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Nuclear power plant gets Cabinet nod
Patiala, June 16
The Punjab Cabinet has cleared the proposal for setting up a nuclear power plant in the state. The Union government had sought the views of state government on setting up such a plant.

Punjab minister for irrigation Janmeja Singh Sekhon addresses a press conference in Patiala on Saturday. Punjab minister for irrigation Janmeja Singh Sekhon addresses a press conference in Patiala on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Chahal in judicial custody till June 30
Mercedes Benz recovered from Karnal
Patiala, June 16
The prosecution today failed to get the police remand of B.I.S. Chahal extended. He was remanded in judicial custody till June 30 by the CJM in two cases registered against him by the Patiala police.

Mann against ‘torturing’ Chahal
Ludhiana, June 16
SAD (A) president Simranjit Singh Mann today condemned the SAD-BJP government in the state for its “policy of unleashing barbaric and inhuman torture, both mental and physical, in the police, vigilance and jail custody”.

Tarn Taran


Army orders probe
Blast in cantonment area, four injured
Amritsar, June 16
Four safai karamcharis of the Army cantonment board were injured, two of them seriously, in a high intensity blast in a garbage dump near the cantonment area on the Amritsar-Wagah bypass road at 10.30 am today.

Paramjit Singh, who was critically injured in the blast that took place in the cantonment area in Amritsar on Saturday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma
Paramjit Singh, who was critically injured in the blast that took place in the cantonment area in Amritsar on Saturday.

Minister summons records
Patiala, June 16
The Punjab government has summoned the records in connection with the UBDC scam. Many irrigation officers are likely to face action in the Rs 100-crore scam.

Robbers kill farmer, injure wife
Kharar, June 16
An elderly farmer, Harmesh Chand, was brutally done to death and his wife injured when a gang of robbers struck in the nearby Daon village in wee hours of today, triggering panic in the area.

A view of the crime scene where an elderly farmer, Harmesh Chand (inset), was done to death by robbers in Daon village, near Kharar, early on Saturday. — Photo by Vicky Gharu
A view of the crime scene where an elderly farmer, Harmesh Chand (inset), was done to death by robbers in Daon village, near Kharar, early on Saturday.

A first for Punjab
Setting up community reserves
Chandigarh, June 16
With the declaration of two community reserves, one each in Gurdaspur and Hoshiarpur districts, under the Wildlife Protection Act, Punjab has become the first state to constitute community reserves. The government has also declared one sanctuary in Gurdaspur district.




Police laxity forces family to flee village
Bathinda, June 16
Family members of Darshan Singh of Buladewala village in this district seem to doubly cursed as firstly his son, Gurlal Singh, escaped a murderous attack and now the entire family is receiving threats from attackers, who could not be arrested for the reasons best known to police officials.

Don’t forget Sukhdev, Rajguru, says body
Sangrur, June 16
The district unit of the Punjab State Freedom Fighter Organisation today asked the President and the Prime Minister to get the proceedings initiated with regard to installation of statues of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru in the Parliament complex.

Rs 200-cr project for Amritsar unveiled
Amritsar, June 16
The Central government has unveiled an ambitious Rs 200-crore heritage preservation project. Interestingly, the entire project was kept under wraps by the state bureaucracy and even the local BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu did not know about this project.

Drainage Dept once again under scanner
Gurdaspur, June 16
The alleged malpractices by officials concerned in allocating tenders for various works to be carried on the Ujj and Jalali rivers has once again brought the local Drainage Department under scanner.

Martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev observed
Amritsar, June 16
The martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev was observed at gurdwaras of the Chief Khalsa Diwan and Guru Harkrishan Senior Secondary Public School here today.

Copies of magazine confiscated
Amritsar, June 16
The police today confiscated copies of a controversial magazine, “Shamsher-e-Kaum”, from book stalls across the city. The matter has been brought to the notice of the administration.

Controversy over ‘naam charcha’
Sangrur, June 16
Tension gripped Bahadurpur village, 4 km from here on the Sangrur-Barnala road, regarding the proposed “naam charcha” by a follower of Dera Sacha Sauda, Mohinder Singh, at the village tomorrow. The proposed “naam charcha” will be held as part of the bhog ceremony of the follower’s wife, who had died some days ago due to illness.

CM condoles death of novelist Narula
Chandigarh, June 16
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today expressed shock at the demise of famous writer Surinder Singh Narula, who expired at Ludhiana today after a brief illness.

98 lakh plants planned
Chandigarh, June 16
The Punjab Government has prepared a Rs 10-crore plan for the plantation of saplings in the state under various forestry projects.


4 of family die in mishap
Tarn Taran, June 16
Four persons of a family were killed and four injured in a mishap near village Biddi, 6 km from here on the Amritsar-Harike road, today. The condition of two of the injured was said to be critical.

Greed makes man kill brother
Jaurkian (Mansa), June 16
The local police today exhumed the skeleton of ex-serviceman Gurdev Singh Fauji, who was murdered by his brother, Amar Singh, alias Kala, about 10 months ago, from one of the rooms of his (Amar Singh) house at Bajewala village of this district.

Granthi arrested
Bathinda, June 16
Jagsir Singh, who was working as granthi in a gurdwara situated at Sukha Singh Wale village of this district, was arrested after a criminal case was registered against him under the Arms Act and Explosive Act in the Maur Mandi police station by the police yesterday.

Sexual assault: Man, aunt booked
Kharar, June 16
The police has booked Surjit Singh and his aunt Paramjit Kaur on the charges of outraging the modesty of a former employee of the Fortis Hospital in Mohali.


Varsity to be named after Guru Nanak Dev
Amritsar, June 16
The university proposed to be set up at Nankana Sahib in Pakistan, the birth place of first Sikh guru Guru Nanak Dev, would be named Baba Nanak Dev International University.

‘I did not give orders for printing prospectus’
Amritsar, June 16
“Allegations of Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Vallah, principal U.S. Dhaliwal was untrue and baseless as I have not given orders for the final printing of the prospectus for the next academic session”.

Fine on BEd colleges unconstitutional: Jaswant
Patiala, June 16
The Association of Punjab Unaided Colleges of Education held its general body meeting, presided over by its president, Jaswant Singh Khaira, here today. The general house condemned the decision of the Punjabi University, Patiala, and other universities of the state to impose fines on BEd colleges.

Students present traditional compositions
Patiala, June 16
A 10-day kathak workshop was organised at Government College for Girls here today. Anuradha Thakur of Jaipur gharana conducted the workshop.

Seminar on freedom movement to be held
Patiala, June 16
The Punjab Writers and Cultural Forum, Patiala, has decided to organise a seminar on the freedom movement with special reference to the First War of Independence in the language department auditorium, here tomorrow.

Leadership camp from tomorrow
Patiala, June 16
The directorate of youth welfare, Punjabi University, will organise a week-long youth leadership-cum-personality development camp at Andretta, near Palampur, from June 18 to 24, the spokesman of the university said today.


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