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Jagmeet Brar joins anti-Amarinder chorus
Tohra (Patiala), March 6
Anti-Amarinderism was in the air at the ‘barsi’ programme of former Shiromani Committee chief Gurcharan Singh Tohra here today. Senior Congress leader Jagmeet Singh Brar joined the anti-Amarinder chorus. Mr Brar was suspended from the Congress by the disciplinary action committee of the Punjab Congress yesterday.

Gill has no right to take action against Brar: Sathi

DAC should not have bypassed Hanspal: Bhattal
Phagwara, March 6
Calling the Brar issue an internal matter of the party, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal today maintained that the Disciplinary Action Committee of the PPCC should not have bypassed PPCC president H.S. Hanspal by writing directly to the Congress high command for the expulsion of former Congress MP Jagmeet Singh Brar.

No remorse for what they did
Ludhiana, March 6
The two persons caught by the police last evening on the charges of attempting to murder a city youth and videofilming his wedding night at room No. 114 in Park Plaza hotel here do not have any remorse or shame for what they did.

Raju Sahni and Parminder Pohal, accused in the Park Plaza incident, in the police custody in Ludhiana Raju Sahni and Parminder Pohal, accused in the Park Plaza incident, in the police custody in Ludhiana.
— Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

‘Master cheats’ caught in police dragnet
‘Helped’ 50 persons to go abroad
Jalandhar, March 6
More than 50 ‘unauthorised’ persons are suspected to have not only secured passports but managed to secure their entry in various countries on the basis of forged and fabricated documents allegedly prepared by a gang of ‘master cheats’.

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan addresses a Press conference in Amritsar on Sunday
Bollywood actor Aamir Khan addresses a Press conference in Amritsar on Sunday. The actor is in the city for the shooting of Rang De Basanti, one of his forthcoming films.
Photo by Rajiv Sharma

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SAD promises memorial to Operation Bluestar martyrs
Tohra (Patiala), March 6
Taking a leaf out of Capt Amarinder’s book, SAD President Parkash Singh Badal today announced that memorials would be set up in memory of martyrs of “Vada Ghalughara” and Operation Bluestar.

Terrorist-hit families given relief

Mr Sukhbir Badal, Mr Maheshinder Singh Garewal and Mr Parkash Singh Badal at the first death anniversary of Gurcharan Singh Tohra at Tohra village in Patiala
Mr Sukhbir Badal, Mr Maheshinder Singh Garewal and Mr Parkash Singh Badal at the first death anniversary of Gurcharan Singh Tohra at Tohra village in Patiala on Sunday. — Photo by Rajesh Sachar

Capt Amarinder Singh upsets Akalis’ apple cart
Ludhiana, March 6
The Amarinder Singh Government in Punjab has completed three years in office. Mostly the event has been celebrated by inserting advertisements in newspapers sans much political fanfare.

CM to meet Dashmesh Academy trustees tomorrow
Ropar, March 6
The Punjab Government has decided to take up the issue of the Sri Dashmesh Academy, which was scheduled to be closed on March 31, with its trust members to work out a solution to keep it running.

Alumni to help restore health of Amritsar Government Medical College
Chandigarh, March 6
Government Medical College, Amritsar, is finally on the revival path, thanks to the guidance coming from across the seven seas. Two years ago, about 800 North America-based alumni of government medical and dental colleges of Amritsar had come together as an association to arrest the trend of decline at their alma mater.
Dr Satwant Singh

Dr Satwant Singh

Cricket brings them to birthplace
Ropar, March 6
“The cricket match between India and Pakistan helped me to visit India first time after Partition in 1947. I was born in Patiala and wanted to see my birthplace before my death. I had tried many times earlier but was not able to get visa,” said a 70-year-old Fatima Begum who along other Pakistanis reached here in the evening.


SAD (Longowal) launches ‘mukti andolan’
Longowal (Sangrur), March 6
With promise to form a third front of various parties to bring a political change in Punjab, the SAD (Longowal), headed by Prof Prem Singh Chandumajra, yesterday launched a “mukti andolan” at the New Grain Market here.


Yash’s charm works on CM
Amarinder says anti-piracy law soon
Patiala, March 6
Yash Chopra was on a thanksgiving visit yesterday to buttress Punjabi camaraderie. He chose Capt Amarinder Singh to release the first copy of the DVD of ‘Veer Zaara’ to reciprocate the Punjabi who not only called him up to promise tax exemption for the film but also wrote to the Chief Ministers of various states to do likewise.

Yash Chopra to depict Punjabi culture once again
Jalandhar, March 6
Yash Chopra, the “King of Romance” remains intensely fascinated by his very own Punjabi culture, its hues and its inherent vibrancy, and is may force his creative self once again to dish out yet another film with a Punjabi backdrop.

Gill ready with blueprint for growth
Amritsar, March 6
Pitching for the overall development of Amritsar, the MP, Dr M.S. Gill, today said the international airport and opening of the land route with Pakistan would spur economic prosperity of this district.

Ex-Youth Cong leader alleges threat to life
Pathankot, March 6
Former block president of Youth Congress and husband of local Municipal Councillor Gopal Mahajan has alleged a threat to his life. In a complaint to the police, Mr Mahajan, who is also a trustee of the local improvement trust, has alleged that he and his brother received threats on their mobiles.

MLA lays stone of tubewell
Fatehgarh Sahib, March 6
As part of the ongoing celebrations of the completion of three years of the government, Mr Bir Devinder Singh, MLA, yesterday laid the foundation stone of a tubewell to be completed at the cost of Rs 22 lakh at Kajal Majra village in the district and part of the Kharar constituency.

Silver coins of 19th century found
Moga, March 6
Silver coins dating back to 1860-1907 were discovered while digging a pit for a toilet at Rauta village, near here, yesterday. Sources said the landlord, Surinder Kumar, had engaged some labourers to dug up a pit in his house.

Postal staff strike on March 15
Rajpura, March 6
The postal employees of the district today held a meeting to chalk out plans and strategies for organising a strike on March 15. More than 100 employees of the postal department attended the meeting which was chaired by Mr Gurdeep Singh, district president of the postal employees, at the Punjab Public Works Department rest house, here.
Postal employees at a meeting in Rajpura
Postal employees at a meeting in Rajpura on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph


3 get life term for murder
Moga, March 6
Additional Sessions Judge Sukhdev Singh has sentenced three persons, accused of killing a Nathuke resident, to life imprisonment, besides slapping a fine of Rs 5,000 each on them.


ASI hurt during copying bid
Tarn Taran, March 6
An Assistant Sub-Inspector of police was injured when he tried to stop Baldev Singh of Mehndipur village from helping his son to copy at an examination centre at Government Secondary School, Khemkaran, 40 km from here.

Man escapes from police custody
Abohar, March 6
Raj Kumar of Fatehabad escaped from police custody Friday night. He was arrested near Chak Radhewala village for smuggling 2.580 kg opium. The police organised a photo session for mediapersons to show them its achievement of arresting Raj Kumar with 2.580 kg opium.

Travel agent held for duping
Moga, March 6
The PO wing has arrested a travel agent who had duped a Moga resident of Rs 3 lakh on pretext of sending him abroad. Sources said that the travel agent, Harpreet Singh of Chandigarh, and his two accomplices had demanded Rs 15 lakh from Rajpal Sharma for sending him to Canada in 2001.

2 held for selling FCI’s wheat
Bathinda, March 6
Two persons have been arrested for their alleged involvement in diverting the wheat belonging to the Food Corporation of India to the open market, during a raid conducted by the police at a flourmill, located in the Namdev Nagar area, late last evening.


Rural university at Talwandi Sabo in a year
Talwandi Sabo, march 6
Punjabi University, Patiala, has decided to set up a rural university in this historical town to make it a real of seat of learning as this town was accoded the status of ‘Guru ki Kashi’ by Guru Gobind Singh.

271 students get degrees
Jalandhar, March 6
Emphasising the need to equip the students to compete globally, Dr A.R. Kidwai, Governor of Haryana, said that educational institutions in India must constantly redesign and reinvent themselves by moulding their curriculum to the ever-changing dynamics of knowledge.

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