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CAG report creates stir
Chandigarh, August 27
The report of Comptroller General of India about the misuse of crores of rupees by the Punjab Government has created a stir among political circles. The Opposition Shiromani Akali Dal and its alliance partner the Bharatiya Janata Party have reacted sharply to the finding.

Growing economy leaving 85 pc of people untouched: Dr Johl
Chandigarh, August 27
The model of planning and economic growth adopted by the National Planning Commission and the Union Government over the years has excluded vast sections of the people of the country from the mainstream of growth.

Seminar, games mark tercentenary celebrations
Bathinda, August 27
Guru Granth Sahib is the only religious scripture in the world which has been accorded the status of Guru, this was stated Dr Harnek Singh, Head, Sri Guru Granth Sahib Studies Department, Punjabi University, Patiala.
Youths display gatka skills at Khalsai Khedan that began at Talwandi Sabo on Sunday.
Youths display gatka skills at Khalsai Khedan that began at Talwandi Sabo on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Mann to take part in celebrations

Tarn Taran


Hong Kong Sikhs clarify stand on Guru Granth Sahib
Chandigarh, August 27
Sikhs residing in Hong Kong have clarified their position over the controversy regarding the installation of Guru Granth Sahib in a Hindu temple at Kowloon.

Pak parliamentarian brings 10th Guru’s relic
Amritsar, August 27
Pakistan’s Member of National Assembly Rai Aziz Ulah Khan — the ninth direct descendant of Nawab Rai Kala who had given shelter to Guru Gobind Singh in 1705 at Rai Kot (Ludhiana) today brought ‘Ganga Sagar’, from Wagah joint check post, 27 km from here today.

Navjot Sidhu, Sukhbir Badal and Rai Aziz Ulah Khan (extreme right) with ‘Ganga Sagar’ of Guru Gobind Singh at the Wagah joint check post on Sunday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma
Navjot Sidhu, Sukhbir Badal and Rai Aziz Ulah Khan (extreme right) with ‘Ganga Sagar’ of Guru Gobind Singh at the Wagah joint check post on Sunday.

Rights panel upholds order
Disciplinary action against SI

Chandigarh, August 27
The Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) has upheld its own order dated September 10, 2004, by which it had ordered payment of Rs 20,000 as interim compensation to a complainant in a case of police harassment. The money was to be recovered from Sub-Inspector (SI) Paramjit Singh Buttar, one of the accused named in the complaint.

Baba’s offer to clean Budda Nullah
Ludhiana, August 27
Baba Balbir Singh SeechewalBaba Balbir Singh Seechewal, a religious leader-cum-environmentalist, has offered to repeat the Kali Bein cleaning phenomenon for Ludhiana’s polluted Budda Nullah. Taking cognisance of the news report carried in these columns on Friday, Baba Seechewal talking to The Tribune over the phone said that he was pained at the condition of highly polluted water body of the industrial city and had vowed to extend his support to get it back to its pristine glory provided the local residents also come forward and mobilise kar sewaks for the purpose.


Assembly poll as scheduled, says Bhattal
Hoshiarpur, August 27
Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Deputy Chief Minister, Punjab, has said that the state Assembly elections would be held on time for which the Congress was fully prepared. She was talking to media persons at Tanda, 32 km from here, today. She said the party ticket would be allotted only to those persons who were enjoying good reputation and were in a position to win.


Khalsa panchayat opposes post of Jathedar
Amritsar, August 27
On the 11th day of the ongoing Gurdwara Sudhar Lehar, seeking reforms in gudwaras, yesterday, the Shiromani Khalsa Panchayat (SKP) announced its disapproval of the institution of Jathedar of Akal Takht and the concept of issuing Hukamnama.

Proposal to fill posts of ayurvedic doctor
Gurdaspur, August 27
After recruiting allopathic doctors, the Department of Health was considering the proposal to fill vacant posts of ayurvedic doctor.

Angry villagers gherao police station
Hoshiarpur, August 27
Residents of Dugral village, led by Mr Om Raj, a former sarpanch, gheraoed Talwara police station, 80 km from here, last evening. They also staged a dharna and blockade vehicular traffic to express their resentment against Head Constable Dharminder Singh and a Home Guards jawan for allegedly beating up Pawan Kumar, a son of Mr Mukand Lal of the village, after a clash between the latter and Sanjay Kumar, a dhaba operator, at Mohua Di Hattian yesterday.

Kidnapped youth returns home
Amritsar, August 27
Mr Arjinder Kumar (19) who was kidnapped last year, returned to his house here yesterday. The police has arrested the kidnapper, Harjit, a resident of Bagrian village and investigations are on.

Quota notification for Rai Sikhs soon
Guruharsahai, August 27
The Union Government would soon issue notification regarding the grant of SC/ST status to Rai Sikhs following which they would be entitled to all the benefits being extended to SC/ST, including 200 units free electricity, reservation in jobs, free plots worth 5 marlas, shagun scheme of Rs 15000 each for marriage of their daughters and several other benefits, revealed Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Education, Youth affairs and Sports while addressing a public conference at Village Hazarsingh Wala, near Mamdot, 30 km from district headquarters.

Changes in Wakf Act sought
Chandigarh, August 27
The Punjab Wakf Board has suggested crucial changes in the Wakf Act, which was constituted in 1995, while presenting its case before the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Wakfs in New Delhi.

Avtar Singh chairman of employees’ body unit
Patiala, August 27
Mr Avtar Singh Pal was elected chairman of the Patiala unit of the Punjab State Warehousing Field Staff Employees Union at a meeting held here today.

3 trapped in well, one rescued
Patiala, August 27
Three persons got trapped in a 20-foot-deep well at Balbhera, 24 km from here, today. Jagroop Singh and two of his relatives were digging a well when it caved in and they got trapped. Even as the administration was making arrangements to start the rescue operations, residents from nearby areas, including Nanansun village, started making arrangements to rescue those trapped in the well.

Brahmins plan dharna against quota
Barnala, August 27
The All-India Brahmin Sabha has decided to oppose the government’s reservation policy and organise a national-level dharna at Delhi.

‘Daairey’ staged
Chandigarh, August 27
The 25-member team of the National Theatre Arts Society (NTAS), Patiala, presented an anti-foeticide Punjabi musical play “Daairey,” written by Dr. Satish Kumar Verma and reconstructed and directed by the duo Pran Sabharwal-Sunita Sabharwal at the annual Sadhbhavna Function of Khanna Vikas Club, Khanna, to a packed auditorium of A.S. College for Women, Khanna.

Panel to probe hair-cut incident
Amritsar, August 27
Mr Avtar Singh, SGPC President, here today instituted a three-member committee to look into the incident of forcibly cutting of hair of a Sikh boy near Kurukshetra.


Two proclaimed offenders held
Tarn Taran, August 27
Two brothers, who had been declared proclaimed offenders by the court, were arrested last evening from a naka in Verowal after they opened fire on a police party.

3 pilgrims killed in mishap
Hoshiarpur, August 27
Three pilgrims, including two women of a family from Varanasi died on the spot while another was wounded seriously when their Tata Sumo (UP-64B-403) rammed into a tree near Bhangala (Mukerian) on the Jalandhar-Pathankot road in Hoshiarpur district in the wee hours yesterday. The injured, Babloo, was admitted to Civil Hospital, Mukerian.

Priest kidnapped
Nangal, August 27
Jagat Ram Bali, a 48-year-old priest of Dhuniwale Dera, was today allegedly kidnapped by five miscreants in a car following some financial dispute. The incident took place when he was standing in queue at a petrol pump.


Unemployed B.Ed teachers disrupt minister’s rally
Pathankot, August 27
Un-employed B.Ed teachers disrupted the rally of Union State Minister for Industries Ashwani Kumar at Ramlila grounds here last evening.

Teacher ‘defies’ transfer order
Amritsar, August 27
What would be the fate of students of Government Senior Secondary School, Jandiala Guru, who haven’t been taught mathematics for the past many months?


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