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SGPC warns against insult to Gurus: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has decided to take legal action against a person who reportedly morphed his photograph on that of Guru Gobind Singh and uploaded it on a social networking site. In a statement, SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar said the act by Sarabjeet Singh was “unpardonable”. Makkar said it had also been noticed that some individuals were using derogatory language against the Sikh gurus, which too called for strict action. He said he had already directed the SGPC secretary to initiate legal action against all such persons.

Fatehgarh Sahib
Colonisers protest govt’s new policy
: Hundreds of colonisers from Fatehgarh Sahib on Wednesday protested against the state government’s new policy on regularisation of unauthorised colonies. They said the government was charging a hefty fee to regularise colonies. The colonisers submitted a memorandum in this regard to Deputy Commissioner Arun Sekhri. The protest was led by Gurmukh Singh Attewali, District President of Punjab Colonisers and Property Dealer's Association.

Travel agent booked for R
s 7-lakh fraud: A travel agent has allegedly duped Balwinder Kaur of Lavalisa of Rs 7 lakh on the pretext of sending her son abroad. The Tanda police has booked the accused, Natha Ram of Bhangla. In her complaint, Balwinder Kaur has alleged that Natha Ram had taken Rs 7 lakh from her for sending her son to New Zealand in 2005. But he failed to honour his commitment, she alleged.

Man booked in dowry case: The police has booked Kunal Bhalla of Tagore Nagar, Jalandhar, for allegedly torturing his wife for seeking dowry from her parents. Sources said the case had been registered on a compliant by Isha Bhalla, daughter of Deepak Ohri of the local Gautam Nagar, against her husband.

Production of neem urea begins: National Fertilisers Limited (NFL) started production of urea coated with neem here on Tuesday. NFL is the first company permitted to produce neem coated urea by the Union Government. KK Chaturvedi, General Manager, inaugurated the production. Application of this urea has proven to increase yields of paddy and wheat crops by up to 6 per cent. It also has pesticide properties.

Medical fraternity condoles death
: The Punjab State Medical and Dental Teachers' Association has expressed grief over the death of Dr Jagjit Singh Hans (72), former professor of medicine at Government Medical College and Rajindra Hospital, Patiala, who died of heart attack at a private hospital on Tuesday. He is survived by his wife Dr Daljit Kaur Hans and son Dr Sartaj Singh Hans. Association secretary Dr BS Sohal said Dr Hans was a dedicated and hard working doctor. Dr Hans will be cremated on Friday morning at Badungar cremation ground.

Instructor accused of sexual harassment: The father of a Private Pilot License (PPL) course student at the Patiala Aviation Club has accused Assistant Flying Instructor Anmolak Singh of making indecent advances on his daughter during a sortie. The Patiala police has marked an inquiry to a DSP-ranked officer to probe the allegations. The accused has termed the allegations as baseless. Patiala SSP Hardyal Singh Mann said they would register a case only after receiving the probe report.

Tarn Taran
One dies in road accident
: Kewal Singh (40), a resident of Vain Poin village, 20 kilometers from here, died yesterday in a road accident. He was working with Goindwal Thermal Plant. The deceased was going to his office on a bike when he was hit by a car. He succumbed to his injuries on the way to the hospital. A case under Section 304-A, 279 and 427 of the IPC has been registered against Ravinder Singh, a resident of Goindwal Sahib , the driver of a Indigo car No. HR- 26 BR, 9161 allegedly responsible for the accident.

5 motorcycles seized, 1 held: A team of the local district police has recovered five stolen motor cycles on the information provided given by an arrested accused. Harwinder Singh Sandhu SP (Detective) said, the accused was arrested from a naka near Aladinpur village, with a stolen motorcycle. The accused was identified as Tarsem Singh Laddi while his associate Gurdeep Singh managed to escape from the spot. During the interrogation, the accused provided the information regarding four more stolen motorcycles, which include three splendors and one Bajaj Platina. The accused had stolen them from Amritsar. A case under Sections 379, 411 of the IPC has been registered against the accused.

Anganwari staff stage protest: Hundreds of anganwari workers and helpers working at different anganwari centres in the district organized a protest march today. They burnt the effigy of the Union Minister for Women and Child Development Ms. Krishna Tirath. The workers were dressed in black garments as a token of protest. Ms. Annop Kaur, district president of the Anganwari Mulazam Union, Punjab, while addressing the workers on the occasion sharply condemned the Union Government for not acceding their genuine demands, which include considering them at par with the government employees and giving them facilities .A memorandum was also presented to the district officials addressed to the Prime Minister.



: After getting an approval from Police Establishment Board, transfers of the UT police personnel were ordered with immediate effect. In all, 194 police officials have been transferred, including one Inspector, 10 Sub-Inspectors, 12 Assistant Sub-Inspectors, 52 head constables and 119 constables.


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