BKU blocks Amritsar-Attari road
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Amritsar: Activists of BKU (Ekta Ugrahan) workers blocked the Amritsar-Attari road to protest against the alleged misbehaviour of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) officials while shifting power meters from some houses in Chawinda Kalan village. "The PSPCL officials misbehaved with the villagers and a false case was registered by the police against some villagers on the charges of misbehaving with the officials. The PSPCL the power supply to the villages after the incident," said BKU activist Sukhwinder Singh. The dharna was lifted only after the police assured the protesters that a probe will be conducted into the incident after August 15.
Hussainiwala border to be tourism spot
Ferozepur: Punjab Governor Shivraj Patil on Monday urged state Tourism Minister Sarwan Singh Phillaur to develop the Hussainiwala border as a tourist spot. After paying floral tributes at the graves of martyrs Sardar Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru and Punjab Mata Vidyawati here, Patil announced Rs 20 lakh, from his discretionary fund, to develop the area into a tourist hub. Seeking a detailed project report from the tourism minister at the earliest, Patil said the funds would be arranged from the MP quota and the state government.
Bonhomie groups cross border
Amritsar: A 29-member Pakistan delegation comprising businessmen, politicians and mediapersons arrived in India on Monday through the Attari land border with a message of peace and brotherhood. A delegation from India also entered Pakistan with a similar message. On August 14 at midnight the groups will light candles to mark the Independence days of both countries.
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Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, on Monday, invited Chief Minister of Pakistan (Punjab) Shahbaz Sharif for a two-day annual conference of surgeons of all SAARC Countries "Chirurgie Sans Frontiers" to be held in Jalandhar from September 8-9. The president of SAARC Surgical Care Society, Dr Abdul Majeed Chaudhary had extended an invitation to Badal on June 16 to inaugurate the conference.
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