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Amarinder rules out revival of terrorism
Ludhiana, July 12
Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today ruled out any possibility of revival of terrorism in the state. He also allayed the apprehensions that terrorists were regrouping in the state. He asserted that peace was permanent and irreversible in Punjab.
Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh at the inauguration of the telemedicine department at Apollo Hospital in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh at the inauguration of the telemedicine department at Apollo Hospital in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

No special land allotment in Ludhiana, Amritsar
Chandigarh, July 12
The hopes of more than 5,000 employees of the Punjab Government and the Punjab Police of owning a house have been dashed. The state government has disallowed the acquisition of land or the special allotment of land for such housing schemes in Mohali, Ludhiana and Amritsar.

Does one have to pay for right to information?
Hoshiarpur, July 12
Can government departments ask for payment of salary of government employees involved in sending information sought under the Right to Information Act?




IAF personnel dies in mishap
Rajpura, July 12
Heavy rain that reduced the visibility to almost zero in this part of the region claimed a life on the busy Rajpura-Ambala highway this afternoon.

Army launches scheme for last rites of soldiers
Pathankot, July 12
The Army has launched a scheme for helping families of ex-servicemen in conducting the last rites of soldiers. Addressing media persons here today, Brig Anil Gupta, Commander 21 sub-area, said that the Assured Decent Last Rites Scheme has been approved by the Chief of the Army Staff.

Jobs on forged certificates: CPM for probe
Amritsar, July 12
Taking up cases of two persons, who have been serving in the Education Department allegedly on the basis of fake handicapped certificates for decades, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Punjab demanded a probe into the matter.

Govt departments owe PSEB Rs 33 lakh
Ropar, July 12
The Punjab State Electricity Board is finding it difficult to recover its dues, running into several lakhs, from various government departments, including the district administration and the police.

Diarrhoea claims child’s life
Hoshiarpur, July 12
With the outbreak of diarrhoea at Chack Fallu village in Garhshankar subdivision in Hoshiarpur district, one child died due to this disease last evening.

Peculation of tsunami relief alleged
Amritsar, July 12
A local municipal councillor, Mr Daljit Singh Chhina, has alleged that Mr Sarabjit Singh Sandhu, a former president of the Service Club, embezzled Rs 2 lakh collected from members for the tsunami relief fund.

Protest against sale of panchayat land
Amritsar, July 12
A number of activists of the Kirti Kisan Union, along with residents of Talwandi Sipahi Mal village, today protested against the sale of panchayat land by the sarpanch and two panchayat members along with certain revenue officials.


Three of family killed by masked men
Ferozepore, July 12
Three members of a farmer’s family, including two women, were killed by four unidentified masked persons today morning while they were asleep in their home in Gandwala village near Guru Harsahai, 50 km from district head-quarters.

Delhi-based man rescued from kidnappers, 2 held
Bathinda, July 12
The police has arrested two persons and rescued a Delhi-based man who was kidnapped in the first week of July from Ambala. They were caught when they arrived in Bathinda reportedly to collect ransom from the family.

Murdered over Rs 10
Ropar, July 12
For only Rs 10 a rickshaw puller, Bhago Mandal of Bihar, was murdered near Khawaspura village here. He was brutally beaten with a brick by Raju, who had been working as a domestic servant at the same village.


Evaluation of answersheets: panel blames GND varsity
Amritsar, July 12
An inquiry committee was constituted by Dr S.P Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, following allegations made by Dr Kanwaljit Singh, Senior Professor, Department of Physical Education and students holding the university responsible for delaying action on the complaint of checking answersheets of Punjabi by a non-proficient teacher.

Examine charges against ex-Director, says PU Syndicate
Chandigarh, July 12
Panjab University Syndicate members today decided that the allegations levelled against Mr Ajmer Singh, a former Director, Sports, Panjab University, be examined and substantiated with documentary evidence. In case these allegations are substantiated, a formal complaint be drafted and the inquiry in the scam be shifted to the police for action.

Rs 1 crore for Urdu academy
Chandigarh, July 12
To set up an Urdu academy at Malerkotla, the Deputy Chief Minister, Punjab, Mrs Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, yesterday presented a cheque for Rs 1 crore to Mrs Razia Sultana, Parliamentary Secretary.

Patiala lad selected for AIIMS
Patiala, July 12
Patiala boy Naveen Aggarwal has been selected for the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. He is the only candidate from Patiala to have been selected. Earlier Naveen had done the city proud by attaining the sixth rank in the Punjab PMT. TNS


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