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4 children killed as earth caves in
Illegal miners thrive on Chaki river bed

Pathankot, May 29
Illegal mining on the Chaki river bed has led to death of four children of a migrant labourer.

Punjab offers building for AIIMS at Jalandhar
Chandigarh, May 29
Punjab has become the first state in the country to offer a building spread over a vast area to set up an All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Jalandhar.

State to end contract labour system

Khanna, May 29
Punjab will soon abolish the contract labour system in various godowns, food storage centres and other depots of Punjab State Warehousing Corporation, Punjab State Food and Civil Supplies Department, Markfed, Punjab Agro and PUNSUP, etc.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh (centre) along with Pradesh Congress Committee president Shamsher Singh Dullo (left) and Minister for Local Bodies Labour, Employment and Parliamentary Affairs Chaudhary Jagjit Singh at a public rally at Khanna on Monday.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh (centre) along with Pradesh Congress Committee president Shamsher Singh Dullo (left) and Minister for Local Bodies Labour, Employment and Parliamentary Affairs Chaudhary Jagjit Singh at a public rally at Khanna on Monday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Farmers stage massive dharna
Patiala, May 29
Hundreds of farmers, under the umbrella of Punjab Kisan Sabha of Budhlada area of Mansa district, staged a massive dharna in front of the office of the Superintending Engineer (SE), Circle Lehal Mandal, here today.


 

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CM makes suo motu statement on Reliance
Khanna (Ludhiana), May 29
For a change, and apparently quite contrary to his expectations, the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, was not asked any question about the Reliance deal by any of about 50 reporters present at a press conference held after addressing a labour rally here today.

Man killed for clearing drain
Kharar, May 29
A middle-aged person was killed at Radiala village, near here, today, following a dispute over drainage of rain water. Shamsher Singh was allegedly attacked with knives by two sons of former’s cousin when he was getting a drain cleared of silt. 


Relatives grieve over the death of Shamsher Singh at Radiala village in Kharar on Monday. — Photo by Vicky Gharu

Relatives grieve over the death of Shamsher Singh at Radiala village in Kharar on Monday.

Kariha stakes claim to SAD ticket again
Chandigarh, May 29
Mr Jatinder Singh Kariha, a former Shiromani Akali Dal MLA from Nawanshahr constituency, has again staked a claim for the party ticket for the next elections to the Punjab Assembly.

COMMUNITY

Volte-face by Gaurav’s family on Sheetal Vij

Jalandhar, May 29
In a volte-face the mother and grandfather of Gaurav Kapoor (21), Ms Navita Kapoor and Mr Sudesh Pal, respectively, sent a signed press note to newspaper offices, stating that she was made to say things before the media by some vested interests.


Navita, mother of Gaurav Kapoor, along with his grandfather Sudesh Pal, at a press conference at their residence in Jalandhar on Monday. — PTI photo

Navita, mother of Gaurav Kapoor, along with his grandfather Sudesh Pal, at a press conference at their residence in Jalandhar on Monday.

Himachal page
Cops study Gaurav’s phone call list
Gaurav invited trouble himself, says Ramdev

Irrigation JEs wait for promotions
Chandigarh, May 29
As many as 200 posts of sub-divisional engineers are vacant in the Irrigation Department, the Punjab Govenment has not considered to promote a single junior engineer .

Jakhar sanctions funds for civic amenities
Abohar, May 29
Many workers of the SAD-BJP alliance yesterday joined the Congress when Mr Sunil Jakhar, Parliamentary Secretary, Irrigation and Horticulture, visited some villages and urban wards of his constituency to monitor the development projects.

300 saw mills served closure notices
Gurdaspur, May 29
The Department of Forests has finally woken up to menace of illegal saw mills functioning in the district. After the Supreme Court announced one-month imprisonment to the Maharashtra Forest Minister for violating its order, the Punjab Forest Department has now issued closure notices to over 300 illegal saw mills functioning in the district.

More water in Bhakra ensures cool summer for northern states
Nangal, May 29
In the next two months of summer, the North India will not face the shortage of water supply from the Bhakra Dam. Because from the beginning of the filing period of the Bhakra Dam reservoir from May 15, the water level of Bhakra Dam was today reached 48 feet more than last year’s level. The high-level of water in Bhakra Dam will also help to generate more power and the consumer states to get more power than last year.

Breach in river poses threat
Patiala, May 29
Even as the state government has been making tall claims that flood protection measures are being taken in the state, a huge breach on the left bank of the Badi Nadi near Daulatpur village, is yet to come into the notice of the authorities concerned.

BJP raises issue of kidnapped girls
Chandigarh, May 29
Taking note of certain cases of alleged kidnapping of minor girls in Ludhiana, the Punjab unit of the BJP here today urged the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, and the state police chief, Mr S.S.Virk, to trace the girls as soon as possible.

No split in state IMA unit: Gill
Amritsar, May 29
The Punjab unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has condemned the statements issued by two ordinary members for convening a meeting on June 1 to oppose anti-reservation stand taken by it.

Power theft unearthed at Punsup godown
Bathinda, May 29
Following reports in a section of media, a probe has unearthed a power theft scam worth Rs 1.2 lakh at Punsup godown situated at Rampura Phul, near here. The Deputy Commissioner has asked the Punjab State Electricity Board Chairman and Punsup Director to take necessary action against the officials involved in the scam.

59 Pak fishermen repatriated
Wagah, May 29
India today repatriated 59 Pakistani fishermen from the Wagah joint checkpost here today. Pakistan is likely to reciprocate the gesture by sending as many as 71of the 505 fishermen tomorrow. A team of Jamnagar police escorted the Pakistan fishermen here.

Mandi to be upgraded
Gurdaspur, May 29
The Chairman of the Punjab Mandi Board, Mr Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria, yesterday laid the foundation stone of the facility for improving Deriwal Mandi. He was accompanied by the Minister for PWD Culture and Archives, Mr Pratap Singh Bajwa.

1984 riots: 4,418 new claim cases
Chandigarh, May 29
As many as 4,418 fresh cases relating to claims filed by victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots have been received up to May 15. Besides, a duplicate card will be issued in case any of the victims has lost or misplaced his or her red card. The cards were originally issued after the victims settled in Punjab.

Woman dies after family planning operation
Sangrur, May 29
During a family planning operation at the local Civil Hospital today, Rajinder Kaur (25), wife of Mr Mohinder Singh of Kammomajra Khurd village, situated on the Sohian road, near here, became serious and died about two hours later.

Awareness campaign against quota
Patiala, May 29
The National Integrated Medical Association todaylaunched its campaign against the reservation in private and other educational institutions, urging people to jump into the same to educate the masses about its ill effects.

Memo against killings of J&K Hindus
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 29
BJP activists led by Mr. Dharmpal, district president of the BJP today submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner against the killing of innocent Hindus in J & K and in the memorandum have urged the President of India to ensure the safety of Hindus in J & K.

COURTS

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PIL against state govt’s ‘gift’ to 2 firms

Chandigarh, May 29
The largesse extended by the Punjab Government to two profit-making companies, one of which is owned by Congress MP from Jalandhar, in the shape of one-time settlement of their dues that they owed to the government-backed corporations has been challenged in the Punjab and Haryana High Court through a public interest litigation (PIL).

Man alleges threat to life from ex-landlord; moves High Court
Chandigarh, May 29
Mr Hitesh Sharma, a former tenant of Mr Madan Dev, the advocate who had earlier alleged that the Haryana DGP, Mr Nirmal Singh, had threatened him with dire consequences, has complained to the Punjab and Haryana High Court that his life is being threatened by the advocate.

ADMINISTRATION

Registration of ultrasound scan centre cancelled
Bathinda, May 29
Under its drive to curb rampant female foeticide in the area, the Health Department has cancelled the registration of an ultrasound sound centre in Maur Mandi for violation of the PC & PNDT Act, 1994.

CRIME

Doctor’s wife levels atrocity charges
Barnala, May 29
A doctor has been accused of inflicting atrocities on his wife following the filing of a complaint with the police against Dr Naresh Kumar Goyal by his wife Sampada on May 17.

2 more murder case accused identified
Amritsar, May 29
Two more accused, including the kingpin, in the murder of diamond merchant Sunil Bhatia on April 22 have been identified. The police released their photographs here today.

Truck carrying IMFL impounded
Patiala, May 29
The district police achieved a big success in its campaign against anti-social activities when it impounded a truck smuggling about 500 boxes of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) to Rajasthan from Chandigarh, near Bahadurgarh village of this district, this morning.

70-yr-old killed
Batala, May 29
An old man died on the Batala-Jalandhar road when he was crossing the road.

EDUCATION

Pre-medical test on July 2
Chandigarh, May 29
The Pre-Medical Entrance Test in Punjab will be held on July 2 and the sale of the prospectus containing the application form starts tomorrow.

Resentment over poor results
Tarn Taran, May 29
Resentment prevails in the area as well as among students over poor results of the middle standard exam in government schools of the area. The results were declared two days back. The exam was conducted by the Punjab School Education Board.

Cash award for teachers doubled
Chandigarh, May 29
The Punjab Government has doubled the cash award for state awardee teachers of the Education Department.


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