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State to have new Chief Secretary, police chief
It’s like home coming: Gill
Punjabis have great potential: Kashyap
Chandigarh, July 30
Punjab will have a new Chief Secretary in Mr Jai Singh Gill and a new Director-General of Police in Mr A.A. Siddiqui on August 1. The two will take over from Mr Rajan Kashyap and Mr M.S. Bhullar, respectively.

Nakai’s house searched
Akalis burn Amarinder’s effigy
Rampura Phul (Bathinda), July 30
Punjab Vigilance Bureau officials search the house of Akali MLA Jagdeep Singh Nakai Punjab Vigilance Bureau officials failed to find anything incriminating in the house of Akali MLA Jagdeep Singh Nakai here today.
Punjab Vigilance Bureau officials search the house of Akali MLA Jagdeep Singh Nakai, at Rampura Phul on Wednesday. — Tribune photo Kulbir Beera

Randhawa framed, says rights body chief
Patiala, July 30
The Punjab Human Rights Organisation chief, Justice (retd) Ajit Singh Bains, today claimed that its activist and Deputy Chairman Kirpal Singh Randhawa had been framed in a rape case to ensure he did not testify as a witness in the Jaswant Singh Khalra disappearance case.

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The pending Galiara Yojna kick started once again with the demolition of Mochi bazaar
The pending Galiara Yojna kick started once again with the demolition of Mochi bazaar to make way for a road around the Golden Temple, in Amritsar on Wednesday. The project restarted after seven years. — Photo Rajiv Sharma

Fee revised in private medical, dental colleges
Chandigarh, July 30
While the Punjab Government has revised the fee structure in private medical and the dental colleges, it has directed the Director, Research and Medical Education to submit a report by tomorrow regarding the status of admissions to be made against the management quota seats in the two SGPC-run medical and dental colleges at Amritsar.

Doctors reject government offer on allowance
Chandigarh, July 30
Members of the Punjab Civil Medical Service Association today rejected the offer of the government of not seeking any share from their private practice and sought support from patients in continuing their agitation in support of their demand for revival of non-practising allowance.

Minister backs VC, says varsity is autonomous body
Patiala, July 30
The Minister for Higher Education, Punjab, Mr Harnam Das Johar, today took sides with the Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor, Mr Swarn Singh Boparai, by claiming that the university was an autonomous body.

Pay Rs 2,000, secure provisional admission
Amritsar, July 30
Even as colleges in the city are willing to give concessions to attract meritorious students to their colleges, some other have allegedly resorted to “provisional admissions” to secure college seats for commerce, medical and non-medical streams.

Search report of Badal’s property submitted in court
Kharar, July 30
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau today presented search report of properties of Mr Parkash Singh Badal and his family in a court here. The court on July 19 extended the validity of search warrants till July 30.


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Tohra back at the centrestage of Sikh politics
This time he owes it to his former foe, Badal
ANY in Punjab have watched Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra’s re-election as the President of the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) with a distinct sense of déjà vu.

Reorganisation of party soon: Badal
Barnala, July 30
The reorganisation of the Shiromani Akali Dal will take place within two months. This was stated by Mr Parkash Singh Badal, former Punjab Chief Minister, here today while talking to mediapersons at the Barnala residence of Mr Surjit Singh Barnala, Governor, Andhra Pradesh.


Where sewage is annual feature
Bathinda, July 30
DAV College is facing a number of problems due to sewage, which has been flowing into its campus for the past many days. The sewage, which accumulates during rains, has now become an annual feature and the management is finding it difficult to keep the campus clean.

Udham Singh’s death certificate placed in museum
Chandigarh, July 30
The colour of the ink of Independence is red — blood red. A large number of freedom fighters were killed mercilessly by the erstwhile British rulers. But the national chroniclers woke up much later to the need of putting together a credible list of heroes and martyrs.

Protest rally by Punjab Recorders staff
SAS Nagar, July 30
Four women employees of Punjab Recorders Limited here today joined the relay fast started by the Punjab Recorders Workers Union on July 23. Stating that they are facing starvation, the workers alleged that they had not been paid salaries for over eight months. 

A student weaves with an 'Ambar Charkha' at the inauguration of the Design and Technology Complex
A student weaves with an 'Ambar Charkha' at the inauguration of the Design and Technology Complex, in Amritsar on Wednesday. — PTI

Sans water since four days
Patiala, July 30
Residents of old Bishan Nagar have appealed to the Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, to restore water supply in the area which has been without water for the past four days.

Symposium on female foeticide
Patiala, July 30
The local branch of the Indian Medical Association organised a symposium on the PNDT Act and female foeticide at Government Medical College here today.

Central plan to rehabilitate ex-servicemen
Faridkot, July 30
The Central Government has formulated a comprehensive plan for the rehabilitation of ex-servicemen. Under the plan various facilities like one-rank-one-pension, free medical facilities irrespective of any disease, more concessions to generate better sources of income besides right to proxy vote to the serving soldiers would be given.

Bravery award for Dilbagh Singh
Chandigarh, July 30
The Punjab Government has decided to give the state bravery award to Mr Dilbagh Singh of Talwara Majra Barmla village (Nangal) for saving 10 persons of his village from drowning on July 27, an official press note said here today.

15 hurt in roof collapse
Sangrur, July 30
At least 15 persons, mostly women, were injured when the roof of a building collapsed in Ilwal village, about 8 km from here, last night. 

35 head of cattle die in roof collapse
Jalandhar, July 30
About 35 head of cattle, mainly buffaloes and cows, were killed while three received serious injuries as the roof of a dairy collapsed in Siddharth Nagar area today.


Bribery case
Chandigarh, July 30
Taking up a petition seeking protection filed by Gurvinder Singh Samra — complainant in a bribery case registered against two judicial officers — a Division Bench of the high court today asked the Central Bureau of Investigation to specify in writing the threat perception to the petitioner's life.


DC for proper utilisation of grants
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 30
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K. Ahluwalia, today said he would ensure proper utilisation of grants in the district so that overall development of the villages could be made in real manner.


Abductors’ gang busted, 3 held
Gurdaspur, July 30
The police has claimed to have busted a gang of kidnappers active in this district and arrested three of its members. Mr RPS Brar, SSP, in a press release today identified the accused as Neeta, Champa Rani and Kailash Kohli all residents of Pathankot.


Class XII (supplementary) exam results out
SAS Nagar, July 30
The Punjab School Education Board has declared the results of Class XII, science and commerce group supplementary examinations, held on July 20. The result gazettes are available at the various board centres and book depots in the districts. The results are also available on the Internet at and

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