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Simple Marriages
SGPC urged to follow Delhi panel code

Chandigarh, July 30
The SGPC has been urged to follow in the footsteps of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee with
regard to the enforcement of the simple Sikh marriage code. The Delhi committee has come out with a code asking Sikhs to avoid ostentation and the vulgar
display of wealth at weddings.

Fake Encounters
Probe panel gets another case
Chandigarh, July 30
The scope of the fact-finding panel set up by the Punjab police to go into allegations of fake encounters has been expanded and now one more case has been handed over to the panel for probe. The panel is already looking into three such cases.

Shaheed Udham Singh’s belongings
Has the govt forgotten these?
Sangrur, July 30
Freedom fighters, intellectuals and research scholars are unhappy with the Indian Government for not bringing back Shaheed Udham Singh’s invaluable articles, like a revolver, pocket diary, knife and a bullet, lying in the New Scotland Yard’s Asian Museum in London.

Beant Case
NHRC moved for rude behaviour by jail staff
Chandigarh, July 30
On a day when the judgement in the Beant Singh assassination case was reserved by a special court, the Burail jail authorities were in the firing line of human rights activists and the media here today.


Fatehgarh Sahib




Mother meets Hawara after 2 yrs
Chandigarh, July 30
It was an unforgettable day for Narinder Kaur who got a chance to meet her son Jagtar Singh Hawara after two and a half years at Burail Jail today.

Narinder Kaur, mother of Hawara, sits in distress after coming out of Burail Jail in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Narinder Kaur, mother of Hawara, sits in distress after coming out of Burail Jail in Chandigarh on Monday.

Dilawar’s act unjustified, says father
Families of Beant’s assassins left shattered
Patiala, July 30
As the assassins of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh wait for the pronouncement of sentence by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, their families have been left destitute and shattered.

Harnek Singh, father of Dilawar Singh, the human bomb who killed Beant Singh, at his residence in Guru Nanak Nagar in Patiala on Monday. — Photo by Rajesh Sachar
Harnek Singh, father of Dilawar Singh, the human bomb who killed Beant Singh, at his residence in Guru Nanak Nagar in Patiala on Monday.


MC poll scene
10 file papers in Moga

Moga, July 30
Ten persons filed nomination papers for by-elections to three municipal council and nagar council seats here today.
Ashwani Cong candidate

Eunuch in fray
Patiala, July 30
The ward No. 35 of Patiala has a candidate who is giving restless time to both SAD and Congress candidates.

CPI unit members quit
Amritsar, July 30
The CPI today received a setback when all members of its unit of the Verka Assembly constituency resigned from the primary membership of the party in protest against the allotment of three seats of the local MC to the Congress.

Workers ransack Cong Bhavan
Jalandhar, July 30
Infighting within the Congress took an ugly turn today when angry workers ransacked Congress Bhavan, burnt party flags and Sonia Gandhi’s poster over the issue of cancellation of ticket of their leader for the forthcoming MC poll.

Ward No. 40 has 4 Cong contenders
Patiala, July 30
With today being the last date for the filing of nominations for the MC elections, candidates of various parties and hundreds of their supporters virtually made a beeline for the mini secretariat to submit their papers.

Sunita new MC president
Bassi Pathana, July 30
Sunita Malhotra of the SAD-BJP was today elected unanimously president of the Municipal Council, Bassi Pathana.


A school sans potable water, toilets
Abohar, July 30
The Government Senior Secondary School for Boys, which had been designated as a model school by the previous state government, lacks potable drinking water and toilet facilities.

Cattle roam freely inside the Government Senior Secondary School for Boys, Abohar. — Photo by Raj Sadosh
Cattle roam freely inside the Government Senior Secondary School for Boys, Abohar.

Tribune Impact
5 are cancer patients, says Health Dept
Faridkot, July 30
The 14-member team of the Health Department has confirmed five cancer patients while seven cases were placed under suspect category at Chandbaja village, near here, today.

Funds worth crores siphoned off
Chandigarh, July 30
Large-scale misappropriation of funds, which were provided to various panchayats to carry out development work in their respective villages under the Punjab nirman programme, has come to light.

8 of panchayat dept suspended
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 30
The State Rural Development and Panchayat Department has suspended eight staffers for having embezzled panchayat funds worth over Rs 50 lakh.

Rural dept staff on strike
Bathinda, July 30
Even as employees of the Department of Rural Development and Panchayat are on strike to press the state government to arrest those who had attacked district development and panchayat officer (DDPO), Gurdaspur, poor people of this region are finding it difficult to submit applications for getting subsidised food items under the atta-dal scheme of the state government.

Kiranjit panel members walk free
Bathinda, July 30
Hundreds of people belonging to different walks of life today gave a heroic welcome to Kiranjit Kand Action Committee members Prem Kumar, Manjeet Dhaner and Narian Dutt who were released from jail as their life sentence in a murder case was pardoned by the Governor.

Jagjit Singh submits details
Ludhiana, July 30
Former local bodies minister Jagjit Singh today submitted details of his movable and immovable property and income tax returns to Vigilance Bureau officials regarding the alleged multi-crore city centre project scam.

Thousands throng Panj pirs’ mazaars
Abohar, July 30
Unfazed by the ongoing controversy over the control of the historic Panj pirs’ mazaars located on the outskirts of the town, more than 25,000 devotees paid obeisance during the annual fair today.

Gujjars reiterate demand for SC status
Hoshiarpur, July 30
More than 11 crore Gujjars, comprising Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians and Jains, are not getting the benefits being received by the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes even after 60 years of Independence.

Sale of damaged fertiliser
Markfed MD orders probe
Banur, July 30
Markfed MD G S Grewal has ordered a departmental inquiry into allegations that damaged fertiliser was being transported for sale from Banur godown.

Damaged fertiliser being loaded on to trucks at Banur on Sunday. — Photo by J.S. Virdi
Damaged fertiliser being loaded on to trucks at Banur on Sunday.



Inside Babudom
Punjab officer heads national highway authority
Chandigarh, July 30
Jivtesh Singh Maini, an IAS officer of the 1974 batch of the Punjab cadre, has taken over as the chairman of the national highway authority of India (NHAI).


Arjuna awardee SP booked
Jalandhar, July 30
An FIR was registered on Sunday against SP Balwinder Singh, an Arjuna awardee posted assistant commandant at the Punjab Armed Police (PAP) here, but the police took no step to arrest him.

Arrest warrants against 8 dera workers
Bathinda, July 30
The chief judicial magistrate (CJM), Bathinda, today issued arrest warrants against eight functionaries of Dera Sacha Sauda, including chairman of its political wing Ram Singh, on an application moved by the CIA police station in the court a few days ago.

3 child lifters arrested
Pathankot, July 30
The district police has busted a gang of child lifters and recovered two kidnapped children.

Dowry claims another life
Gurdaspur, July 30
Yet another newly-wed woman fell victim to dowry menace when her in-laws at Balaggan village, near here, allegedly murdered her today.


Business houses to set up adarsh schools in Punjab
New Delhi, July 30
In an initiative that promises the expansion of modern school education in Punjab, several top business houses have assured Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal of setting up nearly 100 adarsh schools in various parts of the state.

A girl busy with a project at DAV Public School in Patiala on Monday.
A girl busy with a project at DAV Public School
in Patiala on Monday. — Tribune photo by
Rajesh Sachar

Institute allowed to increase MBBS seats
Amritsar, July 30
The Centre has given the nod for the doubling of MBBS seats in the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC)-run Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research at Vallah here.

SCs on priority list of varsity
Patiala, July 30
Punjabi University, Patiala, has always been forthcoming when it comes to helping the underprivileged.


Talwandi Sabo project: Bidders’ meeting held
Chandigarh, July 30
The Punjab state electricity board today conducted a conference of bidders for the Talwandi Sabo power project.


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