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Govt houses to Bitta, Hanspal, Barnala against norms
Chandigarh, October 25
Names of at least three prominent politicians figure on the list of persons who have been sanctioned residential places unauthorisedly by the state governments in the city. The list has come up as a follow-up to the Supreme Court taking exception to unauthorised stay of certain leaders in government houses.

Surjit Singh Barnala
Surjit Singh Barnala

Maninderjit Singh Bitta
Maninderjit Singh Bitta

H.S. Hanspal
H.S. Hanspal

Senior police officer using ‘case property’ vehicle
Baba Bakala, October 25
Can two vehicles in the small Subdivision of Baba Bakala have number plates bearing same number. Answer will be: ‘Certainly not’ as one of these vehicles would be bearing fake number plate!

Baba Satlani to move court against
SGJC, police

Amritsar, October 25
Mr Harpal Singh, legal adviser to Baba Gurpinder Singh Satlani, at a press conference here today said that they would move the Punjab and Haryana High Court against Mr Raghubir Singh, secretary, SGPC, Deputy Commissioner, district police chief and Sikh Gurdwara Judicial Commission for justice.




Keen contest likely for SGPC chief’s post
Amritsar, October 25
Annual election of the SGPC chief and other office-bearers is likely to be held on November 22 at Teja Singh Samundari Hall, here.

Man kills wife for ‘illicit relations’, commits suicide
Four children below 10 orphaned
Bathinda, October 25
A daily-wage worker hailing from Jandawala village killed his wife last night and later committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree leaving four kids.

Children of Janta Singh and Baljit Kaur at Jandawala village, near Bathinda, on Tuesday. — Photo by Kulbir Beera

Children of Janta Singh and Baljit Kaur at Jandawala village, near Bathinda, on Tuesday.

Cong raking up dead issues, says Sukhbir
Ferozepore, October 25
The Congress regime in Punjab has diluted the atmosphere of goodwill and harmony in the state and is again pushing the state back to dark days of violence, Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal, MP, said while talking to mediapersons at Chak Suhelewala Village, near Jalalabad, here today.


Plea to curb female foeticide
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 25
A seminar-cum-exhibition on “AIDS and Female Foeticide” was organised at Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib, in which academicians and students of various engineering colleges from all over the country participated.

Panel gets 300 plaints of crime against SCs
Hoshiarpur, October 25
More than 600 complaints, including 300 cases of atrocities on members of Scheduled Caste (SC), have been received by the Punjab State Scheduled Caste Commission from all over the state since its formation in 2004.

Clear stand on memorials to militants: morcha
Chandigarh, October 25
Mr Sukhminder Pal Singh, former president of the Punjab unit of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, youth wing of the BJP, said here today that while on the one hand the Punjab Government had held a debate on terrorism, on other memorials to militants were being raised without any check in the state.

Suspend dealings with NASL, say engineers
Gurdaspur, October 24
The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) Engineers Association in a resolution passed at its annual general meeting held recently demanded suspension of board dealings with the NASL company.

Two jawans killed in blast
Ferozepore, October 25
Two jawans were killed and another was seriously injured when a powerful blast occurred in the complex of the 70 Armoured Division here this evening, official sources said.

Work begins on Phase II of Kandi project
Hoshiarpur, October 25
Construction work on Phase II of the prestigious kandi canal project for providing irrigation facilities to barren land in Hoshiarpur and Nawanshahr districts has begun.

Pull up your socks, DGP tells force
Chandigarh, October 25
The Director-General of Punjab Police, Mr S.S. Virk, today told his force that complaints of corruption, human rights violations and connivance of police functionaries in cases of escape of criminals from police custody would be viewed very seriously.

Health centres without doctors
Tarn Taran, October 25
Most health centres of the Naushehra Pannuan block have been running without Medical Officers for the past some time.

Police implements information Act
Chandigarh, October 25
The Punjab police today said it had fully implemented the Right to Information Act, 2005, in all police districts and at the Police Headquarters also.

Tribune reporter bereaved
Faridkot, October 25
Mohini Devi, mother of The Tribune’s stringer from Faridkot, Mr Ramesh Gupta, died yesterday. She was 90.



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Mann’s passport

Chandigarh, October 25
The High Court has given two more days' time to the Punjab Government to file its reply to the plea of former MP Simranjit Singh Mann for release of his passport so as to allow him to go to the USA later this month.

Constable in judicial remand
Kharar, October 25
A local court today remanded Mohali constable Jagir Singh and resident of the town Baljit Singh in judicial remand in a case of cheating registered at Mohali.


Inspecting officer held on graft charge
Sangrur, October 25
A team of Vigilance officials, headed by Mr Jaspal Singh, DSP, Patiala Range, allegedly caught red-handed Tarlok Singh, Inspecting Officer, Housefed, here today while he was “accepting” a bribe of Rs 10,000 from Mr Kuldip, a resident of Lehragaga.

4 held for “preparing” spurious milk
Sangrur, October 25
The Dirba police has arrested four persons for allegedly preparing “spurious milk” from Munshiwala village, near Dirba, 30 km from here. The police also seized eight bags of glucose, 40 litres of “spurious milk” and appliances used in preparing spurious milk. Those arrested were Balbir Singh, Jiwandeep and Mangat Rai. A case has been registered.


69-yr-old teacher honoured
Abohar, October 25
Ms Sarvshakti Arora (69), at present honorary teacher at Brahma Rishi Mission School here, was honoured with the Pandit Het Ram Memorial Ideal Teacher award at a function held at G D Senior Secondary School.

Despair grips Rai varsity students
Gurdaspur, October 25
Gaurav Jasrotia is an orphan. Life was already an ordeal for him. He used to run a PCO to earn for his studies. However, the things took a tragic turn for him when the Supreme Court scrapped the Rai university recognition.

Nursing students block traffic, seek refund of fee
Moga, October 25
Girl students of Dr Sham Lal Thapar School of Nursing today blocked traffic in support of their demands.


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