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Only Akal Takht can pronounce ‘tankhaiya’: Vedanti
Amritsar, July 10
Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti today reiterated that Akal Takht was supreme and had the sole right to declare any Sikh ‘tankhaiya’ or excommunicated.

SGPC staff above 60 to be removed
Amritsar, July 10
Accepting the directives of judicial commission, the executive committee of the SGPC decided to remove all employees above the age of 60 years.

ADGP asks for file of Manpreet Badal’s case
Bathinda, July 10
Statement of Mr Manpreet Singh Badal, MLA, Gidderbaha, in a complaint filed against him by a member of Dera Sekhwan, could not be recorded as the case file summoned by the ADGP (Crime), Punjab today morning.

Badal for panel to probe graft
Hoshiarpur, July 10
Shiromani Akali Dal chief Parkash Singh Badal talking to newsmen at Amber Palace, Lachowal 7 km from here today said that he had addressed workers’ meetings in Gurdaspur, Amritsar, Kapurthala and Jalandhar districts and people’s response was good.

ETO’s powers withdrawn
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 10
Taking a serious note of the news item published in The Tribune yesterday regarding the tussle between the ETO and a senior advocate of the Sales Tax Department, the Punjab Government has withdrawn the assessment powers of the ETO, Mr S.P.Sharma.

Fatehgarh Sahib


PRTC for hike in bus fares
Sangrur, July 10
The Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) will send a proposal to the Punjab Government soon recommending a hike of 2 paise per km in bus fares to meet the expenses on increased road tax and inter-state barrier tax, besides fare concessions to various categories like freedom fighters and police personnel.

Randeep ChandyokeAn NRI’s tale of woes
Chandigarh, July 10
When 29-year-old Randeep Chandyoke, an NRI from Australia, came to India in 2000 to get all immovable properties owned by his late father transferred in his name, he did not realise that even after struggling for three years, his problems instead of getting solved would multiply.


The Indian Army returns the land taken over from the villagers of Malerkotla to lay landmines, during the stand-off with Pakistan last year.
(28k, 56k)


Harbans Lal’s son quits as YC chief
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 10
Mr Munish Verma, president of the District Youth Congress and son of Dr Harbans Lal, former Punjab Minister today resigned in protest against the removal of his father from the Punjab Ministry.


High Court
Notice issued
Chandigarh, July 10
Taking up a petition filed by former Administrative Member of the Punjab State Electricity Board, Mr Gurbachan Singh Bachi, allegedly removed from the post due to political reasons, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice to the board and the state of Punjab.


Designing flaws in mental hospital
Amritsar, July 10
The much-hyped Rs 40 crore project for the construction of the new building of Dr Vidya Sagar Mental Hospital has come under scanner, as Dr B.L. Goel, Director of the hospital, has reportedly written to the Punjab Health System Corporation Managing Director and the Principal Secretary about the architectural and designing flaws in the building besides the inordinate delay in the completion of the project.

Rain becomes nightmare for villagers
Ropar, July 10
While the monsoon may have brought cheer to the farmers, it has become a nightmare for residents of Sarthali village near Ropar.

Remove godowns from residential areas: PHRC
Bathinda, July 10
The Punjab Human Rights Committee (PHRC) today urged the authorities to remove godowns storing combustible material from the residential areas to prevent any untoward incident.

Kar Seva begins at Pak gurdwara
Amritsar, July 10
The Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak committee today commenced kar seva at Chuna Mandi in Lahore birth place of fourth Sikh Guru Ram Das.

Protest against Lahore bus
Amritsar, July 10
Activists of the All-India Terrorists Front today organised a protest rally against the resumption of the Delhi-Lahore bus service tomorrow.

WHO identifies NIS as regional centre
Patiala, July 10
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has identified the Netaji Subash National Institute of Sports (NSNIS) as one of its regional centres for training in the speciality of sports medicine and other allied subjects.

‘Poisonous’ curd leaves 45 ill
Mansa, July 10
At least 45 persons fell ill after consuming curd bought from a village shopkeeper, Darshan Singh of Ladhuwas village near Boha in the district yesterday.

4 Army men hurt in road mishap
Jalandhar, July 10
Four Army personnel, including the Deputy Commandant of 350 Infantry Brigade, Col M.S. Pathania, were seriously injured when the vehicle in which they were travelling collided with a tipper near Kartarpur today.

One dead, 6 hurt in mishap
Mansa, July 10
Sonu (9) died on the spot while six others were injured seriously in an accident on the Budhlada-Jakhal road near Bareta town of the district last night.


PSEB relief for farmers


DC reviews development projects
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 10
The district administration has launched a campaign for the recovery of loans belonging to various government departments.


On second thoughts, inspector booked
Patiala, July 10
One day after claiming that no case was made out against probationary inspector Manmeet Singh Dhillon against whom the Punjabi University authorities had complained that he had fired several shots in the air in a drunken state on Monday, the Sadar police today booked the inspector for misusing his service pistol.

Rs 1.55 lakh looted from bank
Mansa, July 10
Five armed persons looted Rs 1.55 lakh from the Jhanda Kalan branch of the Punjab and Sind Bank in Sardulgarh sub-division of the district yesterday. They came in a Maruti car at about 1.45 pm and four of them were carrying pistols.

1 held in murder case
Amritsar, July 10
The Tarn Taran police today arrested Lakhbir Singh, alias Lakha, a resident of Palasour village, on a charge of killing Mastan Singh (76) last month.

Teacher crushed to death
Abohar, July 10
Jagdish Kumar, a teacher, was crushed to death by a jeep on the Khuyiansarwer- Panjkosi link road today.

6 arrested for robbery
Jalandhar, July 10
The police has arrested six persons in two separate cases for selling stolen cars on fake documents and robbery.

Body found


1404, lecturers not paid salaries
Fazilka, July 10
At least 1404 lectures of various schools in the state have not been paid their salaries for April, May and June this year.

Aided colleges in fix over hike in fee
Amritsar, July 10
The government-aided privately managed colleges are facing a piquant situation as the government has notified manifold increase in fee in the midst of admission session.

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