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SAD to launch people’s stir against Amarinder
Chandigarh, July 5
The President of the Shiromani Akali Dal, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, today declared that his party would launch a people’s movement against “the disastrous misgovernance and misdeeds” of the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh.

Workers of the Shiromani Akali Dal arrive to attend a rally in Chandigarh on Tuesday against the hike in petrol and diesel prices and the power tariff. Workers of the Shiromani Akali Dal arrive to attend a rally in Chandigarh on Tuesday against the hike in petrol and diesel prices and the power tariff. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Students demand recheck of PMET answersheets
Move Punjab and Haryana High Court
Amritsar, July 5
More students today alleged discrepancies in the marking of PMET-2005 test once again conducted by Guru Nanak Dev University. Parents and students demanded rechecking of the ‘correctness’ of keys provided by the university and sought re-evaluation of answer sheets of pre-medical entrance test.



Baba Farid varsity VC’s office, home raided
Faridkot, July 5
The Vigilance Bureau today conducted raids on residences and offices of the Vice-Chancellor of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Mr J.S. Gujral, and the Deputy Registrar, Mr K.P. Singh.

Vigilance officials come out of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences after seizure of the VC’s computers in Faridkot on Tuesday. — Photo by Kulbir Beera

Vigilance officials come out of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences after seizure of the VC’s computers in Faridkot on Tuesday.

3 denied bail in PMET paper leak case
Moga, July 5
A local court has turned down the bail plea of three accused in the PMET paper leak scam but let off a student who had bought a copy of the question paper.

CMO will be difficult to access by commoners, mediapersons
Chandigarh, July 5
Tastefully done up by spending nearly Rs 3 crore, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh’s office in the Punjab Civil Secretariat will not only be difficult to access by commoners, but also by mediapersons. Capt Amarinder Singh is expected to inaugurate the CMO, which was under renovation for the past four months, tomorrow.

Hilly terrain being razed for carving illegal colonies
Pathankot, July 5
Carving up illegal colonies by razing hilly terrain at the foothills of Shivalik near Bhadani here poses a serious threat to environment. According to environment experts the environment can be under threat if razing of hilly terrain continued for colonies or for other purposes.

Tarlochan opposes memorial to Bluestar ‘martyrs’
Phagwara, July 5
National Minorities Commission Chairman Tarlochan Singh today opposed the construction of the proposed memorial for Bluestar Operation martyrs Minar-e-Shaheedan.


Ration money of Kashmiri migrants enhanced
Chandigarh, July 5
The Punjab Council of Ministers today decided to enhance the ration money of Kashmiri migrants living in the state from Rs 460 per month to Rs 2,000 per month. It would entail an additional annual burden of Rs 69 lakh.

Bhattal pays tributes to Baba Maharaj Singh
Rabbon Ucchi (Ludhiana), July 5
Deputy Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal today said a life-size statue of Shaheed Baba Maharaj Singh would be installed at a suitable place in the state so that the coming generations could seek inspiration from his patriotic philosophy.

Crucial SGPC meeting today
Amritsar, July 5
The crucial meeting of the SGPC executive, proposed to be held at Chandigarh tomorrow, is likely to be stormy even as some of the members would insist on recording their note of dissent, at the time of confirming the minutes of the previous meeting, regarding rejecting of dossier on Harmander Sahib and reinstating the sacked secretary, Mr Harbeant Singh.

Banur-Landran road submerged
Patiala, July 5
Hundreds of men of the Irrigation and Drainage Department have been pressed into service to strengthen the Banur bund following the overflowing of the Tangori rivulet which has also flooded the Banur-Landran road and brought the vehicular traffic to halt.

Farmers gherao office of PSEB’s Chief Engineer
Amritsar, July 5
Activists of the Kisan Sangarsh Committee, the Bharati Kisan Union and the Punjab Kisan Sabha gheraoed the office of Chief Engineer (Border Zone) of the Punjab State Electricity Board here today.

Farmers gherao PSEB office
Bathinda, July 5
Hundreds of farmers today gheraoed the office of Chief Engineer, PSEB, West Zone, for their demands. Scores of women also participated in the protest.

Rs 126 crore earmarked for development projects
Patiala, July 5
Ms Preneet Kaur, Member Parliament, while inaugurating various development projects in the town, said Rs 126 crore would be spent on the project to provide basic amenities to the residents of the city.

Governor for action plan on child care
Chandigarh, July 5
Increasing drug abuse cases among children in Punjab have sent the highest offices of the state thinking. Coupled with the challenge of bringing adolescents back from the verge of drug disaster is the concern that stems from the falling sex ratio.

Sewage-laced water flows in taps
Moga, July 5
Reports of sewerage water getting mixed with drinking water in some localities have the city residents worried. At least 12 residents falling sick in Teachers Colony after reportedly consuming the same water has added to their concern.

Ex-Home Secy Surjit Singh dead
Chandigarh, July 5
A former Home Secretary of Punjab, Mr Surjit Singh, died here today following a brief illness. He was 64 and is survived by his wife, Mrs Tejinder Kaur, Principal Secretary to the Government of Punjab.

Ban on sale of some medicines
Jalandhar, July 5
Taking serious note of use of some medicines by drug addicts, the district administration today banned sale of some medicines without valid prescriptions.

Probe into illegal constructions
Bathinda, July 5
Mr V.K. Janjua, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, has ordered the registration of a case against the owner and driver of a vehicle for allegedly breaking iron bars and illegally entering the local Affim wali gali for unloading goods on June 30.

Placement camp on July 7
Patiala, July 5
The District Employment Department will be organising a placement camp, in collaboration with the private sector, at the Central State Library on July 7 at 10 a.m.

Security beefed up in Pathankot
Pathankot July 5
Following attack in Ayodhya in which five militants were killed, the security has been beefed up in and around the town.

Neurosurgeon Shahi joins brain hospital
Patiala, July 5
Dr Mridul Shahi, MCh, Neurosurgery, has joined Brain Hospital, Patiala as full time Head, Department of Neurosurgery.

Five-day-old abandoned baby found
Batala, July 5
Dr Jatindra Kumar Jain, SSP, Batala police district told mediapersons here yesterday that the police had recovered a five-day-old girl child, allegedly abandoned by her mother.

Youth missing
Phagwara, July 5
A 27-year-old local youth has been missing since June 29 under mysterious circumstances.

20 pilgrims hurt in mishap
Rajpura, July 5
More than 20 pilgrims to Hemkunt Sahib were seriously injured when the canter they were travelling had a head-on collision with another canter on the Rajpura-Patiala bypass near here this afternoon. The injured also include three children and nine women.

Mangled remains of two canters that collided head on the Rajpura-Patiala bypass leaving 20 pilgrims seriously injured on Tuesday. — Photo by J. S. Virdi

Mangled remains of two canters that collided head on on the Rajpura-Patiala bypass leaving 20 pilgrims seriously injured on Tuesday.


High court
Ex-minister challenges trial proceedings
Chandigarh, July 5
Former Punjab minister and Shiromani Akali Dal MP Dr Rattan Singh Ajnala has moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court seeking stay on the proceedings in an Amritsar court against him in a corruption case.

Mann’s bail plea rejected
Amritsar, July 5
A local court today rejected bail plea of SAD (A) president Simranjit Singh Mann and five others in a sedition case filed against them for allegedly making anti-national utterances during a ceremony on the premises of Harmandar Sahib on June 6.


Bt cotton cultivation not a failure: experts
Abohar, July 5
While describing as totally ill-founded and misleading the reports suggesting Bt cotton cultivation had failed in Punjab, Dr A. S. Sohi and Dr K.S. Brar, both Senior Entomologists from Punjab Agriculture University, claimed that recent rains in the cotton belt would be highly beneficial.


Armed thieves injure five, decamp with valuables
Bathinda, July 5
Unidentified armed thieves struck at a house in Maur Mandi and decamped with valuables worth about Rs 1 lakh after injuring five members of a family.

3 undertrial prisoners flee, 2 re-arrested
Jalandhar, July 5
Three undertrial prisoners today fled from central jail here when they were brought back from the court hearing but two of them were immediately re-arrested.

4 held for immoral trafficking
Batala, July 5
Dr Jatindra Kumar Jain, Senior Superintendent of Police, told the mediapersons here yesterday that DSP Manohar Lal along with SHO Kirpal Singh arrested four persons, including three women, allegedly on the charges of immoral trafficking.


Taranjit tops in LL.B entrance test
Amritsar, July 5
Taranjit Kaur Hundal (roll No. 12251) of Jalandhar topped the State Level Law Entrance Test-2005 for admission to LL.B (3-year course) while Shruti Sabberwal (roll No. 22106) of Kapurthala secured first position and opted for 5-year BA LL.B course conducted by Guru Nanak Dev University on July 3.


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