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New excise policy this week likely
Ludhiana, March 11
While the Punjab Chief Minister is under pressure from the liquor barons to revert to the old excise policy of auctioning the liquor vends, the Department of Excise and Taxation is busy in making the policy for 2007-08. The excise policy is likely to be finalised within this week as the process of allotting the liquor vends has to be completed before March 31.



No ground to resign, says Badal
Chandigarh, March 11
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said as of now there was no moral or legal ground for him to resign and described the Rs 78-crore disproportionate assets case against him and his family members as “false and politically motivated”.

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A CJ’s fight against female foeticide
Chandigarh, March 11
Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice Vijender Kumar Jain today said it pained him when it was pointed out to him that the problem of female foeticide had assumed gigantic proportions in the two progressive states of Punjab and Haryana.


Dimpa may be arrested
Beas, March 11
The Beas police may launch manhunt to arrest Jasbir Singh Dimpa, a former Congress MLA and other accused, who were booked on charges of killing an Akali worker on January 29 here.

Mann flays appointment of Sukhbir
Sangrur, March 11
Criticising the appointment of Sukhbir Singh Badal as acting president of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), a former Sangrur MP Simranjit Singh Mann said Sukhbir had been rewarded with this post, as he was the son of the president of the SAD and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, otherwise his performance in the recently held Assembly elections had remained nil.


Punjab Transport Minister Mohan Lal flags off 25 buses under the PUNBUS scheme at Pathankot bus stand on Sunday. Old buses to be phased out
Pathankot, March 11
The Punjab Transport Department will replace all old buses with new ones. Replacement will be done in a phased manner. The government has also plans to introduce incentive schemes for the Punjab Roadways staff to help increase revenue, claimed Mohan Lal, Transport Minister.

Punjab Transport Minister Mohan Lal flags off 25 buses under the PUNBUS scheme at Pathankot bus stand on Sunday. — Photo by N.P. Dhawan

Residents join hands against heritage hotel
Patiala, March 11
With residents today forming a human chain against the blockade of a passage by the company executing the heritage hotel project, the protest against it has picked up. The project is being executed by a private company on about 4.62 acres of the Baradari Garden here.

Conversion row: VHP men hurt in lathi charge
Bathinda, March 11
Several Vishav Hindu Parishad (VHP) activists were injured, two of them seriously, when the police resorted to a mild lathi charge when they allegedly entered into the house of a Christian pastor, Amit Sidhu, in this town and tried to disturb the prayers which were being offered there here today.


CM’s Secretariat to have 2 IAS, 2 PCS,1 technocrat
Chandigarh, March 11
Round one of the administrative review in Punjab was completed today with the naming of Shivinder Singh Brar and Darbara Singh Guru as the financial commissioner taxation (FCT) and principal secretary (PS) to the Chief Minister, respectively.

Punjab postings
Chandigarh, March 11
The following postings were ordered today by the Punjab Government. Mukul Joshi becomes principal secretary, Freedom Fighters, Shivinder Singh Brar financial commissioner, Excise & Taxation, Darbara Singh Guru principal secretary to the Chief Minister, Suresh Kumar secretary, Power, and Dharamvir of Revenue.

Bains is media advisor
Chandigarh, March 11
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today appointed his long-trusted associate Harcharan Singh Bains as his media advisor. He will take over on Monday and enjoy the status and rank of the minister of state.


Woman doctor beaten up by son of ex-sarpanch
Amritsar, March 11
The Punjab unit of the Rural Medical Service Association has condemned the alleged beating up of a lady rural health officer, Dr Jasdeep Kaur, posted at the subsidiary health centre in village Alleychak in Gurdaspur district, by son of an ex-sarpanch of the village here today.

Armed robbery bid foiled
Hoshiarpur, March 11
Panic gripped the city when at least four dacoits, one of whom wore a turban and carried fire arms, made an attempt to commit a robbery at a jeweller shop located in the congested Partap Bazar here last evening.

Woman, grandson crushed to death
Pathankot, March 11
A Class XI student and his 60-year-old grandmother were crushed to death near the local bust stand when a truck rammed into a motor cycle they were riding on the Gurdaspur-Pathankot road this morning.

3 arrested for theft
Abohar, March 11
Three persons, including a security official have been arrested in connection with theft of electrical equipment worth Rs 42 lakh from Suratgarh thermal plant, the police in Sriganganagar area said today. The culprits had allegedly sold half of the stolen material for Rs 1.54 lakh to a junk dealer.

Prisoner gives cops the slip
Sangrur, March 11
A prisoner, Vinod Kumar, who has been undergoing imprisonment for 10 years in a criminal case under Section 304-B of the IPC in the Sangrur District Jail, fled from the police custody at Bhawanigarh yesterday.

Head constable murdered by kin
Amritsar, March 11
Niranjan Singh, a head constable with the Punjab police posted at Tara wala bridge police chowki here, was allegedly killed by his relatives here. A case under section 302, IPC, was registered against five persons.


Media ignoring common man: Experts
Senior associate editor of The Tribune A.J. Philip addresses a national seminar on “Media: A Social Perspective” at Punjabi University in Patiala on Sunday. Patiala, March 11
The media is ignoring the common man. The problems being faced by him are not getting adequate representation in the media. These were the views expressed by experts at a three-day national seminar on “Media: A Social Perspective” at Punjabi University here today.

Senior associate editor of The Tribune A.J. Philip addresses a national seminar on “Media: A Social Perspective” at Punjabi University in Patiala on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph


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