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Cong not to fight Amarinder’s cases, says Bhattal
Chandigarh, September 30
Within days of her appointment as Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee(PPCC) chief, Rajinder Kaur Bhattal today charted a fresh course - it was conveyed that Bhattal means business and was backed by all factions of the party while the style of functioning of former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh came under fire from senior party leaders.

Misappropriation of Grants
150 sarpanches suspended, 200 under probe
Tarn Taran, September 30
As many as 150 sarpanches have been suspended and probe completed against 200 others on the charge of misappropriation of grants of crores released to the panchayats by the previous government.

Truck movement: India, Pak to establish hotline
Amritsar, September 30
To iron out last-minute glitches for the smooth movement of cargo trucks across the Radcliffe line from tomorrow, senior Customs officers of India and Pakistan today held detailed discussions on various modalities at the Attari checkpost here.

The porter trouble
Attari, September 30
Apprehending trouble, the district administration is working overtime to pacify porters operating on the Indian side. The nearly 1,400 porters have already threatened to launch an agitation to disrupt the much-touted exercise.

Tarn Taran


12 hurt in clash over naam charcha
Thirty persons booked
Alampur Mandra (Mansa), September 30
As many as 12 persons, including members of various Sikh organisations and followers of Dera Sacha Sauda, were injured when a clash took place between them at this village, 25 km from Mansa, today.

A First for the State
Agro-based paper mill
Chandigarh, September 30
Punjab will soon boast of world’s biggest agro-residue-based paper manufacturing facility in its ongoing endeavour of agrilisation of its industry.



Mann flays attack on offices of daily
Patiala, September 30
President of SAD (A) Simranjit Singh Mann has demanded the arrest of alleged conspirators behind yesterday’s attack on the offices of a vernacular newspaper across the state.

SAD ignored Sidhu: BJP leader
Amritsar, September 30
A section of the BJP has expressed resentment over the SAD ignoring BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu during the national-level centenary celebrations of Shaheed Bhagat Singh held here.


A Musical Tribute
Punjab Police jawan Manjinder Singh Bagga (23) of Patiala performs stunts on a motorcycle on the occasion of the 100th birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh in Amritsar on Saturday.
Punjab Police jawan Manjinder Singh Bagga (23) of Patiala performs stunts on a motorcycle on the occasion of the 100th birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh in Amritsar on Saturday. — PTI photo

Amritsar witnesses spurt in elopement

Amritsar, September 30
Cupid seems to have struck his arrows on teenagers in the region, leading to a sudden spurt in cases of elopement in the past few months. In most cases, the couples move court, seeking police protection in a bid to avoid police action initiated by their parents.

Badal exhorts villagers to invest in WB project
Lambi (Muktsar), September 30
Besides granting cheques to panchayats, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today had another important task at hand for the welfare of villagers of the Lambi constituency, that is, convincing them to shell out a few lakh rupees for the World Bank-aided drinking water and sanitation  projects.

Pak music director turned approver in Bhagat Singh case?
Amritsar, September 30
Had Khursheed Anwar, a noted Pak music director of “Heer Ranjha and Parwana” fame, turned approver in the Shaheed Bhagat Singh case and died with a “guilty conscience” on October 30, 1984, in Lahore 
at the age of 70?
Activists of the All-India Sikh Conference protest against the clean chit given to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in the 1984 riots, in New Delhi on Sunday.
Activists of the All-India Sikh Conference protest against the clean chit given to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in the 1984 riots, in New Delhi on Sunday. —Tribune photo by Manas Ranjan Bhui

The burning train
Fazilka, September 30
More than 1,000 passengers on board Bathinda-Fazilka diesel multiple unit (DMU), had a providential escape as a coach caught fire and the brakes of the train failed near Chack Pakhi village today.

Punjabi heritage to reach US museum
Patiala, September 30
Viewing Punjabi heritage in the USA will become a reality in near future. A group of Punjab NRIs based in Sutter County of the USA have formed the Punjabi American Heritage Society to protect the Punjabi culture and acquaint others with it. Sutter County has 10 per cent Punjabi population.

Nuclear Deal
‘Don’t mortgage sovereignty’
Sangrur, September 30
Delivering his keynote address an expert in the power sector and secretary, Delhi Science Forum, Dr D. Raghunandan, today asked the union government not to mortgage the sovereignty of the country for 40 years to the USA to procure nuclear fuel in the form of uranium, besides related technology.

Club members oppose DC’s decision
Amritsar, September 30
About 1,200 members of the Heritage Club of the holy city are up in arms against the district administration for dissolving the legally elected executive body of the club without citing any reason.

One killed in road accident
Kharar, September 30
A resident of the local Golden Colony was killed in a road accident here today. Preetam Singh, a contractor, was going on a scooter along with his employee Paramjit Singh, a resident of Banmajra village, when a tractor-trailer hit them from behind near Grewal Hospital on National Highway-21.

Winged Surprise
The sea gull is here, already

Ropar, September 30
Winged guests from Siberia have arrived at Ropar International Wetland, 15 days before the scheduled time. Having travelled a distance of more than 6,000 km, these birds were spotted on the wetland mid-week.

Four-horned antelope
Kharar, September 30
A rare four-horned antelope was born at Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park, Chhatbir Zoo, late this evening. The antelope is a rare species mentioned in Schedule I of the Wild life Act. — TNS


Depot holder held for fraud
Bathinda, September 30
Bhola Singh, a depot holder of Blahar Mehma village, was arrested for his involvement in embezzlement in the distribution of subsidised food to beneficiaries.

7-member gang of cheats busted
Fatehgarh Sahib,  September 30
The district police claims to have busted a gang of cheats with the arrested seven persons, including a woman, after they sold a stolen truck laden with scrap to a trader.

3 held for storing crackers illegally
Rajpura, September 30
The local police has arrested three persons on charge of storing crackers worth over Rs 1.5 lakh for the upcoming festival season without seeking the permission from the competent authority.


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