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Car project: WB’s gain, Punjab’s loss
Chandigarh, May 14
The West Bengal Chief Minister, Mr Budhadeb Bhattacharjee, has outsmarted the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, the Finance Minister, Mr Surinder Singla, and the Chief Ministers of certain other states by wooing Mr Ratan Tata for setting up the "Aam Adami" car project in his state.

SGPC chief receives ‘siropa’ from encroacher on gurdwara land
Amritsar, May 14
Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee President Avtar Singh is in the dock for receiving ‘siropa’ (robe of honour) from a Sikh Baba who has been fighting legal cases against the Shiromani Committee.

5 persons beat up SHO
Hoshiarpur, May 14
The five persons, who were nabbed by the police, assaulted Mr Jiwan Kumar Kaila, SHO Model Town police station, Hoshiarpur, and his security guard Mr Raj Kumar while they were being taken in police van to the police station at Fatehgarh road here last night.

Sale of spurious feed worries dairy farmers
Ropar, May 14
Farmers involved in dairy farming in the state are facing a constant threat from the sale of adulterated milk and impure feed. The Animal Husbandry Department and the Public Health Department officials should regularly check samples so that those involved in the sale of adulterated milk and feed are put behind the bar.




Docs to wear black badges
Patiala, May 14
The Patiala branch of the Indian Medical Association, at its executive body meeting held here late yesterday, has decided to wear black badges from tomorrow in protest against police excesses committed on agitating medical students in New Delhi and other states who are protesting against reservation for OBCs in higher education.

Medical students go on fast
Amritsar, May 14
Activists of the Medical Students Association of Government Medical College observed a day-long fast and protested against the lathi-charge by the police on medical students in Mumbai, here today.

Students of Government Medical College on fast in front of Guru Nanak Dev Hospital in Amritsar on Sunday. — PTI photo
Students of Government Medical College on fast in front of Guru Nanak Dev Hospital in Amritsar

NRI celebrates marriage with a message for society
Nawanshahr, May 14
A marriage party on bicycles! Appears unbelievable but it is true. A UK-based NRI, Vijay Kumar, who originally belongs to nearby Musapur village, in the dress of a bridegroom, went on a bicycle to Ratenda village, 14 km from the place of fiancee to marry her.


Telecom tower in cantonment despite opposition
Amritsar, May 14
Even as the Google website, by showing coverage of defence establishment, has raised many hackles over the security leakage, the Army authorities have allowed the installation of telecom tower in the highly sensitive cantonment here.

Health staff hold protest rallies
Sangrur, May 14
More than 1,000 protesters from Patiala, Sangrur, Fatehgarh Sahib and Ludhiana districts on the call of the Sehat Sewawan Bachao Sanghrash Committee held a demonstration today in front of the residence of Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal here in support of their demands.

Hang me instead of Sarabjit: YC leader
Amritsar, May 14
Mr Kimti Raval of Ludhiana, a former general secretary of the state Youth Congress, has offered himself to be hanged instead of Sarabjit, facing death sentence in Pakistan.

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Water supply to village resumes after a month
Ropar, May 14
The water supply to Ahmedpur village resumed today after the Health Department got the pipes supplying water to the village repaired. The residents of the village had been facing an acute shortage of water for about a month as leakages surfaced in the pipes supplying water to the village.

Chemists to meet DGP
Jalandhar, May 14
Punjab chemists will take up the issue of booking of 102 chemists under the NDPS Act with the Punjab DGP S.S. Virk. Cases under various sections of the Act had been registered against the chemists in different districts during the drive of the police against drug abuse.

New team installed
Rajpura, May 14
The installation ceremony of the of the Giants Group of Rajpura, a social organisation, was held here last night. Mr Pradeep Kamal took over as the president of the group.


Ex-MLA gets bail
Batala, May 14
Mr Jagdish Sahni, a former MLA of the BJP of Batala and chairman of an educational society got reprieve from the court of the Sessions Judge, Gurdaspur when he was granted anticipatory bail till May 23, 2006 in two cases under Sections 382/ 452/ 354/ 148/ 149 of the IPC registered against him.


Farmer’s electrocution: SDO, JE held
Hoshiarpur, May 14
Inhabitants of Attowal and adjoining villages blocked traffic on the Hoshiarpur-Phagwara road from 11 am to 1.30 pm today to protest against the PSEB negligence which led to the electrocution of Mandeep Singh (25) son of Bakshish Singh of Rasoolpur village this morning.

Action against man for fabricating story
Moga, May 14
The Bagha Purana police has initiated legal proceedings against Kuldeep Singh, a resident of Ratol Rohi village in Ferozepore district, for getting a “false” case registered with the police on the basis of a fabricated story.

Dowry cases registered
Hoshiarpur, May 14
Two cases of beating of wives for more dowry by her in-laws have been reported at Tanda and Sadar Police stations of Hoshiarpur district last night. Ms Balwinder Mann (48), a resident of Jalalpur village, stated that she was married to Gurmukh Mann of Palampur. She had two children.

Head Constable, Home Guard jawan booked
Patiala, May 14
The Patiala police has booked Head Constable Amritpal Singh and a Home Guard jawan Gian Chand under Sections 366 and the Prevention of Corruption Act. The two were produced before a Duty Magistrate who sent them in police remand till May 16 after a case was made out against them at the Kotwali police station today.

2 die in road mishaps
Rajpura, May 14
Two persons have been killed in two accidents near here since last night. According to sources, Umesh and Paramjit Singh, both residents of Jagdish Colony, were coming from the Shambhu side on the national highway when their scooter was hit by a tractor-trailer near the SYL Canal bridge.

Diesel being smuggled to Rajasthan
Abohar, May 14
With speculations on an increase in the price for diesel on smuggling of the commodity from Abohar to the Sriganganagar region in Rajasthan has gained momentum. Diesel in neighbouring areas costs Rs 3 more for a litre.


Tussle for control of DAV schools
Batala, May 14
The tussle for the control of the local DAV girls schools continues as the new management has got registered two cases with the police under sections 354/382/ 148/452/149 IPC at police stations, city, and Civil Lines, Batala.

Batala schools: DAV panel clarifies
Chandigarh, May 14
The DAV College Management Committee, New Delhi, has clarified that DAV Senior Secondary School, Dasehra Ground, Batala, Agyawanti Marwaha DAV Girls Senior Secondary School, Batala, and MRS Bhalla DAV Girls High School, Batala, are institutions duly affiliated to the committee.

Nurses Day celebrated
Kharar, May 14
The Ambika Institute of Nursing, near here, celebrated Nursing Day with enthusiasm. Students of GNM (Ist and 2 nd years) presented a colourful programme and staged dramas depicting the lives of nurses.

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