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Militant held with RDX
Jasbir Singh Rode was travelling with him
Chandigarh/ Ropar, December 23
In a breakthrough, the Punjab Police today seized RDX and other ammunition from a UK-based militant, Paramjit Singh Thadi.

Rode’s house raided, four picked up
Jalandhar, December 23
Over 40 persons in plain clothes raided the house of former Akal Takht Jathedar Bhai Jasbir Singh Rode here today.

Sops for Punjab cops
Patiala, December 23
With Assembly poll around the corner, the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today made an attempt to woo the 70,000-strong state police force by announcing a slew of welfare schemes for them.

State to implement police reforms

Badal Case
State wants charge; defence says misconceived
Former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal arriving at a special court hearing in Rupnagar on Saturday. Ropar, December 23
The Advocate-General, Punjab, Mr R.S. Cheema, today requested the special court at Ropar to expedite the hearing of the corruption case involving the former Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal chief, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, and others.

Former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal arrives at a special court hearing in Rupnagar on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Sukhbir case: Hearing put off till Jan 15



Vikas yatra traverses Akali bastion
December 23, 2006
Now, sops for ex-servicemen
December 22, 2006
Nothing special; CM claims Rs 12,191-cr largesse
December 21, 2006
Amritsar buzzing as PM comes calling
December 20, 2006
Capt promises better education, health care
December 19, 2006
“Lesser” children of rural Punjab
December 18, 2006
Kanwaljit smells a rat in PM’s visit
December 17, 2006
Cong stalwarts stay away from CM’s rally
December 16, 2006
Employees’ strike hits life
December 15, 2006
State to gain Rs 400 cr yearly as Centre decides to cut interest
December 14, 2006
Govt set to nail Badal: CM
December 13, 2006
Free health insurance for poor
December 12, 2006
Punjabi youths in BC dying in drug mafia wars: Brar
December 11, 2006
CM seeks Rs 544-crore farm package
December 10, 2006

An ailing Indian national being helped to cross the Indo-Pak land border at Wagah on Saturday. Pak repatriates 70 Indian prisoners
Wagah, December 23
The trauma and agony will linger for long in the mind of Shabina Khan, who alongwith 70 other Indians, including two other women walked free to their motherland through this joint border check post.

An ailing Indian national being helped to cross the Indo-Pak land border at Wagah on Saturday. — PTI photo

PoW not released

Aided schools’ union to confront govt on streets
Chandigarh, December 23
Changing the strategy of their ongoing agitation, teachers and other employees of the Punjab Government-aided schools today decided to confront the state government on the streets of Punjab.


CM busy with yatra, cops with batons
Sherpur/Dhuri, December 23
On the one hand there was a big response to the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh's Punjab Vikas Yatra today in several parts of the three Assembly constituencies - Sherpur, Dhuri and Malerkotla - on the other hand, the aided-school teachers faced the wrath of the police.


Water crisis looms over Sangrur
MC, PWSSB bicker over funds
Sangrur, December 23
In a major step which may hit the water-supply scheme adversely in the Sangrur town, if timely steps are not taken by the local Municipal Council (MC), the Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board (PWSSB) has returned the keys of tube wells, supplying drinking water to residents here along with a list of employees working on contract basis on these tube wells, to the MC.

Heritage village draws crowd
Bathinda, December 23
On the second day of the annual Virasat Mela, people flocked to Jaipalgarh, a heritage village, to catch a glimpse of the typical rural lifestyle of the Malwa region. A painting exhibition by the Sobha Singh Memorial Society also opened to a good response.


Patwari remanded in judicial custody
Patiala, December 23
Revenue official Nirpal Singh and his associate Bhupinder Singh Saifdipur have been sent to judicial custody till December 29 by the Judicial Magistrate, Ms Rajnish.

2 station masters get 7-yr RI
Hoshiarpur, December 23
The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr Jaspal Singh, today sentenced Ram Lal of Nadaura village, Himachal Pradesh, and Varinder of Berohi, Uttar Pradesh, both station masters, to seven years rigorous imprisonment for the Mirthal-Bhangala train accident that took place on the Jalandhar-Pathankot section here on December 14,2004.


Adopt drip irrigation system, farmers advised
Abohar, December 23
Experts working for Bharti Field Fresh Foods Farms, Laddowal, and Citrus and Agri Juicing Farms of Pepsi at Jallowal, have advised the fruit growers to have permanent drip irrigation system, designed to reach 75 per cent of the root system.

Members of the IFFCO Farmers Club visit vegetable and fruit farms in Abohar on Saturday.

Members of the IFFCO Farmers Club visit vegetable and fruit farms in Abohar on Saturday.


Moga DC is Sugarfed MD
Chandigarh, December 23
Bowing to pressure built up by Congress leaders of the Moga region, the Punjab Government yesterday transferred the Deputy Commissioner, Dr Arvinder Singh. From Moga district, Dr Arvinder Singh has been shifted to Sugarfed as its Managing Director. Mr S.K. Sharma, MD, Sugarfed, who is considered close to the Chief Minister's family, has been posted in place of Dr Arvinder Singh.


Two women run over by train
Bathinda, December 23
Two unidentified women were run over by the Bathinda-Ganganagar train at Behman Tiwana railway station today. Though it appears to be a case of suicide, it is yet to be confirmed by the GRP.


School attendants seek Class III status
Barnala, December 23
The Punjab Government Vocational School Attendants’ Union has urged the Chief Minister, to redress their grievances. Mr Charanjit Singh, General Secretary of the state unit of the union, said today that he had submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister.

Degrees fake, says varsity
Chandigarh, December 23
Reacting to a news-item "Want promotion, get a fake degree" in these columns on December 21, the Media Consultant for the Institute of Advanced Studies in Education University, Mr Ashish Dutta, has clarified that no degrees have been awarded.


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