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Bajwa, Chahal, Calcutta hold secret parleys
Amritsar, June 18
In a major development, Mr Partap Singh Bajwa , Public Works Minister and Mr B.I.S. Chahal, Media Adviser, held secret parleys with Mr Manjit Singh Calcutta, Political Affairs Committee member of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) and veteran SGPC member, couple of days before 400th martyrdom anniversary of Guru Arjan Dev.

MC, MLA at loggerheads
Development projects
Pathankot, June 18
The local MLA, Mr Ashok Sharma, and the Congress-led Pathankot Municipal Council are at loggerheads over utilisation of Punjab Nirman funds. This result in chaos in allotting development projects.

The utensils, which belonged to Guru Gobind Singh, on display at an exhibition during the tercentenary celebrations in Bathinda on Sunday. Tercentenary celebrations begin
Bathinda, June 18
The four-day tercentenary celebrations, to commemorate the stay of Guru Gobind Singh at Bathinda in June 1706, began with enthusiasm and fanfare here today.

The utensils, which belonged to Guru Gobind Singh, on display at an exhibition during the tercentenary celebrations in Bathinda on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

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Cong leader asks govt to pay income tax of staff
Patiala, June 18
In a significant move that could have far-reaching consequences, a senior Congress leader and chairman of the Pepsu Township Development Board, Mr Prem Gupta, today urged the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to make arrangements for payment of income tax of the employees of the state government and its different agencies, boards and corporations on the same pattern, which had been applied to ministers and MLAs.

Lajwanti, alias Bashaira, at her rented house in Damtal. Pak woman awaits reunion with sons for 56 years
Gurdaspur June 18
The tragic story of Bashaira, alias Lajwanti, a Pakistan resident in papers, can prove as a perfect plot for a Bollywood potboiler. The boundaries drawn by men separated Lajwanti from her family. For more than 56 six years she remained trapped in a foreign country. She returns to her country as a foreign tourist but is waiting for the past five years to join her family in Ramdass village on border.

Lajwanti, alias Bashaira, at her rented house in Damtal.
— Photo by Jangi

Plea to buy wheat from domestic market
Chandigarh, June 18
The Union Government should immediately float tenders to purchase wheat from the domestic market.


Demonstration by BJP, BSP activists
Phillaur, June 18
Hundreds of activists belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party along with residents of nearby Atta village held a noisy demonstration against the Goraya police’s inefficiency and carelessness and blocked vehicular traffic for more than two hours on the national highway near the bus stand at Goraya in Phillaur subdivision on Sunday afternoon.


Irrigation Dept sleeps as level rises in Sutlej
Ropar, June 18
Despite the fact the water level of the Sutlej passing through the district has increased more in the past two weeks, the Irrigation Department yet to wake to take precautionary measure to cope with the floodlike situation. The water level of the river is on the rise following high discharge of water from the Bhakra Dam and contribution of the water from the seasonal rivulet.

Illiteracy behind human rights violations
Patiala, June 18
Mr S.K Ahluwalia, Commissioner, Patiala Municipal Corporation, on Friday said violation of human rights could be curbed if people belonging to all walks of life started performing their duties honestly.

Khadi board to disburse loans worth 40 crore
Ropar, June 18
The Punjab Khadi and Gram Udyog Board has planned to disburse loans worth Rs 40 crore to generate self-employment opportunities among the youth in rural areas, said the Chairman of the board, Mr Charanjit Singh Walia, during an awareness camp here yesterday.

Lending voice to unemployed
Patiala, June 18
The Protection of Human Rights Dal (Punjab) on Friday while claiming that safety and security of the common man in Punjab was in peril, alleged that neither the Central government nor the state government had been taking corrective steps to set things on the right track.

Participants at a self-defence camp held in Abohar. Self-defence camp for girls
Abohar, June 18
As many as 175 girls/women participated in a self-defence camp organised under the banner of Durga Vahini, a Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) outfit, at Arorvansh Dharamshala here recently.

Participants at a self-defence camp held in Abohar. — Photo by Raj Sadosh

Truck operators’ show of strength today
Ropar, June 18
The Punjab Truck Operator president Tarlochan Singh said today that they would prove the strength of truck operators in support of Magar Singh tomorrow and would establish that he was the president of the truck operator union, Ropar.

Tributes paid to Surinder Kaur
Patiala, June 18
Members of the Punjab Writers and Cultural Forum, led by its founder president Ved Parkash Gupta, paid tributes to Surinder Kaur, the doyen of Punjabi singing, who died in the USA last week.


Rs 1.75 lakh looted from petrol station
Tarn Taran, June 18
Three armed persons looted Rs 1.75 lakh from a petrol station at Jeobala village under Chabal police station at gunpoint late last night.

Supari assailant held
Hoshiarpur, June 18
Mr R. N. Dhoke, SSP, Hoshiarpur, said here today that supari assailant Jaswinder Singh, alias Chirra, son of Pal Singh of Kharal Khurd PS Tanda, had been arrested for allegedly assaulting Hardial Singh of Dehriwal with weapons along with his accomplice Avtar Singh of Mohkamgarh on the night of July 2, 2005.


Remove DPI or face stir: union
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 18
The North Zone SC/ST BC Employees Presidium has demanded that newly appointed DPI (Secondary Education) Schools Harchanjit Kaur Brar should be removed from her post as she was still facing a criminal case pertaining to the misplacement of government record being as a Director SCERT.

Punjabi parbodh results
Patiala, June 18
The Punjab Languages Department has announced the results of the Punjabi Parbodh examination held by the department on June 11.


Office-bearers elected
Patiala, June 18
Mr Naresh Gupta was elected as the president of the governing body of the Focal Point Industries Association at a meeting held here yesterday.


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