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Irregularities at toll tax barrier
Batala, August 27
The collection of toll tax at Lakhanpur toll barrier of Jammu & Kashmir government is being usurped and in this way the govt. of J&K is being duped to the time of thousands of rupees each day.

Doctors resent wrong interpretation of NPA
Patiala, August 27
Representatives of senior PCMS doctors, in-service wing of the Indian Medical Association, Punjab, medical and dental teachers met in an emergency meeting at the Government Medical College here to chalk out a course of action against the instructions of the Punjab Finance Department.

Pak girl arrives for free heart treatment
Attari, August 27
Even as the release of Sarabjit Singh, languishing in Pakistan jail, is gathering momentum, the Indian Government, as per its commitment of free heart treatment for 20 Pakistan children allowed passage to an eight-year-old girl of its neighbouring country today.

Muslim leaders seek release of Sarabjit
Hoshiarpur, August 27
Leaders of several Muslim organisations in Punjab today demanded that Pakistan should release Sarabjit Singh, who is facing death sentence there on charge of being an Indian intelligence operative.

Families of ‘detainees’ deny link in Makhan case
Bathinda, August 27
While the police reportedly arrested fathers of two persons settled in South Africa in connection with the abduction of Makhan Singh of Mohali yesterday, the family of one of those held has alleged that he is being falsely implicated in the case.




Life, an ordeal for them
Sultanpur: People of 16 villages of this sub-division of Kapurthala district remain cut-off from the rest of country from 6 pm to 6 am everyday.

Role of Kerala NRI Muslims lauded
Ludhiana, August 27
Prof Prithipal Singh Kapur, former Pro-Vice Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, and member of the national monitoring committee on minority education set up by the union HRD Ministry, has called upon the Punjab NRIs to emulate the example of the Kerala NRI muslims and invest in the social and education sector in Punjab.


Dullo to tour districts
Chandigarh, August 27
Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, will start a tour of various districts from Moga on September 1. He will meet newly appointed members of the village committees of the party.

BJP demand on Nangal MC poll
Nangal, August 27
State BJP president and Member Parliament Avinash Rai Khanna today demanded that election of the Municipal Council, Nangal, should be held along with other 26 MC elections in the state announced by the State Election Commission.


Sabha resents renaming of Kaman Bridge
Hoshiarpur, August 27
The Bhartiya Kashtriya Maha Sabha (North Zone) at a meeting held in Talwara seriously viewed the changing of name of Kaman Bridge, falling on the Uri-Muzzafarabad road on the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir.

Stranded A-I passengers finally leave
Amritsar, August 27
The 172 stranded passengers of an Air India flight proceeded to their destinations in a special aircraft at 4.25am today.

Hyacinth removed from Kanjli wetland
Kapurthala, August 27
Migratory birds and tourists are likely to find the famed Kanjli wetland near here to be comparatively more attractive and hospitable as hyacinth and silt have been removed from parts of the lake during weeklong “kar sewa”, that concluded here today.

SGPC plea on gurdwaras in Afghanistan
Amritsar, August 27
Bibi Jagir Kaur, President, Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee, urged the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, to speak to the Afghan Government for the upkeep of gurdwaras there during his visit to Afghanistan.

Fertiliser bags washed away in flash flood
Abohar, August 27
Hundreds of biofertiliser bags and raw material were washed away by a flash flood caused due to a breach in the Malookpura distributory near the local bypass this morning. The Irrigation department officials blamed the unidentified person for the breach whereas farmers refuted this and alleged that the breach was caused due to poor maintenance.

Parliament should pass resolution on ’84 riots, says Tarlochan
Patiala, August 27
Mr Tarlochan Singh, Chairman, National Commission for Minorities, while urging Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to make arrangements to bring out the truth behind the massacre of Sikhs in 1984 and to make those, who engineered the same, to seek apology from the Sikh community demanded that both Houses of Parliament should pass a joint resolution for condemning the riots.

Haryana page: Set up minority panels in Haryana, Punjab: Tarlochan

‘Resume’ bus services
Kharar, August 27
Residents of villages falling in the Morinda Assembly segment are facing inconvenience due to suspension of bus services by the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU).

Respite from power cuts
Ropar, August 27
People in the district today got some relief from long power cuts. For the past four days, city dwellers of the district has been facing power cuts extending to more than 10 hours. In the villages, power cuts remained in force for 14 hours.


Anuradha Paudwal declared PO
Amritsar, August 27
Chief Judicial Magistrate Harpreet Kaur Randhawa today declared Bollywood singer Anuradha Paudwal as a proclaimed offender in a case of violation of the Copyright Act.

Cong MLA gets bail
Beas (Amritsar), August 27
A local court here today granted bail to Congress MLA Jasbir Singh Dimpa, who had to pay the bail amount of Rs 25,000 and a fine of Rs 1,200 in a land dispute case.


Farmers defy orders, hold rally
Abohar, August 27
A complete bandh was observed at Gharsana, Rawla, Anoopgarh and various townships in neighbouring Sriganganagar today while as the Kisan Mazdoor Beopari Sangharsh Samiti held a rally at the grain market defying prohibitory orders issued by the District Magistrate under Section 144 of the CrPC.


Admn complex in bad shape

Muktsar, August 27
Constructed about five years ago, the District Administrative Complex building is a shambles and needs immediate repair. It has also forced the Additional Deputy Commissioner to shut his courtroom and use the DC’s courtroom for the purpose.

A view of a decayed wooden desk at the ADC’s courtroom in Muktsar.

A view of a decayed wooden desk at the ADC’s courtroom in Muktsar.

Daughters of leader not in MMS: SSP
Hoshiarpur, August 27
Mr Lok Nath Angra, Senior Superintendent of Police, Hoshiarpur, stated here today that the result of the CD and photo prepared from the MMS video clipping of the MB card, relating to an obscene movie of a girl and photographs of daughters of a local political leader, had been received from the Forensic Science Laboratory, Chandigarh.

Fake currency seized; one held
Phagwara, August 27
The Sultanpur Lodhi police has arrested Ram Pal of village Khukhrain and seized counterfeit currency worth Rs 37,000, according to a press note issued by

Scooterist killed in mishap
Sangrur, August 27
One person was killed and his companion was seriously injured when their scooter was hit by an Army truck near Mastuana Sahib on the Sangrur-Barnala road this morning.

75 cases of liquor seized
Jalandhar, August 27
The local police has arrested two alleged smugglers of illicit liquor along with as many as 75 cases of liquor smuggled from Himachal Pradesh.

4 arrested for attacking youth
Jalandhar, August 27
Four youngsters, who had allegedly made an attempt on the life of another youth and left him severely injured in the incident in the Rajnagar area on Wednesday night, have been arrested by the police.

Worshipper attacked in temple
Hoshiarpur, August 27
Rajesh Jain, son of a local goldsmith, was injured when a group of persons allegedly assaulted him while he was preparing to perform puja at Vasu Puje Jain Swaran Temple adjoining local Sheesh Mahal today.

2 booked for raping minor
Bathinda, August 27
Two youths have been booked for raping a minor on the intervening night of August 25 and 26 near Nathana.

Woman gangraped
Ropar, August 27
A 33-year-old city resident was gangraped by four persons who kidnapped her from Giani Zail Singh Nagar here last evening. She was taken to a farm house at Kakot village near Chandigarh in a car, the police said.


Ex-Khalsa College students protest
Amritsar, August 27
The former students of the Khalsa College, who were denied admission in the college this year allegedly by the principal and academic council of the college, held a demonstration outside the college.


Apathy ‘killing’ Patiala industry
Patiala, August 27
There is not enough electrical power in the Chief Minister’s home town. The power situation has hit the industry too. It is suffering huge loses due to power cuts. The situation is going from bad to worse as unscheduled cuts play havoc with the outputs.


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