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PMET results declared
Patiala girl, Mansa boy bag top honours
Amritsar, July 2
Karanjot Kaur (roll number 471120) of Patiala and Nishant Gupta (roll number 475001) of Mansa shared the first position in the Punjab Medical Entrance Test-2005 by securing 672 marks each.

Governor must seek details of CM’s Dubai visit: SAD
Chandigarh, July 2
The Shiromani Akali Dal mounted pressure on the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today with the party general secretary, Mr Balwinder Singh Bhunder, urging the Governor, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), to exercise his constitutional prerogative and summon details of the Chief Minister’s secret mission to Dubai.

Sikh militants find new route to Pak for arms training
Amritsar, July 2
Intelligence agencies are baffled about the modus operandi of Sikh militants who have been checkmating them by adopting novel ways to get arms training in Pakistan.

Police may have killed Bheora, fears father
Bheora (Ropar), July 2
Rumours about the arrest of Paramjit Singh Bheora, who escaped from Burail Jail, continued to do the rounds today even though his family members at Bheora village in Ropar district appeared to be unmoved by the development.

Markfed starts lifting substandard DAP
Bathinda, July 2
After receiving complaints from a section of farmers, Markfed has started lifting substandard DAP from the cooperative societies in various villages of the district.

AG suggests re-tendering on Ludhiana City Centre project
Chandigarh, July 2
The Punjab Advocate General, Mr R.S. Cheema, is learnt to have suggested to the Local Bodies Department to re-tender the Ludhiana City Centre project.

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80,000 homeless to get plots
Bhawanigarh (Sangrur), July 2
With a view to giving relief to homeless families of weaker sections and those residing in villages, the Punjab Government has prepared an ambitious scheme to give plots, measuring 5 marlas each, free of cost to about 80,000 such families for construction of houses.

Sukhbir Badal escapes unhurt in mishap
Bathinda, July 2
SAD MP Sukhbir Badal had a narrow escape on the Bathinda-Faridkot road today morning when his car collided with a Peter engine. According to sources, the incident occurred when Mr Badal was on his way from Badal village to Faridkot around 8.30 am.

Damaged Mercedes of SAD MP Sukhbir Badal after a road mishap on the Bathinda-Faridkot road on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera

Damaged Mercedes of SAD MP Sukhbir Badal after a road mishap on the Bathinda-Faridkot road


SAD dharna on July 5
Chandigarh, July 2
Led by the SAD’s president, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, members of various decision making bodies of the party will stage a dharna here on July 5 at Matka Chowk in protest against the hike in the power tariff and the prices of diesel and petrol.


Rs 50 cr project to monitor subsoil water
Chandigarh, July 2
As the subsoil water crisis has turned grave in Punjab, the Union Government has approved a Rs 50 crore project for the state for constant monitoring of the situation in a scientific manner.

Rains bring troubles for villagers
Pathankot, July 2
With the onset of monsoon, people have got relief in various parts of the Pathankot subdivision but villagers living in areas adjoining Ravi and Ujh rivers are a worried lot as the temporary bridge has been removed by the PWD fearing floods.

Hospital plays host to undertrial, wife
Kapurthala, July 2
The local Civil Hospital reportedly played the role of a “generous host” to the family of an undertrial prisoner at the district jail, Kapurthala, last week. Dheeraj Kumar, the undertrial, got admitted to the medical ward of the hospital after he complained of pain in his chest on June 20.

Poisoning case: residents stage dharna
Malerkota, July 2
Relatives of Mohammad Nasar, who died here yesterday, and residents of Malerkotla staged a dharna in front of the DSP’s office and the SDM’s residence here today. They were demanding immediate arrest of the persons responsible for the death.

Suvidha camp to start in big way on July 6
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 2
The district administration has made all arrangements to hold the first lok suvidha camp at Navodaya Vidalya, Faror, in the district on July 6. Ms Jaspreet Talwar, Deputy Commissioner, today held a meeting of district officials at Bachat Bhavan to review the arrangements made by the various departments for providing on-the-spot services to the public.

All for the sake of childhood friendship
Dera Bassi, July 2
Childhood bondage with a classmate led an Uttar Pradesh Minister, Ambika Chaudhary, to travel down to Fatehpur Jattan village, near here, to take back Mr Harish Chandra, who had reportedly left his native place after some dispute with his family a couple of months ago.

VHP vitiating communal harmony, says Dalit leader
Phillaur, July 2
All-India Samta Sainik Dal president and Ambedeker Sena, Punjab, patron Lahori Ram Bali has urged the government to stop any type of political reservations at Assembly or Parliament level and said reservations should be given in jobs and education.

Freedom struggle: claims of 2 movements not to be contested
Chandigarh, July 2
The Union Home Ministry has decided not to challenge the claims of both the Komagatu Maru and Kuka movements to be a part of the national freedom struggle. 

Ambedkar Sena activists to embrace Buddhism
Phagwara, July 2
The Ambedkar Sena Punjab today declared that its 5000 activists would embrace Buddhism on October 14 next year.

Rail factory workers end stir
Hussainpur (Kapurthala), July 2
The six-day-old deadlock between the management and employees of Rail Coach Factory has been cleared today after the management assured the employees of implementing the new attendance system in phased manner after consultation with the staff council and considering their other demands sympathetically on merit.

Northern Railway cancels trains
Phillaur, July 2
The Northern Railway today cancelled Mumbai-bound 2926Dn Pashchim Express, 9024Dn Ferozepore-Mumbai Express and 2472Dn Jammu-Mumbai Express trains for one day only as their corresponding trains 2925Up Pashchim Express, 9023Up Mumbai-Ferozepore Express and 2471Up Mumbai-Jammu Express trains could not reach Amritsar, Ferozepore and Jammu, respectively, due to floods on the Delhi-Mumbai rail sections.

MC removes encroachment
Amritsar, July 2
The local Municipal Corporation today demolished an encroachment by some private persons at Dasondha Singh Road here. District BJP president Bakshi Ram Arora had complained about the encroachment which had narrowed the main road while the Municipal Corporation had chosen to turn a blind eye.

Cassette released
Jalandhar, July 2
Pangs of a young NRI about loosing both his mother and motherland for greener pastures and dollars are depicted in Barry Garcha’s “Dil Bulbul Warga” launched here today.


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11 DIGs file caveat in Supreme Court
Chandigarh, July 2
Eleven IPS officers belonging to the Punjab cadre are yet to get their due. Even though Punjab Government's appeal against the orders directing refixation of their pay was dismissed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court two months ago, the authorities have neither implemented the orders, nor moved the apex court.


3 held in dowry case
Amloh, July 2
Following a complaint by Ms Renuka, the local police has arrested her husband Suresh Kumar, mother in- law Sushila Devi and brother in-law Amrish, all residents of Khanna, in a dowry case. Vandana, sister of Suresh Kumar and resident of Kanda Ghat in Himachal Pradesh, is still at large.

Blind murder case solved
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 2
The district police claims to have solved the mystery of blind murder of a chowkidar, which was committed on June 25 in the godown of Nakesh Steel, Mandi Gobindgarh, by arresting the culprits. A case was registered at Mandi Gobindgarh police station.

2 killed as trucks collide
Sangrur, July 2
Two persons were killed on the spot while four others were seriously injured in a collision between three trucks and a car today near Dhanaula on the Sangrur-Barnala road.

2 die in road accident
Barnala, July 2
Two persons were killed and two sustained serious injuries in a road mishap on the Barnala-Dhanaula road, here today. According to sources, two trucks on the Barnala-Sangrur road collided with each other.

1 dies after inhaling poisonous gas
Phagwara, July 2
A migrant farm worker died after inhaling poisonous gas at Nangal Majha village yesterday. Two farm workers had gone to repair the motor of a tubewell. Vimal, who hailed from Orissa, went down into a tubewell pit, where some poisonous gas suffocated him to death.

Woman dies as gun goes off accidentally
Sangrur, July 2
Manjit Kaur, wife of Mr Gurpreet Singh and daughter-in-law of a former Janta Party MLA Gurdial Singh, died at her residence at Sunam last night. She was hit by a bullet. Her son too received a bullet injury and he was admitted to a hospital in Patiala.

Watchman succumbs to injuries
Tarn Taran, July 2
Mr Veer Singh (45), resident of Sabhra village, who was a watchman at a local rice-sheller on the Goindwal road succumbed to the injuries at a hospital today.

Gang of car thieves busted
Jalandhar, July 2
The police has arrested two members of a car thieves’ gang, who allegedly used to kill drivers after snatching vehicles. Jewellery and other goods have also been recovered from them.

Thieves decamp with gold, cash
Bathinda, July 2
Thieves struck at three homes at Nehiawala village last night and decamped with gold and cash worth lakhs. They managed to escape before the villagers could lay hand on them.


Students allege unavailability of admission forms
Kapurthala, July 2
Candidates aspiring for admission in D. Pharmacy conducted by the Department of Technical Education and Industrial Training, Punjab are a harassed lot. The centre authorised to provide forms has been unable to provide the students the requisite forms and prospectus even though the last date for submitting the application forms is July 5.

87 students clear talent search exam
Chandigarh, July 2
As many as 87 students from Punjab have cleared the National Talent Search Examination conducted by the. This was stated here yesterday by Mrs Inderjit Kaur Chawla, Director of the State Institute of Science Education which functions under the control of the State Council of Education, Research and Training, Punjab.

BDS students seek grace marks
Amritsar, July 2
The final year BDS students of two local dental colleges, whose result was declared on June 28, have written to the Vice-Chancellor, Baba Farid University, Faridkot, to grant grace marks in prosthodontics paper.

Workshop on blood donation
Patiala, July 2
In keeping with the motto “no one should die due in want of blood” Blood Transfusion Council (blood bank) conducted a workshop on “ Retention and recruitment of voluntary blood donors” at Medical College here today to promote the voluntary blood donation among citizens and recruit potential blood donors.

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