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Punjab to move apex court
To question Reorganisation Act
Chandigarh, December 13
In an apparent change of track, Punjab plans to move the Supreme Court to question, among other things, certain provisions of the Punjab Reorganisation Act, 1966, on the basis of which Haryana claims a share in the surplus river waters of Punjab.

Talwandi: SAD chief ferried Nirankari head to Delhi in ’78 
Ludhiana, December 13
Former SGPC President Jathedar Jagdev Singh Talwandi today said he was not surprised at his ouster from the Political Affairs Committee of the Sad since “any top-rung leader who safeguard Sikh tenets, institutions, principles and traditions will meet a similar fate.”

No differences with Bhattal, says CM
Chandigarh, December 13
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today described his Cabinet Minister, Mrs Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, as his sister and said that he had no differences with her.

Pherurai’s bail plea rejected
Patiala, December 13
A local court today rejected the bail application of former Ferozepore SSP Gurcharan Singh Pherurai in case involving alleged bribes paid by him to sacked PPSC Chairman Ravinder Pal Singh Sidhu to secure jobs for his son and daughter.

Shahpur Kandi project may go into pvt hands
Ranjit Sagar Dam, December 13
Even as the standing committee of the Ranjit Sagar Dam Construction Board, headed by the Chief Secretary, has already decided in principle that the Rs 1,324-crore Shahpur Kandi dam project would be constructed by a private firm, a high-level team of a multinational company today visited the site here today to conduct a preliminary survey.




Doctors refuse to hand over undertrial to police
Patiala, December 13
The Government Rajindra Hospital authorities today refused to hand over an undertrial who had been awarded a police remand by a local court to the police authorities, saying he had severe injuries on his lower abdomen and other parts of the body, including the private parts.

Suspended panchayat secretaries being lathicharged by the police in Patiala.Panchayat secretaries lathicharged
Patiala, December 13
The local police today lathicharged suspended panchayat secretaries when they tried to take out a procession to the residence of state Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, after organising a protest meeting at Nehru Garden here.

Suspended panchayat secretaries being lathicharged by the police in Patiala. — Photo Subhash Patialavi

DIG asked to probe DSP’s conduct
Patiala, December 13
In an unprecedented step, the Patiala Zone Inspector General of Police has “advised” a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) to vacate rented accommodation in his possession besides ordering the Patiala Range Deputy Inspector General (DIG) to hold an inquiry into the conduct of the DSP within a fortnight.

Horse on the run in Punjab
Chandigarh, December 13
Punjab now has an animal breeding policy prepared by Dr P.N. Bhat, Chairman, Working Group on Animal Husbandry and Dairying for the Tenth Plan in the Planning Commission.


Tehsil complex awaits VIP
JALALABAD: The newly built tehsil complex here has been awaiting a VIP for its inauguration for the past three month. Constructed at a cost of Rs 4.5 crore, the huge building has sufficient space for accommodating all tehsil-level offices.

University told to reconvene process of counselling
Chandigarh, December 13
Allowing a bunch of eight petitions filed by students seeking admission to medical courses, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today ruled that the claim of the petitioners for being considered for admission to Bachelor of Dental Surgery cannot be denied merely on account of the fact that they did not indicate the course as one of the preferences while filling the application form.

  • Cutting of trees

One gets police remand in Langah case
Kharar, December 13
Mr Roshan Lal Chouhan, Judicial Magistrate, today sent to police remand till December 16 one Sudarshan Kaura in connection with the Sucha Singh Langah case.

No action on Sanitary Inspector’s plea
Ropar, December 13
The Nangal police has failed to register a case against safai karamcharis of the Nangal council, who allegedly beat up a Sanitary Inspector and threw dirt in front of the residence of municipal council president.

Encroachments bane of upcoming colony
Bathinda, December 13
Encroachments on more than 90 acres of land of Phase III Colony of the Punjab Urban Development Authorities (PUDA), worth crores of rupees, seem to have come in the way of developing basic amenities for the plot holders.

Work on railway line from next year
Tarn Taran, December 13
Work on the Tarn Taran-Goindwal Sahib rail line will be started from the next financial year and the preliminary steps have been taken in this regard.

Dental health fortnight ends
Hoshiarpur, December 13
A dental health fortnight, which started in the state from November 20, and was extended to December 12, concluded at Dasuya, today.

One dead, 12 hurt in bus mishap
Mansa, December 13
A private bus of Garg Transport Company, Patran, Patiala district, on its way to Mansa met with an accident near Kot Lalu village at 6 p.m. today.

BJP men seek report 
Abohar, December 13
The city unit of the BJP today urged the SMO of the Civil Hospital here to immediately send the detailed medico-legal report to the city police regarding the injuries caused to Congress worker Dev Raj Ahuja.


46 farmers get notices for land sale
Bathinda, December 13
The District Primary Agriculture Development Bank (PADB) authorities of Bathinda have served the first notice regarding the sale of agriculture land to those farmers, who had not repaid the instalments of the loan taken from its branches about two years ago.

6 farmers’ bodies to hold rally
Jalandhar, December 13
To oppose the “anti-farmers” policies of the state and Central Government, six farmers’ organisations have decided to hold a protest rally at Patiala on December 20.


Inter-state meeting of cops held
Gurdaspur, December 13
An inter-state coordination meeting comprising police officials from Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab was held here today at Madhopur.

Food Dept staff threaten stir
Bathinda, December 13
Mr Gurjant Singh Grewal, Acting President, Punjab State Ministerial Services Union, today said that the union had been time and again urging the Chief Secretary, Punjab, to make arrangements for conducting an inquiry into the misdeeds of a senior official of the Food and Civil Supplies Department while he was posted at Bathinda, but without any success so far.

Encroachments removed
Nangal (Ropar), December 13
The district administration today removed encroachments in the town. The police swung into action at about 4 a.m. today and cordoned the entire area around the PTDC tourist complex here.

MC to defy order on octroi
Abohar, December 13
The municipal council here today unanimously resolved to defy the directions given by the Regional Deputy Director, Local Government, Ferozepore, regarding the auction of octroi posts.

Funds for development works
Kharar, December 13
Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, MP from the Ropar Lok Sabha constituency, has granted money from his MP Local Area Development Fund for various development works in Kharar.


Six held for stealing phones, vehicles
Jalandhar, December 13
The district police has arrested six persons for stealing mobile phones and vehicles.


Dang writes to CM on admission racket
Amritsar, December 13
Mr Satya Pal Dang, veteran CPI leader has written to the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to intervene in a case pertaining to admission racket in Guru Nanak Dev University, which is allegedly being hushed up by some ‘high-up’ in the administration. The letter alleged that some high-ups in the administration seemed to be determined to shield people involved in the racket.

Pro-VC for updating research
Amritsar, December 13
The newly appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University, Dr Satinder Singh, said he would use experience for achieving excellence in academics, update research and monitor the existing courses.

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