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NDA destabilising Cong govts, says CM
Payal (Ludhiana), August 31
The Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today accused the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government at the Centre of attempting to destabilise Congress governments all over the country. 

Tributes paid to Beant Singh

Ludhiana, August 31
It was more of politics and less of Beant Singh at the state-level function organised here to commemorate the eighth death anniversary of the late Chief Minister.

Family of Beant’s aide sore with govt
Centre not recognising Beant’s sacrifice: CM

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh pays floral tribute to former Chief Minister Beant Singh
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh pays floral tribute to former Chief Minister Beant Singh on his the 8th Death Anniversary in Chandigarh on Sunday. — PTI photo

Punjab Ratan Award for Amarinder
Chandigarh, August 31
Punjab Governor Justice O. P. Verma (retd) honours Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh with the Punjab Rattan AwardThe All-India Conference of Intellectuals today conferred the Punjab Ratan award on the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, and State Intellectual Honour on 13 leading personalities of the state.
Punjab Governor Justice O. P. Verma (retd) honours Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh with the Punjab Rattan Award at the All-India Conference of Intellectuals at CSIO, Chandigarh, on Sunday.
— A Tribune photograph




Punjab slips on reforms path
Chandigarh, August 31
Punjab is deflecting from its own reforms path. A perusal of the decisions taken by the Amarinder Singh Government in the past 20 months reveals that there is not even a symbolic gesture of austerity on the part of the political executive or the bureaucracy despite fiscal stress. 

Regional cooperation lacking, says CRRID report
Amritsar, August 31
The Punjab Development Report complied by the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development and presented to the Planning Commission of India through its core committee was put up for broad discussions with eminent academicians and experts of Guru Nanak Dev University

Solar energy may power Punjab
Bathinda, August 31
Punjab Energy Development Agency has started talks with the SASADA International, a US-based company to set up magnetic energy plants in Punjab to generate power at cheaper rates and strengthen solar energy network in the state.

Bir Devinder to mediate to end varsity impasse
Patiala, August 31
Punjab Deputy Speaker Bir Devinder Singh said today that he had been appointed as a mediator by the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to resolve the impasse following the refusal of students to leave the Punjabi University campus despite suspension of teaching work and locking up of the hostels.


BJP vows to oust Amarinder govt
Jalandhar, August 31
Daring the Congress government to arrest him and Union Minister Vinod Khanna in an alleged false case registered against them by the Gurdaspur police on August 20, the Punjab BJP chief, Mr Brij Lal Rinwa, today announced to wage a battle to oust the state government from power by holding a massive protest rally at Naushera Pattan on Tuesday against its “repressive” policies.

BJP disagrees with survey
Jalandhar, August 31

The Punjab BJP has disagreed with a recent magazine survey which adjudged the Punjab Chef Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, as the second most popular Chief Minister in the country.

Lok Bhalai Party to contest 6 seats
Moga, August 31

The Lok Bhalai Party will contest six Lok Sabha seats in Punjab, including Ludhiana, Patiala, Sangrur, Faridkot, Bathinda and Tarn Taran, party president Balwant Singh Ramoowalia has said.


Akal Takht to take up Kaunke case
Amritsar, August 31
The Sikh clergy has decided to discuss the case of ‘elimination’ of Bhai Gurdev Singh Kaunke, former Jathedar of Akal Takht, at its forthcoming meeting to be held here on September 4.

Alert in Pathankot after Delhi arms haul
Pathankot, August 31
The Pathankot police today tightened security in and around the town following recovery of a huge cache of arms from a truck by the Delhi police and increased activities of Jaish-e-Mohammad in various parts of the country.

Kewal Krishan, a security guard with the MBD group, who has become popular for his 15.7-inch moustache
Kewal Krishan, a security guard with the MBD group, who has become popular for his 15.7-inch moustache, in Jalandhar on Sunday. — PTI

Govt land sold for a song
Pathankot, August 31
The Irrigation and Revenue Department here are under cloud for allegedly flouting rules and regulations laid down for the sale of land belonging to the irrigation Department.

Youth tell leaders to shun cheap politics
Faridkot, August 31
A week-long national integration camp organised by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports concluded here yesterday. 

12,500 villages to get uninterrupted power supply
Ferozepore, August 31
The Punjab Government has embarked upon a Rs 100 crore scheme to provide uninterrupted power supply to 12,500 villages of the state. This was stated by Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi, MLA, Guruharsahai and Political Secretary to the Chief Minister, while talking to the mediapersons here yesterday.

Honesty award for Chief Engineer
Faridkot, August 31
The management committee of Gurdwara Godri Sahib and Baba Farid Society, Faridkot, has decided to give the Baba Farid Award for honesty this year to Mr Padamjit Singh, Chief Engineer (System Operation), Punjab State Electricity Board, for his efforts in improving power supply in the state.

Romana sues Giani Iqbal Singh for defamation
Amritsar, August 31
Veteran Akali Leader Mohinder Singh Romana today said he continued to be president of the Takht Patna Sahib Management Committee and nobody had the right to remove him before the completion of his term.

22 names struck off ‘black list’ of Sikhs
Jalandhar, August 31
The Rajya Sabha MP and senior BJP leader, Ms Gurcharan Kaur, today said the Union Home Ministry had reviewed the ‘black list’ of Sikhs living abroad made during the days of terrorism in the state.

Murder probe slow, laments mother
Amritsar, August 31
Mrs Shanti Devi, mother of Naresh Mahajan, a Manager of the Oriental Bank of Commerce, who was murdered in mysterious circumstances in 1998, has requested the Director of the CBI to appoint one investigating officer to probe the case.

Aggarwal Sabha convention on Sept 21
Bathinda, August 31
The Aggarwal Sabha, Punjab, has decided to hold its state-level convention at Goniana Mandi in the district on September 21.


Youth ‘freed’ from police custody
Malerkotla, August 31
On the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Mr H.C. Malik, Warrant Officer, raided the city police station here late last night and reportedly got Mohammad Aslam released from there.

Watchman gets 10-year jail
Ludhiana, August 31
Mr A.S. Kathuria, the judge of fast track court, has sentenced a watchman, Karan Bahadur, to undergo 10 years’ imprisonment on the charge of causing death of Man Bhadur in November, 2001. 


Kisan Mela on Sept 19
Bathinda, August 31
A Regional Kisan Mela will be organised by Punjab Agricultural University at its Regional Station in Bathinda on September 19. Quality seed of different varieties of Rabi crop and vegetables will be distributed among farmers at the mela,” Dr Dulcha Singh Brar, Director of the Regional Station, said here.

BKU threatens stir on cane arrears
Ludhiana, August 31
The Bharti Kisan Union, Punjab, today demanded that the government should ensure that the payment of sugarcane arrears was made to farmers by sugar mills before September 8.


Couple charged with supplying fake passports
Kapurthala, August 31
The Bholath police has registered a case of fraud under Sections 420 and 406 of the IPC against Paramjit Singh Sandhu and his wife, Harbhajan Kaur, travel agents of Maqsoodan Mohalla in Jalandhar.

Husband arrested in dowry death case
Jalandhar, August 31
The police has arrested the husband and the mother-in-law of Paramjit Kaur, who was allegedly forced to commit suicide. According to the police, the arrested were identified as Manjit Singh and his mother Rajinder Kaur.

Ex-head constable, wife found murdered
Amritsar, August 31
Retired head constable Mohinder Singh and his wife Dalip Kaur, both in their sixties, were found murdered in their house today. The couple stayed separately some distance away from the house of their son Gurpreet and his family in the Devi Nagar colony, Fatehgarh Churian road.

5 arrested for immoral activities
Kapurthala, August 31

The CIA police on Friday arrested three women and two young men from their hideout near Dhaliwal octroi post on the Kapurthala-Jalandhar road on the charge of their involvement in immoral activities.

Nephew booked for fraud
Kapurthala, August 31
The Bholath police has registered a case of fraud against Jaswinder Singh of Ramgarh village for mortgaging the share of land of his uncle Raj Kanwar Singh with a bank.

8 robbers arrested
Phagwara, August 31
The police has arrested eight robbers, including their kingpin Satnam Singh. A presssnote by SP Harmanbir Singh Gill last night gave the names of those arrested as Satnam Singh, Davinder Singh of Mansa Devi Nagar, Hardeep Singh, alias Sodhi, alias Harjit Singh of Raipur Pharala, Akshay Kumar, Gurmel Ram, alias Gela, Sheetal, Ajit Giri, alias Rocha, all of Mansa Devi Nagar, and Nishan Singh of Bahua village.


Vedanti urged to unite Sikh students
Amritsar, August 31
The All-India Sikh Students Federation, led by Mr Manjit Singh Bhoma, has appealed to the Jathedar of Akal Takht to give a call for unity to all Sikh students’ bodies. In a letter, the federation chief stated that after the unity between the Badal and Tohra factions of the Akali Dal, efforts should be made to bring the Sikh students' federations together.

Students apprised of Army jobs
Amritsar, August 31
As many as 50 students of the Modern College for Women, Dhuri, were briefed by Capt Rashmi Choudhry about the opportunities in the Army for women and the qualifications and other requirements for the jobs. She also explained the benefits and perks attached with the Army jobs.

Recruitment of teachers in September
Gurdaspur, August 31
Mr Kaushal Bahl, Education Minister, while talking to this correspondent today said 2,010 ETT Teachers would be recruited in September. He said that 170 classical and vernacular teachers, 1,600 JBT teachers and 94 lecturers would be promoted to the senior scale, master cadre and headmaster cadre, respectively.Top

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