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Singla to meet Sonia, seeks expulsion of Brar
Chandigarh, February 27
War of words between senior Congress leaders has intensified with Punjab Finance Minister and a senior minister, Mr Surinder Singla, dubbing Mr Jagmeet Singh Brar, a former MP and a member  of the All- India Congress Committee, as a Khalistani and demanding his immediate expulsion from the party.

Bajwa questions Brar’s right to criticise Cong
Patiala, February 27

Punjab Public Work Minister Partap Singh Bajwa, who himself was a power centre in the Punjab Congress, has came out in support of the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, by questioning mp Jagmeet Singh Brar's right to openly criticise the party for the clashes which erupted in the Ajnala byelection on the polling day.

Ajnala byelection: repoll in 14 booths
Amritsar, February 27

The Chief Election Commission (CEC) today ordered repolling in 14, out of 143, booths of Ajnala constituency on the basis of a report submitted by three-member inquiry panel that visited certain villages and scrutinised the poll material.

CM to lay stone of thermal plant’s
stage-II today

Lehra Mohabbat (Bathinda), February 27
After a considerable delay, the foundation stone of the stage-II of the Guru Hargobind Thermal Plant will finally be laid by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh here tomorrow. The district aims to become highest thermal power producing district in the state by March, 2007.

Anandpur Sahib
Fatehgarh Sahib



4 PSEB employees suspended for ‘forgery’
Sangrur, February 27
The local Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) authorities have suspended four employees, Mr Mohinder Singh and Mr Harbhajan Singh, both linemen with PSEB Suburban Subdivision, Sangrur; Mr Pritpal Singh, assistant lineman, PSEB Suburban Subdivision, Sangrur; and Mr Harcharan Singh, lower division clerk-cum-cashier, PSEB City Subdivision, Sangrur.

2 cops get jail for journalist’s disappearance
Patiala, February 27
A local court yesterday awarded three-year imprisonment to two police personnel on charges of causing the disappearance of Aj Di Awaz journalist Sukhpal Singh Palli in 1994.

Five killed, 20 hurt in mishap
Tarn Taran, February 27
Five persons were killed and more than 20 others injured in a head-on collision between a mini bus and a tempo traveller near Thathian Mahantan village, 18 km from here, today.


SAD rejected by Sikh voters, says Mann
Sangrur, February 27
Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, President of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), today said the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leadership, including Mr Parkash Singh Badal, Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa and Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal, had failed in protecting the rights of the Sikhs.


4 water samples fail in Pathankot
Gurdaspur, February 27
The Department of Health has declared the water samples from four tube wells, supplying water in the Pathankot town, unfit for drinking. The district health authorities had collected the samples after the media reports regarding the outbreak of jaundice in many areas of Pathankot.

SSP-rank police officer Neelma Naheed Durrani, who is the Principal of a Police Training School in Lahore, with Mr Noor Mohammed during an Indo-Pak Mushaira in Ludhiana on Sunday. No honour killings in Pak, says senior woman cop
Ludhiana, February 27
The highest-ranking woman police officer in Pakistan cum a celebrated writer, Neelma Naheed Durrani, today blamed the western world for projecting killings due to property and other disputes as honour killing of women which painted her country in a bad light.

SSP-rank police officer Neelma Naheed Durrani, who is the Principal of a Police Training School in Lahore, with Mr Noor Mohammed during an Indo-Pak Mushaira in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

SGPC’s no to descendents of Mian Mir
Amritsar, February 27
The Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) has refused to give permission to Nasin Maqdoom Sayeed Chan Pir Quadri, a descendant of Muslim saint Hazrat Mian Mir of Pakistan, to perform religious hymns in the sanctum sanctorum of the Golden Temple here.

Magic show to help tsunami victims
Phagwara, February 27
Much to a bemused and bewitched audience here, renowned magician Samrat Shankar on Friday handcuffed Kapurthala SSP Arun Pal Singh!

DSP found with woman, transferred
Mansa, February 27
Residents of the Subji Mandi area here allegedly caught Mr Jaspal Singh, DSP, Vigilance Bureau, with a woman from a house late last night. Later they were taken to the local police station.

Residents of Lal Singh basti in Bathinda filling their utensils with water supplied by a tanker.Water scarcity in city
Bathinda, February 27
Even as this town has been expanding at fast pace, its residents have been feeling the pinch of absence of basic amenities despite the fact that this town was accorded status of district headquarter more than 50 years ago.

Residents of Lal Singh basti in Bathinda filling their utensils with water supplied by a tanker. — Photo by Sonu

125 CRPF personnel HIV positive
Jalandhar, February 27
As many as 125 of 2.5 lakh CRPF personnel are HIV positive. Figures, according to Dr S.K. Dhillon, Chief Medical Officer of the CRPF, Jalandhar, show that HIV cases in the CRPF were 6 cases per 1,000 which was “too low” as compared to 11.24 cases per 1,000 in India.

Mian Mir’s descendant attends kirtan darbar
Ferozepore, February 27
The 13th International Bhai Mardana Kirtan Darbar started amidst religious fervour here yesterday. The highlight of the samagam was undoubtedly the glimpse of the priceless relics and historical belongings of the Sikh Gurus brought here to India by Makhdoom Syed Chan Pir Qadri, 19th descendant of Mia Mir, who had laid the foundation stone of Golden Temple and Zahoor Ahmed Khan, a direct descendant of Ghani Khan and Nabi Khan.

Senior cops take part in ‘shram daan’
Patiala, February 27
Senior police officials of Patiala, led by Zonal Inspector-General of Police Rajinder Singh, took up spades to level the proposed playground for the upcoming Police DAV Public School at Dadhera village, near here, today.

Conference on disabled persons concludes
Fatehgarh Sahib, February 27
The three-day All-India Disabled Conference concluded here today. Mr Sukhdev Singh Libra, MP, presided over the concluding session of the conference.

Cultural programme at Craft Mela
Patiala, February 27
The National Theatre Arts Society Patiala presented its Punjabi Haas Raag Rang, a programme of humour, music, dance and drama, directed by Pran Sabharwal and Sunita Sabharwal during the concluding session of third Annual Patiala Craft Mela at the NZCC here today.


Principal gets 2-year RI
Sangrur, February 27
The Additional Sessions Judge, (ad-hoc), local Fast Track Court, Mr Jaspal Singh Chugh, yesterday awarded two years’ rigorous imprisonment (RI) to Harvir Singh, Principal of a private school at Bharthla Randhawa village in Ludhiana district and resident of Jabo Majra village (Amargarh) in Sangrur district for trying to outrage the modesty of a minor girl student of Class IV.


Revenue clerk shifted for committing fraud
Abohar, February 27
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr B.C. Thakur, yesterday ordered a revenue clerk working at Jalalabad West to be transferred to Fazilka following an inquiry that she committed fraud while depositing users charges during the past two years.


Mob beats thief to death
Hoshiarpur, February 27
An unidentified thieve was beaten to death by the mob at Dhoot Kalan village in this district early this morning.


Young Scientist award for Dr J.P. Singh
Batala, February 27
Dr Jatinder Pal Singh, lecturer in the Department of Zoology, Baring Union Christian College, Batala, has been given the Young Scientist award by Bioved Research Society, Allahabad, recognised by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.

School board sets up control room
Mohali, February 27
The Punjab School Education Board has set up a control room to deal with various problems being faced by students and others on duty in connection with matriculation and class XII examinations commencing on March 2.

Dashmesh staff approach K.P.S. Rana
Anandpur Sahib, February 27
Aggrieved at the decision to shut down Shri Dashmesh Academy here, employees of the academy have approached the Parliamentary Secretary (Industry and Commerce), Mr K.P.S. Rana, to take up the matter with the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh.

SGPC takes over Batala college
Batala, February 27
Residents of the town and surrounding areas are happy over the taking over of the local Guru Nanak College by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee.

Student gets admit card with different photo
Gujjar (Faridkot), February 27
As if goof-ups in question papers of board exams were not enough, the Punjab School Education Board has committed another blunder in the test admit card issued to a Class X student hailing from this village.

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