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Militants changing tactics: DGP
Chandigarh, June 20
Use of modern technology coupled with allurements of money to recruits are some of the major changes in tactics of the new breed of militants in camouflaging their networking and operations, said the Director-General of Police, Mr S.S. Virk, here today.

Hawara’s wife, granthi nabbed
They were ready to become human bombs: police
Sangrur, June 20
During a nakabandi in the area of Bhullarherri village, near Dhuri, yesterday, the police arrested Balwinder Kaur, wife of Jagtar Singh Hawara

Hawara’s accomplices remanded till June 23
Another Hawara aide held
Cache of sophisticated arms seized
A correction

Congress govt anti-farmer: Badal
Amritsar, June 20
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) SAD (B) staged a dharna outside the District Court Complex here today and protested against the alleged failure of the Punjab Government.
Mr Parkash Singh Badal, president, Shiromani Akali Dal, BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu and other Akali leaders during a protest dharna in front of the District Courts in Amritsar
Mr Parkash Singh Badal, president, Shiromani Akali Dal, BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu and other Akali leaders during a protest dharna in front of the District Courts in Amritsar on Monday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma



  Congress in league with Mann,  alleges Badal

Protest march against Mann’s arrest
Sangrur, June 20
Hundreds of workers and leaders of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), led by Mr Satnam Singh Behru, president of the farmer wing of SAD (A), and Mr Jaskaran Singh, general secretary of SAD (A), today took out a march through the town in protest against the arrest of Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, president, and other leaders of the party.

Provide CRPF security to Mann, says Jaskaran
Mann told to explain source of funds

Pak Sikh body rules out SGPC’s role in gurdwaras
Amritsar, June 20
Mr Bishan Singh, vice-president, Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, made it clear that the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee would never be allowed to manage the affairs of gurdwaras in Pakistan.

SGPC deletes ex-secy’s name for Pak visit

No move to privatise PSEB, says Sayeed
Nangal, June 20
Union Minister of Power P.M. Sayeed today expressed inability of the Central Government to interfere in decisions of the state government to give free power to farmers. He said the state government had right to give relief to people in power tariffs.

Power Minister P.M. Sayeed inaugurates BBMB centre in Nangal on Monday.

Power Minister P.M. Sayeed inaugurates BBMB centre in Nangal on Monday.

Toppers topple as PTU revises results
Jalandhar, June 20
In a surprising outcome which could even put the examination system of Punjab Technical University under a cloud, Vikramdeep Singh Sandhu, of Bathinda and the earlier topper of the PTU CET-05 examination, has slipped to the fifth position with 103 marks and the first position has been grabbed by Varun Kumar Jindal of Patiala with 108 marks in the revised result announced by the university today.


State heading for turmoil, says Pasla
Jalandhar, June 20
The Communist Party Marxist has expressed grave concern over the recent developments and feels that the situation in the state was taking a turn for the worse, for which, both the Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) SAD (B) were responsible.


Canal water being diverted to benefit politicians?
Muktsar, June 20
Canal water from Muktsar minor and Alamwala minor is reportedly being diverted to Abohar minor once in a week for providing water to agricultural land of some politicians. However, the authorities concerned have denied this allegation levelled by farmers of about eight villages.

Biotech Park: construction may start in August
Chandigarh, June 20
The much-awaited biotechnology park for Punjab has finally begun to take shape following the Punjab Government also sanctioning its first instalment of over Rs 1 crore for the incubation centre, a major component of the park. The same is likely to be released shortly.

TSU holds demonstration against Rinwa
Abohar, June 20
The season's highest recorded temperature of 47 degree Celsius failed to deter a demonstration by Technical Services Union and its allied organisations against Dr Mohinder Rinwa, MLA, who represented Fazilka constituency in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha.

Police getting octroi posts closed, says contractor
Sangrur, June 20
Doors of at least two local octroi posts, near the bus stand and near Shivam Hotel, were found locked last evening. The octroi contractor, Mr Raman Dhillon, alleged that all 13 octroi posts of the town had been forcibly got closed by the local police to put pressure on him and the other staff to compromise with Mr Vijay Gupta, president, Sangrur District Industrial Chamber, on whose complaint the police had lodged a false case against four octroi personnel under Section 307 (attempt to murder) and other Sections of the IPC.

Defence personnel fail to take possession of plots
Amritsar: After nearly 18 years of struggle defence personnel who were allotted plots have failed to take possession despite court orders.

Railways to build bridge over Chenab
Phillaur June 20
The Railways will construct a 120 metre-high railway bridge over the Chenab as part of the under construction Jammu-Srinagar rail section.

Nadda bridge to be ready soon
Kharar, June 20
The Punjab Animal Husbandry Minister, Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, today said the Nadda bridge over Patiala ki Rao, a seasonal rivulet, would be completed and opened to the public within six months.

Lance Naik Harjit gets Sena Medal
Amritsar, June 20
Lance Naik Harjit Singh of 18 Sikh Battalion, who hails from Vai Bhui village here, was today awarded the Sena Medal and Rs 5 lakh for killing a self-styled lieutenant of the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) along with another militant during a search operation in Assam on December 25, 2001.

Bhattal gets threat
Chandigarh, June 20
Punjab Deputy Chief Minister, Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal today sent Punjab DGP S.S. Virk a copy of the warning letter which quotes a purported resolve of UK-based militants to eliminate her.

Punjab to send wild animals to Pakistan
Chandigarh, June 20
Both Indian and Pakistan Punjabs will exchange wild animals.

Change of meeting venue flayed
Ropar, June 20
The change in the venue of the meeting of the Grievances Committee, headed by the Education Minister, Mr Harnam Dass Johar, from Ropar to Mohali today generated resentment among its members and in general public.

Left parties protest against privatisation
Pathankot, June 20
Activists of the left parties today organised a rally against the privatisation policies of the Punjab Government. Hundreds of activists, including women, carried out the rally through the main market here raising slogans against the government.


Farmers resent power crisis
Phagwara, June 20
Over 35,000 farmers today organised dharnas in front of the offices of the PSEB at 70 places in all 17 districts of the state for highlighting power-related issues.


Patiala gets new Commissioner
Patiala, June 20
Ms Anjali Bhawra had taken over the charge of Commissioner, Patiala Division. A press note issued by the District Public Relations said Ms Anjali Bhawra is an IAS officer of the 1968 batch.


Two children kidnapped from Delhi found at Kanuwan
Gurdaspur, June 20
Two children, allegedly kidnapped from the Sadar Bazaar area of Old Delhi, were recovered by the Gurdaspur police at Kanuwan today.

Deputy Director held for ‘threatening’ witness
Faridkot, June 20
The Deputy Director, Sainik Welfare, Hoshiarpur, Mr Daljit Singh Brar, was arrested last evening for reportedly abusing and threatening a Bargadi resident in an inebriated state. However, he was released on bail today.

Woman succumbs to burn injuries
Kharar, June 20
A 36-year-old married woman today succumbed to burn injuries, received in an accident in the kitchen three days ago. According to the police, the incident took place at Rane Majra village near Mullapur Garibdas, and the victim, Iqbal Kaur, was since then in the PGI.

Tractor hits train, driver killed
Jalandhar, June 20
A tractor hit the Jhelum Express at an unmanned level crossing near Alawalpur morning.

Dalit boy murdered
Moga, June 20
A Dalit teenager boy was murdered by some unidentified persons at Manuke village, near here, last night.


Rice millers rue wrong govt policies
Patiala, June 20
The Punjab Rice Mills Association, while claiming that the rice mills in the state have been suffering huge losses due to wrong policies of the government, has demanded that corrective steps should be taken immediately to bring this industry out of mess.


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