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SGPC notice to Bibi Jagir Kaur, Badungar
Dossier on Golden Temple
Amritsar, June 7
The SGPC is in a fix following rejection and withdrawal of dossier on the Golden Temple from UNESCO even as the Sikh Gurdwara Judicial Commission (SGJC) has served a notice on Bibi Jagir Kaur and Mr Kirpal Singh Badungar, President and former chief of the Shiromani Committee respectively, and 23 other members, here today.

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Bibi apprises PM of Golden Temple incident

Alam orders probe against Mustafa, wife
Chandigarh, June 7
Punjab’s Additional Director-General of Police (Administration), Mr Mohammad Izhar Alam, has ordered an inquiry against Inspector-General of Police Mohammad Mustafa and his MLA wife, Mrs Razia Sultana, in the municipal councillor Sham Sunder murder case, maintaining he had to pass the order after the Governor, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), summoned him to Raj Bhavan.

Rajinder Singh Cheema New Punjab AG to take charge today
Chandigarh, June 7
The new Advocate General (AG) of Punjab, Mr Rajinder Singh Cheema, is expected to take charge of his assignment tomorrow.

Rajinder Singh Cheema

Suicides by farmers shock Pak farm experts
Amritsar, June 7
A four-member delegation of farm scientists of University of Agriculture, Faislabad (Pakistan) led by Dr Bashir Ahmed, Vice-Chancellor, today expressed shock over the alarming rate of suicides among Indian farmers inspite of India being predominantly an agricultural country.




Sukhi’s father at work in Muktsar on Tuesday. Sukhi returns to Muktsar
Muktsar, June 7
Sukhwinder Kaur Sukhi, who hit the headlines by initially denying to return without conquering Mount Everest, is finally on her way back to her home here. Her sister, Baljinder Kaur, today said Sukhi had told her that she would make another bid to reach atop Mount Everest. Sukhi would be home any time tonight. Talking to The Tribune over the phone, Sukhi, who was on her way from New Delhi to Muktsar by train, said her expedition “wasn’t that good”. Baljinder Kaur said she landed up on the Delhi airport at about 11.30 am.

Sukhi’s father at work in Muktsar on Tuesday. 

Sunam, Dhuri areas suffer losses due to storm
Sangrur, June 7
Due to a strong duststorm/thunderstorm followed by rain, electricity poles, transformers, towers of high tension transmission lines, trees, industrial sheds and boundary walls of various buildings suffered big losses in the Sangrur, Sunam, Dhuri and Bhawanigarh areas last evening.

One more Babbar Khalsa militant held
Jalandhar, June 7
One more activist of the Babbar Khalsa militant outfit was arrested today from a village here in connection with the May 22 cinema house blasts in Delhi and seized weapons from him.


SAD (Longowal) supports Advani on Jinnah issue
Sangrur, June 7
Calling Mohammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan, a secular person by Mr L.K. Advani, President of the BJP, is not wrong as all those who fought for the freedom of the country against the British were secular to the core of their hearts.

Advani should lead party, says Tandon
Chandigarh, June 7
Former Minister and president of the Punjab BJP Balramji Dass Tandon today urged the BJP President, Mr L.K. Advani, to withdraw his resignation immediately.

Tandon opposed to proposed memorial
Chandigarh, June 7
Former president of the Punjab unit of the BJP Balramji Dass Tandon has opposed the proposal to build a memorial — “Minar-e-Shaheedan” — at Golden Temple. He said here today that the SAD and the SGPC should review their decision in this regard.

Secy-gen of SAD cell appointed
Chandigarh, June 7
The SAD president, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, has appointed Col Partap Inder Singh Phoolka (retd), secretary-general of the ex-servicemen cell of the party.


Army gives relief to landmine blast victims
Amritsar, June 7
Bringing up her two children on a meagre income as a farm labourer after the demise of her husband Lal Singh in a landmine blast during Operation Prakram was an uphill task for Amber Kaur (30).

5-month premature twins born
Jalandhar, June 7
In a rare case, five-month premature twins were born to a Jalandhar-based couple recently.

Quacks doing brisk business
Phagwara, June 7
Treatment for all kinds of diseases for just Rs 20! That is what it takes when you visit so-called specialists from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, who are doing brisk business in the subdivision.

Young legislators’ seminar deferred
Chandigarh, June 7
The Young Legislators Forum, Punjab, has postponed its seminar on crop diversification which was to be held here tomorrow at the UT Guest House.

Pak to release 32 youths this month
Amritsar, June 7
Officials of the Indian Embassy in Pakistan have cleared identification of 32 youths in Pakistan jails and were likely to be released in June.

Punjab Addl AG killed in mishap
Chandigarh, June 7
Mr Bhagwati Prasad Singla, Additional Advocate-General (AAG), Punjab, and two other persons lost their lives in a road accident near Siliguri, West Bengal, today. Mr Singla and his family live in Sector 15-A here.


Markfed to procure moong, soyabean
Chandigarh, June 7
Markfed has been appointed as Nafed’s agency to procure moong (pulses) and soyabean crops as per the Government of India’s policy. Nafed has offered a price of Rs. 1520 per quintal FAQ (fair average quality) for moong as the minimum support price (MSP). This is Rs 110 more than last year.


Non-release of grants hits sanitation project
Gurdaspur, June 7
Failure of the Punjab government to release matching-grants has brought the Total Sanitation Campaign project to a stand still. The said project was started in this district under the aegis of the Union government.


Farm labourer murdered
Kapurthala, June 7
In a gruesome murder, a farm labourer was done to death by hitting him with sharpedged weapons on the face and throwing him into a well at Shatabgarh village in Sultanpur Lodhi early this morning.

One killed in family dispute
Phillaur, June 7
In a minor family dispute, Rashpaul (22) was allegedly attacked with sharp-edged weapons and murdered by his own elder brother, Ram Labhaya at Chokkra village in Phillaur subdivision yesterday.

Woman murdered
Amritsar, June 7
Sunita Rani, a resident of the Vijay Nagar area here, was today murdered by her servant, who decamped with valuables and cash.


GND varsity students get 100 pc placements
Amritsar, June 7
Students of all professional courses, who passed out in May 2005 from Guru Nanak Dev (GND) University, have been placed in highly reputed companies through campus and off-campus recruitments. The varsity students have been placed at prestigious salaries ranging from 1 lakh to 3 lakh per annum.

Job-oriented courses at varsity
Amritsar, June 7
Guru Nanak Dev University has introduced job-oriented courses in dress designing, cutting and tailoring, diploma in textile designing and diploma in electronics and TV maintenance and servicing from the current academic session.

Nursing institute faces fund crunch
Badal (Muktsar), June 7
The State Institute of Nursing and Paramedical Sciences is facing fund crunch as ad hoc staff hasn’t got their salaries for the past two months and the institute doesn’t have a single penny for filling up fuel in its vehicles.

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