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No record of antiquities at Quila Mubarak
Patiala, October 8
The Durbar Hall and various other buildings in the Quila Mubarak complex may have hundreds of priceless antiquities but there is nothing on record to show their presence.

Don’t use liquor to woo voters: Hanspal
Phagwara, October 8
Commenting on The Tribune report that huge consignments of liquor had reached Kapurthala, the PPCC president, Mr H.S. Hanspal, termed the development as most unfortunate and pleaded for a clean, liquor-free elections.

The Golden Temple glitters on the eve of the birth anniversary of Guru Ram Das

The Golden Temple glitters on the eve of the birth anniversary of Guru Ram Das, in Amritsar on Friday. — PTI

Warm welcome for SGPC team in Pak
Amritsar, October 8
The Government of Pakistan is unlikely to accept the demand of the SGPC to scrap the PSGPC even as a five-member fact-finding committee of the shiromani Committee was accorded a warm welcome at Lahore today.

Surprise check by Bibi lands raagis in trouble
Amritsar, October 8
Even as the SGPC chief, Bibi Jagir Kaur, today conducted a surprise check to assess the functioning of Shiromani Committee offices, she found certain raagis of the Golden Temple violating “Raag Maryada”.


A Sikh devotee blows a traditional horn, during nagar kirtan on the eve of the birth anniversary of Guru Ram Das, in Amritsar on Friday.
A Sikh devotee blows a traditional horn, during nagar kirtan on the eve of the birth anniversary of Guru Ram Das, in Amritsar on Friday. 
— Photo by Rajiv Sharma



Decks cleared for construction of bridges, flyovers
Chandigarh, October 8
It is official. After the inordinate delay and dithering, political hurdles and ego blocks have been cleared, and work on new roads, bridges and flyover projects has been divided between two strong contenders — the Punjab Infrastructure Development Board and the Punjab Roads and Bridges Development Board.

Welfare body a boon for pensioners
Sangrur, October 8
Government pensioners here are leading a peaceful life thanks to the Government Pensioners Welfare Association, which has been playing an important role in getting their pension related problems solved and grievances redressed for the past many years.

Notice to Cong MLA over edict violation
Talwandi Sabo, October 8
A notice has been issued to Congress MLA from Malout Nathu Ram to appear before Akal Takht to explain his position in connection with the alleged violation of an edict of Akal Takht by him in the recent past.

Road work begins with public aid
Moga, October 8
The district administration has started the patchwork of a 5-km stretch of road between Kotkapura Chowk and the bypass road with the public support. This stretch of road had been in bad shape for the past about three years.

SC engineers hail CM’s stand
Patiala, October 8
A meeting of the executive of the PSEB SC Power Engineers and Officers Association, Punjab, was held here today to take stock of the situation arising out of the decision of the Punjab Government to implement the 85th Constitutional Amendment which allows the benefit in seniority to the SC category employees.

BJP nominee wins as MC trustee
Pathankot, October 8
The Congress here got a jolt today when the BJP candidate for the post of trustee of the Pathankot Improvement Trust won the election by five votes. The Congress-led Municipal Council has 21 members, including Mr Raghunath Sahai Puri, Punjab minister, and Mr Ashok Sharma, local MLA, while the BJP has only 14 members.


Lawyer's plea dismissed
Chandigarh, October 8
The High Court on Thursday dismissed a petition filed by a Hoshiarpur-based lawyer, seeking the quashing of the disciplinary proceedings initiated against him by the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana on the complaint of a Punjab DSP.

  • Petition to quash FIR

Coloniser remanded in judicial custody
Kharar, October 8
Mr Mehar Singh Saini, a coloniser from the town, was remanded in judicial custody for 14 days by a court here today.


Punjab seeks report on new highly rated wheat
Chandigarh, October 8
How has the seed of a highly rated new variety of wheat named as PBW 502 got into the hands of private traders? This development has baffled the Punjab Government which has sought a report in this regard from the authorities concerned.

Official-trader nexus dupes farmers
Gurdaspur, October 8
The nexus of the procurement agencies and the traders is duping the farmers in the district. While talking to The Tribune many farmers in the procurement mandis alleged that they were not being given sufficient value of their produce.


Banks told to ensure distribution of loans
Faridkot, October 8
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Alok Shekhar, said the responsibility of banks did not end by sanctioning loans only, they should ensure proper distribution of loans so that people could take benefit of the government schemes.


Brothers-in-law held for murder
Muktsar, October 8
Two brothers of Udekaran village of this district who allegedly murdered their sister-in-law, buried her body and tried to implicate other residents of the village in the case, fell into the police net and have facilitated the recovery of the body.

Commissioner accused of graft; denies charge
Faridkot, October 8
A local lawyer has levelled graft allegation against the Commissioner of Faridkot range, Mr B. Sarkar. The lawyer, Harpartap Singh Sandhu, has sent a complaint in this regard to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Prime Minister, Punjab Chief Minister and Governor.

Ex-EO of Improvement Trust arrested
Ropar, October 8
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) today arrested former Executive Officer of the Improvement Trust Parminder Singh along with two other officials for their alleged involvement in the Rs 55.77 lakh scam. The others arrested one Section Officer Rai Singh and surveyor Bakshish Singh.

BDPO held for accepting bribe
Sangrur, October 8
The Vigilance Bureau, led by Mr Rachhpal Singh, DSP, today caught Mr Manoj Kumar Dhand, Block Development and Panchayat Officer (BDPO), Malerkotla-1, while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 3,000, from Mr Amrik Singh, panchayat secretary of Manvi village, in his office at Malerkotla.

Wife poisoned to death
Amritsar, October 8
Varinder Kaur, a resident of Gurdaspur, was allegedly poisoned to death by her husband. The incident came to light today when her maternal grandfather went to meet her at her in-laws’ house at Mardiwal village falling under Majitha police district. A case under Sections 302 and 201, IPC, was registered against her husband, Ranjit Singh, at Majitha police station here today.

Murder case solved, two arrested
Nawanshahr, October 8
The police today claimed to have solved the murder case of Balwinder Singh, resident of Mehatpur Ulladhani village, by arresting his maternal uncle, Tara Singh and his son Sukhwinder Singh, alias Sukha. Another accomplice, Parvinder Singh, is still at large.

Wife, son of MC chief booked
Mansa, October 8
A case against the wife and a son of the president of local Municipal Council was registered after they, along with other persons, were found involved in developing unauthorised colonies in this city by violating the norms laid down by the Punjab Apartment and Property Regulation Act.


Students block traffic, SDM denies lathi charge
Phagwara October 8
Students of local professional colleges today blocked traffic on the G.T. Road in front of the bus stand here for ore than half an hour. They were protesting against the shoving of a student, Rajdip Gill, in Ludhiana by a crew of Kartar Bus Service from a bus when he boarded it from Phagwara to reach the local Ramgarhia Polytechnic. He received head injuries. Moreover, he was having a bus pass.

Thapar students get degrees
Students of the Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala Patiala, October 8
Over 500 students of the Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology received their degrees from the Director of the institute, Dr S. C. Saxena, of the 18th convocation of the institute here today. Mr Sunil Bharati Mittal, founder chairman and group managing director of Bharati Enterprises, was the chief guest on the occasion.

Students of the Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, at the convocation on Friday. — Photo by Rajesh Sachar

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