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Badal in retirement mode, says Bhattal
Jalandhar, April 21
Accusing the SAD-BJP government of adopting double standards on certain vital issues, leader of the Congress Legislative Party in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha Rajinder Kaur Bhattal has alleged that Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal is seemingly in a “retirement mode” and the lax attitude of the government is causing harm to people’s interests.

SGPC now wants plume of Guru Gobind Singh
Amritsar, April 21
The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) has now decided to bring ‘kalgi’(plume) of Guru Gobind Singh, which was taken away by Lord Dalhousie to the Albert Museum of London after annexation of Punjab into British rule.

Katara case
Delhi police raids agents’ houses
Jalandhar, April 21
A three-member team of the Delhi police raided agent Santu’s house at Salempur village of Tanda sub-division in Hoshiarpur district yesterday in connection with the human-trafficking case. The team was accompanied by some local police personnel.



City Centre Scam
Money exchanged hands: ex-trustee
Ludhiana, April 21
Even as the six trustees of the dissolved Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) are maintaining a studied silence over the multi-crore City Centre Project scam, a former trustee, Suba Harbhajan Singh, has stated that officials of the construction company had presented Rs 1 lakh as Divali gift, besides other presents, to the two accused officials - executive officer D.C. Garg and chief engineer Manmohan Singh - in 2005.

Chiefs appointed for new police dists
Chandigarh, April 21
The Punjab police today ordered the transfers of 32 officers and posted the police chiefs of newly created districts after abolishing Majitha and Jagraon police districts.

Death of Cong worker in custody sparks protest
Moga, April 21
Death of a Congress worker in custody sparked a protest here this evening when a large number of Congressmen, led by four MLAs of the district, staged a dharna outside the sadar police station.

2 brothers rescued from illegal police custody
Sardulgarh (Mansa), April 21
In yet another case which has exposed the hollowness of claims being made by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal that the rule of law prevails in Punjab, a warrant officer appointed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court has rescued two brothers from the illegal custody of the local police.

Bhandari to ensure smooth functioning of govt
Chandigarh, April 21
Newly appointed president of the Punjab unit of the BJP Rajinder Bhandari today said he would give top priority to expand the base of his party and ensure the smooth functioning of the SAD-BJP government in the state.

Nation page: Bhandari to head Punjab BJP


Heritage hotel project in doldrums

Patiala, April 21

The department of tourism and the local administration are in a maze over the construction of a heritage hotel in the Chhoti Baradari area of Patiala.

A view of Rajindra Kothi that is being converted into a heritage hotel at Baradari Garden in Patiala. — Tribune photo by Rajesh Sachar

A view of Rajindra Kothi that is being converted into a heritage hotel at Baradari Garden in Patiala.

Brides refuse to marry
Abohar, April 21
Dowry and drugs prompted two brides to say a firm “no” to their grooms yesterday.

Patient’s death: Widow turns hostile
Pathankot, April 21
The doctor-chemist nexus in the city once again came to the fore as they managed to escape the noose, tightened by the Gurdaspur civil surgeon after the death of Charan Singh, a resident of Chhak Bhatian village, in the local Civil Hospital on Tuesday night.

Govt dithers over PSEB appointments
Patiala, April 21
The government is dithering over appointments of members of the PSEB. Both technical members of the board have completed their term.

Contempt plea against 10 SGPC members
Amritsar, April 21
Raghubir Singh, secretary, SGPC, through his council has filed a new contempt petition against the SGPC president and nine others, for violating the orders of the Sikh Gurdwara Judicial Commission (SGJC) here today.

Dera managers summoned to Takht
Bathinda, April 21
Balwant Singh Nandgarh, jathedar, Takht Damdama Sahib, today said managers of the dera running “Shonh Panth” in the Ramgarh Sandhu area of the Lehragaga assembly segment would be summoned to Akal Takht for their alleged involvement in bringing dishonour to Gurbani.

Farmer commits suicide
Sangrur, April 21
A debt-ridden farmer today allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a train near Mehsampur village under the Dhuri police station, the police here said.

Medical seminar
Patiala, April 21
A state-level seminar was organised by Dr Khushdeva Singh TB Hospital on its premises here on Saturday.


Markfed official suspended
Chandigarh, April 21
G.S.Grewal, managing director of Markfed, today suspended Surjit Singh, district manager, Markfed , Faridkot.


Cop suspended for assault
Batala, April 21
Taking a serious note of the Dahiya village incident in which cops assaulted an elderly woman to death on Tuesday, the Punjab police today placed the Udhanwal police post in charge under suspension. Six other cops, who were accompanying the police post in charge, were sent to the Police Lines.

Couple dies in mishap minutes after wedlock
Bathinda, April 21
When Vinod Kumar and Meera, a newly married couple, left the marriage ‘mandap’ yesterday after taking a pledge to live together forever, little did they know that destiny had decided otherwise for them.

Man dies after being beaten up
Sangrur, April 21
Bharpur Singh, alias Chamkaur (30), a video movie-maker and resident of Kapial village, succumbed to his injuries in the civil hospital here this afternoon. He was severely “beaten up” by three persons in the Kapial village last night.

4 killed in road accident
Gurdaspur, April 21
Four persons died in a road accident this evening at the Gurdaspur-Batala road.

2 bookies held
Rajpura, April 21
The police tonight arrested two bookies from the old Anaj Mandi area ahead of tonight’s world cup super eight match between England and West Indies.


Uniformity in BEd syllabus
Chandigarh, April 21
From the coming academic session, there will be uniformity in the syllabus for the BEd course in all universities in Punjab.


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