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Interviews for top SGPC posts begin
Amritsar, September 25
The process to appoint the chief secretary and five directors of different wings (to be created for the first time) of the SGPC formally started with the holding of interviews at the sub-office of the committee at Chandigarh today.

Board Website Ready
Students can now fill forms from district HQ
Patiala, September 25
Lakhs of students appearing for exams under the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) will now be spared the trouble of travelling to Mohalli.With the board going online, students can now fill migration, registration and re-evaluation forms from their respective district headquarters.
D.S. Dhillon
D.S. Dhillon

State demands 3,000 MW from Centre
Bathinda, September 25
The Punjab government has urged the Union Power Ministry to allocate about 3,000 MW power from its unallocated quota to the state to tide over the power crises.The government has also put pressure on the ministry to allow it to contribute 49 per cent share in the investment of the Banswara nuclear power plant being set up in Rajasthan.

Even this policeman could not control his emotions on India’s win over Pakistan in the Twenty20 World Cup and participated in the celebrations in Bathinda on Monday night
Even this policeman could not control his emotions on India’s win over Pakistan in the Twenty20 World Cup and participated in the celebrations in Bathinda on Monday night.— Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera

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6 of family killed in accident
Victims were returning from Vaishno Devi 
Kharar, September 25
Six members of a family, including two children, were killed in a collision between a car (HR 30B 0171) and a truck near Daun Majra village this morning. The victims were traveling in the car. The family was coming from the Vaishno Devi shrine and on way to Gurgaon. The incident took place at 5.30 am. The victims were from Palam Vihar, Gurgaon, and Palwal.

Mangled remains of the car on the Kharar-Kurali road.— Tribune photos by Vicky Gharu
Mangled remains of the car on the Kharar-Kurali road




Dam retirees get jolt, surplus money recovered from gratuity
Ranjit Sagar Dam, September 25
Retired and retiring employees of the Ranjit Sagar Dam have once again got a big jolt, with the state government recovering surplus money, paid to them in shape of special increments, from their gratuity and leave encashment.

Truckers pay Rs 211 as bribe daily: Study
Hoshiarpur, September 25
The Centre for Media Studies (CMS) has revealed in its report that truck operators have to pay Rs 211 to Rs 266 daily as bribe to officials of the Regional Transport Department and policemen for plying their vehicles smoothly.

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Narli village to get recognition
Amritsar, September 25
Finally, the state government has agreed, in principle, to give recognition to the border village of Narli which is the ancestral village of Shaheed Bhagat Singh on the zero line in Tarn Taran district. The Tribune had highlighted the connection of Shaheed Bhagat Singh with Narli by quoting historical documents, including “Buried Alive”, an autobiography of Bhagat Singh’s paternal uncle Sardar Ajit Singh, and “Oral History”, given by village elders.

Info under RTI Act finds chinks in rape case probe
Amritsar, September 25
Information procured under the RTI Act has brought to light startling revelations in a rape case. While on one hand no FIR was lodged in the case, the latest police investigation on a RTI application by the accused’s father have also pointed out that the complainant probably never stayed at the spot of the crime.

Pak delegation adds green to kisan mela
Bathinda, September 25
The kisan mela organised on the premises of the local regional research station by Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) today attracted farmers from far away places. A delegation of scientists and students of Agriculture University, Faislabad (Pakistan), including Jehangir Khan Sial, director, faculty of agriculture engineering and technology and Niyaz Ahmed, director, water management, attended the mela, adding colour to it.

‘No relief for Pak farmers’
Tarn Taran, September 25
Shakeela Khanam Rashid, member of the Pakistan National Assembly, said President Musharraf had failed to give any relief to the farmers. She said the right of ownership of land had not been given to the farmers as tillers.

‘Bhagat Singh more important than Gandhi-Irvin Pact’
Amritsar, September 25
Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s vision of India was to achieve Independence, transform the nation into an enlightened political, social, economic and cultural democracy and bring about qualitative changes in the Indian society. These views were expressed by distinguished scholars at a state-level seminar on the “Life and Times of Shaheed Bhagat Singh” organised by Guru Nanak Dev University here today to mark the birth centenary celebrations of the great martyr of Punjab.

Writers to celebrate martyr’s birth centenary
Chandigarh, September 25
Eminent Punjabi writers, playwrights and social activists will celebrate Shaheed Bhagat Singh's birth centenary at Barnala on September 28, the day it is celebrated by the Punjab Government at Amritsar. They have given a call for illumination in the state on the night of September 27.

‘Ban shows on animal fights’
Hoshiarpur, September 25
A consultant secretary of the Animal Welfare Board of India (Union Ministry for Forest) K. Ramasamy has taken serious view of the recent telecast of dog fights in Punjab by a section of private TV channels.

Round up
Govt bans book
Chandigarh, September 25
 The Punjab Government has banned Hindi book "Shri Guru Granth Sahib"-Sant Panapdas ji ki Wani, written by Sant Panapdas as it contains objectionable material which will cause resentment among the Sikhs. It is defamatory to the Sikh religion.

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Man killed by friends over minor issue
Mandi Gobindgarh, September 25
A minor feud over a trivial issue ended up in the murder of a Nepalese labourer here last night, who was done to death by his own friends. Th accused, Rajinder Kumar and Hari Har, allegedly battered Mangan to death.

Rape alleged
Ludhiana, September 25
A polio-ridden minor girl ate poison after being allegedly raped by a youth at Shatabgarh village near Machiwara late tonight.

Youth Cong website
Chandigarh, September 25 
The Punjab unit of the Youth Congress today launched its website www.punjabyouthcongress.com <http://www.punjabyouthcongress.com>. A former president of the Youth Congress Randeep Singh Surjewala, who is now the power minister in Haryana, inaugurated the website. 



Govt says Raninder not cooperating
Chandigarh, September 25
The former and present political powers are stuck on their much-touted stands with no one budging an inch from the stated positions and posturing.

HC rejects Mann’s plea to transfer Badal case
Chandigarh, September 25
In a significant order aimed at conveying a stern message to political leaders against using courts as a turf for waging their political battles, a division bench, comprising Chief Justice Vijender Jain and Justice Mahesh Grover, today dismissed the plea filed by president of the SAD (A) Simranjit Singh Mann.

Judges blamed for crowded jails
Chandigarh, September 25
It is an open secret that jails in our country are a stinking hell, overcrowded more with undertrials than convicts.

Anticipatory bail plea of Jagir Kaur dismissed
Rupnagar, September 25
The anticipatory bail of former SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur was turned down today by the court of district and session judge Rekha Mittal. She was booked on December 1, 2003, for violating Section 144 of the CrPC. An Anandpur Sahib court issued non-bailable warrants against her on September 15 for which her counsel had put up an application in the Rupnagar court seeking  anticipatory bail. 


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