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Village Level Units to run the campaign against drugs

Akali Dal Istri Wing to intensify campaign against drug smugglers: Bibi Sidhu

By Harish Monga

Ferozepur, July 29 : With a view to stop the killing drug trade in the state, The Akali Das Istri Wing which was constituted during December 2010, will intensify its campaign against drug smugglers, in association with the police administration, said Manjit Kaur Sidhu, General Secretary, Istri Akali Dal Punjab while addressing the party workers at gurudwara Masti Budh at Mallanwala near Ferozepur.
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By Harish Monga

Ferozepur, July 29 : With a view to stop the killing drug trade in the state, The Akali Das Istri Wing which was constituted during December 2010, will intensify its campaign against drug smugglers, in association with the police administration, said Manjit Kaur Sidhu, General Secretary, Istri Akali Dal Punjab while addressing the party workers at gurudwara Masti Budh at Mallanwala near Ferozepur.
She said, the units of this campaign are being formed at the village and booth level so that people, especially the youths, are made aware of the ill-effects of drugs besides the treatment of addicted youths at the drug de-addiction centres so that the youths could run their household affairs properly by shunning the drug menace.
She also appreciated the campaign started against the drugs in the Punjab state by Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister and Sukhbir Singh Badal, Dy. Chief Minister.
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Parents of youths died in drug related cases meets media in Chandigarh

Aggrieved parents of drug addicts to approach High Court for justice

By Babushahi Bureau

Chandigarh, July 29: The parents of the drug-addicts in Punjab has threatened to go to High Court to seek justice as their wards in youthful age has lost their lives due to the unresponsive attitudes of the State Government machinery. They admitted that their sons were drug addicts and many of them had even left taking intoxicants but some elements had taken them along and they allegedly died in mysterious circumstances. They reported the matter ....
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Chandigarh, July 29: The parents of the drug-addicts in Punjab has threatened to go to High Court to seek justice as their wards in youthful age has lost their lives due to the unresponsive attitudes of the State Government machinery. They admitted that their sons were drug addicts and many of them had even left taking intoxicants but some elements had taken them along and they allegedly died in mysterious circumstances. They reported the matter to the police but police has not taken any action saying that they died with the overdose of drugs.
The aggrieved parents today interacted with media in Chandigarh and related their horrifying tales. The parents including Dr. A K Banerjee & his wife Madhumita Banerjee and Sukhvir Singh of Ludhiana and another person from Nawa Shehar said that their young sons were taken by their known friends and on the next days, only their bodies were found. The parents alleged that they have approached the police with the names of persons responsible for their death but the police did not heed to their viewpoint. They said that the Police do not try to find the source of supply of intoxicants to the youth but instead allegedly making cover up in such cases.
Banerjee couple said that they had met President of India also but with no fruitful outcome. They will now take up the case to the High Court for seeking justice. The parents also observed one minute silence in memory of their lost children. Meanwhile, the Congress leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira and former DGP Shashi Kant has held the SAD-BJP Government responsible for this menace in the State. Sahitkari Sikh Federation President Paramjit Singh Ranu was also present. ....
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Agricultural land purchased by Amanjot allegedly against rules while holding Canadian citizenship

ED summons Ramoowalia’s daughter Amanjot Kaur over land deal

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Chandigarh, July 29: The enforcement directorate (ED) has summoned the chairperson of the SAS Nagar (Mohali) district planning committee, Amanjot Kaur Ramoowalia, who is the daughter of senior Akali leader and former union minister Balwant Singh Ramoowalia, in a case of buying agricultural land in 2010 allegedly against rules while holding Canadian citizenship.
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Chandigarh, July 29: The enforcement directorate (ED) has summoned the chairperson of the SAS Nagar (Mohali) district planning committee, Amanjot Kaur Ramoowalia, who is the daughter of senior Akali leader and former union minister Balwant Singh Ramoowalia, in a case of buying agricultural land in 2010 allegedly against rules while holding Canadian citizenship.
The inquiry was started last year over the land —36 kanal 9 marla in Bhai Rupa village, Bathinda — bought in 2010, and directives have been issued under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) asking her to produce documents to prove if she had Indian citizenship at the time of the land deal.
Documents accessed by HT showed that the land was registered in the name of Amanjot and her father’s gunman Jagtar Singh’s wife Devinder Kaur as a partner.
A senior ED official said that during investigations it was learnt that Amanjot, resident of Sector 33, Chandigarh, could not buy any land for agriculture, farming and plantation as a non-Indian, and could buy only commercial and residential plots. According to father Ramoowalia, too, she acquired Indian citizenship in 2013.
Sources said the land was bought from a widow, Mandeep Kaur, and as per the registry documents it was worth Rs. 30.3 lakh.
Confirming that she was a Canadian citizen at the time, Amanjot underlined that her partner Devinder was an Indian citizen. She also said that she had bought the land to construct a house but later changed her mind. She said ED directives were issued to her before the Lok Sabha elections too, and she had submitted her reply.
Meanwhile, an application was moved to the agency urging to transfer the case to Jalandhar even as the land deal documents carry Amanjot’s Chandigarh address. About that, Amanjot said her in-laws are from Amritsar and thus she had requested for transfer of the case nearby.
Ramoowalia defended his daughter saying that his gunman Jagtar was also his relative whose wife was a partner in the deal. He said they had already submitted the relevant documents to the ED, and would pay penalty if any violation was detected.
As for Jagtar, husband of deal partner Devinder, he said they had received summons from the ED and had submitted that no case was made out against Devinder as she was Indian.

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Boycotts party campaign in Patiala but open to canvassing in Talwandi Sabo: Malwinder

Captain Amarinder’s brother Malwinder not to campaign for sister-in-law Preneet

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Chandigarh, July 29: With the announcement of former MP Preneet Kaur as the Congress candidate for the Patiala assembly seat vacated by her husband Capt Amarinder Singh, who has been elected to the Lok Sabha, Amarinder’s brother Malwinder Singh has announced boycott of the party campaign. However, Malwinder, who claimed to be the only genuine seeker of the ticket, he said he was open to canvassing in Talwandi Sabo.
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Chandigarh, July 29: With the announcement of former MP Preneet Kaur as the Congress candidate for the Patiala assembly seat vacated by her husband Capt Amarinder Singh, who has been elected to the Lok Sabha, Amarinder’s brother Malwinder Singh has announced boycott of the party campaign. However, Malwinder, who claimed to be the only genuine seeker of the ticket, he said he was open to canvassing in Talwandi Sabo.
Malwinder had shifted to the Shiromani Akali Dal before the 2012 assembly polls only to later return to Congress. “I fail to understand why, after remaining a union minister, Preneet is contesting to become an MLA. I am foreseeing a disastrous result and will take up the matter with maharaja saab (Amarinder, erstwhile maharaja of Patiala),” he commented.
After the announcement, Malwinder had left for Delhi and switched off his mobile phone. Speaking with HT over phone, he said, “I am in Delhi for tuitions of my grandchildren. This is a better job than canvassing for Preneet.”
“My grudge is genuine,” he explained, “First, she played a negative role and denied me ticket for Samana [in 2012] to allot it to son Raninder [who lost]. Now, when I was the genuine and only contender, she backstabbed me.” He said Preneet still carried the “baggage of the ill reputation of the UPA” and that it would cost the party dear. On taking up the matter with Amarinder, he said, “There is no question of truce, even if he insists.”

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Applications invited from prospective operators for grant of contract carriage permits

Panchkula to have 'Radio Cabs'

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Chandigarh, July 29: The Haryana government on Tuesday decided to introduce 'Radio Cabs' for Panchkula, Gurgaon and Faridabad and applications were invited from prospective operators for grant of contract carriage permits.
The operators may apply for it at the office of the secretary of the Regional Transport Authority (RTA) concerned. An official spokesman said that the permits would be granted for three categories- economy, luxury and super luxury cabs.
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By Babushahi Bureau

Chandigarh, July 29: The Haryana government on Tuesday decided to introduce 'Radio Cabs' for Panchkula, Gurgaon and Faridabad and applications were invited from prospective operators for grant of contract carriage permits.
The operators may apply for it at the office of the secretary of the Regional Transport Authority (RTA) concerned. An official spokesman said that the permits would be granted for three categories- economy, luxury and super luxury cabs.
The fare for the economy cab is Rs. 12.5 per km, while it is Rs. 20 per km for the luxury cab and Rs. 30 per km for the super luxury cabs.
The spokesperson said the contract carriage permits would be granted to ply Radio Cabs in Faridabad, Gurgaon and Panchkula within a radius of 50km of the respective district headquarters in Haryana.
Saying that the applicant should either be a company under the Companies Act 1956 or a society under the Societies Registration Act 1860 or a firm, he added that the applicant should ensure adequate parking space for the vehicles. It was also highlighted that the applicant should have the necessary infrastructure to accommodate a control room and have at least five telephone lines. He should have a fully-functional GPS or GPRS device for tracking the vehicles, conforming to nationally acceptable standard similar to those installed on the cabs. The system may be required to be linked to the office of the secretary to the RTA concerned.
The spokesman said that a minimum fleet size per operator would be five motor cabs for Panchkula and 20 cabs for Gurgaon and Faridabad.
The cabs would be available round-the-clock seven days a week. Each cab operator would be given a unique number to operate the call center and it can be used by customers. Between 11pm and 5am, an additional 25 percent would be charged on the base fare. The operator would be responsible for the supervision of drivers and their behavior.
The cabs will be white with a colour-coded band on three sides-sky blue for economy, dark blue for luxury and golden for super luxury. The cabs in Gurgaon and Faridabad will have the NCR Radio Taxi logo, the spokesperson said.


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Appointment of 3 Right to Service Commissioners & 2 State Information Commissioners

Haryana IAS Pradeep Kasni says CM flouted rules to appoint top officials: IBN

By Babushahi Bureau

Chandigarh, July 29: Adding more fuel to the controversy over appointment of the three Right to Service Commissioners and two Information Commissioners by the Haryana government, IAS officer Pradeep Kasni has alleged irregularities in the actions.
On Sunday, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda administered the oath of office to the commissioners despite the fact that they were not given appointment letters by Kasni.
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By Babushahi Bureau

Chandigarh, July 29: Adding more fuel to the controversy over appointment of the three Right to Service Commissioners and two Information Commissioners by the Haryana government, IAS officer Pradeep Kasni has alleged irregularities in the actions.
On Sunday, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda administered the oath of office to the commissioners despite the fact that they were not given appointment letters by Kasni.
The IAS officer told CNN-IBN that he was harassed by the Haryana Chief Secretary for not toeing the government line. Explaining his decision to hold back the appointments, Kasni said that he did not authorise the appointment letters because all the three recommended as the state information commissioners were holding office of profit on the date of meeting of the statutory committee.
Alleging gross irregularities in all the five commissioners' appointment, Kasni said that his signed documents were tampered with and overwritten.
It is not just Kasni but the Opposition too charged the Hooda government alleging that the appointments were made flouting the rules and procedures, as the CM had administered the oath barely an hour after the new Governor, Kaptan Singh Solanki took charge. In the past, the Information Commissioners were administered the oath by the Governor.
Opposition parties including INLD and BJP attacked the Hooda government for showing "haste" in making the appointments and pointed out that even Haryana's Secretary, Administrative Reforms, Pradeep Kasni, has red-flagged the appointments on the grounds that rules had allegedly not been followed.
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Prime Minister give Mantras of "Kam Zameen, Kam Samay, Zyaada Upaj","Per Drop, more Crop", and "Lab to Land"

Modi calls for Water Conservation & Blue Revolution: Focus on lab to land mantra

By Babushahi Bureau

New Delhi, July 29: Addressing the agricultural scientific community on the 86th Foundation Day of ICAR, here today, the Prime Minister – who was earlier greeted with a "standing ovation" – called upon the audience to give a "standing ovation" to the millions of Indian farmers, who, he said, have played a huge role in changing India`s fortunes.
Prime Minister said the work of ICAR should have two mantras: "Kam zameen, kam samay, zyaa....
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New Delhi, July 29: Addressing the agricultural scientific community on the 86th Foundation Day of ICAR, here today, the Prime Minister – who was earlier greeted with a "standing ovation" – called upon the audience to give a "standing ovation" to the millions of Indian farmers, who, he said, have played a huge role in changing India`s fortunes.
Prime Minister said the work of ICAR should have two mantras: "Kam zameen, kam samay, zyaada upaj"and "per drop, more crop.” To meet the challenge of "lab to land" – taking scientific research to successful interventions – the Prime Minister exhorted agricultural colleges to start radio stations.The Prime Minister also called for a blue revolution that would extend the benefits of scientific research to the fisheries sector. He also called for greater research and promotion of coastal seaweed, and Himalayan herbal medicinal plants.

Shri Narendra Modi asked the scientists to elaborate upon their research in simple term so that it could be understood by the farmers, and they could be convinced to try out new products and initiatives.

Earlier Union Minister for Agriculture, Shri Radha Mohan Singh informed the Prime Minister that ICAR prepared the contingency plan for 520 districts with technical consultation. He said that ICAR also started the programme on climate base agriculture p. Budget allocation for National Adaptation Fund established for Climate Change will strengthen the capacity to mitigate the adverse effect of climate change. He also said that Pradhan Mantri Agriculture Irrigation Scheme will help in increasing the irrigated lands and production also.

Agricuture Minister also informed that 639 Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVKs) were permitted to operate, whose major aims is to front line demonstration and to increase the reachability of KVKs additional KVKs were established in bigger districts in these KVKs, technology information unit, mini seed processing unit, use of rainwater, soil and water tests, e-connectivity, corp hatchery and farm women hostel etc facilities were given. ICAR also prepare the concept of Farmers First to strengthen the Farmers- Scientists interface.

Shri Singh also said that agricultural research and educational institutes are two pillars for development of agriculture. So it is important to confirm that Agricultural Universities were imparting quality education and prepare the agriculture graduate to counter new emerging problems in the field of agricultural research and development.

Minister said that Council is also considering for programmes like ‘earning while learning’ and special programmes for the development and enhance capacity of rural youth. Council also prepare the syllabus to start course for Higher and intermediate classes.

Shri Singh also emphasis on the issues which were important to address like water and its quality, soil health, protection of genetic resources, increase the farm production, management of climate change, use of resources, energy management, diversification and post crop management etc.

Earlier Agriculture Minister while speaking as the Chairman of ICAR, welcomes the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi.

MOS for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan gave vote of thanks to Chief Guest, Union Agriculture Minister and all participants. ....
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17 bodies recovered so far

HRTC Bus fell in to gorge at Katarghat: 20 killed

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New Delhi, July 29: In a tragic bus mishap in Himachal Pradesh, more than 20 people lost their lives when a Himachal Road Transport Corporation bus fell into a gorge at Katarghat, 65 km from Shimla. The bus carrying over 30 persons was on its way from Shimla to Sawerakhud.
Media reports that seventeen bodies have been recovered so far. The condition of seven other passengers is stated to be serious and they have been admitted to Indira Gandhi Medical College Hospital in Shimla.
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New Delhi, July 29: In a tragic bus mishap in Himachal Pradesh, more than 20 people lost their lives when a Himachal Road Transport Corporation bus fell into a gorge at Katarghat, 65 km from Shimla. The bus carrying over 30 persons was on its way from Shimla to Sawerakhud.
Media reports that seventeen bodies have been recovered so far. The condition of seven other passengers is stated to be serious and they have been admitted to Indira Gandhi Medical College Hospital in Shimla.
Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh asked the Shimla district administration to conduct relief and rescue operations on a war footing. The Chief Minister also visited the hospital and asked the hospital administration to provide all possible medical help to the injured.....
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Curfew relaxed for four hours in two phases

Saharanpur (U.P.) heading toward normalcy, no untoward incident reported

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New Delhi, July 29: The people of both the communities in Clash-hit Saharanpur (U.P.) showed complete restraint and no untoward incident was reported from anywhere in the city where curfew was relaxed for four hours in all six police station of curfew bound areas. The curfew was relaxed in two phases.
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New Delhi, July 29: The people of both the communities in Clash-hit Saharanpur (U.P.) showed complete restraint and no untoward incident was reported from anywhere in the city where curfew was relaxed for four hours in all six police station of curfew bound areas. The curfew was relaxed in two phases.
Media reports that in the first phase curfew was relaxed for four hours from 07.00 AM in the old city which is dominated by Muslim population. In second phase relaxation was given from 3.00 PM to 7.oo PM in the New city area.
District magistrate of Saharanpur Sandhya Tiwari told media that decision regarding further relaxation in curfew will be taken after review of the situation.

People offered Eid Namaj and were seen greeting Eid to each other. The district administration had appealed people for offering Namaj at their nearest worship places like mosques and Eidgahs.

During relaxation of curfew Muslim brethren offered Namaz at Jama Masjid, Eidgah and other places and exchanged greetings with each other. Long queues were seen on the shops of sweets, daily need and grocery items. In New city where curfew was not lifted, prayers of Namaj were offered at the nearest places of their religious faith. Civil and police officials took rounds of the trouble hit areas and had keen vigil on the situation.

Heavy police forces including Central Para Military Forces and PAC are constantly patrolling and officials are keeping vigil on the situation. Security has been beefed up at 74 places in curfew bound areas.

Talking to media persons District Magistrate Sandhya Tiwari said as of now 43 people have been arrested and 22 FIR are registered. Prohibitory action is being taken against 33 persons.
She added that 165 shops including street carts were burnt or damaged in violent clash. DM told that two RAF personnel, one police man and two home guards are amongst the 34 injured during the clashes. ....
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Decision will be huge relief to the trading community of Punjab

BJP Chief Kamal Sharma welcomes announcement on VAT tax

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Chandigarh July 29 : Punjab BJP Chief Kamal Sharma has welcomed the move of state government announcing the withdrawal of controversial section 13 (1) of the Punjab VAT Act, 2005 as per which it was made mandatory for the traders and industrialists to submit VAT on the stocks as well.
In a statement issued from party headquarters here, Sharma said that the BJP and had strongly raised its resentment against the tax with the state government.
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Chandigarh July 29 : Punjab BJP Chief Kamal Sharma has welcomed the move of state government announcing the withdrawal of controversial section 13 (1) of the Punjab VAT Act, 2005 as per which it was made mandatory for the traders and industrialists to submit VAT on the stocks as well.
In a statement issued from party headquarters here, Sharma said that the BJP and had strongly raised its resentment against the tax with the state government.
“Withdrawing this new amendment was a welcome decision and would provide relief for the all the traders across the state. I thank the state government for making annoucment in this regard and respecting the general sentiments of the traders that was against this tax,” said Kamal Sharma.
He said that apart from other senior leaders, he himself has taken up the matter with the deputy CM and the chief minister.
The BJP chief said that the party was committed to protect the rights of the traders and would continue to raise the demands of the community in future as well.....
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Strengthening culture bonds between Muslims & Sikhs

Dal Khalsa activists visit Jama Masjid in Amritsar to greet Muslims on Eid

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Amritsar, July 29: Dal Khalsa today extended greetings to the Muslim brethren on the sacred occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

Party activists lead by Kanwar Pal Singh today visited local historic Jama Masjid and met the Imam Hamid Hussain Qasmi and other Muslims who were celebrating the day.

While felicitating the Muslims, the leader of the Sikh party pressed for strengthening the cultural bonds between both the communities.

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Amritsar, July 29: Dal Khalsa today extended greetings to the Muslim brethren on the sacred occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

Party activists lead by Kanwar Pal Singh today visited local historic Jama Masjid and met the Imam Hamid Hussain Qasmi and other Muslims who were celebrating the day.

While felicitating the Muslims, the leader of the Sikh party pressed for strengthening the cultural bonds between both the communities.

A brief discussion was held on volatile situation in Saharanpur. Representatives of both the communities expressed concern and pain over violent clashes in Saharanpur. They also expressed grief over the loss of lives and properties during the clashes.

Making an appeal to the people of both the minority communities to maintain peace, Kanwar Pal Singh urged people to defeat the attempts of the miscreants. He said according to version of Sikhs in Sarahanpur, politicians of different stream ignited the situation for their vested interests. He said to polarize the voters in view of the by-polls, politicians were precipitating the tension.....
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Haryana Darbar

HSGPC (ad-hoc) meeting at Kaithal postponed from July 30 to July 31

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Kaithal, July 29: Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (ad-hoc) meeting which was scheduled for July 30, 2014 at Kaithal has been postponed to July 31. The venue of the meeting will however remain the same at Kaithal.
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Kaithal, July 29: Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (ad-hoc) meeting which was scheduled for July 30, 2014 at Kaithal has been postponed to July 31. The venue of the meeting will however remain the same at Kaithal.
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PPCC President ridicules Punjab Government for alleged VAT scandal

Bajwa pleads for speedy solution to Punjab traders problems

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Chandigarh, July 29: The Punjab Congress President, Partap Singh Bajwa, has called upon the state government to address the issues concerning the trading community in the state without any delay. The issues raised by the trading community must be given priority by the state government.
In a statement issued here today, Bajwa asserted the VAT scandal was brought to the notice of the government earlier but no action had been taken. Rampan....
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Chandigarh, July 29: The Punjab Congress President, Partap Singh Bajwa, has called upon the state government to address the issues concerning the trading community in the state without any delay. The issues raised by the trading community must be given priority by the state government.
In a statement issued here today, Bajwa asserted the VAT scandal was brought to the notice of the government earlier but no action had been taken. Rampant corruption prevailed in this department. He said what was all the more ironic was the fact that the department of excise and taxation was with the Deputy Chief Minister, Sukhbir Singh Badal, who is considered to be management expert and whose refrain is to make the system transparent to end corruption.

He pointed out VAT refund was not being given by for the last many months and the arrears amounted to hundreds of crores. No interest was being paid on this VAT. On the one hand India wanted to compete with China while on the other, the state government was putting unnecessary financial burden on trades and industries. A big amount of money is invested on the VAT and the exporters are paying interest on this amount. This was creating functional problems making survival difficult in the competitive market. He opposed form 13/1 in which every trader and industrialist had to give details of stocks including raw material lying with them and advance tax had to be paid which was a big injustice. Similarly, the new procedure for factory license renewal and enhancement if renewal fee by three times was uncalled for. He also demanded that worksheet 7 be abolished altogether.

He said about 60 per cent of industry had already migrated to other states due to wrong policies and more were planning which would be ruinous for the state. Industry is already being punished by entry tax. This entry tax is not less than JAZIA . How govt. can charge sales tax at the time of purchase ? Govt.is charging entry tax on the raw material which is big injustice. There is no guaranty that after manufacturing they will get the proper price or not ? If the raw material is destroyed or stolen, who will be the responsible ?

He said the traders were on the path of agitation demanding withdrawal of new VAT forms and the related issues including the property tax. He extended full support to the concerns and demands expressed by the trading community in the state.

“What is all the more significant dimension of the controversy is that the ruling Akali Dal is ignoring the pleas from the BJP ministers who have gone public against their own government on this issue and the decisions taken by the cabinet are the collective responsibility of the ruling alliance. After the Local Bodies Minister Mr Anil Joshi, it is the Forest Minister Mr Chuni Lal Bhagat who has taken up cudgels on behalf of the traders. This shows that the BJP ministers lack any say in the decision making process. At the same time, they don’t have the guts to come out of the government”, he added.

He called upon the BJP ministers to come out of the government if they were feeling so helpless rather than facing such humiliation at the hands of the arrogant senior alliance partner.....
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Former Deputy Speaker criticizes BJP Ministers for their anti-traders role

Bir Devinder slams SAD-BJP Govt. for punitive & atrocious tax laws

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SAS Nagar (Mohali), July 29: Former Deputy Speaker Bir Devinder Singh while criticizing BJP Ministers role in Punjab said that they are trying to befool the traders of Punjab by shedding crocodile tears on the atrocious provisions notified by the Excise and Taxation Department of the Government of Punjab, to collect tax on unsold stocks that are lying in the shops of the traders of Punjab. Ironically BJP is an alliance partner in the Government l....
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SAS Nagar (Mohali), July 29: Former Deputy Speaker Bir Devinder Singh while criticizing BJP Ministers role in Punjab said that they are trying to befool the traders of Punjab by shedding crocodile tears on the atrocious provisions notified by the Excise and Taxation Department of the Government of Punjab, to collect tax on unsold stocks that are lying in the shops of the traders of Punjab. Ironically BJP is an alliance partner in the Government led by Parkash Singh Badal, how could they escape responsibility of imposing such a punitive provisions of collecting the tax from the traders of Punjab.
Bir Devinder further said that VAT Act 2005 is imposed all over India in all States, but no state has ventured to collect tax by amending the VAT rules by incorporating such punitive provisions. Punjab Government by amending the Sub rule 13(1) of VAT rules 2005 to collect tax from the traders and shopkeepers on their unsold stocks. If this new punitive provision is implemented in Punjab, it would completely alter the basic interpretation of the Vat Act.
He further alleged that the State Government has become bankrupt because of the asymmetrical fiscal policies and uncontrolled extravagant expenditure, now the Government wants to counterbalance the huge revenue losses by penalizing the traders beyond a point.
The Excise and Taxation Department of Punjab has already introduced stringent measures through E-Trip regulatory system to make trader accountable for his tax liability, whereby a trader in Punjab whenever enters in to any transaction of sale amounting to Rs. 50000/- or above, is statutorily required to furnish information electronically to the Taxation department by visiting the official website of the department i.e. pxtex.com, under E-Trip regulatory mechanism by divulging each single detail of the Bill book pertaining to each sale transaction.
While expressing the unequivocal solidarity with the traders of Punjab, in their most legitimate struggle, Bir Devinder warned the Government of unspeakable consequences if they go ahead to implement the punitive and atrocious tax laws to coercive, the traders in Punjab, to cover up their own colossal failure on each front including the fiscal front.....
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Haryana Power Minister resigns in protest against Hooda's style of functioning

Big jolt to Hooda Government: Power Minister Ajay Singh Yadav resigns

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Chandigarh, July 29: As the assembly elections in Haryana are round the corner, the Hooda led Congress Government in the state suffered a major setback with power minister Captain Ajay Singh Yadav resigning from the Cabinet.
Yadav while openly criticizing the functioning of the CM Hooda, said that the leadership has "failed" to learn lessons from the Lok Sabha election debacle. The 55-year-old six-time Congress MLA from Rewari alleged bias....
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Chandigarh, July 29: As the assembly elections in Haryana are round the corner, the Hooda led Congress Government in the state suffered a major setback with power minister Captain Ajay Singh Yadav resigning from the Cabinet.
Yadav while openly criticizing the functioning of the CM Hooda, said that the leadership has "failed" to learn lessons from the Lok Sabha election debacle. The 55-year-old six-time Congress MLA from Rewari alleged bias in matter of development, recruitment and flayed the controversial induction of members of various Commissions and statutory bodies and "domination" of the bureaucracy. He said that the Chief Minister is engaged in regional discrimination in allotment of developmental projects in the state.
Yadav, MLA from Rewari near Gurgaon, is known to be an influential leader. He had a running feud going with Hooda over Haryana's land acquisition policy.

Matters took a turn for the worse after Yadav took up the cause of farmers in Rewari and demanded that they be paid more compensation. Days later, the farmers in Rewari clashed with police over the issue, leaving many injured.

Later Hooda held a meeting with farmers in Delhi to break the deadlock but Yadav was not invited.
Media reports later claimed that Yadav was in support of a leadership change in Haryana. He had denied it then and called the news reports misleading.....
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Development is agenda in bypolls too: Sukhbir Badal

SAD kicks off elections campaign for Talwandi Sabo by-poll

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Bathinda, July 29 : Shiromani Akali Dal on Tuesday kicks off election campaign for Talwandi Sabo by-poll under the dynamic leadership of party President and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.
After a meeting called to review the bypoll strategy here today, Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal told media-persons that development was the issue on which the party was seeking the votes of Talwandi Sabo and Patiala electorates. Mr. Badal ....
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Bathinda, July 29 : Shiromani Akali Dal on Tuesday kicks off election campaign for Talwandi Sabo by-poll under the dynamic leadership of party President and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.
After a meeting called to review the bypoll strategy here today, Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal told media-persons that development was the issue on which the party was seeking the votes of Talwandi Sabo and Patiala electorates. Mr. Badal further said the victory of SAD-BJP candidates in the bye-elections will ensure speedy development of the area.
Mr. Badal said that SAD would win the Patiala and Talwandi Sabo bypolls with thumping majority as SAD and BJP alliance party rank and file was determined to give crushing defeat to the Congress. He also stated that there were no differences between the party rank and file over the nomination of Mr. Jeet Mohinder Sidhu and all the partymen are united to fight the bye-elections.
In this meeting attended by Ministers, Chief Parliamentary Secretaries, MLA’s and senior party leaders from Bathinda, Mansa, Barnala, Amritsar, Fazilka, Ferozepur, Faridkot and Moga districts, the party pledged to ensure historic victory of party candidate Mr. Jeet Mohinder Sidhu in the Bye-election.
During the meeting, Mr. Badal suggested a comprehensive action plan to create awareness among voters about pro people policies of Shiromani Akali Dal–BJP government. He also assigned the campaign responsibilities to party leaders and workers zone wise to chalk out plans to reach each and every voter of the constituency.
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ETT Union President, Mr. Jaswinder Singh Sidhu, has been on an indefinite fast for the last ten days

Bajwa joins dharna by ETT teachers at Mohali

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Chandigarh, July 29: The Punjab Congress President, Mr. Partap Singh Bajwa, today extended full support to the ETT teachers who are agitating in front of the office of the Punjab School Education Board at Mohali.

The ETT Union President, Mr. Jaswinder Singh Sidhu, has been on an indefinite fast for the last ten days to press the demands of the ETT teachers. They are demanding merger in the cadre of government school teachers as they too are performing the same duties.
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Chandigarh, July 29: The Punjab Congress President, Mr. Partap Singh Bajwa, today extended full support to the ETT teachers who are agitating in front of the office of the Punjab School Education Board at Mohali.

The ETT Union President, Mr. Jaswinder Singh Sidhu, has been on an indefinite fast for the last ten days to press the demands of the ETT teachers. They are demanding merger in the cadre of government school teachers as they too are performing the same duties.

Mr. Bajwa joined the agitating teachers and had first-hand information about their issues and demands.

The PPCC chief, while fully supporting them, said the acceptance of their demands would not put any extra burden on the state exchequer. He called upon the state government to accept their demands without delay as the teachers had the responsibility to shape the future of the state.

He was accompanied by S. Balbir Singh Sidhu MLA and District President, the party General Secretary, Mr. Rajanbir Singh and Mr. Gurpartap Singh Mann Secretary and other leaders.....
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Eliminating affidavits saves Rs. 600 crore annually

Centre adopts Punjab’s reforms in abolition of affidavits

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Chandigarh, July 29: Taking cue from administrative reforms brought in by Deputy Chief Minister Punjab Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal in abolition of affidavits, the union government has asked the states to do away with the necessity of affidavits for government related work and promote self-attestation of documents which would come as a major relief to the citizens.
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Chandigarh, July 29: Taking cue from administrative reforms brought in by Deputy Chief Minister Punjab Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal in abolition of affidavits, the union government has asked the states to do away with the necessity of affidavits for government related work and promote self-attestation of documents which would come as a major relief to the citizens.
Disclosing this a spokesman of the Punjab government said that to bridge the gap between citizen and government by removing the post-colonial practices and save citizens from unnecessary litigation, Mr Badal in implementing radical reforms has abolished seeking affidavits in all cases except where there was statutory requirement.
On the recommendations of Punjab Governance Reforms Commission (PGRC), the state government has done away with all affidavits for 89 services that were “local inventions” and asked from citizens. Instead of seeking affidavits, three specimens of self-declaration were furnished for getting services from government departments, local bodies, autonomous institutions, he added.
He further informed that this sweeping reform has resulted in annual saving of Rs. 600 crore including monitoring cost of getting the affidavit, its attestation and loss of productivity and wages. This initiative has been short-listed for the Prime Minister’s awards for the excellence in public administration for the year 2012-2014.
It may be mentioned here that the reform to abolish affidavits in Punjab was recommended by PGRC that was constituted by state government for implementation of administrative reforms and provisioning of e-governance to the citizens. He further informed that PGRC has submitted 8 reports containing 615 recommendations for 18 departments related to government process reengineering and governance reforms which were under implementation process.....
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Schedule available on website http://bedadmissions.puchd.ac.in

Counselling for admissions to B.Ed. to be held on July 30, 31 & Aug. 1 in PU

By Babushahi Bureau

Chandigarh, July 29 : The first counselling for admissions to B.Ed. (U.T. Colleges) for the session 2014-15 to be held on July, 30, 31 & August 1, 2014 in Panjab University (PU), Law Auditorium, Near Arts Block No. IV, PU, Chandigarh from 9 AM onwards. Students are advised to read the schedule on the website http://bedadmissions.puchd.ac.in.....
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Chandigarh, July 29 : The first counselling for admissions to B.Ed. (U.T. Colleges) for the session 2014-15 to be held on July, 30, 31 & August 1, 2014 in Panjab University (PU), Law Auditorium, Near Arts Block No. IV, PU, Chandigarh from 9 AM onwards. Students are advised to read the schedule on the website http://bedadmissions.puchd.ac.in.....
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Qualified candidates in entrance examination, awaiting results of B.Ed. Examination 2014, can submit online form

Last date to apply online for admissions to M.Ed. course in PU is July 30

By Babushahi Bureau

Chandigarh, July 29 : Only one day is left to apply for admissions to M.Ed. (Regular) in Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh campus and colleges in Punjab affiliated to PU participating in centralized admissions, M.Ed. (correspondence) and M.Ed. Special Education (MR) as July 30 is the last date to apply online through website http://medadmissions.puchd.ac.in.
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Chandigarh, July 29 : Only one day is left to apply for admissions to M.Ed. (Regular) in Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh campus and colleges in Punjab affiliated to PU participating in centralized admissions, M.Ed. (correspondence) and M.Ed. Special Education (MR) as July 30 is the last date to apply online through website http://medadmissions.puchd.ac.in.
PU Spokesman informed that the qualified candidates in the entrance examination, who are awaiting results of B.Ed. Examination 2014, can submit the online form without waiting for the results. The last date for submission of online forms will not be extended. The last date for submission of the duly completed printout of the form for M.Ed. regular candidates is August 4 and for M.Ed. correspondence candidates is August 5. The print out of the online forms must reach the CET cell, Aruna Ranjit Chandra Hall, PU before 5 PM on the last date mentioned.
The face to face counseling of M.Ed. regular candidates will be from August 11 to 13 at PU. The counselling schedule will be notified on the website www.medadmissions.puchd.ac.in .
PU Spokesman also clarified that candidates desirous of seeking admission to both M.Ed. (Regular) and M.Ed. (Correspondence) should send two separate application forms. These should be sent in two separate envelopes marked M.Ed. (Regular) or M.Ed. (Correspondence). The candidates can submit the copy of their B.Ed. result to the Coordinator, M.Ed. Admissions 2014, Department of Education, Arts Block No. II, Sector 14, PU before or during the counseling. Such candidates will be permitted to join the process of counseling on the day of counseling as per the notified University Counseling Schedule. However, only those seats shall be offered to such candidates as will be vacant at that time as per the ongoing merit rank. University shall not be responsible for the declaration of late results.
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Ambulance driver and Emergency Medical Technician found absent

Chairman, PHSC pays surpise visit to Community Health Centre

By Harish Monga

Moga, July 29: Today, Barjinder Singh Brar, Chairman, Punjab Health Systems Corporation (PHSC) paid surprise visit to Emergency Ward to Community Health Centre at Sub-Tehsil Badhni Kalan in district Moga and ambulance vehicle driver and emergency medical technician were found absent from their duty from the emergency ward having admission of 55 patients.

During his visit, Dr.Balwinder Singh, SMO brough to the notice of Chairman that there is need to take care of newly construct....
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Moga, July 29: Today, Barjinder Singh Brar, Chairman, Punjab Health Systems Corporation (PHSC) paid surprise visit to Emergency Ward to Community Health Centre at Sub-Tehsil Badhni Kalan in district Moga and ambulance vehicle driver and emergency medical technician were found absent from their duty from the emergency ward having admission of 55 patients.

During his visit, Dr.Balwinder Singh, SMO brough to the notice of Chairman that there is need to take care of newly constructed building for which the funds are required. On this, Brar ordered to do the needful in this regard.

SMO also apprised the Chairman about the shortage of doctors in the hospital. He said, at present only 5 doctors have been deployed and there is need of more expert doctors apart from cleanliness staff.

Brar Chairman also personally checked the 108 Ambulance vehicle by opening its door and the same was not fully equipped with the required infrastructure. Its driver and emergency medical technician (EMT) were also found absent from duty and ordered to take strict action in this regard with instructions to run the affairs of CHC properly.
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Punjab Darbar

Sukhbir Badal orders withdrawal of amendment for availing input tax credit

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Chandigarh, July 29 : Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal today ordered withdrawal of the amendment made in the first proviso to section 13 (1) of the Punjab VAT Act, 2005 for availing input tax credit and asked the Excise and Taxation department to draft an ordinance in this regard and present it for approval in the next meeting of the State cabinet.

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Chandigarh, July 29 : Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal today ordered withdrawal of the amendment made in the first proviso to section 13 (1) of the Punjab VAT Act, 2005 for availing input tax credit and asked the Excise and Taxation department to draft an ordinance in this regard and present it for approval in the next meeting of the State cabinet.

Disclosing this, an official spokesman to the Deputy CM office said traders associations had met the Deputy Chief Minister recently and apprised him of some suggestions into the said VAT act to check evasion of input tax credit (ITC). Keeping this in view Mr Badal, who is also heading Excise and Taxation portfolio, has asked the department to extend the date of filing returns till August 20and provide option to the traders to file their returns as per previous practice. "To redress the grievances of traders community State government will amend the clause 13 (1) of Punjab VAT Act by an ordinance," he added.

It is mentioned here that ITC is a concession granted by the State Government against the output tax liability on the sale or purchase of goods within the State jurisdiction. During October 2013, the State cabinet had given nod to amend section 13 (1) of Punjab VAT Act and this amended proviso was also passed by the Punjab Assembly in this budget session. The new amendment enshrines that ITC would not be available unless such goods were sold or used in the manufacturing or processing of goods meant for sale in the state.

The fundamental idea to amend VAT act was to control the evasion of taxes that was skipping out of net due to bogus billings. The excise department has 2.49 lakh registered traders out of which only 1,063 traders pay more than Rs. 1 crore tax per annum that becomes 85% of the total VAT collection of Punjab. During the last fiscal 2.17 lakh traders paid tax less than Rs 1 lakh per annum.....
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Ban imposed for 9 months

HI suspends five Punjab Police players, manager and coach

By Balbir Singh

CHANDIGARH, JULY 28

Hockey India Executive Board has accepted resignation of Vice-Chairman of Hockey India Umpire, Technical and Competitions Committee Kukoo Walia. On the recommendation of Hockey India Disciplinary / Disputes Committee (Athletes & Members), HI Executive Board has directed that President, Senior Vice President and General Secretary of Tripura Hockey should immediately submit their resignations.

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CHANDIGARH, JULY 28

Hockey India Executive Board has accepted resignation of Vice-Chairman of Hockey India Umpire, Technical and Competitions Committee Kukoo Walia. On the recommendation of Hockey India Disciplinary / Disputes Committee (Athletes & Members), HI Executive Board has directed that President, Senior Vice President and General Secretary of Tripura Hockey should immediately submit their resignations.

The HI Executive Board also banned five Punjab Police players for nine months for Hockey India Code of Conduct and committing a level 2 offence. Their team manager and team coach have been suspended for one year for violating Hockey India Code of Conduct and not controlling their player.

These decisions were taken on July 26, when Hockey India conducted four meetings of the Hockey India Disciplinary / Disputes Committee (Athletes & Members) to review recent cases of breaches in the Hockey India Code of Conduct.

The meeting reviewed the selection of five players by Tripura Hockey for the recently concluded 4th Hockey India Sub-Junior Women National Championship (B Division) held at Haldwani, Uttarakhand from May 15 to 25. The five players selected by Hockey Tripura were chosen from outside of the State jurisdiction and did not open an NOC for the players’ participation.

The Committee placed on record that although several reminders had been sent to the Working President/Senior Vice President and General Secretary of Tripura Hockey for clarification on the matter prior to the matter, no details to date have been submitted. The Committee has recommended to the Hockey India Executive Board that President, Senior Vice President and General Secretary of Tripura Hockey should immediately submit their resignations over the matter.

Another incident that was discussed by the Hockey India Disciplinary Committee was a case where Mr. Kukoo Walia intervened in the results of the physical tests (beep tests) of two international umpires that were conducted on July 2, 2014. The incident highlighted was brought to the forefront that Mr. Walia who was Vice-Chairman of Hockey India Umpire, Technical and Competitions Committee at the time these test were conducted, tried to influence and change the results in favor of the two umpires. Post the incident came into light Mr. Kukoo Walia resigned and Hockey India Disciplinary/Disputes Committee (Athletes & Members) accepted his resignation from the post.

In another incident, a ban of three months was imposed on Ramesh.N, a player of I.C.F Chennai for violating Hockey India code of conduct, the ban came into effective from July 27, 2014. This incident took place during the match between I.C.F Chennai and Pioneer Core Training Centre Bangalore during the Laxmi Ammal Memorial 6th All India Hockey Tournament 2014 played on May 26, 2014.

Fourth incident that was reviewed by the Committee took place on June 18, 2014 during the 92nd All India Trades Cup Hockey Tournament 2014 wherein the match was played between Punjab Police and D.H.A Kathi. Five players along with the coach and manager of the Punjab Police team misbehaved and abused match officials and further threatening them after the match.

After reviewing the entire incident, Hockey India imposed a ban of 9 months effective from July 27, 2014 on all the five players, namely Simranjit Singh, Jasbir Singh, Satvinder Singh, Baljit Singh and Amit for violating Hockey India Code of Conduct and committing a level 2 offence. The Committee imposed a ban of one year from July 27, 2014 on Team Manager Jaspreet Singh and Team Coach Surjeet Singh for violating Hockey India Code of Conduct and not controlling their player.

In all the above cases, each individual will have an opportunity to appeal against the decision within 30 days with an appeal to the Chairman of the Hockey India Members / Athletes Grievance Redressal Committee.....
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What grievances MC was required to listened?

Respect by command is now respect by demand from MLAs

MC has to obey the orders of the court being administrator where as the MLA had to please the shop-keepers for vote bank ?

Is it fare enough for the MC to face disrespect and humiliation at the hand of politician for their vested interest of vote bank politics?

By Kulbhushan Kanwar

This is perhaps for the first time that politicians demanded respect from the bureaucracy in the Punjab State. Often bureaucrat have the complaint from the politicians that they does not extend due respect to them. Punjab State where the respect from the bureaucracy had been commanded is being now demanded.Some of MLAs complain that they get rough deal in their own constituencies by the babus.BJP MLA Manoranjan Kalia had a complained that Jalandh....
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This is perhaps for the first time that politicians demanded respect from the bureaucracy in the Punjab State. Often bureaucrat have the complaint from the politicians that they does not extend due respect to them. Punjab State where the respect from the bureaucracy had been commanded is being now demanded.Some of MLAs complain that they get rough deal in their own constituencies by the babus.BJP MLA Manoranjan Kalia had a complained that Jalandhar Municipal Commissioner ignored and did not tern-up to the market where certain demolition work was being conducted on the orders of the court. Kalia said I called the MC to come to the site to listened to the grievances of the shop-keepers whose shops were to be pulled down. Charanjit Singh Atwal the speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha referred the complaint to the privilege committee for examination. There had been complaints from the other MLAs also that the babus does not cooperate with them and even does not pick-up phones. Punjab Government on Monday issued directions to all heads of the departments,commissioners in the state to pay due respect and attention to the MLAs and ministers at the time of their visit to districts for various functions and meetings. The committee further said that "any officer not giving due respect to MLAs would guilty of breach of privilege of assembly". In this case of Manoranjan Kalia it does not seems to be true that the MC has not given him due respect. When the shops were pulled off by the MC staff on the directions of the court, what grievances MC was required to listened? MC has to obey the orders of the court being administrator where as the MLA had to please the shop-keepers for vote bank. Is it would have been fare enough for the MC to face disrespect and humiliation at the hand of politician for their vested interest of vote bank politics? ....
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News From Print Media

Headlines from newspapers – Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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• Govt allots 5-kanal land for cremating Kalianwala Khuh martyrs’ remains – Hindustan Times
• Historic fort (Gobindgarh) waits to be opened for public – Hindustan Times
• Salaries of teachers of 136 aided colleges pending for 9 months – Hindustan Times
• Mob kills 3 in Pak over ‘blasphemous’ FB post – Hindustan Times
• Ethanol-blended petrol to cut import bill by Rs 18K cr – Hindustan Times
• SpiceJet told to refund all passengers fo....
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• Govt allots 5-kanal land for cremating Kalianwala Khuh martyrs’ remains – Hindustan Times
• Historic fort (Gobindgarh) waits to be opened for public – Hindustan Times
• Salaries of teachers of 136 aided colleges pending for 9 months – Hindustan Times
• Mob kills 3 in Pak over ‘blasphemous’ FB post – Hindustan Times
• Ethanol-blended petrol to cut import bill by Rs 18K cr – Hindustan Times
• SpiceJet told to refund all passengers for flight delay – Hindustan Times
• Vacant MBBS seats under NRI quota sought for general students – The Tribune
• Kurukshetra man killed in Iraq – The Tribune
• India, China admit to intrusion in Ladakh – The Tribune
• Adani gets Australia’s nod for $15.5 bn coal project – The Tribune
• Punjab MLAs seek respect from babus – The Times of India
• First water dispensing machine in HP – The Times of India
• N Korea threatens N-strike on White House, Pentagon – The Times of India
• Clashes in J&K over cow carcass – The Indian Express
• Army plans to raise 40 eco-battalions to rejuvenate Ganga – The Indian Express
• Indians should leave Libya, move to safer places, says advisory – The Indian Express
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House approved the insurance cover @ Rs.20 lakh in case of death, Rs.10 lakh in case of 75% disability,

MC Chandigarh approved Insurance Cover to Firemen

Rs.7.5 lakh in case of 50-70% disability and Rs.5 lakh for 20-50% disability

It was also decided to provide job to the families of deceased

By Kulbhushan Kanwar

Insurance Cover to firemen was approved yesterday in the general house of Chandigarh Municipal Corporation and with this long pending demands of the firemen acceded to. The house approved the insurance cover @ Rs.20 lakh in case of death, Rs.10 lakh in case of 75% disability, Rs.7.5 lakh in case of 50-70% disability and Rs.5 lakh for 20-50% disability. It was also decided to provide job to the families of deceased firemen Amandeep Singh amd Ravin....
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Insurance Cover to firemen was approved yesterday in the general house of Chandigarh Municipal Corporation and with this long pending demands of the firemen acceded to. The house approved the insurance cover @ Rs.20 lakh in case of death, Rs.10 lakh in case of 75% disability, Rs.7.5 lakh in case of 50-70% disability and Rs.5 lakh for 20-50% disability. It was also decided to provide job to the families of deceased firemen Amandeep Singh amd Ravinder Singh who died while on duty. Insurance cover would be provided to the operational staff of fire and emergency services. House also charged the UT administration for not implementing 74th amendment of Constitution in the city. This amendment provides more department to the Municipal Corporation like urban planning, town planning, regulation of land use and construction of buildings, local bodies for retaining planned character of city. This agreement was singed by the Ministry of urban development government of India in 2006 but not being implemented by the Chandigarh Administration apprehending that MC will spoil the character of Chandigarh.The adamant attitude of the Chandigarh was also highlighted by the Arun Sood said MC always invite the officer of Chandigarh Administration in all the MC functions but while inaugurating the the Palm Garden only Mayor was invited? Former Mayor Subhash Chawla also said that we will have to fight together for the implementation of 74th Amendment. ....
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Punjab CM resolves to bring massive Industrialization in State

Badal felicitates business giants at “India Today Business Wizards North- 2014”

Highlights initiatives taken by the Punjab Government to intensify Economic activity in the state

By Babushahi Bureau

Chandigarh, July 28: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today reiterated his firm commitment to usher in an industrial development in a big way, as state’s main stay- agriculture has already reached a plateau and massive
industrialization was the only solution for the rejuvenation of stagnated economy.

Addressing a galaxy of eminent industrialists and business tycoons from the region during the second edition of “India Today Bussiness Wizards North-2014”, the C....
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Chandigarh, July 28: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today reiterated his firm commitment to usher in an industrial development in a big way, as state’s main stay- agriculture has already reached a plateau and massive
industrialization was the only solution for the rejuvenation of stagnated economy.

Addressing a galaxy of eminent industrialists and business tycoons from the region during the second edition of “India Today Bussiness Wizards North-2014”, the Chief Minister said that the state government had taken path breaking initiatives to emerge Punjab as the most preferred investment destination not only in the country but across the globe and asked the prospective entrepreneurs to invest here in a big way. He said that the state government organized a Mega Investor’s Summit in December last year which was enthusiastically attended by leading industrialists including Mr. Mukesh Ambani from Reliance, Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal (Airtel), Mr. Sunil Kant Munjal (Hero), Mr. Ness Wadia (Bombay Dyeing) besides key industrial
players from Infosys, ITC and others. As many as 117 companies signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) worth Rs 65000 crore during this mega summit.

The Chief Minister said that the state government has already allotted 50 acres of land to Infosys at Mohali for setting up of country’s largest IT park and 67 acres of land to ITC for Mega Food Park in Kapurthala district. He said that Punjab has a distinction of being the first state to move from Single Window System to One Stop Clearance Regime in which a single officer was empowered to give clearances for all concerned departments. Likewise, Mr. Badal said that under its novel Industrial Investment policy, the new investors had been allowed to retain VAT for next 10 years.

The Chief Minister mentioned that Punjab was the only state which could rightly boast of its congenial industrial climate coupled with skilled manpower fully capable of catering to the needs of local industry. As you were aware, said Mr. Badal that Power was the engine of growth and thus the state government had made all out efforts to make Punjab as self sufficient in Power adding he said the Talwandi Sabio and Rajpura Thermal plants have been made operational and another one of 540 MW at Goindwal Sahib would also go on stream soon with the clearance of coal linkage by the Centre.

Highly appreciating the leadership qualities and entrepreneurial skills of the Punjabis, the Chief Minister said that they could do wonders anywhere in the world with their grit and stamina. He said that Punjab has made enormous contribution in the national freedom struggle, in defending its border and making the country self reliant in food production. However Mr. Badal lamented that Punjabis have not been rewarded for their massive contribution due to the apathetic attitude of the previous Union Government. He pleaded for similar economic package for the revival of industry in the state, which had been badly hit, with the incentives extended to the hilly states.

Exhorting the industrialists to play a proactive role in setting up of Skill centers to impart technical training to the unemployed youth, the Chief Minister said that the state government would extend all possible help to them for this noble cause, which would provide a pool of talented manpower on one hand besides empowering the unemployed youth with gainful employment on the other. Mr. Badal also appealed the industrialists and entrepreneurs to contribute generously for the overall social and philanthropic projects under CSR.

Earlier, the senior Editor of India Today group Mr. Asit Jolly and Group Business Head Mr. Manoj Sharma welcomed the Chief Minister for gracing the occasion.

On the occasion the Chief Minister also released a coffee table book highlighting the enormous contribution of the prominent industrial wizards from the region besides honoring them with an award for their rare feat in the field of industry, trade and business.

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PIL filed by Advocate Ram Singh Somal in Punjab & Haryana High Court on separate HSGPC

HSGPC row: HC issues notice for Sep 6 to SGPC, HSGPC & Govt.’s of Pb. & Haryana

By Babushahi Bureau

Chandigarh, July 28: Punjab & Haryana High Court, while hearing PIL on Separate Haryana Sikh Panel, has issued a notice to governments of Punjab & Haryana, SGPC and Haryana ad-hoc Gurdwara Management Committee for September 6, 2014. It may be recalled that Fatehgarh Advocate Ram Singh Somal has filed a PIL in the High Court on this issue few days back. Meanwhile, the Shiromani Akali Dal and SGPC is taking advice of Senior lawyers for pursuing leg....
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Chandigarh, July 28: Punjab & Haryana High Court, while hearing PIL on Separate Haryana Sikh Panel, has issued a notice to governments of Punjab & Haryana, SGPC and Haryana ad-hoc Gurdwara Management Committee for September 6, 2014. It may be recalled that Fatehgarh Advocate Ram Singh Somal has filed a PIL in the High Court on this issue few days back. Meanwhile, the Shiromani Akali Dal and SGPC is taking advice of Senior lawyers for pursuing legal fight on this significant issue. As the SGPC and newly constituted HSGPC have cancelled their respective Panthik Sammellans on the directive of the Akal Takht, the focus of both now is on legal battle. ....
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Sukhbir Badal assigned campaign responsibilities to party leaders & workers

SAD kicks off Elections campaign for Patiala By-Poll: Badal holds party meeting

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Chandigarh, July 28: Shiromani Akali Dal today kicks off elections campaign for Patiala by-poll in a party meeting held here at party head office under the leadership of Party Patron and Chief Minister Punjab Mr. Parkash Singh Badal and party President and Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal.
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Chandigarh, July 28: Shiromani Akali Dal today kicks off elections campaign for Patiala by-poll in a party meeting held here at party head office under the leadership of Party Patron and Chief Minister Punjab Mr. Parkash Singh Badal and party President and Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal.
In this meeting attended by senior party leaders from Patiala, Fatehgarh Sahib, Mohali, Ropar, Ludhiana, Nawan Shehar, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur and Kapurthala, party pledged to insure historic victory of party candidate and noted philanthropist Mr. Bhagwan Dass Juneja in the Patiala by-poll.
During the meeting, Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal assigned the campaign responsibilities to party leaders and workers, and chalk out plans to reach each and every voter of these constituencies, whereas, Mr. Parkash Singh Badal suggested a comprehensive action plan to create awareness among voters about pro people policies of Shiromani Akali Dal–BJP government.
As party leadership honored Mr. Bhagwan Dass Juneja with ‘Siropas’ the conference hall of party head office echoed with the slogans of ‘Bole So Nihal, Sat Sri Akal’ and ‘Shiromani Akali Dal Zindabad’. Meanwhile, Party Patron and Party President also instructed party leaders to strictly follow election code of conduct and to run a quality not quantity election campaign in a disciplined way without giving anybody a chance to raise finger on any of its leader or worker.
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Bio-metric attendance system soon for employees of urban ministries

Naidu makes surprise check at Nirman Bhawan: Warns absentees

Cleanliness and maintenance of NirmanBhawan improves since last inspection of Shri Venkaiah Naidu

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New Delhi, July 28: Minister of Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation M. Venkaiah Naidu today made a surprise check of NirmanBhawan where the Ministries of Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation are located. He went around various floors and rooms for over an hour from 9.10am.
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New Delhi, July 28: Minister of Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation M. Venkaiah Naidu today made a surprise check of NirmanBhawan where the Ministries of Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation are located. He went around various floors and rooms for over an hour from 9.10am.
Naidu has noted perceptible improvement in the cleanliness and maintenance of NirmanBhawan since his last such inspection on June 12, 2014. He however, noted that personnel at lower rungs like section heads and supporting staff in large number did not report for work in time and took a serious view of the same. Names of late comers were noted.

During the inspection, Shri Naidu was accompanied by Shri Shankar Aggarwal, Secretary(Urban Development) and other senior officials of both the ministries.

Discussing the state of affairs later with the senior officials of the Ministries, Shri Venkaiah Naidu issued the following directions:
1.All Joint Secretaries of the two ministries shall visit their respective establishments every day for a week to monitor attendance and find out chronic offenders;

2.Necessary and immediate action to be taken against those who report late for work;

3. Attendance Registers to be withdrawn fifteen minutes after ‘due time of reporting’ and late comers to be marked absent for the day and not to be paid for the same; and

4. Bio-metric attendance markers to be put in place expeditiously and attendance to be monitored strictly.

Shri Shankar Aggarwal, Secretary(UD) has assured the Minister that through various measures as suggested by the Minister, punctuality would be enforced within two weeks. ....
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Saharanpur remains tense but situation under control

Clash hit Saharanpur in UP gaining normalcy: Curfew relaxed for 4 hours

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New Delhi, July 28: In Uttar Pradesh the situation in clash hit Saharanpur remains tense but under control. The district administration is giving four hours phase wise relaxing in curfew today. AIR correspondent reports that in first phase curfew was relaxed for four hours from 10.AM to 02.00 PM in new city which comprises of Sadar Kotwali, Kutubser, Janakpuri and some parts of Dehat kotwali police stations.
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New Delhi, July 28: In Uttar Pradesh the situation in clash hit Saharanpur remains tense but under control. The district administration is giving four hours phase wise relaxing in curfew today. AIR correspondent reports that in first phase curfew was relaxed for four hours from 10.AM to 02.00 PM in new city which comprises of Sadar Kotwali, Kutubser, Janakpuri and some parts of Dehat kotwali police stations.
Media reports that no untoward incident is reported from curfew relaxed area in Saharanpur today. People were seen purchasing essential house hold, food items and other grocery items . The situation seems returning to normalcy. Central Para Military Forces besides police and PAC are constantly patrolling and officials are keeping vigil on the situation. In second phase relaxation will be given from 3 PM to 7 PM in the area of old city which contains Mandi , Sadar Kotwali and parts of Kutuser and Dehat kotwali police stations.

The decision of relaxation in curfew came after a meeting of top civil and police official held at Sahranpur late last night. The Saharanpur district magistrate Sandhya Tiwari while talking to media person yesterday evening said that 38 people have been arrested and 9 FIR registered. Police forces are constantly patrolling and security beefed up at 74 places in curfew bound areas. Educational institutions will remain close till 30th of this month.

Administration is trying to normalize situation at the earliest and has appealed people not to go on rumors. Three person were killed in the clash.

The violent clash between the two groups broke out on Saturday in dawn when a minority group people objected the construction of a place of religious faith of other minority group under Kutubsher area police station. There was a dispute over land between two communities. Both the sides indulged in heavy brick batting, arson and opened fire. more than one and half dozen including two police men were injured in group clash. More than fifty shops and one dozen vehicles were torched. More fire tenders from out of district were asked to douse the fire.

Singh also held a meeting with Intelligence Bureau and other senior officials of the ministry and discussed the situation in violence hit Saharanpur. He had briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday, about the situation in Saharanpur town and the action being taken to maintain peace there.

The centre has already offered all possible help to the state government to contain the situation. It has sent 600 paramilitary personnel to assist the state government in maintaining the law and order.....
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Delegation of protestors meets Rahul Gandhi

UPSC-CSAT row will be resolved soon: Rajnath Singh

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New Delhi, July 28: The protest by the IAS aspirants continues in Delhi. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said that row over UPSC Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) will be resolved within a week. Earlier, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh met him and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and briefed them on the issue.
Media reports that meanwhile, a delegation of protesters had a meeting with Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi at his residence. Mr. Gandhi assured the
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New Delhi, July 28: The protest by the IAS aspirants continues in Delhi. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said that row over UPSC Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) will be resolved within a week. Earlier, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh met him and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and briefed them on the issue.
Media reports that meanwhile, a delegation of protesters had a meeting with Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi at his residence. Mr. Gandhi assured the
delegation that no injustice will be done to them and he will raise their concerns at all appropriate fora. The aspirants are demanding that the pattern for Civil Services Aptitude Test be changed, saying it gives an unfair advantage to students who have studied in English medium.
In the meantime, the protest by civil services aspirants continued today in Mukherjee Nagar area of Delhi. Some students are on indefinite fast to press for their demands. The protesters also burnt their admit cards in front of UPSC office in the city.
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57 Candidates recommended for appointment to Railway Ministry

UPSC declares final result of Special Class Railway Apprentices’ Examination, 2014

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New Delhi, July 28: UPSC declared the final result of Special Class Railway Apprentices` Examination, 2014 on the basis of written test conducted on 12th January, 2014 followed by Personality Test from 7th July, 2014 to 16th July, 2014. In all 57 candidates hav been recommended for appointment out of which 22 belong to General category, 20 OBC, 10 SC, and 5 ST.
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New Delhi, July 28: UPSC declared the final result of Special Class Railway Apprentices` Examination, 2014 on the basis of written test conducted on 12th January, 2014 followed by Personality Test from 7th July, 2014 to 16th July, 2014. In all 57 candidates hav been recommended for appointment out of which 22 belong to General category, 20 OBC, 10 SC, and 5 ST.
The medical examination for these recommended candidates shall be conducted by the Ministry of Railways. A communication for medical examination is expected to be issued by the Ministry of Railways to the candidates individually within 21 days from the date of declaration of final result.
Union Public Service Commission has a ‘Facilitation Counter’ near Examination Hall Building in its Campus. Candidates may obtain any information /clarification regarding their Examination/recruitments on working days between 10:00 hours to 1700 hours in person or over Telephone Nos. 011-23385271/ 23381125 / 23098543. The result will also be available on the U.P.S.C. Website i.e. http//www.upsc.gov.in
. However, marks are likely to be available on the website within 15 days from the date of declaration of Result.
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Jhinda & 34 members of the ad-hoc committee pays obeisance at Golden Temple

HSGMC ad-hoc president Jhinda not allowed to go inside Akal Takht

By Jagmohan Singh

Amritsar, July 28: Adhoc president of newly announced Haryana Gurdwara Pharbandhak Committee President Jagdish Singh Jhinda along with his 34 members of the committee today paid obeisance at Golden Temple here today.

During his visit to Golden Temple, Jhidna was not allowed to go inside Akal Takht as heavy task force was deployed by the SGPC to prevent him. Jhinda paid obeisance from distance to Akal Takht. As per age old Sikh religious traditions, excommunicated Sikhs were not ....
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Amritsar, July 28: Adhoc president of newly announced Haryana Gurdwara Pharbandhak Committee President Jagdish Singh Jhinda along with his 34 members of the committee today paid obeisance at Golden Temple here today.

During his visit to Golden Temple, Jhidna was not allowed to go inside Akal Takht as heavy task force was deployed by the SGPC to prevent him. Jhinda paid obeisance from distance to Akal Takht. As per age old Sikh religious traditions, excommunicated Sikhs were not allowed to visit Akal Takht unless pardoned by Akal Takht.

Talking about to take over the charge and possession of Gurdwraras in Haryana, Jhinda said that his executive was not in haste as legal procedure and other mandatory religious formalities to be followed. He said that peace, religious harmony and sanctity of Sikh religion to be followed strictly. He said at the same time nobody would be allowed to disturb the sanctity of any Gurdwara in Haryana.
It may be mentioned here that in Haryana presently some 25 big Sikh shrines with an average annual income to the tune of Rs. 30 crore is there. All the Sikh shrines register remarkable footfall of devotes on daily basis.

Jhinda said that shortly he would write to SGPC, SAD pattern Parkash Singh Badal and Jathedar Akal Takht to hand over the charge of all Haryana based Gurdwaras to newly declared separate HSGMC besides withdrawing the task force of SGPC. He categorically made it cleared that each steps to take over the charge of Haryana Gurdwaras to be with legitimate procedure to maintain religious sanctity.

On being asked about his excommunication from Sikh fold by Akal Takht (highest Sikh temporal seat), Jhinda said, today’s visit to Golden Temple was with the sole motive to make thanks to Waheguru (Almighty) to fulfill desire of separate HSGMC for Haryana based Sikh community and would not prefer to talk on the issue of excommunication.

He made it cleared that for him Akal Takht is a top religious Authority and always dedicated to this temporal seat.

On July 16, the Akal Takht had excommunicated Haryana Sikh Leaders including Finance Minister Harmohinder Singh Chatha, Jagdish Singh Jhinda and Didar Singh Nalwi from Sikh Panth (community) on charges of defying the directive of the Akal Takht and forming separate Haryana Sikh Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee.

Haryana government refused to pay heed to Centre's directive to revoke the law that Punjab has termed "unconstitutional" and "illegal".
However, it may be recalled that the Haryana Assembly had at its session here on July 11 passed the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Bill 2014 to which Governor Jagan Nath Pahadia gave his assent on July 14 despite opposition from SGPC leaders from Punjab.

Talking about the HSGMC bill 2014 which was named Money Bill by the Parkash Singh Badal who alleged that all donations in Gurdwara may go to Government exchequer, Jhinda denying that said if it was proved he and his all executive would resign and disband the HSGMC forthwith.

Taking dig at Badal, he said that to spread propaganda of Money Bill, Badal and SGPC chief released advertisements in section of news paper whereupon several lacs rupees were burnt from the SGPC exchequer that should be enquired by the committee of retired Sikh judges. He said if it was proved that money spent from SGPC exchequer for advertisements, in such circumstances SGPC president Makkar should resign on moral grounds.

Talking about the All India Sikh Gurdwara Act, Jhinda said that he strongly favour it and would stand with Mr. Badal.
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India’s medal tally was 22 medals include 6 Gold, 9 Silver & 7 Bronze

CWG: India wins 5 Medals on Day 4 of the Commonwealth Games 2014

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New Delhi, July 28: India won 5 medals (1Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze) on the 4th day of Commonwealth Games i.e. 27th July, 2014 at Glasgow.
Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports, Sarbananda Sonowal congratulates Indian Medal Winners.
Sathish Sivalingam won Gold Medal in 77Kgs Weightlifting (Men), Ravi Katulu won Silver Medal in 77Kgs Weightlifting (Men), Shreyasi Singh won Silver medal in Double Trap (Women), Asab Mohammed won Bronze medal in Double Trap (Men) and Punam Yadav won....
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New Delhi, July 28: India won 5 medals (1Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze) on the 4th day of Commonwealth Games i.e. 27th July, 2014 at Glasgow.
Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports, Sarbananda Sonowal congratulates Indian Medal Winners.
Sathish Sivalingam won Gold Medal in 77Kgs Weightlifting (Men), Ravi Katulu won Silver Medal in 77Kgs Weightlifting (Men), Shreyasi Singh won Silver medal in Double Trap (Women), Asab Mohammed won Bronze medal in Double Trap (Men) and Punam Yadav won Bronze medal in 63Kgs Weightlifting (Women).

Minister for Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Sarbananda Sonowal has also congratulated all the medal winners.

At the end of the day 4 India’s medal tally was 22 medals (6 Gold, 9 Silver and 7 Bronze).....
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ETT Teachers Union burns Government effigy in the State

Fast-unto-death at Mohali by Jaswinder Singh Sidhu President ETT Teachers Union enters 9th day

By Harish Monga

Fazilka, July 28 : Today, EET Teachers Union Fazilka burned effigy of Punjab Government n front of DC Office and jammed traffic.

Jaswnder Singh Aliana, District President informed that for the last 9 days, ETT Teachrs Union Punjab President, Jaswinder Singh Sidhu is sitting on fast-unto-death and his health is deteriorating continuously but the government has not initiated any action for the main demand of the Union for the last eight years.

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By Harish Monga

Fazilka, July 28 : Today, EET Teachers Union Fazilka burned effigy of Punjab Government n front of DC Office and jammed traffic.

Jaswnder Singh Aliana, District President informed that for the last 9 days, ETT Teachrs Union Punjab President, Jaswinder Singh Sidhu is sitting on fast-unto-death and his health is deteriorating continuously but the government has not initiated any action for the main demand of the Union for the last eight years.

He further informed that today a state wide effigies of government wereburned.

State Committee Member, Sahib Raja Abohar, Shagan Singh Jalalabad and Sawikar Gandhi said, in case the demands of the teachers are not accepted immediately, the Union will organize protests throughout the state and in the coming days, sit on hunger strike in front of Ministers and MLA houses apart from arranging candle march and gehrao their houses.
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Need to create more awareness for protecting infants from diarrheal disease: Kamal Sharma

Health Department celebrates Intensified Diarrhea Fortnight Seminar from July 28 to Aug 8

By Harish Monga

Ferozepur, July 28 : Tragically, diarrheal disease remains one of the leading killers of children around the world. To save the infants of the age of 0-5 years from this disease, there is a need to create awareness among the parents for the symptoms of diarrhea, its prevention and treatment.

Kamal Sharma, Punjab BJP President said these words while addressing at the district level Intensified Diarrhea Fortnight
Seminar.

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By Harish Monga

Ferozepur, July 28 : Tragically, diarrheal disease remains one of the leading killers of children around the world. To save the infants of the age of 0-5 years from this disease, there is a need to create awareness among the parents for the symptoms of diarrhea, its prevention and treatment.

Kamal Sharma, Punjab BJP President said these words while addressing at the district level Intensified Diarrhea Fortnight
Seminar.

He said to the present officials of health department there is a need to work hard to eradicate the diarrhea disease to reduce the mortality rate of children.

Kamal Sharma also visited drug de-addiction centre in Civil Hospital and enquired about the facilities being extended to the inmates while interacting with them.

Dr.Y.K.Gupta, Civil Surgeon said, the fortnight on diarrhea disease is being celebrated from July 28 to August 8 during which period the health teams in association with ANMs, Asha Workers, Aanganwadi workers, will identify the diarrhea related cases by visiting door to door and distribute ORS packets besides creating awareness among the people.

On this occasion, Jagraj Singh Katora, Distt.President, BJP, Amrinder Singh Sheena, Dr.Ashutosh Talwar, Harish Kataria, Distt. Prog. Manager, Maninder Kaur, Distt. MMO, Neha Bhandari, BII, Anand Kumar Singla, Bagicha Singh Nagpal, Vikas Kalra, Ravi Chopra, Sukhdev Raj and others were present.


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49th Executive Committee Meeting of CMA held at DSOI, Sector-36, Chandigarh

Dr Anshu Kataria takes charge as CMA President

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Chandigarh, July 28: Dr Anshu Kataria took the charge as President of Chandigarh Management Association (CMA) today in the 49th Executive Committee Meeting of CMA which was held at DSOI, Sector-36, Chandigarh. On the occasion, the allocation of different departments to the members was also done.
The Meeting was attended by Mr Jagtaran Singh Nayyar, Vice President; Er Sandeep Singh, Secretary General; Mr. T. S. Chhabra, Joint Secretary; Mr.....
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Chandigarh, July 28: Dr Anshu Kataria took the charge as President of Chandigarh Management Association (CMA) today in the 49th Executive Committee Meeting of CMA which was held at DSOI, Sector-36, Chandigarh. On the occasion, the allocation of different departments to the members was also done.
The Meeting was attended by Mr Jagtaran Singh Nayyar, Vice President; Er Sandeep Singh, Secretary General; Mr. T. S. Chhabra, Joint Secretary; Mr. Ashok Verma Treasurer, other EC Members and the Past Presidents of CMA.

Dr Anshu Kataria who is also the Chairman of Aryans Group of Colleges, Chandigarh appointed the Chairmen of new Committees in the Meeting. He declared that the new Membership Chairman of CMA is Mr A.K.Gandhi, Hospitality Chairman is Col. M.G.S Khurana and a 3 membered committee comprising Mr Ashok Verma, Er Sandeep Singh and Mr Deepak K Dhingra will be deciding about funds of CMA.

Dr Kataria declared Mr J N Vohra, Brig Sahni, Mr M L Garg, Mr T L Kaushal and Mr Amrit Lal as Co-opted members. Universal Group and Bodh Group were announced as new Organizational Members.

While addressing the members, Dr Anshu Kataria said that the main objective of the association is to promote the development of professional management practices in the industry, trade and business in private and public sectors by cultivating an understanding and appreciation of sound management philosophies and principles, simultaneously, taking part in the initiatives for the development of the city environment.

It is to be mentioned that Renowned Educationist, Dr. Anshu Kataria has been elected as President of Chandigarh Management Association (CMA) for the 2nd time in the Elections.

Established in 1966, CMA is a registered society affiliated to the All India Management Association (AIMA). Aimed at promoting professional management concepts amongst management fraternity representing Industry, Trade and Academia of the Chandigarh and its adjoining satellite cities the association has more than 500 members. ....
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Saharanpur Riots: Government duty bound to pay compensation

Phoolka pleads for passing Bill against communal violence pending in Rajya Sabha

Compensation must be given to violence hit shop owners

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Chandigarh, July 28: Under the Bill pending in the Rajya Sabha it is a duty of government to give full compensation to victims of communal violence within 30 days. In Saharanpur Riots the govt. has declared the compensation only for the 3 persons who have been killed. No compensation has been declared for the shop owners whose shops were set on fire.
Due to increase in the Communal riots in recent past, it’s absolutely necessary tha....
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Chandigarh, July 28: Under the Bill pending in the Rajya Sabha it is a duty of government to give full compensation to victims of communal violence within 30 days. In Saharanpur Riots the govt. has declared the compensation only for the 3 persons who have been killed. No compensation has been declared for the shop owners whose shops were set on fire.
Due to increase in the Communal riots in recent past, it’s absolutely necessary that the Bill against ‘Communal Violence’ pending in Rajya Sabha since 8 years should be passed at the earliest. It was promised by UPA Government in 2004 as well as 2009 Elections, but they had failed to pass the Bill.
It is the duty and responsibility of the government to protect the life and property of every citizen. Unfortunately in the recent past the communal tension has increased, and a number of cases of communal violence and rioting have occurred.
The Central Government should realize its responsibility and should take up and pass the Bill against Communal Violence without any further delay.
Presently the government declares only a meager amount of compensation for loss of property. Under the Bill which is pending in Rajya Sabha, government is required to give full amount of compensation which will restore shops, factory or the house to the same position as it was before the Riots.

The U.P. government should award the full compensation to the owners of the vehicles and shops which have been burnt in the Riots.

I am informed by the Sikhs of Saharanpur that the D.M. has told them that no compensation for commercial property can be given. This is absolutely wrong. The State govt. is bound to compensate for the commercial property also. In earlier Riots also the State had given compensation for loss of commercial properties. Justice Markanday Katju when he was a Judge of Allahabad High Court had given directions to the State government to give compensation for loss to the shops and factories. In the Prime Minister Package of compensation declared in 2006, the compensation for commercial properties like shops and factories was also given. ....
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Punjab Darbar

Jaspal Kaur given Additional charge of Chief Information Commissioner

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Chandigarh, July 28: The Punjab Government has given additional charge of Chief Information Commissioner to Mrs. Jaspal Kaur, State information Commissioner till further orders. Disclosing this here, an official spokesperson of the state government said that she would not be given any financial benefits for this duty.....
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Chandigarh, July 28: The Punjab Government has given additional charge of Chief Information Commissioner to Mrs. Jaspal Kaur, State information Commissioner till further orders. Disclosing this here, an official spokesperson of the state government said that she would not be given any financial benefits for this duty.....
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Complaints in advance be sent by aggrieved persons of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh to NHRC Delhi by July 31, 2014

NHRC Delhi to listen public grievances of SCs in Chandigarh on October 29

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Chandigarh, July 28: A Public hearing on the problems and grievances of scheduled castes of the states of Punjab, Haryana and Union territory Chandigarh shall be held at Chandigarh on 29th October, 2014. Disclosing this here today Official spokesperson of the Punjab Government said that those belonging to scheduled castes who have a complaint of atrocity committed by the public servant in the prevention of atrocity may send their complaints to Re....
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Chandigarh, July 28: A Public hearing on the problems and grievances of scheduled castes of the states of Punjab, Haryana and Union territory Chandigarh shall be held at Chandigarh on 29th October, 2014. Disclosing this here today Official spokesperson of the Punjab Government said that those belonging to scheduled castes who have a complaint of atrocity committed by the public servant in the prevention of atrocity may send their complaints to Registrar, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Manav Adhikar Bhawan, Block-C, GPO Complex, INA, New Delhi. He said that the complaints should be sent by registered or speed post.
Spokesperson said that complaints should reach the Commission by 31st July 2014. He further said that such complaints as deemed fit for enquiry shall be taken up at the public hearings. The parties shall be informed in due course about the date and venue of the public hearing.....
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Senior officers of Health & Family welfare department to visit New Delhi on August 2

Badal to Senior Health officers : Conduct interviews for Psychiatrist Doctors

Move aimed at Upgrading healthcare facilities to eliminate menace of drugs from state

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Chandigarh, July 28 : In a bid to treat drug addicts through proper counseling as a part of state government's campaign to eliminate drug addiction from the state, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal has directed the senior officers of the Health & Family Welfare Department to conduct interviews of Psychiatrist doctors at New Delhi on August 2, to avail their expertise and experience for the rehabilitation of drug addicts in the mai....
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Chandigarh, July 28 : In a bid to treat drug addicts through proper counseling as a part of state government's campaign to eliminate drug addiction from the state, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal has directed the senior officers of the Health & Family Welfare Department to conduct interviews of Psychiatrist doctors at New Delhi on August 2, to avail their expertise and experience for the rehabilitation of drug addicts in the mainstream of life.
Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the Chief Minister's Office said that the state government has already established a network of drug de-addiction centers to detoxify the drug addicts adding that currently, as many as 21 drug de-addiction centers were operational in the state to carry out the crusade initiated by the state government against drugs. The fresh selection of Psychiatrist doctors was being done to fill the shortage and to provide better medical services in these centers, added the spokesperson.
The spokesperson further said that state government had recently conducted a walk-in-interview on June 28 during which four Psychiatrist doctors were selected by the Health and Family Welfare department. As the Health department already had 32 Psychiatrist doctors so now the strength of these Doctors has risen to 36. In addition, the state government has also given nod for recruiting 16 more Psychiatrists on regular basis.
Reiterating the state government's firm commitment to fight against the menace of drug abuse, the spokesperson said that the Chief Minister was himself monitoring the state wide campaign launched on a war footing to eliminate this menace. Likewise, the spokesperson further said that on the personal initiative of the Chief Minister, the state government had planned to construct 22 Rehabilitation Centers, one in every district across the state, side by side the existing network of de-addiction centers. In these Rehabilitation Centers, the addicts would be provided post detoxification treatment through expert Psychiatrists and Counselors so that these former drug addicts could lead their normal life and join society back in a dignified manner.
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MP & Senior leader Captain Amarinder Singh blesses Haryana SGPC

Amarinder urges Akal Takhat Sahib to remain above politics

By Jagmohan Singh

Amritsar, July 28: Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder Singh today urged the highest Sikh temporal seat Akal Takhat to remain above politics to maintain the highest sanctity of this sacred institution and give its blessings to the newly constituted Haryana SGPC, besides revoking the ex-communication of three prominent Sikh leaders from that state.

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Amritsar, July 28: Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder Singh today urged the highest Sikh temporal seat Akal Takhat to remain above politics to maintain the highest sanctity of this sacred institution and give its blessings to the newly constituted Haryana SGPC, besides revoking the ex-communication of three prominent Sikh leaders from that state.

“Akal Takhat Sahib is too high an institution to be seen to be political and it must remain above politics”, he remarked.

In a statement issued here today, Capt Amarinder said, “With all humility I am saying that there was no violation of the ‘maryada’ in constituting the Haryana SGPC as it was very much the demand of the Sikhs there”.


The former Chief Minister said, Shri Akal Takhat Sahib had done well by preventing the congregation of the Sikhs at Amritsar and Karnal as that would only have antagonised the community members against each other. “Like it stood up to the occasion in the interest of the community, it is widely hoped that it will not be seen to be influenced by anyone”, he observed.


He urged Akal Takhat Sahib to shower its blessings on the newly constituted Haryana SGPC as it was the long pending wish and demand of the Sikhs there. “The Sikh community has felt relieved over the intervention of Akal Takhat Sahib in pre-empting the confrontation among the members and now it expects to take it further by blessing the Haryana SGPC to carry forward its mandate”, he said.

Capt Amarinder pointed out that the Haryana SGPC had the unanimous and widespread approval of the Sikhs in Punjab, Haryana, across India and abroad as well. Acknowledging the sentiments of the Sikhs across everywhere it would be in the highest interests of the community that the Akal Takhat Sahib gives its blessing to the Haryana committee and also revokes the excommunication of three senior and prominent Sikh leaders who are the representatives of the Haryana Sikhs.
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Punjab Govt. amends District Grievances Redressal Committees

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Chandigarh, July 28: The Punjab Government today partially amended District Grievances Redressal Committees of some districts.
Disclosing this here today, an official spokesman said that Mr.Ajit Singh Kohar, Transport Minister has been appointed Chairman of Ropar and Sri Muktsar Sahib District Grievances Redressal Committee, Mr.Gulzar Singh Ranike, Animal Husbandary and Dairy Development Minister of TaranTaran, Mr.Surjit Singh Rakhara, Wat....
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Chandigarh, July 28: The Punjab Government today partially amended District Grievances Redressal Committees of some districts.
Disclosing this here today, an official spokesman said that Mr.Ajit Singh Kohar, Transport Minister has been appointed Chairman of Ropar and Sri Muktsar Sahib District Grievances Redressal Committee, Mr.Gulzar Singh Ranike, Animal Husbandary and Dairy Development Minister of TaranTaran, Mr.Surjit Singh Rakhara, Water Supply and Sainitation Minister of Fatehgarh Sahib, Mr.Saranjit Singh Dhillon, Irrigation Minister of Fazilka, Mr. Sohan Singh Thandal, Jail and Tourism Minister of Ferozepur, Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema, Education Minister of SBS Nagar and Jathedar Tota Singh as Chairman of District Grievances Redressal Committee of Gurdaspur.
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Demanded bribe on behalf of AETC

Punjab Vigilance nabs driver of AETC accepting Rs. 20,000 as bribe

By Babushahi Bureau

Chandigarh, July 28: Vigilance Bureau (VB), Punjab today nabbed a private driver of Assistant Excise and Taxation Commissioner (Mobile Wing), Patiala, red-handed, while accepting bribe money Rs.20,000.
Disclosing this here today, an official spokesperson of the VB said that Mr. Sukhdev Singh of Village-Tranjikhera (Khadiali) of Tehsil Sunam (Sangrur) complained that Richhipal alias Jaspal Singh, working asprivate driver of Assistant Excise....
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Chandigarh, July 28: Vigilance Bureau (VB), Punjab today nabbed a private driver of Assistant Excise and Taxation Commissioner (Mobile Wing), Patiala, red-handed, while accepting bribe money Rs.20,000.
Disclosing this here today, an official spokesperson of the VB said that Mr. Sukhdev Singh of Village-Tranjikhera (Khadiali) of Tehsil Sunam (Sangrur) complained that Richhipal alias Jaspal Singh, working asprivate driver of Assistant Excise and Taxation Commissioner (Mobile Wing), Patiala, was demanding Rs.20,000 as bribe besides government fee for plying his loaded trucks, failing which, he threatened to stop the movement of his trucks.
Acting on the tip-off, a trap was laid by the team of Vigilance Bureau Unit, Patiala led by DSP K.D. Sharma and accused Richhipal Singh alias Jaspal Singh was arrested red-handed, while accepting bribe of Rs. 20,000 on behalf of Assistant Excise and Taxation Commissioner (Mobile Wing), Patiala.
A case under section 8 of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 has been registered against the driver in Vigilance Police Station, Patiala Range.
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Punjab By-Elections: No nomination filed for by-elections till today: V K Singh

By Babushahi Bureau

Chandigarh, July 28: Punjab Chief Electoral Officer Mr. V.K. Singh today said that no candidate has filed nomination papers today in Talwandi Sabo and Patiala assembly constituencies, where the by-election is scheduled on August 21, 2014.
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Chandigarh, July 28: Punjab Chief Electoral Officer Mr. V.K. Singh today said that no candidate has filed nomination papers today in Talwandi Sabo and Patiala assembly constituencies, where the by-election is scheduled on August 21, 2014.
He further said that candidates could file their nomination papers before the concerned Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM)-cum-Returning Officers between 11:00 am to 3:00 pm till August 2, 2014. He said that on July 29, 2014, being Idu’l Fitr, is holiday under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881, so nomination papers would not be filed on that day.
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Akhilesh assures compensation for Sikhs, victims of Saharanpur violence

Dhindsa led SAD delegation calls on Akhilesh Yadav over Saharanpur Clash

Situation fully under control; law will take its own course-up cm

Dhindsa, Atwal, Ramoowalia appeal for peace, extend felicitations on the eve of Id-Ul-Fitr

By Babushahi Bureau

Chandigarh, July 28: A high level delegation of Shiromani Akali Dal today called on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav to take current stock of circumstances at Saharanpur.
Extending felicitations to Muslim community on the eve of pious Id-Ul-Fitr, the delegation led by SAD Secretary General and Rajya Sabha MP Mr. Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa accompanied by Speaker Punjab Vidhan Sabha Mr. Charanjit Singh Atwal, Senior SAD leader Mr.....
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Chandigarh, July 28: A high level delegation of Shiromani Akali Dal today called on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav to take current stock of circumstances at Saharanpur.
Extending felicitations to Muslim community on the eve of pious Id-Ul-Fitr, the delegation led by SAD Secretary General and Rajya Sabha MP Mr. Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa accompanied by Speaker Punjab Vidhan Sabha Mr. Charanjit Singh Atwal, Senior SAD leader Mr. Balwant Singh Ramoowalia met Mr. Akhilesh Yadav at Lucknow to assess the current law and order situation. The UP Cabinet Minister Mr. Rajendera Chadaury, Principal Secretary/Chief Minister, Home Secretary and DGP were also present in the meeting.
In a statement issued here S. Dhindsa said Punjab Chief Minister S. Parkash Singh Badal and SAD President S. Sukhbir Singh Badal had decided to send a three member delegation of SAD leaders to Uttar Pradesh during recent core committee meeting at Amritsar. S. Dhindsa said the sole agenda of delegation’s visit to Uttar Pradesh was to ensure protection of interests of Sikhs in UP besides extending an appeal to community for maintaining peace and communal harmony.
The delegation also put forth a demand before CM Akhilesh Yadav to provide adequate compensations to Sikhs, who become victim of Saharanpur violence. S. Dhindsa said it was also demanded that the construction of Gurudwara should be allowed as per the norms under the ambit of law.
S. Dhindsa said UP CM sharing his sympathy with the both groups expressed the incident very unfortunate and appealed the both sides to maintain peace, communal harmony and brotherhood. SAD Secretary General said that Mr. Yadav expressed deep concern over Saharanpur violence and said these clashes have no place in our society and it must be ended. Mr. Yadav also conveyed that both groups should remain calm and refrain from communal hate.
SAD Secretary General also said Yadav apprised the delegation that the law and order situation at Saharanpur was fully under control. He said that state would ensure and protect the interests and rights of both groups. He said Yadav also assured that the state would announce compensation to Sikhs, who had been made victims of violence.
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State government to honour all winners from Punjab

Sukhbir Badal felicitates the winners of Commonwealth games

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Chandigarh July 28: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal today complemented the sports persons of India for their spectacular performance in the ongoing Commonwealth games at Glasgow and wished all success for the Indian contingent.
In a statement issued here today Mr. Badal said that out of the total 22 sports persons winning the medals as many as 4 players belonged to Punjab. He said that it was the initiative ....
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Chandigarh July 28: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal today complemented the sports persons of India for their spectacular performance in the ongoing Commonwealth games at Glasgow and wished all success for the Indian contingent.
In a statement issued here today Mr. Badal said that out of the total 22 sports persons winning the medals as many as 4 players belonged to Punjab. He said that it was the initiative of the state government to promote sports in the state and encourage the sports persons to perform better in the sports events that has brought results.
Congratulating Abhinav Bindra, for winning gold medal in mens’ shooting, ASI Navjot Chana for silver in mens’ judo, 16 year old Malaika Goel silver medal in womens’ shooting and Head Constable Rajwinder Kaur for bronze medal in womens’ judo, Mr. Badal said that they have brought laurels to the state at international level. Bindra has already been honored by the Punjab government for his magnificent performance in Beijing Olympics in 2008.
Deputy CM also announced that all the winners of Punjab would be honored by the state government on their return to India. Adding further he said that Punjab was the only state in the country that presents highest ever cash awards to the sports persons who have made their mark in International competitions. He said that as per the policy laid down by the state government, a cash prize of Rs. 16 Lakh would be given to the gold medalists and Rs. 11 lakh and Rs. 6 lakhs would be given to the silver and bronze medal winners respectively.....
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“Sangat Darshan” on July 30, at Punjab Bhawan, Sector-3 Chandigarh, from 11 am onwards

Sukhbir Singh Badal to hold Sangat Darshan on Wednesday

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Chandigarh, July 28: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal would hold “Sangat Darshan” on July 30, Wednesday at Punjab Bhawan, Sector-3 Chandigarh, from 11 am onwards.
A spokesman of the Deputy CM office today said that the Deputy Chief Minister has already directed the state officials to remain present during “Sangat Darshan” for on the spot redressal of grievances.
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Chandigarh, July 28: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal would hold “Sangat Darshan” on July 30, Wednesday at Punjab Bhawan, Sector-3 Chandigarh, from 11 am onwards.
A spokesman of the Deputy CM office today said that the Deputy Chief Minister has already directed the state officials to remain present during “Sangat Darshan” for on the spot redressal of grievances.
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Punjab Govt. to departments: Submit progress reports immediately

By Babushahi Bureau

Chandigarh, July 28: The Punjab government has asked all departments to submit the progress reports of the respective departments for the month of June immediately.
A spokesman of the Punjab government said that a decision had been taken in the meeting held under the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister that all departments would have to submit their monthly progress reports before the Chief Minister and Chief Secretary of the Stat....
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Chandigarh, July 28: The Punjab government has asked all departments to submit the progress reports of the respective departments for the month of June immediately.
A spokesman of the Punjab government said that a decision had been taken in the meeting held under the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister that all departments would have to submit their monthly progress reports before the Chief Minister and Chief Secretary of the State, but reports of the June month have not been received yet.
Department of general administration has asked all departments to submit their progress reports of June month within three days so that Chief Minister and Chief Secretary could review the reports.....
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Asks CVOs to stop malpractices that encourage delays in services delivery to citizens

Punjab CS Sarvesh Kaushal focuses on Preventive Vigilance

Hard working and honest officers to get outstanding report & appreciation letters

By Babushahi Bureau

Chandigarh, July 28: Punjab Chief Secretary Mr. Sarvesh Kaushal today underlined the need for strengthening preventive vigilance and surveillance to check delays, which is normally the breeding ground of corruption at cutting edge level.
Presiding over the first ever meeting of Chief Vigilance Officers of all the departments here today, the Chief Secretary said that it was imperative for CVOs to have a re look at procedures and ....
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Chandigarh, July 28: Punjab Chief Secretary Mr. Sarvesh Kaushal today underlined the need for strengthening preventive vigilance and surveillance to check delays, which is normally the breeding ground of corruption at cutting edge level.
Presiding over the first ever meeting of Chief Vigilance Officers of all the departments here today, the Chief Secretary said that it was imperative for CVOs to have a re look at procedures and practices that provide scope for harassment to citizens and suggest suitable steps to minimise delays at various levels.
Emphasizing on fast track disposal of all enquiries, the Chief Secretary said that CVO was duty bound to ensure that charge sheets are drafted properly and issued expeditiously; and that there is no delay in appointing inquiry officers. He said that proper procedure has to be followed in disciplinary proceedings.
Expressing concern over delay in service delivery as against the deadlines imposed by Right to Service Act, the Chief Secretary said that CVO was duty bound to ensure that citizens are provided all services in the timeframe without any illegal intermediary. He said that all the 129 services covered under Right to Service Act relating to civil administration and 20 by Police Saanjh Kendras have to be provided to the citizens in time bound manner. He said that to make the Public services time bound we would have to focus on back end computerization. Till then, CVOs will have to monitor disposal of references manually by the back-end manpower.
Underlining the need for responsive and sensitized administration at the grass root level, the Chief Secretary said that benefits due to the various sections of employees should automatically be initiated by the concerned section rather than waiting for employees to apply for those. He said that employees should not be expected to apply for seeking benefits for 4-9-14, annual increment, seniority finalisation, promotions, retirement dues etc. and concerned section was duty bound to initiate such cases timely well in advance.
Emphasizing the need for ensuring punctuality, the Chief Secretary said that CVOs were also duty bound to ensure the punctuality of employees in attending their offices. The failure of CVOs to ensure regularity and punctuality in offices will be seriously viewed by the government.
The Chief Secretary said that it was imperative for CVOs to strengthen internal departmental vigilance network and ensure timely delivery of public services. The CS emphasised that the honest and hard-working employees must be given outstanding reports and appreciation letters, but at the same time, they should also make a list of officers with doubtful integrity and keep a watch on their conduct. He said that the process of compulsorily retiring such officers on periodic review of their services after completion of 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of their services has to be meticulously followed by every department. ....
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Punjab Govt. issues directions to all Deptt. to give due respect to MLAs

By Babushahi Bureau

Chandigarh, July 28: The Punjab Government today issued directions to all heads of departments, commissioners of divisions, Deputy Commissioners of the districts to give due respect and honour to MLAs and Ministers visiting the districts for various functions and meetings.
The General Administration Department in a communique said that Privilege Committee of Punjab Vidhan Sabha has brought to the notice of state government that....
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Chandigarh, July 28: The Punjab Government today issued directions to all heads of departments, commissioners of divisions, Deputy Commissioners of the districts to give due respect and honour to MLAs and Ministers visiting the districts for various functions and meetings.
The General Administration Department in a communique said that Privilege Committee of Punjab Vidhan Sabha has brought to the notice of state government that MLAs have complained that whenever they go to any government office they are not given due respect and regard by the government officers despite repeated instructions. The committee has said that any officer not giving due regard to MLAs would guilty of breach of privilege of Punjab Vidhan Sabha. ....
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GOI Empanels 35 Senior IAS officers as Secretary or equivalent at the Centre

Punjab IAS Anjuly Chib Duggal figure in the list

Haryana IAS Madhusudan Prasad & Anuradha Gupta figure in the list

By Babushahi Bureau

New Delhi, July 28: Govt. of India has empanelled 35 senior IAS officers of 1980/1981 batch for appointment to the post of Secretary/Secretary equivalent at the Centre.
Punjab cadre IAS Anjuly Chib Duggal, and two Haryana IAS Madhusudan Prasad and Anuradha Gupta figure in the list. (Details are on attached PDF).....
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New Delhi, July 28: Govt. of India has empanelled 35 senior IAS officers of 1980/1981 batch for appointment to the post of Secretary/Secretary equivalent at the Centre.
Punjab cadre IAS Anjuly Chib Duggal, and two Haryana IAS Madhusudan Prasad and Anuradha Gupta figure in the list. (Details are on attached PDF).....
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AISF starts hunger strike for recognition of Govt. College for Girls, Jalalabad

Govt. is not serious about education, employment & security of girls : Karmvir Badhni & Dhaban

CPI Fazilka Unit to support agitators : Com Hans Raj Golden

By Harish Monga

Jalalabad, July 28: The All India Students Federation (AISF) is fighting for the cause of recognition to Government College for Girls in the assembly constituency of Deputy Chief Minister, Sukhbir Singh Badal and today started chain hunger strike to register their protest.

On this occasion, apart from others, Com Hans Raj Golden, Surinder Dhandia, State Committee Member, Shinder Mahalam, Block Secretary, CPI were present specially.

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Jalalabad, July 28: The All India Students Federation (AISF) is fighting for the cause of recognition to Government College for Girls in the assembly constituency of Deputy Chief Minister, Sukhbir Singh Badal and today started chain hunger strike to register their protest.

On this occasion, apart from others, Com Hans Raj Golden, Surinder Dhandia, State Committee Member, Shinder Mahalam, Block Secretary, CPI were present specially.

Addressing the protesters, students leader Karam Kaur Badhni and former National President, Paramjit Singh Dhaban said, none of the government is serious about providing education, employment and security to the girls and adopting non-serious attitude on these issues.

Targeting the government they said, the Akali-BJP alliance government have promised free education to girls upto post-graduation but they are being cheated as is evident from the fact that the government college for girls have not yet got recognition from the Punjab University.

Speaking on this occasion, Luvpreet Kaur, Senior Vice President, AISF from Fazlka and Akash Jalalabadi, District Vice Secreary said, the chain hunger strike will continue till the recognition of the college.

Com Hans Raj Golden, Secretary CPI Fazilka and Surinder Dhandia supporting the protesters sitting on chain hunger strike started with the assistance of AISF for recognition of college and increase in seats, said, the CPI will also come for support with their family members in case no written initiative is taken in this regard by the administration. They however, confirmed that when a deputation met the Principal of the college that no such confirmation has been received in this regard. Some people are misguiding to the students about the recognition of the college.
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30 villages to be benefited of health facilities

Jyani, Health Minister inaugurates 30-bed CHC at Bajakhana at a cost of Rs.5.81 crore

By Harish Monga

Faridkot, July 28: The Punjab Government is committed to provide modern health services to the people of the state at their door steps, said Surjit Kumar Jyani after inaugurating the Community Health Centre, Bajakhana at a cost of Rs.5.81 crore.

He said, in this 30-bed hospital, apart from 4 specialist doctors, 2 medical officers have been deployed and more staff will be provided as per requirement. With the functioning of this hospital, about 50,000 people of Bajakhana and 30 v....
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Faridkot, July 28: The Punjab Government is committed to provide modern health services to the people of the state at their door steps, said Surjit Kumar Jyani after inaugurating the Community Health Centre, Bajakhana at a cost of Rs.5.81 crore.

He said, in this 30-bed hospital, apart from 4 specialist doctors, 2 medical officers have been deployed and more staff will be provided as per requirement. With the functioning of this hospital, about 50,000 people of Bajakhana and 30 villages of the area would be benefitted with 24 hour health
services and they will not have to rush to far off places in emergency cases.

He further said, a checking for the availability of health services in Punjab is being carried out so that there is shortcoming in such services.

Prior to this, Mantar Singh Brar, Chief Parliamentary Secretary Rural Development and Panchayat welcoming the Health Minisgter said, the people of Bajakhana have been honoured on the function of CHC.

He said, in Punjab, only two Mother Child Care Centre Hospitals have been opened where the treatment will be hundred per cent free and one such hospital will start functioning shortly at Kot Kapura.

Speaking on this occasion, Charanjit Singh Civil Surgeon informed, in the new CHC, one ultra-modern ward for ladies have been established where the pregnant ladies will be provided more modern facilities including X-ray Plant, TB Deptt. Dental Care etc., on delivery of a child. The blood storage facility shall be available soon, he added.

Apart from others, Parveen Mittal, senior leader BJP,Dr.Bhag Mal,Director, ESI, Gayatri Parshad, District President, BJP, ADC Nilima, former President, Municipal Council Gurtej Singh Till, Narinder Mittal, Naridner Singh, SDM Jaito and in good number of panchayat members and prominent citizens of the area were present.

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Booked under Arms Act on recovery of illegal pistol and live cartridges

Two proclaimed offender arrested in attempt to murder case

By Harish Monga

Ferozepur,July 28: The Ferozepur police claimed to have arrested two persons under Arms Act on recovery of pistol and live cartridges.

Vibhore Sharma, DSP giving this information said, under the special campaign of the police against the unscrupulous elements, the city police during its patrolling have recovered one Made in Italy pistol and 6 live cartridges from two persons travelling in Maruti Car. They have been booked under Sections 420, 465,468, 471 IPC and Arms Act.
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Ferozepur,July 28: The Ferozepur police claimed to have arrested two persons under Arms Act on recovery of pistol and live cartridges.

Vibhore Sharma, DSP giving this information said, under the special campaign of the police against the unscrupulous elements, the city police during its patrolling have recovered one Made in Italy pistol and 6 live cartridges from two persons travelling in Maruti Car. They have been booked under Sections 420, 465,468, 471 IPC and Arms Act.

He further said, the police team while patrolling near Khai Bus Stand saw one white Maruti Car No.PB05U 1905 coming from the opposite side ear Bajaj Dairy which was stopped after following. On searching, one pistol Made in Italy with No.PX18313 inscribed on it and loaded with six live cartridges was recovered from the dash board of the car. One fake licence has also been recovered from the accused.

Both the arrested persons have been identified as Vijay Kumar resident of Suraj Avenue Ferozepur City and Kabal alias Kali of village Norang Singh Wala under Malllanwala PS, he said.

He further said, the accused are absconder in attempt to murder case. However, further investigation into the case is going on.
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Year 2015 to be dedicated to Swami Din Dyal, a renowned economist: Ram Gopal

RSS to organize special programmes to create awareness on economics

By Harish Monga

Ferozepur, July 28 : Ram Gopal, Punjab Media Incharge , National RSS on his visit to Ferozepur, while speaking to the media persons said, the year 2015 will be dedicated to Swami Din Dyal Ji, a renowned economist. He wrote a book on economics in 1965, 50 years back.

He said, special programmes will be organized to create awareness about the ideology of economic in the shape of books, seminars, songs, declamation, debate etc.

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Ferozepur, July 28 : Ram Gopal, Punjab Media Incharge , National RSS on his visit to Ferozepur, while speaking to the media persons said, the year 2015 will be dedicated to Swami Din Dyal Ji, a renowned economist. He wrote a book on economics in 1965, 50 years back.

He said, special programmes will be organized to create awareness about the ideology of economic in the shape of books, seminars, songs, declamation, debate etc.

Ram Gopal said, in the present era, social media has come as a powerful tool before the people. In India, there is already a freedom to express your views and the people are now sharing their views through social media. Social media has played an important role over print and electronic media and has touched everyone’s heart.

In reply to separate Haryana Shiromani Gurdwara Committee Management, he said, society should not break and the strength of united society increases. But there is a need of reforms and the problems should be solved through dialogue in a peaceful manner.

He also said, Sangh was established in 1925 whereas Bhartiya Janata Party was constituted later on and Sangh, apart from working to create awareness among people, is also working for the welfare of the country and interference in politics is not its liking. BJP, in alliance with the ideology of Sangh, try to move on this path and Sangh supports it on this point and not from political point of view.

On rapid changing of religion, Ram Gopal said, the fast changing of religion in the society is big problem and there is need to think over its solution. He said, the Indian and Sanatan culture are precious and we should pledge to follow it and fast changing of religion on few temptations is not good.
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Janab Majid Nizami was a bold supporter of the ideological movements and a friend of Sikhs says Kanwar Pal Singh

Dal Khalsa expresses profound grief over death of Majid Nizami, Chairman of Nawai Waqt group

By Babushahi Bureau

Amritsar, July 28: Dal Khalsa expresses its profound grief over the death of Janab Majid Nizami - Pakistan's veteran journalist and Chairman of 'Nawai Waqt' and "The Nation”.

Party spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh said Janab Majid Nizami was a bold supporter of the ideological movements and a friend of Sikhs. He said he met Nizami Sahib during his visit to Lahore way back in 1990's. "Nizami Sahib was held in high esteem in journalistic fraternity. He was a gentleman, highly true t....
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Amritsar, July 28: Dal Khalsa expresses its profound grief over the death of Janab Majid Nizami - Pakistan's veteran journalist and Chairman of 'Nawai Waqt' and "The Nation”.

Party spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh said Janab Majid Nizami was a bold supporter of the ideological movements and a friend of Sikhs. He said he met Nizami Sahib during his visit to Lahore way back in 1990's. "Nizami Sahib was held in high esteem in journalistic fraternity. He was a gentleman, highly true to his profession having courage to call spade a spade".

He prayed for the peace to the departed soul and said that he
equally shares the grief of the family members of Majid Nizami Sahib
and staff of the Nation and Nawai Waqt and prayed to the Almighty to grant them strength to bear this huge loss.....
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Also administered oath to 3 Commissioners of Right to Service Commission

Hooda administered oath to two appointed members of Haryana SIC

By Babushahi Bureau

New Delhi, July 28: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda administered oath of Office to two newly appointed members of Haryana State Information Commission and three Commissioners of Right to Service Commission, Haryana at his residence on Sunday.
The two members of State Information Commission who were administered oath by Hooda included Shiv Raman Gaur and Dr. Rekha Rani. With this, the number of members of State Information Com....
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New Delhi, July 28: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda administered oath of Office to two newly appointed members of Haryana State Information Commission and three Commissioners of Right to Service Commission, Haryana at his residence on Sunday.
The two members of State Information Commission who were administered oath by Hooda included Shiv Raman Gaur and Dr. Rekha Rani. With this, the number of members of State Information Commission has reached to 11 including the Chief Information Commissioner.
Those who have been administered Oath of Commissioners of Right to Service Commission, Haryana included Sarban Singh, Dr. Amar Singh and Sunil Katyal.
Haryana Transport Minister Aftab Ahmed, Chief Secretary S.C Choudhary, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister S.S Dhillon, Deputy Principal Secretary R.S Doon, Principal OSD M.S Chopra, Director General of Police S.N Vashisth, OSD B.R Beri and other senior officers were also present on this occasion.
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