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Cops didn’t enter Darbar Sahib: Tohra
Chandigarh, November 14
SHSAD President, Gurcharan Singh Tohra, said today that there were two distinct campuses of the Golden Temple Complex — Darbar sahib, comprising “parkarma” and the SGPC campus housing offices and serais. Addressing a press conference at the Chandigarh Press Club, he continued, “The police neither entered the Darbar Sahib campus nor violated any “maryada”.

Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal president Gurcharan Singh Tohra (left) along with senior leader Sukhdev Singh Bhaur showing press cutting at a Press conference at Chandigarh Press Club on Thursday. 
— PTI photo

Punjab ministers to Capt’s defence
Chandigarh, November 14
Describing BJP President Venkaiah Naidu’s hostile criticism of Punjab Chief Minister, Amarinder Singh as ill-founded, unwarranted and unprecedented, Punjab Ministers — Mr Lal Amarinder Singh, Mr Khushal Behal, Mr Santokh Amarinder Singh, Mr Jasjit Amarinder Singh Randhawa and Mr Gurbinder Amarinder Singh Atwal — today condemned the BJP leader’s sermonising the 118-year-old Congress, the only secular and progressive party in the country.



Children’s Day no balm to their drudgery
Jalandhar, November 14
For about 50 local kids, aged between eight and 12 years, Children’s Day or the tall claims of the Department of Elementary Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development, that 3.5 crore children, who were not attending school, were being provided with complete education facilities, held no meaning.

Oblivious of Children’s Day celebrations, shoeshine boys work near the new District Courts complex in Jalandhar on Thursday. — Photo Pradip Pandit
Woman kills son, gets relief for his death
Sunam, November 14
The Sangrur SSP, Mr A.S. Rai, said today that a police party, led by Mr Gurmeet Singh Chauhan DSP, Sunam, saved the life of Mr Amrik Singh, for whose murder a sum of Rs 50,000 had allegedly been given to Natha Singh of Dirba village. With the arrest of Natha Singh, the police has solved the murder cases of three more persons, Mr Rai added.

Cooperatives to be made autonomous
Patiala, November 14
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, announced today that a Bill would be brought in the next session of the state Assembly to make cooperative institutions, autonomous business organisations.


Mann pulls out of Panthic Morcha
Amritsar, November 14
Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, president of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) today made a formal announcement to withdraw from the Panthic Morcha which was formed before the Majitha byelections.


Langah case: vehicles’ release ordered
Ropar, November 14
Mr A.S. Kathuria, Special Judge, today ordered the release of all 23 vehicles which were impounded by the Vigilance Bureau in connection with a case registered against Mr Sucha Singh Langah, former Punjab PWD Minister, under Sections 420, 467, 468, 471 and 120-B of the IPC and the Prevention of Corruption Act on May 16 last.

23 Britons cross over to Pak from Wagah

An SGPC employee verifies passports of hopeful pilgrims who have applied in great numbers to visit Nankana Sahib in Pakistan to take part in the birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev on November 19. —Photo Rajiv Sharma

Trust building lies unused
Bathinda, November 14
A double-storeyed building constructed by the Improvement Trust to house its office is being used by slum dwellers. The newly-constructed building has two portions and one of these is ready for use. But the office of the Improvement Trust has not been shifted there, despite the fact that there has been a shortage of space in the old office building.

No trace of  missing youth
Tarn Taran, November 14
The failure of the local police to trace a missing youth Sahibjeet Singh, a resident of Mallia village after two months, has led to resentment among the family members of the youth. Though the police registered a case under Section 365, 34 of the IPC on September 22, no clue has been found.

Chandigarh to have Canadian consulate
Moga, November 14
The Canadian Consulate General’s office will start functioning at Chandigarh next year, Canadian Labour Minister Gurbax Singh Malhi said today.


Hike in price of wheat straw
Bathinda, November 14
The increased demand for cattle fodder due to drought in Rajasthan has shown its impact in Punjab as traders have started sending wheat straw from here, thus increasing its price manifold. The traders in order to earn quick buck purchase wheat straw in bulk from different villages of the area at exorbitant prices. Small traders are finding it difficult to compete with these traders.


Brig Harika to head PSSSB
Chandigarh, November 14
Punjab Government today reconstituted the Punjab Subordinate Services Selection Board. The number of its members including the Chairman, has been enhanced from seven to 10. Immediately after the Amarinder Singh Government took over reins of power in the state, the board was disbanded and most of its members were arrested for alleged irregularities in recruitment.

Rs 6.5 crore sanctioned for 2 projects
Kapurthala, November 14
The Punjab Government has sanctioned Rs 6.5 crore for two projects in Sultanpur Lodhi sub- division to save 7000 acres from water-logging and ensure water flow in Kali Bein throughout the year. Two hundred cusecs will be released from the Mukerian hydel project. Work on the project would start within two months.


ASI booked for corruption
Mansa, November 14
The Sardulgarh police has registered a case against Hardeep Singh alias Sapp, Assistant Sub-Inspector, posted at Sardulgarh police station, under Sections 7, 12 and 13 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. The case has been registered on the complaint of Lachhu Ram, resident of Nohar in Hanumangarh district in Rajasthan.

389 bags of wheat stolen
Philllaur, November 14
More than 12 robbers looted 389 bags of wheat from godown at Kot Badal Khan last night. The police has registered a case under Sections 382, 159/25, 54 and 59, IPC, but no arrest has been made so far.

Man, wife held for preparing fake visa
Malerkotla, November 14
The police has arrested a couple on the charge of preparing fake visa on computer for sending people abroad. In a press note here today, DSP Rajbachan Singh Sandhu, said the police has arrested Ramnik Bansal and his wife under Sections 420, 406, 467, 468 of the IPC.

Rly officer booked for invalid pass
Amritsar, November 14
A senior accountant-cum-vigilance officer of the Railways was found travelling without a valid pass by his colleagues in the Delhi Metro today.

ASI suspended for illegal detention
Moga, November 14
The Punjab police today claimed to have suspended an Assistant Sub-Inspector for allegedly detaining a woman illegally at a police post.

Ex-sarpanch attacked
Bathinda, November 14
Some miscreants entered the house of Mr Hardyal Singh, former Sarpanch, Burj Gill village late last night and injured him fleeing being away with his licenced gun.


PU youth fest concludes
Hariana, November 14
Youthful enthusiasm was at its best and came in the shape of scintillating performances of “giddha”, “bhangra” and classical dances at the Panjab University Zonal Youth Festival which concluded here today.

PMN College shines in youth fest
SAS Nagar, November 14
The third day of the Punjabi University Ropar Zone Youth Festival began on a religious note with competitions in group shabad and bhajan singing. These were followed by group songs and vaar gayan. The Principal, J.P. Garg, welcomed the chief guest, Mr K.C. Dubey, Director, AIR, Chandigarh, on the occasion. Dr Indu Bali, founder Principal of the college, presided over the function.


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