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Credit card puts police on killers’ trail
Vikramjit’s murder case
Chandigarh, August 16
A carelessly used credit card has put the Punjab Police on the trail of the persons who could have killed 22-year-old Vikramjit Singh, alias Vicky, son of a leading Ludhiana-based industrialist.

Sidhu for revival of Ludhiana-Karachi rail link
Fazilka, August 16
There was a virtual stampede on the Pakistan side along the zero line on joint Indo-Pak check post at Sadiqi in Fazilka sector as a large number of people gathered to have a glimpse of MP Navjot Singh Sidhu, who had come to preside over a cultural programme organised by the Fazilka Press Club on late Tuesday evening.

Kalam recognises Seechewal’s exemplary effort
Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal's relentless efforts of cleaning the Kali Bein rivulet have started bearing fruit. The President, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, has not only recognised his work but will be visiting his Nirmal Kuteya in Sultanpur Lodhi of Kapurthala district on August 17.

Shifting of 6 women prisoners, kids to Ludhiana jail flayed
Amritsar, August 16
Six women inmates lodged in Central Jail here along with their children were shifted to Ludhiana Central Jail today amid protests.

Panthic panel wants gurdwara reforms
Amritsar, August 16
The Gurdwara Sudhar Lehar Panthic Committee of various Akali factions led by Mr Manjit Singh Calcutta today submitted a memorandum to Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Jathedar of Akal Takht here, demanding immediate gurdwara reforms, including appointment of Sikh high priests as per the maryada.

Members of various Panthic organisations led by Mr Manjit Singh Calcutta gather at Akal Takht to submit a memorandum to the Takht Jathedar in Amritsar on Wednesday. Members of various Panthic organisations led by Mr Manjit Singh Calcutta gather at Akal Takht to submit a memorandum to the Takht Jathedar in Amritsar on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Rajiv Sharma

Fatehgarh Sahib
Tarn Taran



A view of illegal sale of petrol on the borders of Punjab and Himachal in the Talwara area. Price difference leads to petrol smuggling from HP
Gurdaspur/Hoshiarpur, August 16
About 8 per cent difference in prices is leading to smuggling of petroleum across the Punjab-Himachal borders in the both districts. Shopkeepers in border areas of the state have found an attractive business in the difference in rates of petrol.

A view of illegal sale of petrol on the borders of Punjab and Himachal in the Talwara area.
— Photo by Lalit Mohan

Patiala youth murdered in USA
Patiala, August 16
Ramanpreet Singh Randhawa, a youth from Patiala who was now living at Concord in California (USA), was murdered by two persons at a birthday party on August 14.



MCPI (United) spells out economic policies
Chandigarh, August 16
The Marxist Communist Party of India (United) today released its updated programme that details the party’s vision on future economic policies.

Badal promises the moon to youth
Rajasansi, August 16
Mr Parkash Singh Badal, President, SAD, announced pre-poll promises while addressing a rally here today.

Put CM under surveillance in Dubai: SAD
Chandigarh, August 16
The general secretary of the Shiromani Akali Dal, Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal, today demanded that the activities of the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, during his ongoing Dubai trip should be put under strict surveillance of central agencies and the Ministry of External Affairs

SAD, BJP launch stir against land Act
Ropar, August 16
Leaders of the SAD and the BJP launched a campaign against the Punjab land Preservation Act (PLPA) 1990 here today.

Gurkirat seeks ticket from Payal
Patiala, August 16
Mr Gurkirat Singh Kotli, political adviser of Punjab Congress chief Shamsher Singh Dullo, today made his claim for ticket for the Payal Assembly segment by saying that his grandfather, the late Beant Singh, won from that place four times.

CPM activists hold protest march
Amritsar, August 16
Hundreds of activists of the Communist Party India (Marxist) (CPM) Punjab and residents of the localities on the Fatehgarh Churian road and the bypass here today held a protest march against the Khanna Paper Mill for spreading pollution in the area.


Flouting rules to get pensionary benefits
Ferozepore, August 16
An official of the Veterinary Department allegedly flouted rules to avail of voluntary retirement and service benefits despite being convicted in a criminal case.

Bhattal lays stone of 66 KV substation
Patiala, August 16
Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Deputy Chief Minister and Minister of Irrigation and Power, laid the foundation stone of 66 KV grid sub-station at Ghamur Ghat, near Khanauri, 70 km from here, on Monday.

Glimpses of relatives on border
Abohar, August 16
Pak Rangers lathicharged surging crowds at the Sulemanki tower complex to watch the Independence Day celebrations near the Sadaki joint post, 45 km from here.

Class IV staff on hunger strike
Patiala, August 16
A large section of activists of the Fourth Class Employees Union, Punjab, yesterday started a two-day hunger strike in front of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi here in protest against the “maltreatment” meted out to them by the state government.

IGP gets President’s medal
Patiala, August 16
Mr Satish Kumar Sharma, IGP, Punjab Police, Patiala Zone, was awarded the President’s Police Medal for meritorious service on the eve of Independence Day.

Attempt to bring youth back to life
Patiala, August 16
A youth who was presumed to have died and whose body was taken to the cremation ground on Monday, was brought back to his locality yesterday where a religious preacher tried to bring him back to life before the police made him see reason.

Provide adequate water, MC told
Kharar, August 16
Mr Bir Devinder Singh, Kharar MLA, has directed the local Municipal Council to provide adequate supply of water to the residents of the town by running tubewells on generator sets during power cuts.

Villagers block traffic
Ropar, August 16
Residents of Baba Sotal today blocked the Morinda-Ropar road, demanding the arrest of those responsible for the death of a property dealer, Manjit Singh.

Ropar jail to start working soon
Ludhiana, August 16
Jails in Punjab are virtually bursting at the seams with 3,000 inmates more than the capacity of 12,000 persons.

Office-bearers elected
Patiala, August 16
Mr Raman Kumar Verma was elected president of the Panchayati Raj Engineers Association (Class-1) while Mr Parkash Singh its general secretary.

I-Day celebrated with enthusiasm
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 16
Independence Day was celebrated with enthusiasm in the district. The district-level function was organised at the grounds of MG College. Mr Harnam Dass Johar, Minister for Public Health, hoisted the National Flag.


Credit for award goes to farmers, says Sidhu
Chandigarh, August 16
The Director, Agriculture, Punjab, Mr Balwinder Singh Sidhu, who was honoured yesterday with a State Award by the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, at Patiala, is an expert in agricultural engineering and water usage management.

BKU (Ekta) urges CM to waive loan
Patiala, August 16
The BKU (Ekta) has criticised the statement of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh made on Independence Day pertaining to the waiving of interest on cooperative loans for farmers.


Seven booked under Child Marriage Act
Hoshiarpur, August 16
After a thorough inquiry into the complaint of Mr Paramjit Singh, a son of Khan Singh of Maitla, Bulhowal police station has registered a case under Sections 4/5 of the Child Marriage Act against Davinder Singh and his wife Harjinder Kaur of the same village and five of his other relatives for forcibly marrying his 15-year-old daughter Gurpinder Kaur with 30-year-old Tarsem Singh, a son of Major Singh of Naagra village (Jalandhar).

3 members of robbers’ gang arrested
Tarn Taran, August 16
The district police has unearthed a six-member gang of robbers responsible for a number of looting incidents and arrested its three members.

Man kills wife
Tarn Taran, August 16
Three deaths were reported in separate incidents during the past 24 hours here.

Man murders daughter over illicit relations
Bathinda, August 16
A man, along with his son-in-law, reportedly murdered his daughter following an altercation with her over her illicit relations here today.


Computer teachers burn Singla’s effigy
They get Rs 3,080 pay and safai karamcharis Rs 3,600
Sangrur, August 16
Under the banner of the Punjab Computer Teacher Union, Sangrur, computer teachers of this district today burnt the effigy of Punjab Finance Minister Surinder Singla near main bus stand here in protest against the alleged “anti-computer teacher policies” of the state government.


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