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Hanspal for tribunal to assess water situation
Amritsar, July 17
PPCC president H.S. Hanspal addresses a Press conference in Amritsar on Saturday
Mr H.S. Hanspal, president, Punjab Pradesh Congress today favoured setting up a “tribunal” for a fair assessment of water situation to evolve new terms and conditions.
PPCC president H.S. Hanspal addresses a Press conference in Amritsar on Saturday. — photo by Rajiv Sharma

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CM cancels 200 transfers done by Bahl
Patiala, July 17
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has cancelled all transfers in the School Education Department, which were done before July 7. 

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Is Punjab really the richest state?
Chandigarh, July 17
Punjab is a study in contrast, a paradox!. While an average Punjabi has achieved a level of social and economic development, an average Indian citizen may not have achieved this in his or her lifetime. And Punjab is close to achieving most of the millennium development goals.

Women members of a Pakistani delegation of local-development councils arrive at Amritsar on Saturday. 29-member Pakistan delegation arrives
Amritsar, July 17
A 29-member delegation of elected representatives of the Pakistani civic bodies and panchayati raj institutions today arrived in India on a 10 day visit. The delegation, which included 14 women, crossed into India through the Wagah joint border post here this afternoon and later proceeded for New Delhi by the Shatabdi Express. Besides the national capital, the delegates would also visit Kolkata and some other places of West Bengal and would return home on July 26.

Women members of a Pakistani delegation of local-development councils arrive at Amritsar on Saturday. 
— Photo by Rajiv Sharma

Sheron Bagga incident: 9 held, 2 cops suspended
Amritsar, July 17
Nine Excise workers were arrested and two policemen suspended today in the midnight drama in Sheron Bagga village in the Mand area under Beas police station in which three persons, including woman were allegedly pushed into river Beas on July 15 night.


Panel to go into SAD’s defeat in Sangrur
Sangrur, July 17
Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Secretary-General, SAD, has constituted a three-member committee to find out the reasons behind the defeat of six SAD candidates of the district in the recently held SGPC elections.


Month-long wait for water and power
Pathankot, July 17
Residents of Pathankot and the surrounding areas have been facing an acute shortage of electricity and water for the last one month. The heat and humidity coupled with the unscheduled power cuts has put the residents on the warpath.

Students walk through a dry paddy field in Raipur village on Saturday
Students walk through a dry paddy field in Raipur village on Saturday. The paddy crop has been destroyed because of the delay of monsoon. — Reuters

Ill residents blame contaminated water
Jalandhar, July 17
Claiming contamination of water as the major cause of their illness, scores of residents of Sanjay Colony are down with fever, vomiting and dysentery for the past nearly three days. A dozen-odd doctors running clinics in the area have said that nearly six to seven patients were reporting daily for the past few days, complaining of pain in the abdomen and diarrhoea-like symptoms.

Woman given ‘wrong’ blood, traffic blocked
Bathinda, July 17
Hundreds of residents, including women, blocked vehicular traffic at the Bathinda-Bhucho crossing this evening to press authorities to register a criminal case against the incharge of the blood bank at the Civil Hospital, Bathinda, for latter’s alleged negligence in transfusing blood a local woman, Parveen Rani, who died yesterday. 

Quila Mubarak set to be cultural hub
Patiala, July 17
Quila Mubarak is set to become a living monument again with international experts being engaged to turn it into a cultural hub which will generate tourism inflow and become a national centre for crafts and conservation skills.

Farmers block traffic in Fazilka
Fazilka, July 17
Hundreds of farmers of Fazilka subdivision perturbed over the non-availability and alleged organised theft of canal water by politicians and religious persons blocked rail and road traffic for about four hours today.

Augment work on memorial gates, Chief Secy tells PUDA
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 17
A meeting to discuss various development projects to be initiated here to commemorate the tercentenary of the martyrdom of Sahibzadas was held at the office of Chief Secretary.

JE ‘implicated’ in false case
Abohar, July 17
The Diploma Engineers Association, Punjab, said yesterday that JE Jagdev Singh Bhatti of Mehrajwala section had been falsely implicated in a murder case by the police at Gidderbaha station.

Commercial activity opposed
Zirakpur, July 17
Residents of Preet Vihar, Baltana, have opposed commercial activity in Plot No 1 of the colony. In a representation to the Executive Officer of the Nagar Panchayat, the residents alleged that the commercial activity in the plot was against the rules as the plot could only be used for the residential purposes.

Bhog of MC union leader
Patiala, July 17
The bhog of Harjit Singh, president of the Municipal Corporation Technical Employees Union, who had died in an acid attack while he was riding pillion on a scooter near Pheelkhana School, was held at Samana here today.


Arrest warrants issued against ex-minister
Batala, July 17
The Judicial Magistrate (Class I) of Batala, Mr Naval Kishore, today issued arrest warrants against a former Panchayat and Rural Development Minister of Punjab, Mr Nirmal Singh Kahlon.

Amarinder, Badal get exemption
Chandigarh, July 17
Exempting the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, and the SAD President, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, from personal appearance in a defamation case, a local court today fixed September 11 as the next date of hearing.

Junior engineer convicted, sentenced
Chandigarh, July 17
Punjab State Electricity Board's Junior Engineer Lakhbir Singh of Amritsar district has been convicted and sentenced by a court in Amritsar to two years imprisonment. The engineer has also been fined Rs 2,000.

In-laws in police custody for murder
Sangrur, July 17
A Sunam court today remanded Dev Raj, father-in-law of Hem Lata, Darshana Devi, mother-in-law, and Rajesh Kumar, brother-in-law, in police custody till July 23. All the alleged accused surrendered in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Sangrur, yesterday. Hem Lata was allegedly murdered by her in-laws on July 8.

2-year jail for bank manager
Faridkot, July 17
Additional Sessions Judge M.S. Virdi has sentenced the manager of Punjab and Sind Bank, Bajakhana, Maninder Singh, to two years’ imprisonment and Rs 3,000 fine in a bribery case. In case of not depositing the fine he would have to further undergo two months’ imprisonment.


Punjab move on de-caderising posts may be rejected
Chandigarh, July 17
The Punjab Government's reported proposal for de-caderising 11 posts of Senior Superintendent of Police is likely to be turned down by the Government of India. Once the proposal is rejected by the Union Government, Punjab Police Service officers will not be able to continue on the posts of SSP.


Baba booked on extortion charge
Amritsar, July 17
Baba Nand Kishore, a self-styled saint and resident of the east Mohan Nagar area, has been booked on the charge of extorting money from innocent persons. A case under Sections 389, 452, 385, 506 and 120-B of the IPC has been registered against him at B-division police station here.

Youth commits suicide
Kharar, July 17
A resident of Chajumajra village, near here, committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance yesterday. Balwinder Singh (25) was taken to a private hospital here from where he was sent to the local Civil Hospital. 


PTU students hold rally
Jalandhar, July 17
Demanding a mercy chance from Punjab Technical University, all affected students of BBA and BCA from the state held a rally at the Desh Bhagat Yaadgar Hall here today.

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