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Most dismissed officers clear PPSC exam
Patiala, April 30
Former Senior Superintendent of Police Gurcharan Singh Pherurai’s daughter Kuljeet Kaur and a few other candidates, accused of bribing former Punjab Public Service Commission Chairman Ravi Sidhu in 1998, were among 23 former officers who did not sit for the preliminary examination held for the same posts in the city on April 27.

Bakshi, Ajaib made PPSC members
Chandigarh, April 30
The Punjab Government has appointed Chowdhary Bakhsi Ram, ADGP, Punjab, and Mr Ajaib Singh, Professor and Head of the Department of Adult and Continuing Education, Panjab University, as members of the Punjab Public Service Commission, thus raising the total number of members to eight.

Kashyap takes over as Chief Secretary
Chandigarh, April 30
Mr Rajan Kashyap today took over as the 31st Chief Secretary of Punjab. He succeeds Mr Y.S. Ratra, who will join as the Chairman of the Punjab State Electricity Board tomorrow.

75 health centres raided in 3 districts
18 docs found absent from duty
Bathinda, April 30
As many as 18 doctors were found absent from duty during raids conducted at 75 primary health centres and dispensaries in three districts of Bathinda, Mansa and Faridkot. 

Doctors check medical reports World page: Indian dies of SARS in Singapore

Doctors check medical reports of tourists at Amritsar International Airport on Wednesday. 

Fatehgarh Sahib



Chabra accuses cop of vendetta
Writes to CS, seeks appointment with CM
Chandigarh, April 30
The irrigation scam took a new turn today as the Principal Secretary, Mr Rajesh Chabra, who was questioned in connection with the scam by a top-level police team, said that “a certain senior police officer, whose annual confidential report was dealt by him (Mr Chabra) as Home Secretary is trying to settle scores with me”.

Punjabi University to open engineering colleges
Patiala, April 30
Punjabi University has decided to set up the University College of Engineering on its campus next year besides deciding to open another engineering college at its Regional Centre at Talwandi Sabo in Bathinda district.

Technical education needs fillip: Rajan
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 30
Jubilant college graduates celebrate after getting degrees “The long era of terrorism in the state has stunted the growth of technical education in the state and now we have to run marathon race to compete with the other states”, said Dr Y.C. Rajan, Vice-Chancellor Punjab Technical University, while talking to mediapersons at Baba Banda Singh Bahadhur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib, today. 
Jubilant college graduates celebrate after getting degrees at the convocation of BBSB Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib, on Wednesday. 


An Act ignored
Chandigarh, April 30
Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, MP, more often comes up with such issues that concern either Sikhs or Punjab that have seemingly been ignored or deliberately overlooked both by the Panthic organisations and the powers that be.

Today is May Day

Today is May Day
A labourer carries a load of stones at Bathinda on Wednesday evening to earn his daily bread unaware of the Labour Day or his rights. — Photo Kulbir Beera

‘Cong men can’t do kar seva’
Amritsar, April 30
The SGPC chief, Mr Kirpal Singh Badungar, today announced that the Congress, which was allegedly responsible for Operation Bluestar and anti-Sikh riots, had no locus standi on ‘kar seva’ of Sikh shrines.

30 water samples fail in Ropar
Ropar, April 30
Illustrating the poor quality of water being supplied in the urban areas of the district, 30 water samples collected by the district health authorities failed the purity test. 

CBI probe
Chandigarh, April 30
The High Court on Wednesday expressed hope that Punjab state would issue the necessary notification for probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation in the panchayat secretaries termination case.

Roundabouts cause traffic jams
Bathinda, April 30
The roundabouts, which were constructed for beautifying the city, are obstructing the flow of traffic as the number of vehicles have increased manifold in the past few years.

Chained to bed for 25 yrs
Khanna, April 30
Harminder Singh Gola, a mentally disturbed man of Ikolaha village, has been chained to his bed for the past 25 years ago after he had attacked his family and the other villagers in a fit.

Actress Poonam Dhillon inaugurates the E-Campus
Actress Poonam Dhillon inaugurates the E-Campus, a school of acting, dancing and allied arts, at Patiala on Wednesday. — Photo Subhash Patialavi.

Lawyers form association
Bathinda, April 30
The Judicial Accountability and Human Rights Promotion Organisation (North India) was formed here today by lawyers to promote judicial accountability, transparency in the working of the judiciary and campaign for pro-people legislation.

M.S. Sidhu is bar panel chief
Bathinda, April 30
Senior Advocate Mohinder Singh Sidhu was today elected District Bar Association president, defeating Mr Gurdev Singh Sodhi with a margin of 203 votes.

Protect natural resources: CPI
Malerkotla, April 30
Ms Amar Jeet Kaur, executive committee, CPI, while addressing a gathering at Satta Bazaar, here last night, called upon the people to defend national unity and secular values and protect national assets and natural resources that are being destroyed by faulty policies of the Indian government.

Cremation ground sans power
Pathankot, April 30
A cremation ground here has been functioning without electricity for the past week as the Punjab State Electricity Board has cut the supply due to non-payment of arrears of a bill amounting to Rs 12,248. 

Stop cruelty to pets: PFA
Bathinda, April 30
The People For Animals, an NGO protecting animals against cruelty has urged the Deputy Commissioner to look into incidents of violence against domestic pets.


Despite ban, burning of wheat stubble on
Bathinda, April 30
Despite a ban by the Agriculture Department, a large section of farmers continue to burn wheat stubble to clear fields for the sowing of the next crop. Eversince harvesting began in Punjab, thick clouds of smoke soaring towards the sky is a common sight.


PSHRC to have 3 new members
Chandigarh, April 30
The Punjab Government has decided to appoint Justice R.L. Anand of the Punjab and Haryana High Court; Mr B.C. Rajput, a retired District and Sessions Judge, Punjab; and Mr V.K. Sibal, a retired IAS officer as members of the Punjab State Human Rights Commission, an official spokesman said here today.


Case against SHO in his police station
Nawanshahr, April 30
Strange but true, a case of looting has been registered against an SHO in his own police station. The local police, on the basis of a complaint lodged by Jatinder Kumar of Rajpura, has registered a case under Sections 392 and 34, IPC, against Mr Raj Balwinder Singh, SHO. 

4 killed as train hits Gypsy
Talhan (Jalandhar), April 30
Four members of a family were crushed to death following a collision between a Gypsy and a Jalandhar-bound DMU express at an unmanned railway crossing here this afternoon.

SDO held for accepting bribe
Bathinda, April 30
Mr Sushil Kumar, Subdivisional Officer, Punjab Urban Development Authority, posted at the Hussainiwala border in Ferozepore district, was arrested today by a team of Vigilance officials led by Mr Baljeet Singh Buttar, DSP, while he was accepting a bribe of Rs 30,000 in connection with the beautification of the martyrs memorial.

Three held for murder of taxi driver
Jalandhar, April 30
The district police has arrested three persons, including two women, for the murder of a taxi driver. Mr Varinder Kumar, SSP, in a press note here today, said three persons, identified as Ravinder Singh of Nanak Nagar in Ludhiana, Binder of Jhuggian Ghossian Nihal Village in Bilga and Sarabjit Kaur of Guru Nanak Nagar, Ludhiana, had been arrested for the murder of taxidriver Jaswinder Singh of Shadipur village in Bilga.

Travel agent booked on fraud charge
Phagwara, April 30
The local police has booked a travel agent, Gurdev Singh, of Paniwa village under Section 420 and 406 of the IPC on the charge of defrauding two persons of a total of Rs 3.80 lakh with a promise to send them to the USA.

PSEB lineman commits suicide
Phagwara, April 30

A PSEB lineman, Kewal Krishan, today committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence in PSEB colony here. He belonged to Kangra. He was said to be depressed. It is learnt that he had sought pre-mature retirement but later decided to continue with his service. He was to retire today.


Engineering college puts off interviews
Bathinda, April 30
The local Giani Zail Singh College of Engineering and Technology today postponed the interviews for vacancies of steno/ typists. Dr Gurdeep Singh, principal, when contacted, said the interviews had been postponed, but declined to give a reason for the same.

Students allege errors in question paper
Bathinda, April 30
Second-year students of MA (Punjabi) have urged the authorities of Punjabi University, Patiala, to give them grace marks to compensate for the alleged mistakes in the question paper of “Punjabi Vartak”, whose examination was held today.


Stress on interaction among industrialists
Bathinda, April 30
The industrialists, entrepreneurs, trade unionists and engineering students who participated in a national debate, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry today, felt that for the promotion of manufacturing industry in the country, interaction and connectively between small and big industries should be increased.

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