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Dal Khalsa releases report on SGPC mismanagement
Amritsar, June 29
The Dal Khalsa in a report released today described the functioning of the SGPC as poor. The committee has also failed to give proper guidance to the Sikh panth during this period, the report stated.

Vote honest members to SGPC
Chandigarh, June 29
The Shiromani Khalsa Dal today asked the Sikh masses to rise above party lines and vote for honest candidates willing to work for religion during the forthcoming SGPC poll.

Jaspal Singh Dhillon, Swaran Singh Khalsa and Surinder Pal Singh release the SAD manifesto for SGPC elections Jaspal Singh Dhillon (left), Swaran Singh Khalsa (centre) and Surinder Pal Singh release the Shiromani Khalsa Dal manifesto for SGPC elections, in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
— PTI photo

Report on sensitive polling stations sought
Chandigarh, June 29
The Gurdwara Election Commission has sought reports on "sensitive" polling stations so that additional measures could be taken for fair and free polls to the 170-member Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee's general house next month.

SGPC-run medical college: impasse continues

Fatehgarh Sahib



NRI’s murder planned by estranged wife
Jalandhar, June 29
The conspiracy to murder Balbir Singh, a USA-based NRI, who was shot dead at his ancestral house in Raipur Rasoolpur village, near here, on the night of June 18, was allegedly hatched by his estranged wife Tejinder Kaur, mother-in-law Jasbir Kaur and brother-in-law Gurinder Pal Singh in the USA.

Cellphone company employee beaten to death; 2 held
Jalandhar, June 29
An employee of a service provider to a mobile company was beaten to death while one of his associates got injured on being attacked by four members of a family at Sansarpur village near here late last night.

16 Pak prisoners to be freed from Indian jails
Amritsar, June 29
Sixteen Pakistani prisoners lodged in various prisons in Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir will be repatriated to their country shortly even as a joint meeting of Indian and Pakistani officials would check their antecedents at a meeting, scheduled to be held for the first time here tomorrow. Earlier, such meetings used to be held in Jaipur.

Avail services of District Passport Cell, says RPO
Jalandhar, June 29
While seeking to remove apprehension from minds of residents of Amritsar district that they would be subjected to inconvenience with the closure of the Amritsar Passport Application Collection Centre, Mr Amarjit Singh, Regional Passport Officer, Jalandhar, today urged the passport seekers to avail the services provided by the District Passport Cell and the Speed Post Centre functioning in Amritsar.

Firm charged with selling contaminated medicines
Patiala, June 29
A local farmer — advocate has accused a multinational, Intervet India Limited, a subsidiary of a leading veterinary company, of releasing contaminated vials of Tonophosphon VET, which he claims can effect the heath of dairy animals in Punjab.


People build Rs 2 cr hospital, govt fails to upgrade it
Moga, June 29
It is a rare case of government apathy. People of Badhani Kalan town here have invested a Rs 2 crore to reconstruct a Primary Health Centre (PHC) building, but the government seems least interested in upgrading the hospital.

Dharnas against attack on patients, hospital staff
Jalandhar, June 29
The staff of the local Civil Hospital and residents of Badri Nath colony here today staged dharnas at different places to protest against the attack on hospital staff and patients by some miscreants late last night.

Hospitals report gastro cases
Kapurthala, June 29
Even as the district administration claims that efforts are being made to check the spread of gastroenteritis, a few isolated cases of the disease continue to arrive at the civil hospital and private clinics here.

Illegal fishing continues in Ranjit Sagar Lake
Pathankot, June 29
Despite being banned, illegal fishing is going on unabated in the Ranjit Sagar Dam (RSD) reservoir, causing huge losses to the state exchequer. Ranjit Sagar Lake, named after Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Punjab, has been formed upstream of the dam extending up to 22 km with a maximum width of 5 km and a depth of 150 metres. 

Old Sabzi Mandi land cleared; plans for mall
Amritsar, June 29
Almost three acres of the Old Sabzi Mandi prime land occupied by stalls and phariwallas was cleared by Municipal Corporation (MC) today. Nearly six acres of the MC land in the Old Sabzi Mandi had been under lease to the Mandi Karan Board and some private lessees since 1953.

Debris of structures demolished by the municipal corporation at the Sabzi Mandi in Amritsar on Tuesday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma
Debris of structures demolished by the municipal corporation at the Sabzi Mandi in Amritsar

MC to grow fodder on retrieved land
Kharar, June 29
The Municipal Council has decided to grow fodder in the more than five acre land falling in Mundi Kharar that was retrieved by the civic body a few days ago. A decision to this affect was taken at the monthly meeting held here today.

Shiv Sainiks burn Mufti’s effigy
Phagwara June 29
As a part of their protests against the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, the activists of the Shiv Sena (Hindustan), led by its district president, Mr Ajay Mehta, today first “hanged” and then burn an effigy of Mufti Mohammed Sayeed at the Gol Chowk on the GT road here for interfering in the religious affairs of Hindus and for curtailing the duration of the Amarnath Yatra from two months to one month.

Mr Harpreet Pappu looks out of his car in Bathinda on Tuesday
Mr Harpreet Pappu looks out of his car in Bathinda on Tuesday. Harpreet is trying to get his name into the Guinness Book of World Record for driving his car in reverse gear. — Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera

Complete sewerage project, say residents
Patiala, June 29
Residents of Lakkar Mandi, near old chungi, on the Patiala-Rajpura road here are sore over the poor condition of the roads of the locality. A sewerage project, which was started nearly eight months ago, has created a nuisance for the residents of the locality. The residents said the sewerage project, the foundation stone of which was laid by local MP Preneet Kaur, had not been completed till yet.

Educational trip for orphanage kids
Patiala, June 29
Helping Hands, an NGO, in association with State Bank of Patiala (SBOP) took the girls of local Shankutla Orphanage to an educational tour to the holy city Amritsar.

‘Remove names of 32 Sikhs from blacklist’
Patiala, June 29
The Punjab unit of the NRI Cell of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has submitted a list of 32 blacklisted Sikhs living in Germany, Norway, Holland, England and Canada demanding that the names of these Sikhs be deleted from the list by the Central Government.

IMA action plan on TB control
Sangrur, June 29
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has issued an action plan to all its state and local branches to implement a series of activities to support the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) launched by the Union Government.

Improvement trust chairman quits
Bathinda, June 29
Mr Jagroop Singh Gill, Chairman, Improvement Trust, Bathinda, today quit his post to strengthen the hands of the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, and facilitate the selection of his new team to run the affairs of different government departments.

Freedom fighter dead
Ropar, June 29
Thakur Gopal Singh, a 90-year-old freedom fighter of Anandpur Sahib, died today. Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, he had left his Army job and joined the Non-Cooperation Movement.

Couple returns Rs 80,000 to bank
Kapurthala, June 29
In a rare gesture of honesty, a couple returned Rs 80,000 to Punjab National Bank’s, Dadwindi village branch situated in Sultanpur Lodhi subdivision of this district.

Flood-control committee set up
Moga, June 29
A district level Flood Control Committee has been formed under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner G. Ramesh Kumar.

Doctor honoured in USA
Patiala, June 29
Patiala-based dentist Dr Vinay Goyal was honoured by the Los Angeles-based Punjabi Dental Society recently.


Fraud case registered
Moga, June 29
A case of fraud has been registered against a finance company on the complaint of Mr Beant Singh, of Kot Muhamdakha. The complainant had alleged that the company failed to return him Rs 1.88 lakh, which he had deposited in the firm.

MLA booked; Akalis protest
Amritsar, June 29
The Akali Dal today staged a dharna at Nagoke Maur, 35 km from here, today in protest against the registration of a case against an Akali MLA from Khadoor Sahib, Mr Manjit Singh Manna, his brother, security guard and three others under the Excise Act following the seizure of a huge quantity of illicit liquor from them by the Vairowal police.

Two arrested in fake currency racket
Phillaur, June 29
The police has arrested Kuldip Singh, son of Gian Singh, resident of Dayalpur village, police station Phillaur and Narain, son of Balwant Rai of Tambaccoo Kutta Mohalla, Phagwara on charges of manufacture of fake currency.


LLB entrance test on July 8
Patiala, June 29
Punjabi University was hold a state-level common entrance test for LLB, (three years), BA LLB. (five years) and BA, LLB (five years) (hons) courses for university departments and affiliated law colleges of Punjabi University, Patiala and Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. The entrance test will be held on July 8 in eight towns of Punjab as well as in Delhi.

NCC camp from July 1
Bathinda, June 29
The National Cadet Corps (NCC) will organise a training camp for the cadets on July 1 at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Bring Khera village near Dabwali town.

Varsity wakes up to save language department
Patiala, June 29
To save the ancient language department, Punjabi University has taken major steps to increase the strengthen of students seeking admission to the Department of Sanskrit. The academic council had recently approved the proposal to lower the eligibility criteria for students pursuing admission in the Department of Sanskrit.


Mandal alleges harassment by tax officials
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 29
The District Beopar Mandal has alleged that the mobile wing of the Sales Tax Department of Chandigarh is harassing tax payers by detaining their trucks.


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