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Arms dumped by ultras untraceable
Chandigarh, September 7
The Punjab police is still groping in the dark about the large number of firearms believed to have been dumped in the interior parts of the state by terrorists during the last leg of terrorism.

A grinding slab with Baba Aala Singh’s name found during the digging of a well adjoining the Golden Temple in Amritsar
A grinding slab with Baba Aala Singh’s name found during the digging of a well adjoining the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

Ancient well found in Golden Temple complex
Amritsar, September 7
An ancient well was found during the digging of the corridor (galliara) of the Golden Temple under its beautification project. Mr Narinderpal Singh, information officer in the Golden Temple, verified the historical background of this well.

2 cops reverted on HC orders
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 7
Two officers of the district police — DSP, Amloh, and SHO, Mandi Gobindgarh — have been reverted to their original ranks as per the directions of the government and both of them have proceeded on leave. The PPS officers working in the district have appreciated and welcome the implementation of the court orders by the government. On the other hand the directions of Punjab and Haryana High Court to revert the ORP gainers to their original posts have left them humiliated, demoralised and annoyed.

Fatehgarh Sahib



Military benefits to SSP may go
Application dismissed in default
Amritsar, September 7
Mr V.B. Handa, District and Sessions Judge, has dismissed in default the application moved by Mr Sukhdev Singh Brar, SSP, Batala, in which he had sought temporary injunction restraining the Government of Punjab from reverting him as DSP.

Panthic Morcha to contest all seats
Chandigarh, September 7
The Panthic Morcha is willing to enter into an electoral alliance with any political party, except the Congress and the SAD-BJP combine, in the state. This was stated here today by Baba Sarabjot Singh Bedi, convener of the morcha, while inaugurating the party office in the MLA hostel.

Migrant labourers prepare paddy for sale at the Khanna grain market.
Migrant labourers prepare paddy for sale at the Khanna grain market. The government has yet to start its procurement operations. 
— Photo Paramjeet Singh Happy

7 doctors chargesheeted for absenteeism
Amritsar, September 7
Even as the Principal Secretary, Health has charge-sheeted six Medical Officers and a Senior Medical Officer on the charge of absenteeism, Dr Bhushan Aggarwal, Medical Officer, Isapur subsidiary centre (near Ajnala), has been found indulging in private practice.

Row over identity of cremated woman
Sarmastpur (Jalandhar), September 7
In an unusual incident, the mysterious cremation of a 24-year-old woman in this village on July 9 has confounded the villagers with two families of different villages claiming their right on the deceased.


Jagmeet Singh BrarCongress candidates will have to ‘declare’ assets
Bathinda, September 7
Mr Jagmeet Singh Brar, Congress MP said the Congress candidates for the coming assembly elections would have to declare their movable and immovable assets before contesting the elections.

BJP leader’s clarification
PROPOS a news report ‘‘BJP leaders seek removal of Nakra’’ published in The Tribune dated September 1, the Secretary of the BJP’s Hoshiarpur district unit, Mr Om Parkash Kapoor, has contradicted the news and termed it as ‘‘false and frivolous’’.

BKU conference at Khadoor Sahib mela
Tarn Taran, September 7
On the second day of the three-day mela at Khadoor Sahib,, the Bharati Kisan Union organised a conference today to press its demand. Mr Ajmer Singh Lakhowal, President of the union while addressing a gathering declared that the union would extend support in the Assembly election to that political party which assure the waiver of loans of the farming sector.


At 85, she’s no proud mother of five sons
Ludhiana, September 7
Eighty five-year-old Mohinder Kaur of Doraha, near here, is no proud mother of her five sons. Rather, she is helpless and desperate, lonely and ignored for having been turned out at this age by her youngest son, with whom she was living after transferring the share of her property in his name.

Paswan summons meeting on coal mines
Phillaur, September 7
Union Coal Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has summoned a meeting of Coal India Ltd and coal mine officials on September 10 in New Delhi to streamline the working of the department. This was stated by Mr Paswan while talking to the mediapersons at DAV College, Phillaur, today and said he would make efforts to modernise the department and safeguard the interests of nearly six lakh labourers working in coal mines throughout the country. He added that he would visit all coal mines after the meeting.

PNB move to shift RO alarms rice millers
Ferozepore, September 7
The move to shift the regional office of the Punjab National Bank here which conducts an annual business of Rs 750 crore has evoked unrest among rice millers of the district as most mills are financed by the bank.

Contractor blames PSEB for stoppage of work
Sunam, September 7
The alleged indifferent attitude and non-cooperation of the local PSEB authorities has led to the stoppage of widening of a 500 ft long stretch on the Sunam-Patiala road, near 66 KVA grid substation here, despite the fact that the road contractor had already deposited the requisite amount with the PSEB for shifting of electricity poles installed on the berms along the road.


Bathinda police launches website
Bathinda, September 7
The police added one more feather to its cap by launching the first of its kind website in the state, today. The official website, was launched today by the district police chief, Dr Jatinder Jain.


Mother-in-law held in dowry death case
Gurdaspur, September 7
Raj Rani (23), wife of Manjit Singh of Kalanpor in the district, who was admitted to the Civil Hospital here with 80 per cent burns yesterday succumbed to her burns today.

Son held for chaining widow
Attari (Amritsar), September 7
In a bizarre incident, Paramjit Kaur, a widow was allegedly chained and mercilessly beaten up by her son Harjit, and her brother-in-law and sister-in-law in Roran Wali Kalan village in their bid to force her to give up her claim on two acres of land which was bequeathed to her by her late husband. Gharinda police station was informed of the pathetic state of Paramjit Kaur (42) by her neighbour, Subedar Makhan Singh, the last month. The police immediately raided the house and rescued her.


B. Pharmacy seats lying vacant
Ropar, September 7
Efforts of the All-India Council of Technical Education to replace the diploma course in pharmacy with the degree course, may not receive the expected result in Punjab, if the admissions in the upgraded colleges this year are any indication.

Youth Cong for  ban on tuitions
Patiala, September 7
The Youth Congress (Urban) today demanded action against professors and lecturers of government and government-aided colleges who give private tuitions.


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