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Kanwaljit Singh Capt orders probe into purchase of computers
Patiala, June 7
Minister for cooperation Kanwaljit Singh has ordered an inquiry into the purchase of computers for Punjab state cooperative banks. The inquiry has been marked to the registrar, cooperative societies, who has been directed to submit the report within 10 days.

Amrit Sanchar Samagam at Jammu
Vedanti, SGPC chief endorse move
Jammu, June 7
Rejecting the plea of a Sikh delegation from Jammu for boycott of Dera Nangali Sahib, Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti and Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh have endorsed the move of the Dera chief Mahant Manjit Singh to organise ďAmrit Sanchar SamagamĒ here on June 10.

Guruís Kalgi
Demand to check authenticity of Crest
Amritsar, June 7
Adding another dimension to the controversy over "Guru's Kalgi"the Baba Sangat Singh Khalsa Dal and the Shaheed Baba Sangat Singh Memorial Trust today sought cross-checking of the authenticity of the "Kalgi" (Sacred Crest) of Guru Gobind Singh, before sending a delegation to Canada or any other country.



Jagjit Singh VB grills Jagjit Singh for 6 hrs
Ludhiana, June 7
Vigilance Bureau officials, probing into the multi-crore City Centre Project scam, today claimed that former local bodies minister and one of the main accused Jagjit Singh has during questioning stated today that he had verbally told Amarinder Singh about a few irregularities in the project.                                     
Jagjit Singh

Raninder sent money via hawala to JD: VB
Chandigarh, June 7
Even as the Punjab Vigilance Bureau has placed on the Punjab and Haryana High Courtís record the details of the bank accounts of Delhi-based businessman Chetan Gupta, currently in judicial custody, whose pen drive has opened a pandoraís box and given important leads to the bureau, another important aspect relating to the accounts has come to the fore.

Shelley Chawla Embryonic Stem Cell
India-born docís effort to change US attitude
Ludhiana, June 7
Shelley Chawla, an India- born doctor practising medicine in the United States, has questioned the conservative American mindset against the embryonic stem cell research. He has scripted a movie, 'Hope' and also brought out its printed version. The movie and novel reflect the liberal American paradox that questions embryonic stem cell research in too conservative fashion.
Shelley Chawla


BSP hopes to repeat UP
Amritsar, June 7
The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) hopes to repeat Uttar Pradesh in the upcoming local body elections in Punjab. BSPís national general secretary Narendra Kashyap stated this here yesterday.


Development authority in fortnight, says Sidhu
Amritsar, June 7
Navjot Singh Sidhu, MP, today categorically asserted that Amritsar Development Authority would be given a concrete shape within a fortnight.

State Round-up
Officersí meeting hours with public fixed
Chandigarh, June 7
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today directed all senior officers to be available in their offices daily between 12.30 p.m. and 1.30 p.m. to meet the public.

Teacher threatens suicide
Abohar, June 7
A woman who had recently been temporarily reinstated as a centre head teacher and posted at a government elementary school here by the district education officer has allegedly threatened her colleagues that she would commit suicide and blame them for the drastic step.

Construction of Urdu academy stopped
Malerkotla, June 7
The DPI (Colleges) has started an inquiry into the demolition of a hostel of the local government college for constructing a new building of Punjab Urdu Academy allegedly without taking prior approval from the government.

MLA stalls demolition
Amritsar, June 7
Local BJP MLA today stalled the demolition of two shops at the entrance of the Jallianwala Bagh.

Unidentified disease claiming wild boars
Patiala, June 7
Wild boars in Punjab forests are hit by an unidentified disease, killing many in the Shivalik hills forests in the recent past. Department of Wildlife sources said wild boars were found dead in Kandi areas by villagers. Honorary wildlife warden Sukhdeep Singh Bajwa has reported the deaths of boars in the Shivalik forests, requesting the department to send teams to identify the disease that was killing boars.

Martyrís statue gets security
Bathinda, June 7
The district police has set up a temporary police post near the statue of Jarnail Singh, commando, Punjab Police, who laid down his life while performing duty during the Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir in 2002 as the same was set on fire by anti-social elements recently.

Govt not to sell tourist complexes
Ropar, June 7
Punjab has abandoned the idea of selling the tourist complexes in the state. Minister of tourism Hira Singh Gabria at a press conference here today said tourist complexes were government property. We do not want to part with that property.

State to restart night bus service
Patiala, June 7
The Punjab government has been contemplating insurance scheme for passengers travelling in buses.


high court
Conduct probe against MLA, VB chief told
Chandigarh, June 7
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the Punjab Vigilance Bureau director Sumedh Singh Saini to conduct an inquiry while hearing a petition filed by Sukhdev Singh.


Tenant farmerís wife gangraped
Punished for resisting land grab
Muktsar, June 7
A woman(28) was raped in Kaniawali village in this district allegedly by Surjeet Singh Fauji and others last night after she and her husband resisted bid to dispossess them of land cultivated by them on lease from owner.

Man killed over Rs 5
Mansa, June 7
Balbir Singh, who was found murdered at a liquor vend in Burj Harika village on Tuesday, lost his life for refusing to give Rs 5 discount on liquor of a particular brand to two residents of the village. He was a salesman at the vend.

Woman kills herself
Sangrur, June 7
Manjit Kaur (22) of Fammanwal village allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at the village on the Bhawanigarh-Patiala road last night. ó TNS

Man shot dead
Amritsar, June 7
Sukhwinder Singh of Khapar Kheri, near Chheharta, was shot dead allegedly by his brother-in-law Veer Singh of Lohia village, near Jalandhar, over a family dispute here today.


Punished for resisting land grab
Govt keeping close watch on Punjabi University: Minister
Patiala, June 7
Minister for education Upinderjit Kaur said today that the government was keeping a watch on developments taking place in Punjabi University. She held vice-chancellor Swaran Singh Boparai responsible for vitiating the atmosphere in the campus.


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