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CAT order on pay not implemented
Punjab Govt in the dock

Chandigarh, May 26
The Punjab Government is in the dock for not implementing orders issued by the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) regarding pay fixation of 11 IPS officers belonging to the Punjab cadre.

SGPC plans campaign against French Govt
Chandigarh, May 26
The SGPC today decided to launch a campaign against the French Government on the turban issue. Even after a year of the ban imposed on the tying of turbans in schools by the French Government, the SGPC has failed to do much on this issue. It has only confined itself to making statements or writing letters to the Union Government.

Jalandhar reeling under water shortage
Jalandhar, May 26
Soaring temperature has not only left residents of Jalandhar fuming over water shortage, but, has also forced most of them to use water suction pumps tullu pumps to meet their daily water needs.

Residents take to streets due to erratic power supply
Bathinda, May 26
Residents of the city are sweating it out literally due to a highly inconsistent power supply during the past 56 hours.

Policemen standing outside the 11 KV power house at Gole Diggi in Bathinda on Thursday

Policemen standing outside the 11 KV power house at Gole Diggi in Bathinda on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera


  Lahore to have billboard for Hindu pilgrims
Amritsar, May 26
The Pakistan Government is in the process of installing a billboard at Lahore that will have a map of prominent places of religious interest to Hindus and Sikhs. 

Peacocks continue to perish
This time four die in Batala
Chandigarh, May 26
In a shocking incident, four peacocks have been found dead along the Aliwal canal area, about 8 km from Batala in Gurdaspur. Two of them were recovered in a miserable state - their feathers ripped off from their bodies.

The peacock-rich Batala belt in Gurdaspur where four birds were found dead on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

The peacock-rich Batala belt in Gurdaspur where four birds were found dead on Wednesday


Row over gurdwara deepens
Rampura Phul, May 26
The controversy surrounding Gurdwara Madi Sahib has deepened with Sikh leaders coming out against the construction of a temple on the gurdwara premises. Sikh leaders led by the manager of Gurusar Gurdwara, Mr Charan Singh, today held a press conference in this regard at Gurdwara Gurusar Mehraj. These leaders made it clear that there was no space for “samadhs” on a gurdwara premises.

Manch members protest against privatisation policies
Gurdaspur, May 26
Members of the Jan Hit Manch today organised a dharna and blocked traffic against the privatisation policies of the Punjab Government. About 500 members of the manch, including a large number of women, initially gathered on the Government Senior Secondary School ground this morning.

Traders, admin lock horns over statue site
Nabha, May 26
Traders and administration of the town are at loggerheads over the site for the installation of a statue of Dr B. R. Ambedkar. The statue, which is likely to be unveiled by Capt Amarinder Singh on June 3, has been installed in the main post officer chowk, the only parking place available in the town.

2 of family die as wall collapses
Jalandhar, May 26
Two members of a family, including a two-year-old girl and her 30-year-old mother, were killed while two others were injured when the wall of an upcoming building of a factory collapsed today in the Basti Bawa Khel area here late in the evening.

Another fire on PNFCL campus
Nangal, May 26
A fire again broke out on the campus of the Punjab National Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited (PNFCL) here this afternoon but was brought into control with the help of fire engines from the National Fertilizers Limited (NFL).

Semen banks to be upgraded
Chandigarh, May 26
For providing certified semen to dairy farmers in Punjab and to improve the conception rate of cattle, the semen banks in the state are being updated and upgraded as per ISO-9002 specifications.


high court
Father of Bir Devinder’s gunman moves HC

Chandigarh, May 26
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion on the petition filed by the father of Nawab Singh, the gunman of Kharar MLA Bir Devinder Singh, who was found dead some days back.


Slump in vegetable prices hits farmers
Hoshiarpur, May 26
Vegetable growers and small farmers of the district are incurring heavy losses these days on account of throwaway prices of their produce in the market. Their financial position is going from bad to worse.


Samples of spurious eatables collected
Gurdaspur, May 26
Panic gripped traders in Pathankot as a team from the Directorate of Health collected samples of eatables. The health directorate team has collected about 12 samples of different food products from Pathankot in the past three days.


Murdered woman’s husband ‘confesses’ to crime
Kharar, May 26
“We killed Kulbir since she had brought disrepute to our family. Her actions can never be forgiven and she deserved the treatment we gave her,” said the unrepentant Bhupinder Singh, husband of Kulbir Kaur, who was murdered in Gharuan village two days ago. Bhupinder Singh along with his brother Avtar Singh and Kulbir’s brother Karamjit Singh, had allegedly murdered 33-year-old Kulbir who had reportedly got involved in flesh trade in Nayagaon.

Gang of robbers busted, 3 held
Jalandhar, May 26
The district police has succeeded in busting a five-member gang of robbers with the arrest of its three members, including the kingpin of the gang. Mr Ishwar Singh, SSP, stated here today that the gang was responsible for recent snatching cases, wherein; cash and mobile phone cash cards worth Rs 1.25 lakh were looted in the Bhogpur area.

Wife, paramour held for man’s murder
Abohar, May 26
The police has arrested Raj Rani (32) and her paramour Kulwant Singh Kanta for the murder of her husband Bachan Singh (45), whose body was recovered on May 13 from a screening chamber by sanitation workers of the Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board. Kanta, a daily wage worker, lived opposite the house of the victim in the Indira Nagri locality, which had reported over six cases of killings due to illicit relations in the past, sources said.Raj Rani was the second wife of Bachan Singh.
Raj Rani with her paramour Kulwant Singh, who allegedly killed her husband Bachan Singh. 
Raj Rani with her paramour Kulwant Singh, who allegedly killed her husband Bachan Singh

11 quintals of poppy husk seized, three held
Muktsar, May 26
The police has seized about 11 quintals of poppy husk in two different cases. While three persons have been arrested, two have absconded. Police sources said the CIA in charge, Mr Ram Prakash, spotted a truck on the Abohar road at 5.45 am today and signalled it to stop.


Aided schools to remain closed tomorrow
Ludhiana, May 26
All affiliated and private-aided schools in Punjab will remain closed on May 28 in protest against the non-arrest of several persons who had damaged and torched a school in Kot Mangal Singh Colony in mid-April after a student had committed suicide over an alleged love affair with a teacher of the school.

Bardwal girl tops in Class X in district
Sangrur, May 26
Kalpana Singla, a student of a rural school, Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Public School, Bardwal (Dhuri), has topped in Sangrur district by securing 95.8 per cent marks in the Class X examination of the CBSE this year.


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