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40 villages form panel to seek SYL water
Mirzapur (Rajpura), June 13
Kapoori village in Ghanour sub-division near here which was once a base for the anti-Satluj Yamuna Link Canal agitation, will now play a different role. Its residents have decided to take on the mantle to fight for the mantle to fight for the flow of water in SYL canal.

Assembly Budget session begins today
Chandigarh, June 13

The SYL canal issue would dominate proceedings when the Budget session of the Punjab Assembly begins here tomorrow.

Badal to lead dharna for free power
Chandigarh, June 13
After extending tactical support to Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, on the river waters issue, the SAD has decided to build pressure on him to announce free power and water to the farming sector in the state.

SAD to give representation to minorities, women

Amritsar, June 13
After his re-election as President of the Shiromani Akali Dal by a voice vote at Teja Singh Sammunderi Hall here today, Mr Parkash Singh Badal announced that the base of the party would be widened by giving due representation to minorities, including Hindus and Muslims.
Former SGPC chief Bibi Jagir Kaur garlanding Parkash Singh Badal after he was re-elected as the President of the Shiromani Akali Dal
Former SGPC chief Bibi Jagir Kaur garlanding Parkash Singh Badal after he was re-elected as the President of the Shiromani Akali Dal in Amritsar on Sunday. — PTI photo

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A white deer that has become the cynosure of all eyes at Deer Park in Patiala on Sunday.
A white deer that has become the cynosure of all eyes at Deer Park in Patiala. — Photo by Rajesh Sachar

SAD, SGPC violate model code
Amritsar, June 13
In violation of the model code of conduct issued by the Sikh Gurdwara Election Commission, the offices of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee remained opened today to conduct the election of the SAD President despite it being a gazetted holiday.

Chandok may be summoned to Akal Takht
Amritsar, June 13
Even as the SAD has taken serious note of presenting siropa (robe of honour) to Mr Jagdish Tytler, Union Minister, by Mr Parhlad Singh Chandok, President, Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, the latter could be summoned at Akal Takht by the Sikh clergy any time.

Parents of jailed youths in Pak a harassed lot
Ferozepore, June 13
Parents of Indian youths who are lodged in various jails of Pakistan, have condemned the casual approach of the Indian Embassies in Pakistan, Iran and Turkey. In a joint statement, the parents asserted that officials of these embassies had not done enough to get the youths released.

Four pilgrims killed in mishap
Phagwara, June 13
Four pilgrims, including three of a family, were killed and seven others were injured in a accident on the GT road near Chiheru Bein, 8 km from here, early this morning. Their Qualis overturned when its driver lost control over the vehicle. They were going from Gurgaon to Mata Vaishno Devi shrine near Katra in Jammu.


Mandi board says no to crumb bitumen
Chandigarh, June 13
The controversy over the use of crumb rubber modified bitumen in new roads and repair of old ones has taken a new turn as the Punjab Mandi Board has stopped its use following complaints from both contractors and engineers alleging large-scale malpractices in its procurement and usage.

Shun tainted leaders, Atwal urges parties
Amritsar, June 13
“Political parties should shun tainted leaders”, said the newly elected Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Mr Charanjit Atwal here today. He was in the city to pay obeisance at Golden Temple, Durgiana Temple, Jallianwala Bagh and Ram Tirath.

Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha Charanjit Singh Atwal being greeted by BJP workers in Amritsar on Sunday. — PTI photo
Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha Charanjit Singh Atwal being greeted by BJP workers in Amritsar on Sunday.

Child wounded in mine blast
Behak Khas (Ferozepore), June 13
A five-yr-old child, identified as Gurpreet Singh, suffered multiple injuries when a mine blew up while he was playing in the courtyard of his house this afternoon.

A courier of thrill
Ropar, June 13
Mr Jagdeep Singh Dua, lecturer in Shivalik College of Pharmacy here, received a courier from Delhi recently. On opening the courier, Mr Dua was surprised when he saw that the courier contained his driving licence which he had lost to a pickpocket in Delhi.

Bhakra turbine damaged
Ropar, June 13
The second turbine of the left hand power house of the Bhakra got damaged today due to low water level in the dam. Sources said due to the low level the water pressure in the dam had decreased.

Roadways staff oppose privatisation
Chandigarh, June 13
The secretariat of the Haryana Roadways Workers Union, affiliated with the Sarb Karamchari Sangh, will chalk out a strategy to oppose privatisation of the roadways at its meeting to be held in Rohtak tomorrow.


More tubewell connections for farmers
Kharar, June 13
The Punjab Government will release 40,000 tubewell power connections to farmers this year against 25,000 cleared during the previous financial year.


3 of a family killed as car rams into truck
Jalandhar, June 13
Three members of a family were killed while five others were injured, one of them seriously, when their car rammed into a truck near Dr B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology on the Jalandhar-Amritsar road here this morning.

A Punjab Police cop checks the remains of the car which was damaged in a road accident on the Amritsar-Delhi national highway, near Jalandhar, on Sunday. — Photo by S.S. Chopra
A Punjab Police cop checks the remains of the car

Two killed in separate accidents
Bathinda, June 13
Two persons were killed in separate road accidents here during the last 48 hours. The deceased have been identified as ex-serviceman Nirmal Singh of Gidderbaha in Muktsar district and Karamjit Singh.


College to hold digital design course
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 13
A short term training programme on Very Large Scale Integration design ‘Idea to Chip’ will be organised by the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib, from June 14 to July 23.

Plastic institute to get national status
Amritsar, June 13
The Director-General of the Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology, Dr Sushil Verma, said the institute would soon acquire national status. Talking to this correspondent on his day-long visit here yesterday, Dr Verma said at present institute had 21 centres across the country and it was one of the premier institutes of international standard.

17,000 appear for JET
Amritsar, June 13
As many as 17,000 candidates appeared for about 8,000 seats in diploma courses of 46 polytechnics of Punjab and Chandigarh in the joint entrance test. It was conducted by the Punjab State Board of Technical Education and Industrial Training today.Top

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