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CM seeks Opposition support
Chandigarh, July 2
A one-day conference on ‘’Implementation of Reforms in Punjab’’ held here today ended on two positive notes. One, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh made a public offer to the opposition parties to join hands with the government to implement the reforms in the larger interest of the state’s economy and two, the setting up of an industrial advisory council to monitor and co-ordinate the implementation of the reforms.

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh listens to Mr Montek Singh Ahluwalia Chief Minister Amarinder Singh listens to Mr Montek Singh Ahluwalia at a conference on “Implementation of Reforms in Punjab” at Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Punjab geared up for reforms
Chandigarh, July 2
The attendance at a one-day round-table conference on the ‘’Implementation of Reforms in Punjab’’ here today showed wide interest these have generated both at home and abroad. Among the participants were Mr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Ms Ishar Ahluwalia and Mr I.K. Sud, and, of course, Mr Michael Carter, the World Bank Country Director for India.

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Residents of certain localities of Bathinda protest against long and unscheduled power cuts, on Tuesday night.
Residents of certain localities of Bathinda protest against long and unscheduled power cuts, on Tuesday night. —  Photo by Kulbir Beera

SAD, Cong claim poll win
Bathinda, July 2
The SAD and the Congress have started making claims that in the recently concluded panchayat elections, candidates affiliated to their respective parties have won the maximum number of panchayat seats.

Dalit Sarpanch assaulted, trouble follows
Hoshiarpur, July 2
The defeat of a general-category woman candidate for Sarpanch by a Dalit woman in the Panchayat elections at Pandori Khajoor has led to a dispute between the Dalits and Jats in the village.

Members of panchayat elected unopposed
Domeli issue resolved


NDA team to visit Punjab on July 16
Jalandhar, July 2
The much-publicised visit to the NDA team to take stock of the alleged atrocities on Akali workers by the Congress government in the state, particularly after the registration of a case against former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his family members, will take place on July 16.

SAD, BJP meeting today
Chandigarh, July 2
Feeling “ ditched” by the Central leadership of the BJP for maintaining a studied silence over the alleged “ political vendetta “ launched by Capt Amarinder Singh’s government against Akali leaders, the Shiromani Akali Dal ( SAD) has decided to have a “ final word” tomorrow on this issue with the top brass of the BJP.

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Arrested on graft charge, rejoins duty
Ropar, July 2
Accounts Officer of the PSEB A.K. Mahajan, who was arrested by the Punjab Vigilance on June 24 on the charge of accepting bribe, has rejoined office. Mahajan, who is posted at Anandpur Sahib, was caught by the vigilance while accepting bribe from a contractor. He was remanded in one-day police custody and then three-day judicial custody before being released on bail on June 28.

Stone laid by CM vandalised
Phagwara, July 2
The inaugural stone of the Mehli-Mehtan bypass, bearing the name of the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, at the Mehli point of the 9.53 km bypass between Phagwara and Banga, was found vandalised yesterday. The bypass was inaugurated on June 25 by the CM with full fanfare and he had also addressed a huge gathering there.

Chandigarh cops roughed up
Amritsar, July 2
A team of the Chandigarh police that came here to arrest Narinder Chopra, resident of Tilak Nagar, in connection with a dowry case, had to return empty handed when family members of the accused reportedly roughed up the SI who was heading the team and helped the accused flee.

Programme to solve problems of villagers
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 2
Mr S.K. Ahluwalia, Deputy Commissioner, addressing a meeting of district officials here today, announced a special programme to provide speedy justice to the people on their doorsteps and to sort out their problems in the district.

Truck with goods seized
Patiala, July 2
Close on the heels of the seizure of five new Indica cars which were trying to evade octroi, the Municipal Corporation today seized a truck load of goods which had been brought into the city last night without the payment of octroi.

Shiv Sainiks hold rally
Kapurthala, July 2
Workers of the Shiv Sena yesterday took out a procession in support of their demands. They also held a rally in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner.

Employees stage dharna
Amritsar, July 2
Members of the Market Committee Employees Union today held a dharna against the arrest of three employees accused of rigging in the recently concluded panchayat elections. The employees led by its district union president Rajeshwar Handa demanded the release of the employees.

Cleaning of Kali Bein begins
Kapurthala, July 2
Mr Joginder Singh Mann, Social Welfare Minister, today refuted the change that the case against Mr Parkash Singh Badal was politically motivated.


Nodal officer to redress grievances
Patiala, July 2
Deputy Commissioner Tejveer Singh said today that a nodal officer had been appointed to address grievances of ex-servicemen and widows of martyrs in the district.

Bharadwaj to head Punjab Warehousing Corporation
Chandigarh, July 2
Mr Surinder Bharadwaj, president of the local unit of the Janata Dal (United) and Director of the Haryana State Warehousing Corporation, has also been appointed Director of the Punjab State Warehousing Corporation as a nominee of the Central Warehousing Corporation.


Ice-cream seller murdered
Bathinda, July 2
Ice-cream seller Suresh Kumar, hailing from Rajasthan, was murdered by two unidentified youths near the sports stadium while he was returning to his house late last night.

Five held on robbery charge
Kapurthala, July 2
The police has arrested five more suspected members of a gang responsible for dacoities and highway robberies in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and Rajasthan.


Students protest against fee hike
Bathinda, July 2
Students of Government Rajindra College organised a dharna on the college premises today to protest against the fee hike by the Punjab Government. They raised slogans against the state government and criticised the move to privatise education.

Summer camp concludes
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 2
The annual summer camp of Saffron City School, Kotla Bajwara, concluded the yesterday. More than 300 students from different schools participated in one-month camp and took training in computer designing, computer hardware, skating, bhangra, classical dances, judo, spoken English, painting, soft toys and oil painting.

Six heads of dept appointed
Amritsar July 2
Six new heads of teaching departments of Guru Nanak Dev University were appointed by vice-chancellor S.P. Singh for three years here yesterday. According to a press note Dr Pushpinder Kaur has been appointed head of the department while.


Declare Patiala SEZ: industry
Patiala, July 2
The Patiala Industries Association has urged the Punjab Government to declare the city as a “Special Economic Zone" (SEZ) to boost industrial climate besides establishing an engineering cluster in the city by bringing in big engineering and automobile industries to the city.


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