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Kiranjit case: cancellation of life term sought
Mehal Kalan (Sangrur), August 12
This year, the main focus of the “shardhanjali samaroh”, organised in memory of Kiranjit Kaur, a plus two student of this village who was abducted, gangraped and murdered eight years ago, today virtually shifted to stressing on the demand regarding the unconditional release of three members of the “Kiranjit Katal Kand Virodhi Action Committee” — namely Master Prem Kumar, Mr Narayan Dutt and Mr Manjit Singh Dhaner — from the jail and get the life imprisonment awarded to them cancelled.

SAD leaders meet Kalam
New Delhi, August 12
A delegation of the Shiromani Akali Dal, led by its president Parkash Singh Badal, today met President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam seeking his direction to the government to register criminal cases against Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar, MPs, for their alleged involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases.
Former Punjab Chief Minister and President of Shiromani Akali Dal Parkash Singh Badal (centre) talks to mediapersons after meeting President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Friday.
Former Punjab Chief Minister and President of Shiromani Akali Dal Parkash Singh Badal (centre) talks to mediapersons after meeting President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Friday. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

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Dullo praises PM for apology
Chandigarh, August 12
Five days after the Nanavati Commission report created a furore across the country, the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, chief Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, chose to react today by saying that the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, showed grace when he apologised to the nation for the anti-Sikh riots.

Projects proposed as MC gets Rs 7 cr from auction
Amritsar, August 12
High drama was witnessed at the meeting of the Municipal Corporation presided over by Mayor Sunil Date here today.

Vigilance raids on MC, Trust offices
Pathankot, August 12
A team of internal vigilance of the local government department yesterday conducted a surprise check at the offices of the Pathankot Municipal Council and the Improvement Trust.

Reports about Bheora’s arrest misleading: CBI
Chandigarh, August 12
Almost one-and-a-half months after the reported arrest of Paramjit Singh Bheora, an accomplice of Babbar Khalsa International chief Jagtar Singh Hawara, the main accused in the Beant Singh assassination case and the Burail jailbreak case,the Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) has rubbished the reports as “incorrect and misleading.”

Punjab to recruit doctors, policemen
Chandigarh, August 12
The Punjab Government has formally opened up recruitments in the state. In the first instance, the Council of Ministers, which met here today, gave its nod to the recruitment of doctors and policemen.

When police ran out of fuel!
Bathinda, August 12
Imagine a scenario when the police, on whose shoulders rests the onus of maintaining law and order, runs out of fuel. The local police passed through such a phase during the first few days of this month.

The petrol station at police lines, Bathinda, which ran out of fuel a few days ago. — Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera

The petrol station at police lines, Bathinda, which ran out of fuel a few days ago.

Nexus between market staff, arhtiyas alleged
Phagwara, August 12
Nexus between market committee staff and arhtiyas has come to light. They are duping the government of revenue on account of evasion of market fee.

PSEB plans to recruit staff for BBMB projects
Gurdaspur, August 12
The PSEB has decided to recruit personnel. In a proposal sent to the government, the PSEB has proposed that the personnel recruited for various projects should be forced to sign a bond that they would work for at least five years at these projects.

Anti-large dam lobby active in country: BBMB chief
Chandigarh, August 12
A lobby that is anti-large-dams is active in the country, said the Chairman of the Bhakra Beas Management Board, Mr Rakesh Nath, while countering claims of a non-government organisation, Manthan Adhyayan Kendra, here today.

Dam workers protest allowance withdrawal
Gurdaspur, August 12
Workers of the Ranjit Sagar project today organised a rally outside the office of the Chief Engineer to protest against the withdrawal of their allowances. The decision to withdraw the allowances of Ranjit Sagar dam employees was taken by the Punjab Government at the Cabinet meeting.

First ‘revision’ knee-joint surgery in region
Amritsar, August 12
Patients having worn out knee replacements or facing pain and discomfort after some years of knee joint replacement surgery can now avail of facilities of ‘revision’ or ‘re-surgery’ to get back on their toes once again.

8-kg tumour removed
Nabha, August 12
Two patients have got a new lease of life as a team of doctors led by surgeon Dr Sham Singh and Dr I.D. Goel of Civil Hospital performed rare surgeries here.

Saving TB patients
Patiala, August 12
Dr Gagandeep Singh Grover gets worked up while talking about his passion i.e. saving lives, particularly from tuberculosis. He feels strongly about creating awareness about this communicable disease.

Green Revolution hit biodiversity, says report
Chandigarh, August 12
Punjab’s biodiversity was hit hard by the Green Revolution. This significant revelation has been made in a report prepared by the Punjab State Council for Science and Technology on the State of the Environment-2005.

Ban on plastic bags not total
Chandigarh, August 12
There will not be a total ban on the use of plastic carry bags in Punjab. This was made clear today by Mrs Romila Dubey, Principal Secretary, Science and Technology. Obviously, it is good news for the plastic industry which has an investment of Rs 500 crore in the state.

Pensioners seek restoration of DA
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 12
A delegation of the Punjab Government Pensioners' Welfare Association led by its president Balwant Singh Sodhi today called on Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Talwar and apprised her with their problems.

Census in sanctuary deferred
Abohar, August 12
The Wildlife Protection Department has once again deferred census operation in Asia’s largest open wildlife sanctuary near here for want of funds, sources said.

Cobra controls traffic!
Phagwara, August 12
A Cobra virtually turned a traffic cop on GT road here last night and “controlled” vehicular traffic near Sugar Mill chowk.

Pvt bus operators “overcharging”
Amloh, August 12
The hike in bus fares has came as a boon for private bus operators with the government failing to check overcharging by them.

MC to provide amenities to six colonies
Ropar, August 12
In a major development today, six colonies, which were under the Improvement Trust of India, have been handed over to the Municipal Council for providing basic amenities. The colonies include Giani Zail Singh Nagar, Bhai Lalu Market, Guru Nanak Market, Beant Singh Aman Nagar part-1 and part-11 and Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar.


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PMET: case adjourned
Chandigarh, August 12
The high court on Friday adjourned indefinitely the application filed by the petitioners in the case relating to the PMET 2005 examination muddle.


Boy kidnapped for mobile, abandoned
Kapurthala, August 12
A 10-year-old boy, Anshu, of Kaserian mohalla was found by three school boys locked, in an old deserted room near Pir Chaudharian on the outskirts of city after he was allegedly kidnapped by two unidentified persons near Paanch Mandir at 11 am here today.

Businessman shot, money looted
Jalandhar, August 12
Sumesh Taman, a city-based businessman, was shot dead by a few car-borne men near Bidhipur level crossing on the Jalandhar-Amritsar road this evening.

Woman found dead
Jalandhar, August 12
The body of a 22-year-old woman was found dumped in garbage behind a hotel early this morning.


Students hold environment rally
Jalandhar, August 12
As a part of National Environment Awareness Campaign being launched by the Punjab State Council for Science and Technology, students of Government Middle School, Tahli Mohalla, took out a rally here today.

Students of a government middle school hold a rally to spread environment awareness in Jalandhar on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Students of a government middle school hold a rally to spread environment awareness in Jalandhar on Friday.

Brick-kiln owners close units till December 31
Ropar, August 12
The Punjab Brick Kiln Association (PBKA) today decided to close all 112 brick kilns in Ropar district and in the periphery of Chandigarh till December 31.


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