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CM justifies police action at Bhadaur
Jalandhar, October 13
The Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today "justified" the police action at Bhadaur in Sangrur district in which one person was killed following a clash between the police and residents. The clash took place over the issue of demarcation of gurdwara land. He was here to inaugurate Virsa Vihar, a centre for the promotion of Punjabi culture and heritage, near Namdev chowk.

Pvt company has funded Cong media campaign: SAD
Ludhiana, October 13
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) general secretary Sukhbir Badal today alleged that a private company had paid Rs 500 crore to finance the Congress media campaign for the forthcoming assembly elections in the state.

Farmers with loan told to deposit stamp duty, threaten stir
Hoshiarpur, October 13
The farmers who had taken loans against the Kisan credit cards in the district are facing recoveries allegedly due lack of communication by the concerned revenue officials.

Punjab presses for farmers’ relief package
Chandigarh, October 13
The Punjab Government has not given up the hope of getting some development projects and relief for farmers approved from the Centre. A high-level team of Punjab officers led by the Chief Secretary, Mr K.R. Lakhanpal, yesterday held three rounds of meetings with top officials at the Prime Minister’s Office. It also met the top brass of the Planning Commission and the Union Agriculture Ministry.

Fatehgarh Sahib


Lok Pal toothless tiger, says Justice Dhaliwal
Bathinda, October 13
The Lok Pal in Punjab is a toothless tiger. It doesn’t enjoy the powers its counterparts do other states like Tamil Nadu said Punjab Lok Pal Justice D.S. Dhaliwal (retd) while interacting with reporters on the sidelines of a seminar on World Mental Health Day here today.

Punjab Lok Pal Justice D.S. Dhaliwal (second from right) at a seminar on mental health in Bathinda on Friday. — Photo by Kulbir Beera
Punjab Lok Pal Justice D.S. Dhaliwal at a seminar on mental health in Bathinda on Friday.

Wedding row: DSGMC’s no to marriage certificate
Amritsar, October 13
The Sikh clergy today decided to summon Mr Harwinder Singh Sarna, President, Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, the concerned office bearers of Gurmat Parchar Jatha, bride and bridegroom and others to clarify their position with regard to alleged violation 'Anand Marriage Act' (Sikh wedding), held at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj on September 10.

‘Punjabi airline’ connects Amritsar with London
Chandigarh, October 13
It's party time for Punjabis in the region with the first-ever Punjabi owned international airline based in Europe all set to connect Punjab with rest of the world. And that too with a complete Punjabi flavour of Punjabi food and Punjabi speaking airhostesses!

                                                                         Raqpal Sidhu
Raqpal Sidhu



4 poll observers take charge
Chandigarh, October 13
Four election observers, senior officers from other states, have taken over their duties in Punjab. Among other things, the observers will oversee the process of making of photo identity cards in the state.


Rallies by doctors working in rural areas
Nabha, October 13
The Rural Medical Service Providers Association (Punjab) organised state- wide rallies in all districts of Punjab yesterday. The doctors working in the rural areas joined hands and participated in the rallies against the non-regularisation of their jobs.

Mahants reject compromise on Ram Tirath issue
Amritsar, October 13
The compromise brokered by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh late last evening has run into rough weather, as the mahants refused to accept the compromise here today.

Kidney patient needs aid
Amritsar, October 13
Mr Tarsem Kapoor, 36, father of two minor daughters, had never expected that kidney transplant operation about seven years ago would come to haunt him again.

2 child labourers rescued
Amritsar, October 13
The local administration rescued two child labourers from different premises here today. They were identified as Arjun (13) and Surinder (12).

Thespian Panditji dead
Patiala, October 13
Theatre world suffered loss today with the death of theatre personality Balraj Pandit (70). A product of the National School of Drama, Pandit, popularly called Panditji by his friends, rose to fame with his play Panchvan Savaar, in Hindi in his NSD days.

Workshop on economic offences
Phillaur, October 13
A two-day workshop on economic offences and their prevention was organised yesterday at Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, in collaboration with ICICI Bank Limited. Mr. S.S. Virk, DGP, Punjab, inaugurated the workshop in which police officers from different districts of Punjab and senior bank officials from various regions of the country participated.

Phillaur gets grain market
Phillaur, October 13
Decks have been cleared for opening a new grain market here for which the state government has acquired 22.50 acres by giving farmers a compensation of Rs 5.30 crore. This was announced by the local MLA, Mr Santokh Singh, at a press conference held at his residence here today.



SC verdict rekindles their hope for justice
Bathinda, October 13
The Supreme Court's landmark verdict on the clemency granted by a former Andhra Governor to a Congress activist sentenced to life term in a murder case has rekindled hope in the parents of Harpal Singh for whose murder ex-minister Teja Singh's son Sandeep Singh got life imprisonment, but was recently granted pardon by the Punjab Governor.

Jagrup Singh and Kartar Kaur at their Bathinda residence on Friday. — Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera
Jagrup Singh and Kartar Kaur at their Bathinda residence on Friday.




Husband burns wife to death
Amritsar, October 13
Darshna, a resident of the Uchche Tung area, was allegedly burned to death by her husband over demand for dowry.

Victim’s cellphone leads to solving blind murder
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 13
Mr Jaspreet Singh Sidhu, SP(D), succeeded in solving a blind murder that took place in Mandi Gobindgarh town in 2005.

Audit officer held for graft
Amritsar, October 13
The Vigilance Department nabbed an Assistant Controller here today for demanding and accepting a graft of Rs 2,500 from a contractor for passing his bill. The accused has been identified as Subhash Chander Sharma of Mohali.

Murder case suspect remanded in police custody
Kharar, October 13
A migrant labourer from Bihar, Bhima Mukhiya, who was booked by the police in connection with a case of murder, has been remanded to police custody for three days by a local court today.

2 more surrender in murder case
Amritsar, October 13
Two more persons, including a woman, today surrendered in a local court in connection with the killing of a youth, Visakha Singh, in a hotel here on September 3.


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