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155-year-old heritage school building faces demolition
Electricity tower in new building threat to human life
Amritsar, October 26
The 155-year-old heritage building, the first Saragarhi Government Senior School opened by the British Government in 1851 opposite Town Hall in memory of 21 soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice in the Battle of Saragarhi, is likely to be demolished shortly to pave way for the Rs 175-crore elevated road.
The 220 lakh voltage grid pylon, which supplies power to Amritsar city, stands in Government Saragarhi Memorial Secondary School where students are likely to be shifted from the 155-year-old building. The 220 lakh voltage grid pylon, which supplies power to Amritsar city, stands in Government Saragarhi Memorial Secondary School where students are likely to be shifted from the 155-year-old building. The old building is to be demolished for the proposed elevated road to the Golden Temple. Photo: Rajiv Sharma

BSNL first time increases mobile subscriber base
Chandigarh, October 26
For the first time in two years, the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), Punjab Circle, has managed to reverse its downward trend by increasing its mobile subscriber base from about 3. 71 lakh in March this year to 5. 43 lakh as of today.

Johar orders probe into felling of khair trees
Ropar, October 26
The Chairman of the District Grievance Committee and the Health Minister, Mr Harnam Dass Johar, today ordered a high-level probe into the illegal felling of khair trees in Nurpurbedi and Kiratpur Sahib forest area by timber mafia.




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Probe into fraud by two PSEB officials begins
Sangrur, October 26
The authorities of the Sangrur circle (distribution) of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) today began investigations into a fraud, allegedly committed by Mr Harinder Singh, a lower division clerk (LDC) who had been performing duties as consumer clerk, and Mr Parkash Chander, an LDC who had been performing duties as head cashier, at the Badrukhan subdivision (distribution) of the PSEB.



Badal blames CM for violence in rally
Abohar, October 26
President of the Shiromani Akali Dal Parkash Singh Badal has blamed Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for the violence in the Kathunangal rally that led to injuries on SAD (A) chief Simranjit Singh Mann.

Bajwa blames Badal for Kathunangal violence
Hoshiarpur, October 26
Mr Partap Singh Bajwa, Public Works and Education Minister, Punjab, condemned the Kathunangal incident on the occasion of the 500th birth anniversary celebration of Baba Budhaji — the first head granthi of the Golden Temple, yesterday. Talking to mediapersons at the PWD Rest House here today, Mr Bajwa said it was disgraceful that activists of the SAD (B) under the leadership of Mr Parkash Singh Badal, and Mr Avtar Singh; president SGPC, attacked activists of the SAD (A) including Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, president. Live telecast of the incident has been seen by people of 70 countries.

Sikh clergy condemns Mann
Amritsar, October 26
Even as the SGPC chief, Mr Avtar Singh, had a closed-door meeting with the Jathedar of Akal Takht last evening after the clash at Kathunangal, the latter today called upon the Sikh masses to identify those forces that were out to create an unsavoury situation in the Panthic circles.

BJP MP performs puja at Kathlaur bridge
BSP re-inaugurates it
Kathlaur (Gurdaspur), October 26
The political gimmick to take political benefit for the Kathlaur bridge continued today with both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) organising rallies near the bridge.

Congress workers clash
Tarn Taran, October 26
Congress workers clashed here today during the first meeting of the district unit, formed by district Congress committee president Sukhdev Singh Shahbazpuri.

Dullo denies differences with Amarinder
Ropar, October 26
The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president, Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, said here yesterday that MLAs whose performance was not up to the mark would not get the party ticket. Only deserving candidates would get the ticket in the coming Assembly elections in the state.

CM to give ‘befitting’ political reply to SAD
Chandigarh, October 26
The Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, has pressed all political resources at his command to give what is being described as a “befitting reply” to the SAD leader, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, and his son, Mr Sukhbir Singh, by organising a big political rally in Ludhiana on November 14.

Badal flayed for attack on Mann
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 26
Prof Prem Singh Chandumajra, president, SAD (L), while addressing a press conference here today, criticised the Kathunangal incident and termed it as shameful and unfortunate, which has lowered the respect of the entire Sikh community.

Badal will pay a heavy price for attack, says Mann
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 26
Thousands of supporters, party workers and leaders and people from different walks of life today went to meet Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, president of the SAD (A), at his native place Kila Harnam Dass at Talania village in the district.

Badal seeks deployment of paramilitary forces for MC poll
Patiala, October 26
Mr Parkash Singh Badal, President, SAD (B), has urged the state Election Commissioner to make arrangements for the deployment of paramilitary forces in Ward number 32 of the town for ensuring free and fair MC elections to be held shortly.


NGO comes to the rescue of anaemic villagers
Chandigarh, October 26
A silent revolution is changing the lives of people inhabiting the impoverished Majri block belt of Ropar. Neglected for years, villages dotting the region are getting a new lease of life, thanks to the interest Bisnauli Sarvodaya Gramodyog Sewa Sanstha (BSGSS), a reputed Delhi-based NGO, is taking in the area.

Villagers of Majri block waiting to get their medical check-up done at a health camp being organised by the BSGSS.

Villagers of Majri block waiting to get their medical check-up done at a health camp

DIG cremated with state honours
Dasuya, October 26

The DIG of Orissa police, Mr Jaswinder Singh, was cremated with full state honours at his native Bodal village today. The body wrapped in the National Flag was brought to the village last evening. It was kept in his house in the village for the people to pay their last homage. Today morning, thousands of people from the surrounding villages gathered at Bodal to participate in the last journey of Jaswinder Singh to the cremation ground.

The widow, two sons and father of slain Orissa DIG Jaswinder Singh are inconsolable as his body is taken for the funeral in Bodal village, near Dasuya, on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Pawan Sharma

The widow, two sons and father of slain Orissa DIG Jaswinder Singh are inconsolable as his body is taken for the funeral in Bodal village, near Dasuya

Birth anniversary of Bhagat Namdev celebrated
Jalandhar, October 26
People of different parts of Punjab participated in a state-level function, organised by the Punjab government at the Red Cross Bhavan here today in connection with the 736th birth anniversary of Bhagat Namdev.

Patwaris seek end to direct recruitment 
Sangrur, October 26
A large number of revenue patwaris of this district under the leadership of Mr Nirmal Singh Mason, district president of the Revenue Patwar Union, Punjab, today staged a dharna outside the district administrative complex here in support of their demands.

ASI recruitment exam on Oct 29
Patiala, October 26
The written examination for the recruitment of Assistant Sub-Inspectors (ASIs) in the Punjab Police will be conducted on October 29 at Modi College, Khalsa College, Government College for Girls, DAV Public School and Government Multipurpose Senior Secondary School here.

Seven villagers test positive for HIV
Barnala, October 26
Seven persons of Bhaini Fatta village, suspected to be HIV-positive, have been detected HIV-positive, causing a tense atmosphere in the village.

Narot MLA’s escort vehicle involved in student’s death
Gurdaspur, October 26 The overspeeding police Gypsy, which caused the death of a college student, Kamal Kishore, at Kathlore yesterday, belonged to Narot MLA Rumal Chand.

District status for Fazilka demanded
Fazilka, October 26
Hundreds of residents, led by the Zila Banao Sangharsh Committee, took out a procession and blocked traffic on the Malout Chowk here for about two hours in support of their demand for granting district status to Fazilka.

Mohini Gyani cremated
Chandigarh, October 26
The body of Mrs Mohini Gyani, widow of Lt-Gen P.S. Gyani, former Chairman of The Tribune Trust, was cremated here today. Mrs Gyani had died last evening at a Mohali hospital due to cardio respiratory arrest.

Pensioners unhappy with state govt
Patiala, October 26
The Punjab Pensioners Welfare Association, in an emergency meeting held under the presidentship of Mr H.S. Sodhi, condemned the indifferent attitude of the state government.



Victim’s statement recorded
Ropar, October 26
The statement of the victim in the infamous Nayagaon minor rape case was today recorded during in-camera proceedings in the court of the District and Sessions Judge, Mrs Rekha Mittal.


12 PCS officers shifted
Chandigarh, October 26
The Panjab Government in a late night order transferred 12 PCS officers, including five Sub-Divisional Magistrates (SDMs).


Group clash over construction of wall
Kharar, October 26
Members of two groups were injured in a clash at Bhajoli village last night.
They were brought to the local Civil Hospital from where one of them was referred to the PGI,  Chandigarh.


IAF equipment display enthrals students
Bathinda, October 26
An impressive static display of various operational equipment, aircraft, SAGW missile launchers and firefighting equipment marked the culmination of the 74th anniversary celebrations of the Indian Air Force at Bhisiana Air Force Station here today.

College teachers hold 2-period strike
Chandigarh, October 26
In response to a call given by the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU), college teachers working in more than 160 non-government colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh went on a two-period strike here today.

26 teachers given charge sheets
Chandigarh, October 26
The Punjab Education Department today issued charge sheets to 26 teachers who were found absent during a surprise check of government schools in Muktsar district.

Aided colleges’ teachers on warpath
Patiala, October 26
On a call given by the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union, teachers of non-government aided colleges of Patiala, including M.M. Modi College and Khalsa College, went on a two-period strike and staged dharna.




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