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BBMB plans own power projects
The BBMB has approached the Government of India to allow it to install proper projects on the canals under its control. The BBMB has been forced to take this decision after the Punjab Government, one of the major partners in the board, opposed its idea of venturing into new generation projects on these canals.

Fake power of attorney racket: 8 booked
Patiala, July 28
More than 15 days after Deputy Commissioner Tejvir Singh requested district police chief Paramraj Singh Umranangal to probe the issue of registration of hundreds of fake power of attorney at the Dudhan Sadhan sub tehsil office, around 35 km from here, the Julkan police today registered criminal cases against eight persons in this regard.

Alarming decrease in water table
Bathinda, July 28
After having risen steadily for 26 years, the ground water level in this region have started plummeting, leading the Department of Agriculture to sound the alarm. In its latest report to the state government, the Agricultural Department, while cautioning against the depleting water table, has also suggested several preventive measures.



BKU dharna: traffic normal
Bathinda, July 28
Even as BKU (E) activists sat on dharna near Bhuchu Khurd village on the Bathinda-Barnala road, vehicular traffic in the district was near normal, today despite a statewide ‘traffic jam’ by the union. The traffic was diverted to a link road.

BKU activists stage a dharna on the Bathinda-Barnala road near Bhuchu Khurd village (Bathinda) on Sunday. — Photo Kulbir Beera
BKU activists stage a dharna on the Bathinda-Barnala road near Bhuchu Khurd village

Pensioners yearn for meeting with CM
Chandigarh, July 28
The Government Pensioners’ Association is sore over the slashing of allowances to employees, serving and retired, in the current year’s Budget. Mr Yash Paul Ghai, additional general secretary of the association, says the government must also lend its ears to the retired employees, who are equally affected by the “harsh” measures.

Man murders wife, 2 kids
Abohar, July 28
A sales representative of a tea company brutally killed his wife and two children, locked the bodies in an iron container and fled.

Removal of Vedanti, Manjit demanded
Chandigarh, July 28
Prominent Sikh leaders today demanded the resignation of Akal Takht Jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti and Keshgarh Sahib Jathedar Manjit Singh for reportedly exonerating the in charge of a trust of charges of allegedly raping a girl recently.


Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist Makhan Gujjar
Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist Makhan Gujjar who was arrested by the Hoshiarpur police on Sunday. Gujjar was involved in various recent terrorist attack in J&K and Punjab. — PTI

Family takes milk, three dead
Nawanshahr, July 28
A man and his two daughters have died after consuming poisoned milk in Jagatpur village here. According to reports, on Friday night, Amreek Singh, his wife, Sarabjeet Kaur, and two daughters, Amandeep Kaur(12) and Kuljeet Kaur(10), drank milk. After some time, Amandeep Kaur complained of stomach pain and inflammation.

In-laws’ mohalla remembers Kant
Phagwara, July 28
Several old associates of Vice-President Krishan Kant, who died yesterday and was married at Phagwara, while mourning his untimely demise, offered prayers here today for the peace of the departed soul. Kant’s father-in-law Joginder Chander Prem was a scribe and freedom fighter, and ran a stationery shop on the local Banga road. Prem’s ancestral house is in the local Satnampura Mohalla where Kant had come to wed Suman before Independence.

4 mines blast in Khemkaran area
Tarn Taran, July 28
Four landmines blasted today at Rampur village that fall under the Khemkaran police station, when standing wheat crop caught fire due to short-circuit.

Nepalese labourers hold rally
Jalandhar, July 28
Hundreds of Nepalese labourers and workers of the CPI (ML) today participated in a rally at the local Desh Bhagat Yaadgar Hall here in protest against the decision of the Central Government to ban the Akhil Bharatiya Nepali Ekta Samaj under POTA.


Survey on crop diversification
Fazilka, July 28
Punjab Agro Industries in collaboration with Arther Enderson Ltd, a multinational company, has conducted a survey of the Fazilka area to promote diversification of crops. A team of senior officers led by Amber Doobey conducted an on-the-spot survey on cultivation of oilseeds in place of traditional wheat and paddy here and in surrounding areas which are major wheat and paddy producing areas of the northern region.


Personal tours in office vehicles
Bathinda, July 28
Even as the state government has imposed heavy taxes on agriculture-related items and cuts in salaries of employees to improve the financial position of the state, a section of senior officials of various departments have been misusing their official vehicles.


Fake road tax receipts seized
Bathinda, July 28
Even as the state transport authorities have been trying to work out strategy to arrest the fall in revenue due to registration of vehicles, purchased by people of the state, in Haryana, seizure of two fake receipts pertaining to special road tax (SRT) by the district transport authorities, has left them shocked.

Attack on witness raises questions
Amritsar, July 28
The murder case of Devinder Singh Walia, a Junior Engineer in the Punjab State Electricity Board, has taken a fresh turn, with Gurjit Kaur, the main eyewitness to the crime, having been attacked and critically injured on July 26 at Gurdaspur, just three days before the hearing on the bail petition of main accused Satpal Singh, alias Satta, in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Walia was stabbed in his residence on October 8 last year.

Student held on murder charge
Jalandhar, July 28
The district police today arrested Gauravjit Singh, a B.Com. II student of the local Lyallpur Khalsa College, on the charge of murdering Amit Kumar in broad daylight in the Model Town market here on Saturday.

1 held in Damtal firing case
Hoshiarpur, July 28
Makhan Gujjar, son of Dalbir Gujjar, resident of Chamba was arrested from a house in Gandla Nari Mor Muda in Sujanpur police station of Gurdaspur district, last evening.


GND varsity teachers’ body poll: 2 in fray
Amritsar, July 28
It will be a straight contest between two teachers’ groups for the Guru Nanak Dev University Teachers Association elections. While it will be a holiday tomorrow on account of the sudden demise of Krishan Kant, Vice-President of India, activists of the Progressive Teachers Front, the Democratic Teachers Front and the Radical Teachers Front have begun door-to-door canvassing.

Trust members flay school secretary
Patiala, July 28
Children Memorial School, an educational institution, which was established to commemorate the death of 22 schoolchildren from the city in Nangal in 1983, has come under a cloud with nine members of its trust, comprising parents whose children were drowned in the tragedy, condemning trust secretary J.R. Sethi for compelling school Principal Remneek Ghumman to resign from his post.


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