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Cong ex-minister’s kin in spot over illegal colony

Pathankot, September 1
Taking notice of a news of illegal construction of a housing colony,Victoria Estate, by the kin of a former Congress minister at Pangoli village in The Tribune on August 9, the secretary, Housing and Urban Development, has ordered an inquiry in it .

Unregulated HIV Testing
NACO policy tells private labs to get certified

Chandigarh, September 1
The health ministry and National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) have framed a landmark policy, asking private labs across India to get NACO certification if they want to conduct HIV testing as per national guidelines.

2 killed, 1 hurt in gurdwara clash
Ajnala, September 1
Two persons were killed and one seriously injured in a violent clash over the control of a gurdwara at Issapur village under Ajnala sub-division, around 30 km from Amritsar, yesterday.

Granthis’ interview put off 
Amritsar, September 1
The SGPC has once again postponed Golden Temple’s granthis interview, following differences between the SGPC president and the Akal Takht Jathedar.





Cong MLAs to take on CM in Malwa 
Bathinda, September 1
A few Congress MLAs have decided to hold a series of rallies to be addressed by Amarinder Singh, his wife Preneet Kaur and their son, Raninder Singh, to effectively take on the SAD-BJP combine in Malwa belt.

MC chief’s election postponed
Sangrur, September 1
The SAD-BJP alliance today reportedly got the elections to the posts of president, senior vice-president and vice-president of the local municipal council, which was to be held tomorrow, postponed.


Revocation of toll unlikely, says Badal
Daulatpur (Nawanshahr), September 1
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal while blaming the previous Congress government for tying up with a private firm for imposing toll tax at two barricades on the Phagwara-Ropar highway said today that the revocation of such an agreement was unlikely.

Refinery to be major petrochemical hub 

Chandigarh, September 1
Guru Gobind Singh Refinery Limted (GGSRL) at Bathinda would be developed as one of the major petrochemical hubs in Asia. A consensus along this line emerged in the meeting between Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and a team of experts and officials from HPCL and Mittal Energy Investments Limited.

Alexander faced defeat here
Remnants of 2,300-yr-old fort to see light
Bundala (Amritsar), September 1
The excavation work to retrieve the remnants of the 2,300-year-old fort of Kath tribes, which once lived in this village and defeated Alexander, would be started soon. The residents of this village had not allowed Alexander to cross the Beas. The village - full of ancient and dilapidated structures - speaks volumes about the antiquity of the place. However, due to apathy of all concerned, the magnificent fort got buried under earth and villagers started constructing their houses there.
The damaged murals on one of the dilapidated buildings at Bundala village in Amritsar district. 
— Photo by Rajiv Sharma
The damaged murals on one of the dilapidated buildings at Bundala village in Amritsar

Sachewal for mass campaign to clean rivers
Patiala, September 1
Baba Balbir Singh Sachewal known for cleaning the Kali Bein rivulet in Kapurthala district, yesterday, urged people to take campaign of reducing pollution in rivers at the mass level.
Head granthi of the Golden Temple Gurbachan Singh carries Guru Granth Sahib as devotees carry the Palki Sahib while taking part in a procession from Gurdwara Ransar to Akal Takht
Head granthi of the Golden Temple Gurbachan Singh carries Guru Granth Sahib as devotees carry the Palki Sahib while taking part in a procession from Gurdwara Ransar to Akal Takht on Saturday. — AFP

Nagar Kirtan organised
Amritsar, September 1
Devotees today participated in the nagar kirtan (religious procession), held to mark the 403rd year of installation of Sri Guru Granth Sahib in the Golden Temple here.

DGP calls on Akal Takht Jathedar
Amritsar, September 1
N. P. S. Aulakh, director- general Punjab Police today held a meeting with Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Jathedar Akal Takht here in the evening.

Tree plantation project by Rotary Club
Patiala, September 1
Rotary Club Patiala Mid-Town celebrated its third “Tree Plantation Project” at Majithia Enclave, here yesterday.

CM disappoints sportsmen
Gurdaspur, September 1
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal disappointed a large number sportsmen and spectators when he brushed aside the idea of meeting the players during the historical Chhinj Mela organised at Babehali village,near here. Badal had gone there to attend the valedictory function of the two-day sports event.


Punjab scientist gets Kidwai award
V.N. ShardaPatiala, September 1
V.N. Sharda of Punjab and director, Central Soil and Water Conservation, Research and Training Institute, Dehra Dun, has been given the Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award of the Indian Council of Agriculture Research in the field of engineering and technology for 2005-06.

V.N. Sharda

BKU demonstration for hike in paddy price
Chandigarh, September 1
The Bharti Kisan Union (BKU) will demonstrate in Delhi on September 7 to seek paddy price increased to Rs 1,040 per quintal.

Levying of tax spells trouble for mentha growers
Chandigarh, September 1
Owing to Punjab government's indifferent attitude towards them, 20,000 growers of mentha crop in the state are in trouble. No one is ready to lift their mentha oil stocks as the Taxation Department has started imposing tax on vehicles carrying the oil from Punjab to other states.


Rights panel seeks report on police lock-ups
Patiala, September 1
The Punjab State Human Rights Commission has directed the DGP, Prisons, DGP, Punjab, and principal secretary, Home, to file a reply on the status of police lock-ups where undertrails are kept during police custody.


Undertrial commits suicide
Bathinda, September 1
Jawala Singh, who had been facing trial in a murder case registered against him in Mansa district and was lodged in the Central Jail here, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a water pipe in the day-time latrine adjacent to his barrack here today morning.

Quack arrested 
Kharar, September 1
The Kharar police has arrested a quack from Hasanpur village. Jaspal Singh, a resident of Morinda, has been practicing in the village for past two years. Besides giving medication to people, he also sold allopathic medicines.


Sukhbir urges PM to allocate IIT, IIM to state
Chandigarh, September1
Working president of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Sukhbir Singh Badal today urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to allocate a central university to Punjab or set up an institute of technology or an institute of management in the state.

Body of missing Thapar student found
Patiala, September 1
The body of Thapar college student Taranveer Khurana, who went missing on August 25, was recovered from the Nirwana branch of the Bhakra main line canal in Haryana today. The body was brought to Patiala for postmortem.

Pbi Varsity Clash 
Students give cops the slip

Patiala, September 1
The three students accused in the clash on the main gate of Punjabi University here have run away from the Rajindra government hospital right under the eyes of cops.


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