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4 die in blast at scrap dealer’s shop
Two Army men ‘had gone to sell shell’
Mehna (Muktsar), June 26
Four persons were killed and two injured in a blast outside a scrap dealer’s shop at Mehna village on the Malout-Delhi highway at 11.15 am today. One Army jawan died and another was injured. The two had allegedly gone to sell a bomb in scrap when it exploded .
Army men inspect the place outside the kabari shop in Mehna village in Muktsar, where four persons were killed in an explosion Army men inspect the place outside the kabari shop in Mehna village in Muktsar, where four persons were killed in an explosion on Thursday.
— Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera

Relief to 1400 riot victims
Six-member panel to scrutinise claim
Ludhiana, June 26
Punjab government has formed a fresh committee of six persons to go into the veracity of claims of compensation to victims of 1984 ant- Sikh riots with a direction to conduct even house- to- house investigation.

Second counselling scrapped
Admission in engg colleges
Chandigarh, June 26
Punjab government has decided to hold only single counselling for admission to engineering colleges on the basis of common entrance test(CET) in the state. Official sources said a decision in this connection was taken after a meeting of the Association of Punjab Technical Private Institutions with Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.



Play establishes Maharaja Ranjit Singh-Moran marriage
Amritsar, June 26
Finally, Moran, a young dancer (nautch girl), hailing from Lahore, received justice! But, it took nearly two centuries to remove the stigma attached to legendary Maharaja Ranjit Singh, who was declared “Tankhaiyya” (guilty of religious misconduct), by then Jathedar, Akal Takht, Akali Phula Singh for having relations with the Muslim dancer.
Pakistani and Indian artistes at the rehersal of play ‘Moran’, soulmate of Maharaja Ranjit Singh
Pakistani and Indian artistes at the rehersal of play ‘Moran’, soulmate of Maharaja Ranjit Singh on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph


‘SAD (A) not responsible for crime by ex-member’
Sangrur, June 26
Referring to the name of Jaswinder Singh Akoi in the FIR registered by the Sangrur police in connection with a murder, president of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) Simranjit Singh Mann said today some years ago Akoi had been a senior leader of his party, but later he joined the SAD (Badal) by quitting the SAD (A).


Sanitation in rural areas
Sulabh International, Punjab govt sign MoU
Chandigarh, June 26
Global social service organisation, the Sulabh International, today firmed up strategic tie-up with the Punjab government for a statewide hygiene programme. The Sulabh will join up the state government initially for the construction of public and private hygiene units, including improvised, low flush toilets for the rural.

Manwal residents deny grabbing shamlat land
Chandigarh, June 26
In a suit filed before a Pathankot court, four residents of Manwal village in Pathankot have refuted the allegations of grabbing 15 acres of shamlat land. The plaintiffs, Jarnail Singh and three others, have also refuted the charge of getting the soil lifted from the shamlat land.

Eunuch leader to focus on amenities for down-trodden
Bathinda, June 26
Having scored a hat-trick by winning election to the Bathinda Municipal Corporation (BMC), eunuch leader Santosh Kumari Mahant is all set to take up development activities in the town. She won the recently concluded election to Bathinda Municipal Corporation with handsome margin over others in the fray.
Eunuch leader Santosh Kumari Mahant is being garlanded by members of her community
Eunuch leader Santosh Kumari Mahant is being garlanded by members of her community. — Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh

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Chandigarh, June 26
After doing his B.Tech in computer science and engineering, Amritsar’s Jeet Singh got a job in Infosys at Bangalore, there he faced problem related to food. He felt homesick, as he was unable to find any suitable Punjabi eatery near his working place.

Jeet Singh and Gagandeep Singh
Jeet Singh and Gagandeep Singh

‘Restore security of Virk’s family’
Chandigarh, June 26
The Maharashtra government has written to Punjab government asking to restore security of former Punjab DGP S.S. Virk’s family. The letter written by principal secretary (home) K. Subramanium has said the Maharashtra government was very concerned over the manner in which a highly decorated officer and his family had been exposed to terrorist threat.


Syndicate nod to appointment of profs
Amritsar, June 26
The Syndicate of Guru Nanak Dev university today approved the appointments of professors under the UGC’s Career Advancement Scheme besides approving employment on compassionate grounds and amendments to the Guru Nanak Dev University Non-Teaching Employees Association constitution.

Pbi varsity results
Patiala, June 26
Punjabi University, here has declared results of B Sc (Bio-Tech. Part-II), Gayani, M.B.E. semester-IV, M.A. English part-I, M.A. Fine Arts semester-II, M.A. Defence Studies part-II, M.A. Sanskrit part-I & II, M.A. Women Studies part-II, M.A. Social Work semester-IV, L.L.B. semester-VI, B.P.Ed. part-III and B.C.A. part-III.

BCA part-III result today
Amritsar, June 26
Result of BCA (part-III) examination of Guru Nanak Dev university will be declared on June 27. Dr R.S. Bawa, registrar said the result could be accessed from the university website www.gndu.ac.in after 5 pm.


2 cops attacked by thieves, hospitalised
Pathankot, June 26
Two Punjab Armed Police (PAP) cops, were attacked by thieves late last night near Madhopur railway underbridge when they tried to stop the accused, who were carrying stolen iron scarp in a tractor-trailer.


Supply of raw material from China falls
Prices of medicines to rise
Nabha , June 26
Prices of medicines are likely to rise soon adding to the woes of people. The pharmaceutical industry which witnessed decline in the prices of medicines due to competition recently is likely to reverse the trend.


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