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Private bodies give land worth crores to Punjabi University
Running of three regional campuses
Chandigarh, April 5
It is a contradiction. On the one hand there is the Punjab Government which, admitting its failure to deliver on the education front, is contemplating the induction of private players to run its educational institutions while on the other hand there are the managements of private educational establishments which, having faith in the capability of government institutions to deliver, have donated property worth crores of rupees to them.

Allow Punjabis to buy land in Rajasthan: NCM
Ludhiana, April 5
The National Commission for Minorities will approach the Rajasthan Government for lifting the ban on residents of Punjab from buying land in the border state. Commission Chairman and Rajya Sabha MP Tarlochan Singh said the issue had been raised on many occasions in the past by Punjabis, mainly Sikhs, but nothing had been done about it.

PM to inaugurate Jammu-Udhampur rail section on April 13
Phillaur April 5
The much awaited 53 km long Jammu-Udhampur rail section will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on April 13. This was confirmed by Divisional Railway Manager Dharam Singh while talking to The Tribune here today.

IT collection in Ludhiana region may cross
Ludhiana, April 5
Ludhiana Region Chief Commissionerate of Income Tax has collected revenue to the tune of Rs 770 crore and is likely to cross the figures of Rs 800 crore for the year 2004-2005 against the target of Rs 776 crore.

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A potter gives final touches to earthen pots in Amritsar on Tuesday
A potter gives final touches to earthen pots in Amritsar on Tuesday. — PTI

SGPC panel may recommend withdrawal of dossier
Amritsar, April 5
The five-member sub-committee, constituted by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee to study the dossier on the Golden Temple, is likely to recommend dossier’s withdrawal from Unesco following detection of ‘glaring historical distortions’.

24 bulk milk coolers for Ropar district
Chandigarh, April 5
The Centre has granted Rs 1.43 crore for the installation of 24 bulk milk coolers in Ropar district. Once functional, the cooling machines will go a long way in keeping the milk fresh till taken to the plant.

Whistleblower at the receiving end
Gurdaspur, April 5
Buoyed by the Vigilance campaign against the corrupt officials in the state, Mr Rakesh Sharma, a resident of Gurdaspur, decided to take up the fight against corruption. However, after two years he is at the receiving end.

Now differences over Gurgaddi celebrations
Amritsar, April 5
The Sikh Panth is heading towards yet another division over the issue of forthcoming tercentenary celebrations of ‘GurGaddi Divas’ of ‘Gurugranth Sahib, which falls in October 2008.


SAD meeting on April 8
Chandigarh, April 5
A meeting of the Political Affairs Committee and MLAs of the Shiromani Akali Dal will be held here on April 8. This was stated today by Dr Daljeet Singh Cheema, secretary of the party.


Rs 21.35 cr for link roads in villages
Ropar, April 5
To help the villagers, seven link roads, four bridges will be built in the backward areas of the district with cost of Rs 21.35 crores under a project launched here by the administration. Funded by the NABARD the funds, will also be used under the Prime Minister Sadak Yojna.

100 new tubewells for Kandi area
Chandigarh, April 5
Following up its plan to have brick lining of all water carrying courses (khaals) in the state, the Punjab State Tubewell Corporation will brickline about 800 km of water courses in this financial year as part of a jointly funded programme of the Government of India and the Government of Punjab.

DIG reverses stand on extension of cop’s service
Bathinda, April 5
Reversing his decision taken a few months ago, the DIG here has recommended the extension of service of a Punjab police Head Constable, Nachhatar Singh. Police sources said after the DIG, Mr G.S. Grewal, recommended three years’ extension in service for the head constable to the SSP, Mr Kapil Dev, the latter wrote a latter to IG, Mr P.M. Dass, for his decision in the issue.

Steps being taken to provide safe water
Patiala, April 5
A meeting of the District Coordinate Committee, constituted to provide safe drinking water in view of reports of outbreak of water-borne disease in the district, was held here today under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Tejveer Singh.

US NGO to provide healthcare in Ropar
Chandigarh, April 5
Ropar and its adjoining areas can now look forward to better infrastructure and healthcare facilities with the help of a US-based NGO, Developing Indigenous Resources.

PCMS docs’ memorandum to CM
Patiala, April 5
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.

Pak pilgrims arrive for Urs
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 5
A delegation of 199 Pakistani pilgrims, led by Haji Meer Tareen, a former minister, arrived at Fatehgarh Sahib this morning to pay obeisance at Rauza Sharif. The pilgrims were given a warm reception by Sirhind Municipal Council at the Sirhind railway station.

Amnesty for Sikh prisoners sought
Ludhiana, April 5
Mr Tarlochan Singh, member, Rajya Sabha and Chairman, National Commission for Minorities, has called upon the Union Home Minister to grant general amnesty to Sikh prisoners now languishing in different jails in the country.

Resignation of Municipal Council chief accepted
Sangrur, April 5
The resignation of Mr Harbans Singh Garcha from the post of president of the local Municipal Council (MC) was accepted at a meeting held at the council office here today. The meeting was attended by Mr Arvind Khanna, MLA from Sangrur, and all 21 members of the council.

Dhillon takes charge as vice-chief PSIDC
Chandigarh, April 5
Mr Deepinder Singh Dhillon, who was nominated as a Vice-Chairman of Board of Directors of the Punjab State Industrial Development Corporation, took charge of his office at a formal function at Udyog Bhavan in Sector 17, here today.

Khalsa Dal to hold march on April 13
Chandigarh, April 5
The Shiromani Khalsa Dal will hold the second “bandi chor” Khalsa march from Bhai-ka-Dialpura village to Takht Sri Damdama Sahib on April 13, Baisakhi day, to seek the release of Prof Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar and some other Sikh detainees.

Families of martyrs get financial aid
Ferozepore, April 5
The families of those soldiers who attained martyrdom during Kargil War and the Army jawans who were awarded gallantry awards for their act of bravery during various insurgency operations were presented cheques here today.

World Punjabi Organisation chief bereaved
Amritsar, April 5
Mr Gurcharan Singh Sahney (76), father of Mr Vikramjit Singh Sahney, President, World Punjabi Organisation, died this morning due to a heart attack at Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore.


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HC moved for allowing Sikh prisoners to wear turbans
Chandigarh, April 5
The Sikh Student Federation has moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court seeking directions to the Punjab Government and jail officials to allow Sikhs lodged in jails to wear turbans.

Lok Adalat in Ludhiana on April 10
Ludhiana, April 5
Lok Adalat will be held in Ludhiana on April 10. About 50 judges including two from the Supreme Court of India and 25 from the Punjab and Haryana High Court, will participate.


Kidnapped taxi driver’s body found
Bathinda, April 5
The body of a taxi driver, who was kidnapped from the town on April 1, was found in a minor near Goniana Mandi here last night. Sources said the victim, Jaswinder Singh, was the driver of a Balero bearing number PB03L 7310 and used to park his vehicle at the Amrik Singh Road Taxi Stand.

Jaswinder Singh’s family members wail at the cremation ground in Bathinda on Tuesday.
— Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera

Jaswinder Singh’s family members wail at the cremation ground in Bathinda

Malkhana in charge arrested
Phagwara, April 5
The Kapurthala police has arrested Pawan Kumar, in charge (Nazar) of “malkhana” (judicial) of Sultanpur Lodhi under Section 409, IPC, for a criminal breach of the trust by public servant and seized Rs 40,870 from him. This was disclosed here today by SSP Arun Pal Singh.

PSEB cashier suspended for fraud
Mansa, April 5
A cashier of the Punjab State Electricity Board has been suspended for duping the board of lakhs by embezzling amount paid in the form of electricity bills. Sources said the cashier, Gursewak Singh, used to accept electricity bills at the cash counter and issue receipts to the consumers, but was not making any entry in to the record books.

Gang of robbers busted
Jalandhar, April 5
The district police today busted a six-member gang of robbers with the arrest of four gang members and recovered arms and ammunition from their possession. Mr S.K.Asthana, SSP, stated here today that they had received a tip-off that the gang had assembled at some secluded place near Preet Nagar and was planning to commit a robbery in that area.

Petrol station employee shot
Abohar, April 5
Bidhi Singh, while preventing three youths from looting the cash, was shot dead at an Indian Oil Corporation petrol filling station on the National Highway few meters away from the inter-state border today.

Wildlife Dept Inspectors in Vigilance net
Amritsar, April 5
The local Vigilance Department today raided the office and residence of Mr Iqbal Masih and Mr Rupinder Singh, both inspectors of the Wildlife Department, at the Harike bird sanctuary in Tarn Taran.


Punjabi University girls carry umbrellas for protecting themselves from Sun on university campus in Patiala
Punjabi University girls carry umbrellas for protecting themselves from Sun on university campus in Patiala on Tuesday. — Photo by Rajesh Sachar

Class VIII result on April 30
Mohali, April 5
The Punjab School Education Board will be declaring the result of the Class VIII and science and commerce groups of senior secondary classes on April 30. This was stated by Ms Sukhwinder Kaur Saroya, Controller of Examinations, here today.

Chaos in schools as teachers collect data
Jalandhar, April 5
It was the second day of the new academic session at Government Elementary School, Singhpur Dona near here. Three of its five teachers were going door to door to collect information on the living standard of residents.

Medical college festival ends
Patiala, April 5
The All-India Inter-Medical and Dental College Cultural Festival concluded on the Government Medical College ground yesterday with the piece de resistance provided by Punjabi singer Harbhajan Mann, who enthralled the audience in a three-hour long show.


Wholesellers not to buy medicines
Amritsar, April 5
The Punjab Chemists Association announced that the wholeseller chemists would not buy medicines from companies unless the government levied the VAT to bring parity in the prices of medicines.

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