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Dera row
HC praises Punjab, Haryana

Centre given three days to file reply

Chandigarh, May 25
The Punjab and Haryana governments today received a pat from the Punjab and Haryana High Court for taking adequate and timely steps to maintain law and order in the wake of frayed tempers over the Dera Sacha Sauda row.

We can handle: Sukhbir
Chandigarh, May 25
“The Akali-BJP government is competent enough to provide an atmosphere of security, peace and development to all Punjabis and also to bring the guilty to justice,” says Sukhbir Badal, maintaining that “overseas Punjabis have been appreciative of the manner in which the dera row has been handled by the Punjab government.”

Tough days ahead, DGP tells officers
Jalandhar, May 25
Giving signals that the days ahead could be “tough” in the state, DGP N.S. Aulakh has directed the Punjab Police officials to pull up their socks and be prepared in view of the ongoing Sikh-Dera Sacha Sauda feud and the May 27 deadline fixed by Akal Takht for closure of all deras in the state.

80 families leave sect
Shaheed Bhagat Singh replaces baba’s photos
Suit filed against dera chief
Probe sought into dera row
Sadbhavna rallies by Left



Badal launches projects aided by World Bank
Isabel Chatterton of World Bank welcomes Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at the launch of the Punjab water supply and sanitation projects at the CII in Chandigarh on Friday.Chandigarh, May 25

The much-awaited World Bank-aided projects for providing drinking water in rural areas and augmenting road network in Punjab were formally launched here today.

Isabel Chatterton of World Bank welcomes Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at the launch of the Punjab water supply and sanitation projects at the CII in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Historic Verdict
Clubs told to vacate Ram Bagh by June 20

A view of the Service Club, one of the three clubs which have been told to vacate Ram Bagh.Amritsar, May 25
In a landmark order Sub-Divisional Magistrate-cum-Collector Vimal Setia today ordered the vacation of all three clubs from the historic Ram Bagh - the Summer Palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh - by June 20. The lease of the Amritsar, Service and Lumbsdon Clubs had expired 15 years ago.

A view of the Service Club, one of the three clubs which have been told to vacate Ram Bagh. — A Tribune photograph


Kids want death for ‘hard-hearted’ father
Goniana (Bathinda), May 25
Two sons and a daughter living in this town, 15 km from Bathinda, are praying to God for ensuring that their father is “hanged till death” for tormenting the family through sins committed by him (father) during the past few years.

Airport security issue taken up
Amritsar, May 25
Rajya Sabha MP Tarlochan Singh has taken up the issue of security at Rajasansi International Airport with the Civil Aviation Committee of Parliament.

Giri to Kalam: Open Amarnath pilgrimage for month
Hoshiarpur, May 25
In a representation to President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, president of the Rajasthan Sadhu Samaj Verindranand Giri has urged him to open an annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath shrine in Jammu and Kashmir for at least one month. It will conclude on Raksha Bandhan (August 28).


11 EOs of civic bodies suspended
Chandigarh, May 25
Eleven executive officers (EO) of different municipal councils in Punjab have been suspended. A spokesperson today said that minister for local government Manoranjan Kalia said the officers were allegedly involved in financial frauds.

Dist planning board soon: Dhindsa
Barnala, May 25
The local district planning board and the district grievances panel will be constituted within a fortnight’s time for speeding up the development work and redressal of public grievances in the district. This was stated today by the deputy commissioner V.K. Ohri.

76 ETOs to be recruited 
Chandigarh, May 25
In an unprecedented move, the Punjab government will refer recruitment to key government posts to the Union Public Service Commission.


Tribune Impact
Fresh case against accused
Fleeing of IG’s brother

Amritsar, May 25
Taking serious view of the fleeing of Rakesh Sharma, brother of inspector-general of police, from police custody in alleged connivance with his younger brother Sandip Sharma, a PPS officer, the state police has sought detailed report from the police authorities in Amritsar.


Probe sought into Boprai’s ‘wrongdoing’
Patiala, May 25
The dharna by members of the Joint Action Committee, seeking inquiry against the vice-chancellor of Punjabi University, entered its 34th day.

Theatre repertory makes varsity proud
Patiala, May 25
The Theatre Repertory of Punjabi University, Patiala, has established several landmarks to carve out a niche for itself in the annals of theatre repertories. Established as an independent wing by vice-chancellor Swarn Singh Boparai in March 2005, the repertory has added more than Rs 12 lakh to the kitty of its parent institution.

GND varsity to revert to internal evaluation
Amritsar, May 25
Alarmed over the delay in the declaration of results, Guru Nanak Dev University has decided to revert to the internal system of evaluation, wherein answersheets would be checked by teachers on the university campus.

6 pc DA for employees of aided schools
Chandigarh, May 25
The Punjab State Aided School Teachers and other Employees Union here today claimed that the state government had decided to increase the dearness allowance by 6 per cent with effect from January 1, 2007, for the teachers and other employees of 484 government aided private schools.

CBSE Class XII results
Patiala: Arundeep Walia of DAV Public School has topped in Patiala city by securing 93.6 per cent marks in Class XII (non-medical) of CBSE examinations.

From Schools
Summer camp at dance institute from May 28
Patiala, May 25
The Indian Institute of Dance, Music and Modelling, Hira Nagar, will organise a summer camp for children from May 28. The institute will provide free pick and drop facility to the children during this summer camp.

M.Phil students’ meet at govt college
Patiala, May 25
Students of M.Phil of Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Hisar, held a personal contact programme at Government Physical College here yesterday.


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