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Cong leader quits as bank Chairman
Fazilka,September 21
Senior Congress leader Parmjit Singh Pammi, Chairman, Primary Agriculture Development Bank (PADB) who also remained Congress Municipal Councillor twice, and his wife Ms Gurbakshish Kaur, Congress Councillor from ward No. 1, today resigned from their respective posts to protest against alleged excesses against them by Dr Mohinder Kumar Rinwa, MLA Fazilka. Mr. Parmjit Singh while addressing a press conference here today announced these resignations.

Amritsar-Hardwar Jan Shatabdi launch on Sept 27
Amritsar, September 21
Amritsar-Hardwar Jan Shatabdi Express will be flagged off from here by Prof Darbari Lal, Deputy Speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha, on September 27.

Acquisition of land: PM’s intervention sought
Chandigarh, September 21
The Rajya Sabha member from Punjab, Dr Manohar Singh Gill, today sought the intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in restraining the state government from compulsorily acquiring the land of farmers.

Unemployed teachers block traffic
Bathinda, September 21
Demanding withdrawal of a police case registered against four of its leaders, the Unemployed BEd Teachers Front today blocked traffic near the local Civil Hospital for about an hour.
Unemployed teachers stop an ambulance during their protest in Bathinda Unemployed teachers stop an ambulance during their protest in Bathinda on Thursday. Tribune photo: Kulbir Beera







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Mobile phone recovered from militant
Question mark on Nabha jail security
Nabha, September 21
In a significant development, which has put a question mark on the security of Nabha jail, a mobile phone has been recovered from a top militant, Daya Singh Lahoria, currently facing trial in militancy-related case.



Badal opens poll campaign, calls CM looter
Patiala, September 21
Even as the next Assembly elections are about five months away, the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) today formally launched its campaign in the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh’s home district by holding four rallies at different places where the party president, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, made an announcement that a former Finance Minister, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, had been appointed the election in charge of the district.

The Shiromani Akali Dal president, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, and other party leaders during a rally at Gandian village in Patiala on Thursday. Photo: J.S. Virdi

The Shiromani Akali Dal president, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, and other party leaders during a rally at Gandian village in Patiala

Badals blowing City Centre issue out of proportion: CM
Ludhiana, September 21
Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today alleged that Shiromani Akali Dal leader Parkash Singh Badal and his son Sukhbir Badal were deliberately trying to blow the issue of the Ludhiana City Centre out of proportion.


Deserted by NRI, wife alleges police inaction
Hoshiarpur, September 21
Gurpreet Kaur, wife of NRI Satnam Singh, son of Sadhu Singh of Hukran village, organised a press conference here and alleged that her husband deserted her after one month of the marriage and that the police was not taking any concrete action on a complaint filed by her.

Theatre purified for religious film 
Amritsar, September 21
A local cinema house has been purified for screening a religious film. The Sangam cinema, situated just opposite bus terminal, was cleaned for the screening of a film based on the life of great Sikh saint warrior Baba Deep Singh who attainted martyrdom while protecting Golden Temple from Afghans.

Forest labourers hold dharna
Pathankot, September 21
The daily wagers of the department of forest today organised a dharna outside the office of the DFO, Gurdaspur stationed at Pathankot, to press for the acceptance of their demands.

Making of poll ID cards begins
Chandigarh, September 21
As part of the countrywide programme to make new election photo identity cards, the first phase of this process was launched in 11 Assembly constituencies of Punjab today. Work will start in 47 more Assembly segments from September 25.

CKD delegation leaves for Pak
Amritsar, September 21
A 33-member delegation of Chief Khalsa Diwan (CKD) went to pay obeisance at Sikh shrines in Pakistan here today. Headed by Mr Charanjit Singh Chadha, president, CKD, the delegation left in the morning. It would visit Panja Sahib (Hasanabdal), Nankana Sahib, Gurdwara Sacha Sauda and several other gurdwaras. — OC

200 units of blood collected
Patiala, September 21
As many as 200 units of blood were collected at a blood donation camp organised by the NCC and NSS units of Government Mohindra College and the Red Cross Society on the colleges premises here today.

Engineers’ Day celebrated
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 21
The 39th Engineers’ Day was celebrated at Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib, by the students’ chapters of the Institutions of Engineers India. Mr H.C. Berry was the chief guest at the function, Dr T.S. Kamal was the guest of honour, whereas Dr D.S. Hira, Principal, presided over the function.

Lady of Fatima lifts declamation trophy
Patiala, September 21
Our Lady of Fatima Convent School won the over all trophy in the Kaka Yashdeva Singh Memorial interschool declamation contest organised by the Rotary Club at Bhasha Bhavan here today

Health Dept acts to check dengue
Amritsar, September 21
Following the detection of a dengue case, which has created panic among residents of the border district, the Health Department has swung into action to prevent it from spreading.

CM to demand loan waiver
Chandigarh, September 21
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, will make a formal demand to the central leadership of his party to get the Rs 3,772 crore loan for fighting militancy waived from the Government of India.


State of agriculture worries Amarinder
Ludhiana, September 21
Expressing deep concern over the future of agriculture in the state, the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today called upon farmers to adopt a scientific approach and resource-conservation technologies for sustainable production and incomes.


2 die, 13 hurt in mishap
Hoshiarpur, September 21
Two women were killed and 13 other persons injured when their tractor-trailer (PB-07-0842) collided head on with a truck (PB-05-9532) at Kurala village in Tanda, 40 km from here, this morning. All the injured were admitted to the Civil Hospital, Tanda.

Eight-year-old boy murdered
Barnala, September 21
Mr Sandeep, a son of Mr Ram Lal, a resident of Street No. 5 on Sekha Road, here was killed by some unidentified youth last night.

Class V student murdered
Gurdaspur, September 21
Amrit Pal Singh class V, student of the government school, Tibber, was murdered at Tibber village, about 10 km from here, today. Sources available here said that Amrit Pal Singh had a fight with his classmate Bunny yesterday. Amrit Pal’s parents went to the house of Bunny yesterday evening to complain against his misbehaviour with their son.

Newborn baby’s body found
Kharar, September 21
The body of a newborn girl child was recovered from a nulla near Fatehulapur village.


Harvard conducting study on Punjab
Chandigarh, September 21
A team of researchers from Harvard Business School, USA, is conducting a study on Punjab and its financial  position.

Management development programme today
Patiala, September 21
The School of Business Management, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, will organise a Management Development Programme (MDP) on lean management for competitiveness tomorrow on its campus.

5 engineering college students rusticated
Patiala, September 21
The Punjabi University authorities today rusticated five students of its University College of Engineering after they were found guilty of beating up mercilessly their classfellow in the department about a week ago.

VC warns against indiscipline as new law varsity starts
Patiala, September 21
Dr Gurjeet Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), today sounded a note of warning to the students, saying that if they were found indulging in indiscipline or mischief, they would be rusticated without giving an opportunity to explain their position.

IET students stage protest
Ropar, September 21
Students of the IET, Bhaddal, today resorted to a protest against the decision of the management, to suspend two students following their involvement in a group clash.The agitated students also gheraoed vehicles of the chairman of the college in the evening.

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