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Misusing govt scheme to settle abroad
Jalandhar, August 13
A large number of government officials, including some senior police officials, have either immigrated to foreign countries or are in the process of doing so taking undue advantage of the Punjab Government’s self-employment scheme and in the stark violation of stipulated norms.

Rape case: SAD to form panel, says Dhindsa
Dhuri (Sangrur), August 13
There was nothing unusual today in this town, which is represented by Mr Gaganjit Singh Barnala, son of Tamil Nadu Governor Surjit Singh Barnala, as SAD MLA in the Punjab Assembly since February 2002.

Pritam Singh, who was arrested for carrying out illegal abortions, being taken to a court in Samana on Sunday. Quack couple remanded in judicial custody
Patiala, August 13
The Judicial Magistrate, Samana, today remanded the quack couple, Pritam Singh and Amarjit Kaur, for allegedly performing illegal abortions in Sahib Hospital, Patran. They were sent to judicial custody till August 26. The couple was arrested on August 9 following the registration of a case under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act.

Pritam Singh, who was arrested for carrying out illegal abortions, being taken to a court in Samana on Sunday.
— Photo by Rajesh Sachar

Cong, BJP two sides of same coin, says Devegowda
Amritsar, August 13
The Congress-led UPA government and the previous NDA government headed by the BJP are two sides of the same coin as far as agriculture policies are concerned, said a former Prime Minister and president, Janta Dal (Secular), Mr H.D. Devegowda, here today.



CPM apprehends greater US interference
Ludhiana, August 13
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) apprehends greater interference from the United States in India’s foreign policy.

Pak to join candlelight vigil
Amritsar, August 13
After a gap of more than a decade, the scene of candlelight vigil would be shifted to Pakistan next year even as the Pakistan chapter of the South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) has agreed in principle to organise the event next year on the intervening night of August 14 and 15.


Mixed reaction to Lalpura joining Cong
Amritsar, August 13
Even as veteran Akali leader Prem Singh Lalpura is the first former Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief to join the Congress party, the development has evoked a mixed reaction in the Panthic circles, especially in the Majha region .

Rajinder Singh re-elected SKP convener
Chandigarh, August 13
A meeting of all units of the Shiromani Khalsa Panchayat (SKP) was held here today. Representatives from Punjab and Haryana participated in the meeting the main agenda of which was the election of the SKP.

Chandumajra to launch ‘third front’
Chandigarh, August 13
Former Akali MP and President of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Longowal), Prof Prem Singh Chandumajra, today made his intentions clear to launch a ‘‘third front’’ on the political firmament of Punjab.


Suvidha centre to benefit 45 villages
Nawanshahr, August 13
Nawanshahr has added a new feather in its cap by becoming the first district in the country, which has set up an ultra-modern ‘Suvidha Centre’ in the rural area for providing transparent and hassle-free delivery of services relating to various departments under one roof to the residents of the far-flung villages.

Asian Brown haze causing uneven monsoon
Gurdaspur, August 13
The monsoon has ravaged the costal areas of Gujarat and Maharashtra while many areas of North-West India, including Punjab and Haryana, have been going without any rains. The phenomenon has been more obvious in the last few years.

Criminal incidents in Punjab cause for concern: Mann
Chandigarh, August 13
The president of the Shiromani Akali Dal ( Amritsar), Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, today said criminal incidents taking place in Himachal Pradesh and Punjab in the past few days have shocked the conscience of people.

Ropar plant breaks record
Ropar, August 13
The thermal plant, Ropar, of 1260-MW capacity made a new record by generating 309.1 lakh units in a single day here.

Dasam Granth: Jathedar cancels engagements
Amritsar, August 13
The Akal Takht Jathedar, Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, for the first time has cancelled his weeklong engagements to humble Dubai-based Sikh scholar Jaswinder Singh.

Bhartiya Janshakti Party concerned over terrorism
Ludhiana, August 13
Leaders of the Bhartiya Janshakti Party, floated by former BJP leader, Uma Bharti, today expressed grave concern over rising terrorist activities in the country. They said, these activities were carried out around Hindu festivals to create scare among the members of the majority community.


Sacrilege reported in village
Patiala, August 13
A case of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib surfaced late last night at Ajnodha Khurd village, 14 km from here, falling under Bhadson police station when its few pages were allegedly torn by unidentified persons.

Two friends commit suicide
Hoshiarpur, August 13
Two friends, Amarjit Singh (28), a son of Dilbagh Singh, and Bahadur Singh (25), a son of Harbhajan Singh, both residents of Bodal village in this district, committed suicide together by jumping before the Pathankot-bound Jhelum Express on the Jalandhar-Jammu rail section near Garna Sahib railway station, about 45 km from here, today.

Man sets self afire
Jalandhar, August 13
Jasbir Kumar (24) of Mehmdpur village, near Adampur Doaba, today set himself afire in his house.


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