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DSGMC recognises PSGPC chief
Sarna leaves for Pak to invite Mastan Singh

Amritsar, August 2
The Management Committee of Takht Hazoor Sahib has inducted Mr Mastan Singh, president, Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee in the high-profile committee, constituted for tercentenary celebrations of forthcoming ‘Gur-gaddi Divas’ of Guru Granth Sahib.

No confrontation with CM, says Dullo
Jalandhar August 2
Asserting that he had no confrontation with the Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, on any point, the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo has made it clear that the “role of Captain is to run and the government and his (Dullo’s) concern is to run the party for being its chief.”

Traffic cop turns saviour
Phagwara, August 2
A traffic cop today turned a saviour for an old woman. A large number of Congressmen were waiting for PPCC President Shamsher Singh Dullo near Chachoki village octroi post along National Highway No 1 today.

Cleaner power from farm waste possible
Patiala, August 2
Every summer as temperature soars, so does demand for electricity. Demand outpaces supply easily. The region leads in food production. Agriculture can possibly show the way for power generation too.

Cops yet to proceed against Hawara aides
Chandigarh, August 2
Even though the Chandigarh Police is claiming the extraction of vital information from the Babbar Khalsa International’s alleged chief Jagtar Singh Hawara in the jailbreak and other cases, the cops have so far not proceeded against even a single person on the grounds of assisting him in the great escape.



  Health services ‘sick’ in Dhar subdivision
The pathetic state of newly constructed houses for medical staff at the Dhar Community Health Centre Dhar (Gurdaspur), July 29
Health services in the Dhar subdivision of the district are in disarray. Most of the medical staff posted in the newly-constructed hospitals, community health centres and dispensaries of the subdivision have managed deputation to the urban areas.

The pathetic state of newly constructed houses for medical staff at the Dhar Community Health Centre. — Photo by Jangi


Improvement Trust flouts rules
Dumps development schemes

Pathankot August 2
The Pathankot Improvement Trust has come under a cloud for flouting rules while framing various development schemes. In some cases though the government had purposed the schemes but the trust authorities dropped these in violation of rules causing huge loss to the state exchequer.

CDPO accused of making caste-based remarks
Anganwadi workers protest in favour of their demands outside the mini-secretariat in Bathinda on Monday Bathinda, August 2
The issue of rotten eatables scam has flared up with two anganwadi in charges accusing a CDPO of making “objectionable caste-based remarks” at the time of handing them notices issued by the department.

Anganwadi workers protest in favour of their demands outside the mini-secretariat in Bathinda on Monday. — Photo by Kulbir Beera

Family alleges negligence by doctors
Amritsar, August 2
Harvinder Singh Narang, a resident of the Lawrence Road area has died allegedly due to negligence of doctors. This was alleged by members of the family here today.

Roadside eateries or traffic hazards?
Restaurants and STD booths have come up on the bypass and highways roads at Abohar Abohar, August 2
Vested interests have not only encroached upon the government land on both sides of the city bypass and highway roads, but also developed the area into a crime zone, according to sources. The manual maintained by the Public Works Department as well as by the Union Ministry of Surface Transport prohibits any kind of construction within 100 ft on both sides of the highway road.

Restaurants and STD booths have come up on the bypass and highways roads at Abohar. — Photo by writer

Scribes hail Hooda’s announcements
Kharar, August 2
Hailing the announcements of Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda to set up a welfare fund for journalists, institute two awards to encourage mediapersons, withdraw all false cases against scribes by the previous state government and frame a new media policy, the Ropar district unit of the Chandigarh-Punjab Union of Journalists has termed it as right step, which will go a long way in ensuring welfare of journalists and development of journalism in Haryana.

Village sans power for 24 hrs
Kharar, August 2
Residents of Abhaypur village have remained without power for the past about 24 hours. Mr Ram Singh, president of the Nagar Sudhar Youth Club, complained that residents were facing problems due to power failure.

Association formed to check crime
Amritsar, August 2
An association, Anti-Terrorist and Crime Forum, to check the increasing crime and anti-terrorist activities was formed here yesterday.

The dusk slowly seems to slip into the quietness of night at Patiala on Tuesday NATURE IN GOLDEN HUE: The dusk slowly seems to slip into the quietness of night at Patiala on Tuesday. — Photo by Rajesh Sachar


Judgement reserved in PMET case
Chandigarh, August 2
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today reserved its judgment on the petition filed by candidates challenging the result of the second examination for PMET 2005.

Remand for three in Kumbra case
Kharar, August 2
A local court today remanded the three accused in the Kumbra case to police custody till August 4.


Incentive to break wheat-rice cycle
Chandigarh, August 2
In an important decision taken to break the wheat-rice cycle of cropping, the Punjab Government will pay Rs 10,000 per hectare per year for three years to compensate farmers for not sowing wheat and paddy on their land.

Freebies for farm sector on anvil
Ludhiana, August 2
The Punjab Government is all set to announce the grant of free water and power to the farmers having three hectares and less holdings. The announcement in this regard is expected to be made by the Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh on August 20 the birthday of the late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.


Three arrested for selling ‘spurious’ pesticides
Sangrur, August 2
The Dirba police today arrested three persons, Chatarbhuj, alias Pinki, owner of Singla Khad Bhandar, Dirba, his father Jai Gopal Singla, and Sat Pal, a supplier of spurious pesticides and resident of Balberra village in Patiala district, in connection with selling and supplying spurious pesticides.

Reader to SDM Jasbir Singh in the custody of Vigilance Bureau following his arrest for graft in Moga on Monday Reader to SDM held for graft
Moga, August 2
The Vigilance Bureau today caught Reader to the Moga SDM red-handed while he was accepting bribe at his office here. According to sources, the complainant, Vikas Kumar, the hearing of his case against Devinderpal Singh was on in the court of the SDM, Mr Gurnam Singh Gill.

Reader to SDM Jasbir Singh in the custody of Vigilance Bureau following his arrest for graft in Moga on Monday. — Photo by Iqbal Singh

Booked for “detaining” SDO, JEs
Tarn Taran, August 2
As many as 20 kisan leaders have been booked for attacking and injuring a police party last night when it came to rescue an SDO who was detained by kisans at Naushehra Pannuan village, 15 km from here yesterday.

Blind murder case solved
Jalandhar, August 2
The Jalandhar police has solved a blind murder case, wherein a youngster of Kaki Pind, was allegedly done to death by his friend at Kapoor village on August 7 last year as the latter suspected that the deceased had illicit relations with his girlfriend.

Couple found drugged in train
Jalandhar, August 2
Manjit Singh (35) and his wife Neelam (32), residents of Kotkapura in Faridkot district, were found in an unconscious state in the Hardwar Express as it reached here this morning.

Cong leader hurt in assault
Kapurthala, August 2
Mr Ashok Malhotra, a senior Congress leader and an former councillor of Kapurthala, was injured seriously in a murderous attack on him by unidentified persons here today.

Poll rivalry leads to murder
Batala, August 2
The police has registered a case under Sections 302, 364, 450 and 34 of the IPC against Manjeet Singh, Jasbir Singh, Daljit Singh and Charanjit Singh, residents of Cheema Khudi village for kidnapping and killing Prem Singh of the same village on the report of Randhir Kaur, wife of the deceased.

Decomposed body of Dalit found
Tarn Taran, August 2
The decomposed body of Sakattar Singh (45), a member of a Dalit family, a resident of Rasulpur village, five km from here, was found from the canal of Kairon village last evening. The deceased was taken away by seven policemen from his village on July 28 .

Woman booked for dowry death
Moga, August 2
A woman has been booked for reportedly burning her daughter-in-law to death for dowry at Kale Ke village in Baghapurana.

Two proclaimed offenders held
Phagwara, August 2
The police has arrested two proclaimed offenders, Jaspal Singh, alias Munna, of Mehtabgarh and Kewal Kishen Khanna of Bahoni, New Delhi, according to Kapurthala SSP Tejinderpal Singh Sandhu.


Surprise checking of school by DC
Bathinda, August 2
Deputy Commissioner, Rahul Bhandari checked a government senior secondary school at Paras Ram Nagar here today.

VC for legislation to solve problems of refugees
Amritsar, August 2
There was need of a legislation to tackle problems of refugees, which is dealt with on an ad hoc basis in the South Asian countries in the absence of any legal framework.

Students protest against management
Bathinda, August 2
Students of the Giani Zail Singh College of Engineering Technology today protested against the college management on the campus.


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