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Arrest warrants against Daler
Patiala, November 6
A local court today issued arrest warrants against Punjab pop star Daler Mehndi for which an application had been filed during the tenure of former district police chief P. S. Umranangal. The district police has, however, not followed the issuance of the order with any raid on any suspected hideout of the pop star.

23 SPs shifted in Punjab
Chandigarh, November 6
Continuing with its transfer spree in the absence of DGP A.A. Siddiqui, the Punjab Government today ordered the transfer of 23 SPs. These orders included modification of some transfers issued yesterday.

Placement agency dupes 2 youths of
Rs 7 lakh

Ludhiana, November 6
All youths attracted to huge salary-promising advertisements of Merchant Navy placement agencies, beware! There are strong chances that the agencies might take you for a ride as happened with two youths belonging to Sangrur.

Cross-border marriage put off
Qadian, November 6
The much hyped cross-border marriage, scheduled for November 7 here has been postponed to the last week of November. It is likely to be held after Id which falls either on November 25 or 26, depending upon the rise of moon.



Fight for economic liberation, says Capt Laxmi Sehgal
Amritsar, November 6
Capt Laxmi Sehgal of the Indian National Army lays a wreath at the Jalianwala Bagh National Memorial in Amritsar A close aide of Subhash Chander Bose, Capt Laxmi Sehgal, today exhorted the youth to strive to achieve economic and social liberation. Delivering a keynote address on the opening day of the three-day national convention of the Democratic Youth Federation of India here today, she said though India had won political freedom, we still had to earn freedom from social injustice, communalism and fanaticism.

Capt Laxmi Sehgal of the Indian National Army lays a wreath at the Jalianwala Bagh National Memorial in Amritsar on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Punjab achieves record paddy procurement
Ludhiana, November 6
Punjab has achieved record procurement of paddy this year — more than 127 lakh tonne so far, against the total procurement of 121 lakh tonne last year. The state is expected to cross the 130 lakh tonne mark this week.

No headway in rape and murder case
Chandigarh, November 6
Mystery continues to shroud the rape and murder of a 23-year-old Hoshiarpur district resident. Even after five months, the culprits have not been arrested — this is what her father alleges.

Bhattal case hearing on Dec 1
Chandigarh, November 6
Counsel for Punjab’s Agriculture Minister, Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, today moved an application in a local court for placing records of the Vidhan Sabha, writ petition in the Punjab and Haryana High Court filed by Satya Pal Dang and certain other documents related to the case registered against her in the court records.


Congress govt anti-Dalit, says BSM chief
Jalandhar, November 6
Terming the Congress government in the state as “anti-Dalit”, the BSM chief, Mr Satnam Singh Kainth, today accused the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, of pursuing anti-Badal agenda.


Security cameras out of commission
Jalandhar, November 6
Eight sophisticated close-circuit TV cameras installed to ensure security at the Inter-State Bus after a blast in a private bus on the Pathankot road in 2000, have reportedly been lying non-functional for the past over a year.

Excise Dept raids business establishments
Jalandhar, November 6
The state Excise and Taxation Department today raided business establishment dealing with sanitary, plywood and iron goods to ascertain the amount of tax evasion.

A snake charmer's child plays with a huge python at the Ram Teerath festival in Amritsar
A snake charmer's child plays with a huge python at the Ram Teerath festival in Amritsar on Thursday. — PTI

Councillors submit records to VB team
Jalandhar, November 6
Some councillors of the local Municipal Corporation today submitted records pertaining to payments disbursed to the “safai karamcharis” to Vigilance Bureau officials here, who are investigating the multi-crore sanitation scam on the directions of the Punjab State Human Rights Commission.

Minister’s assurance to IMA on cases against docs
Phagwara, November 6
Punjab Health Minister Romesh Dogra has assured a delegation of the Indian Medical Association, Punjab, that he would get a notification issued on Kerala pattern whereby any criminal case registered against a doctor would be scrutinised by a district-level expert committee consisting of Civil Surgeon, an SP rank police official, a nominee doctor of IMA and a legal expert. 

Free eye check-up camp
Patiala, November 6
A renowned ophthalmologist, Dr Sukhdip Singh Boparai, and his team of doctors organised a free eye check-up and health awareness camp at Budhlada on Thursday.

PSEB may recruit agitating apprentices
Patiala, November 6
For nearly 5,000 youths from all over the state who had done an apprenticeship course with the PSEB for two years to get recruited as linemen, have a glimmer of hope with Chief Minister Amarinder Singh deputing Mandi Board Chairman Sant Ram Singla to negotiate with the PSEB on their behalf.

Havildar cremated with state honours
Gurdaspur, November 6
Havildar Mohan Singh of 5 Sikh Regiment, who died in an accident, was cremated in his native village Hayat Nagar near here today with full state honours.

Music more ‘viewing’ now, says director
Amritsar, November 6
Expressing concern over the music scores being churned out lately, music director Uttam Singh said, “Music has become more ‘viewing’ than ‘listening’.” The music director was here on occasion of an extension lecture organised by Guru Nanak Dev University’s music department here yesterday.

BSNL officials hold protest
Bathinda, November 6
Members of the local Sanchar Nigam Executive Association today wore black badges and started work-to-rule at the office of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited here to protest against the alleged indifferent and adamant attitude of the General Manager, BSNL, Bathinda, towards their demands.

Probe sought against civic body ex-chief
Mansa, November 6
A contract for sweeping the roads and cleaning the drains of 12 municipal wards of the local Municipal Council was auctioned for a sum of Rs 7.78 lakh for one year with effect from tomorrow. The contract was given to Mr Raj Kumar. Last year the contract for the same period for the same area was auctioned at Rs 15.42 lakh.


Proceeding against district officer stayed
Chandigarh, November 6
Acting on a petition filed by a District Development and Panchayat Officer, claiming repeated summoning by Punjab Vigilance Bureau officials in connection with orders passed by him in capacity of a quasi judicial authority, a Division Bench of the High Court today stayed the proceedings against him.

7-year RI for assault


Commissioner wants action against DRO
Muktsar, November 6
Mr B. Sarkar, Commissioner, Ferozepore Division, today conducted a surprise check at offices in the mini-secretariat here and at government schools in the rural areas. According to information, Mr Sarkar found the District Revenue Officer, Mr Sakil Singh, District Transport Officer, Rajiv Prashar and ETOs, Mr G.S. Sidhu and Mr Lajpat Singh Jakhar absent from duty. 


1 killed, 3 hurt in road mishap
Bathinda, November 6
Four persons were injured near Jassi village about 7 km from here on Bathinda-Mansa road last night when a jeep and a car collided. All were admitted to the local Civil Hospital. Later, one of them, Gurtej Singh of Rudhuwala village, died.


Quiz contest on Punjabi culture held
Pathankot, November 6
A state-level quiz contest on Punjabi literature and culture was organised at the local Arya Mahila College here in collaboration with the Language Department Punjab yesterday.

Saint Peter’s holds annual function
Patiala, November 6
A two-day annual function of Saint Peter’s Academy started here today. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Tejvir Singh, inaugurated the function. Speaking on the occasion, he said good institutions were necessary to ensure bright future of younger generation. He lauded the role of the school in imparting quality education to students.

Youth festival begins
Amritsar, November 6
Women should pledge to keep Indian society free from social menace of foeticide and dowry system, said Prof Darbari Lal, State Minister for Education, while inaugurating a two-day youth festival of education colleges of Guru Nanak Dev University at DAV College of Education here today.


Handloom items catch everyone’s fancy
Patiala, November 6
Earlier, a woman’s wardrobe was considered incomplete without silks, but now handloom stuff is a must have, be it clothes or home accessories. Handloom stuff never goes out of fashion. It is evident from the ever increasing demand of the material. Suits, bed sheets, wall hangings and hand-woven bags are available in the market.

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