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Villagers lathi-charged at public hearing
Setting up of distillery

Fazilka, July 14
Thousands of villagers, including women and children, of Ghallu village in Fazilka subdivision and the surrounding areas protested against the setting up of a distillery in the village here today.

Wheat left to rot in the open for want of cover
Jalandhar, July 14

Several lakhs of bags of wheat stacked in the open in various godowns of the Punjab Warehouse Corporation in the state have been left to rot and exposed to the vagaries of nature—thanks to the alleged use of ‘unserviceable” polythene covers and the ‘delay’ by the corporation authorities in purchasing new polythene covers.

Wheat bags stacked in the open at a godown of the Punjab Warehousing Corporation at Bir Pind in Jalandhar district.
Wheat bags stacked in the open at a godown of the Punjab Warehousing Corporation at Bir Pind in Jalandhar district. — Tribune photo by Pawan Sharma 

Badal to lead SAD-BJP poll campaign
Chandigarh, July 14
Once again the SAD-BJP alliance has decided to rely on the veteran leader, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, as far as leading the campaign for the coming Assembly election is concerned. Mr Badal, a veteran of many electoral battles, is known as an untiring election campaigner even though he is nearing 80 years of age.



Amritsar girl tops PCS (Judicial) exam
Amritsar, July 14
A former journalist and a gold medallist from Guru Nanak Dev University and Government College for Women, Rashmi Sharma made her city proud by topping the Punjab Public Service Commission (Judicial) Examination-2006 in her first attempt.

Governor pardons ex-minister’s son serving life term
Bathinda, July 14
The Punjab Governor has granted pardon to Sandeep Singh, son of ex-minister Teja Singh, who was serving life term in a murder case here. The pardon came exactly after two years of his conviction.

Sonia will decide chief ministerial candidate: CM
Patiala, July 14
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, while claiming that chief ministerial candidate of the Congress after the next Assembly elections would be decided by national party chief Sonia Gandhi, today said that the party had started preparing working paper for the manifesto for the same.


SAD moves NHRC on attacks at party meetings
Chandigarh, July 14
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) said yesterday it would approach the National Human Rights Commission and other human rights organisations against the planned armed attacks on peaceful meetings of the party (SAD) by activists of the Congress in collaboration with those having violent past.


Service providers to run vet hospitals
Chandigarh, July 14
The Punjab Government today decided to recruit service providers on the Health Department pattern to run veterinary hospitals and dispensaries in the state.

Post-breach, special girdawari ordered
Muktsar, July 14
A special girdawari has been ordered to assess the damage caused due to the breach in the Arniwala minor on July 9, said Punjab Animal Husbandry Minister Jagmohan Singh Kang during a visit to the Dhigana village, where hundreds of acres of crop had been submerged.

Parking charge at Rajasansi airport Rs 120 a vehicle
Amritsar, July 14
Contractors at the Rajasansi International Airport have been fleecing the passengers and their relatives in the name of parking fee for vehicles.

Officers fail to produce records
Gurdaspur, July 14
The government officers of Gurdaspur today failed to produce records pertaining to the spending of funds provided under the Centre sponsored schemes in a meeting chaired by the Deputy Speaker, Lok Sabha, Mr Charanjit Singh Atwal.


Naib Tehsildars to issue residence certificates
Chandigarh, July 14
The Punjab Government has decided to authorise Naib Tehsildars to issue residence certificates to the bona fide residents of the state. A spokesman for the government said the Naib Tehsildars were authorised to issue residence certificates in those cases where the applicants had settled in the state or had resided for a period of at least five years at any time prior to the date of submission of the application.

Dy Director retired prematurely
Chandigarh, July 14
A Deputy Director of the Technical Education Department, Mr N.S. Bhatia, who had been nabbed by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau last year, has been retired prematurely by the government.


Woman held for hiring criminals to kill son-in-law
Pathankot, July 14
The local police has arrested Asha, an employee of the local Improvement Trust, for hiring contract killers to kill her son-in-law Mohan Lal, a resident of Akhwana village.

Man held for duping; son flees
Batala, July 14
The SHO of Ghaniye Ke Bangar police station, Mr Satwant Singh, has arrested a person who had duped many persons on the pretext of sending them abroad. However, his son is absconding.

Two smugglers attack cop, one nabbed
Moga, July 14
Two persons allegedly attacked a constable with a sharpedged weapon when they had been signalled to stop at a naka.

2 killed in mishap
Abohar, July 14
A motor-cyclist and his pillion-rider were crushed to death by an Army vehicle on the outskirts of the town. The victims were returning home from the market here. Both were the only sons of their parents.

Suicide bid
Kharar, July 14
A young girl allegedly tried to commit suicide by consuming some poisonous substance.


Urdu Amoz results
Patiala, July 14
The following is the list of roll numbers of successful candidates who have cleared the Urdu Amoz examination conducted by the State languages department of Punjabi University:

PU results
Chandigarh, July 14
Panjab University has declared the result of LLB II semester and MA, political science, Part I, examinations conducted in April 2006. The result would be available on the university website after 3pm on July 15, 2006.


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