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Akali unity no threat to Cong,
asserts CM
Amritsar, July 27
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today admitted that despite the arrest of a number of former Akali ministers and unearthing of the multicrore kidney scam, corruption at the grass-roots level still existed. However, he said the drive against corruption would continue till it was eradicated.

Amarinder selling state’s interests,
says Badal

Ferozepore, July 27
In an apparent show of strength, the SAD organised a public rally at Gurdwara Jamni Sahib, Vajidpur, 10 km from the district headquarters, in protest against the political vendetta unleashed against the Akalis by the Congress regime in the state.

What is expected of Tohra
Chandigarh, July 27
Mr G.S. Tohra is back as the SGPC President, courtesy Mr Parkash Singh Badal. The coming together of these two aging leaders once again was borne more out of mutual political exigencies than Panthic concerns.

IOC fined Rs 12.5 lakh
Jalandhar, July 27
In a major move to curb theft of power, the operational wing to the PSEB (North Zone) conducted a fortnight-long inspection of the Indian Oil Corporation terminal at Such Pind and imposed a penalty of about Rs 12.5 lakh for consuming 4100 KW as against the sanctioned load of 3500 KW.

Anandpur Sahib
Fatehgarh Sahib



Powercom can replace PSEB, says engineers
Ropar, July 27
The PSEB Engineers Association has proposed a model to the Punjab Government that could save the integrated structure of the board while carrying out reforms provided within the paradigms provided by the Electricity Bill 2003.

Bid to solve Arizona hate crime intensifies
Chandigarh, July 27
More than three months after Mr Avtar Singh Cheira, an NRI from the Doaba region of Punjab, fell victim to hate crime in Arizona, top officials at the Sikh Council On Religion & Education have joined a coalition of human and civil rights organisations, law-enforcement agencies and private citizens to locate and convict those involved in his attempted assassination.

Doctors seek restoration of non-practising allowance
Chandigarh, July 27
While the Punjab Government has issued instructions allowing government doctors’ private practice, various associations of doctors have decided to resort to agitation to press the government for the restoration of the non-practising allowance.

Hanspal plays mediator between CM, Hamdard
Jalandhar, July 27
The Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today visited the residence of Mr Barjinder Singh Hamdard, Editor, Ajit, to bury the hatchet.
According to sources in the Congress, the Chief Minister, along with the PPCC chief, Mr H.S. Hanspal, remained closeted with Mr Hamdard for about one-and-a-half hour.


23 youths await Bhagat Singh award
Chandigarh, July 27
The Punjab Government Instituted the Shaheed-e-Ajam Bhagat Singh State Youth Award in 1985-86 with much fanfare. It is given to outstanding youth with excellent record in social service and extracurricular activities.

Rich Dalits’ desire for equality led to clash, says report
Amritsar, July 27
The Talhan caste-clash, which brought to fore the ugly face of caste divisions in the Doaba belt, have its roots in the fight for inclusion of a section of Dalits who have attained economic prosperity but have not been accepted and included in formal, informal, public and private spheres of the village.

Two kids killed in roof collapse
Bathinda, July 27
Sakshi, an 11-month-old girl and Prem Kumar, a three-year-old boy, were killed and three others injured when the roof of their dwelling in Janata Nagar partially collapsed this morning while they were watching television. The three injured have been identified as Anjali, Laxmi and Aarti, who all suffered multiple injuries.

One of the injured receives treatment at the Bathinda Civil Hospital on Sunday.
— Photo Kulbir Beera

One of the injured receives treatment at the Bathinda Civil Hospital

Petitions delay tactics, allege promoted DSPs
Amritsar, July 27
Deputy Superintendents of Police, who were promoted from the Inspector level under ‘promotional cadre’ are sore over the silence of the government on a series of litigations being filed by direct-recruited-cadre DSPs or their kin to “harass” them.

Roll back sales tax on CSD items: ex-soldiers
Bathinda, July 27
A large number of ex-servicemen and war widows, after a meeting here on Tuesday urged those ex-servicemen, who were members of the Welfare Advisory Committees constituted under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to resign from their respective posts in protest against the decision of state government to levy sale tax on items available in the Canteen Service Depot.

Liquor contractors allege smuggling from HP
Pathankot, July 27
Sale of liquor and English wine from shops auctioned by the Punjab Excise and Taxation Department has fallen heavily following smuggling of liquor from shops on the border of Punjab and Himachal in Kangra district.

Dhindsa meets Governor
Chandigarh, July 27
The Union Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister, Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, met the Governor of Punjab, Justice Om Parkash Verma, at Raj Bhavan for an hour today. Though Mr Dhindsa said it was a “routine courtesy call”, tremendous significance is attached to his long meeting with Justice Verma.

Charges against Dutt to be probed: Hanspal
Jalandhar, July 27
The Punjab Congress chief, Mr H.S. Hanspal, today revealed that the party would conduct a thorough probe into allegations of corruption and forgery levelled against the Congress minister, Mr Ramesh Dutt Sharma.

Power thefts detected through consumer indexing
Amritsar, July 27
The Punjab State Electricity Board has detected a large-scale theft of power through consumer indexing. This was stated by Mr S.K. Anand, member distribution, while addressing a press conference here yesterday.

DC’s efforts to resolve ‘muth’ row fail
Gurdaspur, July 27
An effort of Mr KAP Sinha Deputy Commissioner to reconcile differences of two sections of Dinanagar Muth yesterday failed. Dinanagar Muth has eight educational institutions, schools, colleges and pharmacy.

Murder case: PMO writes to Chief Secy
Amritsar, July 27
The Prime Minister’s office has forwarded the case of murder of Naresh Mahajan, a Manager of the Oriental Bank of Commerce to the Chief Secretary, Punjab. This was informed by a letter from PMO to Mr Banarsi Dass Mahajan father of the deceased.

Six drowned in Sutlej
Nangal, July 27
Six persons of Barmula village, near here, were drowned in the Sutlej this evening. According to sources, some women and children had gone to the Sutlej to perform a ritual. After the ritual, they started taking bath in the river. In a sudden wave, many children and women swept away.

Sarpanch leads gherao of police station
Dera Bassi, July 27
Seeking the arrest of a political activist allegedly involved in a assault case, residents, including over 10 women, of Barauli village gheraoed the local police station for more than an hour this afternoon.

Residents of Barauli village stage a dharna in front of the Dera Bassi police station on Sunday.

Residents of Barauli village stage a dharna in front of the Dera Bassi police station


Hero Honda told to pay air fare
Ferozepore, July 27
The Ferozepore District Consumer Forum has directed Hero Honda Motors Limited to pay the air fare amount to a complainant, which was to be spent on his trip to watch the cricket World Cup match in South Africa in addition to Rs 2,000 as compensation and Rs 1,000 as litigation expenses.


BKU: substandard seeds in market
Anandpur Sahib, July 27
Private companies are supplying substandard seeds to farmers under the contract farming scheme of the Punjab Government. This was stated here on Friday by the state president of the Bharti Kisan Union, Mr Ajmer Singh Lakhowal.

BKU pleads cane growers’ cause
Bathinda, July 27
Mr Sukhdev Singh Kokri Kalan, general secretary, BKU (Ekta) has threatened to launch an agitation if the state government failed to make payment to the sugarcane growers in lieu of their crop purchased by various sugar mills being run by the state government.


Robbers loot petrol station
Phillaur, July 27
Unidentified armed robbers struck at a petrol station, said to be owned by the family of former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, near Mansoorpur Bhattian village on the Jalandhar-Ludhiana GT Road here past midnight last night and looted Rs 7,500, two gold chains and a ring from employees working there after locking them in a room.

7 held with 300 kg poppy husk
Bathinda, July 27
Continuing its campaign against drug peddlers, the district police has arrested seven persons, allegedly involved in the smuggling of narcotics and seized more than 300 kg of poppy husk from them.

6 travel agents booked
Hoshiarpur, July 27
The police has registered three cases against six travel agents, including two women, for allegedly duping innocent persons. On a complaint of Nirmal Singh of Sarhala Mundian, the Tanda police registered a case against Satinder Singh, his wife Usha Rani and Gurnam Singh of Kandhala Jattan.

Cop's chase of driver ends in death
Mansa, July 27
A Head Constable, Mr Amarjit Singh, posted with the Sales Tax Department, was killed on the spot when a truck (PB11C-1830) hit a police Gypsy (PB11E-1254) near Sardulgarh in the district yesterday.

Man commits suicide; wife critical
Kharar, July 27
Paramveer Singh, a resident of ward number 8, committed suicide here today by consuming an excess quantity of sleeping pills. His pregnant wife, Amarpreet Kaur, also consumed sleeping pills. She has been admitted to the PGI, Chandigarh. Her condition is reported to be serious.


Workshop on career counselling held
Sangrur, July 27
A workshop on career counselling was held at General Gurnam Singh Public School here yesterday. Dr P.K. Jain, Assistant Professor of management-cum-Chairman, Training and Placement, Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Longowal, and Mr Manoj Goyal, Senior Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering, SLIET, conducted the workshop.

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