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Rodrigues: poor marketing behind farmers’ debt
Jallowal (Jalandhar), May 27
Lauding Punjab farmers for their hard work and enterprising spirit, the Punjab Governor, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), expressed concern over their poor economic position, for which he blamed the deficiencies in the existing marketing system.
The Punjab Governor, Lieut-Gen S.F. Rodrigues, visits Punjab’s largest citrus nursery at Jallowal in Jalandhar The Punjab Governor, Lieut-Gen S.F. Rodrigues (right), visits Punjab’s largest citrus nursery at Jallowal in Jalandhar on Saturday.
— Tribune photo by Pawan Sharma

End infighting, says Cong high command
Chandigarh, May 27
Eager to restore calm in the party’s top brass in Punjab, the Congress high command seems to have put all issues of party infighting, including one pertaining to Mr Jagmeet Singh Brar, in the cold store.

Split in IMA imminent
Chandigarh, May 27
A split in the Punjab unit of the Indian Medical Association is imminent on the stand taken by certain leaders of the association against reservation.



Pakistani children re-unite with mother
Amritsar, May 27
The ordeal of three Pakistani children ended with their release from the high-security Central Jail here today. They were re-united with their mother, Mumtaz, who was already released on bail. The Punjab and Haryana High Court that came to the rescue of hapless Pakistani children. The sufferings of the Pakistani nationals unfolded like Hindi feature film.

Mumtaz hugs her three children after their release from jail in Amritsar on Saturday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma

Mumtaz hugs her three children after their release from jail in Amritsar


Uma’s party to have state unit on June 15
Chandigarh, May 27
Former BJP leader Uma Bharti's new political party, the Bhartia Jan Shakti Party, shall announce its Punjab unit on June 15, Mr Vishvanath, the Organising Secretary of the party for North Zone' said here today.


No response from UP, Bihar
Verification of migrants
Ludhiana, May 27
The Punjab police hopes of identifying the criminal elements coming in the garb of migrant labourers to the state have dashed to the ground with the Bihar and Uttar Pradesh police not responding to the enquiries made by the Punjab police.

RIL: Preneet bats for government
Zirakpur, May 27
Putting up a defence in favour of the Punjab Government’s controversial proposal to offer free land to Reliance Industries Limited, Ms Preneet Kaur, Patiala MP and wife of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, today batted for the government, alleging that the issue had been politicised by the opposition for political gains.

Bhattal defends CM on Reliance deal
Ludhiana, May 27
The Deputy Chief Minister, Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, today said the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, had taken the approval from the Cabinet for finalising the deal with the Reliance Industries.

Documentary on Maharaja Ranjit Singh
Amritsar, May 27
“Maharaja Ranjit Singh — Lion of Punjab”, a documentary, was released here yesterday. The Punjabi Theatre Academy, based in the UK, prepared the project on the life of the Maharaja, whose rule ended a turbulent political period in Punjab.

Tributes paid to Pandit Nehru
Abohar, May 27
Mr Sajjan Kumar Jakhar, vice-president, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee and a former minister, led the party workers today in offering floral tributes to Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru on his death anniversary.

Dharna against police inaction in murder case
Abohar, May 27
Hundreds of citizens, mostly women, sat on a dharna outside the Subdivisional complex here on Thursday against the city police blaming it for protecting influential culprits in the Manju Bala murder case.

Govt sets up investment panel
Chandigarh, May 27
The Punjab Government today set up an Investment Commission, which will be headed by Mr Suresh Neotia, Chairman of Gujarat Ambuja Cement Limited. Mr Sunil Munjal, managing director of Hero Corporate Services, and Mr Kewal Dhillon, chairman of Dhillon Group of Industries, will be its members.


Patiala students excel in Class X exam
Patiala, May 27
Students of various CBSE-affiliated schools in the district have excelled in the 10th class examination, the results of which were declared this morning. As many as 31 students of Budha Dal Public school here have done the school proud by managing to get 90 per cent or more marks.

Award for VC
Amritsar, May 27
The India Vision Foundation, New Delhi, will honour Dr S.P. Singh, Vice-Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University, and Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh, SSP, Central Jail, with “India Vision Puraskar-2006” on August 31 in New Delhi.

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