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SAD manifesto in first week of April
Bhagta Bhai Ka (Bathinda), March 28
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) manifesto committee will discuss and approve the SAD manifesto for the coming Parliamentary elections on April 2.

A SAD election rally in progress at Bhagta Bahi Ka in Bathinda
A SAD election rally in progress at Bhagta Bahi Ka in Bathinda on Sunday. 
— A Tribune photograph

Maluka stays away from SAD rally

Rahul, Priyanka to campaign in state
Patiala, March 28
All-India Youth Congress general secretary Jagat Singh said on Friday that Priyanka and Rahul Gandhi would address rallies organised by the party youth wing in Punjab during the forthcoming parliamentary elections.

Punjab police to nab 9 Haryana cops
Gurdaspur, March 28
As the Additional Sessions Judge, Mr Chaman Dass Gupta, has rejected the anticipatory bail applications of nine police officials of Haryana, including a DSP (GRP), Railway, Haryana, for allegedly kidnapping Dalit Youth, Harbans Singh from his native village Dadwan in this district and torturing him, the Gurdaspur police is likely to send a team to arrest the policemen.




26 Pak lawyers arrive in India
Wagah, March 28
The 26-member lawyers delegation that arrived here today did not say anything on legal matters relating either to their home country or India.

Running from pillar to post for promised land
Chandigarh, March 28
Twentyseven years after a resident of Banur (Patiala), Balwant Kaur, lost her husband during the 1971 Indo-Pak war, she is still running from pillar to post to get possession of land promised to her by the Punjab Government.

Distribution of new question papers on March 30, 31
Tarn Taran, March 28
Question papers for class X and plus two examinations for which were cancelled due to leakage of question papers will now be distributed on March 30 and 31 in Amritsar district. The superintendents of the examination centre concerned have been instructed to collect the papers.


Kar sevaks facilitate the movement of devotees, especially the aged, women and children, by making a ‘human path’ in the de-silted sarovar of the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Sunday.
Kar sevaks facilitate the movement of devotees, especially the aged, women and children, by making a ‘human path’ in the de-silted sarovar of the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Sunday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma

Traders decry Railway’s parcel policy
Jalalabad, March 28
The local traders are up in arms against the rationalising of parcel policy by the Northern Railways. The Northern Railways vide its circular dated March 5, 2004 has stopped the booking and carriage of parcels involving unloading and reloading of parcels during transit except in Mail/ Express trains where the halt is for more than five minutes or more.

One rank one pension sought
Jalandhar, March 28
The Punjab chapter of the Indian Services league has urged the Central Government to implement “one rank one pension” scheme to honour its commitment in this regard.

2 women killed, 7 hurt in accident
Fazilka, March 28
Two married women were killed while seven others, including two children injured in an accident on a link road between Kamalwala village and Katehra village, 20 km from here today afternoon.


Rakesh Gupta elected chief of Bar body 
Patiala, March 28
Mr Rakesh Gupta was elected as president of the District Bar Association while Mr Ravindra Nath Kaushal was elected for the post of vice-president at the annual election of the association held here yesterday.


Additional Advocate-General Dhillon quits
Dera Bassi, March 28
The Additional Advocate-General, Punjab, Mr Deepinder Singh Dhillon, today resigned from his post to actively campaign for Ms Preneet Kaur.


3 travel agents booked for cheating
Phagwara, March 28
The police has registered a case against three travel agents, including a couple, for cheating four persons of rupees 28.3 lakh, it was learnt here on Friday evening. The travel agents are Sukhwinder Singh of Khera village, Balbir Pal of Panchkula and his wife Asha Dhadia.

Fake currency seized
Tarn Taran, March 28
The police here has arrested three persons and recovered fake Indian currency worth Rs 6.27 lakh from their possession.

Two women robbed of jewellery
Phagwara, March 28
Two unidentified men robbed two women of gold ornaments worth over Rs 90,000 in a Subhash Nagar locality here last evening.



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