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Sarbjit’s photo goes missing
Pak bans entry of family members

Bhikhiwind, September 9
The fresh picture of Sarbjit Singh, sent from Kot Lakhpat Rai Jail, Lahore, received on September 6 by his family, has gone missing from his ancestral house here.

Anxious wait for Tanda resident’s release
Tanda (Hoshiarpur), September 9
Though she had not seen her father even after birth, four-year-old Ramandeep Kaur rushes to the main gate her house in Kalloa village, about 7 km from here, whenever someone rings the doorbell. She tries to recognize her father whom she has seen in the photo-album.

5 units of thermal plant shut as lightning strikes
Ropar, September 9
The Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal plant here today faced major problem of power generation when its five units out of six units were shut down due to lightning here in the morning.

Tibetans reconciled to Chinese sovereignty: Rinpoche
Ludhiana, September 9
Tibetans have at last reconciled to the idea of Chinese sovereignty over Tibet, provided China grants them the National Territorial Autonomy along with their democratic rights.

Prof Samdong Rinpoche, Prime Minister, Central Tibetan Administration. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Prof Samdong Rinpoche, Prime Minister, Central Tibetan Administration.

Chunni Kalan village to be made sub-Tehsil
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 9
Mr Bir Devinder Singh, MLA, Kharar, while presiding over the inaugural function of a school building at Khanpur Gehlan village in the district, announced that he would make all-out efforts to award the status of a sub-Tehsil to Chunni Kalan village in the district, which is a part of the Kharar constituency, so that all the revenue-related problems of the people of this area were sorted out at their doorsteps.

Fatehgarh Sahib



Mann accuses Centre of glorifying genocide
Bathinda, September 9
Accusing the Union Government of “glorifying genocide” while flaying terrorism, SAD (Amritsar) president Simranjit Singh Mann today alleged that India was not ready to act against perpetrators of genocide and instead was providing them ‘Z’ security.

SAD (A) chief Simranjit Singh Mann soon after addressing a press conference in Bathinda on Friday. — Photo by Kulbir Beera
SAD (A) chief Simranjit Singh Mann soon after addressing a press conference in Bathinda on Friday.

Medical colleges: observers named for counselling
Chandigarh, September 9
The Punjab Government today nominated its observers to oversee the counselling of students for NRI and management quota seats in medical colleges in the state. In a separate development the government also issued a clarification on the fee to be charged by private medical, dental, ayurvedic, nursing and homoeopathic colleges.

Tributes paid to Asal Uttar hero
Asal Uttar (Amritsar), September 9
Warm tributes were paid to Abdul Hamid Company Quarter Master Havildar (CQMH) who had destroyed three Pakistani Patton tanks apart from disabling the fourth in the Indo-Pakistan war in 1965, on his 40th martyrdom here today.

Tension over razing of religious place
Ludhiana, September 9
Tension prevailed in Dhaula village in the Basti Jodhewal area here since last night following the alleged razing of a place of worship. Members of two different communities have been staking their claim over the ownership of the building since Independence of the country.

Full power supply to induction furnaces
Chandigarh, September 9
Following heavy rain in various parts of Punjab, the state government today decided to fully restore the power supply to induction furnaces.

Sainik Sammelan organised
Jalandhar, September 9
Lieut-Gen S. Pattabhiraman, General Officer Commanding -in-Chief, Western Command and Vice-Chief of Army Staff designate, visited the Vajra Corps here today.

Anganwari workers protest against govt
Abohar, September 9
Members of the Anganwari Workers Union this evening called for a “chakka jam” to express resentment over anti-employee policies of the state government here.

Tension brews in Jalandhar village
Jalandhar, September 9
Tension gripped Shankar village, near Nakodar, today as some persons allegedly barged into a religious place and tore apart pages of a holy book.

Shed collapse kills 8 cows
Sangrur, September 9
Eight cows were killed and 15 injured when shed of a ‘gaushala’ at Dhandauli Kalan village, 6 km from Dirba, collapsed today after heavy rain in the area.

Staff resents income tax circular
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 9
There is resentment among government employees over a circular issued by the local Income Tax office regarding mandatory e-filing of TDS/TCS returns by government deductors as per the provisions of Section 206 of the IT Act 1961, with effect from April 1 this year in electronic format.

Utilise funds properly: MP
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 9
A meeting of District Vigilance and Monitoring Committee constituted to monitor funds allotted by the Central Government to states was held at Bachat Bhavan, here today.

Saplings planted
Patiala, September 9
Ms Usha R. Sharma, Special Secretary, Department of Science Technology and Environment, Punjab, on Wednesday inaugurated a function organised by the local ITI in connection with the Vanmahotsava.


More rain could ruin cotton crop: experts
Bathinda, September 9
A delayed spell of shower today has upset the cotton belt’s farmers, as its continuation might ruin their crop. Talking to The Tribune, Chief Agricultural Officer, Mr PS Aulakh, said if it had rained 10-15 days ago, it would have boosted the cotton yield.

A tractor and a rickshaw wade through an inundated road after heavy rain lashed Bathinda on Friday. — Photo by Kulbir Beera

A tractor and a rickshaw wade through an inundated road after heavy rain lashed Bathinda on Friday.

Students’ leader stabbed
Patiala, September 9
Harbir Singh, a student of the local Multani Mal Modi College, has been battling for life in Rajindra Government Hospital after he was attacked by four persons on the college campus today.

6 killed in car-truck collision
Nawanshahr, September 9
As many as six persons, including five of a family, died on the spot in a head- on collision of a Maruti car and a truck near Paniali village on the Nawanshahr-Chandigarh road today.

Two killed due to lightning
Patiala, September 9
Two persons were killed when lightning struck them while they were working in fields at two villages near Patran today.

3-yr-old girl physically assaulted
Pathankot, September 9
In a heinous act, a three-year-old girl was physically assaulted by a 14-year-old youth here. When the child raised a hue and cry, the vigilant mother of the victim saved her from the accused.


Students join protest over denial of admission
Amritsar, September 9
Students of Khalsa College today came in support of protesting students who were denied admission by the academic council of the college this year.

Bank honours school students
Jalalabad, September 9
The local branch of State Bank of India yesterday gave away prizes and mementos to teachers and students of Mata Gujri Public School, Chak Suhele Wala, 15 km from here.

Students attend seminar
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 9
The SAE India College chapter of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib, has organised a seminar on “Diesel Technology” in the college. More than 200 students participated in the seminar.

School holds exhibition
Patiala, September 9
An exhibition on various subjects was organised at Blossoms Senior Secondary School here today. Models and projects made by students were displayed in various departments. Students from other schools also visited the exhibition. The efforts of the students were highly appreciated.


SBI branch inaugurated
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 9
Ms Jaspreet Talwar, Deputy Commissioner, today inaugurated the branch of the State Bank of India at Sirhind. The bank opened the first account of the Deputy Commissioner.


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