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Orders to sack jathedar, secy withdrawn
Amritsar, September 16
The orders to sack jathedar, Takht Patna Sahib and secretary, management committee, were withdrawn following a truce between Giani Iqbal Singh (jathedar) and Raja Singh (secretary) today. A meeting, convened at Takht Patna Sahib, attended by eight members of the Takht Patna Sahib management committee unanimously agreed in principal that the secretary had no power to sack the jathedar.

Mid-term election early next year: Advani
UPA to pay price for Ram, N-deal, price rise
Jalandhar, September 16
The UPA government, already under strain from its Left allies, will fall early next year on the issues of Ram, N-deal and the galloping prices of essential commodities. Giving a clarion call to the BJP cadres at a function to facilitate the newly elected mayors and councillors of the four civic bodies in the state here today.

Time to go after ‘rats’, not ‘cats’: KPS Gill
Jalandhar, September 16
Supercop K.P.S Gill today said it was time to identify the “rats” and go after them giving the “cats” a well -deserved rest. In city to attend the shaheed parivar fund distribution function, he said when the going gets tough all sorts of strategies are followed in the larger interest of the country and that the Punjab police not only used “cats but also rats, bats, camels and the ilk.”
Former DGP of the Punjab Police K.P.S. Gill explains a point as Lok Sabha Opposition leader Lal Krishan Advani (extreme right) is all ears in Jalandhar Former DGP of the Punjab Police K.P.S. Gill explains a point as Lok Sabha Opposition leader Lal Krishan Advani (extreme right) is all ears in Jalandhar on Sunday.
— Photo by S.S. Chopra

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Funds: ‘Granary’ Punjab may not net much
Chandigarh, September 16
Punjab may "pay the price" for being an agriculturally developed state. The nation's "granary" may not be eligible for a sizeable allocation out of the Rs 25,000 crore amount sanctioned by the Planning Commission for the development of agriculture. The Punjab Government has now prepared a Rs 2900-crore agri-development plan to forward its claim to the commission to seek funds under the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna.


Embezzlement of temple funds
Rights panel asks police for probe
Amritsar, September 16
Taking cognisance of a case involving the embezzlement of properties and jewellery worth crores of rupees belonging to the Mata Lal Devi Temple Trust allegedly by one of its trustees, the Punjab Human Rights Commission has asked the district police chief (Amritsar) to investigate the matter.

Sangat enjoy a langar at the Dashmesh Garden Colony gurdwara
DIVINE FOOD: Sangat enjoy a langar at the Dashmesh Garden Colony gurdwara. —  A Tribune photograph

Baba Farid award for Kiran Bedi
Faridkot, September 16
Kiran Bedi, director, Bureau of Police Research and Development, New Delhi, Master Ajit Singh and his wife Satpal Kaur, Amritsar district, and Ashok Gupta, Faridkot district, have been selected for different awards the managing committee of the Gurdwara Godri Sahib Baba Farid Society and independent judges for their contribution to different fields.

Report indicts superintendent
Amritsar, September 16
The sexual harassment case in which a clerk of the government-run TB Hospital here had levelled serous allegations against the superintendent of the office today took a new turn with the All-India Youth Association coming in support of the victim, demanding the National Commission for Women to intervene and urging the police to register a case against the culprit.

‘Women need equal representation in church bodies’
Jalandhar, September 16
Women need equal representation in different church bodies, including education, health, administration and finance. This was stated by Sister Lilly Francis, executive secretary, Catholic Bishop’s Conference of India commission for women, while talking to The Tribune at Trinity College here today.

Child found in Golden Temple
Amritsar, September 16
Playing Good Samaritan, the SGPC’s women’s wing is taking care of an 18-month-old boy child found in the parkarma of the Golden Temple. Unable to speak, the child, who was found crying by a sewadar around 4 pm yesterday, has been shifted to Guru Ram Das Serai and is being attended to. From the clothes he is wearing, he seems to be from a well-to-do family.

‘Dumbness can be treated within 3 years of birth’
Amritsar, September 16
The voice of a dumb child can return if deafness is treated properly within three years of the birth of the child, claimed A.K Aggarwal, professor and head, ENT Department, Maulana Azad Medical College, at the North-West Zone AOI Conference held here yesterday.

Heart surgery performed at Bathinda
Bathinda, September 16
This burgeoning town has added another feather to its cap when an open-heart surgery was performed at Delhi Heart Institute and Research Centre by a team of eminent surgeons and anesthetists here today.

Govt prepares plan
Shamlat land in illegal possession
Tarn Taran, September 16
The state government is preparing a plan to get shamlat land, allegedly in illegal possession of influential persons, vacated. This was stated by minister for rural development and panchayat Ranjit Singh Brahampura today while addressing a gathering at Naushehra Panuan village, 14 km from here.

Gurdwara Act in ‘Sikhs’ interest’
Ludhiana, September 16
The All-India Shiromani Akali Dal has supported the constitution of the All-India Gurdwara Act in the long-term interest of the Sikh community. The AISAD observed that it would be in the overall interest of Sikhs all over the world.

Garud Puran at bhog of dera follower
Phuli (Bathinda), September 16
The bhog ceremony of Prabhjit Kaur, a woman follower of Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda, who immolated herself on September 7 in her house in this village, was held as per the Hindu rites as family members organised the recitation of Garud Puran.


Organic fish farm set up
Rupnagar, September 16
The Organic Farming Council has set up a project for organic aqua farming at Rupnagar, which is claimed to be first of its kind in north India. To start with, an organic unit of 10 acres has been established at the Birla Farm, which is an initiative of senior resource person of council Dr Madhu Gill.


Meritorious students honoured
Patiala, September 16
The Patiala divisional commissioner S.K Ahluwalia felicitated 125 students of 102 different schools of rural and urban areas, who performed exceptionally well in this year’s Class VIII and X examinations, at Hotel Harbans Residency here today.

Trust gets nod to start new courses
Patiala, September 16
Vice-chairman of the Gian Sagar Educational and Charitable Trust Dr Sukhwinder Singh disclosed in a meeting here today that Gian Sagar College of Paramedical Sciences has been granted permission to start four new paramedical courses by the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.

Quiz at Rotary Club
Patiala, September 16
The Rotary Club Patiala Mid-Town organised a quiz contest, Nuts and Bolts-2007, on its premises here today wherein teams from various local schools took part. The contest was organised under the guidance of Saurabh Bansal, an honorary member of the club.


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