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Cong leader booked on fraud charge
Muktsar, June 16
A criminal case has been registered against Dr Naresh Pruthi, chairman, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (medical cell), and six others at the Sadar Police Station here for allegedly playing fraud with Dr Amarjit Pasricha, who runs an Ayurvedic college.

BKU(E) faction gives clean chit to Jethuke
Bathinda, June 16
The Ugrahan faction of the Bharati Kisan Union (Ekta) today gave a clean chit to Mr Jhanda Singh Jethuke, district president of the BKU, in the case of the misappropriation of funds of the union during the Jethuke struggle.

Era of freebies over
Chandigarh, June 16
The emphasis now is to break the economic stagnation that has set in. The puffed up government with 3.80 lakh employees in addition to the 1.20 lakh in public sector undertakings and one lakh in municipalities and panchayati raj institutions, the salary bill is staggering Rs 5,000 crore per annum while the pension bill totals to over Rs 1,300 crore.

Part I and II of story
  Two new components included
  Slashing of allowances on cards

Bhagat Singh’s kin resents distortions
Ferozepore, June 16
A relative of Shaheed Bhagat Singh has taken exception to the alleged distortion of facts in the Bollywood movies based on the life and times of the martyr.



PCOs to be treated as ordinary connections
Abohar, June 16
All 65 local PCOs will now be treated as ordinary telephone connections. This decision has been taken by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) following repeated complaints against several PCO owners.

Changed university rule worries students
Bathinda, June 16
Even as students have been burning the midnight oil to succeed in medical entrance examinations conducted by various universities, a section of students have alleged that the authorities of Baba Farid University of Medical and Health Sciences have changed certain rules, which will work against brilliant students and favour mediocre students.


BJP putting up ‘secular face’
Ropar, June 16
The All-India Forward Bloc (AIFB) has strongly condemned the communalisation of the office of the President of India by major political parties, including the BJP, the Congress and the Samajwadi Party.

Assess ex-ministers’ property, NDA team urged
Hoshiarpur, June 16
Reacting to the decision of the BJP-led NDA government to send a team to make an on-the-spot assessment of the law and order situation in Punjab, Mr Kuldip Nanda, president, district Congress committee, said the team should also probe how several Akali and BJP ministers had amassed property worth crores during their tenure.


Murder victim’s kin cane-charged
Jalandhar, June 16
About 12 persons were injured today as local police officials went berserk and cane-charged relatives of a resident of Santoshi Nagar locality, whose body was found lying near the DAV College canal on June 12.

Rly union members block traffic
Jalandhar, June 16
Members of the Northern Railwaymen Union today blocked rail traffic on the Jalandhar-Jammu section at the Kala Bakra railway station for about two hours in protest against the failure of the GRP authorities to arrest the persons who beat up two railway employees at the station on June 9. Passengers had to face inconvenience since trains on this section ran behind schedule due to the disruption of traffic.

Breach in Doab canal
Pathankot, June 16
Gross negligence and using of substandard material by the Department of Irrigation has come to light in which property and crop worth lakhs were damaged due to a breach in the upper Bari Doab canal.

Bathinda wakes up to fashion
Bathinda, June 16
The tradition of “parda” and “ghoongat” is rapidly giving way to the culture of parlours, boutiques, showrooms of branded garments and is fast emerging as a big fashion market of the region.

Minister hurt in mishap
Abohar, June 16
Mr Radhey Shyam, minister of state for Ayurvedic Sciences, Rajasthan, and three other occupants of his official Ambassador car were injured in an accident yesterday.


Closure of lift pumps hits farmers
Muktsar, June 16
Residents of almost all villages of this home district of former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal have witnessed the farms “breeding poverty” for more than a decade as they were not able to grow any crop due to severe waterlogging.


PSEB engineers call for non-cooperation movement
Patiala, June 16
The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) Engineers Association, at an emergency meeting held here today, decided to observe a “protest week” from June 17 in the wake of what they called the apathy of the board management towards the engineers.


Sex scandal: 12 arrested
Mansa, June 16
In connection with a sex scandal, the city police has arrested about 12 persons belonging to “ well-to-do” families.

Gang of narcotics smugglers busted
Patiala, June 16
The Patiala police has claimed to have busted a three-member gang of inter-state smugglers dealing in narcotics by seizing nearly 25 kg opium at a special ‘naka’ near Kurali village falling under the Lalru police station yesterday night.

2 held with 40 kg poppy husk
Bathinda, June 16
The police has arrested five persons involved in the smuggling of narcotics, illegal distillation of liquor and for showing pornographic movies.

Cop arrested
Moga, June 16
Sleuths of the Vigilance Bureau arrested a munshi of Nathuwala police chowki under Baghapurana police station on the alleged charge of accepting a bribe of Rs 500.

Poppy seized

Man ends life


M. Tech test results

Graduation results

Homoeopathic college

Students to go on relay fast

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