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DIG to probe land grab case
Abohar, April 8
Mr Chander Shekhar, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order), Punjab, has asked the Deputy Inspector General, Ferozepore, to investigate allegations pertaining to a major land grab by an NRI here.

Confrontation between PCS officers’ body, VB on cards
Chandigarh, April 8
A confrontation between the PCS Officers Association and the Vigilance Bureau is on the cards as the association has decided to meet the Punjab Chief Secretary, Mr K.R. Lakhanpal, tomorrow to seek action against Mr G.S. Dhillon, SSP (Vigilance), for what it (association) described as false implication of a PCS officer in a criminal case in Ludhiana.

Panj Piaras, not CM, to open Khalsa museum: SGPC
Anandpur Sahib, April 8
A controversy has surfaced over the inauguration of the first phase of the Khalsa Heritage Complex at Anandpur Sahib. The SGPC has demanded that as the KHC depicted the history about Sikhs gurus therefore it would be inaugurated by Panj Piaras instead of Capt Amarinder Singh as has been announced.
The Khalsa Heritage Complex at Anandpur Sahib The Khalsa Heritage Complex at Anandpur Sahib.
— A Tribune photograph

Anandpur Sahib



Witnesses of peacock poaching case fear threat to life
Chandigarh, April 8
A day after Punjab Wildlife Department booked Gunraj Singh, former wildlife warden of Hoshiarpur, for poaching the latter has accused the authorities of “conspiring to silence him”.

Mystery shrouds youth’s death
Note from victim’s pocket blames girlfriend’s family
Bathinda, April 8
The parents of a youth, whose body was found under mysterious circumstances near the Mansa railway station on March 21, today accused the railway police of inaction, besides blaming a Mansa-based family for their son’s demise.

S.P.S. Mann, a great supporter of free power to farmers
Chandigarh, April 8
An upright man, a visionary, a great lover of sports and an ardent advocate of free power to farmers — that is how people will remember Surinder Pal Singh Mann. He was perhaps also the only man in the history of the Punjab State Electricity Board to remain its Administrative Member for two terms spanning over nine years.

Surinder Pal Singh Mann
Surinder Pal Singh Mann


Doctors bring cheer to woman with small uterus
Ludhiana, April 8
A team of doctors at Iqbal Nursing Home here has brought cheers to an infertile woman who was not biologically able to produce a baby. The team led by Dr Iqbal Singh made it possible for Sushma(28) of Rajasthan to give birth to a healthy baby even as Laparoscopic examination had established she had a small uterus (hypoplastic uterus ) with no ovaries.

Aspirants in large numbers turn up at an Army recruitment rally as a policeman tries to control the rush in Amritsar
Aspirants in large numbers turn up at an Army recruitment rally as a policeman tries to control the rush in Amritsar on Saturday. — PTI photo

Doctor offers to fulfil promise of Kalam
Amritsar, April 8
A renowned orthopaedic surgeon and specialist in joint replacement, Dr Avtar Singh, yesterday offered to fulfil the promise of the President, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, made to the only surviving witness of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, Bapu Shingara Singh.

NGO starts mobile dispensary
Kurali (Ropar), April 8
A Delhi-based NGO, Bisnouli Sarvodaya Gramodyog Sewa Sanstha, run by former IRS officer Nandita Bakshi and former IPS officer Vijay K. Jha, started a mobile dispensary for 25 villages of the Majri block here today.

Labourer’s death: DC for action against cops
Hoshiarpur April 8
A magisterial inquiry into the circumstances that led to the death of a labourer engaged for clearing sewers in Police Lines here has indicted the police, the municipal council and health officials for the accident.

Ropar residents protest district status to Mohali
Ropar, April 8
Hundreds of people, including school children, today participated in a massive protest rally here against the decision of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh to accord district status to Mohali.

3 kids charred to death
Sultanpur Lodhi, April 8
Three minor children were charred to death when a fire engulfed the jhuggis of labourers here yesterday. According to information, seven jhuggis were destroyed in the fire that erupted around midnight on Friday.

Student dies as bus overturns
Hoshiarpur, April 8
One student was killed and 11 others, including driver, were injured when their school bus (PB-07M-4057) of Ankur Public School, Mahilpur, overturned near Bahowal turn about 30 km from here this afternoon.

Truck carrying LPG cylinders overturns
Ropar, April 8
Commuters on Ropar-Bunga Sahib road near Bharatgarh town today were stranded for several hours after a truck carrying LPG cylinders overturned blocking the road.

Diamond jubilee celebrations
Patiala, April 8
The Punjab Bank Employees Federation organised a state level function to celebrate the diamond jubilee of the All India Bank Employees Association at Patiala today. Various programmes were held to mark the celebrations.


Farmers lathi-charged
Barnala, April 8
Farmers of Fatehgarh Chhanna, around 20 km from here, were lathi-charged by the police yesterday when they tried to lodge a protest against the harvesting of their crops by combine machines of Trident Group of Industries.


School’s no-fee gesture to lone girlchild
Sangrur, April 8
With a view to a curb the trend of female foeticide and promote the cause of girl education, the local General Gurnam Singh Public School , affiliated to the CBSE, has decided to waive fees of those girl students who are a single child of their parents.

Stone for girls' hostel laid
Patiala, April 8
Mr K.R. Lakhanpal, Chief Secretary, Punjab, today said that the pending grant of Rs 5 crore to Punjabi University would be released shortly. Addressing a function organised in the Senate Hall of Punjabi University, after laying down the foundation stone of block-A of the girls hostel.

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