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Villagers prevent plugging of breach in Narwana branch
Lachhru Kalan (Ghanaur), August 9
Irate residents of around 12 villages turned away a contractor trying to plug a breach in the Narwana branch of the Bhakra canal here today.

Ropar officials behind devastation in
Patiala, Sangrur?

Flood scare in Patiala over Tibet lake report
Farmers fear repeat of 1988 Sutlej floods
12 villages still in 2-foot water
30,000 acres submerged in 24 villages

Were Jagsir, Arif declared deserters in haste?
Pathankot August 9
Lance Naik Jagsir Singh and Mohamad Arif of 108 engineers regiment returned to India from Pakistan jail to a hero’s welcome today.

Nihang organisations demand CBI probe against Poohla
Amritsar, August 9
Representatives of various Nihang organisations and misals of Tarna Dal and Baba Budha Dal today demanded a CBI inquiry against controversial Nihang and alleged self-styled chief of Tarna Dal Baba Ajit Singh Poohla.

Representatives of various Nihang organisations raise slogans against Tarna Dal chief Baba Ajit Singh Poohla, in Amritsar on Monday.
— Photo by Rajiv Sharma

Representatives of various Nihang organisations raise slogans against Tarna Dal chief Baba Ajit Singh Poohla, in Amritsar

Fatehgarh Sahib



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Baba Poohla in police remand
It’s political conspiracy, says Poohla

Cadre row: HC rules in favour of IPS officers
Chandigarh, August 9
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the Punjab Government to remove all non-cadre officers from cadre posts and submit a compliance report in this matter to the court.

Inside Babudom
10 PPS officers likely to be shifted to non-cadre posts
Chandigarh, August 9
Ten Punjab Police Service officers, holding cadre posts, are likely to be shifted to non-cadre posts following the issuance of orders in the matter by a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court this afternoon.


Youth Akali Dal members to get new ID-cards
Jalandhar, August 9
Announcing the cancellation of thousands of old identity cards of Youth Akali Dal workers and office-bearers, Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal, MP and Shiromani Akali Dal general secretary, said today that a new two-tier identity card system for office-bearers and members was being introduced in the YAD to ensure more transparency in the organisation set up.
Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal, general secretary, SAD, addresses a press conference in Jalandhar
Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal, general secretary, SAD, addresses a press conference in Jalandhar on Monday. — A Tribune photograph


CBI to finalise Punwire probe in 2 months
Mohali, August 9
The CBI would be ending its investigations into the multi-crore Punjab Wireless limited (Punwire) scam within the next two months. After four years of the registration of the first police case, last month, the CBI filed chargesheets in two of the 20 FIRs it is currently investigating regarding Punwire.

Amarinder for promoting Punjab as IT destination
Chandigarh, August 9
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, has stressed upon the need of industrialisation for the development of Punjab and promoting it as an IT destination. He was speaking at a function after inaugurating the students centre at the Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, here today.

Doctors to observe black day on August 15
Seek registration of case against SDM
Bathinda, August 9
The Indian Medical Association, Punjab, here, today decided to observe black day on Independence Day in protest against the registration of criminal case against three doctors of the local Civil Hospital yesterday allegedly on flimsy grounds.

SAD function in Longowal’s memory on August 20
Malerkotla, August 9
A function to observe the death anniversary of Sant Harchand Singh Longowal, will be organised by the Shiromani Akali Dal on August 20 at Longowal. This was announced by Mr Parkash Singh Badal, President, Shiromani Akali Dal, in Singh Sabha Gurdwara near Satta Chowk here today.

Bus operators block traffic
Moga, August 9
Mini bus operators blocked traffic in front of the City No. 1 police station at Joginder Singh Chowk here today. They were protesting against the release of 10 students who had beaten up a private bus conductor early in the morning. A number of vehicles were stranded due to the blockade.

Mini bus operators block traffic in Moga on Monday.

Mini bus operators block traffic in Moga

Satnam Singh falsely implicated, says son
Amritsar, August 9
Manpreet Singh, son of Satnam Singh, who was arrested by the Vijay Nagar police on August 1 for allegedly abducting, raping and keeping a girl in illegal detention for a month, yesterday alleged that his father was falsely implicated in the case.

45 water schemes made functional
Chandigarh, August 9
The Public Health Minister, Mr Avtar Henry, today said that 45 rural water supply schemes covering 96 villages in Ghanaur and Bhunerheri blocks of Patiala district had been made functional. Because of floods and power failure, these schemes were lying closed for the past few days.

PSEB man enacts ‘Sholay’ scene
Bathinda, August 9
Amarnath, a resident of Partap Nagar, today kept the railway police and residents of the nearby colonies on tenterhook after he climbed an electricity tower this morning. According to information, policemen and residents made futile attempts to coax Amarnath, an employee of the Punjab State Electricity Board and an addict, to come down.


High Court
Adequate security
Chandigarh, August 9
The Punjab Government on Monday informed the High Court that adequate security had been provided to Mrs Jaswant Kaur, widow of late Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh, who was assassinated by terrorists.

36 cases disposed of in Lok Adalat
Fatehgarh Sahib , August 9
As many as 36 out of 122 disputed cases related to bank loans, matrimonials and traffic challans were settled on the spot after awarding the compensation of around Rs 41.80 lakh to the claimants at a Lok Adalat here today.


Man duped of Rs 20 lakh, 2 booked
Hoshiarpur, August 9
The police here on a court’s order registered a case under Sections 406, 420, 465, 468, 471, 323, 324, 506, and 34 of the IPC against Neeraj Sharma and his brother Pankaj Sharma of Delhi yesterday.

PRTC General Manager arrested
Bathinda, August 9
Mr Dhoop Singh, General Manager, Pepsu Road Transport Corporation, New Delhi Depot, was arrested by the Vigilance Bureau, Bathinda today allegedly for favouring, Mr Karamjit Singh, driver in an inquiry against him when Mr Dhoop Singh was GM, PRTC, Budhlada depot a decade ago.

Eunuchs bobbitise man
Faridkot, August 9
A person has been admitted to the Guru Gobind Singh Medical College Hospital here after his penis was allegedly severed by a group of eunuchs in Amritsar. The victim, Satpal Singh, is a resident of Janer village in Moga district.

Pop singer booked
Patiala, August 9
The local police today booked Punjabi pop singer Bobby Sidhu for allegedly duping Gurmukh Singh of Rs 8 lakh.
It is learnt that Bobby had taken Rs 8 lakh from Gurmukh Singh, resident of Anand Nagar locality of the city, on the pretext of sending him abroad a few months ago.


Unemployed ETT teachers hold rallies
Sangrur, August 9
On the second consecutive day today members of the Unemployed Elementary Teachers Union and DIET Students Welfare Association observed fast in front of the residence of Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Deputy Chief Minister, Punjab, at Lehragaga in support of their demands.

Students go without water for three days
Jalandhar, August 9
The rain god may have got pleased, but drinking water is perhaps the most precious commodity for over 450 students of Jawahar Navodya Vidyalya at Masitan village in Kapurthala whose parents had to supply water to them in the wake of alleged non-availability of drinking water in the school for three days on account of a snag in the submersible pump installed in the school.

Punjab school board chief gets extension
Mohali, August 9
The Chairman of the Punjab School Education Board, Dr Kehar Singh has been given a two-month extension in service by the Punjab Chief Minister. The six-month extension in service to Dr Kehar Singh ended yesterday.

Teacher shortage in Dhar Kalan
Dhar (Pathankot), August 9
More than 12 primary schools of the newly formed subdivision of Dhar Kalan are on the verge of closure due to the apathy of the government. While a majority of the school buildings are being used as cowsheds, a few others are serving even as liquor dens.

Panels to monitor facilities for nursing institutes                            
Chandigarh, August 9
The Punjab government has constituted 12 committees to undertake fresh physical verification of all 60 nursing institutes in the state to ensure that facilities being provided by them conform to laid down standards.

Students of Guru Nanak Nursing Training Institute & Hospital, Jalandhar, sit outside the residence of Punjab Cabinet Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

Students of Guru Nanak Nursing Training Institute & Hospital, Jalandhar, sit outside the residence of Punjab Cabinet Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal in Chandigarh

College to observe Engineers Day
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 9
The Baba Banda Singh Abrader Engineering College chapter of the Institution of Engineers (India) will observe the 37th Engineers Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya.

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