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Cong leaders play different tunes at Hola Mohalla
Anandpur Sahib, March 25
The second day of the Hola Mohalla festival here today witnessed Congress rift coming to the fore with the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, blasting his party man Jagmeet Singh Brar as a “ person of no worth”.
Capt Amarinder Singh talks to Mr Partap Singh Bajwa at Anandpur Sahib on Friday. Mr H.S. Hanspal (centre), President, PPCC, looks on.
Capt Amarinder Singh talks to Mr Partap Singh Bajwa at Anandpur Sahib on Friday. Mr H.S. Hanspal (centre), President, PPCC, looks on.

Badal for probe into liquor vend auctions
Anandpur Sahib, March 25
Former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today alleged that due to poor functioning of state CM, corruption had increased manifold in every department of the government.
Mr Parkash Singh Badal, Shiromani Akali Dal President, has a word with Capt Kanwaljit Singh at Anandpur Sahib on Friday.
Mr Parkash Singh Badal, Shiromani Akali Dal President, has a word with Capt Kanwaljit Singh at Anandpur Sahib on Friday. — Tribune photographs

Anandpur Sahib


  48 cases against Bathinda cops in past 3 years
Bathinda, March 25
A few years ago, an inspector of the Punjab Police, posted in this district, hit the headlines after he was booked for allegedly kidnapping and subsequently beating up of a dhaba owner in the Barnala police district area.

Parliamentary Secretaries face moral question
Chandigarh, March 25
A big moral question has arisen for three Chief Parliamentary Secretaries and 10 Parliamentary Secretaries of Punjab. For what work will they be accepting salaries allowances and perks meant for the office held by them when they will be officially performing no duty.

Two Punjabis among Lebanon blast victims
Kapurthala, March 25
Two Punjabi youths, who were working as labourers in Lebanon for the past 10 years and had just returned from India after spending their holidays, perished in a bomb blast in Lebanon on Wednesday night.

Punjabi youths top deportees’ list
Jalandhar, March 25
How quest of greener pastures abroad remains unending for Punjabi youths is evident from the fact that Punjab has highest number of deportees from Canada, the USA, the UK and other gulf countries.

Sharifpura — a bond between Amritsar, Lahore
Amritsar, March 25
The densely populated Sharifpura locality here has become an inseparable link between Lahore and Amritsar, considered as twin cities before Partition.


Poll funds: submit account, Bhullar tells Jagmeet
Chandigarh, March 25
After his statement against the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, the senior Congress leader, Mr Jagmeet Singh Brar, has come under attack by party leaders and activists.


PUDA plot allottees forced to build houses using generator sets
Jalandhar, March 25
Hundreds of allottees of plots in the PUDA “developed” Chhotti Baradari, phase II, are forced to live or construct their houses with the help of diesel generators. Electricity has been eluding them due to the alleged laxity on the part of the PUDA authorities to complete the laying of power supply lines in the area.

IVF expert blames infertility on late marriage
JALANDHAR: Late marriage, pollution, tuberculosis and drug abuse are the major infertility in India, where the success rate of the In-vitro causes for fertilisation (IVF) technique of human reproduction was just 30-35 per cent and not 70-80 per cent, as claimed by some IVF centers.

Punjab loses key economist
Chandigarh, March 25
Dr K.C. Singhal, Professor of International Economics and Marketing at the Punjab School of Management Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala, was a fine human being and dedicated socio-political activist. He died on March 23 at the PGI from a liver ailment.

Army ‘putting pressure’ to withdraw molestation case
Pathankot, March 25
The tussle between the Army authorities and residents of Hariyal village took a new turn today. The Army authorities in a press note maintained that the jawan involved in an eve-teasing incident on March 23, was a victim of mistaken identity.

Pak boy lands up in juvenile jail
Faridkot, March 25
A Pakistani boy has landed up in the local juvenile jail after he made an attempt to cross over to his country through the Wagah border.

Threat to disrupt Samjhauta Express
Amritsar, March 25
The All-India Hindu Shiv Sena president, Mr Surinder Kumar Billa, has threatened to disrupt the ‘Samjhauta Express’ and the Lahore-Delhi bus service, if the Pakistan failed to tender unconditional apology for the missile attack on the ancient Hinglaj temple in Baluchistan district of Pakistan.

Missing boy found in Tarn Taran
Phagwara, March 25
The Kapurthala police had traced a 12-year-old student Jagjit Singh alias Jagga, missing since March 8, and restored him to his parents today, according to Kapurthala SSP Arun Pal Singh.

Saini’s replacement criticised
Dera Bassi, March 25
Members of the Saini Community of the area last evening at a meeting criticised replacing of Mr Sukhbir Singh Saini, from the chairmanship of Land Mortgage Bank, Dera Bassi.

636 Jharkhand Police recruits pass out
Hoshiarpur, March 25
Mr D. R. Bhatti, Director-General of Police Armed Battalion, Jalandhar, took the march past salute from 636 recruits of the Jharkhand Armed Police in an impressive passing-out parade at Jahan Khelan, 8 km from here, today.

Traffic panels mooted
Jalandhar, March 25
With a view to tackling the traffic problems in the state, district traffic assistance, awareness and advisory committees have been envisaged by the Punjab Police.


7 held for ‘sale’ of girls
Gurdaspur, March 25
The police has busted an inter-state racket involving trafficking of girls. Seven persons, including four women, have been arrested in this connection. Batala police district chief Jitendra Jain said the accused brought girls from Rajasthan and Jammu and Kashmir and sold them in Punjab for Rs 10,000 to Rs 25,000.

Skeletons of missing couple found
Ferozepore, March 25
The skeletons of a Ludhiana-based couple that had been missing since March last year were found from the Rajasthan Feeder twin canal, near Ghal Khurd village on the Ferozepore-Moga GT Road here today.

Body found
Bathinda, March 25
Volunteers of Sahara Jan Sewa recovered body of an unidentified man from Pathrala village in this district on Friday. The volunteers shifted the dead body to the local Civil Hospital for post mortem. The deceased, who suffered a head injury, could not be identified. A case in this connection had been registered at Sangat police station.

4 book for fraud
Moga, March 25
Four persons have been booked for duping a resident of Lopo village of Rs 2.6 lakh on the pretext of sending him abroad.


‘Check patenting’ of Indian traditional products
Amritsar, March 25
Prof Inder Nath Mukharjee of South Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, here today said that for protecting traditional Indian knowledge there was a need to provide it international recognition so that other countries could be prevented from granting patents to products based on traditional knowledge.

DAV engg institute to set up research centre
Jalandhar, March 25
The DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology (DAVIET) has collaborated with R.Soft, USA, a global giant in the field of fibre optic communications, to establish ultra-modern transmission research centre here.

Busy govt teachers go easy on students
Moga, March 25
The state government’s plan to boost admissions in government schools and check the outflow of students towards private schools seems to be going haywire as a majority of the teachers are busy in board exams, leaving students admitted to class VI to fend for themselves.

Redesign curricula, says Fulbright specialist
Phagwara, March 25
Mr Satpal S. Sidhu, Dean of Professional Technical Education, Bellingham Technical College (BTC), Washington and a Fulbright Senior Specialist, today underlined the need for redesigning the curricula to suit a demand-driven workforce education.

PCCTU gives exam boycott call
Barnala, March 25
The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU) has threatened to boycott examinations of Panjab University, Chandigarh, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, and Punjabi University, Patiala, on April 2 if three demands of teachers serving in privately managed colleges of Punjab were not accepted by the state government by March 31.


Collection of market fee in private hands
Pathankot, March 25
The annual contract for collecting market fee for the Pathankot market committee went for Rs 3.84 crore against the last year’s highest bid of Rs 1.5 crore.


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