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SAD leaders demand action against Calcutta
Chandigarh, June 6
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) is planning to take major action against its senior leader, Mr Manjit Singh Calcutta, party sources have said. Mr Calcutta, who is a member of the Political Affairs Committee, the highest decision making body of the SAD, is likely to face action for his statements against Akal Takht Jathedar, the SGPC and for accepting a position in a body formed by Mr P.S. Sarna to observe the 400th death anniversary of Guru Arjan Dev.

Radicals raise Khalistan slogans
Amritsar, June 6
Activists of various radical Sikh organisations raised slogans in favour of Khalistan on Ghallughara divas (genocide day) to mark the 22nd anniversary of Operation Bluestar in front of Akal Takht here today.

Heritage being axed at Guru Ka Bagh
Guru Ka Bagh, June 6
Hundreds of big trees, having heritage value, have been cut at Guru Ka Bagh in the name of kar seva, causing concern among environmentalists.

Closure of 176 industries ordered
Chandigarh, June 6
To check untreated waste containing highly toxic and hazardous chemicals being discharged in the rivers and canals, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) today ordered the closure of more than 176 industrial units that were allegedly violating the pollution control norms.




Cong leaders join BJP
Amritsar, June 6
Six Congress leaders, along with their supporters joined the BJP at a pre-election Parivartan rally organised by Mr Navjot Singh Sidhu.


Illegal quarrying threatens Shah canal
Hoshiarpur, June 6
Illegal mining of stones has once again started along the Shah canal near the Mukerian-Hajipur road. Illegal miners are digging stones close to a branch of the Shah canal, thus threatening its structure.

BSNL ‘surrendered’ to private operators
Bathinda, June 6

The telecom employees have come out against what they termed "surrendering BSNL to private operators" under which the latter were "utilising the infrastructure of the BSNL without paying a single penny".

Office-bearers of National Federation of Telecom Employees address a press conference in Bathinda on Tuesday. — Photo by Kulbir Beera

Office-bearers of National Federation of Telecom Employees address a press conference in Bathinda on Tuesday.

DD gives Punj Pani awards
Jalandhar, June 6
The Jalandhar Doordarshan Kendra gave the second Punj Pani awards to eminent personalities of the region.

No news of missing youth
Kharar, June 6
Gursharan Singh, a 25-year-old youth, has been missing from his residence in Mundi Kharar from June 26, last.


New timings for Sangrur, Mansa courts
Chandigarh, June 6
The summer timings for courts located in Sangrur and Mansa districts of Punjab have been changed. The Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued an order in this regard.

Man gets life term for murder
Ropar, June 6
A resident of Haveli Kalna, Inderjit Singh, 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 5000, in a case of default of fine, he has to undergo three months more rigorous imprisonment.


12 cops suspended in surprise check
Mansa, June 6
SSP Ram Singh today suspended 12 cops for being absent from duty in a surprise check here. A departmental probe was ordered against them.

Chandigarh, June 6
Mr Sukhinder Singh Mansahia, aide to the Patiala MP, Ms Preneet Kaur, has been appointed Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh.


Two held for making fake driving licences
Patiala, June 6
The police has arrested two members of a gang allegedly involved in making fake driving licences by making fake entries in the register of the office of District Transport Officer (DTO) after stealing it from its premises.

3 of family killed in mishap
Pathankot, June 6
Three members of a family were killed in an accident between scooter and Punjab roadways bus near Malikpur crossing here today.


Girls get top slots in BA/BSc exams
Amritsar, June 6
Sumiti Sharma of KRMV College, Nakodar, topped the BA-II exams of Guru Nanak Dev University by securing 662 marks while Jatinder Kaur Judge, KMV, Jalandhar, bagged the first position by getting 658 marks in B.Sc-II exams.

BBA (III) results today
Amritsar, June 6
The results of the BBA (III) examination of Guru Nanak Dev University held in April, 2006, would be declared tomorrow and would be available on the university website,, in the evening, stated Dr R.S. Bawa, Registrar, in a press release issued today. — OC

New compulsory subject
Chandigarh, June 6
Panjab University in compliance of a Government of India order will introduce environment education as compulsory subject for first-year undergraduate students. The university syndicate members had approved a proposal to this effect on May 27.


State goes into overdrive to attract maximum investment
Chandigarh, June 6
Even as the Punjab Government prides itself for sanctioning mega projects worth Rs 67,935 crore in the past three years, the actual investment that has come to the state till date is only Rs 6,420 crore.

Thermal plant workers hold protest
Ropar, June 6
A large number of contract employees, including women workers of the thermal plant, today staged a protest against the General Manager of the thermal plant demanding that the contract system be abolished.


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