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Impounded buses sent on ‘PM duty’
Bathinda, November 18
While the Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, seems to be happy over the celebrations of the bicentenary of the coronation of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the transporters of the state are not so happy.

PPCC chief warns rebels of action
Poll talks with CPM on

Ludhiana, November 18
“I would not say anything about the statements given by Mr. Jagmeet Singh Brar. But in future, strict action will be taken against those who discuss any party matter in public. 

Factionalism mars Cong rally
Nawanshahr, November 18
The district-level rally organised by the Congress here today at the old grain market as part of the Punjab Congress’s launch programme of election campaign, proved to be a lacklustre affair, thanks to the factionalism in the district Congress.



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NCP to contest 40 seats
Mansa, November 18
The Nationalist Congress Party will contest 40 seats of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha in the forthcoming elections. This was disclosed by Mr Surjan Singh Joga, former MLA and president, Punjab Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Cell of the party.

COMMUNITY

Summon Talwandi to Takht: Sikhs
Phagwara, November 18
Over a dozen Sikh organisations today demanded that the SGPC President, Mr Jagdev Singh Talwandi, should be summoned at Akal Takht and punished as per Sikh ‘maryada’. 

Fort that needs immediate care
Fort that needs immediate care
Bathinda
The Gobindgarh Fort here is one of the 30 monuments and archaeological sites of national importance looked after by the Archaeological Survey of India in Punjab. 

Animal fair poor draw
Amritsar, November 18
Bi-annual animal fair of the state, held in this holy city near Divali and Baisakhi witnessed poor turn out. Earlier the fair could not be held on Baisakhi due to foot and mouth diseases. 

Stay order on bank exam vacated
Chandigarh, November 18
Mr S.N. Aggarwal, District Judge, Patiala, today vacated the stay order handed down by the trial court restraining the Patiala Central Cooperative Bank from holding the competitive examination for the posts of clerks.

Action committee to hold dharna
Dhuri, November 18
The members of the “Ravi Kant murder action committee” will stage a dharna in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Sangrur, on November 21 in protest against the police and the district administration for not arresting the killers of Ravi Kant (17), who was allegedly kidnapped from here on August 14 and later his body was found on the same day in the canal near Sangrur police lines.

Bank organises cultural evening
Patiala, November 18
A cultural evening was organised by the Central and Zonal Cultural Committee of the State Bank of Patiala at the NIS lawns to mark the bank’s foundation day yesterday.

Pulse polio awareness rally
Ludhiana, November 18
A pulse polio awareness rally of school and college students was held by Dr Rajinder Kaur, Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana.

AGRICULTURE

Exempt farm products from Act: association
Bathinda, November 18
Mr Gurdarshan Singh Brar, president, Northern India Agricultural Producers Association (Goniana unit), in a representation to Mr Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister Punjab has urged to abolish the application of Essential Commodities Act to agricultural products as it would hit farmers.

CRIME

Toshi murder case solved, one held
Patiala, November 18
The Patiala police today claimed that it had solved the Toshi murder case by arresting one Harjinder Singh, alias Kala, with whom she was allegedly having an extra-marital affair.

Jewellery stolen
Amritsar, November 18
Gold jewellery worth Rs 50,000 and Rs 5,000 in cash were stolen from the house of Badrinath Verma, a resident of Damganj here, Saturday evening.
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