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Two claimants to post of jatha chief
Amritsar, March 12
The clash between two warring groups of the Akhand Kirtani Jatha (AKJ) over the issue of appointment of the successor of Bhai Ram Singh at his bhog ceremony was averted with the intervention of family members here yesterday.

Air-India to double frequency of Amritsar-Toronto flight
Chandigarh, March 12
The national carrier, Air-India, is all set to double the frequency of its Delhi-Amritsar-Birmingham-Toronto flight from three days to six days a week.

Kiosk owners threaten immolation
Amritsar, March 12
Taking a leaf from the self-immolation of Gopal Kashyap of Patiala at least eight shopkeepers of the Putlighar area have volunteered to hang themselves in full public view if the local administration carried out the demolition drive on the basis of court directives, here yesterday.

Sarbjit case: Bhikhiwind residents block traffic
Tarn Taran, March 12
Cutting across party lines, residents of Bhikhiwind, 40 km from here, today staged a dharna in the town to lodge their protest against upholding the death sentence by the Supreme Court of Pakistan of Sarbjit Singh, alias Manjit Singh.




Four arrested for stealing 500 cases of Army rum
Sangrur, March 12
Of the total 500 stolen cases of rum meant for the Army, the district police has recovered 18 cases (216 bottles) from Malerkotla and Sangrur areas. The truck carrying 500 cases of rum for supply to the Army in Jammu and Kashmir had gone missing a few weeks ago without reaching its destination.

I-T notice to bank having Darbar Sahib’s account flayed
Chandigarh, March 12
The Executive Committee of the World Sikh Foundation at its meeting here today asked the Government of India to desist from taking steps like the reported income tax notice issued to the bank having the account of the Darbar Sahib.


Dal Khalsa launches march
Amritsar March 12
Raising the slogans like 'Raj Karega Khalsa', Dal Khalsa today, undertook a long march from Amritsar to Anandpur Sahib which would reach its destination on the eve of Holla Mohalla.


Govt decision on health centres flayed
Nabha, March 12
The decision of the Punjab Government to hand over 1,310 subsidiary health centres to the Zila Parishads in the state has created panic among all segments of health services providers.

Blood Donors Council set up
Amritsar, March 12
To bring various local social organisations involved in the blood donation together, the Blood Donors Council under the aegis of the Punjab Blood Donors Committee was constituted here yesterday.

Truck operators reach compromise
Nangal, March 11
The Punjab state truck operators today lifted their six-day-old protest after police officials andpolitical leaders of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab in a meeting held at Sutlej Sadan here assured them to withdraw all cases registered against them in both states this evening.

Seminar on railway safety a flop
Abohar, March 12
The seminar on Railway safety drew a flak here. Few employees of the Railways and a few mediapersons were present at the function.

Villagers checked for hepatitis
Nabha, March 12
Panic has spread in many villages around this town as a section of the vernacular press published the story about the spread of hepatitis in Babarpur village, 10 km from here.

Six of a family reconverted
Amritsar, March 12
A family of six rejoined their original fold during a ceremony held at Shivala Bohad Wala on the Batala road here today. Dharm Jagran Punjab, with the help of more than 10 Hindu organisations, including the VHP, the Bajrang Dal, the RSS, the Durga Vahini, the Shiv Sena (Hindustan) and the Arya Samaj, organised the programme.


MC chief held, bailed out
Barnala, March 12
The police this afternoon arrested the Municipal Committee president, Makhan Sharma, from SD College here, where he was attending the function of the college. Later he was released on bail.


Rs 60,000 looted from traders
Tarn Taran, March 12
Four armed persons looted Rs 60,000 from traders at Jandoke village, 10 km from here, late last night.

3 killed in accident
Pathankot, March 12
Three occupants of a Maruti car, including two from a family, were killed, while two others were injured seriously when the vehicle in which they were traveling collided head-on with a truck, loaded with LPG cylinders.

Lover saved from being hanged
Kharar, March 12
The Kharar police “rescued” a person who was about to be hanged by the brother of a girl he was dating at her house here last night.


Seminar on research in education
Amritsar, March 12
A state-level seminar on quality and quantity of research in teacher education was organised by the local DAV College of Education for Women in collaboration with the Punjab Chapter of the All-India Association of Educational Research here yesterday.

Singla gives prizes to students
Barnala, March 12
India will become the super-economic power in the world in 10 to 20 years. India has taken long strides in revolutionising the information technology.

Commerce students get degrees
Amritsar, March 12
More than 300 students of MBA, MBA (HR), MBE, M.Sc(Hons) in economics, M.Com and BBA were presented degrees here yesterday.

Without salary for six months
Batala, March 12
While talking to mediapersons here today, Mr Sukhdev Singh Bal and Mr Ganesh Datt Shastri, president and general secretary, respectively, of the Government Aided Privately Managed School Employees Union, said that the state government had not released grant to about 484 privately managed schools in the state for the past more than six months.

Pak, India teachers agree on forming body
Patiala, March 12
The idea of forming South Asian Media Teachers Association (SAMTA) took a formal shape during a meeting of Indian and Pakistani media teachers held on the Punjabi University campus here today.

Toppers honoured at CMTR annual function
Kharar, March 12
The Centre for Management Training and Research (CMTR) organised the 7th annual prize distribution function on its campus here.


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