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Kalam requests Seechewal to clean Yamuna
Wants ecology on parties’ poll agendaFormer President Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam shares a point with Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal at Sultanpur Lodhi on Sunday.
Sultanpur Lodhi, July 27
Former President Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam asked chairman of the Ek Onkar Charitable Trust Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal and his team to work to clean the Yamuna in Delhi which is responsible for 80 per cent of pollution in the 22-km stretch.

Former President Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam shares a point with Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal at Sultanpur Lodhi on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Pawan Sharma

Failed candidates to be teachers
Patiala, July 27
The state government has decided to appoint failed candidates of a qualifying test conducted by the director of school education as computer teachers in schools.

Study for MSP based on input costs
Chandigarh, July 27
An independent study aimed at fixing the maximum support price (MSP) of wheat and paddy on the lines of industrial production has recommended an MSP of Rs 1,561 for paddy and Rs 2,194 for wheat.

‘Geneva talks to hit Punjab farmers most’
Chandigarh, July 27 Devinder Sharma
Punjab farmers would be badly hit in case India gives its approval to the Doha proposals put forward by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) at the mini-ministerial meet being held in Geneva in two days time as the current proposals are aimed at reducing safeguard mechanisms on essential commodities like rice, wheat and sugar.




Libra followed his conscience: Khangura
Chandigarh,July 27
In a letter to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, Congress MLA from Qila Raipur, Jasbir Singh Khangura has stated that Sukhdev Singh Libra deserved national and international recognition for his sacrifice.


Election of Sarpanch
Panches allege irregularity
Chandigarh, July 27
Panches from Landa village in Moga district today alleged that officials on duty at the counting station had refused to acknowledge their representative as sarpanch though six out of total 11 panches were on one side.

  • Official admits to political pressure

‘Minority group man elected sarpanch’
Amritsar, July 27
The presiding officer has nominated one Jasbir Singh of minority group as sarpanch showing the majority group absent in the proceeding book on July 22, allegedly on back date.

Property of 3 drug smugglers to be attached
Ludhiana, July 27
As a measure to prevent smuggling of drugs in the state, the Department of Revenue under the Union Ministry of Finance has allowed the Punjab Police to attach property of three accused in smuggling of drugs cases registered recently in different parts of the district.

4 chartered planes to transport postal material
Sangrur, July 27
After the successful use of a chartered aeroplane to transport postal material in the eastern sector (Kolkata, Guwahati, Agartala and Mizoram etc), the Department of Posts has plans to charter four aeroplanes for transporting postal material in the northern, southern, western and central sectors of the country.

Sikh heritage vandalised in PakistanWhitewashed frescos at Gurdwara Dera Sahib, Lahore, in Pakistan.
Amritsar, July 27
The Pakistan Evacuee Property Trust Board, which controls the religious shrines in Pakistan, including gurdwaras, has whitewashed frescos at historical Gurdwara Dera Sahib, Lahore, in utter disregard to the Sikh heritage. This vandalisation act has been despite tall claims of the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) and the board about the preservation of the Sikh heritage.

Whitewashed frescos at Gurdwara Dera Sahib, Lahore, in Pakistan.

Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Maulana Habibur Rahman addresses a press conference in Ludhiana. Fatwa against terrorism
Ludhiana, July 27
Shahi Imam, Jama Masjid, Maulana Habib-ur-Rehmann here today issued a fatwa against the persons behind serial blasts in Bangalore and Ahmedabad killing several.

Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Maulana Habibur Rahman addresses a press conference in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph

Student thrashed by teacher
PSHRC seeks report from govt
Chandigarh, July 27
Taking cognisance of a report in an English daily regarding thrashing in a school leading to hearing problem of a child, the Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) asked the Punjab government to submit a report on the issue.


CAT order to chief postmaster
Chandigarh, July 27
Disposing of the application of Vijay Kumar Pandora, the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has asked the chief postmaster to consider the plea of the applicant if he is acquitted in the case of missing passbooks that is pending in the trial court.


Lyallpur College, varsity at loggerheads
Amritsar, July 27
Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, students’ future seems to be uncertain as Guru Nanak Dev (GND) University and the college management continue to be at loggerheads over the appointment of a regular principal.


Early monsoon boon for cotton, paddy; Malwa farmers upbeat
Chandigarh, July 27
The mood in Punjab’s countryside is upbeat due to very good paddy and cotton crops. Good kharif crops mean record paddy and cotton produce if all goes well till the harvesting of paddy and picking of cotton in October-November. Power problem bothers farmers the most at this stage. Prolonged power cuts have made life miserable for people. Heat and humidity have made life hell in rural areas.


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