Punjab to observe 2015-16 as Year of Development

Punjab government has announced that year 2015-16 will be will be observed as development year to give further fillip to the all-round development of the state.

It was announced by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, in Dhuri Assembly segment of the state.

For this state government will make concerted efforts for the overall development of the urban and rural areas in the state. In this regard, state government will be to provide ultra-modern civic amenities to the people in urban and rural areas and major schemes will be implemented in the current fiscal.

In urban areas state government will focus to provide the facility of water supply, sewerage, Sewerage Treatment Plants (STPs), streetlights, roads and parks.

Whereas in rural areas provision of roads, disposal of waste water, potable drinking water and toilets will be state government thrust areas.

Gurpreet Singh secures quota place in shooting for 2016 Rio Olympics

Ace Indian shooter Gurpreet Singh has secured India a fifth quota place in shooting for the 2015 Rio Olympics.

He achieved this feat by finishing fourth in the Men’s 10 metre Air Pistol final at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Shooting World Cup held in Munich, Germany.

In the final qualification round Gurpreet scored 154. He became second Indian to have secured a 2016 Rio berth at the ongoing World Cup.

Earlier, in same world cup Abhinav Bindra, India’s only individual Olympic gold-medallist, had won a quota place with a sixth place finish in the Men’s 10 metre Air Rifle final.

Previously, Gagan Narang, Jitu Rai and Apurvi Chandela have secured an Olympic quota place for 2016 Rio Olympics.