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CM flags off direct flight to London
New airport at Halwara soon 

Rajasansi, August 4  
Taking a serious view of illegal construction on the periphery of Rajasansi International Airport, Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, said builders would have to adhere to the norms prescribed by the Airport Authority of India.
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Jet Airways officer wave to the media while flagging off the Amritsar-London flight at Raja Sansi Airport in Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Jet Airways officer wave to the media while flagging off the Amritsar-London flight at Raja Sansi Airport in 
Amritsar on Friday.— Tribune photo by Rajiv Sharma

Dullo’s son, nephew held for molesting girl
Shimla/Chandigarh, August 4
A son and a nephew of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief Shamsher Singh Dullo, along with two youths, were reportedly detained by the Himachal Pradesh police today. The police said the boys had allegedly fired from an automatic weapon near Shimla and tried to outrage the modesty of a girl today. One of the boys has been identified as Bunny. He is said to be a son of Mr Dullo. The other detained youths include a nephew of Mr Dullo, a friend of Bunny and a gunman of the Punjab police.

Panthic panel launches gurdwara reform move
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 4  
Various factions of the Akalis along with Sikh leaders, who are opposed to style of functioning of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandak Committee and Mr Parkash Singh Badal, today launched what they termed as the second phase of the Gurdwara Reform Movement and said it would be to “liberate” the Sikh institutions.


 

 

 


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Valmikis, Mazhbi Sikhs observe bandh

Jalandhar page: Bandh throws life out of gear

Hoshiarpur, August 4
On a call given by the Valmiki Mazhbi Sikh 12.5 Per Cent Reservation Bachao Sangharsh Morcha, shopkeepers here observed a complete bandh today.

Protesters on motor cycles ensure closure of shops during the Punjab bandh held to demand rollback of the reservation policy in Jalandhar on Friday. — Tribune photo by Pawan Sharma

Protesters on motor cycles ensure closure of shops during the Punjab bandh held to demand rollback of the reservation policy in Jalandhar

 

 
POLITICS

Upset over extension in sops to HP, Singla talks to PM
Chandigarh, August 4 
Upset over the extension given to Himachal Pradesh in the industrial package by the Union Government, the Punjab Government today lodged a protest with the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, informing him that the state would be hit hard by this decision.

Party workers unhappy with govt officials: Dullo
Faridkot, August 4
PPCC president Shamsher Singh Dullo said today the party workers in a few districts were unhappy with the administration, as officials were making them wait for hours before meeting them for small works. He stated this while interacting with mediapersons at the Circuit House here.

 
COMMUNITY

Bus hits electric pole, student killed 
Bathinda, August 4
A school student was killed, while a couple of others were injured when the private bus they were travelling in dashed into an electric pole in a bid to save a three-wheeler carrying 12 students on the city outskirts today.

Protest by PWD workers
Amritsar, August 4
Members of the PWD Field and Workshop Workers Union held a rally against the government demanding regularisation of the service of daily wagers here today.

NGO does what govt could not
Abohar, August 4
The Naujwan Samiti, Gobindgarh village, 6 become torch- bearer for other NGOs by finishing a service project just in two days, the work that could not be done by the gram panchayat and the Education Department for the past two decades.

Mullanpur — village of death traps
Kharar, August 4
Mullanpur is a village of death traps with at least four more dry wells of the kind in which the octogenarian Rekhi Ram fell and died last night. Rekhi Ram, a carpenter, fell into a dry well, more than 60 ft deep, while going back home. Two persons had died many years ago by falling into the same well.

An uncovered well in Sainian da Mohalla at Mullanpur village in Kharar on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

An uncovered well in Sainian da Mohalla at Mullanpur village in Kharar

Comrade Indori cremated
Patiala, August 4
The mortal remains of freedom fighter comrade Amarnath Indori were cremated at the Rajpura road cremation ground here today.

 

 


COURTS

No graft charges, says counsel
Chandigarh, August 4
Reacting to the news-item headlined ‘PSEB officers facing graft charges go scot-free’ published on July 10, a Jalandhar-based advocate has claimed that Rajit Sharma, Senior Executive Engineer, Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), Hoshiarpur, is not facing any graft charges.

ADMINISTRATION

Mutation of disputed land cancelled
Gurdaspur, August 4 
In a significant development in Malikpur land scam case, the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Vivek Pratap Singh, has cancelled the mutation of about 50 acre land of hydraulic research centre effected in favour of private buyers by the local naib tehsildar. The centre at Malikpur was set up in 1935. The model of all major irrigation projects, including Bhakra and Ranjeet Sagar dam, were tested here. The centre is owned by the Department of Irrigation, Punjab.

CRIME

Two held for eve-teasing in varsity
Amritsar, August 4  
The security staff of Guru Nanak Dev University today rounded up three outsiders, who tried to enter the varsity premises in an inebriated condition. The security staff has also rounded up two youths on a charge of eve-teasing, near the Library building. Mr S.S. Chhina, Security Officer, said that all youths were handed over to the police. Mr Chhina said that the three persons also misbehaved with the security personnel when they signalled them to stop at the entry point.  Meanwhile, Dr Jairup Singh, Vice-Chancellor, asked the Security Officer to make arrangements to provide tea to the staff on evening duty at entry and exit points. — TNS

 
EDUCATION

Dr Inderpal Singh Dr Inderpal Singh to be felicitated today
Chandigarh, August 4
The Council of Boards of School Education in India in association with the Shivalik Education Society will honour eminent educationist, Dr Inderpal Singh, former Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) and former Vice-Chairman of Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) tomorrow on his 75th birth anniversary.

 

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