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Rajnath dares Azad
Withdraw case against Vinay Katiyar,
Sahib Singh
Amritsar, June 16
Mr Rajnath Singh, president of the BJP, wanted Mr Gulam Nabi Azad, Chief Minister of Jammu and Kash- mir, to withdraw sedition charges against Mr Vinay Katiyar and Mr Sahib Singh Verma general secretary and vice-president of the BJP.
BJP chief Rajnath Singh pays obeisance to Guru Granth Sahib at a conference at Tarn Taran on Friday.
BJP chief Rajnath Singh (center) pays obeisance to Guru Granth Sahib at a conference at Tarn Taran on Friday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma

Doab canal faces breaches
Gurdaspur June 16
Due to poor maintenance at many places the Upper Bari Doab Canal is on the verge of breach. The Tribune team recently visited the Sathiali area from where the Sadroa branch of the UBDC passes. The entire stretch of the canal was in poor state. A view of poor maintenance of Upper Bari Doab Canal near Sathiali.
A view of poor maintenance of Upper Bari Doab Canal near Sathiali. — Photo by Jangi

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Sukhbir booked for ‘beating up’ photographer
Faridkot, June 16
Sukhbir Singh Badal Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MP Sukhbir Singh Badal, former Markfed Chairman Jagdish Singh Walia, former Faridkot Senior Superintendent of Police A.S. Rai, former Faridkot Superintendent of Police (H) Balbir Singh and BJP leader Raj Kumar Bansal have been booked on the charge of thrashing a press photographer and snatching his camera during the 1999 Lok Sabha elections.

Farmers allege illegal felling; probe ordered
Hoshiarpur, June 16
The farmers of Kukanate village in Hoshiarpur district have alleged large-scale illegal felling of trees from their forests by the contractors.


Chandumajra lashes out at state govt, SGPC
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 16
Mr Prem Singh Chandumajra, president, SAD (L), while addressing a press conference here today strongly criticised the state government as well as SGPC for politicising and taking mileage from the function being organised on the eve of the 400th year of the martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev.


Civil Hospitals without radiologists
Sangrur, June 16
Though Civil Hospitals at Sangrur, Barnala, Dhuri and Malerkotla of this district have ultrasound machines but there is no radiologist/authorised doctor in these hospitals for doing ultrasound tests. The patients have no option but to visit private ultrasound centres, which charge high fees compared to the Civil Hospitals.

Factionalism in truck union comes to the fore
Ropar, June 16
Tension prevailed here today when a group of truck operators led by Mr Bhag Singh took possession of the office of the cooperative truck operator union on the Nangal Chowk with the help of the police.

Residents reel under power cuts
Ropar, June 16
With rise in power consumption in agricultural sector, the people of rural areas and cities have been facing more than six hours of power cuts in the district while the PSEB has claimed that it has imposed four hours of power cuts in rural and urban areas.

Nurpurbedi villagers seek bridge
Ropar, June 16
Villagers residing in over 50 villages of Nurpurbedi block of the district have been facing problems in commuting to other areas after the temporary bridge, Sarhna Pattan, over the Sutlej near Bunga Sahib got damaged a few days ago due to heavy flow in the river.

Army man drowns in canal
Batala, June 16
The body of an Army man was found floating in a canal near village Sangrawan here this morning.


Girl jumps from Gurdwara Baba Atal, dies
Amritsar, June 16
A 25-year-old unidentified girl committed suicide by jumping from the sixth floor of Gurdwara Baba Atal Sahib in the Golden Temple complex here today.

Granthi, sevadar murdered
Mansa, June 16
A granthi and a sevadar of the Biroke Kalan village gurdwara were murdered early this morning. The police has arrested a person in this connection and seized some weapons from his possession.

2 members of dacoits’ gang arrested
Hoshiarpur, June 16
The district police has arrested two members of a dacoits’ gang and solved a case of looting of Gurmit Singh, a son of Mr Balwant Singh of Talwandi Dadian village.


MBA course for executives
Patiala, June 16
Punjabi University Regional Centre for Information Technology and Management, Mohali, will be launching an MBA course (evening) for working executives from next month.


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