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Punjab seeks meeting with Centre on paddy price
Chandigarh, July 19
The Punjab Government, which faced the Opposition’s wrath last year for not representing the state’s case on minimum support price of paddy in time, has this year sought an appointment with the Union Agriculture Minister and others concerned well in advance to lobby for increasing the minimum support price of paddy.

PSHRC registers case against DSP
Patiala, July 19
Deputy Superintendent of Police Rajinderpal Singh Anand, who was in the news for registering a “false” case against a relative of his landlord in Rajpura near here, now faces further music with the Punjab State Human Rights Commission registering a case against him.

Hanspal to take up fees hike issue with CM
Chandigarh, July 19
On the directions of the party high command, the President of the Punjab unit of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, Mr H.S. Hanspal, today directed members of the committee to contribute Rs 300 each per annum to the party fund.

Another tender scam tumbles out of MC closet
Nangal (Ropar), July 19
After the recent tender scam in the Nangal Municipal Council another case in which the officials allegedly decided the tenders in favour of certain contractors before hand has come to the fore.




Warrant to search Badal’s property validated till July 30
Kharar, July 19
A court here today extended the date of search warrants of the properties of the family of former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal till July 30. These warrants were issued earlier and returnable till July 20.

Pro-VC submits files against VC’s associates
Patiala, July 19
Punjabi University Pro-Vice Chancellor Dr R.N. Pal, who has recently been divested of all his powers by Vice Chancellor Swaran Singh Boparai, has attacked two close associates of the VC by submitting some papers against them in a bid to corner the VC in case no action is taken in the matter.

Door shut on private candidates
Ropar, July 19
The education department has decided to deny admission in government schools to those who have passed their matriculation examinations as private candidates. The directions regarding this have been issued verbally to government schools in the district.


Consensus on Trust nominees reached


Probe against bureaucrats in final stages: ADGP
Hoshiarpur, July 19
Mr Anil Kaushik, Additional Director-General Police, Lokpal, Punjab, said the inquiry into 50 cases against various bureaucrats of Punjab cadre was being done by him and was now in the final stages. He was talking to mediapersons at the local PWD Rest House here today.

Roshni guides their steps
Rajpura, July 19
Rupa Rani spent 17 years of her life on all the fours. Born with weak lower limbs, made dysfunctional by repeated attacks of polio, she never thought she could measure the earth with her steps anymore. Until one day her legs were nursed back to life by the Rajpura-based home for the disabled kids — Roshni — which runs a comprehensive rehabilitation programme involving corrective surgery of polio ridden and other handicapped kids, followed by their education and final settlement.

Home is where love is
Siswan (Ropar), July 19
Khushia, the hero of an award-winning novel, “Karmanwali”, based on a true story about the reunion of a Pakistani woman with her long lost Indian son, broken by the Tribune some 23 years ago, has been located living peacefully in a village near Chandigarh.

Contingency plan to tackle floods
Bathinda, July 19
The district administration has earmarked a room in the Circuit House for the District and Sessions Judge to hold his court there in case rain water floods the court complex.

Gobind Fort falls to monsoon
Bathinda, July 19
The 1,800-year-old Gobind Fort, in the heart of this town that withstood a number of attacks failed to face the fury of monsoon. A portion of its 120-foot high wall collapsed yesterday after heavy rain.

A portion of the 1,800-year-old Gobind Fort that collapsed due to heavy rain in Bathinda on Friday. — Photo Kulbir Beera
A portion of the 1,800-year-old Gobind Fort that collapsed due to heavy rain in Bathinda on Friday

Law to deal with ‘runaway’ NRI grooms
Kapurthala, July 19
The Punjab Government is contemplating to enact a law to book NRI bridegrooms who commit fraud with Indian brides. This was disclosed here today by Mr Balbir Singh, MP, who is also the vice-patron of the NRI Sabha, Punjab, while addressing mediapersons.

Helplines to make policing effective
Hoshiarpur, July 19
To make community policing more effective in Hoshiarpur district people-friendly helplines for women, children, senior citizens, NRIs and drug de-addiction have started functioning in Community Policing Resource Centre (CPRC) here from Saturday.

Focus on urban estates in PUDA budget proposals
Pathankot, July 19
“The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority has decided to construct nearly 8,800 houses in this financial year, 40 per cent of which will be for the poor,” Mr Raghunath Sahai Puri, Punjab Housing and Development Minister, said here today.

Man dies while extinguishing fire
Mansa, July 19
Hardeep Singh, son of Mr Gurtej Singh of Sardulewala village in Sardulgarh subdivision in the district, died last night while trying to extinguish as fire in the house of Bira Singh, son of Billu Singh, in the village, which caught fire around 9 p.m. yesterday.

Ferozepore faces problems galore
Ferozepore, July 19
Rain may be a boon for the farmers, but as far as the residents of this city are concerned, it has proven to be a nightmare as it brings lots of problems for them. Even a slight drizzle inundates the town, particularly the interiors and the low-lying areas. The bumpy roads dotted with potholes become a cesspool of slush and the faulty sewerage further adds to the woes.

Minorities unsafe, says Akali faction
Jalandhar, July 19
The Akali Dal (Amritsar) has opposed the candidature of India for a permanent membership of the UN Security Council for not being a signatory to various international conventions and treaties related to the rights of minorities.

No provident fund even after 6 months
Fazilka, July 19
Most of the teachers and employees of the Education Department, Punjab, who have retired during the past six months have not received the GPF deposited by them.


Councillors seek security
Chandigarh, July 19
Taking up a petition filed by Patti Municipal Committee members belonging to the Shiromani Akali Dal, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the state of Punjab, the director general of police, and other respondents to protect the life and liberty of the petitioners till elections of president and vice-president were over.

Quick justice depends upon lawyers, says CJ
Jalalabad, July 19
“If justice delayed is justice denied then justice hurried is justice buried” said Chief Justice B.K. Roy of the Punjab and Haryana High Court in his address at Tehsil Complex here after formally inaugurating the courts which had started functioning from July 12. He said courts should adopt a middle path to preserve the spirit of justice.

Police remand in medical goods scam
Kharar, July 19
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) today produced Navdeep Arora, accused of supplying inferior quality goods to the government medical colleges of Punjab, before the court of Kharar Judicial Magistrate, Mrs Baljinder Kaur Bhatia. The court remanded him in police custody till July 22.


8 booked for thrashing complainant
Ferozepore, July 19
The police has registered a criminal case against eight persons, including the son of an SHO, who was caught by the Vigilance Bureau while allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 5,000 on Tuesday, on the charge of thrashing Ashu Sharma, the complainant in the case.

Poppy husk worth Rs 12 lakh seized
Bathinda, July 19
A police party of the Rampura Phul area today seized 81 bags of poppy husk worth Rs 12 lakh from a truck carrying bags of marble chips near Gurusar village. The police party also arrested Rakesh Kumar, a resident of Akalia village of this district, in the case.

Another forgery case against Jains
Dera Bassi, July 19
Another case of forgery and breach of trust came to a fore against Ramesh Jain, the main accused in a forgery case, after the local branch of the State Bank of Patiala, complained against him at the local police station.

Cyclist crushed to death
Lalru, July 19
Kaka Singh (30), a resident of Lalru village, was crushed to death by a car while he was on his way to join duty in a milk products manufacturing industry at Sarseeni village on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway, near here, this morning.

1 killed, 4 hurt in car-truck collision
Ropar, July 19
One person was killed and four others were injured, two of them seriously, in a head-on collision between an Accent car (PB-10-AP-6353) and a Tata-407 truck (HP-12-9463) near the village of Jandala on the Nangal-Anandpur Sahib road at about 5.30 pm today.

Armed men loot Rs 13.32 lakh
Mansa, July 19
Rs 13.32 lakh was looted by an armed gang of over 12 persons at Boha village of the Budhlada subdivision of the district yesterday.


Bank seals Bakeman’s unit
Patiala, July 19
The oldest and the most prominent industrial house, Bakeman’s, suffered a jolt with a Maharashtra bank sealing its factory on the outskirts of the city here yesterday. The factory was sealed as the industries had reneged on a promise to repay a loan of Rs 15 crore to the State Industrial Corporation of Maharashtra.


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