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Cong stir to continue: Margaret Alva
Moga, June 5AICC general secretary Margaret Alva and PPCC chief Rajinder Kaur Bhattal raise hands at a rally of the party at Moga on Thursday.
Efforts of the Congress to put up a united show in the state today got a setback when Jagmeet Singh Brar, a member of the Central Working Committee (CWC) of the party, staged a walkout at the state-level party rally along with his supporters for having not given time to address the gathering here.

AICC general secretary Margaret Alva and PPCC chief Rajinder Kaur Bhattal raise hands at a rally of the party at Moga on Thursday. — Photo by writer 

Cong workers raise slogans
Jagmeet Brar stages walk-out

Election of sarpanches from reserved seats
Department letter belies Badal’s statement
Mohali, June 5
The Akali- BJP led government in the Punjab believes in talking one thing and doing another. In a “categorical” statement issued by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal last evening, he said there would be no change in the existing clauses on the election of sarpanches from reserved seats.

Pawar urged not to ban export of dairy products
Chandigarh, June 5
The Punjab government has written to union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar urging him not to ban export of skimmed milk powder (SMP). Captain Kanwaljit Singh, cooperation minister Punjab has in a letter highlighted plight of Punjab’s dairy farmers, emphasising the need to avoid move to ban the export of milk and milk products since it will have crippling impact on Punjab dairy farmers.



Indira bypassed Army Chief: Gen Jamwal
Sant Longowal, Tohra were saved on ‘personal request’Major-General J.S.Jamwal makes a point during an interview with The Tribune.
Amritsar, June 5
Major- General J.S.Jamwal , then GOC, 15 Infantry Division, who was instrumental in rescuing Sant Harchand Singh Longowal and Jathedar Gurcharan Singh Tohra , then presidents of the Shiromani Akali Dal and the SGPC, respectively, on their “personal request” amidst Operation Bluestar has alleged the Army operation was not only “ill-advised” but “ill-conceived” by the powers that be.

Major-General J.S.Jamwal makes a point during an interview with The Tribune. — Photo by Vishal Kumar


Amarinder’s ‘show of strength’ in Ludhiana today
Chandigarh, June 5
Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh is set to take his fight against Pradesh Congress president Rajinder Kaur Bhattal to the next level by using his date in a court at Ludhiana in the alleged City Centre scam case tomorrow as show of strength even as he claimed the PPCC chief had let down the party by inviting party ‘s state in charge Margaret Alva to a thinly attended rally.

SAD chief for Rs 1500 paddy MSP
Chandigarh, June 5
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal today urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to intervene and ensure a minimum support price (MSP) of Rs 1500 per quintal for paddy.

SAD, BJP ‘fail’ to reach consensus on 2 MC seats
Sangrur, June 5
SAD and BJP leaders have reportedly “failed” to reach consensus over the distribution of two seats (wards) of the Sangrur municipal council (MC) for elections.


An old woman in protest against hike in the price of cooking gas in Patiala on Thursday. Increase in Fuel Rates
PRTC for fare hike 
Bathinda, June 5
The Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) today urged the government to allow it to hike bus fare or give one-time Rs 30 crore grant to meet liabilities in view of rise in fuel prices.

An old woman in protest against hike in the price of cooking gas in Patiala on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Rajesh Sachar

Truckers up freight rates by 8-10 pc

Forest land encroached on by influential persons
Nabha, June 5
Claims of the Forest Department to increase forest cover do not seem to match facts of field staff.

Couple sees threat from family, seeks protection
Chandigarh, June 5
He was a student in Canada; she was living in a nearby house. They fell in love, but the parents were unwilling to accept the match. The two came to Jalandhar and tied the knot; but the fear of the unforeseen did not leave them.

Pepsico to withdraw TV ad
Amritsar, June 5
The Pepsico International has decided to withdraw controversial advertisement of its product Mirinda being telecast in the country from June 8.

Sisters hang themselves after molestation bid
Amritsar, June 5
Embarrassed following the alleged molestation attempt by the brother of their sister-in-law, two teenaged girls of Dhing Nangal village, under the Majitha police station, hanged themselves from the roof of their house today.


Guru Nanak varsity to remain open on June 7
Amritsar, June 5
The office of the Deparment of Chemistry of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) would remain open on June 7 for the convenience of candidates who want to submit their application form for the entrance test to be conducted for admission to B.Sc (Hons School) in chemistry and BPharmacy.


Farmers destroy paddy crop to escape penalty
Bathinda, June 5
Following the instruction of the Agriculture Department, farmers, who had sown paddy prior to the stipulated date of June 10, destroyed the crop in several villages of the district today.


Panch murdered, three injured in firing
Patiala, June 5
Gurcharan Singh (56), a newly elected Congress-backed panch of Kishengarh village, near here, was shot dead allegedly by one of his rivals in the morning. Five people, including three kin of Gurcharan Singh, were also injured in the firing. Two of them, Balkar Singh and Chamkaur Singh, are still in a serious condition and have been admitted to  the government Rajindra Hospital.

Khangura held, freed on bail 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 5
Congress MLA Jasbir Singh Khangura was arrested by the Dehlon police from Majestic Park Plaza hotel, Ludhiana late last evening. He was later freed on bail.


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