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Mandi Board land excluded from RIL project
Chandigarh, June 24
The Punjab Government has decided to exclude the state Mandi Board’s 20-acre land, worth several hundred crores, from the much-talked-about Reliance project.

Bansal urges banks to help common man in rural areas
Chandigarh, June 24
Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, Minister of State for Finance, today called upon banks, insurance companies and other financial service institutions to reach out to common people in the countryside. This would provide them services which would enable them to start ventures and lead a decent life.

Another probe ordered into land scam case
Gurdaspur June 24
The SSP of Gurdaspur, Mr P.S Umranangal, has ordered reinvestigation into the role of SDM of Moga in the Pathankot land scam case.


Senior Congress leader quits
Patiala, June 24
Mr Sohan Lal Jalota, a senior Congress leader, who was the president of local municipal committee for three years and had contested Assembly elections as party nominee from Samana in 1985, today announced his decision to quit the party.



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PPCC plans major changes in Ropar Congress
Ropar, June 24
The Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee (PPCC) is all set to make changes in the office bearers in rural and urban areas in the district as Ramesh Dutt Sharma, a local MLA, becomes the new president of the district Congress Committee replacing Mr Amarjit Singh Saini. Mr Sharma is believed to be a close aide of the Deputy CM, Mrs Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee president Shamsher Singh Dullo and Cabinet Minister Jagmohan Kang.

Defiant Calcutta may quit
Amritsar, June 24
Even as beleaguered Akali leader, Mr Manjit Singh Calcutta, a member of Political Affairs Committee (PAC) and a member of SGPC, received a ‘‘show-cause notice’’ from Mr Gurdev Singh Badal, Chairman, Disciplinary Action Committee (DAC), today evening, the defiant leader would use this occasion to humble Mr Parkash Singh Badal, by sending a hard-hitting reply.

SAD (A) activists back Bira
Phillaur, June 24
Tension prevailed in this town when activists of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), headed by Dr Harjinder Jakhu and Rajinder Singh Fauji, held a demonstration and raised slogans against the police in support of Kulbir Singh Barrapind, alias Bira, who was produced before the Judicial Magistrate today. Bira, a ‘militant’, was deported from the USA and brought here on June 19 in connection with several criminal cases.

Kulbir Singh Bira, who was recently extradited from the USA, being produced in a court in Phillaur on Saturday. — PTI photo

Kulbir Singh Bira, who was recently extradited from the USA, being produced in a court in Phillaur on Saturday.

Rain water devours 2 young lives; MC apathy decried
Patiala, June 24
A heavy downpour which lashed the city today evening proved to be fatal for at least two children who were suspected to have been drowned in the ganda nullah , near the busy Top Khanna gate area.

Villagers cry for power
Tarn Taran, June 24
Residents of the villages of Dalake,Takhuchak, Mughal Chack Pannuan and Sakhira expressed their resentment before officials of the PSEB against the disrupted power supply in their villages here today.

Dalit family stages dharna in front of SSP’s office
Patiala, June 24
The family members of a Dalit youth, Mr Bant Singh, along with a section of residents of his village, Tohra, today staged a dharna in front of the office of Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) to lodge their protest against the attempts of police authorities to save a farmer of the same village, who allegedly beat up Mr Bant Singh.


Six held for immoral activities
Batala, June 24
A police party headed by Inspector Baldev Singh raided a house in Ram Nagar Colony on the basis of secret information and arrested six persons for immoral trafficking.

2 gangs of criminals busted
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 24
The police has claimed to have busted two inter-state gangs of criminals involved in more than 50 cases of dacoity, looting, theft, murder and rape with the arrest of eight persons. These gangs were operative in committed in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh.

Youth kills drunken father
Moga, June 24
A youth killed his drunken father with a spade at their residence in Sadhawali Basti here yesterday night.

Three injured in firing
Moga, June 24
Three persons were injured, two of them seriously, in a firing after two groups of Kotla Jalal Singh Nin village in this district clashed yesterday.

Three killed in accident
Pathankot, June 24
Three persons — Harvinder Singh, his brother Harpinder Singh and their servant Raju — residents of Taragarh village near Batala, were killed when the motorcycle they were riding on met with a head-on collision with a truck on the Pathankot-Gurdaspur road today.

Gang of thieves busted
Kharar, June 24
The Kharar police today busted a gang of thieves with the arrest of two persons.


Madrasas to get incentives
Chandigarh, June 24
The Punjab Government will provide financial assistance for the modernisation of madrasas being run in the state to provide basic educational infrastructure and facilities to the backward minorities.


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