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After Floods
Stagnant muddy water takes toll on milch cattle
Bhaoana (Kapurthala ), August 28
More than a fortnight after floods played havoc in 12 villages of Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Moga and Ferozepur districts, milch cattle have fallen prey to contaminated water accumulated in these villages. The industrial waste that got mixed with the flood waters has aggravated the problem.
In the absence of green fodder, milch cattle wander in search of fodder along a mud bundh in Bharoana village, one of the worst flood-hit villages, in Kapurthala district on Thursday. In the absence of green fodder, milch cattle wander in search of fodder along a mud bundh in Bharoana village, one of the worst flood-hit villages, in Kapurthala district on Thursday. ó Photo by the writer

State not free to utilise CRF on its own: CS
Chandigarh, August 28
The Punjab government has rubbished the allegations of the Congress over non-utilisation of the State Calamity Relief Fund (SCRF) saying that the fund cannot be utilised by the state at its will as the same is guided by several directives. The directives are outdated and need amendment to match ground realities.

Auction spells death for 1,600 trees
Ludhiana, August 28
Nearly 1,600 trees may be axed here with PUDA deciding auction of nine acres of old courts complex and tehsil here.






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Freedom fighterís status
Bodies vent ire on DC
Amritsar, August 28
Several organisations are up in arms against the report of the district administration denying status of freedom fighters to 489 persons killed in the Jallianwala Bagh massacre on a par with those of freedom struggle.


Gurmeet Singh Bablu, president, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Youth Front, addresses media in Amritsar on Thursday. ó Photo by Vishal Kumar
Gurmeet Singh Bablu, president, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Youth Front, addresses media in Amritsar on Thursday.

Five Moga villages sans grassroots democracy
Moga, August 28
Residents of five villages, recently included into the municipal limits of this town, do have not got the right to elect representatives in the municipal council nor has the gram panchayat been constituted despite elections of the panches having been held in these villages in May.

 
COMMUNITY

SAD-BJP captures Sangrur planning committee
Sangrur, August 28
The SAD-BJP alliance today captured the Sangrur District Planning Committee (DPC) by winning all 20 seats of zila parishad, nagar councils and nagar panchayats. The SAD yesterday won all 14 seats, reserved for the elected zila parishad members, while the SAD and the BJP today won four and two seats respectively, reserved for the elected members of the nagar councils and nagar panchayats.

Power theft
Power board realises Rs 107-cr fine
Chandigarh, August 28
The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) is acting tough with power thieves in various parts of the state. In four months, the PSEB authorities have slapped Rs 107 crore fine on power stealers.

Rape of disabled: Fresh samples of blood taken
Moga, August 28
A three-member medical team of local civil hospital today collected fresh samples of blood for clinical and DNA tests of a rape victim and five other persons, including two policemen, suspected to have raped her. The girl is deaf and dumb.

Law varsity to start distance education programme
Patiala, August 28
The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL) has decided to start Distance Education Programme to impart instruction in law. Dr Gurjit Singh, vice-chancellor of RGNUL, Patiala, said in an interview here today.




Dr Gurjeet Singh, vice-chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala.
Dr Gurjeet Singh, vice-chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala.

World Sikh university documentation ready
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 28
It took nearly four years to complete the documentation required to set up Sri Guru Granth Sahib World Sikh University. During a visit to the site for the university, adviser to Chief Minister Daljit Singh Cheema said today that the documentation had been completed.

Editorsí Guild condemns raid on journalistís house
Chandigarh August 28
The Editors Guild of India has strongly condemned the highhanded and intimidating action of the counter intelligence wing of Jammu and Kashmir police in raiding the residence of prominent journalist Shujaat Bukhari, Bureau Chief of The Hindu, at Srinagar on Tuesday ( August 27).

Sachar decries search of NC leaderís house
Chandigarh, August 28
Former president of the Peoplesí Union for Civil Liberties ( PUCL) Rajindar Sachar has sought action against the officials involved in ď shameful and indefensible action of J and K police searching the houses of N C leader, high police officials, shows an insensitivity of the police authorities cocnernedĒ.

Punjab DPI, DEO in dock
Chandigarh, August 28
Failure to comply with the high court orders on release of advance increment have landed Punjab director of public instructions (DPI) Jagtar Singh and district education officer (DEO) Niranjan Singh in dock. After holding that deliberate attempt to violate the court orders was apparent, Justice Permod Kohli today directed their summoning through bailable warrants.

 


COURTS

Eye camp botch-up
Trust chief refused pre-arrest bail
Moga, August 28
A court here today rejected pre-arrest bail of the chairman of a charitable hospital, where nine persons lost vision after being operated on at an eye camp last month.

ADMINISTRATION

Garg is DC Patiala
Chandigarh, August 28
The government today transferred Muktsar deputy commissioner Vikas Garg as deputy commissioner, Patiala.



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