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68 freedom fighters honoured
Chandigarh, September 23
A portrait of legendary revolutionary Shaheed Udham Singh was installed in the Vidhan Sabha gallery during the ‘Samman Samaroh’ function held here today. Floral tributes were paid by the Speaker, the Deputy Speaker and several ministers and MLAs after the portrait was unveiled by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

Punjab Speaker Kewal Krishan presents a memento to 92-year-old Ranbir Singh Hooda Punjab Speaker Kewal Krishan (second from right) presents a memento to 92-year-old Ranbir Singh Hooda, father of Leader of the Opposition in Haryana Bhupinder Singh Hooda ( extreme left), at the Punjab Vidhan Sabha in Chandigarh on Tuesday. 
— A Tribune photograph

SAD not to move trust motion
Punjab Assembly session begins today
Chandigarh, September 23
The Shiromani Akali Dal Legislature Party today decided not to move a “‘no-confidence motion” against the Congress Government in the two-day Punjab Vidhan Sabha session which commences here tomorrow afternoon. Instead, it will submit an “adjournment motion” on corruption and law and order.

Serve summons on CM in Vidhan Sabha,
says HC
Chandigarh, September 22
Acting on an application moved by former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in a defamation case filed by him, a local court today ordered to serve summons on Chief Minister of Punjab Capt Amarinder Singh in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha or in the Civil Secretariat.




Decks cleared for Khanna as Punjab BJP chief
Chandigarh, September 23
Decks have almost been cleared for the election of Mr Avinash Rai Khanna as President of the Punjab unit of the BJP. He is a party MLA from Garhshankar. The election of the President is to be held on September 28 and nomination for it would be filed on September 27.

 Raj Babbar Raj Babbar announces film on Maharaja Ranjit Singh
Chandigarh, September 23
The love of the soil and stories of its soldiers are tugging at him again. And Raj Babbar is more than just paying attention. He is making it a movie, “The Land of The Five Rivers: Maharaja Ranjit Singh”.

PTU stops admissions to online campus programme
Jalandhar, September 23
To improve the “Academic Credibility” and due to “shortcomings”, the Punjab Technical University has stopped admission to various courses run under Online Virtual Campus programme.

Wife alleges bigamy
Writes to Sonia for intervention
Chandigarh, September 23
Within few months of his appointment as Moga District Congress chief, Tara Singh Sandhu is facing allegations of bigamy from his wife, Kanwaljit Kaur, who has taken the matter to AICC President Sonia Gandhi, seeking immediate intervention and probe.


17 fresh cases of dengue reported
Batala, September 23
Dengue fever continued to spread here for the third week, with 17 fresh cases reported today. These cases were reported a day after Punjab Health Minister R.C. Dogra and his Deputy Ashwini Sekhri, a local resident, took stock of the dengue in this industrial town of 1,50,000 population.

CM for fresh talks on Bathinda oil refinery
Chandigarh, September 23
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today said that the Central Government would have to talk afresh with the Punjab Government regarding the terms and conditions of setting up the Bathinda oil refinery.

Baba Farid Aagman Purb concludes
Faridkot, September 23
Over 50,000 men, women, children and representatives of various social and religious organisations, besides Mr Hussan Lal, Deputy Commissioner, and other district officers, paid obeisance at Gurdwara Godri Sahib, 4 km from here on the outskirts of the town, on the concluding day of celebrations of the Sufi saint Baba Sheikh Farid Aagman Purb, which started here on September 15.

Sanjhi festival being revived
Patiala, September 23
Sanjhi, a day for rituals, prayers and celebration which unfortunately most of the urban people have not even heard off, is celebrated in October. Sanjhi is the name given to the images of the Mother Goddess designed by rural women of Punjab and Haryana during Navratras.

Civil Hospital lacks post-mortem facilities
Dera Bassi, September 23
Even after being awarded the status of a sub-division, residents of this town lack facilities like those for conducting post-mortem examinations in local civil hospital. Despite repeated reminders over the past five years, the governments have failed to take note of the increasing number of accidents in and around Dera Bassi.

Scheme for village pond launched
Ropar, September 23
Duckweed technology was launched at Sidhwan village here today. The project, under the aegis of the Punjab Council for Science and Technology, seeks to divide the village pond into two parts. Mr N. S. Tiwana, Executive Director of the council, said initially the waste water coming to the pond would be kept in a sedimentation tank.

Benefits of contraceptives as therapeutic device stressed
Patiala, September 23
The 15th annual conference of the Patiala Obstetrics and Gynaecology Association on Sunday saw noted gynaecologist and Padma Shree — Dr Sheila Mehra — talk on the benefits of women contraceptives as a therapeutic device.

Youth found dead in hotel room
Patiala, September 23
The body of a youth was found in a room of Surya hotel situated near the bus stand in mysterious circumstances. According to officials, the hotel authorities called the police around 3 pm today after they failed to get any response from inside the room despite repeated knocking at the door. The room had been hired by Raj Kumar of Patran yesterday.

Homoeopathy practitioners’ plea to CM
Patiala, September 23
Members of the Central Council of Homoeopathy today appealed the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to ensure that those who could not get themselves registered with the Council of Homoeopathic System of Medicine, Punjab and Chandigarh area, be given another chance to do so.

100 shops being raised illegally
Amritsar, September 23
About 100 shops are allegedly being raised illegally in the industrial area of Chheharta. A lane is being constructed to allow easy access to the shops from GT Road. The shops are being constructed without any sanction plan.

Cultural programme organised
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 23
The Youth Club in association with the District Cultural Society organised a mega cultural programme at Amloh on Saturday night. Mr Sadhu Singh, MLA, was the chief guest, while Mr S.K Ahluwalia, Deputy Commissioner ‘cum’ Chairman of the District Cultural Society, presided over the function.


Order on effluent treatment plant
Chandigarh, September 23
Taking up a petition filed by the Punjab Leather Federation and other petitioners regarding the setting up of common effluent treatment plants, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has ordered Jalandhar’s District Judge to carry out an inspection and submit a factual report in the matter.

Police remand for two cops
Hoshiarpur, September 23
The Vigilance Bureau produced Sub-Inspector Karamvir Singh, Additional Station House Officer, and head constable Avtar Singh before Mr K.S. Cheema, Chief Judicial Magistrate, here today who remanded them in police custody up to September 25.

HC notice  to govt on old-age pension
Amritsar, September 23
The Punjab and Haryana High court has issued a notice to the state government regarding public interest litigation filed by Ms Laxmi Kanta Chawla, former BJP MLA, about the non-payment of old-age pension for the past few years.


Arrangements for procurement of paddy
Bathinda, September 23
The district administration has made arrangements for the procurement of paddy in all 104 mandis in the district.


Travel agents booked
Bathinda, September 23
In its campaign against unscrupulous travel agents, three criminal cases have been registered in the past four days. Mr Ishwar Singh, SSP, in a press note issued here today, said a case under Section 420 of the IPC was registered against Raman Kandhari, Managing Director, 3 ARP Company, Patiala; Narang, driver of the company, and other staff members on a complaint of Ms Saranjit Kaur, a resident of Burj Kahan Singh Wala village in the district.

3 killed in accident
Batala, September 23
Three persons died when the car in which they were travelling met with an accident at Udhowal village, 10 km from here, on the Batala-Gurdaspur road this morning, according to Mr Ram Singh, chief of Batala police district.

Shopkeeper damages neighbouring shops
Fatehgarh Sahib,  September 23
The police has registered a case against Mohinder Pal Singh, a shopkeeper of Akali Market Sirhind, his son and four of his employees under Sections 427, 379, 506, 148 and 149 of the IPC for causing damage to neighboring shops. Two of his employees have been arrested, while other accused are still at large.

Death of woman: case after 6 months
Amritsar, September 23
On the directions of Punjab and Haryana High Court the Ajnala police station under the Majitha police district today registered a case of murder against in-laws of Gurmit Kaur who was allegedly poisoned to death in March this year.

4 financiers arrested
Amritsar, September 23
The district police yesterday busted a five-member inter-state gang which used to first finance two or four wheelers and then sell these in other states after conniving with bank and transport officials. The police has arrested four persons.

Man rapes relative
Bathinda, September 23
Gurdev Singh, a resident of Harraipur village in the district allegedly raped his close relative for several days by keeping her in his house on the pretext of taking her on a pilgrimage.


Students hold victory rallies
Patiala, September 23
Five suspended student leaders and seven former students of the university who had been barred from entering Punjabi University, today entered the campus amidst celebrations. They were garlanded and laddoos were distributed among the students.

Engineers should become entrepreneurs, says Prof
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 23
“Entrepreneurs are not afraid of implementing WTO, regime but are wary of the Government industrial policy which changed very frequently. One day they apply Exim policy other day it is VAT so it is highly unpredictable” said Mr Alok Saini, Director, Kad Group of Industries, Patiala, while presiding over the inaugural function of one week training programme on entrepreneurship development organised by the Technical Teachers’ Training Institute, Chandigarh, held at Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib.

Salaries not paid in 120 colleges
Phagwara, September 23
Member of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union today flayed the indifference of the government regarding the non-payment of salaries to staff of non-government colleges.


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