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Wall of ash-dumping ground of fertilizer plant washed away
Ash-mixed water flows into lake

Nangal, July 30
Ash dumping ground of NFL Naya Nangal spread on several acres between Vibhor Sahib Gurdwara and NFL guest-house, near Nangal lake poses a major threat to environment as a major portion of wall erected to prevent flow of ash into the lake was washed away by recent rain.

Congress will lose badly in Assembly poll, claims Badal
Khadoor Sahib, July 30
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in the “rally against state suppression” held here today warned that the Congress government would have to pay a heavy price for its “misdeeds”.

Sajida Begum dead
Malerkotla , July 30
Sajida Begum (66), former MLA and wife of Nawab of Malerkotla Janab Ifghkharr Ali Khan, died at the Fortis Heart Institute, Mohali, today after a prolonged illness. She will be buried at the local graveyard tomorrow. She joined the Congress in 1971 and remained the MLA of Malerkotla in 1972 and 1980. She was appointed general secretary of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee in 1998 and AICC member in 2001. OC

Fatehgarh Sahib


Dullo rebuts Badal’s claim
Jalandhar, July 30
Daring Shiromani Akali Dal chief Parkash Singh Badal to prove that about 12 discontented Congress MLAs were planning to desert the party and join the SAD, Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, president of the Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee, has caused a flutter by asserting that more than 12 Akali MLAs were constantly in touch with him and ready to join the Congress anytime.

SAD-BJP ready to defeat Congress: Dhindsa
Patiala, July 30
The SAD secretary general Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, today asserted that the SAD-BJP combine had geared up its electoral machinary and was prepared to defeat the Congress in the forthcoming elections slated for early next year.

Singla laments Centre’s apathy
Says no to wheat-paddy cycle
Jalandhar, July 30
After the Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, it is now the turn of the state Finance and Health Minister, Mr Surinder Singla, to assert that Punjab will make all-out efforts to discourage farmers from resorting to wheat-paddy crop cycle as the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for these crops was not commensurate with the cost of production.

Naseeruddin for reviving story-telling through theatre 
Amritsar, July 30
Theatre stalwart and Bollywood hero Naseeruddin Shah has said it has been his endeavour to revive the age-old Indian art of story-telling through theatre. He was here to present “Katha Collage”, a compilation of three short tales taken from Indian literature. It was organised by the Durga Das Foundation in collaboration with Spice Telecom and The Tribune as media partners.

Naseeruddin Shah addresses a press conference in Amritsar on Saturday.
— Photo by Rajiv Sharma
Naseeruddin Shah addresses a press conference in Amritsar on Saturday

Animals made to pay for misdeeds of humans
Pathankot, July 30
The animals were made to pay for the misdeeds of humans here. Instead of booking those who let the animals free in the city, the council authorities vented their ire on poor animals after a person was killed by a stray bull. Stray bulls were beaten, their legs tied together and lifted with the machines used for lifting sewerage dustbins.

A stray bull being bundled into a sewerage truck in an inhuman way. — Photo by Jangi
A stray bull being bundled into a sewerage truck in an inhuman way



Tohra supporters join Congress
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 30
More than a dozen members and leaders of the SAD (B), belonging to former SGPC president Jathedar G.S. Tohra’s native village, today joined the Congress in the presence of Mr Sadhu Singh Dharmsot, Parliamantry Secretary and MLA. Mr Lakhbir Singh, president, District Congress Committee, and Mr Rajinder Singh Tohra, a senior Congress leader, were also present on the occasion.

PPCC receives feedback from workers
Ropar, July 30
The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) is getting feedback from its workers about the development works of the government and the things which had not been done so far.


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Old widow gets Rs 1 lakh to rebuild house

Amritsar July 30
The Punjab Government on Friday announced Rs one lakh grant out of the Chief Minister Discretionary fund to reconstruct the house of septuagenarian Bans Kaur of Maqboolpura locality whose roof collapsed following heavy rains.

SAD (1920) for fight against drugs
Mansa, July 30
Close on the heels of PPCC president Shamsher Singh Dullo exhorting all political parties to kick off an anti-drug campaign, the president of SAD (1920) youth wing, Mr Paramjeet Singh Saholi, yesterday stressed on the need to create a healthy social atmosphere to stop drug menace from spreading its tentacles in Punjab.

State forum intervenes to end impassé
Chandigarh, July 30
Taking a suo motu cognizance of an order passed by the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Hoshiarpur, in a case titled Harbhajan Singh versus Punjab State Electricity Board wherein the forum has made some adverse comments against a lawyer, the Punjab State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission today issued a notice to both the parties and stayed some observations made by the district forum.

Rain adds to misery of residents
Ferozepore, July 30
Rains may be a boon for the farmers, but as far as the residents of this border town are concerned, it often turns out to be a nightmare as it brings along a flood of problems. What to talk of heavy downpour as is being witnessed for the last couple of days, even a slight drizzle inundates the town, particularly the interiors and the low lying areas.

PSEB amends policy on solatium
Patiala, July 30
The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) authorities yesterday amended its policy of awarding solatium to the kin of its deceased employees, enabling those families, which have not submitted their claims so far, to file applications.


MC to transfer 57.5 kanals of land to cricket body
Ropar, July 30
The Municipal Council, Ropar, has initiated a move to get vacated its land, which was in the possession of government departments, including the Archaeological Survey of India museum, PWD department near government college. Besides this the MC is also considering a proposal to hand over 57.5 kanal land, presently in possession of Government College, to the local Cricket Association to develop a cricket ground with the help of the Punjab Cricket Association.


Man, parents held for murdering youth
Ferozepore, July 30
The police has solved the murder case of Gurpreet Singh of Abohar and arrested three accused. SSP Arpit Shukla said Baldev Singh wanted to eliminate Gurpreet Singh as he suspected illicit relations between him and his sister-in-law. Baldev and Gurpreet were fast friends and worked together at a tailor shop. Baldev Singh had once stolen some gold ornaments of his sister-in-law, and Gurpreet Singh was privy to that theft. Baldev was afraid that Gurpreet might reveal this secret to his sister-in-law so he decided to eliminate Gurpreet.

Three held for killing teenager
Abohar, July 30
The police has arrested Baldev Singh, his mother Nasseb Kaur and father Basant Singh allegedly for killing Gurpreet Singh, alias Gopi (15), in Dharam Nagari locality neighbouring the Panjpeer Mazaars area on the outskirts of the sub-divisional town. Interestingly, Naseeb Kaur was among the frontrunners in the citizens’ action committee that instigated the residents of the locality to protest the killing of the teenager.

One killed, 2 hurt in clash over land
Bathinda, July 30
In a clash over a land dispute at Kalian Sukha village in the district, one person was killed and two were seriously injured, the police said today. The police has registered a case of murder against four at the Nathana police station.


Workshop held at Desh Bhagat institute
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 30
The Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences, Mandi Gobindgarh organised a “Personality development workshop” on the campus. Mr Anil Sharma, manager (personnel) of Nahar Spinning and General Mills, delivered a guest lecture. Dr Zora Singh, chairman, presided over this one-day workshop and inspired the students to learn about the latest techniques of good personality development and industrial management.

Ex-VC’s decisions to be reviewed


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