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Threat to blow up Golden Temple
SGPC, security agencies on high alert
Amritsar, October 4
The SGPC authorities and the police are on high alert following alleged threat of ‘blowing up’ the ‘Golden Temple’ with a bomb, purportedly given by Lashkar-e-Toiba.

Preventing dengue MC style!
Turns blind eye to garbage, overflowing sewers
Bathinda, October 4
It seems that the health department and the MC authorities in the constituency of Punjab Health Minister are simply relying on disseminating precautionary measures against dengue among people to prevent the dreaded disease's outbreak while turning a blind eye to maintaining cleanliness in residential areas.

No case of dengue in Patiala
Control room set up
Patiala, October 4
The situation in Patiala is under control with no suspected or confirmed case of dengue having been reported so far. The district health authorities disclosed this after a meeting was held at the office of the Civil Surgeon Patiala to review the latest situation of dengue and for the prevention and control of dengue fever.

State out to please political VIPs
Chandigarh, October 4
Industries owned by three leading political families of Punjab stand to collectively benefit by crores of rupees that should have rightfully gone to the state exchequer. The government is bending backwards and is to allow concessions up to Rs 45 crore.



Central package for state farmers on anvil, says CM
Patiala, October 4
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today said that a financial package from the Centre to remove rural indebtness was on the anvil.

BKU to oppose auction of farmers’ land
Bathinda, October 4
The Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta) leaders today stated that they would oppose the auction of 600 debt-ridden farmers’ land by various agricultural banks in Malwa belt.

Vets protest in front of Singla’s house
Bathinda, October 4
Activists of the Veterinary Pharmacist Union, Punjab, staged a dharna outside the office of the Deputy Director, Animal Husbandry, before lodging their protest in front of the residence of Punjab Finance and Health Minister Surinder Singla here today.

Veterinary pharmacists stage a protest outside the residence of Punjab Health and Finance Minister Surinder Singla in Bathinda on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera
Veterinary pharmacists stage a protest outside the residence of Punjab Health and Finance Minister Surinder Singla in Bathinda on Wednesday.

Molestation: no student deposes before inquiry officer
Ludhiana, October 4
The Magisterial Probe into the alleged molestation of girls by the police during a function of Chief Minister, Amarinder Singh last week seem to be fizzling out as none of the ‘aggrieved’ student appeared before the Inquiry Officer today.



MLAs told to be careful
Chandigarh, October 4
Ministers and MLAs of the Congress in Punjab have been asked to be extra careful in view of the growing trend of sting operations. Sources said yesterday that the intelligence agencies had given inputs to the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, with regard to a possible attempt by the Opposition to trap any gullible minister or MLA of the ruling party in a sting operation.


Tribune Impact
Aid pours in for Bhavana
Gurdaspur, October 4
Aid poured in today from various quarters to save the life of four-year-old Bhavana, who requires urgent heart operation. The parents of the girl who are daily wagers were finding it hard to generate resources to get their daughter treated.

PSEB staff block traffic, seal office
Patiala, October 4
Activists of the PSEB Employees Joint Federation today blocked traffic on the local Mall road and sealed the main office of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) in protest against “anti-employee” policies of the management.

Requirements under RTI Act ‘not fulfilled yet’
Chandigarh, October 4
A state-level seminar was held on the implementation of the Right to Information Act in Punjab. Besides various administrative secretaries and heads of departments of the state government, Chief Information Commissioner Rajan Kashyap and Information Commissioners P.K. Verma, R.K. Gupta, Surinder Singh and Rupan Deol Bajaj were present at the seminar .

Allotted land found sold off
Chandigarh, October 4
A piece of land allotted to the widow of a martyr in Mohali has turned out to be a bone of contention. The Punjab Vigilance Bureau is investigating the facts as to how the land was sold before its lock-in period of 12 years. Since the land was allotted, it could not have been sold off before 12 years and nor could the registry be done in another person's name.

Check fake travel agents: Ramoowalia
Chandigarh, October 4
The President of the Lok Bhalai Party has drawn the attention of the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to what he describes as bogus travel agents, marriage bureaus, immigration consultants, manpower agents, chit fund companies and loan agents.

People cautioned against fly-by-night firm
Bathinda, October 4
District Magistrate Rahul Bhandari today cautioned people. Business of the United Group Personality Development & Insurance Consultants was illegal under the law and a case had already been registered against the firm.

MC nod must to erect tent on road
Bathinda, October 4
Taking serious note of a news report regarding a shop owner putting up a huge pandal for his shop’s inaugural ceremony carried in The Tribune on Monday, the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Rahul Bhandari, yesterday made it mandatory for traders to seek permission of the Municipal Corporation for erecting a tent on a road or street for holding any event.

Patiala-Brindavan bus flagged off
Patiala, October 4
The Pepsu Roadways Transport Corporation (PRTC) has started the process of adding new buses to its fleet to provide better facilities to people.



Procure cotton directly from farmers, government agencies told
Chandigarh, October 4
The government cotton-procurement agencies have been told to procure cotton directly from farmers. It has created heart-burning among commission agents through whom the purchase is usually made.


8 Dalits injured in attack; 4 booked
Phillaur, October 4
Tension gripped Chak Saboo village when eight members of Dalit community sustained serious injuries in an attack by Jat community members allegedly over caste issue yesterday.

Undertrial hurt in firing
Abohar, October 4
An undertrial was hurt in firing yesterday at his native village Bannawala in this district, SSP Arpit Shukla said last evening. It was still under investigation whether he had tried to commit suicide or the bullet went off accidentally, Mr Shukla added. The police has taken .315 bore rifle with four rounds from his possession.

Jawans held for attack on civilians
Jalandhar, October 4
Army officials have identified and rounded up allegedly who attacked the 10-15 Army jawans residents of mohalla No.31 at Jalandhar cantonment on Monday night.


Dental students' plea to CM
Patiala, October 4
The Dental Students Union, Punjab, today urged the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to make arrangements for carrying out the recruitment of dental surgeons on the same pattern on which the medical doctors and veterinary doctors had been recruited in Punjab.

Engg students get laptops
Banur, October 4
The Chandigarh head of Ramkrishan Mission, Swami Brahmeshananda, said today that our vision is to create a pleasant and intellectually stimulating environment by amalgamating theoretical knowledge with practices to achieve a perfectly blended professionals.


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