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Package to set pace for progress,
says CM

Chandigarh, September 25
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, thanked the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, for an attractive package he announced for the state during his recent visit to Ludhiana and Chandigarh.

Army man commits suicide; blames three officials
Kila Rehmatgarh, September 25
A fortnight after a solider of the Army and a noted rowing player, belonging to this village near Ahmedgarh, was found dead under mysterious circumstances near Nanded in Maharashtra, members of his family, quoting his suicide note, have alleged he had ended his life due to non-selection in a major tournament.

Wailing family members of deceased soilder Bhupinder Singh.

Bhupinder Singh
Bhupinder Singh

Wailing family members of deceased soilder Bhupinder Singh. — Photo by Mahesh Sharma

CMC to grant provisional admissions in MBBS, BDS
Ludhiana, September 25
As the state government continues to drag its feet over admission against 25 per cent government quota seats in medical, dental and nursing colleges of CMC Ludhiana Society here, the management of the society has decided to go ahead with granting ‘provisional’ admission to candidates from out of its own all India merit list.

Punjab ADGP killed in snow storm in Sikkim
P.M. Das Chandigarh, September 25
The Punjab’s Additional Director-General of Police, Telecommunications, Dr Parash Moni Das, and two other members of the Punjab Police Adventure Club, were among five mountaineers who perished in a snow storm while attempting to climb Chameo Moho in Sikkim yesterday.

Sports page: Death of P.M. Das condoled

Strange “gift” for Hoshiarpur girl
Chandigarh, September 25
Twentyfour-year-old Manjeet Kaur from Hoshiarpur has just about managed to survive an emotional disaster. Starry eyed until a year ago when her marriage was yet to be solemnised, she now hates the very mention of the word that filled her world with anguish.


A model sashays down the ramp during a talent show in Bathinda on Sunday.
A model sashays down the ramp during a talent show in Bathinda on Sunday.
— Photo by Kulbir Beera



Dalit front rejects Nanavati report
Amritsar, September 25
Dismissing the Nanavati Commission report on the 1984 anti-Sikh violence as an ‘eyewash’ the National Minority and Dalit Front (NMDF) today said that the document and the Action Taken Report were aimed at protecting Congress leaders.

Workers clean paddy at a grain market in Jandiala Guru on the outskirts of Amritsar on Sunday.  The production of paddy has decreased this season in Punjab due to heavy rains.
Workers clean paddy at a grain market in Jandiala Guru on the outskirts of Amritsar on Sunday. The production of paddy has decreased this season in Punjab due to heavy rains. — Reuters

Farmers’ unending tale of misery
Ludhiana, September 25
Punjab farmers are these days worried about the economic depression which stares at them menacingly.


SAD resolution seeks city’s transfer
Chandigarh, September 25
The Political Affairs Committee( PAC) of the SAD headed by Mr Parkash Singh Badal here yesterday passed a resolution seeking the transfer of Chandigarh and Punjabi-speaking areas to Punjab immediately.


Demand for CBI probe into firing incident
Pathankot, September 25
The kin of Joginder Singh, alias Jaggi, who was reportedly killed by the police allegedly in an exchange of firing on Wednesday night have accused the Pathankot police of killing him in a false encounter. They have demanded a CBI probe in to the encounter in which two alleged kidnappers died.

String of activities on World Tourism Day
Mohali, September 25
The Punjab Government has planned a series of activities and events to mark “World Tourism Day” on September 27 in the state.

Jordan Valley Day celebrated
Pathankot, September 25
The Deccan Horse, one of the oldest cavalry regiment of the Indian Army, on Friday celebrated Jordan Valley Day.

Cycle rally marks World Heart Day
Jalandhar, September 25
“Want to save your heart? Do cycling”, was the message extended by about 200 residents, who took to streets on bicycles to propagate cycling to keep heart-related ailments at bay.

Extend free power facility to all Dalits: union
Sangrur, September 25
Activists of the district unit of the Punjab Khet Mazdoor Union, led by Mr Bhup Chand Channo, state president, staged a dharna in front of the residence of the local Congress MLA, Mr Arvind Khanna, here today.

Maestros weave magic of classical music
Phagwara, September 25
Maestros of classical music Hari Dev of Goraya and Pt Keshav Raghunath Talengaonkar from Agra mesmerised the audience with their rendition of various ragas at the tenth Classical Music Conference which concluded at the local Gita Bhavan today.

Govt not serious on cancer deaths: writer
Bathinda, September 25
Renowned Punjabi writer and Jnanpeeth Awardee Dr Gurdayal Singh today expressed concern on “prevailing environmental health crisis” in the Malwa region and said the state government was not serious about the rising incidence of cancer deaths.

Narcotics burnt
Jalandhar, September 25
A huge mound of more than 150 quintals of poppy husk, charas, ganja, smack and nearly 1.35 lakh capsules of intoxicating drugs, which, were recovered from the Doaba region was burnt by the police in the presence of DIG (Jalandhar) Paramjit Singh Gill at an open place near Surya Enclave here yesterday.

Trade unions’ stir on Sept 29
Ludhiana, September 25
Trade unions in the city today resolved to make the strike on September 29 a success. The strike, being observed on a call given by the National Platform of Mass Organisation (NPMO), is in protest against the Punjab Government’s “anti-people” policies.

80 donate blood
Abohar, September 25
An 80-hour akhand kirtan organised by the Sri Satya Sai Seva Sangathan, Punjab, concluded at Arorvansh Dharamshala here today.


Driver hits youth, dumps body
Kharar, September 25
In a shocking incident, a ruthless driver, after having hit a youth on the Kharar-Landran road last night, picked him up and allegedly dumped him on the roadside in the wilderness.

Husband nabbed for attempt to murder
Phagwara September 25
While Manmohan Singh of Khati village was today arrested on the charges of attempt to murder, cruelty to woman and other sections of the IPC, his father Partap Singh and brother Sukhjinder Singh were booked on the same charges.

Three cops accused of torturing villager
Kharar, September 25
A resident of Matour village here has filed a petition in the Kharar court alleging “torture and assault” at the hands of three police officers of the Phase VIII police station and three other residents of the village.

2 nabbed for felling trees
Phagwara, September 25
The police has nabbed two persons for felling trees and stealing timber, according to a press note issued by Kapurthala SSP Rajiv Ahir here this afternoon.


Vigilance Bureau picks up Principal
Ropar, September 25
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau today picked up the acting Principal of Government Senior School for Boys, Ropar, and former DEO (Secondary), Ropar, Mr Prem Chand Gupta, in a case of allegedly possessing assets beyond known sources of income.

Move to revise medical curriculum opposed
Phagwara, September 25
The Punjab unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has opposed the move of the Union Health Minister to revise the medical curriculum for including the Indian system of medicine (ayurvedic, unani and siddha) in the existing system of modern medicine of allopathy.

‘Govt playing with future of students’
Hoshiarpur, September 25
Mr Satnam Singh Kainth, president, Bahujan Samaj Morcha (BSM) yesterday said that children of Dalits and the weaker sections of the society suffer in studies on account of shortage of teaching staff in government schools of Punjab.

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