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Edict brings Harpreet case into focus
Amritsar, April 22
The recent directive against female foeticide by Sri Akal Takht has revived old political rivalry between Mr Sukhjinder Singh, a former Education Minister and Bibi Jagir Kaur, former president of the SGPC.

Assembly elections
Sops for Gosain’s constituency

Ludhiana, April 22
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal appears to have launched the campaign for the next Assembly elections. Today he announced grants of Rs 2 crore for various developmental projects in Ludhiana (East) Assembly segment, represented by BJP MLA Satpal Gosain, who is also the Deputy Speaker of the Punjab Legislative Assembly, during a special “sangat darshan” programme organised today.

Court notice to Mukhmailpur
Patiala, April 22
Mr S.K. Arora, Judicial Magistrate (First Class), has served notices on Mr Ajaib Singh Mukhmailpur, PWD Minister, and three others, asking them to appear before the court on May 8 in defamation case filed against them by Ms Jal Kaur.

Govt agencies to procure wheat on Sundays: Mittal
Moga, April 22
Food and Civil Supplies Minister Madan Mohan Mittal has directed all officials of the various procurement agencies, including the State Food Department and the FCI, to make the procurement of wheat even on Sundays so that farmers are saved from unnecessary harassment and delays in procurement.




SC hands over abduction case to CBI
Amritsar, April 22
In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court has directed the Central Bureau of Investigation to hold an investigation into the case of abduction of Giandeep Singh alias Richi, a local resident, on August 19, 1996.

SDO held for cheating
Gurdaspur, April 22
The police has arrested Lakhbir Singh, SDO (Telephones), posted at Pathankot, for taking away 244 gm of gold from the local branch of Punjab and Sind Bank. His wife Bikramjit Kaur, is still at large. 

Problems galore for train commuters
Bathinda, April 22
When Mr T.P. Singh, a city resident, boarded the Punjab Mail train from Bathinda to Delhi on April 7, he was not aware of the problems which were in store for him during the journey.


Dalits returning to Cong: ex-minister
Phillaur, April 22
The Congress today began its election campaign in the Phillaur Assembly constituency. Former Congress minister Santokh Singh held a meeting of Dalit intellectuals and appealed to them to come together under the banner of the Congress as Akali Dal, the BJP and the BSP could not protect the interests of Dalits.


No action taken against quacks
Chauke (Bathinda), April 22
Even as the unregistered medical practitioners have been playing havoc with the lives of innocent residents of this village, the authorities concerned have failed to take any action against them.

Illegal construction poses threat
Bathinda, April 22
The Madhokpura Residents Association has urged the municipal council authorities to take necessary measures regarding the shuttering material hanging dangerously over the road from an illegal construction at the main entrance gate of the same locality.

Electric poles of discord
Bathinda, April 22
People usually complain that the Punjab State Electricity Board does not provide adequate poles when it gives supply of power to the consumers. But the problem of residents of street No. 2 of the local Baba Farid Nagar is that they have too many poles in the locality.

Government offices sans staff
Ropar, April 22
During the tercentenary celebrations, the Punjab Government created several facilities at Anandpur Sahib in view of the historic importance of the town. A number of new buildings were raised to house government offices.

Villagers seek shifting of liquor vend
Bathinda, April 22
Residents of Jangirana village have been running from phillar to post for about a year to get the liquor vend shifted from the village. The liquor vend is situated at a place, which is near a government high school and the bus stop in the village.

Award for women
Patiala, April 22
A prize money of Rs 5,100 will be given every year to women who espouses any social cause, said Mr N. Shergill, a journalist, while speaking at a social function held in memory of Ms Paramjit Kaur, wife of Mr Shergill, at Munjhal Khurd village here today.


Govt to fill 51 posts of ADA
Ludhiana, April 22
To reduce workload in the present judicial scenario, Punjab Law Minister, Mr Chiranjilal Garg, has given green signal for filling 51 vacancies of Assistant District Attorney in the state.

Badal’s solution to urban grievances
Ludhiana, April 22
In a bid to placate the urban people, the Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, today announced the constitution of special grievance redressal committees for Ludhiana, Amritsar, Jalandhar and Patiala, besides the setting up of an Urban Development Fund.


Minister’s son creates ruckus
Amritsar, April 22
A minister’s son created “ruckus” in the hostel of Guru Ram Dass Institute for Medical Sciences here today.

Tension over land dispute, three arrested
Moga, April 22
In yet another alleged act of sacrilege in Punjab, a holy book was yesterday burnt at Takhanvadh village at the local Muslim dera to this district. A large number of people gathered at the dera and the police was immediately informed about the incident.


Petrol dealers seek payment of bills
Fazilka, April 22
The Petroleum Dealers Association here in a memorandum to Mr Parkash Singh Badal, has urged him to intervene in the release of their outstanding payment of about Rs 12 lakh from the Police Department, Fazilka. 

Generator-making units bane of residents
Bathinda, April 22
Although the city is considered to be backward in terms of industrial growth but a number of small and unlicenced units can be found running in the city. A majority of these units are in the business of manufacturing power generator sets, assembling of coolers and batteries. Top

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