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Pearls, necklaces seized from Lahore bus
Amritsar, May 13
Alert customs officials today seized two packets of pearls and about 30- 40 necklaces and bracelets, concealed in the cavity created in the water-cooler of the Lahore - Delhi bus, belonging to the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation at Wagah checkpost, 28 km from here, today.

Bring able persons to lead Panth: Sarna
Patiala, May 13
In a significant development, Mr Harwinder Singh Sarna, President, Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC), made scathing but veiled attack on SAD (Badal) President, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, and his associates for bringing degradation in the Sikh religion.

Protesting farmers seek water for irrigation
Abohar, May 13
Braving scorching heat wave, scores of farmers took out a protest march here today to express resentment over unbalanced supply of canal water for irrigation.

Doctors hold protest
Patiala, May 13
More than 500 students and doctors of Government Medical College and Rajindra Hospital, Government Dental College, Government Ayurvedic College and Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (TIET) held a protest rally in front of the OPD of the Rajindra Hospital against the arrest of doctors in Delhi and the lathi charged on them by the police.



Students of Government Medical College stage a demonstration against proposed reservation policy in Amritsar on Saturday.
Students of Government Medical College stage a demonstration against proposed reservation policy in Amritsar on Saturday. — PTI

Amarinder men counter attack
Chandigarh, May 13
Capt Amarinder Singh’s offer to allot land to Reliance Industries, has opened a proverbial can of worms for the ruling Congress in Punjab.

CM going against party: Brar
Barkandi (Muktsar), May 13
Mr Jagmeet Singh Brar, former MP and now a special invitee to the Congress Working Committee (CWC), has expressed apprehension that the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, could form a new political party as he (Amarinder Singh) was implementing his own individual agenda by ignoring the secular policies of the Congress and Congress workers.

Punjabis find new El Dorado
Chandigarh, May 13
The USA, Canada and the UK are passe. The Punjabi businessmen and professionals are now zeroeing in on the Central Europe to satiate their ever-growing appetite for new lands and avenues.

Punjabi businessmen seen here with the Chairman of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr M. Karamarkovich.

Punjabi businessmen seen here with the Chairman of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr M. Karamarkovich.

IMA vows to make Punjab drug-free
Jalandhar, May 13
To put brakes on the ongoing proliferation of all types of drug addiction among Punjabis, the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Punjab, has resolved to launch a full-fledged campaign against the menace during the next year.

SGPC condemns thrashing of witnesses
Amritsar, May 13
Mr Avtar Singh Makkar, President, Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), today condemned the beating up of Baba Piara Singh Bhaniara case witnesses in front of the court by the Haryana police.

Workers’ plea for reopening showroom
Abohar, May 13
The families of more than 100 workers met Mr Sunil Jakhar, Parliamentary Secretary, Punjab, on Thursday evening at his grain market office here. They were seeking Mr Jakhar’s intervention in getting a well known menswear showroom reopened. The showroom had reportedly been closed for the past 35 days.

Residents block traffic
Kharar, May 13
Residents staged a protest against a demolition drive carried out by the local Municipal Council in Ward No. 7 today.

Kang reviews mill functioning
Kharar, May 13
Cane growers and share holders of Morinda Cooperative Sugar Mill heaved a sigh of relief with the disinvestment proceedings having been deferred for the time being with the active intervention of Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, Minister for Animal Husbandry, Punjab.


3 killed, 4 injured in road mishaps
Tarn Taran, May 13
Three persons were killed and four others injured in three different road accidents in the area in the past 24 hours. The killed persons include a mother and daughter who were going back after attending a marriage function from here last evening.

Four booked in rape case
Amritsar, May 13
The Majitha police yesterday booked four persons for allegedly raping a woman of Lodhigujjar.


Students sensitised about AIDS
Nawanshahr, May 13
A four-day district-level training workshop under the Adolescent Education Programme launched jointly by NACO, Punjab State AIDS Control Society, State Institute of Science Education and Education Department, with a view to sensitising teachers and students against the menace of AIDS, was organised here at Government Senior Secondary school. As many as 100 teachers and 100 students from the 50 schools participated in the workshop, which concluded here yesterday.

Principal’s reinstatement brings trouble to college
Amritsar, May 13
A tricky situation arose in the local Hindu College following the decision of Guru Nanak Dev University to recognise, Mr R.C Verma, as Principal of the institute on the basis of the orders of DPI (Colleges), while the College Management claims that Mr V.P Lumba continues to be the officiating Principal of the college.

Promotion of 23 teachers raises eyebrows
Fazilka, May 13
Even though the Education Department has not cleared promotion of postgraduate teachers in any subject for the past five years, the promotion of 23 such teachers as lecturer of chemistry has come to light.


Poultry farmers block feed to J&K
Amritsar, May 13
Members of the Punjab Poultry Industry Association (PPIA) have blocked the supply of poultry feed to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) in protest against the ban imposed by the J&K Government on the sale of poultry products from Punjab in the state due to bird flu threat.


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