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Centre to study demands on airport, thermal plant
Chandigarh, September 24
The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, today promised that the Central Government would enable investment in infrastructure in Punjab. As a first step he promised to get examined the demands for a high-speed rail corridor, an international airport and a thermal power station in the state.

Chandigarh page: Congress men take potshots at ministers as PM listens

SGPC to repair Bangladesh gurdwaras
Amritsar, September 24
The two-member committee of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee today reported that four out of nine historical gurdwaras in Bangladesh had disappeared, while condition of the rest was precarious.

Cloth merchant, wife murdered
Jalandhar, September 24
A 40-year-old cloth merchant Mukesh Arora and his 35-year-old wife Manju Arora were killed with sharp-edged weapons by some unidentified persons at their shop-cum-residence in broad daylight in Model House locality this afternoon.




Decoy patients to help curb female foeticide
Bathinda, September 24
Concerned over alarming decline in the state's sex ratio, the state government would now resort to informers and decoy patients to curb female foeticide. They would be rewarded for helping government to identify those indulging in foeticide.

Punjab Health Secretary Darbara Singh Guru examines a child during a medical check-up camp at Lehri village, near Bathinda, on Saturday. — Photo by Kulbir Beera

Punjab Health Secretary Darbara Singh Guru examines a child during a medical check-up camp at Lehri village, near Bathinda, on Saturday.


Illegal gate not removed despite orders
Amritsar, September 24
Despite orders from the Chief Secretary of Punjab, Mr Jai Singh Gill, the district administration has failed to remove the illegal iron gate blocking an old lane in Chheharta township, near here. The gate was reportedly erected by some influential persons.

Couple ends life due to poverty
Sangrur, September 24
Jagtar Singh (25), a labourer, and his wife Jasbir Kaur (23), allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance in their house at Model Town Sheron village, near Sunam, last night. Their marriage was reportedly solemnised about three months ago.

SP, DSP pay penalty for power theft
Mansa, September 24
Caught drawing power through a ‘kundi’ connection, SP (H) Mr Lakhwinder Singh has paid a fine of about Rs 12,000 to the Punjab State Electricity Board, besides getting a power meter installed.


Police remand for Punjabi singer
Phagwara, September 24
Punjabi singer J.B. Jagtar has been remanded in police custody till September 26 for duping a youth of Rs 1.5 lakh on the pretext of sending him abroad. The passport of the youth was also taken by the singer.

Ex-minister’s case adjourned
Batala, September 24
The vigilance case of Mr Sewa Singh Sekhwan, former Revenue Minister of Punjab regarding the opening of a charitable hospital at Sekhwan village was taken up today in the court of Special Judge of Gurdaspur, Mr J.P. Maini, regarding the framing of charges.


Attempt on social activists: MLA named in FIR
Abohar, September 24
Mr Surinder Singh Rathore, a BJP MLA, has also been named in the FIR registered in connection with attempt on life of Mr Mahesh Periwal, senior party worker and social activist, at Sriganganagar, 40 km from here.

Ghee unit found cheating on weight
Gurdaspur, September 24
The flying squad of the Food and Civil Supplies Department today raided the premises of Pioneer Agro, a ghee-making unit located on the Pathankot-Mukerian road.

Undertrial escapes from court premises
Jalandhar, September 24
An undertrial today fled away from the tehsil court complex of Phillaur near here after giving a dodge to the cops guarding him.


The members of a giddha team wait for their turn during a talent-hunt competition at Multani Mal Modi College in Patiala on Saturday.
The members of a giddha team wait for their turn during a talent-hunt competition at Multani Mal Modi College in Patiala on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Rajesh Sachar

Talent search function
Abohar, September 24
Ms Vanita Singh and Mr Jatinder Grover, conveners of the two-day talent search function at DAV College of Education, here said today that Panjab University, by reviving folk based competitions, had done a yeoman job to strengthen bonds of Punjabi youths with their heritage.

Ravinder wins debate contest
Patiala, September 24
Multani Mal Modi College, Patiala, organised a talent hunt competition in music, literature, folk dances, theatre and fine arts here today. Prof R.K. Sehgal, Dean, Academic Affairs, Punjabi University, was the chief guest while the Principal of the college, Dr V.K. Sharma, gave away the prizes. A newly established vocational course of fashion designing was also inaugurated.


Bandh in inundated grain market
Bathinda, September 24
Shopkeepers and commission agents at the local grain market, today, downed their shutters in protest against the indifferent attitude of the authorities that caused the market to remain inundated even two days after the downpour.


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