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Vedanti invites Patna Sahib Jathedar for meeting
Amritsar, June 29
In a significant development, Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Jathedar, Akal Takht, has asked Giani Iqbal Singh, Jathedar, Patna Sahib, to attend the crucial meeting of Sikh clergy, scheduled to be held at the Akal Takht Secretariat here on July 10.

84 pc polling in Bathinda
Bathinda, June 29
Barring a few incidents of heated exchanges among supporters of different candidates, 300 Panchayats of district witnessed nearly 84 per cent of polling. The district election officer postponed the election for Behman Diwana Panchayat after an error was detected in the ballot paper. In the entire district, the polling was nearly peaceful.

Index page:
Two die in poll violence
Loyalists moved to tears
Badal’s candidate loses

Residents of Behman Diwana village (Bathinda) raise hands


Residents of Behman Diwana village (Bathinda) raise hands to support the resolution to boycott the panchayat election in the village on Sunday. — Photo Kulbir Beera


Ludhiana page:
Panchayat poll peaceful
400 of 404 Alipur voters cast ballot
Women voters outnumber men
Booze parties mark election day despite ban
Chandigarh page:
80 pc polling in 3 blocks
Liquor flows free

SAD to launch morcha
Faridkot, June 29
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has decided to launch a morcha from the second week of July against the atrocities being committed by the ruling Congress government against senior Akali leaders for the past one and half year in Punjab.

Index page:
Case against Badal a bold step: ministers
High command upset over negative publicity
Tohra to follow party line if Badal arrested
Tough task awaits Vigilance Bureau

Top Health Dept posts vacant
Chandigarh, June 29
The Health Department is in a state of paralysis at the top level as 21 of the 36 posts of Deputy Director and Civil Surgeon are vacant.


Homoeopathy Assistant Director retired
Jalandhar, June 29
The Punjab Government has ordered to relieve the Assistant Director of the Homoeopathy Department, Dr Ramesh Rattan of his post “for unsatisfactory service record and for possessing doubtful integrity”.

MC may raise water tariff, sewerage cess
Batala, June 29
Municipal Councillors of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), (SAD-B) and an independent Mr Dharam Veer Seth an opposition leader of the House. Mr Surinder Kansra, Mr Sunita Handa (all of BJP), Mr Balbir Singh Bitoo (SAD-B), and Mr Kulwinder Singh (Independent) said here today that the Congress ruling Municipal Council, Batala was going to raise the water tariff and sewerage charges.

The Durgiana Temple at AmritsarDurgiana Temple to be gold planted
Amritsar, June 29
The Laxmi Narayan Mandir Dham, Delhi, will do the gold plating of the ‘garbha griha’ (sanctum sanctorum) of the Durgiana Temple. The gold plating will be done in the fourth phase of the kar seva on the premises of the temple on the lines of the Golden Temple, which would be completed in next three years.

The Durgiana Temple at Amritsar, where the gold plating will be done in the fourth phase. — Photo Rajiv Sharma

Cultural society’s website re-launched
Faridkot, June 29
The district Cultural Society has relaunched its website 2000 to give information on activities of the different non government organisations, district administration and the Red Cross Society in Faridkot district.

Trade union leader dies in Ludhiana
Moga, June 29
Punjab Government Transport Workers Union president and noted trade union leader Balwinder Singh Sandhu, who had received injuries in a road accident a fortnight ago, passed away in a hospital in Ludhiana last night.

Bodies of jawans brought home
Gurdaspur, June 29
Bodies of sepoy Dalip Raj of Habibpur in Dinanagar block and sepoy Surinder Singh of Wahini Khader also in Dinanagar block who were killed in a suicide attack on an Army camp near Jammu yesterday were received today.

Stolen truck recovered


Three rice millers held
Gurdaspur, June 29
The Vigilance Bureau today arrested three partners of Marwaha Rice Mills for their alleged involvement in embezzlement of rice belonging to the Warehousing Corporation, Gurdaspur.

500 kg of poppy husk seized
Kapurthala, June 29
The police today claimed to have seized about 500 kg of poppy husk from a truck during checking of vehicles near the Fettudhinga octroi post on Saturday.


8 teachers placed under suspension
Mansa, June 29
Ms Tajinder Kaur, Principal Secretary to the Government of Punjab, Department of Education (Schools), has ordered to place under suspension with immediate effect Mr Inderjit Attari, head teacher of Government High School (GHS) Heron Kalan, Mr Kewal Krishan, Hindi teacher of GHS, Behniwal, Mr Inderpal, science teacher, Mr Kaur Singh, math teacher, Mr Nettar Pal Singh, lecturer, Ms Santosh Kumari, English lecturer and Ms Bimla Devi, Punjabi teacher, all of Government Senior Secondary School (GSSS) Mansa, and Mr Ruldu Khan PTI of GSSS, Budhlada, in the district.

DIET staff resents non-payment of salaries
Bathinda, June 29
Resentment prevails among employees of the District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) Deon, village due to the non-payment of salaries for the past three months.

DAV Engineering College gets AICTE approval
Jalandhar, June 29
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has recognised DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology here and allowed it to run new engineering courses from current session.

Fee hike in colleges flayed
Amritsar, June 29
Ms Laxmi Kanta Chawla, former BJP MLA, in a press note here today, expressed concern over the steep hike in the fee structures of colleges and universities.

Urdu teaching camp for children
Amritsar, June 29
In a bid to revive the Urdu language, the Ladies Club of Guru Nanak Dev University has organised a month-long summer camp to teach the language to children.



Beopar Mandal’s anti-graft panel
Faridkot, June 29
The Punjab Beopar Mandal has constituted a six-member anti-corruption committee headed by its patron Mr Bimal Gupta to check malpractices of the senior officers of various departments in the state.

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