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Daler’s bail plea dismissed
Daler MehndiPatiala, November 4
Patiala Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate P.S. Dhanoa today dismissed the regular bail application filed by pop star Daler Mehndi even as the district police today deputed police teams to arrest the singer in connection with a human trafficking case has been which has been accused of being a partner of brother Shamsher Mehndi.

Sukha cheated us of Rs 8 lakh, say glamour-struck brothers
Noorkherian (Patiala), November 4
Children still remember Sukha Dilliwala’s trip to this village situated on the outskirts of the city. The children of the local Government School say Sukha distributed his visiting cards among them and impressed them with his Honda City car.

Private agencies used to hike property value, says Sukhbir
Bathinda, November 4
A cross-section of people, including politicians, have expressed doubts about the authenticity of a probe by sleuths of Punjab Vigilance Bureau into the disproportionate assets case registered against the former Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, and his family members after it came to light that the Vigilance Bureau authorities would pay the private surveyors, engaged by it to survey properties owned by the Badals as per the work done by them.

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Charge sheet against Badal likely next week
Ludhiana, November 4
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau is unlikely to file a chargesheet against the SAD chief, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, this week. The chargesheet which is being given a final shape by the Vigilance bureau would be presented in court sometime next week, it is learnt.

Gurcharan Singh TohraTohra tells Capt to shun politics of confrontation
Nawanshahr, November 4
The SGPC chief, Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra, while talking with the mediapersons at Sikh National College, Charan, Kanwal, Banga, about 12 km from here today refused to answer any question regarding the allegations of corruption against the former Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal.

Khalsa Diwan honours SGPC
Amritsar, November 4
The Chief Khalsa Diwan honoured prominent personalities, NGOs and the SGPC for rendering services for the welfare of humanity at a function held here yesterday.

NRI Sikh jatha leaves for Pak
Amritsar, November 4
A jatha of 40 NRI Sikhs, led by Mr Balwinder Singh Chicago, today crossed over to Pakistan through the Wagah joint check-post for undertaking pilgrimage of Sikh shrines there.

Rights panel’s directions to SSP in dowry case
Chandigarh, November 4
Taking serious note of the inability of the Basti Jodhewal police (Ludhiana district) to register an FIR despite repeated complaints of dowry harassment and even burning filed by one Manju Bala against her in-laws, the Punjab State Human Rights Commission has directed Ludhiana SSP to look into the matter and submit his report to the Commission within eight weeks time.

Simranjit Singh MannMann meets World Bank team
Chandigarh, November 4
While interacting with the World Bank team, the President of the SAD (Amritsar), Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, today enlisted several reasons for the stunted economic growth of Punjab. He suggested several remedial measures to put the state’s economy back on the rails. The team is here to review the state’s financial situation.

SGPC secretary Manjit Singh Calcutta gives directions to the task forceCalcutta inspects langar kitchen
Amritsar, November 4
The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee today directed its task force to keep strict vigil on the movement of suspects, especially near the Guru Ram Dass langar hall in the Golden Temple complex, following a bid to throw ‘poisonous substance’ by two persons.

SGPC secretary Manjit Singh Calcutta gives directions to the task force and other employees for taking precautions for regulating the entry into the langar hall of Golden Temple, Amritsar, on Tuesday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma

15 suspected cases of dengue
Amritsar, November 4
Even as more than 15 persons were suspected of being suffering from dengue as per the health department, the department and the municipal corporation have done little to check the spread of dengue.


Mr Parkash Singh Badal, President, Shiromani Akali Dal, discusses something with his brother, Mr Gurdas Badal, after a meeting with the party MLAs, MP and other senior leadersSAD names 2 candidates for Rajasthan poll
Gidderbaha (Muktsar), November 4
Mr Parkash Singh Badal, President of the SAD, said today that the party would field Mr Surjeet Singh Kand, chief of the Rajasthan unit of the party, and Mr Joginder Singh in the Shrikaranpura and Kesrisinghpura Assembly segments of Sriganganagar district in Rajasthan for the coming Assembly elections.

Mr Parkash Singh Badal, President, Shiromani Akali Dal, discusses something with his brother, Mr Gurdas Badal, after a meeting with the party MLAs, MP and other senior leaders before announcing the party candidates for the Rajasthan Assembly elections, at Gidderbaha (Muktsar) on Tuesday. — Photo by Kulbir Beera

Central Govt policies anti-farmer, says SAD
Mandi Gobindgarh, November 4
The Central Government has adopted anti-farmer policies which will ruin the country. This was stated by the SAD General Secretary, Capt Kanwaljit Singh.

BJP men hold protest
Phagwara, November 4
BJP activists, led by its Punjab vice-president and former Punjab Minister Mr Swarna Ram, today took out a march in town and held two rallies to protest against hike in the rates of drinking water and sewerage, false implication of its councillor and state vice-president of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha Arun Khosla and district vice-president of the Morcha Bantu Walia in a case of murderous assault on Congress councillor Sanjiv Bugga here on August 12 and delay in arrest of the culprits who had made a murderous attack on BJP stalwart Ram Saroop Arora and looted his house a few months ago.


Homoeopaths get chance to review registration
Sangrur, November 4
Nearly, 5,000 homoeopathic practitioners, whose registration was cancelled recently by the Registrar of the Council of Homoeopathic System of Medicine, Punjab, for want of renewal of their registration, will now be allowed to get their registration renewed following a decision by the government.

Chargesheeted SGPC secy rejoins duty
Amritsar, November 4
Mr Harbeant Singh, SGPC secretary who has been facing charges of getting the job on the basis of a fake certificate, today rejoined duty following rejection of his appeal for extending leave by the Shiromani committee.

Comedian Bhagwant Mann presents his play, "No Life With Wife", in PatialaComedy king  Bhagwant Mann enthrals audience
Patiala, November 4
Comedy king Bhagwant Mann enthralled the audience with his live performance in a comedy play ‘No Life with Wife’ organised by Hyundai Motor India at Dhillon Farms here last night. The whole play revolved around the relationship of husband and wife who end up fighting over small things.

Comedian Bhagwant Mann presents his play, "No Life With Wife", in Patiala on Monday evening . — Photo by Subhash Patialavi.

A bookstall owner sleeps during the book fair Poor response to book fair
Patiala, November 4
The book fair organised by the State Language Department as part of the ongoing Punjabi week celebrations which commenced on November 1 is a lacklustre affair with hardly any buyers trickling in to see the books on display.

A bookstall owner sleeps during the book fair organised by the State Language Department.

Unidentified man still in coma
Kharar, November 4
An unidentified man, who was found lying unconscious in a field in Sawara village, near here, and later admitted to the Civil Hospital, Kharar, by the sarpanch and panchayat members of the village on October 30, is still in coma.

Rly mishap averted, probe ordered
Phillaur, November 4
Divisional Railway Manager Hukam Chand Punia has ordered a high-level inquiry into the incident in which a major rail mishap involving Himgiri Express was averted.

Missing fish plates: probe ordered
Phagwara, November 4
Mr H.C. Punia, Divisional Railway Manager, Ferozepore Division, has constituted a three-member committee to probe yesterday’s incident in which the driver of the Jammu-bound Himgiri Express averted a mishap by applying emergency brakes after noticing that the fish plates were missing.

IAS officer dead
Chandigarh, November 4
Mr B. Vikram, a 1991 batch IAS Officer of the Punjab cadre, died in Delhi today, He was on deputation to the Union Government in the Ministry of Power.


High Court
CBI seeks time in hijacking case
Chandigarh, November 4
The Central Bureau of Investigation sought time for filing a reply to a petition filed by an accused in the Kandhar hijacking case. The case will now come up for further hearing on November 13.

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Mere seal tampering not power theft, rules forum
Ludhiana, November 4
Mere tampering of seals does not proves theft of electricity, ruled out the District Consumer Forum in a significant judgement, relying upon the two judgements delivered by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in different cases.


BKU threatens to launch stir on MSP
Ludhiana, November 4
The Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) has threatened to launch an agitation to pressurise the government for the announcement of the minimum support price (MSP) of kharif crops on the basis of wholesale price index, if the government failed to come out with the suitable revision by November 9.


Admn to fix ‘lal dora' for 46 villages
Kharar, November 4
The administration has decided to fix ‘lal dora' of 46 villages falling under Kharar and SAS Nagar Subdivisions.

Panchayats get 2.5 crore
Gurdaspur, November 4
Ms Sukhbans Kaur Bhinder, Congress leader, talking to newspersons here today said that she was not a candidate for the Chief Minister’s post as reported in a section of the press.

SHO suspended
Phagwara, November 4
The SHO Sadar police station, Phagwara, Mr Sarabjit Rai, was today suspended for lapses in investigation of the Mananwali case. The SSP Kapurthala, Dr R.N. Dhoke, confirmed today that the SHO had been suspended.


4 booked on murder charge
Phagwara, November 4
The police has booked four persons Harmel Singh, Gurpreet Singh, Inderjit Singh and Amandeep Singh of Panshata village under Section 302, IPC for clubbing to death a nineteen-year-old college student Sandeep Kumar yesterday.

Local man shot in Delhi, 10 lakh looted
Abohar, November 4
Heart-rending scenes were witnessed at the residence of Parmod Kumar Gupta (38), who was killed by car-borne robbers in the Jakhira area of New Delhi today. Members of the bereaved family were in a state of shock. Parmod was a ward president of the BJP.

NRI’s purse snatched
Amritsar, November 4
Two unidentified scooter-borne youths today snatched the purse of a non-resident Indian woman on the Mall Road here today.

NRIs booked in dowry case
Amritsar, November 4
US residents Rupinder Singh, his father Sulakhan Singh and sister Navjot Kaur were booked by the Civil Lines police here for allegedly demanding more dowry from Anand Kaur Gill, wife of Rupinder Singh, late last evening.

Inter-state gang of robbers busted
Abohar, November 4
Three members of an inter-state gang of robbers, including one wanted in a murder case, have been arrested, the police said today.

Minor raped, murdered
Mansa, November 4
A minor girl of Ramgarh Shahpuria village of this district was raped and subsequently murdered by unidentified person late last evening.

Man consumes poison in court
Chandigarh, November 4
A 38-year-old Bathinda-based writer, Rajinder Raj, reportedly consumed some poisonous substance before placing a complaint in the court of the Punjab and Haryana High Court’s Chief Justice here today.


Mr Bir Devinder Singh, Deputy Speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha, meets one of the contingents at a championship organised by the All-India Women's Folk Dance FederationDy Speaker opposes privatisation of polytechnics
Kharar, November 4
Mr Bir Devinder Singh, Deputy Speaker of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha and MLA from Kharar, has opposed the move of the Punjab Government to privatise some polytechnic institutes in the state, including the institute at nearby Khunimajra village.

Mr Bir Devinder Singh, Deputy Speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha, meets one of the contingents at a championship organised by the All-India Women's Folk Dance Federation at Aam Khas Bagh, Sirhind, on Tuesday. — Photo by Jasvir Uppal

Bhagat Namdev Chair to be revived
Jalandhar, November 4
The Punjab Government has decided to revive Bhagat Namdev Chair in Guru Nanak Dev University and Rs 5 lakh has been sanctioned to fund research work on the life and philosophy of the saint.

PCCTU cancels protest
Phagwara, November 4
The much awaited second quarter salary grant for June, July and August of Rs 14.40 crore was today released for the non-government aided colleges, it was learnt here tonight. Its draft had been released by the treasury and it had reached DPI (C).

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