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Mann decries Vishwa Sikh Sammelan as anti-Sikh
Jalandhar, October 27
Terming the “Vishwa Sikh Sammelan” at Mohali as “Anti-Sikh”, Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) president Simranjit Singh Mann today suggested that the process of appointment of Jathedars of different “Takhts” and the age old ritual of issuance of “Hukamnamas” needed reforms.

Sikh convention a farce, says Ravi Inder
Nangal, October 27
The issue of Sehajdharis has been raised with a view to deal as the SGPC elections. The Union Government in alliance with SAD president Parkash Singh Badal has deliberately barred the Sehajdharis from voting, Mr Ravi Inder Singh, president of the New Akali Dal, stated this while taking to newspersons here today.

Gurtej Singh’s title to go
Amritsar, October 27
The SGPC honorary secretary, Mr Manjit Singh Calcutta, today said that the SGPC had decided to withdraw the honour of “Professor of Sikhism” from Prof Gurtej Singh in the wake of yesterday’s World Sikh Convention in which he had advocated controversial Sikh writer Gurbax Singh Kala Afghana.

Teacher in custody for ‘bribing’ Badal’s wife
Kharar, October 27

A local court today remanded Jagnandan Singh, a co-accused in the corruption case against former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, in judicial custody till November 7.


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World Bank team to visit Punjab next week
Chandigarh, October 27
Punjab is trying hard to wriggle out of the uneasy financial situation. Efforts are being made to bring down the overdraft that has touched a figure of Rs 270 crore in recent days. With steps initiated in the past days, it is expected to come down to Rs 40 crore by the end of this month, it is learnt.

No commission, no revenue stamps through post offices
Chandigarh, October 27
Revenue stamps will no longer be available at post offices in Punjab. The decision will come into force at 4000-odd post offices, including those in the rural areas, once the existing stock of the stamps is exhausted.


2 SGPC members removed from Akali Dal
Chandigarh, October 27
The President of the Shiromani Akali Dal, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, today removed Mr Darbara Singh Seona and his wife, Ms Jaswinder Kaur, both members of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, from the primary membership of the Akali Dal for their alleged “antiparty” and “Anti-Panthic activities.”

BJP conspiring against Mayawati, says Karimpuri
Fatehgarh Sahib,  October 27
Mr Avtar Singh Karimpuri, President of the state BSP unit, while addressing a press conference here today has warned the BJP-led Central NDA government against “using” the CBI to suppress their political opponents by implicating them in false cases.

Ex-minister lashes out at Cong govt
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 27
“The news reports about the performance of Punjab Government during its 20-month tenure in the state are nothing but a propaganda, which also aims at maligning the Badal family, where as main issues like unemployment, environment pollution and concessions to Dalits have not been touched upon,” commented Mr Dalip Singh Pandhi, a former minister.

BJP district executive panel announced
Sangrur, October 27
Mr Satwant Singh Punia, president of the district unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party has announced the office-bearers and members of the executive committee of the district BJP unit.


Pak body welcomes initiative
Amritsar, October 27
The Pakistani chapter of the Association of Peoples of Asia and other organisations have welcomed the 12 proposals made by India to improve the strained relations with Pakistan.

Teachers from the UK perform bhangra with students
Teachers from the UK perform bhangra with students of BBK DAV College in Amritsar on Monday. — PTI

138 civic bodies fail to check pollution
Jalandhar, October 27
Punjab Pollution Control Board Chairman Rana K.P. Singh today alleged that 138 civic bodies in the state had failed to stop pollution and it led to the polluting of waters in the state.

Infantry Day celebrated
Bathinda, October 27
Lt.-Gen Mohinder Puri, GOC 10 Corps and other senior officers paid homage to infantrymen on the occasion of Infantry Day which was celebrated here today. A wreath-laying ceremony was organised at Nand Singh Chowk to commemorate the supreme sacrifice made by these men.

Rail traffic hit
Pathankot, October 27
Rail traffic from Pathankot to Jammu came to a halt following disruption caused by the derailment of Shalimar Express near Jatwar village, Hiranagar in Jammu and Kashmir yesterday.

Man booked for threatening Baba Bhaniara
Ropar, October 27
The police has booked Kulwinder Singh, resident of Sangatpur village, near Kurali, for allegedly threatening Baba Piara Singh Bhaniara on his mobile phone.

Phone  subscribers forum holds camp
Patiala, October 27
Under the aegis of the Patiala Consumer and Telephone Subscribers Forum, a camp was held at B.N. Khalsa Senior Secondary School here today.

Jallianwala funds swindled, says Bitta
Amritsar, October 27
Mr Maninderjit Singh Bitta, president of the All-India Anti-Terrorist Front, has alleged that fund to the tune of Rs 2.5 crore allocated for the Jallianwala Memorial Bagh have been swindled or misutulised



Forum jails ex-IAS officer for 6 months
Bathinda, October 27

The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, today ordered six-month imprisonment and a fine of Rs 6000 to a retired IAS officer and Managing Director Sarvotam Leasing and Real Estate Limited G.S. Multani following a complaint against him.


ASI, head constable suspended, SPO discharged
Gurdaspur, October 27
Mr R.P.S. Brar, SSP has suspended Narinder Singh Assistant Sub-Inspector and Head Constable Vijay Kumar on the charge of drinking on duty and harassing labourers at Bhattian grain market on the Divali night. Their accomplice Mane SPO has been given the notice of discharge.


Son kills father
Jalandhar, October 27

A son, allegedly under the influence of liquor, killed his father over some petty dispute in Dingriyan village in the Adampur area.

Two die in accident
Sangrur, October 27
Two persons were killed and four injured in an accident near Badrukhan village on the Sangrur-Barnala road last evening. All were occupants of an Ambulance van.

One killed in group clash
Ropar, October 27
Gurmeet Singh, a resident of Morinda, was killed in a group clash over a piece of land in Bela Karkhana village, near Chamkaur Sahib, today.

Petrol station looted
Moga, October 27

Three unidentified motorcycle-borne youths looted a petrol station on the Moga-Ludhiana road and decamped with a booty of Rs 10,000 at pistol point, the police said today. It is for the second time that the petrol outlet had been robbed within two months.

Two arrested
Bathinda, October 27

Two persons have been arrested in connection with an alleged dowry-related death of Sudha, wife of Rajan, a resident of Gaddandob village near here.


Engineering college gets accreditation
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 27
The National Council of Institute of Engineers, at its 625th meeting held at Shimla, has decided to give accreditation to B.Tech degrees in electronics and communication, mechanical and computer engineering in Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, here.

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