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‘Parents were aware of disease’
Amritsar, September 15
Unscrupulous elements within the college and outside were out to defame me and country’s premier medical institute, said J.P.K. Shergill, principal, Government Medical College, to the media here today.

DC to probe

Toll barriers add to commuters’ woes
Phagwara, September 15
Now, every car owner has to shell out Rs 56 as toll tax to travel a distance of 125 km from Phagwara to Chandigarh with the state government setting up tax centres at three places on the route. 
A long queue of vehicles near the Behram toll tax collection centre between Phagwara and Banga A long queue of vehicles near the Behram toll tax collection centre between Phagwara and Banga. — Photo by writer

K.P.S. Gill Gill for panel on terrorism
Chandigarh, September 15
Former Punjab DGP K.P.S. Gill today demanded that a commission be set up under the Chief Justice of India to study all aspects of terrorism in Punjab to curb any selective targeting of officers as had been done in the case of former Punjab DGP S.S. Virk.

K.P.S. Gill



Sukhi gives Vigilance the slip
Jalandhar, September 15
Giving Vigilance Bureau (VB) the slip, a former militant- turned-police “cat” Sukhwinder Singh Sukhi managed to flee Punjab.

Sub-committee receives complaints against Boparai
Patiala, September 15
The sub-committee headed by Syndicate member and SAD general secretary Prem Singh Chandumajra today received complaints of aggrieved employees against Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor Swaran Singh Boparai.



India Today finding puts Punjab on top
SAD claims credit 
Chandigarh, September 15
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) working president Sukhbir Singh Badal said here today that although it was a matter of great satisfaction that Punjab had emerged as the No. 1 state in the country, the steep fall on all parameters of development between the years 2002 and 2007, was a matter of grave concern.

It’s due to us: Amarinder

Ram Setu
BJP burns copy of affidavit

Sangrur, September 15
In a protest against hurting the sentiments of the Hindus by the UPA government by filing an affidavit, regarding the non-existence of Rama and Ram Setu, in the Supreme Court, members and activists of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), led by its district president Jatinder Kalra, held a protest march and demonstration in Sunam, about 13 km from here, today.


Virk’s arrest illegal: Counsel
Mohali, September 15
Counsel of former DGP of Punjab S.S. Virk today told a local court that Virk’s arrest by the vigilance bureau was illegal.

Virk’s kin demand judicial probe into land deals
Chandigarh, September 15
Family members of arrested DGP S.S. Virk today demanded that a judicial commission be set up to probe all land deals in the periphery of Chandigarh and claimed that there were serious discrepancies in some of the issues raised by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau.

Meeting on Giani Iqbal Singh’s ‘sacking’ not held
Amritsar, September 15
Giani Iqbal Singh, who was “sacked” as Jathedar Patna Sahib by the secretary of the Takht Patna Sahib Management Committee through a controversial order, is heading towards more trouble following fresh charges of furnishing wrong information for getting his passport prepared. In a setback to Giani Iqbal Singh, the meeting of the committee convened by him today could not be held at Takht Patna Sahib to discuss his “sacking”. 

Giani Iqbal Singh
Giani Iqbal Singh

Memorial for Namdhari martyrs 
Bhaini Sahib (Ludhiana), September 15
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today announced that the Punjab government would raise memorials in the memory of five Namdhari martyrs of Amritstar in their native villages on the pattern of Kuka martyrs of Malerkotla.

Mohali Airport 
Dhumal supports plan

Ludhiana, September 15
Former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal supported the proposal of Kila Raipur MLA Jassi Khangura urging Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to involve the state governments of Himachal Pradesh and Haryana in the setting up of an international airport at Mohali.

PSEB engineers condemn attack on SE
Patiala September 15
PSEB engineers have condemned the manhandling of an additional sectional engineer (SE) of the Patiala circle by a group of workers.

‘The Deaf Way’ holds contests
Patiala, September 15
The Patiala Deaf Friendship Club celebrated the 50th International Day of the Deaf, under the aegis of The Deaf Way, here today. On this occasion, schools from Amritsar, Sunam, Bathinda, Ludhiana and Barnala participated in the events.

Winners of various contests organised by the Patiala Deaf Friendship Club in Patiala on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Winners of various contests organised by the Patiala Deaf Friendship Club in Patiala

Cultural show marks ‘Crescendo '07’
Ropar, September 15
A freshers' party was organised at the Rayat and Bahra Institute of Engineering and Biotechnology, Sahauran. The event marked the beginning of the new academic session.

Bhattal visits jail, meets ‘premis’
Sangrur, September 15
Former Punjab Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, along with MLA from Dirba Surjit Singh Dhiman, today visited the local district jail reportedly to meet her supporter, former sarpanch Darshan Singh.

4 Horse expedition
Pathankot, September 15
The cycle expedition of 4 Horse, which was undertaken as part of celebrations to commemorate the 150th year of raising, received a warm welcome on its return at the regiment location here today. The expedition lasted from September 7 to 15. Major-Gen B.S. Grewal, Colonel of the Regiment, and Col Hardeep Singh Dhodi, Commandant, accompanied the team to the last leg of the expedition that covered 62 km.

Surgeons’ body meets today
Ludhiana, September 15
After nearly four decades, a special meeting of the Association of Surgeons of India will be held here tomorrow on the hosting of the 68th annual conference of the All-India Surgeons Association slated from December 25 here.

Bhindranwale’s widow dead
Jalandhar, September 15
Bibi Pritam Kaur, widow of late Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, died after a brief illness at her residence here late last night. The 60-year-old was a heart patient and admitted a couple of days ago at a local hospital following high sugar levels. Two sons, Isher Singh and Inderjit Singh, survive her. Her cremation will be held tomorrow at 2:30 pm at Rode village. — TNS


Chahal case: Hearing on Nov 3
Patiala, September 15
A court here adjourned hearing in the disproptionate assets case against B.I.S. Chahal former media adviser to Amarinder Singh till November 3. Chahal’s counsels N.P S. Waraich and J. P. S. Sarao pleaded that Chahal was admitted to a hospital and a medical certificate to this effect was also produced in the court saying he was suffering from a back problem.

SDM begins probe into lathi charge
Sangrur, September 15
On the deputy commissioner’s orders, a magisterial inquiry into the police lathi charge on September 11 here on the protesters (especially women) began here today and continued till evening. Local SDM Mohan Lal initiated the inquiry proceedings by recording statements of about 10 persons, including Kaur Singh and Rajwinder Kaur, father and sister ,respectively, of Harjit Singh, (26) of local Baguana basti, who was shot dead on August 13 here.

Tara Murder Case
Key witness deposes

Chandigarh, September 15
The prime witness in the Avtar Singh Tara murder case, Chand Singh, got his statement recorded at the district courts today.

Bhattal case: Hearing deferred till Nov 17
Chandigarh, September 15
A local court today deferred hearing in the alleged corruption and embezzlement case of former Deputy Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal till November 17.


Farmers call off stir
Abohar, September 15
The Kisan Sangharsh Samiti has called off its agitation against discrimination in the supply of canal water for irrigation. The Irrigation Department authorities had devised a formula under which remodeling of all waterfalls/distribution points would be completed within a month. This, the officials claimed, would ensure the availability of water even to the fields located on the tail-end of sub canals in this area.


Separate directorate for ayurvedic colleges
Amritsar, September 15
Medical education and research minister Tikshan Sud today ruled out any rollback on the recently hiked fees of the management quota in privately managed medical colleges in the state which forced many aspiring candidates to surrender their MBBS seats and opt for the BDS stream.


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