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Nathpa-Jhakri closure to hit paddy sowing
Chandigarh, June 11
The Punjab State Electricity Board’s (PSEB) plan to supply power for paddy sowing, which started yesterday, received a setback with the Nathpa Jhakri hydel project in Himachal Pradesh closing today.

Expert wants free travel for labourers to tide over crisis
Chandigarh, June 11
Demography and river waters expert P.S. Kumedan today urged Punjab government to take up free transport of labourers from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh to facilitate paddy sowing in the state with the union government to meet labour shortage.

Threatened, 9 families flee village
Amritsar, June 11
Residents of Maadh village protest their forced migration from the village, in Amritsar on Wednesday. Fearing threat to their lives from a SAD worker, at least nine families of Maadh village, belonging to a particular community, migrated to Amritsar late last night.

Cong seeks probe

Residents of Maadh village protest their forced migration from the village, in Amritsar on Wednesday. — Photo by Vishal Kumar

Freedom fighter wins pension case
Jagat SinghBathinda, June 11
Tamra Patra recipient Jagat Singh finally has won the battle for freedom fighter’s pension after a long struggle. The Punjab and Haryana High Court has passed strictures against the officialdom for denying him the pension.

Jagat Singh



Timer found on Abohar-Jodhpur Exp
Muktsar SSP Gurpreet Singh Gill shows the timer that was found on the Abohar-Jodhpur Express at Malout on Wednesday.Bathinda, June 11
A bomb-like device, spotted on the Abohar-Jodhpur Express train at Malout in Muktsar district today, turned out to be a timer attached to some electrical gadget. No explosive was fitted to it.

Muktsar SSP Gurpreet Singh Gill shows the timer that was found on the Abohar-Jodhpur Express at Malout on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh

Temporary bridge over Chakki river collapses
Pathankot, June 11
The temporary bridge constructed over the Chakki river to establish a link between Punjab and Himachal Pradesh on national highway No. 20 caved in early morning today, thereby bringing the movement of vehicular traffic to a complete halt and cutting off link of this town with a number of towns of Himachal Pradesh.



Bhattal-Amarinder Row
Cong awaits Mukherjee panel report
New Delhi, June 11
The ongoing spat between former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Punjab Congress chief Rajinder Kaur Bhattal is to be resolved soon as the Congress high command is awaiting a report by a committee headed by Pranab Mukherjee before announcing its decision.


A view of garbage dumped in the open in Amritsar. Rs 100 cr to make Amritsar
green and clean

Amritsar, June 11
Rapid urbanisation of the city has made waste disposal unmanageable. The Municipal Corporation (MC) has planned to privatise garbage disposal in a major part of Amritsar for the first time.

A view of garbage dumped in the open in Amritsar. — Photo by Vishal Kumar

Dal Khalsa for forced retirement of Jathedars
Amritsar, June 11
Even as the Sikh Nation Organisation, headed by Dr Manjit Singh Randhawa, has appealed for a truce among Sikh high priests, radical Sikh outfit Dal Khalsa has urged the authorities concerned for compulsory retirement of all Jathedars.

Be sensitive to women’s complaints: DGP
Chandigarh, June 11
Following the incident of suicide in front of the Haryana police chief’s office director-general of police, Punjab, N. P. S. Aulakh today directed senior police officials for more sensitive approach towards complaints of women, children and underprivileged sections of society.

Restore people’s trust in police, says Tandon
Chandigarh, June 11
Senior BJP leader Balramji Das Tandon today urged the union home minister to convene a meeting of Chief Ministers, home secretaries and police heads of all states to take corrective action and restore confidence of the people in the police force of the country.

Moga Stripping
SDM submits report
Moga, June 11
SDM Lakhmir Singh finally submitted the report yesterday of magisterial probe into the incident of a Dalit woman Paramjit Kaur carrying out a semi-nude march against the alleged police high-handedness last month, to the DM.

NCW issues fresh guidelines for rape victims

Strict instructions to check child labour
Sangrur, June 11
Strict instructions have been issued to labour inspectors by assistant labour commissioner (ALC) D.C. Bansal to check the practice of child labour in all subdivisions of Sangrur district in a big way.

7 posts of ZP chief reserved for SCs
Tarn Taran, June 11
Seven posts of chairman of zila parishad, out of a total of 20 in the state, have been reserved for SCs.



Double Murder Case
HC upholds death for Ludhiana resident
Chandigarh, June 11
Convicted for raping his daughter in 1999, Mohinder Singh had killed her and his wife over two years ago. His conviction in the double murder case was secured through his other minor daughter’s testimony in the matter.

High Court
Status quo on security to Sekhri
The HC has ordered the maintenance of status quo on security already provided to Punjab’s former minister Ashwini Sekhri, who represented Batala constituency of Punjab Vidhan Sabha from 2002-07.

Bank robbery: All 6 accused acquitted
Amritsar, June 11
All six accused in a sensational bank robbery case, in which two employees of the bank had been killed, were acquitted today, courtesy the witnesses, including the complainants, who turned hostile in the court.

  • SSP tells banks to have CCTVs

Five cops held for custodial death
Ferozepur, June 11
The Makhu police reportedly registered a case against an assistant sub-inspector, head constable, constable of the Punjab police and two volunteers of the Punjab Home Guards (PHG) in a case related to custodial death, regarding which an inquiry was marked on the orders of the Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC).


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