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Gets two-day police remand
Chahal’s aide Baldev arrested
Patiala, July 14
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau has arrested Baldev Singh Dhillon, a resident of Delhi and aide of B.I.S. Chahal, former media adviser to Capt Amarinder Singh, through whom he allegedly invested his ill-gotten money.

Chahal’s house raided

Dullo not allowed to meet Dimpa’s gunman
Amritsar, July 14
The Amritsar Central Jail authorities today did not allow Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief Shamsher Singh Dullo to meet Dimpa’s gunman Pawan Kumar, who was shifted from the Jallianwala Bagh Memorial civil hospital to the jail last night.

Dera Row
Inter-state issue, says CM
Bathinda, July 14
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today announced that members of the Dhanak community would be given due representation in various boards and committees.

When 2 Badals met, it poured

Legislative council to be revived

A policeman is all smiles while trying to find his way after heavy rain in Bathinda on Saturday. — PTI

A policeman is all smiles while trying to find his way after heavy rain in Bathinda on Saturday.

Fatehgarh Sahib


Security up as dera chief holds meeting
Abohar, July 14
The Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh addressed a gathering inside Dera Maujpur Dham at Budhranwali village in neighbouring Sadulshehar subdivision of Sriganganagar district today and last evening. He had arrived yesterday in a cavalcade of more than 100 vehicles.

Boycott of ‘premis’ unacceptable: Cong
Amritsar, July 14
Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Shamsher Singh Dullo has announced that the "gurmata" (the holy resolution) of Sikh clergy, calling for a boycott of followers of Dera Sacha Sauda was "unacceptable" to the Congress, saying that they (Congress leaders) would continue to meet "premis" (followers of Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh).

Sirsa team meets Vedanti
Amritsar, July 14
Efforts to resolve the Dera Sacha Sauda-Sikh row received a major boost when a 25-member delegation “Shanti Samiti, Sirsa” today met Jathedar Akal Takht urging him to resolve the issue as early as possible in a peaceful manner.

Dera chief trying to corrupt atmosphere
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 14
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee president Avtar Singh Makkar said the Dera Sacha Sauda chief was trying to vitiate the atmosphere by hold a 'Naam Charha' in Sri Ganganager, Rajasthan, tomorrow.

Deptt of Correspondence Studies
No internal assessment at undergraduate level
Chandigarh, July 14
There will be no internal assessment from this session at the undergraduate level in the department of correspondence studies of Panjab University. This was decided at the meeting of the senate today.



MC Elections
BJP, SAD to share seats on old pattern
Chandigarh, July 14
Sharing of seats in Municipal Corporation elections, stopping the auction of defaulter industries, and appointments of chairpersons of boards and other government undertakings came up during the meeting of the SAD-BJP coordination committee held here today.

Mand to lead SAD (A)
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 14
In view of senior party leader Sirmranjit Singh Mann being in jail and the cancellation of bail of its senior vice-president Daljit Singh Bittu, the SAD (A) has decided to nominate Dhian Singh Mand as the leader of the party.


Free people from clutches of land Act: MLAs
Chandigarh, July 14
“The country has become free but not people of the kandi belt of Punjab”. This is how Ujjagar Singh Wadali, SAD MLA from Morinda, here today described the plight of people of 631 villages of the kandi area facing serious problems because of the Punjab Land Preservation Act (PLPA).

Notice to govt in murder case
Abohar, July 14
The Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) has asked the principal secretary, Home Department, to explain as to why the prime accused named in a case registered at the local police station on June 11 had not been arrested so far.

Staff on poll rolls duty rue govt apathy
Abohar, July 14
Even as scrutiny of electoral rolls, carrying photographs of the voters, is scheduled to begin on Monday, government employees are yet to be paid expenses incurred by them on the revision of the electoral rolls ahead of the last Assembly elections.

Housefed houses for poor, govt staff
Chandigarh, July 14
Housefed is floating housing schemes for homeless and Class III and IV government employees in different towns of Punjab.

Workshop on public health in emergency
Patiala, July 14
A two-day workshop on “Public Health in Emergency” was organised by the Indian Red Cross Society, National Headquarter, New Delhi, the International Federation of Red Cross and the Punjab State Red Cross Branch, Chandigarh, at a local hotel on the Sirhind road.

Play on foeticide
Patiala, July 14
The National Theatre Arts Society, Patiala, in association with the “Bhrun Sambhaal Ate Shishu Palan Kendra”, organised two plays at the Bhasha Bhawan, here today.



High Court
Admission on NRI seats: Punjab to file affidavit
Chandigarh, July 14
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court yesterday asked the secretary, Department of Medical Education and Research, to furnish an affidavit explaining the circumstances in which a notification regarding admissions on NRI seats was issued.


Mealy Bug Attack
Farmers plough cotton crop
Bathinda, July 14
Having failed to control the attack of mealy bug on cotton crop coupled with the “apathetic attitude” of the authorities concerned, a section of the farmers of the cotton belt of Punjab has started ploughing standing cotton crop.


$9,000 for Gurbani promotion
Patiala, July 14
The Sikh Lehr, New Jersey, donated $9,000 to Punjabi University for the promotion of qualitative recital of the Gurbani and its interpretation by its Gurmat Sangeet department students.


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