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Book blames Badal for Panthic problems
Chandigarh, November 16
A biography of the late Gurcharan Singh Tohra, who remained President of the SGPC for about 27 years, and deals extensively with Punjab and Akali politics will be released by the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, tomorrow.

‘Only 5 students of varsity in PoK survived quake fury’
Amritsar, November 16
Only five students of a university survived the earth-quake which hit Muzaffarabad and its adjoining areas in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) on October 8. Mr Ramesh Yadav, President, Folklore Research Academy, who returned from PoK, stated here today.

Indo-Pak border comes in way of couple
Rohira (Ludhiana), November 16
Nearly 27 years ago, when Rafeeqan Begum had married her daughter to a youth in Pakistan, she had thought that the alliance would transgress the borders between the two countries.
Mr Mohammad Sabir Ali (third from left), who has lost his mental balance, along with his wife Asghari Bibi and children at Rohira village in Ludhiana district on Wednesday.
Mr Mohammad Sabir Ali (third from left), who has lost his mental balance, along with his wife Asghari Bibi and children at Rohira village in Ludhiana district on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Barnala to flag off golden palki to Pakistan
Sangrur, November 16
Mr Surjit Singh Barnala, Governor, Tamil Nadu, today confirmed that he would flag off the procession carrying golden palki (palanquin) to Gurdwara Nankana Sahib in Pakistan on November 27 from Delhi.

Neighbour held for rape, murder of 8-year-old
Tarn Taran, November 16
The police today achieved major breakthrough in the gruesome rape and murder case of an eight-year-old girl with the arrest of her neighbour in the border town Jhabal, 15 km from here.





Complete phase I of Khalsa complex before Baisakhi: CM
November 16, 2005
PEDA to produce power from agriculture waste
November 15, 2005
Punjab youth to get jobs, Dalits plots
November 14, 2005
Badal says he’s ready for debate in House
November 13, 2005
Bank robbery: police announces reward
November 12, 2005
HC quashes reauction of liquor shops
November 11, 2005
Red tape holds back relief to quake-hit
November 10, 2005
Cong, SAD two sides of coin, says Bittu
November 9, 2005
Octroi to be abolished by March 31: CM
November 8, 2005
Sukhbir links Capt with oil scam accused kin
November 7, 2005
ETT teachers’ protest, infighting mar Dullo’s visit
November 6, 2005
Akali groups against Bibi’s renomination
November 5, 2005
CM says no to nuclear power plant, snubs Dullo
November 4, 2005
NGO status: SGPC rejects UN proposal
November 3, 2005

Cong govt taking credit for our works: Badal
Badal (Muktsar), November 16
Busy lending final touches to one of his dream projects a couple of days before its inauguration, former Chief Minister and SAD president Parkash Singh Badal today accused the state government of failing in bringing big projects and hefty grants from the Centre, besides charging it with taking credit for projects sanctioned during his regime.

Amarinder meets Barnala behind closed doors
Chandigarh, November 16
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, called on Mr Surjit Singh Barnala, who has been given five years’ extension as Governor of Tamil Nadu, here  today.


Plan to improve sex ratio
Nawanshahr, November 16
The district is emerging as a torch-bearer for launching a crusade against gender discrimination and female foeticide. Mr Krishan Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, in cooperation with NGOs, panchayats, doctors and anganwari workers has fixed a target of improving the sex ratio in the district by March 31, 2006.

Pak Rangers arrive for bi-annual meeting
Amritsar, November 16
A 16 member delegation of Pakistan Rangers, led by Major-General Javed Zia, Director-General Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, and Major-General Hussain Mehndi, Director-General Pakistan Rangers, West Punjab today crossed over to India for bi-annual meeting to be held in Chandigarh. The three-day meeting would be held from November 17. A number of border-related issues, including smuggling, illegal crossings, illegal constructions near border, repair of pillars and softening of postures during retreat ceremony is likely to be taken up at the meeting.

Mr Javed Zia, Director-General, Pakistan Rangers, with Mr A.K. Sarolia, DIG, BSF, at the Wagah joint check-post on Wednesday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma
Mr Javed Zia, Director-General, Pakistan Rangers, with Mr A.K. Sarolia, DIG, BSF, at the Wagah joint check-post on Wednesday.

Thousands take out chetna rally
Abohar, November 16
Thousands of students, teachers and principals of DAV institutions, besides eminent citizens participated in the Vedic Jan Chetna Rally here today. Mr Sunil Jakhar, Parliamentary Secretary, while flagging off the rally at 11.30 a.m. from the DAV campus, described it as the biggest ever exercise aimed at bringing public awareness on female foeticide and the exploitation of children.

Indo-Pak kavi darbar tomorrow
Patiala, November 16
The poetic presentations during the ‘Punjab-Aab’ Kavi Darbar, involving 22 renowned poets from India and Pakistan, to be held on November 18 on the Punjabi University campus here, will be published in a book named ‘Contemporary Punjabi Poetry’.

Stone crushing units spread pollution
Gurdaspur, November 16
It is dark even at midnoon on the Mukerian-Pathankot national highway due to dust from stone crushing units situated along the highway. Dust that emanates from stone crushing units along the highway at times is so thick that it becomes difficult to negotiate the path. Besides stone crushers clouds of dust also hover on the road due to trucks carrying material from the stone crushers.

A cloud of dust hangs on the Pathankot-Mukerian road due to the pollution caused by stone crushing units. —  Photo Lalit Mohan
A cloud of dust hangs on the Pathankot-Mukerian road due to the pollution caused by stone crushing units.

Travel on Balachaur road to be expensive
Hoshiarpur, November 16
Travel on the Balachaur-Hoshiarpur-Dasuya road will become expensive for motorists, especially commuters, as they will have to pay additional taxes at three places while crossing different stretches of the highway.

Sikh delegates meet Pak PM
Amritsar, November 16
A delegation of Sikhs comprising Mr Pritpal Singh, coordinator, American Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Mr Manmohan Singh Khalsa of Dal Khalsa and Dr Ganga Singh Dhillon, president, Nankana Sahib Foundation, today met the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr Shaukat Aziz, in his office at Islamabad.

Awards for highest buffalo milk yield
Chandigarh, November 17
The Punjab Government has decided to give cash awards to dairy farmers for the highest milk yields.

Montek named 'The Punjabi of the Year'
Patiala, November 16
World-renowned economist and the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, Mr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, has been chosen ‘The Punjabi of the Year, 2005’ by Punjab Today, a magazine published from Patiala.

Home Guard volunteers hold protest
Ferozepore, November 16
Volunteers of the Punjab Home Guards and civil defence today held a demonstration outside the office of the District Commander, Mr I.S. Gohar, against the suspension of their colleague, Udik Chand. They blocked the traffic and did not allow the District Commander to come out of the office, who sought assistance from the Punjab Police.

Relief for Hindu jatha
Amritsar, November 16
Pakistan Interior ministry today intervened to allow free movement to the members of Hindu jatha from India that arrived in Lahore today after paying obeisance and performing Shiv puja at Katasraj shrines in Chakwal district , Pakistan.

Passenger injured while boarding train
Ropar, November 16
A person lost his leg when he tried to board a moving train. The mishap took place when a train, coming from Ambala stopped for a while at Mianpur station here.


Anomalies in land sale: action against officials likely
Bathinda, November 16
Months after the exposure of land mafia for large-scale irregularities in the sale and purchase of plots, another case has come to light at Gill Patti village.

2,691 new anganwadi centres to be opened
Pathankot, November 16
The Punjab Government will open 2,691 new Anganwadi centres across the state. Already 14,730 centres are running in the state. The state Minister for Social Security, Ms Gurkawal Kaur, stated this while talking to mediapersons here today.


Eight duped of Rs 20 lakh
Barnala, November 16
Eight persons of Bhadaur region willing to go abroad were duped of Rs 20 lakh by a travel agent, Mr Mahal Harpreet Singh, a resident of subrub of in Amritsar district.

3 booked for assault
Kharar, November 16
The police today booked three employees of the local octroi contractor on charges of assault, obstructing a public servant from performing his duty and destroying evidence.

3 shops looted
Ropar, November 16
In three different incidents burglars looted two shops and made a bid to loot another shop in the city last night. The miscreants decamped with 26 mobiles from a shop situated inside a hospital after breaking down the lock of shutters.

Journalist killed
Patiala, November 16
Journalist Jawahar Lal Sethi was killed in an accident on Wednesday. He was 60 and is survived by his wife and two sons. Sethi, who was riding a bicycle, was hit by a car from behind at Rajpura Colony here.


Teachers of aided colleges sore with govt over demands
Sangrur, November 16
Resentment prevails among teachers of government-aided privately managed colleges of Punjab against the state government’s “indifferent” attitude towards their demands.

Suspended students face probe panel
Patiala, November 16
The six suspended students of Punjabi University, Patiala, yesterday presented themselves before the university inquiry committee and gave a written reply to the allegations levelled by the authorities, according to information by Rajinder Singh of the Punjab Students Union and Gurpal Dhaliwal of the Students Federation of India.

CM releases book on education
Patiala, November 16
Captain Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, Punjab, released a book ‘Emerging Trends in Education’ by the Punjab Writers and Cultural Forum at a simple function held in Patiala today.


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