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SAD to demand action against Amarinder, Tohra
Faridkot, November 15
The SAD has decided to convene a meeting of senior party leaders and workers at Chandigarh next week to pass a resolution to appeal to the Jathedar of Akal Takht, Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, to give exemplary punishment to the state Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, as per the Sikh maryada for sending the police inside the Darbar Sahib complex at Amritsar to “intimidate” the SGPC members and visitors during the recent SGPC poll.

Former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal honours SGPC member
Former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal honours SGPC member Mokha Singh Gharuan with a siropa and a sword at Gharuan village, near Kharar, on Friday.
— Photo Pawan Kumar Jain

Badal mobilises workers
Ropar, November 15
Mr Parkash Singh Badal, former Punjab Chief Minister and President of the Shiromani Akali Dal, today virtually launched a statewide campaign to mobilise party workers for the proposed “jail bharo andolan.” 




Capt to change tack from politics to governance
Chandigarh, November 15
Caught in the religio-political and administrative crises of its own making in the past eight months or so, the Congress Government in Punjab is apparently feeling the urgency to search for means to set its house in order.

NFL contractor not to get payments
Ropar, November 15
Rising from slumber after over two years, the Employee Provident Fund authorities have started making efforts to recover the swindled money. They have now written to National Fertilizers Limited, Nangal, to stop the payments of Calcutta Construction Company, the labour contractor accused of committing the scam in Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Plant.

Move to revamp education system,
says DG (School)
Bathinda, November 15
The Punjab Government is preparing blueprints for revamping the education system in the state to provide quality education to students. The government had involved a number of non-governmental organisations to make the education system flawless.

Malhi for international airport
Chandigarh, November 15
Mr Gurbax Singh Malhi, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Labour and third-time member of the House of Commons in Canada, has reiterated the demand of NRIs of Punjabi origin for an international airport in Punjab.

Punjab may file more than one plea
Chandigarh, November 15
Punjab may prefer more than one petitions in the Supreme Court later this month on the vexed issue of the SYL canal. The final decision whether to prefer one or more petitions would be taken after a group of eminent legal experts, including senior lawyers based in Delhi, meet in the union Capital between November 21 and 25, says Mr Harbhagwan Singh, Advocate-General of Punjab.



MC House meeting or sham?
Entire agenda passed without any discussion
Patiala, November 15
The general House meeting of the Municipal Corporation, which had been called today to discuss public issues like the privatisation of the garbage cleaning set-up of the city and increase in salaries of the corporators besides other items, was nothing but a sham with the entire agenda being passed with raising of hands by Congress corporators without any discussion on the items.

Punjab to file affidavit
Panchayat secretaries case
Chandigarh, November 15
Accepting the state of Punjab’s prayer for filing a fresh affidavit in the panchayat secretaries selection case, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today ruled that the government, it was expected, would categorically give details of its stand regarding alleged irregularities in the selections and its decision to fix responsibility of senior officers indicted in a report submitted in the matter.

Kanwaljit to attend inter-faith meet
Chandigarh, November 15
SAD General Secretary and former Finance Minister, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, will be the guest of honour and deliver the key note address at the inter -faith meet being organised in connection with the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev at Chennai on November 18.

Use of cost-effective drugs stressed
Amritsar, November 15
Emphasising the importance of cost-effective medicines, Prof Geeta Sharma, chairperson of workshop on rational drug use and Head of the Department of Pharmacology, Government Medical College here said, the government must play a major role in making available cost-effective medication, especially for tuberculosis, malaria, leprosy and AIDS.

Implement amendment on promotions: SCs
Bathinda, November 15
The Punjab unit of the All-India Confederation of SC/ST/BC Organisations has urged the Punjab Government to implement the provisions of the 85th Amendment to the Constitution, regarding the retaining of seniority of the reserved category employees after their promotion.

2 nursing council staffers in VB net
SAS Nagar, November 15
The flying squad of the Punjab Vigilance Bureau today registered a case against two employees of the Punjab State Nursing Council here, on charges of corruption. Gurpal Singh Kang, Superintendent, and Charanjit Singh, Assistant, both residents of SAS Nagar, are at large.

Mann gets bail in TADA case
New Delhi, November 15
The special court today granted bail to Akali Dal (Amritsar) president Simranjit Singh Mann in an 11-year-old TADA case.


Farmers not to pay for power: BKU (E)
Bathinda, November 15
Even as the state government has been gearing up to start collecting power bills from farmers, the Bharatia Kisan Union (Ekta) has decided that it will not pay for electricity being used for agricultural purposes.


Encroachments go
Patiala, November 15
A special team of the Municipal Corporation led by its Assistant Commissioner Bhupinder Singh conducted an anti-encroachment drive today under which encroachments by as many as 36 shopkeepers in several localities were removed and several ‘rehris’ confiscated.


Four travel agents booked for duping
Kapurthala, November 15
The district police has registered cases against four travel agents under Sections 420 and 406 of the IPC and Section 24 of the Indian Immigration Act on the charge of duping two persons of about Rs 10 lakh for sending them to the USA and Germany.

CSD clerk held for graft
Bathinda, November 15
Pawan Kumar, a clerk of the canteen service depot, Bathinda cantonment, was caught red-handed by a joint team of military intelligence and Vigilance Bureau officials while he was facilitating the supply of vehicles meant for Army personnel to civilians in lieu of money.

Seven held for wheat theft
Jalandhar, November 15
The district police has busted a gang of thieves involved in wheat theft from the different godowns of Punsup and recovered 389 sacks of wheat worth Rs 2.25 lakh from their possession.


Teachers await salaries
Gurdaspur, November 15
Resentment prevails among teachers who have been sanctioned the payment of their monthly salaries under a centrally-sponsored scheme known as “Operation Black Board”.

Youth fest concludes
SAS Nagar, November 15
The four-day Punjabi University Zonal Youth Festival ended today with dramatic performances by students from various colleges in one-act plays, traditional costume parade and histrionics.


BSNL mobile service from Nov 17
Phillaur, November 15
The much-awaited mobile service of BSNL will be launched on November 17 from Jalandhar. This was stated by the General Manager, Telecom, Jalandhar Mr K.C. Jindal, here today.

12 shops auctioned
Batala, November 15
An auction was held here yesterday in the office of the local Improvement Trust for the newly constructed shops at Dindayal Upadayaye Market, Leakwala tanks here.


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