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Non-performers to be taken to task: Hanspal
Sheikhopur (Kapurthala), September 28
In an open warning to Congress workers, Mr H.S. Hanspal, president, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, today said that all those who fail to discharge their duties well and campaign actively in the Kapurthala byelection may be taken to task.

The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, talking to mediapersons after a meeting with party workers in connection with Kapurthala byelection on Tuesday. Also
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, talks to mediapersons after a meeting with party workers in connection with Kapurthala byelection on Tuesday. Also seen in the picture are PPCC president H.S. Hanspal (left) and Congress candidate Sukhjinder Rana (right). — Tribune photo by  Pawan Sharma

Govt officials attend Cong poll meeting
Orders to suspend poll officer

Attack on gurdwara condemned, rallies held
Chhapar (Ludhiana), September 28
Cutting across ideological affiliations, leaders from various political parties today condemned the mob attack on Nanakana Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan. They urged the Union Government to take up the issue with the Pakistan government at the highest level.

Attack on Nankanasahib flayed
Book culprits behind gurdwara incident: Badal

Fatehgarh Sahib



CPM should bow out in favour of Cong, says CM
Garhshankar, September 28
Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, Punjab, today said that leaders of the CPM and CPI should support the Congress candidate in the byelection to Garhshankar and Kapurthala segments of the state assembly to give a crushing defeat to non-communal forces.

CPI may back CPM in Garhshankar
Jalandhar, September 28
The general secretary of the CPI, Mr A.P. Bardhan, today hinted that his party might finally support the CPM candidate in the Garshankar bypoll in case there was no unanimity to back the Congress nominee during its meeting on October 5.

EC seeks report on copter use by CM
Chandigarh, September 28
Acting on Shiromani Akali Dal’s complaint accusing the Punjab Chief Minister of using the state helicopter for poll campaigning, the Election Commission of India (ECI) today asked state’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) to submit a report in the matter.

CM wishes Elahi speedy recovery
Chandigarh, September 28
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today wished speedy recovery to Mr Pervaiz Elahi, Chief Minister of West Punjab (Pakistan), who had a successful heart bypass surgery recently, Capt Amarinder Singh said that he hoped Mr Elahi would soon resume his official duties.

Court do not hear arguments in Badal case
Ropar, September 28
In a major setback to the Punjab Vigilance Bureau, a Special Court, Ropar, today did not hear the arguments on framing of charges against Parkash Singh Badal, his wife Surinder Kaur Badal and Sukhbir Badal in a case disproportionate assets case registered against them, while taking note of serious allegations of cheating and fraud leveled against the prosecuting agency by the defence during the four-hour-long proceedings.

News Analysis
Does the government carry non-performance tag?

Chandigarh, September 28
In a vigilance-oriented administration in Punjab, more wrongs than rights have occurred, governance has become a victim and non-performance is a rule rather than an exception.

Reservation in posts on contract too
Chandigarh, September 28
There will be reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, backward classes and other reserved categories in the posts filled on contract, daily wages and workcharged basis. This has been made clear by the Punjab Government to all concerned.

NRI seats in Punjab medical colleges challenged
Chandigarh, September 28
The decision of the Punjab Government to fix seats under the NRI quota in the medical colleges, government as well as private, in the state has been challenged in the Punjab and Haryana High Court through two separate writs.


Goods released on basis of “fake” authority letters
Amritsar, September 28
The All-India Hindu Shiv Sena president, Mr Surinder Kumar Billa, in a communication to the RBI Governor, Union Railway Minister and others has alleged that goods arriving from Pakistan were released by railway authorities here on the basis of letters of authority carrying fake signatures and stamps on the indemnity bond.

Atwal endorses Kalam’s proposal on Lokpal
Phagwara, September 28
Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal today endorsed the proposal of President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for bringing under the purview of Lokpal, an institution meant to check corruption, the top government dignitaries, including President, Prime Minister and Judges of the Supreme Court.

Will any school admit HIV positive girl?
Bathinda, September 28
Tragedy struck Neena Goyal (name changed) at the age when she was not able to make a distinction between happiness and sorrow as her father, a truck driver, died more than three years ago while she was still in her mother’s womb.

35 lepers await pension
Moga, September 28
As many as 35 lepers staying at Nirmohi Kusht Ashram located on the outskirts of the city have not got monthly pension of a mere Rs 200 each for the last one year.

Recruitment test results of candidates held back
Chandigarh, September 28
The results of the recruitment test of about 60 candidates from Gurdaspur has been held back by the Army authorities, reportedly on grounds of mass copying during the written examination.

Protect lives of four, PSHRC tells SSP
Chandigarh, September 28
The Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) today directed the Ropar SSP to safeguard the lives of four residents of Sheikhpura village in the district.

Gunners’ Day celebrated
Jalandhar, September 28
Inauguration of an integrated health center for gunners and their families marked the 177th Gunners Day that was celebrated by Vajra Corps Gunners here today.

Hindi Divas celebrated
Amritsar, September 28
The Hindi Department of Guru Nanak Dev University celebrated Hindi Divas here today. Prof Darbaril Lal, Deputy Speaker, Vidhan Sabha, inaugurated the function, while Dr S.P. Singh, Vice-Chancellor of the university, presided over.

Red Cross Society to provide artificial limbs
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 28
The District Red Cross Society will set up a centre to provide artificial limbs to the physically challenged in the district. A survey is being conducted to get the exact number of such persons and particularly those, who are financially weak.

First aid training classes
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 28
The first aid training classes will be held from October 5 to 15 in the District Administrative complex.


High Court
Board files petition to become party in PIL
Chandigarh, September 28
The Punjab Pollution Control Board today informed the Punjab and Haryana High Court that it has filed an application in the Delhi High Court for becoming a party to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) for use of fly ash in the manufacture of bricks.


BT cotton may be introduced in Punjab next year
Bathinda, September 28
The Centre may give its nod for the cultivation of BT cotton in North India, including Punjab, from the next crop season. Giving an indication to this effect, Dr Kirpal Singh Aulakh of the PAU, said the results of various field trials in connection with the cultivation of BT cotton was encouraging and environment-friendly.

CM okays allotment of land for ‘krishi kendras’
Ludhiana, September 28
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, has sanctioned allotment of land for four Krishi Vigyan Kendras to be set up in four districts.

Shift training camp venue, says BKU (Mann)
Faridkot, September 28
The Bharatiya Kisan Union (Maan) has objected to the Agricultural Department holding farmers’ training camp at the same venue for the past many months and accused it of turning the camp into an exhibition for traders.


50 cops to help PUDA check encroachments
Chandigarh, September 28
The Punjab Urban Development Authority (PUDA) has decided to requisition the services of 50 police personnel to strengthen its enforcement wing so as to aggressively check and remove illegal constructions and encroachments.

PUDA for strict action against illegal colonisers
Chandigarh, September 28
While addressing a monthly review meeting of PUDA officers, the Punjab Housing and Urban Development Minister today urged all his officers to take a strict action against those continuing with the business of developing unauthorised and illegal colonies.

DC inspects grain market
Moga, September 28
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Mandeep Singh, today visited the local grain market to inspect the paddy procurement process.


Girl raped on pretext of marriage
Amritsar, September 28
A girl was allegedly raped by Ravi, a resident of the Kot Khalsa locality, here by luring her on the pretext of marriage. The case came to light when the girl was brought for a medical examination at Civil Hospital today.

Man murdered by wife, paramour
Amritsar, September 28
Ms Kanwaljit Kaur, a resident of Ajnala allegedly murdered her husband, Mr Jaspal Singh, with the help of her paramour and his friends as he objected to her ‘illicit relations.’ The Ajnala police has arrested two persons in this regard while two others, including Kanwaljit, are absconding.

4 arrested with opium, smack
Bathinda, September 28
Four youths of this city, have been facing a number of criminal cases earlier, were arrested by the police today for their alleged involvement in the smuggling of opium and smack.

6 hurt in group clash
Kharar, September 28
Six persons were injured, four of them seriously, in a clash between two groups of persons at Badmajra village last night.


Principal hatched elimination plot to end strike, allege students
Amritsar, September 28
Even as students of Khalsa College here continue to demand the dismissal of the principal, Mr J.S. Dhillon, the Principal is alleged to have “hatched a conspiracy” to get some of the students eliminated to end the strike that entered its seventh day today.

150 unemployed teachers court arrest
Kapurthala, September 28
Protesting against the decision of the Punjab Government to hold contractual appointments, 150 members of the Unemployed Elementary Trained Teachers’ Union courted arrest here today.

Members of the Unemployed Elementary Trained Teachers' Union, Punjab, court arrest in Kapurthala on Tuesday. — A Tribune Photograph

ITI students go on strike
Moga, September 28
Members of the Punjab Students Union (Shaheed Randhawa) went on strike at the local Industrial Training Institute (ITI), besides blocking traffic in favour of their demands here today.

Private teachers resent non-payment of salary
Barnala, September 28
Thousands of college teachers serving in the privately-managed colleges of the state are sore over non-payment of salaries since at least 10 months.

Navchetan SinghCM gives aid to brilliant student
Chandigarh, September 28
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, has provided financial assistance of Rs 30,000 to a brilliant student, Navchetan Singh, for presenting a research paper in an international level conference being organised by Cosmos Club to be held at Washington DC from October 13 to 15.

Navchetan Singh

Seminar on solid waste management
Patiala, September 28
Multani Mal Modi College organised a seminar and an exhibition on ‘solid waste management through vermi-composting’ to mark the occasion of the National Technology Day here today.

Students remember Bhagat Singh
Bathinda, September 28
The birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh was celebrated by the various students’ unions of the region at the local regional college today.

National integration camp held
Phillaur, September 28
A national integration camp of the NCC cadets was organised here today.

Students attend awareness camp
Patiala, September 28
The District Red Cross Society in association with the District Education Officer (Secondary) organised a six-day first aid and health awareness camp at Government Victoria Girls Senior Secondary School, which concluded today.


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