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Amarinder justifies demand for new water tribunal
Chandigarh, October 28
The flow of water in various rivers, including the Ravi and the Beas, has gone down significantly. Because of this reason, there is need to reassess the quantum of water in the rivers which feed Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and other states in this region.

Bigamy case: Bajwa assures justice to protesters
Gurdaspur October 28
The protesters demanding the registration of a case against the former SHO of Kalanaur police station today got a shot in the arm when the Minister for PWD, Mr Pratap Singh Bajwas, extended support to them.

Children in Central Jail move Selja
Amritsar, October 28
The innocent eyes of Narinderjit Singh (3) and his sister Kawaljit Kaur (4) light up to see an apple. Behind the bars, in the Central Jail here for no fault of theirs, the sweet bite is all their little hands extend for as they hide behind their mother.
Children in the Central Jail, Amritsar, enjoy a treat of apples during the visit of Kumari Selja, Union Minister of State for Urban Employment and Poverty Alleviation, to the prison on Friday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma
Children in the Central Jail, Amritsar, enjoy a treat of apples during the visit of Kumari Selja, Union Minister of State for Urban Employment and Poverty Alleviation, to the prison on Friday.
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DIG orders probe into owner-tenant drama
Amritsar, October 28
Mr H.S. Randhawa, DIG, Border Range, today marked an inquiry to Mr Sudesh Agnihotri, SP (D), Majitha Police district, to look into the forcible eviction of tenants by their landlord.

DAV College students protest in support of their demands in front of the Mini-Secretariat in Bathinda on Friday. — Photo by Kulbir Beera
DAV College students protest in support of their demands in front of the Mini-Secretariat in Bathinda on Friday.

Students turn unruly, youth fest venue shifted
Abohar, October 28
The venue for the Panjab University Zonal Youth Festival for the Muktsar zone colleges was shifted to DAV College today as some students of the host college, Gurunanak Khalsa College, reportedly created a nuisance by preventing the DAV College team from taking the first prize in the bhangra competition last night.

Pre-Harappan site identified in Ropar
Chandigarh, October 28
Making a significant claim, the Punjab Department of Archaeology said here today that a pre-Harappan site had been identified in Ropar district by a team of experts engaged by the department.


Re-write Sikh history, Takht chief to scholars
Amritsar, October 28
Akal Takht Jathedar, Joginder Singh Vedanti today called upon the Sikh Intellectuals to re-write Sikh history, which is ‘full of distortions’ so that Sikhism could be projected in a proper manner.


Police remand for Hawara aide
Ropar, October 28
Gurdeep Singh, a close aide of the main accused of the Beant Singh assassination case, was yesterday produced in Anandpur Sahib court and was remanded in one day police custody in connection with bomb blast case of Baba Piara Singh Bhaniarewala of Nurpurbedi. He was earlier in the custody of the Kharar police.

Mann to defy High Court order
Amritsar, October 28
Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, president, Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), reacting to a letter of the Punjab and Haryana High Court asking him to submit a signed affidavit proclaiming not to indulge in three activities, including anti-national for getting his passport back, said that he would not follow it and instead would knock at the doors of the Supreme Court.


Sugarcane MSP up by Rs 15
Chandigarh, October 28
The Punjab Government today raised the procurement price for early sown varieties of sugarcane by Rs 15 per quintal. A decision in this connection was taken at a meeting of the Sugarcane Control Board.


Pensioners given cheques
Phagwara, October 28
Deputy Commissioner Sameer Kumar and Mrs Baljinder Kaur Mann, wife of the local MLA-cum-Chairman, Punjab Agro and Foods Corporation, Mr Joginder Singh Mann, distributed cheques amounting to Rs 35,72,400 among 5,954 rural area pension beneficiaries at a function in local Rest House today.


Mother killed, son hurt in road mishap
Abohar, October 28
Reshma Devi (57) was killed and her son Naresh Kumar Wadhwa was injured as the jeep they were travelling in overturned on interception by the excise staff on the state highway last night. Four grandchildren of Reshma Devi and the driver of the jeep were safe, sources said.

Couple commits suicide
Bathinda, October 28
An unmarried couple allegedly committed suicide by consuming poisonous substance at their home in the Bhuleriawala locality here last night.

Commission agent robbed of Rs 4 lakh
Pathankot, October 28
A Pathankot based commission agent Raman Sharma was today robbed of Rs 4 lakh. The agent withdrew Rs 4 lakh from the Dhangu road branch of the Hindu Cooperative Bank in the morning to make payment to farmers at Narangpur Mandi.


Message of Gurbani binds humanity: seminar
Amritsar, October 28
The national seminar on Guru Granth Sahib organised by Guru Nanak Dev University and sponsored by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs Government of India concluded here today. The valedictory session was chaired by Prof Amrik Singh, former Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala.

DAV College students hold protest march
Bathinda, October 28
Protesting against the alleged over-charging of fee, DAV College students today blocked traffic in front of the college and held a protest march to the Mini-Secretariat. They handed over a charter of demands to the Bathinda SDM.

Science fest
Barnala, October 28
Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal, MP, today inaugurated the Science Festival-2005 — jointly organised by Y.S. School, Barnala and Y.S.Public School, Handiaya, at Y.S.Public School, Handiaya Campus.

Principals’ promotion: teachers seek probe
Chandigarh, October 28
The Government Secondary School Teachers Union has sought a high- level inquiry into the promotion of 24 principals by the Punjab School Education Department.

Suwinderjit group wins elections
Amritsar October 28
The group led Mr Suwinderjit Singh made a hat-trick of winning the Guru Nanak Dev University Non-Teaching Employees elections here. The group won 14 of the 15 seats of office-bearers.

Bibi leaves medicos’ parents waiting
Amritsar, October 28
Parents of MBBS students of 2003 batch of the SGPC-run Sri Guru Ram Das Medical College, Wallah, were left in lurch as Bibi Jagir Kaur, President, SGPC, failed to turn up yesterday despite having given them appointment.


Petroleum dealers threaten stir
Amritsar October 28
The Punjab Petroleum Dealers Association led by Mr J.P. Khanna expressing concern over the looting and shooting incident at Doda petrol station, Abohar, threatened to observe strike if the police failed to nab the culprits.


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