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Pak disallows nagar kirtan to Lahore
SGPC ‘recognises’ PSGPC
Wagah, May 20
The Pakistan Government today categorically denied permission to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) to take out nagar kirtan to Lahore by road to mark the 400th martyrdom anniversary of Guru Arjan Dev, which falls next month.

Mega projects: SAD for special session of House
Chandigarh, May 20
The general secretary of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), Capt Kanwaljit Singh, today urged the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to call a special session of the state Assembly to discuss what he described as the "grabbing of land from panchayats" under the garb of development and setting up mega projects and issues related to corruption.

Elevation of Tarn Taran delayed as CM skips darbar
Tarn Taran, May 20
The announcement to elevate Tarn Taran and Amritsar as district headquarter and division, respectively, has been delayed as Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today skipped the kirtan darbar organised jointly by the Shiromani Akali Dal (Delhi) and the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) here.

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Indian physicians can be Royal College members
Ludhiana, May 20
Family physicians in India can now get a membership of the prestigious Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), London. So can those from five other nations in South Asia which include Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Afghanistan.

IMA unit joins anti-quota protest
Hoshiarpur, May 20
Members of district units of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and the National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA) today joined the ongoing agitation of students and doctors against the proposed reservation in higher educational institutions of the country by striking work at clinics and nursing homes.

Punjab pensioners threaten stir
Patiala, May 20
Around three lakh pensioners of various welfare unions have decided to launch a “jail bharo” agitation from June 9 if the state government fails to implement their already accepted demands.

Harpal Tiwana Award for Dr Harcharan Singh
Harpal Tiwana Chandigarh, May 20
Three years after it was constituted to honour the memory of the doyen of Punjabi theatre, the Harpal Tiwana Foundation is ready to deliver on its promises. Conceptualised with the purpose of embracing and promoting Punjabi art and culture, the foundation has finally formalised its first set of annual awards.


Army fabricates units for chemical warfare
Jagraon, May 20
With nuclear, chemical and biological (NBC) warfare becoming an inherent part of military doctrine and training, the Army has introduced locally fabricated NBC decontamination units that can be set up right at the frontline.

Troops attired in special suits to protect them from the effects of nuclear chemical and biological weapons decontaminate a BMP-2 combat vehicle during Exercise Sanghe Shakti in Punjab. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Troops attired in special suits to protect them from the effects of nuclear chemical and biological weapons decontaminate a BMP-2 combat vehicle during Exercise Sanghe Shakti in Punjab.

200 Dalit families protest move to acquire land
Ropar, May 20
Over 200 Dalit families of four villages of Ropar district today held a protest after the Forest Department initiated a move to take possession of their agricultural land allegedly under political pressure.

Demand to reinstate retrenched workers
Sangrur, May 20
The Dhuri police today arrested 100 protesters from the main gate of the KRBL factory, Bhasaur village (near Dhuri). They were demanding re-employment/re-instatement of hundreds of retrenched workers of Oswal Agro Furane Limited, Bhasaur, as the mill, earlier owned by Oswal Agro Furane Limited, is now owned by the management of KRBL Limited.

Anti-terrorism day observed
Amritsar, May 20
Activists of the Punjab Pradesh Youth Congress (PPYC) observed the martyrdom day of Rajiv Gandhi as anti-terrorism day here today.

8 hurt as roof collapses
Rajpura, May 20
Eight members of a family were injured when the roof of their house collapsed in Vikas Nagar here last night.

Residents protest
Bathinda, May 20
Residents of Urban Estate (Phase III) yesterday protested against lack of basic amenities in their locality in front of the PUDA office here.


Lawyers condemn assault, go on strike
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 20
Lawyers of the District Bar Association today observed strike in protest against the alleged assault on a local advocate, Mr Jaswinder Singh Sidhu, by Mr Jasbir Singh, District Welfare Officer, and five of his accomplices last night near Chawla Restaurant, GT Road, Sirhind.


Mill owners booked for EPF embezzlement
Hoshiarpur May 20
Hundreds of workers of Mukerian Oswal Paper Mill have been deprived of their hard-earned money in an alleged employee provident fund (EPF) scam. A case has been registered against the owners of the mill for embezzling the funds of the workers.

Youth kills father’s murderer
Patiala, May 20
A 25-year-old youth whose father was reportedly murdered by a fellow villager nearly six years ago, took revenge when he murdered the accused while he was out on parole.

Old woman stoned to death
Batala, May 20
A 75-year-old woman was stoned to death allegedly by her neighbours in the Mahboobabad locality of the district, the police said today.

Bodies of 2 newborns recovered
Bathinda, May 20
The bodies of two newborn babies were recovered in the city in the past 24 hours. While the body of a newborn baby girl was recovered from a canal near the thermal plant, another body of a baby boy was found from a lavatory at the local Civil Hospital.


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