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Mega projects: CM to seek environmental clearance
Chandigarh, April 19
As Punjab's tempo of development is now almost fully dependent on the Union Government, the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, will meet the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, on April 21 with a wish list. This was officially confirmed today.

Visiting Pak in own car may soon be reality
Chandigarh, April 19
The possibility of Indian passport holders with valid visas travelling to Pakistan in their own vehicles may become a reality soon. As of now, only diplomats and foreigners are allowed to travel in their own private or official cars across the Wagah barrier.

Rs 38 lakh stolen from Union Bank
Amritsar, April 19
About Rs 38 lakh were found stolen from the main branch of the Union Bank of India near Golden Temple here today. The incident came to light when the bank staff opened the lockers for drawing the money. They immediately informed the police.
DIG Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota gets the information about the theft in the Union Bank of India in Amritsar DIG Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota gets the information about the theft in the Union Bank of India in Amritsar on Wednesday.
— Photo by Rajiv Sharma



88 bonded labourers taste freedom
Bathinda, April 19
A warrant officer from the high court got freed 88 members of 20 families working as bonded labourers at a brick-kiln at Deon village here. Their 30 children were also got freed.

Children of migrants employed as bonded labourers at a brick-kiln stand in front of the mini-secretariat in Bathinda on Wednesday.
— Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera

Children of migrants employed as bonded labourers at a brick-kiln stand in front of the mini-secretariat in Bathinda

50,000 trees on BSF land face axe
Hoshiarpur, April 19
About 50,000 trees on 5,600 kanal forest land, owned by the Border Security Force, are facing axe. The Civil Judge, Senior Division, in a judgment passed recently, allowed the before-1982 owners of the BSF land to cut all trees standing on the land acquired from them.


Bajwa gives 1,000 cheques to voters
Kanuwan (Gurdaspur), April 19
With the elections approaching, it is time for dole out freebees among voters. Mr Pratap Singh Bajwa, Minister for PWD, Punjab, distributed about 1,000 cheques of financial aid under various schemes to voters of his constituency.


Diagnosis of heart disease in 5 seconds
Ludhiana, April 19
Can you believe that your heart ailments can be diagnosed in just five seconds. Yes, this is possible now. Thanks to the new state-of-the-art light speed volume CT system which has been installed at the Delta Heart Centre here.

District sans drug inspector
Sangrur, April 19
In the absence of a drug Inspector (DI) in the district checking of substandard/spurious drugs, control of the misuse of drugs as intoxicants and checking of medical stores/shops with the police etc have been suffering. Besides these the incumbent also performs other routine duties.

Henry's warning to wheat flour millers
Chandigarh, April 19
Responding to the issue of high price of wheat flour reported by The Tribune yesterday , the Food and Supplies Minister, Mr Avtar Henry, today urged owners of flour mills in the state to sell the wheat flour at reasonable price, since the wheat is available in plenty.

Tejveer Singh honoured
Patiala, April 19
Former Patiala Deputy Commissioner Tejveer Singh was honoured at a function organised by officials of the district administration at the Aviation Club here today.

Patiala Vikas Manch floated
Patiala, April 19
The Patiala Vikas Manch, constituted by representatives of different social, political, trader and religious organisations of this town yesterday, will field candidates in the forthcoming Assembly elections if the Congress Government failed to carry out development work in this erstwhile princely city.


Gang of robbers busted
Chandigarh, April 19
The Ferozepore police has busted an interstate gang of eight robbers and recovered a stolen Bolero Jeep, some cash and gold ornaments from their possession. A spokesperson for the Punjab Police based here said today that the leader of this gang, Lakhwinder Singh, alias Bittu , was nabbed and a Bolero Jeep (PB-02-AG-8070) which he had stolen was recovered.

Man kills wife, paramour
Moga, April 19
A man has been arrested after he murdered his wife and her paramour at Talwandi Malian village, near here, today. Sources said the deceased, Baljit Kaur, was married to Lachhman Singh of the village. They also had two sons, aged seven and five. Lachhman suspected that his wife was having an affair with one Hardeep Singh.

Police Lines in panic at cop’s murder
Patiala, April 19
In a bizarre incident, Karam Chand, Head Constable, Punjab Police, was found murdered in the highly fortified local Police Lines. His death under mysterious circumstances put a question mark on the safety of residents in the home town of state Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.


4 hurt in group clash on varsity complex
Amritsar, April 19
At least four persons, including two final year students of the Law Department, were injured when two warring groups clashed in front of the boys’ hostel on the Guru Nanak Dev University complex here today.

LRS DAV school honours its achievers
Abohar, April 19
Mr Poonam Suri, secretary of the DAV Colleges Managing Committee, New Delhi, and national convener of the Arya Yuva Samaj, last night honoured students of LRS DAV Senior Secondary Model School who won medals in the national archery, shooting and other sports events besides academic competitions during the last academic session.

GSS college organises Parhelion 2K6
Kharar, April 19
Parhelion 2K6— a techno-cultural festival—organised by the GGS College of Modern Technology here started on a scintillating note today. The two-day extravaganza comprises a host of cultural technical literary and creative competitions for students.

PU to modify B.Ed datesheet
Chandigarh, April 19
Panjab University will be modifying the datesheet of the B.Ed examinations in order to remove the clash of dates with the dates of various entrance examinations to be conducted by the university.

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