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500 Pak Sikhs to visit Khadoor Sahib
Permission to ‘symbolic yatra’ unlikely
Khadoor Sahib, April 8
A jatha of 500 Pakistani Sikhs is likely to participate in the ‘Khalsa Chetna March’ to be taken out to mark the 500th birth centenary celebrations of Guru Angad Dev. The march will culminate here on April 16. The SGPC would make all necessary arrangements for their board and lodging in its newly built Serai at Amritsar.

Guru Granth Sahib being taken in a gold palanquin in a procession to Gurdwara Khadoor Sahib Guru Granth Sahib being taken in a gold palanquin in a procession to Gurdwara Khadoor Sahib on Thursday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma

Pak girl allowed to go back home
Ludhiana, April 8
A 16-year-old Pakistani girl, who had crossed the border in a fit of rage without knowing the legal implications, will now be able to rejoin her parents back home after a year with the orders of a local court. The court has passed orders to deport her immediately.




ADGP refuses to conduct probe
Chandigarh, April 8
Punjab’s Additional Director-General of Police R.K. Gupta has reportedly refused to look into an election-related complaint against ADGP (State Armed Forces) D. R. Bhatti.

Leaders stay away from Cong poll meeting
Chandigarh, April 8
If the turn-out at a meeting of Vice-Presidents, General Secretaries, Secretaries, Organising Secretaries, All-India Congress Committee members and executive committee members of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee at Congress Bhavan here today was any indication, all is not well with the party.

Vajpayee to visit Punjab after April 26
Hoshiarpur, April 8
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will visit Punjab on his election campaign for SAD-BJP candidates for the third time after April 26, the last date of withdrawal of nominations.

Tribune Impact
 Krishan Love plug from UK for hole in the heart
Patiala, April 8
Today was a routine morning for Mr Hardyal Singh, a city councillor in Derby in the United Kingdom. While scanning The Tribune on the net, he read a report about a boy with a hole in his heart who needed urgent medical attention, on page 4 of Chandigarh Tribune. This tugged at his heart.

Tur claims support of Mann, Ramoowalia
Tarn Taran, April 8
Mr Tarlochan Singh Tur, rebel SAD candidate said here today that he had called a meeting of workers of all like-minded parties — the SAD (A), the Lok Bhalai Party, the SAD (Ravi Inder Singh) and other dissident SAD workers on Friday here.

Nation page
Capt challenges Badal to debate on all issues
New Delhi, April 8
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today dared Shiromani Akali Dal President Parkash Singh Badal to a debate in the national media on all issues relating to Punjab.

Youth Congress leader joins SAD
Fazilka, April 8
The SAD and BJP got a shot in the arm as Naresh Setia, a former general secretary of Youth Congress Committee Punjab, along with hundreds of supporters joined the SAD in the presence of Mr Parkash Singh Badal and a galaxy of SAD-BJP leaders yesterday at his residence here.

Bahujan Morcha releases names of 6 candidates
Jalandhar, April 8
The Bahujan Mukti Morcha, consisting of the Samta Samaj Party and the Lok Jan Shakti Party, today released a list of six candidates, for Punjab. Addressing a press conference here today, state president of the Samta Samaj Party Darshan Lal Jethumazara and state president of the Lok Jan Shakti party Mr Amar Singh Mehmi said former MP Harbhajan Lakha would contest from Phillaur (reserved) constituency while Mr Rajinder Singh Tita would be the party candidate from Amritsar.

Sikh body woos Bhindranwale’s son
Amritsar, April 8
The Sikh parliamentary board, which was formed on February 1, is wooing Bhai Isher Singh, son of late Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale to contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha election from Faridkot against Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal.

Cong indulging in partisan politics, claims BJP leader
Amritsar, April 8
The BJP today lashed out at the Congress for using divide-and-rule politics, which it had been doing for the past 50 years to rule the country.


Punjab akademi awards for Atmajit, Barkat
Chandigarh, April 8
Cinematographer turned director Manmohan Singh, Sufi singer Barkat Sidhu, Punjabi dramatist Dr Atmajit and bhangra dancer master Harbhajan have been selected for this year’s prestigious Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi awards.

Bir Devinder for action against PUDA officials
Mohali, April 8
The Deputy Speaker of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Mr Bir Devinder Singh, has asked the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Punjab, to take disciplinary action and suspend PUDA officials concerned for the poor condition of parks in the town.

Residents protest against MC demolition drive

Bathinda, April 8
Some unauthorised buildings, including a temple being constructed by a social and religious organisation in the Bhupindra Mill area situated in the heart of the town, were pulled down by bulldozers pressed into service by Municipal Corporation authorities.

Police controls those protesting against the demolition of constructions in the Bhupindra Flour Mill area in Bathinda on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera
Police controls those protesting against the demolition of constructions in the Bhupindra Flour Mill area in Bathinda

Dalits seek share in ‘shamlat’ land
Sangrur, April 8
A deputation of the Kirti Mazdoor Union, Punjab, led by Mr Hari Ram, state secretary of the union, submitted a representation to Additional Deputy Commissioner N.S. Walia here, demanding ‘due share’ from the shamlat (common land) of Cheema village in Barnala tehsil for Dalits and ban on the construction of a place of worship on the shamlat for being used by the Dalits the past several years.

Lawyers to protest against police inaction
Kapurthala, April 8
Members of the District Bar Association have decided to stage a dharna in front of the office of SSP in Court complex on Friday to protest against the alleged inaction of police. The police had allegedly delayed the arrest of those involved in a theft in the house of Mr Harjit Singh Sandhu, an advocate in the New Model Town Mohalla.

Surrogate ads unhealthy: survey
Jalandhar, April 8
The surrogate advertisement campaign launched by different political parties through newspapers in respect of Lok Sabha elections was not a healthy sign in a democracy.

2 plays staged on Punjabi day
Patiala, April 8
The National Theatre Arts Society staged two Punjabi plays I.C. Nanda’s ‘Suhag’ and Punjabi adaptation of Asha Verma’s ‘Aatm Hatya Di Dukaan’ at Central State Library here today.

Thermal plant staff hold protest
Bathinda, April 8
Members of the local Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant Employees Federation yesterday held a rally in front of the gate of the power plant to warn the authorities concerned that if they were not given generation allowance, two units of the thermal plant could be shut down.


High Court
Order stayed
Chandigarh, April 8
Giving a breather to two serving and a retired IAS officer and a Deputy Excise and Taxation Commissioner in a case in which they were given three months’ sentence recently by the District Judge, Sangrur, the High Court on Thursday stayed the operation of the order of the District Judge.

  • Notice to PUDA

Six officers found absent
Ropar, April 8
The Deputy Commissioner, Ropar, Ms Seema Jain, has directed all officers of the district to ensure their round-the-clock presence at the headquarters in view of the forthcoming elections.


Murder case against doctor
Patiala, April 8
The Sirhind police has registered a case of murder against Dr Mahesh, of Mahesh Hospital in Sirhind in Fatehgarh Sahib district, on charge of causing the death of a patient due to negligence, who was admitted to the hospital last evening.

1 kg opium seized, 4 held
Bathinda, April 8
Mr Kapil Dev, SSP, yesterday said four persons had been arrested for being in possession of 1kg opium.

Woman murdered, ornaments looted
Jalandhar, April 8
Panic spread among city residents as two unidentified robbers strangulated an old woman to death after looting valuables from her Krishna Nagar residence here late last night.

Gang of cheats busted, 2 arrested
Jalandhar, April 8
The district police today busted a gang of cheats involved in selling doctored gold with the arrest of two of the four gang members.

35 kg of poppy husk seized
Kharar, April 8
The police seized 35 kg of poppy husk from Bhukhri village, near here, and arrested one person in this connection today.

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