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Violence domain of Akalis: Amarinder
Govt trying to zero in on cause of cancer in Malwa
Faridkot, September 22
Denying that the battle of ballots in the state was going Bihar way, the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, said violence was the domain of Akalis and they had always been “aggressive and vicious” towards the Congress workers.
Deputy Commissioner Alok Shekhar felicitates the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, at Baba Sheikh Farid Rural Sports Fair in Faridkot Deputy Commissioner Alok Shekhar felicitates the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, at Baba Sheikh Farid Rural Sports Fair in Faridkot on Thursday.
— Photo by Kulbir Beera

Transfer of Chandigarh tops list of demands for PM
Chandigarh, September 22
Punjab has kept an exhaustive list of demands ready for the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, who will be arriving here tomorrow on a two-day visit to Punjab and Chandigarh. The list has a mix of political and financial demands besides those relating to development projects.

Dheer not connected with rape offence, says DGP
Chandigarh, September 22
The Director General of Police, Punjab, Mr S.S. Virk, today informed the Punjab and Haryana High Court that it was clear that Indian Express reporter Gautam Dheer was “in no way connected with the offence of rape registered in 2003 or with any other offence during the intervening period”.

Fatehgarh Sahib


  Underweight LPG cylinders in supply
Delivery boys use gadgets to pilfer gas
Jalandhar, September 22
‘Underweight’ cooking gas cylinders are allegedly reaching doorsteps of 80 per cent of consumers due to pilferage of gas effected between LPG dealers’ godowns and consumers’ end by unscrupulous elements by using sophisticated gadgets.

Heavy rain inundates streets, homes
Child dies in Bathinda house collapse
Bathinda, September 22
Heavy rainfall today lashed the city, claiming the life of a child in a house collapse and throwing normal life out of gear. Scores of houses were submerged in various localities, compelling people to move to safer places.

Men wade through water in the Sirki Bazar area of Bathinda after a heavy shower on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera

Men wade through water in the Sirki Bazar area of Bathinda after a heavy shower

Followers of Dera Sacha Sauda protest against CBI ‘high-handedness’
Sangrur, September 22
Alleging that the CBI was trying to implicate Sant Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and members of the Dera Sacha Sauda, Sirsa, in false cases, followers of the dera today took out a protest march in the town and later held a rally in front of the district administrative complex here.

Attack on NRI: police ‘delaying’ arrest of accused
Kapurthala, September 22
A fugitive wanted in many criminal cases by the United States of America is living in Begowal village of Kapurthala district and was one of the accused who attacked Mr Surjit Singh (65) an NRI from USA on September 2 on the Nadala-Begowal road here.

Duped youths land in Moscow jails
Tarn Taran, September 22
Duped by fake travel agents, two Punjabi youths have landed in Moscow jails. They were assured by the agents that they would be sent to Italy, but they were sent to Moscow, where they were nabbed by the police.


Cong woos SCs, blasts SAD
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 22
It is only during the Congress rule that Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes have got respect and various welfare schemes were initiated for them, said Dr Harbans Lal, Chief Parliamentary Secretary, at Dalit Chetna function in Sirhind today.


Charge sheet filed against cop’s kin
Chandigarh, September 22
The Punjab Police has presented a charge sheet against five persons, including four relatives of a senior Punjab police officer and a Moga-based advocate. Among those charge-sheeted in the court of Mr Jaspinder Singh, Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Barnala, are the cop’s mother Surinder Kaur, wife Deepinder Kaur Sandhu, maternal uncle Gurtej Singh Gill, cousin Hareet Singh and advocate Satinder Sharma.

Bus stand planned at Sujanpur
Mohali, September 22
Sujanpur in Gurdaspur district which acts as a gateway to Punjab from Jammu and Kashmir will have a bus stand. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting held under the chairmanship of Mr Raghunath Sahai Puri, Minister for Housing and Urban Development, held at the PUDA Bhawan here today.

Work on deep tubewell begins
Kharar, September 22
Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, Minister for Animal Husbandry, Punjab, inaugurated the work of boring a deep tubewell at Kansal village, near here, today. Mr Kang said in order to provide adequate water to the village, a Nabard-assisted project was being executed at a cost of Rs 31.63 lakh.


Paddy lifting arrangements complete: DM
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 22
Though there is no official intimation about the start of procurement of paddy by government agencies, yet all arrangements for the smooth procurement of paddy in the district have been completed, said Ms Sweety Devgan, District Food and Supply Officer.


28 buildings face MC axe
Jalandhar, September 22
The Jalandhar Municipal Corporation will demolish 28 unsafe buildings in the city. As per a survey conducted by the corporation, 65 buildings have been identified as unsafe and they have been further specified on the basis of their physical position, safe or unsafe.

PSEB SDO suspended
Hoshiarpur, September 22
Taking serious note of the 10-day-long protest by members of different industrialists’ associations against a Subdivisional Officer, the Punjab State Electricity Board today placed the erring officer under suspension.


Two alleged kidnappers shot
Pathankot, September 22
The police killed two alleged kidnappers in an encounter that took place yesterday night on defence road near Madhopur. One of the kidnappers was arrested, while three others absconded.

BJP leader, six others booked in murder case
Amritsar, September 22
The Islamabad police today booked Ms Mansa Tiwari, secretary, BJP Mahila Mandal, with six other persons for allegedly killing Jagdish Bhargav, district secretary, Shiv Sena (Hindustan).

4 held for making fake currency notes
Abohar, September 22
Four persons, including a diploma holder in computer science, have been arrested for preparing and marketing fake currency notes. The DSP, Mr Narinderpal Singh Waring, said today that the sub-divisional police conducted a raid at Jaitu yesterday and recovered a computer, scanner and printer etc from Prince Photo Studio.

Hooch claims 3 lives
Patiala, September 22
Three residents of a locality in this town, including a woman, have died in the past 48 hours under mysterious circumstances. Though the police is awaiting the post-mortem reports of all three deceased for finding out the reason of the deaths, information gathered by the TNS revealed that they had died after consuming hooch, which was available freely in the locality in which they were residing.

Man gets life imprisonment for murder
Phagwara, September 22
The District and Sessions Judge, Kapurthala, Mr Shyam Sunder Gupta, yesterday sentenced Sunil Kumar of Jharkhand to life imprisonment in a murder case. According to prosecution, the accused Sunil Kumar, originally hailing from Jharkhand, had murdered Amrik Singh of Phagwara on March 30, 2005, following an altercation and scuffle.

Seven held for various crimes
Bathinda, September 22
The district police has arrested seven persons for their alleged involvement in different crimes. In a press note issued here yesterday, Mr Kapil Dev, SSP, said Rajinder Kumar was arrested for stealing vehicles. One stolen Indica car was recovered from him.


B.Ed. girls playing the roles of Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Jayalalithaa and Capt Amarinder Singh during a freshers’ party at the State College in Patiala
B.Ed. girls playing the roles of Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Jayalalithaa and Capt Amarinder Singh during a freshers’ party at the State College in Patiala on Thursday. — Photo by Rajesh Sachar

Parents resent double fee by PTU
Gurdaspur, September 22
Parents, whose wards have taken admission in the local Beant Singh College of Engineering and Technology, are ruing Punjab Technical University decision to charge double fee for 1st semester from the students.

Confused, varsity seeks reply over PUSC constitution
Patiala, September 22
The Punjabi University authorities today decided to seek a written reply from student organisations regarding the constitution, leadership and structure of the Punjabi University Students Confederation to work out the modalities for participation in a public debate to be held in connection with the ongoing agitation on the campus and student’s issues.

Students end stir following assurance by management
Amritsar, September 22
The 40-day-long relay fast by the students, who were denied admission by the Academic Council of the college today ended when the management led by Mr Raj Mohinder Singh Majithia, Chancellor, Mr Charanjit Singh Chadda, Vice-President and Mr Bhag Singh Ankhi, former honorary secretary and member of the management respectively, with 15 other office-bearers and members assured support to the students.

Students decry poor facilities, hold protest
Kharar, September 22
Students of Government Polytechnic, Khoonimajra, held a demonstration here today in protest against the failure of the government to provide adequate facilities at the institute.

Students of Government Polytechnic, Khoonimajra, Kharar, stage a demonstration in support of their demands on Thursday.

Students of Government Polytechnic, Khoonimajra, Kharar, stage a demonstration in support of their demands


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