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SAD-BJP panel may tie up with non-Cong parties
Amritsar, July 17
The Political Affairs Committee (PAC) of the Shiromani Akali Dal today gave its nod to the Coordination Committee of the SAD/BJP to hold talks with non-Congress political parties for forging an alliance for Assembly elections, proposed to be held in February next.

Parkash Singh Badal (centre) at a press conference after a meeting of the Political Affairs Committee of SAD in Amritsar Parkash Singh Badal (centre) at a press conference after a meeting of the Political Affairs Committee of SAD in Amritsar on Monday. Photo: Rajiv Sharma

SAD to bring separate Bill on loan waiver for farmers
Chandigarh, July 17
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) yesterday announced that it would bring a separate Bill on a complete loan waiver for farmers during the September session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha.

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Questions raised on pardon to lifer
Chandigarh, July 17
The pardon granted to Bathinda-based Sandeep Singh, son of a former minister, Mr Teja Singh, has raised eyebrows and several questions in legal and official circles here.

8 teachers found absent
Sangrur, July 17
As many as 28 teams of the Education Department, led by Mr Joginder Singh Aulakh, District Education Officer (Secondary), Sangrur, today checked more than 160 government and aided senior secondary, high, elementary and primary schools in Sangrur district.

Maharaja Ranjit Singh Panorama to be given to Punjab
Amritsar, July 17
The Maharaja Ranjit Singh Panorama will be handed over to the Punjab Government by Minister for Tourism and Cultural Affairs Ambika Soni on July 20. The project has been hanging fire for the past one year awaiting inauguration by a VVIP.

A view of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Panorama in Amritsar. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma
A view of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Panorama in Amritsar.

US milk producers keen on setting up shop in Punjab
Kurali, July 17
In what is likely to open up a new market for milk producers here, US-based companies have been invited to set up milk plants in Punjab.

Farmers hold protest, break barrier, enter SDM’s office complex
Sangrur, July 17
Members and activists of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) (Ekta-Ugrahan), the Punjab Kisan Sabha (Sambar), the Punjab Kisan Sabha (Taggar) and the Zamhoori Kisan Sabha today staged a dharna and held a rally in the SDM’s office complex at Moonak, 60 km from here in protest against the acquisition of land by the Punjab government for big industrial houses in the state, especially in three villages, Fatehgarh Chhanna, Sangherra and Dhaula in Barnala subdivision.

Farmers hold protest
Hoshiarpur, July 17
Activists of the kisan wing of the CPM, the CPI and the Lok Bhalai Party held a protest march in the city and offered to court arrest in front of the SDM office here today to show resentment against the Punjab Government’s policy of “grabbing” land of farmers.


SAD (Longowal) to hold rallies
Chandigarh, July 17
The All-India Shiromani Akali Dal (Longowal) will organise rallies in all Assembly constituencies from July 20 to August 15.

MLAs not invited to Cong function
Ropar, July 17
The first workshop of the state Youth Congress here today brought into limelight differences among Congress leaders. While Punjab Pardesh Congress president Shamsher Singh Dullo was here to address youths of the district, none of the MLAs attended the function. The reason — they were not invited.

SGPC member back in SAD(A)
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 17
SAD(A) and its president Mr Simranjit Singh Mann got a relief today when SGPC member Bibi Surinder Kaur, who had joined SAD(B) yesterday along with Dr Jakhu, a senior SAD(A) leader, today rejoined SAD(A) and addressed a press conference at Kila Harnam Dass, official residence of Mr Mann.


Losses: roadways staff blame pvt transporter 
Amritsar, July 17  
Punjab Roadways is suffering losses in crores due to the entry of 150 buses of the Piyar Bus Service of the Congress MLA from Bias, Mr Jasbir Singh Dimpa, into the local bus stand.

Involve women in rural trade: Mani Shanker Aiyar
Bhadurgarh (Patiala), July 17
Union Panchayati Raj and Sports Minister Mani Shanker Aiyar today said the reservation of women in democratic bodies was must to empower them.

Teej festival on July 28
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 17
The District Cultural Society will organise Teej festival at Aam Khas Bagh, Sirhind, on July 28.

Red Cross camp begins
Patiala, July 17
The Punjab branch of the Indian Red Cross Society, in an attempt to boost junior Red Cross activities throughout the state, will organise a series of camps for school students.


Sikhs in custody can wear patka

Chandigarh, July 17
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the Punjab Government to permit Sikhs who are in police custody to wear patka henceforth.


Training course in dairy farming
Kurali, July 17
An entrepreneurship training course for dairy farmers was launched at the modern dairy development centre at Chatamali village here today. The course was launched by Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries.


2 officials promoted
Patiala, July 17
The Punjab Languages Department has promoted Mr Avtar Singh Hadh from Joint Director to Additional Director, according to a press note. It has also promoted Ms Balbir Kaur from Deputy Director to Joint Director.


Four of family booked for murder
Phillaur, July 17
The Phillaur police has arrested Bakshish Singh, his wife Asha Rani, son Sohan Singh and daughter-in-law Narinder Kaur under Section 302, IPC, on the charge of murdering Ms Kamla Devi with sharpedged weapons at Noormahal in Phillaur subdivision last night.

Newborn boy found
Sangrur, July 17
 A newborn baby boy was found on the bank of a pond near railway track and the Police Line here this morning. However, it could not be known that who had thrown the baby the police is searching its mother and father. A poor family, which has only four girls, is ready to adopt the baby boy.

Driver booked for negligence
Kharar, July 17
The police has booked a driver of a bus on a charge of causing accident by negligence.


Second counselling schedule for Law courses
Amritsar, July 17  
Guru Nanak Dev University would conduct the state-level second counselling for admission to the LL.B (three-year), BA LLB (hons) and BA LLB (five-year) courses on July 22 at Law Department of the university.


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