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Dethrone Amarinder, save Punjab: Brar loyalists
Patiala, May 15
Senior Congress leaders, loyal to Mr Jagmeet Brar, special invitee, Congress Working Committee, today declared that they would leave no stone unturned to oust Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh from power to save Punjab.

Soaring mercury worsens water problem
Bathinda, May 15
With mercury soaring high, water crisis has worsened for the residents of Deep Singh Nagar and Balraj Nagar. The Municipal Corporation is supplying potable water to these localities through water tankers, as supply line is yet to be laid in both the residential areas.


Residents of Deep Singh Nagar wait for water tanker on a hot summer day in Bathinda Residents of Deep Singh Nagar wait for water tanker on a hot summer day in Bathinda.
ó Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera



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  Resentment against hike in water charges
Sangrur, May 15
Out of total 21 Municipal Councillors of the local Municipal Council, as many as 13 MCs today submitted a memorandum to the Executive Officer of the local MC against the hike in the water and sewerage charges for the local residents.

Punjab to take tough stand on 65,000 hectares under preservation Act
Chandigarh, May 15
Aiming to free more than 65,000 hectares listed under the Punjab Land Preservation Act, 1900, the Punjab Government is set to take a tough posture and tell the Central Government that it has "no right" to impose restrictions on freeing the lands as the PLPA is a state-administered Act.

Jagmeet: itís my duty to keep party high command informed
Chandigarh, May 15
"As a conscientious Congress worker, it is my duty to keep the party high command informed of developments in the field", says Mr Jagmeet Brar, denying that he has been summoned to the Union Capital to explain his outburst against the proposed allotment of land to Reliance India Limited by the Punjab Government.

Doctor held for graft
Bathinda, May 15
The Vigilance Bureau has nabbed a doctor posted at the Civil Hospital while here he was accepting bribe from a Kaliawali resident for treating his wife. Vigilance SSP Amrik Singh Waraich said complainant, Kartar Singhís wife was admitted to the Civil Hospital on May 5.

Dr Deepak Rai (Centre) being taken away by the Vigilance officials after being caught for accepting bribe at Bathinda Civil Hospital on Monday. ó Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera

Dr Deepak Rai being taken away by the Vigilance officials after being caught for accepting bribe at Bathinda Civil Hospital

POLITICS

Badalís wife mobilises cadre on Captís turf
Patiala, May 15
Surinder Kaur Badal, wife of former Chief Minister and SAD president Parkash Singh Badal, today resurfaced in the political arena after laying low for some years.

COMMUNITY

Doctorsí protest continues
Amritsar, May 15
Indefinite strike by resident doctors and medical students under the banner of the Medical Students Association of Government Medical College entered in the second day today.

Protest against octroi contractors
Pathankot, May 15
Traders of Pathankot today disrupted traffic on the Dalhouise road for about six hours to protest against the alleged high-handedness of octroi contractors. The tiff between the octroi contractors and traders started today morning.

Passing-out parade of DSPs
Phillaur, May 15
The passing-out parade of probationery DSPs of Uttaranchal Pardesh Police trained at Punjab Police Academy here was held in the academy today in which the Uttaranchal DGP, Mrs Kanchan Chaudhry Bhatacharaya took the salute.

COURTS

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Take decision on Rent Act, govt told
Chandigarh, May 15
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked the Punjab Government to take a decision within six months on issuing a formal notification regarding the Punjab Rent Act, 1995.

ADMINISTRATION

8 promoted to rank of DIG
Chandigarh, May 15
The Punjab Government today promoted eight Indian Police Service officers of the Punjab cadre to the rank of Deputy Inspector-General. With this, the entire 1992 batch of officers stands promoted.

CRIME

Patients attacked in hospital
Abohar, May 15
Some persons, including a sarpanch, Rajesh Kumar Bhati belonging to the Congress, allegedly attacked patients in the emergency ward of the Nehru Memorial Civil Hospital here today.

3 pilgrims die in accident
Abohar, May 15
Three pilgrims from Maharashtra, including two women, were killed, seven injured as the jeep by which they were traveling collided head on with a truck on the national highway 15 yesterday.

Former Congress MLAís son held
Barnala, May 15
The local police has arrested son of former MLA and Congress leader Bachan Singh Pakho for offering bribe to SHO Mahal Kalan. Mr S.K. Asthana, SSP, Barnala said Jaspal Singh, a son of Bachan Singh Pakho went to Mehal Kalan police station on Sunday.

EDUCATION

Lack of autonomy leaves PAU short on funds
Ludhiana, May 15
Punjab Agricultural University campus witnessed agitation by its teaching and non-teaching staff last week thanks to the Audit Department of the Punjab Government. The university lacks financial autonomy despite the fact that the Supreme Court has given a ruling that the university is an autonomous body.

AISSF to be re-formed
Chandigarh, May 15
A group within the All-India Sikh Students Federation today claimed that it was set to re-form the AISSF. It would now have two wings ó one would be for students and the other would be a political front.

Prof Neki invited to Pakistan
Patiala, May 15
Prof (Dr) N.S. Neki, Professor, Medicine, Government Medical college and Rajindera Hospital, has been invited to chair the scientific session of the annual conference of the International Medical Sciences Academy to be held in Lahore from November 3.

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