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Economy: Capt targets Centre
Jalandhar, September 2
Targeting the Centre for having discriminated against Punjab for over 55 years, the SAD has sought financial and administrative autonomy within the framework of the Constitution. Minister for cooperation Kanwaljit Singh has asserted that the “Sikhs have their own identity” and that the SAD would welcome any move for an amendment to Article 25 of the Constitution.
Capt Kanwaljit Singh addresses mediapersons in Jalandhar on Sunday.
Capt Kanwaljit Singh addresses mediapersons in Jalandhar on Sunday. —A Tribune photograph

Security of VIPs costs Punjab Rs 100 cr
Chandigarh, September 2
Personal security guards of the Punjab police, who are flaunted more as status symbols, are costing a huge sum to the state exchequer.

Granthis’ Row
SGPC chief dissolves selection panel
Amritsar, September 2
In a surprise move SGPC chief Jathedar Avtar Singh has dissolved the high powered selection committee for appointing granthis of the Golden Temple.

Trident Pact
Farmers block rail traffic for 4 hours
Sangrur, September 2
Led by state president of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ugrahan) Joginder Singh Ugrahan, hundreds of farmers, including women, blocked rail traffic for four hours at Lehragaga railway station in Sangrur district today in protest against the non-implementation of an agreement held between farmers of three villages (Sangherra, Dhauala and Fatehgarh Chhanna) and the Trident Group.



Dera-village tussle: 3 held
Mor Karima, September 2
A month-old tension between Mor Karima residents and followers of the Talwandi Khurd village-based followers of the Sant Bhurri Wala Dera reached a flash point today, three days short of an all-religion function at the dera.

Punjab Agro godown raided
Embezzlement worth lakhs exposed
Chandigarh, September 2
A team of the Punjab Vigilance Bureau yesterday raided the Punjab Agro Food Grain Corporation godown at Bhadson, Patiala, and found material stocks worth Rs 18 lakh missing.

Boparai in thick of another row
Patiala, September 2
Another controversy regarding the donations collected for the neighbourhood campuses of Punjabi University, Patiala, has come to the fore.



RDX seizure no threat to peace: CM
Ludhiana, September 2
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said today that there was no threat to peace in the state. Reacting to the seizure of RDX on the eve of his visit, Badal said such incidents were quite isolated and these should not be viewed as any threat to the peace in the state.

Talks with J-K police on smuggling soon
Amritsar, September 2
To check and prevent the increasing terrorist attacks in various parts of the country besides smuggling of narcotics and arms, inter-state meetings of senior police officials were being held regularly.

Woman judge seeks justice
Phillaur, September 2
Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Ramesh Kumari, a resident of Phillaur and posted at Barnala, has been seeking "justice" as the police has failed to present a challan against the three accused who abetted her younger brother Manoj Kumar (33) to commit suicide here a year ago.

Amritsar Development Authority
Sidhu underplays his non-inclusion
Amritsar, September 2
BJP MP Navjot Sidhu here today sought to underplay his non-inclusion in the Amritsar Development Authority. Sidhu said he was happy that Chief Minister himself was now heading the Amritsar Development Authority, for which he had been trying hard ever since he was elected. He hoped that this would give impetus to developmental works and things would materialize much earlier than planned.

Three hurt in accident
Patiala, September 2
Three persons, including two women, were injured when a car (HR 09A 8104) rammed into the footpath grills on the busy Fountain Chowk-GPO road this evening.

Cable War
2 workers kidnapped, beaten up
Patiala, September 2
The cable war that has been on in the city since the change of government in the state today turned ugly when two workers of CCO Cable Network were allegedly kidnapped and beaten up by rivals.

Regiment observes Raising Day
Patiala, September 2
To pay tributes to soldiers of 1-Armoured Division Signal Regiment (AREN) who laid down their lives for the country, and to commemorate their 67th Raising Day, the regiment held a function, here yesterday.

Missing boy's body found
Rajpura, September 2
The body of Tarunvir, who had gone missing inexplicably after the car in which he was travelling with his friends met with an accident near here, was today fished out from the the Narwana branch of the Bhakra main line near Lacharu Khurd village.


Farm Subsidy
Power panel awaits govt order
Chandigarh, September 2
The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) is awaiting the government’s response on the sum of subsidy to be given to the farm sector.


Woman’s murder case solved, 4 held
Faridkot, September 2
The local police managed to solve the blind murder case of a woman from Ludhiana with the arrest of four persons here today.L.K Yadav, SSP, Faridkot, formed a special investigation team (SIT), headed by Balwinder Singh Bajwa, DSP, following the recovery of the headless body in a gunny bag in a minor on the Faridkot-Bathinda road in Jaito subdivision yesterday.

Man kills wife, commits suicide
Fazilka, September 2 
One person reportedly killed his wife with a sharp-edged weapon and committed suicide at Kandhwala Hazarkhan village of Fazilka subdivision today.

Three shops burgled
Kharar, September 2
Thieves broke into three shops the Gulmohar complex area and stole cash and other goods on Saturday night. The thieves stole Rs 35,000 from a property dealer’s shop, Rs 1,250 from the shop of a electronic goods dealer and some goods from a grocery shop.


National award for two teachers
Tarn Taran, September 2
Gulwinder Singh, teacher, Government Elementary School, Rasulpur, has been selected for the National Award to be given on September 5 (Teacher’s Day).

Now, better hostels at Pbi varsity
Patiala, September 2
Punjabi University, Patiala, has established a new landmark by way of creating spacious hostels for both boys and girls studying in the campus and its regional campuses of Talwandi Sabo and Rampura Phul.

Sonali shines at science seminar
Patiala, September 2
A state-level science seminar was organised at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines, here yesterday. The seminar was inaugurated by Satinderjit Kaur, deputy director, State Institute of Science Education, Punjab.


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