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Vedanti may be stripped of charge of Granthi
Amritsar, June 23
While the SGPC has sent missives to various Sikh organisations, including Damdami Taksal, and Sikh bodies abroad to recommend the names of religious persons who could be installed as Granthis (high priests) of Darbar Sahib as per the age-old traditions, Jathedar of Akal Takht Joginder Singh Vedanti, who continues to be a Granthi, may be stripped of the additional charge.

Joginder Singh Vedanti
Jathedar Vedanti’s Canada trip irks SGPC, SAD

Panel against show of swords, lathis during march
Khalsa march to avoid Salabatpura dera
Bathinda, June 23
We will not advance towards the Salabatpura dera of the Sacha Sauda sect during the Khalsa march to be taken out tomorrow from Dina Kangar to Takht Sri Damdama Sahib, Talwandi Sabo.

Leaders of various Sikh organisations come out of the office of the DIG after holding a meeting with him over the Khalsa march in Bathinda ALL FOR THE PANTH: Leaders of various Sikh organisations come out of the office of the DIG after holding a meeting with him over the Khalsa march in Bathinda on Saturday.
— Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera



Green City Campaign
Navjot gives Rs 50 lakh from MPLAD fund
Amritsar, June 23
Navjot Singh Sidhu, BJP MP, has sought a meeting of the vigilance committee to monitor all on-going central and state-aided development projects in the district. Handing over a letter to deputy commissioner K.S. Pannu to call a meeting of all MLAs to seek accountability and transparency in various projects under way for which funds had come from the state and Central governments.

Navjot Singh Sidhu
Navjot Singh Sidhu

Majitha gets Rs 19 crore
Kathunangal, June 23
The Akali-BJP government has in an unprecedented move invested Rs 19 crore in the Majitha constituency within three months. Information and public relations minister Bikram Singh Majithia stated this while addressing a large gathering at Kathunangal here today.

PM’s relative files dowry case against in-laws
Khanna, June 23
Amneet Kaur, a distant relative of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has filed a case against her in-laws for allegedly throwing her and her six-month-old baby girl out of the house for not bringing enough dowry.

Central quota: Medical students in lurch
Patiala, June 23
Government Medical College, Patiala, is not admitting students who have been selected in the pre-medical entrance test conducted by the CBSE. They are running from pillar to post for the past three days to get admission armed with letters issued to them by the CBSE.


Fruit market terminal
Jakhar deplores govt for reversing Cong decision
Abohar, June 23
Congress MLA Sunil Jakhar has condemned the SAD-BJP government for reversing the previous government’s decision to construct a fruit-market terminal here. The Congress-led government, backed by the Central government’s national policy for promotion of fruit growing zones, had sanctioned three terminals for the benefit of fruit growers in Abohar, Hoshiarpur and Nawanshahar.

Several medicines seized
Two chemist shops raided
Patiala, June 23
District drug inspector Dinesh Gupta and Dr Vikas Goyal raided two chemist shops, here today. On the instructions of health minister Laxmikanta Chawla, the team raided the godown of Paras Vet Pharma, situated on Old Press Road, and asked proprietor of the firm Harpal Singh to produce documents related to licenses and purchase records, which he failed to do.

Veteran cyclist alleges police harassment
Patiala, June 23
In spite of having lost one leg, Inderjeet Singh never lost heart and became a national cycling champion in the physically challenged category years ago. He also cycled from Delhi and Amritsar in record time.

3 killed in accident
Abohar, June 23
Three local residents, including an official of the Revenue Department, were killed and two others were injured as the ambulance by which they were travelling collided with a truck near Sardarshehar on the Abohar-Hanumangarh-Sikar road today.


Chahal gets bail in forgery case
Patiala, June 23
Chief Judicial Magistrate S.S. Panesar today granted bail to high-profile media adviser to former Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, in a forgery case registered against him at the Kotwali police station in Patiala.


100 more MBBS seats in SGPC-run medical college
Amritsar, June 23
The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee has decided to double the number of MBBS seats in the Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research at Vallah here.

Training camp for teachers
Patiala, June 23
The Cynosures Educational Management Society in association with the Red Cross Society, Patiala, organised a five-day training camp for NTT and computer teachers at Gurbax School here yesterday.

Tributes paid to Khosla
Patiala, June 23
The National Theatre Arts Society paid tributes to master of Punjabi drama G.S. Khosla at a function held on his 12th death anniversary, at SDSE Senior Secondary School, here today.


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