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Delays: panel on agriculture
grills bureaucrats

Chandigarh, May 4
Upset over the delay in the implementation of various schemes, the Standing Committee on Agriculture of Parliament at its two-day meeting which concluded last evening summoned the Union Finance Secretary, Expenditure, and the Secretary, Planning, to seek an explanation regarding the delay in the clearance of various schemes.

80-foot minar dedicated to 40 Muktas
Muktsar, May 4
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today declared that his party would fight the Assembly poll on the offensive mode while flaying the decision of SAD chief Parkash Singh Badal for boycotting the historic dedication ceremony of the Minar-e-Mutka on the occasion of the 301 years of the martyrdom of 40 Muktas (liberated ones).

CM casting aspersions on CBI, says PIL
Chandigarh, May 4
The statement of the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, questioning the logic behind the CBI raids on the residences two top IAS officers in the Forest Hill case, has been dubbed as sitting in judgement on the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

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Power crisis deepens: Centre calls meeting on May 6
Chandigarh, May 4
While the Union Government has convened a meeting of Chief Secretaries of all state on May 6 to discuss the power crisis that has turned grave, the Punjab State Electricity Board will go by the recommendation of the Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana, as far as the supplying of power for eight hours to the farm sector is concerned.

Two women, whose house was razed, sit outside an Army bunker near the Khem Karan border on Wednesday. Dalit widow, daughter compelled to live in bunker
Amritsar, May 4
A Dalit widow, her unmarried daughter and other members of family have been compelled to take shelter in an Army bunker for the past five months after their house was razed by unscrupulous persons on the Defence Drain, 3 km from Khem Karan.

Two women, whose house was razed, sit outside an Army bunker near the Khem Karan border on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

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NRIs give new lease of life to kidney patient
Patiala, May 4
A miracle of sorts has happened for Sanjay, who has got new lease of life after renal transplantation with the help two non-resident Indians as he had been battling for life after kidneys failed at a very young age.


SAD must drop Akali from its name: Vedanti
Amritsar, May 4
Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Akal Takht Jathedar, has asked the Shiromani Akali Dal to drop the word Akali from its name as it has given an undertaking to the Election Commission that the party is secular.

Mann likely to head panthic front
Ludhiana, May 4
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) president Simranjit Singh Mann is likely to head the panthic front being constituted by the splinter Akali groups.


Embezzlement of Durgiana funds: probe ordered
Amritsar, May 4
Mr S.S. Srivastav, district police chief, has marked an inquiry into the alleged embezzlement of funds by Mr Surinder Arjun, deposed president of the Durgiana management committee.

Probe ordered into SDM farewell party
Fazilka, May 4
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau has initiated a probe into funds allegedly collected for Gurdas Mann Night held on March 27 this year, on the retirement party of Mr Bhupinder Singh Saharan, SDM, Fazilka.

Pingalwara Society to reunite woman with family after 8 years
Amritsar, May 4
Ms Kamaljit Kaur of Gidderbaha, a mental patient will be reunited with her family after eight years due to the efforts of the All-India Pingalwara Society.

‘Book Durgiana panel members’
Amritsar, May 4
Activists of Sarv Dharam Vikas Society and residents of Hindustan Basti demanding registration of a case against certain members of the Durgiana committee staged a dharna in front of the police chowki located in the temple complex here yesterday.

‘Badal colluded with Indira for Bluestar’
Amritsar, May 4
The Khalra Mission Organisation and the Punjab Human Rights Organisation have blamed Mr Parkash Singh Badal, president, SAD, for his clandestine understanding with the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi during the infamous Operation Bluestar.

Municipal poll held
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 4
The elections to the post of senior vice-president and vice-president of the Municipal Council Sirhind-Fatehgarh Sahib were held unanimously.


Mayor charged with bribing Rae Bareli voters
Ludhiana, May 4
The Chief Judicial Magistrate of Ludhiana, Mr K.S. Cheema, has issued a notice to the Mayor of Ludhiana, Mr Nahar Singh Gill, for May 30, in a complaint filed against him by the Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Election Officer, Mr Ashok Gupta, relating to the election of Ms Sonia Gandhi.

Selection of Baba Farid varsity Registrar challenged
Chandigarh, May 4
The recent appointment of Mr P.L. Garg as Registrar of the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, has been challenged in the Punjab and Haryana High Court.


Sabha against ‘looting’ of farmers
Sangrur, May 4
Punjab Kisan Sabha general secretary Bhupinder Singh Sambar on Tuesday said farmer organisations would not tolerate the “looting” of farmers at the hands of the state government and industrialists in the name of industrial development.


FIR against marriage bureaus for duping people
Raikot, May 4
The police has registered an FIR under Sections 420, 406, 506 and 120-B of the IPC against those running marriage bureaus in the town and its surrounding areas for allegedly duping innocent persons on the pretext of sending them abroad after marrying them with girls of their choice.

One held for rape, murder
Abohar, May 4
The police has claimed to have solved the murder case that had sparked an agitation here. According to the police, Mam Raj, alias Mamu (19), has been arrested while his brother Sonu (21) is absconding.

Woman, stepbrother, held for killing mother
Amritsar, May 4
The Majitha police has arrested Sahil and Priya, stepbrother and sister, in connection with the murder of their Kiran Bala. Kiran Bala was the real mother of the accused girl.

4 held for cheating
Patiala, May 4
The district police has arrested four persons, who were allegedly involved in cheating a local resident Mr Amarinder Singh after they took Rs 10 lakh from him by selling him off a brass brick instead of a gold brick.

Man held with poppy husk
Ropar, May 4
During a special drive, the Ropar police has arrested Gurpeet Singh, a resident of Machhiwara and recovered over 4 quintals of poppy husk.

Body found from railway track
Dera Bassi, May 4
The body of Vinod Kumar, a resident of Bint village in Kurukshetra district, was found from the railway tracks, near here, today.


Private colleges allowed to conduct ETT course
Chandigarh, May 4
The Punjab Government has decided that all private colleges in the state that are running B.Ed courses be allowed to offer the two years Elementary Teachers Training course.

Schools have commerce lecturers but no students
Sangrur, May 4
In several government secondary schools a number of lecturers, of commerce and science, have been getting thousands per month as salary for the past three years without teaching student of the secondary classes as there was no student of science or commerce in these schools in the past three years.

Meeting to decide issue of residential area schools
Chandigarh, May 4
The Punjab Council of Ministers meets tomorrow to decide the issue of 17,000 private schools running in residential areas of the state.

Elders hold annual function
Patiala, May 4
The Elders’ Welfare Society celebrated its annual function at S.R. Arya Senior Secondary school here today.


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