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Amarinder warns Akalis against using muscle power
Jalandhar, October 10
Accusing Shiromani Akali Dal chief Parkash Singh Badal of “importing” a large number of musclemen and arranging their stay in seven marriage palaces to disturb Assembly poll in Kapurthala, the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today warned Mr Badal and his party that the government would not allow any interference in the poll process and would “set the trouble-makers right within two minutes.”

CM offers ‘every possible help’ to Kapurthala voters
Kapurthala, October 10
Starting with “sadak”, “bijli” and “pani”, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh promised “every possible help” to the voters of the Kapurthala assembly segment if they supported the party candidate, Ms Sukhjinder Rana.

TIPS FOR SUCCESS: Ms Preneet Kaur, MP, interacts with Congress candidate Sukhjinder Kaur Rana on the stage at an election rally in Kapurthala on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Ms Preneet Kaur, MP, interacts with Congress candidate Sukhjinder Kaur Rana on the stage at an election rally in Kapurthala

2 BJP leaders’ arrest may affect party’s poll prospects
Jalandhar, October 10
The arrest of two senior Hoshiarpur-based BJP leaders in connection with the alleged “Kargil fund” embezzlement case on the basis of a complaint lodged by none but a BJP leader has not only brought to the fore the “infighting” in the Hoshiarpur unit of the BJP, but it may also cast its shadow on the poll prospects of the BJP candidate in Garhshankar.

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Govt hell bent on rigging elections, says Sukhbir
Jalandhar, October 10
Countering the allegations levelled by the Congress that the Akalis were going to create trouble in the elections, Senior Akali leader Sukhbir Badal, has alleged that to achieve their goal of booth capturing, the Congress government was going to avail the “services” of the Punjab police commandos and that country made weapons and “goons” have already been arranged from Bihar.

Kapurthala byelection
People prefer parties over issues
Kapurthala, October 10
Sharply focussed and candid leanings of people towards different political parties have virtually pushed the basic and real issues under the carpet in the Kapurthala Assembly segment.

No charges framed against CM, claims counsel
Chandigarh, October 10
Mr ML Saggar, a counsel for the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amrinder Singh, reiterated today that no charges were framed against the Chief Minister by a local court in a defamation case filed by a senior Akali leader, Mr Sukhbir Badal.

Justice Harbans Singh dead
Chandigarh, October 10
Justice Harbans Singh, a former Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, died here this evening after a brief illness. He was 90. He also remained Chief Commissioner of the Sikh Gurdwara Election Commission. 
                                                    Justice Harbans Singh

Justice Harbans Singh


Patiala’s kabari market to make way for parking lot
Patiala, October 10
The city is set to have a parking facility on the Bahera road, replacing the “kabari” market, as the state Cabinet has decided to shift the market to the Transport Nagar on the outskirts of the city.

Punjab unit of Rajput sabha dissolved
Hoshiarpur, October 10
Dr S.P. Singh, national general secretary of the All India Kshatriya Maha Sabha, today announced the dissolution of the state unit of the Punjab Rajput Maha Sabha headed by Col K. Mohinder Singh.

Seminar delves on legal rights of mentally challenged
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 10
Aiming to educate the people on the legal rights of the mentally challenged persons in general and children in particular, and to drive home the need to adopt a proactive stance to help them, a seminar was organised at the district bar room by the Free Legal Services Authority to mark the World Mental health Day.

Camp for mentally retarded held
Faridkot, October 10
Under the national programme to commemorate World Mental Health Day, the District Legal Services Authorities, in collaboration with the local Lions Club, organised a seminar-cum-camp for the mentally retarded and disabled children of different age groups and their parents and guardians here today to make them aware of their civil and other rights in society.

Mentally challenged hope to return home
Amritsar, October 10
Now the mentally-challenged persons, who have fully recovered from their illness, could hope to go back soon. The Legal Services Authority will nominate two members, who will regularly visit to the government-run Dr Vidya Sagar Mental Hospital every month, and take up the issue of fully-cured patients.

No polio case since last year, says Director Health
Patiala, October 10
The Director, Punjab Health and Family Welfare, Dr G.L. Goyal, inaugurated the Pulse Polio Campaign in the state by administering polio drops to children at the Dudhan Sadan Primary Health Centre, near here, today.

Nearly 33,000 infants given polio drops
Bathinda, October 10
More than 17,000 children, in the age group 0-5, were administered polio drops in this district today under the Pulse Polio campaign organised by the state health authorities.

Polio drops being administered to a child during the Pulse Polio campaign in Bathinda on Sunday. — Photo by Chander Parkash

Polio drops being administered to a child during the Pulse Polio campaign in Bathinda

Fire at Punsup godown
Faridkot, October 10
A Punsup godown caught fire here yesterday though no major loss was reported. Six fire engines from Bathinda and Kotkapura reached the spot and it took four hours for them to control the fire.

CITU to start dharna from today
Chandigarh, October 10
The Punjab State Committee of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions will start an indefinite dharna in front of the office of the Labour Commissioner, Punjab here from tomorrow.


Lok Adalat settles 35 cases
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 10
As many as 97 cases were taken up and 35 cases were disposed of by the four Benches and an amount of Rs 13,72,749 was awarded to the parties in the quarterly Lok Adalat, organised at the District Courts Complex, Fatehgarh Sahib, today.

2 sent to police custody on scam charges
Kharar, October 10
Two assistants working in the office of the Director, Research and Medical Education, who were allegedly involved in a scam relating to the supply of cotton and surgical items to medical colleges, were remanded in one-day police custody here today.


Gang of robbers busted
Gurdaspur, October 10
The Gurdaspur police has busted a gang responsible for many robberies in the district. The SSP of Gurdaspur, Mr Narinder Bhargav, said Manjinder Singh, a resident of Barjowal Nawan village in Shri Hargobindpur area of the district, Dalbir Singh, a resident of Villa Bajju village and Balkar Masih, a resident of Chor Sidhwan village, were arrested after a brief exchange of fire.

5 more youths land in Pak jails
Amritsar, October 10
Lured by travel agents, five Punjabi youths, who had gone to Europe in search of greener pastures, have landed in Pakistan jails, said Mr Harpal Singh Bhullar, president of the Vishav Bhai Mardana Yaadgari Kirtan Darbar Society.

4 booked in ‘abduction’ case
Moga, October 10
Four persons have been booked in a case in which a girl was allegedly abducted from her relative's home at Rajeana village. According to the complainant, Swaranjit Kaur, four persons barged into her house on Friday afternoon and took away her niece, Ramandeep Kaur, with them.


School principal accused of keeping hostellers hungry
Kotkapura (Faridkot), October 10
While reports of teachers beating up students for not completing homework or for some mischief are common, a case of the school principal keeping her girl hostellers hungry has come to light.

Youth for sanitation programme
Bathinda, October 10
Volunteers of the NSS unit of the local SSD Girls College spread the message of “Youth for sanitation”, apart from taking other activities during its 10-day camp which concluded here today.

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