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6 hurt in clash  in gurdwara  land auction
Amritsar, April 27
Six persons were injured during the auction for the annual contract of 360 acres of land belonging to Gurdwara Chohla Sahib, 40 km from here, in no-holds-barred clash between two groups today.

Atta-Dal Scheme
Badal to meet DCs again

Chandigarh, April 27
Faced with a difficult situation in the launching of the atta-dal scheme for poor sections of society, the Badal government has decided to convene another meeting of the deputy commissioners to seek feedback from them in this regard.

ACs in Golden Temple
SGPC to engage consultants

Amritsar, April 27
The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) has decided to engage the services of consultants to install ACs in the sanctum sanctorum of the Harmander Sahib, apart from installing security cameras and mobile jammers on the shrine premises.

Interference 100 pc, budget 20 pc
State of Finance: Punjabi University, Patiala
Chandigarh, April 27
The interference is 100 per cent but the budget allocation is just 20 per cent. This is the state government’s equation with Punjabi University, Patiala.



New transfer policy for teachers
Chandigarh, April 27
The Punjab government today issued guidelines for the general transfer of teachers of the education department in the state for 2007-08.

Development authority  in 4 cities by May 5
Chandigarh, April 27
An independent development authority each to give a modern look to four major cities - Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Patiala - is to be put in place before May 5. Also, the promise of the SAD-BJP combine to set up boards for industrialists, traders and the youth is likely to be fulfilled by the same date.



Sukhbir opens bridge on UBDC
Gurdaspur, April 27
Three more thermal power plants will be set up in the state to provide 24-hour uninterrupted power supply to public. The projects, having a capacity of 1,200 MW each, will be set up in Mansa, Patiala and Amritsar in the next three years, claimed SAD acting president Sukhbir Singh Badal.

SGPC secy seeks apology from Dullo
Amritsar, April 27
The shiromani gurudwara parbandhak committee (SGPC) has reacted sharply to PPCC president Shamsher Singh Dullo’s reported statement wherein he had compared the SGPC to a ‘dera’. SGPC secretary Harbeant Singh said such comments reflected Dullo’s desperation after the party’s poor performance in the last assembly elections.

Razia meets CM on demands of Muslims
Chandigarh, April 27
A delegation of Muslim leaders led by Congress MLA from Malerkotla Razia Sultana met Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal here yesterday with regard to the demands of the Muslim community in the state.

Cong to challenge delimitation of Patiala wards
Patiala, April 27
The Congress will challenge the delimitation of wards of the Patiala municipal corporation in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The delimitation of wards had been carried out in an arbitrary manner to benefit the ruling SAD, BJP alliance in the forthcoming elections in June this year. This was stated by mayor of the Patiala corporation Vishnu Sharma, while talking to The Tribune here today.

Allegations of vendetta against SAD-BJP absurd: Majithia
Chandigarh, April 27
The Punjab public relations minister Bikram Singh Majithia today said the allegations of vendetta levelled against the ruling SAD-BJP combine were “absurd and ridiculous”. Majithia was reacting to allegations of vendetta being levelled by the Punjab Congress chief Shamsher Singh Dullo and leader of the opposition Rajinder Kaur Bhattal. He said ironically, Dullo and Bhattal were the worst victims of the reign of political vendetta carried out by former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh.



Nihangs stage demonstration
Bathinda, April 27
The war of succession between the two groups of Nihangs owing allegiance to Baba Santa Singh, head, Budha Dal, intensified today when members of the group headed by Surjeet Singh staged demonstration here. They demanded the registration of a case against Balbir Singh, the leader of other group, for his alleged involvement in looting the property belonging to the dal.

Veterinary Day today
Amritsar, April 27
The World Veterinary Day function to be celebrated tomorrow will be presided over by minister for animal husbandry, dairy development and fisheries Gulzar Singh Ranike.

Now, cops will save lives
Patiala, April 27
Cops will be now be life saviours as well. “Police personnel will help those injured in road accidents and will also handle emergencies. Many lives have been lost due to lack of timely treatment and ignorance of police personnel about first aid. Now, this will not happen as our police has been trained in first aid,” said DSP Sunita Rani at the final day of the five-day Red Cross first aid training camp held at Police Lines here.



28 new law officers appointed
Chandigarh, April 27
The Punjab government today appointed 28 new law officers in the office of Punjab advocate-general (AG). Apart from nine additional AGs, the government has appointed four senior deputy AGs, eight deputy AGs and seven assistant AGs.

CM orders survey on farmers’ suicides
Chandigarh, April 27
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today directed the state administration to undertake a survey to determine the actual number of cases of farmers' suicides to ensure a comprehensive application of the relief and compensation scheme of the union and state governments.

Dismissed staff may be reinstated
Chandigarh, April 27
In a major relief to 128 dismissed employees of classes III and IV recruited under a special drive for the physically handicapped in the rural development and panchayats department during 2002, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal asked the department to submit a proposal on modalities to reinstate them.


Harassed for dowry, woman kills two children, self
Bhagta Bhai Ka (Bathinda), April 27
In a bizarre incident, a mother of four today committed suicide after being allegedly harassed by her in-laws for bringing more dowry.

Tribune Impact
Women panel summons girl, parents

Ludhiana, April 27
Taking serious note of The Tribune report about a girl walking out on a “fraud” NRI groom, who was marrying for the third time, the Punjab state commission for women(PSWC) has summoned her and her parents to explain under what circumstances they agreed to the marriage.

Tantrik held in child sacrifice case
Rajpura, April 27
A tantrik, who allegedly incited Rajinder Singh, a resident of Dalima Vihar colony here to "sacrifice" his 11-year-old son to cure his wife, has surrendered before the police.


Headmistress’ reinstatement opposed
Abohar, April 27
The director, public instructions (secondary education), Punjab, has revoked the suspension of Rajwinder Kaur, headmistress, Singh Sabha Kanya Pathshala, here. She joined duty yesterday.

Was denied permission to go abroad
Punjabi University dean resigns in protest

Patiala, April 27
Another controversy raged in Punjabi university today. The dean resource mobilisation of the institute, Dr Baltej Singh Mann, today resigned from the post. Sources available here said the dean resigned after he was denied permission to go abroad by vice-chancellor Swaran Singh Boparai.



State’s first multiplex opened
Jalandhar, April 27
The state’s first multiplex, Sarb Multiplex,” opened here today amid much fanfare and with the screening of Hindi movie “Tara Rum Pum”.

People throng “Sarb Multiplex” on the first day of its opening in Jalandhar on Friday. —Tribune photo by Pawan Sharma

People throng “Sarb Multiplex” on the first day of its opening in Jalandhar on Friday


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