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Punjab Congress puts out list of office-bearers
Beant group dominates; Jagmeet supporters wiped out

Chandigarh, June 22
While staunch supporters of senior Congress leader Jagmeet Singh Brar have been wiped out, party leaders identified with the Beant Singh group dominate the list of new office-bearers of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee ( PPCC).

Panchayat threatens to lock school
Harassment of martyr’s widow
Baghelewala (Moga), June 22
In a new twist to the alleged harassment to the widow of Kargil martyr and Kirti Chakra winner lance havildar Zora Singh by acting principal of Shaheed Zora Singh government senior secondary school of Baghelewala village, the panchayat has come out in the support of martyr’s widow Manjeet Kaur.

No action in youth’s death case
Construction under high-tension lines
Pathankot, June 22
After battling for life for a week Manjit Singh an employee of the KD eye hospital, who had come into contact with 132 KV line died today. Body of the deceased youth was handed over to the kin for cremation after a post-morterm examination.

MLA, SAD leader among land grabbers: assn
Abohar, June 22
The Land-grabbing Victims Association led by Lt Col Onkar Nath Chopra (Retd) today faxed a memorandum to the Congress President, Ms Sonia Gandhi, naming an MLA of the neighbouring constituency in the list of land grabbers.



Punjab land records to be computerised in 6 months
Chandigarh, June 22
The Punjab Government announced the expeditious implementation of the Punjab State Area Wide Network (PAWAN), flowing out of the National e-governance Plan (NeGP) that will spend Rs 23,000 crore till next year to take the benefits of the Information Technology (IT) revolution to the common man nationwide.


CPI to oppose wheat purchase tenders
Sangrur, June 22
The CPI will oppose the Centre’s move to procure wheat from the domestic market by floating tenders.


Bikramjit Singh Bajwa PCS officer dies in mishap
Ropar, June 22
Lieutenant Bikramjit Singh Bajwa (retd), District Transport Officer, Gurdaspur, and his driver Lakhwinder Singh were killed on the spot when the car in which they were travelling collided head-on with a truck near Zamitgar Bhalla village in Nawanshahr district about 10 km from here. The mishap took place at about 9.15 am.

Bikramjit Singh Bajwa

Drop in power generation leads to cuts
Ropar, June 22
In view of a major power crisis in the state, the PSEB today imposed nine hours power cuts in small cities, 10 to 14 hours in rural areas and more than five hours in major cities. This has been done due to low power supply from hydel projects.

PPCC forms disciplinary panel
Chandigarh, June 22
The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president, Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, today set up a disciplinary action committee of the party.

Woman drowns daughter, kills self
Abohar, June 22
Gurmeet Kaur, a resident of Dhaani Kabul Singh, committed suicide by jumping in front of the Haridwar-Sriganganagar Intercity Express train near Dhaani Chiragh late last night after drowning her daughter in a water tank.

Jaundice cases in Amritsar localities
Amritsar, June 22
Many residents of the Dashmesh Nagar and Dharampura localities have reportedly been suffering from jaundice allegedly due to contaminated water supply in the area for past more than a month.

Separate pay panel sought
Amritsar, June 22
The Indian Ex-Services League, Punjab and Chandigarh led by Lt Col (retd) J S Mand, vice-president sought separate pay commission for Defence personnel at a meeting of the Defence Parliamentary Standing Committee held here and chaired by Mr B S V Patil, MP.

Civic elections in 2 towns
Chandigarh, June 22
The Punjab Government has decided to hold elections to two municipal committees — Mohali and Bhogpur— and byelections in seven wards in various towns between July 30 and August 6.

CPM, residents to gherao pollution office
Amritsar, June 22
The Communist Party Marxist (CPM), Punjab, alongwith residents of about 12 colonies would gherao the local Pollution Control Board office on June 26, for its inaction against alleged pollution being caused by Khanna Paper Mills.

Docs warned against pvt practice
Rajpura, June 22
The Patiala Civil Surgeon, Dr V.S. Mohi, today warned government doctors engaged in private practice. Talking to reporters here today, he said private practice was banned and strict action would be taken against doctors still resorting to private practice.

Mahant Atma Ram honoured
Patiala, June 22
Patiala Rotary International honoured Mahant Atma Ram, head of the 240-year-old Udaseen Dera Chhatta Baba Magni Ram during his lecture here.

20 lakh jobs in Punjab by yr-end
Mohali, June 22
The Punjab Government aims to provide job opportunities to nearly 20 lakh persons by the end of the current year by going in for large scale investment in the state.


Farmers begin indefinite dharna
Demand replacement of damaged transformers
Sangrur, June 22
Members and activists of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta-Ugrahan), led by Mr Joginder Singh Ugrahan, state president of the union, today started an indefinite dharna in front of the office of the Superintending Engineer, Distribution, PSEB, in support of their demands.


Murder case solved in 12 hrs
Abohar, June 22
The police solved a blind murder case and arrested the culprit in less than 12 hours today.

Bag containing Rs 1 lakh snatched
Hoshiarpur, June 22
Three unidentified motor cycle-borne youths snatched a bag containing Rs 1 lakh from Ajay Gupta, a son of Pawan Gupta, a resident of Suraj Nagar, at Naloyian Chowk here early, this morning.

B’desh national held
Amritsar, June 22
The Border Security Force (BSF) arrested Raju Mian, a resident of Phulwari (in Bangladesh), when he was trying to sneak into Pakistan through the Indo-Pak border in Ajnala tehsil here.

One booked for fake relief claim
Hoshiarpur, June 22
A case against a local resident for giving fake documents for compensation for the 1984 riots has been registered at the city police station.


Admission schedule
Amritsar, June 22
Guru Nanak Dev University has announced the admission schedule for the academic year 2006-2007. Dr R.S. Bawa, Registrar, informed that admission to arts, science and social sciences colleges would be till June 30. He said under the distance education programme, candidates could seek admission in arts and social sciences colleges up to August 31.

Controversy over school for deaf & dumb
Ropar, June 22
The claim of the Punjab Education Department that it has set up the first deaf and dumb school of the state under a sarva shikhsha abhiyan scheme two days ago in Kherabad here has led to a controversy as the district administration was kept in the dark about the actual position of the project.

CET-Law results declared
Amritsar, June 22
Guru Nanak Dev University today declared the provisional results of the state-level common entrance test for law (CET-Law) conducted on June 18 for admission to the BA LLB (Hons), BA LLB and LLB courses.

Tributes paid to IET founder
Ropar, June 22
A number of persons here yesterday paid tributes to the late Gurcharan Singh, founder Chairman of IET Bhaddal, on the occasion of his third death anniversary on the college premises.


Truckers’ row ends
Ropar, June 22
The district administration yesterday claimed that it had solved the dispute between truck operators of the Ropar Co-operative Truck Operators Goods Carrier Transport Society after holding a meeting with leaders of the two groups and officials of Ambuja cement plant.


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