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Punjab being ignored: MPs
New Delhi, November 27
Punjab Congress MPs today charged the Centre with “ignoring” the state, alleging that the Vajpayee government had not given even a single paisa to it for tackling the severe drought.

PPCC list to be out today
Kharar, November 27
Mr H.S. Hanspal, president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, today said that the final list of the office-bearers of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee would be released tomorrow at 4 p.m. at Congress Bhavan, Chandigarh.

‘I am a victim of conspiracy’ 
Anandpur Sahib, November 27
Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, who was in an upbeat mood after she got reprieve in a corruption case, today said she had been made a victim of conspiracy by her own colleagues in the corruption case. The names of the conspirators would be revealed at an appropriate time, she added.

Circus inspection: PFA chief faces action
Jalandhar, November 27
The role of the People for Animals and its President, Mr G.S. Bedi, who had “inspected” Bharat Circus at Partap Bagh here on the basis of which the district administration had clamped a ban on performance of animals, came under cloud with the Punjab Veterinary Department asserting that no cruelty was being inflicted on the circus animals and that Mr Bedi, who was a veterinary officer of the department, had no authority to conduct an inspection of the circus and had sought no prior permission from the department to be an office-bearer of the PFA.

Anandpur Sahib

Fatehgarh Sahib



Bold experiments with folk tales
Patiala, November 27
It may not have production budgets running into lakhs of rupees like the National School of Drama budgets or much exposure to international theatre, but its experimental plays have made it popular among all Patialvis, who eagerly await the productions of the Theatre and Television Department of Punjabi University.

BJYM to obtain 1 cr signatures
Phagwara, November 27
The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha will obtain one crore signatures on one lakh meter of cloth against terrorism. The nationwide drive to collect these will be launched on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda, falling on January 12 and will continue till January 26 next year.


Not invited for jail bharo: BJP leaders
Phagwara, November 27
Punjab BJP leaders and its front wing BJYM were at pains to explain away their party’s non-participation in their alliance partner SAD’s jail bharo programme today. At a press conference here today, Mr Satish Punia, in charge, morcha’s Punjab affairs, declared that among other programmes, the state unit had been directed to mobilise youths against Amarinder Singh’s anti-people policies.


Contract system in PWD opposed
Barnala, November 27
The Punjab PWD Field and Workshop Workers Union will not allow the implementation of contract system in the PWD and will resist privatisation of government departments and public sector institutions.

Mr Ashok Jelkhani, Director of Jalandhar Doordarshan Kendra, receives the "Best Doordarshan Kendra" awardJalandhar DD adjudged best
Jalandhar, November 27
Jalandhar Doordarshan Kendra has bagged the “Best Doordarshan Kendra” award at second Annual Doordarshan Awards Ceremony at Mumbai where the kendra director, Mr Ashok Jelkhani, received the prestigious prize from Ms Sushma Swaraj, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting.

Mr Ashok Jelkhani, Director of Jalandhar Doordarshan Kendra, receives the “Best Doordarshan Kendra” award from Ms Sushma Swaraj, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister, during the DD awards ceremony held in Mumbai. 

Land for Sikh centre sought
Chandigarh, November 27
A delegation of the World Sikh Foundation, led by Mr Jaswant Singh Mann, today submitted a representation to the Punjab Governor, Lieut-Gen J.F.R Jacob (retd), to allot a suitable piece of land here to establish an international Sikh centre under the aegis of the foundation. 

1,325 cr highways project on anvil
Gurdaspur, November 27
A Rs 1,325 crore project to strengthen, widen and maintain the state highways is being launched in the state soon. Mr P.S. Bajwa, PWD (B&R) Minister, stated this while talking to newsmen here today after inaugurating the 43rd Junior National Gymnastics Championship.

Cops told to tone up professional skills
Phillaur, November 27
The 3rd Punjab Police Inter-Zone Duty Meet was held on November 25 and 26 at Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur. Competitions in six disciplines relating to professional policing namely, scientific aids to investigation, computer skills, police photography, videography, dog squad and anti-sabotage checking were conducted during the two-day meet.

Female infant found dead
Bathinda, November 27
An unclaimed body of a female infant was found lying near Ram Bagh (cremation ground) by volunteers of a non-government organisation, here this morning.

Build confidence of drug addicts, says SSP
Bathinda, November 27
Mr Ishwar Singh, SSP, said today that there was a need to build confidence of the drug addicts making them determined to quit drugs.

‘Honour of MLA restored’
Muktsar, November 27
Mrs Usha R. Sharma, Deputy Commissioner, today said the honour of Mr Nathu Ram, MLA, Malout, had been restored by installing a new stone in connection with the inauguration of a new building of the Municipal Council complex at Malout a few days ago.


Adopt dairy farming, farmers urged
Bathinda, November 27
Mr Rajinder Singh Grewal, district Deputy Director, Animal Husbandry, said farmers should take to various social and development schemes of the government to supplement their income and adopt dairy farming.


Plan to develop Patiala approved
Chandigarh, November 27
The Patiala Urban Planning and Development Authority at its meeting held here yesterday, under the chairmanship of Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, approved the blue print for the development of Patiala city and its adjoining areas under the National Capital Region project for the next 20 years (2002-2022).

New Excise Commissionerate
Chandigarh, November 26
Consequent to the restructuring of the Department of Central Excise and Customs, a new Central Excise Commissionerate has been set up at Jalandhar to cover the districts of Jalandhar, Nawanshahr, Phagwara, Kapurthala, Hoshiarpur, Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Pathankot and the whole of Jammu & Kashmir.

Clerk transfers self, dismissed
Mansa, November 27
Mr S.K. Ahluwalia, Deputy Commissioner here, has dismissed Rakesh Gupta, a clerk in his office, for preparing a fake transfer order purportedly issued by the Financial Commissioner, Revenue, Punjab, in June 1999 for his transfer from Mansa to Jalandhar.


Gang evading toll busted
Gurdaspur, November 27
The police has unearthed a gang engaged in evading tax. Mr Varinder Kumar, SSP, talking to newsmen here today said six persons of the gang who had been identified as Iqbal Singh, Sudhir Kumar, Dev Raj and Hans Raj, all residents of Narot Jaimal Singh police station and Vijay Kumar and Raj Kumar both residents of Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir, had been arrested.

2 clerks remanded in police custody
Kharar, November 27

Two clerks, one under suspension, were today remanded to police custody till November 30 by a local court in a corruption and forgery case pertaining to the issuance of alleged fake arms licenses, many of which were issued to the suspected criminals of Amritsar district.

3 of family killed
Tarn Taran, November 27
Four deaths have been reported in two incidents in the area during the past 24 hours, including deaths of three members of a family. The fourth member was injured seriously in the incident.

Bank guard arrested
Jalandhar, November 27
The investigation into the Rs 15.29 lakh robbery took a new turn with the arrest of the bank’s security guard for his suspected role in it.


School celebrates golden jubilee
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 27
M. G. Ashoka Girls Senior Secondary School, Sirhind, today celebrated its golden jubilee function. Dr Harbans Lal, Minister for Forest, was the chief guest. He said that teachers played an important role in the life of a student and those teachers, who did their duty with dedication, were always respected and those, who took the profession lightly, were not recognised by the society.

Pbi varsity students boycott classes
Patiala, November 27
On a call given by the Punjabi University Students Confederation, students of almost all departments boycotted their classes and observed a strike on the Punjabi University campus in protest against the alleged indifferent attitude of the university administration towards students’ demands.

Release salary, say aided college teachers
Jalandhar, November 27
The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union has criticised the state government for not releasing the salaries of employees of at least 139 government-aided privately managed colleges for the last six months.Top

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