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Chautala for nationalisation of river waters
Wagah (Amritsar), September 10

Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala, who led a 40-member delegation to Pakistan to fetch water from Sodhra village in Gujranwala district of Pakistan, the birthplace of Bhai Kanhaiya, today hoped that the ‘sacred water’ would help in resolving the inter-state river water dispute in India.

Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala after paying obeisance at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Friday. — PTI photo

Badal manages ‘siropa’ for Chautala
HT Resident Editor sent back from Pakistan

Pensioners of Education Dept a harassed lot
Medical bills not being reimbursed

Sangrur, September 10

State government pensioners in the state are running from pillar to post for the past more than one year for getting the reimbursement of their pending medical bills, but to no avail.

Scrap recruitment quota in Army: Chandumajra
Sangrur, September 10
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Longowal) today asked the Union Government to scrap the quota system for recruitment in the Army fixed for the states on the basis of their population.





Empty seats in engg courses at Thapar institute
Patiala, September 10
The Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology here is faced with empty seats in its various courses, with 40 students leaving the institution for Punjab Engineering College (PEC) in Chandigarh following the end to ambiguity over the union territory quota in the Chandigarh institution.

Gurdaspur tops list of cheaters
Chandigarh, September 10
The toppers are from Gurdaspur in September of 2004. The results of cheating available with the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) reveal that the students from the border city of Punjab have topped the list of copy cats during the supplementary examinations.

Rare Quran manuscript
Faridkot, September 10
Mr Nisar Ahmad, a lecturer in the local Kendriya Vidayala, has been preserving a rare manuscript of the holy Quran for the past about 20 years with him. He claimed that it was one of the smallest manuscripts in the world measuring 2.6 & 1.1 & 0.6 cm. It weights 2.65 gram and is written in Arabic language.

Mr Nisar Ahmad, a lecturer in Kendriya Vidayala, Faridkot, carries the miniature Quran in his hand; (right) a closeup of the Quran. — Photo by Romesh Gupta
Mr Nisar Ahmad, a lecturer in Kendriya Vidayala, Faridkot, carries the miniature Quran in his hand; (right) a closeup of the Quran

Sham Singh removed from Pak gurdwara panel
Amritsar, September 10
Mr Sham Singh has been removed as Co-Chairman of the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (PSGPC) and Mr Mastan Singh, a resident of Nankana Sahib, would be the new incumbent from September 22.

Canadian MP invites dairymen of Punjab
Chandigarh, September 10
A leading Canadian MP, Mr Lynn Myers Kitchener, who is also chairman of the Parliamentary Dairy Commission in Canada, has invited Punjabi dairy farmers to visit his country to update themselves on the latest techniques of dairy farming. "Dairy is a huge business in my country", said Mr Kitchener in an interview with TNS here today.
                      Lynn Myers Kitchener, MP, Canada
Lynn Myers Kitchener

Legal advice on marital frauds
Chandigarh, September 10
The rising trend in marital frauds in Punjab in recent years has prompted a Canadian law firm to offer free initial legal advice to those who may have been defrauded by their spouses in Canada.


Delay in MC poll unfortunate: CPI
Bathinda, September 10
Representatives of the city unit of the CPI, BJP, SAD, CPM and the Akali Dal (Longowal) today criticised the authorities concerned for delaying the election of the local municipal corporation.


Transcending barriers through music

Amritsar, September 10
The doyen of north Indian classical vocal music, Pandit Jasraj, and his singer daughter Durga Jasraj of ‘Antakshari’ fame on television, left for Pakistan via Wagah today along with the 46-member delegation led by the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Parkash Chautala. The delegation will attend the 300th year of Bakhshish Divas of Bhai Kanhaiya.

Pandit Jasraj (extreme right) and his daughter Durga Jasraj at the Wagah border before leaving for Pakistan along with a 46-member delegation on Friday. — Photo by Simranjit Singh

Pandit Jasraj  and his daughter Durga Jasraj at the Wagah border before leaving for Pakistan along with a 46-member delegation on Friday.

Australian High Commissioner visits Malerkotla
Malerkotla, September 10
The Australian High Commissioner to India, Ms Penny Wensley, along with Mr Jhon Black Well, member CSIRO, Australia, and faculty member from PAU, Ludhiana, today visited Malerkotla and Amargarh in connection with the Indo-Australian project on residue management.

Second emergency service benefits soon
Chandigarh, September 10
Benefit of service rendered during the second emergency period by ex-servicemen who have been re-employed in the Punjab government after discharge from the Armed Forces is expected to come soon through. The benefit includes counting the period of military service towards determining pay and pension.

Youth stages own kidnapping to escape marriage
Jaito (Faridkot), September 10
A local youth, Harvinder Singh, alias Bobby, staged his own kidnapping to avoid getting married to a girl who fell in love with him.

IMA supports HP doctors
Patiala, September 10
The Indian Medical Association today announced its support to the demand of Himachal Pradesh Medical Officers’ Association for withdrawal of the notification of the state government by which the non practice allowance (NPA) of doctors had been de-linked from their basic salary.

Commission agents block traffic
Bathinda, September 10
Commission agents in the district today blocked traffic and staged a dharna in front of the district administrative complex (DAC) here to lodge their protest against the failure of the police to arrest all members of the BKU (Ekta) against whom two criminal cases were registered at Kot Fathe and Talwandi Sabo police stations a few months ago.

Unruly mob spoils Jassi nite
Abohar, September 10
Pop singer Jasbir Jassi had to pack up his luggage and slip away within 90 minutes as an unruly mob pelted stones at the stage erected inside the Nehru Stadium here last night. His troupe was escorted out safely.

Bank staff observe strike
Patiala, September 10
On a call given by the All-India State Bank of Patiala Employees Federation, the local employees of the bank observed a full-day strike to put pressure on the management to accept their demands here today.

Strike by SBP employees
Bathinda, September 10
Employees of the State Bank of Patiala observed strike in front of the zonal office in support of their pending demands here today.

Ex-servicemen take out rally
Faridkot, September 10
A rally of ex-servicemen was organised by the district Sainik Welfare Board here today. They urged the Centre to formulate constructive policies to ensure the proper rehabilitation of retired Army personnel.

Kultar Singh's ashes received
Moga, September 10
The ashes of Kultar Singh, brother of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, reached the city en route to Hussainiwala border in Ferozepore. The ashes, which were on the way from Jalandhar, were accompanied by his sister, Parkash Kaur.

PSEB increases power cuts
Patiala, September 10
The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) is in the grip of a power crisis with a severe reduction in power from West Bengal, forcing it to increase the number of power cuts in both urban and rural areas by one hour.

Kamboj made PSEB member
Patiala, September 10
Senior Congress leader Hardial Singh Kamboj was selected as member of the Punjab State Electricity Board today at the board headquarters. Mr Kamboj had been actively involved in politics right from the college days and remained president of students union of Khalsa College, Patiala in 1980.


High Court
Chottepur’s election upheld

Chandigarh, September 10
Mr Justice J.S. Narang of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has dismissed the election petition filed by Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) leader Sucha Singh Langah, challenging the election of Mr Sucha Singh Chottepur from the Dhariwal Vidhan Sabha seat in Gurdaspur.

2 cops get 10-yr jail for rape
Ropar, September 10
Four persons, including two Punjab police constables, were today sentenced to 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment in a rape case by a local court. The court also fined them Rs 2,000 each.


Agriculture workers stage dharna
Sangrur, September 10
A large number of agriculture workers and labourers today staged a dharna in front of the district administrative complex here in support of their demands, including enhancement in the rates of daily wages, supply of wheat at a rate of Rs 2 per kg to all labourers and guaranteed employment for 180 days for them.

Farmers block rail traffic
Amritsar, September 10
Hundreds of farmers led by the farmer wing of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) blocked rail traffic on the Amritsar-Dera Baba Nanak rail line at the Fatehgarh Churian level crossing here today.

Henry sees no problem in paddy procurement
Moga, September 10
The Punjab Food and Civil Supplies Minister, Mr Avtar Henry, today said that the state had received the first instalment of the cash credit limit of Rs 1,900 crore from the Reserve Bank of India and there would be no problem in paddy procurement.


Orders on bullocks cancelled
Dera Bassi, September 10
The district administration has cancelled the orders for transporting over 1,500 bullocks out of the state. Over 600 bullocks have been tethered at two different places near the Ghaggar railway station in Mubarikpur village.

Woman Development Officer suspended
Faridkot, September 10
The Women Development Officer of the district, Ms Amriti Devi, has been suspended following complaints against her.


One held for desecration
Phagwara, September 10
The police today arrested Balbir Singh of Bisrampur village in Kartarpur tehsil for desecrating the two birs of Guru Granth Sahib at Dashmeshpuri, dera, Bhanoki road, Kotrani village near here, two days ago. The dera caretaker, Ms Balbir Kaur, had been arrested and was in police remand.

Double murder case solved
Bathinda, September 10
The district police today claimed to have solved the mystery behind the sudden disappearance of the truck driver, Sewak Singh, and his namesake, the cleaner, while they were coming back to the town after unloading the wheat at Hambran village in Ludhiana district on March 9.

Mandir sevadar found dead
Jalandhar, September 10
The chief sevadar of the Sodhal Mandir was found dead in his room early this morning.

2 jail inmates hurt in clash
Jalandhar, September 10
Two inmates of Central Jail were badly injured in a clash that took place between two groups here this morning. Both inmates, Suraj and Sukhbir Singh, have been admitted to the Civil Hospital.

One killed, four hurt in mishaps
Kharar, September 10
Four persons were injured and one was killed in two different accidents here today. It is learnt that Monica Rani was killed when the scooter she was riding collided with a tractor-trailer near Sahora village. She was riding pillion on the scooter.


Students burn effigy of minister
Sangrur, September 10
The Joint Students Front, comprising seven organisations, including the Punjab Radical Students Union (PRSU) and the Students Federation of India (SFI), today burnt the effigy of Punjab Transport Minister Mohinder Singh Kaypee at the main gate of the local Government Ranbir College in protest against the government’s “soft attitude” towards the private bus operators.

Class V marks cards awaited
Bathinda, September 10
Even as the result of the Class V examination conducted by the Punjab School Education Board in February 2004, was duly declared by the authorities on March 31, the district education authorities have failed to issue detailed marks certificates (DMCs) to a large number of students of government schools.

College students hold protest
Moga, September 10
A large number of college students today held a protest rally in favour of their demands. They were demanding that the passes issued for Punjab Roadways buses should also be considered valid for travelling in private buses.

Celebrations on Guru Granth Sahib at engg college conclude
Fatehgarh Sahib, Sept10
Week-long quadricentennial celebrations of Installation of Guru Granth Sahib concluded here at Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering (BBSBE) College, Fatehgarh Sahib.


Traders protest against ‘extension’ of octroi contract
Faridkot, September 10
A section of local traders today protested against the continuation of octroi contract despite its expiry on September 8. They submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Alok Shekhar, in this connection.


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