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Amarinder hints at harsh measures
Makha (Mansa), March 8
Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh announcing that state’s interests would be protected at all costs said here today that newly-appointed Advocate-General, Mr Harbhagwan Singh had started consulting senior counsels in Delhi in connection with working out various legal strategies to be adopted in the Supreme Court in connection with the SYL issue.

Radical financial reforms on cards
Chandigarh, March 8
From the presentation on the financial situation to the Council of ministers on Wednesday, it is apparent Punjab faces “total bankruptcy”. Its economic bubble has popped. 

Bhattal still wants to be Chief Minister
Ropar, March 8
“I was a Chief Minister and I still desire to be. I had never asked the Congress high command to bestow upon me any other post, including the post of the state President of the party or the Deputy Chief Minister. 

Ex-Major-Gen ‘humiliated’
Chandigarh, March 8
The Chairman-cum-Managing Director of the Punjab Ex-Servicemen Corporation, Major-Gen U.S. Sidhu, never expected that the Punjab Government, in which three former defence officers occupy top positions, would remove him from office in a humiliating manner.

SGPC budget session on March 30
Amritsar, March 8
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has decided to call its annual budget session on March 30, in the wake of the debacle of the Shiromani Akali Dal in the Assembly elections, the general house session is likely to be stormy.




Academicians want non-partisan VC
Patiala, March 8
Former Vice-Chancellors and eminent academicians feel the recent happenings in Punjabi University have left a black mark on the university and hold Vice-Chancellor Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia responsible for the same.

VC’s hold over Sikh foundation questioned
Patiala, March 8
Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor Dr Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia, who is already in the thick of a controversy following the registration of cases against him, yesterday came under attack for the manner in which he has “manipulated” lifelong presidentship of the Guru Gobind Singh Foundation for himself.


Badal’s wife to head SAD campaign
Moga, March 8

The Shiromani Akali Dal has appointed Mrs Surinder Kaur Badal, wife of former Chief Minister and party president Parkash Singh Badal, as in charge of the election campaign for Malout (reserve) constituency.

Panthic Morcha not dead: Mann
Chandigarh, March 8
The SAD(A) supremo, Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, MP, today held Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra and Mr Ravi Inder Singh responsible for the debacle faced by the Panthic Morcha in the recent elections to the Punjab Assembly.

‘Inexperience’ went against women MLAs
Chandigarh, March 8
Four of the five women MLAs of the Punjab Congress could not get a berth in the Amarinder Singh ministry due to lack of experience.

Bathinda lawyers join Cong
Chandigarh, March 8
A group of lawyers from Bathinda, led by Mr Jatinder R. Khattar, a former President, District Bar Association, today formally joined the Congress in the presence of the Punjab Rural Development and Agriculture Minister, Mrs Rajinder Kaur Bhattal.


A mobile dispensary for poor
The governments might have failed to extend healthcare facilities in the country but a bank and a charitable hospital have joined hands to show the way by striving to reach people in remote areas of Punjab with free medical and diagnostic facilities through a unique mobile dispensary.

Punjab told to pay 1 lakh to kin of two
Chandigarh, March 8
In just over 10 years after two Amritsar district residents allegedly picked up by the police disappeared, Mr Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today ordered the state of Punjab to pay an interim compensation of Rs 1 lakh each to their kins within six months of receiving the order’s copy.

Empowerment of women must, say speakers
Bathinda, March 8
Concerned at declining number of females, female foeticide and atrocities on women, the speakers, at a seminar on International Women’s Day that concluded here today, highlighted society’s role to check these social evils.

Get encroachments removed, MC chief told
Gurdaspur, March 8

Justice J.S. Narang, who was here on Wednesday in connection with the annual inspection of courts directed the president of the municipal committee, here Mr Rakesh Jyoti, to remove encroachments within a month.

Kanwaljit alleges land grab by Cong workers
Amloh, March 8
The SAD General Secretary and former Finance Minister, Capt Kanwaljit Singh yesterday served a 72-hour ultimatum to the state government and administration to take action against those Congressmen who are alleged to have ploughed 9.5 acre of standing wheat crop to grab the village common land leased to three Akali workers of Salana village, after the declaration of Assembly results in favour of the Congress candidate from Amloh (Reserve) constituency. 

Tributes paid to scribe
Jalandhar, March 8
Tributes were paid today to Amarjit Singh Sidhu (45), Staff Correspondent, Punjabi Tribune, during the bhog ceremony at his native village, Sidhwan Dona in Kapurthala district.

Incentives sought for families with girls only
Sangrur, March 8
On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, the Punjab Civil Medical Services Association today urged the Punjab Government to declare special incentives for families which only have female children and that too less than two. 

Rail track to be electrified by September
Phagwara, March 8
The first phase of electrification of the Ludhiana-Amritsar rail-track would be completed by September, said Assistant Railway Commercial Manager Hari Narain while inaugurating a computerised rail reservation centre at the railway station, here today.

DC’s role in theatre campaign lauded
Patiala, March 8
The National Theatre Arts Society Patiala, which completed the state-wide women empowerment theatre campaign of its anti-female foeticide Punjabi play “Daire” by covering all the 17 districts of Punjab, expressed its gratitude to the Patiala Deputy Commissioner, Mr Jasbir Singh Bir, and his wife, Mrs Ravinder Kaur Bir, for their laudable contribution in making the state wide theatre campaign a grand success.


Headmaster beaten to death
Amritsar, March 8
Narinder Singh, a Head Master Government Primary School Bhullar village, was allegedly beaten to death by certain persons here yesterday.

Two killed, nine hurt in mishap
Ferozepore, March 8
Two women were killed and nine injured in an accident near Abohar last evening. According to details available, a truck (PB05-3197) hit standing tractor-trailer on the Abohar-Sito Gunno road. Two women and nine others were injured.

Fake currency seized
Ludhiana, March 8
The local police claims to have busted a gang involved in fake currency and recovered fake currency worth Rs 3 lakh of Rs 1000 denomination.Top


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