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At last, Amritsar trust seeks probe into land scam
Amritsar, December 1
At last the Improvement Trust has written to the Senior Superintendent of Police to register an FIR in the land scam of over Rs 100 crore in which younger brother of a senior IPS officer, officials of the Municipal Corporation and Revenue officials are involved.

NACO sets up centres for AIDS patients
Mansa/Bathinda, December 1
Two Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ART) centres had been set up at Government Medical College, Amritsar, and the Civil Hospital, Jalandhar, in collaboration with the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO).

Canada ‘open’ to businesses with India
Chandigarh, December 1
Canada is open to commercially viable businesses with India, in general, and Punjab, in particular, says Mr Len Edwards, its Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Agri-Food.

Attack on Sumedh Saini: Devinder Bhullar acquitted
Chandigarh, December 1
A local court today acquitted militant Davinder Pal Singh Bhullar, alleged main accused in the September 1991 attack on Sumedh Singh Saini, IG, Punjab Police.



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POLITICS

CM: Free power decision was of party
Chandigarh, December 1
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, and the Punjab Pradesh Congress (PPC) chief, Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, are at loggerheads once again.

Keep away from politics, Sukhbir to bureaucracy
Ferozepore, December 1
Another scam of thousands of crores would be unearthed soon, stated Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal, MP general secretary of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) to reporters here today. He was here to participate in a rally organised by former Akali Minister Janmeja Singh Sekhon at Sherkhan, village, 12 km from here.

Congress days numbered: SAD
Patiala, December 1
“The days of the Congress in the state are numbered,” said SAD’s senior vice-president (Patiala city) Jaspal Singh in a press note here on Friday. He said SAD activists here were ready to take on the Congress challenge and rout the party not only from the city but the state.

SAD’s plea on ad information heard
Chandigarh, December 1
Mr Sukhbir Badal, general secretary of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), had filed an application with the State Information Commission seeking details as to what amount was spent by the Punjab Government on issuing advertisements that featured Ms Sonia Gandhi.

COMMUNITY

The messiah of ex-servicemen
Ludhiana, December 1
“Once a soldier, always a soldier”. Living true to this saying, Col Chanan Singh Dhillon (retd) of Ludhiana is a never-say-die crusader for the honour of the uniformed force years after he took on the enemies of the country in all the wars fought after Independence as well as in anti-insurgency operations against the enemy within.

Widows can remarry, avail pension: AWWA chief

Bathinda, December 1
Allaying apprehensions of Army men's widows who lost their husbands in the prime of their life, the Chetak AWWA president, Mrs Ratandeep Brar, today said these widows had every right to make a fresh beginning with a new life partner and even after re-marriage they would be entitled to pension and other benefits that they were availing earlier.

Gurdayal Kaur, widow of Param Vir Chakra Subedar Joginder Singh, at the Veer Nari meet in Bathinda on Friday. — Tribune photo: Kulbir Beera 

Gurdayal Kaur, widow of Param Vir Chakra Subedar Joginder Singh, at the Veer Nari meet in Bathinda on Friday.

CM condemns manhandling of journalist
Chandigarh, December 1
Taking cognizance of the news reports in a section of the press about the manhandling of a staff photographer of the Hindustan Times, Samuel N. Dass, by a police constable at Kharar on Thursday, the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today strongly condemned the unfortunate incident and ordered a magisterial enquiry to probe the matter.

Rs 100 cr for water courses
Bathinda, December 1
The state government has released Rs 100 crore for brick-lining of water courses in the Malwa region, revealed PPCC general secretary Raninder Singh while addressing a public meeting at Nathana today.

Cable operators divided
Abohar, December 1
Private cable network operators are heading towards a bloody clash among themselves. The sub-divisional town had faced a similar clash between property dealers in March this year, sources said.

Linemen lay siege to PSEB
Patiala, December 1
Hundreds of members owning allegiance to the unemployed linemen union of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) laid siege to the main complex of the PSEB turning it virtually into an impregnable fortress for nearly two hours this morning.

Improvement Trust for Nangal subdivision
Nangal, December 1
The Punjab Government today constituted Improvement Trust in Nangal Subdivision and appointed Mr Kamal Dev Joshi as its chairman for a period of two years.

 
CRIME

Maid servant beaten to death
Patiala, December 1
A maid servant Suman Devi was beaten to death by one Krishan Kumar and his two accomplices when the former tried to alert neighbours about the theft that Krishan Kumar and his accomplices were planning to commit at the residence of one Mandeep Rampal of Adarsh nagar, near Sirhind road, here yesterday.

Youth killed, driver booked
Bathinda, December 1
A tempo driver reportedly murdered an unidentified youth at Guru Gobind Singh Nagar here on Wednesday night and fled away.

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