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Punjab proposes no new tax
Bathinda, November 18
The Punjab Government proposes to amend the Co-operated Act to reduce government interference in cooperative bodies. Mr Lal Singh, Finance Minister, Punjab, stated this to mediapersons at the All-India Cooperative Week at the Housefed Colony here today.

Second list of 110 officers released
Ropar, November 18
The Ropar thermal plant authorities have supplied another list of 110 officers, including engineers, of the plant to the local police in connection with the EPF scam which took place from 1997 to 1999. Earlier, the authorities had provided a list of 31 officers in this regard.

PCCTU threatens satyagraha
Ludhiana, November 18
A special meeting of the General Council of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU) held here yesterday discussed and endorsed the Executive Committee’s decision to launch a ‘satyagraha’ if the Punjab Government failed to solve problems of college teachers.

Accident victims cremated
CM announces Rs 1 lakh for kin
Lehra Dhurkot (Bathinda), November 18
People who came in large numbers to the village to console residents could not control their emotions when eight funeral pyres of those killed in an accident near Paonta Sahib on November 16 were lit simultaneously today.
An elderly woman consoles a victim's relative
An elderly woman consoles a victim's relative at Lehra Dhurkot village in Bathinda on Monday. — Photo Kulbir Beera







2,000 Housefed units for poor sought
Bathinda, November 18
Mr Surinder Singla, Chairman, High Powered Committee on Finance, Punjab, has said the cooperatives should be made a mass movement.


Boards asked to submit fresh status reports
Chandigarh, November 18
Directing Punjab and Haryana Pollution Control Boards to submit fresh status reports in a case relating to the discharge of effluent in water by a paper mill situated in Fatehpur Sialba near Kurali, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has asked two environmental engineers from both states to carry out joint inspections.

  • Seven-day notice

  • Notice of motion

  • Arrest stayed

20 kids orphaned by AIDS?
Ropar, November 18
A survey conducted by a local NGO, Arpan, has identified about 20 children in the Nangal and Nurpur Bedi areas who might have been orphaned due to AIDS.

Dissolve power panel: BKU (Ekta)
Bathinda, November 18
The Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta) has termed the State Power Regulatory Commission as a tool to mask the “anti-people and anti-farmer” approach of the Congress government and has demanded that it should be dissolved.

Nagar kirtan in Punjab
Amritsar, November 18
On the eve of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, a nagar kirtan was taken out which passed through various bazaars of the city, including Braham Buta Market, Ghanta Ghar Chowk, Kathian, Papra and Bansawala bazaars,Chhati Khuhi Chowk, rice market, Dhab Basti Ram Chowk, Lachhmansar Chowk and Baba Sahib Chowk.

Traditionally-dressed kids participate in a nagar kirtan, which was taken out on the eve of Gurpurab, in Jalandhar on Monday.
— Photo Pardeep Pandit

Traditionally-dressed kids participate in a nagar kirtan

Plan to check drug abuse in Faridkot dist
Faridkot, November 18
Following the rise in the number of drug addicts in the district both civil and police authorities have envisaged an action plan to check the menace of drug abuse in the district. Under the civil authority plan “Chetna” rallies in collaboration with various social organisations, teachers, mahila wings, anganwari workers, panchayat members and officials of the Health Department will be taken out on a regular basis. 

High priests to wean jail inmates from drugs
Amritsar, November 18
Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Jathedar of Akal Takht, and four high priests have announced that a de-addiction camp would be started at Central Jail here on the lines of the one at Bathinda jail.

Banned animals canned in cages
Patiala, November 18
Circus performances of five different species of animals, including lion, tiger, panther, bear and monkey, were banned following a notification in November 1998. These animals may no longer be part of the circus routine now, but they are being carted from one place to another by circus owners in small cages even as they wait for a government decision on their fate.

4 of family die in jeep-train crash
Jalandhar, November 18
Four persons of a family, including a woman and a child, died in a collision between a train and a jeep at an unmanned crossing in Nakodar, near here, last night.

1 rack of fodder sent to Rajasthan
Malerkotla, November 18
Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development, Fisheries, Sports and Youth Services Minister, Punjab, today flagged off one rake of fodder to the drought-affected areas of Rajasthan.

Gardhara Singh Saini cremated
Ferozepore, November 18
Veteran BJP leader Gardhara Singh Saini (90), who died of prolonged illness yesterday, was cremated here today. Earlier, state BJP president Brij Lal Rinwa, local MP, Zora Singh Mann, along with SAD and BJP leaders and senior officials of the district administration paid tributes to him.

14 panchayats for Madoke’s boycott
Moga, November 18
The 14 sarpanches and panches of panchayats and Akali workers of Badhni Kalan circle gathered at Gurdwara Bibi Kahan Kaur here and expressed resentment against the candidature of Sant Vir Singh Madoke as the Tohra group candidate for the SGPC presidential election and declared his social boycott.

Pherurai gets judicial remand
Patiala, November 18
A local court today remanded former Ferozepore SSP Gurcharan Singh Pherurai who is being investigated for his role in the PPSC scam, to judicial custody till December 2.

Girls drink toxic water, faint
Abohar, November 18
Seven girls fell unconscious after drinking water at Taja Patti village, near here, this afternoon. Sources said the water contained an insecticide and was to be sprayed on the crop.


Cop accused of registering false case
Patiala, November 18
A report by the Rajpura DSP has charged Patiala DSP (Traffic) Rajinderpal Singh Anand of filing a false robbery report against a Punjabi University professor and his two brothers. Mr Anand is a tenant of the professor’s brother in Rajpura near here.

SAD councillor, 5 others booked
Abohar, November 18
Six persons, including a SAD councillor, have been booked by the police here in connection with a dowry death of a woman here. According to information, Pinky, daughter of Shrichand of the Police Colony, Hanumangarh, was married to Dharamveer of Panjpeer Colony here two years ago. She succumbed to her burns at the Civil Hospital here on Saturday.


Govt schools face teachers’ shortage
Hoshiarpur, November 18
Though two-third of the current academic session has passed but the state government has not filled the vacant posts of teacher in government schools in the district so far. This has led to an acute shortage of teaching staff in almost all government secondary and high schools in the district making students suffer. This has compelled most of the parents of students to arrange for private coaching.


Hi-tech milk centres assure fair deal
Patiala, November 18
Transparency in milk collection for the dairy farmer who will be assured of a fair deal and the consumer who will get unadulterated milk is set to become a reality with the establishment of 1,000 automatic milk collection centres in the state during the current financial year.Top

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