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AGPC to call Sikh conclave on Akal Takht's supremacy
: Peeved over the recent development in which Akal Takht's supremacy has come under scanner, American Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (AGPC) on Friday said it would organise World Sikh Conclave in the US, India and other countries to discuss the matter. They said it was a matter of serious concern that the Sikh's top institution was losing credibility all because the Akal Takht Jathedar's independence was under question.

Akal Takht's decision unfortunate: NAPA
: The Sikh community of North America has expressed concern about the excommunication of Haryana Sikh leaders. North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) executive director Satnam Singh Chahal said: "We have nothing to do with the HSGPC, but the excommunication of the Sikh leaders, who were asking for a separate committee, by the Akal Takht Jathedar is unfortunate." Chahal questioned, "When there are several religious issues and concerns of the Sikh community, then why our Jathedars are taking more interest in political issues of the Sikh community?" 

Chandumajra seeks Prez rule in Haryana
: Shiromani Akali Dal MP Prem Singh Chandumajra, who reached Gurdwara Chhati Patshahi here, said: "Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Haryana Governor have created a constitutional crisis. The Governor should be dismissed and the President's rule must be imposed in Haryana." "The Chief Secretary has put the Haryana government in further trouble with his statements and the Home Ministry may ask for an explanation from him." he said. 

Scribe attacked, 3 booked:
Three persons were booked on Friday for allegedly shooting at a journalist. The victim, Sham Juneja, alleged three armed persons entered his office and started thrashing him in the afternoon. He alleged that when he ran away, the accused fired at him. A case has been registered.

3 booked for rape bid:
Three youths, Sandip, Sabhi and Happy of Chiherru village have been booked for allegedly attempting to rape a 20-year-old girl at Chiherru village near here. The girl alleged she was taking a stroll with her sister and mother, when the accused abducted her and tried to rape her.

Nada Sahib under watch
: The administration is keeping a close watch on the activities of the SGPC and newly formed HSGPC. While it has adopted a wait and watch policy, the SGPC has started fortifying the Nada Sahib gurdwara in Panchkula. Deputy Commissioner SS Phulia said, "We are watching the situation closely.

PTU Board chief:
Director of ASBASJSM College of Pharmacy at Bela, Dr GD Gupta has been nominated as the Chairman, Board of Studies, Clinical Research, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar for two years. Dr Gupta also worked as member and Chairman, BOS (Pharmacy), PTU, Jalandhar. He has presented his research work in USA and Barcelona.

Tarn Taran
Five booked for murder:
Five members of a family have been booked in the murder case of a woman in Chuslewar village near Patti town, 25 km from here. The victim has been identified as Narinder Kaur (35). She died under mysterious circumstances in Chuslewar village on Thursday. The accused cremated her body soon after her death, and did not inform her parents. The accused have been identified as Jagjit Singh of Chuslewar village, his two sons Jagroop Singh and Sitara, their relatives Hardev Singh and Gurmej Singh of Akbarpur village.

4 booked in abduction case:Four members of a family of Jahangir village have been booked for abducting a teenaged girl of the same village. The accused have been identified as Shubhdip Singh, his father Paramjit Singh, mother Raj Kaur and uncle Gurmit Singh. The victim's father alleged that Shubhdip lured his daughter to go away with him on the pretext of marrying her. A case has been registered and no arrests have been made so far.



Saplings planted in jail:
A special drive to beautify the Central Jail, Ambala, with the active participation of prisoners, was started by planting of ‘bel patter’ (bilva) tree by District and Sessions Judge-cum-Chairman District Legal Services Authority Harnam Singh Thakur. Ravneet, CJM-cum-Secretary, DLSA, Ambala, Rajesh Gulia, District Forest Officer, Malkiat Singh, District Forest Officer, DFO (community) and Rattan Lal, superintendent, Central Jail, Ambala also planted saplings to motivate the prisoners.

Licence of fair price shops cancelled:The Haryana Food and Supplies Department has cancelled licences of 11 depot holders for committing various irregularities. The security of 13 dealers, amounting to Rs 44,000, has been forfeited up to April 30. An official spokesman said essential commodities were being provided to the people through 9,225 fair price shops.

SBP to contest Assembly poll:
The Smast Bhartiya Party (SBP) will contest the upcoming Assembly elections with a chief ministerial and 13 ministerial candidates. Sudesh Agarwal, president of the party, said here on Thursday that they would invite applications for these posts from the public and hold interviews to select the candidates.

Check on water theft:The police will patrol the banks of the Gurgaon Water Channel (GWC) to curb water theft. The decision was taken at a special meeting called by Deputy Commissioner (DC) Shekhar Vidyarthi on Thursday. The meeting was attended by officials of the police, irrigation department and HUDA, besides officers of Gurgaon and Jhajjar districts.


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