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Expensive Education
Parents to move court
Patiala, September 14
The parents of certain students are contemplating moving the court against the recent fee hike in medical colleges of the state. They have even written to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in this connection. In the representation to the Chief Minister, the parents have alleged that the government has succumbed to the pressure from the lobby of private medical college managements.

As SAD prepares dossier on its leaders
Cong gropes for right man to head state unit
Bathinda, September 14
Even as a section of senior Congress leaders of Punjab has been lobbying hard to wear the mantle of presidentship of the state unit, the party high command has been finding it difficult to find out the right person for that job.

Mann assails Bhandari on Virk, ‘cats’
Chandigarh, September 14
Reacting to the BJP's reported statement that "no system is bad if it is used in a broader national interest," president of the Akali Dal (Amritsar), Simranjit Singh Mann, today said the statement exposed these forces to a broader moral, legal and constitutional question regarding taking the life of a citizen through an ideology of national interest, especially since India is bound by the constitutional law and its Article 21.



Encroachments eclipse haveli of Wasti Ram
Amritsar, September 14
Even as the samadh of Bhai Wasti Ram, the most revered Sehajdhari Sikh of the 18th century and a contemporary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, was demolished in December 1992 by a Muslim mob and still lies unattended outside the Lahore Fort, a major portion of his magnificent haveli in Amritsar stands encroached upon.

Ignored heritage:
A view of the haveli of Bhai Wasti Ram in Amritsar which is surrounded by tall buildings.
— Photo by Rajiv Sharma
A view of the haveli of Bhai Wasti Ram in Amritsar which is surrounded by tall buildings.



Living off dowry is his business
Amritsar man ready to get fourth wife
Amritsar, September 14

Two “wives” of one man here yesterday sought police intervention to stop their “husband” from tying the nuptial knot yet again, probably for the fourth time, without seeking divorce from them.

Madhvi (right) and Laxmi show the photographs of their marriage with Mahesh Kumar. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma
Madhvi (right) and Laxmi show the photographs of their marriage with Mahesh Kumar.

Taksal to raise Bhindranwale memorial
Amritsar, September 14
Damdami Taksal has decided to raise first-ever memorial in the name of its former chief Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale in his ancestral village, Rode. The taksal will spend crores of rupees on the construction of the gurdwara and other memorials.

Dr Laxmi Narain Sharma at Hindi Divis celebrations, minutes before he collapsed on the stage at Pujabi University on Friday.Hindi scholar collapses on stage, dies
Patiala, September 14
It seemed prophetic. “One never knows when the cruel hands of death snatch away one’s life.” These were the last words uttered by renowned Hindi scholar Laxmi Narain Sharma, a former professor of Panjab university, Chandigarh, seconds before he collapsed on stage during Hindi Diwas celebrations at the Punjab Languages Department of Punjabi University here today.
Dr Laxmi Narain Sharma at Hindi Divis celebrations, minutes before he collapsed on the stage at Pujabi University on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

100 days of employment for 1,000 rural youth
Amritsar, September 14
As many as 1,000 unemployed rural youth will be given 100 days of employment as part of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme from October 1 onwards. A total of 13,000 persons, falling under the below poverty line (BPL) category, have been issued job cards in different villages of the district.

Harprabh No clue to Harprabh
Patiala September 14
The police has failed to trace 5-year-old Harprabh who was kidnapped from Patiala on September 8. The kidnappers had allegedly killed his grandmother before kidnapping the child.

SDMs can now stop child marriages
Chandigarh, September 14
The Punjab government has designated subdivisional magistrates (SDMs) as child marriage prohibiting officers in the state.

24 Indians sent back
Amritsar, September 14
Twentyfour Indians, most of them Punjabis, who had flown to Slovakia on September 9, were sent back yesterday.



Relief to Amarinder till Sept 18
Chandigarh, September 14
Reflecting on the sweep of Section 438 CrPC (pre-arrest bail) and observing that apprehensions of former chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh cannot be discarded outright, Justice Ranjit Singh today issued a notice to Punjab for September 18 and also granted interim relief to Capt Amarinder Singh against arrest till then.

High Court
Verdict reserved on Chahal, others’ bail
Chandigarh, September 14
Justice Surya Kant today reserved the order on the bail plea of B.I.S. Chahal, managing director of Today Homes G.K. Gambhir and three other officers of the company. All the petitioners, accused in the Ludhiana City Centre case registered by the state Vigilance Bureau in Ludhiana on March 23, are already on interim anticipatory bail, and seeking confirmation of the interim relief.

HC summons former MLA
Chandigarh, September 14
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today summoned former independent MLA from Barnala, Malkiat Singh Keetu, who is now with the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), to appear in person before it on September 27. He was also ordered to be impleaded as a respondent in a petition relating to alleged seizure of the petitioner’s commercial vehicle.

Corruption Case
Office superintendent acquitted
Ropar, September 14
Former office superintendent in the department of director of health, Mohali, Daljeet Singh Kohli was acquitted in a corruption case today.


Adopt new tech to earn more: VC tells farmers
Ludhiana, September 14
The two-day Kisan Mela at Punjab Agricultural University concluded here today as vice-chancellor M.S.Kang gave away prizes to progressive farmers who were winners of the various produce competition. Besides, prizes were given to different firms for their best display in the agro-industrial exhibition.


Students get tips on grooming personality
Patiala, September 14
Blossoms Senior Secondary School organised a seminar on career and personality development on the school premises here today.


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