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Publishers barred from bringing out
Guru Granth Sahib

Amritsar, April 22
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee today asked the oldest publisher of Amritsar — Jeewan Singh Chattar Singh & Sons — and other publishers to stop the publication Guru Granth Sahib as per the directives issued by Akal Takht eight years ago.

Centre processing spurious Bt cotton
seed unearthed

Fake label, plastic bottles seized
Abohar, April 22

A flying squad of the Agriculture Department and the local police today unearthed a spurious Bt cotton seed processing centre.

Fake wrappers of popular cottonseed processing companies seized during a raid in Abohar on Saturday Fake wrappers of popular cottonseed processing companies seized during a raid in Abohar on Saturday. — Photo by Raj Sadosh

Delay in MSP hike costs farmers crores
Bathinda, April 22
While wheat farmers, who sold their produce to private traders, suffered losses worth crores as the announcement of bonus by the Centre saw wheat prices surging at various markets of the region today.

Farmer dies in hospital
Barnala, April 22
One farmer committed suicide in hospital today while the sister of the deceased allegedly held one of the doctors of the hospital responsible for the death. The deceased has been identified as Balbeer Dass Mahant ( 52) of Aspal Kalan village.

16 pc fall in wheat arrivals in Sangrur
Sangrur, April 21
The total arrival of wheat in district mandis was 8,98,705 MT till last evening. It was 10,76,288 MT during the corresponding period last year. There has been a 16 per cent decline in the wheat arrival so far.

Sunflowers in full bloom at a farm house on the Devigarh road near Patiala
Sunflowers in full bloom at a farm house on the Devigarh road near Patiala. — Tribune photo by Rajesh Sachar

Fatehgarh Sahib



 Sukhbir Singh Badal Sukhbir for probe into CM’s role in Forest Hill case
Chandigarh, April 22
The General Secretary of the Shiromani Akali Dal, Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal, today said Chief Minister Amarinder Singh should be subjected to investigation by the CBI in the Forest Hill Golf Resort case.

Bomb scare keeps GRP on its toes
Phagwara, April 22
Another letter carrying bomb threat, posted to the Ambala railway station in a span of one month allegedly by Kashmiri militants, kept the GRP and the Phagwara police on their toes throughout the day today.

4 women hurt in land grab bid
Abohar, April 22
Three land grab bids were made in the sub division in the past 24 hours an old woman and her daughters-in-law were injured and held captive by the alleged grabbers.


Rally against female foeticide
Nawanshahr, April 22
Activists of various NGOs, students, teachers, panches and sarpanches under the aegis of district level NGOs coordination society — “UPKAR” travelling in cars, tractor trolleys, school buses and scooters adorned with banners took out a rally against female foeticide in Skohpur, Sahlon and Sodhian villages in the district today.

Bill-collection centre to be shifted back
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 22
After appearing in a news item in The Tribune regarding the shifting of the electricity bill-collection centre from Sirhind town to the head office, Mr G.S. Gurm, SDO, PSEB, Sirhind, told The Tribune that the PSEB has decided to shift back the collection centre to the old place and it will start functioning from Monday onwards.

Rs 10 lakh given as relief
Kharar, April 22
Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, MLA, Morinda Assembly constituency and Cabinet Minister, Punjab, today presented a cheque for Rs 10 lakh to the family members of three brothers, Kulwant Singh, Balwinder Singh and Ravinder Singh, of Takipur village who were murdered about two months back.

BJYM holds march to Wagah for Sarbjit
Amritsar, April 22
Activists of the Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha, along with Dalbir Kaur, sister of Sarbjit Singh, and a few families of PoWs carried out a march from here to Wagah today.

Arhtiyas’ strike continues
Mansa, April 22
Protesting against the alleged assault of an arhtiya and his driver by supporters of an FCI contractor, arhtiyas at the local grain market struck work for the second day in succession and didn’t make any purchase today.


Probe ordered into functioning of ITI
Abohar, April 22
The Deputy Commissioner Ferozepore has asked the Sub Divisional Magistrate Jaskiran Singh to inquire into the functioning of the Industrial Training Institute located on the national highway opposite Alamgarh village, 3 km from here. The SDM said that proceedings have been initiated.

HC judge inspects district courts
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 22
Mr Justice Hemant Gupta today visited the district courts to inspect the working of the judicial courts as well as to take first hand information about the problems being faced at grass root level by the litigants, advocates and judicial officers.


34 employees found absent from duty
Sangrur, April 22
On the directions of the Sangrur Deputy Commissioner, Mr S. R. Ladhar, the Sangrur SDM, Mr Gurtej Singh, yesterday conducted a surprise check in about 10 local government offices and some government/aided senior secondary and primary schools in the town.


Husband held for murder of woman
Hoshiarpur, April 22
The police has arrested three suspects for the murder of Shabnam, who was killed on April 19. Mr Darshan Singh, sarpanch of Kot village, informed the Garhshankar police that a body was lying in the fields behind Barapur bus stand.

Goldsmith shot
Amritsar, April 22
Six unidentified persons shot dead Sunil Kumar and seriously injured his brother Satish Kumar near Khu Korian, Gali Tiwarian, here today. They were goldsmiths by profession.


“Professional colleges must improve quality of education”
(Bhaddal) Ropar, April 22
The state is not regulating things in the way they have to be regulated in the private engineering and medical colleges to improve the standards of education.

Farewell given to MCA students
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 22
Students of the Department of Computer Science of the Mata Gujri College here organised a farewell party for MCA final-year students today.

Fun, frolic at PTU fest

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