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Set up own capital, Capt advises Haryana

Shahkot (Jalandhar), November 16
Asserting that Chandigarh was the capital of Punjab, the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today advised Haryana to set up its own capital. 

Captain Amarinder Singh interacts with mediapersons at Shahkot in Jalandhar district on Thursday.
Captain Amarinder Singh interacts with mediapersons at Shahkot in Jalandhar district on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Pawan Sharma

SIDELIGHTS

Farmers to get market price for land
Chandigarh, November 16
After facing flak over its lopsided land acquisition policy, the Punjab Government is to make changes in the process of acquiring land from farmers and also ensure payment at the market price for it.

Farmers block traffic over land acquisition
Sangrur, November 16
Members and activists of the Kirti Kisan Union blocked traffic for about two hours near Badrukhan village on Sangrur-Barnala road today. They were protesting against the acquisition of 376 acres of farmers’ land by the Punjab Government and the arrest of hundreds of farmers who protested against this.



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HC order on hoardings flouted
Bathinda, November 16
The way politicians and traders put up hoardings of various events on roundabouts and main roads it seems that the Municipal Council is not bothered to launch a crackdown against these violators of the high court’s orders.

A welcome gate with posters of former CM Parkash Singh Badal on its both sides is erected on the Bathinda-Faridkot road in Bathinda on Thursday. — Photo by Kulbir Beera
A welcome gate with posters of former CM Parkash Singh Badal on its both sides is erected on the Bathinda-Faridkot road in Bathinda on Thursday.

Cager shot at in college brawl
Patiala, November 16
A promising national-level cager and a BA-III student of Government Mohindra College was shot at by a group of students outside the college campus here today.

PMT muddle: Contempt proceedings against Registrar
Amritsar, November 16
The PMT-2005, conducted by Guru Nanak Dev University last year, still haunts senior professors and officials of the varsity even as the Punjab and Haryana High Court has initiated proceedings under the Contempt of Court Act, 70/71, on the basis of the public interest litigation (PIL), filed by Dr Raghbir Singh, a senior Reader and Senator of the university.


POLITICS

Sukhbir dares CM to debate
Chandigarh, November 16
The general secretary the Shiromani Akali Dal, Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal, today challenged the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to a debate on mass support on a common platform.

2 ex-PMs to attend SAD rally
Ludhiana November 16
Two former Prime Ministers and a few former Chief Ministers of various states are likely to participate in the SAD rally at Moga on December 8, to mark the 80th birthday of party Chief Parkash Singh Badal.

Chaos marks MC meeting
Amritsar, November 16
The general house meeting of the Amritsar Municipal Corporation witnessed pandemonium today. SAD and BJP members raised slogans against the Punjab Government after the chairman of the corporation, Mr Sunil Dutti, proposed that the corporation thanked the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, for helping the local body in carrying out phenomenal development.

“More transparency needed in poll process”
Patiala, November 16
Dr Manjit Singh Randhawa, former member of the Punjab Medical Council and patron of the Punjab Civil Medical Services Association today alleged that the process of the election of members of the Punjab Medical Council to the council was not adequately transparent and needed improvement.

COMMUNITY

NHRC takes note of fainting of students
Bathinda, November 16
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken a serious note of the way the district administration treated schoolchildren during the rehearsal for Independence Day celebrations.

Shun fast food, soft drinks: Ramdev
Amritsar, November 16
Though the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has exonerated Harbhajan Singh and other cricketers for appearing in advertising campaigns but yoga guru Ram Dev again said the multinationals were spending billions to promote sale of liquor, tobacco and soft drinks.

Media men vow to face challenges
Chandigarh, November 16
Journalist and non-journalist staff of various newspapers and electronic media organisations celebrated Press Day at the office of The Tribune Employees Union today. They vowed to fight the challenges faced by the press industry and the electronic media unitedly and uphold their freedom. The coordination committee of the Confederation of Newspaper and News Agency Employees' Organisations organised the function.

Press Day celebrated
Patiala, November 16
“A journalist must learn to be true to his or her profession. He should work with objectivity and honesty to fulfil his mission. Instead of going for Page-3 journalism, he should write and work for the commoners,” said Dr H P S Walia, Head, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Punjabi University at a function organised in the department to mark the celebration of National Press Day

Punjab to look into Karoran land issue
Chandigarh, November 16
The Punjab Government has finally woken up to developments with regard to the controversial transfer of more than 2,800 acres of common land in Karoran village. The Tribune had first reported this in its edition dated October 27.

 
COURTS

Pay 2.10 lakh to depositor, postal authorities told
Sangrur, November 16
In a case, fraud with a customer of the post office by an agent of the post office the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Sangrur, has directed six parties to pay Mr Nirmal Singh of Banganwali village (Sangrur), compensation of Rs 2.10 lakh and Rs 1.10 lakh, amount entered in the ledger of the post office, with interest of nine per cent from the date when the amount fell due to Mr Nirmal Singh.

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Notice issued to Punjab
Pictures of political leaders in tender notices
Chandigarh, November 16
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issue notice to the Punjab Government for November 30 on a plea filed by advocate H.C. Arora. In an application, Mr Arora has prayed that the respondent government, its various bodies etc be restrained from inserting photographs of political leaders of the ruling party in auction and tender notices as is being increasingly done in Punjab.

CRIME

PO wanted for murder nabbed
Bathinda, November 16
The police today claimed to have arrested a proclaimed offender, who is also a Police Department employee, wanted in a murder case, and seized firearms from his possession.

Man kills himself after murdering son
Abohar, November 16
Amarjit Singh, who had allegedly murdered his eldest son and seriously injured his wife, younger son and daughter at the house of his in-laws in Kandhwala Hazarkhan village on intervening night of November 11-12, has committed suicide, police sources confirmed late last evening.

Kidnapped boy found murdered
Amritsar, November 16
The district police here today recovered the body of kidnapped youth Sonpreet Singh of Baba Deep Singh Avenue. The 21-year-old boy had been missing since October 31 and the police had remained clueless till the police laid a trap after managing to get information about the alleged kidnappers. The kidnappers had sought a ranson from the family yesterday.

EDUCATION

Medical college Principal suspended
Amritsar, November 16
The state government today suspended Dr J.S.Dalal, Principal Government Medical College, following allegations of misconduct. Dr A.S.Padda , Medical Superintendent has been given the charge of principal.

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