Top stories | Politics | Community | Courts | Education


Bandh largely peacefulSikh activists block railway tracks in Amritsar on Wednesday.
Stray incidents of violence reported
Rail, road, commercial activity hit
Amritsar, July 23
The statewide bandh, called by the SAD and its allied offshoots, remained largely peaceful in this border district today. The bandh had been called by some Sikh organisations in protest against the death of a Sikh youth in a clash with followers of the Dera Sacha Sauda at Dabwali last week.
Sikh activists block railway tracks in Amritsar on Wednesday. — Photo by Vishal Kumar

The day after
‘Unhappy MPs voted for UPA’ 
Chandigarh, July 23
Congress leader and former minister Partap Singh Bajwa today said a good number of opposition MPs had expressed faith in the leadership of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh by voting for him in the Lok Sabha on confidence motion because many leaders of Opposition parties like L.K. Advani and Parkash Singh Badal had failed to provide mature leadership to their MPs.

‘Vote scam: PM answerable’

Sikhs resent Akalis’ betrayal
Ludhiana, July 23
Sikhs have resentment against Akali Dal leadership for voting against by Dr Manmohan Singh in the Lok Sabha yesterday. A majority of the Sikhs, particularly urban Sikhs, said the Akali Dal, as representative of the Sikhs, should have voted for Manmohan Singh, who had brought the Sikhs into focus in the world. They maintained that the Prime Minister had established the identity of the Sikhs when a hate campaign was on against them after the 9/11 incidents of the USA.





MC Poll
SAD councillor joins Cong, becomes chief
Sangrur, July 23
The SAD-BJP alliance today suffered a major setback when the Congress succeeded in making its candidate president of the local municipal council (MC) at a meeting held for the election to the post of president of the council here today.


Public-private effort to better focal points’ infrastructure
Chandugarh , July 23
The industrial Focal Points in Punjab will soon get a fillip as the Industries Department comes up with the draft of the Industrial Areas Maintenance Act. Under the new Act, all local taxes generated from the industry will be used for bettering the focal points.

Punjabi Sahit Shiromani award for Kanwal, Dalip Kaur Tiwana
Chandigarh, July 23
The Punjab government today announced the Punjabi Sahit Shiromani awards for 2007 and 2008 and selected noted novelist Jaswant Singh Kanwal and writer Dr Dalip Kaur Tiwana for this award. Besides this, 26 personalities from different fields have also been selected for various 13 Shiromani awards.

MP wife hopeful of early release of Pappu Yadav Ranjan Ranjit
Amritsar, July 23
Lok Jan Shakti Party ( LJSP) MP from Saharsa (Bihar) Ranjan Ranjit who created ripples on the floor of Parliament yesterday by criticising the Shiromani Akali Dal for not supporting the UPA government, led by first Sikh Prime Minister, today hoped her husband Pappu Yadav would be a free man shortly.                                                       
Ranjan Ranjit

Houses of 4 Cong men demolishedCong workers watch the demolition of their dwellings at Manjjpur village on the Amritsar-Fatehgarh Churian road on Wednesday.
‘Vindictive’ SAD behind it, allege victims
Amritsar, July 23
In an ugly incident to browbeat Congress activists in rural areas, the district administration today demolished the houses of four Congress families at Manjjpura village near Fatehgarh Churian allegedly at the behest of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).

Cong workers watch the demolition of their dwellings at Manjjpur village on the Amritsar-Fatehgarh Churian road on Wednesday. — Photo by Vishal Kumar

Passport Scam Case
DSP heading probe team shifted out
Moga, July 23
DSP Jaspal Singh, who headed three-member team probing the fake passport scam, was today transferred out in Mansa district. The probe of the scam is still on and those allegedly involved in it not arrested.

Drug de-addicted given send-off
Sangrur, July 23
A warm send-off was given to three drug de-addicted persons, namely Paramjit Singh, Malkit Singh and Jagga Singh, belonging to Badrukhan, Badbar and Nabha, respectively, at a programme held at the Red Cross Drug De-addiction Hospital here on Monday evening. On the occasion local DSP Pritpal Singh Thind honoured the de-addicted persons.


High Court
Virk can seek security from M’rashtra: Punjab
Chandigarh, July 23
Punjab’s former DGP S.S. Virk can very well seek security from Maharashtra - at least this is what Punjab has to say on the issue of security cover’s withdrawal to his family.

HC not pleased with panchayat poll in Punjab
Chandigarh, July 23
If verbal observations made in a courtroom are an indicator, the Punjab and Haryana High Court is not pleased with the way politics has creped into the gram panchayat elections in Punjab.

Now, panches can’t be held until sarpanch is elected
Chandigarh, July 23
Panches now have legal immunity till they elect sarpanches. In an attempt to ensure they are not prevented from electing sarpanches, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today made it clear the arrest of panches would have to wait till the election of sarpanches.


Board to revise Pbi syllabus
Mohali, July 23
The Punjab School Education Board is all set to revise the Punjabi syllabus for the middle, matric and senior secondary level students.


Rita Bawa Murder
‘Grassa’ knife led to Bihari killers
Ludhiana, July 23
It was the use of “grassa”, a traditional Bihari agriculture tool-cum-butcher knife, in the sensational Jalandhar KVM principal Rita Bawa quadruple murder case that led Ludhiana cops to the Bihar-based killers.


HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Letters | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |