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Jatha to leave for Pak for ‘gurpurb’
:A 67-member jatha, led by SAD (Delhi) president Paramjit Singh Sarna, will soon leave for Pakistan to observe the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev. 
Sarna said the Pakistani High Commission had issued around 400 visas to Sikh pilgrims, who wished to observe ‘gurpurb’ in the historic gurdwaras of Pakistan.  

5 killed in mishap:
A brick kiln worker Gurtej Singh (49), his wife Paramjit Kaur (45) and three others were killed as their tempo was allegedly hit by a truck in Sriganganagar district in Rajasthan on Friday.

Newly-wed girl dies:Newly-wed woman Amandeep Kaur of Muktsar died at a Faridkot hospital on Saturday after sustaining 80 per cent burn injuries at her in-laws’ house in Sarabha Nagar. Her in-laws said she had got electrocuted. The police are investigating the case.

Fatehgarh Sahib
Peddler gets 10 years
:A local court has sentenced a drug peddler to ten years of imprisonment for possessing sedative capsules. Rakesh Kumar of Sarakpada village was arrested in May, 2010 in an NDPS case.

Man held with 400 gm heroin:The Faridkot police on Saturday held Gaurav Arora of Sadiq village with 400 gm of heroin, worth around Rs 2 crore.

New York
Sikhs protest at UN on Bluestar anniversary
:Marking the 30th anniversary of 'Operation Bluestar', Sikh men, women and children held a demonstration outside the United Nations today and announced the holding of a referendum among the Sikh diaspora in 2020 on the right to self-determination. 

Car snatched at gunpoint:Two unidentified persons snatched a car from Gurpreet Singh of Katron village near Sherpur at gunpoint on Saturday. Dhuri DSP Krishan Kumar Panthey said a case had been registered.



Solar project for schools:
Rays Power Infra Pvt Ltd Solar Park Company has signed a contract to set up a total capacity of 475 KWp SPV power project at 15 government schools in Chandigarh under the aegis of the Chandigarh Renewable Energy, Science Technology Promotion Society (CREST).

Cricket trials today
:The Panchkula District Cricket Association, affiliated to the Haryana Cricket Association, will conduct trials to select the Panchkula District Cricket (U-19) team on June 8 (3pm) at Doon Public School, Sector 21, here.



Govt committed to hills: CM:
The forthcoming Gairsain session of the state Assembly will mainly discuss, besides migration from hill villages, hill agriculture and horticulture, for incorporation with technical education, so that it could stop migration from hill villages, Chief Minister Harish Rawat said in Almora on Saturday. “Those who are criticising the Assembly session at Gairsain should not see it as a mere session at a hill place with which the feelings of people were related during statehood agitation. It should be seen as commitment of the government to improve governance in the hill region of the state,” said the CM.

3.70 lakh robbery:
In a case of robbery at a busy highway in US Nagar district of the region, the manager of a transport company at Kiccha was robbed of Rs 3.70 lakh on Saturday. The robbers fled after tying the manager with a rope. “When the manager Julfikar was sitting in his office, the criminals reached the shop with revolvers in their hands. They tied the manager with a rope and fled with the amount before the Pullbhatta police reached the spot,” said Rithim Aggarwal, SSP, US Nagar.

Paramedical students:
The Uttarakhand High Court has ordered the state government to begin registration of paramedical students with the council concerned for students who have passed paramedical courses. They could apply for government jobs vacant in various departments. “Ordering the beginning of registration process soon, the bench of Justice Aalok Singh expressed its surprise that despite the formation of the paramedical council in the state in 2009, the process of registration had not begun,” said Naresh Kumar, the appellant.(Compiled by BD Kasniyal)


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