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CM storms Akali turf
Koomkalan/Raikot, November 9
The second day of Punjab Vikas Yatra came gift-wrapped in vibrant hues. As the CM moved away from the main roads into the alluring greens of the countryside, his road show appeared more purposeful than it did on the launch.
Students of Government Elementary School, Ratipur, wait for the Punjab CM in the Koomkalan constituency on Thursday.
Students of Government Elementary School, Ratipur, wait for the Punjab CM in the Koomkalan constituency on Thursday. —  Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

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CM’s yatra a farce: jobless pharmacists
Bathinda, November 9
Terming the Chief Minister's vikas yatra as vinash yatra, unemployed veterinary pharmacists today launched a protest march on the route of the CM's road show. However, the police stopped them at Rama Mandi.

Khanpur celebrates Bobby Jindal’s victory
Bobby Piyush Jindal

Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 9
Joyous over the election of Bobby Piyush Jindal to the House of Representatives from Louisiana’s 1st district, residents of Khanpur Village, native village of Mr Jindal and the Malerkotla town, near here, are praying for his success.



Bibi Jagir Kaur seeks transfer of HC judge
Jalandhar, November 9
Former Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee chief Bibi Jagir Kaur yesterday demanded transfer of Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge Ranjit Singh Randhawa allegedly for using his influence for the political benefit of his brother-in-law, Sukhpal Singh Khaira, who is Kapurthala District Congress Committee president.

De-addiction centres duping youth
Bathinda, November 9
As if duping Punjabi youths under the pretext of sending them abroad wasn't enough, tricksters have begun cashing in on their desire to return to society's mainstream after falling prey to the drug menace.

A police officer records the statement of inmates of a private drug de-addiction centre following a raid in Bathinda on Tuesday night. — Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera
A police officer records the statement of inmates of a private drug de-addiction centre following a raid in Bathinda on Tuesday night.

Punjab Human Rights panel accused of bias
Ludhiana, November 9
The Federation of Pollution and Park Management Committee has accused the Punjab State Human Rights Commission of being unfair regarding complaints against the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation and the Punjab Pollution Control Board.


Akali Dal workers protest against police, block traffic
Sathiali, November 9
SAD workers from all over the district converged on the Quadian-Gurdaspur road at Sathiali here today in protest against the alleged police atrocities.


Vigilance faux pas, DC booked!
Amritsar, November 9
In a major faux pas, the Vigilance Bureau inadvertently mentioned the name of Deputy Commissioner Kirandip Singh Bhullar in a FIR, which may give benefit to the accused Tehsildar, Naib Tehsildar and other revenue officials who were booked on the charge of signing a “bogus land deed.”

Science city Phase-II to open to public in March 2008
Amritsar, November 9
Second phase of the Pushpa Gujral Science City (PGSC) in Kapurthala, would be completed soon and opened to public by March 2008 said Dr R.S. Khandpur, Director-General while talking to reporters here on Tuesday.

DC’s order fails to stop illegal mining
Pathankot, November 9
The district administration has been finding it difficult to stop illegal mining in common land of Manwal village. Despite orders from Deputy Commissioner Vivek Pratap Singh to stop mining influential persons doing mining from the area cover under the Punjab Land Preservation Act (PLPA) have not stopped mining.

No presiding officers at labour courts
Jalandhar, November 9
Karamjit Singh of Mahalpur village in Hoshiarpur district is suffering as his case against the illegal termination of his services from the Hoshiarpur Express Transport Company has been pending in the Jalandhar labour court since 1998.

From tomorrow, you can’t be listed as voter
Chandigarh, November 9
Tomorrow is the last day for accepting the claims of residents of Punjab seeking inclusion in the voters’ list for the coming Assembly elections. Also, it will be the last day for filing objections, if any, against inclusion or non-inclusion of names in the list.

Auction of single-digit vehicle numbers introduced
Chandigarh, November 9
In the first-ever auction of vehicle number 0001 of a new series, PB-10BW, the Punjab Transport Department has earned Rs 4.70 lakh. The auction was held in Ludhiana. The buyer of the number was Mr Kulbir Singh of Model Town in Ludhiana.

2 buried alive in Fazilka
Fazilka, November 9
Two persons were buried alive in a motor well as earth caved in at Mouzam village, 4 km from here last evening.


Man held with 5 kg heroin
Amritsar, November 9
The Narcotics Cell today arrested Paramjit Singh Pamma and his accomplice and seized 5 kg heroin worth Rs 5 crore from them.

Two held for gold smuggling
Rajpura, November 9
The local police today arrested two alleged gold smugglers and seized 486 gm of gold from them.


Zonal youth fest ends
Ropar, November 9
The Inter-College Zonal Youth Festival-2006, an annual event of the Punjab Technical University, being organised at IET, Bhaddal, concluded with a plethora of cultural activity here yesterday. Bhangra performed by the students of the different colleges thrilled the audience.

Another Principal of SGPC-run college resigns
Amritsar, November 9
Dr Kultar Singh Batra has reportedly stepped down as Acting Principal of an SGPC-run medical college without assigning any reason.


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