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Disqualification looms large over Amarinder, others
New Delhi, June 4
With President A P J Abdul Kalam withholding his assent on the amendment to the Office of Profit Bill ,the fear of disqualification continues to haunt Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and 200 other MLAs across the country who have been accused of holding office of profit.

51 brick-kiln labourers face starvation
Hoshiarpur, June 4
As many as 51 persons, including 10 women and 27 children of 11 migrant labourers families working at BSL brick-kiln at Dhade village near Kot Fatuhi of Hoshiarpur district have been facing starvation due to nonpayment of wages by the kiln owner for the past one and half months. They are surviving by getting meals from langars of nearby gurdwaras of the area.

Mumtaz’s story to be made into movie
Amritsar, June 4
A renowned Mumbai-based film producer is contemplating producing a movie on the plight of Mumtaz, a Pakistani woman, and her Indian lover, Gora.

Land grab case: protest against police,
12 booked

Bathinda, June 4
Even as Ms Veerpal Kaur of Jhumba Bhaika village and her supporters today staged dharna outside Baluana police post in the land grab case, the police booked over 12 persons, including Veerpal on the charges of theft and trespassing.
Supporters of Ms Veerpal Kaur at a dharna outside Balluana police post on Sunday.
Supporters of Ms Veerpal Kaur at a dharna outside Balluana police post on Sunday. — Photo by Kulbir Beera



History being flattened
Kotla, (Tarn Taran), June 4
The ancient mound in Kotla Vasawa Singh village in Khemkarn sector, near the Indo-Pak border, which was home to a prosperous civilisation, is being flattened for cultivation without knowing its archaeological value.

Pak summons meeting of Sikh representatives
Ludhiana, June 4
The Pakistan government has summoned a meeting of representatives of the Sikhs in Lahore on June 6 regarding 400th martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev.

Salary hike for Punjab law officers soon
Chandigarh, June 4
Law officers of Punjab could soon get an increase in their salaries and perks. According to sources, the government has already initiated the process to bring their salaries and perks at par with those of the law officers of the Haryana Government.


Traffic blocked against ‘torture in police custody’
Dinanagar (Gurdaspur), June 4
Activists of the BJP today blocked traffic for two hours on the Gurdaspur-Pathankot National Highway for about two hours to protest against the alleged torture of two persons, Tarsem Singh and Sukhvinder Singh, in police custody.

Durgiana goldplating from tomorrow
Amritsar, June 4
Mr R. L. Bhatia, Governor of Kerala, yesterday offered prayers at the historic Durgiana Temple here before the restart of the goldplating.

Blood collection short of requirement
Hoshiarpur, June 4
As many as 70 lakh units of blood have been collected annually through voluntary blood donation against the requirement of 90 lakh units in the country. This was stated by Dr Kum Kum Sharma, national leader of the Voluntary Blood Donation Movement and Head of Transfusion Medicine, Government Medical College, Jammu, while addressing a seminar organised here on Friday.

Dalits burn Sidhu’s effigy
Patiala, June 4
Hundreds of members of the Dalit Welfare Federation today staged a dharna and took out a protest march towards the private residence of the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to lodge their protest against the non-implementation of the 85th Amendment of the Constitution by the Punjab Government since 1995.

No clue to cop’s missing daughter
Phillaur June 4
Rajinder Kumar, a constable in Phillaur, has alleged that the police has failed to trace his daughter who was abducted by three persons on March 28.

Harassment by SHO alleged
Amritsar, June 4
Deepak Bhandari, a resident of 12 Makan, Islamabad area, has complained against the SHO, Civil Lines, and his reader Sohan Lal for allegedly detaining and harassing him.

NTAS stages ‘Eh Jang Kaun Lare’
Patiala, June 4
The National Theatre Arts Society (NTAS), a theatre group, presented a Punjabi play ‘Eh Jang Kaun Lare’ against drug addiction at the Baradari Gardens here today.


2 dowry cases registered
Hoshiarpur, June 4
Two cases of dowry were reported in Dasuya and Tanda police stations of this district on Thursday.

Booked for torturing wife
Hoshiarpur, June 4
A case of torture of a young woman for dowry and compelling her to commit suicide has been registered at the Mahilpur Police Station on Friday.

Minor raped
Abohar, June 4
A minor girl residing in Indira Nagari here was raped by a neighbour yesterday night. Her brother was beaten up when he tried to help her.

Fraud in salary withdrawal
Hoshiarpur, June 4
On the recommendation of SDM, Garhshankar, Mahilpur Police has registered a case against Mr Ajit Singh, Principal, Mr Didar Singh, a former teacher and Mr Kulwarn Singh, president of the management of government-aided Khalsa High School Badon of this district for fraudulently withdrawing salary of 21 months of watchman Surinder Pal after his death.

Woman dies in accident
Ropar, June 4
A resident of Kharar, Labh Kaur, was killed while five others sustained minor injuries when the car in which they were travelling collided with a truck coming from the opposite direction near Kiratpur Sahib, about 30 km from here, today.


Patiala government school students shine
Mohali students listed in Ropar district

Mohali/Patiala, June 4
Mohali students still belong to Ropar district for the Punjab School Education Board here. Mohali students have been listed in Ropar district in the result gazette of the Class XII examinations conducted by the board. The results of the examination would be available tomorrow.


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