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Human Bomb Theory
Dera threatens defamation suits

Bathinda, August 25
The management of Dera Sacha Sauda is contemplating filing civil and criminal suits pertaining to defamation against Punjab Police for dubbing a section of its women followers as human bombs.

Split in SAD (A) imminent as Bittu remains adamant
Amritsar, August 25
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), headed by Simranjit Singh Mann is on the verge of split as Daljit Singh Bittu, senior vice chief of the party, is adamant to continue to be co- convener of the Khalsa Action Committee (KAC), despite the warning issued by the party chief.
The fissures within the SAD(A) had come to the fore when party president had announced the snapping of ties with the KAC. Bittu had merged his Shiromani Khalsa Dal with the SAD (A) at Akal Takht on June 9 last year and became its senior vice-president.

VC in soup over use of title
Patiala, August 25
Another controversy hogs vice-chancellor of Punjabi University Swaran Singh Boparai. The police is seeking legal advice on the use of Padma Shri on his letter head.

Customs officers inspect Wagah post
Amritsar, August 25
Close on the heels of signing of an agreement between India and Pakistan for cross border movement of trucks, a team of senior Customs officers today inspected the Customs facilities at the checkpost.

Fatehgarh Sahib


Truck operators to pay tax at state border
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 25
Punjab has decided to restructure the system of road tax collection from the trucks plying across the state. Punjab transport minister Master Mohan Lal stated this on Thursday after presiding over a function organised by the Sewa Bharati.



SSF (Bhindranwale) activists hold protest rally
Amritsar, August 25
The Sikh Students Federation (Bhindranwale) today held a protest rally here demanding the release of the Sikh youths lodged in various jails of the country.

Members of the Sikh Students Federation (Bhindranwale) take out a rally in Amritsar on Saturday in protest against government failure in tackling Sikh issues. — PTI
Members of the Sikh Students Federation (Bhindranwale) take out a rally in Amritsar on Saturday in protest against government failure in tackling Sikh issues

Mann opposes Ahluwalia’s inclusion in panel
Chandigarh, August 25
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) president Simranjit Singh Mann has objected to the inclusion of Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia in the panel set up by the Badal government to oversee the draft of the new all-India gurdwara act.


NHA to construct 
12 highways in state

Amritsar, August 25
The National Highway Authority (NHA) has identified 12 roads, a majority of them touching Amritsar, which will be built in next two to three years.

Raninder called on September 13
Ludhiana, August 25
The Vigliance Bureau has asked Raninder Singh, son of Capt Amarinder Singh, to appear before investigating officials on September 13 with certain documents related to his bank transactions.

Raninder Singh, son of Capt Amarinder Singh, accompanied by mother and MP Preneet Kaur, outside the Vigilance Bureau office in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Raninder Singh, son of Capt Amarinder Singh, accompanied by mother and MP Preneet Kaur, outside the Vigilance Bureau office in Ludhiana

Two die as pit wall caves in
Talwandi Sabo, August 25
Two persons died while finding a mobile phone set from a pit in a house of the town last night.

Mobile phone battery blast injures owner
Bathinda, August 25
Manjit Singh received minor injuries on the back when battery of his mobile phone set exploded at a repair shop in Paras Ram Nagar here this afternoon.

15 injured as bus overturns
Malerkotla , August 25
Fifteen persons were injured today when the bus they were travelling in overturned on the Dhuri road here. All injured were admitted to the local civil hospital while one of them has been referred to Rajindra Hospital Patiala. According to information a private bus was going to Sangrur from Malerkotla when the mishap occurred. A case has been registered.

Jain sabha stir on Aug 27
Hoshiarpur, August 25
Members of the SS Jain Maha Sabha will stage a protest here on August 27 against the district administration, especially the municipal council.

5,496 anganwari workers to be recruited
Chandigarh, August 25
The Punjab government has decided to recruit 5,496 anganwari  workers and helpers  by September 14.


Man attacks wife, mother-in- law in court 
Sangrur, August 25
Bhagwant Singh, a resident of Bharro village(near Bhawanigarh), created a sensation in the district judicial complex here today by allegedly making an attack with a sharp-edged weapon on his wife Jaswinder Kaur, resident of Nagri village, and his mother-in-law Karnail Kaur near a courtroom. Both sustained injuries in the attack and were admitted to the local Civil Hospital.

Mercedes Case
Chahal in judicial custody till Oct 13

Patiala, August 25
Former media adviser to the former Punjab Chief Minister B.I.S Chahal was remanded in judicial custody by several courts here today. Chahal was brought from the Patiala central jail and produced in court in attempt to murder case registered by the Ludhiana police. Chahal was produced in the court of the additional sessions judge who extended his judicial remand till September 15.


No auction of farmers’ land, says Kanwaljit 
Rajpura, August 25
Punjab minister for cooperatives Capt Kanwaljit Singh here today stated that the state government has decided that no state agency would be allowed to auction the land of farmers under debt.

Capt Kanwaljit Singh (right) and Karnail Singh Pir Mohammad at a press conference at Salempur Sekhan village near Rajpura on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Capt Kanwaljit Singh (right) and Karnail Singh Pir Mohammad at a press conference at Salempur Sekhan village near Rajpura

BKU(L) to oppose import of wheat
Bathinda, August 25
The Bharti Kisan Union (Lakhowal) led by Ajmer Singh Lakhowal, chairman, Punjab Mandi Board, has decided to oppose the import of wheat by the central government tooth and nail.

Trident-farmer Pact
Farmers’ rail roko on Sept 2

Barnala, August 25
To protest against the non-implementation of the Trident-farmer agreement the Bharati Kisan Union (Ekta Ugrahan) will block Railway traffic for four hours on September 2 in the state. Sukhdev Singh Kokri Kalan, general secretary of the union, said all trains in the state would be blocked from 12 noon to 4 pm.


Attack on Cops
Seven more held

Bathinda, August 25
Seven youths, who were allegedly involved in an attack on two police personnel and others near the Bathinda branch canal on August 22, were arrested by the police today..

13 students booked for beating up conductor
Moga, August 25
The district administration’s claim of having solved the dispute between students and private bus operators proved hollow when a case was registered against students for beating up a conductor of a private bus here today.

BTech student goes missing after mishap 
Rajpura, August 25
A BTech student of the Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (TIET), Patiala, today went missing after the car in which he was travelling along with three friends met with an accident near the Narwana canal on the Rajpura-Patiala highway.

Grandma’s efforts pay off, kidnapped girl rescued
Rajpura, August 25
Unrelenting efforts by 55-year-old Surinder Kaur helped recover her five-year-old granddaughter, who was kidnapped yesterday from Patiala. Surinder Kaur today found her granddaughter Mamta at the local railway station along with her kidnapper, who was arrested by the police.


An MBA course only in name
Nothing misleading, says principal
Chandigarh, August 25
When Shakespeare wrote, “What’s in a name?” he would not have imagined that a nomenclature, that too for a post-graduate programme, would cause confusion some day.

Teachers invited for talks
Amritsar, August 25
Minister of higher education Upinderjit Kaur has invited the representatives of the teachers on August 31 with regard to the demands of private college teachers affiliated to various universities in the state. This was stated by H.S. Walia, executive member of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union, here today.

3 govt schools to be made Adarsh schools
Gurdaspur,August 25
Three government schools of the Batala Assembly constituency will be be converted into Adarsh Schools, under the scheme introduced by the SAD-BJP government. The schools identified for the purpose are government high school, Kala Tek Singh, government senior secondary school, Dhuphkeri and government high school, Masania. Chief parliamentary secretary Jagdish Raj Sahni, disclosed this to reporters in Batala today.


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