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Badal appeals to Sikhs to maintain peace

Mumbai killing: Protesters block rail, road traffic
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SGPC announces Rs 5 lakh for family of Balkar
n To seek meeting with PM

Amritsar, June 21
A five-member team of the SGPC, headed by its president Avtar Singh, will leave for Mumbai by air tomorrow to take firsthand information of the incident in which a Sikh was killed and three were injured in the firing by a bodyguard of the Dera Sacha Sauda chief yesterday. The SGPC president has sought time from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss the incident. 

A woman brandishes a sword during a rally organised by the Shiromani Akali Dal- Amritsar Members of the Sikh community burn the effigy of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim in Jalandhar
A woman brandishes a sword during a rally organised by the Shiromani Akali Dal- Amritsar (Presidium) in Amritsar on Saturday. Photo: Vishal Kumar Members of the Sikh community burn the effigy of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim in Jalandhar on Saturday. Photo: S.S. Chopra

Sant Samaj threatens rail roko
Jalandhar, June 21
Echoing the demand of Sikh community of Mumbai, the Sant Samaj, a conglomerate of several Sikh organisations, here issued a three-day ultimatum to the Centre and Maharashtra government to arrest Dera Sacha Sauda chief Grumeet Ram Rahim Singh.




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Children wave to their father as they leave for Pakistan on the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Jatha leaves for Pak
Amritsar, June 21
A jatha comprising nearly 200 Sikh devotees today crossed over to Lahore by a special train to participate in the death anniversary functions of Maharaja Ranjit Singh which falls on June 29. Leader of the jatha Baldev Singhsaid the government should allow visas to Sikh pilgrims to visit the birthplace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in Pakistan.
Children wave to their father as they leave for Pakistan on the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Photo: Vishal Kumar

 
POLITICS

Vigilance Case against Amarinder
Congressmen urge Bhattal to launch agitation

Gurdaspur, June 21
Congress leaders today appealed to PPCC chief Rajinder Kaur Bhattal to announce a statewide protest programme against the SAD-BJP government for registering a false case against former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

No vendetta against Capt, says Sukhbir
Patiala, June 21
Continuing his tirade against former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal has made it clear that there was no element of political vendetta in the registration of a case of disproportionate assets by the Vigilance Bureau against the former.

MC Polls
Tarn Taran: 9 elected unopposed

Tarn Taran, June 21
Nine candidates have been elected unopposed for the local 19-member Municipal Council while two nominees have been declared victorious unopposed from the Patti Municipal Council.

Cong wants Central forces in Majitha
Amritsar, June 21
Terming the death of Rattan Lal, Congress worker, a cold-blooded murder, Sukhjinder Raj Singh (Lalli) Majithia, president, District Congress Committee (Rural), stated they would not contest the Municipal Committee elections till the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) or Central forces were deployed in the region.

6 to fight polls as independents after Cong ticket row
Pathankot, June 21
Six Congress candidates from ward number 4,19 and 32 of the local Municipal Council have been declared independent candidates by SDM-cum-returning-officer Ajmer Singh here late last night.

CM holds meeting with Kang
Amritsar, June 21
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today held a meeting with Akali MLA Manjinder Singh Kang at the latterís house here and heard his grievances with some senior party leaders and bureaucrats.

COMMUNITY

Sarabjitís family begins to rejoice
Bhikhiwind, June 21
Buoyed up by news telecast by TV channels that the Pakistan government was going to commute death sentence into life imprisonment, family members of Sarabjit said their prayers had been answered and hopefully he would be released soon to rejoin the family.

CM, SAD chief hail Pak decision
Chandigarh, June 21
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today hailed the Pakistan government commuting the death sentence of two Indians Sarabjit Singh and Kirpal Singh to life imprisonment. He hoped the process would be taken forward to a logical conclusion resulting in the release of the two Indians.

EC for strict enforcement of code
Hoshiarpur, June 21
The Election Commission of India has instructed all states to strictly enforce the election code of conduct in all elections under para VII of the code for the guidance of political parties and candidates.

Security beefed up in Bathinda
Bathinda, June 21
The district police sounded high alert and beefed up security at the deras of the sect.

 
EDUCATION

PMT test: Baba Farid varsity to take tough steps
Amritsar, June 21
The ugly face of the PMT entrance examination test leakage mafia has once again surfaced as a number of wards of prominent doctors have received calls from one Navdeep Sharma from Ludhiana that he will help their children clear the PMT for a fee.

CRIME

Youth dies in blast at cracker unit
Amritsar, June 21
One person was killed and a woman injured in a blast in a cracker-making unit at Anngarh, also famous as mini Sivakasi of the holy city, here today.


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