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SGPC recognises persons died in Operation Bluestar
Anandpur Sahib, May 27
The SGPC today decided to recognise persons who had laid down their lives during Operation Bluestar. It has planned to organise “Ardas Divas” at Harmandir Sahib on June 6 and to raise a memorial at Darbar Sahib complex in their memory.

SGPC chief, gurdwara panel on warpath
Amritsar, May 27
SGPC chief, Bibi Jagir Kaur and Sikh Gurdwara Judicial Commission (SGJC) are seemed to be on the warpath as the former has said that the latter has no authority to direct her in administrative matters.

Theft suspect attempts suicide at police station
SHO, munshi suspended
Bathinda, May 27
Exactly a week after a custodial death at Rampura Phul police station, a theft suspect attempted suicide by consuming a pesticide at Kotfatta police station. The SSP has suspended the SHO and the munshi of the police station for negligence and ordered a departmental inquiry against them.

AIDS time bomb ticking in border belt
Patti, May 27
This border belt is sitting on a ticking AIDS time bomb. However, the Health Department is not well equipped to wage a war against the disease.

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Contract staff of AG office to continue
Chandigarh, May 27
The Punjab Government has decided to extend the contracts of over 40 contractual employees in the office of Punjab Advocate-General (AG).

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Punjab favours Pak visa counter for pilgrims in Amritsar
Chandigarh, May 27
While Pakistan is keen that its pilgrims intending to visit shrines in India should also have the facility of a bus service like the proposed one between Amritsar and Nankana Sahib for Indian pilgrims, the Punjab Government favours the setting up of a regular visa issuance counter by Pakistan in Amritsar or on the Wagah border.

After 55 years, govt asks refugee families to pack up
Rajpura, May 27
Seventyfive-year-old Hakim Devi somehow survived the trauma of Partition. But she may not be able to survive another dislocation, that too in the twilight of her life.


India, Pakistan to exchange animals
Fazilka, May 27
India and Pakistan have agreed to exchange different species of wild animals. The Punjab Government will give a lion, a panther, a tiger and a blue bull to Pakistan in exchange for zebra, giraffe, eagle and crocodile from Pakistan.

Delayed renovation of thermal plant costs PSEB dear
Gurdaspur May 27
The state is reeling under a power crisis once again. The PSEB is being forced to buy power at hefty rates from outside the state to meet the power demand. Even so most of the towns in the state are suffering power cuts ranging from four to eight hours. The situation is worse in the rural areas.

Water level in dams higher than last year’s
Chandigarh, May 27
The water levels in the Bhakra dam and the Pong dam are better than the level during the same period last year. The forecast of rain and also the abundance of snow in the Himalayas promise to fill up the reservoirs.

Water crisis hits Siwia village
Bathinda, May 27
Residents of Siwia village have been facing an acute power and water crisis for the last four days. They are forced to consume contaminated water from the local resources.

Dal (Longowal) organises rally against privatisation
Sangrur, May 27
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Longowal) today asked the Amarinder government to table two bills in the next session of the Assembly for enacting laws to regulate the working of private nursing homes as well as the private educational institutions in the state.

Drive against encroachments launched
Faridkot, May 27
The district administration has launched a drive to remove encroachments on government land, including link roads.

15 councillors boycott meeting
Phagwara, May 27
A piquant situation arose here today when 15 councillors belonging to the Congress and those supported by it boycotted a Nagar Council meeting, revolting against its president Malkiat Singh Ragbotra and reducing him to a minority in the otherwise Congress-controlled council.

IMA urges doctors to move into rural areas
Patiala, May 27
The Indian Medical Association (Punjab unit) has urged its district units to adopt the ‘Aao Gaon Chalen’ scheme to provide health care services in rural areas of the state, which at present are much below the desired levels.

PPCB’s run for environment
Patiala, May 27
To mark the celebrations connected with World Environment Day, a “Run for Environment” was organised by the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) at Baradari Gardens here on Wednesday.


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Razia Sultana moves another petition

Chandigarh, May 27
Ms Razia Sultana, MLA from Malerkotla, who is also Chairperson of the Punjab Wakf Board, has moved yet another petition in the Punjab and Haryana High Court challenging actions of some members of the Board, particularly Punjab Police ADGP Mohammed Izhar Alam. Mr Alam is the official member of the Board.

Dispossession of land stayed
Chandigarh, May 27
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today stayed the dispossession of land of villagers in five villages of the state. Their land has being acquired by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) for development.


Liquor recovered from Punjab cop
Police fails to arrest him
Patiala, May 27
The failure of the Sadar police to arrest Buta Singh, Head Constable, Punjab police and working as a security guard of a senior judicial officer of this district after recovery of a huge amount of illicit liquor from him yesterday, has raised many eyebrows.

Travel agent dupes woman of Rs 4 lakh
Hoshiarpur, May 27
A case of duping Rs 4 lakh in the name of sending abroad has been reported at the Tanda Police Station yesterday.

Transporter found murdered
Hoshiarpur, May 27
Former transporter Sohan Singh (80) was found murdered at his house at Old Adda Una here this morning. His wife, Harjeet Kaur, was also injured. She was admitted to the local Civil Hospital.

Three die in road mishap
Sangrur, May 27
Three persons, including two Army men posted at Patiala, died today and four others were injured when the Tata 407 truck, in which they were travelling, dashed against a roadside tree on the Sangrur-Barnala road, near Mastuana Sahib, about 5 km from here.

Father, son killed in accident
Ropar, May 27
Two persons of a family, including a two-year-old boy, were killed while three sustained serious injuries in an accident this afternoon. The mishap took place when a scooter carrying Sukhwinder Singh, his wife and son, collided with a car coming from the opposite direction near Bam Majra village.


PTU notice leaves MBA aspirants confused
Jalandhar, May 27
Thousands of candidates across the state aspiring to take admission to the MBA and MCA courses in colleges through the MET are a confused lot following a notification issued by Punjab Technical University announcing the date of the entrance examination, which was not to be conducted by it.

GND varsity results
Amritsar, May 27
The results of B.B.A (II and III) examinations would be declared on May 28 and 29, respectively by Guru Nanak Dev University. The results would be available on the university website,, after 5 p.m. on these days.


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