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Thumping margins raise many a brow
Patiala, August 9
The charges of booth capturing and rigging loomed large over the municipal corporation elections yesterday. An analysis of the votes polled by candidates gives an illustration of one-sided inclination of the voters in the elections.

Chinks in ruling combine
Patiala, August 9
The results of the civic body elections have brought to the fore factionalism in the ruling SAD-BJP combine.Defeated SAD candidate from Ward No. 12 Labh Singh has accused senior SAD leader Surjeet Singh Rakhra of engineering his defeat.

MC Elections
Time for introspection, not celebration, for SAD-BJP

Chandigarh, August 9
Elated over the SAD-BJP combine’s performance in the just-concluded municipal corporation elections, which is being projected as a big win, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and acting president of the SAD Sukhbir Singh Badal are busy in celebrations.




Mayor among 36 hurt in Amritsar violence
August 9, 2007
Cars and crores
August 8, 2007
No right of rejection
August 7, 2007
Deal of promise
August 6, 2007
Compromise, not divorce
August 5, 2007
Rioters at large
August 4, 2007
Guilty of Coimbatore
August 3, 2007
Wailing sentimentalists
August 2, 2007
Life and Death
August 1, 2007
Speaker rushes to help
July 31, 2007

Powers delegated to Boparai withdrawn
Patiala, August 9
The syndicate has withdrawn the powers delegated to vice-chancellor of Punjabi University Swaran Singh Boparai. Senior syndicate member, MP and former chairman of the Minorities Commission Tarlochan Singh gave this information in an exclusive interview to The Tribune today.

Sandhu passing orders from jail!
Patiala, August 9
It has come to light that Registrar of Punjabi University B.S. Sandhu passed orders while in police custody. He was arrested by the Vigilance Bureau on charges of graft on August 6. Since then he has been in police custody. However, he signed a letter in response to an application seeking information under the Right to Information Act on August 7.

Chief Minister keen on defence university
Chandigarh, August 9
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has shown keen interest in establishing the proposed National Defence University in the state. Conveying this to Chief of the Army Staff Gen J.J. Singh, the CM offered his assistance for the immediate commencement of work in this regard.

Chief of Army staff Gen J.J. Singh presents an Army album to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at Punjab Bhawn in Chandigarh on Thursday.
Chief of Army staff Gen J.J. Singh presents an Army album to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at Punjab Bhawn in Chandigarh

Properties of POs to be attached
Chandigarh, August 9
Punjab DGP N.P.S. Aulakh today issued directions to the SSPs to attach properties of proclaimed offenders (POs).Aulakh was reviewing the performances SSPs here today. The DGP said the ever-increasing list of POs in each district did not reflect well on the working of the police department.   

Cong Rout
Bir Devinder for overhaul

Patiala, August 9
Former deputy speaker Bir Devinder Singh here today said the rout of the Congress in the municipal corporation elections called for serious retrospection and overhaul of the party in the state.



Race for Amritsar mayor’s post hots up
Amritsar, August 9
Though the Shiromani Akali Dal has equalised its number of councillors with its alliance partner,the BJP with the joining of two independent Municipal Councillors, race for the post of mayor has hotted up.

Cracks in SAD appear
Dhadhogal (Sangrur), August 9
At a Shardhanjli samaroh organised on the martyrdom day of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Dhadhogal (who laid down his life during the Praja Mandal movement while fighting the tyranny of the rulers) at the village gurdwara here today, factionalism in the SAD in Sangrur district surfaced. Two groups of the SAD, Dhindsa and Barnala groups, paid tributes separately to the martyr from the same stage.

Dullo, Sukhbir trade charges
Chandigarh, August 9
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Congress today countered each other on claims of rigging in yesterday’s civic body polls.Working president of the SAD Sukhbir Singh Badal maintained the elections were held in a free and peaceful manner.


Amritsar to USA 4 times a week
Amritsar, August 9
Air India has decided to launch its flight connecting the holy city with New York (USA) via London next month.Station manager of Air India here Ashwani Arora said from September 11 Air India would launch four weekly flights to the USA via London in view of the increasing demands of Punjabi NRIs living in the USA.

Muktsar villages flooded
Muktsar, August 9
With rain flooding many areas of the home district of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, there have been quarrels among villagers over draining out water.

‘Hindus feel free in Pak’
Amritsar, August 9
“We are enjoying more freedom under the regime of Parvez Musharraf, President of Pakistan, as Hindus there are now treated on a par with Muslims”, said leader of the Hindu jatha from Sindh province in Pakistan Gobindram Vishnu Dass Makhija.

A Hindu jatha from Pakistan arrives at Durgiana Temple in Amritsar on Thursday after visiting various shrines in India. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma

A Hindu jatha from Pakistan arrives at Durgiana Temple in Amritsar on Thursday after visiting various shrines in India.

Corruption in roadways depot alleged
Bathinda, August 9
Activists of the joint action committee (JAC) of five unions of the Pepsu Roadways Transport Corporation (PRTC) today held a gate rally to lodge their protest against the alleged malpractices and corruption prevailing in the local depot. It has sought a high-level probe into the matter.

Ultrasound Tests for Pregnancy
Residence proof must
Bathinda, August 9
In a significant step that could put an effective check on female foeticide, the PNDT Cell today made the submission of residential proof by a pregnant women to the doctor concerned mandatory before undergoing an ultra sound test.

No Water Treaty This
Villagers buying water from Haryana

Chak Heera Singh Wala (Bathinda), August 9
Drinking water ‘flows’ to Punjab from Haryana. Sounds absurd, but it’s true.After the authorities concerned failed to supply potable water to the residents of Chak Heera Singh Wala village for the past 10 years, they were left with no other option than to buy water from the neighbouring state.



Lawyers abstain from courts 
Amritsar, August 9
Members of the Amritsar Bar Association abstained from courts today in protest against the alleged implication of senior advocate Baldev Singh Gill in a case by the Faridkot police. 


Prof gets Rs 17-lakh grant
Patiala, August 9
Dr Sanjiv Puri, reader in the physics department at the University College of Engineering (UCoE), Punjabi University, Patiala, has got financial assistance of Rs 17.85 lakh under a research project from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi, the sources said, here today.The project relates to the investigation of photon-atom interaction processes in the X-ray energy region. 



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