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Dullo issues notices to Singla, Bajwa, Sodhi
Chandigarh, May 18
After suspending three supporters of, Mr Jagmeet Singh Brar, the president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, today issued notices to two senior Ministers, Mr Surinder Singla and Mr Partap Singh Bajwa, and one Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi, asking them to explain their position with regard to the statements issued by them against “ party leaders”.

Punjab Govt gets brickbats from SC
Public Relations employee’s retirement case
New Delhi, May 18
The Punjab Government has come in for severe indictment by the Supreme Court for taking courts for a ride in a case pertaining to the settlement of retirement case of an employee of the State Public Relations Department who sought voluntary retirement about two decades ago and is now infirm and about 80 years old.

Questionable revamp of Youth Akali Dal
Ludhiana, May 18
Political activity in Punjab at the moment is completely focused on the ensuing Punjab Vidhan Sabha elections to be held in February 2007.

Varsity puts MBA, MCA admission seekers to inconvenience
Jalandhar, May 18
Candidates, seeking admission to MBA and MCA courses in colleges affiliated with Guru Nanak Dev University, Punjab Technical University and Punjabi University are in a fix as Guru Nanak University which is conducting entrance test this year has set up centres in seven districts of Punjab only.




Pak spy arrested, maps seized
Bathinda, May 18
The police today claimed to have arrested a Pakistani spy who was reportedly gathering information from the military area here.

Paratroopers take villagers by surprise
Sidhwan Khas (Ludhiana), May 18
Hundreds of residents of villages falling in the periphery of Sidhwan Khas converged on the grounds of SK Air Range to watch 650 jawans, their weapons and vehicles being para-dropped from aircraft flown from Agra, Pathankot and Chandigarh last night.

DEO in 14-day judicial custody
Sangrur, May 18
Officiating District Education Officer (Elementary) Parmod Kumar, is in judicial custody following a case registered against him and M/s R.K. Enterprises, a local firm, in connection with alleged bungling in the sale and purchase of computers.

Suicide by 3 of family: SDM to probe
Ferozepore, May 18
Deputy Commissioner, Arvinder Singh has ordered magisterial probe into Tuesday’s incident in which three members of a family of Sandhe Hasham village committed suicide by drowning into a canal.


Doctors resent delay in appointment
Bathinda, May 18
Resentment is brewing among doctors of the Service Provider Association (Punjab), who assembled at the local Zila Parishad office yesterday to know about the status of their pending appointments in rural dispensaries.

PSEB to seek review of no-hike order
Chandigarh, May 18
The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has decided to contest a decision of the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission which had disallowed a hike in the power tariff for this year.

The parents of five-year-old girl, Radha, wail after she was electrocuted in Nehru Nagar locality of Pathankot on Thursday. 5-year-old girl electrocuted as PSEB sleeps
Pathankot, May 18
A five-year-girl, Radha, was electrocuted in the Nehru Nagar locality today. According to sources, the girl had gone to a temple in the locality to fetch water this afternoon. On the way, the girl’s leg came in contact with an iron electricity pole, which had current running through it, and she got electrocuted.


The parents of five-year-old girl, Radha, wail after she was electrocuted in Nehru Nagar locality of Pathankot on Thursday. — Photo by Jangi

Without power for 144 hours
Abohar, May 18
The residents of Kuharian Wali Dhaani Jhullarian village have not got electricity supply for the past 144 hours.

Free ayurvedic drinks at Ramdev’s camp
Jalandhar, May 18
In order to make a contribution to the war waged by Swami Ramdev against colas and soft drinks, the local Dayanand Ayurvedic College authorities have decided to offer ayurvedic alternatives to soft drinks free of cost to all those coming to attend the weeklong yoga camp of Swami Ramdev in the city from Friday.

Jammu Tawi Express
Bathinda, May 18
The Jammu Tawi Express that earlier used to start from Ferozepore would now run from Bathinda, Bibi Paramjeet Kaur Gulshan, MP, said in a statement here today.


Four asked to appear as witnesses
Chandigarh, May 18
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notices to four persons to appear as witnesses in an ongoing case pertaining to alleged electoral malpractices by Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh during the February 2002 Vidhan Sabha elections in the state.

6 forest officials summoned for felling trees
Hoshiarpur, May 18
The Judicial Magistrate has summoned six forest officials in a case filed by Darshan Singh, a resident of Mehangrowal village.

Permanent Lok Adalat at Patiala
Patiala, May 18
A permanent Lok Adalat was established at the district courts complex here today in which cases relating to deficiency in transport services, postal, telegraph services, supply of power and complaints relating to deficiency in services rendered by hospitals would be taken up.


One booked
Mohali, May 18
A resident of Allahpur village falling in Kharar subdivision has been booked by the police on charges of voluntarily causing hurt, wrongful restraint and criminal intimidation.

Woman killed in road mishap
Rajpura, May 18
A 40-year-old woman was killed and an infant seriously injured when their vehicle collided head-on with a mini truck near the Gagan Chowk here today.

One held with smack
Patiala, May 18
The police continuing today claimed to have arrested Parveen Kumar with 70 gm smack from near Gagan Chowk, Rajpura.


Manish tops ICSE exam in Punjab
Amritsar, May 18
Manish Dhawan of Holy Heart High School (HHHS) has stood first in Punjab by securing 96 per cent marks in the matriculation examination as per the results declared by the ICSE here today.

Computer teachers lathi-charged
Patiala, May 18
Members of the Computer Teachers Union (Contractual), Punjab, who were holding a state-level rally at the Vir Haqiquat Rai park, faced a mild lathi charge when they tried to proceed towards the Chief Minister’s residence to hand over a memorandum to him.

BCA (I) results today


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