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Badal attacks Centre for giving SYL task to CPWD
Chandigarh, July 3
SAD President Parkash Singh Badal today criticised the Union Government for entrusting the task of completion of the Sutlej-Yamuna link canal to the Central Public Works Department . He said the Centre had not taken the requisite executive and legislative steps to remove the anomaly of having a canal with no water to flow in it.

Amarinder wants to prune ministry on basis of performance
Chandigarh, July 3
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, who faced a massive revolt of MLAs against him a few months ago, is working overtime to consolidate his position in the Congress Legislature Party. Whether he will succeed or not, remains a big question.

Help trace killer of British girl, Dy speaker appeals to Takht chief
Chandigarh, July 3
The Deputy Speaker of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Mr Bir Devinder Singh, today sought intervention and help of the Jathedar of Akal Takht in tracing out the killer of teenaged British girl, Hannah Foster, besides offering to host the parents of the slain girl during their proposed visit to Punjab next week.

Bitumen scam: raids in Ambala, Mathura
Chandigarh, July 3
Bitumen scam has taken Punjab Vigilance Bureau sleuths to places like Mathura, Panipat and Ambala. In an attempt to verify the facts about the supply of bitumen — used for laying and repair of roads — the sleuths are raiding these places.






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Result unexpected, says AIIMS test topper
Patiala, July 3
“I had expected to clear the test but securing the top position was beyond my expectations, says 18-year-old city boy, Kanwarneet Singh, who has topped the entrance test for All India Institute of Medical Sciences examination in his first attempt.

Kanwarneet Singh, who has attained the first rank in the AIIMS entrance test, with his parents in Patiala on Saturday. — Photo by Rajesh Sachar

Kanwarneet Singh, who has attained the first rank in the AIIMS entrance test, with his parents in Patiala

Kharar firing: two arrested
Kharar, July 3
Two persons have been arrested in connection with an incident of firing that took place at an SGPC election rally in which two persons were killed and three injured here yesterday. The police has rounded up 22 persons for questioning belonging to the two SAD groups involved in the incident. The arrested persons are Satinder Singh Gill and Sewa Singh.

The house of Kiranbir Singh Kang, an accused in the Kharar murder, which was raided by the police in Mohali on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

The house of Kiranbir Singh Kang, an accused in the Kharar murder, which was raided by the police in Mohali

425 without work for two years, but get salary regularly
Hoshiarpur July, 3
Due to paucity of funds, nearly 425 employees, including one superintending engineer, four executive engineers, 16 sub divisional engineers and 60 junior engineers of the Dholbaha Dam Construction Circle here, without work for the past two years.

French Sikhs seek panthic support on turban issue
Amritsar, July 3
The Franco-Sikh and United Sikh organisations, both associations of the French Sikhs, have welcomed the initiative taken by the Sikh Nation Organisation and its chairperson, Dr Manjit Singh Randhawa.

SGPC to release gold coins
Amritsar, July 3
To mark the 400th anniversary of the installation of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the SGPC would release, gold and silver coins. Mr Alwinder Pal Singh Pakhoke, President SGPC, said nagar kirtans would be taken out from four historic gurdwaras — Takht Damdama Sahib, Takht Kesgarh Sahib, Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib (Pakistan) and Gurdwara Baoli Sahib, Goindwal.

POLITICS

Panthic Morcha an unholy alliance, says Dhindsa
Sangrur, July 3
Terming the Panthic Morcha as an “unholy” alliance between some parties with different ideologies, Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Secretary-General of the Shiromani Akali Dal and MP from Sangrur, has asked the SAD (Longowal), headed by Prof Prem Singh Chandumajra, and the SAD (Amritsar), headed by Mr Simranjit Singh Mann to clarify their stand over the martyrdom of Sant Harchand Singh Longowal.

Gurdwara poll panel seeks details of new voters
Gurdaspur, July 3
The recent order of the Gurdwara Election Commission seeking details of new votes formed for the SGPC election has left the district administration perplexed. As per the commission’s orders received here yesterday all returning officers have been asked to submit details of the new votes formed for SGPC poll.

Symbol given on gurdwara panel order: DC
Gurdaspur, July 3
The Deputy Commissioner here Mr Harjit Singh, today denied that the election symbol of the Independent SGPC candidate from Pathankot, Mr Amarjit Singh, was changed deliberately.

Ranjit Singh attacks Badal
Kharar, July 3
Mr Parkash Singh Badal, SAD chief, has given control of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee to persons who are allegedly causing harm to the Sikh quam and are not bothered about the maryada of the Panth.

COMMUNITY

PSEB officials bargaining for more power
Patiala, July 3
Punjab State Electricity Board top officials, who have gone to Delhi yesterday to seek an additional 200 mega watt of power from the Power Ministry, could not make any headway today.

Hydroelectric projects facing water shortage
Bathinda, July 3
Mr H.M. Jain, member (generation) of the Punjab State Electricity Board said today that there were power cuts in the state due to delayed rains. The hydroelectric projects were facing acute shortage of water and produced less electricity.

Undue favour shown to Mohali coloniser: PSIEC
Mohali, July 3
The Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation has alleged that undue haste was being shown by the Department of Housing and Urban Planning to grant licence to a private coloniser at Mohali.

Joint front for Punwire revival
Mohali, July 3
A joint front for revival of Punwire was formed during a meeting of members of various employees unions here yesterday. An action plan was formulated by the joint front for the purpose.

I have been implicated in false case: Akali MLA
Amritsar, July 3
Mr Manjit Singh Manna, an Akali MLA, who was booked for allegedly running a still at his house in Khadoor Sahib, yesterday refuted the allegation levelled against him. He said that he was falsely implicated in the case as on that day he was attending the Committee meetings on Government Assurance in New Delhi.

Councillor’s plea on amenities
Kharar, July 3
A Municipal Councillor of Ward No 1 here has demanded that the Municipal Council should provide basic amenities to residents of the town on priority basis instead of spending funds on works that were less important.

35 pc of male deaths due to heart attacks: Dr Pruthi
Jalandhar, July 3
To discuss the latest technologies for cure of heart ailments, eminent cardiologists of the city got together to participate in a seminar held at BBC Heart Care Foundation here yesterday.

Security beefed up for RSS ‘shakhas’
Gurdaspur, July 3
Security has been beefed up for the RSS shakhas (morning classes) being organised in the border areas of the district following interception of terrorists’ messages. The sources said the terrorists’ messages from Jammu and Kashmir were intercepted by the security agencies yesterday night.

NGO asks CM to be fair in drive against corruption
Bathinda, July 3
Punjab Human Rights Committee, an NGO, yesterday urged the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to adopt a fair policy to eradicate corruption from the state government machinery and not to target people on the basis of political grounds.

CRIME

In-laws held on charge of murdering woman
Amritsar, July 3
Sandeep Kaur (25), a resident of Kotli Dhile Shah village, falling under Kathunangal police station in Majitha police district, was allegedly beaten to death by her husband and members of the family. They allegedly cremated the body hurriedly to conceal evidence.

11-year-old raped by father
Phagwara, July 3
A resident of Gandwan village was arrested under Section 376 of the IPC for raping his eleven-year-old daughter yesterday. The incident occurred when the mother of the victim had gone out the house for household work.

Girl dies after consuming celphos tablets
Phagwara, July 3
Two lovebirds reportedly consumed celphos tablets at Khati village here today. Baljinder Kaur (18) died while her lover Bahadur Singh, a mechanic, was struggling for life in a private hospital here.

Commission agent robbed of 4.67 lakh
Phillaur, July 3
Four car-borne robbers allegedly looted Rs 4,67,000 from Mr Charanjit Singh, a commission agent of Phagwara, at pistol point near Chuck Muglani village on the Nakodar-Zandiala road in this sub-division yesterday evening.

Police party attacked, one arrested
Bathinda, July 3
Mr Roop Chand, a police official posted in Rampura police station, was injured when a police party of which he was a member, was attacked by Jeewan Kumar and his accomplices near Mandi Cho Wali Gali on the Rampura link road last night.

Three boys missing
Sangrur, July 3
Three minor boys, all cousins, belonging to Balian and Longowal villages have reportedly been found missing since June 30.

Fake dental surgeon booked
Bathinda, July 3
A criminal case was registered against Rahul Kumar, a resident of Muktsar district, for allegedly running a dental clinic in Bhagta Bhai Ka town of this district without having any formal degree for the same.

EDUCATION

Changes in varsity rules render BBA students ineligible
Bathinda, July 3
A section of students who got compartment in one of the papers of the Bachelor of Business Administration and the Bachelor of Computer Application have alleged that the sudden change of some rules by Punjab Technical University had rendered them ineligible to get their degrees.

Students want difference in fee refunded
Sangrur, July 3
A deputation of the Punjab Radical Students Union yesterday met the Principal of Government Ranbir College here, Mr Tarsem Dhariwal, to seek refund of the rolled buck fee. The hiked fee was deposited by the part I students of B.A. classes last year. Later the fee was rolled back by the state government.

Child council to start night schools
Faridkot, July 3
The Child Welfare Council, Punjab, plans to start night schools to impart free education upto class X to children in the age group of 7-14 years, who work to support their families in the state.

Members of Bar Council of India visit law college
Faridkot, July 3
Mr V.K. Bhardwaj, a member of the Bar Council of India, has laid stress on checking commercialisation of education. He said mushrooming of educational institutions without provision for proper infrastructure had marred education.

Summer camp concludes
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 3
A month-long summer camp organised by the District Cultural Society at Om Parkash Bansal Modern School, Mandi Gobindgarh, concluded today. The camp was organised to impart training to tiny tots in various cultural activities.

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