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Hurriyat leader Geelani under house arrest
Move to keep him away from Sikh conclave
Syed Ali Shah GeelaniAmritsar, June 2
Even as chairman of the breakaway faction of the Hurriyat Conference (HC) Syed Ali Shah Geelani, known for his hawkish stance, has been placed under house arrest by the police to prevent him from attending the 24th anniversary of Operation Bluestar here, the Dal Khalsa, organisers of the Sikh conclave, has said “come what may, the proposed joint conclave of Muslims, Sikhs and Christians would be held here on June 4” .

Badal seeks central package for border areas
Amritsar, June 2
Recent results of elections to Panchayati Raj institutions in favour of the SAD-BJP combine has demoralised the Congress party and now its frustration was showing.

Bitta for edict against terrorism, ban on Dera Sacha Sauda
All-India Anti-Terrorist Front president Maninderjit Singh Bitta addresses journalists in Amritsar on Monday.Amritsar, June 2
Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti should issue an edict (hukumnama) to the Sikhs, on the lines of fatwa issued by Shahi Imam to the Muslims. 

All-India Anti-Terrorist Front president Maninderjit Singh Bitta addresses journalists in Amritsar on Monday. —Photo by Vishal Kumar

Oil cos fix 4,000-litre supply ceiling for dealers
Chandigarh, June 2
Even as the Punjab government today claimed there was no shortage of petrol and diesel in the state, two of the state-run oil marketing companies refused to supply more than 4,000 litres of fuel to a dealer today.





CM targets Amarinder
Chandigarh, June 2
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has used the opportunity to explain his viewpoint on the agitation launched by the state Congress against “high-handedness” in Panchayat elections to target former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.


VAT Tribunal member resigns
Chandigarh, June 2
Following a show-cause notice after alleged “misconduct” to vice-chairman of the VAT Tribunal and sitting member of the tribunal Kuldip Kumar today submitted resignation to the Excise and Taxation Commission.

AISSF seeks justice for riot victims
Moga, June 2
Demanding justice for victims of anti-Sikh riots, the All-India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) in association with the Riot Victims’ Society has announced a Khalsa Insaaf March on June 6 at Amritsar. A decision in this regard was taken at a joint meeting of the AISSF and the society held here on Friday. More than 1,000 family members of the victims of the anti-Sikh riots participated.

A DRIVING FORCE, NO MORE: Baby Austin of 1834 vintage parked on the old Press Road in Patiala. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar
A DRIVING FORCE, NO MORE: Baby Austin of 1834 vintage parked on the old Press Road in Patiala. —Tribune photo by Rajesh Sachar

MC elections: Cong assured of EVMs’ use
Chandigarh, June 2
The Punjab Congress today claimed the state Election Commission had accepted the party’s demand to use electronic voting machines (EVMs) in elections to municipal committees.

Quacks selling aphrodisiacs to face law
Patiala, June 2
Quacks selling aphrodisiacs in Punjab are likely to face the law with the Board of Ayurvedic and Unani Medicine Systems of Punjab slapping notices on 150 quacks in major cities and townships of the state.

Khalra Mission sues Advani, publisher
Book ‘hurts Sikh sentiments’
Amritsar, June 2
The Khalra Mission Organisation (KMO) has filed a case against L.K. Advani, member of Parliament in a court here, for hurting sentiments of the Sikh community through by his book “My Country, My Life” and publisher of the book Rupa and Company.

Insurance co told to pay Rs 1.09 lakh
Sangrur, June 2
In a case related to a damaged vehicle in an accident, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum here today directed New India Assurance Company to pay Rs 1.09 lakh with interest to Harsh Bhatia, a local resident.

Time ripe for better Indo-Pak ties: Nayar
Amritsar, June 2
Veteran journalist and votary of Indo-Pak friendship Kuldeep Nayar said he would hold talks with Pakistan’s top political leadership during his visit to the neighbouring nation. Nayar told journalists time was ripe to forge new bond with the democratically elected government, and start a structured dialogue for resolving issues to create a region of peace.

Jawan cremated with military honours
Nabha, June 2
Havildar Jaspal Singh of 14 Sikh Light Infantry, who was allegedly killed in an accidental fire from his service rifle at Army camp in the Paragwal area in Jammu on Saturday night, was cremated at his native village Rajgarh, 8 km from here, with military honours.


Plea for restraining Punjab from notifying MC polls
Chandigarh, June 2
Taking up a petition filed by a Pathankot resident for restraining the state of Punjab from notifying municipal council elections till the issuance of a “legal notification”, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion to the state of Punjab and others.

Pak national challenges Wakf Tribunal’s orders
Board had directed opening of Sheesh Mahal at Malerkotla
Chandigarh, June 2
Transcending legal hassles, a Pakistani national has moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court for safeguarding valuables lying in Sheesh Mahal at Malerkotla.


Mushroom farming is a passion with him
Dehriwala (Amritsar), June 2
Keeping his passion for mushroom farming, which began more than 25 years ago, ignited Subedar Sewa Singh (retd) has trained many farmers from his village and adjoining areas to popularise mushroom farming, which he advocates "covers less area, gets handsome commercial returns and is a very nutritious diet".



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