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Notice to SAD for dharna without permission

Kapurthala, September 27
Demanding a clarification for not having taken permission for today’s rally in front of the district administration office, the Returning Officer (RO) has served a notice on the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), claiming that the party had violated the election code of conduct.

SAD President Parkash Singh Badal addresses party supporters at a dharna in front of the district administration office in Kapurthala on Monday.
SAD President Parkash Singh Badal addresses party supporters at a dharna in front of the district administration office in Kapurthala on Monday. —Tribune photo by Pawan Sharma

CM’s helicopter makes emergency landing near Pinjore
Chandigarh, September 27
Following a snag in the engine, the helicopter in which Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh was flying along with his security and other staff members had an emergency landing near Pinjore this afternoon.

Complaints sans affidavits not to be entertained: Bhattal
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 27
Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Deputy Chief Minister and Chairman, District Planning Board, today presided over the annual planning board meeting and the district grievances committee meeting at Bachat Bhavan here today.

CM to review appointments
Chandigarh, September 27
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, said today he would review the appointments of law officers made in the office of the Advocate-General, following representations from certain advocates.

Fatehgarh Sahib



‘Reopen’ anti-Sikh riot cases on Godhra pattern
Ludhiana, September 27
The victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi have demanded that cases of killings be reopened on the pattern of the Godhra riots.

SSP’s guard shoots at shop worker
Patiala, September 27
A Punjab policeman working at the house of the SSP, Mr A.S. Rai, today used his pistol to settle a quarrel over parking in the Dharampura bazar here. This left a shop worker with two bullet injuries and another one with pistol butt injuries on his body.

Crucial SGPC meeting on Oct 4
Amritsar, September 27
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee chief, Bibi Jagir Kaur, has convened a meeting of the executive body for October 4, here.

Sikh body stays put on turban issue
Patiala, September 27
The Sikh Nation Organisation (SNO) today refused to accept any compromise on the right to wear turban and religious symbols and decided to intensify its stir against turban ban by the French Government.

SGPC plea to PM on attack on Pak Sikhs
Amritsar, September 27
Even as SGPC has taken a serious view of the attack on Sikhs and ransacking of their business establishments at Nankana Sahib in Pakistan, the Government of Pakistan has claimed that the situation is well under control and Sikhs were not facing any sort of threat to their life and properties there.

Index page: Attack on gurdwara in Pak

Johl’s report on giving boost to economy under study
Chandigarh, September 27
Thanks to the indifference of the political executive and bureaucracy, the report on diversification in agriculture by Dr S.S. Johl, submitted to the government in October, 2002, has been consigned to the dustbin of history.

PUDA revises norms for colonisers
Mohali, September 27
The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) has revised the various guidelines laid down for colonisers undertaking development and sale of private colonies in the state.


BSP activists join Congress
Fazilka, September 27
Mr Hans Raj Josan, MLA, Jalalabad, and Minister of State for Forests, got a shot in the arm today when Mr Harjit Singh Shahri, president, Bahujan Samaj Party, Fazilka, and former member, Zila Parishad, Ferozepore, five women sarpanches, four nambardars, 12 panchayat members and about 500 workers of the BSP joined the Congress today at Dhani Mohna Ram village in Fazilka subdivision under the Jalalabad Assembly segment at the specially organised programme.

Fill quota seats, says SAD wing
Mohali, September 27
Members of the Ropar unit of the SCBC wing of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) have demanded that the government immediately fill vacant seats in the reserve quota in various government departments.


Efforts to increase power generation fail
Nangal, September 27
The efforts of the BBMB to increase the generation capacity of the Ganguwal and Kotla power houses have failed. Even after an expenditure of Rs 175 crore over a period of 10 years on the renovation of the Ganguwal and Kotla power houses, the generation capacity has failed to increase.

No takers for Punjab tourism festival
Ropar, September 27
The first state-level festival on World Tourism Day organised by the Punjab Tourism Department here today failed to evoke a response. There were no tourists and the function was dominated by officials of the Departments of Tourism and Fishery, and local administration.

Irate villagers block traffic
Phagwara, September 27
Villagers of Khajurala blocked traffic on the GT Road from 9.15 pm to 11.15 pm last night in protest against loud DJ and bhangra programme going on at a roadside eatery on the road near the village.

Border areas to get mobile connections
Chandigarh, September 27
Discussions are under way with the Central Government for giving approval for providing mobile phone connections to people living in areas which fall within a radius of 10 km from the border areas in Punjab.

MC chief faces Vigilance probe
Moga, September 27
The local Municipal Council President, Mr Joginder Pal Jain, may have been successful in defeating the no-confidence vote against him last week, but his troubles seem to be far from over.

IMA organises programme on SC ruling
Patiala, September 27
The local branch of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), under the presidentship of Dr D.C. Bansal, organised a continuous medical education programme on the topic ‘Impact of the recent Supreme Court judgment on the medical profession’ and ‘Safe injection practice’ here today.

Dance-drama presented
Patiala, September 27
An allegory on life through the travails of Ram was depicted in all its sublime forms during the dance drama “Ram” performed by the Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra at the National Institute of Sports (NIS) here last evening.

36 operated upon at camp
Kharar, September 27
As many as 36 patients were operated upon at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Yaadgari free eye camp organised by Lions Club (Umang) with the help of Citizens Welfare Club.

Babla in hospital
Patiala, September 27
Hardcore militant Gursewak Singh Babla was today shifted to the Government Rajindra Hospital here. He was brought to the hospital by the Jagraon police on court directions.


High Court stays recounting of votes
Kharar, September 27
The recounting of votes for municipal ward 4 here has been stayed by the high court. The recounting had been ordered by the Additional Deputy Commissioner-cum-Election Tribunal, Ropar.


Jalandhar paddy farmers make quick buck in Kapurthala

Kapurthala, September 27
Anticipating quick sale of their paddy crop and a better price for their harvest, hundreds of farmers of Jalandhar have started turning up in the grain market of Kapurthala this time, keeping an eye on the byelections in the Assembly segment next month.

Heaps of paddy at the grain market of Kapurthala as it registered an unprecedented arrival of crop on the first day of procurement by the government agencies on Monday.
— Tribune photo by Pawan Sharma

Heaps of paddy at the grain market of Kapurthala as it registered an unprecedented arrival of crop on the first day of procurement by the government agencies on Monday.

Paddy procurement begins in Kotkapura

Exhibition plots to popularise zero tillage technique
Bhogpur (Jalandhar) September 27
Expressing concern over Punjab’s being the largest chemical fertiliser and pesticides consumer state, Mr Kanwaljit Lalli, Chairman of the Sugarfed, Punjab, said today that heavy use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides in farming has hazardous affects on human health as it leads to water and air pollution.

Liquid bio-fertilisers fail to draw positive response
Chandigarh, September 27
The first-ever attempt to introduce Punjab farmers to liquid bio-fertilisers has spilled at the testing stage itself because the government’s dilemma is having two contradictory reports.

New mandi figures belie traders’ claims
Amritsar, September 27
Contrary to the claims of some fruit and vegetable merchants’ associations about losing business in Vallah Mandi that was shifted from the old mandi in June, the new mandi is recording a business boom.


Car taken away on fake bank draft
Moga, September 27
Two miscreants duped Godawari Motors by decamping with a new Santro car after handing over the firm a fake demand draft of Rs 3.74 lakh.

Property dealer booked for fraud
Moga, September 27
The police has registered a case against a property dealer for duping a woman of Rs 40,000 that he took as advance from her.

Miscreants loot three teachers
Bathinda, September 27
In a bizarre incident, three teachers were looted by two scooter-borne unidentified youths at the bus stand of Dullewala village in the jurisdiction of Dyalpura police station today.

Father, son booked for fraud
Moga, September 27
The police has registered a case against a farmer and his son for duping an arhtiya of Rs 5.9 lakh.

Youth killed in road mishap
Moga, September 27
A motor cycle borne youth was killed and another injured when a tractor-trailer hit their bike last evening.

One killed, 23 injured in accident
Muktsar, September 27
At least one person was killed on spot and 23 others were injured when the mini-truck, in which they were travelling, overturned on the Muktsar-Gidderbaha road this morning.

Three of family booked for murder
Kharar, September 27
Three persons have been booked on the charge of murder.


Students burn effigy of Principal
Amritsar, September 27
Wearing black bands and holding black placards, students of Khalsa College burnt the effigy of Dr J.S. Dhillon, Principal of the college, in front of his office here today. The strike entered the sixth day.

Raids conducted on schools
Bathinda, September 27
A number of teams of the Education Department headed by senior officials today conducted a series of raids on different schools in Bathinda, Ferozepore and Faridkot districts to check the attendance of teachers and students.

ETT teachers hold rally
Kapurthala, September 27
Protesting against the decision of the state government for recruitments on contractual basis, the Unemployed ETT Association started a dharna in front of the district administrative complex here today.

Group song competition
Patiala, September 27
The local Government College for Girls and the local Modern Senior Secondary School bagged first and second position (senior group), respectively, in a national group song competition organised by the Bharat Vikas Parishad at Parishad Bhavan, here today.

Protest against imposition of building fee
Patiala, September 27
Parents and members of the Sarvopari Mandir Parbandhak Committee today held a demonstration in front of Kaintal School here to protest against a building fee charge of Rs 2,000 imposed on students by the school authorities recently.

Open school
Patiala, September 27
The local Rotary Club District 3090 today launched an innovative and meaningful crusade to help and guide school dropouts among the less privileged for continuing their studies under open school programmes.


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