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Women dominate election scene in Bholath
Bholath (Kapurthala), September 17
With majority of political parties fielding woman for a seat in the Municipal Council from different wards of Bholath township, the nagar panchayat poll here are witnessing a high drama.

Stage set for municipal bypoll
Amritsar, September 17
Electioneering was at feverish pitch as final countdown began for the byelections in three wards of city, namely ward No 60, 56 and 34, scheduled for tomorrow.

Army officer cremated with full military honours
Chandigarh, September 17
The mortal remains of Lieut-Col Amardeep Singh of 18 Engineer Regiment, who was drowned in the Sutlej on September 8, was consigned to the flames with full military honours here today.

Assaulted by officer, jawan awaits justice
Jalandhar, September 17
Inderjit Singh, a jawan of the 9 Sikh Light Infantry, had joined the Army with zeal to serve his country but 10 years down the line failure to complete a ‘pithu race’ changed his life forever.

Accountant’s error costs schoolboy two teeth
Patiala, September 17
When Manjinder Singh’s mother sent him to school yesterday morning she had no idea that the day would turn out to be a traumatic one for the 9-year-old. He was allegedly slapped by the school Director a number of times, and after one particularly severe blow he fell down and broke his two front teeth.

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Congress-bashing at SAD conference
Guru Ki Dhab (Faridkot), September 17 Shiromani Akali Dal leaders today made the most of the party’s conference here for “Congress bashing” and singing praises of the party chief, Mr Parkash Singh Badal. All speakers spoke at length about how the Congress had “unleashed a military attack on Golden Temple and massacred Sikhs” in 1984.

SAD chief Parkash Singh Badal and SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur at the party’s conference at Guru Ki Dhab on Saturday.
SAD chief Parkash Singh Badal and SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur at the party’s conference at Guru Ki Dhab on Saturday.

Mann against Bibi leaving India
Guru Ki Dhab (Faridkot), September 17
The high court has faltered in allowing SGPC President Bibi Jagir Kaur to go abroad, as she has been charged with murdering her daughter and a strong evidence has also been recorded against her, stated SAD (Amritsar) President Mr Simranjit Singh Mann while addressing his party’s conference here today.

SAD (Amritsar) President Simranjit Singh Mann in Guru Ki Dhab on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
SAD (Amritsar) President Simranjit Singh Mann in Guru Ki Dhab on Saturday.

Ramoowalia derides Cong, SAD policies
Guru Ki Dhab (Faridkot), September 17
Passing a resolution to oust those practicing politics of self-interests, money power, and nepotism from the state’s political arena, the Lok Bhalai Party president, Mr Balwant Singh Ramoowalia, today said the present state of politics in the state could lead to a civil war. Mr Ramoowalia stated this while addressing his party’s conference here.

Dullo ridicules Advani’s remark
Jalandhar, September 17
Ridiculing the reported assertion of senior BJP leader, Mr Lal Krishan Advani that Dr Manmohan Singh was a “weak Prime Minister”, the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo today said that Advani’s statement showcased the “anti-minority” psyche of the BJP leadership.


Aganwari workers’ protest continues through rain
Chandigarh, September 17
“The Punjab Government is so thick- skinned that we had no idea in this regard on the day we resolved to march from our villages and towns to the Matka Chowk in the City beautiful to launch an indefinite agitation to get justice,” says Mrs Hargobind Kaur, president of the Punjab Aganwari Workers and Helpers Union.
Agitating Aganwari workers and helpers try hard to protect themselves from the rain at the Matka Chowk in Chandigarh on Saturday.
Agitating Aganwari workers and helpers try hard to protect themselves from the rain at the Matka Chowk in Chandigarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

BJP for all-party meeting over suicide issue
Sangrur, September 17
The state unit of the BJP today asked the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to convene an all-party meeting on the issue of suicides by farmers and traders in the state.

Tarlochan defends Ponty
Patiala, September 17
The National Minorities Commission Chairman and Rajya Sabha MP, Mr Tarlochan Singh, said Indian prisoners released from Pakistan should not be feted and welcomed, instead they should be prosecuted once they were back in the country.

Resentment among pensioners
Sangrur, September 17
Resentment prevails among pensioners of the Punjab government over the non-fulfilment of promises, including an increase in their monthly medical allowance from Rs 250 to Rs 500 and house maintenance allowance facility to the pensioners by Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister. These promises were made by the Congress in its manifesto during the previous Assembly elections, when Capt Amarinder Singh was state president of the PPCC.

Daya Ram advised against meeting ‘kin’
Amritsar, September 17
Doctors of Dr Vidhya Sagar Government Mental Hospital here today advised Daya Ram, who was released by the Pakistan government recently in an unstable mental condition, against meeting any person claiming to be his relative.

Proposal on old-age pension hailed
Jalandhar, September 17
The All-India Central Government Pensioners’ Association has hailed the UPA government’s decision on formulation of model legislation for promoting care and protection of the elderly in the country.

Housefed cancels booking of flats
Ludhiana, September 17
The Ludhiana Vigilance Bureau, in its preliminary investigation of the controversial super deluxe flat scheme of the Housefed, has found ample substance of activities to help some select persons in the allotment of flats.

Power colony goes powerless
Amritsar, September 17
The power colony here where the residences of Chief Engineer, SEs , SDOs, Junior Engineers (JEs) and many linesmen of Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) are located remained powerless for most part of yesterday and today.

MP for action against travel agents
Gurdaspur, September 17
A Rajya Sabha member, Mr M.S. Gill, has demanded criminal action against the travel agents who had duped the Punjabi youth.

Sikh jatha crosses over to Pakistan
Amritsar, September 17
A jatha of 86 Sikhs left for Pakistan with special visas for Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib for first time today.


HC seeks details on undertrials in mental hospital
Chandigarh, September 17
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Punjab Government to furnish a fresh list of all the under-trial prisoners lodged in the Institute of Mental Health, Amritsar.

Vacant posts of HC judges to be filled
Mansa, September 17
The process to fill 24 vacant posts of judges in Punjab and Haryana High Court has already started, the Chief Justice, Mr D.K. Jain said while inaugurating the District and Sessions Court here today.

Shifting of Justice Roy: Mann writes to Kalam
Chandigarh, September 17
The President of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, yesterday expressed his resentment over the nod of the Union Ministry of Law to transfer Chief Justice of the Guwahati High Court B.K. Roy to the Sikkim High Court.

Legal literacy camp
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 17
To create legal awareness among people at the grassroot level, the District Legal Services Authority today organised a camp at Nandpur Kalour village here.

Cop remanded in 3-day police custody
Kharar, September 17
The SHO of Kotwali police station in Ludhiana, Inspector Harjinder Singh, was remanded in three days’ police custody by a court here today.


Graft charge against SDE
Hoshiarpur, September 17
Members of different associations of industrialists here have alleged that Mr Kulwinder Singh Dosanjh, SDO at Sub Urban Sub-Division, demanded a ‘woman’ and a sum of Rs 12,000 from Mr Vishal Puri, a proprietor of a rubber products manufacturing unit in Nasrala village for the replacement of the electricity meter that was damaged due to a short circuit.


Disrupted bus service hits students
Rampura Phul (Bathinda), September 17
The dispute between residents of Rampura Phul and bus transporters over the increase in bus fare has hit the students of University College hard.


Singla announces bonanza for Bathinda
City to be textile hub of Malwa
Bathinda, September 17
Finance Minister Mr Surinder Singla today came out with the details of a plethora of development works for his constituency including refinery, textile units, and infrastructure development schemes.

Motor cycle company holds exchange fair
Patiala, September 17
To celebrate 50 years in India, Royal Enfield is organising a special loan and exchange fair for the first time in India. It began here at Khoobsurat palace, Phatak No. 22, and will continue till September 20.

Showroom inaugurated
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 17
Piaggio opened its new showroom at Sirhind on the GT Road, here today. Mr Parbhjot Singh Kalra, DPRO, Fatehgarh Sahib, inaugurated the showroom and handed over the keys of new model three-wheelers to customers.

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