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Tohra calls for general amnesty
Ludhiana, May 5
Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra, former SGPC President, has urged the government to announce general amnesty for all those who had been blacklisted for their role in the militant struggle that rocked the country during the eighties. Terming this as the need of the hour, Mr Tohra, in his first interaction with the media after his return from USA, Canada and UK, said hundreds of Sikhs, who had fled the country were willing to return to the national mainstream.

Doctor accused of selling organs
Patiala, May 5
The Patiala Vigilance Bureau today accused Dr O P Aggarwal, Associate Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, who was allegedly caught red-handed while accepting a bribe for conducting a post-mortem, of selling human organs and limbs.

SGPC’s decision flayed
Amritsar, May 5
The recent decision of the SGPC executive to scrutinise the complaints of the Sikh congregation before they are taken up at Akal Takht is aimed at clipping the wings of the high priests.

PSEB to give relief for crop damage
Patiala, May 5
The Punjab State Electricity Board today announced that farmers whose standing crops suffered a loss of more than 75 per cent would be given Rs 2,000 per acre as relief.

52nd session of PCCTU today
Chandigarh, May 5
The 52nd session of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union will be held at G.G.N. College, Ludhiana, tomorrow. Nearly 400 elected delegates, state executive committee members and union activists will take part in the proceedings of the general house of the PCCTU.




Bathinda SP’s file of probe sought
Chandigarh, May 5
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the state of Punjab to produce the file pertaining to the investigation done by Bathinda’s Superintendent of Police (Detective) on the basis of which prime accused in a case under the Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act was declared innocent.

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Areas of Oppn MLAs being neglected: Cong
Bathinda, May 5
Mr Harminder Singh Jassi, MLA and general secretary, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, today alleged that the state government was neglecting the areas of Opposition MLAs while giving grants for development work.


Chemists burn effigy of Bihar CM
Bathinda, May 5
Members of the Punjab Chemist Association today observed a strike against the alleged atrocities of the Bihar Government on their counterparts in the state. They burnt an effigy of the Bihar Chief Minister, Mrs Rabri Devi.

Dalits may get plots soon
Patiala, May 5
Dalits will be provided plots from shamlat land in villages and wherever the same was not available, they will be provided plots by the Punjab Government after buying land for his purpose.

Rejoining of Panth by Teja family ‘irrelevant’
Amritsar, May 5
The hukmnama (edict) by Akal Takht to allow the rejoining of the Panth by the family of Teja Singh Bhasauria and Niranjan Kaur who were excommunicated from the Sikh Panth 73 years ago has raised many eyebrows.

AC Market turns too hot
Patiala, May 5
Visitors to the AC Market complex, situated in the heart of the shopping district of the city adjoining Adalat Bazar, are in for a rude shock nowadays. No longer can they shop in style in a cool environment and escape the heat outside.

Woman killed in bus mishap
Moga, May 5
An unidentified woman died on the spot and six others were injured, one of them critically, when a Punjab Roadways bus today collided with a private bus at Singhawala village, near here.

Marriage palace owners’ plea to PSEB
Bathinda, May 5
The Marriage Palace Owners Association, here, yesterday demanded that the practice of billing the marriage palaces as per the minimum load sanctioned should be done away with.

Lawyers observe strike
Bathinda, May 5
Members of the Rampura Phul Bar Association today observed a strike in support of their demands.

No reservation on 4 trains
Phillaur, May 5
The Railways have allowed its passengers to travel without reservation in four important trains running between Amritsar, Jammu Tawi and New Delhi with immediate effect.

Samjhauta Express meeting
Amritsar, May 5
Indian and Pakistan railway officers are likely to meet on May 8 at the Wagah check-post.

Afforestation drive launched
Patiala, May 5
A massive afforestation drive was launched in the district on the occasion of vanamahotsva during which 11 lakh saplings will be planted till July.


Reduce area under wheat, rice: Bains
Gurdaspur, May 5
A high-powered committee on agriculture, constituted by the Chief Minister to study and recommend diversification of crops in Punjab to get optimum production and profit, met at Pathankot yesterday under the chairmanship of Mr C.L. Bains, Financial Commissioner Development. A large number of farmers also participated in the meeting. The committee members included Director, Horticulture, Dr Jagtar Singh, Chief Conservator Soil, Dr Ramji Lal, Director, Kandi Area, Mr A.S. Dogra and Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Mr A.S. Aulakh.

Truck operators threaten not to lift wheat
Bathinda, May 5
Truck operators in the city have threatened not to lift the procured wheat from the mandis of the district, for which tenders were invited by the Food Corporation of India, because of the alleged irregularities in the giving of contracts for lifting the same from the Jiwansinghwala mandi.

Secy asked to visit mandis
Chandigarh, May 5
The Punjab Food and Supplies Minister, Mr Madan Mohan Mittal, has directed the Secretary, Food and Supplies, and senior officers of other government agencies to visit various grain markets to ensure the smooth procurement of wheat. Because of a heavy arrival of wheat in the past few days, the lifting of wheat from grain markets had slowed down.

Admn bans burning of wheat straw
Bathinda, May 5
To control the pollution and the loss of essential nutrients of the soil the district administration has banned the burning of wheat straw.

Punjab rice millers ask for more trains
Patiala, May 5
The Punjab Rice Millers Association has decided to urge the Food Corporation of India to facilitate the movement of more trains to ensure the speedier movement of rice outside the state.


PSEB to buy coal from MP
Bathinda, April 25
The Punjab State Electricity Board authorities have decided to purchase coal from Madhya Pardesh instead of Bihar, to save money spent on freight charges.

Constant revocation of orders hits Local Bodies Dept’s image
Amritsar, May 5
The recent decisions of the Local Bodies Department are being viewed with suspicion. Some of its decisions smack of a “partisan” attitude and “financial considerations” are learnt to play a vital role to clinch orders in favour of particular persons.


Gang of thieves busted, 5 held
Jalandhar, May 5
The district police has busted an 18-member inter-district gang involved in stealing wood with the arrest of five of its members and recovered 125 quintals of wood from them.

Four booked for beating up ASI
Bathinda, May 5
Varan Kapoor, his father Chander Mohan Kapoor, brother Arun Kapoor and his mother were booked by the police for allegedly beating Gurmeet Singh, ASI, while he was on official duty, on May 3.

Woman held at airport
Chandigarh, May 5
The airport security reportedly apprehended a 38-year-old woman of Amritsar with a live cartridge of an automatic gun here today. According to information available, Seema Kapoor was apprehended during the security check before she could board an Indian Airlines flight to Amritsar.

Explosive found on train
Amritsar, May 5
The local railway police yesterday found an explosive device in a compartment of a superfast train which arrived here from Delhi.

Couple shot dead
Batala, May 5
A couple was shot dead by four persons at Attepur village in the police district today, the police said.


Traders for reopening of Hussainiwala border
Ferozepore, May 5
Residents of this city are wondering if Hussainiwala border will ever be opened again. The border was virtually sealed about 30 years ago when Pakistan forces entered India through this sector.

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