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Speculation over Tandon’s visit
Early elections in Punjab?

Chandigarh, July 11
Amidst speculation of an early poll in Punjab, the visit of Mr B.B. Tandon, new member of the Election Commission of India, to the city tomorrow where he will hold meetings with senior officials of the state government, has assumed tremendous significance.

Two policemen suspended on extortion charge
Gurdaspur, July 11
The suspension of the entire naka party comprising an ASI and five other officials at the Madhopur barrier on the charge of alleged harassment of people travelling to and from Jammu and Pathankot has not deterred their successors from checking mala fide practices.

PSGPC ‘eyes’ gurdwara assets
Amritsar, July 11
Even as the agenda for the proposed summit between Delhi and Islamabad is yet to be finalised, the SGPC has categorically stated that non-Sikhs cannot be allowed to run the affairs of gurdwaras in any part of the world.

Cops fail to check cough syrup addiction
Bathinda July 11
Despite a drive launched by the district police, “Drug Free Bathinda-2000”, more and more youngsters are getting addicted to cough syrups which are readily available at most of the drug stores in the region.

Empty bottles of cough syrup lie in a toilet of AC Market, Bathinda. 
—  Tribune photo Kulbir Beera

Empty bottles of cough syrup lie in a toilet of AC Market, Bathinda.





Mr. R. Venkatratnama, Deputy Commissioner flagging off a rally in connection with the World Population Day celebration at Bathinda on Wednesday.
Mr R. Venkatratnama, Deputy Commissioner, flagging off a rally in connection with World Population Day at Bathinda on Wednesday.
 — Tribune photo Kulbir Beera
SSP orders action against 2 SHOs
Faridkot, July 11
The district police chief, Ferozepur, Mr Harcharan Singh Sidhu, has ordered departmental action against Mr Harpal Singh, SHO, Ghal Khurd, for his failure to follow the norms while handing over the decomposed body of Gurvinder Singh, an M.Tech student of Punjab Agriculture University (PAU), Ludhiana, and resident of Dogar Basti, Faridkot, to his parents at Haraaj village near Talwandi Bhai, on July 5.

Rallies, functions mark World Population Day
Chandigarh, July 11
Rattled by reports of human trafficking to the USA, Canada, Australia and other countries from Punjab, the state government has proposed to various embassies and high commissions in Delhi to employ youth in their respective countries only through official channels.


DCC chief’s removal resented
Mansa, July 11
Hindus of the district are dissatisfied over the removal of Mr Ram Paul Dhaipi as the president of the Mansa District Congress Committee (DCC). Mr Banwari Lal Narang, general secretary, DCC, said the Hindus of Punjab had always supported the Congress in the elections since Independence.


Include Jats in OBC list: BKU
Sangrur, July 11
The Punjab unit of the BKU (Lakhowal) in a resolution adopted at a ‘kisan panchayat’ today asked the Punjab Government to include Jats of Punjab in the OBC list for reservation purposes.

PSEB slaps heavy fines on educational institutes
Jalandhar, July 11
The Enforcement Wing of the PSEB has slapped heavy fines on a number of local educational institutes for using more than the sanctional power load. It is after a long time that the board authorities have launched drive to detect irregularities in educational institutes.

Baradari Gardens receive a face-lift
Patiala, July 11
The Baradari Gardens, which have already become a centre for morning walkers and children with the establishment of a fountain and various swings for children, are in for further improvement with the district administration giving it an ethnic look through construction of novel gates and shades besides a canteen.
Gates at the entrance to the Baradari Gardens in Patiala.
Gates at the entrance to the Baradari Gardens in Patiala.

MRI, CT scan for military hospitals
Patiala, July 11
All Army Command hospitals will have CT scan and MRI facilities within a period of two years under a massive modernisation programme aimed at making modern medical equipment available at the Command and Zonal hospitals.

Relax laws for NRIs: former cricketer
Amritsar, July 11
Mr Swarnjit Singh, a former Test cricketer, in a letter to Mr R.L. Bhatia, MP, who was recently nominated as a member of the NRI Committee constituted by the Government of India, has suggested that some problems faced by the NRIs need to be addressed urgently.

Indian, right, and Pakistani, left, border guards buying local newspapers in front of the closing gate of Pak-India border at Wagha, 20 kilometers (12 miles) east of Lahore on Tuesday.
Indian, right, and Pakistani, left, border guards buying local newspapers in front of the closing gate on the Pak-India border at Wagah, near Amritsar, on Tuesday. India announced issuing visa at the border for Pakistani travellers to see their relatives. — AP/PTI

Jail Superintendent summoned in hijack case
Patiala, July 11
The District and Sessions Judge, Mr S.N. Aggarwal, today summoned the Superintendent, Central Jail to the court tomorrow in connection with an application filed by the accused in the Indian Airlines hijacking case complaining they were not getting proper facilities in the jail.

36 hurt in bus mishap
Phagwara, July 11
Thirtysix passengers were injured, 10 of them seriously, when a speeding bus overturned after hitting a big truck (car-carrier) near the bend of traffic island on the G.T. Road — Banga Road crossing this morning. The seriously injured: Om Parkash, Kulwant Kaur, Sukhwinder Kaur, Paramjit Singh, Prem Singh, Santokh Singh were hospitalised. 

Hospital phone disconnected
Malerkotla, July 11
The Telephone Department has disconnected the telephone of the emergency ward of the local Civil Hospital due to non-payment of dues as the hospital had failed to pay the arrears amounting to Rs 60,496.


6.3 cr to be spent on works in Ropar dist
Ropar July 11
A sum of Rs 6.30 crore would be spent on various development works in rural and urban areas of Ropar district under a special programme. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Gurinder Singh Grewal, while presiding over a meeting of district officers held to review the progress of development works in the district yesterday said funds for this purpose had been released by the Punjab Government.

Village statistics on website
Chandigarh, July 11
The Punjab Government has placed district wise village directories on its website (


600 kg of poppy husk seized
Sangrur, July 11
Two inspectors of the Excise Department along with the police have seized 600 kg of poppy husk from Mehal Singh’s farm situated on Biggerwal road near Sunam. In another case, 1,950 pouches of liquor have been found from a car driven by Prem Kumar near Chathe Nakte village on the Sunam-Sangrur road.

Ex-SHO booked in graft case
Phagwara, July 11
A former SHO of the local sadar police station has been booked under the Anti-Corruption Act. A case was registered against him yesterday. The SP (D), Mr Tulsi Das, had been asked by the SSP, Mrs Gurpreet Deo, to probe the matter, it was learnt today.


“Applications invited after admission process over”
Patiala, July 11
In a strange case of the left hand not knowing what the right is doing, the Punjabi University has changed admission criterion for candidates wanting to pursue a postgraduate degree in Indian Dance and invited fresh applications after the Head of Department claimed that all seats for the course were filled by following the old criterion.

Varsity entrance test a farce?
Bathinda, July 11
Even as entrance tests have become a good source of minting money for universities, Punjabi University went a step further when it conducted the entrance test for admission to one-year postgraduate diploma in computer applications (PGDCA) this year and later decided that those candidates would also be eligible for admission to PGDCA who had not appeared in the test.

Villagers on fast for upgradation of school
Chak Ramasinghwala (Bathinda), July 11
As many as 19 residents of this village, including women and children, started an indefinite fast today to press the authorities concerned to make an amendment in the list of those schools which had been upgraded to the plus two level and upgrade the local high school as well to the plus two level.


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