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‘Patch-up’ effect missing at Bhattal-led chakka jam
Amarinder, supporters remain absent
Patiala, April 22
The fresh “patch-up” between warring Congress groups led by PPCC chief Rajinder Kaur Bhattal and former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh notwithstanding, the latter and his staunch supporters were nowhere to be seen around the PPCC-organised chakka jam on the Rajpura road here today.

Mind your words till May 31, Sonia tells Amarinder, Bhattal
New Delhi, April 22
The Congress high command last night virtually put Amarinder Singh and Rajinder Kaur Bhattal on trial of sorts.


Six hurt in lathi charge
Ludhiana, April 22
Tension prevailed in Mahavir Colony and Tajpur road areas as the police resorted to lathi charge, injuring six protesting labourers here this evening.

PSEB waives condition on purchase of material
Patiala, April 22
Chairman, Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), Y.S. Ratra has announced that the board deciding to waive condition of purchasing material from approved manufacturers or suppliers of the board.

Industrial plot allotment policy revised
Mohali, April 22
The Punjab government has revised policy for allotment of industrial plots. The new policy notified recently overrides the earlier one framed in September 2005.




Crop loss: CM tells DCs to probe
Chandigarh, April 22
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today directed all deputy commissioners in the state to investigate the cause of wheat crop loss due to fire and report the same to the authorities concerned. Many farmers suffered losses in these fires.

No monkey business this
Patiala, April 22
Monkeys in Nabha, Bhadson townships and 12 surrounding villages have become a source of nuisance to residents and villagers.

Impounding of Poohla’s passport sought
Amritsar, April 22
The police should immediately impound the passport of Nihang Ajit Singh Poohla allegedly involved in the murder case.

Panel sought for exposing terror forces
Amritsar, April 22
The Communist Party of India (CPI) here today urged the Union government to set up a commission, headed by a sitting Judge of the Supreme Court, “to expose the forces responsible for spreading terrorism in Punjab”.

Research on efficiency in mobile devices
Chandigarh, April 22
Research seeking to provide memory and computational efficiency in 3D graphic solutions for mobile devices has been accepted to be presented at the annual World Congress of Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Applied Commuting at Las Vegas in July this year.


High Court
FIR against Simranjit Singh Mann quashed
Chandigarh, April 22
Nearly a year after Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) president Simranjit Singh Mann was booked for raising pro-“Khalistan” slogans while opposing the installation of former Chief Minister Beant Singh’s statue in Jalandhar, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today quashed the FIR.


61 geography lecturers for 10,590 schools!
Muktsar, April 22
While environmentalists were observing the Earth Day today, a group of teachers held a corner meeting here and expressed concern over the future of environmental education in Punjab, with only 59 geography lecturers left in the plus II level schools run by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB).

Rs 67 cr for Faridkot medical college
Chandigarh, April 22
The Punjab government today sanctioned Rs 67 crore for the construction of buildings of Guru Gobind Singh Medical College, Faridkot, including academic campus and Senate campus of the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences.


Double Murder
Man kills father, mother
Nehianawala (Bathinda), April 22
In a gruesome double murder, a man killed his father and mother after attacking them repeatedly with a sharp-edged agricultural tool at Nehianawala village in the district during the wee hours of today.

(Left) A file photo of Gian Singh and Mukhtiar Kaur, who were brutally murdered by their son Gurtej Singh (sitting in wedding dress); and (right): Residents of the Nehianwala village near Bathinda mourn the brutal killing of the couple on Tuesday.

(Left) A file photo of Gian Singh and Mukhtiar Kaur, who were brutally murdered by their son Gurtej Singh (sitting in wedding dress); and (right): Residents of the Nehianwala village near Bathinda mourn the brutal killing of the couple on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh

Sexual harassment of medical students
DC to probe
Patiala , April 22
As follow-up of the complaint of six post-graduate students of the local Government Medical College, who had alleged sexual harassment against Anaesthesia Department head Dr T.S. Punia, the Punjab State Women’s Commission has ordered Patiala deputy commissioner D.S. Grewal to probe the episode.

Vigilance probe against tehsildar
Gurdaspur, April 22
The Vigilance Bureau (VB) has initiated a probe against a tehsildar here who allegedly amassed property beyond his known sources of income. Probe against Yesh Paul Sharma followed a complaint by Rajeshwar Singh of Dhaki village.


Dairy sector badly hit
Withdrawal of incentives on export of milk products
Chandigarh, April 22
Punjab has been severely affected due to the Union government’s decision to withdraw incentives given under various schemes for the export of skimmed and other dairy products.



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