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CMC society threatens to close down institutions
Ludhiana, May 17
If the Punjab Government refuses to budge and fails to bring in an amendment to the Punjab Private Health Sciences Educational Institutions Act 2006, the CMC Ludhiana Society, running a medical, dental and nursing college here, might be forced to close down all its institutions.

Midnight squall leaves 800 acres flooded
Abohar, May 17
More than 800 acres of agriculture land was flooded with water today as the midnight squall caused 10 breaches ranging from 20 to 60 ft in half a dozen sub canals in the region. The total loss might exceed Rs 25 lakh, preliminary reports indicated.

Trees uprooted by the gushing waters after a breach in the Daulatpura subcanal following a squall on the bypass in Abohar on Wednesday. Trees uprooted by the gushing waters after a breach in the Daulatpura subcanal following a squall on the bypass in Abohar on Wednesday.
— Photo by Raj Sadosh

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If 3 acres at Mohali sold for Rs 86 cr, what will 20 acres fetch?
Chandigarh, May 17
The BJP is preparing to jump into the controversy with regard to the offer of land made to Reliance Industries Limited( RIL) in Punjab.

Four Pakistani boys who were repatriated on Wednesday at the Wagah Joint Check Post. 6 Pakistani nationals repatriated from Wagah
Amritsar, May 17
Six Pakistani nationals, including four boys, who had strayed into India and spent precious years of their childhood in the Juvenile Jail of Faridkot were repatriated to their country from Wagah Joint Check Post, 28 km from here today.

Four Pakistani boys who were repatriated on Wednesday at the Wagah Joint Check Post. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma

Boundary wall of 127-year-old school demolished
Amritsar, May 17
Boundary wall of the 127-year-old Alexandra high school on the Queens Road of the city was demolished in an alleged land grab bid here today.


Infighting in Cong
Hoshiarpur, May 17
The infighting between the two groups headed by Dr Kewal Krishan, Speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha, and Master Romesh Chander, Secretary, PPCC, came to the fore at the Rest House, Mukerian town of this district this afternoon when the latter levelled charges against his opponent for ignoring the old Congress workers and posing his son as his successor from the constituency before Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, president, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee.


CM lays stone of admn complex
Gurdaspur, May 17
The Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today laid the foundation stone of the much delayed district administrative complex here.

Harassment due to CM’s rally
Gurdaspur, May 17
The commuters moving in and out of Gurdaspur faced problems today as the district administration stopped plying of buses from the bus stand. The buses were not allowed enter the town due to the visit of the Chief Minister here for a political rally.

Weather hits war exercise
Sidhwan Khas (Ludhiana), May 17
Creating an illusory battleground, the India’s military strike force in tandem with air troops has reached the final stage of a three-week-long war exercise code named Sangha Shakti (joint power) that involves the biggest Indian strike Corps 2 acting as attackers and 11 Corps troops maintaining a defensive posture.

Sidhu supports medical students
Amritsar, May 17
BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu backed agitating medical students.

Docs block traffic
Amritsar, May 17
The resident doctors and medical students under the banner of Medical Students Association of Government Medical College intensified their protest by blocking various roads of the holy city, such as Lawrence Road and Bhandari Bridge, here today thus bringing the traffic to a halt.

Medicos continue stir
Patiala, May 17
The ongoing agitation by students of Government Medical College, Dental College and Ayurvedic College against the caste based reservation policy entered its fourth day although emergency services at Government Rajindra hospital were not paralysed.

No polio cases detected in Fatehgarh Sahib
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 17
Dr Harcharn Singh, Civil Surgeon, in a press release issued here today claimed that no polio-affected case has been detected in the district.

Drive to make dist drug-free: DC
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 17
The district administration will launch a campaign in the district to make Fatehgarh Sahib drug-free in collaboration with the Health Department and the police, said Ms Jaspreet Talwar, Deputy Commissioner, while presiding over a meeting of district officials held here today to control the menace of drug abuse.

Governor for data bank of ex-servicemen
Chandigarh, May 17
The Punjab Governor, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), today asked the Directorate of Sainik Welfare, Punjab, to create a comprehensive data bank of ex-servicemen of all ranks in the state, to help evolve an effective mechanism, supported with a monitoring system, for their placement in various public and private sector establishments.

Bridge being renovated
Tarn Taran, May 17
The Public Works Department (PWD) has started renovating the bridge situated on the Amritsar-Tarn Taran road near village Doburji.


Challan in kidnapping case presented
Chandigarh, May 17
The sensational kidnapping case of Amritsar teenager Prabir Singh last year is reaching its logical end. The challan against all the accused, including a woman, Manjinder Kaur, who has escaped to the UK, has been presented in a court at Amritsar.


Punjab farmers seek debt relief panel
New Delhi, May 17
Punjab farmers today urged the Prime Minister to form a debt relief panel to provide aid to the peasant reeling under a cumulative debt burden of Rs 20,000 crore with an interest of Rs 3,000 crore being added to it every year.

Eight-hour power supply for farmers
Patiala, May 17
The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has decided to provide eight hours uninterrupted power supply to the farmers for paddy cultivation every day from June 10.


4 sworn in as members of information panel
Chandigarh, May 17
Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), Governor of Punjab, today administered the oath of office to Mrs Rupan Deol Bajaj, Mr P.K. Verma, Mr R.K. Gupta and Mr Surinder Singh as members of the State Information Commission at a brief ceremony at Punjab Raj Bhavan here.


1 killed, 5 hurt in clash over land
Gurdaspur, May 17
One person was killed and five others injured, two of them seriously, in a dispute over land in Sahur Khurd village near Kalanaur today.

ASI attacks varsity employee
Patiala, May 17
Tension grips campus of Punjabi University after an Assistant Sub-Inspector of the Punjab Police and his accomplice allegedly attacked an employee of the university, Mr Rajinder Kumar, near the university gate late in this evening.


GND varsity to conduct CET-Law on June 18
Amritsar, May 17
Guru Nanak Dev University (GND University) on behalf of the Punjab Government will conduct the Common Entrance Test (CET) : Law-2006 for admission to five-year B.A. LL.B.(Hons), five-year B.A..LL.B. and three-year LL.B. Course in the colleges situated in Punjab and affiliated to GND University, Amritsar; Punjabi University, Patiala and Panjab University, Chandigarh on June 18, 2006 (Sunday).

Roll No. not issued despite court order
Patiala, May 17
Ms Neetu Sharma, a local resident is under severe depression after Punjabi University authorities allegedly failed to issue her roll number for appearing in the second semester examination of first year of L.L.B course despite court order issued to them on May 6.

Ryan School opens branch in Jalandhar
Jalandhar, May 17
The 89th branch of Ryan International School was opened here today by Dr A.F. Pinto, the founder Chairman of the school.


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