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PMET: govt asked to appoint observers for evaluation
Amritsar, June 30
After re-conducting the PMET, Guru Nanak Dev University has asked the state government to appoint two observers from the non-medical stream to be present during the evaluation of answersheets from the opening of packets till the declaration of results.

Ex-servicemen flay decision to abolish quota
Patiala, June 30
The ex-servicemen wing of the SAD (Punjab) has criticised the Punjab Government for its decision to abolish the quota in PMET examination for the wards of ex-servicemen.

Swollen Sutlej causes panic in 6 villages
Anandpur Sahib, June 30
There was panic among residents of six villages in the Anandpur sub-division today when water entered their fields due to overflowing in the Sutlej. Besides it, water also entered Dasgrnai village.
Overflowed water enters the fields situated along the Sutlej.
Overflowed water enters the fields situated along the Sutlej. — A Tribune photograph

Anandpur Sahib
Fatehgarh Sahib



Adviser to Pak Punjab CM to get Indian youths freed
Amritsar, June 30
Rana Ijaz Ahmad Khan, adviser to the Chief Minister of Pakistan’s Punjab Chaudhary Pervez Elahi for Law and Human Rights, here today assured family members of 47 Indian youths detained in Pakistan prisons for their early release.

Siti Cable scam: hotels give guest lists to CBI
Amritsar, June 30
At least dozen hotels of Amritsar, Jalandhar and Himachal Pradesh have submitted details about the stay of certain VIPs, including senior politicians of the ruling party, top police officials, businessmen and bureaucrats of the Central Government in connection with the infamous Siti Cable scam that had rocked the city about two years ago.

Woman beaten up for expecting female child
Abohar, June 30
An attempt was allegedly made to terminate pregnancy of a woman by beating her at Dhaani Latkan village located on the outskirts of this subdivisional town.

Services Club poised for a heady showdown today
Amritsar, June 30
Even as the ruling group of the Services Club, one of the oldest clubs of the pre-British period, has decided not to allow the ‘expelled members’ to participate in the extraordinary meeting, scheduled to be held here tomorrow, the Opposition group announced that ‘come what may’ they will enter the Club.

Another Babbar Khalsa man in police net
Amritsar, June 30
The Punjab Police today said it arrested a Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) militant, Tarsem Singh, from Butala village in the district, while his preliminary interrogation revealed that he had been trained as a human bomb.


Muktsar’s sewerage in a shambles
Muktsar, June 30
Rain on Tuesday night was sufficient to expose the city’s poor sewerage, as several localities were inundated after a few hours. Sources said though the city enjoyed the status of a district headquarter it was yet to have a proper sewerage. Sources said a separate arrangement for the disposal of rainwater would have helped the sewerage in good shape, as mud and other things get stuck after finding way into sewers during rainy season.

MC chief involved in mangur farming?
Rampura Phul, June 30
Days after the Deputy Commissioner took serious note of mangur fish farming in village ponds of Phul town, speculations are rife that those involved in the case will soon be booked.

A labourer shows mangur fish caught from a village pond in Rampura Phul on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera

A labourer shows mangur fish caught from a village pond in Rampura Phul on Thursday.

Journalists’ body holds blood donation camp
Kharar, June 30
A blood donation camp was organised by the district administration in association with the Ropar unit of the Chandigarh-Punjab Union of Journalists at the Civil Hospital here today.

SGPC gets Pak Wakf Board’s nod to train staff
Amritsar, June 30
The Pakistan Wakf Board (Evacuee Trust Property Board) has accepted the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee's offer to train the staff at Sikh shrines situated in Pakistan so that the 'rehat maryada' could be properly be observed.

Proper implementation of reservation policy sought
Kharar, June 30
The local unit of the Dr Ambedkar Bhalai Manch has demanded that the reservation policy should be implemented in a proper way during admissions to medical and para-medical courses in Punjab and Chandigarh.

7 Infantry celebrates raising day
Ferozepore, June 30
The 42nd anniversary of raising of the 7 Infantry Division was celebrated here with enthusiasm and pride. With a glorious history and splendid past, the 7 Infantry has established an enviable record in all fields of professional activity.

CM agrees to install statue of Master Tara Singh
Amritsar, June 30
Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today agreed in principal to install a lifesize statue of Master Tara Singh, former SGPC chief who played a historical role in steering the Sikhs into India at the time of Partition, at Matka Chowk, near Jallianwala Bagh.

7-yr-old boy drowned
Abohar, June 30
Deepak (7), son of migrant Nikku, drowned here today. Wailing parents said Deepak had gone to Government Basic Elementary School in Nai Abadi locality to play along with a friend Bittu.

Patwar union to step up stir
Kapurthala, June 30
The Revenue Patwar Union, Punjab, after observing a strike and staging a dharna at the tehsil complex has decided to intensify its stir against the alleged implication of Puran Singh, a patwari at Kapurthala, by the Vigilance Bureau in a fraudulent sale of land.

Liquor vends closed from July 1 to 3
Ropar, June 30
Keeping in view of the Zila Parishad elections in Chandigarh on July 3, the District Magistrate, Mr H.I.S Grewal, today ordered for the closure of all liquor vends in the district and adjoining areas of Chandigarh from July 1 to 3 and on the day of counting on July 5.


Quality control drive of fertilisers launched
Muktsar, June 30
The Agriculture Department has launched a quality control campaign of fertilisers and pesticides in the district. The Chief Agricultural Officer, Mr S.S. Kandhari, said under the drive they had sent 57 samples of fertilisers and pesticides to a laboratory for testing.

Kisan manch threatens statewide dharnas
Phagwara, June 30
The Joint Kisan Manch, comprising Punjab Kisan Sabha, BKU (Ekta) and Kisan Sangharsh Committee, today stated that statewide mass dharnas and rallies would be held outside offices of Chief Engineers of the PSEB to highlight power related demands.


Mavi gets extension
Chandigarh, June 30
The Secretary of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Mr Nachhattar Singh Mavi, has been given one-year extension. Sources said an order in this connection had been issued by the state government.


Wanted criminal held, 2 trucks recovered
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 30
The district police claims to have arrested a hardcore criminal wanted in more than 12 cases of theft, cheating, fraud and looting in Punjab, Rajasthan and Haryana.

Three arrested for duping
Barnala, June 30
The Barnala police busted a racket which was involved in duping the public. The police has arrested three persons, including two women.

Drugs come in handy for greedy kin
Gurdaspur, June 30
Two cases, in which rivals and kin used drugs to eliminate ‘obstructions’ to gain land or position, have been reported to the authorities of the drug de-addiction centre here.

Patwari arrested on graft charge
Bathinda, June 30
The Vigilance bureau today caught a revenue patwari, Kaur Singh, for accepting a bribe of Rs 3,000 from Mr Harbhajan Singh for giving him a copy of the mutation record of his landed property.

Two robbers arrested
Gurdaspur, June 30
The Gurdaspur police yesterday claimed to have arrested Baldev Singh, a resident of Pathawala village, and Kamaljit Singh, a resident of Dulowana village under Dhariwal police station, for committing robberies in the area.


Hefty pay offers for PAU’s MBA students
Chandigarh, June 30
Do you know Shreya Bhardwaj? I guess not. It will be worthwhile to tell you about her. She will complete the MBA course from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.

Teachers protest against DDO’s suspension
Kapurthala, June 30
Members of the Democratic Teachers Front staged a dharna in front of the DEO office here today demanding the reinstatement of suspended DDO Sukhdev Singh Sidhu.


Functioning of SBoP reviewed
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 30
The State Bank of Patiala today organised a meeting of the standing committee to review the progress under various Government sponsored schemes.

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