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30 taken ill after consuming ‘poisonous seed’
Bathinda, April 2
Over 30 persons, mostly children of migrant labourers, were taken ill after they un- knowingly consumed poison- ous seeds of some plant at Goniana Mandi, near here, today. According to sources, most of them were women and children. Minutes after consuming the seeds, they started vomiting and six of them fell unconscious.
The children, who were taken ill after consuming poisonous seeds, recuperate at the Civil Hospital, Bathinda, on Sunday.
The children, who were taken ill after consuming poisonous seeds, recuperate at the Civil Hospital, Bathinda, on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera

Elevated road to be a bane for city, say experts
Amritsar, April 2
Will the proposed Rs 210-crore elevated road, announced by Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh be a blessing or a bane for the City here?

Tohra group boycotts Badal function
Ludhiana, April 2
It was the worst that could happen to the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) and that too at a time when the party is preparing for the elections which are less than a year away.



  Services of 42 physically challenged terminated
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 2
The Punjab Government has ordered the termination the services of 42 physically challenged employees of the Department of Rural Development and Panchayat Department.

Kirpal’s death sentence reprieved
Amritsar, April 2
The family of Kirpal Singh, who had been facing death sentence in Pakistan on charges of spying, have got a sigh of relief as his death sentence has been reprieved by a Pakistan court.

Three Chief Engineers shifted in 45 days
Gurdaspur, April 2
The post of Chief Engineer, Technical Audit and Inspection in the Punjab State Electricity Board has become hot for its occupants. Lobbying is on among officers to get the post.

Farmer commits suicide
Amritsar, April 2
Hardyal Singh, a farmer and resident of Ratan Garh village allegedly committed suicide due to his poor financial condition. He was found dead near tubewell of his village today morning. However, the police did not register a case till the filing of report.

Recalling Jallianwala Bagh trauma
Amritsar, April 2
Baisakhi brings with it the nostalgia of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre for Mr Bharpur Singh (90), who as a four- year- old child, was a witness to the mayhem in 1919. Travelling down memory lane, Mr Bharpur Singh told The Tribune yesterday that he along with his grandfather and an uncle had gone to Jallianwala Bagh where many people had gathered to celebrate the Baisakhi festival and to pay obeisance at the Darbar Sahib.
Bharpur Singh, who was an eyewitness to the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, along with his son S.S. Kanwar in Amritsar on Monday.
Bharpur Singh, who was an eyewitness to the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, along with his son S.S. Kanwar in Amritsar on Monday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma


SAD will come to power: Badal
Vallah (Amritsar), April 2
Shiromani Akali Dal chief Parkash Singh Badal today predicted that the ‘days of the Congress Government were numbered’ and his party would come to power after the elections scheduled for February next year.

Councillors protest in front of ministers
Phillaur, April 2
Punjab Local Bodies Minister Jagjit Singh, Revenue Minister Amarjit Singh Samra and Rana Gurjit Singh, MP, had to face tough time today when more than 100 residents of Goraya, including six councillors of Goraya Nagar Panchayat, led by Bahujan Samaj Party general secretary M.P. Singh Goraya, held a demonstration on the trio’s arrival at Goraya to lay the foundation stone for the Rs 10-crore sewerage system.


Rs 1.20 crore irregularity in MC funds alleged
Amritsar, April 2
Alleging irregularity of Rs 1.20 crore in the local Municipal Corporation, Punjab Pradesh Youth Congress vice-president Gagan Bhatia demanded high-level or judicial probe into it.

Army exhibition organised
Pathankot, April 2
The Army today organised an exhibition of its equipment and training to attract youth for joining the forces. The exhibition was organised at EME grounds in Sujanpur under ‘Know Your Army’ campaign of the Indian Army.

Lt-Gen Brar takes over command of Chetak CorpsLt-Gen N.S. Brar
Bathinda, April 2
Lt-Gen N.S. Brar yesterday assumed command of Chetak Corps here. An alumnus of the RIMC, Dehra Dun and NDA, Gen Brar was commissioned into the Regiment of Artillery in 1969. He is an experienced Army aviation helicopter pilot and a qualified instructor in gunnery. He has served twice in the Perspective Planning Directorate of Army headquarters dealing with long-term Army plans.

Protest by health staff on April 5
Nabha, April 2
To register their protest against handing over dispensaries and rural health centres to zila parishads, all associations affiliated to the Punjab State Health Department will hold a protest march on April 5.


Indian cyclist on world tour.
(28k, 56k)


Markfed to provide storage facility to farmers
Chandigarh, April 2
Markfed has launched the facility of storing wheat and providing farmers with an option to do trading of wheat in the future depending upon the market price.

BKU (Ekta) opposes wheat import
Chandigarh, April 2
The Punjab unit of the Bharti Kisan Union (Ekta) today condemned the decision of the Union Government to import an additional 1.5 million tonnes of wheat.


Travel agency dupes youths of Rs 2 cr
Ludhiana, April 2
Nearly 130 families in Punjab have lost their hard-earned savings and source of bread and butter with a Ludhiana-based travel agent duping youths of these families of Rs 2 crore for sending them abroad in search of greener pastures.

One killed, 11 hurt in bus mishap
Hoshiarpur, April 2
One passenger was killed and 11 others were injured when a mini bus (PB-08F-5253) belonging to Shivalik Hill Public School, Nathuwal, overturned near Mehra Jattan village, around 65 km from here, today.

Kidnapping accused held
Rajpura, April 2
The local police yesterday arrested Gurcharan, a resident of Jaggi Colony here, on the charges of kidnapping a minor girl.

Demand for dowry puts jawan behind bars
Gurdaspur, April 2
The demand for dowry put a bridegroom behind bars at Dhariwal town in this district today, the police said.


Shiksha abhiyan ropes in NGOs for kids with special needs
Chandigarh, April 2
For the first time the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan Authority, Department of School Education, Government of Punjab, will cater to children with special needs in partnership with non-government organisations and trusts.

Chitkara college holds first convocation
Rajpura, April 2
The Chitkara College of Education held its first annual convocation on the college campus, near here, today.

NCC gets Rs 1.52 cr for training programmes
Abohar, April 2
The Directorate of the National Cadet Corps has received Rs 1.52 crore for training programmes in the state, Brig D C Katoch, Deputy-Director-General for Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh UT) zone said here today.


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