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State govt accused of defying SC guidelines
Admission to medical colleges
Amritsar, June 27
Dr U.S. Dhaliwal, Director-Principal of the SGPC-run Guru Ram Das Medical and Dental College here, has said a recent notification issued by the Punjab Government for holding medical entrance test for admission to various government, minority and private institutions had defied the guidelines issued by the Supreme Court in this regard.

SGPC poll: Badal wants to repeat performance
Muktsar, June 27
SAD chief and former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s home district Muktsar has become a prestige issue for him as far as the repetition of the performance of SAD candidates in the SGPC elections is concerned. Actually, SAD had won all the six seats from the district last time in 1996 and Badal wants to repeat its performance this time also.

Panthic Morcha funded by Amarinder: Badal
Rajpura, June 27
Shiromani Akali Dal President Parkash Singh Badal today alleged the Panthic Morcha, which is his party’s main opponent in the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee elections, was being funded by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

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Badal seeks Amarinder’s dismissal
Chandigarh, June 27
SAD President Parkash Singh Badal today demanded the dismissal of Capt Amarinder Singh for plunging the state into a grave constitutional crisis on the SGPC election issue.

Old NCERT books: Rahi may move court again
Chandigarh, June 27
Punjab and Haryana High Court advocate M.S. Rahi, who is counsel of the Guru Nanak Universal Brotherhood Society, is getting ready for yet another legal battle against the Union Government and the National Council for Education Research and Training.

Mayors yet to quit
Patiala, June 27
None of the Mayors in Punjab have submitted their resignations to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and some chairmen of boards and corporations have also not submitted their resignations.

Sangrur, Amritsar students bag most top positions
Mohali, June 27
Students from Sangrur and Amritsar have scored majority of the top positions in the Punjab School Education Board matric examination. The merit list consisting of the top 27 positions shared by 227 students was released by the board here today.

Gaganpreet tops Class X exam in Patiala

Patiala, June 27
Gaganpreet Kaur of Guru Harkrishan Public School here has topped the district in the Class X examination results of which were declared today. She has stood tenth in the state ranking.

Class X examination (Punjab School Education Board) Patiala topper Gaganpreet Kaur being congratulated by her school Principal, Ms Jaswinder Kaur Dardi, on Sunday. — Photo by Rajesh Sachar
Class X examination (Punjab School Education Board) Patiala topper Gaganpreet Kaur being congratulated by her school Principal, Ms Jaswinder Kaur Dardi

Jigar’s disappearance still a mystery
Patiala, June 27
“Zindagi sabse bada inaam hai, ise sar ankon pe rakha keejiya”, was a favourite couplet of noted urdu ‘shayar’ Jigar Jalandhari who had made Patiala his home. This couplet, alongwith hundreds of others which were full of life make it difficult for Jigar’s fans to believe that he could have ended his life exactly one year back.


Protests over Kainth’s expulsion held
Hoshiarpur, June 27
Supporters of the expelled BSP leader Satnam Singh Kainth today demonstrated against Kainth’s expulsion from the party. They also raised slogans in the meeting of the district unit of Bahujan Samaj Party held at local Ravi Dass Gurdwara, Bassi Khwaju.

Hanspal forms 3 byelection panels
Chandigarh, June 27
The PPCC President, Mr H.S. Hanspal, today constituted three committees for the upcoming byelections to the three Assembly seats, necessitated by the election of the present MLAs to the Lok Sabha in May.


Battling for disability pension
Chandigarh, June 27
After spending years closeted in smokey engine rooms, a former Navy sailor is now waging a battle on two fronts. He has been struggling to get his disability pension for the past 10 years and despite clearing interviews for three different government jobs, he has been awaiting appointments letters for the past several years.

From ‘purdah’ to smuggling of narcotics
Bathinda, June 27
About four decades ago, women of the Malwa region, particularly of this district, were considered most backward as they would hardly get any opportunity of getting formal education.

Nangal canal flows into 50th year
The Nangal hydel canal is set to complete 50 years. The 31-feet deep canal continues to flow since its completion on July 8, 1954. A symbol of high standards of construction and design the canal flows away from the Sutlej at the Nangal Dam. A power house was built on it at Ganguwal, near Anandpur Sahib. It has an installed capacity of about 77.65 MW.

‘Phariwalas’ have their way as officials look away
Jalandhar, June 27
Hundreds of consumers are being fleeced in ‘apni mandis’ here, which have virtually been usurped by ‘phariwalas’ in the absence of any check by the Punjab Mandi Board. Officials of the board have turned a blind eye to the plight of consumers amid allegations of corruption and malpractices.

Demolition has ended, but questions remain
Jalandhar, June 27
The sudden abandoning of the demolition drive of the local Municipal Corporation here has raised many questions. These include whether the drive was left midway under political pressure and why more than 100 illegal commercial buildings were allowed to come up in different posh areas of the city.

AWWA adventure camp
FEROZEPORE: With an inspiring credo of “Asha, Vishwas, Astha” to motivate its members, the Army Wives Welfare Association has been ensuring that the soldier does not have to worry about his family when he goes to the front.

Change of investigating officer sought
Bathinda, June 27
Mr Niranjan Singh Sidhu, a resident of California, USA, has urged the district police authorities to change the station house officer, Raman Mandi who was investigating into a case registered there following an attack on his aged sister living in Sukhladi village.

Rice millers, agents donate motor cycles to police
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 27
A police-public meet was organised here today which was attended by prominent citizens, industrialists, traders and representatives of social organisations. Mrs Surinderjit Kaur, SHO, Bassi Pathana police station, called upon the people to cooperate and provide information about anti-social elements to the police.

Gurdwara ‘kar seva’ draws crowd

Dera Bassi, June 27
A large number of devotees today turned up to participate in a week-long 'kar seva' at 'Guru Ka Mehal', a complex within the premises of Bunga Nihal Garh Sahib Gurdwara, located on the Dera Bassi-Barwala road in Saidpura village, near here, today.

Devotees perform ‘kar seva’ at ‘Guru Ka Mehal’, a complex within the premises of Bunga Nihal Garh Sahib Gurdwara in Saidpura village, near Dera Bassi, on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
Devotees perform ‘kar seva’ at ‘Guru Ka Mehal’, a complex within the premises of Bunga Nihal Garh Sahib Gurdwara in Saidpura village, near Dera Bassi, on Sunday

Complaint lodged against octroi contractor
Faridkot, June 27
The Municipal Council will pass a resolution on June 30 demanding action against an octroi contractor who was allegedly issuing fake receipts, the MC president, Mr Gurcharan Singh, said yesterday.

Lightning strikes factory; Rs 8 lakh loss reported
Faridkot, June 27
A cement manufacturing factory located near Chahal village, about 7 km from here, suffered a loss of about Rs 8 lakh after being striken with lightning in the wee hours yesterday. However, no loss of human life was reported.

500 attend yoga camp
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 27
In the present set up of society every one has madly joined the race for amassing as much wealth as he could forgetting all values of life resulting in tension, depression and violence.

CPI decries closure of passport office
Amritsar, June 27
The Communist Party of India has decried the closure of the passport collection office here, stating that though the office was collecting Rs 80,000 daily, it was spending a measly amount on its upkeep. The closure was due to some vested interests, it alleged.


3 held on charge of selling girls
Pathankot, June 27
The Gurdaspur police has arrested three persons allegedly involved in sale of girls in the area. The poor girls were mainly brought from Bihar. The district police ‘chief, Dr Narinder Bhargav, said today that on June 25, Sunita of Ludhiana reported that her sister Usha of Baroli in Chhapra district of Bihar was staying with her.

BJP leader’s ex-PA booked for cheating
Phagwara, June 27
The local police has booked Sodhi Ram, a former PA of a former Punjab minister and senior BJP leader, for defrauding a bank of millions of rupees. It was learnt from reliable sources today that Sodhi Ram had been booked under Sections 420, 466, 467, 468, 471 of IPC on charges of cheating and forgery.

One crushed to death by Canter
Bathinda, June 27
Mr Kuldeep Singh, who was returning to Chandigarh along with his family members after his betrothal ceremony from Gidderbaha town, was crushed to death by a speeding Canter while coming out of the car, in which he was travelling.


2 protesting students write to DC in blood
Jalandhar, June 27
Two of the 400 students protesting against the cancellation of their degrees by organising a dharna in front of the PTU campus here, wrote a letter in blood to the Deputy Commissioner and urged him to intervene.


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