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Sonia for fair representation
Chandigarh, March 2
The President of the All-India Congress Committee, Ms Sonia Gandhi, wants to give representation to all factions in the Punjab Cabinet. According to informed sources, Ms Gandhi has briefly discussed the issue of the Cabinet formation in Punjab with senior leaders like Mr Moti Lal Vora, Mrs Ambika Soni, Mr Ahmed Patel, Dr Manmohan Singh, besides Capt Amarinder Singh, Punjab Chief Minister, and Mrs Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, former Chief Minister of Punjab.

Vidhan Sabha session in March-end
Chandigarh, March 2
The delay in the composition of the Punjab Council of Ministers notwithstanding, the Punjab Vidhan Sabha will meet later this month to vote on account for the first three months of the next financial year before a full-fledged Budget will be presented later this summer.

Refusal of “siropa” to Amarinder resented
Ludhiana, March 2
The refusal of “siropa” to Capt Amarinder Singh, at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Thursday has created resentment among Sikhs. After taking over as the Chief Minister of Punjab, Capt Amarinder Singh had visited the Golden Temple to pay obeisance.

Ex-MLA convicted in usurpation case
Talwandi Sabo, March 2
Mr Harsh Mehta, local Subdivisional Judicial Magistrate, has sentenced Sukhdev Singh, former MLA and a senior Congress worker, and two others to five-and-a-half year’s rigorous imprisonment (RI) and imposed Rs 2,200 as fine after they were found guilty of having criminal intention to usurp the property of a post office located at Raman Mandi by preparing forged documents.




Case against 2 court officials 
Amritsar, March 2
The police has lodged an FIR against two court officials who had allegedly amassed huge property, disproportionate to their known sources of income following a report of District and Sessions Judge M.R. Batra.

Dang seeks probe into misuse of funds
Amritsar, March 2
Demanding inquiries throughout Punjab into the alleged misuse of funds in the name of a social security fund introduced by former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, Mr Satya Pal Dang, CPI leader, has expressed fear that a sizeable part of this fund went towards the election campaign of Mr Badal.


No danger of plague in Punjab: Goyal
Moga, March 2
Punjab Health Services Director Dr G.L. Goyal has said though there is no danger of plague in any part of the state, health officials must take all preventive steps, including setting-up an isolation ward in every hospital and primary health centre.

SGPC quota for ‘dharmi faujis’
Damdama Sahib (Bathinda), March 2
In a significant decision, the SGPC has reserved 10 per cent of its posts for “dharmi faujis who deserted the armed forces in protest against Operation Bluestar in its committees.

Members of Sahara Jan Seva take care of the hygiene of mentally disabled persons in Bathinda.
Members of Sahara Jan Seva
take care of the hygiene of mentally disabled persons in Bathinda. — Balbir Dhillon.

Delay in treatment led to victims’ death?
Gurusar Sainawala (Bathinda), March 2
The alleged delay in the treatment of about 11 victims of an accident that took place near this village situated on the Bathinda-Dabwali road, 8 km from Bathinda, on Thursday night, at the local Civil Hospital left two dead.

135 cases settled in lok adalat
Bathinda, March 2
A state level lok adalat was held in the city today in which 10 courts settled 135 cases related to various categories.

620 cases settled at lok adalat

Review appointment of VCs: sabha

Complete bandh at Goraya

Maintain peace, appeals Bhattal

Emergency at Ayodhya sought


Grow medicinal plants: experts
Ropar, March 2
The Institute of the Engineering and Technology (IET) Bhaddal, has established a technology pool to the farmers of surrounding areas in diversification of crops. Under this program a seminar on, exploratory studies of herbs and ayurvedic medicines was organised at the institute today.

Rain good for wheat crop, say experts
Chandigarh, March 2
Light to moderate rainfall in various parts of the region has brought cheer to the farming community. Farmers as well as agricultural experts say rain in the past 48 hours will prove beneficial to the wheat crop.


Two held for killing cop
Rajpura, March 2
The Rajpura police has arrested two persons — Gora Singh and Gursaheb Singh — on charge of murdering a Delhi police constable, Dalbir Singh, at Gagan Chowk here yesterday.

Abducted woman rescued, alleges rape
Rajpura, March 2
The Rajpura police has recovered a 22-year-old married woman, who was abducted from the town recently, from Chamaru village.


Paddy millers allege harassment
Budhlada (Mansa), March 2
Mr Sham Lal, president of the Rice Millers Association here, while talking to mediapersons here today, said members of the local Food Corporation of India Labour Union were causing hinderance in paddy milling operations.

Traders urge CM to release 2.5 crore
Nawanshahr, March 2
Mr Rajnish Jain, president of the Nawanshahr Mandi Merchants Association, in a press note issued here yesterday has urged the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to take immediate steps to release Rs 2.5 crore due to the rice millers of the district against levy rice.

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