Sangat darshan bubble bursts,scheme running on loans not grants: Congress

Claiming that the myth about sangat darshan programmes of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal stands exposed,the Punjab Congress on Tuesday said a Rs 40-crore development grant given by the CM to Ludhiana Municipal Corporation

Written by Express News Service | Updated: April 8, 2014 6:03 pm

Sangat darshan bubble bursts,scheme running on loans not grants: Congress

CHANDIGARH: Claiming that the myth about sangat darshan programmes of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal stands exposed,the Punjab Congress on Tuesday said a Rs 40-crore development grant given by the CM to Ludhiana Municipal Corporation at a sangat darshan was in reality a loan given by PUDA and Punjab Infrastructure Development Board (PIDB). “Badal had kept the Ludhiana MC and the people in dark about the nature of funds given for development of the city… Badal lied that he was giving a grant of Rs 40 crore for civil amenities. The PUDA and PIDB have now asked the MC to refund the loan…,” a statement by party MLAs said.

Punjab appoints supervisors for ITIs

CHANDIGARH: The Technical Education Department of the Punjab government on Tuesday appointed Special Supervisors for evaluation and upgradation of training standard in all private and government ITIs of the state. Anil Joshi,Technical Education and Industrial Training Minister,Punjab said that the department has appointed 12 officers for the supervision of government ITIs and 30 field officers for private ITIs.

CCTV cameras go live in Jalandhar

JALANDHAR: Punjab IG (Traffic) Dr S S Chauhan on Tuesday inaugurated CCTV cameras at BMC Chowk in Jalandhar. While the cameras will be operational round the clock,the traffic police has also come up with a helpline number — 102 — where people can call in case of any emergency. The Jalandhar Welfare Society had donated the cameras,worth Rs 2 lakh,to the traffic police under a World Health Organisation project.

Onion prices: BJP leaders seek Pawar’s help

JALANDHAR: BJP leader and former Punjab minister Manoranjan Kalia and senior party leader Rajat Mohindru have urged Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar to intervene and import onion from abroad immediately to bring down the soaring price of the vegetable in the retail market. Both leaders pointed out that the present price of onions (between Rs70 and Rs 80 a kilo) made it as expensive as apples and hence is hurting common man. They also urged the government to review its export policy to ease prices.

After 14 years,ASI gets two-year RI

Moga: A judicial magistrate on Tuesday ordered two years imprisonment and fine of Rs 2,000 for an assistant sub-inspector. Balraj Maseeh,was accused of forging facts in Daily Diary Report (DDR) during his service as ‘head munshi’. Moga city police registered case against him in 2005 on a complaint by Sunil Sood,a resident of Barnala in 1999. He was also given a clean chit by Moga police in another enquiry after the case was registered. However,On Tuesday the court found Maseeh guilty. A co-accused in the case died some time back.

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