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Tohra becomes SGPC chief today
Amritsar, July 26
Akali leader Gurcharan Singh Tohra will be elevated to the post of SGPC chief at the emergency meeting of the executive committee body here tomorrow after a gap of four years.

Hemkunt yatra to be part of national programme
Chandigarh, July 26
Full security cover has been promised to all Sikhs, both from within the country and abroad, who participate in the annual yatra to Sri Hemkunt Sahib, as the Uttaranchal Government has withdrawn all cases registered against 20 Sikh youths following their clash with some shopkeepers near Rishikesh on July 1.

Nation page: Charges against Sikh pilgrims withdrawn

Police alerted over Punjab robberies
Chandigarh, July 26
A statewide alert was issued today after Adampur in Jalandhar district was targeted by a gang of armed robbers who have been striking in peripheral towns and villages of the state for the past four days.

1,400 illegal tubewell connections detected
Ferozepore, July 26
The Punjab State Electricity Board is facing a major problem as a large section of the farmers near the Indo-Pak border in this district have started using “kundi connections” to draw power to run their tubewell motors to irrigate farms.

Chandigarh page: PSEB detects 100 cases of power theft



TV anchor Purab Kohli of Channel V and singer Palash Sen at the Golden Temple
TV anchor Purab Kohli of Channel V and singer Palash Sen at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Friday. — PTI

CM maligning SAD leaders: Dhindsa
Nawanshahr, July 26
Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Union Chemical and Fertilisers Minister, while accusing the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, of adopting “double standards” in his much-hyped drive against corruption dared him to file a defamation suit against him and senior BJP leaders.

Badal’s bid to rope in MPs
Chandigarh, July 26
In a desperate bid to make what is happening in Punjab a national issue, the former Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, has written a letter running into 16 pages to all Members of Parliament and other opinion makers in the country.

Kapurthala police goes hi-tech
Kapurthala, July 26
Collection and analysis of information pertaining to law and order, its retrieval for day-to-day policing and handling of crime and criminals will no longer be a cumbersome process for the police, thanks to installation of the Village Information System by the Kapurthala Police.

Attorney held for graft
Amritsar, July 26

Promila GorayaMs Promila Goraya, Deputy District Attorney was nabbed red-handed while taking bribe of Rs 35,000 from Shashi Mohan Chopra, of Majitha House here for helping him in a land dispute case. She has reportedly told the officials of the Vigilance Bureau that she used to share the ‘bribe’ with certain high-ranking officials of the department.


Sarpanches of Dhanaula area honoured
Sangrur, July 26
Mr Madanjit Singh, an officer in the Punjab Chief Minister’s office today organised a function at his residence here to honour the sarpanches and panches of more than 50 villages of the Dhanaula Assembly Constituency.


Kamaljit’s photograph recognised
Patiala, July 26
Chandigarh-based Oasis motel manager Amarnath today recognised the photograph of Kamaljit Singh, the alleged husband of Harpreet Kaur, while deposing in the Harpreet death case in the court of the Additional Sessions Judge here.

Judicial remand of Narottam extended
Ropar, July 26
Special Judge Ropar SK Goel today extended the judicial remand of Narottam Singh Dhillon, cousin of Sukhbir till August 9. The judicial remand of two of the five employees of the Wimpy’s International Harjinder Singh and Rajinder Singh earlier released on bail has also been extended till August 9 as they failed to deposit the amount of bail bonds. Both of the said employees with the Wimpy’s International were released on bail against security and surety bond of Rs 50000 each.

PRTC official held, freed on bail
Bathinda, July 26
Mr Harbaksh Singh Dhillon, General Manager, Pepsu Road Transport Corporation, Bathinda depot was arrested and freed on bail by the Vigilance Bureau in connection with a corruption case registered against him and a cashier of the corporation Amrik Singh on June 25.


BJP charge against Mustafa baseless, says DGP
Kapurthala, July 26
Mr M.S. Bhullar, Director-General, Punjab Police has said that BJP leaders’ charges against border range DIG Mohammad Mustafa that he helped Muslims from Bangladesh to settle in border areas of Ferozepur district were baseless.

Illegal soil mining near highways
ROPAR: Most brick-kiln owners in and around Anandpur Sahib are mining fertile soil near the state highways and the railway track in blatant violation of the guidelines of the Punjab Pollution Control Board.

Records show place as temple
Ghumiara (Jalandhar), July 26
There is no tension in this village due to status of a religious place. Revenue records show that the place was a five-decade old temple and not a gurdwara as was being claimed by some Sikh organisations.

Romana cancels meeting
Faridkot, July 26
Mr Mohinder Singh Romana, president of the management committee of Takht Patna Sahib, has cancelled the meeting convened by the general secretary of the body tomorrow at Patna Sahib to review the decision taken by the Sikh clergy of Akal Takht at Amritsar on July 24 restraining Jathedar Iqbal Singh and other priests of Takht Patna Sahib from taking any action against Mr Romana.

The floor and side wall of a storage tank of water works of Haku wala village of Muktsar district which caved in due to heavy rain
The floor and side wall of a storage tank of water works of Haku wala village of Muktsar district which caved in due to heavy rain. 

A view of Bathinda city, where the roads have been converted into streams, after two hours of heavy rain
A view of Bathinda city, where the roads have been converted into streams, after two hours of heavy rain on Saturday. — Tribune photos Kulbir Beera

Rs 1600 cr for water, sewerage in 22 cities
Bathinda, July 26
Mr Jasbir Singh Dimpa, Chairman, Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board said today that Rs 1600 crore would be spent in 22 cities of the state for providing sewerage treatment, water treatment, garbage management and providing drinking water and underground sewerage facilities.

Commissioner reviews anti-flood measures
Ferozepore, July 26
The Commissioner, Ferozepore division, Mr B. Sarkar, along with the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Vikas Pratap, and officials of various departments, yesterday visited forward areas along the Sutlej to take stock of the situation emerging from the rise in the water level of the river.

Jagmeet’s assurance to rain-hit
Kandu Khera (Muktsar), July 26
Even as the stagnating rainwater in nearly 10 villages of the Lambi subdivision has been receding slowly, residents of these villagers, whose crops and houses have been damaged, today urged Mr Jagmeet Brar, MP, Faridkot, to provide compensation. Some of the farmers, whose cotton fields have been completely submerged into water, have started pumping out the water.

Rain throws life out of gear
Bathinda, July 26
Water has still been stagnant in most of the low-lying areas of this city. Two hours of heavy rains, which lashed this area today, has thrown life out of gear.

100 factory workers retrenched
Dera Bassi, July 26
Over 100 employees working with Agrochemical Division of Rallis India Limited here, a Mumbai-based industry, have been shown doors by the company management.

Student falls from bus, traffic blocked
Phagwara, July 26
Irate students of the local Guru Nanak College today went on a lightning strike and blocked traffic on the Mehli-Mehtan bypass in protest against not picking up of students with roadways passes by bus drivers and serious injuries to a student who had fallen from a moving bus after the driver drove away in a hurry.

Tributes paid to martyrs on Kargil Divas
Jalandhar, July 26

Rich tributes were paid to martyrs on Kargil Divas observed by the district Sainik Welfare Office here today.

Hospital to retain deputed staff
Amritsar, July 26
The Special Secretary in the Health and Finance Ministry has issued special instructions to retain the staff of the Civil Hospital here, built in memory of the Jallianwal Bagh martyrs. The orders issued here today directed the deputed staff, including doctors and paramedical staff, to continue in their capacities in the Civil Hospital.

DGP’s directive on arresting docs
Amritsar, July 26
In a circular to all district police chiefs, DIGs and IGs (zonal), the DGP, Mr M.S. Bhullar, has directed that respective deputy commissioners and chief medical officers should be taken into confidence before arresting any doctor in the state.

PRTC chief’s warning to shopkeepers
Patiala, July 26
The Pepsu Road Transport Corporation Chairman, Mr Ved Parkash Gupta, today conducted a surprise check on the local bus stand and warned the shopkeepers to sell eatables and soft drinks at fixed rates only.

Validity period of arhtiyas’ licence to be increased
Patiala, July 26
The Punjab Mandi Board has decided to extend the validity period of licence of commission agents to 10-years from the present three years and has sent a case in this regard to the Financial Commissioner, Development.

PSEB employees awarded certificates
Bathinda, July 26
Twentyfive employees of the Punjab State Electricity Board, West Zone, were awarded certificates of appreciation for maintaining continuity in power supply at a function here today.

Shops raided
Amritsar, July 26
Health Department team headed by Dr Kawaljit Singh, Civil Surgeon, today raided chemists at Valtoha, Gharinda and Kot Mit Singh. The team sealed Khalsa Medical Store in Ghariala for not possessing a licence and selling physician samples.

Photo exhibition on dance forms
Patiala, July 26

The dances of India came alive at a photo exhibiton organised by lensman Rajesh Arora at the Bansar Art Gallery here today. The exhibition which depicts around 36 photographs of various dance forms has been organised in collaboration with the North Zone Cultural Centre.


Granthi’s son murdered
Hoshiarpur, July 26
Lakhwinder Singh, son of a granthi of Gurdwara Sant Baba Prem Singh of Bhusha village died on the spot when some miscreants hit him on the head with a wooden block while he was sleeping in the shrine complex last night, the police said today.

Austrian firm booked for fraud
Patiala, July 26
An Austrian firm and its agents have been booked under Section 420 by the local police on the complaint filed by a Commandant of a Punjab Armed Police battalion alleging that the company had supplied it poor quality sniper rifles of different make than that ordered. 

Flesh trade gang busted
Ferozepore, July 26
The police has busted a gang allegedly involved in flesh trade in the cantonment area here and registered a case against two persons under the Immoral Trafficking Act.

Man held for killing wife
Ropar, July 26
The Nangal police has booked and arrested Jaswinder Singh, of Shiv Singh Bela village allegedly for killing his wife Nirmal Kaur. Jaswinder Singh was booked on the complaint of Harbans Lal, maternal uncle of Nirmal Kaur.

Astrologer vanishes with jewellery
Moga, July 26

The police has launched a vigorous hunt to arrest an astrologer who allegedly duped a housewife of gold ornaments worth Rs 2 lakh before fleeing the town.

Two killed in mishaps
Bathinda, July 26
Two persons, including a woman, were killed in two accidents which took place in the city and its surroundings areas in the past 24 hours.

One held for theft
Bathinda, July 26
Makhan Singh, a member of an inter-state gang involved in a number of crimes in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, was arrested by the police today.


College dept chosen for cardiac research
Amritsar, July 26
The Department of Cardiology of Government Medical College here has been selected by the International Creative Study to research on heart attacks and heart failures. The Professor and Head of the Department of Cardiology, Dr Adarsh Kumar, yesterday said that the Canada-based research centre, in a protocol signed here, has decided to provide medicines to patients suffering from acute myocardial infarction cases free of cost.

Medical college MS found absent
Faridkot, July 26
Mr Hussan Lal, Deputy Commissioner, Faridkot expressed great concern over poor medical facilities and sanitation in the Government Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital here. 

Police, students clash
Malerkotla, July 26
A clash took place between the local police and students of Government College here today when the police banned the entry of seven student leaders into the college. The student leaders, who had been arrested by the police on a complaint by the college authorities, were released today. 

Hostel cries for repairs
Patiala, July 26
Although two months have elapsed since a fire gutted a room and engulfed part of the corridor of the senior boys hostel of Government Medical College here, no attempt has been made to set things right. The fire, which broke out on May 17 due to short circuit, had completely destroyed a room in the hostel.

Students hold rally
Hoshiarpur, July 26
Members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad organised a rally here today to celebrate their making the government withdraw hike in fee, funds and other charges.

Candidates allege harassment
Dera Bassi, July 26
Certain candidates, who had come from farflung areas to appear in interview for the post of lecturers in Electronics faculty in the Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology alleged harassment by the institute management, here today.

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