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2 ULFA militants nabbed
They were working as waiters in hotel
Jalandhar, August 13
In a joint operation with military intelligence (MI)
the district police nabbed two ULFA militants from separate locations in the city in the wee hours today.
Two ULFA militants with Punjab police personnel in Jalandhar on Monday.
Two ULFA militants with Punjab police personnel in Jalandhar on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Exam branch, registrar office locked
Patiala, August 13
The ongoing tussle at Punjabi University here got murkier today. Members of the joint action committee seeking the removal of the VC locked the examination branch and registrar office, paralysing administrative activity.
Joint Action Committee members stage a dharna on the Punjabi University campus in Patiala on Monday.
Joint Action Committee members stage a dharna on the Punjabi University campus in Patiala on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

12 villages flooded; train mishap averted
Rly bridge collapse breaches Charan Ganga

Anandpur Sahib, August 13
A breach in the Charan Ganga rivulet following collapse of a part of a railway bridge led to the flooding of over 12 villages in the area.
No funds for desilting

Anandpur Sahib
Fatehgarh Sahib



Expired insecticides seized
Agriculture official at large; 9 nabbed
Bathinda, August 13
The district agriculture authorities achieved a major success when one of its teams managed to unearth a huge cache of expired insecticides from an unauthorised godown at the dead of night yesterday.

Kanwaljit for early solution to GMADA-MC row
Chandigarh, August 13
Punjab cooperation minister Kanwaljit Singh today underlined the need for specifically demarcating the areas for undertaking development works between the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) and the Municipal Council, Mohali, to ensure a rapid and overall development of Mohali. He has asked the chief secretary to convene a meeting for an early decision on the issue.

CPM workers burn the effigy of Andra Pradesh Chief Minister in Rajpura on Monday.
CPM workers burn the effigy of Andra Pradesh Chief Minister in Rajpura on Monday. — Tribune photo by J.S. Virdi

Army truck impounded
Chandigarh, August 13
Unscrupulous elements seem to have adopted a novel modus operandi to evade value added tax (VAT) on the Punjab-Haryana border.

Panchayati Raj system a ‘farce’
Chandigarh, August 13
“The Panchayati Raj system is hollow from within. Claims with regard to the empowerment of panchayats through devolution of power by the respective Punjab Governments over the years are a farce.

Vigilance grills Jagjit Singh
Ludhiana, August 13
Not satisfied with property papers and replies of former minister Chaudhry Jagjit Singh on his alleged role in the City Centre Scam, the Vigilance Bureau has asked him to again appear before it on August 24.

Case against minister dismissed
Gurdaspur, August 13
The case regarding Punjab transport minister having a fake law degree from N.M. Law College, Hanumangarh in Rajasthan, while serving as a teacher with Arya School, Pathankot, was dismissed by Pathankot sub-divisional judicial magistrate (SDJM) H.S. Gill on Saturday.

Tribune Impact
DEO’s appointment cancelled
Moga, August 13 K.B.S. Sidhu, secretary, Punjab Education Department (Schools), declared the May 21 orders appointing Resham Singh Aulakh as district education officer (secondary) as null and void. The district administration received the order here today.

Relief Against Octroi
MoD nod awaited
Ferozepur, August 13
Traders belonging to the cantonments in Punjab have expressed resentment as unlike other parts of the state they have to still pay huge amounts of money as octroi.

Atta-dal scheme starts from tomorrow
Resentment among ration depot holders

Patiala, August 13
The atta-dal scheme of the Punjab government is all set to be launched on Independence Day amidst resentment among ration depot holders.
Beneficiaries identified

More trouble in store for atta-dal scheme
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 13
The much-talked about atta-dal scheme of the Punjab government seems to be running into one controversy after the other.

Panel opposes power plant on fertile land
Sangrur, August 13
The Association for Democratic Rights (AFDR) has opposed the setting up of the proposed thermal plant against the wishes of farmers on their fertile lands.

‘Peace process should continue’
Wagah, August 13
The peace process should continue whatever the conditions be in Pakistan and India to remove mistrust between the people, said Imtiaz Alam, secretary-general, South-Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA), to the media at the Wagah joint checkpost today.

Repoll for council V-P stayed
Malerkotla, August 13
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today stayed the election for the post of vice-president of the municipal council here which was to be held at 4 pm today.

2 more councillors support SAD
Amritsar, August 13
Two more Independent newly elected municipal councillors here today expressed unconditional support to the SAD here today.

Separate Gurdwara Panel
Decision to serve ultimatum on Hooda

Amritsar, August 13
After meeting Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, SGPC members from Haryana have decided to serve an ultimatum on the Haryana government for the setting up of separate gurdwara committee.

New chairman of North Zone Task Force
Patiala, August 13
Director of the TB and Chest Diseases Hospital, Government Medical College, Patiala Dr Jai Kishen was elected chairman of the North Zone Task Force (North Zone) of India, sources said today.

Dr Jai Kishen

Dr Jai Kishen

Minister’s date with convicted juveniles
Hoshiarpur, August 13
To know the difficulties of juveniles of the Observation and Special Home (OSH), Punjab health and family welfare minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla, along with director of the department Dr S. P. S. Sohal, had discussion with them at Ram Colony camp, 5 Km. from here, today.

SC body welcomes Sandhu’s arrest
Patiala, August 13
The Punjab Scheduled Castes’ Welfare Association held a meeting today under the chairmanship of Paramjit Singh Sodh, in which they appreciated the VB action of arresting Dr B.S. Sandhu. — TNS



HC reserves order on Chahal’s plea
Chandigarh, August 13
Even as B.I.S. Chahal, looking hale and hearty, waited with bated breath outside the courtroom, Justice Surya Kant prolonged the suspense by reserving order on his regular bail plea.

High Court
Election to post of MC vice-president stayed
Chandigarh, August 13
A division bench, comprising Justice K.S. Garewal and Justice S.N. Aggarwal, today stayed the election to the office of Malerkotla Municipal Council vice-president, scheduled to be held today, on a plea by Sabran, wife of Mohd Salif who is a Malerkotla municipal councillor.


Woman, paramour held for murder
Rupnagar, August 13
The Rupnagar police has arrested Sukhdeep Kaur, alias Sukhi, and her alleged paramour Gurpreet Singh, alias Titu, a resident of Haveli Kalan, for reportedly killing Sukhi's husband on August 9.

‘Custodial death’: Case registered
Kharar, August 13
The Balongi police today registered a case against four unknown girls and their father for allegedly beating up Naresh Kumar and causing his death.


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