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Two cops held on rape charge
Ropar, October 29
Two personnel of the Punjab Armed Police were arrested today for raping a married woman of Ludhiana here. The personnel, Hardeep Singh and Nirmal Kumar, who were deployed at the local headworks, allegedly raped the woman last evening when she was waiting for a bus.

Amritsar-Attari road to be completed soon
Chandigarh, October 29
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, has told the Chief Secretary, Mr Jai Singh Gill, and other senior officers concerned to work out details related to the widening of the Amritsar-Attari road that leads to the Wagah border.

Bhattal flags off relief for quake-hit
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 29
Mrs Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Deputy Chief Minister, flagged off 10 trucks carrying relief material for J & K earthquake victims here today. The trucks carrying blankets, sweaters, quilts, medicines, eatable goods and other items were donated by Baba Daljit Singh, head International Human Welfare Sikh Mission and chief sewadar of Gurdwara Gurjot, Chicago, USA.
Deputy Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal flags off trucks carrying relief material for the quake-hit in Jammu and Kashmir at Fatehgarh Sahib Deputy Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal flags off trucks carrying relief material for the quake-hit in Jammu and Kashmir at Fatehgarh Sahib on Saturday.

Fatehgarh Sahib


Ministers urge CM for debate on development
Jalandhar, October 29
Three senior Punjab ministers have urged the Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to call a special session of the Punjab Assembly at the earliest so that an open debate on development during the previous SAD-BJP regime and the present government could be held to make people aware of the “ground realities”.
From left: Finance Minister Surinder Singla, Punjab Local Bodies Minister Chaudhary Jagjit Singh and PWD Minister Partap Singh Bajwa at a press conference in Jalandhar
From left: Finance Minister Surinder Singla, Punjab Local Bodies Minister Chaudhary Jagjit Singh and PWD Minister Partap Singh Bajwa at a press conference in Jalandhar on Saturday. — Photo by Pawan Sharma

Failed water samples ring alarm bells
Hoshiarpur, October 29
The health of thousands of residents belonging to the district and the hometown of Punjab Health Minister, Mr Ramesh Chander Dogra may be under threat with the failure of 52 potable water samples taken from different water resources.

4 labourers held with 400-year-old coins       
Amritsar, October 29
The four labourers who found 400-year-old Mughal coins, contained in a earthen pot, while digging in a school at Bhalla village under Rajasansi police station, about 20 km from here today, were put behind bars when they tried to sell them in the market, in violation of the Treasure Trove Act, 1878.

A police officer shows 400-year-old silver coins seized from labourers at Bhalla village in Amritsar on Saturday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma

A police officer shows 400-year-old silver coins seized from labourers at Bhalla village in Amritsar


Call off Delhi demonstration, Khaira asks Badal
Chandigarh, October 29
A senior Congress leader, Mr Sukhpal Singh Khaira, today asked the President of the Shiromani Akali Dal, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, to call off his November 4 demonstration in Delhi as the Union Government had referred the anti-Sikh riots cases against certain senior leaders of Delhi to the CBI.

SAD (Longowal) march put off
Chandigarh, October 29
The President of the Shiromani Akali Dal( Longowal), Mr Prem Singh Chandumajra, has postponed his party's proposed " insaf march" on October 31 in Delhi. In a statement issued here today, Mr Chandumajra said the march had been put off following today's unfortunate incidents in Delhi.


Campaign to ensure better sex ratio
Nawanshahr, October 29
Mr Krishan Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, has exhorted officials of the health department, panchayats, municipal councils, anganwari workers, social and religious organisations to join hands to launch a crusade against the evil of female foeticide in the district.

Vasectomy drive picks up in Nabha
Nabha, October 29
The town has stood first in the district with 150 men being sterilised during a four-day campaign against the assigned target of 50. This could be possible with the government allowing the incentive of Rs 1,000 for all those undergoing vasectomy.

Warning to halwais
Phillaur, October 29
The Punjab government will take stern legal action against the halwais found using synthetic khoa during manufacturing of sweets for Divali. This was stated by Punjab Health Minister, Mr Ramesh Chander Dogra, yesterday.

Camp for physically challenged
Patiala, October 29
A camp for the physically handicapped was organised at the D.D.R. Centre, Red Cross Society, Jail Road, Patiala which was sponsored by the Lions Club, Patiala Fort.

Award in name of Hamdard
Jalandhar, October 29
The Punjab Government has decided to institute an annual award after the name of the late Sadhu Singh Hamdard, founder Editor-in-Chief of the daily “Ajit”.

Mehak Cultural Forum organises musical show
Patiala, October 29
The famous duo of Ustad Ahmed Hussain and Ustad Mohammad Hussain regaled the audience at a jam-packed auditorium of the Central Public Library here for more than two hours on the fifth foundation day of the Mehak Cultural Forum.


Bail denied to Hawara’s wife
Sangrur, October 29
The Additional Sessions Judge, Fast Track Court, Sangrur, Mr Jaspal Singh Chugh, today dismissed the bail application of Balwinder Kaur, wife of Jagtar Singh Hawara, chief of Babbar Khalsa International in India.

2 Engg graduates acquitted
Chandigarh, October 29
The Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Moga, has acquitted two engineering graduates, who had been arrested by the Moga police in June, 2002, for their alleged involvement in a plot to kill controversial godman Baba Piara Singh Bhaniarewala.


Growers told to improve quality of cotton
Abohar, October 29
Dr Anupam Barik Director, Cotton Development, Mumbai, has warned cotton growers that quality, and not quantity alone, would enable them to compete in the global market.


5 cops suspended for helping jail inmate
Moga, October 29
Moga SSP V. Neerja has suspended five police officials, head constables Hakam Singh and Resham Singh and constables Sukhdev Singh, Balwinder Singh and Somnath. He also ordered a department inquiry against them on charges of helping a jail inmate to smuggle poppy.

Judicial remand for warehousing corpn employee
Kharar, October 29
A junior assistant working in the Punjab State Warehousing Corporation, who was arrested by the police for allegedly indulging in financial irregularities, has been remanded in judicial custody till November 12 by a local court.


Man murders uncle for usurping land, held
Mansa, October 29
The police has arrested Hardeep Singh, a resident of Burj Dhilwa village, who reportedly killed his uncle with the intention of usurping his land on October 26. Police sources said the accused didn’t inform any of the victim’s relatives about his death and performed his last rites in connivance with his family members.

Woman poisons daughter, kills self
Batala, October 29
Owing to a family feud, a married woman committed suicide and also poisoned her minor daughter. Mr Jatinder Jain, SSP, Batala, said here today that Gurjit Kaur (34) married Jatinder Pal Singh about 12 years ago but had had strained relations for the past many years.

Cong men held on gambling charge
Pathankot, October 29
Two Congress councillors of Sujanpur Municipal Council were arrested last night by the local police on charges of gambling. As per police sources, Congress councillors Des Raj and Darshi were gambling in Jalkarian area of Sujanpur along with four others.

Hawala racket busted; 3 held
Moga, October 29
The police today claimed to have busted a hawala racket with the arrest of three persons and recovery of hawala money totalling Rs 59.75 lakh. The police received a tip-off about the involvement of four Moga residents in hawala transactions.

11 kg poppy husk seized, one held
Barnala, October 29
The Mehal Kalan police has seized 11.5 quintal of poppy husk at a police naka set up between Klalmajra and Kaalsan villages yesterday. Giving this information here today, Mr G. Nageshwara Rao, SSP, Barnala, disclosed that during a surprise search seperation at a police naka yesterday, a truck, having number RJ-12G 9442, was searched by the police party.


DAV dominates youth fest
Abohar, October 29
The students of the DAV College emerged leaders, for third year, in row in the five-day Panjab University Zonal Youth Festival which concluded here last night. Mr Kulbir Singh Sidhu, Commissioner, Ferozepore Division, gave prizes to the winners.

Punjabi varsity youth fest starts
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 29
The three-day Punjabi University Zonal Youth Festival (Ropar Zone) started in a most vibrant and spirited fervour at the Lincoln College of Law today. Mr Swaran Singh Boparai, Vice-Chancellor, Punjabi University, Patiala, inaugurated the festival by lighting a lamp.

Punjabi University Senate meeting
Patiala, October 29
Eminent Punjabi novelist and Gian Peeth awardee Gurdial Singh, agriculture scientist Dr G. S. Kalkat, and Joint Director of University College of Engineering, Dr S.P.S. Virdi, were made members of the Senate of Punjabi University during a Senate meeting held here on Friday under the chairmanship of Vice-Chancellor Swarn Singh Boparai.

Neeraj, Abhishek win quiz
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 29
The team consisting of Mr Neeraj Kohli, and Mr Abhishek Chaudhary from the Jaiprakash University of Information and Technology, Vakana Ghat, Himachal Pradesh, won the first prize, while the team of Devesh Mishra and Sandeep Joshi from the SBCET, Jaipur, was runners up in the quiz competition of the 8th National Convention of the Indian Society of Technical Education organised at Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib.

Nursing school students put off stir
Moga, October 29
Students of Dr Sham Lal Thapar School/College of Nursing, which is owned by ex-Health Minister and Congress leader Malati Thapar, have postponed their agitation by a fortnight following the visit of the Joint Director (Medical Education), Mr P.P.S. Cooner, yesterday.

Seminar on TB, AIDS ends with a pledge
Sangrur, October 29
A seminar on “TB and AIDS awareness-need of the hour”, organised by the local Lions Club at Holy Heart Convent School here, concluded today with students and staff school taking a pledge to educate the masses about the preventive and curative aspects of TB and AIDS.

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