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Sarna to send dera chief’s apology to PM

Amritsar, June 25
Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) chief Parmjit Singh Sarna will send the original “fresh apology letter” of Dera Sacha Sauda, along with a forwarding letter, to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who had reportedly evinced keen interest in resolving the Sikh-Dera Sacha Sauda row, tomorrow mentioning his (Sarna’s) mediation efforts to resolve the deadlock.

Raninder fears arrest, humiliation
Ex-minister skips date with vigilance
Ludhiana, June 25
Former minister Jagjit Singh, one of the accused in the multi-crore Ludhiana City Centre scam, did not appear before the Vigilance Bureau today citing ill-health while Raninder Singh, son of Capt Amarinder Singh, told the Vigilance that he won’t appear before it tomorrow fearing arrest like in the case of B.I.S. Chahal.

Prez poll: Farmer to file papers for 7th time
Nihal Singhwala (Moga), June 25
With a dream in his eyes to become the President of India, small-time farmer Mit Singh of Sahejra village in Barnala district will file his nomination papers for the post for a seventh time tomorrow.

Baba Farid University
Ministry stays election of MCI member
Amritsar, June 25
The union ministry of health and family welfare has restrained Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, from holding election of member to the Medical Council of India (MCI) from the university and its affiliated colleges. The election was scheduled for June 28.


Fatehgarh Sahib



Seek sanction for N-power plant from Centre, Badal urged
Chandigarh, June 25
A Canada-based Punjabi nuclear scientist, Tarsem Singh Purewal, who is also president of the international energy and environment associates, has urged the Badal Government to approach the Central government and seek sanction for a 500 MW nuclear power plant to be built in the state during the five year plan 2007-2012.

Depleting watertable
Agri Dept declares 6 blocks as dark zones
Moga, June 25
With a view to erase the blot of having two dark zones, a term used for depleting water table, a local Agriculture Department has declared six blocks of the district as dark zones. Effective remedial measures are required on a war footing.


Cong meeting
Chandigarh, June 25
A meeting of the backward class wing of the Punjab Pradesh Congress committee will be held in Punjab Congress Bhavan here on June 27.


Question hour: Issue of foundation stones discussed
Chandigarh, June 25
Who can lay the foundation stone and who can not? There are no guidelines framed by the state government in this regard. The issue of the laying of foundation stones and distribution of cheques of government grants came up for a serious discussion in the Punjab Assembly today.

123 cops face criminal or civil cases
Chandigarh, June 25
A total of 123 Punjab policemen are facing criminal or civil cases in Punjab. The Punjab Vidhan Sabha was informed today when Capt Balbir Singh Baath, SAD MLA from Sri Har Gobindpur, raised the matter.

Bhattal blames Akali stirs for state’s economic ills
Chandigarh, June 25
Blaming various agitations launched by the Akalis for the economic backwardness and poor fiscal health of the state, leader of the opposition Rajinder Kaur Bhattal today advocated the need for lasting peace to accelerate economic growth and development.

‘Incomplete’ history books irk mahasangh
Gurdaspur, June 25
The human resources development ministry has failed to properly educate students about the history of great warriors for decades. The ministry has not recounted the complete history of great warriors of the Independence movement, said Capt Vikram Singh, president of the All-India Sanyukat Kashtriya Mahasangh.

Capt Vikram Singh (left), president, All-India Sanyukat Kashtriya Mahasangh, former Governor of Goa Bhanu Prakash Singh and other members of the mahasangh in Gurdaspur. — A Tribune photograph
Capt Vikram Singh (left), president, All-India Sanyukat Kashtriya Mahasangh, former Governor of Goa Bhanu Prakash Singh and other members of the mahasangh in Gurdaspur.

SGPC chief writes to Centre
Amritsar, June 25
SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar has sent a suggestion to the Government of India to celebrate the tercentenary of the ‘Gurgaddi’ (installation) of Guru Granth Sahib at Sri Hazoor Sahib at Nanded in Maharashtra.

Chair on Bhagat Singh, stamp on Sarabha sought
Amritsar, June 25
The Shaheed Bhagat Singh Naujawan Sabha today urged the state government to set up a chair on the name of martyr Bhagat Singh in one of the universities in Punjab, besides releasing a postage stamp in memory of Kartar Singh Sarabha.

Farmer dies after piles operation; son alleges negligence
Sangrur, June 25
Suba Singh (50) of Janal village at Dirba today died after an operation for piles was conducted on him at a local private hospital situated on the Dhuri road. He is survived by wife, two sons and a daughter.

Dept moots state cadre for MC staff
Patiala, June 25
The department of local bodies has mooted a proposal to create a state cadre for Class III employees of the municipal councils across the state. This would help the government in rationalising the staff of the councils. The entire budget of small municipal councils goes in paying the salary of the staff and nothing is left for development works.

At the grass roots, but in high spirits
Farmers threaten to hold up trains

Bathinda, June 25
The Bhartiya Kisan Union (Ekta) has threatened to hold up trains for four hours on July 18 if the government does not take any action on their demands, which include adequate compensation for land acquired by a private firm from farmers.

Members of the Bhartiya Kisan Union (Ekta) at a rally organised in Bathinda on Monday. — Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera

Members of the Bhartiya Kisan Union (Ekta) at a rally organised in Bathinda on Monday.

Khalsa Chetna marchers booked 
Bathinda, June 25
A case has been registered against several persons, who raised anti-national slogans and distributed inflammatory material during the Khalsa Chetna March yesterday.

Villagers rue poor condition of roads
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 25
Shortage of funds and apathy of the district administration has deprived the Kotla village residents of proper roads. Even though several development projects have been undertaken in the village, nothing has been done to improve the condition of the roads.

Gill takes charge

Another chance for I-cards


MC finalises Rs 35 crore project for Tarn Taran
Tarn Taran, June 25
The municipal council here today finalised a Rs 35 crore project report of works to be done in the town under the union government’s Jawahar Lal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission scheme (JLNURM).


Murder accused held
Moga, June 25
The police has claimed to have solved a double murder case with the arrest of 80-year-old Ajit Singh here today. However, his accomplice is still absconding.


16 shortlisted during campus placement drive
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 25
A-1 Technology, a New York-based company, has shortlisted as many as 16 students of RIMT-Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), Mandi Gobindgarh, during a campus placement drive today.

State-level recruitment on June 30
Amritsar, June 25
NIIT, Gurgaon, will conduct joint campus recruitment for positions of technical writers and technical trainers at Guru Nanak Dev University here on June 30. Dr Rajneesh Arora, director, Placements, said the test and interview would be held on the same day.

Punjabi University sees placement boom
Patiala, June 25
The increase in placements at Punjabi University during the past few years is unprecedented. Interestingly, the focus of multinational companies this time has been skilled students of various Punjabi University campuses in rural areas.

BCA-I result today


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