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Lok Sabha Elections
Govt to provide funds to MLAs

Chandigarh, July 25
As the Lok Sabha elections are nearing, the Punjab government is all set to provide funds to MLAs to take up development works in their respective Assembly segments. Sources said Rs 2 crore would be kept at the disposal of each MLA of the SAD-BJP combine to spend money on the development projects of their choice.

As monsoon weakens, PSEB battles to supply power
Chandigarh, July 25
Punjab may still be in the grip of the monsoon, but it has been a season like none before. Villages are going without power for up to eight to 10 hours a day even as the continuous process industry has been affected for the first time in the state.

Dera men, Sikhs clash at bhog
Shekhpura (Bathinda), July 25
Despite heavy deployment of police force in the village, Dera followers today pelted Sikh activists with stones. The activists had gone there to lodge a protest against the huge gathering present at the bhog ceremony arranged at a Dera follower’s house. In retaliation, Sikhs took away three vehicles belonging to Dera followers and damaged them on the outskirts of the village. 
The Peter rehra which was set on fire by Sikh activists at Shekhpura village in Bathinda The Peter rehra which was set on fire by Sikh activists at Shekhpura village in Bathinda on Friday. Tribune photo: Malkiat Singh





‘SAD has failed to protect interest of Sikhs’
Chandigarh, July 25
The Khalsa Conference said today that the SAD had failed to protect the interest of Sikhs under the command of Parkash Singh Badal. In a statement senior vice-president of the conference Ajit Singh said Badal had been using the Panth to take votes of Sikhs, but he had been serving his own political interest.

MC Poll
Infighting in alliance partners

Nabha, July 25
The SAD-BJP alliance which ousted the Congress from the civic body for the first time is in a dilemma on who should head the Municipal Council. The infighting in the ruling alliance councillors has brought cheer to Congress councillors who seem ready to give support to one disgruntled group.

Sahni is Nabha MC chief

Hooligans attack venue

  Kashmir Singh elected sarpanch


A security guard provided by the district police to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s brother Surjit Singh Kohli in Amritsar Security restored to PM’s kin
Amritsar, July 25
The security cover given to the two brothers of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at their residences was abruptly withdrawn on July 5 without assigning any reason. It was restored the next day when the PM won the no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha on July 23.

A security guard provided by the district police to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s brother Surjit Singh Kohli in Amritsar on Friday Photo: Vishal Kumar

A monument lost, courtesy ignorance, apathy
The house in Ajnala where once stood the historical well On a well in which 300 bodies of Indian sepoys were thrown in 1857 now stands a house 
Amritsar, July 25
The historical well in which nearly 300 sepoys of 1857’s First War of Independence were thrown after execution today exists no more, thanks to a caretaker who has constructed a room over it. He has filled the “Kalliwanwala Khuh” with earth .

The house in Ajnala where once stood the historical well. Photo: Vishal Kumar

Modernisation of Jail Factories
Prison Dept joins hands with industrialists

Ludhiana, July 25
Jail factories in the state are in for a major revamp with the state Prison Department joining hands with industrialists to provide modern machines to the units inside the jails.

Israeli woman dies in accident
Nangal, July 25
An Israeli woman was killed in an accident, along with the driver of a taxi she and her family were riding in. The incident took place on NFL Nangal Chowk at 4.30 pm today.


Punjab DGP quizzed on multiple queries
Chandigarh, July 25
The Punjab and Haryana High Court wants to know from Punjab Director-General of Police (DGP) why his directions against multiple enquiries in cases are not being complied with.

Councillors file plea against Capt
Chandigarh, July 25
In a petition filed before the Punjab and Haryana High Court, 10 newly-elected councillors of Zirakpur Municipal Council (MC) today accused Punjab cooperation minister Captain Kanwaljit Singh of making a subtle effort to elect a president enjoying the support of just four members.

Relief for law  officer
Chandigarh, July 25
The High Court today made it clear that Punjab’s former Additional Advocate-General Harpreet Singh Sandhu would not be arrested without the issuance of a four-day prior notice.


Chemistry Olympiad
Sangrur boy gets bronze medal

Sangrur, July 25
Once more Anupam Dev Goel, a local boy, has brought laurels to this city. This time he was awarded a bronze medal at the 40th International Chemistry Olympiad, which was held in Budapest in Hungary from July 12 to 21 last. In this Olympiad, toppers from 70 countries had taken part.


Now, farmers to demand quota: BKU
Gherao of Parliament from Aug 4
Chandigarh, July 25
After the Gujjar community, farmers of the country, led by the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) of Punjab, will launch an agitation with the gherao of Parliament from August 4 onwards, demanding reservation for wards of agriculturists as well as a complete loan waiver.

Farmers to get paddy plantation machines
Chandigarh, July 25
Punjab agriculture minister Sucha Singh Langah wants to provide paddy plantation machines to farmers to avoid labour problems faced by them this year.

Olive cultivation on 300 hectares
Chandigarh, July 25
The Punjab government is all set to launch olive cultivation over 300 hectares under a “pilot project” for remunerative returns to farmers and encouraging diversification of agriculture.


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