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City Centre Scam
Sandhu, another lawyer took  Rs 3 crore: VB

Ludhiana, September 29
The Vigilance Bureau today claimed before a local court that former Additional Advocate-General Harpreet Sandhu and R S Gill, a senior lawyer of Jalandhar, had received kickbacks of Rs 3 crore from G K Gambhir, managing director of Today Homes, to ensure the allotment of the City Centre project to their company.

Nari Shakti ransacks daily offices
Jalandhar, September 29
Women belonging to the Nari Shakti Jagriti Samiti, reportedly connected with the Nurmahal-based Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan, ransacked the local office of a Mohali-based Punjabi newspaper, Spokesman, today. They also allegedly manhandled one of its stringer present at the office at that time. The “Spokesman” office that was ransacked by a mob in Ludhiana on Saturday. A Tribune photograph
The local office of a Punjabi newspaper in Jalandhar after activists of the Nari Shakti Jagriti Samiti ransacked The local office of a Punjabi newspaper in Jalandhar after activists of the Nari Shakti Jagriti Samiti ransacked it on Saturday. 
— Tribune photo by Pawan Sharma

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Badal promises uninterrupted power supply
Muktsar/Lambi, September 29
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his son Sukhbir Badal today distributed cheques among panchayats and youth and sports clubs in Muktsar district and assured residents of the area that the state government would soon cover the entire state with uninterrupted power supply and extend the irrigation canal system to dry regions.

PRTC to introduce 150 AC buses
Patiala September 29
The Pepsu Roadways Transport Corporation (PRTC) is all set to cater the high-end customer of public transport. The corporation is inviting offers for 150 air-conditioned buses in the kilometre scheme on its various routes in the state.

Landran Brawl
Victim’s mother blames it on college

Kharar, September 29
The mother of a student who received injuries during a brawl between two groups of students at Chandigarh Engineering College (CEC), Landran, today accused the college management of showing incompetence in maintaining law and order on the campus.

All set for truck movement across border
Attari, September 29
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will flag off the first convoy of trucks carrying goods to Pakistan on October 1. It is learnt that Pakistan Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz will inaugurate the customs complex on the other side of the border and receive the first consignment.



SAD (A) opposes Dal Khalsa demand
Amritsar, September 29
Taking exception to the Dal Khalsa’s demand for setting up a “truth commission” to unearth the policy of prosecution carried out by the Punjab police using “cats”, the Shiromali Akali Dal (Amritsar) today said that such a commission could eventually lead to the “forgive and forget” policy and crimes committed by those found guilty could be ignored.

Ex-MLA’s family living in penury
SAD claims fall flat
Phuli (Bathinda), September 29
The present leadership of the SAD will hate to listen or read this. This story appears to make all tall claims being made by SAD leaders regarding party workers and leaders fall flat.

Beant Singh,younger grandson of late Hardit Singh Phuli, SAD leader, paddles a cart to earn his livelihood at Phuli village. — A Tribune photograph
Beant Singh,younger grandson of late Hardit Singh Phuli, SAD leader, paddles a cart to earn his livelihood at Phuli village

Amarinder flays arrest of Sandhu
Patiala, September 29
Former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today flayed the arrest of former additional advocate general Harpreet Sandhu by the Vigilance Bureau.

No threat to Centre from Left: Ashwani
Hoshiarpur, September 29
There is no threat to the UPA government from the Left parties and it will complete its tenure. However, the Congress is fully prepared to face the mid-term poll of the  Lok Sabha.

Bittu calls meeting on November 30
Jalandhar, September 29
Split in the SAD (A) is imminent with Bhai Daljit Singh Bittu raising the banner of revolt by convening a meeting of party workers and leaders on November 30 at Alamgir Sahib against the alleged autocratic functioning of president Simranjit Singh Mann.


Tribune Impact
Sexual harassment case

TB sanatorium supdt divested of charge

Amritsar, September 29
Taking a serious view of sexual harassment charge against the superintendent T B sanatorium by a womanclerk, director research and medical education (DRME) Dr J. S. Dalal, taking disciplinary action has relieved Satnam Singh (superintendent) from his official duties.

Play marks centenary celebrations at Narli
Pigeons being released by residents of Narli village on Saturday to mark the birth centenary celebrations of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Narli (Tarn Taran), September 29
There was need to acknowledge common heroes of both Punjabs. Madiha Gauhar, director, Ajoka Theatre Group from Lahore, said this at a special light and sound function held here this evening to mark the birth centenary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh. It was organised by Springdale Public School and Punjarjyot, an NGO.
Pigeons being released by residents of Narli village on Saturday to mark the birth centenary celebrations of Shaheed Bhagat Singh. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma

Website on martyr soon
Amritsar, September 29
Political leaders failed to carry forward the ideology of Shaheed Bhagat Singh. This was stated by a close relative of the martyr, Abhay Singh Sandhu, son of younger brother of Bhagat Singh, while expressing gratitude to both Central and state governments for celebrating the birth centenary.

Granthi killed, road blocked in protest
Amritsar, September 29
Many people along with family members of an accident victim, who was run over by a private bus today blocked traffic on the Amritsar-Pathankot road near Sheikhpur Kalan village near Jaintipur here.

Govt to launch Mai Bhago scheme
Patiala, September 29
The Punjab Cooperative Department will launch Mai Bhago, women empowerment scheme, next month. Under the scheme, societies will be formed at the village level and women will be provided opportunities for self-employment, paving the way for their economic consolidation.


Violation of SC Order
IMA to move court against Punjab Police

Fatehgarh Sahib, September 29
Perturbed by the increasing number of criminal cases being registered against doctors in the state without following the guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court, the Punjab branch of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has decided to file a contempt petition against the Punjab Police in the apex court.

Raids uncover 47 cases of power theft
Kharar, September 29
A team of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) conducted raids on nearby villages and detected a large number of power theft cases.

6 held for land grab attempt
Kharar, September 29
Six persons were arrested for forcibly taking over 10 acres of common land in Nayagoan today. The police also recovered seven weapons, including pistols and rifles, and three vehicles from those arrested.


2 groups formed on education
Chandigarh, September 29
The Punjab Government has set up two groups for improving the standard of education in the state. Both groups have been asked to submit their reports in two months.

Patiala students participate in NASA contest
Patiala, September 29
Two students of DAV Public School, Patiala, Jaskerat Singh Batra and Pulkit Sachdeva, represented Asia in International Space Settlement design competition organised by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the USA.


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