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PTU gives another jolt to CET candidates
Jalandhar, June 23
After the CET result fiasco, Punjab Technical University has given another rude shock to those aspiring for admission to engineering, pharmacy and architecture colleges of the state.

21 MBBS students refused roll numbers
High Court order defied
Vallah (Amritsar), June 23
Fate of 21 students of MBBS (first year) is likely to be sealed as the Shiromani Gurdwara Prarbandhak Committee run Sri Guru Ram Dass Institute of Medical Sciences today refused to issue roll numbers them for not submitting “remaining amount of admission” fee in spite of the fact that the Punjab and Haryana High Court had granted a stay on this issue.

Who paid for Rana Sodhi’s overseas trip
Chandigarh, June 23
What does a Parliamentary Secretary for sports have in common with a group of IT professionals attending a conference of entrepreneurs in the USA and an Information Technology stall at the Made in Punjab show in Canada? Maybe nothing, other than, of course, the all paid journey to the USA and Canada.

CM: I am first leader to give national message at Dixie Road gurdwara
Chandigarh, June 23
“I am perhaps the first leader from India who gave a national message at the Dixie Road gurdwara in Canada,” says Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, holding that “not even a moderate Akali leader has been invited or felicitated by the new moderate management of the gurdwara since 1984.”

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Amarinder’s bullet-proof car for Badal’s security
Chandigarh, June 23
Two days after former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal created a furore over his security, the state Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, has decided to make available one of the bullet-proof cars from his fleet for his arch- political rival.

Shyama Prasad Mukerjee remembered
Lakhanpur, June 23
A state-level rally of the BJP to commemorate former president of the Jan Sangh Shyama Prasad Mukerjee turned out to be a bashing exercise of the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh.

BJP president L.K. Advani addresses a rally at Lakhanpur on Thursday. — Photo by Jangi
BJP president L.K. Advani addresses a rally at Lakhanpur on Thursday.

Mystery shrouds Bride’s death
Parents allege dowry demand
Jalandhar, June 23
Mystery shrouds the death of a young bride, found dead by her Ludhiana-based parents in the house of her in-laws in Preet Nagar locality here early this morning.

Punjab guards for Ranjit Chautala
Chandigarh, June 23
“We have provided security guards from the Punjab police to Mr Ranjit Singh Chautala, brother of former Haryana Chief Minister, Om Prakash Chautala,” says Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, denying reports that guards were being provided to Mr Abhay or Mr Ajay Chautala.

A philanthropic NRI
Phagwara, June 23
NRI Surinder Singh Nijjher, UK-based owner of a huge construction company, whose native village is Domeli in the Phagwara block, has floated an NGO called Photel Aids.


3 die after drinking sweetened water
Sangrur/Chandigarh, June 23
Three persons, including two women, died on Tuesday while 50 have been reported to be suffering from gastroenteritis at Pandori Kalan village on the Barnala-Raikot road, about 15 km from Barnala. All had reportedly drunk sweetened water from a “chhabeel” at the village on June 21.

Villages face power, water crises
Bathinda, June 23
With increasing power cuts, the drinking water supply in a number of villages in the district has virtually collapsed.

MC men barge into Press Club, lift goods
Jalandhar, June 23
“Vandalising” of the Punjab Press Club building here allegedly by officials of local Municipal Corporation this morning can put Jalandhar Mayor Surinder Mahey in a tight spot as on the one hand the journalists were holding him “responsible” for this misadventure and on the other timely intervention of the office of the Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, into the matter and forced the MC officials to return the goods lifted from the place.

SAD (Longowal) seeks White Paper on petro prices
Sangrur, June 23
In view of the hike in the prices of petroleum products on regular intervals during the past some years in the country, SAD (Longowal) here today asked the government to release a “White Paper” on the prices of petrol and diesel in the country.

Unscheduled power cuts irk residents
Phagwara, June 23
Residents of Phagwara are reeling under a heat wave these days on account of the failure of the PSEB to maintain regular supply of power.

Dalit girl row takes new turn
Moga, June 23
The controversy surrounding shearing off the hair of a Dalit girl by a son of the Samalsar village sarpanch, Angrej Singh, and his aides has taken a new turn with one of the accused in the case today alleging that the girl’s brother had raped his niece.

55-member kar seva jatha leaves for Pak
Amritsar, June 23
A 55-member kar seva jatha left for Pakistan in the Samjhauta Express here today. The jatha would undertake kar seva at Gurdwara Guru Ram Dass at Chuna Mandi, Lahore, besides at Nankana sahib.

CBI summons hotel record in sex scandal
Amritsar, June 23
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today summoned room booking records of several city hotels including Star Hotels, in the infamous Siti Cable sex scam which rocked the city two years ago.

Vigilance to question VC, Registrar
Chandigarh, June 23
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau will soon question the Vice Chancellor and Registrar of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, as part of its investigation into the PMT-question-paper leak case.

Two mutilated bodies found
Rajpura, June 23
Two mutilated bodies were found on the Ambala-Amritsar railway line near the Shambhu Barrier here this morning. The bodies were noticed by some passerby and subsequently the railway police was informed.


Rs 24 crore for new roads
Rajpura, June 23
To improve the inter-village connectivity and road network for the benefit of residents of Ghanaur assembly constituency, the government has decided to spend Rs 24 crore. Apart from this, Rs 3.52 crore would also be spent on the repair roads that were damaged during floods in the Ghanaur assembly.

Admn to hold ‘lok suvidha camps’
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 23
To provide on-the-spot ser- vices to the public at their doorsteps and to get feed- back from them on the bottlenecks in delivery of various services, the district administration will start “lok suvidha camps” in the district.

DC reviews flood control preparations
Ropar, June 23
With a view of controlling flood-like situation during the monsoon, the Deputy Commissioner, Mr H.I.S Garewal, along with officials of the Irrigation Department, today visited several places in the district to check preparations. During the visit, Mr Garewal inspected the bridge Patiala ki Rau, Thaska, the Majri bridge, Macchibra, the Chamkaur Sahib drain.


2 held for fraud
Pathankot, June 23
The Vigilance Bureau yesterday arrested two persons on the charges of preparing fake papers and obtaining a loan from a bank. The arrested were Paramjit Singh, a resident of Narot Jaimal Singh son of a bank manager, and Narinder Kumar.


Punjabi University results today
Patiala, June 23
The results of B.Sc (Agriculture) Part IV, M.A (Social Work) Part-I and Part-II, M.A. (Anthropological Linguistics) (Part-I), Master of Journalism and Mass Communication (Part-I), M.A (Psychology) Part I and Part-II and M.A (Education) Part-II examination conducted by Punjabi University in April/May 2005 will be declared on June 24.


Mobile revolution sweeps Punjab
Chandigarh, June 23
Call it a menace or a blessing, mobiles in Punjab are here to ring not just in the cities, but the countryside too. After the green revolution, it is a mobile revolution in Punjab.

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