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Ex-VC quits Pbi varsity Syndicate
Patiala, October 4
The power struggle in Punjabi University, Patiala, is taking its toll. Former vice-chancellor and Syndicate member Bhagat Singh has resigned from the university post. He submitted his resignation to the Governor who is also the chancellor of the university today, two days before the crucial Syndicate meeting scheduled on October 6.

Paddy Procurement
FCI yet to start purchase
Traders buy 55 pc of produce
Muktsar, October 4

With the Food Corporation of India (FCI) yet to begin procuring paddy, private purchase of the kharif dominated over the government agencies as the millers or stockists directly purchased over 55 per cent of total arrivals in the food grain market here in the past seven days.

Employees stage dharna
Sangrur, October 4
The Bhartiya Khadaya Nigam Karamchari Sangh (BKNKS), the FCI Class IV Employees Union, and the FCI Class IV Karamchari Sangh today staged a dharna in front of the district office of the FCI in support of their demands.

Tribune Special
Govt set to amend rural job scheme

Chandigarh, October 4
With the objective of enhancing its scope, relevance and purpose, the Union Government is all set to make certain significant amendments to the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, a flagship project of the UPA government, which has been extended to the entire country. Certain new components will be added to the scheme, it is learnt.

Fatehgarh Sahib


150 NRI students’ career in jeopardy
Amritsar, October 4
In view of the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court to Guru Nanak Dev University to cancel the admissions under the NRI quota in MBA, MCA and various other courses, the future of about 150 students hangs in balance.



Bittu’s appeal to Mann
Chandigarh, October 4
Daljit Singh Bittu, a senior leader of the Akali Dal(Amritsar), yesterday appealed to party chief not to level petty allegations against party leaders.”

Panel set up to bring Mann, Bittu closer
Bathinda, October 4
A committee has started making efforts to bring unity between SAD (A) president Simranjit Singh Mann and its expelled leader Daljit Singh Bittu.


Website to help fight bullying of Sikh students
New York, October 4
A hate crime against a Sikh schoolboy in New York has led to the start of Khalsakids.org, a website dedicated to helping Sikh students fight bullying in school. Designed as an interactive resource tool, it features a discussion forum, videos, and downloadable presentations. Parents and teachers can also use the website’s sample lesson plans and games to teach others about the Sikh community.

Truck Trouble 
Porters agree to talk it out

Amritsar, October 4
Prolonged parleys with porters for the smooth movement of trucks carrying goods have achieved intended results, with all parties concerned agreeing to work out an amicable solution. Commissioner Talkeshwar Singh said a settlement was in the interest of all concerned and expressed his satisfaction that everything would be finalised for the proper implementation of this Indo-Pak historic trade agreement.

Khangura’s father writes to CM
‘Sex racket charges against my son baseless’
Ludhiana, October 4
Jagpal Singh Khangura, father of Congress MLA Jassi Khangura, in a letter to the Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal, has pointed out that Vigilance Department had falsely accused his son for running a prostitution racket.

Bathinda bus stand ‘not to be shifted’
Bathinda, October 4
District in-charge of the BJP Sarup Chand Singla has said the local bus stand will remain at its existing place. Terming the news relating to shifting of bus stand as rumours here today, Singla said some anti-social elements had spread the rumour just to create confusion among public.

Running from pillar to post to find kidnapped kin
Bathinda, October 4
Even as the kin of Sukhminder Singh, who was allegedly kidnapped about a month ago from Goniana town of this district, have been running from pillar to post to get him back, the police has failed to arrest Kulwinder Singh Kinda, whose name figures in the complaint moved in Nahianwala police station by Jagga Singh, father of the victim.

Insurance company penalised 
Told to pay Rs 3.90 lakh 
Sangrur, October 4
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the New India Assurance Company to pay the sum assured Rs 3.90 lakh agreed under the policy to Raman Sood widow of Krishan Kumar Sood, of Malerkotla. Forum president M.D. Sharma in his order also directed the company to pay Rs 3,000 on account of mental pain, agony and harassment and Rs 1,000 as litigation expenses to the widow.

2 labourers buried alive
Hoshiarpur, October 4
Two migrant labourers were buried alive when a portion of the Rajiv Gandhi Kandi canal caved in at Chansu Brahmina village, Mahilpur, 24 km from here, this afternoon.

Theatre fortnight begins
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 4
To celebrate the birth centenary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, the National Theatre Arts Society in collaboration with the North-Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala, launched ‘Rang de Basanti-Theatre Fortnight’ in the district.

Man alleging encroachment booked
Kharar, October 4
Ajaib Singh Maini, owner of plot number 410 in Gobind Nagar, Nayagaon alleged on Tuesday that the family of a police official of high rank was trying to usurp his 10-marla-plot in area and getting a wrong case registered against him at the Nayagaon police station.

Dhuri Train Mishap
Gateman suspended, truck driver booked

Sangrur, October 4
The Railway authorities today suspended gateman Ashok Kumar, posted at the Railway level crossing, for his alleged negligence, due to which one person died and at least four were hurt when an express train hit a truck at Dohla Railway level crossing at Dhuri last evening as at the time of occurrence of the mishap the level crossing was open.



Judicial remand for Sandhu till Oct 18
Ludhiana, October 4
A court here has remanded former additional advocate-general Harpreet Sandhu in judicial custody of up to October 18 in the city centre project scam case.

Order on Virk bail plea tomorrow
Rupnagar, October 4
District and sessions judge Rekha Mittal has reserved order on the bail application of former Punjab DGP Sarabdeep Singh Virk and Congress leader Vijay Pal Dimpy for October 6 (Saturday). The case came up for hearing today and the judge reserved order on it for October 6. 

Sarabdeep Singh Virk
Sarabdeep Singh Virk

Case against Khaira: Notice of motion issued for Nov 13
Chandigarh, October 4
Acting on a petition by Congress MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira for staying the proceedings of and quashing the FIR registered against him in Kapurthala district, Justice Nawab Singh today issued a notice of motion for November 13. A notice regarding stay was also issued.

Court allows Sukhbir to go abroad
Rupnagar, October 4
The court of special judge G. S. Saran today allowed MP Sukhbir Singh Badal to visit Maldives and Dubai from October 17 to October 30.

Dera Clash
DGP impleaded as party
Chandigarh, October 4
On a petition seeking directions for an independent probe into a clash between Dera Sacha Sauda followers and Sikh community members on September 3 in Mansa district, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today impleaded DGP Punjab as a party. 


Innovative Cooperative
Farmers pool money to buy machines

Rauke Kalan (Moga), October 4
In an impressive innovation towards battling the crises of dwindling shares in agricultural land and skyrocketing costs of the agricultural machinery, as many as 13 farmers of the village have pooled in money to purchase a gallery of expensive infrastructure. The machinery for tilling, sowing, levelling, drilling and boring is being used not merely by members of the unregistered society, but also by farmers from the neighbouring villages.


Woman commits suicide, 2 booked
Bathinda, October 4
Harmit Kaur of Burj Mehma village of this district today committed suicide after she could not tolerate the insult hurled on her by two residents of the same village a few days ago. Harmit, mother of three, consumed poison when she, along with her husband, and other members of the family were in the house. Though she was taken to a local private hospital, she died within a few hours.

65-year-old killed by nephew
Gurdaspur, October 4
A 65-year-old resident of Karal village was allegedly run over by a tractor driven by his nephew following a heated argument here last night. The victim Kartar Singh succumbed to his injuries at the district hospital here. The two families had a scuffle over a land dispute, the police said. The incident occurred when the families members of the diseased Kartar Singh and his brother Baryam Singh had a fight last night. 


Jobless teachers cane-charged, 43 held
Gurdaspur October 4
Unemployed teachers, including women,from different unions demandng release of fellow unemployed teachers arrested by the Hoshiarpur police for bid to disturb the Punjab Chief Minister's function at Talwara on Tuesday, faced police brutality here this afternoon.

Rayat students go on strike, compromise reached
Kharar, October 4
Students of Rayat and Bahra Institute went on strike against the management in the morning today. The strike followed an incident of some outsiders allegedly beating up students of the institute.According to sources the incident took place on Wednesday when some outsiders had come to drop a girl student at the girls' hostel.


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