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Chahal’s judicial remand extended

Says jail authorities serving stale food
Ludhiana, June 27
Former media adviser to former Chief Minister B.I.S. Chahal today alleged that the authorities at the central jail, Patiala, were serving him stale food. Talking to The Tribune in the district courts complex, he alleged that the jail authorities were not allowing his relatives to meet him.
B.I.S. Chahal

Chahal Case
It’s two-decade-long enmity
Ludhiana, June 27
The registration of a land-grab and attempt-to-murder case against B. I. S. Chahal and his Daad village-based relatives has been termed as political vendetta by some and poetic justice by others.

Shun appeasement, give quality services: MLAs
Chandigarh, June 27
Cutting across party lines, members of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha today wanted the government to shun the policy of appeasement and instead ensure quality services in healthcare, education, drinking water and power supply.

Panel report exposes functioning of vigilance
Chandigarh, June 27
Although the Punjab state vigilance commission ceased to exist in March, its report, which was tabled in the ongoing session of the Punjab assembly, highlights some disturbing patterns with regard to the functioning of the vigilance bureau.

A school run by students.

Tarn Taran


Suicides By Farmers In Punjab
Figures fudged to fool Centre, says NGO
Chandigarh, June 27
Inconvenient numbers are any government’s achilles’ heel. It is more so when the numbers reflect on as grave a matter as rural suicides in a state widely acclaimed for its agricultural prowess.

Every year, monsoon cuts off 14 villages
Bamial (Gurdaspur), June 27
Even after 60 years of Independence, monsoon still spells misery to over 14 villages located on the Indo-Pak border across the Ujj river which will be cut off from the rest of the state for the next three months.

Monsoon Misery: Residents of villages located on the Indo-Pak border across the Ujj river carry foodgrains and other essential commodities to tide over the rainy season.
— Tribune photo by writer

Residents of villages located on the Indo-Pak border across the Ujj river carry foodgrains and other essential commodities to tide over the rainy season


Let’s talk it out, CM to Khanna
Chandigarh, June 27
Even as former president of the Punjab BJP Avinash Rai Khanna today led a protest to demand the opening of a road near the Bhakra Dam, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal made a strong political comment on the floor of the Vidhan Sabha asking a BJP MLA, “ Tell Khannaji to come and meet me, we will sort out the problem instead of sitting in dharna.”

3 Congress councillors join SAD
Chandigarh, June 27
Three councillors of the Notified Area Committee, Sahnewal, Krishan Pal Singh, Randhir Singh, along with another councillor Kusum Rani’s husband, announced to sever ties with the Congress and offer their services to the SAD here today.


Barely 3, she can recognise 52 flags
Bathinda, June 27
She is yet to start going to school, but appears proficient in geography. Just a little over two-and-a-half years, Anuroop Sharma can recognise the national flags of as many as 52 countries. “It began when she was shown pictures of a few flags at a play-way she goes to,” her father Devinder Kumar, a local businessman, said. “Thereafter her interest in flags increased and she was easily able to remember the names of the countries the flags associated with,” he added.

Anuroop Sharma with cardboard cutouts of national flags of different countries at her home in Bathinda on Wednesday.
— Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera

Anuroop Sharma with cardboard cutouts of national flags of different countries at her home in Bathinda

Review power Act 2003: Engineers
Patiala, June 27
The Northern India Power Engineers Federation has demanded the review of the Electricity Act-2003 and the unbundling of state electricity boards. The executive committee of NIPEF held a meeting recently to study the power scenario of the northern region.

Water connection charges halved
Chandigarh, June 27
Applying for a water connection in Punjab will cost less. Minister for water supply Bikram Majithia today told the Vidhan Sabha that the connection charges had been halved for all categories while the security deposit had been waived.

Posts Referred to UPSC
Khangura writes to Badal

Ludhiana, June 27
Kila Raipur MLA Jassi Khangura has questioned the logic of the government in referring various posts for selection to the Union Public Service Commission, bypassing the Punjab Public Service Commission.

MC chief attacks hospital authorities
Barnala, June 27
Alleging anomalies in the working at the local civil hospital, municipal committee president Makhan Sharma has sought intervention of health minister Laxmi Kanta Chawala to set the things right there.

Doctors found absent from duty
Patiala, June 27
Director research and medical education Dr J.S. Dalal conducted a surprise raid today at the local government medical, dental and ayurvedic colleges.

Society dares Pratibha Patil
Ludhiana, June 27
The divine premonition, claimed by Presidential candidate Pratibha Patil, has raised the heckles of the Tarksheel Society of Punjab.


Dimpa’s remand extended
Amritsar, June 27
The court today extended the judicial remand of former Congress MLA Jasbir Singh Dimpa till July 9. He along with his younger brother Harpinder Singh Rajan and 10 others were produced in a local court in connection with the murder of an Akali worker during the Beas Assembly elections.


NRI booked for wife’s murder
Moga, June 27
The Dharmkot police today registered a case of murder against Jagtar Singh, an NRI, for killing his wife Kiran Pal Kaur through a contract killer. Jagtar’s brothers Jagdish Singh, who resides in Canada, and Malkit Singh, nephew Davinder Singh and brother-in-law Sukha Singh were accused of participating in hatching the murder plot.

Financier, wife commit suicide
Hoshiarpur, June 27
Facing harassment, a leading financier and industrialist of Jalandhar and his wife allegedly committed suicide after consuming some poisonous substance in their car at Chohal village, 10 km from here, on the Hoshiarpur-Dharamshala road last night.

Khalra Case
Key witness fears for life
Tarn Taran, June 27
A former SPO Kuldeep Singh Bachre, main witness in the famous Jaswant Singh Khalra case of a Human Rights activist who had disappeared without trace, yesterday alleged that he was facing a threat to his life from his associates in the Khalra Mission Committee.

Suspected militant held
Amritsar, June 27
The General Railway police reportedly nabbed one person, who claimed to have crossed over to Pakistan to get training in carrying out subversive activities. Identified as Bashir Ahmad Vani, a resident of village Adora, falling under Pulwama police station in Jammu and Kashmir, he was today arrested from Attari railway station.


Management school signs MoU with US university
Patiala, June 27
Keeping in view the changing global business scenario, Punjabi University’s Punjab School of Management Studies has signed MOUs with foreign universities for student and faculty exchange programs.

Students seek probe into irregularities
Barnala, June 27
Students are up in arms against the management of SD College here. They have levelled allegations against the management and have demanded a probe into the irregularities.


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