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CM defends free power to farmers
Says govt can do without World Bank aid
Ludhiana, September 7
The Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today stuck to his guns on the free power issue, by saying that even if World Bank thought free power was a hurdle in helping Punjab, the state had enough resources to go ahead with such policies.

Dalit girl ‘held hostage’ in Singapore

Moga, September 7
Among hundreds of cases of duped Punjabi youths trapped in different foreign countries, the incident of a Dalit girl hailing from Dhurkot Kalan village of the district being “held hostage” in Singapore has shocked one and all here.

Parents show a photo of Virpal who has been held hostage in Singapore.
Parents show a photo of Virpal who has been held hostage in Singapore.

Retired teachers on warpath
Demand restoration of pension

Jalandhar, September 7
The freeze on pension by the Congress Government in the state in 2003 has left retired teachers from private aided schools in the lurch. For Mangu Ram and others like him who struggled to get pension for teachers of private aided schools in the state implemented, it is a bigger blow.

Witness in Ravi Sidhu case threatened
Moga, September 7
An official witness in the graft case of the former PPSC Chairman Mr Ravi Sidhu, Mr Prem Sagar, has alleged that some persons who got their candidate selected for the post of DSP by shelling out money have threatened him through “Babbar Khalsa” to recover their amount.






Docs protest against NPA row
Pathankot, September 7
The doctors of the civil hospital here today protested against the non-practicing allowance (NPA) controversy. Wearing black badges, they raised slogans against the Finance Department for raising controversy regarding the payment of their NPA on the revised basic pay.

Pre-’47 soldiers get financial benefits
Ludhiana, September 7
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today sought to rectify a “historical shortcoming” by equating gallantry of soldiers who had fought for British Army in the pre-Independence era with those of who had fought for the Independent India after 1947.

‘White paper’ sought on fuel price hike
Sangrur, September 7
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Longowal) today asked the Union Government to issue a “White paper” on the hike in the prices of the petroleum products.

Suspicious calls to CM: DGP hopeful of breakthrough
Chandigarh, September 7
The Punjab police is trailing a man who has been calling up Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, posing as Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil. The same person allegedly called up the Chief Minister claiming to be Pillai, a secretary of Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

Student’s death: Principal’s car smashed in protest
Kharar, September 7
Irate students of the GGS Institute of Modern Technology here today smashed the car of the principal before going on strike to protest against his alleged “inaction” in dealing with the death of a student in an accident yesterday.

People join hands against drug menace
Chandigarh, September 7
Disappointed over the failure of the Punjab Government and its various organs to check the menace of drugs, people have themselves started public action against the drug mafia operating in the Khizrabad-Kurali-Ropar- Anandpur Sahib belt. Drugs have ruined several families and led to the death of a number of youths.
Youths from several villages in the Khizrabad-Kurali-Anandpur Sahib belt take an oath in Kubaheri village to join public action in their area against the use of drugs on Tuesday.
Youths from several villages in the Khizrabad-Kurali-Anandpur Sahib belt take an oath in Kubaheri village to join public action in their area against the use of drugs on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan


Grabbing properties conman’s aim, says Bishop
Amritsar, September 7
The visit of an alleged imposter, claiming himself to be Metropolitan of church of India (Anglican), CIPBC (Church of India, Pakistan, Burma and Ceylon) in the Holy City, and consequently spreading ‘disinformation’ has created ripples in church circles here.

More than 1450 trees felled
Bathinda, September 7
A major part of green cover in the local milk plant has been chopped off by the authorities concerned during the past few days. Though the authorities concerned claimed that only those trees had been cut which had dried up, the local Divisional Forest authorities claimed that a majority of the chopped trees were young and green.

Trees being loaded after being chopped off at the Verka Milk Plant in Bathinda on Wednesday. — Photo by Kulbir Beera
Trees being loaded after being chopped off at the Verka Milk Plant in Bathinda on Wednesday.

Nagar Council poll re-scheduled
Phagwara, September 7
The poll for the two posts of Vice-Presidents of Phagwara Nagar Council have been re-scheduled. These will now be held on September 15 instead of September 9. The schedule was fixed by Deputy Commissioner, Kapurthala, Mr Sameer Kumar, who had delegated the powers of Observer for these polls to Phagwara SDM Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal.

Normalcy returning as sweepers call off stir
Kapurthala, September 7
The situation in the city was limping back to normal after decision to call off the strike by sweepers on the intervention of local MP Rana Gurjeet Singh here today afternoon.

Police to buy rubber bullets for mob control
Chandigarh, September 7
The Punjab police plans to buy rubber bullets for controlling mobs and unruly crowds. These bullets do not cause serious injury but create fear among mobs.

PWD employees stage dharna
Abohar, Sepember7
The Technical and Mechanical Employees’ Union of PWD (B&R) and the Public Health departments today staged a dharna in front of the Public works division office here on the Malout road.

Traders protest against power cuts
Jalandhar, September 7
Protesting against frequent power cuts, the Federation of Jalandhar Engineering Associations held a dharna in front of the office of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) here today.

All set for 5-day ‘aagman purb’
Faridkot, September 7
All arrangements have been made to celebrate the five-day 20th “aagman purb” of Sufi Saint Aba Sheikh Farid here from September 19.

Slow pace of projects irks Commissioner
Abohar, September 7
Mr Kulbir Singh Sidhu, Commissioner, Ferozepore division has conveyed his displeasure over the slow pace of city beautification projects. The projects had been started with the help of banks, industrialists and non -government organisations.

Khalra’s death anniversary
Amritsar, September 7
The Khalra Mission Committee observed the tenth death anniversary of Jaswant Singh Khalra in Kabir Park here yesterday. It was informed during the meeting that a six-member committee under Justice (Retd) Ajit Singh Bains, president, Punjab Human Rights Organisation (PHRO) had been formed to include Mr K.P.S. Gill in the Khalra murder case.

Regiment to remember Asal Uttar battle
Gurdaspur, September 7
The Three Cavalry regiment would remember the battle of Asal Uttar fought at the borders in 1965 by organising a gala function at Pathankot on September 9 and 10.

Poll code comes into force
Chandigarh, September 7
The Punjab State Election Commission announced the imposition the code of conduct for the forthcoming elections to the two Municipal Committees and 23 Nagar Panchayats to be held on September 18.

Concessions likely for residents of urban areas
Chandigarh, September 7
The president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, said here today that the state government would give concessions to those living in the urban areas.

Bandh evokes good response
Kharar, September 7
The bandh call given by the Kharar Block Balmiki Sabha in protest against the burning of houses belonging to the Dalits at Gohana received a good response here yesterday.

Woman dies ‘accidentally’
Kharar, September 7
A 30-year-old married woman, a resident of Gurudwara Road here, died at the PGI today after she consumed a poisonous substance yesterday.

Kathak Rachna
Patiala, September 7
Kathak dancer Rachna Yadav of the Lucknow gharana enthralled the audience here last evening with a riveting performance.

PCMS doctors demand promotions
Patiala, September 7
PCMS doctors have appealed to the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to undo the “injustice” done to them by the state Finance Department and accept their long-pending demands as recommended by the Fourth Punjab Pay Commission.

Directive on claims


10-year term for three
Ludhiana, September 7
Special Judge, B.S. Sodhi today sentenced Amolak Singh alias Mola (35) of Thatha village in Amritsar, Sukhbir Singh (42) and Kashmir Singh (49) both residents of Mohali to 10 years jail in the Sahnewal encounter case.

Punjab appoints 11 more law officers
Chandigarh, September 7
Buckling under pressure from various quarters, particularly ministers and senior Congress leaders, the Punjab Government today appointed 11 new law officers in the office of Advocate-General (AG), Punjab.

Vinod Khanna deposes in criminal case
Pathankot, September 7
Former Union Minister and Member Parliament, Mr Vinod Khanna, deposed in a pending criminal case in the court of Mr R.K. Garg, SDJM, here today.

Mann’s plea on Virk’s appointment dismissed
Chandigarh, September 7
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today dismissed the PIL filed by Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) leader Simranjit Singh Mann seeking quashing of the appointment of Mr S.S. Virk as DGP, Punjab.


Youth stabbed to death, 2 held
Ludhiana, September 7
Two persons murdered a youth by stabbing him in a crowded market in Jawahar Basti allegedly over winning the love of a dancer girl employed with a local orchestra.

Seven booked in land-grab case
Tarn Taran, September 7
Seven persons, including two women, a Patwari and a Lambardar, have been booked for grabbing a piece of land measuring about 88 kanals belonging to NRI Swarn Kaur in Sangwan village under Patti police station.

13 hurt in mishap
Ropar, September 7
Thirteen persons including three women, were injured when a CTU bus collided with a car on the Ropar-Nangal road this afternoon. The seriously injured, district president of the Nationalist Congress, Jagjit Singh Jagga, was admitted to the PGI.

Scooterist killed in accident
Ghanaur, September 7
One person was killed after his scooter was hit by a truck near here. The truck driver sped away after the accident.

2 stamp vendors booked
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 7
On the directions of Mr Daljit Singh, SDM, Fatehgarh Sahib, SHO, Sirhind, booked two stamp paper vendors allegedly for selling pensions and ration card forms at Rs 20 each at the Lok Suvidha camp organised by the District Administration at Sirhind town today.


Law students hold protest rally
Patiala, September 7
Students of the Law Department of Punjabi University held a protest rally in front of the office of the Vice-Chancellor, Mr Swaran Singh Boparai, on a call given by the Punjabi University Students Confederation here today.

PAU official threatens indefinite fast


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