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Panthic parties for alliance against SAD
Amritsar, October 10
The Panthic parties, especially the Shiromani Akali Dal (Longowal), led by Mr Prem Singh Chandumajra today desired to come on single platform to defeat the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) in the next Assembly elections.

4 cops dismissed, seven suspended for gang rape
Amritsar, October 10
Initiating stern action against the cops, who stood guard while a woman was being raped by two convicts, the Punjab Police today dismissed four policemen from service while seven cops were placed under suspension. All four dismissed policemen belong to Tarn Taran police district.

Editorial: Beasts in khaki

Rs 4.4 lakh looted from bank
Bholath (Kapurthala), October 10
In a broad day-light robbery, three armed youths today looted more than Rs 4 lakh from a Punjab National Bank branch at Ramgarh village on the Kartarpur-Bholath road here this afternoon.

Policemen use a sniffer dog to check the premises of Punjab National Bank in Ramgarh village, Kapurthala, where robbers struck on Monday. Policemen use a sniffer dog to check the premises of Punjab National Bank in Ramgarh village, Kapurthala, where robbers struck on Monday. — Photo by Pawan Sharma




SAD leaders instigating farmers to stage protests: Dullo
Mohali, October 10
The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief, Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, today stated that the Shiromani Akali Dal was trying to “politicise” the rice-lifting crisis in Punjab.

Guarantee MSP or face protest, says CPI
Bathinda, October 10
Seeking a guarantee of MSP to cotton and paddy farmers, CPI today warned that if the farmers were not paid compensation for their losses, the party, along with farmers, would gherao Parliament.

Punjab Food and Civil Supplies Minister Avtaar Henry flags off a convoy of trucks carrying relief material for quake-affected people of Jammu and Kashmir, in Jalandhar on Monday. Punjab sends relief material to J&K
Jalandahr, October 10
Reaching out to earthquake affected people of Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab today sent 45 trucks of relief material to the valley here today.

Punjab Food and Civil Supplies Minister Avtaar Henry flags off a convoy of trucks carrying relief material for quake-affected people of Jammu and Kashmir, in Jalandhar on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Purewal appointed citizenship judge in Surrey
Jalandhar, October 10
Dr Shinder P.S. Purewal, a Jalandhar-based NRI, has been appointed citizenship judge in Surrey by Mr Joe Volpe, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, there.


Try guilty in ’84 riots as terrorists: SAD
Amritsar, October 10
General Secretary of the SAD Sukhbir Singh Badal has sought to prosecute three Congress leaders, who were involved in anti-Sikh riots of 1984, as terrorists.

Debate on Punjab terrorism rescheduled
Chandigarh, October 10
The forthcoming three-day session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha has been rescheduled.

Clash between Sikh devotees, dera followers averted
Bathinda, October 10
A clash between the followers of a dera at Faridkot Kotli village and Sikh devotees was averted today with the dera management giving up its plan to install Guru Granth Sahib and hold an Akhand Path at the dera.

Inspectors of foodgrain agencies stage dharna
Sangrur, October 10
large number of inspectors, sub-inspectors and members of field staff of the foodgrain agencies, Punsup, Markfed, the Warehouse Corporation, Punjab Agro, Pungrain and the FCI, today staged a dharna in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner here to press the authorities for a solution to their problems solved.

2 die of suspected gastroenteritis
Phagwara, October 10
Two children died of suspected gastroenteritis in Onkar Nagar inhabited mostly by migrants. Nearly 48 children were suffering from the disease. A few were hospitalised, others being treated at homes.

Trial run of bus postponed
Amritsar, October 10
The trial run of the Amritsar-Lahore bus slated for October 16 is likely to be postponed by a couple of days in view of the devastation caused by the October 8 earthquake in Pakistan.

Drive to make disabled aware of their rights
Faridkot, October 10
The district Legal Services Authority launched a week-long programme here today to make mentally retarded children and other handicapped people aware of their legal rights.

Police station found stealing power for 20 yrs
Sangrur, October 10
case of alleged theft of power for the past 20 years by the of Lehragaga, police station (city) 40 km from here, came to light on October 8 when Enforcement squad of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), led by Mr A.K. Kansal, Senior Executive Engineer, Enforcement, PSEB, Sangrur, raided the police station.

Kerala delegation in Kot Kapura
Faridkot, October 10
A 51-member delegation of educationists comprising teachers and lawyer from Kannur (Kerala) arrived at Kot Kapura today to study the development of this district in different fields.


2 women held for abducting girl
Jalandhar, October 10
Two women kidnapped a 15-year-old girl and tried to take her to Delhi to force her parents to pay back a loan of Rs 23,000 which the father of the girl had taken two years back from an accused.

Six booked for cheating
Amritsar, October 10
The police has booked Narinder Singh, Manmohanjit Singh, Kiranjit Kaur, Harmit Singh, Jasmit Singh and Jasjit Singh, all residents of the Green Avenue area, here for allegedly defrauding Navtej Singh and Buland Iabal Singh of the same locality and their relatives.

Labourer assaulted
Khanna, October 10
A farm labourer was injured in an attack by some residents of Ikolaha village, 6 kilometres from here, today. The accident victim, Kuldeep Singh, was admitted to the local Civil Hospital.


DAV College wins youth festival trophy
Amritsar, October 10
DAV College lifted the Guru Nanak Dev University ‘A’ Zone (Men) Youth Festival trophy while Khalsa College, Amritsar, finished runners-up and Hindu College, Amritsar, stood third. The three-day youth festival concluded here today.

Lecture on Guru Nanak
Patiala, October 10
The Department of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala, organised a commemorative lecture on Guru Nanak on the campus here today.

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