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Rain brings relief to farmers
Bathinda, July 26
Large parts of the region were lashed by moderate rain today. Experts feel that it beneficial for cotton and paddy crop and will ease power scenario in the state.
A farmer looks at his paddy crop after moderate rain at Bir Behman village, near Bathinda A farmer looks at his paddy crop after moderate rain at Bir Behman village, near Bathinda, on Wednesday. — Photo by Kulbir Beera

Rain brings down roof
Amritsar, July 26
Even as the early morning downpour brought cheers to the faces of city residents, it spelled doom for septuagenarian Bans Kaur of the Maqboolpura locality as the roof of her house collapsed here today.
Bans Kaur with her grandchildren at her house in Amritsar Bans Kaur with her grandchildren at her house in Amritsar on Wednesday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma

Indian honoured with CBE
Chandigarh, July 26
Mr Ravi Kumar Mehrotra continues to hold an Indian passport, despite having the headquarters of his company in London. He is one of the few Indians who has been conferred the honour of CBE of the British Empire by the queen.




Fatehgarh Sahib
Tarn Taran

Neglected parents seek old-age homes
Badal (Muktsar), July 26
Shunned by their sons and daughters-in-law, Pritam Singh (name changed) and his wife, left their home to spend the twilight years of their lives in this village’s old age home.



Panthic coordination panel to be formed
Chandigarh, July 26
Leaders of various Akali factions today accused the Shiromani Akali Dal chief, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, of misusing Akal Takht for his personal political gains and announced their intention to form a Panthic coordination panel.

Dullo: Badal telling lies against Cong leaders
Chandigarh, July 26
The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president, Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, today said the SAD President, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, had been resorting to a disinformation campaign against his political opponents because the Akali leader was feeling frustrated due to the poor political response to him from people in the state.

People annoyed with Cong govt: Badal
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 26
Mr Parkash Singh Badal, President, SAD, while addressing a press conference at the residence of SAD leader Kirpal Singh Libra cautioned the people against the “nefarious” designs of the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, who along with others wanted to “loot” the people. He said this coterie had “hijacked” the economy of the state and was now grabbing the land of small farmers. Mr Badal was here to address the rally organised to activate workers for the elections.



Kulwant murder case solved
Barnala, July 26
The Dhanaula police has solved the Kulwant murder case. Paramjit Kaur, Kulwant’s sister, was allegedly involved in the elimination plan as her brother was opposed to her relationship with Baljit Singh, alias Beeta.

Sex ratio better: study
Nawanshahr, July 26
The sex ratio in the district has improved from 808 to 903 girls per 1000 boys, since the launch of the “ Medical as well as Social Auditing of Pregnancies and Births” campaign and awareness drive by the administration in October. Aimed at curbing the menace of female foeticide the campaign has shown success as per recent surveys in the district.

Governor’s intervention in Dimpy case sought
Bathinda, July 26
Unhappy at the investigations into the murder of gangster Prabhjinder Singh alias Dimpy, the Akali Dal (Amritsar) president, Mr Simranjeet Singh Mann, yesterday urged the Punjab Governor to review the case at the highest level and come out with a progress report on the same.

Man dies of heart attack after theft
Bathinda, July 26
A man died of a heart attack after thieves decamped with cash and jewellery worth over Rs 1 lakh from his Ganesha Basti residence here on Monday.

Three children of kiln workers drowned
Abohar, July 26
Three children of brick-kiln workers were drowned near Hathianwali village on the Abohar–Hanumangarh road on Tuesday.

187 sarpanches given honorarium
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 26
With the strengthening of panchayati raj system as per the 73rd amendment, a new era of development in rural areas as well as remarkable improvement has been recorded in the working of those departments which handed over to panchayats. This was stated by Dr Harbans Lal, Chief Parliamentary Secretary, while addressing a function organised to distribute honorarium to 187 sarpanches belonging to Sirhind constituency at the BDPO office, Sirhind, today.

Goraya residents stage dharna
Phillaur, July 26
Hundreds of residents of Goraya held a demonstration and staged a dharna on the national highway at Goraya in protest against the failure of the police to arrest the in-laws of a married woman, Ranu, who was allegedly burnt to death at Zandiala two months ago.

Tree plantation campaign
Patiala, July 26
In an attempt to make the city pollution free, State Bank of Patiala (SBOP) organised a tree plantation campaign at Saket Hospital here today.



HC notice on plea to release Pak prisoners
Chandigarh, July 26
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion to the Punjab Home Secretary, DGP, Punjab, ADGP (Prisons), etc for August 4 on a PIL which seeks directions to release 31 Pakistani nationals who have completed their prison term but are still lodged in Central Jail, Patiala.

Permanent Lok Adalat at Sangrur
Sangrur, July 26
A permanent Lok Adalat has been established at the District Courts Complex here. Mr M.L. Malhotra, (retd), District and Sessions Judge, has been made it chairman.



DCs told to issue voter ID-cards from Sept 1
Chandigarh, July 26
Setting the ball rolling for the Assembly elections in Punjab, the Chief Election Commissioner, Mr N. Gopalaswami, today said all Deputy Commissioners in the state had been asked to start issuing voters identity cards from September 1 and ensure that all voters get the cards by December 31.


Man murdered by wife, paramour
Faridkot, July 26
The Faridkot police today claimed to have solved a murder case within 24 hours of its coming to light. Three persons, including the wife of the deceased, have been arrested in this connection.

Woman ends life over husband’s illicit ties
Barnala, July 26
A woman allegedly committed suicide on Monday night over illicit relationship of her husband with his “bhabhi”. The police arrested her husband Hardev Singh and his “bhabhi” on the basis of a statement given by Darshan Singh, brother of deceased Charanjeet Kaur.

Two held in kidnap case
Abohar, July 26
Two armed persons, who had kidnapped a boy from the grain market at Guruharsahai on Monday evening, have been arrested.

4 held for selling contraband
Ferozepore, July 26
The police has arrested four persons for selling drugs and recovered 132 gm smack from their possession. Mr Arpit Shukla, SSP, said in two separate incidents, the police arrested four persons for selling smack in the border area. Mr Shukla said the police at a special checking in Dana mandi Ferozepore city noticed two persons under suspicious conditions. They were detained, and during a search, 100 gm smack was recovered from them. They were identified as Babu Ram son of Gobind Ram and Raj Kumar son of Vijay Kumar, both of Kazi Mandi, Bhim Nagar, Jalandhar.

76 kg of poppy husk seized
Amritsar, July 26
The General Railway Police (GRP) seized 76 kg of poppy husk from Nichhatar Singh, a resident of Verowal in Tarn Taran and former Army man, at Amritsar railway station here today.

Married man elopes with teenaged girl
Tarn Taran, July 26
A married man, Kuljit Singh (26), a resident of Kairon village, 16 km from here, eloped with a teenaged girl of the same village. The Patti police has registered a case under Sections 363, 366 and 120-B, IPC, in this regards.


GND varsity extends farewell to ex-VC
Amritsar, July 26
Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) extended a farewell to its former Vice-Chancellor S.P. Singh here today.

Principal assault case: 2 held
Patiala, July 26
The local police have arrested two persons in connection with the murderous assault on Mr D.I.S Brar, Principal of Mohindra College, today.

Members of Punjab Government College Teachers Association sitting on a dharna at Government Mohindra College in Patiala on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Members of Punjab Government College Teachers Association sitting on a dharna at Government Mohindra College in Patiala

SAS Academy students invited for conference
Ropar, July 26
Four students of Sahibzada Ajit Singh Academy, namely Manish Chahal, Heitinder Singh, Gurkaran Singh and Apreet Singh have been invited to attend 14-day global young leaders conference being held in Washington DC and UNO headquarters. The student will leave in the last week of July to attend the conference, said the Director of the Academy Mr Sukhjinder Singh, in the function organised here today.


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