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Punjab to give bonus if Centre refuses to compensate farmers
Chandigarh, May 5
The Punjab Government will give bonus to farmers who sold wheat to private traders if the Union Government refuses to compensate them. This was made clear here today by the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh.

Punjab hikes sugarcane price
Chandigarh, May 5
The Punjab Government today increased the price of sugarcane by Rs 10 per quintal. At a meeting held here , the official price of sugarcane has been jacked up to Rs 125 per quintal from Rs 115.

2 killed, Sarpanch among 3 hurt in firing
over land

Amritsar, May 5
Two persons were killed and three, including a Sarpanch and former District Youth Congress president, sustained bullet injuries in the alleged cross-firing over a piece of land at Devi Dass Pura village, near Jandiala Guru, today.

The two persons arrested at Devi Dass Pura village, near Jandiala Guru, after a firing incident over a land dispute The two persons arrested at Devi Dass Pura village, near Jandiala Guru, after a firing incident over a land dispute on Friday.
— Tribune photo by Rajiv Sharma

Fatehgarh Sahib



PSEB grapples with rising cases of power theft
Patiala, May 5
In spite of intensification of efforts by the Enforcement Organisation of the Punjab State Electricity Board against unscrupulous consumers indulging in power theft, cases pertaining to power theft, faulty metering and unauthorised extension are on the rise.

NRI quota seats in medical colleges doubled
Chandigarh, May 5
The Punjab Government today doubled the number of seats that will be available in medical institutions under the NRI quota. This will cut into seats that would be normally available to other students.

No headway on selection of vet staff issue
Chandigarh, May 5
The proposal to recruit 2,200 employees, including 682 veterinary officers and supporting staff, to run veterinary hospitals and dispensaries failed to get a nod from the Council of Ministers.

BSF asks harried family to vacate bunker
Amritsar, May 5
The Dalit family faced a fresh problem as the Border Security Force personnel asked it to move out of the bunkers in which they had taken shelter for the past five months after their house was allegedly razed by unscrupulous persons near the Khem Karan sector.


CM’s order to monitor prices of commodities
Chandigarh, May 5
Showing his concern over the rising prices of essential commodities, the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today reviewed the situation and suggested effective measures to check the rice in prices.

Commissioner inspects  revenue offices
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 5
Ms Anjali Bhawra, Commissioner, Patiala Division, today inspected the working of the Revenue Department in the district. She checked the maintenance of records and also took stock of the project related to computerisation of revenue records.

Swami Ramdev fears threat to life
Ludhiana, May 5
Yoga Guru Swami Ramdev fears a possible threat to his life. He said he had received several threats through mail and email and he might not live much long. However, he said this would not deter him from pursuing his mission of creating a healthy India by his yogic and spiritual teachings.

Kar seva at ‘Khuh Bibi Bhani’ begins
Tarn Taran, May 5
Kar seva at an ancient well, known as “Khuh Bibi Bhani”, was launched by Punj Pyaras” here today. The kar seva would be supervised by Baba Jagtar Singh, head of the local Kar Seva Baba Jiwan Singh.

Dhillon is Arts Council chief
Chandigarh, May 5
Renowned industrialist and politician Kewal Dhillon has been appointed Chairman of the Punjab Arts Council. Mr Dhillon has a vast experience in trade, industry and various fields.

4 killed in car-bus collision
Hoshiarpur, May 5
Four persons were killed when the Indica car (HR-70-2981) they were travelling in collided head on with a private bus (PB-07F-0279) at Kurala, about 40 km from here, on the Jalandhar-Pathankot road this afternoon.


Sukhbir Badal allowed to go to USA
Ropar, May 5
SAD general secretary and MP Sukhbir Badal was today allowed to accompany his father and SAD president Parkash Singh Badal to the USA from May 13 to June 5 by the Special Court, Judge, Mr S.K. Goel. Mr Badal is to undergo an eye treatment in the USA.


2 blind murder cases solved
Sangrur, May 5
The Sangrur district police yesterday claimed to have solved two blind murders by arresting some persons, allegedly involved in these killings. Hazara Singh, a resident of Bakhora Kalan village, near Moonak, was murdered outside the village at a deserted place with sharp-edged and blunt weapons on the intervening night of April 20 and 21 last.

4 members of looters’ gang arrested
Amritsar, May 5
With the arrest of four persons, the Majitha police today busted a gang of looters and recovered a stolen tractor and a motor cycle from them. The police has registered a case against them at Kathunangal police station here.

No arrest made in suicide case
Malerkotla, May 5
Vikas Jain ( 32), son of Krishan Jain and a resident of Upplan Mohalla near city police station who committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan in his room, was cremated at the Jamalpura today.


MBA/MCA entrance test on June 4
Amritsar, May 5
Guru Nanak Dev University on behalf of the Punjab Government will conduct MET-2006 for admission to two-year MBA course and PAM-CAT-2006 for admission to three-year MCA course in the affiliated institutions of GND varsity, Amritsar, Punjabi University, Patiala and Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar on June 4.

Patiala team in finals of NASA contest
Patiala, May 5
A 13-member Patiala-based team, Arcane Quest, has earned the privilege of making it to the finals of the International Space Settlement Design Competition slated to be held at the Kennedy Space Centre, Florida, from July 15.

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