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Takht Hazoor Sahib rejects Akal Takht Gurmatta
Amritsar, June 8
In a jolt to Jathedar, Akal Takht, Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Takht Hazoor Sahib today decided, in principle, to reject the Gurmatta passed by the Sikh clergy at Akal Takht on June 6.

Shingaar Blast Case
Accused woman went to Pak twice
Batha Kalan (Khamano), June 8
Ranjeet Kaur, accused in the Ludhiana's Shingaar blast case, has been to Pakistan twice. She was also among those leading the rally in favour of the Beant Singh assassination case accused Jagtar Singh Hawara and Balwant Singh in Chandigarh a few months back.

Govt refuses to bail out cash-strapped PSEB
Chandigarh, June 8
The refusal of the Punjab government to pay cash subsidy to the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) and increased power purchases have resulted in the board getting into a severe financial crisis.

Operation Bluestar-III
Fire in Sikh library was unintended: Gen
Amritsar, June 8Major-Gen J. S. Jamwal
Narrating the sequence of events regarding fire in the Sikh Reference Library and Museum in the precincts of the Golden Temple during Operation Bluestar in June 1984, the then GOC of Amritsar, Major-Gen J. S. Jamwal said since the initial attack had not brought any success and the Army suffered heavy casualties, the Army decided to use heavy artillery to break the walls (of the library).                      
         Major-Gen J. S. Jamwal




Congress appoints observers for MC poll
Chandigarh, June 8
Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, president, PPCC, has appointed observers for the Municipal Committee (MC) elections scheduled for June 30.

Congress MP flays CM on subsidy issue
Chandigarh, June 8
Rana Gurjeet Singh, Punjab Congress leader and Lok Sabha MP from Jalandhar, today criticised Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for failing to disburse the Rs 100-crore subsidy admissible to the industry in the state.

Mann flays Ahluwalia’s appointment
Sangrur, June 8
Simranjit Singh Mann, president of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), today flayed the appointment of Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia, former vice-chancellor (VC) of Punjabi University, as the VC of Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib.


8,000 teachers await salaries
Khanna, June 8
More than 8,000 teachers of government-aided schools of the state have not received salaries for the past four months, despite these schools posting good results. Teachers allege that repeated requests to officials concerned fell on deaf ears. Leaders of teachers union will meet the authorities of the Directorate of Public Instructions (Schools).

Capt Janmej Singh (retd) and Pushap Lata, parents of martyr Lt Triveni Singh, at their residence in Pathankot on Sunday. 3 yrs on, martyr’s kin await promised job
Pathankot, June 8
The elderly parents of Lt Triveni Singh of 5 JAK, Light Infantry, who was posthumously given the Ashok Chakra, have been running from pillar to post for a job promised by the state government to the martyr’s sister.

Capt Janmej Singh (retd) and Pushap Lata, parents of martyr Lt Triveni Singh, at their residence in Pathankot on Sunday. — Photo by writer

Eviction notice to 81 persons
Residents protest trust scheme
Sangrur, June 8
The Land Acquisition Collector (LAC) has issued notices to 81 persons, including the owners of 20 houses, to vacate the land/houses by June 10. The Improvement Trust has acquired 17 acres, 5 kanals, 5 marlas for its Mansahia Nagar Scheme near the Truck Union complex on the Sangrur-Sunam road here.

Devotees wave as they leave Amritsar on Sunday by a special train for Pakistan to observe the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev. Sikh jatha leaves for Pak
Amritsar, June 8
A jatha of 489 devotees left for Pakistan by a special train here today to participate in the martyrdom day function of Guru Arjun Dev.

Devotees wave as they leave Amritsar on Sunday by a special train for Pakistan to observe the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev. — A Tribune photograph


Border farmers told to go in for cash crops
Chak Bala (Ajnala), June 8
To benefit border area farmers, who have land across the barbed wire fencing, the district administration, in association with the Agriculture Department, has been encouraging them to diversify to cash crops and pulses.

Own Your Tubewell Scheme
Farmers get respite from PSEB
Patiala, June 8
Thousands of farmers who had wanted tubewell connections under the Own Your Tubewell (OYT) Scheme, but had found themselves left in the lurch following the sudden suspension of the scheme by the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), have got some respite. The board has allowed farmers who have purchased tubewell equipment up to June 6 to apply for the installation.


NRIs get father killed by hired men
Shahkot, June 8
Two Germany-based NRIs reportedly hired two killers to eliminate father Karnail Singh at Shalapur village in Jalandhar district. NRIs Amandeep and Sumandeep and their Shalapur-based brother Rajwinder Singh conspired to eliminate father for his plan of remarrying after the death of his first wife a year and a half ago.


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