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Punjab ignored in interim Budget: Mann
Simranjit Singh Mann
Jalandhar, February 3
President of the SAD (Amritsar) and MP Simranjit Singh Mann today criticised the BJP government at the Centre for ignoring interests of Punjab while presenting interim Budget in the Lok Sabha.

Mann presents memorandum on turban issue
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Turban ban issue raised in Lok Sabha

Gang working against me, alleges Daler
Patiala, February 3
A new angle has been added to the human trafficking case registered against pop singer Daler Mehndi, with the singer claiming that the use of one advocate by both complainants in the case as well as former Patiala Senior Superintendent of Police Paramraj Singh Umranangal and DSP Rajinderpal Singh Anand indicates that a gang has been working against him.

Daler comes out of a Patiala court on Tuesday

Daler comes out of a Patiala court on Tuesday. ó Photo by Rajesh Sachar

Health insurance scheme for farmers soon
Chandigarh, February 3
The Department of Cooperation, Punjab, will soon launch a comprehensive health insurance scheme for over 10 lakh farming families in the state. It will enable them to avail of quality medical treatment free of cost up to Rs 2 lakh in the listed hospitals and reputed health institutions.



 

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Probe against former BJP ministers soon, says CM
Chamkaur Sahib (Ropar), February 3
The Punjab Government would soon initiate investigation into the alleged corruption charges levelled against the former BJP ministers in the Badalís government. The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, said this while talking to newsmen here today.

Sangrur seat most sought after
Chandigarh, February 3
For leaders of various political parties, Sangrur has become a most sought after constituency. Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, a senior Akali leader, has already started campaign in the constituency.

DIGís office may shift from Faridkot to city
Bathinda, February 3
The Punjab Police is contemplating on changing the locations of offices of various senior functionaries of the police for better management.

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POLITICS

Gujral's son hints at joining SAD
Jalandhar, February 3
The stage is all set for a high profile contest at Jalandhar parliamentary seat, otherwise known for favouring Congress candidates in the past, as Mr Naresh Gujral, a son of former Prime Minister, Mr Inder Kumar Gujral, today hinted at joining the party led by a former Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, soon.

Unified AISSF to contest elections
Chandigarh, February 3
Various factions of the All-India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) today announced their decision to float a political party and put up candidates in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. Addressing a joint press conference here, federation leaders Sarbjit Singh Sohal and Bhagwan Singh alleged that Akali leader Parkash Singh Badal had made the AISSF boycott the elections in 1992. This was a big mistake, they added.


AISSF leaders Sarbjit Singh Sohal (left) and Bhagwan Singh address a press conference in Chandigarh on Tuesday. ó A Tribune photograph

AISSF leaders Sarbjit Singh Sohal and Bhagwan Singh address a press conference in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

COMMUNITY

SGPC secy may be removed today
Amritsar, February 3
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee is likely to terminate the services of Mr Harbeant Singh, its suspended secretary tomorrow, it was reliably learnt here today.

5 die in bus-jeep collision
Abohar, February 3
Five occupants of a jeep were killed and three others injured when a private bus hit the vehicle outside a sugarcane factory on the Hanumangarh road yesterday.

5 victims of train mishap cremated
Phagwara, February 3
Out of the five persons killed in the rail accident here yesterday, four were cremated amid heart-rending scenes.

Ex-ministerís grandson dies in mishap
Sangrur, February 3
Devinder Kumar, alias Ishwar (38), a grandson of former Punjab Minister late Bhagwan Dass (Jaito wale), was killed on the spot while five others were injured when the Qualis, in which they were travelling, collided head on with a military vehicle near Mastuana Sahib, 5 km from here today. The occupants of the Qualis were going to Karnal from Jaito.

Release arrears, demand pensioners
Bathinda, February 3
The Punjab State Recognised and Government Aided School Pensioners Association, Bathinda, today accused the state government of discriminating with those teachers, who had retired from government-aided schools regarding payment of allowances.

Release of temple design creates controversy
Amritsar, February 3
The release of a picture of model of a temple to be constructed in the premises of the ancient Ram Tirath Temple has courted controversy. The picture was released by Mr Om Parkash Gabbar, Deputy Mayor, who is also head of the Bhagwan Balmiki Ashram Dhuna Sahib Association at a press conference here today.

Demonstration by truck operators
Sangrur, February 3
Truck operators representing various truck unions of the district today demonstrated in front of the residence of local MLA, Arvind Khanna, and held a rally in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner here in protest against alleged forced ousting of local truck union from the truck union complex and sacrilege units taking possession of the land by the administration some days ago.

Protest against water tariff hike
Nangal (Ropar), February 3
Residents of Nangal today protested against hike in water and sewerage charges effected by the Punjab government.

COURTS

HIGH COURT
Institute directed to admit student

Chandigarh, February 3
Allowing a petition filed by a Chandigarh-based Scheduled Caste candidate, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed Dr B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology at Jalandhar to admit the student to first year of Bachelor of Technology.

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CRIME

MD of private company held in fraud case
Amritsar, February 3
The district police has nabbed Suresh Agarwal, Managing Director, Kanwar Vijay Food Private Limited, Surat (Gujarat), for allegedly defrauding Ajay Kumar of Jackshan Laboratories, M/s Subh Lazmi Enterprises. He has been remanded in police custody till February 11.

The scene of the robbery in a television shop in Patiala
The scene of the robbery in a television shop in Patiala on Tuesday. ó Photo by Rajesh Sachar.

Eunuch, 3 others held in murder case
Jalandhar, February 3
The district police today succeeded in solving a murder case with the arrest of four persons, including an eunuch.

15-yr-old raped
Hoshiarpur, February 3
A 15-year-old student of class X was allegedly raped by truck driver and a shopkeeper.

Man booked for will tampering
Bathinda, February 3
A criminal case has been registered against Jeet Singh, former Reader of a Mansa court, in the city police station for his alleged involvement in tampering with a document annexed in the file of a litigant, Ms Chitan Kaur, who had filed a civil suit in the Mansa court in connection with a property dispute about seven years ago.

EDUCATION

Scholarship scheme in Guruís name
Chandigarh, February 3
To commemorate the 500th Parkash Utsav of Guru Angad Dev this year, the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today announced the institution of a merit scholarship scheme in his name for students belonging to the economically weaker sections. The scheme envisages annual scholarships of Rs 10,000 and Rs 15,000 to each Dalit student who passes classes X and XII, respectively, with 60 per cent or more marks.

Education Ministerís effigy burnt
Moga, February 3
About 3000 unemployed elementary teachers from Moga, Ferozepore and Jagraon police districts today blocked traffic at the Moga-Subedar Joginder Singh Chowk here for about half an hour and later burnt an effigy of Punjab Education Minister Khushal Behal.



Unemployed elementary teachers protest against the state Education Minister in Patiala on Tuesday.

Unemployed elementary teachers protest against the state Education Minister in Patiala

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