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Complete phase I of Khalsa complex before Baisakhi: CM
Chandigarh, November 15
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, has directed the officers concerned to complete the first phase of the Khalsa Heritage Complex ( KHC) at Anandpur Sahib before the coming Baisakhi festival. The first phase includes the main part of this project.

SGPC denies ‘siropa’ to Bittu
Takht chief Vedanti honours him
Amritsar, November 15
Even as Bhai Daljit Singh Bittu, president Shiromani Khalsa Dal was stopped from addressing a press conference in its Information Office and denied ‘siropa’ (robe of honour) by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti honoured him at Akal Takht, here today.

Controversy over golden palki for
Nankana Sahib

Chandigarh, November 15
A controversy has started among Sikh scholars over the golden palki (palanquin) to be placed in the sanctum sanctorum at Gurdwara Janamasthan in Nankana Sahib (Pakistan).

Escorts-Fortis “world’s largest” cardiac care programme
Chandigarh, November 15
The addition of the Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre to the Fortis Healthcare family has made it the world's largest cardiac care programme, says Mr Harpal Singh, Chairman of both these superspeciality healthcare companies.




  KAURS, the voice of Sikh women launched
Mohali, November 15
"Each girl born in this world is special — that is the feeling I want to convey through KAURS. Women have a special world of their own that sustains life on this earth and we need to celebrate it."


Politician-criminal nexus dangerous: Mann
Moga, November 15
Reacting to the revelations of the Volcker report and charges of drug smuggling against an Akali MLA’s son, SAD (Amritsar) Chief Simranjeet Singh Mann today termed the “nexus between Punjab politicians and criminals” as dangerous and said nobody would now trust Indian politicians.

Infighting in SAD takes new turn
Amritsar, November 15
The infighting in the Akali Dal’s rank and file in historic Majitha constituency took a new turn even as an emergency meeting, held under the presidentship of Mr Jagteshwar Singh Majithia, today alleged that there was a “deep-rooted” conspiracy to defame his grandfather, late Parkash Singh Majithia, a former Akali minister.

Cong has double standards: SAD leader
Mohali, November 15
The Shiromani Akali Dal president of Mohali unit, Mr Harsukhinder Singh Bubby Badal, yesterday charged the Congress of adopting double standards in tackling corruption charges when these pertained to the high and mighty in the present government.


Swami Agnivesh, Takht chief join hands
Crusade against female foeticide
Amritsar, November 15
Swami Agnivesh, a religious leader and social activist, and Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Jathedar, Akal Takht, held a closed-door meeting in the SGPC’s Information Office here today and decided to work in tandem against the menace of female foeticide which has assumed serious proportion.

Tiny Punjabi jutis
Bathinda, November 15
Punjabi jutis always attract attention of people looking for footwear for special occasions like marriages. But, jutis made by a local shopkeeper, Manohar Lal, are unique, as one could not wear them due to their very small size.

Plan to transfer land to Improvement Trust dropped
Abohar, November 15
The local municipal council has dropped the proposed transfer of the land vacated by the Army Medical Corps to the Improvement Trust. The trust had reportedly eyed the prime land, located in the heart of the town, for developing a commercial plaza.

Work on overbridge comes to halt
Ropar, November 15
Construction on the rail overbridge across National Highway-21 passing through Kurali, has come to a halt for the past three months. The reason is non-completion of the land acquisition work and Forest Departments clearance.

Govt keeps watch on migratory birds
Ropar, November 15
Fear of bird flu virus spread deepened today with the arrival of a large number of migrated birds, bar-headed goose, the suspected carrier of virus in the wetland area. More than 100 bar-headed goose were spotted at three different places in the wetland area that provides suitable habitat for the migrated birds.

No power for Punjab from Centre’s discretionary quota
Chandigarh, November 15
Despite a letter written to the Union Government by the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, for the allocation of at least 15 per cent power to the Punjab State Electricity Board from its discretionary quota, the Union Power Ministry has not made allocation of power to the PSEB.


Wife killed
Hoshiarpur, November 15
A case of killing the second wife by the husband at Denowal Kalan village was reported to the Garhshankar police in the district last evening.

5 booked for chopping youths’ hair
Bathinda, November 15
Five persons, including general secretary of the action committee of Beant Singh Nagar, have been booked for thrashing two youths and trimming their hair in the shape of cross for harassing girls of their locality.

4 die in road mishap
Bathinda, November 15
Four persons were killed and three other critically injured when a truck hit a cyclist and then a tractor on Multania road last night.


Vocational teachers to stage dharna today
Chandigarh, November 15
Under the banner of the Senior Vocational Staff Association, Punjab, vocational teachers will hold a dharna and demonstration in front of the office of the DPI (Schools) here tomorrow.

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