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Takht emissary visits Tohra in hospital
Goes back without delivering letter
Patiala, May 28
Senior Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal leaders and family members of senior Akali leader Gurcharan Singh Tohra today expressed unhappiness at the manner in which a special messenger was sent by Akal Takht Secretariat today to deliver a letter to the ailing leader in a private hospital here. 

Summon Giani Iqbal Singh, say lawyers
Faridkot, May 28
Several senior Sikh lawyers of the District Bar Association have appealed to Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Jathedar, Akal Takht, to summon Giani Iqbal Singh, Jathedar, Takht Patna Sahib, who had challenged the supremacy of Akal Takht by declaring Mr Mohinder Singh Romana, chairman of the Takht Patna Sahib Committee, member SGPC and a senior advocate of Faridkot, as “tankhaiya” on May 20 at Patna Sahib.

Panchayat poll: DCs briefed on quota roster
Chandigarh, May 28
The straitjacket guidelines on the preparation of reservation roster for the June 29 Punjab panchayat elections issued by the Department of Rural Development and Panchayats do not provide much scope for manipulative politics, much to the consternation of the ruling Congress. 




Punjab to regularise services of 3,000
Chandigarh, May 28
In compliance with the order of the Supreme Court, the Punjab Government has decided to regularise the services of about 3,000 ad hoc, temporary, etc employees who were recruited on June 13, 1996, or earlier.

Suspect tortured to death
Hoshiarpur, May 28

A man suspected of having committed a theft in a gurdwara outside Kothe Jattan village was tortured by a group of people yesterday. The suspect went on denying the charge till his last breath, the police said.


New Punjab BJP chief in September
Sangrur, May 28
The Punjab unit of the BJP will complete its organisational election process by the end of September. The new state president of the party will be elected by 117 delegates from all districts of the state in September.

Cong jittery
Chandigarh, May 28
The ruling Congress party is feeling jittery about the new system of seat reservation for panchayats in Punjab. 

Kataria is Cong poll observer
Abohar, May 28
Mr Virendra Kataria, former president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, has been appointed an Observer for Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha elections by the party president Mrs Sonia Gandhi.


A scene from a street play, "Waapsi," being enacted at Bathinda railway stationPlay inspires 12 to quit drugs
Bathinda, May 28
Passengers at the local railway station had a good time last evening when they watched a street play “Waapsi” staged by Nora Richard Arts and Theatre troupe of the city near the station.

A scene from a street play, “Waapsi,” being enacted at Bathinda railway station on Tuesday. — A Tribune photo

Punjab to raise IR battalion
Chandigarh, May 28
The financial and technical clearances of the state government are awaited to fill 1200 vacancies in the Punjab Police, besides raising of a new India Reserve Battalion in the state. Preference will be given to special police officers (SPOs) in filling these vacancies.

CBI tells SHO to join probe
Jalandhar, May 28
The probe into the corruption case involving two judicial officers has took a new turn with the CBI formally asking the SHO of the Kartarpur police station to join the investigation.

Sareen granted bail
Chandigarh, May 28
Dr P.K. Sareen, an accused in the alleged kidney transplant conspiracy case, was today granted bail by Ms Justice Kiran Anand Lall of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

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HC comes to rescue of lifer
Chandigarh, May 28
He would still have been in prison undergoing life imprisonment, had the Punjab and Haryana High Court not informed him about the acquittal of co-accused in a murder case.

Amarinder hails peace move
Chandigarh, May 28

The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today welcomed the initiative for normalisation of relations with Pakistan, as also the positive response of the Pakistan Government.

INTACH’s blueprint for Ram Bagh’s upkeep
Amritsar May 28
Favouring the immediate eviction of three posh clubs from the historic Ram Bagh, which was the summer capital of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the INTACH has sought action by the municipal corporation to bulldoze unauthorized constructions and extensions in the historic garden.

SDM seeks fresh report on temple income
Jalandhar, May 28
The Sub-Divisional Magistrate has asked the receiver of Shri Sidh Baba Sodal Mandir-cum-DTO, Mr Chander Gaindh, to submit fresh report pertaining to the accounts of offerings and other income being collected from rented shops situated within the mandir complex.

Dang for probe into four-laning
Amritsar, May 28
Mr Satya Pal Dang, veteran Communist leader, has demanded that the case of four-laning of the GT road in 1996 be reopened and handed over to the Vigilance Bureau, on the pattern of the re-probe ordered into the disposal of land of Government Damganj School by land mafia.

Drinking water samples fail tests
Bathinda, May 28
Even as the health authorities took samples of drinking water from different parts of the district today, 10 out of 11 samples taken from the city some days ago have failed tests.

Dal Khalsa to observe Bhindranwale’s anniversary
Amritsar, May 28

The Dal Khalsa has announced to observe the death anniversary of Sant Jarnail Singh Bhidranwale who fell to Army bullets in Operation Bluestar 19 years ago. Addressing a press conference Mr Kanwarpal Singh the dal’s secretary for political affairs, here today announced the highlights of the observance of the anniversary on June 6.

Send viscera samples soon, SSPs told
Patiala, May 28
The Punjab State Chemical Laboratory here has asked senior superintendents of police of all districts in the State to ensure that viscera samples in poisoning cases were deposited with the laboratory within one week of the post-mortem examination.

Terrorist victim files suit to get pension
Faridkot, May 28
A local resident, Ms Kasturi Devi, whose son was killed by terrorists, has filed a civil suit in the court of Mr Roshan Lal Chauhan, Civil Judge (Senior Division), here to seek justice from the Punjab government to pay her pension arrears due under a special pension scheme for the past about 12 years.

‘Shift’ liquor shops from Talwandi Sabo
Bathinda, May 28
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) today said the opening of liquor, meat and tobacco shops in Talwandi Sabo, which had been declared a holy city, had hurt the feelings of Sikhs.

The villagers shout slogans
The villagers shout slogans as they gherao officials of the Primary Agriculture Development Bank at Bhucho Khurd village, Bathinda, on Wednesday. The bank officials had visited the village for recovering loan from a defaulter. — Photo Kulbir Beera 

Coop bank staff go on strike
Tarn Taran, May 28
On the call given by the Cooperative Bank Employees Federation (Punjab), employees of 43 bank branches of the local Central Bank observed two hours’ strike today.

Villagers gherao bank officials
Bathinda, May 28
Members of the Ugrahan faction of the Bharati Kisan Union (Ekta) and residents of Bhucho-Khurd village gheraoed members of a team of a bank when they went to the village in connection with the recovery of loan from a farmer this afternoon.

3 imprisoned in corruption cases
Chandigarh, May 28
Medical officer Dr Shingara Singh, patwari Hirde Narian and clerk Gurmeet Singh, have been sentenced to imprisonment and fine by the judicial courts in different corruption cases registered by the State Vigilance Bureau.

Judicial remand for Tehsildar
Mansa, May 28
Mr Harsh Mehta, Chief Judicial Magistrate, remanded Girdhari Lal Garg, Tehsildar, Sardulgarh, and Babu Singh, Revenue Patwari, posted in the Patwar Circle, Sangha in judicial custody upto June 10 who were produced today in the court.


40 jail officials shifted in Punjab
Chandigarh, May 28
The Punjab Government today ordered transfer of 40 jail officials, including an Assistant Inspector-General and eight Superintendents of Jails.

Ban on allotment of shops
Fazilka, May 28
A local court yesterday imposed a ban on allotment of District Red Cross Society shops, which are located outside the court complex.


Dowry death: kin hold protest
Jalandhar, May 28
Relatives of Dr Monica Chadha, who allegedly was killed for dowry on May 24, today gheraoed the division No 3 police station in protest against the failure of the police to arrest her mother-in-law, whose name figured in the FIR. They alleged that the police was giving VIP facilities to the victim’s husband, Raj Kumar Chadha, arrested on May 24.

1 held for preparing fake certificate
Gurdaspur, May 28
The police has booked Mohinder Kaur, resident of Khojepur, 3 km from here, and Dawinder Singh, sarpanch of the village for wrongfully preparing a certificate of Amolak Singh who is in Australia, that he is a bachelor.

Woman held for fleecing jobless youths
Jalandhar, May 28
The district police has arrested a woman on the allegations of fleecing unemployed youths on the pretext of getting them permanent government jobs.

Robbers kill two of family, injure three
Amritsar, May 28
Two members of a family were killed while three others seriously injured by some armed robbers, who attacked a house at Pheruman village, about 45 km from here, late last night.

In-laws booked for dowry death
Ropar, May 26

The Chamkaur Sahib police has registered a case against 7 persons for killing Baljit Kaur, wife of Bagh Singh.


Bathinda girl stands 2nd in PMT
Bathinda, May 28
Shweta Mittal, a student of RBDAV Public School here has stood second in the all-India pre-medical entrance test held by the Central Board of Secondary Education. In a press note issued here today the school authorities said that two other students of the school, Sandeep Garg and Monika Singla also cleared the CBSE PMT and secured 30 and 137 rank respectively.

Private sector to manage 12 ITIs
Chandigarh, May 28
Hit by paucity of funds, the Punjab Technical Education and Industrial Training Department has been forced to hand over 12 Industrial Training Institutes in the state to the private sector on a revenue-sharing basis.

School principal suspended
Chandigarh, May 28
The Punjab Government today ordered suspension of Mr Jeet Singh, Principal of Government Senior Secondary School, Singh Bhagwantpura ( Ropar). This is a sequel to a news report “Poor results: villagers up in arms” published in The Tribune on May 25.Top

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