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Badal offered RS seat to Bhai Ranjit
Amritsar, March 13
Bhai Ranjit Singh, former Jathedar, today revealed that the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) had made last ditch efforts to win over him before the Assembly elections. 

‘Operation clean-up’ in Punjab Advocate-General’s office
Chandigarh, March 13
“Operation clean-up” has begun in the Punjab Advocate-General’s office here. Instructions have been issued to stop the payment of exorbitant fees to special-category advocates. 

Record summoned in VC’s case
Chandigarh, March 13
Taking up a petition filed by Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor, Dr Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia, seeking the quashing of an attempt to murder case, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice to the state of Punjab and other respondents for tomorrow.

Students again at the receiving end
Ropar, March 13
The future of students pursuing M.Sc (Information Technology) courses from the various centres affiliated to Punjab Technical University, received a blow when former chairman and member secretary of the AICTE, Prof R.S. Nirjar, while talking to The Tribune here today stated that the course was not recognised by the AICTE. 




SAD expels 7 Bhogpur leaders
Jalandhar, March 13
A decision was taken to boycott Bibi Prabhjot Kaur and expel seven Akali leaders, including SAD’s Bhogpur circle president Dalbir Singh Dhirowal, at a meeting of the unit held under the chairmanship of Mr Ajit Singh Kohar, president of the district unit. Mr Kohar alleged that Bibi Prabhjot Kaur and her family supported the Congress candidate pitted against him at the Lohian constituency.


Badal’s kin ‘involved’ in land-grab case
Amritsar, March 13
A close relative of former Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, is reportedly involved in a land-grab case. The property in question is worth lakhs and belongs to the Principal of Khalsa College for Women. It was forcibly occupied allegedly with the help of some armed persons.

Controversy over names on stone
Phagwara, March 13
A fresh political controversy has arisen following the inauguration of Nawab Jassa Singh Ahluwalia Municipal Park by newly-elected Congress MLA Joginder Singh Maan in Model Town, here, today.

CM “denied siropa” for dyeing beard
Ludhiana, March 13
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh was denied a “Siropa” during a visit to the Golden Temple late last month because he violated the Sikh faith by “dyeing his beard”, according to a magazine edited by SGPC General Secretary Kiranjot Kaur.

Baba returns amid security
Doraha, March 13
Baba Darshan Singh, in charge of Dhakki Sahib Gurdwara in Maksoodra, returned after a period for three years amidst tight security today. Although no untoward incident has been reported by the police, the entire area was covered with securitymen.

Controversy over voter lists
Muktsar, March 13
A controversy has erupted over the fact that the authorities concerned have allegedly deleted more names of voters than added during the revision exercise of electoral rolls which was undertaken from 2000 to 2002 for the Assembly segment.

DC distributes free medicines, spectacles
Patiala, March 13
Deputy Commissioner Tejvir Singh today distributed free medicines, spectacles and fruits to needy persons, who had had their eyes operated at a free eye check up and operation camp organised by the Patiala Welfare Society and other voluntary organisations at the Government Rajindra Hospital here.


Wheat procurement in Punjab from April 1
Chandigarh, March 13
The procurement of wheat by the government agencies will start on April 1 in Punjab. This was stated by the Food and Supplies Minister, Mr Lal Singh, today.

All set for wheat procurement
Dera Bassi, March 13
“Government agencies have made elaborate arrangements for wheat procurement in the subdivision and the construction work of grain markets at Lalru and Dera Bassi will be completed before the arrival of crop in markets.


Govt seeks loan to fill coffers
Ferozepore, March 13
The Badal government during its tenure in the past five years has virtually brought the state to the verge of bankruptcy, with a debt of more than Rs 62000 crore and the income of various departments like the Mandi Board having been mortgaged to certain financial institutions for want of funds.

Orders to remove encroachments
Ropar, March 13
Ms Seema Jain, Deputy Commissioner, today ordered the local PWD authorities to remove roadside encroachments in the district.

DGP directs SSP to produce record
Amritsar, March 13
The Director-General of Police has directed the district police chief through the secret branch to produce the documents regarding the complaint of Mr Jaswant Sarpal against an IPS officer for implicating him (the complainant) in a ‘fabricated’ case.


Woman absconds after son’s murder
Kathunangal (Amritsar), March 13
In a bizarre incident a 16-year-old boy was allegedly murdered by his mother. The body was then buried in the house courtyard. The murder came to light after Amarjeet Kaur’s son Swarn Singh, both of Shehzada village, went missing for a couple of day.

Land dispute leads to murder
Amritsar, March 13
Two persons were allegedly murdered with sharp-edged weapons at Vallaha village under the Sadar police station last night. A police report here today identified the victims as Baba Sadhu Singh and Dilbagh Singh.

Jail inmate commits suicide
Ferozepore, March 13

A prisoner of Central Jail, Jalandhar Singh of Muktsar district, committed suicide in the wee hours of the day by allegedly hanging himself from the ceiling fan of his barrack today.


Punjabi paper cancelled at two centres
SAS Nagar, March 13
The Punjab School Education Board has cancelled the plus II Punjabi (general) paper examination at two centres in Faridkot. The board’s Controller of Examinations, Mrs Harcharanjit Kaur Brar, said today that the Punjabi paper had been cancelled at two centres on the premises of S.S. Bhai Pheruman Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Faridkot.

PCCTU urges CM to fulfil poll promise
Barnala, March 13
The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union has urged Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister to fulfil his poll promise of continuing 95 per cent grant-in-aid to private colleges of the state and the implementation of the pension and gratuity scheme for the teachers of these colleges.

SLIET students hold demonstration
Sangrur, March 13
Students of Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology at Longowal village today staged a demonstration at the SLIET campus protesting against the doctor and Dean, Students’ Welfare, and holding the former responsible for the death of a student who was seriously injured in a road accident and later died on the way to Ludhiana a couple of days ago.Top

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