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City Centre Scam
Raninder scuttling investigation: SIT

Ludhiana, June 26
The special investigation team, formed to look into the Ludhiana City Centre scam and related cases, today held a brainstorming meeting to discuss the future course of action.

Deputation of doctors to be cancelled
Chandigarh, June 26
The Punjab health department is all set to cancel the posting of doctors on deputation. Health and family welfare minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla said this in the Punjab Assembly today.

Inside Babudom
Central deputation option unattractive
Chandigarh, June 26
With the change in government in Punjab, only two IAS officers have opted to go on central deputation while in a separate development the government of India has asked for two senior principal secretary- rank officials.

Lathicharge on farmers
Cong stages walkout
Chandigarh, June 26
Led by Opposition leader Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Congress MLAs today staged a walkout from the Assembly on certain issues including the lathicharge on farmers in the Malwa belt yesterday.



Dera Head Boycott
2 jathedars against edict withdrawal
Amritsar, June 26
The ongoing mediation efforts to resolve Sikh-Dera Sacha Sauda impasse may suffer a big jolt even as Giani Iqbal Singh and Giani Jotinder Singh , Jathedars of Patna Sahib and Hazoor Sahib have said previous “gurmatta” passed by the Sikh high priests, calling for boycott of Dera Sacha Sauda chief, won't be withdrawn at any cost.

Examined and judged poor
Ludhiana, June 26
Despite coming through tough competition with “highest standard of examination” conducted by the Punjab Public Service Commission, quite a number of judges working in Punjab have either failed or barely passed in their departmental exams conducted by the Central Committee of Examination, Punjab, in March this year.

Lack of vision blinds eye donation drive
Patiala, June 26
The drive to motivate more and more people to donate eyes has become a virtual farce in the state as the motivated eye donors in Punjab are not finding any takers. There is not even a single government and private eye hospital or any other facility in Punjab that has been authorised by the state to accept donated eyes.


Cong seeks separate panel for OBCs
Chandigarh, June 26
The Punjab Congress today demanded that a separate commission be set up for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) to look into their plight.

Repeal land preservation Act: BJP
Chandigarh, June 26
A deputation of senior leaders of the BJP from the kandi belt here today met Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to seek the repeal of the Punjab Land Preservation Act,1900.

Dalit loses house in ‘political vendetta’
Abohar, June 26
Balram, his wife and three children have been braving hot weather in a make-shift tent near their demolished house at Killianwali village, 7 km from here, for the past six days. The youngest member of this Dalit family is just one year old.


Power board told to re-install towers
Chandigarh, June 26
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today asked the Punjab State Electricity Board to make arrangements for the immediate re-installation of two 220 KV towers carrying high-tension power cables in Patti sub-division.

Relief for HIV infected
Chandigarh, June 26
The Labour Court at Nabha is hearing an important petition these days. Filed by Nek Khan, one of the millions living with HIV and stigma, it seeks the restoration of a worker’s dignity.

Campaign against drug abuse
Patiala, June 26
The Drug De-addiction Centre, Saket, here, and the Chemists Association, Samana, observed International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking at Aggarwal Dharamshala at Samana, here today.

5 rescued from illegal custody
Patiala, June 26
A warrant officer appointed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court rescued five persons, including a 75-year-old woman Sant Kaur and her grand son-in-law Tajpal Singh, yesterday night from police custody.

Plays mark World Music Day
Patiala, June 26
The National Theatre Arts Society (NTAS) commemorated World Music Day with the commencement of two musical plays at SDSE Senior Secondary School here yesterday.


HC directs MC to auction 50 sites with rider
Amritsar, June 26
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Municipal Corporation to hold auction of 50 sites subject to the final outcome of the earlier petition filed by the sufferers of Blue Star Operation in 2000 which was pending in the high court for next hearing The decision was given on the petition filed by the Blue Star Tenants Merchants Sufferers Association to stay the auction which was to be held by the corporation on June 27.


8 booked for switching feeder line on
Moga, June 26
The Kot Ise Khan police today registered cases against eight farmers for obstructing employees of the PSEB in discharging their duty. According to the FIR, farmers, who were in inebriated condition, forcefully switched on the Dharam Singhwala feeder line at their native village Fateh-Ullah Shah.


ETT teachers stage dharnas
Bathinda, June 26
Members of the Elementary Teachers’ Union held a protest rally here today in support of their demand to place them under the control of the Education Department instead of the Zila Parishad.

Members of the Elementary Teachers Union hold a protest rally in support of their demands at Bathinda on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera

Members of the Elementary Teachers Union hold a protest rally in support of their demands at Bathinda

34 get Sanskrit scholarships
Patiala, June 26
The Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, a deemed university, New Delhi, has awarded post-matric Sanskrit annual scholarships of Rs 1,750 to 34 students of the local Government Mohindra College, sources said, here today.

M.Tech (IT) entrance test result out
Amritsar, June 26
Guru Nanak Dev university has declared result of entrance test held on June 25 for admission to M.Tech (IT). The result is available on university Website www.gnduonline.org.

Complete PG admission process: Parents
Chandigarh, June 26
Parents are upset as the Punjab medical education department has not started counselling for admission to PG courses in various government medical colleges in the state.


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