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CM warns officials over delayed projects
Patiala, May 7
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today sounded a note of warning to the officials concerned for accomplishing all development projects in the state within the stipulated time.
Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, Punjab, addresses the first meeting of the Infrastructure Development Review and Monitoring Committee at NIS, Patiala Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, Punjab, addresses the first meeting of the Infrastructure Development Review and Monitoring (IDRM) Committee at NIS, Patiala, on Saturday.
— Photo by Rajesh Sachar

Factionalism surfaces in dist Congress
Nawanshahr May 7
Factionalism has surfaced on the district Congress over the issue of laying of foundation stone of a school building and release of grant of Rs10 lakh at Malewal village in Balachaur subdivision by Deputy Commissioner, Harjit Inder Singh Grewal on Tuesday.

45 IPS officers shifted
Chandigarh, May 7
The Punjab police was given a new look late tonight. Fortyfive IPS officers, including Additional Directors-General of Police and Inspectors-General of Police, were ordered to be shifted.




Acid attack victim succumbs to burns
Sangrur, May 7
Amid tension and heavy police security, Sukhwinder Kumar (33), a resident of Sulargharat village, near Dirba, who died at the CMC Hospital in Ludhiana yesterday, was cremated at Sulargharat village today.

Man avenges father’s death after 35 years
Jalandhar, May 7
A son, who had witnessed the murder of his father allegedly avenged the crime by killing the son of the killer after 35 years.

Amritsar plan flawed, says pollution control panel
Amritsar, May 7
The initiative of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to transform Amritsar into a global city with a package of Rs 950 crore has evoked good response from residents even as the Pollution Control Committee Amritsar has prepared a comprehensive note pointing out glaring shortcomings in the vision plan prepared by the local municipal corporation.

Punjab board Class VIII results today
Mohali, May 7
The result of the middle standard examination conducted by the Punjab School Education Board held in February will be declared tomorrow.

New mechanism to dispose of pension cases
Chandigarh, May 7
Hundreds of Punjab Government employees are no more required to make rounds of the office of the Accountant General, Punjab, to get their pension cases cleared.


Youth Cong workers burn Modi’s effigy
Jalandhar, May 7
Seeking action against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the Best Bakery and Godhra cases, workers of the Punjab Youth Congress blocked traffic and burnt his effigy at BMC Chowk here today.


Rs 1,100 cr project on mother, child health
Hoshiarpur, May 7
To improve the primary health services in the state, the Punjab Government has framed a re-productive and child health project worth Rs 1,100 crore and has sent the same to the Centre for approval and grants.

Closure of bridge inconveniences people
Ropar, May 7
Commuters using the Morinda-Ropar route have been facing problems with the closure of 53-year-old bridge on Bhakra Canal near Behrampur on way to Ropar for six months following cracks on it due to poor maintenance.

Sekhwan seeks probe against Bajwa
Amritsar, May 7
Former Akali minister Mr Sewa Singh Sekhwan today alleged corruption to the tune of crores by PWD minister Partap Singh Bajwa, alleging misappropriation of grain in warehouse number 9 of the Punjab Warehouse Corporation located at Qadian.


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Both parties ready for compromise
Chandigarh, May 7
The ongoing controversy over the fate of body of deceased priest Father Mark Barnes today took a new turn when both the parties to the dispute informed the Punjab and Haryana High Court that they were ready to work out a compromise.


Man gets 12-yr jail for raping adopted minor
Phagwara, May 7
Kapurthala District and Sessions Judge Sham Sunder Gupta has sentenced Des Raj, alias Ghuggi, of Kishenpur village to 12 years imprisonment, besides imposing a fine of Rs 2,000 under Section 376 of the IPC for raping and impregnating his adopted minor daughter.

10 kids among 22 hurt in mishap
Ropar, May 7
Twenty two persons, including 10 children, were injured six of them seriously, when the tractor-trailer in which they were travelling turned turtle near Ghanauli, about 15 km from here, in the afternoon. Most of the injured hail from Hulka village in Patiala district.

2 sarpanches killed in road mishap
Muktsar, May 7
Two sarpanches were killed in a road accident near a minor on the Maud Road last night when they were on their way back homes. Sources said Chawarianwali Sarpanch Hardeep Singh and Rampura Sarpanch Parvinder Singh had gone to Balamgarh village yesterday to sort out a panchayat dispute.

Man crushed to death
Rajpura, May 7
A 40-year-old man was crushed to death by an Indica Car, on the Rajpura-Patiala highway, near here this morning. According to the police, Surjit Singh, a resident of Saidkheri village, was riding his scooter (PB-39-6965) on the highway when the Car (HR-16-C-3795) hit his scooter from behind.

Son of Sarpanch beaten up
Batala, May 7
Harpreet Singh Goldy, son of Rattan Singh, Sarpanch of Partapgarh village, was beaten up yesterday by Ranjit Singh and his father Baldev Singh, Randhir Singh and Gurpreet Singh, all residents of Dakhla village, when he was found in a compromising position with the wife of Ranjit Singh, at her residence.

2 booked for conspiracy to kill
Phagwara, May 7
The Phagwara police has booked three family members, including two former Akali sarpanches,of Bhanoki village, on the charge of conspiring to hire a contract killer for eliminating their political rival, Ram Murti Bhanoki, a senior Congress leader.

Purse snatchers stab woman
Amritsar, May 7
Ms Manju Kapoor, 45, a resident of Green Avenue, was stabbed by two unidentified motorcycle-borne youth for resisting the snatching of her purse. The incident occurred in front of her house last evening when she was returning from market.


25 teams participate in science fest
Abohar, May 7
LRS DAV Senior Secondary Model School organised the Cyber Age Science Intel Feast-2005 here today. Dr B.C. Josan, Panjab University Senate member, said in his presidential address that such events would help in providing platform to develop intellect and enterprising attitude among students to face challenges of the shrinking world.

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