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Favour of Rs 40 cr to hydro
company alleged

Gurdaspur, June 21
Officials and higher authorities of the Department of Irrigation have locked horns over alleged favours being given to the Hydro Power, a company raising micro hydel project on the Kotla branch of the Bhakra canal.

Industry flays hike in power, petrol prices
Amritsar, June 21
The steep hike in the prices of petrol, diesel and power has pushed the industry in the border area towards recession. The industrialists here claim that the present scenario was even worst than the crisis during the militancy period.

Power crisis deepens with rising temperature
Ropar, June 21
The power situation in the state today further deteriorated with the rise in the demand for power to more than 1,400 lakh units against the supply of 1,271 lakh units per day.

Jinnah was forced to make secular speech: Kirpal Singh
Chandigarh, June 21
It is often said that there is a story behind every big story. What forced Pakistan’s founder, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, to make a speech, the recent quoting of which by BJP supremo L.K. Advani during his visit to Pakistan created political turmoil in the country, in the Pakistan’s Constituent Assembly on August 11, 1947?

Kirpal Singh
Dr Kirpal Singh

Fatehgarh Sahib


Badal returns bullet-proof car, Gypsy
Chandigarh, June 21
A day after Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal raised fears about her security, former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today returned his bullet-proof car and a Maruti Gypsy which were part of his security apparatus, saying the vehicles were in “bad condition”.                                          
Parkash Singh Badal
Parkash Singh Badal

Pak delegation’s visit to Punjab postponed
Chandigarh, June 21
In what may seem like the “frosting of relations” between the two Punjab’s divided across Pakistan and India, the scheduled visit by Members of the Provincial Assembly of Pakistan’s Punjab has been postponed.

2 militants held in Dhilwan
Kapurthala, June 21
The police today nabbed two militants having connection with the Babbar Khalsa International and the Damdami Taksal from Wadi Miani village of Dhilwan subdivision. Resham Singh (26) of Baba Bakala and Ajaypal (27) of Sathial in Beas were arrested.

Fighting odds to realise Everest dream
An avid reader of adventure stories, she grew up with a dream of conquering Mount Everest. She almost made it, when nature forced her to return from the virtual cliff. But she hasn’t lost hope and is raring to go for it again. Born and brought up in Muktsar, Sukhwinder Kaur Sukhi was a tomboy from her childhood. Unlike other girls, she would not bother about the latest fashion trends.

Sukhwinder Kaur Sukhi

Sukhwinder Kaur Sukhi


Rally, dharna by farmers for release of leaders
Sangrur, June 21
Activists and leaders of the Bharatiya Kisan Union Ekta (Sidhupur), led by Mr Pishora Singh Sidhupur, state president of the union, today held a dharna and a rally in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner here.

Protest march by BJP against govt, MC
Abohar, June 21
The BJP today condemned the state government and the Municipal Council headed by the Congress. BJP workers assembled at Geeta Mandir located opposite Amritbela office here this morning and started protest march at 10 a.m.

BJP workers beat tin containers during a protest march against the Congress government and local Municipal Council in Abohar on Tuesday.
— Photo by writer
BJP workers beat tin containers during a protest march against the Congress government and local Municipal Council in Abohar

‘Assault’ on Dalit girl gets political tinge
Moga, June 21
A case, in which a son of a sarpanch had reportedly cut hair of a Dalit girl and threw her into nullah after thrashing her, has got political tinge with the SAD supporting the girl and the Congress siding with the sarpanch.

Private bus operators demand hike in fares
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 21
Due to rise in the price of diesel, private bus operators have demanded rise in the bus fares immediately. Talking to mediapersons, Mr Kirpal Singh Libra, a leading transporter of Punjab, said the recent hike in the diesel price has made it impossible for private bus operators to ply buses.

Young girls beat the heat in a canal in Samana
Young girls beat the heat in a canal in Samana on Tuesday. — Photo by Rajesh Sachar

Jathedar decries cremation in gurdwara
Bathinda, June 21
Jathedar Balwant Singh Nandgarh of Takht Sri Damdama Sahib has taken a strong notice of the cremation of Bibi Mahatma at a local gurdwara.

Sikh jatha crosses over to Pakistan
Amritsar, June 21
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee President, Bibi Jagir Kaur, today lamented that the management of historic Sikh Gurdwaras in Pakistan was still under the control of non-Sikhs which was against the Sikh maryada.

SDM alleges victimisation
Ludhiana, June 21
The alleged multi-crore scandal over sale of more than four acres of prime land in the city in which a Vigilance inquiry was being conducted, took a new turn when SDM M.S. Jaggi claimed that he was being victimised as he had refused to fulfil the illegal wishes of the complainants.

Shops of 3 quacks sealed
Patiala, June 21
The district health authorities today sealed the shops of three quacks, who have been playing havoc with the health of unsuspecting and innocent people belonging to rural areas.


Conman remanded for selling others’ plots
Bathinda, June 21
A conman, who had duped several persons of lakhs, has been remanded in judicial custody till July 5. Police sources said accused, Pawan Kumar used to show plots belonging to others and sell those off to unsuspecting people.

Pawan Kumar being produced in a court in Bathinda on Tuesday. — Tribune Photo by Kulbir Beera

Pawan Kumar being produced in a court in Bathinda

Cotton trader declared PO
Abohar, June 21
Once known as one of the pillars of the cotton trade, Mahabir Prasad Navetia has been declared proclaimed offender by a trial court here. The court passed the order after recording the statement of the police here in cases registered under Sections 464, 465, 467, 468, 471, 406, 420 and 120-B, IPC.

Order on Mann’s bail plea reserved
Ropar, June 21
The Additional District and Sessions Judge, Ropar, Mr S.K. Goel, today reserved order on the bail application moved by President of the SAD (Amritsar) Simranjit Singh Mann in a case of sedition registered against him for tomorrow.


Vegetable vendor crushed to death
Jandu Singha (Jalandhar), June 21
Manohar Singh, a vegetable vendor was crushed to death and a pedestrian was injured seriously as the driver of a private bus allegedly lost control of the vehicle and it dashed into the vegetable vend at Y-point on the Jalandhar-Hoshiarpur road, near this village, today.

Elderly woman dies after ‘rape’
Moga, June 21
A woman in her 90s belonging to Kotla Rai Ka village today died after being reportedly raped by Harbhajan Singh of the same village. Sources said the victim, Man Kaur, was staying in the village with her two sons and grandchildren.

Patwari held for taking bribe
Banur, June 21
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau today caught a patwari of Banur Circle red-handed while he was taking a bribe of Rs 1,000 from two residents of Banur. According to sources, Gurmukh Singh, was caught red-handed by a team of the VB when he accepted a bribe of Rs 1,000 from Mr Surjit Singh and Mr Kamaljit Singh.

Gujjar girl abducted
Jalandhar, June 21
A 15-year-old Gujjar girl has allegedly been abducted by three Gujjar youths from Dhadiala village, near Adampur, in Jalandhar district. The alleged abductors have been identified as Ranjha, Surnu and Gami on the basis of a complaint lodged by Bashir Gujjar, father of the girl.


PCCTU’s state-level protest dharna today
Sangrur, June 21
The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union will stage its state-level protest dharna in front of the office of the DPI (Colleges), Punjab, at Chandigarh tomorrow to press upon the state government to redress the long-standing grievances of thousands of college teachers of privately managed colleges of Punjab.

Student’s plea to CM on PMT
Chandigarh, June 21
A large number of students who were unable to appear in the PMT, which was cancelled two weeks ago, have requested the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to direct the authorities to allow them to sit in the PMT to be conducted by Guru Nanak Dev University at the end of this month.

Summer camp ends
Ropar, June 21
The summer camp organised by Kidzee Periwinkle School concluded with “Kidzee Boom” culture function at G.S Estate in the city last evening. The cultural programme included bhangra, gidha and western dance.

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