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Jobless teachers’ protest at CM’s rally
Pressure tactics won’t help, warns Captain
Phillaur, July 16
Tension prevailed during the “vikas rally” of Capt Amarinder Singh when unemployed PTI and computer teachers raised slogans against the Punjab Government here today. The Chief Minister immediately called the IG, Zonal, Hardip Dhillon and instructed him to take appropriate action.
Women police personnel forcibly take away an unemployed teacher from the Chief Minister’s rally at Phillaur Women police personnel forcibly take away an unemployed teacher from the Chief Minister’s rally at Phillaur on Sunday.
— Tribune photo by Pawan Sharma

Govt to give nod to employees’
demands: Dullo

Fatehgarh Sahib, July 16
All genuine demands of government employees, particularly of giving 4,9,14 time scales, will be accepted and implemented within a week. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has taken a decision in this regard and he will make a declaration shortly.

Fatehgarh Sahib

Governor’s help sought over selection ‘discrepancies’
Amritsar, July 16
Dr Raghubir Singh, Reader, Department of History, in a missive to the Governor, Punjab, Gen (retd) S.F. Rodrigues, who is also the Chancellor of the Guru Nanak Dev University, has pointed out serious discrepancies in the appointments of professors and Head of Department while setting up the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Chair in 2001.

Badal urges PM to take up youths' issue with Iraq
Chandigarh, July 16
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, today urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take up with the Iraq Government and other international organisations the issue of the Indian youths, including two from Punjab, who had reportedly been detained by the Iraqi police.

‘Khandedhar’ manager sacked
Amritsar, July 16
Infighting in the Damdami Taksal, once headed by the Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale group, today took a serious turn when Bhai Mohkam Singh, a spokesman of the Sikh seminary, sacked Mr Tardeep Singh, General Manager, ‘Khandedhar’, a monthly magazine of the organisation.

3 killed, 15 hurt in tractor-trailer, truck collision
Banur, July 16
Three pilgrims were killed and 15 injured, five of them seriously, when a tractor-trailer collided head-on with a truck on the Zirakpur-Patiala road near here today. The pilgrims, residents of Dhanoli village, near Rajpura, were on their way to Mansa Devi Temple in Mani Majra when the accident occurred near the Gian Sagar Group of Institutes.

Water project little help to farmers
Amritsar, July 16
The Rs 178 crore project for remodelling of the Upper Bari Doab Canal, sanctioned by the Centre, faces rough days with farmers in border areas raising hue and cry over ‘non-functioning’ of distributaries (water channels).

A water channel with abundant vegetation hinders flow in the border belt. — Tribune photo by Rajiv Sharma

A water channel with abundant vegetation hinders flow in the border belt


SAD forms panels for coordination with BJP
Chandigarh, July 16
For better coordination between the SAD and its electoral ally, the BJP, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, today constituted 21 district level coordination committees.


Demonstration against Congress MLA
Abohar, July 16
Scores of workers of the Shiromani Akali Dal held a demonstration against Mr Parkash Singh Bhatti, Congress MLA from Balluana, today. According to available information, Mr Bhatti, presently on a development grant distribution spree, faced rough weather on his visit to Jhotianwali village.

Thousands attend Dimpy’s ‘bhog’
Chand Bhan (Faridkot), July 16
Politicians from various parties were among thousands who attended gangster Prabhjinder Singh Dimpy’s “bhog” here today.

Mann wants continuation of peace process with Pak
Sangrur, July 16
Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, President of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), today asked the Union Government not to give up peace efforts with Pakistan due to a few bomb blasts in Mumbai a few days ago.


Permanent Lok Adalat set up
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 16
A permanent Lok Adalat started functioning at the district court complex, Fatehgarh Sahib, since yesterday. Mr M.L. Malhotra has taken over as chairman of the permanent Lok Adalat. Addressing mediapersons here today, he called upon the people to avail the benefit of Lok Adalat.


Dwivedi rules out relief package for farmers
Chandigarh, July 16
The Congress party’s central leader and in charge of its affairs in Punjab, Mr Janardhan Dwivedi, yesterday ruled out the possibility of a relief package for farmers in the state to match the one announced for farmers in the Vidharba region of Maharashtra. “Farmers of Punjab are still better off than those of Vidharba”.


4 booked for forcing woman to commit suicide
Tarn Taran, July 16
Four persons of an in-laws’ family were booked for forcing a woman to commit suicide at Chaudhri Wala village, near Naushehra Pannuan, yesterday. Police sources said here today that Baljinder Kaur, alias Bholi, consumed some poisonous substance yesterday as she was being harassed mentally and physically by her husband Baljit Singh, alias Sonu, and others members of her in-laws’ family for dowry.

One killed in road accident
Tarn Taran, July 16
One person was killed and two others were injured yesterday in a road accident when a Maruti car hit two motor cycles. The deceased has been identified as Harjinder Singh. The injured are Kashmir Singh and Gurlal Singh.

Vehicle impounded
Nabha, July 16
The police has impounded the car of a person posing as a crime reporter under Section 207 of the Motor Vehicle act. Manjit Singh of Assa Ram Colony was travelling without documents in a Maruti car with tinted glasses.


College of management affiliated to PTU opens
Amritsar, July 16
The first institute of Management and Technology affiliated to Punjab Technical University opened here with Mr K S Kang, commissioner Municipal Corporation performance the opening ceremony of the campus here today.

Management varsity at Lehragaga
Chandigarh, July 16
A national-level university in management was coming up at Lehragaga in Sangrur district. This was stated here today by Mrs Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Deputy Chief Minister, Punjab.


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