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Five die of gastroenteritis
Ferozepore, June 3
Five persons, including two girls, died of suspected gastroenteritis overnight in and around the city even as more and more persons were today rushed to various hospitals, which admitted over 100 patients for the treatment of the water-borne disease yesterday.

Today is Bhagatji’s birth centenary
Bhagat Puran Singh: illustration by Kuldip DhimanBhagat Puran Singh’s spirit lives on

PINGALWARA marches on, on the very ideals and principles laid by its founder Bhagat Puran Singh. It has been a long journey for the institution — from 1952 to 2004 — but it stands stronger than ever on a foundation of love, tender care for humanity, and dressing the physical as well as mental wounds of its inhabitants.

Dal Khalsa flays SGPC leadership
Hoshiarpur, June 3
Activists of the Dal Khalsa gathered at Gurdwara Singh Sabha here today to pay homage to those killed in Operation Bluestar. Dal Khalsa president Harcharanjit Singh Dhami came down heavily on the SGPC leadership for failing to build a memorial to 84 persons, who were killed in the operation.

SGPC poll: first SAD list likely today
Chandumajra criticises Badal
PCS officer seeks nod to contest SGPC poll
Right to vote sought for Sehajdharis

Answersheets sealed following complaints
Amritsar, June 3
Guru Nanak Dev University today sealed two bundles of answersheets following written complaints about alleged tampering with award sheets of M.A. (Punjabi) during table marking, here.

‘Purchased’ male child becomes his bane
Moga, June 3
In a bizarre incident, a man has absconded after his conspiracy to inherit property worth crores of his father-in-law by adopting a “purchased” male child came to light.

Fatehgarh Sahib



Drive to target deras telling fortune
Talwandi Sabo, June 3
A significant number of persons have set up their deras in some rural areas of Bathinda and surrounding districts and have been allegedly insulting Guru Granth Sahib and cheating innocent villagers by posing as fortune-tellers.

A treat for art lovers
Patiala, June 3

The Creative Mind Art Limited, a company started by three artists of Khanna, has a rare treat to offer to the art lovers of the city. Balwinder Singh, Jaswinder Singh and Daljit Singh have a collection of oil paintings, sculptures and pencil sketches, respectively, exhibited at the Banasar Art Gallery, Sheesh Mahal.

Artists Jaswinder Singh and Daljit Singh with their creations at an exhibition of paintings, sculptures and pencil sketches, organised by the North Zone Cultural Centre at Banasar Art Gallery in Patiala on Thursday. — Photo by Rajesh Sachar
Artists Jaswinder Singh and Daljit Singh with their creations at an exhibition of paintings, sculptures and pencil sketches, organised by the North Zone Cultural Centre at Banasar Art Gallery in Patiala on Thursday.

BBMB to limit desilting work to monsoon months
Nangal (Ropar), June 3
In a major relief to farmers of Mandi district in Himachal Pradesh, the Bhakra Beas Management Board has decided to limit its desilting operation in the balancing reservoir of the Dehar power project to just monsoon months — June-end to September.

422 ITBP recruits take oath
Jalandhar, June 3
Following 44 weeks of intensive training, 422 recruits of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) took oath at 20th Battalion, Jalandhar, during an impressive passing-out parade here today.

ITBP getting ready for disaster management
Five ITBP battalions to move from J-K to North-East

Cold drinks found contaminated
Bathinda, June 3
Be careful while buying a cold drink. A casual approach while quenching your thirst with a bottled cold drink can put you in trouble. For the past many days, markets in this area have reported cases of contaminated cold drinks of famous brands Besides, sale of fake cold drinks has been going unchecked despite the fact that this town is in the grip of jaundice and gastroenteritis.

Kartarpur residents block traffic
Jalandhar, June 3
Shopkeepers and residents today blocked traffic on the Jalandhar-Amritsar road at Kartarpur, near here, for half an hour in protest against the failure of the Municipal Council to clear the chocked sewerage system for the past two months.

Woman sustains burns as stove bursts


High Court
Registrar records girl’s statement
Chandigarh, June 3
The Registrar of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today recorded the statement of Ms Harpreet Kaur, a young girl, who along with a boy had been allegedly picked up by the Patiala police on May 31.

Sheetal Vij bail plea declined
Ludhiana, June 3
A city court today dismissed the bail application filed by an industrialist and exporter of Jalandhar, Sheetal Vij. The court also declined the bail applications filed by two co-accused, Ravinder Jain and Rajinder Kumar.


Gang involved in looting passengers busted
Bathinda, June 3
The police today busted a gang involved in looting passengers at railway stations and lifting their luggage on trains with the arrest of two of its members from near the local railway station.

Ex-sarpanch booked
Bathinda, June 3
A case against a former sarpanch of Pathrala in this district and his mother was today registered in the Raman Mandi police station for their alleged involvement in forcing his wife, mother of two daughters, to commit suicide.

Undertrial escapes from police custody
Bathinda, June 3
An inmate of the Ferozepore Central Jail escaped from police custody today when he was being brought to a Malout court in Muktsar district. The escaped jail inmate has been identified as Sukhdev Bittu.

Martyr’s family robbed of Rs 65,000
Jalandhar, June 3
A robbery took place in the house of a Kargil martyr, Major Kanwal Gulzar Singh, in Bank Colony near Maqsoodan today. Three unidentified persons entered the house after breaking open the locks and decamped with Rs 65,000 and jewellery worth lakhs of rupees from the house.

Computer in charge, student booked in abduction case
Tarn Taran, June 3
Harbinder Kaur Khalsa, in charge of the local NIIT computer centre, and her student Aman have been booked under Sections 363,366 and 120-B for abducting a girl student of the centre.

18 bottles of liquor seized


PTU panel to make draft on online education
Jalandhar, June 3
The Punjab Technical University (PTU) today constituted a four-member academic council committee to formulate a comprehensive draft for restructuring online education system to impart technical education to students by using latest technologies.

Bir Devinder writes to VC on language issue
Patiala, June 3
Punjab Vidhan Sahba Deputy Speaker Bir Devinder Singh, who is also member of the Syndicate, Punjabi University, has today written a letter to the Vice Chancellor condemning his decision to reduce marks of Punjabi and English language at the graduation level while introducing a new compulsory subject of computer application in all affiliated colleges of the varsity.

New session of PTU from July 26
Jalandhar, June 3
The new academic session of Punjab Technical University (PTU) will start from July 26. The academic calendar of the university was planned during a meeting of the academic council held at Lovely Institute, Phagwara, today.

Kabir Chair to be revived, says minister
Amritsar, June 3
The Bhagat Kabir Chair which was established in Guru Nanak Dev University some years ago will be revived and the government will provide adequate funds for this purpose.

Chaudhary Jagjit Singh lights a lamp to mark the birth anniversary of Sant Kabir at a function organised at the Guru Nanak Dev University auditorium in Amritsar on Thursday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma
Chaudhary Jagjit Singh lights a lamp to mark the birth anniversary of Sant Kabir at a function organised at the Guru Nanak Dev University auditorium in Amritsar

Remove Boparai, demands sabha


Contractors not to bid for govt projects
Ludhiana, June 3
The Punjab Government Contractors Association has decided not to bid for any government project as the rates have not been enhanced. The contractors said against this the rates of various input materials used in the project had increased manifold.

Credit plans of banks reviewed
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 3
To review the progress of banks in the district under the district credit plan, a meeting of the District Consultative Committee was convened by the State Bank of Patiala here yesterday. Mr S.K. Ahluwalia, Deputy Commissioner, presided over the meeting.

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