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Poll Violence in Punjab
Cong team to meet Prez, Shivraj

New Delhi, May 13
A delegation of Punjab Congress leaders will be meeting President Pratibha Patil and home minister Shivraj Patil on Friday to apprise them about the ground situation in Punjab, which witnessed unprecedented violence during the local body elections.

SSP Naunihal Singh disperses BJP agitators at the bus stand in Bathinda on Tuesday. SSP Naunihal Singh disperses BJP agitators at the bus stand in Bathinda on Tuesday. Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera

Re-polling at 11 more stations
BJP ‘worked up’ against Sukhbir
Postpone counting: Cong
Bhattal to meet President
4 booked for poll violence

Journalists seek arrest of attackers

Poll Rigging
Khaira seeks special Assembly session
Cong may move court

Nihang chief Poohla held
Amritsar, May 13
A file photo of Baba Ajit Singh Poohla. The Baba Bakala police today arrested the controversial Nihang chief, Baba Ajit Singh Poohla from Darhewal Kotli village (Ghuman police station) in connection with an old case pertaining to the murder of seven members of the family of one Joga Singh of Khanpur village.

A file photo of Baba Ajit Singh Poohla.

65-year-old Cong worker ‘beaten to death’ by SHO
Dharamkot (Moga), May 13
Naib Singh, 65-year-old man supporter of the Congress, was allegedly beaten to death by Yadwinder Singh Bajwa, SHO, Dharamkot police station, Kokri Vehniwal village in Moga district, this afternoon.

Mafia Fear
NRIs stop buying land
Amritsar, May 13
The fear of the land mafia grabbing their property has become a deterrent for NRIs who have stopped purchasing prime property in the city.




Another Punjabi youth shot dead in Philippines
Jalandhar, May 13
A youth from Jalandhar city was shot dead in a city near Manila yesterday. Over 100 Punjabis have been killed in the Philippines in the past six years, three-fourth of whom belonged to the four districts of Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Nawanshahr and Hoshiarpur of the Doaba region.

High-speed train from Amritsar to Delhi
MoU to be signed today
Amritsar, May 13
The plan of the Railways to start high-speed trains at special routes, including the Delhi-Chandigarh-Amritsar, is likely to gain steam with the signing of an agreement. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) in this regard between the two Railways, the Indian Railway and SNCF International (French Railways), will be signed in New Delhi tomorrow, additional director-general, public relations, Railways, Anil Saxena said today.


Komagata Maru
Gyanee’s grandson too wants apology
Surinder Pal Singh Chandigarh, May 13
“An apology on the floor of Canadian parliament for the Komagata Maru episode is not enough. What about freedom fighters and revolutionaries who were persecuted, tortured and deported by the racist Canadian regime of that time,” says Surinder Pal Singh, grandson of Bhagwan Singh Gyanee, who headed the Ghaddar Party for more than four decades.

No memorial to Baba Gurdit
Amritsar, May 13
Though the government of Canada has decided to apologise to Indians for the Komagata Maru tragedy in 1914 and acknowledge the hurt caused to the community, the house of Baba Gurdit Singh at Sirhali, Tarn Taran, still remains deserted. The government of India has not made any efforts to raise a memorial to the Baba, who had chartered the Japanese ship, Kamagatamaru, in 1914 to go to Canada where the government had put restrictions on the entry of Indians.

Ramdev’s claim of curing cancer by yoga untrue: Doc
Dr B.D. Gupta Kapurthala, May 13
Yoga Guru Ramdev’s claim of curing cancer by yoga is not true. Dr B.D. Gupta, Head, Department of Radiotherapy, PGI, Chandigarh, stated this while talking to The Tribune on the sidelines of the national technology day function at Pushpa Gujral Science City here on Sunday.

Bhakra Canal Suicide
Bodies of daughters fished out
Anandpur Sahib, May 13
The bodies of daughters, Kamaldeep Kaur (22) and Keema (19), of the family that committed suicide yesterday, were found near Kotla power station today afternoon.

Tampering with promotion rules alleged
Chandigarh, May 13
The Joint Action Committee of Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board employees has urged local bodies minister Manoranjan Kalia to order a high-level probe to find out why the state government’s promotion policy was not implemented in letter and spirit by the authorities concerned.


High Court
Orders reserved on six petitions filed by Cong
Chandigarh, May 13
A high court Division Bench of Justice K.S. Garewal and Justice Daya Chaudhary today reserved orders on a bunch of six petitions filed by Congress leaders from Khanuwan tehsil in Gurdaspur district.


Even scientists recommend his farming methods
Darshan Singh “Tibba” works in the fields. Ludhiana, May 13
Knowledge, as they say, is the child of experience and experimentation. This farmer, Darshan Singh “Tibba”, from Hayatpura village, near Machhiwara, has proved it right. He has no formal education, not to speak of any specialised training in agriculture, yet he has set a record of sorts. Some of his innovative methods of farming have now been adopted by scientists at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU).

Darshan Singh “Tibba” works in the fields. Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed


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