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4 ‘missing’ girls recovered
Ludhiana, November 13
Four Punjabi girls who had allegedly eloped with four migrant labourers have been recovered from different states by separate teams of Ludhiana police.

Another ‘desi kabootri’ gang busted, 4 held
Ludhiana, November 13
The Ludhiana police today claimed to have busted a gang, which was using a 73-year-old Australian to lure gullible youths.

15-year-old boy brutally murdered in Patiala
Patiala, November 13
For 15-year-old James John, the absence of his parents from their home in Sukhram Colony adjoining the diesel component works complex in the city proved very costly. Left alone at home, the boy was brutally murdered last night.

Enforcement staff raid doc’s premises
Jalandhar, November 13
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has confiscated some incriminatory documents related to alleged “hawala” transactions during a series of raids conducted on the premises of a city-based doctor, an industrialist and a sanitary hardware shop last night.

Recruit law officers on merit, say ministers
Chandigarh, November 13
The issue of law officers came up at the meeting of the Council of Ministers today. Informed sources said certain Ministers urged Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to remove those law officers who were not competent to handle the legal work.



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Challan against Badal being vetted, says CM
Chandigarh, November 13
Upset over the manner a meeting called by a chairman was virtually boycotted by his subordinate officers Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today warned that he would not spare those found disrespecting chairpersons and other political appointees.

DIG records statement in case against Badal
Kharar, November 13
Continuing with the recording of statements in the disproportionate assets case against former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, the Punjab Vigilance Bureau today got the statement of a DIG recorded before a Judicial Magistrate “in-camera” under Section 164 of the CrPC.

Police remand for PTU Director
Jalandhar, November 13
A local court today remanded Dr Sadhu Singh, Director, Colleges of Punjab Technical University (PTU), in police custody for one day.

The PTU Director, Mr Sadhu Singh, being taken to a Jalandhar court on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

The PTU Director, Mr Sadhu Singh, being taken to a Jalandhar court on Thursday.

Pak boy goes home today
Faridkot, November 13
Dinesh Kumar (16), a Hindu boy, has expressed pleasure over the decision of the Pakistan Government to get him repatriated to Pakistan from the local juvenile jail tomorrow.

Huge ST evasion unearthed
Chandigarh, November 13
The inspection of business premises of several traders by officials of the Punjab Excise and Taxation Department revealed suppression of sales figures as well as undervaluation of goods, thereby evading tax worth lakhs of rupees.

No compromise between Dalits, Zamidars
Sangrur, November 13
Tension prevailed at Hasanpur village, near Dhuri, on the second day today following a clash between Dalits and Zamidars on November 11 over a disputed piece of land in the village. Nearly 20 persons from both sides and three policemen were injured in the clash.

Garbage piles up as protest enters 3rd day
SAS Nagar, November 13
While garbage continued to pile up in the town even today, the protest by residents of Sohana village, near here, entered its third day. Taking possession of the dumping site near the village became a big headache for the Municipal Council with the PUDA authorities adopting a hands-off attitude.

Protest against Northern Railway GM
Jalandhar, November 13
Mr Rajesh Ranjan Jharihar, General Manager, Northern Railway, on Thursday said that effective steps would be taken to remove the problems regarding ticket reservation at the Jalandhar city railway station.

PCMS panel hails revival of medical council
Patiala, November 13
The PCMS Association, Punjab, has urged the recently revived Punjab Medical Council (PMC) to keep a check on various unethical practices prevalent in the medical profession.

Reorientation programme on ayurveda
Patiala, November 13
Re-orientation Training Programme is being organised in the department of Ras Shastra and Bhaishajya Kalpna of Government Ayurvedic College for the past four weeks .

19 lakh Punjab kids to get birth certificates
Chandigarh, November 13
Tomorrow will be a special day for over 19 lakh children in Punjab. Coinciding with Children's Day, as part of the national campaign to issue birth certificates to children up to 10 years of age, the Directorate of Census Operations, Punjab, will kickoff a week-long campaign.

A school of orphans
Amritsar, November 13
“India should not have a widow or an orphan due to drug abuse,” writes Amanpreet Kaur, a student of class V, Citizen’s Forum Vidya Mandir. It is being run at Maqboolpura, a locality of widows, where at least 150 bread earners have died due to drug addiction in the past five years.

Hope for alcoholics
Patiala, November 13
Alcoholic Anonymous was started in the USA in 1939 to inculcate self-confidence and will power among its members so they are able to quit alcohol.


8 PSEB employees sentenced
Bathinda, November 13
Mr Jaspal Singh, Special Judge, today sentenced Mr Subash Chand, Junior Engineer (JE), Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), to one-year rigorous imprisonment and Rs 1000 as fine after finding him guilty in a corruption case.


Cotton auction suspended
Fazilka, November 13
The auction of cotton remained suspended here today till afternoon due to row over the price of cotton. Nearly 100 farmers raised slogans in front of the Market Committee office to protest against the low price of cotton offered by traders to them.


Women exempted from stamp duty
Chandigarh, November 13
The Punjab Council of Ministers today approved a proposal to exempt stamp duty on deeds relating to transfer of agriculture land and residential properties by women owners during their lifetime to legal heirs.


3 more doctors face female foeticide charge
Bathinda, November 13
Even as the filing of complaints against four private medical practitioners of the district for their alleged involvement in female foeticide a few days ago triggered a protest by members of the district unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), complaints against three more doctors and some other persons were filed in different courts today for facilitating female foeticide.

Three bookies held
Abohar, November 13
The city police arrested three cricket bookies, including their Amritsar-based kingpin, in a raid on Wednesday evening. They were booked under the Gambling Prevention Act and Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code. The mobile phones of the bookies seized by the police kept on ringing till midnight at the city police station. This may help the police in making more arrests, sources said.

Trader, contract killer held
Jalandhar, November 13
The Jalandhar police today arrested a businessman, Jatin Gupta, for hiring a contract killer to murder his wife so that he could marry his mistress. The contract killer has also been arrested. Mr Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, SSP, said on a tip-off the businessman, a resident of Vikaspura locality, and his accomplice Manjit Kumar, a resident of Lamma village, were arrested by a police party of division No. 8.

13 injured in group clash
Phagwara, November 13
Thirteen villagers, including five women, were injured in a group clash at Mehatan village today.


Public schools fleecing poor, says Bir Devinder Singh
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 13
It is a matter of concern that government schools have failed to fulfil the expectations of people to impart quality education to their wards, which is resulting in the migration of a large number of children to public schools. These schools are fleecing the public and poor people are being deprived of quality education, which is their fundamental right.


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