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Ignored by Punjab Cong, Brar to
join Dandi march

Chandigarh, April 4
Former MP and member of the All-India Congress Committee Jagmeet Singh Brar continues to haunt Punjab Congressmen. Although the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, which has been impressing upon the party high command to suspend him from the primary membership of the party for six years, has left him out of the large group leaving tomorrow for Gujarat to join the Dandi march on April 6, Mr Brar will be there to greet it.

Punjab relaxes conditions for major investors
Chandigarh, April 4

To attract major players to the infrastructure building, industrial and entertainment sectors in the state and revive “old defunct” units, the Punjab Council of Ministers today reeled out a series of new concessions.

Flying squads to check sale of spurious Bt cotton seed
Chandigarh, April 4
Alarmed by reports of the large-scale sale of spurious Bt cotton seed, the Punjab Government today set up special flying squads at the state and districts levels to break the network of those involved in such activity.

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Cops seize machinery used for illegal mining
Pathankot, April 4
The district administration finally moved in today to stop illegal mining going on in the Khadi rivulet. The police forced the contractors of the Department of Irrigation to stop the illegal mining.

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Kidnapped Delhi boy traced in Bathinda
Meenu, Satish Kumar, and the kidnapped child, Luv, in the custody of a Delhi police team in Bathinda on Monday. Bathinda, April 4
A Delhi police team today arrested a woman hailing from Bathinda for kidnapping a one-and-a-half-year-old boy from Seemapuri, New Delhi. The police has also arrested a Punjab State Electricity Board employee for hiring the woman for the job.

Meenu, Satish Kumar, and the kidnapped child, Luv, in the custody of a Delhi police team in Bathinda on Monday. — Photo by Kulbir Beera

‘Sold’ child restored to parents

Turban issue: SGPC writes to PM
Amritsar, April 4
The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee chief, Bibi Jagir Kaur, today urged the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, to take up the turban issue with the French Government.

Sikh history ‘distorted’ in SGPC dossier
Amritsar, April 4
The controversy over dossier, sent to Unesco to declare the Golden Temple as world heritage site, has taken a fresh turn with Justice Mota Singh, a former judge of New Jersey, USA, pointing out glaring discrepancies and misrepresentation of historical facts pertaining to Sikhism.

NRIs sore at SGPC over lodging
Nawanshahr, April 4
Mr Gurcharan Singh Banwait who laid a peace march from Nankana Sahib to Anandpur Sahib said though he had provided itinerary well in advance to the SGPC but the Shiromani Committee failed to provide proper lodging facilities to the delegates at Sri Harmandir Sahib and Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib Ananpur Sahib.


SAD (A) activists burn Badal’s effigy
Hoshiarpur, April 4
Activists of SAD (A), led by Dr Harjinder Singh Jakhu, national general secretary, and Mr Gurdeep Singh, district president, burnt effigy of Mr Parkash Singh Badal, former Chief Minister of Punjab, at the Session chowk here today for his anti-Sikh attitude.


Tenders for road construction floated finally
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 4
Residents and commuters of this area are keenly watching the developments in the office of the Executive Engineer Construction, Division, PWD, at Malerkotla where tenders for the construction of the Ludhiana-Sangrur road are scheduled to be accepted and opened.

Goods carriers ferrying passengers to be penalised
Chandigarh, April 4
In an attempt to check the increasing number of road accidents in the state, the traffic wing of the Punjab police has directed that vehicles used for transporting goods will not be used for ferrying passengers, with immediate effect.

Adopt scientific methods for crime investigation: experts
Patiala, April 4
“The low conviction rate in criminal cases is because of the lack of appreciation of scientific evidences and unreliability of key witnesses”. 

Physically challenged observes fast
Phagwara, April 4
A physically challenged person of Hadiabad subtown in Phagwara, Mr Vipin Kumar Vinayak, today obsered a fast in protest against the delay in the completion of the road over the bridge (ROB) at the Satnampura level crossing.

Rs 10.04 cr for projects connected with 40 Muktas
Chandigarh, April 4
The Punjab Government today gave its approval for Rs 10.04 crore to be spent on completion of ongoing projects connected with the commemoration of 300th year of martyrdom of 40 Muktas at Muktsar.

5 Phagwara colonies in bad shape
Phagwara, April 4
Residents of five residential colonies situated on the Hargobind Nagar Road and the Banga Road are being forced to live in miserable conditions as the local Municipal Corporation authorities have failed to recarpet roads leading to the localities.

Tributes paid to Pope
Chandigarh, April 4
Tribunes were paid to Pope John Paul II and Harjinder Singh Lally, son of a former Social Welfare Minister, Mrs Satwant Kaur Sandhu, before the Punjab Vidhan Sabha adjourned here this afternoon. No other business was transacted.

Valmiki samaj for holiday on April 14
Ludhiana, April 4
Members of the Bharitya Valmiki Dharam Samaj today took out a procession in protest against the cancellation of holiday on April 14, the birth anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar.

Vigilance seeks records from DTO
Bathinda, April 4
The Vigilance Bureau has asked the District Transport Office (DTO) to hand over the records relating to the driving license scam. It has warned of legal action in case its order was not complied with.

Devotees take part in Jalkalash Shobha Yatra in Jalandhar on Monday. Devotees take part in Jalkalash Yatra
Jalandhar, April 4
Holy water of major rivers and major religious places of India was immersed into the historic Sri Devi Talaab Temple pond by thousands of devotees, mostly women, who carried water in traditional metal pitchers here today.

Devotees take part in Jalkalash Shobha Yatra in Jalandhar on Monday. — Photo by S.S. Chopra

PCMS docs submit memo to CM
Patiala, April 4
The PCMS Association of the local Government Medical College has submitted a memorandum to the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, in which it has asked the government to immediately fill posts of medical teachers in the state medical colleges keeping in view the forthcoming inspection by the Medical Council of India (MCI).

Shatabdi to stop at Phagwara
New Delhi, April 4
The Delhi-Amritsar Swarna Shatabdi Express has been provided with a new stoppage from April 15. The train will stop at Phagwara at 11.41 am on its run to Amritsar from the Capital, while on its return journey it will halt at the new station at 6.25 pm.


PAU VC for total farm diversification
Ludhiana, April 4
The Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University, Dr K.S. Aulakh, favours total diversification of agriculture in the state and not restricting the same to shifting wheat and paddy. He plans to pay attention to this issues during the four years of his second term as Vice-Chancellor.

Procurement of wheat starts
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 4
Wheat procurement started today in the district as the Food and Supply Department purchased wheat from farmers in Sirhind Mandi. Mr S.K. Ahluwalia, Deputy Commissioner, Fatehgarh Sahib, visited the mandi along with Capt Parveen Vij, district Food and Supply Controller, district Mandi Officer, district Manager Markfed, DM, Punsup and DM, Punjab Agro.


High drama at council meeting
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 4
A high drama was witnessed during an election meeting called by the Deputy Commissioner to elect the senior vice-president and vice-president of the Sirhind Municipal Council today.

Probe begins into octroi contract
Ropar, April 4
The Executive Officer (EO) of the Municipal Council (MC), Ropar, today opened inquiry into the documents pertaining to octroi contract of the Ropar city, which had been leaked earlier. The documents were made a part of the public interest litigation (PIL) filed by some local residents against the decision of Municipal Council for giving octroi contract to a private party.


One more held in Prabir kidnapping case
Rajpura (Patiala), April 4
In less than three days of the arrest of Kulwant Singh, alias Kanta, and Sukhjit Singh, alias Sukha, two accused in the Prabir kidnapping case, the Patiala police has arrested yet another member of the gang of criminals involved in the incident.

Principal who fled with girl arrested
Mansa, April 4
The police has arrested the Principal of a private school who had fled with a girl student of Class VIII about a month back from here. Sources said the medical examination of the girl had been performed and the Principal’s interrogation was on. The sources said the Principal had confessed to have marrying the girl at the Ram Tirath temple in Amritsar before proceeding to Chandigarh where the Sector 36 police caught them. Both of them were handed over to the Mansa police yesterday.

Sacked SPO among 3 held for robbery
Abohar, April 4
Baljinder Singh, a dismissed SPO of the Punjab Police, is the kingpin of the gang that looted a rural branch of Punjab National Bank at Parlika village, on March 10, police sources said.

Cellphone helps man get back stolen car
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 4
A mobile phone helped a taxi driver to get back his snatched car within 12 hours. Mr Randhir Singh, owner and driver of the car, was able to inform the police in time that two miscreants had snatched his Indica car at pistol point near Dhalian village last evening.

One arrested in strangulation case
Abohar, April 4
The police has solved the Kirpal Singh murder case by arresting one Jagmeet Singh, allegedly a poppy husk addict, who had accompanied the victim to a religious fair last week. 


Move to curtail autonomy of education board
Gurdaspur April 4
The Punjab Government has initiated a move to curtail the autonomy of the Punjab School Education Board. Highly placed sources told The Tribune that the Ministry of Education had initiated a move seeking amendment to the Punjab School Education Board Act 1969 as amended in 1987.

Clean sweep by GMC at cultural fest
Patiala, April 4
A splash of colour was all pervasive on the second day of the All-India Inter-Medical and Dental College cultural extravaganza held at the Government Medical College auditorium even as the hosts reigned supreme in almost all events held today.

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