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SGPC rejects demand for Haryana gurdwara panel
Amritsar, May 31
Even as the Special House of the SGPC today rejected the demand for forming a separate gurdwara committee for Haryana, the committee members from Haryana announced that come what may, a committee for Haryana would be formed by getting the Sikh Gurdwara Act 1925 amended. Bibi Jagir Kaur, President of the SGPC, addresses a special session of the SGPC in Amritsar on Tuesday.
Bibi Jagir Kaur, President of the SGPC, addresses a special session of the SGPC in Amritsar on Tuesday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma

Sikh bodies lock horns over Bluestar memorial
Amritsar, May 31
Various Sikh organisations, including the SGPC, Damdami Taksal and Akali Dal (Amritsar), today took opposing stands on raising the memorial to Operation Bluestar here.

Akali Dal, SGPC men clash at Damdama Sahib
Talwandi Sabo, May 31
Tension prevailed at Takht Sri Damdama Sahib today as Akali Dal (Amritsar) activists and SGPC men indulged in an altercation when the former was making preparations for the party’s conference on June 2 to mark Ghallughara Divas.



  SAD (A) denied permission to hold function
Bathinda, May 31
With the SGPC denying permission to the SAD (Amritsar) for from holding any function in memory of “martyrs” of Operation Blue Star at Takht Sri Damdama Sahib the party leaders and the SGPC have come face to face.

SAD meeting on June 12
New Delhi, May 31

The Shiromani Akali Dal will be holding a convention in the Capital on June 12 to chalk out the future strategy, including launching of an agitational programme, to oppose the creation of a separate committee for managing gurdwaras in Haryana.

Mr Parkash Singh Badal, President, SAD, addresses a press conference in Jalandhar on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Pawan Sharma
Mr Parkash Singh Badal, President, SAD, addresses a press conference in Jalandhar on Tuesday.

80 pc samples of anganwadi food fail
Bathinda, May 31
The results of the samples of food products taken from the district’s anganwadis following The Tribune report are startling, as out of 38 samples collected from different blocks 31 have failed. This has come as a bad news for those officials who had tried to hush up the matter.

Ex-wrestling star’s husband held for fraud
Jalandhar, May 31
Former world wrestling champion Kristina Kahlon seems to be in trouble as the police here has not only arrested her husband Sardool Singh Kahlon for allegedly duping a number of people on the charge of sending them abroad, but is also investigating her alleged involvement in a similar case.

Power panel to announce new tariff rates by June 10
Chandigarh, May 31
While the Punjab Government is in a quandary over the issue of providing free power to the farm sector, the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission has asked it to respond immediately regarding the subsidy it wanted to give to that sector and poor sections of society during the current financial year.

At PTU, examiner is examinee!
Jalandhar, May 31
In a unique case that exposes the functioning of Punjab Technical University (PTU), an officer working at the helm of affairs in the examination branch has been enrolled as a student of M.Tech in the university's regional centre at Gurdaspur.


BJP, BJYM activists stage protest
Phagwara, May 31
Braving sizzling summer heat, a large number of activists of the BJP and the BJYM today held a protest march against the “failure” of the Punjab Government on all fronts and against the “malfunctioning” of the local Nagar Council.


Passing-out parade of jail wardens held

Patiala, May 31
Mr S.K. Dutta, Inspector-General, Jails, Punjab, today said the jails in the state had been equipped with latest equipment to reform the inmates so that they could join the mainstream of society after release.

The Inspector-General Jails, Punjab, Mr S.K. Dutta, inspects the passing-out parade of jail wardens at Punjab Jail Training School, Central Jail, in Patiala on Tuesday. — Photo by Rajesh Sachar

The Inspector-General Jails, Punjab, Mr S.K. Dutta, inspects the passing-out parade of jail wardens at Punjab Jail Training School, Central Jail, in Patiala on Tuesday.

No Tobacco Day observed
Patiala, May 31
World No Tobacco Day was celebrated by the Department of Tuberculosis and Chest here today at Government Medical College in association with the Indian Medical Association (IMA), AASTHA International, Red Cross and other NGOs.

Cong leader ‘thrashed for attacking DSP’
Gurdaspur, May 31
A local Congress leader, Mr Joginder Singh China, was alleged thrashed by policemen for attacking DSP Manohar Lal. The incident took place last evening when the DSP was on a routine naka in Gurdaspur. The cops accompanying the DSP challaned a youth as he allegedly failed to produce relevant papers of his motor cycle.

Repaired unit fails to start as power crisis deepens
Ropar, May 31
The 210 MW unit-6 of the Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Plant, here, today failed to start even after the completion of its shut down period of 45 days.

Media should focus on problems of common man
Abohar, May 31
Asserting that printed word in reliable newspapers had great effect on the minds of readers, Mr Sunil Jakhar, Parliamentary Secretary, Irrigation and Horticulture, Punjab asked newspersons to rise above narrow outlook, attitude and actions of subservience to vested interests, market culture, avid commercialism and consumerism.

DMCH doc to attend conference in Italy
Chandigarh, May 31
Dr Kuldip Singh, Professor of Surgery at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, will attend the 13th International Conference of Gastro Endo Surgeons to be held in Venice (Italy) from June 1 to 4.

Residents complain against lack of civic amenities
Batala, May 31
The deplorable civic conditions at Murgi Mohalla, Batala, is a glaring instance of step-motherly treatment and lackadaisical attitude of the civic authorities concerned. Residents of the area are constrained to drink contaminated water as no water pipe lines have been laid in most parts of the area and there is no sewerage system.


Court asks details about Dera Bassi overbridge
Chandigarh, May 31
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has asked the Advocate General, Punjab, to provide details to the court about the terms of the contract between the government and R.S. Infrastructure, which manages the Dera Bassi toll over-bridge. The Bench has also sought details of revenue sharing, if any, between the company and government agencies.

Govt asked to review recognition to professional colleges
Chandigarh, May 31
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the Punjab Government and Baba Farid University to review the recognition granted to all professional colleges in the state, which have made admissions fraudulently. The Bench also ordered cancellation of recognition of institutes that are found guilty.

Security outside court complexes inadequate
Chandigarh, May 31
Lawlessness continues outside court complexes.


Worms attack cotton crop in Malwa
Bathinda, May 31
A section of farmers in Malwa has been compelled to sow cotton crop again owing to an attack of worms. Farmers have also been shelling out money on costly sprays to save their crop.


12 tullu pumps seized
Kharar, May 31
The local municipal council seized twelve tullu pumps installed illegally by residents in different parts of the town during a drive launched here today.

Market fee collection privatised
Phagwara, May 31
Close on the heels of privatisation of octroi yesterday, the collection of market fee was today privatised too.


5 arrested for kidnapping compounder
Bathinda, May 31
Five persons have been arrested for kidnapping a compounder from a medical shop on the main road here today.

Shop occupied forcibly
Pathankot, May 31
More than 20 henchmen of a land mafia created panic at the Androon Bazaar area here yesterday for taking possession of a shop forcibly. The shop was under tenancy of a local resident Naresh Kumar running the business of a PCO. For more than two hours it was free for all in a bid to forcibly occupy the shop.

JE arrested for taking bribe
Hoshiarpur, May 31
Gurjinder Singh, a Junior Engineer with the PSEB, posted at subdivisional office, Model Town, Hoshiarpur, was caught by officials of the Vigilance Department while taking Rs 1,000 from Kashmiri Lal of Naloian Chowk here on yesterday.

Couple killed in mishap
Sangrur, May 31
Karnail Singh and his wife Shinder Kaur, residents of Janal village, were killed when their motor cycle collided with a tempo on the Janal-Dirba road, near Dirba, about 26 km from here today.

Fake degree racket busted
Muktsar, May 31
A person arrested with 400 gm of opium has also confessed to having supplied fake degrees and certificate here.

Asst SHO suspended
Patiala, May 31
Patran Assistant Station House Officer Maghar Singh has been suspended and Inspector Kuldeep Singh of the same police station transferred to Police Lines for allegedly registering a false FIR.


Punjabi University has ‘Neighbourhood Campus’

Bathinda, May 31
With Patiala MP Preneet Kaur handing over the keys of TPD Malwa College, Rampura Phul, to Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor S.S. Boparai, the status of “Neighbourhood Campus” was conferred on the college.

Patiala MP Preneet Kaur hands over the charge of TPD Malwa College to Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor S.S. Boparai at Rampura Phul on Tuesday. — Tribune photo: Kulbir Beera

Patiala MP Preneet Kaur hands over the charge of TPD Malwa College to Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor S.S. Boparai at Rampura Phul on Tuesday.

School fraud costs students year
Gurdaspur, May 31
A fraud, allegedly committed by the authorities of Tagore Memorial Senior Secondary School, Gurdaspur, has ruined the career of six students.

Shifting of plus two classes makes govt colleges poor
Gurdaspur, May 31
The shifting of the plus two classes from colleges to schools has hit the financial position of government colleges. With the number of students decreasing in the simple graduation classes, the government colleges are feeling the pinch of losing an entire lot of undergraduate students. The strength of the government colleges in the region has decreased on an average by 20 to 30 per cent after the shifting of the undergraduate classes.

ETT teachers to protest at Bhattal’s house
Sangrur, May 31
Protesting against the non-recruitment of about 4,000 unemployed ETT teachers and non-regularisation of services of about 2,010 such teachers, appointed on contract basis in the state, the Navniyukat Elementary Teachers Union, Punjab, the DIET Students Welfare Association, Punjab, and the Unemployed Elementary Teachers Union, Punjab, will jointly hold a state-level demonstration and burn an effigy of Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal in front of her residence at Lehragaga on June 12.

Students lock Principal, firm members in ITI office
Rajpura, May 31
Students of Industrial Training Institute (ITI), Rajpura, today locked a team of Winsome Foundation, a Chandigarh company, and the Principal of the institute for over two hours.

GND varsity results today
Amritsar, May 31
The result of B.Sc. (Honours School) social sciences (semester-II), conducted by Guru Nanak Dev University in April, would be declared tomorrow. The result could be accessed from the university website, after 5 p.m.


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