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11th Plan must address food insecurity: experts
Call for gender-sensitive budgeting
Chandigarh, June 1
Maithreyi Krishnaraj Issues of food insecurity and agrarian crisis set the tone for the regional consultation on Engendering the 11th Five-Year Plan, held in Chandigarh today.

Maithreyi Krishnaraj

Anil Ambani one up, gets SEZ in Punjab
Chandigarh, June 1
Mr Anil Ambani, younger brother of Reliance Industries Limited chief Mukesh Ambani, today pipped his brother in setting up a major project in Punjab.

BJP, SAD activists block traffic
Hoshiarpur, June 1
At least 300 activists of BJP and SAD (B) led by Mr Avinash Rai Khanna, MP, and BJP chief Punjab, Mr Sohan Singh Thandal, MLA, Mr Jang Bahadur Rai, member, SGPC, and Mr Mohinder Pal Mann, BJP leader, carrying black flags, staged march from Gurdatta Mal Park to the office of Sub Divisional Magistrate (Civil) and blocked traffic at Garhshankar, 40 km. from here, today in protest against the alleged harassing and pressurising party of workers by the administration an the behest of leaders of the ruling party.



Farmers seek linkage of MSP with price index
Sangrur, June 1
Hundreds of members and activists of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Rajewal) and the BKU (Lakhowal), led by Mr Gurjant Singh Mangwal, district president of the BKU (Rajewal), and Mr Gurdev Singh Amargarh, district president of the BKU (Lakhowal), yesterday staged a dharna in support of their demands in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner here.

Gurdaspur bypass unused for seven years
Gurdaspur, June 1
The multi-crore Gurdaspur bypass has been rendered useless due to lack of coordination between the Center Public Works(CPW) and the Railway Department. The bypass was constructed by the SAD/BJP government. However, even after more than seven years, portion of the bypass connecting the Batala road has not been put to use.

A portion of the Gurdaspur-Batala bypass being used to shave cattle. Photo by writer

A portion of the Gurdaspur-Batala bypass being used to shave cattle.

Manmohan weak PM: Mann
Bathinda, June 1
Terming Dr Manmohan Singh as “very weak Prime Minister”, the SAD (Amritsar) president, Mr Simranjeet Singh Mann, yesterday flayed the extension granted to the Cabinet Secretary, Mr B.K. Chaturvedi.

BJP workers urge party chief to oppose quota
Patiala, June 1
Workers of the BJP today urged party president Raj Nath Singh to oppose the congress-led UPA government’s policy of reservation on the basis of caste.


‘Pashupalika’ runs into land row
Jalandhar, June 1
Are an official of the Punjab Veterinary Departnment and some “self-styled animal lovers” allegedly eyeing prime land in the Police Lines here belonging to the Punjab Police Department and the PWD in the name of animal welfare?

Installation ceremony a dull affair
Chandigarh, June 1
The first formal installation ceremony of the Punjab Arts Council turned out to be a lackluster affair.

Clean chit to Gaurav raises questions
Jalandhar, June 1
The clean chit given by the Himachal Police to Gaurav Kapur, a Jalandhar-based youth who had been arrested for his alleged misdemeanour at the Hamirpur circuit house where Swami Ramdev was staying, has raised questions, with the most important one being that if he was not linked with the Jaish-e-Mohammed, then who had raised the issue and with what motive.

35 water samples from govt schools fail
Sangrur, June 1
Out of 86 water samples collected by the district health authorities during the past three months from various government schools of this district, 35 have failed the purity test.

Village women launch anti-drug campaign
Bathinda, June 1
While the involvement of women in the supply of drugs is on the rise in the region, their counterparts in Jodhpur Pakhar village have kicked off a campaign to sensitise villagers on the ill-effects of drug addiction.

IPS officer fails in Hindi test!
Ludhiana, June 1
An Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the Punjab cadre, currently posted in Ludhiana district, has failed his Hindi test. Interestingly, the IPS officer hails from a Hindi-speaking state. However, he has passed his Punjabi test.

Medicos suspend anti-quota stir
Amritsar, June 1
Junior residents and medical students in the wake of the apex court’s decision decided to suspend the ongoing anti-reservation protest and joined their duties here today.

Dullo wants quota for poor
Chandigarh, June 1
Toeing a slightly different line from the one taken by his party, the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President, Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, said there should be reservation for the wards of poor people belonging to non-reserved categories.

Punjabi Parbodh exam on June 6
Patiala, June 1
The State Languages Department will hold Punjabi Parbodh Vishesh Examination at the department’s head office on June 6.


Life term for killing wife
Ropar, June 1
Bhajan Singh, a resident of Ghanua village, was today sentenced to life imprisonment for killing his wife by the District and Sessions Judge, Ms Rekha Mittal. The accused was also fined Rs 5,000 and in case of default in the payment of fine, he will undergo rigorous imprisonment for six months more.


ASI promoted for good performance
Rajpura, June 1
ASI Roshan Lal, deployed with the CIA Staff, Rajpura, has been promoted as a Sub Inspector for his outstanding performance.


10-year-old rescued from kidnapper
Sangrur, June 1
Asif (10), son of Mr Khaleel of Saharanpur, was today rescued by the police here after it had received an information that an elderly person was forcibly taking a minor boy with him in the train.

School watchman murdered
Hoshiarpur, June 1
Gurdial Singh (55), son of Gulzara Ram of Hargarh, was killed on the spot when miscreants assaulted him with sharp-edged weapons at Government Senior Secondary School, Piplanwala, here last night. He was a watchman of the school.

Punjabi Tribune scribe attacked
Bathinda, June 1
Two persons today attacked Punjabi Tribune scribe of Bhucho Mandi, Parwinder Jaura, near Bhucho Khurd on the Bathinda-Barnala road. Though Jaura got injured in the attack, he sped away from the spot and saved himself.

Man hacks minor son, daughter to death
Amritsar, June 1
In a bizarre incident, a migrant rag picker hacked to death his son (5) and daughter (3) to death here today.

Bar association secy booked for rape
Barnala, June 1
The local police booked the bar association secretary for raping a girl at pistol-point yesterday. Mr Varinder Singh Sandhu, secretary, has been charged under Sections 376, 506, IPC.

Hawala racket: 2 more arrested
Ropar, June 1
The Ropar police yesterday arrested two more persons, Sunit Dhawan and Partap Rai, both residents of Ludhiana, in the hawala racket. The two were arrested from Ludhiana by a Ropar police party acting on tip-off by the two accused already arrested by the police. Earlier, the police had arrested a resident of New Delhi, Achit Walia, and Satpal hailing from Pinjore and confiscated Rs 7 lakh, a .303 bore pistol and live cartridges.

Gang involved in bank robbery busted
Gurdaspur, June 1
The Pathankot police has busted a gang of robbers responsible for a bank robbery in Pathankot, looting cash from the Mukerian paper mill and lottery stalls in Jalandhar.

Youth shot by kin
Patiala, June 1
A criminal case has been registered against Malwinder Singh and his father Tirlok Singh, both local residents, for their alleged involvement in the murder of a youth of Ragho Majra locality, late last night.


“Stepmotherly treatment” to Mass Comm Dept
Jalandhar, June 1
While Guru Nanak Dev University GND University has vowed to spend a whopping Rs 50 lakh on imparting education and vocational training to Amritsar Central Jail inmates, the “step-motherly” treatment being meted out by the university authorities towards the Department of Mass Communication at GND University Jalandhar-based regional campus has put a question mark on the functioning of the university.

Non-govt college Principals want vacant posts to be filled
Chandigarh, June 1
Members of the Principals Association of Non-Government Colleges affiliated to Panjab University, Chandigarh, today protested against the Punjab Government for not allowing them to fill various teaching posts lying vacant in the colleges.
Members of the Principals Association of Non-Government Colleges sitting in dharna outside the office of the DPI(Colleges) in Chandigarh on Thursday.
Members of the Principals Association of Non-Government Colleges sitting in dharna outside the office of the DPI(Colleges) in Chandigarh on Thursday. — A Tribune photo

Last date for CET forms extended
Amritsar, June 1
Guru Nanak Dev University has extended the date of submission of application forms for common entrance test for law (CET- 2006) till June 10 without late fee.


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