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Beant’s daughter denied entry into Burail Jail

Chandigarh, July 28
Unlike yesterday, the Burail Jail, where the quantum of sentence to the accused in Beant Singh assassination case was to be pronounced today, turned into a fortress.

Beant Singh’s daughter Gurkanwal Kaur outside the Burail Jail in Chandigarh on Saturday.— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Beant Singh’s daughter Gurkanwal Kaur outside the Burail Jail in Chandigarh on Saturday

Four labourers die as earth caves in
Jalandhar, July 28
Four labourers died in the Civil Lines area around noon today when they were digging earth at a proposed flats site when a huge volume of loose earth buried them alive. Three labourers, however, had a miraculous escape.
Parents of a labourer in a shocked state after the mishap in which four labourers died in Jalandhar on Saturday
Parents of a labourer in a shocked state after the mishap in which four labourers died in Jalandhar on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Pawan Sharma

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Harpreet Murder Case
Co-accused allowed to go abroad
Patiala, July 28
Additional District and Sessions judge Bhupinder Singh today allowed Daljinder Kaur, a co-accused in the Harpreet Kaur case, who was daughter of Bibi Jagir Kaur, to visit England for two months against a bank guarantee of Rs 2 crore.Daljinder, who is a close friend of Bibi Jagir Kaur, has also been accused of conniving in the killing of Harpreet. In the proceedings today she demanded permission to visit England for two months.The prosecution opposed it on the plea that she might not return.

Bibi Jagir Kaur comes out after appearing in a court at the District Courts complex in Patiala on Saturday. —Tribune photo by Rajesh Sachar

Bibi Jagir Kaur comes out after appearing in a court at the District Courts complex in Patiala on Saturday.



Threatening Letter
Vedanti unfazed
Amritsar, July 28
Akal Takht Jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti here today said he was unfazed by the letter sent to him, which held out a threat to eliminate him by August 15 for going soft on the Dera Sacha Sauda issue.


SAD-BJP govt faces fiscal crisis
Chandigarh, July 28
Punjab is in a financial spin. Its treasury is clearing bills on a selective basis. The authorities concerned in the treasury have been instructed to pass only important bills. Even employees keen on withdrawing money from their general provident fund are facing problems.

Rally, march mark protest against govt 
Batala, July 28
Different unions of the Revenue Department organised a massive rally in protest against the state government and the police here today.

Red Cross rescues girl
Chabbewal (Hoshiarpur), July 28
The Family Counselling Centre of the District Red Cross Society (DRCS), Hoshiarpur, has given a new life to a young girl, who had suffered social, mental and physical torture at the hands of her family, by arranging and solemnising her marriage at the local Shakti temple on Thursday.

Drive to have green cover on highways
Amritsar, July 28
The Punjab government is planning to launch a major afforestation drive to cover newly built highways across the state. In order to provide green cover on BOT roads being built by private construction companies, deputy commissioner K.S Pannu has written a letter to chief secretary R.I Singh to incorporate a clause in the road-building tenders to plant trees while the roads are under construction.

Include all dists in wheat scheme, says Sukhbir 
Chandigarh, July 28
Acting president of the Shiromani Akali Dal Sukhbir Singh Badal has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pleading for the "inclusion of all districts of Punjab in the wheat enhancement programme".

Protest against poor water supply
Pathankot, July 28
Residents of Ward No. 10 blocked the busy Pathankot-Dalhousie road for over two hours to protest against irregular water supply for the past over two months.

Protest against toll plazas
Hoshiarpur, July 28
Members of the Punjab Sangharsh Committee (PSC) today blocked vehicular and railway traffic at various places in the district to pressurise the state government for removing toll plazas, installed at the Balachaur-Dasuya and Hoshiarpur-Tanda routes.

Suicide by young live-in couple
Jagraon, July 28
A live-in relationship of a young couple ended in a tragedy when both allegedly immolated to death in Shanti Nagar colony of Jagraon this evening.

Panel on gurdwara Bill
Chandigarh, July 28
The Punjab Governor today set up a committee for making recommendations in the draft of the All-India Sikh Gurdwaras Bill-1999. The Chief Minister will be a chairman of the committee. Its other members will be Jasbir Singh Ahaluwalia, Kharak Singh, Jodh Singh, Jaspal Singh, Balwant Singh Dhillon, Jasbir Singh Sabar, Wariam Singh, and Sukhdev Singh Bhaur. 

Burail Jail secured at last
Chandigarh, July 28
The Chandigarh police finally woken up to security concerns today after yesterday’s fiasco. As the pronouncement on the quantum of sentence in the Beant Singh assassination case was scheduled for today in a court in Burail Jail, the police converted the area around the jail into a virtual cantonment.

Bitta seeks death for Beant’s assassins
Mohali, July 28 
The chairman of the All India Anti-Terrorist Front, Maninderjit Singh Bitta, today sought the death sentence for those held guilty in the Beant Singh assassination case.

Cancer or ...? 10 dead, 11 suffering
Chief medical officer not aware
Chandbaja (Faridkot),July 28
This village has reportedly lost as many as 10 persons to cancer while 11 are suffering from it.

Transporters block traffic
Ropar, July 28
The bus and truck operators of Ropar, under banner of Punjab Sangharsh Committee, staged a dharna and blocked traffic for an hour at Nangal Chownk in protest against the toll tax barriers there.



Chahal’s remand extended
Patiala, July 28
The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Patiala, today extended the judicial demand of B.I.S. Chahal, former media advisor to Capt Amarinder Singh, till August 11 in the Mercedes Benz case.

HC dismisses plea on homoeo council poll
Chandigarh, July 28
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has dismissed a petition, filed by Tejinder Pal Singh, former dean of the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, challenging the election to the lone seat from Punjab for membership of the Central Council of Homoeopathy.

Ravi Sidhu Case
Cross examination of witness completed
Ropar, July 28
The cross examination of a witness of prosecution, Ajit Singh Ghai, was completed today in the case of assets disproportionate to known sources of income against former chairman of the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) Ravi Sidhu.

Bittu sent to judicial custody
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 28
The court of ACJM Sanjay Kumar today sent Daljit Singh Bittu to judicial custody till August 10. He was produced before the court amidst elaborate security arrangements this morning.

UT XEN Killing
Life imprisonment for 2
Ropar, July 28
Additional district and sessions judge M.S. Randhawa today convicted two persons for murdering Varinder Kumar Chopra, XEN, UT Public Works Department, in Mohali on February 18, 2003. He also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 each on both.

February 18, 2003: Varinder Kumar Chopra, XEN, was murdered in front of a restaurant in Mohali.

Varinder Kumar Chopra


Two foreign nationals held
Amritsar, July 28
The district police today nabbed a Pakistani and a Bangladeshi national near Gurdwara Baba Atal Rai in the Golden Temple premises. The two were identified as Samasu Din of Pakistan and Juma Khan of Bangladesh.

Woman with 3 kids jumps into canal, survives
Sangrur, July 28
Three minor children (two daughters and a son) today died when their mother jumped along with them into the Bhakra canal near Jogewal village, near Khanauri.


No hike in fee for govt medical colleges 
Chandigarh, July 28
There will be no increase in the fee and other charges in the government medical colleges of Punjab. Fee hike has been proposed only in the private medical, dental and other such colleges.



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