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SANGRUR: Gandhi Ram Singla, owner of Sular Gharat crackers' Godown where a blast has killed 6 last week, surrendered in Sular Gharat police station last night.




Farmers seek nod for protest march

Protester collapses at dharna site, dies later | Another hospitalised24 Sep 2017 | 1:46 AM

PATIALA: Hundreds of farmers and their families today continued their protest against the state government despite the rain that lashed the region throughout the day.

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Tribune News Service

Patiala, September 23

Hundreds of farmers and their families today continued their protest against the state government despite the rain that lashed the region throughout the day.

Besides other demands, including complete loan waiver, the farmers are up in arms against the government’s reported proposal to meter the power supplied to the farm sector.

“The Congress government wants to install meters on our premises so that the supply can be metered. Instead of waiver, it wants to charge us for power,” claimed Sukhdev Singh Kaukri, general secretary, BKU (Ugrahan). “The government should rather focus on fulfilling its poll promise,” he said.

The union members, who are on a protest till September 27, today demanded that they be allowed to take out a march in the city. They also alleged harassment of farmers at police nakas.

Meanwhile, a protesting farmer collapsed at the dharna site and later died at hospital, while another was hospitalised. The deceased was identified as 55-year-old Mukhtiyar Singh of Akai village in Mansa. The union activists alleged that he died due to delayed medical aid. Another farmer Charna Singh was admitted to Government Rajindra Hospital after he suffered an epileptic attack.

The union alleged that despite taking permission from the district administration to hold a six-day dharna, the government failed to provide any facility, including an ambulance, to the farmers. They were not even allowed to use the shed in the grain market to take shelter from sun and rain, the farmers alleged.

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Farmers seek nod for protest marchMembers of the BKU cross a waterlogged area after heavy rain at the grain market in Mehmadpur village, 5 km from Patiala, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Don’t mislead them, Capt to union leaders

24 Sep 2017 | 1:46 AM

CHANDIGARH: Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has urged leaders of the farming community in the state to stop “misleading the farmers with false statements on the issue of loan waiver”.

Jassi case: No extradition yet, cops to return today

24 Sep 2017 | 1:46 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Police team that had gone to Canada to bring two alleged plotters in the Jassi honour killing case is scheduled to return empty-handed tomorrow following the stay on their extradition.

Plea in SC seeks tallying EVM result with paper trail count

24 Sep 2017 | 1:46 AM

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the October 11 Gurdaspur Lok Sabha byelection, a petition filed in the Supreme Court has demanded that the entire paper trail from the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) of electronic voting machines (EVMs) should be counted and tallied for an authentic result.

Jakhar calls on Khanna’s wife

Jakhar calls on Khanna’s wife

24 Sep 2017 | 1:46 AM

PATHANKOT: Congress candidate Sunil Jakhar visited the residence of former BJP MP Vinod Khanna here today, taking local leaders of his own party and the BJP by surprise.

Sidhu honoured at Farid Mela

24 Sep 2017 | 1:46 AM

FARIDKOT: Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and Paramjit Singh, a scooter mechanic from Nabha, were honoured on the concluding day of the five-day Baba Farid Mela here today.

All-women camel safari in state

All-women camel safari in state

24 Sep 2017 | 1:46 AM

Abohar: The BSF and Air Force’s all-women camel expedition entered the state on Saturday.

Man ‘test-fires’ gun, lands in police net

24 Sep 2017 | 1:46 AM

FARIDKOT: Testing his newly purchased gun on the roof of his house landed a resident of Sandhwan village in trouble.

Couple ends life in Sangrur, one booked

24 Sep 2017 | 1:46 AM

SANGRUR: After facing harassment at the hands of a relative for a piece of land, a couple allegedly committed suicide in the Aba colony of Tapa under Barnala district late last evening.

Sangrur woman dies of swine flu

24 Sep 2017 | 1:46 AM

SANGRUR: A 40-year-old married woman died of swine flu at Shadihari village here on Friday.

‘Misbehaviour’ by ASI triggers protest

24 Sep 2017 | 1:46 AM

MUKTSAR: Residents of Doda village near here today blocked the Muktsar-Bathinda highway alleging that ASI Veera Singh, incharge of Doda police post, last night misbehaved with them.

BRIFFLY

Akalis object to FM’s meal remark

24 Sep 2017 | 1:46 AM

CHANDIGARH: The SAD on Saturday hit out at Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal for reportedly saying that farmers shouldn’t mind missing a meal every day, but not compromise on the studies of their children.

Man, son held with heroin

24 Sep 2017 | 2:31 AM

TARN TARAN: The 87th Battalion of the BSF nabbed a father-son duo of Narli village with 3.6 kg of heroin which they had brought from across the fence this noon.

CM’s ‘largesse’ to Bhattal irks AAP

24 Sep 2017 | 2:31 AM

CHANDIGARH: Leader of Opposition Sukhpal Khaira today flayed Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh for “indulging in favouritism and nepotism” by paying back Rs 84 lakh penal rent levied on former CM Rajinder Kaur Bhattal for overstaying in her official bungalow (House No. 45 Sector 2, Chandigarh).

Gurdaspur bypoll: PIL in SC seeks matching EVM result with VVPAT count

Gurdaspur bypoll: PIL in SC seeks matching EVM result with VVPAT count

24 Sep 2017 | 2:20 AM

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the October 11 Gurudaspur Lok Sabha byelection, a petition filed in the Supreme Court has demanded that entire paper trails coming out from Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) should be counted and tallied for an authentic result.

AAP objects to Punjab's Rs 84 lakh largesse to ex-CM

23 Sep 2017 | 7:50 PM

CHANDIGARH: Attacking the Congress government in Punjab for its largesse of Rs 84 lakh towards a former chief minister, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday accused it of "indulging in favoritism and nepotism" at the cost of the common man.

Stop misleading farmers on loan waiver: Punjab CM to union leaders

Stop misleading farmers on loan waiver: Punjab CM to union leaders

23 Sep 2017 | 7:34 PM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday asked the leaders of the farmers’ unions to stop “misleading” the farmers with “false” statements on loan waiver, the process for which, he said, had already been initiated by his government.

No fight with Cong, AAP; BJP to retain Gurdaspur seat: Salaria

No fight with Cong, AAP; BJP to retain Gurdaspur seat: Salaria

23 Sep 2017 | 5:56 PM

CHANDIGARH: BJP candidate for the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll Swaran Singh Salaria on Saturday said he did not expect a contest from the Congress and AAP nominees in the byelection and exuded confidence that the saffron party would retain the seat with a “massive” margin.

Heavy rain in Punjab, Haryana leaves roads flooded, disrupts traffic

Heavy rain in Punjab, Haryana leaves roads flooded, disrupts traffic

23 Sep 2017 | 7:08 PM

CHANDIGARH: There was rain in several parts of Punjab and Haryana, disrupting traffic and leaving many arterial roads flooded. The overnight showers brought the mercury down.

Veteran journalist KJ Singh, mother found murdered at Mohali house

Veteran journalist KJ Singh, mother found murdered at Mohali house

24 Sep 2017 | 2:20 AM

MOHALI: Veteran journalist KJ Singh and his mother were found murdered at their house in Phase 3B2 here on Saturday. The house was found ransacked. Singh was in his late sixties.

Senior journalist, mother found dead at their Mohali house

23 Sep 2017 | 3:08 PM

MOHALI: Senior journalist KJ Singh and his mother was on Saturday found dead at their house in phase 3B 2 in Mohali. The house was found ransacked. The police are at the spot

Jassi case: Punjab Police team to return tomorrow as extradition fails

Jassi case: Punjab Police team to return tomorrow as extradition fails

24 Sep 2017 | 2:20 AM

CHANDIGARH: The hopes of extradition of the two accused of Jassi murder case were dashed to the ground with the three-member Punjab Police team set to return on Sunday.

2 farmers faint, others brave rain as their protest enters day 2

2 farmers faint, others brave rain as their protest enters day 2

23 Sep 2017 | 7:57 PM

PATIALA: Braving the rain, farmers continued to protest at the dharna site at Mehmadpur village on the Patiala-Sangrur road here for the second consecutive day on Saturday.

Cong, with 2 of 30 councillors, wins

23 Sep 2017 | 1:29 PM

MUKTSAR:A Congress councillor, Yadwinder Singh ‘Yadu’, was today elected vice-president of the Muktsar Municipal Council even when the party has only two members in the 30-member House.

Rlys to pay Rs 20,000 for jerky journey

Rlys to pay Rs 20,000 for jerky journey

23 Sep 2017 | 1:35 PM

JALANDHAR:The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Railways to refund the ticket amount to a local resident and pay him Rs 20,000 as compensation plus Rs 5,000 as litigation charges for a jerky journey on Shatabdi Express.

Sarpanch nabbed taking bribe

23 Sep 2017 | 12:53 AM

ABOHAR: A team of the Sriganganagar-based Anti-Corruption Bureau today nabbed Ranveer Singh, sarpanch at the gram panchayat office in Chunawadh village, for allegedly accepting Rs 3,000 as bribe from a farmer.

Stray bull claims biker’s life in Abohar

23 Sep 2017 | 12:53 AM

ABOHAR: In less than 24 hours, the stray bull menace has claimed two lives here.

Dera-Sikh clash: 56 acquitted

23 Sep 2017 | 12:53 AM

Sangrur: A local court on Friday acquitted 56 persons, who were accused of damaging a Dera Sacha Sauda Naam Charcha Ghar (congregation centre) and assaulting dera followers Sadha Singh and Ajaib Singh at Sunam in April 2008.

2 criminals nabbed

23 Sep 2017 | 12:53 AM

FEROZEPUR: Two hardcore criminals identified as Karan Arora, alias Johnny, and Judge Singh were nabbed by the Ferozepur police late evening.

Villagers foil bid to loot ATM

23 Sep 2017 | 12:53 AM

TARN TARAN: Residents of Sarali Khurd village, 10 km from here, thwarted the armed robbers’ bid to rob an ATM of the State Bank of India last late evening.

Irregularities in admissions

College principal wants probe report set aside

23 Sep 2017 | 12:53 AM

JALANDHAR: Principal-cum-Director of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC) MS Saini has filed an appeal before the Chairman, Board of Governors (BOG), IK Gujral Punjab Technical University, demanding that the inquiry report on alleged irregularities in admissions to the college from 2010-2012 and the order passed against him last year be set aside.

FCS employees boycott work

23 Sep 2017 | 12:53 AM

SANGRUR: Hardening their stance against VB officers, who allegedly harassed Food and Supply Officer (FSO) Kamaldeep Singh owing to which he committed suicide on Wednesday by jumping into canal in Patiala, Food and Civil Supply (FCS) Department officers boycotted their work across the state today.

Teenager booked for 6-yr-old’s rape

23 Sep 2017 | 12:53 AM

HOSHIARPUR: A six-year-old girl was reportedly abducted and raped by a minor boy at Talwandi Kanungo village of this district on Thursday.

100 boxes of liquor seized, one arrested

23 Sep 2017 | 12:53 AM

SANGRUR: The Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) of Bahadur Singh Wala confiscated 100 boxes of smuggled liquor last night.

Kinnow purchase begins in Abohar

23 Sep 2017 | 12:53 AM

ABOHAR: Kinnow and citrus fruit purchase started officially at the cotton yard in the new grain market here today.

UP police probe gangster’s release

UP police probe gangster’s release

23 Sep 2017 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) from Uttar Pradesh, Anand Kumar, today interrogated six persons arrested by the Punjab police intelligence wing on the charges of facilitating money for the release of notorious gangster Gopi Ghanshampuria.

Sangrur cracker godown blast toll six

23 Sep 2017 | 12:53 AM

SANGRUR: Pardeep Kumar, the owner of the cracker godown where a blast took place on September 19, has applied for anticipatory bail at a local court even as the toll in the incident rose to six today.

Blue Whale: Medical institutions told to keep tabs on students

Blue Whale: Medical institutions told to keep tabs on students

23 Sep 2017 | 12:53 AM

FARIDKOT: Owing to technical limitations in blocking the Blue Whale game, the Department of Medical Education and Research today issued an advisory to the heads of all medical, dental, nursing, homeopathy, ayurveda, pharmacy and physiotherapy colleges in the state, asking them to distribute the copies of the advisory among students and teachers.

Police clueless about lecturer’s whereabouts

Police clueless about lecturer’s whereabouts

23 Sep 2017 | 12:52 AM

AMRITSAR: The local police continue to be absolutely clueless about the whereabouts of Guru Nanak Dev University’s lecturer Sukhpreet Kaur Brar.

New chapatti-making machines for Golden Temple

New chapatti-making machines for Golden Temple

23 Sep 2017 | 12:53 AM

AMRITSAR: Owing to the increasing footfall of devotees at the Golden Temple, the SGPC has revamped arrangements at the Guru Ram Das Langar Hall.

Piped cooking gas on anvil in Nangal

23 Sep 2017 | 12:53 AM

NANGAL: Nangal is set to become the first town in the state having piped supply of cooking gas to all houses.

Govt to bear expenses of Farid Mela

23 Sep 2017 | 12:53 AM

FARIDKOT: Seven years after then Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal declared the annual Baba Farid Mela as the heritage mela, state Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal today announced that the state government would bear all expenses of the mela.

BJP, AAP workers booked for blocking road traffic

23 Sep 2017 | 12:53 AM

ANANDPUR SAHIB: The district police have booked eight persons allegedly for blocking Anandpur Sahib-Bunga Sahib road on September 5, here today.

Dhesi bats for Amritsar, London flights

23 Sep 2017 | 12:53 AM

CHANDIGARH: A ray of hope has emerged for resumption of direct air connectivity between Amritsar and London.

Fake alibi: Tarn Taran SSP says sorry for inaction

23 Sep 2017 | 12:53 AM

CHANDIGARH: Less than a month after the Punjab and Haryana High Court ordered the issuance of bailable arrest warrants against the Tarn Taran SSP for an attempt to circumvent judicial orders, the officer has apologised for a “serious lapse”.

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