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SAD(A) files misappropriation case against SGPC members
Amritsar, November 11
Mr Emaan Singh Mann, son of Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, president, Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), here today, filed a case of misappropriation of the SGPC funds to the tune of over Rs 30 lakh in the Sikh Gurdwara Judicial Commission against 31 members of the SGPC, including its President, Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra.

Jamali accepts siropa from SGPC
Amritsar, November 11
Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali today became the first Prime Minister of Pakistan to accept a siropa (robe of honour) and a kirpan (sword) from Dr Balkar Singh, leader of an SGPC jatha, at his official residence in Islamabad at 11 a.m. (Indian time).

Leaders of various Sikh bodies meet with Pakistan's Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali Leaders of various Sikh bodies meet with Pakistan's Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali on Tuesday in Islamabad. — PTI photo

Poverty made girls dance to agents’ tune
Jagraon, November 11
Criminals or victims of circumstances? This question has arisen regarding three dancing girls caught in the ‘desi-kabootries’ emigration racket, busted by the Jagraon police yesterday, even as the police today launched a massive manhunt across the state for nabbing seven more dancing girls, who were presented as NRI brides by a travel agent of Jalandhar and a cloth merchant of Raikot.
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Policy on toll awaits Punjab Cabinet nod
Chandigarh, November 11
Under a policy on toll on state roads awaiting clearance of the Punjab Cabinet, it is proposed to levy a toll of 35 paise per km per passenger car unit, exempt two-wheelers, tractor-trailers carrying foodgrains, local users settled along the designated toll road and extend some concessions to frequent users.

Bajwas own land worth crores in Ropar, alleges SAD leader
Chandigarh, November 11
Mr Gurmit Singh Matharu, a senior leader of the Shiromani Akali Dal, said here today that PWD Minister Partap Singh Bajwa had purchased shamlat land worth several crores at Bharojian village (Kharar) in the names of his close relatives.

Finance Dept blocks work on Kandi Canal
Hoshiarpur, November 11
In spite of the release of first installment of Rs 10.5 crore, by the Central Government from its share for the completion of second phase of Kandi Canal Project from Hoshiarpur to Balachaur, the state government has failed to start the construction work of the said project due to non-release of the amount by the Finance Department.


Swami BalajiBlue lotus meditation gaining ground in USA
Chandigarh, November 11
After transcendental meditation, it is blue lotus meditation, which is becoming popular in the USA now. Its propagandist is Swami Balaji, who has close links with North India. Born in Ludhiana on May 10, 1957, Ashok Vir Sharma, as he was known before he took up divinity, had his schooling in Saint Joseph Academy, Dehra Dun. He took his Masters degree in psychology from Delhi University in 1974.

Pak trade delegation arrives
Amritsar, November 11
A 57-member trade delegation, led by Mr Mohammad Tariq Sayyad, chairman of the Trade Affair Authority of Pakistan, today crossed over to India through Wagaha joint check post.

Sex determination tests: IMA to set up task force
Bathinda, November 11
Members of the local branch of the Indian Medical Association today decided to set up a task force for surveillance to ensure that all members adhered to the norms prescribed under the Pre-Natal Determination Tests Act.

20 hurt in group clash
Sangrur, November 11
Tension gripped Hasanpur village, near Dhaui, following a stone-throwing incident between Dalits and Zimidaars today over the possession of a disputed piece of “shamlat” (common land) in the village. As many as 20 persons from both sides, including women, and two policemen injured in the stone throwing.

SP, DSP visit ‘disputed’ land
Zirakpur, November 11
The Superintendent of Police, (Detective), Patiala, along with the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Dera Bassi, today visited the ‘disputed’ land located along the Chandigarh-Patiala highway in Nabha village, near here, and listened to both parities involved in the case.


Pay damages to complainant, says rights panel
Pathankot, November 11
The Punjab State Human Rights Commission has ordered the state government to pay Rs 25,000 as interim compensation to complainant Bishamber Dass, a local resident, for the gross violation of his right to life, liberty and dignity by ASI Baldev Singh.

Docs told to pay 2 lakh for patient’s death
Ropar, November 11
The District Consumer Forum, Ropar, has directed a doctor, serving in government hospital and also indulging in private practice, to pay compensation to dependents of patient who allegedly died due to his negligence in the course of private practice.

High Court
Petition dismissed
Chandigarh, November 11
Dismissing a petition filed by a candidate for PCS executive and allied services, a Division Bench of the High Court on Tuesday held that it was not possible for the Punjab Public Service Commission and the state of Punjab to consider his claim of being a backward class candidate.

Hearing in suit against Amarinder adjourned
Chandigarh, November 11
The hearing in a defamation suit filed against the Chief Minister of Punjab, Capt Amarinder Singh, by his predecessor, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, was today adjourned for December 9 by a local court.


Raids detect ST evasion
Sangrur, November 11
The Excise and Taxation authorities have detected sales tax evasion on a turnover of more than Rs 15 crore during raids conducted on the premises of five manufacturers of plastic pipes and other plastic goods at Dhuri, about 15 km from here, yesterday.

Naib Tehsildar suspended
Faridkot, November 11
Mr B. Sarkar, Commissioner, Faridkot division, has suspended the local Naib Tehsildar, Mr Kuldeep Singh, after finding him absent from his office today. The Commissioner also issued a chargesheet to Mr Ram Singh, local Tehsildar, for the same reason.

One IAS, 3 PCS officers shifted
Chandigarh, November 11
The Punjab Government today transferred one IAS and three PCS officers. Mr Surinderjit Singh Sandhu has been posted as Special Secretary in the Department of Cooperation.

New SSP promises transparency
Barnala, November 11
Transparency in the police functioning, redress of public grievances and disposal of complaints in a set time frame will be ensured. This was stated here today by Mr Narinder Bhargav, new SSP, Barnala police district, while talking to mediapersons.


One held in gangrape case
Pasla (Jalandhar), November 11
The Jalandhar police has arrested one of the six accused who had gangraped woman here on Sunday. She is now a traumatised woman trying to cope with the tragedy. The woman, whose husband is an undertrial in the Jalandhar Central Jail and was facing allegations of selling poppy husk, belonged to the Saansi tribe and is a mother of three kids.

Gang of vehicle thieves busted, 4 held
Amritsar, November 11
The Islamabad police busted a gang of vehicle thieves here today. Four persons were arrested in this regard and three motorcycles and two scooters were recovered from them. A case under Sections 379 and 411 of the IPC has been registered against those arrested.


Riders of Punjab Public School, Nabha, receives an award from the Punjab Governor
Riders of Punjab Public School, Nabha, receives an award from the Punjab Governor, Justice O.P. Verma, at the school annual function on Monday.

College lecturer interview from Dec 8
Patiala, November 11
The Punjab Public Service Commission today announced that the process of re-conducting the interview of college lecturers, who had been recommended for jobs during the tenure of former Chairman of the PPSC Ravinderpal Singh Sidhu, would be held from December 8.

Students protest against attack
Sangrur, November 11
Activists of the Punjab Radical Students Union today held protest rallies at the local Government Ranbir College and Akal Degree College, Mastuana Sahib, in protest against the attack on union leaders at Shaheed Udham Singh College at Sunam yesterday by certain students.

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