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Dullo for special package for state
Hoshiarpur, August 30
Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, President Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, said he recently met Dr Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India, and discussed issues relating to Punjab for boosting economy of the state.

Dullo to convene meeting of party MLAs next week

Punjabi varsity to re-employ retired principals
Patiala, August 30
The Punjabi University authorities today decided to re-employ principals after retirement and till the age of 65. This decision was taken at a meeting of the Syndicate of the university held under the chairmanship of Vice-Chancellor Swaran Singh Boparai.

Vedanti asked to take action over controversial book
Amritsar, August 30
The newly floated Panthic organisation, Shehbaz Khalsa, today submitted proof of the alleged blasphemous acts controversial book “Guru Gobind Geeta” published by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee to the Akal Takht secretariat here and urged the Sikh clergy to take action.

Bibi flayed for remarks on women’s role
Chandigarh, August 30
Representatives of different Sikh organisations, preaching the code of conduct of a Sikh, today criticised the SGPC President, Bibi Jagir Kaur, for creating a controversy by issuing statements on the participation of women in amrit sanchar, the ceremony to baptise a Sikh.

A press conference of the Khalsa Panchayat on Tuesday in Chandigarh A press conference of the Khalsa Panchayat on Tuesday in Chandigarh.
— A Tribune photograph

Fatehgarh Sahib



SGPC president seeks permission to go to USA
Patiala, August 30
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee supremo, Bibi Jagir Kaur, who alongwith many others has been facing trials for the murder of her daughter, Harpreet Kaur, today sought permission for going to the USA for a few weeks in connection with the setting up of World Sikh University at Fatehgarh Sahib.

Sikh groups oppose interlinking of rivers
Ludhiana, August 30
Various Sikh organisations have opposed the decision of the government to constitute a committee to ascertain the views of the people on interlinking rivers in the country.

Another Pak prisoner’s kin fight a lone battle
Ludhiana, August 30
While the entire nation is expressing its solidarity with the family of Sarabjit Singh, imprisoned in Pakistan, a Ludhiana-based family of another prisoner is fighting the battle on its own and hoping that their son will return soon.

2 Pak prisoners repatriated

Mr Satpal and Ms Santosh, parents of Bharat Bhushan, who has been imprisoned in Pakistan, with his photograph in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
— Photo by Inderjit Verma
Mr Satpal and Ms Santosh, parents of Bharat Bhushan, who has been imprisoned in Pakistan, with his photograph in Ludhiana

Vehicle carrying live bomb impounded
Abohar, August 30
The city police this evening took in custody a three-wheeler that carried a large quantity of ammunition including a live MM-84 mortar bomb near the local military station, sources said. A police patrol party reportedly questioned some youths who were preparing for a bath in the sub-canal on the Hindumalkot road behind a temple.

New-born baby sold for a song
Abohar, August 30
A seven-day-old baby of a physically handicapped woman was sold to a couple to pay the bill of a nursing home, sources said. Mrs Gurmeet Kaur, wife of Mr Balbir Singh Beera a resident of Bahadurkhera village in this subdivision, in a letter faxed to the Chief Minister, Punjab, today said that the sadar police had refused to register her complaint on the pretext that place of occurrence of crime, if any, was not under its jurisdiction.


M.S. Gill seeks more international flights to Amritsar
Chandigarh, August 30
Making a special mention in the Rajya Sabha, Mr M.S. Gill, today urged the Union Aviation Ministry to connect Amritsar with rest of the world through adequate number of flights.

Scribes seek probe into Dheer’s arrest
Patiala, August 30
The Patiala Journalist Association has urged the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, and the state police chief, Mr S.S. Virk, to make arrangements for a high level probe into the arrest of Gautam Dheer, a correspondent of an English daily, by Punjab Police.

Dheer case: BJP chief flays police
Ropar, August 30
The state BJP president and an MP, Mr Avinash Rai Khanna, criticised the Punjab police for arresting the Indian Express senior reporter. After attending a Lions Club function here late evening, he said the incident had put a question mark on the functioning of the Punjab police.

SGPC announces celebration of ‘Sampooranta Divas’
Bathinda, August 30
The SGPC today announced that the tercentenary of Guru Granth Sahib’s completion would be celebrated as “Sampooranta Divas” next year. The government has sought the list of approved works for the occasion.

The Jathedar of Takht Damadama Sahib performs “ardas” on the arrival of devotees from Kaureana village, as the preparations for the tercentenary of Guru Granth Sahib's completion, to be celebrated next year, began in Talwandi Sabo on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera

The Jathedar of Takht Damadama Sahib performs “ardas” on the arrival of devotees from Kaureana village

Culprits are more powerful today, says movement
Chandigarh, August 30
The Movement Against State Repression, today alleged that police excesses have intensified after the induction of Mr S.S. Virk as Director-General of Police. The officers, who were responsible for murder, are even more powerful today than they were a decade ago.

Consumer councils in all districts soon
Kharar, August 30
There is a plan to set up consumer councils in all 17 districts of the state and this will be down in about a week’s time. This was stated by Dr B.C. Gupta, Principal Secretary to the Government of Punjab, Department of Food, Supplies and Consumer Affairs, at a consumer awareness camp organised by the Consumer Protection and Grievances Redressal Forum at Henderson Jubillee Senior Secondary School here today.

Convert focal points into SEZ, say MLAs
Amritsar, August 30
Echoing the concerns of local entrepreneurs over the delay to set up the ambitious Prime Minister’s dream project to resurrect the sick industry in the border region of Punjab, local MLAs in a joint statement felt that the government should convert the three focal points and industrial area of Goindwal into special economic zone.

Panel on medical Act formed
Sangrur, August 30
A seven-member authorisation committee for implementation of the Trans-plantation of Human Organs Act 1994 in Sangrur district has been formed by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Husan Lal.

Soft drink with advance manufacturing month!
Bathinda, August 30
A number of shops here are selling bottled Campa mango fruit drink which has September 2005 as the manufacturing month. The soft drink has been manufactured under licence from M/s Campa Beverages Pvt Ltd and is being bottled at SV Cold Drinks Factory, Sudhamazra, Nawanshahr.

The label of a soft drink bottle shows the manufacturing month as September.

Protest over supply of contaminated water
Phagwara, August 30
Residents of ward no. 26 and 27 staged a protest rally outside the office of the SDM here today in protest against the poor quality of water being supplied in their localities.

The label of a soft drink bottle shows the manufacturing month as September

Development plans for Pathankot proposed
Pathankot, August 30
The Punjab Government has proposed various development schemes for Pathankot, including a bypass to reduce traffic chaos, a model bus stand, development of parks and tubewells for providing potable water to the locals.

Rally against bonded labour
Jalandhar, August 30
Members of the Dalit Daasta Virodhi Aandolan organised a rally in front of Company Bagh here yesterday in support of their demands and to protest against the alleged tormenting of “bonded labourers” at some places in the state.

Plea to implement Bonded Labour Act
Patiala, August 30
The Dalit Dasta Virodhi Andolan, Punjab, has urged the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to implement the Bonded Labour Act-1976 to eradicate the system of bonded labour in Punjab.


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Order stayed
Chandigarh, August 30
The High Court on Tuesday stayed the operation of the May 19 order of Sikh Gurdwara Judicial Commission directing the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee to transfer Mr Dalmegh Singh, Secretary, from his post.


Cotton exports looking up
Bathinda, August 30
With Indian mills having surplus cotton stock and the cotton belt expecting a bumper crop, the cotton export is looking up this year. However, experts say cotton prices in India and its quality vis-a-vis the international market would play a decisive role in boosting exports.

DAP samples fail test
Bathinda, August 30
All the 11 samples of the DAP sent to cooperatives societies in the district have failed test. With a ban coming into force on the sale of this DAP, Oswal Company’s stock of 800 metric tonnes of DAP has got stuck.

Farmers flay govt policy, stage dharna
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 30
Hundreds of farmers under the banner of BKU (Ekta) today organised a dharna in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office in protest against the government policy towards the farming sector and for not implementing the already conceded demands of the farmers.

Kisan bodies to hold protests
Phagwara, August 30
Comrade Lehmber Singh Taggar, assistant secretary, All-India Kisan Sabha, and general secretary, Punjab Kisan Sabha, today said under the “Kheti Bachao-Desh Bachao” slogan, various organisations of farmers and farm workers would hold statewide dharnas and demonstrations on September 13 and block rail and road transport for two hours on September 29.


Contract killer lands in police net
Batala, August 30
The police today arrested another supari killer, Massa Singh, alias Massu, a resident of Chhitt village along with countrymade weapon and live cartridges. While addressing mediapersons here today, the SSP, Dr Jatindra Jain, disclosed that Massa Singh was arrested by a naka party headed by inspector Santokh Singh and recovered a .12 bore countrymade pistol with 5 live cartridges.

Four of gang of serial killers arrested
Hoshiarpur, August 30
The district police, Hoshiarpur, arrested four members of a gang of serial killers last night. Mr Paramjit Singh Gill, Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Jalandhar Range, stated in a press conference here today that on a tip-off the Hoshiarpur police organised a special nakabandi near Bhungarni village last night.

2 die in Kharar mishaps
Kharar, August 30
Two persons, including a six-year-old child, were killed in two separate accidents that took place here since last night. Vijay Kumar (6) of Jhanjeri village was crushed to death under a speeding truck last night while shopping with his father in a market on the main road.

214 kg poppy husk seized
Sangrur, August 30
On a tip-off, the local police, led by Mr Navdeep Singh, SHO, Sadar police station, has seized six bags (214 kg) of poppy husk from a truck and arrested its both occupants.

3 commission agents surrender
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 30
Three out of the four owners of a commission agent firm of Sirhind Mandi, who had run away by allegedly duping scores of farmers, traders, commission agents and private depositors of more than Rs 10 crore, surrendered in the court of Mr D.S. Johal, A.C.J.M, here yesterday.


PMET results out, parents dissatisfied
Amritsar, August 30
Scores of parents of candidates of pre-medical entrance test conducted for the second time by Guru Nanak Dev University expressed dissatisfaction over the results declared after the intervention of the Supreme Court.

Association’s plea to teachers
Chandigarh, August 30
Mr Daljinder Singh, president of the Punjab Government Aided School Managements Association, has urged the teaching staff of aided schools to take classes for the full day on September 3 and celebrate Teacher’s Day on that day.

College honours students
Patiala, August 30
Mr M.P. Singh, Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Punjab, said the local Government Mohindra College had been playing a pivotal role in shaping the careers of its students.

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