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Governor’s pardon to ex-minister’s son challenged
Chandigarh, July 27
The controversial pardon granted to Sandeep Singh, son of former Punjab minister Teja Singh, who was serving life sentence in a murder case at Bathinda, has been challenged by the brother of the man he had killed.

Cong to file case against Badal in Sikh judicial panel
Fatehgarh Churian (Gurdaspur), July 27
The Congress will file a case in the Sikh Judicial Commission against Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Parkash Singh Badal.

School board textbooks available late to students
Chandigarh, July 27
There is resentment among teachers against making various textbooks available late to students by the Punjab School Education Board.

Tribune followup
Abhinav Cotspin a sick unit, say bank records
Chandigarh, July 27
Abhinav Cotspin, whose Promoter-Director has been the Punjab Parliamentary Secretary, Mr Ashwani Sekri, was declared a sick unit by the Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction (BIFR) at its last hearing on June 21, as it had been a continuous defaulter in the repayment of loans of various banks and other financial institutions. Mr Sekri is also a guarantor of the company.

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Surendra Lunia First company to launch triple play service in Punjab
Chandigarh, July 27
Come December and denizens of Punjab will be able to view digital television, get their data through internet and telephone connection through the same optic fibre cable. HFCL Infotel is all set to launch itself as the country's first triple play service operator.

Punjab Govt promotes 19 IAS officers
Chandigarh, July 27
The Punjab Government today ordered the promotion of 19 IAS officers to super-time scale.

Wanted gangster Dhand nabbed
Ludhiana, July 27
The city police late this evening announced the arrest of most wanted” gangster Nirdhosh Dhand who had hoodwinked the state police for the past two years after being involved in a bloody gang war in Ludhiana in early 2004.

Two brothers drowned
Muktsar, July 27
Three youths drowned in two different incidents in the district yesterday. While two brothers drowned in a canal near Lambi, the body of a youth was recovered from the “sarovar” of Gurdwara Tutti Gandi Sahib here.


Rajnath didn’t meet Vedanti, says BJP
Chandigarh, July 27
Refuting the allegations levelled by the Delhi Akali Dal president, Mr Paramjit Singh Sarna, and his associate, Mr Manjit Singh Calcutta, here yesterday, the BJP said its national president, Mr Rajnath Singh, did not held any secret parleys with Jathedar of Akal Takht Joginder Singh Vedanti in Amritsar on July 23.


Elections to members of DPCs stopped
Sangrur, July 27
The Punjab government has stopped elections of four/ fifths members of the District Planning Committees (DPCs) in all districts of the state.

Showers breach Rajpura nullah
Rajpura, July 27
The first major Monsoon showers seem to have washed away the claims of the authorities concerned about the flood protection works.

Employees’ bodies meet CM on interim pay relief
Chandigarh, July 27
A joint delegation of the Punjab State Services Federation, the PSEB Employees Federation and the Punjab Kirti Kisan Majdoor Dal met the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinders Singh, and the Finance Minister, Mr Surinder Singla, on Tuesday.

Ludhiana doctor gets national award
New Delhi, July 27
Dr Kuldip Singh, Professor of Surgery working in Dyanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, has been conferred with national award for excellence in medical surgery by the International Study Circle and Economic Institute.


1 killed, 2 hurt in shootout
Ferozepore, July 27
One person was killed while his father and elder brother were seriously injured in a shootout at Kala Bora village, around 25 km from here, today.

Teenaged raped; two booked
Tarn Taran, July 27
Two persons, Nishan Singh and Ajit Singh of Gagrewal village falling under Verowal, police station, have been booked for allegedly raping a teenaged girl of the same village.

Patwari caught taking bribe
Kharar, July 27
A patwari was arrested by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau officials for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 25,000 from a resident of Chandigarh.

7 ultrasound centres sealed
Bathinda, July 27
The district health authorities have sealed seven ultrasound centres on the charge of violating the PNDT Act.


No takers for 50 pc PTU engineering seats
Chandigarh, July 27
Engineering colleges in Punjab affiliated to Punjab Technical University (PTU) have been able to fill only 50 per cent of the seats they offered in various branches.

Principal gives clean chit to one accused
Patiala, July 27
In a new twist to the case, Mohindra College Principal D.I.S Brar, who was allegedly assaulted by a group of outsiders on the college campus on Tuesday, has submitted an affidavit to the police, stating that he had by mistake named Shera Pandit as one of the accused in his initial statement made to the police on basis of which an FIR was registered

Counselling for MCA on July 31
Amritsar, July 27
Guru Nanak Dev University would hold counselling for admission to the NRI/NRI-sponsored seats in the MCA (three-year) course for 2006-07 on July 31 at Maharaja Ranjit Singh Bhavan of the university.


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