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DSP selection case: petitioner alleges harassment
Chandigarh, July 17
On October 27 last year, the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, described as “nonsense” the events leading to the arrest and harassment of family members of the petitioner in the DSP selection case.

PTU architecture course losing sheen
Jalandhar, July 17
Punjab may be having beautifully designed, plush houses but the demand for course in architecture in the state seems to be low. At least the statistics available from the Punjab Technical University counselling centre are a pointer to this.

Confusion over test reports of desi ghee
Gurdaspur July 17
Confusion prevails among the Food and Civil Supplies, Police and Health Department officials over test reports of fake ‘Nova Desi ghee’ seized from Pathankot.

Boat tragedy probe officer has limited jurisdiction
Amritsar, July 17
The preliminary magisterial inquiry into the boat tragedy has established that the ill-fated boat that capsized in the swollen Sutlej was in had shape.

Ayodhya attack: driving licence of slain terrorist ‘fake’
Amritsar, July 17
The local District Transport Office and the police heaved a sigh of relief when a team of the Special Task Force from Uttar Pradesh found no clue to link Ayodhya attack with Amritsar.



  ‘Chakka jam’ today; ban orders enforced
Abohar, July 17
A showdown between the Kisan Beopari Mazdoor Sangharsh Samiti and the district administration at Sriganganagar, 40 km from here is likely as the District Magistrate Mr Kunji Lal Meena enforced prohibitory orders under Section 144 keeping in view a ‘chakka jam’ call given by the samiti tomorrow.


Social activist hails Dullo’s appointment
Patiala, July 17
Social activist Balwinder Singh Saifdipur, who has opened a string of free rations shops across the town, has hailed the appointment of Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo as president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee.


MC told to construct overbridge within 1 year
Jalandhar, July 17
Long vehicular traffic queues at the busy DAV College railway crossing may soon be a thing of the past as the Punjab Local Bodies Department has directed the local Municipal Corporation to get the much-needed overbridge constructed within one year.

Punjab Local Bodies Minister Chaudhary Jagjit Singh (second from right) addresses a press conference in Jalandhar on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Pawan Sharma
Punjab Local Bodies Minister Chaudhary Jagjit Singh addresses a press conference in Jalandhar

235 illegal colonies in Jalandhar
Jalandhar, July 17
Jalandhar city has over 235 illegal and unauthorised residential colonies, most of which have either been half-developed by influential private colonisers or are bereft of basic facilities like roads for years.

Staff pay from pocket to fetch vasectomy cases
Nabha, July 17
Resentment prevails among doctors and paramedical staff of the Civil Hospital here as they are being forced to bring persons for vasectomy. As per a circular issued on June 27, by the SMO, they were asked to bring a certain number of vasectomy cases to hospital otherwise an action, will be taken.

Milk producers’ union poll runs into rough weather
Jalandhar, July 17
The election for the posts of the chairman, the vice-chairman and a special representative of the SAD-dominated Doaba Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union dashed into rough weather once again as all elected directors of the union belonging to the SAD staged a walkout in protest against the effort of the Union Management to include six “non-voter” members in the election.

World War II PoWs denied ex gratia
Ludhiana, July 17
The British Government has informed the Indian Exservices League, Punjab and Chandigarh, regarding the denial of compensation to those prisoners of war PoWs of the Indian Army who fought in the World War II and maintained that the Indian Government was not a party to the 1951 Peace Treaty but reached a separate agreement with Japan in respect of matters arising from the world war.

Inter-faith symposium to be held in Pakistan
Amritsar, July 17
The first ever-inter-faith symposium will be held at Lahore’s famous Al-Hamhra Convention Centre from November 12 to 22 where scholars and leaders of all world religions will make presentations and lead discussions on the universal teachings of Guru Nanak Dev and its impact on the inter-faith understanding and harmony.

PCMS body demands recruitment of doctors
Hoshiarpur, July 17
The Punjab Civil Medical Services Association today demanded fresh recruitment of doctors in the PCMS cadre without any further delay to end resentment and frustration among unemployed MBBS doctors and to improve the health services in the state, particularly in the rural areas, where 1374 posts were lying vacant in the cadre.

PSEB officials hear grievances
Phillaur July 18
It was a surprise for farmers of nearby villages, Rurrka-kalan and Ghurrka, in Phillaur subdivision when the Punjab State Electricity Board Member (Operation), Mr B.K. Bindal, along with the Chief Engineer, North, Mr N.K. Arora, and the Superintending Engineer, Mr Subhash Kumar Sabharwal, met farmers to hear their problems.

Youth alleges illegal detention, torture
Phagwara, July 17
A youth, Kapil Saini, of local Gobindpura Mohalla today alleged illegal detention and torture by the police. However, when contacted, DSP Navjot Singh denied the allegation.

Golden Temple manager injured
Amritsar, July 17
Two persons were killed, while Mr Ajaib Singh, manager, Darbar Sahib, is among three injured when their Indica car collided head-on with a bus belonging to the Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation (HP-36-0380), near Kathunangal, about 20 km from here, today.

Mobile phones for train drivers
Phillaur July 17
The Northern Railway has decided to provide mobile phones to train drivers, guards and station masters of railway stations concerned to prevent rail mishaps and activate their efficiency.

Anganwadi workers hold rally
Jalandhar, July 17
Protesting against the non-fulfilment of their long pending demands, members of the Anganwadi Mulazim Union held a state-level rally at Desh Bhagat Yaadgar Hall here today.

Members of the Anganwadi Mulazim Union hold a protest rally in support of their demands at Desh Bhagat Yaadgar Hall in Jalandhar on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Members of the Anganwadi Mulazim Union hold a protest rally in support of their demands at Desh Bhagat Yaadgar Hall in Jalandhar


Notice to SSP in suicide case
Abohar, July 17
Mr Justice S.K. Goyal of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, while entertaining CRM 36763 filed by Mr Jawahar Lal has issued a notice to motion to the SSP, Ferozepore, and SHO Police Station city here and fixed the hearing for August 25.

Implement Shetty panel report, says judicial staff
Patiala, July 17
The Punjab Judicial Courts Personal Staff Association has demanded implementation of the recommendations of the first national pay commission, which was headed by Mr Justice Jagannatha Shetty.


Akali activist arrested
Malerkotla, July 17
The Malerkotla police has arrested Chaudhry Mehra Deen, an Akali activist in connection with a fraud case registered against him. Mehar Deen was sent to one-day police remand today by the Subdivisional Judicial Magistrate.

Couple consumes poison, wife dies
Hoshiarpur, July 17
A quarrel between husband and wife led to the consumption of some poisonous substance by both of them. While the woman died yesterday, the man is struggling for life.

Willow bats, 35 kg poppy husk recovered
Gurdaspur, July 17
The local police has confiscated 35 kg of poppy husk and willow bats worth Rs 13 lakh that were being smuggled into Punjab from Jammu and Kashmir. Interestingly, such a large number of bats and poppy husk had crossed the checking barrier at Lakhanpur in Jammu and Kashmir.

Two held on murder charge
Nawanshahr, July 17
Mr Arun Pal Singh, SSP, stated in a press note here today that a murder case was solved by arresting Sandip Kumar and Jaswinder Singh. They allegedly murdered Amrik Singh of Jhingra village last night.

Boy missing; police fails to register FIR
Amritsar, July 17
Arjun Chawla (19), a resident of Katra Sher Singh, has been missing since April 13, the police has allegedly failed to register an FIR. Ms Tina Aggarwal, sister of Arjun, said that his Kinetic scooter was found abandoned outside Goal Bagh parking on the same evening.

Three held for illegal sale of diesel
Bathinda, July 17
Three persons were held for illegal selling of diesel and sale of adulterated diesel in separate cases here today. One accused is still absconding. Police sources said a police party led by CIA Inspector Kuldeep Singh got information that driver Charanji Lal and cleaner Gora Lal were supplying diesel to various pumps after loading their tanker from a depot in Jassi Po Wali village.

Gang of truck thieves busted, 2 held
Batala, July 17
The police has arrested two members of the inter-state gang of truck thieves. They have been identified as Baldev Singh and Hardev Singh. The accused along with three others used to steal trucks from the other states and sell them.


Compartment cases to get admission
Amritsar, July 17
Guru Nanak Dev University in an important decision today has allowed students, who had been placed under compartment or reappear in their 10+2 examination, to take admission in BA/BSc Part I courses in its affiliated colleges for the current academic session.

Punjabi Tribune holds literary contest
Patiala, July 17
A literary competition for children was organised at Government Girls Multipurpose Senior Secondary Model School here today as part of a talent hunt drive launched by Punjabi Tribune.

Unemployed ETT teachers burn govt’s effigy
Bathinda, July 17
Hundreds of activists of the Unemployed Elementary Teachers Union today burned the effigy of the state government near the local bus stand to lodge their protest against the state government for not implementing their already accepted demands.

ETT members burn govt’s effigy
Jalandhar, July 17
Continuing their protest against the arrest of youths in Ludhiana, members of the Unemployed Elementary Teachers Union burnt the effigy of the Punjab Government outside Desh Bhagat Yaadgar Hall here today.

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