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PPCC recommends action against Jagmeet Brar
Brar meets party high command
Amritsar, February 26
Jagmeet Singh BrarThe Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee has reportedly written to the party high command to take immediate disciplinary action against Mr Jagmeet Singh Brar, a former Member Parliament and member All-India Congress Committee, for his public outburst against Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh.

Brar sends letter to Sonia
Amritsar, February 26
Congress leader Jagmeet Singh Brar today shot off a letter to Mrs Sonia Gandhi, President, Indian National Congress, levelling serious charges against Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and his colleagues.

Indo-Pak panel mooted to remove ‘distortions’
Amritsar, February 26
Mr Fakhar Zaman, president, World Punjabi Conference, yesterday sought the setting up of a joint commission of India and Pakistan for removal of distortions in history text books, which had generated a lot of bad blood among the neighbours.

Conference moots Punjabi varsity in Lahore
Amritsar, February 26
Punjabi intelligentsia from India and Pakistan had decided to take a major initiative to promote Punjabi language and culture for the promotion of peace between the two neighbouring countries.

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  Plan to enhance advt support to vernacular media
Ladhewali (Jalandhar), February 26
The Punjab Government is planning to enhance advertisement support to vernacular media of Punjab. Announcing this at a function organised by the Guru Nanak Dev University’s regional centre here today, Mr B.I.S. Chahal, Media Adviser to the Punjab Chief Minister, said with a view to strengthening vernacular, small and medium newspapers of Punjab, the state government was planning to extend more advertisement support to them.
Mr B.I.S. Chahal, Media Adviser to Punjab Chief Minister, reads his speech on the regional campus of the GND University at Ladhewali village in Jalandhar on Saturday.
Mr B.I.S. Chahal, Media Adviser to Punjab Chief Minister, reads his speech on the regional campus of the GND University at Ladhewali village in Jalandhar on Saturday. — Photo by S.S. Chopra

Warrants against CBI witness in Khalra case
Patiala, February 26
A local court today issued non-bailable warrants against Kuldeep Singh, who is the prime witness of the CBI in the ongoing case in which seven police personnel stand accused of murdering human right activist Paramjit Singh Khalra and disposing off the body by throwing it into a canal.

Crowds throng to see Aamir play Bhagat Singh
Amritsar, February 26
Crowds swelled near the golden temple to see Aamir Khan enact the role of Bhagat Singh for the film “Rang de Basanti” shot for the second day here today.

Aamir Khan enacts the role of Bhagat Singh for the film ‘Rang de Basanti’ in Amritsar on Saturday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma

Aamir Khan enacts the role of Bhagat Singh for the film ‘Rang de Basanti’ in Amritsar on Saturday.

Extension sought for panel on Netaji
Sangrur, February 26
Declaring Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose a victim of an international conspiracy, the All-India Forward Bloc and the Netaji Probe and Research Foundation, New Delhi, today asked the Government of India to extend the term of Justice Mukherjee Commission of Inquiry probing into the mysterious disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose for another six months.

Suicide by couple: groom had ‘soured’ relations with family
Fatehgarh Sahib, February 26
Ranjeet Kaur was quite happy with her marriage and had no problem with her husband, Kuldeep Singh. But the quarrel between Kuldeep and his family members forced him to commit suicide.

NHPC to review Shahpur Kandi designs
Shahpur Kandi (Gurdaspur) February 26
A team of three Chief Engineers and a project manager of the National Hydro Power Corporation on Thursday visited and supervised the site of the Shahpur Kandi project. The team comprised the Chief Engineers Mr SK Dubey, Mr Manoj Basu and Mr Rajiv Batwaria.

Lieut-Gen visits Khadoor Sahib gurdwara
Tarn Taran, February 26
Lt-Gen S. Pattabhiraman, GOC- in-C, Western Command, a long with his wife Laxmi Raman, today paid obeisance at the historic gurdwara at Khadoor Sahib, 22 km from here. He was presented with a siropa and literature related to second Sikh Guru Angad Dev by Baba Sewa Singh, head of the kar seva, Khadoor Sahib.

1 killed, 2 hurt in roof collapse
Jalandhar, February 26
A person was killed while two others were injured when the roof of a room in a dairy farm collapsed in the Gulmarg colony area here today.

National policy for disabled demanded
Fatehgarh Sahib, February 26
On the second day of the sixth All-India Disabled Conference being held at Bachat Bhavan, Mr Didar Singh Bhatti, member, SGPC, was the chief guest.

Visa seekers cautioned
Jalandhar, February 26
Cautioning Indian visa seekers against consultancy services provided by a large number of self-styled immigration and visa consultants and agents, the authorities Canadian High Commission have clarified that it or the Canadian Immigration authorities only deal with those registered with the Association of Consultants of Canada.

Mock exercise to check police alertness
Ropar, February 26
A red-alert was sounded in the district and the police set up nakas at several places today after a rumour spread that one person was shot dead by two identified persons near Bindrakhiya village in the morning.


Kidnappers’ remand extended till Feb 28
Hoshiarpur, February 26
A local court yesterday extended the police remand of Abhi’s alleged kidnappers and murderers till February 28.

Two granted bail in rape case
Barnala, February 26
Mr Justice Baldev Singh of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has granted bail to Mrs Sheela Devi and her daughter Meera Rani in Sheela Devi versus State of Punjab case. According to information, the orders were passed after Sheela Devi and Meera Rani had moved an application for the grant of bail.


Two held in kidnapping case
Sangrur, February 26
A team of the CIA staff, led by Mr Devinder Singh Malhi of Bahadur Singh Wala, arrested two kidnappers namely Sohan Sikandar of Sahnewal village and Pritpal Singh of Alamgir village from Dhuri area on Thursday night.

Flesh trade racket busted, 5 held
Phagwara, February 26
The police has claimed to have unearthed a racket of flesh trade in a residential area here and arrested five persons, including two girls, in this regard.

Man held for supplying drugs in jail
Amritsar, February 26
Harjit Singh, a resident of Patti, was arrested by the jail authorities allegedly for possessing intoxicants which were meant to be delivered to a prisoner. He was nabbed with the contraband which he had concealed in a ghee container. He has been handed over to the Gumtala police and a case has been registered.

One held, liquor seized
Kharar, February 26
Fifteen boxes of liquor were seized by the police at a naka at Landarn chowk last night.


GND University to transmit lectures
Jalandhar, February 26
In an effort to reach students in rural and remote areas, Guru Nanak Dev University has decided to transmit special lectures via “Edusat project” run by the Government of India.

Dhani Ram House win Champion House Cup
Patiala, February 26
For writer Ramachandra Guha his visit to Yadavindra Public School here was special in more ways than one. He was coming to an institution which is now headed by his old Doon School teacher and also one where he scored the most swashbuckling innings in Cricket.

Dr Aulakh is Honorary Colonel
Chandigarh, February 26
The Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Dr K S Aulakh, was today conferred the rank of Honorary Colonel in the National Cadet Corps (NCC) at a ceremony organised at the Punjab Raj Bhawan here today.

Workshop on media ethics held
Jalandhar, February 26
A workshop on media ethics was organised at the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Regional Campus of Guru Nanak Dev University here on Friday.

Class X, XII examinations from March 2
Hoshiarpur, February 26
Mr D.K. Tiwari, District Magistrate, Hoshiarpur, in a press note here today said the Punjab School Education Board examinations of Classes X and XII would be held from March 2 to 16 and March 2 to April 4, respectively.


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