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A day of legal battles
Chandigarh, November 11
While Mr Parkash Singh Badal and his men in the Shiromani Akali Dal, Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra and his men in the Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal were busy making sure that their “loyalist” reach Amritsar well in time for the crucial SGPC executive committee election tomorrow, legal battles continued in New Delhi, Chandigarh and Amritsar.

7 more pro-Badal men debarred
Amritsar, November 11
In an unprecedented move, the Sikh Gurdwara Judicial Commission has written to the Chief Secretary to appoint an observer for conducting a free and fair poll of the SGPC executive, while restraining seven more members, loyal to Mr Parkash Singh Badal, from functioning as SGPC members.

87 with us: Tohra faction
Amritsar, November 11

The Akali factions, led by Mr Parkash Singh Badal and Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra, today made conflicting claims about their respective strength in the Sikh apex religious body, a day ahead of the crucial elections to the executive of the SGPC here tomorrow.

Badungar holds the key
Kirpal Singh BadungarChandigarh, November 11
If anybody holds the key to tomorrow’s crucial general house meeting of the SGPC to elect its new executive for 2002-03, it is its President, Prof Kirpal Singh Badungar.

Fatehgarh Sahib



BJP leaders show black flags
Chandigarh, November 11
Outwitting the local police, the top leadership of the BJP led by state unit chief Mr Brij Lal Rinwa, staged a black flag demonstration in front of the official residence of Capt Amarinder Singh here.

Evicted devotees have no place to go
Amritsar, November 10

With the administration issuing orders on immediate vacation of ‘serais’ in the Golden Temple complex and hotels in the 500-metre vicinity of the shrine, a large number of devotees are now stranded and have no place to go for the night.

High priests’ concern over siege

Golden Temple, SGPC complex segregated

DC: no cops in temple complex

Police action has ‘hurt’ Sikhs

SGPC poll: Dera Bassi DSP shifted

SGPC member Bhutiani ‘missing’

Jailed SGPC member released to vote

SGPC poll stories on other pages

Unprecedented security for SGPC poll
Badal defies ban, in Amritsar
Amarinder assures free passage to SGPC members
What constitutes Golden Temple complex?
SGJC orders stayed


Scene shifts from Balasar farm


Ranjit Singh Talwandi, 203 SAD supporters arrested
MCPI flays police entry in Golden Temple

Arrest of Jagir Kaur, Brahmpura stayed
Former SGPC chief Bibi Jagir Kaur comes out of the district courtsChandigarh, November 11
Mr Justice S.S. Nijjar of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has stayed for seven days the arrest of former SGPC President Bibi Jagir Kaur in an alleged case of electricity theft. 

Former SGPC chief Bibi Jagir Kaur comes out of the district courts complex at Kapurthala on Monday. — photo Pardeep Pandit


Defence properties being misused
Ferozepore, November 11
Following President’s nod, the decision of the Ministry of Defence to vacate all defence properties from civilians within the limits of cantonment areas in the country, a few startling facts have surfaced in the Ferozepore cantonment area where most of the properties have long been misused by the allottees to gain profits.

Sarpanch, panch held for fraud
Bathinda, November 11
Mr Mahal Singh, Sarpanch, and Mr Nachhattar Singh, member panchayat of Phulokhari village of the district, who along with others including some officials of the Panchayati Raj Department of the state government, were involved in fraud of panchayat funds, have been arrested by the Talwandi Sabo police.

List of 31 officers given to police
Ropar, November 11
The management of the Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Plant here today passed on to the Ropar police the names of 31 officers who allegedly passed and verified the bills of labour contractors between 1997 and 1999 in which the EPF scam occurred. 

Police remand of Pherurai sought
Patiala, November 11
The state Vigilance today produced former SSP Gurcharan Singh Pherurai in a local court here to get his police remand in a case registered against him for paying money to former PPSC Chairman Ravinderpal Singh Sidhu to get his son and a daughter selected for different posts.

‘Guru Nanak’s teachings hold good’
Patiala, November 11
Noted Sikh authority Dr Bhai Harbans Lal of the United States of America today said the concept of oneness of the human race propounded by Guru Nanak Dev was most suitable for 21st century.

14 idols installed at Achleshwar
Batala, November 11
Fourteen idols have been installed at the Achleshwar temple 6 km from here on the Batala-Jalandhar road yesterday. The Achleshwar festival is to begin on November13, 2002.

Action sought
Taran Taran, November 11
Harjinder Kaur, a resident of the town, in a letter to the higher police authorities has demanded action against her husband Waryam Singh, a PAP personnel. 

Telefilm on minister
Fatehgarh Sahib
The shooting of a telefilm on the life of Dr Harbans Lal, Minister for Forests, being produced by an NRI, Mr P.S. Kamal, started at Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib on Monday.

4 die in accident
Moga, November 11
Four persons were killed in a head-on collision between a bus and a car at Jogewalan village on the Moga-Ferozepore road, 15 km from here, this morning.

Two dead
Moga, November 11
Two persons were killed and one was injured when an Army vehicle hit their scooter near Ajitwal under Mehna police station on Monday. 


Crop diversification in Muktsar
Muktsar, November 11
To diversify the crop pattern, wheat will be cultivated in 1.84 lakh hectares as compared to last year’s 1.93 lakh hectare in the district. Ms Usha R. Sharma, Deputy Commissioner, while presiding over a meeting of the Agriculture and Development Committee here today, said farmers had been motivated to adopt diversification to break the wheat-paddy-cotton rotation.

INLD postpones ‘kisan panchayat’
Abohar, November 11
The Indian National Lok Dal has postponed its “kisan panchayat” scheduled to be held outside the Fazilka Cooperative Sugar Mills here at Bodiwala Peetha village tomorrow.


Postings and transfers
Chandigarh, November 11
Some postings and transfers were ordered in Punjab today. Mrs Romila Dubey is Principal Secretary, Department of Cultural Affairs, Archives, Archaeology and Museum and CEO, Anandpur Sahib Foundation. She relieve Mrs Geetika Kalha of the additional charge. 

Dividing road belongs to corporation: DC
Amritsar, November 11
Even as the road which divides the Golden Temple and the SGPC complex was a thoroughfare till the early eighties, the SGPC always considered it as part and parcel of the Darbar Sahib complex. 

Restriction orders in Muktsar
Muktsar, November 11
Ms Uhsa R. Sharma, District Magistrate, has imposed various restrictions in the district through separate orders issued today. As per the first order, a male cannot ride pillion on a two-wheeler (except on a bicycle) between 10 pm and 5 am.


Suicide cases on rise
Hoshiarpur, November 11
The number of suicides by youths in the district is on the rise. In a majority of such cases reported in civil hospitals, aluminium phosphide tablets were consumed by the victims. These tablets are easily available in the market and are used to protect the wheat stock from insects.

Body found
Bathinda, November 11
A body was found from a distributary at a place between Poohla and Lehra Mohabat villages, about 18 km from here. The condition of the body showed that the person might have been murdered and the body thrown into the water channel.


Non-govt colleges’ plea to Amarinder Singh
Jalandhar, November 11

Dr Ishwar Singh, president of the Non-Government Colleges Management Federation, Punjab and Chandigarh, today strongly criticised the step-motherly treatment being meted out to non-government colleges by the state government.

Teachers’ union postpones stir
Hoshiarpur, November 11
The Government Primary Teachers Association, Punjab, has postponed its proposed demonstration to be held at Jalandhar on November 12 in protest against the new policy of the state government to November 16, 2002, according to a press note issued by Mr Mohinder Heer, president of the association, here today.

UGC funds to be based on NAAC certification
Patiala, November 11
Funding by the University Grants Commission will now be based on the certification given by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council. Disclosing this here today upon arrival to inspect the Government Mohindra College here, which is the first government college in the state to be assessed by NAAC, the organisation’s Academic Consultant, Dr Geeta Iyengar said in future institutions accredited with NAAC would be given additional funds by the UGC.


Resentment among traders
Bathinda, November 11
Mr Ashok Garg, president, Punjab Yuva Beopar Mandal, has condemned the Punjab government for giving tremendous powers to officials of the Sales Tax Department. They could misuse these powers, fears Mr Garg.

World Bank team meets officials
Chandigarh, November 11
A three-member World Bank team today opened a dialogue with Punjab, officials. The state had sought financial assistance for social service and poverty alleviation projects.

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