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Confusion reigns at visa facility
for Pakistanis

Wagah, April 7
Notwithstanding the hype surrounding confidence building measures for further normalising relations between India and Pakistan confusion prevailed today on the opening day of providing on-the-spot visa facility.

ASI to keep off Golden Temple affairs pending heritage decision
Amritsar, April 7
Even as Bibi Jagir Kaur and Bibi Kiranjot Kaur, president and executive member of the SGPC, respectively, have locked horns over the issue of dossier on Harmander Sahib, the Director of the Archaeological Survey of India has clarified that there won’t be any interference in the management of the religious site after the World Heritage Status is granted to the holiest place of the Sikhs.

Kiranjot Kaur must quit SGPC: Hardeep
Chandigarh, April 7
Mr Hardeep Singh, a Member of the SGPC, who has been urging the withdrawal of the dossier that was submitted to UNESCO to seek world heritage site status for the Golden Temple complex, today asked Bibi Kiranjot Kaur, a member of the Executive Committee of the SGPC, to resign from the religious body on moral grounds.

Pvt managements not to take over govt schools in Punjab
Chandigarh, April 7
Taking a very clear stand on the issue of government schools, representatives of the Management Committees of government-aided private schools today made it clear to the Punjab Government that they would not take over Government schools in any manner.



  Representatives of pvt schools air grievances
Mohali, April 7
Ignoring the agenda of the meeting called by the Punjab Education Minister here today, representatives of government-aided private schools gave vent to their grievances and the problems faced by their institutions.

Sant Ram Singla Sant Ram Singla dead
Chandigarh, April 7
Known in the political circles for his secular credentials and simple living, Chairman of the Punjab Mandi Board Sant Ram Singla died at the PGI this evening. He was admitted to the PGI earlier this week following a brain hemorrhage. He was 71 and is survived by his wife, a son and two daughters.

EPF scam: action sought against guilty policemen
Gurdaspur, April 7
In a new turn in the EPF scam in the thermal plants the DGP (Vigilance), PSEB, Mr Lalit Bhatia, has written to the ADGP (Crime) to take action against the Ropar police officials. In the letter, the DGP has stated that the legal and administrative procedure has been subverted by the Ropar police to drop the proceeding in the corruption case against officials and contractor of the Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Plant in the EPF scam.

SHO, Home Guard jawans booked in bribery case
Jalandhar, April 7
The Jalandhar police has booked the Noormahl SHO, two home guard jawans and an informer for allegedly trying to coerce and threaten a Greece based NRI that he would be booked in a false case if he failed to cough up a bribe of Rs 5 lakh demanded by the SHO.

Poor health services push up death rate in Amritsar
Amritsar, April 7
The absence of health services in the border district here has resulted in an alarming number of deaths due to health related reasons in the state.

Jagir Kaur with her granddaughter at Malikpur Taparian village in Ropar district on Thursday. 16 only and 6 months’ pregnant
Mullapur Garibdass (Ropar), April 7
She has a vacant look in her eyes. She does not speak a word but her face tells a story words can do little justice to. Emaciated to the bones and huddled on the floor of her single room house in Malikpur Taparian village, 16-year-old Kanwal looks like a school-going child.

Jagir Kaur with her granddaughter at Malikpur Taparian village in Ropar district on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Panel to reconsider law officers’ job terms
Chandigarh, April 7
A high-powered committee headed by the Punjab Chief Secretary has been asked to reconsider the terms, norms and conditions regarding the appointment and functioning of law officers. Directions in this regard have been issued by the state Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh.


Karah parshad data computerised
Amritsar, April 7
Keeping its date with technology, the SGPC rode on the hi-tech wave to computerise its karah parshad distribution and cash collection system. Computer printed slips for karah parshad have replaced the age-old printed manual receipts at the Golden Temple here.

SGPC to take over historic gurdwara
Muktsar, April 7
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) would take over the historic Patshahi Dasvi Gurdwara within a couple of days as per the Supreme Court order, SGPC President, Jagir Kaur stated this while interacting with media persons here today.

No fresh case of jaundice
Patiala, April 7
No fresh case of jaundice has been reported from the city even as the Civil Surgeon’s office remained on a high alert to tackle the menace of water-borne disease in the district.

Fire destroys 30 huts
Ropar, April 7
More than 30 huts were destroyed in a fire that broke out in a slum area in front of the Mini Secretariat here last late night. The incident took places at 10 pm when one of the huts in the colony caught fire from a candle. Within few minutes the fire engulfed most of the huts and also damaged articles of habitants.


Five departments reply to PIL on civic amenities
Jalandhar, April 7
Jalandhar is an ideal place to live in, if the claims of the five government departments are to be believed. Five of the six government departments, against which a public interest litigation (PIL) was filed in the district court, have sent their replies to the notices issued to them about two months ago.

Stripping case: interim relief granted to victims
Chandigarh, April 7
Two months after three persons of Pathankot were allegedly stripped naked by an ASI of the Punjab police in an inebriated state, the Punjab State Human Rights Commission, has come to their rescue.

High Court
Life term upheld
Chandigarh, April 7
A Division Bench of the High Court comprising Mr Justice J.S. Narang and Mr Justice Virender Singh has upheld the life imprisonment granted to Punjab Police DSP Baldev Singh and head constable Balwinder Singh.


Farmers missing at cotton seed launch
Bathinda, April 7
The state government today launched a Bt cotton seed, Boulgard, following the nod from the Central government. However, the function organised to mark the seed’s launch turned out to be a show of private firms’ dealers.

DC bans use of combines during night
Patiala, April 7
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Tejveer Singh, has banned the use of combines for harvesting of wheat during night till May 31 as the practice increases the moisture content in the grain beyond the permissible limit fixed by the government.


Medicine shop raided
Sangrur, April 7
The local drug authorities and the local police yesterday conducted a raid at a wholesale medicine shop in the Kaula Park market here today. The raid was conducted as part of the police exercise to curb the sale of intoxicants, being misused as drugs, in the town and nearby areas.

Six held for stealing diesel
Sangrur, April 7
The local police today arrested six persons, including the owner of a dhaba and two drivers of two oil tankers, for allegedly taking out diesel from the oil tankers of oil companies to sell the same to their customers at cheaper rates. The police also allegedly seized 350 litres of stolen diesel and 40 litres of kerosene.

Journalist booked
Kharar, April 7
A journalist has booked by the police on charges of voluntarily causing hurt, wrongful restraint and criminal intimidation.


British teachers visit school
Amritsar, April 7
The British teachers, on a 10-day learning tour to India, found Indian students to be more obedient and courteous than the British students.

PTU to hold CET on June 1
Jalandhar, April 7
Punjab Technical University will hold a combined entrance test (CET) for admission to engineering, architecture and pharmacy colleges on June 1.

Students face problem as entrance test dates clash
Amritsar, April 7
To the dismay of students, preparing for pre-medical entrance exams of various government and private medical colleges, most of the test dates have clashed.

Teachers protest against privatisation
Bathinda, April 7
Thousands of teachers today organised a protest march from the local teachers home to the Mini Secretariat to lodge their complaint against the state government’s move to hand over its schools to private managements.


Rail component manufacturers rue VAT
Jalandhar, April 7
Punjab-based manufacturers of components used by the Railways for its wagons fear that “unjustifiably” higher rate of tax in Punjab than other states under the VAT regime will push them out of the trade soon.


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