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Vora: Brar to be given show-cause notice
Chandigarh, November 8
Mr Moti Lal Vora, in charge of Punjab Congress affairs, today said a show-cause notice would be served on the PPCC vice-president and MP, Mr Jagmeet Singh Brar, seeking his explanation on his recent utterances on the allotment of the party ticket and leadership. Mr Brar had expressed himself against giving the party ticket to relatives of Congress leaders.

Talwandi not absolved, says Takht Jathedar
Jalandhar, November 8
Akal Takht Jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti today said SGPC President Jagdev Singh Talwandi had not been exonerated of any charge pertaining to the controversy over his alleged role in the presentation of a “siropa” to Kashmir Singh, an ex-communicated Sikh.

Identity card backlog in Punjab worries EC
Chandigarh, November 8
Though a formal announcement on the holding of elections to the Punjab Assembly is expected to be made by the end of December or in the first week of January, a lot needs to be done still to complete the issuance of voter identity cards in the state.

IHRO sets up panel on river waters issue
Ludhiana, November 8
The International Human Rights Organisation, while posthumously honouring its European president Harjit Singh with Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Award for his service to human rights and the Sikh cause at his bhog ceremony here yesterday, also announced the setting up of a 15-member panel on the Punjab river waters dispute today.




Cong ticket seekers file claims
Hoshiarpur, November 8
The number of Congress ticket seekers in all eight segments of this district has increased considerably for the forthcoming Assembly elections. The ticket seekers along with their supporters have filed claims before the Congress observers who had recently visited the district. More than six women leaders of the Congress have also applied for tickets from various segments of the district.

Mewa Singh Sonar joins Cong
Chandigarh, November 8
The former Punjab Agriculture Director, Dr Mewa Singh Sonar, here today joined the Congress in the presence of senior leaders of the PPCC and the AlCC. Mr Moti Lal Vora, treasurer of the AICC and in charge of the party affairs in the state, at a function organised at Punjab Congress Bhavan, said the party would be enriched by his vast experience in agriculture which was an important aspect of the state’s economy.


No differences with Talwandi: Bibi
Phagwara, November 8
Denying any differences with SGPC chief Jathedar Jagdev Singh Talwandi, Bibi Jagir Kaur, former SGPC President, however, took with a pinch of salt the SGPC decision to send Sikh jathas to Pakistan in connection with coming “avtar purb” of Guru Nanak Dev ji.

4,482 Dalit families to get plots
Bathinda, November 8
As many as 4,482 families of 303 villages have been identified under the Punjab Government scheme to provide five marla plots to those belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes, who do not have houses to live in or plot to construct houses.

Takht may ban carrying Granth in trains
Amritsar, November 8
Akal Takht may direct the Sikh sangat not to carry Guru Granth Sahib in trains. It may also direct the sangat not to place Guru Granth Sahib at tombs, cremation grounds etc.

Trust gets nod for 2 schemes
Bathinda, November 8
The city residents will be relieved of traffic hazards and bottleneck as the district administration has got no objection certificate for the transport city and dairy schemes.


New SSP for Amritsar


Press printing fake licences found
Gurdaspur, November 8
The police has raided a printing press engaged in the supply of fake driving licences, fake registration certificates of vehicles, fake character certificates, and fake computer application course certificates run by the Directorate of Sainik Welfare, Punjab.


5-star rating for Punjabi University
Patiala, November 8
Punjabi University has been awarded the highest five-star rating by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council. An official release here said the university had been informed about the Accreditation exercise result by NAAC Director V.N. Rajashekaran Pillai. A letter written by the NAAC Director to the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia, said five-stars stood for an overall institutional score of above 75 per cent.

Fest to boost dying art forms mooted
Patiala, November 8
The Association of Indian Universities senior representative, Mr Samson David, today said he would recommend the holding of zonal and national folk orchestra competitions to promote dying art forms.


MAAC centre in Patiala
Patiala, November 8
2001-Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics has launched its centre in Patiala. The centre was inaugurated by the vice-president of MAAC, Mr Rajesh Turkhia, yesterday. MAAC is the brainchild of Mr Ketan Mehta, internationally renowned film producer-director who has won awards and is best known for his films like ‘Maya Memsaab’, ‘Aar ya par’ and TV serials. This is the fourth centre in the region developed in anticipation to the multimedia boom that presently is at the nascent stage.


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