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Headlines from newspapers – Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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• Indian-origin prof may be in line for physics Nobel – Hindustan Times
• 2 held for killing siblings over property – Hindustan Times
• Barnala youth killed in Belgium – Hindustan Times
• Punjabi NRIs part of well-knit narcotics circuit – Hindustan Times
• India, China end border standoff –Hindustan Times
• Maruti will recall 69,555 diesel cars for faulty wiring – Hindustan Times
• ED clean chit to Ramdev aide – Hindustan Time....
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• Indian-origin prof may be in line for physics Nobel – Hindustan Times
• 2 held for killing siblings over property – Hindustan Times
• Barnala youth killed in Belgium – Hindustan Times
• Punjabi NRIs part of well-knit narcotics circuit – Hindustan Times
• India, China end border standoff –Hindustan Times
• Maruti will recall 69,555 diesel cars for faulty wiring – Hindustan Times
• ED clean chit to Ramdev aide – Hindustan Times
• Afghanistan, US sign long-awaited security agreement – Hindustan Times
• Extremists release third video of British hostage – Hindustan Times
• 82 MBBS seats declared vacant – The Tribune
• India, US to fight terrorism together – The Tribune
• RBI keeps interest rates unchanged – The Tribune
• ASI suspended for ‘shielding’ sons accused of murder – The Indian Express
• Merc launches GLA class @ Rs 32.75 lakh – The Indian Express
• Stop making excuses, remove encroachments: HC top MC – The Indian Express
• Mob tries to burn Bihar minister alive – The Times of India
• Lutyens’ Delhi to get cycling tracks – The Times of India
• 15m elderly Indians live all alone: Census – The Times of India
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Prominent personalities thanked Badals for extending term Chairman

Hardip Singh Dimpy Dhillon, Chairman District Planning Board Muktsar gets one year extension

By Harish Monga

Muktsar, September 30: The Punjab Government has extended the term of Hardip Singh Dimpy Dhillon as Chairman District Planning Board, Muktsar.

Dyal Singh Kolianwali, Chairman Punjab Agro, Manjit Singh Barkandi, District President, SAD and various other leaders and prominent citizens thanked Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister and Sukhbir Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister for giving one year extention to Hardip Singh Dimply Dhillon who is honest, sincere and laborious person.
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Muktsar, September 30: The Punjab Government has extended the term of Hardip Singh Dimpy Dhillon as Chairman District Planning Board, Muktsar.

Dyal Singh Kolianwali, Chairman Punjab Agro, Manjit Singh Barkandi, District President, SAD and various other leaders and prominent citizens thanked Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister and Sukhbir Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister for giving one year extention to Hardip Singh Dimply Dhillon who is honest, sincere and laborious person.

They further said, with this extension of one year, the Muktsar District will further progress during the tenure of Dimpy Dhillon besides solving all problems on priority.
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Pardeep already suspended by Gujrat govt

IAS Pradeep Sharma arrested over corruption charges in Gujrat

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In Gujarat, suspended IAS officer Pradeep Sharma was arrested today in connection with corruption charges. He was arrested in connection with a land allotment to a Kutch based private company in which his wife is a partner.

He was arrested by a team of Anti Corruption Bureau from his mother’s house in Ahmedabad around 2.30 am and kept in house arrest at his Gandhinagar residence.

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In Gujarat, suspended IAS officer Pradeep Sharma was arrested today in connection with corruption charges. He was arrested in connection with a land allotment to a Kutch based private company in which his wife is a partner.

He was arrested by a team of Anti Corruption Bureau from his mother’s house in Ahmedabad around 2.30 am and kept in house arrest at his Gandhinagar residence.

Yesterday, Enforcement Directorate had attached Sharma’s properties in Gujarat worth of one crore rupees in connection with corruption cases.

AIR Ahmedabad correspondent reports that Sharma was earlier arrested in 2010 from his official residence of Bhavnagar Municipal Commissioner and later released on bail in 2013.....
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MP Darbar

IPS Surendra Singh takes over as new DGP of MP

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In Madhya Pradesh, senior IPS officer Surendra Singh today took charge as new Director General of Police, DGP. He replaced Nandan Dubey, who retired today. Mr. Singh is 27th DGP of the state.....
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In Madhya Pradesh, senior IPS officer Surendra Singh today took charge as new Director General of Police, DGP. He replaced Nandan Dubey, who retired today. Mr. Singh is 27th DGP of the state.....
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Sadanand Gauda assured to solve the problesm shortly

NRPC deputation led by Ghubaya met Railway Minister to apprise rail problems of the area

By Harish Monga

Fazilka, September 30: A deputation of Norhern Railway Passenger Committee (NRPC) led by Sher Singh Ghubaya, Member Parliament met Railway Minister, Sadanand Gowda at New Delhi, to apprise him about the problesm being faced by the people of the area with regard to railways.

Those who joined the deputation were Dr.Amar Singh Baghla, Rajpal Gumber, Vice President, Babu Ram, Advocate General Secretary, Sham Lal Goyal, Secreary, Dina Nath Doda, Joint Secretary, Comrade Shakti, Raj Kis....
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Fazilka, September 30: A deputation of Norhern Railway Passenger Committee (NRPC) led by Sher Singh Ghubaya, Member Parliament met Railway Minister, Sadanand Gowda at New Delhi, to apprise him about the problesm being faced by the people of the area with regard to railways.

Those who joined the deputation were Dr.Amar Singh Baghla, Rajpal Gumber, Vice President, Babu Ram, Advocate General Secretary, Sham Lal Goyal, Secreary, Dina Nath Doda, Joint Secretary, Comrade Shakti, Raj Kishore Kalra, Presdient, Social Welfare Soceity, Amrit Lal Kareer, Surinder Kumar Watts former Secretary Rajya Sabha.

The deputationist informed the Minister that Fazilka is a border town with base of Army and BSF headquarters besdies newly formed district headquarter but deprived of various raiwlay facilities. They apprised the Minister about the varius problems in the Northern Railway Ferozepur Division.

The major demands include, re-establishing of washing line at Fazilka station which was in working condition from 1947 to 1990, shortage of coachses in DMU trains, on Fazilka to Bahtinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Beas, Ferozepur route especially non avaiability of toilets causing incovnience to the old people for urination, introducing more timings on the new FAzilka-Abohar track constructed in 2012 where presently only two trainis are running, extending the Ferozepur-Chandigarh train to Fazilka, raising of platforms between Fazilka and Kotkapura, restoring the Sri Ganganagar-Jammu train via Fazilka to enable the devotees visit Vaishno Devi conveniently.

Apart from the above, the deputationists also demanded new trains for Haridwar, Naded Sahib and Beas.

According to the deputationists, the Railway Minister forwarded the demand charter to the Railway Committee of Parliament and assured to solve their problems shortly.
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Meets long pending demand of public for affordable houses

Punjab gives relaxation in norms for developing Multi-storyed Housing Projects

By Gagandeep Sohal

Chandigarh, September 30: Keeping in view the long pending demand of public for affordable housing, the Local Bodies Minster Mr. Anil Joshi has taken a very positive step by giving nod for increase of permissible dwelling units from existing 60 numbers per acre to 75 numbers per acre for multi-storyed housing projects within the Municipal limits of Punjab.



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By Gagandeep Sohal

Chandigarh, September 30: Keeping in view the long pending demand of public for affordable housing, the Local Bodies Minster Mr. Anil Joshi has taken a very positive step by giving nod for increase of permissible dwelling units from existing 60 numbers per acre to 75 numbers per acre for multi-storyed housing projects within the Municipal limits of Punjab.



Disclosing this an official spokesman said that this decision would go a long way in sustaining the overall feasibility of the various housing projects which were struck up mid way and not serving the intended purpose for which they were to come up. He said that since, smaller housing units were not being constructed because of the existing ceiling of 60 Dwelling Units per acre. He said that thereby leading to the construction of bigger units at higher cost which was out of the reach for general public to buy. He said that this relaxation would prove a boon for smaller dwelling units coming up in the affordable price tag, which is a significant decision as now the dream of the common man to own a house has finally comes true.....
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10,000 youth would get training in first phase

Imparting skill development training to youth top priority of Food Processing-Harsimrat

Presides over function of EPF Pension holders

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Jalandhar, September 30:
Emphasising the need to impart Skill Development Training to youngsters, the Union Food Processing Minister Mrs. Harsimrat Kaur Badal today asserted that her ministry has made an exclusive plan to execute this program to cater to the emerging Food Processing sector. She also announced that different dishes from different states of country would be branded in foreign shores under the banner of ‘Brand India’.

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Jalandhar, September 30:
Emphasising the need to impart Skill Development Training to youngsters, the Union Food Processing Minister Mrs. Harsimrat Kaur Badal today asserted that her ministry has made an exclusive plan to execute this program to cater to the emerging Food Processing sector. She also announced that different dishes from different states of country would be branded in foreign shores under the banner of ‘Brand India’.

Describing this program as top priority of her Ministry, Mrs. Badal said in the first phase Skill Development Training programmes would be organised for educated youth. She said 10,000 youth would get this practical training in first phase and this number would be increased as per the needs of the industry.
Presiding over the function hosted by Employees Provident Fund Organisation to facilitate its pension beneficiaries Mrs. Badal informed that Food Processing sector had great potential and there were scores of possibilities to grow in this profession. She said 17 Mega Food Parks were being developed in the country, which would give big push to the industry besides laying strong base of this emerging industry. She said growth and enlargement of food processing was the dire need of the nation to bring food products from ‘farm to platter’ so that self-employment, self-help groups and increasing employment sources could further strengthen the economy of country. She said at present only 2.5 percent fruits and vegetables were under food processing while 36 percent of total milk production, which was too little. Mrs. Badal said a scheme was under progress to establish different dishes from different states of country under the tag of Brand India in foreign countries.

Lauding the bold initiatives taken by Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, Mrs. Badal said it was the vision of Mr. Modi to project general masses as Pilot of country’s economic growth and bringing poverty stricken classes into the ambit of progress. She said that Jan Dhan Yojana and Swach Bharat Abhiyan was the symbol of PM’s vision. She said that Mr. Modi was also initiating steps to make Governance System more convenient and impressive for the facilitation of general masses.
Accusing the former UPA Government for misusing exchequer, Mrs. Badal said it was the result of ill-managed financial strategies of UPA government that the present incumbent was facing financial problems. She said that Food Processing department was still facing pendency of subsidies from the year 2003 till date, which would be disbursed in coming year.
She also appreciated the move of Prime Minister to set minimum pension of Rs. 1000, which would directly extend benefit to more than 50 lakh people.
Answering media queries Mrs. Badal said that Jan Dhan Yojana would provide benefit to each household of the country besides covering the family members under insurance cover. She also honoured EPF Pension Beneficiaries. \
Prominent amongst other present on the occasion included Mr. Chuni Lal Bhagat, Labour Minister, Mr. K.D. Bhandari, Mr. Pawan Kumar Tinu, Mr. Avinash Chander all CPS, Mr. Jangveer Singh, Media Advisor to Deputy CM and officers of all departments.

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Haryana Darbar

Haryana chief secy gets two-month extension

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Chandigarh, September 30 : Haryana chief secretary Shakuntala Jakhu on Tuesday got two-month extension from the central government.

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Chandigarh, September 30 : Haryana chief secretary Shakuntala Jakhu on Tuesday got two-month extension from the central government.

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Haryana by polls

Do you want to elect a CM who will rule from Tihar Jail: Shah

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BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday hit out at Om Prakash Chautala, a former chief minister of poll-bound Haryana saying his "arrogance" remains the same despite his sentencing in the teachers' recruitment scam.

He also attacked chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda led Congress, accusing the party of pushing the state backwards during te past ten years of its rule.

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BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday hit out at Om Prakash Chautala, a former chief minister of poll-bound Haryana saying his "arrogance" remains the same despite his sentencing in the teachers' recruitment scam.

He also attacked chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda led Congress, accusing the party of pushing the state backwards during te past ten years of its rule.

Shah, who had at an election meeting in Ambala yesterday ruled out any post-poll tie-up with Chautala-led INLD, on Tuesday began his speech at a public meeting here, asking the people to speak out loudly "Bharat Mata ki Jai" as the "voice should travel to Tihar jail."

The BJP chief was critical of 79-year-old Chautala, while addressing a rally at Jind on September 25 had said that he will take oath as Haryana's next Chief Minister from Tihar jail.

Chautala is presently out on bail on health grounds. The former CM and his son Ajay have been sentenced after being found guilty in the teachers' recruitment scam.

"I read a statement of Chautala, that he will take oath as Haryana CM from Tihar jail. I want to ask you people that do you want to choose such a CM who will run his government from Tihar jail. See how much arrogance he has despite having been sentenced," Shah, who has been addressing a series of public meetings since yesterday in Haryana ahead of the October 15 assembly polls, told a gathering at the rally on Tuesday.

Shah was also unsparing in his attack on the Congress, alleging that the State had fallen behind on several fronts during the past ten years.

Attacking Hooda, he said "Woh delhi ke durbar mein mujra kartain hein" (he dances to the tunes of the Gandhi family) just to save his chair, even as the farmers get peanuts for the acquired land, which is handed over to powerful builders.

With Hooda often saying that "Haryana is No. 1" in every field, Shah said that "the State has fallen behind. Be it the issue of women security, atrocities on the Dalits, unemployment, the state has done poorly. No new industries have been set up and even some of the existing industry has been forced to shift, as the State has fallen behind in every field. Time has now come to oust this regime and bring BJP to power".

Referring to BJP senior leader and party's Narnaund candidate, Capt Abhimanyu, he said the nominee was well educated and dynamic.

While BJP has so far not declared anyone as its chief ministerial candidate, Shah further said that Haryana needs a dynamic, well educated and young CM, who will work with greater zeal and vigour for the people of his state.

Shah while appealing to voters to bring BJP to power in Haryana to put the state on higher growth trajectory, talked about the work done by the Narendra Modi government at the Centre during three months of its rule so far.

"We have tried to bring about a change in many things,"he said.Shah said the first change which has happened was that the country has got a Prime Minister "who speaks".

"Earlier, we had a Prime Minister whose voice was never heard, he used to speak mostly in English and rarely in Hindi," he said.

Touching on the issue of price rise, the BJP chief said the Central government is slowly trying to bring these under control.

"Petrol prices have come down. Soon, the Kharif produce will hit markets and from October prices will soften," he said.

Speaking on the occasion, senior leader Birender Singh said that Haryana's politics has taken a turn.

"Those who had been misleading people on the lines of caste and regionalism basis, it's time to show them the door," he told the gathering.

Hitting out at the Congress government, Singh said,"Youths are looking for employment, but they are facing discrimination in jobs."

"The BJP government will create new avenues for the youth," said Singh, who recently joined the BJP after snapping his 42-year-old association with the Congress.

Birender Singh also took a dig at Hooda, who yesterday warned of "drastic steps" if the Centre did not take immediate steps to ensure better prices of rice to the farmers.

"Hooda now says he will sit on a dharna for the sake of farmers. Where was he, when 60,000 acres of land of farmers was looted during his regime, did he not think about farmers then," Singh questioned.

BJP's election in-charge and M P Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya, heaped praise on Prime Minister Modi and equating him with Swami Vivekananda, said while none among us heard the Swami's speech when he had visited the US, but after listening to Modi, "we felt that he (Modi) is Vivekananda's swaroop".

Comparing Haryana with BJP-ruled States, he said while the saffron ruled states were prosperous, the Congress-ruled state was far behind, with development lacking in villages.

"I challenge Hooda to visit Madhya Pradesh and see the development there. The agriculture growth in M P is 24 per cent and Hooda keeps harping No. 1 Haryana when the State is far behind," Vijayvargiya said.

He alleged that Haryana is No. 1 in corruption. "And now time has come now to oust this regime. An
opportunity has come to throw them out of power, we want that youth should get employment, farmers should get better due and other sections of the society equal chance to be partners in the progress, which a BJP government can provide," he added.

The BJP had won seven out of the eight seats it contested from Haryana in the Lok Sabha polls and the party is now fighting on all the 90 Assembly seats on its own after its ally Haryana Janhit Congress snapped ties accusing the saffron party of "repeated betrayal". ....
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Police investigating into the case, no arrest so far

7 Army soldiers booked for seeking recruitment on fake Matric certificates

By Harish Monga

Ferozepur, September, 30: The Ferozepur Police have booked seven youth, reportedly belonging to District Bathinda, for producing forged certificates to get job in army.

As per crime report released today, a case has been registered on the complaint of Army Recruitment Officer of 56 APO, Ferozepur Cantt against seven persons named Avtar Singh son of Gian Singh, Amandeep Singh son of Gurmail Singh, Lakhveer Singh son of Premjeet Singh, Gurdeep Singh son of Roop Singh, Sarvan Singh s....
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Ferozepur, September, 30: The Ferozepur Police have booked seven youth, reportedly belonging to District Bathinda, for producing forged certificates to get job in army.

As per crime report released today, a case has been registered on the complaint of Army Recruitment Officer of 56 APO, Ferozepur Cantt against seven persons named Avtar Singh son of Gian Singh, Amandeep Singh son of Gurmail Singh, Lakhveer Singh son of Premjeet Singh, Gurdeep Singh son of Roop Singh, Sarvan Singh son of Gurtej Singh, Malkeet Singh son of Banta Singh and Sukhwinder Singh son of Darshan Singh. All these youth have been booked under sections 420/465/468/471/120-B IPC.

Earlier also, the Punjab Police’s CIA wing had busted a gang which duped youths aspiring to join the army on 7th May this year and had nabbed Rajinder Singh, Ex-Serviceman and his accomplice Upkar Singh. These two used to charge Rupees Five lakh on the pretext of providing them a job in the army. They also used to give fake appointment letters to the aspirants.

Not only this, on February 7th, five persons, including three from Mansa and two from Allahabad, were also booked on similar charges. During the Army recruitment Rally held at Ferozepur in January, two youth were booked with fake certificates.
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Served Forest Department for 38 years in different capacities

JS Samundri Conservator Forests Punjab retires

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Chandigarh, September 30 : Srd Jasjit Singh Samundri I.F.S. Conservator Forests Punjab retire today after completing 38 years of service. He is the Son of Late Srd Bishan SIngh Samundri founder V.C./G.N.D.U.Amritsar and grand son of Late Srd Teja Singh Samundri Akali iconic leader & freedom fighter.
Samundri is also associated with Punjab Environment Society which undertook different Projects on Environment preservation during last 25 years.
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Chandigarh, September 30 : Srd Jasjit Singh Samundri I.F.S. Conservator Forests Punjab retire today after completing 38 years of service. He is the Son of Late Srd Bishan SIngh Samundri founder V.C./G.N.D.U.Amritsar and grand son of Late Srd Teja Singh Samundri Akali iconic leader & freedom fighter.
Samundri is also associated with Punjab Environment Society which undertook different Projects on Environment preservation during last 25 years.
He is also Vice President for another philanthropic N.G.O. namely Punjab Heritage & Education Foundation which contributed for establishment of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Heritage Hill Park ,Asron-Ropar and persuading Punjab State on IDEA for Fateh Burz at Chhappr Zhiri under leadership for President Prof G.S.Shergill. He also associated with Jathedar Sahib for Sri Anadpur Sahib during 1999 Khalsa Birth ceremonies and got distributed 2.5 Lakh plants as BUTA
PRASHAD with blessings of Shri Anandpur Sahib. He is quite keen to serve the society especially Sikh diaspora in terms of basic value aesthetics inherited by the community. He on the lines of his elders wish to serve for betterment of humanity in post retirement times.
He recently resumed charge for President, Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa High School Trust & Management Society, Sarhali - Taran Tarn, established in 1917 by their elders. The Trust is managing Girls, School & College, ITI, Public School comprising above 4500 students.He during active service was approached by national parties at different time schedules to join them but he declined for the reasons stating that their family is AKALI BY BIRTH though in in practice but DO NOT WISH to disassociate from basic ethical ground.

The officers & employees for Forest department Punjab gave farewell party at Forest Bhawan today wishing him good luck in retired life assuring support for services on his NGO platforms.....
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Punjab Education Deptt. notifies new time for Govt. schools

Timing of Govt. Schools in Punjab changed from October 1, 2014

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Chandigarh, September 30: The Punjab Government education department has notified the new time in all government, private aided and recognized schools in the state that would be applicable from 1st October, 2014.
According to an official spokesman that new timings of the primary schools would be 9 am to 3 pm whereas for other schools it would be 9 am to 3:20pm.
Instructions in this regard have been issued to all wings of education department for strict compliance.
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Chandigarh, September 30: The Punjab Government education department has notified the new time in all government, private aided and recognized schools in the state that would be applicable from 1st October, 2014.
According to an official spokesman that new timings of the primary schools would be 9 am to 3 pm whereas for other schools it would be 9 am to 3:20pm.
Instructions in this regard have been issued to all wings of education department for strict compliance.
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Government Looks forward to hassle free lifting

Procurement of Paddy to begin from October 1

Rs. 23248 Crore set aside to ensure timely payment to farmers

24 Hours control room set up to monitor procurement

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Chandigarh September 30: Paddy procurement operations, the biggest ever operations of Asia, for the Kharif Season 2014-15 across the State are set to begin in the state from October 1 as state government braces up to ensure hassle free procurement in the state.
The Punjab government has made arrangements for the procurement of 140 lac MT of paddy in 1802 notified mandis/purchase centers during the current Kharif season.
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Chandigarh September 30: Paddy procurement operations, the biggest ever operations of Asia, for the Kharif Season 2014-15 across the State are set to begin in the state from October 1 as state government braces up to ensure hassle free procurement in the state.
The Punjab government has made arrangements for the procurement of 140 lac MT of paddy in 1802 notified mandis/purchase centers during the current Kharif season.
Disclosing this here today official spokesman of Punjab government said that Reserve bank of India has sanctioned a cash credit limit of Rs 18451crore for the month of October 2014 and remaining limit would be released next month. He said that state government had sent request for cash credit limit amounting to Rs.23248.26crore for the procurement of 126 lac MT of paddy by the state procurement agencies as FCI , a central government agency has been separately given target of 14 lac MT Paddy during the Kharif Season 2014-15.
He said that strict instructions have been issued that payments to the farmers have to be ensured within 48 hours after lifting of the paddy from the purchase centres. The state government has constituted Dispute Redressal Committees in every mandi/purchase center. Besides that food and civil supplies department has already established a 24 hours control room in headquarter and also in district offices, where farmers could contact in emergency. He said that Punjab Mandi Board also made arrangements of water and shade for farmers. He said that state government would ensure the lifting of paddy within72 hours of purchase
The spokesman further said that to check malpractices and short or extra measurement, Punjab Mandi Board and food and civil supplies department have constituted teams to raid and Farmers could directly approach food and civil supplies department inspectors in the case of any complaint.....
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Incentives to Basmati Millers to continue in Punjab

Punjab prefers more Basmati Buyers to enter in market to protect farmers' interests

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Chandigarh, September 30 : In a move aimed at getting more buyers to enter Punjab's market to purchase basmati for safeguarding the interests of the basmati cultivators on one hand and encouraging crop diversification in the state on other, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today allowed the incentives given to the Basmati Millers during 2013-14 to continue, besides slashing both the Market Fee (MF) and Rural Development Fee (RDF)....
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Chandigarh, September 30 : In a move aimed at getting more buyers to enter Punjab's market to purchase basmati for safeguarding the interests of the basmati cultivators on one hand and encouraging crop diversification in the state on other, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today allowed the incentives given to the Basmati Millers during 2013-14 to continue, besides slashing both the Market Fee (MF) and Rural Development Fee (RDF) by one percent in order to motivate the buyers from outside Punjab for the purchase of basmati.
Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said that this decision has been taken by the Chief Minster after series of deliberations with the representatives of farmers, millers and the officials of the State Government.
It may be recalled here that the Punjab Government had waived Mandi Fee (2%), Rural Development Fee (2%) and Infrastructure Fee (3%) on purchase of basmati for milling in Punjab during 2013-14. Such a measure was taken to encourage farmers to grow more basmati paddy instead of common paddy which is considered to be water guzzling. Basmati paddy consumes less water and is a short duration crop. It also fetches more money to the farmers. The promotion of basmati is part of the State's Diversification Plan to reduce area under paddy cultivation.
Earlier, the basmati exporters were required to pay these fees/ charges and claimed refund thereof because taxes on export of goods were zero rated as per the policy of the Government, but the millers of Punjab claimed difficulties in refund of fees/charges paid by them, as a result a large chunk of their working capital used to get stuck in transit, rendering the milling in Punjab uncompetitive. With a waiver of fees, the government provided procedural comfort to the millers to encourage not only more cultivation of basmati paddy but also to promote investment in rice milling industry. This has resulted in an addition of 90 MT of fresh milling capacity of Basmati Paddy and projects worth Rs. 700 Crore approximately which were firmed up during the Progressive Punjab Agriculture summit held in February 2014, were in the pipeline. Apart From this the traditional Basmati rice shellers have also upgraded their mills to enhance their milling capacity.
During 2013-14, paddy was sown in about 28.51 lac hectares, of which basmati paddy was sown in about 5.5 lac hectares. Given the drought like conditions in the State, the area under paddy has come down to 28.13 lac hectares during kharif 2014. However, area under basmati paddy has increased to 8.6 lac hectares. The last year's basmati production was about 22 lac MT, whereas the anticipated production during current season is about 34 lac MT.
Given the increase in basmati production, there are apprehensions that market price of basmati would be lower than the previous year as a result, the Government needs to encourage more buyers of basmati so as to ensure remunerative prices to the farmers. The Chief Minister, Punjab has been concerned about the farmers' interest in this regard and he has taken a number of meetings with the representatives of farmers, millers and the officials of the State Government along with Punjab Agriculture Minister, S. Tota Singh and Food and Supplies Minister S. Adesh Partap Singh Kairon. After comprehensive discussions, the Chief Minister, Punjab has decided that the incentives given to Punjab millers would continue. However, to encourage other buyers also to enter Punjab markets to purchase basmati, the Market Fee and Rural Development Fee would be charged at 1% each against 2% each charged earlier.
Giving these details, a spokesman further clarified that as on today Value Added Tax (VAT) is zero rated for all exporters of basmati who purchase basmati paddy from Punjab. They can avail refund of VAT paid by them on the basis of existing documentation (H form) and there is no infrastructure fee on basmati purchase. He further added that this relief for other buyers of basmati in Punjab is aimed to ensure competition in market for remunerative prices to the farmers.....
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18th Asia Masters Athletics Championships held at Kitakami in Japan From Sept 19 to 23

Gurjiwan Sidhu won Gold in Shalput & Bronze Medals in hammer throw at Kitakami in Japan

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S.A.S Nagar, September 30 (Jatinder Sabharwal) : Advocate Gurjiwan Sidhu who went to represent 80+ Age Group in the 18th Asia Masters Athletics Championships held at Kitakami in Japan From Sept 19-23, 2014 Won Gold Medel from India in Shatput and Buonze Medals in Hammer Throw. Sidhu Threw Shatput at distance nearly 10 meters half meter ahead of the Japenes nest arivel. And became four Time Asia Champian with This Shatput throw. Earlyer Sidhu and ....
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S.A.S Nagar, September 30 (Jatinder Sabharwal) : Advocate Gurjiwan Sidhu who went to represent 80+ Age Group in the 18th Asia Masters Athletics Championships held at Kitakami in Japan From Sept 19-23, 2014 Won Gold Medel from India in Shatput and Buonze Medals in Hammer Throw. Sidhu Threw Shatput at distance nearly 10 meters half meter ahead of the Japenes nest arivel. And became four Time Asia Champian with This Shatput throw. Earlyer Sidhu and won Gold Medel in Asia Meets held at Banglore, in 2006, 2008 at Chaing Mai in Thailand and in 2012 Asia met held at Taipie in Taiwan Where He Created a new Asian Recard in Shatput Throing Shut to distanse 10-63 .
Sidhu had been representing Ropar & Mohali District Since 2004 and earned Pried for Punjab & India. In may be Worth sensing that he has won gold medal in Sholput 11 times in National Championship in Shot put continuously ,Won 5 Gold Medal, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze medals in Hammer Throw and won 3 Silver medals in Discuss Throw at various Places .
On asking what is next Computation he said that I will Prepare for the world Master Athletics Championships Which is being held in France in Sept 2015. Sidhu Served in Army as a Caption & retaird as Joint Director Public Relations Punjab.....
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Team of 15 members headed by Moumita Mukharjee conducted this drive

Wipro selects 150 students of Rayat-Bahra University

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Mohali, September 30: The IT giant Wipro Technologies has selected 150 students of Rayat-Bahra University during the campus placement drive making it one of the rare campuses in region from where students have been selected in such a large number.
In a press statement issued here today the joint managing director of Rayat-Bahra Group of Institutes, Dr. Sandeep S Kaura said that the team visiting university campus for recruitment appreciate....
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Mohali, September 30: The IT giant Wipro Technologies has selected 150 students of Rayat-Bahra University during the campus placement drive making it one of the rare campuses in region from where students have been selected in such a large number.
In a press statement issued here today the joint managing director of Rayat-Bahra Group of Institutes, Dr. Sandeep S Kaura said that the team visiting university campus for recruitment appreciated the students’ strong technical and had in depth knowledge of the subject.
A team of 15 members headed by Moumita Mukharjee conducted this drive making students undergo stringent procedure.
The students of all streams from B Tech 2015 batch and MCA first took part in group discussion, appeared in online aptitude test, went through technical interview and were then interviewed by the human resources department officers of Wipro.
Dr Kaura said that selected students will function as project engineers and will get a handsome package of Rs 3.25 lacs per annum.
More than a thousand students from Rayat-Bahra Ropar campus, Rayat-Bahra Hoshiarpur city, Rayat-Bahra Patiala campus, Bahra University Shimla and other places participated in this two day process.
S. Gurvinder Singh Bahra, Chairman, blessed the students and wishes them a bright & prosperous Career. He said that Rayat – Bahra Group has always been in the forefront in providing meaningful education to the students learning to their gainful employment.....
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Punjab Education Department settles 45 cases in Public Meeting

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Chandigarh, September 30: The Punjab Education Department conducted a Public meeting to settle all those cases pertaining to the employees of education department upon which Hon’ble Courts has announced its verdict. Disclosing this here today Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema, Education Minister, Punjab said that the public meeting 88 such cases were presented before the committee and out of it 45 cases were disposed off. The Minister said that 15 anoth....
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Chandigarh, September 30: The Punjab Education Department conducted a Public meeting to settle all those cases pertaining to the employees of education department upon which Hon’ble Courts has announced its verdict. Disclosing this here today Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema, Education Minister, Punjab said that the public meeting 88 such cases were presented before the committee and out of it 45 cases were disposed off. The Minister said that 15 another cases were forwarded to the appropriate authority to take action in light of the decision of the Hon’ble Courts.
He further said that apart from these 88 cases the grievances of another 98 employees were listened to sympathetically and the concerned authorities have been asked to take action for the redresal of grievances. The members of the committee were Mr. Rahul Bhandari, Secretary School Education, Mr. Harbans Singh, OSD (Litigation), Mr. Kamal Kumar, DPI (Secondary Education), Mrs. Darshan Kaur, DPI (Elemenatary Education) and Mrs. Pankaj Sharma, Director, SCERT.
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Secretary, Deptt of Tourism Punjab would be Chairperson of Governing Body

Punjab Govt. recasts governing body of IHM Society, Boothgarh

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Chandigarh, September 30: The Punjab Government has amended the composition of the Governing body of Institute of Hotel Management Society, Boothgarh.
Disclosing this here today an official spokesperson of the Tourism Department said that after this amendment Secretary, Department of Tourism Punjab would be the Chairperson of the Governing Body whereas Director Tourism Punjab, Deputy Commissioner, S.A.S. Nagar, Principal, Food Craft Instit....
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Chandigarh, September 30: The Punjab Government has amended the composition of the Governing body of Institute of Hotel Management Society, Boothgarh.
Disclosing this here today an official spokesperson of the Tourism Department said that after this amendment Secretary, Department of Tourism Punjab would be the Chairperson of the Governing Body whereas Director Tourism Punjab, Deputy Commissioner, S.A.S. Nagar, Principal, Food Craft Institute, Hoshiarpur, Finance Controller, Ministry of Tourism Government of India, A Representative Ministry of Tourism Government of India, Director Studies, National Council for Hotel Management & Catering Technology, PUSA, S. Amarveer Singh General Secretary, Hotel & Restaurant Association Punjab (Ludhiana), Assistant Controller Finance and Accounts,O/o Director Culture would be members. Deputy Director Tourism Punjab has been made the Member Secretary in the Board of Governors.....
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We can pay a befitting tribute to Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary by creating a ‘Swachh Bharat’

Maluka to BDPOs: Ensure sanitation of one village in each block on Gandhi Jayanti

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Chandigarh, September 30: Punjab Rural Development & Panchayat Minister Sikander Singh Maluka today directed all the Block Development& Panchayat Officers (BDPOs) to ensure total sanitation of one village each of their respective block to culminate weeklong Swachh Panchayat Saptah on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti i.e. October 2, 2014.
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Chandigarh, September 30: Punjab Rural Development & Panchayat Minister Sikander Singh Maluka today directed all the Block Development& Panchayat Officers (BDPOs) to ensure total sanitation of one village each of their respective block to culminate weeklong Swachh Panchayat Saptah on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti i.e. October 2, 2014.
He pointed out that our country was striving hard to achieve cleanliness and by creating a ‘Swachh Bharat’ we can pay a befitting tribute to the Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary. He said that during this weeklong sanitation drive the major focus was remained on formation of village level committees with further emphasis on cleaning of houses, individual domestic hygiene, cleaning and maintenance of animal shelters, roads and markets, public places, water bodies and water sources and cleaning and removing blockages in the drains. He further said that on 2nd October Special Panchayat meetings should be held to discuss sanitation.
He further said that this campaign would prove to be a launching pad for National Sanitation Campaign, which would continue till 31st October.
Meanwhile, he also appealed to the residents of villages to play proactive role in sanitation campaign to ensure cleanliness of their respective villages and make it part of their routine life keep their surroundings clean and green.....
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State Level Function for this now take place on October 19

Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of ‘Jange-E-Azaadi’ Memorial postponed by a Week

Badal reviews arrangement for this Mega event

Meets Senior SAD leaders of twelve districts

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Chandigarh, September 30: The Punjab government has decided to postpone the state level function to mark the foundation stone laying ceremony of the prestigious ‘Jang-e-Azaadi’, memorial to be constructed at Kartarpur near Jalandhar over an area of 25 acre at a cost of Rs 200, by a week.
Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said that now this function would be held on October 19, instead of October 12 as announced earlier.
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Chandigarh, September 30: The Punjab government has decided to postpone the state level function to mark the foundation stone laying ceremony of the prestigious ‘Jang-e-Azaadi’, memorial to be constructed at Kartarpur near Jalandhar over an area of 25 acre at a cost of Rs 200, by a week.
Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said that now this function would be held on October 19, instead of October 12 as announced earlier.
Meanwhile, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today also held a series of meetings, here at Punjab Bhawan, with the senior leaders of the SAD-BJP included Cabinet Ministers, Chief Parliamentary Secretaries, MLAs besides the officers of the state government to finalize the arrangements of the foundation laying ceremony of this world class state-of-the-art memorial, which would showcase the enormous contribution made by the Punjabis during the national freedom struggle.
During deliberations with the leaders from Bathinda, Mansa, Ferozepur, Fazilka, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Faridkot, Patiala, SAS Nagar, Rupnagar, Moga, Barnala and Sangrur districts, Mr. Badal solicited maximum participation of the people from across the state to acknowledge the enormous contribution made by the unsung heroes and martyrs especially from Punjab in the country's freedom movement. He called upon the leaders of SAD-BJP and the top brass of the government to elicit huge participation of the people from different walks of life on this historic event.
The Chief Minister said that this memorial would showcase the unprecedented valour and commitment of our forefathers to free our motherland from the yoke of British imperialism. He expressed hope that the upcoming memorial after completion would prove to be a beacon to kindle the spirit of nationalism amongst the future generations. He exhorted the people to participate in this function with great enthusiasm and gaiety thereby demonstrating the ethos of nationalism and patriotism on one hand and to pay befitting tributes to the great national martyrs and heroes of the national freedom struggle on the other. Pertinently Mr. Badal has already deputed the Cabinet Minister Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema and his Special Principal Secretary Mr. KJS Cheema to overall supervise the arrangements and ensure comfortable journey of the people arriving at venue of the function.
Prominent amongst others who were present on the occasion included Senior Akali Leaders and Member Rajya Sabha Mr. Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa and Mr. Balwinder Singh Bhundar, Mr. Madan Mohan Mittal, Mr.Janmejha Singh Sekhon, Mr.Sikandar Singh Maluka, Mr.Surjit Singh Rakhra, Dr.DS Cheema (all Cabinet Ministers), Mr. NK Sharma, Sant Balbir Singh Ghunas, Mr.Parkash Chand Garg (all Chief Parliamentary Secretaries), Mr. Hari Singh Zira, Mr.Jit Mohinder Singh Sidhu, Mr.Sarup Chand Singla (all MLAs) and senior leaders of Shiromani Akali Dal and BJP from Ropar, Mohali, Fatehgarh Sahib, Patiala, Sangrur, Barnala, Mansa, Bathinda, Ferozepur, Fazilka, Muktsar and Faridkot districts besides deputy commissioners of all these districts.....
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Young activist’s boys & girls gathered at a call of Sikh Youth of Punjab

SYP to address issues of drug menace, disrespect to women & yellow literature with persuasion

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Amritsar, September 30: Realizing that excellence and activism is need of the hour, the young activist’s boys and girls gathered at a call of Sikh Youth of Punjab (SYP) today resolved that they would address the issues of drug menace, disrespect to women and yellow literature with persuasion, education and arming residents of Punjab with the knowledge.

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Amritsar, September 30: Realizing that excellence and activism is need of the hour, the young activist’s boys and girls gathered at a call of Sikh Youth of Punjab (SYP) today resolved that they would address the issues of drug menace, disrespect to women and yellow literature with persuasion, education and arming residents of Punjab with the knowledge.

They declared not to allow Punjab to be consumed by drugs and asserted that personal responsibility was a pre-requisite to tackle this bull by the horn.

As a united voice with actionable agenda we, the tomorrow of Punjab, will bring change in the little world we live in, reads the resolution adopted during the youth conference organized by SYP on the outskirts of Guru Nanak Dev University.

The speakers mainly SGPC members Bibi Kiranjot Kaur, Prof Jagmohan Singh and Prof Inderjit Singh Gogoani felt that the society was facing attack from the dirty nexus of politicians-police-smugglers who work under cloak of various socio-cultural fronts. They pointed out that Punjab was under attack from these drug lords who are being facilitated by political leaders across the spectrum.


The speakers urged the youth to do activism by declaring and proclaiming that they would not tolerate degradation of women and that they would bail Punjab out of sinking hole.

Banners were displayed prompting the youth to work for a New Punjab, a drug free state and make the next generation proud of Punjab.

SYP head Nobeljit Singh from Hoshiarpur said we have no doubt that the strong value system of Punjab, respect for women, standing up for the underdog (oppressed) and refraining from intoxicants will withstand the test of our time.

Delivering the key note, party's vice head Paramjit Singh Tanda observed that confronting any socio-political issue that was being patronized by the established conservative class was never an easy task. What we need today is not standing observation or nodding of heads to address the issue but a commitment with ourselves that yes we can and will change the current system that is flawed.

Organization's secretary Sukhvider Singh from Anandpur Sahib said drugs do not discriminate among Punjabi’s. The cancerous epidemic affects all alike, he said and added that modernity at the expense of vulgarity, diluting our values is never welcome and will be rejected by the entrepreneurial spirit of the Punjab.

Kiranjot Kaur said women consist almost half the human population and have to be included in leadership positions for promoting better understanding in the society. She further said a woman was the core of a family which is smallest unit of society, therefore her contribution was immense in inculcating moral values and spirit in the young.



Well known human rights activist Prof Jagmohan Singh in his address said Punjab today was going through difficult times. Drug abuse was a serious concern. Lack of interest in education has taken gigantic proportions. A neo-sub-culture a la Bollywood is being foisted on us through the mega-rich Pollywood producers who are not Punjabi, the degrading treatment to women in all walks of life puts a question mark on Punjabi character, the lethargy and lack of foresight of the governmental authorities was leading us nowhere.


He said from streets to the corridors of power, from canteens to the drawing rooms, this country runs on two hypothes –“chalta hai “ and “mainu ki” There is filth on the streets –chalta hai, there is goondaism in the colony –mainu ki, the government is not fulfilling its promises –so what can I do, girl students are being teased outside colleges and universities –it is their problem, not mine, the neighbour’s son has become a drug addict –too bad but that family is responsible. These are our standard responses. Everyone’s problems are nobody’s problems.

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Schedule changed from October 29 to 31 to November 26 to 28

NHRC Reschedules open hearing/Camp sitting to discuss Human Rights Issues relating to Punjab, Haryana, HP & UT

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Chandigarh, September 30: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has rescheduled its three day Open hearing / Camp sitting at Chandigarh to consider the pending cases and to discuss important human rights issues relating to the states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Union Territory of Chandigarh from 29th to 31st October to November 26 to 28, 2014.
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Chandigarh, September 30: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has rescheduled its three day Open hearing / Camp sitting at Chandigarh to consider the pending cases and to discuss important human rights issues relating to the states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Union Territory of Chandigarh from 29th to 31st October to November 26 to 28, 2014.
According to an official spokesman this open hearing/camp sitting was aimed to ensure speedy disposal of cases targeting towards better protection and promotion of human rights.
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Prominent leaders of HJC from Kalanwali join SAD

Shiromani Akali Dal gets shot in arm, HJC General Secretary joins party

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Chandigarh, September 30 : Amid Haryana Vidhan Sabha elections, Shiromani Akali Dal today got a shot in the arm as State General Secretary of Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) Mr. Manjit Singh Kalanwali joined the party along with his supporters in the presence of party president and Punjab deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal here at his residence.
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Chandigarh, September 30 : Amid Haryana Vidhan Sabha elections, Shiromani Akali Dal today got a shot in the arm as State General Secretary of Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) Mr. Manjit Singh Kalanwali joined the party along with his supporters in the presence of party president and Punjab deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal here at his residence.
This was said to be major boost to Shiromani Akali Dal candidate from Kalanwali constituency Mr. Balkaur sing Kalawali as Mr. Manjit Singh Kalanwali has strong mass base in the area. He joined the party along with his senior party leaders from Kalanwali including Mr. Ruldoo Singh Nambardar, Kalanwali constituency president, Mr. Rajinder Singh Kataria, urban president Kalanwali constituency, Mr. Hardev Singh, Block President Kalanwali, Mr. Amarjit Singh and Mr. Iqbal Singh, both zone Incharge.
Welcoming Mr. Manjit Singh Kalanwali and his supporters into party folds, Mr. Badal said that he would further strengthen the party in Haryana. He assured Mr. Kalanwali and his supporters that party would give them due place in the party. He said that Shiromani Akali Dal-Indian National Lok Dal alliance was enjoying support from all the sections of Hayana and he was confident that alliance would get clear majority in these elections.
Describing his reasons to join Shiromani Akali Dal, Mr. Manjit Singh Kalanwali said that the senior leadership of HJC has completely ignored the grassroot leaders and workers of party. He said that they all were well aware of pro people policies of Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal led Shiromani Akali Dal that was why they decided to join the party to expend its base in Haryana.....
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Punjab Govt. constitutes organizing committee of 5TH Kabaddi World Cup

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Chandigarh, September 30: Punjab Government has been constituted organizing committee of 5th Kabaddi World Cup for smooth conduct of mega sports event. 5th Kabaddi World Cup that is set to be played from December 6 to December 20, 2014. Mr. Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister has been made the Chief Patron, while Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister would be the Chairman of the Organizing Committee.
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Chandigarh, September 30: Punjab Government has been constituted organizing committee of 5th Kabaddi World Cup for smooth conduct of mega sports event. 5th Kabaddi World Cup that is set to be played from December 6 to December 20, 2014. Mr. Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister has been made the Chief Patron, while Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister would be the Chairman of the Organizing Committee.
In a press communiqué released here today an official spokesman said that Mr. Balwinder Singh Bhunder, Member of Parliament and Mr. Sikander Singh Maluka, Rural Development and Panchayat Minister, Punjab would be the Senior Vice Chairmen and Mr. Bikram Singh Majithia, Revenue, Rehabilitation, Information & Public Relations Minister, Mr. Pawan Kumar Tinnu, Chief Parliamentary Secretary Sports& Youth Services and MLA Mr. Pargat Singh have been made Vice Chairmen.
The spokesman further said that Punjab Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary Cultural Affairs, Principal Secretary, Information & Public Relations, Principal Secretary Industries & Commerce, Principal Secretary Finance, Financial Commissioner Taxation, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Principal Secretary to Deputy Chief Minister, Director General of Police, MD, PIDB, Secretary Sports & Youth Services, Mr. Manvesh Singh and Mr. Ajay Mahajan, both Special Principal Secretaries to Deputy Chief Minister and concerned Deputy Commissioners have been made the members of the organizing committee. Mr. Puneet Chandhok would be the Co-ordinator and Director Sports, Punjab would be the organizing Secretary of the Organizing Committee.....
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Reviews functioning of Higher Education Department

Perform or ‘Face The Music’-Rakhra warns higher Education Officers/Officials

Skill Development courses to be opened in more colleges

Mandatory for every college to apply under UGC schemes

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Asks officers to ensure timely release of scholarship amounts

Chandigarh, September 30: Punjab Higher Education Minister Surjit Singh Rakhra today gave stern message to officers/officials of the department to all pro student schemes of well in time otherwise they will have to face the flak. He also directed immediate release of grant in aid to private aided colleges.
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Asks officers to ensure timely release of scholarship amounts

Chandigarh, September 30: Punjab Higher Education Minister Surjit Singh Rakhra today gave stern message to officers/officials of the department to all pro student schemes of well in time otherwise they will have to face the flak. He also directed immediate release of grant in aid to private aided colleges.
Chairing a high level meeting of higher education Mr. Rakhra directed all institution heads would ensure submission of monthly status report of all projects to him and no laxity or delay in this regard would be tolerated. “It is time to perform besides improving functioning and speedy execution of ongoing projects to uplift the standards of higher education in the state otherwise the non-performers will have to face the music,” he asserted.
Taking serious note of lax approach of some colleges towards UGC offered schemes and National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Mr. Rakhra asked that such attitude was not be acceptable. He said the officers of DPI Office would look into such cases by directly intervening into these issues to maintain the flawless execution of UGC sponsored schemes. He said that headquarter will individually have a close tab in such cases. He also stressed that to uplift the standard of education in colleges grading of colleges should also be made by NAAC.
Dr. Roshan Sankaria, Principal Secretary Higher Education apprised Minister that department has taken several infrastructure reforms, which were in full swung. He said that Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal had sanctioned Rs. 50 crore for infrastructure building in higher education institutions out of which Rs. 29 crore has been released. He said 80 percent infrastructure works have been completed while the remaining works were also in advanced stage of completion.
On the issue of 95 percent deficit grant to Private Aided Colleges of state, Mr. Rakhra directed Principal Secretary Higher Education to expedite the process and fulfill all required conditions. He said that for the 2014-15 session grants should be released immediately without any delay. Mr. Rakhra also gave nod for setting up of 13 Finishing Schools in Government Colleges. Project Director RUSA informed the minister that RUSA will release all pending grants for the early formation of these schools.
It was also informed in the meeting that there were several skill development courses operational in community colleges including government Mahindra College Patiala and Government College Ludhiana. The Minister also asked the department to increase the ambit of these colleges to increase the interests of unemployed youth towards skill development. He also advocated that these skill development courses should be started in remaining colleges too.
Issuing strict directions to implement Scholarship program for SC/BC and needy students, Mr. Rakhra asked officers to immediate release scholarship amounts in coordination with all concerned authorities. He said there would be no delay and harassment of students in disbursement of scholarships. The issue of providing books to all libraries in the state by Raja Ram Mohan Rai Foundation Kolkata was also discussed.
Dr. Roshan Sunkaria, Principal Secretary Higher Education, Mr. J.S. Ghuman, DPI Colleges, Mr. T.K. Goyal, Project Director RUSA, Mr. Jagdeep Singh Deputy Director, Additional Director of RUSA Mr. Gurdarshan Singh Brar and all officers/officials of DPI Colleges were present in the meeting.....
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Police had claimed that Barapind was hacking conspiracy to revive terrorist activities

Court acquits ex-militant Kulbir Singh Barapind

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Jalandhar, September 30: SGPC member from Phillaur and president of Akali Dal (Panch -Pradhani) Kulbir Singh Barapind, a former militant along with two others were acquitted by a Jalandhar Court here on Monday.

The court of Additional District Session Judge Mandeep Singh Dhillon acquitted Kulbir Singh Barapind and two others Sukhwinder Singh and Sandeep Singh wanted under different sections of Explosives Act, Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, Arms Act and Conspiracy and Waging W....
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Jalandhar, September 30: SGPC member from Phillaur and president of Akali Dal (Panch -Pradhani) Kulbir Singh Barapind, a former militant along with two others were acquitted by a Jalandhar Court here on Monday.

The court of Additional District Session Judge Mandeep Singh Dhillon acquitted Kulbir Singh Barapind and two others Sukhwinder Singh and Sandeep Singh wanted under different sections of Explosives Act, Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, Arms Act and Conspiracy and Waging War against the country.

Kulbir Barapind was rounded up by the Nawanshahr police in September 2012 from his residence in Barapind and booked by Jalandhar rural police under preventive arrest.

After the arrest of Barapind, the police had claimed that Barapind was hacking a conspiracy to spread terrorist activities in Punjab, hence the preventive arrest.

While the Nawanshahr police had claimed that Barapind was arrested under preventive arrest, the Jalandhar police had claimed that they recovered arms and ammunition from his house.

An FIR was registered against Barapind on September 21 at Goraya police station under Jalandhar rural police.

The Jalandhar rural police had also claimed that during the search of the house of Barapind, they recovered Moser 30 bore, six live cartridges, weapon cleaning equipment, a wireless security camera, two night vision devices, three laptops, video cameras, digital camera, two walkie-talkie sets, sedition related literature of Khalistan, two bullet-proof jackets and head lights.

Interacting with the media after his acquittal, Barapind said the judgment has strengthened his faith on the judiciary. “This is the victory of truth and almighty was besides me to prove my innocent against various cases,” he said.

A former Khalistan Commando Force (KCF) militant, he was extradited from the US in militancy related cases in the year 2006. Barapind was deported to India for entering US on a false passport. After reaching India, he was tried in three different cases, in which he was acquitted by the local courts.
SGPC member and chief of Akali Dal (Panch-Pradhani) Kulbir Singh Barapind after being acquitted by a Jalandhar court on Monday.....
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Punjab Darbar

Punjab Deputy CM not to hold Sangat Darshan on October 1

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Chandigarh September 30 : Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal will not be hold "Sangat Darshan" at Punjab Bhawan Chandigarh on Wednesday i.e. October 1, 2014 due to pre occupied engagements.. This was disclosed by here today Media Advisor to Deputy Chief Minister Punjab Mr. Jangveer Singh.....
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Chandigarh September 30 : Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal will not be hold "Sangat Darshan" at Punjab Bhawan Chandigarh on Wednesday i.e. October 1, 2014 due to pre occupied engagements.. This was disclosed by here today Media Advisor to Deputy Chief Minister Punjab Mr. Jangveer Singh.....
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Punjab Congress infighting again to the Fore

Captain hits out at Bajwa, says PPCC chief not a friend

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Chandigarh, September 30: Congress Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha and former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday hit out at his bête noir Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa, saying that the latter was neither his friend nor well-wisher. “Why shall I invite him? He is neither my friend nor well-wisher,” retorted the Congress leader when asked why Bajwa was not called at the lunch hosted to felicitate Captain’s newl....
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Chandigarh, September 30: Congress Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha and former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday hit out at his bête noir Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa, saying that the latter was neither his friend nor well-wisher. “Why shall I invite him? He is neither my friend nor well-wisher,” retorted the Congress leader when asked why Bajwa was not called at the lunch hosted to felicitate Captain’s newly-elected MLA Preneet Kaur on her oath-taking occasion in Chandigarh this afternoon. The Captain’s remark has once again brought to fore the intense infighting within the main Opposition party in Punjab.

However, today’s luncheon and oath-taking ceremony of Preneet, which turned out to be Amarinder’s show of strength, projected former CM as the strongman in the Punjab Congress with almost 34 of the total 45 party MLAs attending the functions. While Bajwa’s MLA wife Charanjit Kaur Bajwa, Brahm Mohindra and Randeep Singh Nabha were the prominent MLAs, who skipped the ceremony, few other absentee legislators - Arvind Khanna, Kewal Dhillon, Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi and Rana Gurjeet Singh - were out of country and conveyed their well-wishes and reaffirmed support to Amarinder over phone from abroad, sources close to Captain claimed.

Justifying not inviting Bajwa at today’s functions, Amarinder said, “The lunch was hosted by CLP and the party MLAs were invited by the CLP leader while I invited my friends and well-wishers.”

Standing by Captain’s side, CLP leader Sunil Jakhar said he had invited Bajwa’s MLA wife Charanjit Kaur, who expressed her inability to come due to her pressing family engagements in Delhi.

Former CM Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, with whom also Captain had been running a love-and-hate relationship ever since he had become CM in 2002, and Laal Singh were present on the occasion.

Meanwhile, hailing the announcements made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in US on Sunday, that Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) cardholders will get lifetime Indian visa and that American tourists will be given visa on arrival, Lok Sabha Deputy Leader said all such initiatives should be reciprocal. “India should press US to offer similar concessions to Indians also,” he said.

Also endorsing the demand of Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal to review the list of NRIs black list, Amarinder and Preneet, who was Union Minister of State for External Affairs in the previous UPA government at the Centre, said those not involved in serious crime should be brought out of the black list and their families should be given relaxations from harsh restrictions imposed on the black listed NRIs. Preneet said she had also raised this issue as Union Minister many a times.....
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Surveys are conducted for identification of Oral Cancer Patients: K.S.Dhaliwal

First “Oral Cancer Research Center” established in North India at GENESIS in Ferozpur

By Harish Monga

Ferozepur, September 30: With an aim to reduce the daily increasing number of cancer patients in the country and to create awareness among the people about the reasons behind the oral cancer, Oral Cancer Research Centre was today established at Genesis Institute of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Ferozepur.

The Centre was inaugurated by Global Ambassador of Roko Cancer Trust (UK), Kulwant Singh Dhaliwal in the presence of Dr.Kamal Baghi Chairman GENESIS, Dr.Rajat Bhandari, Dr....
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Ferozepur, September 30: With an aim to reduce the daily increasing number of cancer patients in the country and to create awareness among the people about the reasons behind the oral cancer, Oral Cancer Research Centre was today established at Genesis Institute of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Ferozepur.

The Centre was inaugurated by Global Ambassador of Roko Cancer Trust (UK), Kulwant Singh Dhaliwal in the presence of Dr.Kamal Baghi Chairman GENESIS, Dr.Rajat Bhandari, Dr.Simarpreet Kaur Virk, Dr.Amarjit Singh Gill.

Kulwant Singh Dhaliwal speaking on this occasion appealed to all to stand against the consumption of drugs and tobacco for the welfare of the health of nears and dears and advised to get diagnosed in the first Oral Cancer Center in the North India at Ferozepur.

Giving information about the treatment of Oral Cancer, he said, in case the human-being stops consuming all kinds of tobacco, keeps his mount clean, and don’t consumer liquor, he can live a healthy life by keeping himself away from all chronic diseases including oral cancer.

He also said that oral cancer patients will be identified by organizing camps in the rural and urban including the remote area to save them from dying.

Dr.Kamal Baghi assured to make arrangements for the treatment of poor and middle class people in this first research centre in North India and GENESIS is making research besides making arrangements for treatment.

About a decade back, in various states including Punjab, the tobacco, kheni, paan etc. were not taken and people were proud of the youths of Punjab but during the last few years, the youths of Punjab have come under the grip of drugs and tobacco. There is a need to create awareness among the youths to save themselves from drugs, Dr.Baghi added.

He further said, the most common symptoms of oral cancer are a sore on the lip or in the mount that does not heal, a lump on the lip or in the mount, a lump in the nect, a white or red patch on the gums, tongue or lining of the mouth, difficulty with jaw opening, tooth loosening, bad breath etc.

Dr.Rajat Bhandari, Dr.Simarpreet Kaur Virk, HOD said, he is making a research on oral cancer to stop the bad affects of this disease and the patients visiting the GENESIS Oral Cancer Center will be given treatment with modern technology.

Dr.Amarjit Singh Director Principal highlighted in detail the activities of the research center and social services being extended by the GENESIS.
He said, a huge gather is a witness that people are becoming conscious about the drugs and showing interest for the eradication of various diseases including the oral cancer.

Sanjay Ahuja, Joint Director, GENESIS appealed to the prominent personalities of the city present at the inaugural ceremony to contribute a lion’s share in this campaign so that oral cancer disease is completely eradicated.

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