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Amarinder’s kin questioned
Ludhiana, June 10
The Ludhiana Vigilance Bureau officials today questioned Raninder Singh and Raminder Singh, son and son-in-law of Amarinder Singh, respectively, along with B.I.S. Chahal in the City Centre scam, Intranet scam and alleged foreign properties, hawala transactions revealed in the pen drive seized from Chetan Gupta.

Arrest disrespect to HC: Lawyers

Arrest victory for SAD-BJP government
Chandigarh, June 10
The arrest of B.I.S. Chahal by the Ludhiana Police is ironical for him, while for the ruling SAD-BJP combine, it is a victory of sorts as finally the man, who they perceive as a “general” of Capt Amarinder Singh’s “political vendetta force against the SAD”, has been put behind bars.

All deras not blasphemous: Vedanti
Jammu, June 10
Akal Takht jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti said today that his edict against Dera Sacha Sauda should not lead to a notion that all deras in Punjab or other states were blasphemous.

Akal Takht jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti at a congregation at Dera Nangali Sahib in Jammu on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Anand Sharma
Akal Takht jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti at a congregation at Dera Nangali Sahib in Jammu on Sunday.

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POK Gurdwaras
SGPC mediation sought
Jammu, June 10
The Jammu and Kashmir Gurdwara Parbandhak Board (JKGPB) has urged SGPC president Avtar Singh to take up the demand of the Sikhs here with the Centre for access to the historic gurdwaras in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK).

Singh priests prepare amrit at a baptism ceremony in Jammu on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Anand Sharma
Singh priests prepare amrit at a baptism ceremony in Jammu on Sunday.

SGPC-run medical college registrar resigns
Amritsar, June 10
In a surprise development, Rai Sudhir Prasad today resigned as the registrar of the SGPC- run Sri Guru Ram Das Charitable Hospital Trust after levelling serious charges against director-cum-principal U.S. Dhaliwal.

Turban Issue
Plea to be filed in European court today
Amritsar, June 10
The Sikh community in foreign countries have decided to take the legal battle against the French turban ban to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) by filing a writ petition tomorrow. It will be filed by United Sikhs Lawyers to challenge the French law banning the wearing of the turban on ID document photos.

Case filed against Wakf Board
Bathinda, June 10
A criminal case has been registered against the local Wakf Board authorities following an attempt by some local persons a few days ago to grab a piece of land of a local government college after the lease of the same was transferred in their name by the board officials allegedly in an illegal way.



CM should clarify stand on edict, says Ravi Inder
Sangrur, June 10
President of the SAD (1920) Ravi Inder Singh today asked Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to clarify whether he (Badal) accepted Akal Takht’s edict regarding social boycott of Dera Sacha Sauda followers and closure of all its deras or not.

Sekhwan counters Bajawa charges
Gurdaspur, June 10
To counter the allegations levelled against him by former Punjab PWD minister Pratap Singh Bajwa, senior Akali leader Sewa Singh Sekhwan today presented Balkar Singh’s father, Bakhsish Singh, and his brother before the media.


Nurmahal Incident
Govt announces Rs 15 lakh relief; Cong for booking SHO
Jalandhar, June 10
Charanjit Singh Atwal, deputy speaker of the Lok Sabha, has announced Rs 15 lakh compensation for the family of Sukhdev Singh of Nurmahal, who, along with his wife and daughter, had committed suicide on Friday. The Punjab Congress has sought the registration of an FIR against suspended Nurmahal SHO Shiv Dev Singh Kahlon.

Heat wave claims one life
Amritsar, June 10
Heat wave claimed one life in the city today even as the mercury dipped from yesterday’s 47.8° C, highest in the decade, to 46°C, 6° C above normal.

PSEB trips on 8-hour supply
Bathinda, June 10
The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) management has failed to provide 8-hour power supply to the agriculture sector on the first day today as all six units of two thermal plants in this district tripped due to operational disturbances in the system.


Rising mercury makes cotton crop wilt
Narinder Pura (Mansa), June 10
The unprecedented rise in mercury seems to have become double curse for residents of the cotton belt. On one hand it has been claiming human lives while on the other cotton plants have started withering. Lack of canal water supply coupled with unfit underground water for agriculture use in certain pockets of this belt have left the farmers with no other option but leave things to god. A number of farmers, whose cotton crop have been affected, have suffered losses as they had spent a significant amount on Bt cottonseeds and fertilisers. They would not be able to sow it again as it was too late now, a cross section of farmers told TNS talked today.


Rs 39.63 cr for medical, dental colleges
Chandigarh, June 10
Under the Punjab professional service scheme, Rs 39.63 crore will be released for upgrade of government medical and dental colleges of the state besides Baba Farid University of Medical Sciences within next three years.

Plea to close private institutes for ETT course
Bathinda, June 10
The Elementary Teacher Training (ETT) Union has urged the Punjab government to close down all private institutes offering the ETT course and shift the students of the course to the district institutes of educational training (DIETs) dotting almost all districts of the state.

PMET-2007 on July 8
Phagwara, June 10
PMET-2007 for admission to MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS courses in the government and private institutes, affiliated with the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, would be organised on July 8.

Teamwork important, teachers told
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 10
As a part of its faculty development programme, the Desh Bhagat Institute of Management & Computer Sciences (DBIMCS), Mandi Gobindgarh, organised a workshop on "Quality Management Systems in Educational Institutions".

Meritorious students honoured
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 10
Management of the Ashoka Educational Trust, Sirhind, today organised a function to honour students of Ashoka Senior School, Sirhind, who figured in the merit list of the Class XII examination conducted by the Punjab School Education Board.

Topper honoured
Patiala, June 10
The management of St Peter’s Academy, Patiala, recently honoured Nitika Kaushal who scored 98 per cent marks, highest in the town, in CBSE Class X examination.


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