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Bridge sealed to avert Cong-SAD faceoff
Section 144 clamped on Samrala subdivision

Macchiwara, August 11
Reminiscent of the Naushera Pattan face off between the Congress and the Akalis, a similar situation has developed over the inauguration of the Rahon - Machhiwara bridge on the Sutlej. Going by the ground developments, the Congress is in no mood to let the Akalis claim credit for its completion. A policemen signals a car to stop as the bridge has been sealed following the SAD decision to inaugurate it on August 13.
A policemen signals a car to stop as the bridge has been sealed following the SAD decision to inaugurate it on August 13. — A Tribune photograph

’84 riots: protest continues for second day
Ropar, August 11
The protest against the inability of the Congress government to prosecute these leaders who have been alleged to be involved in ’84 riots in the report continued the second day today.

Anandpur Sahib
Fatehgarh Sahib


Govt relief too little, claim ’84 riot victims
Mohali, August 11
Various relief and rehabilitation measures taken by the Punjab Government for over 27000 Sikh families who came to the state following the anti-Sikh riots have got caught in the quagmire of changing political leadership.

Amarinder’s unexplained silence on Nanavati report
Chandigarh, August 11
Barring two senior Congressmen, all other leaders of the ruling party in Punjab are maintaining an unexplained silence on the Nanavati Commission report and the action taken report.

PSEB facing manpower crisis
Gurdaspur, August 11
Punjab State Electricity Board, which is among the big organisations of the state, is reeling under a manpower crisis. A large number of posts are falling vacant in management and technical cadres.

Controversial stamp on Guru Granth Sahib withdrawn
Amritsar, August 11
The commemorative stamp to be released to celebrate 400 years of the installation of Guru Granth Sahib has been withdrawn from all head post offices by the Department of Posts across the country. However, the stamps had been sold out without its formal release at some post offices of the southern states.

Trucks, buses impounded for refinery function
Private buses and trucks impounded ahead of the refinery’s re-launch ceremony at Rajindra College in Bathinda on Thursday.Bathinda, August 11
A large number of buses have been impounded prior to Bathinda oil refinery’s re-launch slated for tomorrow. The government has assigned quotas to its employees to ensure heavy turnout at the refinery’s re-start ceremony.

Private buses and trucks impounded ahead of the refinery’s re-launch ceremony at Rajindra College in Bathinda on Thursday. — Photo by Kulbir Beera

PUNSUP charge-sheets 150 employees
Chandigarh, August 11
As many as 150 employees, including field officers, inspectors and managers, have been issued charge sheets by PUNSUP in connection with the damage caused to wheat which was stacked under their supervision after procurement.


BSP accuses Cong of taking allies for granted
Ludhiana, August 11
The Bahujan Samaj Party general secretary, Mr Narinder Kashyap, today alleged that the Congress was not taking its allies in the United Progressive Alliance into confidence about important decisions.


Mayor ‘undertook’ trip to Singapore
Jalandhar, August 11
The city Mayor, Mr Surinder Mahey, tried to confuse people about his secret Singapore jaunt along with three journalists — two belonging to English dailies and one to a prominent news agency — and a senior official of the local municipal corporation, but investigations carried out by The Tribune have revealed that Mr Mahey and others had, in fact, undertaken the foreign trip, which was said to have been designed to “oblige” the journalists.

Uprooting terror needs global efforts: Israel
Anandpur Sahib, August 11
Terrorism is now a global menace, which could only be fought by all countries together. India and Israel have been facing terrorism for a long time. So, they can understand each other’s problems in a better way, said the Ambassador of Israel in India, Mr David Danieli, while talking to the Press here late last evening.

Rs 15 cr project for sewerage, potable water
Abohar, August 11
The Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board has submitted a Rs 15-crore plan to the state government for improving drinking water supply and sewerage here.

Activists seek Bibi Manjot’s release
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 11
Representatives of the Punjab Rights Forum, human rights, political parties and Panthic Associations organised a dharna in front of the district administrative complex today in protest against the alleged registration of a false case against Bibi Manjot Kaur and demanded the arrest of Mr Gurmeet Singh Pinki, CIA Inspector, Sirhind, for “framing” her.

Anganwari workers hold dharna
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 11
Members of the Anganwari Workers Union organised a dharna in front of the Deputy Commissioner's office here today.

Protest over poor water supply
Ropar, August 11
Residents of the city who have been facing acute shortage of water for the past week, today blocked the Bela road for more than three hours. The residents said they had met MC officials and councillors a number of times but nothing had happened.

Woman, child found HIV positive
Hoshiarpur, August 11
After the caesarean delivery of a girl child at the local Civil Hospital, the hospital authorities found the mother and child to be HIV positive.

5,000 saplings planted
Jalalabad, August 11
As many as 5,000 saplings were planted in the premises of 162 Bn BSF at Phalianwala this morning. The funds for the saplings were provided by the Punjab National Bank.

Steps for disposal of bio-medical waste
Ropar, August 11
The district medical health authority, which had been barred by the Punjab Pollution Control Board last month may disposing of the bio-medical waste on its own, today finally swung into action.

Red Cross drug shop overcharges man!
Kharar, August 11
A resident of Ranjit Colony here has complained that a chemist shop running on the premises of the Civil Hospital had overcharged him for medicines.

SHO to reinvestigate case
Abohar, August 11
Mr Sewa Singh, SHO, Khuikhera, has been asked to re-investigate a case registered by former in charge of the police station against a block president of the Anganwari Workers Union and her family last month.


Non-bailable warrants against six
Phagwara, August 11
The local court yesterday issued non-bailable warrants on six persons including an NRI, in a bid to eliminate father and son near the court complex on the G.T. Road.

High Court
Notice issued
Chandigarh, August 11
The High Court on Thursday issued notice of motion for August 28 on a petition filed by a Chandigarh resident, who is presently in custody for her alleged links with dreaded terrorist Jagtar Singh Hawara.


Two held in rape cases
Amritsar, August 11
The district police yesterday claimed to have arrested two persons wanted in two separate rape cases registered at Sadar and Civil Lines police stations here.

3 SAD leaders held, 50 others booked
Chandigarh, August 11
The Punjab police last night arrested three Shiromani Akali Dal leaders in Ropar district for taking part in the statewide protests on the Nanavati Commission report.

Pak intruder killed
Amritsar, August 11
An unidentified Pakistani intruder was shot dead by the BSF jawans late last night.

Two more thefts in Abohar
Abohar, August 11
Two more thefts were committed here on Tuesday night, police sources confirmed last evening.

One arrested in money snatching case
Hoshiarpur, August 11
The district police has arrested Harbakhsh Singh, alias Lakha, a son of Mr Karam Singh of Muradpur, in connection with snatching of Rs 41,500 and a mobile phone from an employee of a cooperative society on pistol point along with his two scooter-borne accomplices on May 18.

Boy crushed to death
Rajpura, August 11
A Class IX student of Government Senior Secondary School, Old Rajpura, was crushed to death on the Zirakpur-Rajpura road in Jansua village near here late last night.

Patwari held for graft
Bathinda, August 11
The Vigilance Bureau today caught a patwari red-handed while he was accepting Rs 2,500 as bribe at Jaito in Faridkot district. A .32-bore revolver and 13 cartridges have been seized from him.

3 die in accident
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 11
Three persons died on the spot and eight were injured in an accident that took place today near Khanpur village on the G.T. Road.


Private school teachers underpaid
Bathinda, August 11
Mr Narangi Lal (name changed) toiled hard and spent lakhs of rupees to secure his B.Tech degree in computer, engineering. However, he has to remain content with a teaching job with a negligible salary which is not even enough to meet his personal expenditure on tea and snacks.

Teachers wear black badges
Amritsar, August 11
The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union today appealed to the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to solve the problems of the agitating school and college teachers in the larger interest of the students and society.

Seminar on journalists’ role
Patiala, August 11
A one day seminar on the “Role, Responsibility and Behaviour of Journalists — A Self Introspection” was organised by the Patiala Journalists Association at the Department of Journalism , Punjabi University, here today.


Consignment of potatoes to Pakistan
Amritsar, August 11
Local traders today dispatched the first consignment of 15 tonnes of potatoes to Pakistan after it offered to import five duty free items, including vegetables and livestock, a month earlier from the Wagah land route.

Octroi work auction nets 2.42 cr
Kharar, August 11
The auction of the octroi collection work fetched Rs 2.42 crore for the Municipal Council here today. The increase in the revenue is about Rs 40 lakh from the last year.


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