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Pope supports Sikhs on turban issue
Chandigarh, January 30
The government cannot be an arbiter in any religious matter. Rather it should respect the dignity of the human person and of his inalienable rights among which his right to adhere, practise and propagate his religion is fundamental. No government should interfere with the inner core of any religion.

Hans Raj HansHans Raj Hans not allowed to cross Wagah
Chandigarh, January 30
As there was a scramble among Congress MLAs and bureaucrats to accompany Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to Lahore, several names were deleted from the list to conform to the number indicated by the Prime Minister’s office.

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Cong misrule SAD poll plank: Sukhbir
Moga, January 30
The main plank of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) during the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections will be corruption and misrule of the Congress government in Punjab. This was stated by SAD general secretary and Rajya Sabha member Sukhbir Singh Badal at a news conference here today.




Tribune Impact
Molestation of woman: 4 held
Amritsar, January 30
The Gurdaspur police has arrested four henchmen of a wine contractor in connection with the alleged molestation and beating up of a woman in Dhariwal. Meanwhile, the District Magistrate, Gurdaspur, Mr Harjit Singh, has ordered a probe into the incident.

Remembering “Gandhi” of Doaba
Chandigarh, January 30
Many, including the Congress leaders and workers, may not even remember who was Pt Mool Raj Sharma. Some old-timers, however, still refer to him as the ''Doaba ka Gandhi''. His death anniversary falls tomorrow. He had passed away in 1983.


Mohan Singh is Addl Head Granthi of Golden Temple
Amritsar, January 30
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee today appointed Giani Mohan Singh Additional Head Granthi of the Golden Temple. Confirming the appointment, the honorary chief secretary, Mr Manjit Singh Calcutta, said Giani Mohan Singh would take the charge soon.

Commuters on a tractor try to shield themselves from heavy downpour which lashed Bathinda
Commuters on a tractor try to shield themselves from heavy downpour which lashed Bathinda and its surrounding areas on Friday. — Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera

Construction of railway overbridge begins
Patiala, January 30
Construction of an overbridge over Railway Crossing No. 22 started today with the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, inaugurating the work.

Police starts helplines
Bathinda, January 30
Taking an initiative to come closer to masses and build up its image, the Bathinda police has started helplines for women, children and senior citizens.

Gaushala set up to curb stray cattle menace
Moga, January 30
Stray cattle will no longer be a menace in the streets here as the district administration has finally found a solution to this problem.

Avail benefits under govt schemes, says Bir Devinder
Kharar, January 30
Grants for development works will be given to villages without any discrimination so that better facilities could be provided in these areas.

23 lakh for welfare of ex-servicemen
Ropar, January 30
The Punjab Government has released Rs 23 lakh for various welfare schemes for the ex-servicemen and their dependents in the district, according to the Deputy Commissioner, Ms Seema Jain.


High Court
Contract teachers allowed to continue
Chandigarh, January 30
Taking up a petition filed by contract teachers, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, in a significant judgement, has directed the Punjab School Education Board and another respondent to allow the petitioners to continue in service till regular appointments were made.

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  • Bail granted in triple murder case

  • CBI statement in sex scam case

Grewal’s bail plea rejected
Ropar, January 30
The special Judge here, Mr SK Goel, today rejected the bail application of Gurpinder Singh Grewal, a co-accused in the disproportionate assets case registered against the Badals by the Punjab Vigilance.


Dalit Sena chief booked for assaulting relative
Bathinda, January 30
The district police has booked Dalit Sena chief Kiranjit Singh Gehri, his brother Jagdip Singh and Gurtej Singh Kandiari for allegedly beating up and threatening Kuldip Singh. A case under various sections of the IPC has been registered against them in this regard.

One killed in accident
Bathinda, January 30
A cyclist, Bhola, was killed after he was knocked down by a jeep near Kotshamir village lasthref=" # night. He was a resident of the same village.


Decision soon on PTU students
Mohali, January 30
The Minister for Technical Education, Punjab, Mr Mahinder Singh Kaypee, today told The Tribune that a decision in favour of the 1400 students of PTU, who are facing uncertainty due to confusion over promotion rule, will be taken soon. He said he had recently been apprised of the problem and a meeting with the PTU Vice Chancellor will be held.

School Principal defies transfer orders
Amritsar, January 30
Despite more than two months having elapsed since the transfer orders were issued for Mr Sarbjot Singh Gill, he continues to function as the Principal of Government Senior Secondary School, Chheharta, in defiance of the orders issued by the state Education Department.

Remove gender inequality, says Verma
Jalandhar, January 30
While appreciating the role of modern women in building a prosperous society in the present context, the Punjab Governor and Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University, Justice O.P. Verma (retd), today stressed upon the need to ensure proper education facilities for women at the grassroots level to remove inequality on gender basis.

The Punjab Governor, Justice O.P. Verma, presents a medal to a student at the convocation of Hans Raj Mahavidyalaya in Jalandhar on Friday.
The Punjab Governor, Justice O.P. Verma, presents a medal to a student at the convocation of Hans Raj Mahavidyalaya in Jalandhar

Study Centre Open Schools planned
Faridkot, January 30
Under its informal education scheme, the Punjab government plans to set up Study Centre Open Schools for senior secondary classes for those who are unable to attend regular classes.


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