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For some, event just a political gimmick 22.6.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
To develop bus depot at 5 locations for operation, maintenance.
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12 hurt in bus collision on Satis bridge 22.6.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
Among those injured were three SSC pass students, who were on their way to get information about a course which interested them.
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Sowing paddy:Punjabi labourers rarely available for work in fields 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 21 With the beginning of the paddy season, farmers are facing labour crunch. As Punjabi labourers are rarely available to work in fields for different reasons, farmers are running after migrant labourers to hire them to sow paddy in their fields. The main reason behind Punjabi labourers not willing to work in fields is that they have taken up other occupations. Besides, the new generation of Punjabi labourers is no more interested in working in fields. Rather it prefers to do other odd jobs in cities. As a result, farmers are completely dependent on migrant labourers. The sowing has started a bit late due to government instructions to farmers not to sow paddy before June 20. As little time is left for farmers to sow paddy, they are rushing to hire migrant labourers. They are visiting railway stations and bus stands to hire migrants arriving from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh for sowing paddy crop in fields. As labourers disembark from trains or buses, farmers rush in a bid ...
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Amritsar BRTS by Aug 31: Sidhu 22.6.2018 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 21

The Bus Rapid Transport System (BRTS) project for Amritsar will be completed by August 31, said Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu after attending a review meeting here on Thursday.

Referring to deliberations with the local MP, MLAs and the Mayor, Sidhu said the project would be rolled out for the general public by September 31.

Sidhu said a trial run was scheduled to be conducted to assess the project, particularly at Bhandari Bridge, bus shelters and interval spots of the buses. He said the concerns raised by all participating leaders had been taken and each would be followed up with the quarters concerned.

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2 rickshaw drivers run over by bus 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 21 Two rickshaw drivers were run over by a Punjab Roadway bus in the wee hours on Wednesday. The deceased are yet to be identified. The police have registered a case under Section 304-A of the IPC against the driver, who is absconding. The bus was going from Delhi to Amritsar and the rickshaw drivers were sleeping on a road divider. When the bus was near Mallian village, the driver lost control over the vehicle and it climbed the divider and ran over the rickshaw drivers. Joginder Singh, an eyewitness and sewadar of Gurudwara Chhevi Patshahi located on the GT Road near Mallian village, told the police that he was standing near the nearby reservoir when the bus (PB-02-BU-9750) climbed over the road divider and killed the sleeping rickshaw drivers. The Jandiala Guru police said the bodies had been kept in mortuary for identification. In another incident, a 14-year-old boy, Jashanpreet Singh, died when a tractor trailer hit him near Udonangal village on Tuesday evening. ...
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Another cyclist crushed under truck in city 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 21 Though Ludhiana has high fatality rate of road accidents, no concrete measures are being taken to ensure safety of commuters on the city roads. A 65-year-old cyclist was crushed under a vehicle near Jodhewal Basti on Wednesday morning. The victim, identified as Jaswant Singh of Tibba Road, died on the spot. He used to make and repair sofas. The police have registered an FIR against an unidentified driver. Investigating officer Jaswinder Singh said: “We checked CCTV cameras. We observed that the unidentified driver was trying to park the truck on the roadside when the cyclist got crushed under it.” A member of national road safety council, Kamaljit Soi, said: “Ludhiana being number 1 in fatality rate of road accidents is the most deadly and unsafe city of India. The fatality rate is nearly 70% here. In 2017, 380-400 persons had lost their lives in road mishaps. As it is a major concern here, there is a need to take necessary steps.” He said: “There is need to create ...
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Rs 40 crore to acquire land for Patti-Makhu rail line 22.6.2018 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, June 21

Paving the way for shorter distance between the holy city and Mumbai, the state government has announced to release Rs 40 crore for land acquisition for laying railway line between Patti and Makhu in Ferozepur.

This was conveyed to a delegation of traders and industrialists led by cabinet minister OP Soni, who met Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal in Chandigarh on Thursday.

The NITI Ayog had released a grant of Rs 299 crore for the fiscal 2017-18 and further grants were to be released annually as the entire cost of the project was high. Since the Railways will have to build two bridges on Hari-ke-patan, the confluence of the Beas and Sutlej, and lay railway line on the 25-km stretch between Patti in Tarn Taran and Makhu in Ferozepur.

A direct rail link between Amritsar and Ferozepur is likely to bring down distance between Jammu and Kashmir via Pathankot, Amritsar, Ferozepur, Rajasthan to Mumbai by 240 km.

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Three minor girls missing from Shimla recovered from ISBT-43 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 21 Three minor girls, inmates of Balika Ashram at Tutikandi, Shimla, who had gone missing on June 20, was recovered by the Chandigarh Police from the ISBT in Sector 43 here on Thursday. The inmates, students of Classes IX and X, had left for the school from the shelter home, but, they did not reach the school. The matter came to light when the school principal called up the authorities to enquire the reason for the girls’ absence.  The police were informed after which a case of kidnapping was registered there. Sources said the Himachal Pradesh (HP) police had shared information with the UT police about minor girls who had gone missing. The UT police on Thursday found the girls standing at a bus counter at the bus stand after which the HP police were informed that took the girls back to Shimla. Man missing for one month A 57-year-old man has been missing from Sector 32 here since the past around one month. The police have lodged a daily diary report in the matter at ...
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UK MP Dhesi meets Air India officials for connectivity 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 21 British Sikh MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi met various key members of Air India’s senior management including its International Director for Operations Captain Arvind Kathpalia at London, who had flown to London especially from Delhi at the recently held celebration of 70th anniversary of Air India’s first flight between London and Mumbai. Disclosing this on phone, Tan Dhesi, who hails from Raipur village in Jalandhar, said he had spoken to the Air India’s senior management about the pending demand of the Punjabi diaspora for direct flights between Heathrow airport and Amritsar airport, and the progress made in this regard. Dhesi said “Captain Kathpalia had confirmed that he had received all the required information about the demand from his UK team, in particular the new UK and Europe Regional Manager Debashis Golder”. He has assured that in consultation with others in New Delhi he would soon be making the final decision on connecting the two major tourist hubs. The ...
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New PF building comes up in city; minister to inaugurate it 22.6.2018 The Tribune

Jalandhar, June 21

A new building of employees provident fund organisation (EPFO) has come up in the city. It will be inaugurated by the Union Minister of Labour and Employment Santosh Kumar Gangwar on Friday.

It is a three-storey building which is more spacious than the previous one. Earlier, the building being quite near to the bus stand was quite congested and there was only a single floor. The newly built building which is opposite Government Girls Sr Sec school Ladowali Road. TNS

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Chandigarh MC yet to decide on terminating contract of parking firm 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune news service  Chandigarh, June 21  The MC has failed to take any decision on cancelling the parking contract of Arya Toll Infra. At the last meeting of the House, the civic body deferred the decision after the MC Commissioner sought some time to study the matter. Sources said while the next House meeting was scheduled to be held in the last week of this month, the MC has not prepared any agenda on the issue.  Meanwhile, the Chandigarh Administration has already asked the civic body to take a decision on the cancellation of the parking contract of Arya Toll Infra on its own. The sources added that without issuing any direction to reduce the rate, the Administration has told the civic body that the issue is not in its domain and the MC can take the decision keeping in mind legal and the financial aspects.  On April 17, the MC decided to write to the Secretary, Local Bodies Department, UT Administration, to roll back the rates, which were doubled on April 1, and cancellation of the contract. The ...
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No respite from stray dog menace in tricity 22.6.2018 The Tribune
The stray dog menace has been in the news for the past some days, especially after a child was mauled to death by stray dogs a few days ago in Chandigarh. But it seems that the civic body of Panchkula is shying away from its responsibility to take some steps to check the growing dog menace.   Kumar Gupt, Panchkula Parking woes   It has been observed that people park their vehicles in a haphazard manner, especially in front of shops. They think with this, they will move quickly after finishing their work. But in the meantime, the vehicles already parked get stuck.  In this case, it becomes tough to take out the vehicle. There should be a provision to contact the owners who park their vehicles wrongly.     PC Singla, Chandigarh Have your say Is a civic issue bothering you? Are you agitated over the lack of concern? Is there something heartening that you feel needs to be highlighted? Or a picture which in your opinion ought to be seen by many, and not just you?  Chandigarh TRIBUNE invites its readers to ...
Snatcher runs away with woman’s purse 22.6.2018 The Tribune

Chandigarh, June 21 

An unidentified pedestrian ran away after snatching a purse from a woman at the Industrial Area, Phase I, on Thursday.

According to the police, the victim, identified as Sonam of Sector 25, along with some other women, had gone to Colony No. 4 to conduct a survey for the Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana. As she reached near block number 1, a miscreant, aged around 20, came from the rear side and snatched her purse before fleeing the spot. 

The police said the purse contained Rs 3,500 in cash, a voter-ID card, Aadhaar card and two ATM cards. A case has been registered. — TNS

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MC mulls over taxing professionals in city 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Chandigarh, June 21 The Municipal Corporation (MC) is considering to impose tax on professionals in the city. Sources said professional tax was one of the 20 new taxes proposed in the internal draft paper prepared by the MC to increase its revenue to tide over the financial crisis. Sources said the draft paper would be placed before the MC House in its next meeting. Besides professional tax, the MC has also proposed to levy user charges for all services being provided free of cost or on subsidised rates at present. It has also proposed to revise the water and sewerage charges to overcome the loss being incurred on its operation and maintenance.  The paper stressed on the need for rationalisation of the staff to curtail salary expenditure, which is one of the major committed liabilities of the civic body. At present, the MC pays Rs 45 crore as salary and pension. Further, it has been proposed to increase the property tax rates on a regular basis and link it with the collector's rate to make it more ...
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Heli-taxi gets costlier from July 1 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Mohali, June 21 Fliers planning to book the Chandigarh-Shimla heli-taxi will now have to shell out Rs 500 more and will have to travel 10 minutes extra. Pawan Hans, that started the service this month, has hiked the ticket price. While fliers have to pay Rs 2,999 for a seat in the chopper till June, starting July 1, they will have to pay Rs 3,499 for it. The increase in time is due to the change in the landing site in Shimla. When the service started, the chopper landed at the Jubbarhatti airport, which is far away from the city. Now, the chopper lands at the Annandale ground in the city. A one-side chopper ride now takes 30 minutes instead of the earlier 20. All 18 seats are booked for the rest of the month and starting July 1, the heli-taxi will operate thrice a week. As of now, the heli-taxi operates on Monday and Friday. From July 1, the service will also be available on Wednesday. The bookings for it have already started.  Pawan Hans had announced that it would decide on ...
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Advocate who led anti-Sterlite stir held 22.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
He was responsible for violence: police
CM asks Navy to put restrictions at Vizag airport on hold 22.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Another review meet to be held in the next 15 days
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‘Routine physical activity reduces chance of NCDs’ 22.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Open-air gyms, bicycle lanes and running tracks can promote physical activity, yoga, says WHO
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Puri attributes low ridership in Metro to ‘summer break’ 22.6.2018 Hindu: Delhi
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri, on Thursday said the Delhi Metro has a
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‘Force can do precious little without cooperation from the citizens’ 22.6.2018 Hindu: Delhi
Prevention of crime, traffic management top priorities for new Gurugram police chief
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