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Remarks on Gurus
Advani should seek forgiveness: Bhattal
Punjab Congress chief Rajinder Kaur Bhattal holds a sword at ‘jan chetna lalkar’ rally in Amritsar on Thursday. Amritsar, April 10
All -India Congress Committee general secretary Rahul Gandhi will visit the state in last week of May to bolster the Congress party for Lok Sabha elections to be held next year.

Punjab Congress chief Rajinder Kaur Bhattal holds a sword at ‘jan chetna lalkar’ rally in Amritsar on Thursday. Photo by Vishal Kumar

References to Operation Bluestar in Advani’s book
Badal defends Advani
New Delhi, April 10
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today defended former deputy Prime Minister Lal Krishna Advani for the remarks in his book “My Country, My Life” and said Advani had never demanded action on the Golden temple in 1984. Badal termed the move on separate SGPC in Haryana “direct interference in Sikhs’ affairs by the Congress”.

Senior Cong leaders boycott rally
Amritsar, April 10
The animosity between Congress factions today reached a flashpoint here when senior Congress leaders, including sitting MLAs and former legislators loyal to Capt Amarinder Singh stayed away from the “Jan Chetna Lalkar rally”, addressed by PPCC president Rajinder Kaur Bhattal.



AICC monitoring Amarinder?
Patiala, April 10
Has the Congress high-command started monitoring the posture of Captain Amarinder Singh following his recent utterances about PPCC chief Rajinder Kaur Bhattal and his “non-adherence” to the Congress’ high command’s “instructions” on airing differences with Bhattal publicly?

25,000 hectares of early sown wheat damaged by frost
Patiala, April 10
More than 25,000 hectares of early sown wheat crop was damaged in Punjab by the decade’s worst and longest spell of frost.


Case of DGP’s son: NRI claims to own land
Chandigarh, April 10
The case involving the general power of attorney (GPA) taken by the son of Punjab Police chief N.P.S. Aulakh has got more curious with a non-resident Indian today claiming she was the real owner of the land which has changed hands repeatedly.

Cops who fought militancy await promotions
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 10
Punjab cops, who fought militancy and were promoted assistant sub inspectors (ASI) 20 years ago, have virtually been begging for promotions from the department while officials junior to them have attained higher ranks.

Suspension of Bathinda DSP
PPS members upset
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 10
The Punjab Chief Minister's decision to suspend Parminder Singh deputy superintendent of police Talwandi Sabo for alleged misbehaviour with journalists covering protest by anganwari workers at Talwandi Sabo on March 27, has upset members of the Punjab Police Services Association.

Law soon on implementing Punjabi in offices, schools
Chandigarh, April 10
The Punjab government has decided to enact a new legislation to implement the use of Punjabi language as compulsory subject up to class X in all schools in the state. Separately, the Punjab Languages Act (PLA) would be amended to make Punjabi as official language at all administrative levels, including subordinate courts in Punjab.

Budha Dal
Santa Singh’s nephew seeks security
Moga, April 10
Surinder Singh Babbar , a nephew of Baba Santa Singh Jathedar of the Shiromani Panth Budha Dal (Panjwan Takht) who was declared legal heir of the Baba by a five-member panel of the dal today demanded security from the district administration.


Seniority List of DSPs
Finalise it in 3 months, HC to govt
Chandigarh, April 10
Laying to rest the controversy over the seniority of directly recruited and promoted DSPs, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the Punjab government to finalise the seniority list within three months; and to eventually assign seniority between promotees and direct recruits in the ratio of 4:1.

LIC told to pay Rs 1.50 lakh to widow
Sangrur, April 10
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum here has directed the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India to pay Rs 1.50 lakh insurance claim with interest of nine per cent from July 31, 2007 to Kamaljit Kaur, widow of Jagtar Singh of Nabha.

Amritsar SSP summoned
Chandigarh, April 10
Justice Mahesh Grover of the high court today directed Amritsar SSP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh to appear on May 8 in connection with the case pertaining to Ajit Singh Poohla, who is facing charges of killing seven of a family of Khanpur village in 1991.


Guru Nanak varsity puts off exams
Amritsar, April 10
Guru Nanak Dev university here today postponed annual theory examinations scheduled for April 14 (Monday).


20 kg heroin seized, 2 held
Tarn Taran, April 10
The Border Security force (BSF) seized 20 kg of heroin from two youths, Kamal Raj Singh (19) and Jaspal Singh (24), from border village of Bhangala. They were caught during a night operation at the border post Jhugian Nur Mohammad, situated in the Khemkaran sector. They were to take a consignment being smuggled into the Indian territory by two Pakistan-based smugglers.

Body of boy killed by aunt exhumed
Sangrur, April 10
The body of a three-year-old boy, Arshad Khan, was today exhumed by the police in the presence of duty magistrate naib tehsildar Jaswinder Singh from the graveyard of Khokhar Kalan village, about 8 km from Lehragaga.

5.50 kg opium seized
Amritsar, April 10
The district police today seized 5.5 kg of opium and arrested two persons in this regard.


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