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Punjab CM to seek foreign aid
New Delhi, August 1
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh is leaving for an eight-day visit to the USA and the UK tomorrow to seek projects and assistance from the World Bank (WB) and United Nations (UN) agencies.

Kalia condemns CM’s foreign tour
Phillaur, August 1
Former Punjab Medical Education Minister Manoranjan Kalia has strongly condemned the foreign visits of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, especially at a time, when the state was facing several problems including, power cuts, drought-like situation, agitations, financial crisis, etc.

Punjab told to explain transfer
Chandigarh, August 1
If allegations in a writ petition filed before the High Court are to be believed, former minister Nirmal Singh Kahlon’s son, Dr Shiv Karan Singh Kahlon was transferred four times in three months. 

Kairon dares CM to prove charges against Badal
Amritsar, August 1
Mr Surinder Singh Kairon, former Congress MP, said today that he was ready to quit politics if the allegations that Mr Parkash Singh Badal, former Chief Minister, had bought a house for his son Adesh Partap Singh Kairon (son-in-law of Mr Badal) at Chandigarh with a view to settling “family feuds.” This was reported “disclosed” by Mr Sucha Singh Langah, former minister, during investigations by the Vigilance Bureau.



  We deserved our posts, say 4 ATPs
Chandigarh, August 1
“We have been selected on the basis of our outstanding academic and professional record. Enlisting our batch among the tainted ones is great injustice with us”. This is how four Assistant Town Planners (ATPs) of the 1999 batch selected by the PPSC have reacted to the reports that their batch is to be sacked.

Navodaya Principal suspended
Ropar, August 1
As a fallout of the 35 students fleeing the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya at Sandhuan village near Chamkaur Sahib on July 28 night, the Principal of the school, Mr S.S. Bedi, was today placed under suspension by the top authorities of the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti. During the suspension period, he has also been transferred to the regional office of the samiti at Shillong in Meghalaya.

Mass casual leave by coop officers
Chandigarh, August 1
Nearly 2,000 members of the Punjab Co-operative Gazetted Officers’ Association today took mass casual leave in protest against the government action against department officers and expressed solidarity with the Additional Registrar, Mr Parmeshwar Singh Sidhu, against whom the Vigilance Bureau has registered an FIR.


Khalsa Raj Party chief Dr Jagjit Singh Chohan submits memorandumChohan wants edict on Tohra’s retirement
Amritsar, August 1
In a memorandum to Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Jathedar, Akal Takht, Dr Jagjit Singh Chohan, president of the newly formed Khalsa Raj Party, today urged him to issue a hukmnama to ensure “compulsory retirement” of Mr Parkash Singh Badal and Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra from politics.

Khalsa Raj Party chief Dr Jagjit Singh Chohan submits memorandum in Amritsar on Thursday. 
— Photo Rajiv Sharma


Admn clamps down on Nurmehalia function
Amritsar, August 1
To avert a possible clash between an SGPC team and Nurmehalias, the administration clamped down on a function organised by controversial Mahant Ashutosh Noormehalia on getting reports that an SGPC team was heading for Dhand village to effect the closure of the function.

Peace activists bow after crossing the Pakistan-India border
Peace activists bow after crossing the Pakistan-India border at Wagah near Lahore on Thursday. Ten Buddhist monks will start a three-month-long peace march from the Pakistani city of Taxila, an ancient Buddhist centre of learning and present home to three large armament facilities believed to be associated with Pakistan's nuclear weapons program. — Reuters

PUDA ‘denies’ claimants’ right to plot
Bathinda, August 1
Mr Shashi Kant Bansal, a local resident, has alleged that the PUDA authorities were not transferring the ownership of a plot to his and his wife’s name although they were the legal claimants after the death of his father.

Set up team to probe fake degree scam: HC
Chandigarh, August 1
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, comprising Mr Justice G. S. Singhvi and Mr Justice Kiran Anand Lall, today directed the state of Punjab to constitute a team consisting of one Deputy Director and two Senior Assistant Directors of primary education to make a proper inquiry into the fake degree recruitment scam.

Minister gets roadways strike put off
Chandigarh, August 1
The latest strategy of the Punjab Government seems to be to buy time by constituting sub-committees to discuss various issues related to state employees — privatisation, retrenchment of workers and to cut their allowances.

PSEB engineers’ SOS
Patiala, August 1
The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) Engineers Association yesterday sent an SOS fax to the State Regulatory Commission for financial relief to the Board from April last.

More border farmers to get relief
Fazilka, August 1
Mr Amarjeet Singh Samra, Agriculture Minister, Punjab, accompanied by Dr Mohinder Kumar Rinwa, local MLA and Parliamentary Secretary, Punjab, toured border villages of the subdivision yesterday to access the drought situation.

Lokpal for probe against ex-minister
Chandigarh, August 1
Punjab Lokpal D.V. Sehgal has said that there is a definite case to start an inquiry under Section 13(1) of the Punjab Lokpal Act against former Rural Development Minister Nirmal Singh Kahlon.

Ban on use of ‘sangat darshan’ funds lifted
Tarn Taran, August 1
The Amritsar district administration has lifted the ban on the use of Rs 1.35 crore issued to the local Municipal Council by the previous Punjab government under the sangat darshan programme launched by the then Chief Minister.

Rajendra Hospital runs out of X-ray films
Patiala, August 1
The local Government Rajindra Hospital, attached to Government Medical College here, has been without X-ray films for the past five days causing inconvenience to hundreds of people who visit it everyday.

12 tourist buses impounded
Jalandhar, August 1
Coming down heavily on the plying of illegal private buses, the Transport Department authorities yesterday impounded 12 tourist buses, as part of a special checking drive initiated last week.

Akali workers ‘detained’
Phagwara, August 1
Mr Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, president of the Youth Akali Dal, said on Tuesday that the state unit of the youth wing would be constituted within a fortnight. Talking to newspersons here, Mr Dhillon said the district and block units would be constituted thereafter.

Police remand for bank MD
Kharar August 1
Mr Roshan Lal Chouhan, Judicial Magistrate, Kharar today remanded Parmeshwar Singh, former Managing Director of Punjab State Cooperative Bank, into police custody till August 3 and ordered that the accused be given all medical facilities during this period.

Residents face long power cuts
SAS Nagar, August 1
Despite the clouds playing hide and seek in the sky without delivering rain, today was probably one of the toughest day for local residents with unscheduled power cuts stretching up to eight hours.

Panjpeer Urs celebrated


ETO suspended


SBP manager held for fraud
Gurdaspur, August 1
The police has arrested Puran Singh, Manager, State Bank of Patiala, Narot Jaimal Singh; Darshan Singh, a resident of Seunti near Narot Jaimal Singh; Ajit Singh and Kuljit Kaur both residents of Gurdaspur for fraud.

2 held for selling pirated cassettes
Gurdaspur, August 1
The police has arrested Arun Kumar, owner of R.K. Light and Music Shop, and Raj Kumar, owner of R.R. Electronics, both of Pathankot, while Sanjay Puri, owner of Om Video Gallery, Pathankot, escaped for their alleged involvement in preparing video/CD cassettes of proscribed films.

Man kills wife over drinking liquor
Bathinda, August 1
Balkar Singh, a local resident, allegedly murdered his wife Rani last night when she objected to his taking liquor in excess. His brother Jeet Singh was also alleged to be involved in the crime.

3 booked for cheating
Gurdaspur, August 1
The police has booked three persons engaged in extorting huge sums on the pretext of sending youths to Greece for employment.


Probe professor’s assets: Principal
Amritsar, August 1
The Principal of the local Khalsa College, Dr M.S. Dhillon, has sought probe into the amassing of assets disproportionate to his known sources of income by Prof Baljinder Singh and his links with the Babbar Khalsa.

School board Vice-Chairman removed
Kharar, August 1
The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) Vice-Chairman Gurdev Singh Sidhu, a co-accused along with former Education Minister Tota Singh in several criminal and corruption cases, was removed from his post this evening.

Narpinder is GNDUTA chief
Amritsar, August 1
Dr Narpinder Singh, Professor of Food, Science and Technology, was declared President of Guru Nanak Dev University Teachers Association (GNDUTA) here on Tuesday. He polled 178 votes while his rival Dr H.S. Sidhu, Professor of Punjab School of Economics, got 115 votes.

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