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Attempt to murder and land-grab case
Chargesheet filed against Chahal
Ludhiana, August 4
BIS Chahal The local police today filed a chargesheet against BIS Chahal, former media adviser to former Chief Minister of Punjab Amarinder Singh, in an attempt to murder and land-grab case. The chargesheet was filed in less than two months from the day of registration of the case.

Syndicate Meeting
Govt, Punjabi varsity VC stand-off likely
Patiala, August 4
Vice-chancellor of Punjabi University Swaran Singh Boparai and the government are bracing up for another stand-off. The university syndicate meeting, scheduled for August 6, is likely to be stormy. Many controversial agendas are likely to come up for approval at the meeting.

Panth Rattan awarded
Amritsar, August 4
The Dharam Parchar Committee of the SGPC today conferred Panth Rattan award on Bhai Jasbir Singh Khalsa Khannewale posthumously for his services rendered to the Sikh Panth.

Daljit Kaur, widow of Bhai Jasbir Singh Khalsa, receives the Panth Rattan award from the Dharam Parchar Committee of the SGPC in Amritsar on Saturday. Daljit Kaur, widow of Bhai Jasbir Singh Khalsa, receives the Panth Rattan award from the Dharam Parchar Committee of the SGPC in Amritsar on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph



Wildlife Crime Control Bureau set up
Chandigarh, August 4
To check the dwindling population of wildcats, especially tigers, the union government has set up a tigers and other endangered species crime control bureau. It will be known in short as the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau.


Sukhbir’s poser to Amarinder
Amritsar, August 4
Sukhbir Badal here today fielded a poser to Amarinder Singh, asking him to spell out whether he was a Sikh or a “premi”.

Govt violating poll code: Dullo
Amritsar, August 4
The SAD was misusing the official machinery to intimidate Congress workers by threatening vigilance inquiry against them, alleged Shamsher Singh Dullo, president, PPCC, while talking to the media here today.

Independent withdraws in favour of Congress leader
Patiala, August 4
Vishnu Sharma, a former mayor of Patiala and a senior Congress leader, got a shot in the arm today when an independent candidate, who was contesting against him in Ward No. 36 for the August 8 municipal corporation elections, retired in his favour.


Girls from GBS Public School, Mustafabad (Haryana), have fun at the Dhillion Fun World in Patiala on Saturday.
Girls from GBS Public School, Mustafabad (Haryana), have fun at the Dhillion Fun World in Patiala on Saturday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Jails wait for reforms
Chandigarh, August 4
Two phrases, “proposal pending” and “approval awaited”, describe all attempts to modernise jails in Punjab. Everything seems to have been stuck in a time warp. Video-conferencing, mobile phone jammers, computerisation and even the purchase of new vehicles have been put on hold due to one frivolous reason or the other. The prison department had drafted the new Punjab Prison Act to replace the one in force that was passed by the British in 1894.

Metro, a pipedream, says Bhattal
Jalandhar, August 4
Ridiculing the promises on Metro and mono rail made yesterday by acting SAD president Sukhbir Badal, leader of the opposition Rajinder Kaur Bhattal today debunked these as Sheikh Chili’s dreams.

Hawara, Balwant find support in KAC
Amritsar, August 4
The Khalsa Action Committee (KAC) has expressed solidarity with Jagtar Singh Hawara and Balwant Singh, who have been awarded death penalty for eliminating former Chief Minister Beant Singh, by offering ardas for them at Akal Takht here today.

Dera: SGPC, SAD face flak
Amritsar, August 4
Leaders of various Sikh organisations, including former Jathedar of Akal Takht, today flayed the Sikh clergy, SGPC and SAD for emergence of dera culture in Punjab at a seminar organised by the SAD (A) here today.

MC Vice-president Post
Re-election ordered
Malerkotla , August 4
Following the cancellation of the election to the post of vice-president of the Malerkotla Municipal Council by the secretary, Local Bodies , Sangrur deputy commissioner S.R. Laddar today ordered the re-election for the post of vice-president of the council and appointed ADC Dr Indu Malhotra election supervisor.

Garbage dumping centre removed
Abohar, August 4
Residents of Patel Nagar, most of them migrants from the Sahiwal and Bahawalpur areas of west Punjab province, succeeded last evening in getting the garbage dumping centre removed from the entrance of the locality after decades of struggle. They immediately white-washed it and resolved to develop a small Shiv temple there. Some of them offered heavy donations for the temple project.

60 buildings pulled down
Bathinda, Aug 4
As many as 60 buildings were pulled down by bulldozers pressed into service by the local Municipal Corporation and PWD authorities on the Bibiwala road to widen it up to 80 feet for the smooth flow of traffic.

Migrant labourers’ dream turns sour
Bathinda, August 4
They came seeking greener pastures here but their hopes have faded into oblivion. The death of two of their children has left them clutching life with a straw.

Case against Akali MLA to be withdrawn
Chandigarh, August 4
The process has been set in motion by the Punjab government to withdraw the cases against Akali MLA Balbir Singh Ghunas and former Akali MLA Malkiat Singh Keetu.

Rs 25.50 lakh for Golden Temple sound system
Amritsar, August 4
The Golden Temple will soon have an ultra modern sound system to be installed at a cost of Rs 1 crore. The first instalment of more than Rs 25.50 lakh for installing the equipment was presented to SGPC chief Avtar Singh at the information office of the Golden Temple by Lakhwinder Kaur Dhillon of UK-based Amrit Vela radio on behalf of the Sikh sangat there. Avtar Singh thanked the Sikh sangat residing in the UK for their generosity. He also honoured her with a siropa. Sukhdev Singh Bhaur, general secretary, SGPC, Rajinder Singh Mehta and other members of SGPC were also present on the occasion. OC


Police remand for Bittu
Amritsar, August 4
Daljit Singh Bittu, senior vice-president, Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), was today sent to two-day police remand for raising slogans in favour of Khalistan on Ghalughara Divas on June 6.


Financial company dupes residents
Moga, August 4
A financial concern, Syal financial company, has duped local residents, including retired members of the family of a Kargil martyr, of about Rs 80 crore. Nearly 150 persons have complained to the police in search of justice.

PPCC secy booked for trespass
Amritsar, August 4 T
The police today booked former councillor and Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee secretary Raman Bakshi on the charges of assault on a family and trespass.


Punjabi University prefers retired persons to young talent
Patiala, August 4
Giving employment to retired persons has become the norm at Punjabi University, Patiala. The forum for education action and reform (FEAR) has released a list of retired persons who have been given employment in the university, just at the whims of the authorities.

Fee Hike
Youth Cong flays Badal govt
Chandigarh, August 4
The Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) has criticised the Badal government for buckling under pressure from the managements of private medical, dental and other such colleges on the issue of enhancing the fee.

Private medical colleges under fire
Hoshiarpur, August 4
The Punjab Civil Medical Services Association (PCMSA) today demanded strict disciplinary action against private medical, dental and ayurvedic colleges affiliated with the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, for not participating in the counselling for admission to undergraduate and post-graduate medical colleges at Amritsar on August 2 and August 3.

NRI Quota
Varsity showed ‘undue haste’
Amritsar, August 4
Guru Nanak Dev University showed "undue haste" to accommodate wards of senior university officials while admitting them under the NRI-sponsored (employees category) scheme by overlooking rules.

Avtar Singh resents move on scrapping department
Amritsar, August 4
Avtar Singh, SGPC president, here today said the alleged move of Punjabi University vice-chancellor to scrap the Department of Sikh Studies was against the sentiments of the Sikh community.

70 students attend ICFAI meet
Mohali, August 4
A career-counselling meet was conducted by Institute of Charted Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI) at the Vision Institute in Kharar.


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