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Protest march: SGPC wants to shorten route
Amritsar, May 30
Even as the SGPC has decided to cut short the route of the protest march, which was proposed to be taken from Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib to Chandigarh tomorrow, the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) headed by Parmjit Singh Sarna, a section of Sant Samaj and a few Panthic factions have announced that they would stick to the original route.

2,000 cops deployed
Patiala/Fatehgarh, May 30
The administration is making hectic parleys to limit the gathering in the procession to prevent any untoward incident.

SAD (A) seeks Mann’s release
Sangrur, May 30
Members of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) today held a meeting at Gurdwara Mehal Mubarak here and submitted a memorandum to the local SDM demanding the release of president of the SAD (A) Simranjit Singh Mann, along with 20 others, and the arrest of the head of Dera Sacha Sauda for hurting the religious sentiments of the Sikhs.

Fatehgarh Sahib


Information Technology
Rs 70-cr Central grant to PSEB lapses
Patiala, May 30
The PSEB has missed an opportunity to equip the electricity department with the latest information technology.

Land grab: Officials’ connivance found
Chandigarh, May 30
Involvement of officials of the Amritsar tehsil, the Amritsar Municipal Corporation and the Amritsar Improvement Trust has been found in the “usurpation” of government land by a private company. The company- RP Empires, is owned and run by Rakesh Sharma, brother of a senior Punjab Police officer.

VB looking for ex-CM’s confidant
Chandigarh, May 30
The Punjab vigilance bureau, acting at the behest of the central vigilance commission (CVC), has been trailing Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu, MLA from Talwandi Sabo. However, his case is not related to the Ludhiana City Centre case or any other cases being investigated by the bureau.



Rift between Dhindsa, Kanjhla comes to fore
Sangrur, May 30
Sharp differences between secretary general of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa and in charge of the SAD for the Sherpur Assembly constituency Gobind Singh Kanjhla came to the surface when Kanjhla demanded the expulsion of Dhindsa from the party at a meeting at Gurdwara Akal Parkash,Sherpur, today.


Digging of graveyard
Manwal village still tense
Pathankot, May 30
Manwal village continues to remain tense over the digging of a graveyard by a few influential persons of the Rajput community for the second day today. Muslim Gujjar families of the village alleged that a few members of the Rajput community, backed by the local MLA, had illegally dug the graveyard.

Muslim women from the Gujjar community argue with a policeman at Manwal village in Pathankot on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph
Muslim women from the Gujjar community argue with a policeman at Manwal village in Pathankot on Wednesday.

Man, son-in-law torture case
Rights panel seeks report from home dept
Chandigarh, May 30
Taking notice of a Tribune news item, ‘Man, son-in-law tortured in illegal detention’, which appeared on May 28, the Punjab State Human Rights Commission has sought a report on the matter from the department of home, Punjab, and the SSP, Batala.

PUDA to set up urban estates in Gurdaspur, Bathinda
Hoshiarpur, May 30
As many as 3,075 cases relating to unauthorised colonies have been detected by PUDA, of which 2,500 cases have either been moved in the courts or informed to the police.

PUDA staff question transfer of assets
Chandigarh, May 30
Raising questions over the transfer of the assets of PUDA and administrative control of its employees to the greater Mohali area development authority (GMADA) and other proposed area development authorities in Ludhiana, Patiala, Bathinda, Amritsar and Jalandhar, the diploma engineers’ association, PUDA, here today said this had created a scare among the staff concerned.

Farmers’ Suicides
Bid to conceal cases: Jaijee
Chandigarh, May 30
The movement against state repression (MASR) has urged the Punjab farmers’ commission to specify the date from which the state government began conducting a census with regard to cases of suicide by farmers.

Beant Singh aide refuses extension in service
Chandigarh, May 30
Ujjagar Singh, a right- hand man of a former Chief Minister of Punjab Beant Singh, has refused to accept extension in service as public relations officer of the state government. Former editor of the Punjab government’s monthly Punjabi magazine-Jagriti, Ujjagar Singh, at present is posted district public relations officer at Patiala.

‘Evolve hassle-free pollution clearance system’
Chandigarh, May 30
Punjab environment minister Bikram Singh Majithia today asked the state pollution control board to evolve a hassle-free, transparent and environment-friendly pollution clearance system to expedite industrial growth in the state.

Environmental Pollution
Act now or repent, says DC
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 30
The level of pollution is peaking and we must take appropriate steps now so that our coming generations would not have to suffer. This was stated by deputy commissioner Alaknanda Dayal while addressing a seminar on growing pollution and its effect today.

Dharna for hike in minimum wages
Amritsar, May 30
Labourers led by Amarjit Singh Aasal, state secretary,All-India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) and other senior leaders today organised a dharna in front of the labour office here.

Miscreants thrash medical officer
Abohar, May 30
Two motorcycle-borne miscreants intercepted the car of Dr K. D. Vashisht, a medical officer, on the Canal Colony road here today when he was proceeding to the Nehru Memorial Civil Hospital for morning duty and thrashed him. They reportedly snatched the paper from a person who tried to note down the registration number of the two-wheeler. Dr Vashisht received some injuries and was hospitalised.

No-confidence motion against MC chief
Pathankot, May 30
Seven councillors of the local municipal council, including five from the Congress, have decided to bring a no-confidence motion against municipal chief Sharvan Kumar for his alleged corrupt activities.

Amardeep Singh Cheema Cheema for national sports policy
Gurdaspur, May 30
With a large number of youth, living in border districts of Gurdaspur, Amritsar and Ferozepore, taking to drugs recruitment to the Central police forces and defence forces has drastically been hit in past decade.

                                                                 Amardeep Singh Cheema

Ramsara sub-canal breached
Abohar, May 30
About 60-foot wide breach in the Ramsara sub canal near here has inundated 300 acre of agricultural land.

Improve water supply to villages, officials told
Ropar, May 30
Deputy commissioner Alok Shekhar has directed the executive engineer, rural water supply, to improve the supply of drinking water in the Kandi area of the district and install a booster as per the requirement to increase the pressure in villages that are facing water scarcity.



Banker’s murder
CBI court to hear case on June 2
Amritsar, May 30
The case pertaining to the nine-year old sensational broad daylight murder of Oriental Bank of Commerce manager Naresh Mahajan will be heard on June 2 in the CBI court at Patiala.

High Court
Judges not entitled to use state emblem on vehicles: Centre
Chandigarh, May 30
Emphasising that it was the policy of the Centre not to expand the list of dignitaries entitled to use state emblem on their vehicles, Arvind Mukherjee, under secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, in an affidavit on behalf of the Centre, said the use of emblem had been allowed on select vehicles only.


2 held for driver’s murder
Bathinda, May 30
The district police claims to have solved the murder of Ludhiana-based driver Tarsem Lal, who was done to death by unidentified accused, in this town yesterday.

Bathinda dist: 3 murders in 3 days
Minor gang-raped, murdered

Rampura, May 30
Close on the heels of two murders which took place on May 28 and 29, another murder took place at a brick-kiln located in this area late last night.

Sex racket: Another girl held
Abohar, May 30
The city police today made another breakthrough in the inter-state sex racket with the arrest of a Sirsa-based girl. The court remanded her in police custody till June 1. The three other girls along with Rohit Munjal, who were arrested on Monday, were remanded in judicial custody.


CBSE Class X
Ropar school gets good results
Ropar/Mohali, May 30
Students from Shivalik Public School, Ropar, have shown excellence in the CBSE Class X examination. Ronak topped the school with 95.6 per cent marks, Amritbir Singh stood at second position with 95 per cent and Jaskaran Kaur and Amandeep Kaur shared the third position both scoring 93 per cent marks. Bhupinder Singh got 92.4 per cent and Rajkiran scored 92 per cent marks.


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