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Akalis clash over sarpanch’s election
Kotli Sabo (Bathinda), July 21
Twelve persons, including a panch, sustained injuries in a clash among Akali workers during the victory procession of the newly elected sarpanch in this village late last evening. The police has booked 18 persons.
Some of the injured of a clash among Akali workers at Kotli Sabo village talk to mediapersons at the Bathinda civil hospital Some of the injured of a clash among Akali workers at Kotli Sabo village talk to mediapersons at the Bathinda civil hospital on Monday.
— Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh

Foodgrains major earner of revenue for state
Wheat fetched Rs 1,300 cr
Chandigarh, July 21
Punjab has set a record by contributing 105.83 lakh tonnes of wheat to the central pool thus , the foodgrains sector becoming major contributor to the state’s revenue.

Court shifting: HC-Moga Bar impasse continues
Chandigarh, July 21
Crisis has erupted in the Moga judicial courts over the proposed shifting of a sub-judge’s court to Nihal Singh Wala village. It seems that the Punjab and Haryana High Court is on the one side and the Moga District Bar Association on the other.

PSEB suspends engineers for negligence
Patiala, July 21
Chairman of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) Y.S. Ratra has suspended three engineers of the board for their alleged negligence towards duty.



Sub-inspector in the dock again for torture of Cong worker
Amritsar, July 21
Police officer Rashpal Singh is in the dock for a second time for allegedly torturing a Congress worker Lakhwinder Singh of Raian village in Chogwan. The latter was referred to the DMC, Ludhiana, in a serious condition by the doctors of a local private hospital yesterday.

NRI murdered in US
Raipur Rajputan (Khanna), July 21
A US-based NRI from this village of Khanna was murdered in Las Vegas in the USA a few days ago over a petty dispute. NRI Narinderjit Singh (29) had been working at a petrol station in Las Vegas for the past few years.

‘Indian’ Bhola may return soon
Bhola Ram may soon get a second chance to live with his family
Chandigarh, July 21
Alienated from his relatives after straying into Pakistani territory some eight years ago, he was taken into custody and detained in Kot Lakhpat jail. Even after the completion of his sentence, he has not been deported to India because of the question mark over his nationality.


Back Manmohan: Calcutta
Amritsar, July 21
Describing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as a true Sikh of Guru Gobind Singh who has staked his position and prestige for the sake of national interests over the Indo-US nuclear deal, Manjit Singh Calcutta, Akali leader and member of the SGPC, today appealed to all right- thinking people to support and strengthen the Prime Minister for going ahead with the deal.

Eight districts selected for learning session
Patiala, July 21
The Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) has initiated a move to identify and recruit three persons from each of the eight villages selected by the All-India Youth Congress (AIYC) in Punjab to implement its ‘Aam aadmi ke sipahi’ programme initiated by Rahul Gandhi.


Curse of Budda Nullah
IHRO: Dyeing units polluting groundwater
Ludhiana, July 2I
A team of the International Human Rights Organisation (IHRO) today said even when a number of electroplating and dyeing units were polluting water bodies through Budda Nullah, some politicians favoured leniency towards these.

Angry anganwadi workers block traffic
To meet Punjab Chief Minister on July 30
Chandigarh, July 21
After blocking the Matka Chowk for around two hours today, anganwadi workers from across Punjab finally managed to get an appointment with Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal on July 30.

THE UPRISING: Anganwadi workers try to break the barricades at Matka Chowk, Sector 17, on Monday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Anganwadi workers try to break the barricades at Matka Chowk, Sector 17

Poor release of water in canals
Chandigarh, July 21
Several villages in the Mansa area are facing problems due to the non-availability of drinking water from the government-operated waterworks. In the absence of water supply from the canal system, most of the waterworks have dried.

Dera follower attacked
Ludhiana, July 21
Five persons, including two children, suffered minor injuries when the family of a Dera Sacha Sauda follower and a group of youths opposing them pelted one another with stones in Kamla Nagar, Model Town, late this evening.

Flag march in Sangrur, Dhuri, Sunam
Sangrur, July 21
Keeping in view a call for Punjab bandh on July 23 by the Khalsa Action Committee, 600 policemen, led by SSP Naunihal Singh, held flag marches in Sangrur, Dhuri, Malerkotla, Bhawanigarh, Moonak and Sunam areas today as a precautionary measure.

Bhagat, Jain assume office
Chandigarh, July 21
Mahinder Bhagat and Vinod Jain assumed charge as chairman, and vice-chairman, Medium-Scale Industry Development Board, respectively, in the presence of industry and commerce minister Manoranjan Kalia at Udyog Bhawan here today.


High Court
Sangrur SP in dock
Chandigarh, July 21
Sangrur superintendent of police G.S. Pannu has landed himself in dock. Following his reported refusal to comply with the Punjab and Haryana High Court orders, he has been asked to remain present in the court.


Teachers of aided schools to launch stir today
Amritsar, July 21
Thousands of teachers of government-aided privately managed schools will launch an agitation outside DPI Schools from tomorrow to get their long-pending salaries in view of the government’s inability to clear their dues under the 95 per cent grant-in-aid scheme.

Council to train 50,000 teachers in English
Patiala, July 21
The British Council, educational arm of the British High Commission, has decided to impart training modern techniques of learning English to 50,000 BEd teachers. Chief of the State Partnerships (Project-English) Alison Barret stated this at the State College of Education here today.

Expel students indulging in ragging: Sud
Chandigarh, July 21
Punjab Medical Education and Research minister Tikshan Sud today issued direction to all principals and staff of all government and private medical, dental, ayurvedic, homeopathy, para-medical and nursing colleges to immediately expel students found indulging in the practice of ragging.


226 passports made using forged documents
Moga, July 21
As many as 226 passports prepared during the past one year in Moga district by the regional passport office, Chandigarh, have been found to be made fake by tampering with official records.

7 kg heroin seized; Pak national held
Amritsar, July 21
Close on the heels of the seizure of 6.5 kg of heroin yesterday, the special narcotics cell of the Punjab Police has seized 7 kg of the contraband from four smugglers operating in this border belt with the help of Pakistani drug mafia.


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