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Poll over, candidates relax
Jalandhar, May 11
All main contestants for the three seats in the Doaba region today appeared relaxed, calm and confident after the completion of the poll process. 

Repoll today at 4 polling stations
Chandigarh, May 11
The Election Commission today ordered a repoll in four polling stations of Punjab, including the one in the Qila Raipur Assembly segment in the Ludhiana parliamentary constituency where an Akali leader was killed. 

Paramilitary forces in Punjab till May 14
Chandigarh, May 11
The Election Commission has decided to allow the paramilitary forces to remain in Punjab till May 14 — a day after the counting. Sources in the office of Punjab’s Chief Electoral Officer G.S. Cheema confirmed, today that a letter in this regard had been sent to Additional Director-General of Police Shashi Kant in charge of the election cell set up by the Punjab Police.

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Bobby Mann, three others booked under Arms Act
Abohar, May 11
Nardev Singh, alias Bobby Mann, son of SAD-BJP candidate Zora Singh Mann, and three others have been booked under Sections 307, 324, 323, 148, 149 of the IPC and 25, 27, 54, 59 of the Arms Act in connection with last evening’s violence. According to information, Bobby Mann was the campaign manager of his father for Abohar and Balluana Assembly segments of the Ferozepore Lok Sabha constituency but the nomination papers filed in the name of Nardev Singh, as an independent candidate, had not been withdrawn.

Gaganjit to meet Badal on Mann’s expulsion
Sangrur, May 11
Mr Gaganjit Singh Barnala, SAD MLA from Dhuri and son of Mr Surjit Singh Barnala, Governor, Andhra Pradesh, will meet Mr Parkash Singh Badal, president of the SAD, with regard to expulsion of Mr Baldev Singh Mann, former MLA from Dirba and general secretary of the SAD, on the charges of opposing Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, SAD candidate from Sangrur Parliamentary constituency and “anti-party” activities.

Maya detaining Kanshi, say his brothers
Ropar, May 11
In what seems to be the start of a fight over the assets of ailing BSP supremo Kanshi Ram, his brothers today alleged that he was being kept in illegal custody by Ms Mayawati. Mr Dalbara Singh and Mr Harbans Lal, brothers of Mr Kanshi Ram, in a press conference here alleged that Ms Mayawati was not allowing them meet Kanshi Ram.

Ban likely on advts distorting Sikh history during SGPC poll
Amritsar, May 11
Sikh priests are likely to impose a blanket ban on surrogate advertisements trying to distort Sikh history during the general elections of the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee, on July 11.

Govt grilled in poaching case
Chandigarh, May 11
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked the Punjab Chief Secretary to inform the court as to what action the government was planning to take against Pathankot Sub-Divisional Magistrate Puneet Goel for his involvement in the killing of six birds in a forest area. The birds that Mr Goel and his two accomplices killed include two peacocks, the National Bird of India.

Woman tortured for dowry, police fails to register case
Nangal, May 11
Raj Vansh Kaur shows injuries inflicted with hot iron rods on her legs allegedly by her in-laws. Raj Vansh Kaur, a resident of Bundlehri village, who got married in February was admitted to the BBMB canal hospital for failing to satisfy the greed of her in-laws. Her legs have been bruised with hot iron. 
Raj Vansh Kaur shows injuries inflicted with hot iron rods on her legs allegedly by her in-laws. — Photo by Subhash Sharma


Mandir ‘sacrilege’ causes clash, 8 hurt
Barnala, May 11
Tension gripped Barnala today as activists of the Sanatan Dharam Sabha allegedly damaged idols of Shri Krishan Panchayati Mandir this morning and attacked Sanatan Dharam Mahavir Dal volunteers with brickbats and stones and broke open the cash box. The local administration deployed policemen to contain public ire.

Special article:
Punjab and the Indian Army
A relationship that benefited both
by Amrik Singh
s far as I know, “The Indian Army and the Making of Punjab” by Rajit K. Mazumder is the first book of its kind. 

Diarrhoea kills 5 in Faridkot, 640 ill
Faridkot, May 11
Tension prevails in many localities, including Himmatpura, Sukhchainpura and Balmiki bastis in Jaito town and its two adjoining villages Kasam Bhatti and Surghoori in the district, following the spread of diarrhoea due to alleged supply of contaminated drinking water over the past week.

Open manholes or death traps?
Moga, May 11
Many manholes in the town are without covers making these virtual death traps. There is hardly a day when these covers are not removed from various places. Despite the Municipal Council having started night patrolling to check it. None of the persons responsible for stealing manhole covers has been traced.

Ex-MLA dead
Amritsar, May 11
Mr Lakha Singh (72), former Congress MLA from Khadoor Sahib, today died after a prolonged illness at his native Sultanwind Pind village near here. He was suffering from kidney-related problems and was hospitalised for a long time.

Man injured in road mishap
Lalru, May 11
Intzar Mohammad, a resident of Toganpur village, sustained severe injuries when a vehicle rammed into the horse-cart he was riding on the Kalka-Ambala highway at Dappar village, near here, late last night.


Anticipatory bail
Chandigarh, May 11
A Division Bench of the High Court headed by Mr Chief Justice B.K. Roy on Tuesday ordered that the petition seeking cancellation of anticipatory bail to former SGPC chief Bibi Jagir Kaur be heard by another Bench.


Wheat traders allege serious irregularities
Chandigarh, May 11
A group of traders, who had come to deposit their applications for the procurement of wheat, outside the Sector 17 office of the Punjab State Warehousing Corporation, Chandigarh.  A group of traders, including representatives of some government agencies, who had applied for purchasing wheat from the Punjab State Warehousing Corporation, today alleged serious irregularities in the process. 

A group of traders, who had come to deposit their applications for the procurement of wheat, outside the Sector 17 office of the Punjab State Warehousing Corporation, Chandigarh. 
— A Tribune photo


Inside Babudom
Sinha resumes charge
Chandigarh, May 11
Mr Sanjit Kumar Sinha, an IAS officer of the 1973 batch, who had proceeded on ex-India leave on the eve of Lok Sabha elections, reported back for duty today and resumed the charge of Home Secretary as was held by him before. During his leave, Financial Commissioner P.K. Verma held the additional charge.


Accused re-arrested for conspiracy
Amritsar, May 11
Manjit Singh (20), an accused under the Excise Act on whose bail orders the jail authorities released murder accused Rachpal Singh (22) two days back was re-arrested today and admitted in jail on charges of conspiracy for the escape of the murder accused. Earlier, Manjit was released as per the rules as the bail bond was on his name but only for a short period and he was subsequently arrested on fresh charges.

2 booked for molesting girl
Nawanshahr, May 11
The Rahon police has registered a case under Sections 363 and 376 of the IPC against Raju and Malkiat for allegedly molesting a minor girl of Ratnana village. The girl (17) had gone to the fields early last morning when the two youths allegedly intoxicated her and molested her before fleeing.


Workshop on environment protection
Students of 22 schools listen to a speech during a workshop on ‘The Green Olympiad and Terraquiz’ organised by Blossoms School at Red Cross Bhavan, Patiala, on Tuesday.  Patiala, May 11
As many as 20 schools from various parts of the state, including Jalandhar, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Mohali and Chandigarh, participated in a workshop based on environment protection organised by Blossoms School here today.

Students of 22 schools listen to a speech during a workshop on ‘The Green Olympiad and Terraquiz’ organised by Blossoms School at Red Cross Bhavan, Patiala, on Tuesday. 
— Photo by Rajesh Sachar

College gets nod for diploma course
Jalandhar, May 11
The University Grants Commission, under its programme for excellence in institutions, has allowed Kanya Maha Vidyalya here to run a two-year post-graduate diploma in international business.

GND University results today
Amritsar, May 11
The results of B.Com (II) and B.Com (Professional) part-I examinations held in April will be declared on May 12. 

Girls outshine boys in Class XII exam
Mohali, May 11
Girls have done better than boys in the Class XII examination (science and commerce) of the Punjab School Education Board which was conducted in March. The result was declared by the board on May 7.Top

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