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Wife-deserting NRIs may be booked for rape
Chandigarh, May 20
Non-resident Indians (NRIs) enjoying “holiday marriages” may soon be courting trouble. For, the Punjab police is considering the feasibility of booking wife-deserting NRIs for rape. The police has also sent a communique to the Centre for framing a law to effectively deal with such NRIs.

School for NRI children at Phillaur
Chandigarh, May 20
Catering to the demand for an international school for children of NRIs in the Ludhiana -Jalandhar belt, a business house of Canada has set up Canadian International School at Bachowal, Phillaur.

Raju Sodhi at a Press conference in Chandigarh on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Raju Sodhi

Vedanti SGPC’s blue-eyed boy despite Panthic furore
Amritsar, May 20
Even as the SGPC has convened crucial meetings of ‘Dharm Prachar’ Committee and executive body on May 26 and 27, respectively, the role of beleaguered Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Jathedar, Akal Takht, in giving a ‘clean chit’ to the controversial Hindi film ‘Jo Bole So Nihal’ is unlikely to figure during the proceedings.

Ludhiana woman moves Pak SC for father's release
Chandigarh, May 20
There is still hope for Ms Satvir Kaur, who has mounted a legal battle to secure the release of her father, who is said to be in a Pakistani jail. Her father, Mr Ajmer Singh Grewal, and four others had crossed over into Pakistan in 1974 and were reportedly jailed. At that time, she was just nine.



SAD leaders fret and fume at Amarinder govt
Party to hold protest show on May 30
Abohar, May 20
The SAD Supremo and former Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, will himself lead a protest dharna and demonstration against the state government on May 30 in Ferozepore.

Former MP Gurdas Singh Badal addresses SAD workers’ meeting in Abohar on Friday. — Photo by writer
Former MP Gurdas Singh Badal addresses SAD workers’ meeting in Abohar on Friday.

Four Punjab IAS officers elevated
Chandigarh, May 20
Four Punjab IAS officers — have been elevated as Special Secretaries by the state Governor. Another four IAS officers have been transferred and posted elsewhere. Notifications in this regard were issued by Punjab Chief Secretary Jai Singh Gill.

Jalandhar poised for a ‘sarkari’ housing boom
Land sharks to be hit severely
Jalandhar, May 20
Private colonisers and land sharks are all set to receive a set-back as the Jalandhar Improvement Trust has envisaged building nearly 5000 dwelling units in and around the city for people belonging to all income groups.


SAD to present ‘charge sheet’ against Capt to PM
Amritsar, May 20
The Shiromani Akali Dal supremo, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, said today that Mr Pardip Singh Walia , president of the breakaway group of the local urban unit, was not even a primary member of the party and hence there was no need to take any action for raising a ‘banner of revolt’ against the official president of SAD (Amritsar -Urban).

CPI dharnas from June 1
Chandigarh, May 20
The Punjab unit of the CPI here yesterday asked President of SAD Parkash Singh Badal to clarify that whether he was a supporter of the Hindu nation for the creation of which the BJP had been trying hard for the past several years.


Meningitis claims life at Patiala
Patiala, May 20
After oscillating between life and death for nearly six days, 50-year-old Kamla Devi finally succumbed to meningitis at the Government Rajindera hospital late Thursday night.

When policemen break law!
Bathinda, May 20
With action being taken against 10 policemen in various cases in the past one month, the image of police here has taken a beating. Serious allegations like rape, bribery, and torture have been levelled against the police during this period. But the latest case of custodial death of a youth at the Rampura police station has jolted the police department.

Indefinite stir in support of ‘abadkaars’
Phagwara, May 20
The CPM-led Punjab Kisan Sabha, under the banner of the Abadkaar Sangharsh Committee, Punjab, would launch an indefinite state-level morcha from May 23 in Ludhiana in support of the demand to provide agrarian ownership rights of land to “abadkaars”.
Activists of the Joint Platform of Mass Organisation hold a protest march and block traffic against the privatisation policy of the Punjab Government near the bus stand in Jalandhar on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Activists of the Joint Platform of Mass Organisation hold a protest march and block traffic against the privatisation policy of the Punjab Government near the bus stand in Jalandhar on Friday.

900 posts of doctor vacant in rural areas
Jalandhar, May 20
More than 900 posts of doctor are lying vacant in rural areas of Punjab for over six years, but nothing has been done to fill these posts even as nearly 2,000 doctors were either unemployed or under-employed in the state.

Beautification project ‘re-inaugurated’
Amritsar, May 20
An MP belonging to the opposition, allegedly “re-inaugurated” a beautification project of park at Tilak Nagar here today and announced a grant of Rs 1 lakh for the purpose.

35 Punjab MLAs to leave for Pak today
Chandigarh, May 20
As many as 35 Punjab MLAs led by the Speaker, Dr Kewal Krishan, will leave for Pakistan tomorrow via Wagah border. It is first time that such a big delegation of Punjab MLAs is visiting Pakistan.

Set up new wage board, say journalists
Kharar, May 20
The Chandigarh Punjab Union of Journalists (CPUJ) has demanded the setting up of a new wage board for journalists and other newspaper employees at the earliest.

Chemical laboratory to be computerised
Patiala, May 20
The Health and Family Welfare Minister, Punjab Mr Ramesh Chander Dogra has directed the State Health and Family Welfare department to computerize the record -keeping and reporting systems of the Chemical Examiner’s Office.


Judicial custody for accused in Rs 3 crore land scam
Kharar, May 20
A local court today remanded the three accused in the Rs 3 crore Gurdaspur land acquisition case in judicial custody. The three — a panchayat secretary Manwinder Singh, a former village sarpanch Kuldip Raj and assistant revenue clerk Balbir Chand — were arrested by the Punjab vigilance bureau on May 17 and presented before the CJM’s court here on May 18.

Court declares Singla Sangrur IMA chief
Sangrur, May 20
After a five-month legal battle, Dr K.G. Singla, a local surgeon, was declared president of the Sangrur branch of the Punjab unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) as per a statement given in a court yesterday.


Administrative Secy inspects Civil Hospital
Ropar, May 20
To inspect the services being provided to the patients at the local Civil Hospital, the Administrative Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, Mr D.S. Guru, visited the hospital last night.


Undertrial flees from police custody
Jalandhar May 20
In a dramatic episode, an undertrial managed to flee after serving intoxicated tea to two Jalandhar police officials, who, were deputed to take him to Rajpura for a court appearance.

Cops suspect murders handiwork of Bhoria tribe
Mohali, May 20
Even as Ropar and Patiala police swooped down on the Bangala tribals today in connection with the killing of five persons in separate incidents in Mullanpur Garibdass and Dera Bassi, no breakthrough has reportedly been made in the cases.

Arhtiya ‘flees’ with farmers’ money
Moga, May 20
An arhtiya of the local grain market has reportedly fled abroad with lakhs of rupees of farmers. On the basis of the farmers’ complaint, the police has booked the arhtiya, Kulbhushan Kumar, who owns Kishori Lal and Sons.

Youth booked for screening blue films
Kapurthala, May 20
The district police has booked a 25-year-old youth for screening blue films at his home for men from his neighbourhood at Talwandi Chaudhrian village late on Wednesday evening.

Youth dies in police custody
Rampura Phul, May 20
A 25-year-old youth hailing from Rodikapura village of Faridkot district today died in police custody at the Rampura Phul police station. The police has termed it as a suicide.

Jewellery worth Rs 5 lakh stolen from shop
Sangrur, May 20
Thieves stole a heavy safe from the shop of a jeweller, Som Nath, at Dirba village, 26 km from here, on Wednesday night. There were gold and silver ornaments and cash in the safe.

Bank Manager held for accepting bribe
Patiala, May 20
The Vigilance Bureau (VB) today arrested the manager of State Bank of Patiala, Kauli branch, on the charge of accepting illegal gratification from a cloth merchant of the same village.

3 held for attempt to murder
Ropar, May 20
The city police today arrested three youths who were involved in a case of stabbing at the Civil Hospital here two days ago. Those arrested included Dilwar of Purkhali, Rana of Shimana Khurd and Satnam Singh of Ropar city. The three were arrested from different places on charge of attempt to murder.


16,820 to sit for PTU CET
Jalandhar, May 20
Punjab Technical University (PTU) has got a record number of entries from candidates seeking admission to engineering, pharmacy and architecture colleges through Combined Entrance Test (CET) to be conducted on June 3 this year.

769 students debarred from Class X exam
Mohali, May 20
As many as 769 students were debarred from appearing in the matriculation examination conducted by the Punjab School Education Board in March exposing the working of the Open School system of the board.

Professor given premature retirement
Patiala, May 20
The Punjabi University Syndicate, which met here today, decided to give premature retirement to Dr K.S. Sidhu, a former Registrar and Professor, Department of Defence and Strategic Studies who, following an inquiry, was found to have “ acted in an irresponsible way, used unfair means in official orders and defied orders of higher authorities.”

Amritsar girl tops in French course exam
Amritsar, May 20
Shikha Kapoor, a student of B A (I) in a local college, has topped in the certificate course in French examination conducted by Guru Nanak Dev University in April. She secured 186 marks out of 200.


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