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Political circles agog with talk of Akali unity
Not invited, Badal attends wedding of Chandumajra’s son
Patiala, January 28
New alignments in Akali politics are likely to emerge in the post Tohra period in the coming days following the dramatic appearance of SAD supremo Parkash Singh Badal, sans an invitation, at the wedding ceremony of Mr Prem Singh Chandumajra’s son today.

Takht rejects DSGMC chief’s plea for more time
Amritsar, January 28
Even as Mr Harwinder Singh Sarna, President of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), and other office-bearers have expressed their inability to appear before the Sikh clergy on January 30 on the plea that they are preoccupied with a court case, Sikh leaders have criticised the Sikh high priests for being biased.

NRI’s poser on bribe money
Jalandhar, January 28
Mr Joga Singh, a non-resident Indian, wants to know as to where is the bribe money he had given to highly placed police officers after being kept in illegal confinement.

Coop society defrauds farmers
Amritsar, January 28
Alleging largescale bungling in money transactions in their accounts under the Kiampur Cooperative Agricultural Society, Guru Ka Bagh, in connivance with members of the society, aggrieved farmers have sought a high-level enquiry in this regard.




Gang duping mobile phone company busted
Ludhiana, January 28
Police investigations for identifying the sender of an obscene SMS to Haryana DGP Kunwar Nirmal Singh has led to the busting of a three-member gang from Ludhiana, allegedly involved in duping a mobile telephone company of lakhs and harassing girls in Punjab, Haryana and adjoining areas.

PTU changes centres of ongoing exams
Bathinda, January 28
As if scores of printing mistakes in its exam papers weren't enough, the Punjab Technical University (PTU) has come out with a new way to make the life of students uncomfortable.


Kainth for debate on public-related issues
Phillaur, January 28
Bahujan Samaj Morcha (BSM) national president Satnam Singh Kainth has demanded an all-party meeting and a special Vidhan Sabha session for an open debate on public-related issues.


Reappointments in PSEB cause heartburning
Chandigarh, January 28
Heartburning has been caused among all concerned because of the re-appointment of certain retired senior officers by the Punjab State Electricity Board.

Villagers try to trace out their electricity bills at Sekhpura village. Staff-starved PSEB ‘dumps’ power bills at gurdwaras
Bathinda, January 28
Power consumers are paying a heavy price due to staff shortage in the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), as the board has now started dumping electricity bills at village gurdwaras and expects the residents to collect their bills on their own.

Villagers try to trace out their electricity bills at Sekhpura village. — Photo by Kulbir Beera

Bus returns from Nankana Sahib after trial run
Amritsar, January 28
The regular Amritsar to Nankana Sahib bus service would begin from February 24 and the Nankana Sahib to Amritsar bus service would start from February 27.

CM announces sops for Moonak
Moonak (Sangrur), January 28
Paying rich tributes to the late Babu Brish Bhan, a freedom fighter and former Chief Minister of PEPSU, at the 11th annual function of Babu Brish Bhan DAV Public School here today, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh announced sops worth about Rs 5 crore for Moonak, the native village of Babu Brish Bhan.

Development eludes Malwa belt: experts
Abohar, January 28
None of the parliamentarians in the country ever raised the problems faced by 35 crore Indians living below the poverty line.

Blast in Gobindgarh Fort
Amritsar, January 28
The shell of a bomb exploded, injuring one, when five persons were unloading trash from a tractor-trailer in the Army-controlled historic Gobindgarh Fort here today.

Students take part in “heritage walk” at Jayanti Devi Temple on Saturday. Rs 13 crore to be spent on Jayanti Devi Temple
Jyanti Majri (Kharar), January 28
The Punjab Government will spend over Rs 13 crore on preservation and construction of a new retaining wall for the 550 year-old Jayanti Devi Temple here.

Students take part in “heritage walk” at Jayanti Devi Temple on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari


Customs officials remanded in judicial custody
Patiala, January 28
Mr M.P.S. Pahwa, Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (ACJM), here, remanded two Customs officials Virender Parbhakar and Jagdish Kalra in judicial custody till February 11, 2006, after they were produced in the court by the Inspector, CBI, Mr M. K. Puri, today.


Doctor’s face blackened
Abohar, January 28
A government doctor was allegedly assaulted by some miscreants at Sriganganagar, 40 km from here, today.

Man booked


PTU to re-conduct exam of engineering drawing
Jalandhar, January 28
Punjab Technical University has decided to re-conduct the examination of engineering drawing for students of B. Tech first semester enrolled in civil, electrical and mechanical engineering on January 31 after the authorities found that the examination held on January 16 had been leaked out at some centres.

Bhagat Puran Singh a role model: scholars
Amritsar, January 28
A day-long seminar on "Concept of seva in Sikh religion and Pingalwara" was organised by the Bhagat Puran Singh Chair of Guru Nanak Dev University.

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