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BSP leader commits suicide, SHO booked
Pathankot, July 15
Unable to put up with humiliation by policemen, Yog Raj an ex-serviceman and BSP leader has committed suicide by consuming pesticide. The deceased was called to Shahpur Kandi police station yesterday allegedly by SHO Sulakhan Singh.

FIR against supplier to anganwadis
Bathinda, July 15
Following a news report in The Tribune on supply of rotten eatables to anganwadi centres, an FIR has been registered against the supplier, JVS Foods Pvt Ltd, Jaipur, at the Kotwali police station.

Mining in rivulet continues 
Gurdaspur, July 15
Illegal mining in the Khadi rivulet in Pathankot is continuing despite pending inquiry into earlier incidents by the SDM and ban orders by the Department of Mining. Two JCB machines and tractor-trolleys were being used by the contractors for illegal mining in the rivulet near Government Senior Secondary School Lamini today.

Farmers flout ban on well digging
4 deaths reported in 3 days
Ferozepore, July 15
Notwithstanding, the ban on the digging of wells beyond a certain limit, farmers of the Malwa belt due to their poor fiscal condition, are flouting the rules resulting in more than a dozen deaths till now.



Hawara’s statement proves CM’s liking for extremists: Badal
Patiala, July 15
Former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, while accusing Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh of creating fear psychosis among people by raising the ghost of terrorism alleged that statement made by Babbar Khalsa International chief Jagtar Singh Hawara in a section of press recently proved that he ( Capt Amarinder Singh) was having strong likings for those who were having extremists tendencies.

Attempt to sacrifice boy
Pathankot, July 15
Residents of Pathanchak village foiled an alleged attempt to sacrifice a 13-year-old boy by some persons yesterday evening. Panchayat members of the village, who collected in large numbers before the Sadar police station in Pathankot today, told The Tribune that Pradeep Kumar was called by his neighbours yesterday evening to their house.

Cows were poisoned, reveals lab report
Abohar, July 15
The laboratory report received from Patiala has confirmed that cows were poisoned to death at Gobindgarh village, 5 km from here, early last month. A deputation which met DSP Narinder Pal Singh here yesterday demanded that all those responsible for such incidents should be arrested immediately.

Probe into misuse of child project funds
Chandigarh, July 15
A vigilance inquiry has been launched into the alleged misappropriation of funds of the National Child Labour Project in Amritsar. The project was running in more than 40 schools and the funds were coming direct from the Central Government.

Probe ordered into Mann’s charges
Ropar, July 15
DIG (Police Range), Ludhiana, Parag Jain, today ordered an inquiry into the allegation of SAD (Amritsar) President, Simranjit Singh Mann, that he was given inhuman treatment when he was in the custody of Ropar police in connection with a sedition case registered against him in Anandpur Sahib.


Dullo to take charge on July 20
Chandigarh, July 15
Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, is expected to take charge as, President of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC), on July 20. Mr Pranab Mukherjee, General Secretary of the AICC,who is in charge of Punjab, is likely to be present on this occasion.

Stop privatisation, CPM tells Punjab Govt
Chandigarh, July 15
The Punjab Committee of the CPM, in a statement here today, demanded that the Punjab Government should stop privatisation of the PSEB, education and the health sector. The party announced that it would hold district-level protest from August 16 to August 31 in the state.


Union leaders held captive
Abohar, July 15
Mr Narender Singh, Mr Baldev Singh and Mr Kuldip Singh, president, vice-president and joint secretary, respectively, of the Labour Union alleged that production manager of an oil mill and his associates held them captive for three hours inside the mills located in a nearby village for demanding wages for the last month.

Punjabi ignored by UT, say writers
Chandigarh, July 15
The issue of neglect of the Punjabi language by the Administration of the Union Territory of Chandigarh, which is also the capital of Punjab, dominated a meeting of the Advisory Board of the Punjab Languages Department here today.

Sahit Shiromani awards announced
Chandigarh, July 15
The Punjab Government today announced the Punjabi Sahit Shiromani awards while increasing the value of the award from Rs 1.25 lakh to Rs 5 lakh. However, it is still undecided whether the decision to hike the amount will be implemented from this year.

48 cases of gastroenteritis in one mohalla
Phagwara, July15
Following reports of 48 cases of gastroenteritis in the local Ratanpura Mohalla, the Health Department and Nagar Council authorities today swung into action.

Large-scale felling of Khair trees detected
Chandigarh, July 15
Large-scale illicit felling of khair trees in the forest area of Tibbi Nangal village in Ropar district has been detected by the Punjab Forest Department. The entire area where the felling has been noticed is protected under the Forest Act.

3 children die due to snake bite
Hoshiarpur, July 15
Sukh Ram (18), Kiran Kaur (13) and Sunil (12) all children of a farm labourer Jyoti, died due to snake bite at Panam village on Wednesday night. It is reported that a snake bit children while they were asleep in the house. Jyoti was also sleeping near them.

Rights panel a financial burden: LHRI
Chandigarh, July 15
Terming the Punjab State Human Rights Commission as a financial burden on the state exchequer, the Lawyers for Human Rights International today demanded the winding up of the commission.


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Notices issued to Centre, ASI, Punjab on compensation issue

Chandigarh, July 15
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued a notice of motion on the petition filed by Mr Ram Gopal and six other family members. The petitioners belong to Sanghol village in Fatehgarh Sahib district and are claiming compensation for their land and antique items discovered from it during excavations made by the respondents.


Compensation sought for rain-hit farmers
Bathinda, July 15
Various farmer organisations today staged a dharna in support of their demands in front of the SDM office here. The protesters later handed over a charter of demands to the SDM.


‘Call girl’ given age test
Jalandhar, July 15
The recent call girl episode, wherein a Delhi-based girl, Sapna, was arrested along with a Kapurthala-based rice mill owner, Narinder, from Kumar hotel here last week, took a new turn today as the girl was subjected to an age determination test at a local hospital by the police in its bid to ascertain whether Sapna was a minor.

Ex-MP’s son booked for brawl
Jalandhar, July 15
Guggu, a son of a former Jalandhar MP, Mr Balbir Singh, and his associates have been booked by the local police for allegedly indulging in a brawl with a resident of the Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar locality in the New Jawahar Nagar market on last night.

Boy charged with rape
Hoshiarpur, July 15
A case of rape of a girl of Mansoorpur village was reported at the Mukerian police station on Wednesday. Mandeep Singh his, mother Sukhwinder Kaur, sister Rozi, Raj and Niki of Kaleechpur Kalota, have been booked under Section 376 and 34 of the IPC.

Couple held  for making porno CDs
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 15
A case of breach of trust by a lover to earn easy money has come to light with the seizure of pornographic CDs from the local market by the district police.


Homoeopathic college president’s plea
Abohar, July 15
Mr Tara Singh Ahuja, president, Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, in a written statement submitted to the Chief Vigilance Officer on Wednesday said the Municipal Council had leased 17600 square feet to the HMCA in 1979 but 2700 sqft had been used by the Council to construct its rest house adjacent to the hospital. 

‘No move’ to privatise PSEB, govt schools
Ropar, July 15
Marginal farmers in the state would have free power supply and octroi would also be lifted from all the cities in the state soon. The decision in this regard was taken by the government after making alternate arrangement of income generation.


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