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Anti-govt protests by SAD
Amritsar, May 8
Numerous activists and workers of the Shiromani Akali Dal today held statewide protests against the alleged anti-people policies of the state government. The party also demanded the reversal of the Central Government’s order to extend tax benefits to industry in the neighbouring states of Punjab which had adversely affected the economy of the state.

Protesters seek release of “innocent youths”
Mansa, May 8
Terming four youths, now in jail in connection with a case related to the “beating up” of Bant Singh Jhabbar, a Dalit from Jhabbar village, as “innocent”, a number of men and women under the banner of Jhabbar Insaf Pasand Committee today took out a protest march led through the town and staged a dharna near the DC office here.

Women under the banner of the Jhabbar Insaf Pasand Committee protest in Mansa Women under the banner of the Jhabbar Insaf Pasand Committee protest in Mansa on Monday.
— Photo by Kulbir Beera

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Mohali to be hub of industrial revolution: Amarinder
Chandigarh, May 8
While accusing the Opposition parties of trying to scuttle the mega projects approved by the Empowered Committee, Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, said the opposition leaders were trying to garner votes in the name of supporting farmers whose lands were being acquired for these projects.
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, addressing a press conference at Mohali
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, addressing a press conference at Mohali on Monday. — Photo by Vicky Gharu

Absconding doctor functions as SMO
Was indicted for ‘helping’ heroin smuggler
Tarn Taran, May 8
The ‘absconding’ doctor who has been indicted by a high-level probe, by DIG (Counter-intelligence), B.K.Uppal for tampering with hospital record, to help an international smuggler, still has been working as Senior Medical Officer, Sarhali, even as his bail application was rejected by the court.

The Chief Minister, Punjab, Capt Amarinder Singh, interacts with students after laying the foundation stone of NIIFT building in Mohali
The Chief Minister, Punjab, Capt Amarinder Singh, interacts with students after laying the foundation stone of NIIFT building in Mohali on Monday. — Photo by Vicky Garu

Bail denied to co-accused in Sekhwan corruption case
Gurdaspur, May 8
Harjinder Singh, a co-accused in the corruption case against former SAD minister Sewa Singh Sekhwan, was denied bail by the Additional District and Sessions Judge Gurdaspur.

Patiala boy gets 31st rank
Patiala, May 8
It is a dream come true for local resident Rohit Gupta who has attained 31st rank in the UPSC Civil Services (mains)-2005 examination, the results of which have been declared today.


Largest factory of synthetic milk unearthed
Chandigarh , May 8
The Punjab Dairy Development Department has with the help of the police blown the lid off the largest synthetic milk producing “factory” in the State. A team of department officials along with Sangrur police literally unearthed the factory which was being run from an underground premises in Kothe Taran Taran village in Sehna block.

RIL offered land for a song: Badal
Chandigarh, May 8
The Shiromani Akali Dal headed by Mr Parkash Singh Badal, the Punjab unit of the BJP and various farmers' organisations have reacted strongly against the land proposal to Reliance Industries Limited at Mohali, Goindwal and certain other places by the Punjab Government at a throwaway price.

Meeting undecided on land to RIL
Chandigarh, May 8
A meeting of senior officers convened by the Punjab Chief Secretary, Mr K.R. Lakhanpal, was held here today to take decisions on the offers to be made with regard to the land and other concessions to Reliance Industries Limited, which is keen to start countrywide sale of fresh vegetables, fruits grown in Punjab besides marketing the milk and other products.

A day of dharnas
Patiala, May 8
Scorching heat notwithstanding, the Chief Minister’s hometown witnessed a series of dharnas today. Various organisations staged dharnas to register their protest against the anti-people, anti-employees, anti-farmer and anti-labourer policies of the Congress regime.

11 buffaloes die of rabies
Patiala, May 8
As many as 11 buffaloes died last week after they were bitten by a rabid dog in Manoli Surat village of Rajpura subdivision of this district. Information gathered by the Tribune revealed that bitten buffalos were taken to the Punjab Agricultural University by their owners to ascertain the reasons of their death.

Election of Rajpura MC chief declared null
Patiala, May 8
Mr Shiv Dular Singh Dhillon, Additional Deputy Commissioner-cum-Presiding Officer, Election Tribunal, today declared the election of Mr Rajinder Raja, president, Municipal Council, Rajpura, as municipal councillor null and void.

Widows given cheques
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 8
The Punjab Government has launched various schemes to uplift those living below poverty line and to provide financial assistance to the widows who have no sources of income. It has constituted a social security fund (Rs 450 crore) for this purpose.

Cold storage chain at airport ready
Amritsar, May 8
With the commissioning of cold storage chain at the Rajasansi International Airport, fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers, poultry and meat products and other perishables will now be exported to Europe and Middle East.

Wheat for poor families cheaper
Jalandhar, May 8
The Punjab Food and Civil Supplies Department has envisaged a plan under which each family below the poverty line and above it would get 35 kg of wheat every month at affordable prices.

100 donate blood on Red Cross Day
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 8
The World Red Cross Day was celebrated with enthusiasm at Bachat Bhavan here today by the District Red Cross Society.

Army recruitment rally
Chandigarh, May 8
An Army recruitment rally will be organised at Nabha for candidates from Patiala, Sangrur and Fatehgarh Sahib districts from May 20 to 28. Recruitment will be done for general duty, technical and clerk/store keeper categories.


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Notice of motion in rape, murder case
Chandigarh, May 8
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion for July 20 on a petition filed by the father of a young girl, who was allegedly raped and killed on June 21, 2003. In 2004, a Division Bench had ordered investigation by the CBI into the case of the girl, who belonged to Hoshiarpur.

54 cases settled at Lok Adalat
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 8
A Lok Adalat was organised in the District Courts under the chairmanship of District and Session Judge Sabina. Mr J.S.Kular Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr.D.S.Johal, Civil Judge, Senior Division, Mr G.S.Dhillon CJM and Mr Naval Kumar, Additional Civil Judge, Senior Division, dealt with 95 cases and out of these 54 cases were settled on the spot and compensation to the beneficiaries worth Rs 24,90,433 was awarded.


Durgiana panel detects fraud by former head
Amritsar, May 8
The Durgiana Managing Committee has detected another fraud committed by its former president with the recovery of coupons issued to the public for goldplating work at the temple.

Graft charge against ETO: probe sought
Mandi Gobindgarh, May 8
Mr Som Nath, Manager, Goyal Trading Company, Mandi Gobindgarh, in a complaint along with an affidavit addressed to the Excise and Taxation Commissioner, Patiala, has sought a probe into the alleged demand of Rs two lakh made by Mr Janak Raj Jindal, ETO, posted at Mandi Gobindgarh for sanctioning a VAT refund paid by the customers of the firm.

Man kills son
Hoshiarpur, May 8
Lakhwinder Singh (37) was stabbed to death by his father Surjit Singh (60) at Rara village this morning. There was a quarrel between Surjit Singh and his wife. His wife went to her son Lakhwinder Singh.


Five ex-heads resolve to revive AISSF
Ludhiana, May 8
Perturbed over deterioration in the organisational structure and leadership of the All-India Sikh Students' Federation, five former presidents have decided to revive the organisation and restore its past glory.

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