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Centre creating problems for state govt
Chandigarh, August 6
Instead of extending a helping hand to its own government in Punjab at this crucial stage when the Assembly poll is not too far, the Congress- led UPA Government at the Centre is creating one problem after another for the state government.

Collection of canal water charges may be suspended
Chandigarh, August 6
Following the controversy over the recovery of canal water usage charges (abiana), the collection of charges is likely to be suspended till the whole issue is resolved, after a review by the authorities concerned.

Amritsar boy killed in Bahrain
Amritsar, August 6
Subeg Singh of Shahura village, who was working as a mason in Bahrain for the past 10 years, was killed by his compatriot.

Daily-wage worker bludgeoned to death
Kharar, August 6
A 26-year-old daily-wage worker, resident of Mundi Kharar, was bludgeoned to death allegedly by three men for having illicit association with their married relative.

MLA, Mayor charged with harassment
Amritsar, August 6
MLA of the ruling party, Jugal Kishore Sharma and Chairman Improvement Trust and Mr Sunil Dutti, Mayor, Municipal Corporation have been accused of harassing a resident here.

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2 Armymen exonerated of weapon-theft charge
Chandigarh, August 6
A General Court Martial (GCM) trying two Army personnel for loss of a weapon from the unit premises has acquitted them but has failed to establish how and why the weapon went missing.


Expelled SAD leader plans show of strength
Amritsar, August 6
The expelled senior leader of the SAD (Badal) from the border constituency of Ajnala, Mr Harinder Singh Randhawa, announced yesterday his plan to stage a rally to show his strength in the constituency on August 19.

SAD (L) to ensure triangular contest
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 6
The Shiromani Akali Dal (L) will ensure a triangular contest on all seats in the coming Assembly elections, claimed party president Prem Singh Chandumajra while addressing a press conference here yesterday.


Ravi Inder distances from Panthic panel
Ludhiana, August 6
Shiromani Akali Dal (1920) president Ravi Inder Singh today said he had nothing to do with the recently constituted Panthic coordination panel set up by Akali leaders at Fatehgarh Sahib on August 4.

Chief of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) Avtar Singh Makkar carries Sri Guru Granth Sahib on his head during a nagar kirtan to mark the 300th establishment day of Damdami Taksal in Amritsar on Sunday.
Chief of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) Avtar Singh Makkar carries Sri Guru Granth Sahib on his head during a nagar kirtan to mark the 300th establishment day of Damdami Taksal in Amritsar on Sunday. — PTI

Dullo to meet PM over MSP
Jalandhar, August 6
In order to seek a considerable enhancement in the minimum support price (MSP) of wheat and paddy crops, PPCC president Shamsher Singh Dullo will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi during the next week.

Land grab charge against official
Amritsar, August 6
A resident of Moude village today levelled allegations of land grab and physical and mental harassment to his family against a police official of the rank of SP.

Pensioners flay AG’s decision to shift office
Patiala, August 6
The Punjab Pensioners Welfare Association has condemned the decision of the Accountant General to shift its branch office from Patiala to Chandigarh.

Seminar on preserving Punjabi culture
Patiala, August 6
The Punjab Writers and Cultural Forum organised a seminar on “Preservation of Punjabi culture and popularising real Punjabi folk” here yesterday.


Man gets RI in dowry death case
Moga, August 6
A court here has sentenced a man to eight years of rigorous imprisonment in a dowry death case.

10-year RI for raping minor
Moga, August 6
A court here has sentenced a man to 10 years rigorous imprisonment for raping an 11-year-old girl.


SMO suspended, wife at large
Bathinda, August 6
Health Secretary D.S. Guru has placed the Talwandi Sabo SMO, Dr S.L. Thukral, under suspension after an attempt to abort a foetus at his wife’s nursing home was foiled yesterday.

Disabled woman raped for 3 months
Abohar, August 6
A physically challenged woman has allegedly been raped by three persons during three months of her captivity in a village near the Loonkaransar area of neighbouring Sriganganagar region.

Journalists seek arrest of attackers
Ludhiana, August 6
The National Union of Journalists today gave an ultimatum to the Punjab Police to arrest the culprits responsible for the attack on two press photographers in CMC in  48 hours.

Journalist succumbs to injuries
Nabha, August 6
Sukhminder Singh Dodah (42), reporter Daily Desh Sewak and Dainik Bhaskar from Nabha succumbed to his injuries at Rajindra Hospital Patiala, this morning.

Scribe beaten up
Patiala, August 6
A local scribe and Jain TV correspondent, Mr Parveen Komal, was allegedly assaulted by some unidentified persons here last night.

Blind murder solved
Kapurthala, August 6
Within four days of the recovery of a headless body, identified as that of Raju, from the fields of one Joginder Singh in Gobindpur village, SSP, Mr Rajiv Ahir, claimed to have nabbed the alleged murderer.


Gurdaspur district short of 105 principals
Gurdaspur August 6
About 90 per cent posts of principal in the higher and senior secondary schools are lying vacant. There are 119 posts of principal in the district, of which 105 are lying vacant. In place of regular principals acting principals have been posted.

School sans staff, students suffer
Tarn Taran, August 6
The general administration and the teaching work at Government Secondary School, Tur, 18 km from here, remains adversely affected for the past few years due to lack of proper staff.

Protest by computer teachers
Amritsar, August 6
Members of the Computer Teachers Union (Contractual), Punjab, cleaned the market with brooms and polished shoes to convey resentment to the government here today.


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