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SGJC issues notices to SGPC president, two others
Amritsar, June 3
The Sikh Gurdwara Judicial Commission (SGJC) here today issued notices to Mr Avtar Singh, president, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), Mr Dilmegh Singh, secretary, and Bibi Kiranjot Kaur for June 8 into the alleged fishy deal for constructing NRIs’ Serai on a disputed land.

CM announces Rs 20 lakh for Punjab Press Club
Jalandhar, June 3
Projecting Punjab as a future destination for investors, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has assured people of the state that the state government was doing its all-out efforts to create 16 or 18 lakh jobs for the youth and to corner investment and projects worth Rs 73,000 crore by December this year.
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh shares a point with SAFMA activist and Pakistani journalist Arusha Alam during the inaugural ceremony of the Punjab Press Club in Jalandhar on Friday.
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh shares a point with SAFMA activist and Pakistani journalist Arusha Alam during the inaugural ceremony of the Punjab Press Club in Jalandhar on Friday. — Photo by S.S. Chopra

Pak allows token Nagar Kirtan
Amritsar, June 3
Finally, the government of Pakistan has granted permission to Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee and Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) to take out Nagar Kirtan from Delhi/Amritsar to Lahore and Nankana Sahib to mark 400th martyrdom anniversary of Guru Arjun Dev which falls next week.



Custodial death: 6 cops get life term
Sangrur, June 3
Mr D.S. Malwai, Additional Sessions Judge, Sangrur, today awarded life imprisonment to the then Sherpur DSP Gurjit Singh, then Sherpur SHO Kulwinder Singh, Sub-Inspector Yudhistar Singh, Head Constable Chamkaur Singh, C II Sohan Singh and Constable Mukhtiar Singh in a custodial death case.

Farmers asked to adopt Gujarat model on rainwater harvesting
Chandigarh, June 3
Punjab farmers have been asked to adopt the Gujarat model to arrest the declining water table in the state.

A pond dug in a field in Gujarat to harvest rainwater.
A pond dug in a field in Gujarat to harvest rainwater

Society fights for victims of fraudulent NRI marriages
Nawanshahr, June 3
An activist of the Canadian Marriage Victims Fraud Society, Mr Ravinder Pannu, and the chairman of the World Human Rights Protection Council, Mr Ranjan Lakhanpal, have filed a PIL in the Punjab and Haryana High Court demanding guidelines to be issued from the government in connection with NRI marriages and extradition proceedings be initiated against the NRIs indulging in fraudulent marriages.


Exonerated PSEB engineer awaits justice
Barnala, June 3
A Junior Engineer of the PSEB lost his job and remained in jail for one year following his conviction in a bribery case, for no fault of his.

New turn in land grab case
Bathinda, June 3
The controversy surrounding 27 acres at Jhumba Bhaika village today took a new turn with the first wife of Mr Amarinder Singh, alias Neetu, Ms Amarpreet Rana Sidhu, accusing his “second wife”, Veerpal Kaur, of forcefully trying to usurp a part of her land. She alleged that Veerpal never got married to her husband and she was making “false claims only to grab his property”.

Women show way to de-addiction
Bathinda, June 3
The endeavour of women from Jodhpur Pakhar village, who have waged a fight against drugs, bore fruit today when 42 drug addicts from their village arrived at the Red Cross Drug De-addiction Centre here.

Video parlours flout ban on ‘The Da Vinci Code’
Abohar, June 3
The ban imposed by the state government on the film ‘The Da Vinci Code’ notwithstanding, the pirated CDs of the controversial movie are selling like a hot cake here.

Protest against non-payment of salary
Tarn Taran, June 3
Workers of the local Co-operative Sugar Mills, Sheron, organized a protest march of seven kilometers yesterday and demonstrated by sitting on the road at Bohri crossing here protesting against the non-payment of their monthly salary for the past five months. The demonstration led to the traffic blockade for hours.

Move to give free power to backward castes
Patiala, June 3
The Punjab Cooperation Minister, Mr Jasjit Singh Randhawa, has said the state government was contemplating to extend the free power facility to members of the backward castes.


Pargat among 44 promoted officiating SPs
Chandigarh, June 3
The Punjab Director of Sports, Mr Pargat Singh, is among 44 police officers who have been promoted as officiating Superintendents of Police.


Booked for remarrying without divorce
Tarn Taran, June 3
In an interesting case, Kulwant Kaur (25) remarried with someone else without seeking divorcee from her first husband. Verowal police has registered a case under Sections 420, 494, 120 B against Kulwant Kaur and eight others, including the father, mother, brothers and the second husband of the girl.

2 die in road accident
Amritsar, June 3
Two persons, including a woman, were killed while as many were injured when a car and a three wheeler collided near Kathunangal village that falls under the majitha police district today.

Technical entrance test results
Chandigarh, June 3
Punjab State Board of Technical Education and Industrial Training has declared the result of the Joint Entrance Test conducted on May 27 for admission to diploma courses in affiliated institutions located in Punjab and Chandigarh.

GND University BBA-II result today
Amritsar, June 3
The result of BBA II examination of Guru Nanak Dev (GND) University held in April, 2006, would be declared tomorrow.

School kids get traffic tips
Ropar, June 3
The Sahibzada Ajit Singh Academy has organised an awareness programme with a view to create awareness among school children about traffic rules and regulation. The traffic education in charge, Mr Ranjit Singh, and Ropar traffic in charge, Mr Rajinder Singh, imparted information to the students how to remain safe while driving or crossing the roads.


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