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UNESCO clarifies on Harmandar
Sahib status

Amritsar, July 4
The Director, UNESCO, Prof M. Tawfik, has categorically stated that after granting the World Heritage Status, it becomes the responsibility of the organisation to protect the site from any external aggression. Such security would have been provided to Harmandar Sahib, if it had received the WHS.

Small bridge of big troubles
Lohian Khas (Jalandhar), July 4
This century-old bridge is unique in many ways. Connecting two main districts of Punjab, this is the only bridge in the entire state catering to both rail and road traffic. Built over the Beas river, this bridge, just across Lohian Khas railway station in Jalandhar, is the only rail connection with Ferozepur.

A view of a century-old bridge over the Sutlej just across Lohina Khas, which is common for road and rail traffic connecting Jalandhar with Ferozepore A view of a century-old bridge over the Sutlej just across Lohina Khas, which is common for road and rail traffic connecting Jalandhar with Ferozepore.
— A Tribune photograph

Punjab canals flow to capacity
Ludhiana, July 4
Punjab never had so much water in the recent past. With all the major dams in the state having sufficient inflow of water, the outflow into the canals is flowing to capacity as per the peak requirements.

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Bhakra level up, so is fear of flood
Nangal, July 4
The increasing water level at Bhakra Dam following the arrival of the monsoon has caused concern for people living downstream of it in Ropar district.

Thein Dam level highest in 3 yrs
Pathankot, July 4
The water level of Ranjit Sagar Dam, popularly known as Thein Dam, today rose to 511 metres which is the highest in the past three years.

Farmers allege foul play by Punjab, Rajasthan irrigation officials
To send video evidence to PM
Abohar, July 4
The Kisan Sangharsh Samiti and Canal Water Users Committee, Sriganganagar, have decided to send fresh video tapes to the Union Irrigation Minister and Prime Minister to support their allegations that Irrigation Department officials of Punjab and Rajasthan had “joined hands in siphoning off Rs 25 lakh” drawn on account of removing waste material from Bikaner Canal commonly known as Gang Canal.

Protest against ‘discrepancies’ in PMET paper
Amritsar, July 4
While alleging that incorrect keys (options for answers) were given for various questions in pre-medical entrance test-2005, re-conducted by Guru Nanak Dev University, parents and candidates today protested against the authorities in the administrative block of the university here.

PMET candidates and their parents protest in front of the administrative block of Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar on Monday.
— Photo by Rajiv Sharma

PMET candidates and their parents protest in front of the administrative block of Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar

Ex-councillors exploit status for making money
Bathinda, July 4
After getting elected as people’s representatives from their wards, now they are using their status for pocketing one 100-rupee note for signing as witness on a legal document or a registry and at times they end up signing on forged documents.

Hawara was patronised by police officials, says Badal
Chandigarh, July 4
Reacting to a report published in Punjabi Tribune, the President of the Shiromani Akali Dal, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, here today raised the issue of the reported links of militant Jagtar Singh Hawara with top police officials.

Ludhiana page: Probe Hawara’s ‘link’ with police officers, demands Kanwaljit

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SAD wants panel to probe ‘revival of militancy’
Patiala, July 4
In a significant move the SAD leadership today demanded that a commission headed by sitting judge of the Supreme Court should be set up by the Central Government to probe the fact that a nexus of a section of policemen and ruling politicians were trying to revive terrorism in Punjab to drive political mileage from it.

SAD (A) workers hold protest
Ropar, July 4
Workers of the SAD (Amritsar) today held a protest at the Ropar court complex against the Punjab Government when they came to know that the party president, Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, could not be produced in the court during the hearing of a sedition case registered against him.


Rain brings sewerage woes for residents
Bathinda, July 4
Heavy rain last week choked sewers in various localities of the city and water-logging in front of houses and commercial establishments made residents’ life miserable.

Sewerage cleaning machine installed in the middle of the Bathinda-Goniana road in Bathinda. — Photo by Kulbir Beera

Sewerage cleaning machine installed in the middle of the Bathinda-Goniana road in Bathinda

CM inaugurates Tehsil Complex
Dera Bassi, July 4
Claiming to have fulfilled his promises made with the public before the Assembly elections, the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder, today inaugurated the new Tehsil Complex at Dera Bassi and dedicated the Lalru-Surat Manoli-Banur road to the residents of the Banur Assembly constituency.

Patwari just a call away
Nawanshahr, July 4
The district has become the first in the country to launch a unique scheme – Patwari at your call. The people especially residing in remote villages, henceforth, would not have to waste time and money in making rounds of the office of the patwaris for obtaining a copy of any type of revenue records.

Tree felling probe being given a quiet burial?
Gurdaspur, July 4
The inquiry into the illegal felling of over 100 eucalyptus trees on the land of Government Senior Secondary School Lamini, Pathankot, is being given a quiet burial. After the matter was highlighted in these columns, the Deputy Commissioner, Gurdaspur, Mr Vivek Pratap Singh, ordered revenue officials to demarcate the school land.

Power cuts hit water supply
Gurdaspur, July 4
The unscheduled power cuts across the state are hitting the water supply schemes. The worst hit are the people of the Kandi areas. Here water has to be pumped to hills. Unscheduled power cuts disrupt the water supplied by the Public Health Department.

Roadways workers to launch stir
Jalandhar, July 4
Demanding check on illegal plying of buses, the Punjab Roadways Workers Union has decided to launch a state-level agitation on July 7 and July 28.

Home of varsity VC searched
Chandigarh, July 4
A team of the Punjab Vigilance Bureau today conducted search operations in the homes of Dr J.S. Gujral and Mr K.P. Singh, Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Registrar of the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, respectively, today.

Take back Padma Shri from VC: forum
Patiala, July 4
The Forum for Educational Research, at its meeting held here today, has written to the President, Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam, to take back the Padma Shri conferred upon the Vice-Chancellor by the Government of India because of his “links with terrorists”.


Mann files bail petition
Chandigarh, July 4
Raising slogans or merely asking for Khalistan does not constitute an offence — at least this is what Akali Dal (Amritsar) President Simranjit Singh Mann has to say in this bail petition submitted before the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Corruption case: ex-chief of forest corpn discharged
Amritsar, July 4
Delay on the part of the Secretary, Forest Development Corporation, Punjab, to give sanction for the prosecution of Mr Manjinder Singh Kang, former Chairman, Forest Development Corporation has led to discharge by court of the Additional Sessions Judge, Ms Archana Puri.


Five booked for murder
Bathinda, July 4
A brawl between some women at Balianwali village claimed the life of a person today. Sources said Chhinder Kaur and Murti Kaur of the village had a fight with Balbir Kaur who complained about it to her husband Mithu Singh.

Liquor seized, 4 held
Phagwara, July 4
The police claims to have seized 81,000 ml of India-made foreign liquor from different places of the town here yesterday. According to police sources, five cartons of whisky were seized from Pawan Kumar of the Onkar Nagar locality and 11 bottles of liquor from Joginder Singh of Chachoki village.

2 neighbours rape woman
Tarn Taran, July 4
A married woman of the age of about 24 years was allegedly raped by her two neighbour at Panjwar village falling under Chabal on June 26.

Pathankot a haven for liquor smugglers
Pathankot, July 4
Due to cheap rates of whisky and beer in the suburbs of Himachal Pradesh adjoining Pathankot, this town has become a haven for liquor smugglers.

No challan even after 8 months
Kapurthala, July 4
The police has failed to present challan in the court in an accidental death case of a youth even after eight months of the registration of the case.


Atwal lays stone of Navodaya Vidyalaya
Hoshiarpur, July 4
Mr Charanjit Singh Atwal, Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha, laid the foundation stone of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya at Phlahi village of this district yesterday.

Ban tuitions by govt teachers, demand jobless youths
Pathankot, July 4
Unemployed youths of the area today urged the government to impose ban on government school teachers taking tuitions. They sat on a dharna and observed one-day hunger strike outside the SDM’s office and submitted a memorandum to him.


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