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Vedanti refuses recognition to PSGPC
Bathinda, November 14
In a significant statement, Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Jathedar, Akal Takht, today said that no recognition would be given to the PSGPC as the SGPC was the only representative body of the Sikhs.

Tarlochan to meet PSGPC chief today
Amritsar, November 14
The Chairman, National Minorities Commission, Mr Tarlochan Singh, will meet Mr Mastan Singh, president, Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, at Lahore tomorrow. He will also hold meetings with Choudhary Parvez Ellahi, Chief Minister, West Punjab, and other Pakistani dignitaries on preserving all historical Sikh shrines there.

Free education mooted for girls
Bathinda, November 14
While the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Punjab unit, has passed a resolution demanding free and compulsory education and interest-free loans for girls to check female foeticide, Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Jathedar, Akal Takht, has said village, mohalla and colony-level committees should be set up to protect the girl child.

Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Jathedar, Akal Takht, administers an oath to participants at a state-level convention on female foeticide in Bathinda on Sunday. Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Jathedar, Akal Takht, administers an oath to participants at a state-level convention on female foeticide in Bathinda on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph



  SGPC presents siropa to Advani
Amritsar, November 14
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee today honoured former Deputy Prime Minister and BJP chief L.K. Advani at the information office of the Golden Temple here. Mr Advani paid obeisance at the Golden Temple along with his family.

Police disallows owners to till land; SSP orders probe
Manochal (Tarn Taran), November 14
Tension gripped this village today as victims of land-grab case were not allowed by the police to till their fields which had been allegedly grabbed by 40 armed persons on Tuesday.

Liquor being sold at higher rates
Ludhiana, November 14
Country made liquor and the India-made foreign liquor continue to sell at higher rates here in the wake of orders for reauction of liquor vends in Ludhiana district.

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3 held for circulating obscene photos of girl

Gurdaspur, November 14
The police has arrested three residents of Pathankot on the charges of exploiting a girl and circulating her obscene photographs on mobile phone through MMS message and e-mail. The SSP, Gurdaspur, Mr Narinder Bhargav, said a special team was constituted to investigate the case.

Blast may affect auction of shops
Amritsar, November 14
The powerful blast that occurred at about 7.30 p.m. today in the posh Nehru Shopping Complex just above The Tribune office located on the second floor is likely to affect the auction by the Improvement Trust, announced for the complex shops today.

Plot hatched in Italy, murder carried out in Fatehgarh Sahib
Fatehgarh Sahib, November14
It is a case of an international contract killing, plot of which was hatched in Italy and was carried out in Fatehgarh Sahib. An Italian citizen girl, Gurpreet Kaur, developed illicit relations with Bittu, a local PCO operator during her family’s stay at his house. They had come to India on a visit.

Where Akbar was
coronated king

Gurdaspur: It is an obscure place surrounded by paddy fields, about 1 km east of Kalanaur town in Gurdaspur district. At the site is a platform with a concrete throne over it. Along with it is the cistern at its centre.But very few people know the history of this small common looking site that has been conserved by the Archaeological Survey of India.
The place where Akbar was coroneted as Emperor of India.
The place where Akbar was coroneted as Emperor of India. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh


Set up pilot projects on flyash bricks: association
Patiala, November 14
Brick-kiln operators in Punjab have called for setting up of pilot projects at all district headquarters where use of fly ash to manufacture bricks can be demonstrated to all operators in the state.

Henry lauds role of cooperative sugar mills
Jalandhar, November 14
Punjab’s Minister for Food and Civil Supplies, Avtar Henry today formally inaugurated the 51st All-India Co-operative Week organised by Sugarfed, Punjab, here today.

Nehru Parking Complex inaugurated
Amritsar, November 14
To mark Children’s Day, multistoried Nehru Parking Complex, constructed in an area of 1.28 lakh sq ft adjoining the Nehru Shopping Complex, was inaugurated by Choudhry Jagjit Singh, State Minister for Local Government, Labour and Employment, here today.

10 water samples fail purity test
Sangrur, November 14
Out of 27 water samples, collected by the district health authorities since October 30 from Sangrur and Sunam towns, 10 have failed the purity test.

Villagers seek relief for fire victim
Bathinda, November 14
A section of the residents of Gehri Buttar village in this district have demanded compensation from the state government alleging that the accidental fire that broke out in the house of Mr Ajaib Singh damaging his cotton crop started due to high voltage switched in by the state electricity board.

Manipur Governor pays obeisance at Golden Temple
Amritsar, November 14
Dr Sawinder Singh Sandhu, Governor, Manipur, today paid obeisance at the Golden Temple here today. The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee authorities presented a picture of the Golden Temple and a set of religious books to the Governor.


Congress leader booked for fraud
Bathinda, November 14
A criminal case was registered today against Mr Sewak Ram, a Congress leader, and four others, including an NRI couple, for their alleged involvement in the sale of a piece of land not owned by them to different people on the basis of fake documents.

Body found hanging from tree
Bathinda, November 14
The cantonment police today found the body of a young unidentified male hanging from a tree near the traffic control post in the Army area.

Servant decamps with Rs 2 lakh
Machhiwara, November 14
Anwar, a servant at a sweets shop located in the Charan Kanwal Chowk area here, allegedly stole Rs 2 lakh from the owner’s house and escaped today morning.

Army man held in murder case
Bathinda, November 14
The Nasik district police of Maharashtra yesterday arrested Parkash Bhau, an Army man posted with 174 unit at the local Military Hospital, for his alleged involvement in the murder of a trader, Vikyamal Shroff.


Govt lethargy leaves lecturers in the lurch
Chandigarh, November 14
As many as 61 lecturers selected by the Punjab Public Service Commission in January for teaching English language are a harried lot as they wait for the elusive letter of appointment.

Youth Festival begins
Amritsar, November 14
More than 900 student artistes are participating in the four-day final Inter-Zone Youth Festival for Men and Women at Guru Nanak Dev University which began here today.


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