the Lok Sabha elections that the formation of the BJP government at the centre with Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister was the remedy to all the ills of Punjab. However, the Modi government had now understood the real situation in this state arising out of the gross mismanagement of the economy and lopsided policies which had resulted in this mess. It was not without reason that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had refused to come to the aid of the Badal government by rejecting the demand for a special package, he added.
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Appoints Dr. Renu as Medical Superintendent Civil Hospital Ludhiana

Jayani directs Civil Surgeons to personally monitor functioning of hospitals

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Chandigarh November 25: Taking immediate steps to check the growing indiscipline in the civil hospital Ludhiana following the unfortunate deaths of infants for the last two days, Health and Family Welfare Minister Punjab Mr. Surjeet Kumar Jayani has posted Dr. Renu as the Medical Superintendent at Civil Hospital Ludhiana after suspending Dr. Alka Mittal for negligence and carelessness bringing a bad name to the government as well as the departmen....
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Chandigarh November 25: Taking immediate steps to check the growing indiscipline in the civil hospital Ludhiana following the unfortunate deaths of infants for the last two days, Health and Family Welfare Minister Punjab Mr. Surjeet Kumar Jayani has posted Dr. Renu as the Medical Superintendent at Civil Hospital Ludhiana after suspending Dr. Alka Mittal for negligence and carelessness bringing a bad name to the government as well as the department.
Decision to this effect was taken at a high level emergent meeting of the Health department to take stock of the latest updates in Ludhiana incident presided over by the Minister. Mr. Jayani has asked the civil surgeons to personally monitor the functioning of the government hospitals besides conducting periodic surprise checks in their respective districts. Any laxity on the part of the doctors causing any harm to the patients would not be spared. He has also directed the Deputy Commissioner Ludhiana to submit the inquiry report in this matter within seven days. He also said that strict action would be taken against the doctors found responsible of the ill-fated offense causing deaths of the infants. Adding further, the Minister said that he has already taken up the issue of appointing more doctors in the state with the Chief Minister and the posts lying vacant all across the state would be filled at the earliest. Meanwhile he has asked that Civil Surgeons to identify the hospitals with shortage of staff and has also asked them to fill the posts on the basis of user charges. Mr. Jayani has directed the Director Health services and Family Welfare to make sure the accuracy in appointing the staff in the hospitals besides individually supervising each and every health institution in the state. He has also asked him to keep a close tab on the overall functioning of the health institutes to avoid occurrence of such untoward incidents.
Taking strong view of the reluctance on the part of the specialized surgeons to operate during the procedures in the government hospitals, Mr. Jayani asked them to remain present in the OTs especially while handling serious delivery cases. Quoting statistics, the Minister said that the number of institutional deliveries has risen to 2 lakh per year as compared to merely 40,000 in the year 2009.
Principal Secretary Health and Family Welfare Mrs. Vinni Mahajan, MD NRHM and PHSC, Mr. Husan Lal, Special Secretary Health, Mr. Vikas Garg, Director Health Services Dr. Karanjeet Singh and Director Family welfare Dr. Jatinder Kaur were present in the meeting.....
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Addressing a meeting of PPCC which had been summoned to chalk out strategy for these elections

Congress to contest local bodies’ elections on party symbol: Bajwa

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Chandigarh, November 25: The Punjab Congress would contest the forthcoming local bodies elections on the party symbol. The announcement to this effect was made by the state party chief Mr Partap Singh Bajwa while addressing a meeting of the PPCC which had been summoned to chalk out strategy for these elections.

The local leaders would have the option to have alliance with non-Akali and non-BJP parties.

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Chandigarh, November 25: The Punjab Congress would contest the forthcoming local bodies elections on the party symbol. The announcement to this effect was made by the state party chief Mr Partap Singh Bajwa while addressing a meeting of the PPCC which had been summoned to chalk out strategy for these elections.

The local leaders would have the option to have alliance with non-Akali and non-BJP parties.

Addressing the meeting, Mr Bajwa said the tsunami of anger was sweeping the length and breadth of the state and the people who were fed up with the present administration wanted change. The Congress would have to unitedly approach them to initiate the process of change beginning with the local bodies elections.

He said such was the situation that the Bharatiya Janata Party was trying for some escape route so that only the Akalis faced the brunt of anti-incumbency. The Congress would make the people aware about this hidden design of the BJP in the state which might try to befool them by breaking the alliance. However, the two parties might join hands after the Assembly elections in case such a situation arose, he added.

He asserted that the state had been the most peaceful under the Congress rule and always on a higher tangent of growth. He debunked the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, who had been defending the alliance as the best guarantor of communal harmony.

The AICC Secretary Mr Harish Chaudhary called upon the party leaders to strengthen the party at the grassroots and prepare for the elections by setting up 11-member booth level committees. He did not rule out early Assembly elections in Punjab.

He stressed the need to empower workers upto the lowest level as that would be the basic strength of the party.

Others who attended the meeting included Mr K Raju Chairman SC Department AICC, District Incharges Sh Brahm Mohindra, Vice President, PPCC, Dr. Amar Singh Vice President, PPCC, S. Surinder Pal Singh Sibia, Vice President PPCC, S. Sardul Singh, Vice President, PPCC , S. Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, Vice President, S. Sangat Singh Gilzian, Vice President, PPCC , S Jasbir Singh Dimpa, General Secretary, PPCC, Sh Yoginder Pal Dhingra, General Secretary, PPCC, S Rajanbir Singh, General Secretary, PPCC, S. Joginder Singh Mann, General Secretary, PPCC, PPCC, , Sh. Hans Raj Josan, General Secretary, PPCC, S Amarinder Singh Warring, General Secretary, PPCC, Sh. Pawan Adia, General Secretary, PPCC, PPCC, Sh Bharat Bhushan Ashu, General Secretary, PPCC, Sh. Surinder Kumar Dawar, General Secretary, PPCC, Sh Rajinder Deepa, Secretary, PPCC, S Paramjit Singh Randhawa, Secretary, Sh. Anil Dutta, Secretary, PPCC, Prof Gurwinder Singh Mamanke, Secretary, PPCC, S Inderpal Singh Dhanna, Chairman, Legal Cell, PPCC, District Presidents Sh. Rajiv Bhagat (Advocate), Sh. Gurjit Singh Aujla , Sh. Sukhjinder S Randhawa, MLA, Sh. Anil Vij , Sh. Sham Sunder Arora, MLA , Sh Dharampal Bangar, Sh. Prem Krishan Puri, Sh. Hardyal S Kamboj, MLA, Sh. Navtej S Cheema, MLA, Sh. Malkiat Singh Dakha,Sh. Balbir Singh Sidhu, MLA , Sh. Lakhvir Singh Lakha, S. Paramjit Singh Maan, Mai Roop Kaur, Sh. Bikram Mofar, Sh. Mohan Lal Aggarwal , Sh. Gura Singh Tungwali, Sh. Joginder S Panjgrahian, MLA , Sh. Sukhpal Singh Bhullar , Sh. Gurmeet Singh Khudian , Sh. Darshan Singh Brar , Sh. Harbhag Singh Saini , Sh.Chamkaur Singh , Sh. Rajinder Berry, S. Jagbir Singh Brar, S. Harinder Singh Bhambri and Block Observers and heads of cells and Frontal Organisations and Mrs Lakhwinder Kaur Garcha, General Secretary PPCC, and Mr Gurpartap Singh Mann, Secretary.

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Criticizing Badal for failing in his promise to pay a monthly compensation of Rs 20,000 each to the hostages’ families

Capt Amarinder’s SOS to GOI over safety of 40 Indians captive with ISIS

By Jagmohan Singh

Amritsar, November 25: Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder Singh has expressed grave concern over the safety of 40 Indians being held captive by the militants of Islamic State. He asked the government of India to issue a status report about these people as their relatives were being kept in absolute dark so far.
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Amritsar, November 25: Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder Singh has expressed grave concern over the safety of 40 Indians being held captive by the militants of Islamic State. He asked the government of India to issue a status report about these people as their relatives were being kept in absolute dark so far.
Criticizing Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for failing in his promise to pay a monthly compensation of Rs 20,000 each to the hostages’ families. He said, the compensation was paid for one month only after which the government backed out.
In a statement Capt Amarinder drew the attention of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the External Affairs Minister Ms Sushma Swaraj towards the plight of the families of the captives. “Their relatives have told me that the government officials, both in Punjab and at the centre, have stopped taking their calls even”, he revealed, while referring to the callous indifference being shown towards these helpless people by some officials.
The Congress LS Deputy Leader said, it is five months since these people have been kidnapped and nothing is known about them. They were kidnapped on June 11 last while they were working for a construction company in Mosul, Iraq, when it fell to ISIS.
Sharing the concern and anxiety of the relatives of the hostages, most of whom are from Punjab, he said, he will raise the matter in the ongoing session of the parliament also. However, he added, it is the duty of the government of India to keep the relatives updated and in the loop about what it was doing to save these people.
Capt Amarinder said, while he understood the gravity of the situation in Iraq, at the same time the government of India did not appear to be doing enough to save these people. He also criticised the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal who, he said, was only restricting his efforts to getting photographed with the hostages’ relatives without any follow up. ....
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Asks officers to get ready to provide viable self employment opportunities to youth

Badal coins Slogan ‘Employment for Every Hand’

National Workshop on promotion of self-employment in Punjab

Calls upon CS to prepare time bound action plan with back up support to youth for self employment

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Mai Bhago Preparatory academy for defence services to be made operational from next academic session

CS asks senior officers to adopt group of five youth for motivating them to take up self employment ventures

Experts from diverse fields gave vital inputs to promote self employment for sustainable livelihood

Chandigarh, November 25: With an aim to ensuring ‘employment for every hand’, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today ask....
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CS asks senior officers to adopt group of five youth for motivating them to take up self employment ventures

Experts from diverse fields gave vital inputs to promote self employment for sustainable livelihood

Chandigarh, November 25: With an aim to ensuring ‘employment for every hand’, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today asked the officers of the state government to get ready to achieve this gigantic task by providing requisite frame work to the unemployed youth to empower them with viable self-employment opportunities.
In his inaugural address on the day long ‘National Workshop on Promotion of Self-employment in Punjab’ in association with National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD), Markfed and Punjab Agro here at Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration (MGSIPA), Mr. Badal said that this objective could only be achieved after a thoughtful deliberations followed by a series of such meetings with the leading mentors in the field of self-employment and inclusive development. He asked the Chief Secretary to prepare a time bound action plan to offer huge opportunities to the unemployed youth for self employment clearly stipulating a self sustaining mechanism to offer back up support to impart them skill training, tie up for finances from the banks and other financial institutions by the government functionaries besides focusing on critical factors such as guidance, planning and survey to identify the needs of the local market/industry.
The Chief Minister further said that our rural youth was very receptive to emerging technologies, innovations and new ideas and was confident that they would certainly put their soul and mind in transforming their aspirations into reality provided they were properly guided by the experts in the field of self employment, skill development and entrepreneurship. Sharing his experiences, Mr. Badal said that recently he led a high powered delegation of progressive fish farmers to China to adopt new practices of fish farming and value addition to supplement their income. He mentioned that Chinese fish farmers were getting 35 tonnes of fish production per hectare as compared to just 6 tonnes per hectare in Punjab. Likewise, he also recalled how he motivated our youth to join armed forces by setting up Maharaja Ranjit Singh Preparatory Academy for Defence Services at Mohali. Riding on the success of this novel experiment, our government was now setting up another Mai Bhago Preparatory Academy for defence services exclusively for girls which would be made functional from the next academic session. He said that these academies would help the state in restoring its pristine glory in the defence services by sending majority of youth to the country’s prestigious armed forces which had been severely plummeted over the past several years.
Divulging his perspective for skill development program in health sector, the Chief Minister said that the state government had already initiated several certificate/diploma/degree/skill courses in health sectors and para medics in the government medical colleges of Patiala, Amritsar and Faridkot keeping in view its huge demand in the healthcare sector. He pointed out that Punjab government recently inked a MoU with the Healthcare Sector Skill Council – an arm of National Skill Development Council at New Delhi to further enhance the scope of skill development opportunities in this emerging core sector.
Earlier, in his welcome address, the State Chief Secretary Mr. Sarvesh Kaushal shared the theme of the self employment and strategies of the state government in skill development and related field. He asked all the senior officers to adopt a group of five youth to motivate them for self employed avenues by providing them the requisite back up support right from initiation of their project to its establishment. The Chief Secretary also announced to adopt such five youth for this noble venture, adding he said that the interaction with the experts and practitioners, NGOs, SHGs and youth during the workshop would facilitate innovation and adoption of better practices. Mr. Kaushal assured the Chief Minister that he would personally review the progress of self employment, skill development and entrepreneurship development program and update him regularly from time to time.
While proposing a vote of thanks during her concluding remarks, the Director MGSIP Mrs. Raji P. Shrivastava said that today’s workshop was a prelude to state government’s endeavor for creating tremendous potential of self employment, skill development and capacity building and these efforts would be further intensified to realize the vision of Chief Minister. She said that the vital inputs which were given by the several experts and participants in the workshop would be duly forwarded to the concerned departments for timely action and implementation in the right earnest.
Meanwhile, experts from fields such as agriculture, dairy research, fisheries, poultry, handicraft and home based industries including the Head National Dairy Research Institution Karnal Mr. AK Singh, Principal Scientist Central Institute of Fisheries Technology Cochin Dr. P Praveen, Chief General Manager NABARD Chandigarh Mr. Naresh Gupta, Sister Pratibha Pandya, Member Self Employed Women Association (SEWA) Ahmadabad, Adivsor Udyogini New Delhi Dr. Veena Vishwanath, Senior Vice President ACCESS Development Services New Delhi Dr. Surymani Roul, Executive Direcor, State Disability Resource Centre Raipur Chattishgarh Dr. Rajesh Tiwari, Director Central Poultry Development Organization Ministry of GoI Dr. K.Ravvi Kumaar and Principal Consultant Regional Centre for Entrepreneurship Development Sector Chandigarh Mr. Paramjit Singh shared their views on financing of self employment ventures, bottlenecks in setting up small units and their resolution, skill gaps and how to overcome them, technical knowhow and mutual cooperation. On the occasion, principals of IIT Ludhiana, Ropar and Pathankot gave power point presentation on the emerging trades and technologies in consonance with the requirements of the industry especially the automobile.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by Transport and Employment Generation Minister Mr. Ajit Singh Kohar, Advisor Dairying and Fishers Dr. PK Uppal and Special Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. KJS Cheema. ....
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Final Voters’ list to be published in December 15

Work begins on revision of Nagar Panchayat Lists

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Bathinda, November 25: The State Election Commission has issued schedule for revision of voters’ lists of nagar panchayats Chauke, Mandi Kalan, Rampura, Balianwali, Nathana, Kotshamir and Lehra Mohabbat. Giving information in this context here today, the additional deputy commissioner –cum-additional district election officer Bathinda Mrs Sonali Giri stated that the voters’ lists would be revised on the basis of Lok Sabha 2014 elections lis....
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Bathinda, November 25: The State Election Commission has issued schedule for revision of voters’ lists of nagar panchayats Chauke, Mandi Kalan, Rampura, Balianwali, Nathana, Kotshamir and Lehra Mohabbat. Giving information in this context here today, the additional deputy commissioner –cum-additional district election officer Bathinda Mrs Sonali Giri stated that the voters’ lists would be revised on the basis of Lok Sabha 2014 elections lists. As per the schedule the lists would be prepared by November 26 and preliminary printing would be done on November 27. The objections and suggestions could be filed by December 12 and the final lists would be published on December 15.
Mrs Sonali Giri directed the officials to fill in the designated proformas for verification of votes in these nagar panchayats ward wise so that the preliminary lists could be published soon. She directed that the work should be completed within given time frame.
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Says Punjab creates eco-system in academic area

Quality education should be foremost priority : Sukhbir Badal

Inaugurates LM Thapar School of Management campus

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Dera Bassi (SAS Nagar), November 25 : Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today exhorted educational institutions to provide quality education to translate nation’s dream of becoming ‘superpower’ into reality in coming years.
Addressing the students of LM Thapar School of Management campus of Thapar University after its inauguration here, Mr. Badal said quality education with a sense of responsibility was need of the hou....
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Dera Bassi (SAS Nagar), November 25 : Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today exhorted educational institutions to provide quality education to translate nation’s dream of becoming ‘superpower’ into reality in coming years.
Addressing the students of LM Thapar School of Management campus of Thapar University after its inauguration here, Mr. Badal said quality education with a sense of responsibility was need of the hour. He urged that all educational institutes should serve the nation by imparting quality education bringing massive transformation in educational sector. The Deputy CM also gave a call to purge away the ‘quantity’ education from academic system to tap great talent amongst Indian students.
Expressing his thoughts Mr. Badal said that eco-system for education should be created and it was sole mission of Punjab Government to establish this productivity system in New Chandigarh. He said Punjab was creating Educity and Medicity in New Chandigarh where Airtel and Mahindra & Mahindra are coming with world class professional educational institutes while Fortis, Vedanta and Apollo would setup their medical educational ventures in Medi-City. Adding he said Punjab was also setting up world class infrastructure in education and other sectors to facilitate the incoming industrial houses besides enabling our students to compete at global level.
Describing IT as spine of current tech era, Deputy CM said Punjab is going to launch the concept of ‘Sewa Kenders’ throughout the state to provide 249 citizen centric services at village level. He said State government is providing more than 160 citizen services through suwidha centers which would be extended to 249 by the end of 2015 by establishing more than 2600 Sewa Kenders in the state.
Mr Badal said that Punjab was also taking phenomenal stride to build basic infrastructure including sufficient power generation, 4/6 lane road network, air connectivity etc. “Our state has become power surplus and now by the end of next year we would have complete world class road network. SAS Nagar and Bathinda airports are ready to become operational, which would further give impetus to state’s growth” he added.
Extending congratulations to Thapar University President and Chairman Avantha Group Mr. Gautam Thapar, his team and his vision, Mr. Badal expressed confidence that this business school would meet the requisite aspirations of tech graduates vis-a-vis quality education as this group is well known for delivering quality products.
Lauding the resolve of Deputy CM to make Punjab No. 1 state, Mr. Gautam Thapar said the time has come to put Punjab ahead of other states. Appreciating the vision of Mr Badal to enlist Punjab in the leading states, he said their focus was to produce business professional for all round development of state by giving appropriate solutions to emerging business and industrial issues.
On the occasion among others Mr N.K. Sharma Chief Parliamentary Secretary and Dr Patrick Prendergast, Provost and President, Trinity College Dublin, with which Thapar University has signed an agreement to promote academic collaboration in the key areas of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, research and faculty development was also present. Director Dr Padmakumar Nair, Director Prof Prakash Gopalan, LM Thapar School of Management and other delegates of the university accorded a warm welcome to the Deputy Chief Minister.....
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Anmol of 7TH class has brought laurels to institute by winning First position in poster making competition

Desh Bhagat Global school student Anmol wins gold in poster competition

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Chandigarh, November 25: Desh Bhagat Global School student, Anmol of 7TH class has brought laurels to the institute by winning First position in poster making competition held recently at Amloh. The competition was organised by Axis Bank and in this competition nearly 75 students from different schools participated. While giving details, Desh Bhagat Global School Principal, Mrs. Manjinder Kaur Kalsi said that the winning poster will be sent to Mu....
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Chandigarh, November 25: Desh Bhagat Global School student, Anmol of 7TH class has brought laurels to the institute by winning First position in poster making competition held recently at Amloh. The competition was organised by Axis Bank and in this competition nearly 75 students from different schools participated. While giving details, Desh Bhagat Global School Principal, Mrs. Manjinder Kaur Kalsi said that the winning poster will be sent to Mumbai for further short-listing and the final winner of the competition will get scholarship and the poster will be published in the bank calendar. She said that it is the result of hard work of the student, dedication of the whole staff members and state-of-the-art infrastructure available in the school. She also informed that the students who have achieved distinctions in different fields will be honoured during the Annual Function of the school scheduled to be held on 29th of this month.
Desh Bhagat Group of Institutes Chairman, Dr. Zora Singh and Vice Chairperson Tejinder Kaur congratulated the whole staff of the school on this achievement. They said that the main objective of this school is to provide concrete base and impart quality education to its students, so that they may become great achievers and responsible citizens in their future life.....
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