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Politics takes over studies in DAV schools
Batala, May 26
Politics has taken over studies in three schools being managed by the DAV in Batala. The fight is on between the local Management Committee and the DAV College and Aided Schools Management Committee at Delhi to retain control over the schools with each side blaming the other for the mess.

Protest against shortage of drinking water
Pathankot, May 26
Residents of Bungal village and surrounding areas yesterday protested in front of the SDM’s office against the shortage of water.

Residents of Bungal village protest in front of the SDM’s office at Pathankot on Thursday. — Photo by Jangi
Residents of Bungal village protest in front of the SDM’s office at Pathankot on Thursday.

Ninder Ghugianvi How a gardener’s toil bore literary fruit
Chandigarh, May 26
Not long ago he was a gardener-cum-attendant in the Punjab Languages Department at Patiala. And the menial chores he was asked to do there made him to quit the job.
Ninder Ghugianvi

Fatehgarh Sahib



Cop held for snatching purse
Amritsar, May 26
In a Bollywood style, Army men caught a fleeing cop after he had snatched a purse from a woman here yesterday.


Gurkanwal sacks, Sonia reinstates
Jalandhar, May 26
Ms Rita Bahuguna Joshi, the president of All India Mahila Congress, has revoked the sack order passed by Ms Gurkanwal Kaur, the Punjab Minister for Social Welfare and chief of the Punjab Mahila Congress, on Ms Kamaljit Kaur Multani, the Jalandhar (rural) District Congress chief.

Aman Sidhu gets appreciation days after death
Chandigarh, May 26
Less than a week after the death of Aman Kaur Sidhu, her family has received a letter appreciating her work " Farmers in Punjab state: debt and suicide".

Health services paralysed
Amritsar, May 26
Health services in Amritsar district were paralysed due to the state bandh call given by the Indian Medical Association, Punjab, here today. All private clinics and government hospitals remained closed. Chemists also joined the strike.

Decision on octroi abolition on May 30
Chandigarh, May 26
A crucial meeting of the senior ministers and officers of Punjab will be held on May 30 to take a decision on abolishing octroi in the state. Sources said Capt Amarinder Singh will preside over the meeting.

Dept advisory panels fail to hold meetings; recast
Chandigarh, May 26
The Punjab Government today issued a fresh notification to recast the advisory committees for departments.

Amarinder invites flak over ‘Da Vinci’ ban
Chandigarh, May 26
The BJP has taken strong note of the ban on the film, “Da Vinci Code”, in Punjab. Senior leaders of the BJP said the screening of the movie had been banned for political reasons.

Voters’ list on website soon
Ropar, May 26
The voters' list of all persons will be available on the website of the Election commission before the next Assembly elections.

Govt giving ‘free power’ with additional subsidy
Mohali, May 26
The Congress government is providing free power to the agricultural sector with an additional subsidy of Rs 432 .82 crore.

Resentment over contaminated water supply
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 26
Residents of Bassi Pathana town have been protesting since long against the supply of contaminated drinking water in the town by the Municipal Council. Already two deaths have been reported in the town, and hundreds of residents are suffering from jaundice and typhoid.

Forest Dept to get staff, infrastructure
Chandigarh, May 26
The Punjab Government has decided to strengthen the Forest Department by providing more staff and basic infrastructure. This was stated by Mr Hans Raj Josan, Minister of State for Forests, while presiding over a high-level meeting of Chief Conservators and District Forest Officers here today.

Grievances panel member nominated
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 26
Mr Gurmukh Singh Badridham, an ex-serviceman, has been nominated member of the Grievances Committee, Fatehgarh Sahib, by the state government.


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Non-payment of dues
Chandigarh, May 26
The High Court on Friday directed the Secretary, Khalsa Higher Secondary School, Kharar, to appear in the court in person on July 7 in connection with non-payment of dues to petitioner Harbhajan Kaur.

Landlords told to give tenants’ list 
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 26
Ms Jaspreet Talwar, District Magistrate, through an order issued under Section 144 here yesterday, made it mandatory for all landlords to give lists of their tenents to the nearest police station.


One held for kidnapping boy
Ropar, May 26
Sanjeev Kumar, who has allegedly kidnapped a 12-year-old city boy, and also was also involved in unnatural offence with other minor children was arrested by the Ropar police. The police has also recovered the boy, Ravi Kumar, from Jammu.

Two attempt suicide
Dera Bassi, May 26
As many as two persons attempted suicide in the subdivision today.

Graft charges against ASI
Dera Bassi, May 26
Ms Geetanjali Gujjar, chairperson of the local Market Committee, today levelled corruption charges against ASI Nand Lal posted at the Dera Bassi police station.


New midday meal scheme from July 1
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 26
The midday meal scheme would be implemented in all primary schools of Punjab from July 1 in a new manner by involving community, particularly the mothers of the students. The Government of India has released sufficient funds for this scheme.

Painting, clay modelling contests
Rajpura, May 26
Patel Public School organised painting and clay modelling contests for class VI to XII here today.

GND varsity introduces 5 courses
Amritsar, May 26
Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) has introduced five postgraduate courses — MTech (communication system), MPharma, MSc (nanotechnology), MSc (bioinformatics) and PG diploma in hospital management from the current (2006-07) academic session.


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