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Congress vendetta unhealthy: Advani
Longowal, August 20
Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani today said the Congress in Punjab had set undemocratic precedent by adopting politics of vendetta against its political rivals and such a dangerous trend did not auger well for the people of Punjab and the country. 

Longowal’s kin given govt jobs
Longowal (Sangrur), August 20
Paying tributes to Sant Harchand Singh Longowal on his 18th death anniversary at a state-level “shradhanjali samaroh” organised here today, the prominent speakers, including Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, criticised the Akalis, especially Mr Parkash Singh Badal, for rejecting the “Rajiv-Longowal Accord” and observing the Sant’s death anniversary for political gains.

The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, greets Mrs Sham Kaur, a sister of the late Sant Harchand Singh Longowal The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, greets Mrs Sham Kaur, a sister of the late Sant Harchand Singh Longowal at the 18th death anniversary at Longowal on Wednesday. Also seen in the picture is Mrs Rajinder Kaur Bhattal. 
— Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan




Light and sound show on  Ranjit Singh
Maharaja Ranjit SinghChandigarh, August 20
After waiting for years to secure a place for Punjabi valour in the Parliament House of the country, the Punjabi community across India as also the world will now watch a special ceremony dedicated to the memory of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

Nation finally salutes Master Tara Singh
Tara SinghA
t last the nation is paying its tribute to the memory of one of the great freedom fighters, Master Tara Singh by adorning his portrait in the Central Hall of Parliament at the hands of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on August 21. Master Tara Singh was the leader of the Akali Dal and sole spokesman of the Sikhs. He had such an authority that his one word could seal the fate of millions of Hindus and Sikhs.

Prof detained for planning anti-DSP conference
Patiala, August 20
The police today dragged a Punjabi University Professor and six others, including a 16-year-old boy, to the CIA Interrogation Centre for gathering at a shop near the railway station to hold a press conference to expose the “misdeeds” of the local DSP.

Who are Sikh gurdwara judicial panel members?
Chandigarh, August 20
Six days after the Punjab and Haryana High Court held that the issuance of a notification by the Punjab Government on July 5 last year was to cause “interference in the administration of justice”, confusion prevails as to who constitute the Sikh Gurdwara Judicial Commission.

Keep subordinates on a leash, DGP to police officers
Chandigarh, August 20
Taking a serious view of the death of a Sub-Inspector under suspicious circumstances in Patiala last week, the Punjab Director-General of Police, Mr A.A Siddiqui, has issued instructions to all senior supervisory officers to exercise proper control over their subordinates.


Fair selections aim of PPSC, says Sangra
Chandigarh, August 20
A five-member committee comprising the Chairmen of various state public service commissions has been constituted to draft the model rules of procedures for commissions. The Punjab Public Service Commission Chairman, Lieut-Gen Surjeet Singh Sangra (retd), said here yesterday.

The Muktsar police seals six factories in the Malaot region of Punjab, making fake cold drinks and sodas.
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CM launches health scheme for villages
Patiala, August 20
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today launched the Rajiv Gandhi Pendu Jan Sehat Yojna under which 10 lakh latrines will be constructed in the state over the next three and a half years even as he said another scheme, “Ashirwad” would be introduced soon.

Heritage panel for Amritsar mooted
Amritsar, August 20
Thousands of heritage buildings facing neglect may get a facelift if a proposal mooted at the state-level to constitute a heritage committee for the holy city gets through.

Doctors for decision on allowance by August 25
Sangrur, August 20
The state unit of the Punjab Civil Medical Services Association has urged Punjab Health and family Welfare Minister R.C. Dogra to ensure a final decision on the non-practising allowance by the high-powered committee constituted for the review of the withdrawal by the government by August 25.

Protest saves old building
Patiala, August 20
Local residents held a protest here today to save an old building from demolition. Made of small bricks and lime, the building was constructed by Maharaja Karam Singh of Phulkian state on the bank of the Rajindra Lake.

Probe into non-payment of salary to handicapped
Faridkot, August 20
The Deputy Commissioner here, Mr Hussan Lal, has ordered a probe into the alleged non-payment of salary for the past several months to a handicapped, Dalit safai karamchari, Dogar Singh, of the local nagar council. He has deputed Mr Ajmer Singh, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development), to hold an inquiry into the matter and file a report within a week.

Ministerial staff to wear black badges
Bathinda, August 20
Mr Gurjant Singh Grewal, president, Punjab State Ministerial Services Union, Bathinda district unit, yesterday said that members of the union would wear black badges from August 24 to August 31 to press the authorities concerned to accept their long-pending demands and implement those which had already been accepted by the state government.

Youth killed as gun goes off
Moga, August 20

A 22-year-old man was killed as a bullet went off “accidentally” from a .12 bore gun of a local man, the police said today.


Farmers plan statewide stir
Chandigarh, August 20
Six farmers’ organisations of Punjab have decided to launch a statewide agitation against the “anti-farmer” policies of the state government. Mass conferences are scheduled to be held at Patiala, Ferozepore and Bathinda later this month to mobilise farmers.

Rice millers evading market fee
Mansa, August 20
Rice millers of the district are making money by purchasing ‘sathhi’ paddy from grain markets of the adjoining Haryana. ‘Sathhi’ paddy ripens within 60 days of its cultivation.


2 held for making contaminated distilled water
Muktsar, August 20

The Malout police, led by DSP Gurmit Singh, today raided the houses of two persons in Krishna Colony in the district and found contaminated and spurious distilled water being manufactured and supplied under different labels and brands.

209 kg poppy husk, 1 kg opium seized
Bathinda, August 20
Under the campaign launched against anti-social elements, the district police has arrested 16 persons for allegedly smuggling narcotics, including poppy husk and opium.

2 youths flee from police custody
Jalandhar, August 20

Two youths, arrested by the police in a case four days ago, fled from police custody while being brought back to the Goraya police station after attending a court hearing in Nakodar on Tuesday.


Talwandi Sabo centre to have engineering college
Patiala, August 20
Months after establishing an engineering college on its campus here, Punjabi University has decided to start another engineering college at Guru Kashi Regional Centre in Talwandi Sabo in Bathinda district.

Boy hostelers being favoured, say girls
Patiala, August 20
Girl hostelers of Punjabi University have alleged that the management is biased towards them as facilities given to them are inadequate as compared to those provided in boys hostels.

Varsity to fill vacant seats till August 29
Amritsar, August 20
Guru Nanak Dev University has decided to fill vacant seats in various courses till August 29 with a late fee of Rs 1,000 with the approval of the Vice-Chancellor.

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