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Hindu bodies condemn attack
on temple

Amritsar, July 6
Demanding the resignation of the UPA government, fundamentalist Hindu organisations and temple managements today took to the streets to register their protest against terrorist attack at Ayodhya, yesterday.

Activists of a Hindu organisation burn Pakistan flag in protest against the terrorist attack on Ayodhya temple, in Amritsar Activists of a Hindu organisation burn Pakistan flag in protest against the terrorist attack on Ayodhya temple, in Amritsar on Wednesday.
— Photo by Rajiv Sharma

Dhindsa takes up turban issue with European Parliament
Chandigarh, July 6
Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, MP, and general secretary, Shiromani Akali Dal, has taken up the turban issue with members of the European Parliament urging them to protect Sikh traditions without discrimination. Mr Dhindsa, who is currently in Austria as a member of a delegation of Indian parliamentarians, submitted a memorandum to the President and members of the European Parliament yesterday.

Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa
Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa

Free power to poor, marginal farmers
from Aug 15

Chandigarh, July 6
The Punjab Government will give free power to poor and marginal farmers from August 15, the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, said while addressing a press conference after opening the re-vamped Chief Minister’s Office here today.

Fatehgarh Sahib



21 villages declared flood-prone
Pathankot July 6
Due to a heavy rain in the area, the local administration has sounded the (red alert) and declared 21 villages in Pathankot subdivision as flood prone. All the departments concerned have been directed to keep a close vigil on the rising water level of the rivers in the area.

Woman, daughter die in roof collapse
Batala, July 6
Official apathy led the death of two persons in a roof collapse in Dhadhiala village yesterday. Bajni and her daughter Harman died when the roof of their mud house collapsed due to rain.

People wade through rainwater accumulated on the road near the bus stand, which was virtually converted into a lake following a downpour, in Jalandhar on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Pawan Sharma
People wade through rainwater accumulated on the road near the bus stand, which was virtually converted into a lake following a downpour, in Jalandhar

Close circuit cameras in Golden Temple complex
Amritsar, July 6
The SGPC executive today decided to install close-circuit cameras in the Golden Temple complex and also at the sarais attached to it. The decision comes at a time when a significant shrine of the majority community in Ayodhya was attacked and the rise in the number of such incidents in South Asia.

SGPC chief creates problems for Badal
Ludhiana, July 6
Mr Parkash Singh Badal, president of the Shiromani Akali Dal, has always remained on the lookout for issues which could better his position among Sikhs. Initially he had to face the grim fight on the charges of corruption.


ATM “fleeces” bank customer of Rs 10,000
Sangrur, July 6
Alleged “fleecing” by an automated teller machine has come to light here as an account holder of the local State Bank of Patiala has complained to the SBP authorities about the “wrong” debiting of Rs 10,000 by the ATM on June 21 last from his savings account, but to no avail so far.

Bajaj seeks defamation case against Kanjhla
Chandigarh, July 6
While the case of Mr Gangandeep Singh, son of Mr Gobind Singh Kanjhla, MLA and former minister, for appointment as a kanungo on compassionate grounds has been rejected by the Revenue Minister, Mr Amarjit Singh Samra, the Financial Commissioner (Revenue), Mrs Rupan Deol Bajaj, today wrote to the Chief Secretary to file a defamation case against Mr Kanjhla on behalf of the state government.

Probe ordered into benami land deals
Bathinda, July 6
Taking notice of some land mafia groups striking benami deals, Deputy Commissioner Rahul Bhandari has asked the revenue officials to probe into the matter.

Miraculous escape for passengers
Phillaur, July 6
Hundreds of train passengers on the New Delhi - bound 2014DN Amritsar-New Delhi Shatabadi Express had a miraculous escape when the driver of the train observed a broken joint of the track between Phagwara and Goraya on the Phagwara-Ludhiana rail section near Mauli and applied brakes at about 6.30 am.

Contractors use govt JCB for 45 days; official suspended
Gurdaspur, July 6
In a blatant case of corruption, an official of the Panchayats and Rural Development Department posted at Pathankot has been accused of giving a government JCB for mining free of cost to private contractors.

Irregularities alleged in buying fogging machines
Batala, July 6
Dr Jagdev Mitter Kalia, Municipal Councillor Qadian, 20 km from Batala, has made a complaint to the Deputy Commissioner, Gurdaspur, alleging serious irregularities in the purchase of Swinging Fogging Machine for the Municipal Council.

MC gets loan for laying sewerage
Kharar, July 6
A loan of Rs 9 crore for the local municipal concil for laying sewerage in the town has been sanctioned by the Bank of Maharashtra. The letter approving the loan was handed over to the council chief, Mr Charanjit Singh, by the AGM, Mr M.C Goel, at a special meeting here today.

Suvidha camp a draw
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 6
The first Lok Suvidha Camp organised by the district administration at Navodaya Vidyalaya generated a lot of interest and enthusiasm among the people of the area here today.

63 JCOs get certificates
Jalandhar, July 6
As many as 63 Junior Commissioned Officers and other ranks from various units in the Western Command were awarded certificates during the fifth convocation of the institute here today.


high court
Petition filed to get Indian youth released from Pak jails
Chandigarh, July 6
A petition has been filed in the Punjab and Haryana High Court seeking directions to the Government of India to take steps to get Indian youth in Pakistan jails released.

Death sentence in murder case upheld
Chandigarh, July 6
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has dismissed the appeal filed by Kulwinder Singh against the death sentence awarded to him by the Sessions Judge, Hoshiarpur. Kulwinder had been found guilty of having brutally murdered his maternal grandmother and cousin (sister).


Administrative reshuffle in Punjab
Chandigarh, July 6
In an administrative reshuffle ordered today, the Punjab Government gave additional charge of Forests to the Principal Secretary, Information and Public Relations. Mr D.S. Jaspal.

Punjab Police transfers
Chandigarh, July 6
A total of 22 Punjab Police Service officers were transferred following an order of the Department of Home Affairs, here tonight. Mr Gurdial Singh, Assistant Commandant VII battalion, PAP, Jalandhar and Mr Raj Pal Singh, Assistant Commandant, Vth CDO, Battalion ( holding additional charge of SP Traffic, Ludhiana) will swap places.


Man kills granthi, nabbed
Phillaur, July 6
A granthi, Davinder Singh (31), was allegedly murdered with a sharp-edged weapon by a youth Balwinder Singh (22) while he was reciting path at Gurdwara Baba Sangh in Sangh Dhesian village here today.

Man held for killing wife
Bathinda, July 6
The police today claimed to have solved a murder case with the arrest of the husband of the deceased. Addressing a press conference here, SSP Kapil Dev said the victim, Hardeep Kaur, was found dead in her home at Kamalu village on Sunday.

4 killed as car rams into truck
Moga, July 6
Four persons were killed and one was injured when the car they were travelling collided with a truck parked on roadside near Kamalke village last night. The deceased were identified as Sunil Kumar and Parampal Singh, both residents of Moga and Luvpreet Singh and Jeevan Singh of Kotkapura.

2 tantriks held for duping man
Bathinda, July 6
The police has arrested two tantriks allegedly for duping people of their money on the pretext of getting their work done. One of them hails from Muzaffarpur in UP, while the other is from Meerut.

SSP Kapil Dev addresses a press conference in Bathinda on Wednesday after arresting two tantriks for duping people. — Tribune Photo by Kulbir Beera

SSP Kapil Dev addresses a press conference in Bathinda on Wednesday after arresting two tantriks for duping people

Travel agents booked for fraud
Phagwara, July 6
The police today booked two brothers and travel agents Gurmel Singh and Sarwan Singh of Raipur village for allegedly duping Jagjit Singh of Fatuwal village of Rs 4.80 lakh under the garb of sending him to France but instead sending him to Tanzania.

489 pirated CDs seized, 2 arrested
Phagwara, July 6
A police party raided two CD parlours and seized 489 pirated CDs, and DVDs, including 13 blue films, and arrested the owners Satnam Singh of Piparangi and Balvir of Shivpuri mohallas.


Depressed PMET candidates to meet Governor
Bathinda, July 6
Even as the latest PMET results will give vital clues to investigating agencies about the candidates who had bought the paper earlier, it has also led to depression among the candidates whose ranks have gone down considerably.

LLB seats outnumber candidates
Bathinda, July 6
The exercise of holding the entrance test of LLB by Guru Nanak Dev University seems to have become futile as only 2300 candidates appeared against the approximately 2700 seats of the course in different universities.

Students admitted to fill management quota
Jalandhar, July 6
Even as the state-level entrance test for admission to MBA and MCA courses in colleges of Punjab is scheduled to be conducted on July 24, many colleges affiliated to Punjab Technical University have started admitting students into various courses.

Mansa girl tops B.Ed entrance exam
Mansa, July 6
A city girl, Neeraj, doubled the joy of this educationally backward district by topping the B.Ed entrance examination held by Panjab University. Earlier, Nishant Gupta of the city topped the PMET that was held recently.

Parents ask govt to withhold medical admissions
Patiala, July 6
The Association of Parents of those students who all seeking admissions for the medical courses have urged the Punjab Government to withhold the admission process to various medical colleges across the state till their grievances were redressed.


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