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Centre’s nod to product-specific economic zone
Amritsar, September 10
The Centre has given approval for setting up a product-specific special economic zone for the holy city. The project had been hanging fire for a couple of months in view of the prohibitive cost of land for implementing the SEZ announced by the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, during his visit to Amritsar.

Capt guns for Capt’s scalp
Patiala, September 10
Accusing the government of adopting policies which have led to anarchy in the state, the general secretary of the Shiromani Akali Dal, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, has said the removal of the Amarinder Singh-led Congress government was a must to save Punjab.

Elevated road project gets CM’s nod
Amritsar, September 10
The first elevated road project at an estimated cost of Rs 134 crore for Amritsar has been given a go-ahead by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh. The draft proposal was approved in principle at a high-level meeting on Thursday in Chandigarh.

Research project on Sikh philanthropy
Chandigarh, September 10
Sikhs settled in the US have been extending material and other help to Katrina-hit residents of New Orleans. Sikhs from all over the US have pooled in their resources to start a community kitchen to provide food to Katrina-hit residents.

Record missing in fraud case
Amritsar, September 10
The service book of a former district TB officer, Dr Mittarpal Devgan, who was booked for fraud and tampering with service records, has been misplaced with the alleged connivance of district Health Department officials here.



Police ‘encroaches’ on PUDA land
Bathinda, September 10
The police has reportedly encroached upon a prime piece of land belonging to PUDA right next to Police Public School here. The market price of the plot in question is about Rs 1 crore.

A view of PUDA land reportedly encroached upon by the police in Bathinda. — Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera

A view of PUDA land reportedly encroached upon by the police in Bathinda


CPI, CPM join hands for MC byelections
Amritsar, September 10
The CPI and the CPM have joined hands to contest byelections to three municipal council seats to be held on September 18. Mr Dalbaj Singh Baja and Mr Mahinder Singh Walia, both of the CPM, will contest from ward numbers 60 and 34, respectively, while Ms Balwinder Kaur of the CPI will contest from ward number 56.


High-tension wires pose threat to residents
Pathankot, September 10
High-tension wires fitted haphazardly by the PSEB in the Model Town area here are posing serious threat to the residents. The officials seem to be waiting for some mishap to occur before making necessary arrangements.

High-tension electricity wires hang loosely from a pole at Model Town in Pathankot. — Photo by Ravi Bhushan Puri

High-tension electricity wires hang loosely from a pole at Model Town in Pathankot

Probe ordered into student’s death
Abohar, September 10
A magisterial inquiry has been ordered into the death of Dheeraj Kumar (8), a student of Anmol Public School, allegedly due to a short circuit in street number 12 of the Nai Abadi locality here yesterday.

Two anganwadi workers reinstated
Bathinda, September 10
Two anganwadi workers, who were suspended after media reports on the supply of rotten eatables to anganwadi centres, have been reinstated after a long struggle by the Anganwadi Workers and Helpers Union.

Ration to depot holders stopped
Pathankot, September 10
The Department of Food and Supply here has come under a cloud for not supplying the “ ration quota” to at least 10 local depot holders by flouting rules. Hundreds of ration cardholders here are worried a lot on account of not getting their ration quota for the current month.

Blood donation camp
Patiala, September 10
A blood donation camp was organised at Atma Ram Kumar Sabha School here today to mark the 26th death anniversary of noted social worker Bir Dasondhi Ram. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Tejveer Singh, presided over the function.

Thermal unit shut
Ropar, September 10
One of the units of 110- MW capacity out of six units of the Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Plant today remained shut causing a loses of 50 lakh units to the state.

Guru’s marriage anniversary
Batala, September 10
The marriage anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev was celebrated today with devotion in the town. Devotees thronged Gurdwara Kandh Sahib and Gurdwara Dera Sahib to pay obeisance on the occasion.


5 get life term for murder
Sangrur, September 10
Mr Inderjit Singh Walia, Additional Sessions Judge, Sangrur, today awarded life imprisonment to five persons, including mother-in-law, brother-in-law and sister-in-law of Gurmeet Kaur, a resident of Sangrur, who was murdered.

Doctor ordered to pay compensation
Hoshiarpur, September 10
The District Consumer Forum headed by Mr B. C. Gupta, president, Ms Manjeet Walia and Mr Amarjit Singh, Jauhar, members, awarded compensation of Rs 75,000 against Dr Shashi Bala of local Shashi Nursing Home and Scan Centre and litigation expenses of Rs 4,000.

Lok Adalats organised
Pathankot, September 10
Under the guidance of District and Sessions Judge, Gurdaspur, Mr Jora Singh, three lok adalats were organised here at the local courtrooms. The adalts were presided over by Mr R.K. Garg, Civil Judge Senior Division, Mr H.S. Tiwana and Mr S.S. Mann, both Civil Judges Junior Division.


Rs 5 lakh stolen from parked car
Jalandhar, September 10
Unidentified persons allegedly decamped with Rs 5 lakh after smashing windowpane of a car, belonging to a local industrialist, parked near Model Town market here. The robbers rendered the police confounded as they did the job so meticulously that no clue was left behind by them.

9 killed in road mishap
Abohar, September 10
Nine occupants of a Tata Spacio (RJ-13C-7964) were killed when a truck from Nawanshahr collided with it near Peeprana village on the National Highway 15 yesterday.

Delhi Police raids biscuit factory
Patiala, September 10
The Crime branch of the Delhi Police today raided a local biscuit factory and took its director Pankaj Aggarwal into custody.


Students demand refund
Bathinda, September 10
Braving heavy rain in the town today, members of the Punjab Students Union (Shaheed Randhawa) organised a rally at the local DAV College and raised slogans against the college management, demanding the return of extra fee charged from them.

Khalsa College students rounded up
Amritsar, September 10
The police today rounded up few students of Khalsa College here to prevent them from protesting on the college campus. The students included those who had been denied admission in further sessions.

Rs 1 lakh donation for engg college
Patiala, September 10
In a major boost to the Rural Students Scholarship programme of Yadvindra College of Engineering, Talwandi Sabo, under the Punjabi University, Baba Ajit Singh Hansaliwale donated Rs 1 lakh, according to a press note issued by the university here today.

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