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No plan to disband 6 police dists: CM
PSEB unbundling may be deferred
Sangrur, May 9
Reacting to the proposed white paper by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on May 15 on the alleged failures of three-year-old Congress government in Punjab, Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, today said SAD leaders were feeling frustrated as the Congress had snatched the Akali agenda from them.

The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, addresses a gathering after inaugurating the second block of the district administrative complex at Sangrur on Monday. The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, addresses a gathering after inaugurating the second block of the district administrative complex at Sangrur on Monday. — PTI photo

Members of a ‘special jatha’, comprising 71 pilgrims, leave for Nankana Sahib in Pakistan on Monday. Pak allows ‘special jatha’ for first time
Wagah, May 9
A 71-member “special jatha” of Sikh pilgrims today crossed over to Pakistan through the Wagah joint checkpost to pay their obeisance at the Sikh shrines in Pakistan.

Members of a ‘special jatha’, comprising 71 pilgrims, leave for Nankana Sahib in Pakistan on Monday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma




Lecturer among 3 booked for fraud
Muktsar, May 9
Three persons, including a woman lecturer have been booked for duping a man of Rs 2 lakh on the pretext of getting his son employed in the Railways. Two of them have been arrested.

Delimitation panel seeks views of parties
Chandigarh, May 9
The Delimitation Commission of India, which held a meeting with representatives of Punjab based political parties in Delhi today, has been urged by the parties to review its proposal with regard to the reserved constituencies.

PSHRC order runs counter to Constitution
Chandigarh, May 9
In a faux pas, which virtually runs counter to the Indian Constitution, a Member of the Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) has ruled that the right to education is not a fundamental right.

Rs 1.05 cr stolen from Ponty’s house
Jalandhar, May 9
A Nepalese servant of liquor baron Ponty Chadha decamped with Rs 1.05 crore from his residence after rendering an exserviceman gunman posted at the place unconscious.


Illegal slaughtering in residential areas cause resentment
Gurdaspur, May 9
Blood flows in the drains of the localities near Gandhi Chowk area of Pathankot, while stink reigns supreme. The people residing in the area are forced to keep their windows closed to escape viewing the gory scenes of animals being slaughtered.

Nothing rosy about Rose Garden
Bathinda, May 9
A foul smell and waterlogged potholes welcome early morning walkers at the local Rose Garden. Though the garden has a wide variety of roses, it is in a state of utter neglect.

Building for physically challenged children inaugurated
Faridkot, May 9
Physically challenged children are also talented like others and the only need is to identify their talent and bring it out so that they can also contribute to the progress of society.

Dappar killings: grant of Rs 50,000 for next of kin
Lalru, May 9
Senior police officials including, Mr V.K. Bhawra, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Punjab, Mr A.S. Rai, Senior Superintendent of Police, Patiala, Mr P.P.S. Virk, Superintendent of Police (directive), Patiala, along with local police authorities visited Dappar and Chaundheri villages where three persons were clubbed to death yesterday.

Councillors level atrocity charge against MLA
Amritsar, May 9
Two councillors — Mr Kanwalnain Singh Gullu and Mr Garvinder Singh Vickey — along with some residents today levelled allegations of atrocities against the local MLA, Mr Harjinder Singh Thekedar.

PCR teams face residents’ ire
Amritsar, May 9
The PCR teams of the district police today came under attack at a ‘police-public’ meeting when a number of residents of various localities of the Civil Line area expressed concern over the sudden spurt in snatching incidents in the area to the Deputy Superintendent of Police (Civil Line) here.

International gurdwara committee sought
Amritsar, May 9
After succeeding in getting the dossier on Darbar Sahib rejected by the SGPC, Dr Jasdev Singh Rai, international affairs secretary to the Jathedar, Sri Akal Takht Sahib, has now raised yet another controversy by seeking formation of an Antarashtri (International) Sikh Gurdwaras Parbandikan Committee (ASGPC).

Proper handling of bio-medical waste stressed
Patiala, May 9
On the eve of International Red Cross Day, the district branch of the Indian Medical Association in collaboration with the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) and Medicare Incinerators Pvt. Ltd., Ludhiana, organised a camp for private nursing homes, hospitals, laboratories and X-Ray centres for the renewal of their authorisation under the Bio-Medical waste (Management & Handling rules) 1998.

Torture case: medical reports to be considered
Patiala, May 9
The SSP, Mr A.S Rai, today clarified that the medical reports pertaining to the alleged torture of a young woman, Reshma, by the cops here on Sunday, will be taken into consideration before any action is taken against the SHO of Sadar police station.


Bt cotton will ruin farmers: forum
Chandigarh, May 9
Mr Devinder Sharma, chief of the Delhi based Forum for Bio-technology and Food Security, said here today the Punjab Government was playing the role of an agent of international bodies such as the IMF, World Bank and the WTO.


Wife held for murder of husband
Abohar, May 9
Mangli (40), mother of seven ,has been arrested for getting her husband Dhanna Ram (43) killed with the help of her lover and his nephew.

Land-grab racket unearthed
Mansa, May 9
The police today claimed to have busted a land grab racket in Uddat Saide Wala village falling under the Boha police station.

Gunman’s death: case not yet registered
Patiala, May 9
Even as the body of Nawab Singh, a gunman of former Deputy Speaker, who died under mysterious circumstances, was found from the Narwana branch canal on May 7, the Fatehgarh Sahib police has failed to register any criminal case.

Three die in bike-truck collision
Hoshiarpur, May 9
A motor cyclist and two pillion riders, Surinder Sharma, Gurjit Singh both of Deva Colony, and Raj Kumar of Mohalla Lambi, all from Mukerian, died on the spot when a truck (PB-07K-7833) hit the motor cycle (PB-54A-3462) near Khanpur village on the Jalandhar-Pathankot road last night.

Gangs continue to loot in Punjab
Chandigarh, May 9
Gangsters belonging to certain identifiable groups, once termed criminals, continue to strike in Punjab.

Two held for smuggling poppy husk
Rajpura, May 9
The police arrested Sohan Lal and Rajesh Kumar alias Sunil, from different places for smuggling 38 kg of poppy husk today.

3 of family booked in dowry case
Phagwara, May 9
The police booked three members of a family in a dowry harassment case got registered against them by Mr Surinder Pal of Mohalla Dadhal here on Sunday.

One killed over land dispute, ex-sarpanch booked
Muktsar, May 9
A youth was killed and six others were injured in a group clash that occurred over a land dispute at Buda Gujar village, near here, last night.


Daljit Singh is Khalsa College Principal
Amritsar, May 9
Dr Daljit Singh, Prof and Director, Department of Law, Regional Centre, Guru Nanak Dev University, Jalandhar, today joined as Principal of Khalsa College, Amritsar, here today.

Sakshi, Shivani top in MBA, law exams
Amritsar, May 9
Sakshi Arora of the Department of Commerce and Business Management of Guru Nanak Dev University topped the university in the MBA (HRM) examination (2002-2004) by securing 2102 marks out of 2700.

BCom (II) results today
Amritsar, May 9
The results of B.Com (Part-II) examination conducted by Guru Nanak Dev University in April would be declared tomorrow.

Varsity official writes to VC on Registrar
Amritsar, May 9
Mr Varinder Pal Sharma, Finance and Development Officer of Guru Nanak Dev University, wrote to the Vice-Chancellor, Dr S.P. Singh, to implement the orders passed by the court of Mr Justice H.S. Bedi and Mr Justice Vinat Mittal of the Punjab and Haryana High Court regarding the re-appointment of the Registrar, Dr R.S. Bawa.


Punjab to sell loss-making sugar mills
Ropar, May 9
Out of 14 sugar mills in Punjab, nine which have been suffering heavy losses for the past many years will be put up for sale.

PSEB supplying power to Maharashtra
Ropar, May 9
With an increase in hydel power generation and less load in the state, the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has been supplying 36 lakh units of power to Maharashtra for the past four days.

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