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Singla satisfied with post
Bathinda, March 6
The appointment of Mr Surinder Singla, the local MLA, as Chairman of the Economic Revival Committee, Punjab, has pacified a major section of residents of this Assembly segment. They were disappointed over his non-inclusion into the Cabinet as Finance Minister.


SGPC meets today to discuss Gurdwara Act
Amritsar, March 6
In a surprise move, the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee has convened an emergency meeting (such meetings could be called on 72-hour notice meeting) tomorrow at Takht Kesgarh Sahib, Anandpur Sahib where one point agenda — the amendment to the 77-year-old Gurdwara Act, 1925, would be discussed at length.

Sikh clergy calls meeting on April 9
Amritsar, March 6
Even as the marathan meeting of the Sikh High Priests held at the Akal Takht secretariat here today failed to take any decisions on the “sensational” case of Baba Dhanwant Singh, head of the Noor Vishav Roohani Charitable Organisation, Nawanshahr, the Sikh clergy has convened a meeting of the heads of all Sikh institution, including Nihang chiefs, on April 9.

Copying: many removed from exam duty
Bathinda, March 6
The district education authorities discharged four members of invigilating staff, including centre Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent, from their examination duties after it was found that they were helping students in copying during matriculation and plus two exams being held by the Punjab State Education Board (PSEB).

Fatehgarh Sahib



Stop spending from grants, DCs told
Chandigarh, March 6
In a bid to tackle the deepening financial crisis in the state, the Punjab Government has directed the deputy commissioners to stop the spending from the grants released from the rural development fund and the urban infrastructure fund to various districts in the state.

JAC’s charge against VC
Patiala, March 6
The Joint Action Committee (JAC), comprising students, teachers and non-teaching employees of Punjabi University today charged the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia, with launching a disinformation campaign “to save himself” in the wake of attack on Dr Harvinder Singh Bhatti, a Reader in the university, yesterday by a former student leader.


CPI council to meet on March 9
Chandigarh, March 6
A meeting of the Punjab State Council of the Communist Party of India will be held on March 9 here to take stock of the recent Punjab Assembly elections and preparations for the Malout poll.


Wife of deceased seeks probe
Gurdaspur, March 6
Ms Nirmal Kaur, a resident of Rania under the Dhariwal police station in the district, whose husband Pargat Sigh and son Ranjit Singh were killed in broad daylight on the Dadwan road, Dhariwal, in October last year has sent complaints to the Director-General of Police, Human Rights Commission, Chief Minister and SSP, Gurdaspur, regarding the alleged efforts of the police to exonerate the main culprit.

Former SGPC President Bibi Jagir Kaur
Former SGPC President Bibi Jagir Kaur coming out of the court of Additional Sessions Judge Inderjit Kaushik, in connection with the murder case of her daughter Harpreet Kaur, at Patiala on Wednesday. — PTI Photo 

‘Underweighing charges’ against mill
Fatehgarh Sahib, March 6
A fraud worth crores of rupees by owners of the Nahar Sugarmill by way of underweighing, while purchasing sugarcane from farmers has been detected by farmers themselves.

Govt party to riots: Shabana
Ludhiana, March 6
It was stony faced noted filmstar-turned social activist and Rajya Sabha member Shabana Azmi which sought to voice the alienation of the minority community in India under the BJP-led NDA regime at the Centre, particularly that of the Muslims, in the aftermath of the communal conflagration in Gujarat that has already claimed about 500 lives.

Justice Narang inspects jail, courts
Gurdaspur, March 6
Mr Justice J.S. Narang, of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today visited Gurdaspur , Batala and Pathankot for annual inspection of judicial courts, there to oversee administration of justice. He also inspected the Central jail, Gurdaspur to know conditions in which, convicts and undertrial prisoners lived there.

CITU rallies against Budget on March 14
Bathinda, March 6
The Centre of Indian Trade Union (CITU) will hold rallies in all districts in the state on March 14 to protest against Union Budget's proposals which it criticised as anti-people.

PSHRC moved on minor’s marriage
Sangrur, March 6
Aged 13, perhaps she did not know the meaning of marriage when she was reportedly married by her parents in the first week of February this year to a 35-year-old man, despite opposition from her grandfather.

Hijack case hearing on March 26

Patiala, March 6
A designated court here today completed the cross-examination of prime witness Devi Saran, chief pilot of the hijacked airbus belonging to the Indian Airlines, and adjourned the hijacking case till March 26.

A CBI official tries to cover lenses of photographers as the main witness in the Indian Airlines IC-814 flight hijack case, chief pilot captain Devi Sharan, comes out of the District and Sessions Judge's Court in Patiala on Wednesday. — PTI photo

A CBI official tries to cover lenses of photographers

Fire in abandoned textile mill
Bathinda, March 6
Although no major loss to human life or property was caused by a fire that broke out in a textile factory on the outskirts of city on the Dabwali road, closed for several years, but the incident has highlighted traffic problem in the city due to which the fire tender could not reach the site of fire in time.

Urdu poet Mehzoom dead
Moga, March 6
Harnam Singh Mehzoom, an eminent Urdu poet of Punjab, died here yesterday after a brief illness following a paralytic attack. He was 98.



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