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Kanak-dal Scheme
Sukhbir asks PM to give Rs 1,400 MSP on wheat

Jhundan (Sangrur), September 4
Admitting that there were about 10 per cent ineligible persons among the beneficiaries of the kanak-dal scheme, launched on August 15 by the SAD-BJP government in the state, acting president of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Sukhbir Singh Badal today said all ineligible persons from the scheme would be shunted out in two to three months.

N-deal will make India US ally: Left
Jalandhar, September 4

The operationalisation of the Indo-US nuclear deal will make India a junior military ally of American imperialism and has serious repercussions on our independent foreign policy.

As cameras rolled, rumours kept everybody guessing
Mullanpur Garibdass, September 4
To many onlookers it seemed the Punjab Chief Minister had come to their village to launch a tractor!This village, in the Shivalik foothills with its lush green surroundings, provided the perfect backdrop as Parkash Singh Badal and his MP son Sukhbir Singh sat poised on a tractor. 
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his son Sukhbir Singh Badal pose for a photo for a national magazine cover at Mullapur Garibdass village in Mohali district
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his son Sukhbir Singh Badal pose for a photo for a national magazine cover at Mullapur Garibdass village in Mohali district on Tuesday.— Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu




Tele-revolution hits Punjab
Chandigarh, September 4
Punjab is undergoing a not-so-silent revolution and it is certainly not green in colour. The state that saw a green revolution in the 1960s and 70s is now undergoing another one, this time in telecommunications with every second resident having a telephone - be it mobile or landline.

Experts to help preserve rare Birs
Amritsar, September 4
The SGPC has decided to engage the services of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to preserve more than 400 rare manuscripts, including that of holy Guru Granth Sahib, lying in the Sikh Reference Library at the Golden Temple complex here.

A file photo of holy manuscripts kept in the Sikh Reference Library, SGPC complex, that would be preserved with the help of Archaeological Survey of India
A file photo of holy manuscripts kept in the Sikh Reference Library, SGPC complex, that would be preserved with the help of Archaeological Survey of India

3 of family drowned in water tank
Abohar, September 4
All three sons of a daily-wage earner drowned in a water tank at Killianwali village, 7 km from here on the Abohar-Hindumalkot road, yesterday. They were cremated today.


Badal Jr does a balancing act
Visits houses of rival leaders
Sangrur, September 4
Differences between the factions of Dhindsa and Barnala came to the fore once again today forcing acting president of the SAD Sukhbir Singh Badal to visit residences of Gaganjit Singh Barnala at Dhuri and Dhuri MLA Iqbal Singh Jhundan at Jhundan village, near Amargarh. Jhundan (independent) had defeated SAD candidate from Dhuri Gaganjit Singh Barnala in the last Assembly elections.

Cong drive a big draw: Singla
Ferozepur, September 4
The membership drive launched by the Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) in the state has evoked a good response as against a target of four lakh members, already eight lakh youth have expressed the desire to join the PYC. This was stated by Vijay Inder Singla, president, PYC, while talking to mediapersons here today.


Hospital staff demanding bribe, alleges wife

Mentally challenged man chained
Amritsar, September 4
“Please take this man away to save my life and that of my two teenaged daughters as he wants to kill  us,” said Kiran, wife of a mentally challenged person, Sushil Kumar, here today. Sushil has been chained to a bench for the past 10 days.                     

A mentally challenged person chained in his house in Amritsar.— Photo by Rajiv Sharma

Involve Haryana, HP in airport project: Khangura
Ludhiana September 4
Kila Raipur MLA Jassi Khangura has urged the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to involve the Haryana and Himachal governments and the Chandigarh administration in the proposed airport project.

A mentally challenged person chained in his house in Amritsar.— Photo by Rajiv Sharma

Boy ‘concocted’ story of tying him to horse
Jalandhar, September 4
Contrary to the initial allegations of the parents of Ithwari, a 10-year-old boy, of a Gujjar dragging him after tying him to a horse at Raowali village on Sunday morning, the district police found during investigation that the accusations were concocted to grab money from the Gujjar.

Sangrur-Chhittanwala road to be renamed
Sangrur, September 4
Punjab PWD minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa has announced that the Nanakana Sahib (Sangrur)-Chhittanwala road will be named after Jathedar Nachhattar Singh Bhalwan, who died during Operation Bluestar in Amritsar. Jathedar Bhalwan was district president of the Shiromani Akali Dal at that time.

Pak designers to vie in fashion show
Amritsar, September 4
Top Pakistani fashion designers will be vying with brands from Jaipur, Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi and Chandigarh for the two-day fashion forecast show here starting on September 8.The event host and promoter of the show, Tania Chatha, said she had received an overwhelming response from various participants from across the country and abroad to display their products to fashion-conscious people of the city.

Donors helping hospital treat poor
Patiala, September 4
Mata Kaushalya Government Hospital is involving voluntary donors to help poor and needy patients, hospital sources disclosed here today.The hospital authorities said voluntary donors had been extending help by distributing medicines and giving monetary aid to the poor patients for the past 12 years. 

Dera man held; cases against 33 

Mansa, September 4
Lilli Kumar, a functionary of the Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda, was arrested for his alleged involvement in initiating a violent clash at Alam Pur Mandra village yesterday by holding naam charcha in his house and subsequently attacking members of the Sikh community who tried to stop it.

Dera women launch campaign
Barnala, September 4
Women followers of Dera Sacha Sauda under the banner of the Sarv Dharam Samaj Sudharak Veranganyae have launched a campaign in favour of the dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh by distributing pamphlets in the Barnala area.

Block samiti chief thrashed
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 4
The block samiti chairman of Bassi Pathana was reportedly beaten up by villagers for illicit ties with a woman of Bheronpur village. The police has booked 16 villagers. The villagers attacked Gurvinder Singh Dhillon while he was visiting one of his friends.Villagers said Gurvinder was a married man but continued to be intimate with another woman, despite having been warned several times against it.

Man returns kidnapped nephew
Bathinda, September 4
Jaspreet Singh (7) of Bhokra village, who was allegedly kidnapped by his uncle Jagsir Singh about three weeks ago, was handed over to the police by the accused today.

Six hurt in Janmashtami vandalism
Pathankot, September 4
At least six persons were injured when youths pelted stones on devotees during Janmashtami celebrations at a temple in Sujanpur, near here, late last night.

12 hurt in village clash
Tribune News Service
Dera Bassi, September 4
At least 12 persons were injured in a clash at Dhanoni village near here tonight.
According to the police, two groups clashed over disconnection of electricity supply to a particular house. The injured included Manjit Singh, Harminder Singh, Jagtar Kaur, Mohinder Kaur, Darshan Singh, Baljinder Kaur, Ajmer Kaur, Kamla, Salim and Gurdeep. One of the groups alleged that their power connection was snapped by the opposing group and they were attacked. 



100 commercial dairy farms to be set up: Kanwaljit
Morinda, September 4
To meet the shortage of milk at the milk producing plants, the Punjab government has decided to set up 100 commercial dairy farms in the state.The Cabinet minister Capt Kanwaljit Singh announced this while presiding over a ceremony held to distribute cheques of bonus to the milk producing society of Mundiyan village, near here, today.


Family remanded for using fake CSD card
Faridkot, September 4
Four persons, including three members of a family, were remanded in judicial custody for using fake CSD cards here today. The police seized a fake CSD card and impounded the Tata Indica with a fake number belonging to the accused identified as Savita Puri, alias Sandhya, her husband Kamal Puri and son Sahil, alias Sunny, residents of Ludhiana and Sanjeev Kumar of Hanumangarh (Rajasthan), at present residing at Ludhiana.


School sans teachers has villagers on road
Moga, September 4
Residents of eight villages and various social organisations today blocked traffic on the Moga-Ferozepur road in protest against the failure of the authorities concerned to provide teachers at the government primary school at Mahesri Sandhwan village.

Student consumes poison
Bathinda, September 4
Ramandeep Singh, a student of Government Senior Secondary School, Kot Shamir village, was admitted to the local Civil Hospital after he consumed some poisonous substance in the school premises yesterday.

Scholarship scheme
Chandigarh, September 4
The Punjab Government College Retired Teachers Welfare Association will award 12 scholarships of Rs 1,000 ( one time only) each to deserving students studying in colleges or universities of Punjab. 

NSUI seeks elections through ballot
Amritsar, September 4
Guru Nanak Dev University has wrongly interpreted the judgement of the Supreme Court by ordering its teachers to nominate students as class representatives.Stating this at a media conference here today, president of the NSUI Gautam Majithia said the university could hold indirect elections only if there was any law and order problem in the area.


New industrial policy on anvil
Chandigarh, September 4
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today made it clear that Punjab would have a new industrial policy to overcome the discriminatory policy of the Government of India that extended special incentives to the industry in the states of Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttaranchal.

NRI to build hotel linked to Heathrow
London, September 4
Surinder Arora, who arrived in the UK from India in 1972 woefully short of money, went on to become a property developer and is now building a new hotel that will link directly to Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport.


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