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Badal flays CM’s stand on
Mayawati’s visit

Chandigarh, June 22
The Shiromani Akali Dal President, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, today decried violence in the run-up to the panchayat poll and the government’s stand on the visit of UP Chief Minister Mayawati to address a Dalit rally in Punjab.

Panchayat poll: Tohra’s man to be challenged after 30 years
Patiala, June 22
For one who has been numero uno is his village since 1972, veteran Akali leader Gurcharan Singh Tohra’s candidate will be challenged for the first time in 30 years, in his native village Tohra in the district, in the panchayat elections on June 29.

Punjab seeks IAF assistance
Foaming apparatus to douse flames
Chandigarh, June 22
The Punjab Government has approached the IAF authorities for assistance to equip itself with the latest fire-fighting equipment to handle major fire accidents, like the one at Ranbaxy in Mohali recently.

Hanspal tells leaders not to ignore workers
Patiala, June 22
The Punjab Pradesh Congress president Mr H.S. Hanspal, said today that all elected Congress representatives should be available in their respective Congress Urban and Rural offices to listen to the grievances of party workers.

Fatehgarh Sahib


Demand for probe panel rejected
Sangrur, June 22
The Congress today rejected the SAD’s demand for setting up an inquiry commission, headed by sitting Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge, to probe the corruption cases against politicians of various political parties, including the SAD and the Congress.


78 panchayats elected in Fatehgarh Sahib
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 22
After the completion of the nomination process for the coming panchayat elections, candidates have been declared elected unopposed in 78 panchayats out of 430. These panchayats include 19 in the Sirhind block, 17 in Bassi Pathana, 18 in Amloh and 13 in Khera.

89 panchayats elected unopposed
Gurdaspur, June 22
Twentyeight panchayats from Dinanagar development block, 24 panchayats from Kahnuwan development block, 16 panchayats from Kalanaur development block, 10 panchayats from Bamial development block, eight panchayats from Pathankot development block and three panchayats from Dhar development block have been elected unopposed.


Kaypee not allowed to attend ‘shok sabha’
Jalandhar, June 22
A group of Dalit youth and women did not allow the Punjab Technical Education Minister Mohinder Kaypee to attend the ‘shok sabha’ of Mr Vijay Kumar, a Dalit youth allegedly killed in police firing in Buta Mandi here on the night of June 6, the Bahujan Samaj Party has asserted that its leaders and workers would go to every village of the state to create awareness among Dalits about the “discriminatory” treatment being meted out to them in the Congress ruled state.

Residents of Bathinda enjoy a rain dance
Residents of Bathinda enjoy a rain dance on Saturday. — Photo Kulbir Beera

Police reopens death case of ex-Mayor’s son
Abohar, June 22
The police has reopened the file relating to the death of Sunil Kumar, son of Mr Ram Kishan Kalash, former Mayor of Raipur, capital of Chhattisgarh. Sunil had died at Nehru Memorial Civil Hospital here in the wee hours of June 6. His in-laws had taken him to the hospital.

Police ‘inaction’ irks NGO
Faridkot, June 22
Resentment prevails among members of the Sahara Service Society, a local NGO, over the failure of the district police in registering a case under the NDPS Act against the owners of those three medical stores of Jaitu which were found selling intoxicants in the area for the past several years.

Rs 30 cr for water, toilets in jails
Nabha, June 22
“The Punjab Government will provide video-conferencing facility in the high-security jails of the state. This will prevent the escape of undertrial prisoner and the problems in transporting them to the courts.

Seminar on Sikh spirit in global society
Chandigarh, June 22
Prominent personalities, including diplomats, academicians, religious study teachers and others participated in a symposium on “Emerging Sikh spirit in the global society” organised by Espanola (New Mexico)-based Sikh Dharma International.

Colony sans facilities
Bathinda, June 22
Residents of Bharat Nagar are ruing their decision to construct houses there as, they allege, the colony lacks facilities. The residents alleged that they had met the authorities concerned but no heed was paid to their demands.

Registration of cases uncalled for : IMA
Muktsar, June 22
The district unit of the Indian Medical Association today condemned the registration of cases against some doctors of Jalandhar under Section 304-A of the IPC. Dr S.K. Jindal, president of the district unit of the IMA, said in a press note that a meeting of members of the IMA was held here today at which a resolution to this effect was passed.


Goods worth 72,000 stolen, admn in fix
Abohar, June 22
A theft in the subdivisional complex here has put the authorities here in a fix. The SDM, Mr Jaskiran Singh, has recommended that the watchman Gangu Ram should be placed under suspension.

Death for two in murder case
Abohar, June 22
Two accused in a triple murder case, Lalia and Shiv Lal, were sentenced to death while another accused Leelu Ram was awarded life imprisonment by a Fast Track Court at Sri Ganganagar, 40 km from here, yesterday.

3 arrested with poppy husk
Bathinda, June 22
Mr Ishwar Singh, SSP, said in a written statement issued yesterday that keeping in view the panchayat elections, a special campaign had been launched against narcotics smugglers.


Ludhiana shines in matric exams
SAS Nagar, June 22
Recording a marked improvement of over 4 per cent in the overall pass percentage of the Punjab School Education Board Class X examination, 63.44 per cent of the students who appeared as regular students in the examination in March this year have passed.

Patiala girl is third in Class X exam

Patiala, June 22
National High School in Patiala always had high hopes in Gurveen Kaur, a bright student throughout. She did not let the school down as her name was third in the merit list of School Education Board results of Class X declared today.

Gurveen Kaur, flanked by her parents Inderjit Kaur and P.S. Bhatia, at their residence in Patiala on Sunday.

Gurveen Kaur, flanked by her parents Inderjit Kaur and P.S. Bhatia, at their residence in Patiala

Punjabi varsity B.Com results today
Patiala, June 22
Punjabi University will declare results of the Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) part III examination for which was conducted in April this year on June 23. The University will also declare the result of Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) part III on June 24.

Appointment of principal takes new turn
Bathinda, June 22
The controversy pertaining to the appointment of a junior lecturer as officiating principal by ignoring senior lecturers and repeatedly postponing the interview for appointing a regular principal by the management of the local SSD Girls College took a new turn today when its president, Dr Anil Bansal, claimed that for five times, the interview fixed for selecting a regular principal was cancelled by the higher education authorities for reasons best known to them.

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