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CM may not get space on VVIP stage
Amritsar, August 29
While akhand path would be arranged at Gurdwara Ramsar, where Guru Granth Sahib was installed 400 years ago, to mark formal quadricentennial celebrations tomorrow, the illumination of Hindu temples, mosques, religious deras, schools, colleges and even police stations today added to the festivities here today.

Fear brings Pak Hindus to Sikh fold
Amritsar, August 29
While the Sikh leadership in India, especially in Punjab, is worried over rising trend of ‘patitpuna’ (apostate), a large number of Sindhi Hindus (devout ‘Sehajdharis’) in Pakistan, have joined the Sikh fold by getting themselves baptised.

Some of the Pakistani Hindus who joined the Sikh fold recently would meet the Jathedar of Akal Takht in Amritsar to seek guidance for maintaining maryada in gurdwaras in Pakistan. Some of the Pakistani Hindus who joined the Sikh fold recently would meet the Jathedar of Akal Takht in Amritsar to seek guidance for maintaining “maryada” in gurdwaras in Pakistan. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma

Badungar for SGPC representation in books review panel
Phagwara, August 29
Former the SGPC President Prof Kirpal Singh Badungar today demanded inclusion of two representatives of the SGPC in the committee constituted by the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, to review history books.




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Poachers strike again; nabbed with catch and bait
Chandigarh, August 29
In less than a week after illegal fishing was reported from Taakhi village in Gurdaspur, another major case of poaching has come to light in the district, this time about 20 km away from the earlier spot.

Punjab Local Bodies Minister Choudhary Jagjit Singh lays the foundation stone of Dr B.R. Ambedkar Administrative Complex in Jalandhar on Sunday. No plans to abolish octroi soon
Jalandhar, August 29
The state government has no immediate plans to abolish octroi system as an exercise to suggest alternative revenue collection arrangements is still on.

Punjab Local Bodies Minister Choudhary Jagjit Singh lays the foundation stone of Dr B.R. Ambedkar Administrative Complex in Jalandhar on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Accused seeks probe into torture
Moga, August 29
An accused in a murder case has alleged that the Fatehgarh Panjtoor police resorted to third degree torture while he was in their “illegal” custody for eight days. The accused, Nishan Singh, has levelled this allegation in a letter sent to the Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC).

Police accused in 2 custodial deaths: DGP
Jalalabad, August 28
Director-General of Police A.A.Siddiqui said that five persons had died in police custody. He said in three cases the police was innocent and in the remaining two, proceedings had been initiated against the erring policemen.

COMMUNITY

Similar benefits for other widows sought
Chandigarh, August 29
Following the Punjab Government's recent announcement clearing the appointment of several next of kin of soldiers who were killed in the 1999 Kargil conflict, ex-servicemen have sought equal status for widows of soldiers killed in other operations as well.

Self-employment training camp organised
Abohar, August 29
Mr Sunil Jakhar, Parliamentary Secretary, Irrigation and Horticulture, said here yesterday the 10+2 education system had completely failed in its principal aim of exploring avenues for self-employment.

Bus operators, students hold rallies
Mansa, August 28
Hundreds of commuters suffered inconvenience after private bus operators observed a complete strike to protest against the damage to their buses by students on Friday.

Union decries assault on students
Patiala, August 29
The Punjab Students Union today condemned the assault on students by private bus operators in Mansa recently.

Villagers protest against water connection charges
Jalandhar, August 29
Residents of Jamsher village near here held a demonstration yesterday to protest against a recent decision of the Public Health Department with regard to charging a sum of Rs 2,485 as fee for providing water connection.


ADMINISTRATION

MC razes unauthorised structures
Patiala, August 29
As many as 10 unauthorised structures were demolished by the Municipal Corporation in various localities of the city here yesterday.

CRIME

Four held for demanding ransom
Bathinda, August 29
The police has arrested four youths, who were allegedly involved in mercilessly beating up of a lottery vendor when he did not fulfil the demand of ransom raised by the accused.

Fake CDs recovered, two held
Patiala, August 29
The CIA staff has arrested two persons allegedly involved in the business of selling fake CDs and DVDs here today.

EDUCATION

No takers for commercial art in Govt Polytechnic
Students want diploma to be recognised
Patiala, August 29
Commercial art, “the diploma of the future” as it was touted when started at the Government Woman Polytechnic here in 1992, has no takers with not a single being enrolled in the course during counselling being held in Chandigarh by the State Board of Technical Education, even as the final year students of the course have started a “struggle” to demand recognition of the degree for recruitment in government service.
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