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SHO’s Suspension
Villagers block Sangrur-Delhi road 
Sangrur, February 2
Presenting a unique example, a large number of residents from various villages, including Nawan Gaon, Hotipur, Therri, Mandvi, Khanauri and Bushera, today blocked the Sangrur-Delhi main road at Khanauri and staged a dharna for about three hours there in protest against the suspension of Khanauri SHO Rulda Singh. 

Six Akali men accused of rape
Amritsar, February 2
Under the “Lodge your own FIR” system a girl (25) today lodged an FIR against six persons of an Akali party for allegedly raping her.

DAV School students perform the bhangra at a state-level function in Amrirsar on Saturday.
DAV School students perform the bhangra at a state-level function in Amrirsar on Saturday. — PTI photograph



Villagers to challenge sale of shamlat land
Mohali, February 2
There seems to be no end to the loot of shamlat land across villages in the state. Now, residents of village Milkh in Chandigarh’s periphery would be approaching the Punjab and Haryana High Court challenging an order of the director rural development and panchayat, Punjab, who has allowed the sale of a part of the village common land in favour of Rattan Singh, another resident of the village.


SAD in a fix
Youth Akali Dal chief older than Sukhbir
Amritsar, February 2
President of the All-India Youth Akali Dal, Sharnjit Singh Dhillon, an MP from Ludhiana who is nine years older than the newly elected president of the mainstream Akali Dal, Sukhbir Singh Badal, has put the Akali Dal and Youth Dal in a fix.


International Wetland Day
Just a day or wake-up call?
Ropar, February 2
International Wetland Day was observed here today. The ADC (G), Ropar, B. Purusartha, inaugurated the official function organised on the banks of the Ropar wetland area. However, harsh realities are threatening the wetland that was formed after the construction of the Ropar barrage on the Sutlej. The wetland area is shrinking due to encroachments by farmers while bird and animal population is reducing due to the increasing pollution.
The encroached areas at the Ropar wetland.
The encroached areas at the Ropar wetland. — Photo by writer

Discharge of sewage, industrial waste into Sutlej
Harike, February 2
Children, suffering from paralysis, will be born in Rajasthan, Malwa and Ferozepur sectors of the state in five years if steps are not taken by the union and state governments to check the flow of sewage and industrial effluents into the Sutlej waters near Ludhiana.

Ludhiana farmers feel ‘double crossed’
Mundian Khurd (Ludhiana), February 2
The story of land acquisition here and in adjoining villages for creating an industrial hub in Phase VIII, Focal Point, Ludhiana, is a classic tale of government apathy towards farmers and favouritism to industrialists.

CM interacts with security course trainees
Hoshiarpur, February 2
To get the loans of state farmers waived, provide an industrial package to Punjab on the pattern of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir and oppose the proposed formation of a separate Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee in Haryana, the SAD(B) and BJP will stage a mass dharna on February 12 in Delhi.

Banasar Garden
Vigilance takes records in possession
Sangrur, February 2
A Vigilance Bureau team from Chandigarh, led by joint director Harcharan Singh Bhullar, visited the Banasar Garden here yeserday and verified funds spent on the beautification and development of a garden a year ago. 

Centre for RTI Act
Sangrur, February 2
The local Scientific Awareness and Social Welfare Forum and the People for Transparency, both NGOs, have jointly opened a centre for the Right to Information (RTI) Act at the local Guru Nanak Colony. 

Dharamji wants to learn dance from me: Hema Malini
Chandigarh, February 2
Film star Dharmendra, famous for his free style of dancing, is now keen to learn this art. He has told his wife Hema Malini to become his dance coach.

Hema Malini at the Chandigarh Press Club on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Hema Malini at the Chandigarh Press Club on Saturday.



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