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Murder case registered after 1 year,
9 months

Hoshiarpur, January 12
One year and nine months after the death of Satnam Singh, alias Satta, the Dasuya police has registered a case under Sections 302 and 120-B, IPC, against Baldev Singh, Sukhdev Singh, his father Tarsem Singh, and mother Joginder Kaur, Ravi Chand, Surinder Singh, Balbir Singh, and Jasbir Singh, all residents of Chuglan, and Gandhi Ram of Thakar, on a complaint by Mr Kabul Singh, father of the deceased, of Panwan village for allegedly killing his son on April 16, 2004.

Tribune Impact
Suicide threat: notice issued to Punjab Govt
Chandigarh, January 12
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today took suo motu notice of the news item published in The Tribune headlined “Kin of 40 youths trapped in Kuwait threaten suicide” and asked the Punjab Government what action it was taking to prevent the recurrence of such incidents in future.

CM takes up trapped youths case with Kuwait Govt

SGPC begins “Singh Sajo Lehar” at Maghi Mela
January 12
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee yesterday kicked off its “Singh Sajo Lehar” with the “Amrit Sanchar Programme” on the premises of Gurdwara Tutti Gandi Sahib here.
A Nihang prays on the first day of the Maghi Mela at Gurdwara Tutti Gandi Sahib in Muktsar on Wednesday.
A Nihang prays on the first day of the Maghi Mela at Gurdwara Tutti Gandi Sahib in Muktsar on Wednesday. —  Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera

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  Three of family die in mishap
Ropar, January 12
Three persons of a family hailing from Kharar, including a five-year-boy, were killed, while seven others injured, five of them seriously, when a PRTC bus collided head-on with Tata Sumo on National Highway-21, near Bhagwantpura village, here this morning.

Woman ‘abducted’ for marrying against kin’s wishes
Ludhiana, January 12
The alleged abduction of a newly-married upper caste woman of Barnala with a Schedule Caste NRI man, belonging to the city, from Shivpuri market last evening by 10 persons has turned to be a case of ‘honour’ abduction with the police identifying the family members of the woman as the accused in the case.


Amar Singh’s effigy burnt
Kharar, January 12
Members of the Punjab Youth Congress burnt an effigy of Mr Amar Singh, leader of the Samajwadi Party, in protest against his allegations against the Congress chief, Mrs Sonia Gandhi.


Nankana Sahib bus: CM, others oppose restriction
Chandigarh, January 12
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today said the condition imposed by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs relating to security clearance for passengers travelling on the Amritsar-Lahore- Nankana Sahib bus was not acceptable to the state government.

“Free from TB” certificates for dhaba workers
Sangrur, January 12
With a view to prevent the spread of tuberculosis in the district, the Deputy Commissioner on Tuesday asked owners of dhabas, hotels and restaurants to get “free from TB” certificates for their workers from the Health Department.

Kenyan missionary refused entry into Pakistan
Wagah, January 12
Mr Abdullah Hussain Zuma, a resident of Nairobi (Kenya), was refused entry into Pakistan on the pretext of not having proper signature on passport by the Pakistani authorities here today.

Protest against retrenchment
Sangrur, January 12
On the call of the Punjab State Warehouse Workers Union, a large number of workers and activists of various organisations today held a rally at the district administrative complex here and blocked the road at the traffic lights chowk, near local main bus stand here.

Residents protest lack of basic amenities
Hoshiarpur, January 12
Hundreds of residents, including women of Sunder Nagar mohalla located behind Mahavir Spinning Mills, Phagwara road, today protested before Ms Santosh Chaudhry, Chairperson of the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis, her husband Ram Lubhaya, local MLA, and district heads of various government departments during an interaction programme here against the lack of basic civic amenities in the area.

Protest against removal of workers
Sangrur, January 12
The relay fast by activists of the Punjab State Warehouse Workers' Union on Tuesday entered the eighth day here in protest against the removal of 16 daily-wage earners of Warehouse Centre II, Sunam, and non-payment of wages to the removed workers for four months.

PSHRC wants report on custodial death
Chandigarh, January 12
Taking serious note of the custodial death of Gurmail Singh, a resident of Kakrali village near Derabassi, in the custody of the Government Railway Police, Rajpura on January 4, the PSHRC has sought report from the authorities concerned.

Memorandum against Kashipur incident
Hoshiarpur, January 12
Activists of the Shiromani Akali Dal led by Mr Varinder Singh Bajwa, a member of the Rajya Sabha, Mr Balbir Singh Miani, Mr Des Raj Dhugga, both MLAs, Thekedar Surinder Singh Bhulewal Rathan, district president, and Bibi Mohinder Kaur Josh, former minister, went in a procession to the mini-secretariat here on Tuesday and presented a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner in connection with the injustice done to the Punjabi Sikhs by the Congress government of Uttaranchal.

Students from J & K visit Golden Temple
Amritsar, January 12
Forty teenaged students from terrorism-infested border areas of Jammu, Poonch, Rajouri, Udhampur, Doda and Kathua, many of whom have witnessed terrorism, arrived here under the Bharat Darshan tour organised by the Border Security Force today.

Newborn girls given shagun at Lohri function
Fatehgarh Sahib, January 12
The District Social Security Department today celebrated Lohri of 25 girls belonging to the Khera block at Khera village today. The CDPO, Khera, organised the function and Dr Harbans Lal, Chief Parliamentary Secretary, presided and gave shagun to new-born girls

Plea for protection of Dalit family
Mohali, January 12
Condemning the alleged harassment of a Dalit family by some influential persons in Harlalpur village, the Dalit Chetna Manch, Punjab, has demanded that the affected family be given protection by the authorities concerned.

Financial aid for cancer patients
Bathinda, January 12
Talwandi Sabo MLA Jeet Mahinder Singh Sidhu and SDM Kamal Kishore Yadav on Monday disbursed financial aid worth Rs 15.72 lakh among 89 cancer patients of the block at the Market Committee office here. The financial assistance came after the state government conducted a survey on the spread of cancer in the block.

Work on bridge begins
Mohali, January 11
Work on the construction of a bridge over a nullah passing between Kambala and Rurka villages has begun.


Rape of daughter: man in police remand
Bathinda, January 12
A local court today sent a man accused of raping and killing his minor daughter to two-day police remand.


VB nabs two railway employees for graft
Bathinda, January 12
The Vigilance Bureau yesterday arrested a section engineer and a supervisor posted at Barnala railway station red-handed while accepting bribe from a contractor.

PTI accused of attacking scribe, suspended
Bathinda, January 12
Darshan Singh Romana, a PTI posted at Pitho Government School, charged with attacking Punjabi Tribune scribe Charanjit Bhullar, has been suspended by the Education Department.

1 killed, 4 hurt in mishap
Bathinda, January 12
One person was killed and four other were injured when a Gypsy of the bodyguards of the DIG collided with a tractor-trailer on Bathinda-Goniana road last night.

Accused escapes from police custody
Batala, January 12
ASI Gurnam Singh, night moharrer Amarjit Singh and sentry Gopal Masih of Qadian police station were suspended by Dr J.K Jain, Senior Superintendent of Police, today as they were found negligent in performing their duty as an accused, Kali Masih, a son of Basher Masih of Valmiki Mohalla, who was arrested in a case of smack, escaped from their custody.

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