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Punjab gives video evidence on
canal breaches
Chandigarh, August 11
To prove that the Narwana canal was breached by flood waters and not cut deliberately, the Punjab Government today gave proof by way of video films to a high-level Central Water Commission team.

Vedanti wants granthis, ragis to be graduates
Amritsar, August 11
Jathedar Akal Takht, Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, has said the minimum qualification for granthis and ragis should be graduation.

Guru Granth Sahib anniversary function runs into rough weather
Amritsar, August 11
Mr Parkash Singh Badal, president, Shiromani Akali Dal and Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Jathedar, Akal Takht, at a meeting of Sikh religious organisations in view of the forthcoming 400th anniversary of the installation of Guru Granth Sahib
Even as the Rashtriya Sikh Sangat, in its written undertaking to the Sikh clergy, has accepted that the Sikhs enjoy distinct identity, yet Akal Takht and the SGPC are unlikely to permit it to take out religious processions to mark the 400th anniversary of Guru Granth Sahib.

Mr Parkash Singh Badal, president, Shiromani Akali Dal (right) and Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Jathedar, Akal Takht, at a meeting of Sikh religious organisations in view of the forthcoming 400th anniversary of the installation of Guru Granth Sahib, at Teja Singh Samundari Hall in Amritsar on Wednesday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma





Vigilance books DSP, SI for demanding bribe
Patiala, August 11
The Patiala Vigilance Bureau has registered a case of corruption against Deputy Superintendent of Police Rajinderpal Singh Anand and Sub-Inspector Darbara Singh for demanding a bribe of Rs 1 lakh from a truck operator of Rajpura.

A contingent of Punjab police during rehearsal for the Independence Day function at Patiala on Wednesday.
A contingent of Punjab police during rehearsal for the Independence Day function at Patiala on Wednesday. — Photo by
Rajesh Sachar

Bodies of mudslide victims yet to be recovered
Irate villagers block road
Ajitwal (Moga), August 11
Protesting against the apathetic attitude of the administration in carrying out rescue work at Dhudike village, where three persons were buried alive yesterday while digging a tubewell about 500 villagers from nearby villages today blocked the Moga-Ludhiana Highway for over five hours.

HS Sidhu appointed education board chief
Mohali, August 11
Dr. Harbans Singh Sidhu, Professor of Agro-economics at Guru Nanak Dev University has been appointed the new Chairman of the Punjab School Education Board here. The decision was taken by the Chief Minister today.

PM’s college in web of controversy
Amritsar, August 11
Even as Hindu college here shot into limelight following Dr Manmohan Singh’s elevation as Prime Minister, the institute is now faced with a controversy.

Beant’s family doesn’t want govt involvement
Death anniversary function of late CM
Chandigarh, August 11
Family members of late Beant Singh, former Chief Minister of Punjab, today gave a clear indication that they “ do not “ want the involvement of the Punjab Government in the functions to be held on his death anniversary on August 31 at his samadhi here and also at his native Kotli village in Ludhiana district.

Hike in paddy MSP ‘inadequate’
Chandigarh, August 11
A token hike of Rs 10 per quintal in the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy, announced by the UPA Government on Tuesday, has been described as inadequate and was contrary to crop diversification.


‘Shaheedi day’ of a brave girl today
Chandigarh, August 11
When the parents named their daughter, Kiranjit, they perhaps never dreamt that one day she would really be a “kiran” (ray of light and hope) for women, who often become victims of human wolves .

Doctors agree to restart OPD
Bathinda, August 11
The doctors and para-medical staff of the local Civil Hospital today decided to restart the OPD wing from tomorrow. The wing was kept closed for three days in protest against the registration of a criminal case against three doctors.

Foundation stone found in rubble
Phagwara, August 11
Congress councillors, including Mayor Malkiat Singh Ragbotra, along with party activists were today shocked to see the foundation stone of the new building of the City Club, Phagwara, laid down by the then Punjab Cabinet Minister, Mr Joginder Singh Mann, on January 1, dumped in a heap of rubble near a spot where people urinate in open.

Nursing institute closed for 1 year
Jalandhar, August 11
Due to inadequate infrastructure at Guru Nanak Institute of Nursing, Mithapur Road, the Punjab Government has decided to close it down for a year. The institute will not be allowed to make fresh admissions and its students will be adjusted in other government-recognised institutes in the state.

Centre chalks out ‘Balmiki Awas Yojna’
Sangrur, August 11
Mr Ganga Ram Teja, member, National Commission for Safai Karamcharis, has directed the executive officers (EOs) of the Municipal Councils to get the safai karamcharis medically examined in every six months.

Proposal for no-overtaking zone on highway
Kharar, August 11
The local Municipal Council will be discussing a proposal to create a no-overtaking zone on the National Highway falling under the municipal limits at its meeting scheduled to be held on August 13.

Suicide victim’s kin protest against police ‘inaction’
Moga, August 11
Relatives of Rashvinder Kaur, who reportedly committed suicide here last month, today protested outside the SSP office here against alleged police inaction.

MLA seeks estimates for relief demand
Kharar, August 11
A special relief package for flood-hit areas falling in the Kharar constituency is being demanded from Punjab Chief Minister, Amarinder Singh. Esti-mates are being prepared for the provision of new bridges, roads and drainage facilities and desilting of two rivulets.

Girl found by cops to be sent to Nari Niketan
Kharar, August 11
A teenaged girl, belonging to West Bengal, who was found by the local police near the bus stand on the night of August 9, will be sent to the nari niketan at Patiala.


High Court
HC bars further proceedings in wireless scam
Chandigarh, August 11
The Punjab and Haryana High Court yesterday directed the Punjab Government not to initiate any further proceedings against the two police officers, who have been chargesheeted for their alleged involvement in the multi-crore wireless purchase scam.

  • Rape case

  • Bail granted

Warrants against another ex-Kot Kapura policeman
Faridkot, August 11
Close on the heels of bailable warrants against a former SHO of Kotkapura, the court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Jagjeet Singh Chauhan has issued non-bailable warrants against an ex-ASI of Kotkapura, Mr Harinder Singh, for abusing a person.

Kohli’s brother dismissed
Mohali, August 11
Maninder Pal Singh Kohli, main accused in the rape and murder of British teenager Hannah Foster and currently lodged at the Patiala Central Jail, will be produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Chandigarh, tomorrow morning.


No MC general house meeting for 6 months
Pathankot, August 11
Development works in Pathankot are being hit as the general house meeting of the local council has not been held for the past six months. The last meeting of the Pathankot Municipal Council general house was held on January 15.


Escapee held; minor girl recovered
Bathinda, August 11
Baaj Singh, an inmate of the local Central Jail, who managed to escape from police custody last evening while he was being brought here from Ferozepore after his court hearing, was arrested by the police within half an hour.

245 kg of poppy husk seized
Barnala, August 11
The CIA staff of the local police seized 245 kg of poppy husk from Naib Singh and Harbans Singh from Sandhu Kalan.


Teej celebrated at Blossom School
Patiala, August 11
Blossom School celebrated Teej here today by organising mehandi, rangoli, rakhi making, thali decoration, dry-flower arrangements and fresh-flower jewellery contests for children and the selection of Teej Queen.

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