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CBI chargesheets MLA’s kin in Dhakki Sahib row
Ludhiana, September 23
The much-awaited charge sheet by the CBI into the 5-year-old Dhakki Sahib controversy has indicted the sister and two nephews of the sitting MLA and former Punjab Cabinet Minister, Jagdish Singh Garcha for damaging the dera and forcibly evicting the dera head, Baba Darshan Singh from the dera.

French Sikhs feel cheated
Patiala, September 23
Sikhs in France claim that they have been fooled into believing that the issue of tying of turban by Sikh children in schools would be addressed to their satisfaction by the French Government.

Amarinder in dilemma over inclusion in PSGPC panel
Amritsar, September 23
Even as the government of Pakistan has officially declared that Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister of Punjab, has been taken as one of the five members of the Advisory panel of Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee, he is reportedly in dilemma over accepting the offer.

CM describes Bibi’s appointment as disgraceful
Chandigarh, September 23
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has described as ‘disgraceful’ the appointment of Bibi Jagir Kaur as the president of the SGPC.

Haryana SGPC members want separate committee
SGPC wants term of its chief extended
SGPC chief appoints new PA
SGPC won’t stop jathas to Pakistan
Ahluwalia educational adviser to SGPC
4 nominations rejected




Brar Cong observer
Chandigarh, September 23
The president of the All India Congress Committee, Mrs Sonia Gandhi, has appointed Mr Jagmeet Singh Brar as party observer for the upcoming Assembly elections in Maharashtra.

CPM won’t bow on Garhshankar issue, says Surjeet
Jalandhar, September 23
Satirising the Congress step to put up its own candidate for the Garhshankar Assembly seat, CPM supremo Harkishen Singh Surjeet today said his party would not bow on the issue of Garhshankar candidate.

8-member jatha leaves for Pak
Amritsar, September 23
An eight-member ‘jatha’ of the Baba Bhuman Shah Sewa Sabha, headed by Mahant Baba Brahm Dass, left for Pakistan after offering prayers at the Golden Temple here in the morning.

Delegation of Indian jurists crosses over to Pak
Wagah, September 23
A 16-member delegation of Indian jurists, including retired judges of the Supreme Court and the high courts of Kolkata, Mumbai, Dehli and Punjab and Haryana, and elected representatives of the Indian Bar Council, today crossed over to Pakistan on a six-day goodwill mission to strengthen ties on the legal front, under the auspices of the Indian Council of Jurists and the All-India Bar Association.

Paddy procurement from October 1
Ludhiana, September 23
Punjab is all set to start procurement of paddy from October1.The official procuring agencies, including the FCI and state agencies, are fully geared to cope with the rush of paddy arrivals.

Heart surgery on 8-month-old
Jalandhar September 23
Doctors at the local BBC Heart Care Hospital, have virtually given another chance of life to an eight- month- old baby girl Priya by conducting a surgery to correct her congenital heart disorder involving connection between two great arteries of her heart.


MC to recommend suspension of Town Planner
Patiala, September 23
The Patiala Municipal Corporation has decided to recommend the suspension of its Municipal Town Planner after a two-man committee, headed by the Senior Deputy Mayor, today submitted a report affirming allegations that the officer had demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs 20,000 from a shopkeeper of the city.

Forensic examination finds “Mujra” photos fake
Jalandhar September 23
The case concerning IPS officer Varinder Kumar and Dr Gurvinder Samra took a new turn today with the Chandigarh based forensic laboratory concluding that the controversial photo, circulated by Dr Samra, in which Mr Varinder was shown as doing a “Mujra”, was in fact, a fake.

Mini-bus operators’ plea to govt
Nawanshahr, September 23
The Punjab Mini-Bus Operators Association has presented a charter of demands to Mr Harkishan Singh Surjeet, general secretary, CPM, for onward submission to Ms Sonia Gandhi, for the settlement of genuine demands of the mini bus operators in the state.

Arms holders to get licences within 15 days
Ferozepore, September 23
More than 15,000 Firearm Licence holders in Ferozepore district, who were moving from pillar to post for the renewal of their licences, heaved a sigh of relief as the district administration initiated measures to complete the process within 15 days.

India to top in HIV cases by 2015
Bathinda, September 23
India would be having the largest number of AIDS/HIV cases and would acquire the number one position in the world by 2015 if the spreading of the disease continues at the same rate.

PUDA move puts residents in spot
Nawanshahr, September 23
Panic prevails among the residents and plot-holders of Baba Jujhar Singh Nagar situated near Barnala Gate as the colony falls within the land proposed to be acquired by PUDA for setting up an urban estate.

Action sought against travel agents
Amritsar, September 23
Defrauded by fake travel agents, Gurdip Singh, a resident of Kotkapura, died in the mountains of Turkey more than a year ago. However, his family was not informed of the death.

Playwright Gursharan Singh gets Bhagat Puran award
Faridkot, September 23
Noted playwright Gursharan Singh was awarded Bhagat Puran Award for Service to Humanity, while IPS officer Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh received Baba Farid Award for Honesty at Gurdwara Godri Sahib here today.

Aggarwal Sabha seeks funds
Sangrur, September 23
The Aggarwal Sabha, Punjab, headed by Mr Chiranji Lal Garg, former Punjab Minister, has demanded sufficient grants from the Punjab Government for the installation of statues of Maharaja Aggarsain at all district and subdivisional headquarters in the state.


High Court
Order quashed
Chandigarh, September 23
A Division Bench of Punjab and Haryana High Court comprising Mr Justice S.S. Nijjar and J.S. Narang has allowed the petition of a female JBT teacher of Punjab, seeking quashing of the order issued by the Punjab Government terminating her service.

Badal denies news reports
Chandigarh, September 23
Shiromani Akali Dal President Parkash Singh Badal today denied news reports saying that the Supreme Court had yesterday refused to stay the trial proceedings in the disproportionate assets case.


Inside Babudom
Cop divested of important charge
Chandigarh, September 23
The cop who made so many bureaucrats and police officers red with anger by regulating the use of beckon lights is no more in the driver's seat. In less than a fortnight after he passed an order directing top cops and senior government officers to remove red lights from atop their vehicles, the charge has been taken away from him.

11 police officers transferred
Chandigarh, September 23
In a major administrative reshuffle, the Punjab Government today ordered the transfers and postings of 11 officers, including three Inspectors-General of Police and four Deputy Inspectors-General of Police, with immediate effect.

Chemists selling banned drugs to face action
Moga, September 23
The district administration would soon launch a crackdown on the chemists selling intoxicating drugs and quacks practising in rural areas. This was decided at a meeting that was held to review the law and order situation in the district here today.


4 cops hurt in mob attack
Phagwara, September 23
Tension gripped Athauli village around midnight last night when an unruly mob attacked a police party, which had gone to the village in connection with a dispute. Four police personnel, including an ASI, were injured while the vehicle of the SHO, Sadar police station, was damaged by rowdy elements.


Kishore Sikhiya Scheme launched in Mansa
Mansa, September 23
The Kishore Sikhiya Scheme under the National Population Education Project started by the Centre in association with the state government has been launched in the district.

Pbi varsity lecturer suspended
Patiala, September 23
The Punjabi University has suspended a Lecturer of the department of Fine Arts today claiming the latter had withheld information that he had been removed from service as Lecturer in the Government College of Arts in Chandigarh due to his indecent behaviour with girl students.

Workshop on science, technology held
Sangrur, September 23
A function to mark “science day, technology day, and environmental awareness day” was held at Sant Harchand Singh Longowal Central Institute of Engineering and Technology at Longowal, 20 km from here, yesterday.

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