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Ropar police in Delhi to get Hawara
Ropar, June 19
It wonít be an easy task for the Ropar police to bring the main accused in the Beant Singh assassination case, Jagtar Singh Hawara, from Delhi where he will be produced in a court tomorrow.

Warrants against Hawara issued
Chandigarh, June 19
A local court has issued production warrants against Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) India chief Jagtar Singh Hawara in the case of tunneling his way out of Burail Jail.

Militancy canít revive: Barnala
Jalandhar, June 19
Expressing concern over the recent activities of Babbar Khalsa International (BKI), Mr Surjit Singh Barnala, Tamil Nadu Governor, said there was no possibility of revival of militancy in Punjab as peace-loving people of the state had suffered a lot for 10-12 years.

BKI was recruiting volunteers from West: police
Chandigarh, June 19
To carry out strikes on human targets in the country, the Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) was preparing volunteers in the West. They were supposed to land in the country a few days before carrying out the strikes.




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  PSEB staff told to ensure customer satisfaction
Ludhiana, June 19
Following increasing number of complaints regarding ill-treatment by electricity board officials, the Punjab State Electricity Board has issued special instructions to its field officers to regularly visit their areas, particularly during the paddy season, and ensure the satisfaction of customers.

Governor of Tamil Nadu Surjit Singh Barnala, along with Chief Minister of Haryana Bhupinder Singh Hooda, gives relief material to a member of a terrorist victim family during the 93rd Shaheed Parivar Fund function organised by the Hind Samachar Group of Newspapers at Jalandhar on Sunday.
Governor of Tamil Nadu Surjit Singh Barnala, along with Chief Minister of Haryana Bhupinder Singh Hooda, gives relief material to a member of a terrorist victim family during the 93rd Shaheed Parivar Fund function organised by the Hind Samachar Group of Newspapers at Jalandhar on Sunday. ó PTI

Electricity board to gather consumersí views
Patiala, June 19
The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) authorities will launch a survey to know views of consumers on the boardís functioning to make amendments accordingly.

Cops, motorists pass by dying couple
Amritsar, June 19
The callous attitude of the police and that of people caused the death of a couple who were in pain due to an accident near Jantipur village yesterday.

Bodies of youth, woman found from box
Suicide pact of lovers suspected
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 19
The police recovered two bodies from an iron box at Mianpur village, falling under Mulepur police station, last night. The dead have been identified as Baljit Singh, 21, a resident of Mianpur village and Kanu Rani, a resident of Rajpura.

Liquor prices up by 20 pc
Ludhiana, June 19
Liquor prices in Punjab continue to rise, thanks to the monopoly control of the liquor trade. There has been more than 20 per cent increase in the prices of liquor as compared to last year.

PMET paper leak: hunt on for suspects
Faridkot, June 19
After the arrest of Surinderpal Kapoor, Superintendent of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS), in connection with the PMET paper leak, a special investigation team (SIT) of the Vigilance Bureau has intensified its search for K.P. Singh, Assistant Registrar-cum-PA of the Vice-Chancellor of the university to get more breakthrough in the episode.

POLITICS

Protest by SAD(A) men starts today
Phagwara, June 19
Activists of the SAD(A) will launch tomorrow its statewide series of black robe protest marches against the arrest of party President Simranjit Singh Mann, torturing him in the judicial custody, search of his residence and raids against other senior party leaders. The protests will start from Sangrur, said Dr Harjinder Jakhu, general secretary, SAD(A), here today.

Shiv Sena burns Mannís effigy
Pathankot June 19
Activists of the Shiv Sena today burned the effigies of the president of the SAD (A), Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, and Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale.

COMMUNITY

Villagers plug nine breaches in Ghaggar
Sangrur, June 19
After the state government failed to plug nine breaches in the Ghaggar, residents and the flood- affected farmers of four villages, Hotipur, Gular, Jogewala and Rasoli, situated on the bank of the Ghaggar in Patiala and Sangrur districts, took initiative and got the breaches plugged.

AMIE: postpone promotional committee meeting
Chandigarh, June 19
A deputation of the AMIE (India) Engineering Association, Punjab today met, Mr K.K. Sachdeva, officer on special duty of the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to seek the postponement of the meeting of the Departmental Promotional Committee (DPC) fixed for July 23 for the promotion of sub-divisional engineers by the Irrigation Department.

Delhi Sikh panel funds Punjab advocates
To file petition in France
Chandigarh, June 19
As the SGPC allegedly refused to meet the expenditure to file a petition on the turban issue in the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice, the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee has come forward to help the two Sikh advocates in this connection.

Use of pesticide containers for water storage worries officials
Chandigarh, June 19
Worried over growing use of pesticide and insecticide containers for storing drinking water in rural areas, the Punjab Government has decided to launch a concerted awareness  programme.

4 of family killed in road mishap
Moga, June 19
Six persons, including four of a family, were killed when a speeding truck hit two scooters simultaneously on the Moga-Dharamkot road last evening.

Constable dies in bus
Ropar, June 19
Ajay Pal Singh, a constable attached with the IG, Punjab (Traffic), died while he was travelling in a Punjab Roadways bus which was on its way from Amritsar to Chandigarh here today.

Infant dies of diarrhoea
Ropar, June 19
A one-year-old infant, Chhoti, who had been suffering from diarrhoea died here today.

COURTS

Bar on power cuts to courts
Hoshiarpur, June 19
On a civil suit filed by the local District Bar Association through its president R.P. Dhir on June 14, 2005, Mr Kishore Kumar, Civil Judge (Senior Division), has restrained the local PSEB authorities from imposing any cuts in the power supply to the subordinate court as well as to the premises of the District & Sessions Judge here during working hours.

AGRICULTURE

Farmers to gherao power offices today
Chandigarh, June 19
Various organisations of farmers owing allegiance to the Bharti Kisan Union (Ekta) will organise dharnas in front of offices of Executive Engineers of the Punjab State Electricity Board tomorrow to focus attention of the government on their long outstanding demands.

Save cotton from pesticides, says Devinder Sharma
Bathinda, June 19
The Kheti Virasat Mission has demanded emergency steps in the cotton belt to check blatant use of pesticides in the region.

ADMINISTRATION

Amritpal promoted

CRIME

One arrested with 5 kg opium
Bathinda, June 19
The police has arrested a person and seized 5 kg of opium from his possession at a checkpost near Dumwali village last evening.

Gang kingpin arrested
Tarn Taran, June 19
The naka team of the local police nabbed Paramjit Singh, alias Tota, a resident of Fatehpur, with a .12-bore pistol and two live cartridges from the Chabal-Amritsar road last night.

EDUCATION

BEd aspirant alleges mismanagement
Batala, June 19
The alleged mismanagement of Punjabi University, Patiala in conducting B.Ed. entrance test has come to light.

Nursing students allege cheating by off-campus centres
Gurdaspur, June 19
After veterinary pharmacists it is nursing students who have been allegedly duped by off-campus centres of the deemed universities.

Forum seeks Punjabi University VCís ouster
Patiala, June 19
The Forum for Education Action and Reform (FEAR) at its meeting held here today asked the Centre to remove Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor S.S. Boparai.
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