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Oldest publishing house in news again
Owner’s two sons detained for sending heroin in packets of devotional material
Amritsar, September 11
In a joint raid, senior officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) and Customs today took into custody Rabjeet Singh and Prabhjeet Singh, sons of one of the owners of M/s Chattar Singh-Jeewan Singh, 133-year-old publishing house, one of its employees and four others on the charges of sending heroin to Canada through a private courier.
The Officials search the premises of publishers M/s Chattar Singh-Jeewan Singh in Amritsar The Officials search the premises of publishers M/s Chattar Singh-Jeewan Singh in Amritsar on Thursday. Photo: Vishal Kumar 

Labourers hold dharna outside DC’s office
Sangrur, September 11
With policemen deployed in strength in and outside the district administrative complex here (DC office complex), members and activists of the Punjab Khet Mazdoor Union and the Dehati Mazdoor Sabha, Punjab today staged dharna outside the district administrative complex here in support of their demands.




SJP condemns Amarinder’s expulsion
Jalandhar, September 11
Commenting on the removal of Amarinder Singh as MLA, the Samajwadi Janta Party( Punjab) unit today said it was most condemnable decision in the political history of the country. President of the Punjab unit, Darshan Singh Jida said the SAD-BJP government had exhibited its political narrow- mindedness.

Warrants against Tytler
Ludhiana, September 11
Taking serious note of the absence of former union minister and senior Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in a defamation case, judicial magistrate K.K.Bansal ordered to summon him through bailable warrants returnable by November 28.

Cong seeks President’s rule
Chandigarh, September 11
The Congress has demanded the suspension of the 13th Vidhan Sabha and imposition of President’s rule in the state for what they have termed as “constitutional breakdown” wherein the ruling SAD-BJP alliance has used the legislature to question an executive order. The party is contemplating meeting the President, the Prime Minister and the union home minister on the issue. The Congress leadership has already included this demand in its memorandum submitted to the Governor.

Bir Devinder Singh ceases to be party spokesman
Chandigarh, September 11
Senior Congress leader Bir Devinder Singh , after his diatribe against former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh,has been removed as chief spokesman of the party.

Badal evades media on Amarinder
Ludhiana, September 11
A day after former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh was expelled from the Assembly, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal evaded the media and did not answer when asked for comments on the development.


Medical Mess in Punjab
Emergency services poor, makeshift ICU

Patiala, September 11
Rajindra Hospital here has been for decades one of the busiest government hospitals in this part of Punjab.

Fleecing by Labs
Civil surgeon orders probe

Gurdaspur, September 11
The civil surgeon of the district has ordered a probe into the reported fleecing of patients of civil hospital by some unscrupulous private laboratories. Mohinder Singh Jassal, SMO in charge, civil hospital, had been given the inquiry.

Pay commission for farmers sought
Ludhiana, September 11
Chairman of the Mandi Board and president of the Bharatiya Kisan Union Ajmer Singh Lakhowal today demanded a pay commission for the farmers, linking mounting debt on farmers with “insufficient” MSP fixed by the government.

PepsiCo Row
Unions asked to save potato growers

Sangrur, September 11
General secretary of the SAD (Amritsar) Jeet Singh Alloarkh today asked farmer organisations to protect the interests of potato growers of the state in place of extending their support to the agitation of the workers of PepsiCo India at Channo, near Bhawanigarh. He said the closure or shifting of the factory would affect thousands of potato growers, especially in the areas of Amloh, Nabha and Sangrur.

MC told to clear bills
Nabha, September 11
Sessions court at Patiala, upholding the decree of the lower court, dismissed the appeal filed by municipal council Nabha with costs.

Anger over King Khan’s smoking act
Amritsar, September 11
The management of Khalsa College here have drawn flak for permitting shooting of a film in which actor Shah Rukh Khan was found smoking in the presence of students on the college premises. Even Punjab Health Department has decided to issue notice to the actor on the direction of the Union Health Ministry for smoking whole shooting film “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi” on Khalsa College premises.



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