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PPCC panel to meet on Sept 1
Action against Bir Devinder, Birmi?
Chandigarh, August 27
The disciplinary panel of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee will meet on September 1 to take up the issue of Mr Bir Devinder Singh, ruling party MLA from Kharar and former Deputy Speaker, and Mr Malkiat Singh Birmi, Chief Parliamentary Secretary.

MC appoints more staff for celebrations
Amritsar, August 27
The local Municipal Corporation has appointed 250 persons on a temporary basis for a week for the 400th celebrations of the installation of Guru Granth Sahib.

Facelift for Damdama Sahib
Talwandi Sabo, August 27
A facelift is being given to Takht Sri Damdama Sahib in view of the Gurmat Chetna March scheduled for August 29. The march is being taken out in connection with the 400th anniversary of the installation of Guru Granth Sahib at the Golden Temple, Amritsar.

ETC channel to telecast celebrations
115 devotees leave for Kartarpur Sahib

Punjab proposes to levy ‘development charge’
Mohali, August 27
The Punjab Government proposes to levy a ‘development charge’ and ‘a land-use change fee’, for granting permission for development within the periphery of UT Chandigarh.




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PUDA holds up project
SANGRUR: PUDA failure to release funds has been delaying completion of the second phase of the district administrative complex (DAC) here. It was to be completed in February, 2002.

As per Defence Act 75 pc of Pathankot is illegal
Pathankot August 27
The very existence of Pathankot town is under threat due to the enforcement of the Defence Act 1903, by the Army and Air Force authorities. As per Section 3 of the Works of Defence Act 1903 no construction is allowed within the 1 km radius of the ammunition and ordnance depots or the Air Force stations.

Militant’s mother alerted police on his escape plan
Chandigarh, August 27
Babbar Khalsa International member Gursewak Singh would still have been in custody had senior police officers paid heed to a letter written by the alleged terrorist's mother.

Three students hurt in clash with bus operators
Mansa, August 27
As many as three students were seriously injured and two private buses were damaged following a clash between students and bus operators on link road in the city today.

Post of Sessions Judge lying vacant for 5 yrs
Bathinda, August 27
“Justice delayed is justice denied”, this adage seems to have stopped holding relevance for judicial authorised in Punjab as litigants and lawyers have been suffering on account of non-appointment of the District and Session Judge for the past six months.

COMMUNITY

BSF ignored SP’s report against officer
Gurdaspur August 27
The arrest of a BSF Deputy Commandant Harpreet Singh posted at Gurdaspur and his driver while smuggling 23 kg heroin has revealed some starling facts about the smuggling nexus in the area.

Kar Seva at Devi Talaab Temple from September 1
Jalandhar, August 27
Lakhs of devotees from across the country are expected to take part in kar seva at the local historic Devi Talaab Temple. The kar seva of the famous temple, which is scheduled to begin from September 1, is being done after a gap of about 30 years.



The Devi Talaab Temple in Jalandhar where kar seva would begin from September 1.
The Devi Talaab Temple in Jalandhar where kar seva would begin from September 1.

22 councillors move no-trust motion against MC chief
Moga, August 27
The recent theft at the Municipal Council President, Mr Joginder Pal Jain’s, house seems to be taking a heavy toll on his political career as 22 councillors have handed over a letter highlighting their intention to bring no-confidence motion against Mr Jain, to the executive officer.

Protest against move to privatise PSEB
Bathinda, August 27
Hundreds of members of the Technical Service Union (TSU) of Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) today took out a march with torches in the city to lodge their protest against the move of the state government to privatise the PSEB.

Beant’s family to take part in all anniversary functions
Chandigarh, August 27
The president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, Mr H.S. Hanspal, yesterday claimed that family members of the late Mr Beant Singh, former Chief Minister of Punjab, would participate in all functions planned to observe his death anniversary on August 31.

Baba Farid awards announced
Faridkot, August 27
The Gurdwara Godri Baba Farid Society has announced the winners of Baba Farid awards for 2004. IPS officer Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh and playwright Gursharan Singh have bagged these awards.

COURTS

High Court
Acquittal of Karan Dalal upheld

Chandigarh, August 27
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today upheld the November 18, 2003, order of the Faridabad District and Sessions Judge to acquit Independent MLA Karan Singh Dalal and his relatives in a case relating to alleged murder of a relative, Ms Sumitra Chaudhary.

AGRICULTURE

No bidder turns up for foodgrains residue auction
Fazilka, August 27
The auction of foodgrains residue (kuttal) particularly of wheat and paddy could not be conducted today for the eighth consecutive time due to alleged political interference the parties interested in the auction had to return disappointed.

ADMINISTRATION

Mavi gets extension
Chandigarh, August 27
The Punjab Government has granted extension in service to Mr Nachhattar Singh Mavi, secretary of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha. Mr Mavi, who was to retire on August 31, has been granted extension up to March 31 next year, according to an official press note.

CRIME

Sant held for vehicle thefts
Bathinda, August 27
In a bizarre incident, a sant was arrested by the Kot Fathe police for his alleged involvement in vehicle thefts from various places in the state.

3 booked for submitting fake documents
Pathankot, August 27
Sub Divisional Magistrate Raj Kumar Garg has ordered the registration of a criminal case against three persons — a fake lambardar, surety, and an under trial — for producing fake documents for the release of a liquor smuggler. The trio has been booked under Sections 420, 467, 468, 471 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code, said Mr Manminder Singh, SP, Pathankot, today.

2 booked in man missing case
Moga, August 27
Two persons, including a woman, have been booked in a case in which a villager has been missing for the past four months. The missing man, Sohan Singh, was a resident of Bhinderkalan village.

Couple booked for fraud
Moga, August 27
A couple has been booked for duping a person of Rs 2 lakh under the pretext of sending him abroad. The couple, Jaswinder Singh and Paramjeet Kaur, belongs to Rauwala village in Ludhiana.

Teacher killed in accident
Gurdaspur, August 27
School teacher Kulwant Singh was killed when the scooter he was riding got trapped in a collision between a bus and a truck. In the accident 15 others, including the truck driver, were injured. Three of them were in a serious condition.

EDUCATION

Teachers not paid since April
Batala, August 27
Resentment prevails among the teaching and non-teaching staff of the government aided privately managed schools of Gurdaspur district due to non-receipt of their salaries since April.

GND varsity results
Amritsar, August 27
Baljit Kaur and Sheila Sarren of Khalsa College stood first in the MA II (political science) and M.Sc II (zoology) examinations by securing 69 per cent and 80 per cent marks, respectively, according to a press release issued here today.

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