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Land Deal
Woman alleges intimidation

Chandigarh, February 15
Within days of the Ferozepur police registering a case of cheating against Major Harminder Singh (retd), the woman who alleged that she was cheated, has now levelled allegations that Major Harminder was threatening her and her family.

Seniority Issue
2 college teachers stake claim to one post

Amritsar, February 15
Two teachers of the Department of Biochemistry, Government Medical College, have locked horns over seniority.

No lunch for undertrials who go for court hearings
The best mid-day meal they can get is parched grams
Chandigarh, February 15
For the undertrials lodged in Punjab jails, overcrowding is not the only issue. There are worse situations at hand- lack of food being one.

Liver Disease
Impure water, not liquor, the major
cause: Docs

Liver disease experts Dr Gerald Kircheis and Dr Roger ButterworthChandigarh, February 15
Alcohol is not the major cause of liver disease which is one of the top ten killer diseases in India causing lakhs of deaths every year.

Liver disease experts Dr Gerald Kircheis and Dr Roger Butterworth during an interaction in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan



Start job-oriented courses, Badal tells VCs
Chandigarh, February 15
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has asked vice-chancellors of universities in Punjab to chalk out an action programme to impart education in vocational training to the students along with the routine graduate and postgraduate courses.



SAD-BJP dist panels to be formed: Sukhbir
Faridkot, February 15
The SAD has chalked out an ambitious project to help make the voice of the common man heard in the corridors of power.

Amarinder returns from Dubai
Patiala, February 15
After spending two weeks, former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has returned here today from Dubai.


12 hurt as bus overturns 
The ill-fated mini-bus which overturned on the Amritsar-Jalandhar road Amritsar, February 15
Twelve passengers, including five women, were injured as a mini-bus overturned near Ashoka School on the Amritsar-Jalandhar road this morning. Hazura Singh and Jasvir Kaur were among those seriously injured in the accident and were taken to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital in Amritsar, along with other injured. Hazura’s condition was critical as he had received serious head and eye injuries.

The ill-fated mini-bus which overturned on the Amritsar-Jalandhar road on Friday. Photo: Vishal Kumar

Drugs, Spurious Milk Products
Cash awards for informers: Chawla

Ludhiana, February 15
With drug addiction among youngsters and spurious milk products playing havoc with the lives of many, the state Health Department has started a scheme for awarding informers to expose the illegal activities.

SGPC’s grouse on renaming bus stand
Amritsar, February 15
Member of the SGPC Manjit Singh Calcutta has alleged that the renaming of the local bus stand by the BJP leadership in connivance with the Municipal Corporation was the latest attempt by the Sangh Parivar to separate the holy city from its historical heritage.

AGPC warns against change in Nanakshahi calendar
Amritsar, February 15
The American Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (AGPC) convener, Dr Pritpal Singh, today said that the Sikh diaspora would not tolerate any change in the Nanakshahi calendar.

Bonanza for Senior Citizens
Old-age pension for all

Ropar, February 15
The Punjab government has decided to extend senior citizen pension to all males above the age of 65 years and females above 60. This will, however, exclude government employees already getting pension.

NOC waived for enhancing power load
Chandigarh, February 15
The state has accepted the long-pending demand of the existing industry regarding enhancement in power load without seeking a no-objection certificate (NOC). This was announced by industries minister Manoranjan Kalia.

MMS facility launched
Ropar, February 15
Local residents can now know the status of their applications at the Suvidha centre here through MMS.

PUNBUS fares cheaper
Chandigarh, February 15
The Punjab government has announced reduction in the fares of air-conditioned buses operated by PUNBUS in the state. The new fares from Chandigarh are: Amritsar (Rs 215), Jalandhar (Rs 145), Ludhiana (Rs 90) and Delhi (Rs 370). The new fares to Delhi are as follows: From Chandigarh (Rs 370), Amritsar (Rs 585) and Jalandhar (Rs 515) and to Delhi Airport are as follows: From Chandigarh (Rs 370), Amritsar (Rs 630) and Jalandhar (Rs 565).

Pak maestros call for cultural exchange policy
Chandigarh, February 15
“Despite sharing strong bonds of cultural inheritance, India and Pakistan have no official cultural exchange policy, which could serve to strengthen harmony between the two nations,” observed brothers Ustad Badar-uz-Zaman and Qamar-uz-Zaman, both acclaimed Pakistani maestros.

Action ordered against project officer
Sangrur, February 15
Sangrur deputy commissioner V.K. Ohri today ordered the initiation of disciplinary action against the Lehragaga child development project officer (CDPO) for allegedly not performing duties in a proper manner.

Katasraj idols dumped in room
Amritsar, February 15
Idols of Shiv Parivar (family of Lord Shiva) sent to the Katasraj temple in Pakistan on Shivaratri last year have been gathering dust in a room of the temple. There is no priest in the temple, which opens once in a while.


Supplementary challan stayed in gurdwaras’ land dispute case
Chandigarh, February 15
Just over a year after a police-public clash took place following a land dispute between two gurdwaras, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today stayed the presentation of supplementary challan on a petition filed by the Bhadaur Gurdwara Kand Virodhi Action Committee and others.

Custodial Death
HC asks Punjab to pay Rs 10 lakh relief

Chandigarh, February 15
Taking serious note of an alleged custodial death, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed Punjab to pay a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the next of the victim’s kin.


Noise Pollution
SDMs to take action against defaulters

Sangrur, February 15
All SDMs of the district were today asked to check noise pollution in their respective subdivisions strictly and initiate legal action against the parties and persons concerned for creating noise pollution after 10 pm.


Minor step-daughter raped, accused flees
Malerkotla, February 15
The Amargarh police has booked a man on the charge of raping his minor step-daughter. The accused is absconding.


Air-coolers with fake stickers seized
Batala, February 15
The police has registered a case pertaining to the manufacture of air-coolers with fake trademark stickers here today.This was stated by R.N. Dhoke, SSP, Batala.


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