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Jalandhar MC plans to shift dairies from today
Jalandhar, May 29
Keeping in view the detection of some cases of gastroenteritis in the city and to deal with the problem of choking of sewerage, the local Municipal Corporation has mooted a plan to shift a number of the city-based dairies to Jamsher village based dairy complex, possibly with the help of police force.

Controversial file disappears
Chandigarh, MAY 29
The controversial file of the Sports Department dealing with the recruitment of six Deputy Superintendents in the Punjab Police under the sports quota has disappeared, sources in the Punjab Government revealed today.

Punjab law officers: reshuffle on cards
Chandigarh, May 29
Punjab Chief Secretary J.S. Gill, Advocate-General Harbhagwan Singh, and Principal Secretary (Home) Sanjit Kumar Sinha are scheduled to meet on Monday afternoon to finalise names of law officers of the state.

Badals to face charges on July 7
Ropar, May 29
Stage is set for framing of charges against Mr Parkash Singh Badal, his family and others on July 7 in the disproportionate assets and corruption case filed against the former by the Punjab Vigilance.




Pak visitors relive past
Chandigarh, May 29
Afzal Ahsan RandhawaGulam Farid SheikhExcited, they fetched bottled soft drinks for him, but he refused. Then they brought chilled milk, he refused again with folded hands; the offer of tea met the same response.

Eminent women writers from Pakistan share light moments with Dr Satinder Noor, president of the Indian chapter of the World Punjabi Conference, at Hotel Shivalik View on Saturday.
Eminent women writers from Pakistan share light moments with Dr Satinder Noor, president of the Indian chapter of the World Punjabi Conference, at Hotel Shivalik View on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

2 nephews of wife’s abusers killed
Patiala, May 29
In a gruesome revenge, a resident of Yadavindra Colony in the city killed two nephews of two brothers in two separate incidents, after they allegedly abused his wife sexually after taking her pictures in compromising positions.

Fear grips industrialists after Vij’s arrest
Jalandhar, May 29
While the two factories of industrialist-exporter Shital Vij, who was arrested by officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Friday evening at Ludhiana for allegedly evading customs duty running into crores, started functioning this morning, his arrest has instilled a fear psychosis among a large number of local industrialist-exporters.

Ex-minister’s aide evades arrest
Pathankot, May 29
Vigilance Bureau sleuths have failed to arrest Harjinder Singh, an aide of former Akali minister, Sewa Singh Sekhwan.


DCC chief urges Sonia to check Bhattal’s activities
Faridkot, May 29
Mr Surinderiqbal Singh Brar, president of the District Congress Committee (DCC), Faridkot, has appealed AICC President, Mrs Sonia Gandhi, to check the activities of the Deputy Chief Minister, Mrs Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, in the interest of the party as well as of the state.


Wildlife wardens to seek cancellation of SDM's bail
Chandigarh, May 29
It was a day of respite for the wildlife wardens of Hoshiarpur and Gurdaspur who are fighting it out against SDM Puneet Goel, Pathankot, charged with poaching of the national bird. The case took a dramatic turn today with the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Mr Justice B.K. Roy allowing petitioners in the case to apply for the cancellation of SDM Puneet Goel's bail.

PCMS body blames admn for diarrhoea outbreak
Faridkot, May 29
The Punjab Civil Medical Services (PCMS) Association has held the district administration responsible for the recent outbreak of diarrhoea in Sukhchainpura, Himmatpura and Ambedkar bastis, besides Kasambhatti, Surghoori and Chandhan villages in Jaito subdivision of the district, which claimed nine lives and led to the suspension of Dr Ajit Pal Singh, SMO, Civil Hospital, Jaito.

Withdraw ‘anti-Punjabi’ decision, writers urge VC
Sangrur, May 29
The Kendri Punjabi Lekhak Sabha (Sekhon) has urged the Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor, Dr S.S. Boparai, to withdraw his decision with regard to reducing total marks of Punjabi as a compulsory subject at the graduation level.

Villagers bear brunt of PSEB red tape
Nawanshahr, May 29
Even though Jagatpur, village about 25 km from here, was brought under the 24-hour power supply scheme by the PSEB a year ago, about 40 families of the village are still deprived of the facility. The affected families have been running from pillar to post to bring their houses under the scheme for the past many months but in vain.

Boy with hole in heart needs aid
Patiala, May 29
Hardev Singh prays for everyone. He is a granthi and lives on the doles of the righteous. However, his prayers have not helped his 14-year-old son Jaskirat who has been diagnosed with a hole in the heart for the past four years.

Granthi Hardev Singh with his son Jaskirat
Granthi Hardev Singh with his son Jaskirat


Police remand for accused under PNDT Act
Bathinda, May 29
Mohinder Kaur and Sukhpal Kaur, who were arrested yesterday for their alleged involvement in carrying out sex-determination test, were remanded into police custody till May 30 by the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Rajiv Malhotra, when the two were produced in his court today.


Inside Babudom
No more than one pen a month for ADGP
Chandigarh, May 29
If you are an Additional Director-General in the Punjab police in charge of Operations or Training and Police Rules, make sure that tea-sets and glasses in your office last for at least six months, lest you have do without these.


1 dead, 7 hurt in mishap
Lalru, May 29
A 19-year-old girl, Rekha Rani, died and seven other members of a Delhi-based family were injured when a Maruti van in which they were travelling overturned on the Kalka-Ambala highway in Sarseeni village near here, early this morning.

Stolen truck recovered, 5 held
Kapurthala, May 29
The police has succeeded in tracing a truck which was taken away by armed persons on May 26 on the GT Road near Ramidi village. The truck was loaded with sun flower crop.

Thief arrested, admitted to hospital
Sangrur, May 29
The local police last night arrested an alleged thief, Vijay Kumar, resident of Dhuri, and seized Rs 2,500, gold earrings and artificial jewellery from him in the local Patiala Gate phirni road area.

5 booked after clash over land
Lalru, May 29
For their involvement in a clash over a land dispute in Chandiala village near here yesterday, the police booked five persons today.


Teachers allege favouritism in allotment of schools
Bathinda, May 29
The Democratic Teachers Front, Punjab Bathinda district unit today condemned alleged irregularities in the allotment of stations (schools) to the Elementary Teacher Training teachers yesterday.

Sumeet of Budha Dal gets 95.2 pc marks
Patiala, May 29
Sumeet Tiwana, who secured 95.2 per cent marks in the Class X examination of the CBSE, stood first in Budha Dal Public School. Tiwana was followed by Navneet Kaur and Mamta Goyal who jointly got 94.8 per cent marks while Anmol Singh stood third with 94.6 per cent marks. Whereas Manreet Kaur Dhaliwal bagged 87.3 per cent marks.


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