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Badal to meet ministers over MSP today
Jalandhar, September 22
Criticising the state Chief Minister for his alleged failure to strongly represent the case regarding the fixation of MSP for procurement of paddy before the Centre, the SAD chief, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, today declared that he would meet the Union Agriculture Minister and Food and Civil Supplies Minister in Delhi tomorrow to apprise them of the situation in the state.

Former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal  and senior Akali leaders during a Press conference Former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal  and senior Akali leaders during a Press conference at Amritsar on Sunday. — Photo Rajiv Sharma 

Panicky farmers harvest paddy
Bathinda, September 22
Panicky over damage caused by unseasonal hailstorm, farmers in this region have started premature harvesting of paddy and taking the produce to the local mandi.

Rice scam guilty not to be spared: Sukhbir 
Bathinda, September 22
Even as the state police authorities moved the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Surinder Mohan Garg, on September 6 for getting an FIR registered in connection with the multi-crore export category rice diversion scam cancelled, former Union Minister and General Secretary of SAD Sukhbir Singh Badal has decided to use it as a tool to put the Congress Government of Punjab in an embarrassing position.



Confusion continues over SGJC
Chandigarh, September 22
The landmark judgement by the Full Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on the “complex and important issue” of the term of the Sikh Gurdwaras Judicial Commission (SGJC) notwithstanding, confusion persists.

Institute backs college stand on ‘patit’ Sikhs
Bathinda, September 22
Mr Gurdev Singh, president, Institute of Sikh Studies, Chandigarh, in a written statement issued here today, said the point raised by Dashmesh Dental College, Faridkot, stating that “patit” Sikhs should not seek admission to the college, was fully justified.

SGPC blue print to curb apostasy
Ludhiana, September 22
“The need of the hour is to check social evils like female foeticide, rising use of drugs among the youth, greed of dowry and incidents of divorce besides patitpuna (apostasy) among the Sikh masses,” says SGPC chief Kirpal Singh Badungar. He was in city to address a meeting of all Sikh youth organisations besides the Singh Sabhas of the state.

Cong — Akali duel takes its toll
Chandigarh, September 22
An environment of bitter political confrontation between the Congress and the Akalis that prevailed even before the run-up to the assembly elections in February has now transformed into one of personal enmity.

Withdraw order stopping old-age pension: Dang
Amritsar, September 22
Mr Satya Pal Dang senior CPI leader today demanded withdrawal of the Ministry of Social Security Punjab orders stopping payment of old-age pension and not sanctioning new old age pension. He wanted stern action against those culprits, responsible for old-age pension scandal.

Cong leader’s guard fires, 2 Akalis hurt
Amritsar, September 22
Two Akali workers were injured when a security guard of a Congress leader opened fire at Gazzal, a border village in Khem Karan.

Editor booked for rape
Kapurthala, September 22
The Sadar Police today registered a case against Harwinder Singh Bawa, Editor of a Punjabi monthly, the UPI Sandesh, publised from Aujula village, on a charge of raping a Dalit girl of Chuharwal village.


Nawanshahr gears up to tackle problems
Nawanshahr, September 22
This speck of a district is often in the news for all the wrong reasons. It can be human trafficking, drug smuggling, drug addiction or selenium toxicity in a particular belt of villages, affecting humans and cattle. But it also generates positive news, once every year, on March 23, when Shaheed Bhagat Singh is remembered on his birth anniversary at Khatkar Kalan.

No action taken on magisterial probes
Ropar, September 22
In recent years, whenever a major mishap has occurred in the district, the administration has ordered a magisterial inquiry into it. The subdivisional magistrates have conducted the inquiries, whose reports have been sent to the government for further action. However, till date no follow-up action has been taken on many of the magisterial inquiries.

6 to get Baba Farid Society awards
Bathinda, September 22
Dr Inderjeet Kaur, Mr Balwant Singh Ramoowalia, Mr Beant Singh Bedi, Mr Gurdev Singh, Baba Jaswant Singh and Dr Harbhajan Singh Deol have been selected by the Baba Farid Society, Faridkot, for the annual awards for their contribution to the welfare of society and for being honest.

Move to pass Mayor’s bill opposed
Jalandhar, September 22
Concerned about the continued violation of the Punjab Municipal Corporation Act by the Congress-controlled local Municipal Corporation, which had spent Rs 5 lakh on the renovation of the office and residence of the Mayor without inviting bids, the group of SAD-BJP councillors have decided to strongly oppose the move to get the expenditure passed in the scheduled meeting of the House tomorrow.

Chhapar Mela concludes
Chhapar (Ludhiana), September 22
The Chhapar Mela concluded here today on a merry note even though some stalls and the circus are still there for the late visitors expected tomorrow.

Amend Punjab Coop Act: NCUI
Abohar, September 22
Mr Bhagwati Prasad Mishra, Vice-Chairman of the National Co-operative Union of India (NCUI) and Mr Rameshwerji Patel, Chairman of Indore Premier Co-oprative Bank Ltd and a former minister of Madhya Pradesh, today suggested that the Punjab Co-operative Act should be amended to remove the restriction on the directors of co-operative societies from contesting election for the third consecutive term.

Hospital chief clarifies
Jalandhar, September 22
The Chairman of the local S.G.L. Charitable Hospital, Baba Kashmira Singh, today denied that two residents of the Phagwari mohalla, who died of gastroenteritis yesterday, were ever admitted to his hospital for treatment.

MC infighting hits works
Ferozepore, September 22
Rain may be a boon for farmers, but it often brings a flood of problems for city residents. Even a drizzle inundates the city, particularly its interiors and low-lying areas. Bumpy roads dotted with potholes and cesspools of slush impede the flow of traffic.

Electoral rolls to be revised
Bathinda, September 22
Mr Anurag Verma, Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Election Officer said yesterday, that as per the directions of the Election Commission the revised electoral rolls would be published and the preliminary list would be published on November 6 and the objections would be entertained till November 21.

Night-time revelry at EO’s office
Ahemedgarh, September 22
Owing largely to the absence of the Executive Officer (EO) of the local Municipal Council, since he is away to Chandigarh on training, his office assumes the status of a bar-cum-club at night.

BJP pressurising police, allege sabha members
Patiala, September 22
Members and devotees of the Bhootnath Sudhar Sabha, which is presently bitterly divided on the issue of management of the historic Bhoothnath temple in the city, today alleged that the BJP president Ram Kumar Goel was pressurising the police to register a case against some of them.

Centre to train vets inaugurated
Ropar, September 22
The Punjab Animal Husbandry Department will launch a campaign from Anandpur Sahib on September 29 to educate farmers about schemes of the department for cattle.

Plea to donate blood once a year
Bathinda, September 22
Mr Ramesh Mehta, president of the Aasra Welfare Society, said here today that to bridge the gap between the demand and supply of blood in the country, at least one member of every family should donate blood voluntarily every year.


80 govt employees leave for J&K
Patiala, September 22
Patiala Deputy Commissioner Shivdular Singh Dhillon today flagged off two bus loads of 80 employees, who are going for poll duty to Jammu and Kashmir, at a special function organised here.Top

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