PUNJAB CM SEEKS DETAILED REPORT FROM DC RUPNAGAR INTO ALLEGED ASSAULT ON AAP MLA

ASKS DGP TO PROBE ROLE OF MLA’S PSOs, ENSURE ARREST OF REMAINING 2 ACCUSED

Chandigarh, June 21:Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has sought a detailed report from the DC Rupnagar into the assault on Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA, allegedly by an illegal mining mafia.

Taking serious note of the incident, the Chief Minister made it clear that lawlessness would not be tolerated in the state under any circumstances, and asked the DC to ensure a free and fair probe to ascertain the facts of the matter.

Even as the police acted quickly to arrest three persons allegedly involved in the attack on Amarjit Singh Sandoa, MLA Rupnagar, the Chief Minister asked the DGP to crack down on the remaining suspects and ensure their immediate arrest.

The two PSOs attached to the MLA have also come under the Chief Minister’s scanner for evidently failing to protect him. They have been transferred to the Police Lines and the Chief Minister has directed the DGP to investigate their role in the entire episode.

Besides Amarjit, his gunman Head Constable Sukhdeep Singh was also injured in the attack which reportedly took place on Thursday afternoon, said the spokesperson. They were taken to Civil Hospital Sri Anandpur Sahib, Distt. Rupnagar, from where Amarjit was referred to PGI Chandigarh for further check-up after he complained of chest pain.

An official spokesperson disclosed that three relatives of Ajwinder Singh of village Baihara had been arrested. Ajwinder and another accused, Bachittar Singh of village Bhauwal, had fled after the incident and were expected to be arrested soon.

Those arrested had been identified as Jaswinder Singh Goldy, Manjit Singh and Amarjit Singh, all residents of village Baihara. One XUV black vehicle and two 12 bore guns were seen.

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ADOPT YOGA IN YOUR DAILY ROUTINE TO AVOID PHYSICAL AND MENTAL AILMENTS: BRHAM MOHINDRA


· INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA WAS CELEBRATED ACROSS THE STATE IN ALL DISTRICT HEAD QUARTER


· STATE LEVEL FUNCTION OF INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA WAS CELEBRATED AT SAS NAGAR


CHANDIGARH, JUNE 21:International Day of Yoga was celebrated across the state in all district head quarter with full enthusiasm. ‘Yoga improves the health and many ailments can be prevented by adopting Yoga in our daily life. Yoga keeps body and mind healthy. This is a free gift of India to world.’ It was the motivational message delivered by Mr. Brahm Mohindra on the occasion of International Day of Yoga while exhorting people to adopt Yoga as a daily way of routine.


State Level Function of International Day of Yoga was celebrated as per the Common Yoga Protocol from 7.00 am to 8.00 am at Sports Complex, Airport Road, Sector -78, SAS Nagar Mohali as per the directions and guidance of Minister of Health & Family Welfare. To benefit the people of state at large department of Ayurveda has started training on Common Yoga Protocol in various state government departments in association with various NGOs. Approximately 700 participants participated in state level function of International Day of Yoga. Which included Senior Citizen, School Children, Officers/Officials of various departments and NGOs besides local public. Suitable arrangements were made by Ayurvedic Department and District Administration SAS Nagar Mohali for people to perform yoga in a befitting manner. Dr. Jaspal Kaur Director Health Services Punjab, Joint Director Directorate of Medical Education & Research, Additional Deputy Commissioner SAS Nagar Mohali, SDM Mohali, Dr. Rakesh Sharma Director Ayurveda, Dr. Bakhshish Singh Joint Director Ayurveda, Dr. Sanjeev Goel Registrar, Board of Ayurvedic & Unani System of Medicine Punjab, Dr. Chandan Kaushal District Ayurvedic & Unani Officer SAS Nagar Mohaliand Ayurvedic Medical Officers/Officials of Ayurvedic Department Punjab has performed Common Yoga Protocol in addition to officials/officers of Home Department, Education Department, Jails Department, Punjab Armed Police and members of other non-government organizations . Training sessions, workshops and seminars were conducted on Common Yoga Protocol in various departments of Government of Punjab like Home Department, Education Department, Jails Department, Punjab Armed Police and other non-government organization for about last two months.

Department has appealed to all participants to adopt yoga in their daily routine to avoid physical and mental ailments. Besides that Forest Department has distributed around 1000 thousand saplings of sandal (Chandan), Amaltas, Jammun, Sadabahar, Bilva etc. to the participants. The Yoga programme completed at 8.00 am with vote of thanks by Director Ayurveda.

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TRIPT BAJWA DISCUSSES DRAFT OF NEW POLICY WITH MINISTERS & MLA'S FOR REGULARIZATION OF UNAUTHORIZED COLONIES

 Ministers & MLA's to submit suggestions for finalizing new policy within a week

 Chandigarh, June 21:Moving ahead in the direction of formulating the new policy for regularization of illegal colonies and give relief to the stakeholders of these colonies, a meeting of ministers and MLAs was held here today at Punjab Civil Secretariat to discuss the draft of the new policy. The meeting was chaired by Tript Bajwa, Minister of Housing & Urban Development, Government of Punjab.

 Onslaught of the meeting, the Housing & Urban Development Minister Mr. Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa briefed the members about the process adopted for drafting the New Policy. He said that he along with the senior officers of the department held separate meetings with the colonizers of both legal and illegal colonies and the residents of these colonies. He further briefed that the new draft placed for discussion in this meeting has been prepared by an officers committee which has tried to incorporate all the valid suggestions submitted by the colonizers and the common people in the earlier meetings.

 After this Ms. Vini Mahajan, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, department of Housing & Urban Development formally placed the draft of the New Policy for regularization of unauthorized Colonies which was further elaborated by Mr. Harpreet Sudan, Chief Administrator, Patiala Development Authority. He explained that the policy has been drafted keeping in mind the interests of the residents/plot holders of the unauthorized colonies. The policy shall be applicable to the entire state including Municipal Limits, he said.

 The ministers and MLAs present in the meeting placed their views on various points mentioned in the draft of the policy. They emphasized that the department must consider the welfare of the residents living in the illegal colonies as well as of those who have bought plots there. They appreciated the draft of the policy prepared by the officials of the department of Housing & Urban Development.

===============================================Mr. Tript Bajwa assured all the public representatives present in the meeting that the new policy would be finalized keeping in view the interests of general public and all the stake holders including colonizers, plot holders and government. He asked the ministers and MLAs to further send their suggestions in writing to the department, so that those could also be incorporated in the draft of the policy. 'Next meeting to finalize the policy would be held next week,' said Tript Bajwa.

 

Among those present in the meeting were Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu, Local Government Minister, Mr. Manpreet Badal, Finance Minister, Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu Animal Husbandry Minister, Mr. Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria Revenue Minister, Mr. Sundar Sham Arora Industries Minister, Mr. Bharat Bhushan Ashu Food & Civil Supplies Minister, Mr. Vijay Inder Singla, PWD Minister, Mr. Pargat Singh MLA, Mr. Sushil Rinku MLA, Mr. Sanjeev Talwar MLA,   Ms. Vini Mahajan, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, department of Housing & Urban Development, Mr. Ravi Bhagat, IAS, Chief Administrator, PUDA/GMADA, Mr. TPS Phoolka, IAS, Director, Town & Country Planning, Mr. Gurpreet Singh, Chief Town Planner, Punjab and other senior officers of the department.

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 BRTS PROJECT AMRITSAR WELL ON COURSE

 NAVJOT SINGH SIDHU TO LEAD DELEGATION OF MLAs & MP ON 26TH JUNE FOR GROUND LEVEL INSPECTION

 NECESSARY INFRASTRUCTURE & GROUND WORK TO BE COMPLETED BY 31ST  AUGUST

 ALL SET FOR ROLL OUT ON 1ST SEPTEMBER

 CHANDIGARH, JUNE 21-"The Bus Rapid Transport System (BRTS) project with regard to the Guru Ki Nagri Sri Amritsar Sahib is well on course with all the necessary infrastructure and ground work set to be completed by 31st August." This was disclosed by Local Government Minister Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu in a press communiqué after attending a high level meeting here today to access and review the progress of the project.

 

In this meeting the Finance Minister, Punjab, Mr. Manpreet Singh Badal desired and requested that Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu lead a delegation of the local MLAs and the MP Amritsar for ground level inspection of the project so as to have a firsthand knowledge of how the things are taking shape pertaining to the project.

 

Calling the project to be a milestone in the developmental annals of the state, Mr. Sidhu said that the local MLAs, Mayor Municipal Corporation Amritsar and the Member of Parliament from the holy city today called to review the progress of the project besides deliberating on how to go about removing the bottlenecks in order to be able to roll out the project full throttle on 1st of September, 2018.

 

 Divulging more, Mr. Sidhu said that a trial run would be conducted to see how much work with regard to the project is complete and it would be based on taking stock of the work at Bhandari Bridge, Bus Shelters, and the Interval of the buses (which in any case must not be more than 5 minutes). The minister said that the issues raised in today's meeting by the Local MLAs and MP would be addressed at the ground level and the views aired by all stakeholders would be taken into account.

 

 On the occasion, Finance Minister, Punjab, Mr. Manpreet Singh Badal, Education Minister Mr. O.P. Soni, MP Amritsar Mr. Gurjit Singh Aujla, Mayor Municipal Corporation Amritsar Mr. Karamjit Singh, MLA Mr. Sunil Datti, Principal Secretary Local Government Mr. A. Venu Prasad, Principal Secretary Finance Mr. Anirudh Tiwari, Secretary PWD Mr. Hussan Lal, Deputy Commissioner Amritsar Mr. Kamaldeep Singh Sangha, Commissioner Municipal Corporation Amritsar Mrs. Sonali Giri and others were also present.