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VB to quiz Amarinder today
Patiala, May 27
Former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh will join investigation into the Ludhiana City Centre scam at Patiala Circuit House tomorrow. Vigilance officials have booked three rooms in the circuit house for questioning the former Chief Minister.

Dera Standoff
Security review after May 31
Salabatpura (Bathinda), May 27
To rule out the possibility of any untoward incident in this village following a call given by Akal Takht that all deras being run by the Sacha Sauda sect be vacated by May 27, the police was put on maximum alert. Family members carry a picture of Kanwaljit Singh after the bhog ceremony at Gurdwara Nankiana Sahib in Sangrur on Sunday.
Family members carry a picture of Kanwaljit Singh after the bhog ceremony at Gurdwara Nankiana Sahib in Sangrur on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Rajesh Sachar

Deadline expires
Punjab on high alert
Chandigarh, May 27
Even as the deadline set by Akal Takht for the closure of all Dera Sacha Sauda centres expired peacefully today in Punjab and Haryana, the state will continue to be on high alert for a few more days.



Upkeep of Ram Bagh
MC has no funds, manpower
Amritsar, May 27
Uncertainty prevails regarding the maintenance of Ram Bagh in the 84 acres green area with the eviction order recently handed over to the three social clubs by the SDM here .

Punjab seeks 2 months for filling docs’ posts
Amritsar, May 27
Punjab has sought a grace period of two months from the Medical Council of India (MCI) for filling 237 vacant posts of doctor in three government-run hospitals. This was stated here by Jagjit Puri, secretary, Medical Education and Research, Information and Public Relations, who took a round of the Government Medical College here yesterday.

Ludhiana-born Canadian girl is Entrepreneur of the Year
Chandigarh, May 27
Twenty-six-year-old Meharajpal Khangura, alumni of Guru Nanak Public School, Ludhiana, has done her village Latala and Punjab proud by winning the prestigious Women Entrepreneur of the Year 2006 Award of the Indo-Canadian Business Forum in Vancouver. She is perhaps one of the youngest members of the Punjabi Diaspora in Canada to win this honour.




‘CM misled on anti-power theft police stations’
Patiala, May 27
Is the PSEB dithering over setting up anti-power theft police stations in the state? Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, while expressing concern over power theft in the state, directed the PSEB chairman to prepare a proposal for setting up special police stations on the Gujarat pattern to curb the theft of electricity.

Man, son-in-law tortured in illegal detention
Batala, May 27
High-handedness of the Punjab Police once again came to light when personnel of the Udhanwal police post allegedly tortured a man and his son-in-law, belonging to the Scheduled Caste community.

Admn makes a mockery of HC order
Benefits encroachers close to politicians
Pathankot, May 27
The local administration has made a mockery of the Punjab and Haryana High Court’s order for removing encroachments from city markets to benefit a few politically connected and financially sound persons.

War memorial unveiled
Bathinda, May 27
A war memorial built to honour the soldiers who had sacrificed their lives while performing duties for their motherland was unveiled by Lt-Gen N. S. Brar, General Officer Commanding (GOC), Chetak Corps, at the military station here today.

Theatre arts society honours Jindal
Patiala, May 27
The National Theatre Arts Society (NTAS), Patiala, has honoured R.T. Jindal, director of the North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC), in recognition of his contribution towards the promotion of theatre and arts in the Northern region.

Tributes paid to Nehru
Chandigarh, May 27
The Punjab Congress organised a function to commemorate the 43rd death anniversary of the first Prime Minister, late Jawaharlal Nehru, here today.

Sangat darshan cancelled
Chandigarh, May 27
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will not hold his scheduled sangat darshan programme in Chandigarh on May 29 and 30.



LIC directed to pay Rs 50,000
Gurdaspur, May 27
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India to release a compensation of Rs 50,000 along with an interest at the rate of 9 per cent to its client.


Nurse dies in strange circumstances
Rajpura, May 27
A nurse working with Gian Sagar Medical College at Ramnagar on the Banur-Rajpura road died under mysterious circumstances in her hostel room last night.

Relatives of Jaspal Kaur break down while waiting for the postmortem report at the civil hospital in Rajpura on Sunday. — Photo by J. S. Virdi
Relatives of Jaspal Kaur break down while waiting for the postmortem report at the civil hospital in Rajpura on Sunday.

Mother, son die after being hit by train
Bathinda, May 27
Paramjit Kaur, a young woman, and her one-and-half-year-old son Rohit died after they were hit by a speeding train coming from Patiala at the railway crossing located near the TV tower here late last night.


Varsity plans off-shore centres
Patiala, May 27
Director of Thapar University Abhijit Mukerjee has said here that the university is planning to open off-shore centres that can be used for expanding the expertise in technical education. However, the centres associated with the university will have to be different from what have been going on in many parts of the country.


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