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Gurdwara commission wants DCs, SDMs shifted
Final list delayed till June 28
Chandigarh, June 24
Taking defiance of its orders on petitions filed by three SGPC members as “insubordination”, the Chief Commissioner Gurdwara Elections has written to the Punjab Government to transfer the Deputy Commissioners of Amritsar and Gurdaspur besides initiating disciplinary proceedings against them.

Pakhoke, Langah and Sekhwan denied symbols
SAD workers gherao SDM office

Tarn Taran, June 24
Shiromani Akali Dal workers gheraoed the SDM’s office for about four hours in protest against the denial of election symbols to SGPC officiating president Alwinderpal Singh Pakhoke and former Akali ministers Sucha Singh Langah and Sewa Singh Sekhwan, here today.
Policemen pacify Shiromani Akali Dal and Panthic Morcha supporters outside the SDM’s office in Tarn Taran on Thursday.
Policemen pacify Shiromani Akali Dal and Panthic Morcha supporters outside the SDM’s office in Tarn Taran on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

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SGPC election issue rocks Punjab Assembly
Chandigarh, June 24
Non-allotment of election symbols to three SAD candidates for the SGPC elections in Amritsar and Gurdaspur districts today rocked the Punjab Assembly as Akali MLAs led by the leader of the Opposition, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, today blocked the proceedings of the House by raising slogans against the government.

Budget proposals passed amidst Akali protests
Chandigarh, June 24
The Punjab Vidhan Sabha today passed the Budget estimate proposals for 2004-05, without the Finance Minister, Mr Lal Singh, able to reply to the two-day discussion on it.

Inside Babudom
Punjab DGP recommends shifting of 11 SSPs
Chandigarh, June 24
For complying with the directions issued by the Punjab and Haryana High Court regarding the posting of non-cadre officers against cadre posts, the office of Punjab's Director-General of Police has reportedly recommended the shifting of 11 Senior Superintendents of Police.


Canadians Jeff, Chris and Steve Eager, brothers who covered around 4,200 km from Kolkata to Wagah in an autorickshaw, wave the Tricolour at the Indo-Pak checkpost on Thursday.
Canadians Jeff, Chris and Steve Eager, brothers who covered around 4,200 km from Kolkata to Wagah in an autorickshaw, wave the Tricolour at the Indo-Pak checkpost on Thursday. — PTI photo

Wagah to have closed circuit cameras
Hoshiarpur, June 24
Keeping in view the increase in the traffic on the Wagah border has been decided to install closed circuit cameras there. This will help keep a watch on the activities of visitors.

Moga village thirsts for water
Moga, June 24
They paid from their pocket to get the water works repaired twice, but are still not getting a drop of potable water in their homes.

Govt decides to remit sentence of prisoners
Chandigarh, June 24
For commemorating the quincentenary birth celebrations of Sri Guru Angad Dev, the Punjab Government has decided to remit remaining sentence of lifers "and to grant special remittance to prisoners convicted by the civil courts in Punjab and who are more than 70 years old and have undergone actual sentence of more than five years as on April 18". A detailed notification would be issued in "due course of time".

Farmer, labourer killed as pit caves in
Patiala, June 24
A farmer and his labourer are suspected to have been killed after a rescue attempt to dig them up from under 40 feet of earth could not succeed till late this evening. The farmer and the labourer were buried under nearly 40 feet of earth when the earth caved in around them when they were assisting in the repair of a tubewell motor. Earlier, a mechanic had also been down in the pit with them but he came out a few minutes before the pit caved in.

12 labourers fall ill after taking food
Patiala, June 24
As many as 12 labourers were taken ill after they consumed dinner last night. The labourers, all of whom were working in the fields of a farmer at Bibipur village in Samana subdivision, were brought to Government Rajindra Hospital here today in the afternoon in an unconscious state.

Case sought against P.K. Industries’ owner
Moga, June 24
The District Manager, Punjab State Warehousing Corporation, Moga, has asked the Senior Superintendent of Police to register a case against Mr Hukam Chand Chhabra, proprietor of M/s P.K. Industries, under Sections 406, 409 of the IPC for misappropriation of paddy.


High Court
‘Sangrur SSP demanded Rs 1 lakh for boy’s release’
Chandigarh, June 24
The family of a young man has leveled serious allegations of corruption and misconduct against top police officers of Sangrur district, including the Senior Superintendent of Police.


Kharar MC retrieves prime land worth Rs 3 crore
Kharar, June 24
The Municipal Council took possession of about 5 acres of land, worth about Rs 3 crore, amid protest by those being evicted, here today. The illegally occupied land measuring 38 kanals and 14 marlas fell in Mundi Kharar village, near here. It is within the municipal limits, Earlier, on March 19 the civic body had retrieved about 7 acres of land, worth about Rs 1.5 crore, falling in Khanpur and Aaujlan villages.

Admn draws up disaster plan to tackle quakes
Jalandhar, June 24
Even as the administration has chalked out a District Disaster Plan and geared up itself to meet any exigency in the wake of an earthquake in the high-risk upper Punjab area, falling in Zone IV, some recent small-intensity tremors in the zone, particularly in and around New Delhi, have generated curiosity and agencies among officials who manage earth-quakes, including the United Nations Development Programme.

Octroi evasion: DC orders probe
Faridkot, June 24
Mr Hussan Lal, Deputy Commissioner of Faridkot, today marked an inquiry to Mr Vijay Gupta, Executive Officer of the local Nagar Council, with regard to the alleged evasion of octroi by local contractors.

Special check of weighing scales conducted
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 24
A special team constituted by Mr S.K. Ahluwalia, Deputy Commissioner, today checked nine weighing scales in Mandi Gobindgarh and out of these five were found faulty. All these five weighing scales were sealed and fine worth Rs 28,000 was imposed on them.


One injured in fight over shamlat land, 6 booked
Khadadpura (Samana), June 24
A fight broke out over possession of shamlat (common) land here today, with the aggressors seriously wounding one person and continuing to fire after the arrival of the police.

Another dowry death, in-laws booked
Bathinda, June 24
Ms Baljit Kaur, a resident of Kothe Chappri Wale village and mother of one and a half years old son, was allegedly strangulated to death by her husband Gurmail Singh and his two brothers, mother and sister-in-law last evening. The lust of more dowry is said to be the cause of the crime.

3 booked for murder
Bathinda, June 24
The Nahianwala police has registered a case against three residents of Kothe Chappriwala village of this district for their alleged involvement in the murder of Surjeet Singh, which took place a few days ago.

Woman poisoned by in-laws, 4 booked
Moga, June 24
The police has registered a case against four persons after a woman was allegedly poisoned by her in-laws at Dharamkot here.


B Tech counselling begins at PTU
Jalandhar, June 24
Electronics and communications engineering remained a favourite branch among the BTech aspirants who came to attend the CET counselling, which began at PTU here today, for admission to Punjab Technical University, Punjabi University and Guru Nanak Dev University.

Students hold dharna at PTU
Jalandhar, June 24
Demanding another chance for compartment and failed cases, students of BBA and BCA of various affiliated colleges of the Punjab Technical University (PTU) have started a dharna on the campus.


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