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We are pro-Manmohan but
anti-Cong: Badal
Parkash Singh BadalChandigarh, May 21
The predicament of SAD President Parkash Singh Badal over the sudden turn of political events in New Delhi was quite evident in his statement: “We are pro-Manmohan Singh and anti-Congress” he made at a press conference here today.

Amritsar to celebrate Manmohan’s
swearing in

Amritsar, May 21
Illumination of Durgiana Temple, Majith Mandi, where Dr Manmohan Singh used to assist his late father Gurmukh Singh Kohli in running a small dry fruit shop after Partition, Hall Bazaar, Lawrence Road and Hindu Sabha School and college (where Dr Manmohan Singh studied in early 1950s) would mark his swearing in ceremony, here tomorrow.

Stage set to illuminate Durgiana Temple in Amritsar to mark the swearing-in ceremony of Dr Manmohan Singh as the 14th Prime Minister of the country. Stage set to illuminate Durgiana Temple in Amritsar to mark the swearing-in ceremony of Dr Manmohan Singh as the 14th Prime Minister of the country. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma




Symbols allotted for SGPC poll
Chandigarh, May 21
Apart from political and religious organisations, four Akali parties are set to take part in the SGPC elections scheduled for July 11. These are the SAD (Badal), the SAD (Amritsar), the Akali Dal headed by Mr Ravi Inder Singh and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) headed by Mr Kartar Singh Takkar. The SGPC management is currently in the control of the SAD (Badal).

From farmers to expert fishers
Bhakra, May 21
Life never stops. It evolves with times and circumstances. The biological law is illustrated in the change adopted in their lifestyle by the people residing in the areas surrounding Gobind Sagar.

Inside Babudom
Police science congress in Jalandhar
Chandigarh, May 21
Top policemen of the country, including chiefs of Central police organisations (CPOs), states and union territories, besides of the Intelligence Bureau and Bureau of Police Research and Development will be in Jalandhar early next week to participate in the 35th All-India Police Science Congress.

Woman kills daughter, self
Bathinda, May 21
Kulwinder Kaur, a resident of Rampura town in the district, committed suicide and administered poison to her one-and-a-half-year-old daughter late last evening after she got fed up with the repeated torture by her paramour Bhura Singh, with whom she had been living after leaving her husband.


Eradi panel in Nangal
Chandigarh, May 21
Three-member Eradi Tribunal, headed by Justice V. Balakrishna Eradi, reached Nangal for visiting Bhakra Dam and Ropar headworks after their return from Manali this morning. The team, along with other officers and advocates from Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, were expected to carry on-the-spot survey of the area on Saturday also.

Woman breastfeeds fawn, saves it
Abohar, May 21
Mrs Vijay Luxmi Sahu of Narainpura village has saved a female fawn by breastfeeding it. She had gone to meet her parents at Dhaani Jodkian, near Kainchian village, in Sriganganagar district earlier this month. Her husband, Mr Vijay Pal Sahu, accompanied her. One day, when their dog did not return home till late evening, they went to the fields.

Home Guards refuse to note down order
Sangrur, May 21
Hundreds of jawans of the Punjab Home Guards of this district who came here on the invitation of the Punjab Home Guards District Commander at his office today, refused to note down a speaking order. The order has been issued by the Principal Secretary, Department of Home Affairs and Justice, Punjab. It mentions that as all Home Guards are volunteers so they are not entitled to regular pay scales.

Diarrhoea stalks Gidderbaha area
Gidderbaha (Muktsar), May 21
Gidderbaha town of Muktsar district is in the grip of diarrhoea. Jaitu town of Faridkot district and many parts of Bathinda district too have been hit by the disease. It seems to have acquired an epidemic dimension in a locality of Gidderbaha as 11 patients of the area were admitted to the local Civil Hospital in a serious condition today.

Water shortage in Hoshiarpur
Hoshiarpur, May 21
Residents of Hoshiarpur city are facing an acute shortage of drinking water for the past five days. Mr Vir Partap Singh, a former chairman of the local Improvement Trust and resident of the local Mohalla Krishan Nagar, told this correspondent today that the entire locality was facing an acute shortage of water.

Boy dies of gastroenteritis
Jalandhar, May 21
a nine-year-old child today died of gastroenteritis, which has stalked some localities of the city for the past couple of days. Rahul, a resident of Ekta Nagar, was admitted in a private hospital two days back and was suspected to be suffering from gastroenteritis. He died this morning.

Cases of typhoid in Phagwara
Phagwara, May 21
Some cases of typhoid fever have been reported in Phagwara. It is a high-grade fever caused by bacteria Salmonella typhi. Doctors say that flies and contaminated food, over-ripe fruits, uncovered cut fruits/eatables and contaminated water are the causes of the disease.

Heat wave claims life
Tarn Taran, May 21
The heat wave claimed on life here and the deceased has been identified as Maninder Singh (40), a resident of Fatehbad village, who was residing here these days.


High Court
Halt police harassment, pleads stone crushers’ body
Chandigarh, May 21
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice to the Haryana government on a writ filed by the All Haryana Stone Crusher Owners Federation. The federation is seeking directions to the government and district administration of Faridabad and Gurgaon to allow them to carry out stone crushing.

  • Termination stayed

Fruit growers feel the heat
Pathankot, May 21
The steep rise in temperature is likely to mar the prospects of a high mango and litchi yield in the district.


Encroachment on PSEB land: DC conceals facts
Amritsar, May 21
Instead of initiating action to remove encroachment on prime land belonging to the Punjab State Electricity Board, the district administration has appointed a Tehsildar to hold an inquiry, who himself was accused for favouring the alleged culprits. However, the PSEB has refused to cooperate the ‘inquiry officer’ and sought to appoint some other official with a ‘clean image’.

MC against land for PPHC within municipal limits
Kharar, May 21
The local Municipal Council has decided to write to the Punjab Government asking for acquisition of land for the Punjab Police Housing Corporation outside the municipal limits.


VB books four Punsup officials in paddy scam
Moga, May 21
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau, has registered a case against four officials of Punsup, including a District Manager, an Assistant District Manager, a Field Officer and an Inspector and also against two partners of a sheller of Kotisekhan in Moga district, on charge of misappropriation of paddy worth Rs 1,14,97,647.

2 youths hurt in attack at Kharar
Kharar, May 21
Two youths were seriously injured when they were attacked by a group of boys with swords and metal rods here this evening.


Varsity invites applications for vocational courses
Amritsar May 21
The Guru Nanak Dev University has announced admission to three one-year vocational courses in Dress Designing-Cutting and Tailoring; Textile Designing, and Electronics and TV Maintenance and Servicing.


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