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UN rapporteur pulls up French Govt
Violation of religious rights in schools
Chandigarh, April 4

France has been advised “flexible implementation of law to accommodate schoolchildren for whom display of religious symbols constitute at essential part of their faith” by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief Asma Jahangir.

Punjab Police interrogates Bheora
Chandigarh, April 4
Shaken out of slumber, the Punjab Police is on an arresting spree. As many as at least a dozen accomplices of alleged militant Paramjit Singh Bheora have been taken into custody from various parts of the state during the past two days.

Jalandhar page:
Police remand for Bheora case accused

Punjab Nirman Programme amount up by Rs 200 cr
Phillaur, April 4
The Punjab Government has increased the amount for “Punjab Nirman Programme” from Rs 400 crore to Rs 600 crore.

Construction of commercial complex in Patiala stopped
Chandigarh, April 4
The Municipal Corporation, Patiala, today informed the Punjab and Haryana High Court that construction of the multi-storeyed commercial complex in New Lal Bagh area of Patiala, which was being done by Mr Surinder Singh Ghuman, Managing Director, Punsup, and his wife, was without proper sanction.




high court
State govt asked to file reply by April 18
Demolition of heritage site
Chandigarh, April 4
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the Punjab Government to file its reply by April 18 on a petition seeking directions to restrain the respondents from demolishing a historic, heritage site closely associated with Maharaja Ranjit Singh at Aasron village in Nawanshahr district.

71 farmers in jails released
Sangrur, April 4
In the past 24 hours 71 farmers, who along with hundreds of other farmers were arrested by the Barnala police on March 20 last have been released from the Sangrur, Barnala, Ludhiana and Bathinda Jails.

Opinions page: Innocence in jail

Chancellor urged to cancel GND varsity officials’ visit to African countries
Amritsar, April 4
Mr Verinder Pal, Finance and Development Officer, Guru Nanak Dev University, urged Governor, Punjab and Chancellor of University S.F Rodrigues to cancel proposed visit of a varsity team to Ethiopia, Kenya for admitting foreign students and building liaison with foreign institutions.

Indians to adopt Jassa Singh’s village near Lahore
Amritsar, April 4
The International Ahluwalia Sabha has decided to adopt Ahlu village, near Lahore, the native village of great Sikh warrior, Sardar Jassa Singh Ahluwalia, for developing it as a world class model town.


PPCC delegation meets Sonia Gandhi
Phillaur, April 4
A delegation of Congress leaders from Punjab led by PPCC secretary Parminder Mehta met UPA Chairperson and AICC president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday and apprised her political situation of Punjab.

Chawla denies Tohra faction boycott
Ludhiana, April 4
Mr Amarjit Singh Chawla, member of the Punjab Public Service Commission, has denied that the Tohra loyalists had deliberately boycotted the function at his house which was also attended by the Shiromani Akali Dal President, Mr Parkash Singh Badal.


Members of the Pendu Mazdoor Union, Punjab, protesting at Matka Chowk in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Pendu Mazdoor Union stages massive rally
Chandigarh, April 4
Demanding free electricity supply to the household of Dalits, Christians and other landless people, the Pendu Mazdoor Union staged a massive state level rally at Parade Ground, Sector 17, here today.

Members of the Pendu Mazdoor Union, Punjab, protesting at Matka Chowk in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Residents stage a demonstration against drug traffickers at the old police station, Abohar, on Tuesday. Police station gheraoed
Abohar, April 4
Hundreds of residents of the Nai Abadi locality have gheraoed the old police station near Dr B R Ambedkar Chowk here for two hours to express anguish over the alleged failure of the authorities in curbing activities of drug mafia.

Residents stage a demonstration against drug traffickers at the old police station, Abohar, on Tuesday. — Photo by Raj Sadosh

Farmers accuse bank’s ex-Chairman of fraud
Bathinda, April 4
A group of farmers today accused an ex-Chairman of an agriculture development bank of usurping huge amount of loan that he got sanctioned in their name.

BSP not to allow RCF’s conversion into PSU
Hoshiarpur, April 4
The Bahujan Samaj Party will not allow conversion of Rail Coach Factory (RCF) Kapurthala, into a public sector unit at any cost.

Mid-day meal: DC promises probe
Chandigarh, April 4
The Deputy Commissioner, Ropar, Mr H.I.S. Grewal, today said the complaints of unfit food being served to students of government elementary schools in the district under the mid-day meal scheme would be thoroughly probed.

Use funds for right purpose: Libra
Ropar, April 4
The Chairman of the District Vigilance and Monitoring Committee, an MP of the constituency, Mr Surjit Singh Libra, today examined various development schemes funded by the Central Government in the district.

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Probe ordered into felling of trees
Hoshiarpur, April 4
Deputy Commissioner D.K. Tiwari, has ordered an inquiry into the illegal felling of trees in Kukanate village in Dholbaha range of Hoshiarpur. The inquiry has been ordered after the matter was reported in the columns of The Tribune.

Central team visits war memorials
Ferozepore, April 4
A team of senior officials from the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, led by Mr S.P. Singh, Director, Conservation, National Museum, New Delhi, visited the town today to make a study about the kind of financial and technical assistance required to conserve war monuments here.

Spreading awareness about TB through magic show
Sangrur, April 4
While interacting with participants and others at a programme on “TB awareness through magic show” in a slum area at Sunam today, Dr K.P. Singh, WHO Consultant for the revised national tuberculosis (TB) control programme (RNTCP) in Punjab, appealed to the non-government organisations (NGOs) to promote TB awareness in a big way to control the disease in the state.

Exhibition of Rajasthani paintings
Patiala, April 4
An exhibition of paintings in miniature format named ‘Tradition Continues’ was organised by the Department of Fine Arts, Punjabi University, in collaboration with the Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, at the university campus here today.

Protest against district status for Mohali on April 8
Ropar, April 4
The Zila Bachao Sangarash Committee today again decided to protest against Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s decision to accord district status to Mohali.

Nehru shopping complex sans water
Amritsar, April 4
The Nehru shopping complex on the Lawrence road here constructed at the cost of Rs 12 crore by the Improvement Trust has been facing water crisis for one week due to a fault in the tubewell here.


25 engineers charge-sheeted
Chandigarh, April 4
The Punjab Government has charge-sheeted as many as 25 engineers and other officials who were allegedly involved in the multi-crore irrigation scam in the Upper Bari Doab Canal project. Informed sources said charge-sheets had been issued after an inquiry conducted by a high-level committee headed by an IAS officer.

10 posts of DIG may be revived
Chandigarh, April 4
Fearing stagnation at the middle level of the Punjab Police, the Punjab Government is set to give its concurrence to revive at least 10 posts of DIG. These posts had been pruned a few years ago.


Bus passenger drugged, looted
Abohar, April 4
Shyam Sethi, a resident of Sirsa, was deprived of gold ornaments and a mobile phone while travelling in a bus between Sriganganagar and Abohar on Sunday night.

Mystery surrounds death of youth
Kharar, April 4
Mystery surrounds the death of a youth of Khanpur village here today. He was operated upon at the local Civil Hospital yesterday.


PU test for BA LL.B (Hons)
Chandigarh, April 4
Panjab University will conduct a combined entrance test for admission to the BA LL.B (Hons) five-year integrated course at the University Institute of Legal Studies, PU, Chandigarh, and the Panjab University Regional Centre, Ludhiana, on May 5.

Tangori college convocation on April 10
Ropar, April 4
The ‘‘Annual Convocation 2k6’’ of B.Tech students (2001 batch) of Shaheed Udham Singh College of Engineering and Technology, Tangori, near here, will be held on the college campus on April 10.

Books distributed
Ropar, April 4
The Chairman of the Child Welfare Council, Ropar, Ms Kiran Garewal, today distributed books and clothes to poor children studying in the evening school functioning from slum area near railway station here today.


BSNL launches broadband in Rajpura
Rajpura, April 4
Mr S.R. Aggarwal, Principal General Manager (Operation), Punjab Circle of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), today launched the broadband service here.

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