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Chhapar Mela
Congress, SAD vie for Bhagat Singhís legacy
Chhapar(Ludhiana), September 27
Annual political rallies at the Chhapar mela, like in the past, proved to be nothing more than mud-slinging contest between different political parties here today. Tone of the verbal onslaught appeared to be comparatively mild this time with no election or political upheaval in the offing in the state, at least in near future. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal addresses a political conference at Chhapar on Thursday.
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal addresses a political conference at Chhapar on Thursday. ó A Tribune photograph

Amarinderís confidant Madanjit joins BSP
Sangrur, September 27
Madanjit Singh a confidant of former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and liaison officer to the CM during his regime, today quit the Congress and joined the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) here.

A question of name on plaque
Ministerís men break trauma ward stone
Pathankot, September 27
Formal inauguration of the trauma ward, to be constructed by the central government at a cost of Rs 1.5 crore at civil Hospital here was done by Punjab health minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla amid controversies and tension, here today.



VB breaks open lockers of Virk family
A team of the Punjab Vigilance Bureau examines documents of former DGP, Punjab, S.S. Virk in Chandigarh on Thursday.Jewellery worth Rs 1.81 lakh found
Chandigarh, September 27
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau today broke open three bank lockers of the family members of arrested DGP S.S. Virk here this evening.

A team of the Punjab Vigilance Bureau examines documents of former DGP, Punjab, S.S. Virk in Chandigarh on Thursday. ó Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Endangering Peopleís Health
Quacks prescribe steroids to patients
Patiala, September 27
Satnam Singh, whose wife is a rheumatic patient, received a miracle drug in the form of small pellets for a quack that provided her quick relief from acute joint pains. The relief was so quick that this created an apprehension in his mind.



BJPís Punjab office-bearers
Chandigarh, September 27
The newly elected president of the Punjab BJP, Rajinder Bhandari, today announced office-bearers of the state unit.

Bhattal meets Dullo
Khanna, September 27
Leaving nothing to chance, the newly appointed chief of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, visited the former PPCC chief, Shamsher Singh Dullo, at his private residence, here today.


Residents to pay for Congressí populist measures
Abohar, September 27
The employees of the Municipal Council will have to bear the brunt of populist measures adopted during the Congress regime.

Bhagat Singh remembered in Vancouver
Chandigarh, September 27
Several organisations, including the Indian-Canadian Workers Federation and the Radical Desi Youth joined hands to celebrate the birth centenary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh in Vancouver, Canada, today. An evening of film excerpts, poetry, talks, readings of Bhagat Singhís writings and a photo exhibition was organised.

Punjab complains to Union govt
Chandigarh, September 27
Punjab, which is the largest buyer of electricity from the open market in the country, has complained to the Union Government about its exploitation by power surplus states.

Kidney Removal Case
Father for viscera exam outside state
Amritsar, September 27
Fearing manipulation in the viscera examination of the body parts of the dead child, Sonia, whose kidney was allegedly removed by the principal of the Amritsar Medical College, the relatives have demanded the test to be conducted outside the state.

No special grant for Indo-Pak border farmers
Chandigarh, September 27
The Union Government has refused to give any special grant to help farmers who own land along the fence in Punjab on the Indo-Pak border. Sources today said the state government had discussed the issue with the Union Government authorities. However, they refused to concede the demand for extending special help to such farmers.

PAU told to generate resources
Ludhiana, September 27
The Punjab government has asked Punjab Agricultural University authorities to generate own resources .It is learnt Guru Angad Dev Vetetrinary and Animal Sciences University(GADVASU) has also been asked to generate own resources.

Doordarshan, AIR to go off air today
Jalandhar, September 27
All India Radio and Doordarshan viewers across the country will not be able to hear or watch their favourite programmes tomorrow since all employees will be on a dayís casual leave.

Bankers strike work against merger
Patiala September 27
The employees of State Bank of Patiala (SBoP) today struck work to protest the proposed merger of their bank with State Bank of India.



Amarinderís bail plea: Saini haunts HC proceedings
Chandigarh, September 27
Whenever any case relating to former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, his family or aides comes up in the high court, Vigilance Bureau director Sumedh Singh Sainiís name invariably finds a mention. And the context in which Sainiís name appears may not be exactly to his liking. Today was no different.

Notice to Punjab local govt secretary
Chandigarh, September 27
The high court today issued notice for October 30 to the Punjab local government secretary, commissioner and assistant commissioner of the Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, on a PIL by Tejinder Singh, a journalist.

Complainant told to pay Rs 5,000
Sangrur, September 27
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum here has ordered Surjeet Kaur of Ghanauri Kalan village in Dhuri tehsil, to pay Rs 5,000 compensation to woman doctor Sumandeep Grewal, posted at the Sangrur civil hospital, for filing a frivolous complaint against the doctor before the forum.

8 acquitted in blast case
Ropar, September 27
The court of district additional sessions judge G.S. Saran today acquitted eight persons in a bomb blast case outside the dera of Bhaniarewala Baba in Nurpur Bedi on January 10, 2005. Those acquitted are Sant Singh, Amarjeet Singh, Parminder Singh, Amritpal Singh, Sukhwinder Singh, Avtra Singh and Gurdev Singh. They had been booked under Sections 3 and 4 of the Explosives Act.


Inside Babudom
Four sensitive posts lying vacant in Punjab Police
Chandigarh, September 27
Even though there is a constant race among officials to seek out important postings, still four sensitive and important posts in the Punjab Police have been lying vacant for varying periods of time.


Landran students clash; 3 hurt
Kharar, September 27
Two groups of students clashed at Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran, today leaving three seriously injured.


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