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Give relief from calamity fund, Centre directs Punjab
Chandigarh, October 23
The Union Government has put the Punjab Government on the back foot as far as the grant and distribution of the Calamity Relief Fund are concerned.

BKU activists block traffic
Morinda, October 23
Activists of the BKU (Lakhowal), led by Mr Ajmer Singh Lakhowal, president of the state unit of the union, today blocked traffic and held a protest dharna for one and a half hours against the non-payment for sugarcane to the tune of about Rs 80 crore to farmers by the sugar mills in the state.

What made Ghuman sing different tune
SGPC presidential poll
Chandigarh, October 23
The emergence of a seven-member core group of SGPC members, led by Mr Mal Singh Ghuman, has added yet another flavour to the raging controversy over the alleged government interference in the religious affairs of the Sikhs.

It’s SGPC vs Cong: Badal
Ludhiana, October 23
“It’s the SGPC versus the Congress. This time the fight is not between various Akali factions but a no-holds-barred fight between us and the ruling party,” asserts SAD chief and former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.

Vigilance probe against ex-VC
Chandigarh, October 23
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau has ordered an inquiry against Dr Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia, a former Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, in connection with the appointment of Dr Yogesh Sharma as officiating Chief Medical Officer, ignoring the rules.

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Chief Engineer’s SOS to CM on bill recovery
Amritsar, October 23
The Deputy Commissioner, Amritsar, district police chiefs and other district officers of the border zone comprising Gurdaspur and Amritsar found themselves in an uncomfortable position when the Chief Engineer, PSEB, in his report sought the immediate intervention of the Chief Minister to get electricity bills amounting to Rs 35 crore pending against them realised.

Long queues were seen at some of the petrol stationsPetrol, diesel supply resumed
Jalandhar, October 23
The supply of petrol and diesel to petrol stations, was today resumed by the petrol tanker operators, following an assurance by the major oil companies to hold negotiations with the operators’ union on October 26 in presence of the Secretary and Director of the Food and Supplies Department, Punjab.
Long queues were seen at some of the petrol stations in Bathinda on Wednesday, where petrol and diesel were available.
— Tribune photo Kulbir Beera

Mardana society writes to Pervez on gurdwara funds
Amritsar, October 23
Peeved about the alleged misappropriation of gurdwara funds in Pakistan by senior officers of the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee along with some Sikhs from other countries, Mr Harpal Singh Bhuller, president of the International Bhai Mardana Yaadgaar Kirtan Darbar Society, in a written communication to Gen Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan President, has highlighted alleged mismanagement of Sikh shrines in Pakistan.

Vehicle misuse: no action against PCS officer
Mansa, October 23
The Punjab Government has been probing the alleged acts of omission and commission by members of the previous SAD-BJP regime, civil servants and police officers but it seems to have ignored to take action against a PCS officer for the alleged misuse of his official vehicle. He was allegedly caught by Vigilance Bureau officials in surprise checking for misusing his official vehicle.

Notice issued on Bibi’s plea
Chandigarh, October 23
Issuing notice of motion for October 30 on a petition filed by former SGPC President Bibi Jagir Kaur seeking the quashing of a notification issued in July this year vide which earlier Sikh Gurdwara Judicial Commission was restored and another notification issued in January, 1999, was rescinded, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today restrained the respondents from passing final orders.

Waste management plant likely near Dera Bassi
Patiala, October 23
In a bid to target industries spewing hazardous waste in the Dera Bassi - Lalru area, the Punjab Pollution Control Board has decided to establish a Hazardous Waste Management site near Dera Bassi even as it has directed the Municipal Corporations in the state to arrange land for landfill sites.

MC dissolves mohalla sudhar committee
Patiala, October 23
The Patiala Municipal Corporation yesterday dissolved 46 “Mohalla Sudhar Committees” working in the city in tandem with the corporation on the sanitation front.

Dang writes to CM, seeks probe report
Amritsar, October 23
CPI leader Satya Pal Dang has in a letter to the Chief Minister, said the Vigilance Bureau had raided the administrative offices of Guru Nanak Dev University and taken away several files some months ago.

Relay fast by telecom staff
Ferozepore, October 23
The district unit of the BSNL Executive Officers Association and the Telecom Engineers Officers Association today observed a relay fast that will continue till October 25.

Hearing on Gurdev Badal’s bail plea adjourned
Ropar, October 23
Mr A.S. Kathuria, Special Judge, Ropar, today fixed October 26 as the next date of hearing on the anticipatory bail application of Mr Gurdev Singh Badal, MLA from Panj Grianan and former Punjab Agriculture Minister, which was filed by him apprehending his arrest by the Vigilance Bureau in a criminal and corruption case.

Evidence of Garcha kin’s fake society: VB
Jalandhar, October 23
Punjab Vigilance Bureau officials said here today that they had documentary evidence about a fake society headed by Kehar Singh, father of former Minister Jagdish Singh Garcha. The society has Rupees one crore in its bank account.

CM ‘ignores’ ex-Mayor
Amritsar, October 23
Former Mayor Mr Om Parkash Soni, was reportedly ignored by the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, who had his lunch at the local Circuit House and not at the former’s residence. 

New ISD telephony service
Hoshiarpur, October 23
In a press note here today, Mr Mohan Lal, General Manager (Telecom), Hoshiarpur, stated that Internet ISD Telephony Service had been started throughout Hoshiarpur SSA.

Coop mill’s former MD surrenders
Faridkot, October 23
Mr Rajan Malhotra, one of the four former Managing Directors (MDs) of the Kotkapura Cooperative Spinning Mills, Sandhwan, who was allegedly involved in the embezzlement of more than Rs 80 lakh of the provident fund of employees and workers of the mills, surrendered before the police here today.

4 advocates’ arrest stayed till Oct 24
Mansa, October 23
A court here stayed the arrest of four advocates Dalip Singh, Jagjit Singh, Kuldeep Singh and Harcharan Singh Sidhu till October 24.

Judicial remand for 2 arhtiyas till Nov 6
Raman Mandi (Bathinda) October 23
Mr Davinder Kumar and Mr Ashok Kumar, both arhtiyas of this town, were today sent to Central Jail at Bathinda in judicial custoday till November 6, by a court at Talwandi Sabo, under the jurisdiction of which this town comes.

Boy shies away from receiving mother’s body
Bathinda, October 23
A boy, who had gone to the office of the NGO to claim the body of his mother, did not receive it after allegedly coming to know that he would not be entitled to the pension his mother had been drawing.

Animal welfare camp at Chunni Kalan
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 23
The district Animal and Husbandry Department in collaboration with the Chunni Kalan branch of State Bank of Patiala today organised a massive animal welfare and awareness camp at Chunni Kalan village, first of its own kind in the state.

PVC recipient Joginder Singh remembered
Moga, October 23
Wreaths were laid on the bronze statue of Param Vir Chakra recipient Subedar Joginder Singh, installed on the premises of the Deputy Commissioner complex, by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr G. Romesh Kumar, and others on his 41st death anniversary today.

Preneet inaugurates complex on Capt’s behalf
Patiala, October 23
Ms Preneet Kaur, Patiala MP, who has, by now, got used to standing in for her husband, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, at various functions here, created another scoop yesterday when she “inaugurated” a residential complex that was to be inaugurated by her husband.

Chimpanzee’s performance in circus banned
Bathinda, October 23
The district administration has banned performance of a chimpanzee at the Jumbo Circus, which is holding shows in the city. The administration held that the performance of the chimpanzee amounted to cruelty to animals. 

Forest Dept violating rules: association
Bathinda, October 23
Mr Ajit Kumar Gupta, founder of the Forest Conservation Association, Punjab, in a statement here yesterday alleged that the Forest Department had failed to protect forest cover in the state and had even violated the Forest Conservation Act.


Paddy worth crores awaits lifting
Moga, October 23
Despite District Administration’s assurance that paddy from grain markets here would be lifted to make room for fresh arrivals only 60 per cent stock has been cleared. A member of the Moga Foodgrain Traders Federation said here today that nearly eight lakh bags of paddy worth over Rs 16 crore were lying in the market and these were not lifted there would be loss of crores in the event of rain.

No electricity duty on farm sector
Chandigarh, October 23
Facing a serious political challenge on the tariff issue, the Punjab Government today decided not to include electricity duty in the power tariff imposed on the agricultural sector.


Held for nephew’s murder
Sunam, October 23
Body of a boy was found from a barley field in village Satoj 12 km from here. Dispute over land is said to have led to the death of the boy. Mr Amardeep Singh, Rai SSP, Sangrur in a press note here today said that Sandeep Singh an eight years-old boy had been missing from his village since October 18.


Bringing IT benefits to villages
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 23
Though web interface is common only among elite and IT literates and has not yet percolated to the village level where a majority of the Indian population resides yet the district administration and the National Informatics Centre, Punjab, which is pioneering the implementation of various information technology projects in Punjab, have once again made a mark by bringing the benefits of information technology on the doorsteps of the public, especially the downtrodden and senior citizens, by implementing a telephone-based interactive voice response system in Fatehgarh Sahib district, the first district to do so in the country.

Students await result
Nawanshahr, October 23
A number of students of the area, who have appeared in the entrance test for various computer courses, conducted by the PTU in September, are finding themselves in a queer situation, as their results have not been declared.

Science teachers give memo to CM
Amritsar, October 23

As many as 200 science mistress es met Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and submitted a memorandum to him, saying that they were unfairly “tainted” by the Punjab Lok Pal.

PU centre director
Chandigarh, October 23
Prof S.S. Sooch today took over as Director of the Panjab Univeristy Regional Centre, Muktsar, sources said.

Inter-school judo meet
Bathinda, October 23
Mr Anurag Verma, Deputy Commissioner, today inaugurated the 48th inter-district judo school meet. Participants from 13 districts will be competing for titles in the under 14, 17 and 19 year categories.

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