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Bandh in Ropar, Nawanshahr
Protests continue against Gohana incident
Ropar, September 6
A complete bandh was observed here following a call given by the Bharatiya Balmiki Sabha and the BSP against the burning of Dalits’ houses at Gohana. Protesters, headed by the national president of the Bharatiya Balmiki Sabha, demanded President’s rule in Haryana.

Joint platform to oppose SAD likely
Jalandhar, September 6
The All-India Shiromani Akali Dal and a number of other Akali factions are taking an initiative to create a common platform with an objective to oppose the Shiromani Akali Dal, during the next Assembly elections to be held in 2007.

Free power to farmers CM’s political compulsion: Badal
Chandigarh, September 6
Shiromani Akali Dal president Parkash Singh Badal today described the Punjab Government’s decision to give the free-power facility to the farm sector as a “convincing victory for the policies of the Akali-BJP combine.

SAD president Parkash Singh Badal at a press conference in Bathinda Oil price hike to hit farmers, says Badal

Capt has failed on all fronts: Badal

SAD president Parkash Singh Badal at a press conference in Bathinda on Tuesday. — Photo by Kulbir Beera

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Nayagaon rape case: DIG to look into role of SPs
Chandigarh, September 6
The role of all Superintendents of Police associated with the investigation of the Nayagaon rape case from 2003 till now will be examined by a Deputy Inspector-General of Police.

‘Urgent need’ to instal visual device at airport
Amritsar, September 6
International Airlines have voiced their serious concern over the absence of Runaway Visual Range device at the international airport here. The device records visibility for clearance to aircraft’s take-off or landing. They called for urgent installation of the device.

Steps to rein in Punjab police
Chandigarh, September 6
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today announced steps to curb the Punjab Police, saying anybody violating these direction would be dealt with sternly and claimed “there was no police raj in the state as being projected in some quarters”.

First-ever livestock export to Pak
Wagah, September 6
After having been stranded for several hours at this joint check-post, the first-ever livestock cargo (162 goats and 172 sheep) was exported to Pakistan through the land route here today. A large number of Pakistani mediapersons were awaiting across the border to mark this “historic event”.

Goats and sheep exported from India are being offloaded at the Wagah joint checkpost on the Pakistan side on Tuesday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma

Goats and sheep exported from India are being offloaded at the Wagah joint checkpost on the Pakistan side


SAD (Longowal) to hold ‘insaaf march’
Jalandhar, September 6
To highlight its long-pending demands and major issues concerning Punjab, the Shiromani Akali Dal (Longowal) has decided to organise an “insaaf march” in New Delhi on October 28.


Punjab in turmoil, says Kanwaljit
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 6
Punjab is presently in complete turmoil. Dalits, farmers, teachers employees and traders daily come on the roads to protest against the “wrong” policies of Capt Amarinder Singh.

Giani Dit Singh’s death anniversary observed
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 6
The 104th death anniversary of Giani Dit Singh, a great Sikh scholar, preacher, journalist and social reformer, was observed by Giani Dit Singh Memorial International Society at Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College here today.

Bad roads, defective sewerage bane of Batala residents
Batala, September 6
Roads of Batala are in bad shape due to stagnant water from choked sewers. A recently laid road of the Dharampura Colony in front of the Civil Hospital and other in front of Shani Dev mandir are such examples.

Residents protest against power cuts
Pathankot, September 6
Residents and BJP workers from about 15 villages around Mamoon cantonment led by the former minister Mr Mohan Lal organized a protest against the unscheduled power cuts yesterday.

Amarinder to look into activities of ‘land mafia’
Chandigarh, September 6
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today said he would look into the issue of a land mafia active in areas surrounding Chandigarh. “ I will appoint a person to look into the matter,” said the Chief Minister while adding that nobody, if found guilty, would be spared.

Police inaction against moneylender alleged
Gurdaspur, September 6
Harassed by a moneylender, a couple, of Qadian, Navtej Singh and Rupinder Kaur, allegedly committed suicide on August 23. The suicide note left by them stated they were ending lives, due to harassment at the hands of a local moneylender.

SGPC chief writes to PM on turban ban
Amritsar, September 6
SGPC President Bibi Jagir Kaur today wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to express her anguish over the ban on wearing of turban in schools in Belgium.

Set up task force to fight terrorism: front
Patiala, September 6
Mr Harpal Singh Vice-President, All India Anti-Terrorist Front, Punjab, today said that time had come when a special task force should be set up by the democratic countries to fight global terrorism.

Market for families of PAP jawans
Jalandhar, September 6
Nearly 5000 families based in the high security PAP complex will need not go out of the complex to fetch goods of daily use now as the PAP authorities have come up with an ultra-modern shopping complex exclusively meant for families of PAP jawans.

Bus terminal awaits inauguration
Amritsar, September 6
The ultra-modern bus terminal of the holy city, the first of its kind in Asia, has been completed at a huge cost of over Rs 17 crore. Though the general public has been facing a lot of inconvenience due to traffic hazards at the makeshift bus stand, the newly constructed bus terminal has not been opened so far as the local administration is waiting for a VVIP to inaugurate it.

Panel to amend revenue rules on anvil
Chandigarh, September 6
The Punjab government will soon set up a commission to amend the revenue rules. The step is being taken to mitigate the problems faced by NRIs because of the existing cumbersome procedural and legal framework.


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Permission sought
Chandigarh, September 6
SGPC Chief Bibi Jagir Kaur has moved the High Court seeking quashing of September 1 order of Special Judge (CBI), Patiala, through which he had dismissed her plea for allowing her to go to the USA. Bibi Jagir Kaur is facing trial in the case relating to mysterious death of her daughter.

RI for three in Kapil Saluja murder case
Ferozepore, September 6
The District and Sessions Judge, Mr Justice U. S. Gera, today sentenced three persons, Ashwani Mehta, alias Tiddi, president, Beopar Mandal, his younger brother Rajesh Mehta, alias Bittu, and Sat Pal Bajaj, vice-president, Beopar Mandal, to 20- years rigorous imprisonment in connection with the Kapil Saluja murder case.


Kapurthala SSP shifted
Chandigarh, September 6
Bowing to public demand, the Punjab Government today shifted the district police chief of Kapurthala, Mr T.P. Singh, to Amritsar as SP (Intelligence). Kapurthala had witnessed incidents of violence yesterday.


Rs 2.39 lakh looted, bank manager shot
Hoshiarpur, September 6
In a broad daylight bank dacoity, dacoits shot dead branch manager and looted Rs 2,39,000 from the cashier of State Bank of Patiala branch at Alampur village located on the Miani-Dasuya road of this district at 1.30 pm today.

Youth crushed to death
Kharar, September 6
A Chandigarh youth studying in GGS College of Modern Technology, Kharar, was crushed to death and two other students injured when the motor cycle they were riding was run over by a tractor trolley on the busy Morinda-Kharar highway this afternoon.


NCC cadets take to para-sailing
Kapurthala, September 6
It was a unique experience today for nearly 320 students from various colleges across the region who got an opportunity to sail high in the air on the penultimate day of the ongoing NCC thal sainik camp being organised by the Punjab Directorate.

Students hold protest rally
Bathinda, September 6
The Punjab Students Union (Shaheed Randhawa) today organised a protest rally to support the students of University College located at Rampura Phul in their protest against the mini bus operators.


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