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Boat tragedy: 3 more bodies recovered
Magisterial probe ordered

Muthianwala (Amritsar), July 12
When they set out into the swollen Sutlej river late yesterday evening, passengers of the overcrowded boat, steered by an untrained and unauthorised person, knew that their journey could be hazardous. At least 25 persons had boarded the boat against its capacity of a dozen.

Ludhiana co stands to gain Rs 17 cr, thanks to govt
Chandigarh, July 12
Thanks to the largesse of the Punjab Government, a leading Ludhiana-based company stands to save Rs 17 crore which is otherwise meant to go to the state exchequer.

Vigilance grills EO of local body
Probe into leasing out land to hospital begins
Abohar, July 12
A two member team of the Vigilance Department today reportedly grilled the Executive Officer, Mr Davinder Kumar Goyal, of the Municipal Council here for more than one hour during investigation into leasing out land already occupied by tenants to Homoeopathic Medical College at the throwaway rates, sources said.

81 law officers appointed
Chandigarh, July 12
Despite making tall claims about its commitment to drastically reduce the number of law officers, the Punjab Government has failed to do so.



Akshay mingles with jawans
Not to venture into film production
Ferozepore, July 12
“Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi” Akshay Kumar has come a long way from working in a Bangkok restaurant to a glittering world of glamour. Akshay, who was in connection with the shooting of a programme, impressed army jawans not only with his sense of humour but also with his simplicity.

Actor Akshay Kumar with army jawans at Ferozepore.

Actor Akshay Kumar with army jawans at Ferozepore.

Congress leaders allege misrule 
Jalandhar, July 12
It may appear strange to see leaders and workers of a ruling party agitating against "misrule" during their party's regime, but fed up over "prolonged indifference" towards their demands, a group of office-bearers and workers of the Jalandhar District Congress Committee have decided to protest against "corruption" and "inadequate" facilities for visitors in the District Administrative Complex (DAC) here.

Factionalism in BSP comes to fore
Phillaur, July 12
Factionalism in the Bahujan Samaj Party come to the fore when Bahujan Samaj Party Punjab ex-vice-president M.P. Singh Goraya raised his voice against Punjab BSP president Avtar Singh Karimpuri, alleging Mr Karimpuri wanted to wind up the party in Punjab.

Cong secy joins BJP
Chandigarh, July 12
A secretary of the Punjab unit of the Congress, Mr Surinder Singh Shahi, today joined the BJP and alleged that corruption in the Punjab Government started right on the doorstep of the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh.


8 Congress supporters elected directors of milk producers’ union
Sangrur, July 12

A Congress nominee is likely to be the chairman of the Sangrur District Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union (popularly known as Verka Milk Plant, Sangrur) as in the election to the posts of directors of the Milk Producers Union candidates from eight zones, loyal to the Congress party, won the elections, which concluded at various places in the district today.

Construction work goes on even after 14 years
Ropar, July 12
Even after 14 years, the construction of Ropar district jail has not been completed. The project was initially started by the PWD in 1991. Later it was handed over to the Punjab Police Housing Corporation. For whatever reasons, the work is still going on at a slow pace.

Rly commuters for waiving Rs 10 extra charges
Phagwara, July 12
A large number of railway commuters here today sent a representation to the Union Railway Minister, the Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker and the DRM, Firozepur Division, Northern Railways, pleading for waiving Rs 10 supplementary charges per trip from commuters on superfast trains and not designating New Delhi-Amritsar Express, covering a distance of less than 500 km and having several stoppages as superfast train.

CVO asked to probe corruption charge
Kharar, July 12
The Chief Vigilance Officer of the Local Government Department, Mr A.K. Kansal, has been asked to probe a charge of corruption levelled against the accountant of the local Municipal Council by a widow of an employee of the civic body.

PM urged to release stamp on Darbar Sahib
Amritsar, July 12
SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur urged the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, to release a commemorative stamp to mark 400th year of installation of Guru Granth Sahib, during his proposed visit to the city next month.

Pension arrears to be released
Chandigarh, July 12
The Punjab Government has decided to release arrears of pensions granted under various categories. A sum of Rs 97 crore has been released and till March next year the entire sum which accrued as arrears will be cleared in two instalments, announced Punjab Chief Minister, Amarinder Singh here today.

Get SC certificate in Rs 100
Bathinda, July 12
A Brahmin youth succeeded in changing his caste here, courtesy “testimony in Rs 100”. An ex-councillor of Bathinda tehsil reportedly gave a wrong testimony on his certificate.

30 children from J&K visit Amritsar
Amritsar, July 12
As many as 30 children from various areas of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) reached here today on a two-day visit under the Sadhbhavna programme of the Army.

Army jawan cremated
Pahtankot, July 12
The mortal remains of jawan Parmodh Dhiman were today consigned to flames at his native Tharyal village with full military honours. Parmodh lost his life near Kishatwar in Jammu and Kashmir during an encounter with militants on Sunday.

Residents hold demonstration
Phagwara, July 12
Residents of Ward Nos. 8 and 9 of the Industrial Area yesterday held a demonstration near the ESI Hospital against the indifferent attitude of the Nagar Council towards sanitation and sewerage problems in the residential area and demanded the resignation of the councillors of the wards.

Tribune employee bereaved


Supply free power, water to all farmers: BKU
Jalandhar, July 12
The Bhartiya Kisan Union (Ekta) has urged the Punjab Government to supply free power and water to farmers of Punjab in accordance with the pre-poll Congress promise that it would extend these two facilities to the farmers free of cost if it came to power in the 2002 Assembly elections.


Licences of 9 depot holders suspended
Moga, July 12
Deputy Commissioner of Muktsar Dalip Kumar has suspended licences of nine depot holders and issued show-cause notices to 16 depot holders of Muktsar district on the charge of committing fraud in distribution of wheat under Antodya Scheme and also to those living below poverty line people.


Two held in robbery case, three absconding
Jalalabad, July 12
The police has claimed to have solved a robbery in which three motor cycle-borne robbers had snatched a bag containing cash from Pawan Kumar and his brother while they were returning to their home after closing their shop.

Five arrested for duping people
Faridkot, July 12
The police has arrested five persons for collecting wheat from various villages of Malwa under the pretext of ‘kar seva’.

Five held for robbing businessman
Faridkot, July 12
The police has arrested five persons allegedly for committing robbery at a cement unit located at Chahal, village 5 km from here, two days back. A canter bearing fake registration number used by them has also been seized.


PTU MSc (IT) gets recognition
Jalandhar, July 12
The distance education programme being run by Punjab Technical University (PTU) received a new dimension as M.Sc.(IT) degree being imparted under the course has been rated equivalent to the British-taught master degree standards by the UK government.

GND varsity VC gets extension
Amritsar, July 12
The Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today cleared the file to give one-year extension to Dr S.P. Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University.

Failed MBBS students seek grace marks
Chandigarh, July 12
The Deputy Chief Minister, Mrs Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, here today assured a deputation of students of government medical colleges in Punjab that she would instruct the Secretary, Medical Education, to look into the demand made by the deputation for grace marks in the annual examination.


Bank signs MoU with motorcycle company
Patiala, July 12
The State Bank of Patiala (SBP) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the brand name “SBP-Royal Enfield Super Saver Plan”. Under the new alliance, buyers of this motorcycle brand would be getting finance at very low interest rates.


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