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Youngsters go berserk, damage vehicles, buildings
Jalandhar, September 2
Armed with swords, baseball bats, iron rods and sharpedged weapons, groups of youngsters virtually went berserk, pelted stones at some buildings and vehicles during a procession taken out in the city by various organisations to protest against the Gohana incident today.

Cotton MSP: Punjab short-changed
Gujarat, Maharashtra favoured
Chandigarh, September 2
Though the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today said that the Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) would start procurement operations when the produce started arriving in the state’s markets next month, Punjab’s cotton growers are facing a serious problem regarding the revision of the minimum support price.

NRI held for deserting wife
Hoshiarpur, September 2
Yet another girl of this town became of victim of an NRI after she was abandoned for demand of dowry just after three days of marriage. The family, unable to bear the stigma, complained to the police following which the ‘groom’, a resident of Donala village in Nangal, was put behind bars.
The parents of the girl who was deserted by an NRI after three days of marriage in Hoshiarpur.
The parents of the girl who was deserted by an NRI after three days of marriage in Hoshiarpur. — A Tribune photograph

“Scam” rocks GND varsity project
Amritsar, September 2
Alleged financial irregularities in the purchases made under FIST (Fund for Improvement in S&T infrastructure), relating to the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, rocked Guru Nanak Dev University here today.

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  Hawara case: 16 not to be charged
Chandigarh, September 2
Sixteen persons are to be excluded from the list of those who have been booked by the Punjab police for allegedly harbouring or helping terrorist Jagtar Singh Hawara.


Villagers lock horns over power line
Bathinda, September 2
With residents of Manaa village objecting to the passing of the 11 KV 24-hour power supply line to Raike Kalan village via their village, both parties have locked horns over the issue. Though the police said they had reached an agreement, the residents of Raike Kalan denied it.

MC poll: confusion over total wards in Amloh
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 2
With the State Election Commission issuing a notification regarding elections to Municipal Council Amloh and byelection in Ward No.2 and 9 of Sirhind, hectic political activities have started in both towns of the district. Moreover, the district administration has started making arrangements for conducting poll in a free and fair manner.

Notices served on lift pump owners
Abohar, September 2
The Irrigation Department has served notices on owners of lift pumps installed at Sirhind Feeder in Gidderbaha and adjoining areas for removing the same. The pumps, with permanent structures, had been drawing water illegally from the canal even after termination of the agreement on March 31, 2004, sources said.

Close-circuit cameras at railway stations
Abohar, September 2
Close-circuit TV cameras will be soon installed at railway platforms at Chandigarh, Ambala and Saharanpur to strengthen the security arrangement, Mr A. K. Gupta, Additional Divisional Railway Manager, Ambala, said during an inspection at Abohar and Sriganganagar railway stations on Wednesday.

Morcha not to allow MC to lift carcasses
Abohar, September 2
The Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha yesterday resolved not to allow the municipal contractors to lift the carcass of cows found dead in the city streets. The morcha during a meeting held in ward no. 12 here under mass contact campaign decided that the cows be cremated by the workers of the organisation.

IMA opposes amendment Bill
Phagwara, September 2
The Indian Medical Association (IMA), Punjab, has opposed the move of the Union Health Ministry to table the Indian Medical Council(Amendment)Bill, 2005,in Parliament.

37 fresh cases of diarrhoea
Hoshiarpur, September 2
Though the epidemic of diarrhoea in Behmawa, Fatehpur, Ram Nangal and Siri Pandaian villages of this district seemed under control, 37 fresh cases from these villages were reported at the relief camp in Fatehpur yesterday. This was stated by Dr S. K. Sharma, District Health Officer. He said medicines had been given to the patietns who had complained of dysentery and vomiting. All had been discharged.

Punsup staff to go on mass casual leave
Patiala, September 2
Members of the Punsup Employees Union, Punjab, have decided to go on mass casual leave and hold a demonstration in front of the Punsup office at Chandigarh on September 23 to lodge their protest against the apathetic attitude of the authorities concerned towards their genuine demands.

Anganwadi workers breach security
Chandigarh, September 2
A group of 50-odd women anganwadi workers from Punjab breached the so-called tight security around the Punjab Civil Secretariat here and also north of Madhya Marg, as they reached the main gate of the secretariat.

Appeal to Vedanti on seva by women
Chandigarh, September 2
Mr Hardeep Singh, member of the SGPC from Mohali, has urged the Jathedar of Akal Takht, Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, and the other Sikh high priests to take bold steps to ensure that Sikh women are allowed to do seva in the Golden Temple.


Two ASIs, 5 police officials suspended
Batala, September 2
In late night checking of various police stations, Senior Superintendent of Police, Batala, Jatinder Jain, suspended two assistant sub-inspectors of Police and five other police officials of different police stations.

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Post of DGP (Prisons) goes
Chandigarh, September 2
The Punjab Government, in an apparent bid to cut down on a top heavy police administration, today did away with one post of Director-General of Police (Prisons) and decided that an Additional DGP, who is one rank junior to DGP, will work as ADGP, Prisons.

Poor given cheques to build houses
Ropar, September 2
The district administration today granted 1.5 lakh cheques to poor persons to build houses while hearing the grievances of residents in Morinda sub-division of the district. A total of Rs 50,000 will be given to each needy person in different instalments, said the Deputy Commissioner of Ropar, Mr H.I.S Garewal, here yesterday.


Petrol pump workers sham robbery to embezzle Rs 54,000
Rajpura, September 2
Two employees working at a petrol pump at Bhabat village near here, shammed a robbery by four armed persons on gunpoint in a bid to embezzle Rs 54,000 of sale collections. The local police after cracking the canard in cross-questioning arrested both accused on the charges of inflicting voluntary injuries to sham robbery.

Student shot at in group clash
Amritsar, September 2
A clash between two groups of students of the Amritsar College of Engineering and Technology, Manawala, about 10 km away from here, today turned violent as a student was shot at and injured.

200 quintals of spurious salt confiscated
Madhopur (Gurdaspur), September 2
The district health authorities today confiscated around 2,000 bags containing about 200 quintals of spurious iodised salt at Madhopur barrier. It was being transported to Jammu and Kashmir.

Murder accused held
Faridkot. September 2
The police has claimed to have solved a five-month-old murder case of a retired teacher, Harnek Singh of Muktsar town, with the arrest of Nirmal Singh Fauji, a resident of the same area.

Patwari held taking bribe
Patiala, September 2
When Satnam Singh, Patwari (revenue official) of the Hariyau Khurd area of Patran Tehsil left for the house of Mr Mehal Singh to collect bribe money, little did he know that he would be falling into the Vigilance Bureau net.


State Award for 14 teachers
Chandigarh, September 2
The Punjab Government has selected 14 teachers for the State Award to be presented on September 5, Teachers’ Day. Of these, 10 teachers are from secondary schools and four from elementary schools.

Students allege discrimination by bus operators
Phagwara, September 2
The problems of college students having bus pass continue unabated in this area. The crew of most of the buses either refuse to lift them or drop them at a place far off from their colleges.

Education board Chairman authorised to appoint Secy
Mohali, September 2
Members of the governing body of the Punjab School Education Board authorised the Chairman, Prof Harbans Singh Sidhu, to appoint the new Secretary of the board on a temporary basis. The decision was taken at a meeting of the board members held here today.


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