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Vote for Manmohan, Sarna to Akali MPs
Chandigarh, July 10
Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee chief Paramjit Singh Sarna has urged SAD MPs to shun petty party politics and enhance their global image as nationalists by supporting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s nuclear deal with the USA.

N-deal: ‘Cong ignored regional parties’
Chandigarh, July 10
Regional parties have a grudge against the Congress-led UPA government for not taking them into confidence on the nuclear-deal issue. Expressing his views, senior Akali leader and state cooperation minister Kanwaljit Singh said the UPA did not even once raise the issue with the regional parties such as the SAD, which had been taking stand on issues of national importance.

Rs 1,280-cr WB-funded water project moves at snail’s pace
Patiala, July 10
World Bank- funded Rs 1280-crore rural water supply schemet, which is to benefit 3,000 villages of the state, has allegedly failed to take off owing to “lackadaisical approach” of the Punjab Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Department.

Bank takes possession of school building
DM orders reopening of school after students’ protest
Ferozepur, July 10
The State Bank of India yesterday took possession of the building of a government primary school constructed on private land following a dispute over the non-payment of a loan against which the land was mortgaged to the bank. The building was taken into possession during school hours after herded 107 students and four teachers out of it.




Trust vote: SAD to support NDA
Ludhiana, July 10
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today made it clear that in case a no-confidence motion was brought against the Congress-led UPA government in Parliament on the issue of N-deal, the SAD would stand by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and vote against the government.


Tribune Impact
Scientists to inspect Ghanauli drain

Fly ash spilled along the side of the Ghanauli drainRopar, July 10
Scientists of the Punjab State Council for Science and Technology (PSCST) will visit the Ghanauli drain following The Tribune report published regarding Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Plant siphoning ash into wetlands.

Fly ash spilled along the side of the Ghanauli drain. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

Clash over village land leaves two dead
Gehri Bhagi (Bathinda), July 10
The widow of a victim of a clash over land on Wednesday night at Gehri Bhagi village in Bathinda Twelve persons were booked for allegedly killing two persons Labh Singh (50) of Bathinda and Hardev Singh (40) of Jassi Pau Wali and injuring five others in a clash over land dispute, which took place at Gehri Bhagi village of the district last night.

The widow of a victim of a clash over land on Wednesday night at Gehri Bhagi village in Bathinda district. Photo: Kulbir Beera

Two units of Kotla hydel plant trip 
Anandpur Sahib, July 10
Two units of the Kotla hydel power plant tripped at 3.15 am today, resulting in the sinking of inner walls of the Nangal hydel channel on which it is built.The inner wall of the channel sank due to sudden high flow of water. A portion of 20 feet length and 15 feet width was reported sunk. The department noticed damage at 5 am only after sunrise.

Nabha godown source of nuisance for residents
Nabha, July 10
The district Food Supplies Department’s godown on the Cinema Road, is unsafe not only for employees but has also become a nuisance for residents near it.

Govt to be strict with polluters: CM
Ludhiana, July 10
“Time is not far when humans will perish like fish because of toxic discharge into wetlands through drains like Budda Nullah.”

Time to smash terror camps in PoK: Bitta
Gurdaspur, July 10
Chairman of the All-India Anti-Terrorist Front Maninderjit Singh Bitta today demanded Army action against all terror camps in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (POK) and a ban on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) headed by Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed.

Bittu wants Centre to return Sikh reference library books
Amritsar, July 10
The SAD (Amritsar) Presidium will move the international court if the Centre fails to return the books of the Sikh Reference Library of the Golden Temple, which were allegedly taken away by the Army and the CBI during Operation Bluestar in 1984.

A policeman inspects shells found near the Anngarh area in Amritsar Five shells found
Amritsar, July 10
Five shells, reportedly of the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war, were recovered during the cleaning of a  drain in the Anngarh area here today. Heavy artillery shells seemed to have been dumped at the place. The SSP said four shells were of heavy artillery, while one was of anti-aircraft gun. Municipal corporation employees were cleaning the drain when they found the shells. The police said Army men would be called to identify the shells. — OC

A policeman inspects shells found near the Anngarh area in Amritsar on Thursday. A Tribune photo


Notice to Gill in Khalra case
Chandigarh, July 10
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice for September 9 to Punjab former DGP K.P.S. Gill in the Khalra abduction case. The notice was issued by a Division Bench headed by Justice M.M. Kumar during the resumed hearing on a petition filed by Paramjit Kaur Khalra, the wife of eliminated human rights activist Jaswant Singh Khalra. She was seeking directions to the CBI to probe the involvement of Gill in the matter.

  Notice to 2 bodies running institutes


Farmers hold dharna in front of PSEB office
Patiala, July 10
Farmers from across the state staged a dharna in front of the Punjab State Electricity Board head office here today.


4 IAS officers shifted
Chandigarh, July 10
The government today transferred four IAS officers. Surinderjit Singh Sandhu, presiding officer, state colleges and state schools tribunal, has been posted secretary, revenue, with additional charge of presiding officer, state colleges and state schools tribunal.


Woman, paramour commit suicide with kids 
The railway track where the bodies were found in village Katar Singh Wala Katar Singh Wala (Bathinda), July 10
A woman, along with her two children and a man, believed to be her paramour, allegedly committed suicide on the railway track near this village in the district here today.

The railway track where the bodies were found in village Katar Singh Wala. Tribune photo: Malkiat Singh


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