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Ravi swamps border areas
13 villages cut off from Gurdaspur district
Gurdaspur, July 7
Heavy rains over the past twentyfour hours brought unprecedented water in the rivers flooding areas along the Indo-Pak border. Till last reports, 13 border villages were cut off from the rest of the district.

Villagers flee the flooded areas by boats from the villages located on the Indo-Pak border on Thursday. Villagers flee the flooded areas by boats from the villages located on the Indo-Pak border on Thursday.
— Photo by Jangi

Ghaggar above danger mark, but where is Samra?
Water enters fields in Muktsar villages
DC reviews measures to check floods

Efforts to resume cultivation of cotton in border area
Mianwal (Indo-Pak Border), July 7

The ‘white gold’ (cotton), which virtually had disappeared from the border belt after large-scale attack of American bollworm is now being cultivated up to the zero line.

Farmers tend cotton crop at Mianwal village, near Pakistan’s border, in Amritsar district on Wednesday.
Farmers tend cotton crop at Mianwal village, near Pakistan’s border, in Amritsar district on Wednesday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma



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  Deer Park faces sheer neglect
Cage meant for 25 black bucks houses 80
Bathinda, July 7
The Deer Park here having deer and birds is a picture of utter neglect. The Tribune team visited the park this week and found stray dogs and monkeys roaming inside the park. The park has a sizable number of black bucks, sambar and cheetal.

Punjab MLAs on ‘Europe darshan’
Chandigarh, July 7
Threat of floods in many parts of the state and the spate of bomb blasts in London notwithstanding, 24 members of the Punjab Legislative Assembly, left on a 15-day “Europe darshan” tonight. Four of the legislators are accompanied by their family members.

Master Tara Singh’s house to be preserved
Amritsar, July 7
The Chief Khalsa Diwan, the oldest Sikh body, today took the lead by constituting three-member committee to preserve the old residence of Master Tara Singh, legendry Sikh leader who had occupied centrestage of Akali politics for more than 50 years.

Bhattal for fair deal to BDS students
Amritsar, July 7
Students who were placed in supplementary category in the subject of ‘prosthodontics’ in the recently declared result for bachelors (Dental Surgery examination) BDS final met Deputy Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal for the redressal of grievances.


Badal dares CM to carry out threat
Chandigarh, July 7
The Shiromani Akali Dal President, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, today dared the Punjab Chief Minister. Capt Amarinder Singh, to carry out his threat of legal action on allegations of official patronage of the present regime to militants like Jagtar Singh Hawara.


Development charges revised
Chandigarh, July 7
To promote planned urban development and check the mushrooming of unauthorised colonies in the state, the Punjab Government has decided to abolish development charges for the provision of basic infrastructure — water supply, sewerage, pucca roads, streetlights and drains — in all unauthorised colonies.

Body of youth fished out
Rajpura, July 7
Body of a Patiala-based youth, who drowned in a drain near Sanjurpur village while saving his friend, was fished out by villagers this evening.

Kapurthala bets on two ill-equipped fire stations
Kapurthala: The Kapurthala district that consists of 5 subdivisions — Bholath, Sultanpur Lodhi, Dhilwan, Kapurthala and Phagwara — is relying on only two fire stations equipped with a total of 3 fire tenders one of which was inducted 21 years back.

Takht Jathedar condemns London blasts
Amritsar, July 7
Jathedar of Akal Takht, Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, today strongly condemned the series of bomb blasts in London.

Round-the-clock power to domestic consumers
Chandigarh, July 7
As the power situation improved tremendously in the state because of the heavy rains in majority areas of the Malwa region, the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) today decided to provide round-the-clock power supply to domestic consumers in the state.

K.S. Khera elected Lions Club president
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 7
Mr K.S. Khera, a leading lawyer of district courts in Fatehgarh Sahib was unanimously elected as president

Fish die in Kanjli wetland
Kapurthala, July 7
Some fresh water fish perished in the waters of Kanjli last evening due to the alleged discharge of effluents from various factories into the Kali Bein that flows past the wetland.


Appeal dismissed
Chandigarh, July 7
A Bench headed by Mr Justice Amar Dutt has dismissed the appeal filed by one Rajan Seth, who was awarded 10 years' rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1 lakh for his involvement in a case under the NDPS Act.


Principal, 3 others booked in job racket
Bathinda, July 7
The police has busted a fake certificate and job racket and booked four persons, including a private school Principal, in this connection.

Hawala money recovered
Jalandhar, July 7
The Jalandhar police has claimed to have busted a hawala racket by arresting three persons and recovering hawala money worth Rs 3.36 lakh from their possession.

Transport office clerk held for graft
Bathinda, July 7
The Vigilance Bureau arrested a clerk posted in the District Transport Office while he was accepting a bribe of Rs 500 here today.

Couple killed, 3 hurt in car collision
Nawanshahr, July 7
While a couple, Arun Kumar and Kiran Bala, were killed and three persons were seriously injured when an Opal Astra (PB-8-T-8208) and an Indica car (HR-3-D-7434) collided with each other near Beerowal village on the Nawanshahr-Chandigarh road, about 15 km from here, last evening.

Wife killed, man hurt in mishap
Jalandhar, July 7
A woman riding pillion on a motor cycle with her husband was killed and her husband injured as their vehicle was allegedly hit by a bus of a private company near Nurpur village on the Jalandhar — Pathankot national highway this morning.


Posts of school teacher, other staff to be filled
Chandigarh, July 7
The Punjab Government will soon fill vacancies of teachers in government schools and also those of the subordinate staff, the School Education Minister, Mr Harnam Dass Johar, said here today.

Ad hoc recruitment hits Education Dept
Gurdaspur, July 7
Employment on the ad hoc basis is miring the state Education Department. Due to the alleged apathetic attitude of the state government, the teachers much lower in seniority are occupying the key posts.

70 candidates get jobs at placement camp
Patiala, July 7
As many as 70 candidates were selected for jobs in various private Industrial units during a placement camp held here today for technically qualified ITI pass candidates and which was organised by Employment Department officials at the Central State library.

Language Dept to organise contest
Patiala, July 7
The State Language Department, Punjab, in order to spot talent among students, will organise a quiz, literature and a poetry competition at the district level.


Market Committee Chairman
Ropar, July 7
Swtantar Kaushal has been nominated Chairman of the Market Committee, Ropar, by the Punjab Government.


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