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No dengue case in Malwa belt
Bathinda, October 3
While dengue cases have been reported from different pockets of Punjab and neighbouring Haryana, the Malwa belt has largely remained unaffected by it and no such case has come to light in Bathinda, Muktsar, Mansa and Faridkot districts as of now.

City in grip of dengue fear
Jalandhar, October 3
While immunoglobin test conducted on suspected dengue victim Krishan Kumar (15) was negative, but, fear has gripped residents of Jalandhar, who apprehend outbreak of it once again, particularly, when it has already claimed two lives in past one month.

Ludhiana in grip of dengue
Ludhiana, October 3
Hundreds of persons in areas in and around Ludhiana are down with suspected attack of dengue.

Amritsar gets new air link to the Gulf
Rajasansi, October 3
The Punjabi workforce employed in Gulf countries has been provided a new link with its home state with the launch of a no-frill Air-India Express Delhi-Amritsar-Dubai flight here today.
Mr M.S. Gill and Mr Navjot Singh Sidhu, both MPs, along with a bhangra troupe at the launch of the Air-India Express Delhi-Amritsar-Dubai flight at Rajasansi in Amritsar on Tuesday.
Mr M.S. Gill and Mr Navjot Singh Sidhu, both MPs, along with a bhangra troupe at the launch of the Air-India Express Delhi-Amritsar-Dubai flight at Rajasansi in Amritsar on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Rajiv Sharma







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PM biased against state, claims Gill
Rajasansi, October 3
“Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should not shy away from undertaking major development projects to turn his home state into a model state,” said Dr M.S. Gill, a Rajya Sabha member, here today.

Stop auction, acquisition of land: farmer bodies
Mansa, October 3
Leaders of various farmer bodies today announced that they would not allow auction of debt-ridden farmers’ land by any moneylender and bank officials would also be prevented from going ahead with it. The announcement came at a rally organised by the BKU (Ugraha), the BKU (Sidhupur) and the Punjab Kisan Union in front of the DC’s office here today.

Daily-wage earner’s minor daughter struggles for life
Gurdaspur, October 3
Life of Bhawana four- year-old daughter of a daily wage worker has been hanging in balance. poverty of her family is coming in the way of her treatment. She is suffering from a serious heart ailment termed ductus arteriosus in medical terminology, since birth.


Four-year-old Bhavana in her father’s arms with her mother and younger sister at the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Gurdaspur, to plead for funds for treatment of her heart ailment. — Photo by Jangi
Four-year-old Bhavana in her father’s arms with her mother and younger sister at the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Gurdaspur, to plead for funds for treatment of her heart ailment.


 

 
POLITICS

Time for Akalis to join hands, says Atinder Pal
Rajpura, October 3
The President of the Shiromani Akali Dal (International) and former MP, Mr Atinder Pal Singh, said here today that the struggle for Khalistan would continue through peaceful means.

Civic byelections on Oct 29
Chandigarh, October 3
The byelection to elect members from ward numbers 11 and 33 of the Batala Municipality will be held on October 29, a spokesperson of the Punjab Government said today.


COMMUNITY

PCMS doctors’ transfer hits patients
Nabha, October 3
The transfer of PCMS doctors, carried in the name of rationalisation of health services in the state, is alleged to have been carried in haste.

26 poor girls’ marriage organised
Pathankot, October 3
Twenty-six girls belonging to poor families were married at mass marriage ceremony held at community hall, Sujanpur 10 km from here on Monday.

Suspend sarpanch, two others for embezzlement: ADC
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 3
Mr B.S. Shergill, ADC(D), during preliminary inquiry, has unearthed embezzlement to the tune of Rs 12 lakh by the sarpanch of Tangrala village in Amloh subdivision in connivance with panchayat secretaries and a Junior Engineer.

Probe into death of woman begins
Kharar, October 3
A probe into the death of a woman due to the alleged negligence of the local Civil Hospital began here today.

Employees’ demands to be met, says Khadi Board chief
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 3
Mr Charanjit Singh Walia, Chairman, Punjabi Khadi Board, and president of the Punjab Subordinate Services Federation, while addressing a press conference here yesterday, said the Punjab Government would soon concede all major demands of the government employees and a declaration in this regard would be made by the Chief Minister during a state-level rally of employees to be held on October 14 at Patiala.

Free entry to zoo, deer parks
Chandigarh, October 3
To mark wildlife week, the Punjab Government has allowed free entry to various wildlife parks in the state. The free entry will continue till October 8.

25 senior citizens honoured
Sangrur, October 3
Twenty-five senior citizens, from 100 years to 118 years, from various parts of the district, were today honoured on behalf of the State Bank of Patiala by Mr S.R. Ladhar, Deputy Commissioner, at a function at the War Heroes Stadium here.

Canal closure
Chandigarh, October 3
The Upper Bari Doab Canal and its off-take channels will remain closed for the construction of high-level bridges between October 12 and November 10.


 
ADMINISTRATION

Extension for chairmen of boards, corporations
Chandigarh, October 3
All political appointees who have been working as chairmen of various boards and corporations in Punjab will continue to work in their positions till March 31 next year.


CRIME

3 injured in firing between two groups
Moga, October 3
Three persons including an eight-year-old child were injured in firing between two groups in a dispute over land of a dera at Kapure village here today.

2 trucks transporting cattle impounded
Kharar, October 3
Two trucks transporting buffaloes and calves for slaughter were impounded by the police here today. Three persons have been arrested in this regard.

4 held for stealing vehicles
Bathinda, October 3
The police has arrested four persons for stealing vehicles. Seven cars were also recovered from their possession.

Arms seized
Batala, October 3
The police told reporters here today that on the interrogation of persons arrested for having fake “All-India Crime Branch Force (AICBF)” identity cards, led to the recovery of huge quantity of arms and ammunition.


EDUCATION

Guru Nanak varsity holiday on October 9

Villagers donate land for varsity campus
Bathinda, October 3
The Punjabi University will give priority to rural students in its neighbourhood campus to extend them educational amenities on a par with their urban counterparts, stated Vice-Chancellor SS Boparai while addressing a gathering at Baba Yogi Peer Neighbourhood Campus at Ralla village today.

ITI staff seek promotions
Nawanshahr, October 3
Resentment prevails among the ITI Employees, over delay in implementing proceedings of the Departmental Promotion Committee ( DPC). Mr. Sohan Singh Bhangu, state president, ITI Employees Association said that ITI employees, had been waiting for promotions for the past many years.


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