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Capt distorting survey figures: SAD-BJP alliance

Ludhiana, September 6
The Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party alliance today claimed a major swing in its favour for the forthcoming Punjab Assembly elections.

Mr Sukhbir Badal and other leaders of the SAD-BJP alliance address a press conference in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
Mr Sukhbir Badal and other leaders of the SAD-BJP alliance address a press conference in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

72 passengers stranded at airport
Raja Sansi, September 6
“My children have to go to school and I have to look after my husband also who is in Toronto. How will I go there now?” were the words of Ravinder Kaur, one of the 72 passengers who could not board the Air India flight due to non-availability of seats.

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Budda Nullah: HC for immediate remedial measures

Chandigarh, September 6
Taking a strong note of the continuing discharge of pollutants, including raw sullage and remains of dead animals into the Budda Nullah, resulting in the vanishing of the nullah, which was once the lifeline of Ludhiana city, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has said it calls for immediate and radical remedial measures.

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PM to be on foundation stone-laying spree
Chandigarh, September 6
There will be many a foundation stone to be laid by the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, when he visits Punjab on September 27 and 28. Confirming the Prime Minister’s visit, sources in the state government today said its principal objective would be to launch the Congress campaign for the Assembly elections in the state.

Repatriation fear stalks state staff in BBMB
Talwara (Hoshiarpur), September 6
The fear of repatriation still stalks the Punjab Government employees in the BBMB. The Department of Personnel failed to withdraw its controversial letter issued in 2004.

Malerkotla Muslims sing Vande Mataram
Chandigarh, September 6
On the eve of centenary celebrations of the composition of Vande Mataram, religious leaders and representatives of Muslims and Sikhs gathered at Sector 17 plaza here today to recite national song.


Rs 3,000 cr for 8 road projects
Ludhiana, September 6
Education and PWD Minister Partap Singh Bajwa said here today that the Centre had cleared over Rs 3000 crore for eight major road projects in Punjab.

Installation of Sikh high priests may be postponed
Amritsar, September 6
Even as Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Jathedar of Akal Takht, has convened a meeting of Sikh clergy for September 14, the installation of three granthis for Harmander Sahib, proposed to be held here on September 12 is likely to be postponed.

Panchayat union to gherao Assembly
Bathinda, September 6
The Punjab Panchayat Union has decided to gherao the state Assembly on September 15 to lodge its protest against the non-fulfilment of its demands. Addressing a press conference here today, the union president, Mr Sukhdev Singh Bareke, said their protest during the Assembly session would be a wake up call for the government.

Suspended Secy resumes charge on SGJC order
Amritsar, September 6
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) today suffered a big jolt when Mr Raghbir Singh, who was placed under suspension for projecting himself as candidate from the Rajasansi Assembly constituency as a rebel Akali candidate , today resumed the charge of Secretary on the order of the Sikh Gurdwara Judicial Commission (SGJC) here.

Sukhbir joins investigation in assault case
Faridkot, September 6
Following a court order, SAD MP Sukhbir Singh Badal today joined investigations into an assault case registered against him at Kotkapura police station.

Anganwari workers block traffic
Rajpura, September 6
Members of the Anganwari Mulazim Union, Punjab, blocked the GT Road at Gagan Chowk for over an hour in support of their demands.

War widows honoured
Chandigarh, September 6
On the occasion of the 41st anniversary of Raja Day, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today called upon troops of the Second Battalion of the Sikh Regiment to emulate the saga of countless heroic deeds etched in the battalion’s legacy and glorious past spanning 160 years.

Col Sandhu alleges campaign against him
Amritsar, September 6
The chairman of the Majha Ex-Servicemen Human Rights Group, Col G.S. Sandhu (retd), today said a campaign to malign his name by branding him as an ISI agent had been launched by those declared proclaimed offenders.


DC recommends suspension of 3 booth officers
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 6
Ms Jaspreet Talwar, district election officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner, has recommended the suspension of three booth-level officers appointed for identification and making of voter identity cards in Assembly constituency No. 78 of Amloh and constituency No. 79 of Sirhind of the district as they had failed to perform the election duty as per the electoral registration officers.


JE caught taking bribe
Moga, September 6
Baghapurana Municipal Council Junior Engineer (JE) Sukhdarshan Singh, also holding the additional charge of the Dharamkot Municipal Council, was caught red-handed while taking Rs 20,000 as bribe from a contractor here this morning.


When DC dons cap of teacher
Nawanshahr, September 6
Mr Krishan Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, today donned the cap of a teacher and taught various subjects like mathematics, science, social studies, English, etc. to different classes at Government High School, Sanawa, during a surprise visit to the school today.

Teachers’ Day celebrated
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 6
Teachers’ Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm today at BZSFS Senior Secondary Public School, Fatehgarh Sahib. Mr R.S. Bajwa, Principal, congratulated the teachers on the occasion and urged them to work dedicatedly.

College staff, students hold protest
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 6
The students, teaching and non-teaching staff members of Mata Gujri College held a joint protest rally in the college today to protest against the death of Prof Sabharwal.


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