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SAD list upsets BJP
Chandigarh, December 24
The release of the first list of 43 candidates by the Shiromani Akali Dal today for the forthcoming Assembly elections has “shocked” the state BJP leadership and “surprised” its high command in New Delhi.

Train suspension ‘will snap bonds’
Attari, December 24
Sajda, a resident of Malerkotla, who arrived here after the marriage of her sister in Lahore, wondered whether her newly wed sister Rashida would ever visit her ‘maika’ (maternal house) again.

Mariam Bibi sees off her brother Rahim Dad before leaving for New Delhi, India, at Atari railway station, near Lahore, Pakistan, on Monday. — AP/PTI photo A family leaving for a safer place following increasing tension on the border on Monday.
— PTI photo

Steps to counter Pak propaganda war
Jalandhar, December 24
The Indian Government is taking suitable steps to counter propaganda unleashed against India by the Pak media.



6 die in Punjab accidents daily
“Six of a wedding party die in a road mishap near Tarn Taran, seven of family die in an accident on the Malerkotla-Nabha road; two youths run over by a truck in Ropar district; cyclist crushed to death”. These are some of the headlines, which appeared in various dailies so far this month of accidents which took place in Punjab.


Sukhbir’s challenge to Congress
Samaalsar (Moga), December 24
Former Union Minister, Sukhbir Singh Badal has challenged the Congress to compare the development works undertaken by the SAD-BJP alliance with the development works carried out during the Congress rule.

Kanwaljit’s associates join Congress
Zirakpur, December 24
The Shiromani Akali Dal, (SAD) suffered a major setback today when two close associates of Capt. Kanwaljit Singh, the general secretary of the ruling SAD and the Finance and Planning Minister of Punjab, along with their supporters joined the Congress at a convention held at Chhat village, here today.

New SAD youth wing chief felicitated
Ludhiana, December 24
Mr Sharanjit Singh Dhillon has been appointed president of the youth wing of the Shiromani Akali Dal-Badal.


Villagers block traffic over custodial death
Tarn Taran, December 24
Hundreds of people today lodged their protest against the death of Pardeep Singh, a class X student and resident of Gandiwind Dhattal village who died in police custody on Saturday night.

Centenary celebrations draw to a close
Sangrur, December 24
The five-day centenary celebrations to mark the installation of Gursagar Mastuana Sahib concluded here today. The Gursagar Mastuana Sahib is known as a religious place and an educational institution which was set up by Sant Attar Singh.

Jalandhar DD wins three awards
Jalandhar, December 24
Jalandhar Doordarshan has won three DD Awards, instituted by the Doordarshan authorities for the first time this year.

‘Leisure valley’ or dumping site?
Bathinda, December 24
A 40-acre of land, “which was to be developed as “leisure valley” is being used as dumping ground by the people residing in nearby colonies and to dispose of sewerage by the authorities concerned.

Circular act of terrorism: Dal
Amritsar, December 24
Expressing distress over the contents of a controversial circular issued by the SSP, Lucknow, directing the SHO’s to keep an eye on Muslims and Sikhs, the Dal Khalsa described it as an “act of state terrorism”.

Amarinder greets Christians


9 IGPs shuffled
Chandigarh, December 24
The Punjab Government today ordered posting of nine Inspectors-General of Police. Those given new postings are: Mr S.M. Sharma, Inspector-General of Police, India Reserve Battalion; Mr G.D. Pandey. IG (Operations); Mr Sanjiv Gupta, IG (Security); Mr S.S. Saini, IG (Crime); Mr Suresh Arora, IG (Vigilance); Mr Rajinder Singh IG (Home Guards); Mr A.P. Pandey IG (HQ); Mr Bakshi Ram IG (Computer and Wireless) and Mr R.C. Prasad, IG (Traffic).

311 constables promoted
Sangrur, December 24
Mr Jatinder Singh Aulakh, SSP, Sangrur, today promoted 311 constables as Head Constables in the district.


2 arrested for looting lotteries
Amritsar, December 24
Two persons, who used to loot lotteries were arrested by the police last evening. This was stated by Mr Rajesh Jaiswal, Superintendent of Police at a press conference held here today.

Kidnapper arrested
Bathinda, December 24
The police claims to have solved the kidnapping of Gurjeet Kaur, a resident of the district, by arresting Ram Bhagat her alleged kidnapper from Uttar Pradesh.


School teachers seek arrears

Teachers honoured

Convocation held

Professor invited


‘Milkfed ready to face WTO threat’
Mansa, December 24
Punjab Milkfed is ready to face the threat caused by the WTO. This was stated by Mr Jagdeep Singh Nakai, Chairman, Milkfed, Punjab, while distributing profits among members of the Milk Production Cooperative Society at Joga village of the district today.Top

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