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Cong, SAD sloganeering at train’s inaugural run
Bathinda, July 15
Vote-bank politics overshadowed the inaugural run of the Bathinda-Jammu Tawi train during half an hour high voltage drama at the local railway station as workers of the Congress and the SAD jostled with each other to hog the limelight in the presence of a heavy police force.
The Bathinda MP, Bibi Paramjeet Kaur Gulshan, slaps her party worker who was obstructing the Finance Minister’s political secretary, Mr Anil Bhola, from embarking on the engine of the Bathinda-Jammu Tawi train during its inaugural run The Bathinda MP, Bibi Paramjeet Kaur Gulshan, slaps her party worker who was obstructing the Finance Minister’s political secretary, Mr Anil Bhola, from embarking on the engine of the Bathinda-Jammu Tawi train during its inaugural run on Saturday. — Tribune Photo by Kulbir Beera

Book on Bhinderanwala banned
Amritsar, July 15
Damdami Taksal chief Baba Harnam Singh Dhumma today banned its own publication, “Rise and Fall of Khalistan Movement”, authored by one Buta Singh, that described his predecessor, Sant Jarnail Singh Bhinderanwale and Dal Khalsa as “creations of Congress party”.

Governor pardons ex-minister’s son serving life term
Bathinda, July 15
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.



Triple murder handiwork of contract killers, says SSP
Abohar, July 15
Murder of three persons at Jandwala village in Guru Harsahai was the handiwork of contract killers hired by the father of the surviving housewife.

Heroin worth 7 crore seized 
Amritsar, July 15
The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) today seized about 7 kg of heroin worth Rs 7 crore in the international market from a Canada-based NRI youth at Rajasansi International Airport.



BJP flays Amarinder govt policies
Sangrur, July 15
Hundreds of activists of the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) and the BJP Yuva Morcha today took out a march through the town and burnt the effigy of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh at the traffic lights chowk, near the main bus stand here in protest against the “anti-people” policies of the Amarinder Singh Government, rising prices and corruption in the state.

Cong will not project anyone as CM
Chandigarh, July 15
The Congress has resolved to contest the coming Assembly elections in Punjab on the plank of development and will not name a chief ministerial candidate, said Mr Janardhan Dwivedi, in charge of party affairs in the state, while addressing a press conference here today. The decisions were taken earlier at a meeting of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee.


Ex-Army man claims police inaction
Patiala, July 15
A former Army man, who belongs to the Schedules Caste category, has complained against police inaction on the part of Jhulkan police station authorities after he was allegedly beaten up by some fellow villagers.

Workshop on blood donation
Patiala, July 15
A workshop on motivational techniques for voluntary blood donation was conducted here today at Government Medical College in which a book on the subject “Anmol Katre”, written by Sukhwinder Singh and edited by Dr Kulbir Kaur, Professor and Head, Blood Bank, was released.

Conference to discuss women empowerment
Patiala, July 15
The Ministry of Panchayati Raj has convened a two-day conference on the Panchayat Mahila Shakti Abhiyan in the city from July 17.

Neurosurgeons shed light on head injuries
Patiala, July 15
A seminar on ‘Newer Concepts in the Management of Traumatic Brain Injury’ was organised by the Patiala branch of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) under the presidentship of Dr D. S. Bhullar here today.

Pensioners meet CM
Patiala, July 15
putation of the Punjab Pensioners Welfare Association met the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, yesterday and apprised him of their demands.


Farmer done to death
Batala, July 15
Some unidentified persons murdered a farmer at Maan Sandwal village, 20 km from here, falling under Ghanie Ke Bangar police station last night.

1 crushed to death under tractor
Abohar, July 15
Raj Singh (40) son of Gulzar Singh a resident of Ruhrianwali village, was crushed to death by a tractor while he was riding his bicycle late last evening.

Gangster, accomplices arrested
Amritsar, July 15
The district police has arrested Jagtar Boxer, a notorious gangster and his four accomplices in the gang war between his group and an other notorious criminal of the Anchor Lechery group over the extortion of money from a medical store in the Sharifpura area on the July 7 evening.

Migrant labourer kidnaps minor
Moga, July 15  
 migrant labourer, Jatinder, hailing from Chhapra, Bihar, allegedly kidnapped a minor girl, Babbi (4), of Baghapurana here yesterday.

Childless couple commits suicide
Abohar, July 15
Mangal Dev (38) and his wife Lichhma Devi (36) reportedly committed suicide by consuming some insecticide in a pit in the compound of their house at Waryamkhera village, near here, last evening.

3 arrested for cheating
Kharar, July 15
The police has booked three persons got on charges of cheating and forgery.


Tulsi plantation drive in Punjab schools 
Chandigarh, July 15
As part of corporate social responsibility and to educate students in Punjab schools about environment on Forestation Day, Indian manufacturing giant, Hindustan Lever Limited (HLL) will conduct a Tulsi plant distribution drive in 75 schools in Punjab, to encourage children to plant more saplings and to highlight the considerable benefits of Tulsi to school children.



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