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CM goes all out to keep Badal away from Tohra legacy
Patiala, April 2
If sworn enemies SAD chief Parkash Singh Badal and state Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh were standing together yesterday to receive the mortal remains of Gurcharan Singh Tohra at Shambu, then both Badal and Amarinder were sitting cheek by jowl at his funeral in Tohra village in this district today.

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150 ‘birs’ to be flown to Canada today
Amritsar, April 2
For the first time as many as 150 ‘birs’ of Guru Granth Sahib will be taken in a chartered flight to Canada, according to Sikh maryada. The ‘birs’ will be taken in a unique ‘nagar kirtan procession’ from gurdwara Ramsar Sahib to the Rajasansi airport tomorrow after ardas starting at 8 am.
The ‘birs’ of Guru Granth Sahib being wrapped in ‘rumalas’ as per Sikh tradition at Gurdwara Ramsar, Amritsar, before being carried to Toronto in a charted aircraft on Saturday.
The ‘birs’ of Guru Granth Sahib being wrapped in ‘rumalas’ as per Sikh tradition at Gurdwara Ramsar, Amritsar, before being carried to Toronto in a charted aircraft on Saturday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma

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District Jail store sealed
Evidence of misappropriation of goods found
Sangrur, April 2
After finding glaring discrepancies and evidence of misappropriation of goods and articles meant for jail inmates in the stock of the District Jail here last night.

Scam: govt fails to verify 150 degrees
Ropar, April 2
The inquiry into the fake degree scam, in which hundreds of teachers recruited during the SAD/BJP government were found to be recruited on the basis of fake degrees acquired from the universities of Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh has not reached logical conclusion.

SDM’s gun used to kill birds, says forensic report
Chandigarh, April 2
Bullets that killed six birds, two peacocks and four grey partridges, in a Hoshiarpur forest on February 29, were fired from the double barrel gun of the Subdivisional Magistrate of Pathankot, Mr Puneet Goel, report of the forensic experts said. The report, according to sources, was given to the Hoshiarpur police some days ago.

New Tribune office opened
Jalandhar, April 2
The new office of the Tribune Group of Newspapers was inaugurated by Mr R.N. Gupta, General Manager, near the District Administrative complex at the Ladowali road here today.

CSD canteen liquor rates cut in Punjab
Chandigarh, April 2
Serving military personnel as well as ex-servicemen in Punjab now have a cause to cheer. The rates of liquor sold through CSD canteens in the state have been reduced.


Govt ignoring workers: Dang
Amritsar, April 2
The CPI charged the Congress government with following in the footsteps of the Akali-BJP regime in wasteful expenditure and lopsided policies to benefit politicians.

Three poll observers for Ropar
Ropar, April 2
The Election Commission has appointed three observers for the Ropar reserved constituency in Forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. The Returning Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner, Ropar, Ms Seema Jain, gave this information in a press note issued here today.


Construction of wall by Army opposed
Khusropur (Jalandhar), April 2
Hundreds of residents, including women and children, on Tuesday opposed the Army authorities’ bid to construct a wall after taking a piece of land and the major approach road to this village by laying in a trench dug up by Army officials along with the road.

Blast victims await compensation 
Amritsar, April 2
Even though more than a month has passed since a blast rocked the local court complex on February 19, yet the victims have not been paid the compensation amount as announced by the government. As many as 30 persons were injured in the blast and property worth lakhs had been damaged.

Chahal, journalist hurt in car, scooter collision
Fatehgarh Sahib/Mohali, April 2
Five persons, including Mr Bharat Inder Singh Chahal, Adviser to Chief Minister, and senior journalist Sarbjit Pandher, were injured in an accident near Chunni Kalan here today.

Probe into bungling in temple offerings
Maiser Khana (Bathinda), April 2
An inquiry has been initiated into the alleged bungling by the management of a local historical temple in cash offerings at the temple during religious melas held here twice a year.

Call for promotion of rational temper
Bathinda, April 2
Rationalists and humanists from all over the country today stressed the need to develop rational and scientific thinking.

IMA hails DGP’s order on medical negligence
Phillaur, April 2
The Director-General of Police, Mr A.A. Siddiqui, has prohibited the immediate arrest of doctors in cases of alleged negligence. This was claimed by Dr Kuldip Singh, and Dr Raman Aggarwal, president and press secretary of the Indian Medical Association, Punjab, while talking to newspersons here today.

IMA for supporting health-friendly candidates
Sangrur, April 2
The Indian Medical Association (IMA), a joint body of government and private allopathic doctors of the country, has urged the doctors throughout the country to identify and support the candidates who gave importance to the health sector in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Amritsar hospital training Afghan doctors
Amritsar, April 2
Afghan surgeons have tied up with the local Dr Prem Rai Hospital for learning to operate with new technologies.

Actress Kimmi for no tax on Punjabi films
Amritsar, April 2
Punjabi film star Kimmi Verma yesterday sought tax exemption on Punjabi Films to promote culture of this region. She was addressing a Press Conference on the completion of her movie “Assa Nu Maan Wattana Da” in which she played lead role opposite Punjabi Folk Singer Harbhajan Maan.

Admn blamed for rising noise pollution
Amritsar, April 2
Charging the administration with apathy over increasing noise pollution in the city, the BJP vice-president, Ms Laxmi Kanta Chawla, said those who organised religious functions at night should also consider inconvenience caused to general public by use of loudspeakers throughout night.

PRTC starts customer helpline
Bathinda, April 2
Mr R.S. Aulakh, General Manager, Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) said here yesterday that the corporation had launched customer helpline telephone number from which passengers could get information about all bus times and routes operating from the bus depot here.

6 hurt in clash at cricket match
Kharar, April 2
Six persons were injured, two of them seriously, in a clash at a cricket match venue here on Wednesday night. The clash took place at the Dasehra Ground when a dispute arose over a decision of the umpire.


Police reforms case: SP wants to be impleaded as party
Chandigarh, April 2
Superintendent of Police Nilabh Kishore, who is posted as SP (CM Security), today moved an application in the Punjab and Haryana High Court requesting that he be impleaded as party in an ongoing case Resurgence India versus State of Punjab and others. The case relates to the reforms in the police force.


Wheat procurement begins
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 2
Mr S.K. Ahluwalia, Deputy Commissioner, yesterday inaugurated the wheat procurement process at the Sirhind grain market. He was accompanied by officers of procurement agencies. The Deputy Commissioner assured farmers that the wheat procurement process would be smooth and they would not face any difficulty.


DC orders criminal case against Dist Revenue Officer
Kapurthala, April 2
Mr Rakesh Kumar Verma, District Magistrate today ordered the registration of case under Sections 465, 466, 468, 471 and 120-B of the Indian Penal Code against Mr Madan Lal Bhalapind, Daljit Singh Kanungo, and three other persons on the charge of tampering with the revenue record pertaining to 25 acres of land belonging to Gaushala.

Punjab Home Guards for poll duty in UP
Amritsar, April 2
For first time in the history of Punjab Home Guards, (PHG), the Home Guards will be deployed on election duty for ensuring free and fair elections and that too in other states.


Infant recovered, nurse booked
Amritsar, April 2
The police yesterday recovered a child and arrested Ramesh Rani, a nurse, on March 30. The nurse had allegedly cheated a childless couple, Daljit Singh and his wife Parkinder Kaur, of Patti under the Tarn Taran police district assuring them of conception if they took her medicines.

Malooka’s wife, son booked for assault
Bathinda, April 2
In a development that could have political implications, a criminal case has been registered against Ms Surjeet Kaur and Mr Gurpreet Singh, wife and son of a former minister and SAD district president, Mr Sikander Singh Malooka, for their alleged involvement in an attack on Mr Jagsir Singh, a resident of Malooka village, on March 31.

2 Punjab traders looted in Delhi
Abohar, April 2
Two tyre dealers from Abohar and Ludhiana were looted in New Delhi yesterday by six persons impersonating as members of the crime branch of the CBI.

Pak national held for smuggling
Amritsar, April 2
A Pakistan national, Bashir Ahmad, resident of Lahore was arrested from the Samjhauta Express on the charge of smuggling stag horn (cheetle’s horn) which is banned under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

Fake currency seized, 3 held
Batala, April 2
Fifteen fake currency notes were recovered from three youths here yesterday. The trio — Gursharan Singh, alias Raj, Shahbaz Singh and Hardev Singh — was arrested and a case registered. 

Industrialist defrauded by finance company
Muktsar, April 2
A Delhi-based finance company committed a fraud with a local industrialist by advancing him loan against his property by issuing him bogus bank drafts worth Rs 60 lakh.

One held, Rs 2.50 lakh hawala money seized
Phagwara, April 2
Mukesh Sharma of Jalandhar was arrested yesterday with rupees 2.5 lakh hawala money near Mehtan village on GT road. It was learnt that he was going on his motor cycle from Jalandhar to Nawanshahr for delivering the money.   

Defence accounts officer held for bribery
Amritsar, April 2
Paramjit Singh, accounts officer of Defence Pension Disbursing office, Gurdaspur has been nabbed by the Vigilance Bureau (VB) allegedly for taking a bribe of Rs 2000 from Gurdip Singh of Gurdaspur.


College teachers not granted grades
Chandigarh, April 2
The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union has complained to the DPI (Colleges), the Vice-Chancellor of GND University, Amritsar, and the Punjab State Human Rights Commission that teachers in SMDRSD College, Pathankot, have been facing lot of problems with regard to senior and selection grades.

College panel to ensure transfer of power
Amritsar, April 2
The Khalsa College Society (KCS) has formed a five-member fact-finding committee, headed by its president and Rajya Sabha member, Mr Rajmohinder Singh Majithia, to identify forces which were trying to create unsavoury situation by spreading rumours.

DEO to investigate impersonation charges
Abohar, April 2
Dr Harbans Singh Chahal, District Education Officer, Ferozepore, who arrived here late last night, said he was investigating the case of impersonation in mathematics paper in the rescheduled Matriculation examination.

IGNOU to open centre at Preet Nagar
Amritsar, April 2
The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will open a special study centre at Preet Nagar village here and offer academic programmes on general degree programmes. Food and Nutrition. HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, Creative Writing, Translation, Teaching of English, Mathematics and Disaster Management.


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