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Talwandi accused of nepotism
Amritsar, November 24
Distribution of SGPC grants and utensils to gurdwaras in the state has raised many eyebrows in Sikh circles. As per SGPC record, Mr Jagdev Singh Talwandi, President, has allocated maximum grants to his home district, Ludhiana, which included Raikot, his home town.

Chhibber’s efforts to unite Cong factions
Abohar, November 24
Efforts to unite Congress factions have been intensified in view of the party rally to be held at Grain Market, Ferozepore, on November 25. Sources said former Punjab Governor, Lt-Gen B.K.N. Chhibber (retd), reportedly met the Congress President, Ms Sonia Gandhi, at her New Delhi residence recently and offered his services for bringing in unity among different factions of the party in Punjab.

Spread awareness to control AIDS, say dermatologists
Faridkot, November 24
Dr F.Handa noted dermatologist has called upon political leaders to improve health services in the country. Inaugurating the two-day 27th North Zone Conference of the Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists here today he stressed regular meetings between doctors and senior officers to identify hurdles in improving health services.

NRI adopts Sanghol village
Chandigarh, November 24
The archaeologically well-known village Sanghol, commonly called Ucha-Pind, on the Chandigarh-Ludhiana highway, has found in Dr Diljit Rana, a UK-based NRI (Non-Resident Indian), a new hope of becoming a “model’’ village.



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POLITICS

‘SAD, BJP yet to fulfil promises’
Jalandhar, November 24
“The SAD (Badal)-BJP combine had failed to keep its poll promises during its four and a half year rule in the state.” The Editor of the Punjabi Tribune, Mr Harbhajan Singh Halwarvi, said during his inaugural address at the seminar on “An analytical assessment Of the SAD-BJP rule In Punjab” organised by the Punjab Academy of Social Sciences, Literature and Culture at local Desh Bhagat Yaadgar Hall today.

Punjab BJP observes unity day
Chandigarh, November 24
The Punjab state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party observed a national unity day on a call of the national president which appeared more in defence of the Prevention of Terrorism Ordinance, which has assumed larger than expected controversial proportions at the Centre.

COMMUNITY

No blood donation in ‘town of blood donors’
Rampuraphul, November 24
Even as the blood donation camps were being organised in the country to mark the International Blood Donation Day today, the residents of this town, second in Asia in blood donation, could not donate blood due to the non-functioning of the local blood bank.

IN FOCUS
Filthy conditions in colonies, cleaning elsewhere
Patiala
The Municipal Corporation has put into operation some fancy imported equipment to clean road kerbs in some posh areas when streets in the peripheral colonies remain dotted with heaps of garbage.

Need to teach national integration: Dhumal
Amritsar, November 24
The Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Mr Prem Kumar Dhumal, while presiding over the 32nd foundation day of Guru Nanak Dev University here today, said national integration should be taught as a subject at all levels of education so that students passing out from educational institutions could help in national reconstruction.

2 guards hurt in attack on SDM
Kutbewal (Ludhiana), November 24
Two gunmen of SDM Kuldip Singh and a villager suffered injuries while the officer escaped narrowly when some persons allegedly involved in illegal sand mining activity in the Sutlej river attacked the officer in Kutbewal village at about 8 p.m. today.

Parity with allopaths to Punjab ayurvedic docs
Chandigarh, November 24
The Rashtriya Ayurveda Parishad claimed today that Punjab Health Minister Baldev Raj Chawla has ordered to bring ayurvedic doctors on a par with allopaths. This decision was taken by the minister yesterday after holding a meeting with representatives of the parishad.

Young scientist does Patiala proud
Patiala, November 24
Anish Goel (25), a final year Ph.D student at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT), Boston, USA, recently took part in a series of specialised experiments for NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) on board a modified Boeing 707-KC-135 belonging to the space institute.

Four injured in mishaps
Amritsar, November 24
Four persons were injured in separate road mishaps till late Thursday evening. Three members of a family, Jagmohan Singh, his wife Nirmanjeet Kaur and son Harwinder Singh, were injured seriously, when a truck collided with a bus (DL-I-PJ-6276) at Ashoka Chowk here. The injured were admitted to a hospital. A case under Sections 279, 337 of the IPC was registered at the Civil Line police station.

BKU (E): probe police atrocities
Bathinda, November 24
After failing to put pressure on the state government by holding dharnas, rallies and marches, the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta) has urged the Central Government to conduct a probe into the alleged atrocities committed by the police against farmers. It has also demanded a CBI inquiry into complaints about those officers who allegedly received money from arhtiyas to cover their misdeeds.

AGRICULTURE

Bungling in paddy procurement
Mansa, November 24
A huge bungling has taken place in Mansa district in the purchase of paddy during the recently concluded paddy procurement season.

Punjab to import 100 bulls
Patiala, November 24
The Punjab Animal Husbandry Department has decided to import 100 new pure breed bulls at a cost of Rs 1.50 crore to cover 100 per cent breedable cow population in the state under the Artificial Insemination programme as well as to improve their genetic character.

CRIME

Pak intruder killed
Amritsar, November 24
An unidentified Pakistani was killed last night when he tried to slip into the Indian side here. A case was registered on the statement of Mr S.N. Das, Inspector, Company Commander, ‘A’ Company of 19 Battalion, BSF, under Sections 3, 34 and 20 of the Indian Passport Act and 14 of the Foreign Act, at Gharinda police station.

Booked for selling NRI’s plot
Phagwara, November 24
The local police has registered a case under Sections 420, 467, 468 and 471 of the IPC against Satnam Singh for fraudulently selling a 19 marla plot on the GT Road belonging to an NRI, Mr Gurmej Singh, by misusing the power of attorney that Mr Gurmej Singh had got cancelled and transferred in another name.

Booked for forging degree
Phagwara, November 24
The local police has registered a case under Section 420, IPC, against Jasbir Singh of Ludhiana for providing a fake degree to Jaswinder Singh of the local Satnampura mohalla.

4 booked for firing on woman
Tarn Taran, November 24
The local police registered a case under Section 336, IPC, against four persons for firing on Ms Narinder Kaur, sarpanch of Sheikhphatta village, yesterday. Those booked are Jasbir Singh, Gurjit Singh, Gurbhej Singh and Balwinder Singh. A minor dispute is said to be the reason behind the firing. The sarpanch had a narrow escape.

Woman killed for dowry
Amritsar, November 24
Kirpaljeet Kaur was allegedly killed by her in-laws for dowry on Thursday at Fatehgarh Churian. 

3 remanded in police custody
Pathankot, November 24
The Duty Magistrate, Mr Bhajan Ram, today remanded three persons in police custody for their alleged involvement in an extortion incident on November 22 in the local Patel Chowk area.

EDUCATION

Overall trophy for GPS
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 24
Science and information technology as well as the spirit of competition are need of the hour and in the present age only those who adopt it will survive. This was stated by Mr M.P. Arora, Additional Deputy Commissioner, while addressing the Devi Dyal memorial inter-school declamation contest-cum-annual function of Ashoka Senior Secondary School here yesterday.

Teachers threaten protest leave
Jalandhar, November 24
To protest against the failure of the higher Education Department authorities in implementing the transfer orders of the Principal the teaching staff of Government College, Kapurthala, has decided to proceed on casual leave on November 27.

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