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Bhattal case: Judge gave no direction
Bathinda, December 4
Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh’s claim that challan against Punjab Rural Development Minister, Mrs Rajinder Kaur Bhattal in a case of embezzlement in the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, was filed in the court of a Special Judge at Chandigarh following the direction of the Special Judge, Bathinda. But no such “directions” were issued by him (Special Judge, Bathinda).

SGPC wants PM's help to disband PSGPC
Amritsar, December 4
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee today sought the Prime Minister’s intervention for the disbanding of Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee which it alleged was formed in gross violation of the Liaquat Ali-Nehru-Master Tara Singh pact.

Ratra: need to restructure PPSC
Chandigarh, December 4
Punjab Chief Secretary, Y.S. Ratra, today emphasised the need for restructuring the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) with a view to generating confidence amongst the masses, which had been terribly shaken especially after the recent cash-for-job scam.

EPF scam: engineers’ statements recorded 
Ropar, December 4
The anti-fraud cell of the police today recorded the statements of 12 engineers, working at the Ropar Thermal Plant (RTF), and a senior chemist of the plant, in a case related to the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) scam.




Mr Tony BlairBlair to visit Golden Temple
Amritsar, December 4
Spiritual leader of the world’s 20 million Sikhs has urged Mr Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, not to go to war against Iraq.

GND varsity expels 3 students
Throwing of student from hostel balcony
Amritsar, December 4
An emergency meeting of Guru Nanak Dev University, presided over by the Vice-Chancellor, Dr S.P. Singh, expelled three students from today hostel while five other students were banned from entering the varsity campus after the incident of throwing of a student from a hostel balcony.


Cong men leave for Gujarat
Chandigarh, December 4
Senior Congress leaders led by PPCC President H.S. Hanspal today left for Gujarat to campaign in the Assembly elections.

Cong factions bury hatchet
Phagwara, December 4
The rival factions of the Congress headed by the local MLA, Mr Joginder Singh Mann, and Mr Balbir Raja Sodhi, PPCC member, tonight buried their hatchet, clearing the hurdle in the way of a consensus candidate for the election to the office of president of the nagar council slated for tomorrow.


Letter to CM on illegal constructions
Bathinda, December 4
Some residents of the city have urged the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to order an enquiry into the allegations that a number of buildings were under construction in different parts of the city without getting site plans and maps sanctioned.

MC ‘apes’ scheme to check monkeys
Ropar, December 4
If the monkeys have become a menace in your area and all physical measures to control them have failed a novice method used by the Nangal Municipal Council might prove a solution to your problem.

More challan papers given to Tota Singh
Ropar, December 4
The court of the Special Judge here today supplied remaining copies of the documents of the challan to former Punjab Education Minister Tota Singh. The challan was presented against him on October 26 in a case registered against him under Sections 420, 467, 468, 471 and 120-B IPC, and the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Photo of Panjrath bowing to Ashutosh distributed
Patiala, December 4
The Akali Dal (Amritsar) today released photographs showing Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee Executive Committee member Joginder Singh Panjrath paying obeisance before a photograph of Baba Ashutosh, head of the Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan at a function held in Patiala.

60 HIV cases in Hoshiarpur dist
Hoshiarpur, December 4
As many as 60 persons have been identified as HIV positive in the district. This was disclosed by Mr Paramjit Singh, Additional Deputy Commissioner, while presiding over a function organised by the district Health Department in connection with the AIDS awareness week at the Zila Parishad hall here today.

Land grab case: notice to ex-minister
Bathinda, December 4
The PUDA authorities have served a one-month notice on former Punjab Law Minister, Mr Chiranji Lal Garg, for the alleged encroachment on land and have asked him to evacuate it.

Minister earns workers’ ire
Bathinda, December 4
The General Category Welfare Federation has condemned the Punjab Welfare Minister, Chaudhary Jagjit Singh, for his efforts in getting the 85th Constitutional Amendment implemented in Punjab.

Widow alleges harassment by sons
Mansa, December 4
A 90-year-old widow, Jaspal Kaur of Mansa, has in a complaint made to the Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) alleged that she had been neglected by her two sons, Harcharan Singh and Gurcharan Singh and that she had been beaten and thrown out of house by her sons and grandsons.

Food, water samples bad
Patiala, December 4
The Health department has found as many as 27 food samples and 52 water samples not up to the mark during a recent drive conducted by it.

Deserted by kin, cremated by NGO
Bathinda, December 4
Dheer Singh (name changed) who died at the local Civil Hospital last night would never have thought that for want of Rs 1000, he would be cremated by an NGO though several of his relatives reside in the city.

Jail inmate dies at PGI
Bathinda, December 4
Amarjit Singh of Bhucho Mandi area, who was undergoing 20-years’ imprisonment in connection with a murder case died at the PGI in Chandigarh yesterday.


Milling of govt paddy stopped
Kapurthala, December 4
The rice millers of the district have stopped milling government paddy from today in protest against the Food Corporation of India deciding not to accept levy rice from millers.


2 more held for stealing coal
Ropar, December 4
The local police arrested two more persons for stealing coal from railway wagons at the Railway station here. Finno, a (old woman) was arrested last night while Balwant Singh, owner of a tractor-trailer and brick-kiln was arrested today.

NRI, brother booked for fraud
Gurdaspur, December 4
The police has booked a Canada-based NRI Hardev Singh, his brother Bakshish Singh and Sawroop Singh for allegedly taking Rs 5 lakh from Nirmal Singh of Peerdi Sain for sending him to Canada.

315 kg poppy husk seized
Mansa, December 4
The Sadar Mansa police is reported to have seized 315 kg of poppy husk from Prem Singh of Narinderpura village in the district yesterday. However, two of his accomplices escaped.


60 dental students allowed to take exam
Chandigarh, December 4
Taking up an application seeking directions to Baba Farid University of Health Sciences at Faridkot for allowing 60 candidates of first year BDS course to appear in the examinations, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed that the students admitted by Muktsar’s Desh Bhagat Dental College and Hospital in June this year would be allowed to appear in the examinations on provisional basis.

Rare honour for Bathinda students
Bathinda, December 4
Two students of a local school have won the third prize at a national-level competition conducted by the National Foundation of Indian Engineers at New Delhi.

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