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10 lakh likely to visit Damdama Sahib
Talwandi Sabo, April 13
About 10 lakh devotees are expected to pay obeisance at Takht Damdama Sahib — the land where the Guru Gobind Singh compiled the Adi Granth and later accorded it the status of Guru at Takht Shri Hazur Sahib, located in Maharashtra, on the occasion of Baisakhi.

Sri Damdama Sahib, Talwandi Sabo, where Baisakhi will be celebrated on Monday. Sikh devotees from all over the country will participate. Sri Damdama Sahib, Talwandi Sabo, where Baisakhi will be celebrated on Monday. Sikh devotees from all over the country will participate.  — Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera

Kin of slain militants honoured
Amritsar, April 13
Even as the silver jubilee function of the Sikh-Nirankari clash renewed the controversy over the death of Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, his son Ishar Singh today honoured the family members of slain militants and hijackers of an Indian Airlines flight on behalf of Damdami Taksal (Jatha Bhinderan).

Fatehgarh Sahib



Row over Vishal Panthic Conference
3 MLAs announce boycott
Bathinda, April 13
Three Independent MLAs have refused to attend the Vishal Panthic Conference at Talwandi Sabo on Baisakhi tomorrow. The MLAs — Mr Gurpreet Singh Kangar of Rampura Phul, Mr Sukhdarshan Singh Mrar of Muktsar and Mr Harmeet Singh of Tarn Taran — told the TNS today that some persons with vested interests had sabotaged their plan to hold a conference of Independent MLAs to draw the attention of the government towards the problems in their constituencies.

Blatant violations of Minimum Wages Act
Ropar, April13
As per the minimum wages notified by the Punjab Government, even a simple labourer is entitled to a pay of at least Rs 2,000 per month or Rs 76.95 per day. However, in spite of the directions issued by the Deputy Commissioner to various departments in this regard, even the minimum wage of Rs 2,000 per month fixed for the labourers is not being given to many graduates and postgraduates working in various organisations in the district.

Virtual courtroom in law school
Jalandhar, April 13
With a view to augmenting its “clinical” approach towards the legal studies and imparting practical training to students about the court environment, a “virtual courtroom” has been set-up by the School of Legal Studies being run here by Guru Nanak Dev University at its Ladhewali Road regional centre.

Longer Assembly session good: Bir Devinder
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 13
“The Vidhan Sabha is a temple of democracy and its privilege, sanctity and traditions should be maintained at any cost,” said Mr Bir Devinder Singh, Deputy Speaker, at a press conference here today. He was here to attend a civic reception given in his honour by citizens of Sirhind town.

Fearing molestation, woman jumps from bus
Bathinda, April 13
Kuljeet Kaur (name changed), along with another girl, boarded a bus at Pakka Kalan village to reach their native village, Chak Heera Singhwala, 4 km from there, on April 9. Both work at a machine-loom centre at Pakka Kalan village. Kuljeet wanted to reach her home earlier than the usual time as her-in-laws, were not at home, but she did not know what the fate had in store for her.


Langah sees no development
Gurdaspur, April 13
Mr Sucha Singh Langah, former PWD minister, while talking to newspersons at Dhariwal today said the Congress government in the state could be described as a government sans performance. There was not a single development project which the state government could boast of having pursued during its present regime.


Pensioners sore over hike in MLAs’ salary
Chandigarh, April 13
There has been a sharp reaction to ministers and MLAs raising their own salary and perks from pensioners and non-government aided college teaching and non-teaching staff. The Government Pensioners’ Association’s Additional General Secretary, Mr Yash Paul Ghai, today told TNS about the resentment brewing among the pensioners. He doubted if the charge of the ruling Congress that the Akali-BJP Government had left behind empty coffers was true.

Truckers’ nationwide stir begins today
Ludhiana, April 13
The movement of trucks across the country will come to a halt from 6 a.m. tomorrow as a stir call was given by the All-India Motor Transport Congress today.

After 40 years, Kali Bein has fresh water
Kapurthala, April 13
It was a moment of joy for residents of Kapurthala, Sultanpur Lodhi and Bholath areas to see fresh water flowing in the Kali Bein after a gap of nearly 40 years following the release of 62 cusecs of fresh water from the Mukerian Hydel channel at the Terkiana barrage two days ago.

Call for boycotting US goods
Amritsar, April 13
Many organisations, including the Lok Morcha, Punjab, the Association for Democratic Rights, the Bharatiya Kisan Union and the Rationalist Society Bharat, led by political analyst Prof Harish K. Puri, gave a call for the boycott of goods produced by the US companies.

Avail of ‘swajaldhara’ scheme: minister
Gurdaspur, April 13
Mr Vinod Khanna Minister of State for External Affairs, in a press note released to sarpanches of the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency asked them to avail of the ‘swajaldhara’ scheme to cover the village for the supply of potable water.


Farmers prefer manual harvesting
Bathinda, April 13
A large number of farmers of this region have started preferring manual harvesting of wheat as against mechanised harvesting last year to save on wheat husk. This has also led to a significant increase in daily wages of the labourers.


Excise Dept warns hoteliers
Pathankot, April 13
The excise wing of the state Excise and Taxation Department has warned hotel and restaurant owners against the practice of serving liquor on their premises without valid licences.


Cop booked for taking bribe
Mansa, April 13
A scam of selling wheat meant for Below Poverty Line residents in open market is going on in the district, allegedly in connivance with police personnel. Yesterday, a depot holder, Shambu Ram son of Bhan Chand of Burj Harika village in the district, was arrested by the CIA staff of the local police and was produced before the Duty Magistrate Ms Jatinder Kaur, along with a tractor-trailer full of wheat meant for BPL residents.

Scooter thieves arrested
Bathinda, April 13
Mr Ishwar Singh, SSP, in a press note issued here today said that the police had arrested Mohan Lal and Mira Rani, both residents of Mandi Dabwali, Haryana, for stealing a scooter.


CMC urged to change entrance test date
Bathinda, April 13
Students who will take the Pre-Medical Entrance Test of Karnataka have urged the Christian Medical College authorities at Ludhiana to change the date of its entrance examination.

Notices to Secy, Chairman of education board
Kharar, April 13
Ms Preeti Sahni, Additional Civil Judge, has issued notices for April 16 to the Chairman and the Secretary of he Punjab School Education Board and Ms Rajinder Chohan, Project Officer of the Board, in a suit filed by Dr Gurmeet Singh.


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