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KAC honours Dilawar’s parents
Amritsar, August 31
The Khalsa Action Committee (KAC) today honoured the father and mother of Dilawar Singh, Harnek Singh and Surjit Kaur, with the Shaheed Baba Deep Singh gold medal at a function here today. It also performed ardas for Jagtar Singh Hawara and Bhai Balwant Singh.
Bhai Mohkam Singh, convener of the Khalsa Action Committee, honours the mother of Dilawar Singh in Amritsar Death anniversary observed

Bhai Mohkam Singh, convener of the Khalsa Action Committee, honours the mother of Dilawar Singh in Amritsar on Friday. Photo: Rajiv Sharma

Beant Death Anniversary
Amarinder, aides fail to turn up

Chandigarh, August 31
The death anniversary function of former Chief Minister Beant Singh today once again exposed the sharp divide within the Congress.
Jaswant Kaur, wife of late Beant Singh, flags off an anti-drug rally in Chandigarh Jaswant Kaur, wife of late Beant Singh, flags off an anti-drug rally in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan


Gurdwara Row
Pak board ousts Muslim caretaker 

Amritsar, August 31

In a significant development, the Pakistan Evacuee Property Trust Board (PEPTB) has removed Muslim caretaker and his family from Gurdwara Shaheed Bhai Taru Singh, Naulakha Bazaar, Lahore, with a view to pacify the Sikhs who were agitating against the last week’s hooliganism by a few local Muslims.


MC Poll
Preneet, candidates meet Sonia 

Patiala, August 31
The issue of infighting in the state Congress today reached party president Sonia Gandhi with Patiala MP Preneet Kaur parading around 46 party candidates, who contested the recent Patiala corporation elections, before her.

FCI contract exposes cracks in SAD
Mansa, August 31
Differences among senior leaders of the SAD of this district came to the fore here when one group started supporting the owners of a private company, which had been allotted the contract by the FCI to transport wheat from godowns to railway station, while the other group started opposing it.

Bitta for DNA test of dera chief
Ropar, August 31
President of the All-India Anti-Terrorist Front M.S. Bitta has demanded narco analysis and DNA test of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh following the alleged sexual harassment of women at the dera and the murder of a journalist.

SAD-BJP united: Barnala
Nabha, August 31
Organising secretary of the SAD Gaganjit Singh Barnala today organised a sangat darshan at the local PWD rest house and heard grievances of party workers and leaders.


Tribune Impact
Controversial dean removed 

Amritsar, August 31
Vice-chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University today removed Dr T.D. Narang as dean (academic affairs) following the controversy over the admission of his son to B.Tech (computer sciences) by allegedly flouting university rules. Professor (commerce) Raghbir Singh succeeds Dr Narang.

Devotion through hands
Gurmeet Singh (70) works on a handwritten version of Guru Granth Sahib at his home in Amritsar
Gurmeet Singh (70) works on a handwritten version of Guru Granth Sahib at his home in Amritsar on the eve of the celebration of the 403rd anniversaryof the installation of Guru Granth Sahib on Friday. Gurmeet, who began his work in May, 2004, has almost completed 705 pages. He says at the present pace of writing, 1430 pages should be completed in around three years. — AFP

CM for uplift of Bawaria community
Faridkot, August 31
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal assured the Bawaria community to take up with the Centre its demand for incorporating the community in the ST list and to consider raising its quota in jobs from present 2 per cent to 5 per cent.

Nabard to construct Sangrur bypass

Chandigarh, August 31
A 24-km-long Sangrur bypass will be constructed under a special scheme of Nabard.

Kanak-dal: Govt examining alternative schemes
Chandigarh, August 31
The state government is studying alternative schemes to the kanak-dal scheme launched on August 15. At present, kanak-dal is given to nearly 14 lakh beneficiaries through public distribution system.

Power board moves PSERC
Patiala, August 31
Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has moved the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) for allowing it to recover the expenditure of its proposed scheme for training its manpower through tariff imposed on consumers.

Now, Own Your Tube Well
Patiala, August 31
The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has decided to release tube well connections for agriculture purposes on a priority under Own Your Tube Well Scheme (OYT) with immediate effect.

PRTC to resume Bassi-Delhi service
Rajpura, August 31
The Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) is all set to resume bus-service on the Bassi-Delhi road following instructions issued by the Punjab transport minister Mohan Lal.

Integrated computerised check post soon
Rajpura, August 31
The state transport department has decided to prepare a comprehensive plan to set-up an Integrated Computerised Check Post at Shambu barrier with an aim to promote and facilitate transporters in the state.

Protest out side registrar Sandhu’s office
Patiala, August 31
The members of the joint action committee today held a protest outside the office of B.S. Sandhu the registrar of the Punjabi University who yesterday resumed his duties after being released from judicial custody in corruption cases registered against him by the Punjab vigilance.

Insensitive Cops
Body unattended for 6 hours

Kharar, August 31
The body of a resident from Teeda village lay unattended for six hours here today.

ADTO shifted
Amritsar, August 31
Secretary, transport, D.S. Jaspal today transferred Dhyan Singh, an additional district transport officer (ADTO), Amritsar, to Chandigarh on the complaint of the district police chief .

Turban Issue Gill’s plea to Pranab
Chandigarh, August 31
Manohar Singh Gill, Rajya Sabha member, has urged external affairs minister Pranab Mukherjee to convey to the US resentment among Sikhs against the screening of turbans at US airports. He raised this issue in the Rajya Sabha yesterday.

Farmers seek waiver of power bills
Amritsar, August 31
Farmers from Amritsar and Tarn Taran districts, under the aegis of the Kisan Sangarsh Committee, Punjab, gheraoed the SDM’s office for seeking waiver of debts and pending electricity and water bills in the area.

Sidhu may be made member of dev board
Amritsar, August 31
BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu is likely to be nominated as one of the members of the Amritsar Development Board, following pressure from the BJP high command.


HC dismisses contempt plea against IT dept
Chandigarh, August 31
Mr Justice Hemant Gupta today dismissed a petition seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against the commissioner and the assistant commissioner of income tax, Amritsar.

Lovers get life term for murder
Rupnagar, August 31
District and sessions judge Rekha Mittal today sentenced a woman and her lover to life imprisonment for a murder committed on February 28, 2005.

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Transport dept’s master plan to check tax evasion
Patiala, August 31
The Punjab transport department will be preparing a master plan as being followed in Gujarat and Bangalore to check the evasion of tax in the state.

Home dept for prosecution of Mann
Chandigarh, August 31
The Home Department of the Punjab government now wants to prosecute Simranjit Singh Mann, SAD (A) chief, in alleged cases of sedition registered against him.


Youth’s Murder
Kin, protesters block traffic

Sangrur, August 31
At least 125 people along with Ranjit Kaur and Rajwinder Kaur, mother and sister, respectively, of Harjit Singh (26) of the Baguana Basti , who was shot dead on August, blocked the Sangrur-Barnala road near the Mahavir Chowk and Police Lines for more than two hours.

Youth found murdered in fields
Rupnagar, August 31
A youth was found murdered in the fields of village Rehlon Khurd in district Rupnagar today. The 26-years-old Mahavir alias Manoj has been missing since August 29. A resident of village Sukhrampur Tappariyan, he originally belonged to Garhwal in Uttranchal.


UK award for Nabha school
Nabha, August 31
Punjab Public School, Nabha, is the first school in the state to receive the prestigious International School Award for 2007 to 2010 by the British Council. Cmdr I.L. Syal (retd.), headmaster, received the award in Kolkata on August 27 from director,British Council, India and Sri Lanka, Rod Pryde.

Students encouraged to learn French
Amritsar, August 31
Though most of the Indian students go to Canada, the US and Australia for higher education, there are a lot of opportunities for Indian students to pursue higher studies in France also.

Punjabi varsity create landmark hostels
Patiala, August 31
Punjabi University, Patiala, has established a new landmark by way of creating capacious hostel accommodation for its students on its campus and at its regional campuses of Talwandi Sabo and Rampura Phul, the sources said, here today.


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