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Indo-Pak CBMs to benefit Punjab: CM
Samrala, April 18
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today appreciated the initiative taken by the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, and the Pakistan President, Gen Pervez Musharraf, for setting up of a Joint Business Council to intensify bilateral economic cooperation and trade ties between the two countries during their talks at New Delhi.

‘Warm Indo-Pak ties to help Punjab industry’
Jalandhar, April 18

Cordial relations with Pakistan can enable Punjab industry and trade to have access to new mandis in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Gulf countries.

Kumars turn into Singhs
People from Nepal, UP, Bihar embracing Sikhism
Talwandi Sabo, April 18
Even as the young generation of Sikhs is going a stray, people from Nepal, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar are embracing Sikhism at Mahadharmak Vidyalaya here. Wearing a long ‘kurta’ and a ‘kirpan’ over it, they don’t seem alien to Sikh religion at all.

Mr Ram Singh from Nepal (left) and Mr Suresh Singh from Bihar at Mahadharmak Vidyalaya in Talwandi Sabo. — Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera
Mr Ram Singh from Nepal (left) and Mr Suresh Singh from Bihar at Mahadharmak Vidyalaya in Talwandi Sabo.

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Three killed in car-truck collision at Mundi Kharar
Kharar, April 18
Three persons, including a father and son, were killed and another was injured in a collision between a car and a truck at Mundi Kharar late last night.

Properties of drug peddlers confiscated
Chandigarh, April 18
Drug peddlers can now lose much more than their liberty. For, the Punjab Police has initiated the process of confiscating properties belonging to drug traffickers in the state.

Farm labourers’ wages go up
Ludhiana, April 18
An acute shortage of migratory labourers coupled with competition among the farmers to clear their wheat fields at the earliest has led to an unprecedented hike in the wages of labourers and charges of combine harvester and reaper operators in Punjab.

Migrated labourers carry out manual harvesting of wheat in one of the villages in Ludhiana district on Monday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Migrated labourers carry out manual harvesting of wheat in one of the villages in Ludhiana district on Monday.

Man writing huge copy of the Holy Book.
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CPI hails Badal’s move
Sangrur, April 18
The CPI has hailed Mr Parkash Singh Badal’s move to give a new look to the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) by making it a true “Punjabi party”.


Non-availability of VIP delays passing-out parade
Phillaur, April 18
Nearly 800 trainees of different courses are stuck for about three weeks in Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Police Academy, here, even though their scheduled courses have been completed and results declared.

Recover value of dossier, SAD (A)
Amritsar, April 18
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), led by Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, demanded recovery of Rs 40 lakh incurred on the dossier presented to UNESCO for granting the status of world heritage site to the Golden Temple.

Narrow escape for tractor driver
Bathinda, April 18
A tractor driver had a narrow escape when a passenger train hit his vehicle on an unmanned railway crossing near Aklia village here today.

Water samples of school fail
Bathinda, April 18
Water samples taken from St Joseph’s Convent School here by the district health authorities have reportedly failed to meet the established standards.

11-year old in search of her sister
Bathinda, April 18
Eleven-year-old, Reena, does not know from where she has come and where she has to go.

Petrol station owners observe strike
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 18
All petrol stations in the district remained closed today on a call given by the All-India Petrol Pump Dealer’s Association causing inconvenience to people, particularly commuters.

CPI leader Darshan Singh Uppli dead
Sangrur, April 18
Darshan Singh Uppli (65), a member of the state council of the Punjab unit of the Communist Party of India (CPI), died after a prolonged illness in his native Uppli village, near here, yesterday. He also worked in the Punjab Kisan Sabha as a farmer leader for many years.

Forest employees stage march
Pathankot, April 18
The Forest Employees Union organised a protest march here today. The workers carried placards and raised slogans against the Forest Department and the Punjab Government.

BKU (Rajewal) to honour Escorts Director
Samrala, April 18
The Bharati Kisan Union (Rajewal) has decided to honour Dr T S Kaler, and Director of Delhi Escort Heart and Research Centre, at Amritsar as Mr Kaler belongs to Amargarh village, near here, according to Mr Balbir Singh Rajewal, the general secretary of the union, while talking to mediapersons here today.


Mandi board chief inspects wheat procurement
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 18
To increase the income of market committees by controlling evasion of market fee, the Punjab Mandi Board had allowed private contractors to collect market fee in certain market committees, which has yielded good results.

Glut in mandis following FCI directive
Bathinda, April 18
Thousands of wheat sacks are lying at the local grain market owing to the Food Corporation of India’s directive to various government agencies to dump a fixed amount of wheat at its godown.


Fake currency racket busted
Hoshiarpur, April 18
A fake currency racket has been unearthed by the Hoshiarpur district police.

ASI held for taking bribe
Jalandhar, April 18
A CIA Assistant Sub-Inspector has been caught red-handed by senior Punjab Police officers, while, allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 1.5 lakh from the mother of an accused, already arrested by the Jalandhar police for fake currency peddling.

Two commit suicide
Bathinda, April 18
A youth died here today after he consumed poison in a suicide pact with his beloved a couple of days back. Sources said the deceased, Parminder Singh, a resident of Jhuthika Colony, was in love with a girl of the same locality. His family members were against their relationship.

Head Constable nabbed accepting bribe
Patiala, April 18
The Vigilance Bureau nabbed a Punjab Police constable yesterday night when he was accepting bribe of Rs 1,500.

4 killed in road accident
Moga, April 18
Four persons were killed and 24 others injured when a speeding truck rammed into a roadside tree near Chandpurana on Baghapurana-Moga road here today.

Woman commits suicide
Bathinda, April 17
A married woman from Behman village committed suicide by consuming poisonous substance yesterday. Sources said she took the step following a dispute. with her family. The body was handed over to her family members after a postmortem at the local Civil Hospital.


Modalities to setup vet varsity finalised
Ludhiana, April 18
The Punjab government has finalised the modalities to make the first ever veterinary university functional soon. Not only this, all bottlenecks have been cleared to start the first academic session this year.


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