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Sitting MLAs to get Cong ticket
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 4
To the surprise of the public as well as the organisers, Capt Amarinder Singh, President, PPCC, failed to turn up, at the very first rally organised in Sirhind constituency today to launch the party’s election campaign in all constituencies of the state. According to the party, the aim was to activate the party workers as well as, to educate the public about the misdeeds of the Badal government.

Rinwa stakes claim to seats in 8 districts
Phagwara, December 4
Reiterating that the BJP would want Akalis to leave 33 Assembly seats this time for it as against the 23 seats in the last elections, Prof Brij Lal Rinwa, President, Punjab BJP, staked claim to one seat each in Sangrur, Mansa, Bathinda, Muktsar, Faridkot, Moga, Fatehgarh Sahib and Nawanshahr districts.

Mohan Lal, Kanwaljit on collision course
Chandigarh , December 4
It is a spillover the Shiromani Akali Dal may find difficult to contain at a time when the elections are round the corner. As the ongoing tug of war between teachers and the Punjab Finance Minister hots up, the alleged “high-handedness” of the Finance Ministry seems to be rubbing the Higher Education Department the wrong way.

Where faith and fear mingle
Villagers shun double-storeyed houses
Laseriwal (Jalandhar), December 4
This is a unique and perhaps the only village of the country having no double-storeyed house for centuries together for a unique reason — the fear of the unknown.

Hype over birth of CM’s grandson
Phillaur, December 4
The National Commission for Women has taken a serious notice of the grand celebrations being held at the birth of a grandson of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, which in its view, undermined the dignity of the girl child.

Fatehgarh Sahib



SGPC chief seeks report on High Priests
Amritsar, December 4
In a significant development, the newly appointed SGPC chief, Prof Kirpal Singh Badungar, has sought details from the sub-committee constituted in February, 1999, against Prof Manjit Singh and Giani Kewal Singh, Jathedars of Kesgarh Sahib and Damdama Sahib, respectively.

Talwandi’s kin transferred


113 candidates file nominations
Gurdaspur, December 4
Mr Santosh Singh Randhawa, former PPCC president and senior Congress leader, filed his nomination papers as Congress candidate from Fatehgarh Churian Assembly constituency for the coming Assembly elections in Punjab. As many as 113 persons filed their nomination papers from 11 Assembly constituencies in the district.

Ban pre-poll transfers, says Ravi Inder
Chandigarh, December 4
Mr Ravi Inder Singh, MLA owing allegiance to the Panthic Morcha, today petitioned the Election Commission of India to ban pre-poll postings and transfers in Punjab with immediate effect.

Bansal BSP’s Budhlada nominee
Mansa, December 4
Mr Kanshi Ram, BSP supremo, claimed today that his party would form the next government in Punjab, winning 60-70 seats in the forthcoming Punjab Vidhan Sabha elections.

CM ‘betrayed’ unity cause
Patiala, December 4
In an indication that it had been hoping for unity among the Akali rank and file before the forthcoming Assembly elections in the state, the Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal today alleged that Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal had betrayed the cause of Panthic unity by installing Mr Kirpal Singh Badungar as head of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee.

Pasla expelled


Massive survey on kids who don’t go to school
Chandigarh, December 4
A massive house-to-house survey will be conducted throughout Punjab from December 7 to 9 to ascertain the exact number of children of 6 to 14 years of age who do not go to school.

Miss Lashkara contestants display winter-wear collection at a department store in Ludhiana on Tuesday.Lashkara beauties ready to set ramp on fire
Ludhiana, December 4
As many as 20 beauties from all over the country are rearing to set the ramp on fire at the sprawling lawns of Hotel Gulmor here, the venue for Miss Lashkara contest, tomorrow.

Miss Lashkara contestants display winter-wear collection at a department store in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Tribune photo

Dharna against octroi abolition
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 4
Employees of the Municipal Council, Sirhind, organised a rally and staged a dharna to express their resentment against the abolition of octroi.

Vijay, a physically challenged person, pulls a rickshaw on the roads of Bathinda for his livelihood, instead of looking toward others for help.
— photo Kulbir Beera

Suicide by plus two student
Family blames teacher, wants her removed
Bathinda, December 4
Vineet Kumar, a student of plus two, allegedly committed suicide late last evening by consuming a poisonous substance. The family claimed that the suicide was a result of the trauma he had been facing after he was allegedly beaten up by a teacher in MSD Senior Secondary Public School on November 23.

Work on Tehri project in full swing: Barnala
Sangrur, December 4
Mr Surjit Singh Barnala, Governor, Uttaranchal, said today that the 2400 mw Tehri hydroelectric project in Uttaranchal would start generating power by December 2002 as work on the project was in full swing nowadays. He said after the completion of the project, Uttaranchal would be in a position to provide electricity to the neighbouring states like Uttar Pradesh.

Khalsa complex: design concept cleared
Chandigarh, December 4
The design concept of the Khalsa Heritage Complex, Anandpur Sahib, was today approved after a four-hour discussion here at a joint meeting of the Scholars’ Panel and members of the Executive Committee of the Anandpur Sahib Foundation.

Encroachments continue with impunity 
Bathinda, December 4
“This is government land. Private construction is banned. If anybody violates these orders, legal action would be taken against him, by orders of the Executive Engineer, PWD (B and R), Bathinda”. Thus reads the board written in the Punjabi language and installed on one side of the 100-foot wide road of this town.

NRIs to be made aware of schemes
Patiala, December 4
The Patiala Divisional Commissioner, Mr D.P. Reddy, today directed district officials to carry out surveys of non-resident Indians in their districts so that they could be appropriately informed about the amendments done in various laws for their convenience.

3 car occupants killed in mishap
Sangrur, December 4
Three persons died on the spot when a car in which they were travelling collided with a Delhi-bound Pepsu Roadways Transport Corporation bus on the Barnala-Bathinda highway near Mehta village in the district today.

Lovers commit suicide
Bathinda, December 4
Three persons committed suicide in two incidents in the district in the past 24 hours. A young boy and a girl reportedly committed suicide by consuming a poisonous substance in Tungwali village today. They were allegedly lovers.

3 killed, 2 hurt in bus mishap
Patiala, December 4
Three persons were killed and two seriously injured when a Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) bus in which they were travelling dashed against a tree after developing a technical snag on the Patiala-Samana road at Savajpur village this afternoon.

AIDS testing centre for Jalandhar
Chandigarh, December 4
The Punjab Government today decided to open 10 AIDS testing centres.


Photo I-cards mandatory in assembly poll
Patiala, December 4
The Election Commission has admitted that there were loopholes in the Act that defines the expenditure to be incurred by a candidate during elections.


Kanungo held for tampering with record
Bathinda, December 4
The police has arrested Mr Ramesh Kumar, a kanungo posted here for allegedly tampering with official record in order to help some residents of Balluana village to grab land of Jasmel Singh of the same village.


Pvt colleges defer half-yearly exams
Amritsar, December 4
On the call of the Punjab and Chandigarh Colleges Teachers Union, the half-yearly December examinations were postponed in all aided and unaided private colleges of the state today.

Annual function of DAV Model School held
Jalandhar, December 4
The annual function of Lala Jagat Narain DAV Model School was held on the school premises at Kabir Nagar here yesterday.

Teaching paralysed in colleges
Bathinda, December 4
The teaching work came to a standstill in private colleges of the district today as teachers of the colleges held a dharna in front of the residence of Mr Chiranji Lal Garg, Punjab Minister for Science and Technology, here, as part of their “total ceasework” campaign.

APJ College lifts youth festival trophy
Amritsar, December 4
The APJ College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar won Guru Nanak Dev University overall trophy of youth festival which concluded here today. DAV College, Jalandhar bagged the runners-up trophy while DAV College, Amritsar got third position.Top

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