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Creation of vet varsity mired in controversy
Ludhiana, April 22
The decision to set up the Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences university could be a major source of embarrassment to the Punjab Government given the fact that the university was being set up in one of the constituent colleges of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), being governed by the Centre.

Tainted Mandi Board GM reinstated
Jalandhar, April 22
In an interesting case showing the extent to which the Punjab Government is serious about implementing its much-publicised “anti-corruption” drive, a general manager of the Punjab Mandi Board, who was caught red-handed by the Vigilance Bureau while allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 50,000 last year, has been reinstated by the Punjab Government.

SI gets police remand for Dalit’s death
Kapurthala, April 22
Even as Sub-Inspector Satnam Singh was arrested yesterday for the custodial death of a Dalit at the sadar police station, the other two accused, including SHO Jasbir Singh and owner of the Punjab Trading Company, Mahinder Pal Aggarwal alias Mindhi Shah, are still at large.

Badungar maintains ‘studied silence’ on dossier issue
Amritsar, April 22
Bibi Kiranjot Kaur, executive member of the SGPC under whose supervision the dossier for seeking heritage status for the Golden Temple was sought from Unesco, is fighting a lonely battle to justify the document that was rejected by the executive body yesterday.

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SGPC’s rejection of dossier “unfortunate”
Ludhiana, April 22
The factional fight within the Shiromani Akali Dal and SGPC has started reflecting on the working of the SGPC. In a bid to consolidate her position, Bibi Jagir Kaur, SGPC chief, while rejecting the dossier on Dabar Sahib said a shrine founded by the Guru himself who described it as ‘Dithe Sabe Thaon, Nahin Tudh Jeha (I have seen all places but none is like this) does not need any recognition from any international agency.

Move to reinstate sacked SGPC secy resented
Amritsar, April 22
Loyalists of late Gurcharan Singh Tohra are up in arms against the alleged move to reinstate a former secretary of the SGPC who was sacked on charges of getting a job on the basis of a fake certificate.

Meddling in Sikh affairs Cong policy: Badal
Bathinda, April 22
Ever since Independence the Union and state governments led by the Congress have been interfering in the religious affairs of the Sikhs and making bids to control management of various gurdwaras. Former Chief Minister and SAD president Parkash Singh Badal stated this while interacting with mediapersons here today.

SAD chief Parkash Singh Badal and SGPC President Bibi Jagir Kaur at a religious programme in Bathinda. — Photo by Kulbir Beera

SAD chief Parkash Singh Badal and SGPC President Bibi Jagir Kaur at a religious programme in Bathinda.
Driver’s family yet to get pension, job
Mukerian rail accident

Jalandhar, April 22
Polio-afflicted Karamjit Singh is tired of making rounds to the offices of the Railway Department.

Ms Charanjit Kaur, widow of train driver Avtar Singh, sitting among her four sons and a daughter-in-law. — A file photo
Ms Charanjit Kaur, widow of train driver Avtar Singh, sitting among her four sons and a daughter-in-law.

Accounts panel focuses on jail irregularities
Chandigarh, April 22
The functioning of the Punjab Jails Department is in a mess. There have been scandals. A few cases of irregularities and malfunctioning have been highlighted by the Public Accounts Committee of the state Vidhan Sabha.


Akali Dal all set to expand base in urban areas
Sangrur, April 22
After the announcement of organisational set-up of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) by President Parkash Singh Badal a few days ago, the party has now started concentrating on expanding its base in various cities and towns to strengthen the SAD in the urban areas with a view to giving a “crushing” defeat to the Congress in the next Assembly elections in the state.

BJP leader flays PM on Kashmir issue
Ludhiana, April 22
Senior BJP leader and former MP Lala Lajpat Rai today criticised the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, for his shift in the traditional stand of the government on Kashmir.


People exhorted to plant trees
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 22
A district-level function was organised to celebrate “World Earth Day” at Dera Mir Miran village here today. Dr Harbans Lal, Chief Parliamentary Secretary, presided over the function.

A young deer rescued by Amrik Singh, a farmer, suckles a cow at a village in Jalandhar district on Thursday.
Mother's Milk: A young deer rescued by Amrik Singh, a farmer, suckles a cow at a village in Jalandhar district on Thursday. — PTI

Cycle rally marks World Earth Day
Patiala, April 22
The Garden Environmental Society in collaboration with the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) observed World Earth Day at the Baradari gardens here today.

Govt pacifies employees on privatisation issue
Ropar, April 22
The Punjab Government today tried to pacify employees of the PSEB, Tourism Department and teachers on the issues of dismantling of the PSEB and privatisation of education and tourism. It organised a conference in this regard for various unions of Punjab at the local thermal plant.

Tension over possession of gurdwara
Bathinda, April 22
Tension prevailed at Gurdwara Chhota Gurusar, Mehraj, yesterday when people from the Harnam Singh Dhooma group and residents of Mehraj came face to face over the possession of the gurdwara.

Pathankot to have minimum power cuts
Pathankot, April 22
The local residents will now be relieved form power cuts, characteristic of the rural and suburban areas of the state. The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has decided to keep Pathankot and Phagwara in A-category of cities where power cuts are kept to the minimum.

Colonisers pull down boundary wall
Phagwara, April 22
Land sharks here have once again cocked a snook at the authorities. Some colonisers pulled down over 20 feet of the boundary wall of PUDA’s colony in the Urban Estate here last night.


SGPC member gets life term for murder
Muktsar, April 22
Fast track court judge Hardayal Singh has sentenced, Harinder Rania, SGPC member from Badhanikalan in Moga, and two others, to life imprisonment in a case of murder.


68 lakh tonnes of wheat procured
Bathinda, April 22
About 68 lakh tonnes of wheat has been procured in the state and 75 per cent of the procurement work has been completed. Dr B.C. Gupta, Secretary, Food and Supply, stated this here today after visiting the grain markets of Bathinda and Maud Mandi.


Mohinder Pal Singh is OSD to CM
Chandigarh, April 22
Mr Mohinder Pal Singh, who was recently selected as a PCS officer through the Punjab Public Service Commission, has been appointed officer on special duty (OSD) to the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh.

Development works reviewed
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 22
Deputy Commissioner S.K. Ahluwalia today reviewed the ongoing development works, particularly in rural areas, during a meeting of development officers of the district.

3 IAS officers given super-time scale
Chandigarh, April 22
The Punjab Government has promoted IAS officers Jasbir Singh Bir, Vijay Kumar Janjua and Kirpa Shankar Saroj.


Girl complains against ‘fiance’
Pathankot, April 22
In a daring step, a local girl has waged a legal battle against her “fiance cop” who was “secretly planning” to marry another local girl. She has not only succeeded in getting the “secret marriage” cancel but also got him booked under Section 420 of the IPC and Section 3 of the Dowry Prohibition Act.

Narcotics worth Rs 19 lakh destroyed
Ropar, April 22
Narcotics worth Rs 19 lakh seized by the police from 1995 to 2004 were burnt as per court directions in the presence of DIG Ludhiana (Police Range) Parag Jain and SSP Surinder Pal Singh on the banks of the Sutlej here this evening.

Forest officials booked for fraud
Amritsar, April 22
The Vigilance Bureau yesterday booked the District Forest Officer, Wild Life Division, Mr Basant Rajkumar, and two wild life inspectors for allegedly defrauding the department of about Rs 13 lakh.

Three killed in road mishaps
Jalandhar, April 22
While two persons were killed and one was injured today when a tractor-trailer rammed into their motorcycle near Mandara village on the Jalandhar-Hoshiarpur road, another cycle-borne man was crushed to death in the Suranassi area.

Bid to break open ATM in Amritsar
Amritsar, April 22
An attempt was made to break open an ATM of the Bank of India last night here. The ATM was installed near the Golden Temple complex. Security guard Manish Gupta who resisted the two burglars was injured in the scuffle. The burglars tried to use the ATM card of some other bank but when they failed to operate it they threatened the security guard to hand over the keys of the machine to them. When the guard showed his helplessness they hit him with a rod and injured him.

An employee of the Bank of India near the Golden Temple, Amritsar, checks the ATM machine on Friday. 
— A Tribune photograph

An employee of the Bank of India near the Golden Temple, Amritsar, checks the ATM machine on Friday.

Bathinda boy makes it to IIMs
Bathinda, April 22
Kapil Kansal, a Bathinda boy at present doing B.Tech. (Electronics and Communication) from IIT, Roorkee, has made it to the Indian Institute of Managements, Lucknow, Indore, and Kozhikode.


Vegetable traders protest against contractors
Pathankot, April 22
The vegetable arhtiyas of the local market today blocked traffic on the Dalhouise road here in front of the office of the SP, Pathankot. The traders were protesting against the alleged high-handedness of the contractors who collect market fee.


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