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I’ll not spare Capt, warns Badal
Vallah (Amritsar), November23
Unfazed by the challan filed by the Vigilance Bureau, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, president, Shiromani Akali Dal, today announced that he would not spare Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, and senior officials of the Vigilance Bureau who had levelled “baseless charges of corruption” against him and his family members.

Mr Parkash Singh Badal, President, Shiromani Akali Dal, in a fiery mood at a Press conference in Valla village, near Amritsar

Sukhbir threatens to sue Vigilance

SAD panel meeting on Nov 26

Mr Parkash Singh Badal, President, Shiromani Akali Dal, in a fiery mood at a Press conference in Valla village, near Amritsar, on Sunday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma

SAD (A) hails action against Badal
Jalandhar, November 23
Hailing the presentation of challan against Mr Parkash Singh Badal, the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) and a number of Congress leaders today said that the action of Captain Amarinder Singh-led-Congress government was timely and judicious, which would make its anti-corruption drive more strong.

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Traffic diversions aided protesters
Mauli (Phagwara), November 23
To say or suggest that the Punjab Police lent a helping hand in making rasta roko agitation of the Shiromani Akali Dal successful may not be an exaggeration, as diversions of vehicular traffic made on a number of important national and state highways caused more problems than assist travellers.

Wedding plans go haywire due to stir
Phagwara, November 23
Members of at least three marriage parties were stranded and delayed today due to the “rasta roko” agitation of the SAD-BJP combine. Members of a marriage party stranded at Chiheru on the GT Road, 8 km from Phagwara, said the “barat” was on way to Jalandhar cantonment from Nawanshahr.

Index page: Challan sees rowdyism on roads

Charge sheet part of Cong gameplan, says Dhindsa
Ludhiana, November 23
The Shiromani Akali Dal Secretary-General and the Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers, Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, today said the Centre needed to take serious note of the Congress “machinations” to defame the National Democratic Alliance leadership.

Hanspal advises Akalis not to support corrupt
Hoshiarpur, November 23
Mr H.S. Hanspal, President of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, said that by presenting challan in a court at Ropar by the Vigilance Bureau Punjab against Mr Parkash Singh Badal, former Chief Minister and his family, on disproportionate property worth Rs 4326 crore, Capt Amarinder Singh’s government had fulfilled a major election promise.

Crisis of confidence among cops
Chandigarh, November 23
When a Punjab DIG recently met officials of his range, he realised that the perception of cops about the police was no different or better than that of people. So low was their level of confidence in their own colleagues that if placed in a situation similar to that of an ordinary citizen, say to lodge a complaint, a cop would also think twice, given the love-hate police-people relation.


CM pursuing anti-Dalit policies, says BSP
Jalandhar, November 23
Accusing Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh of pursuing “anti-Dalit” policies, the Bahujan Samaj Party has sought the posting of Dalit officers as SSPs and DCs in proportion to the Dalit and backward class population in the state.


War widows relate woes at meeting
Bathinda, November 23
Tears that rolled down the cheeks of 60-year-old Gurdev Kaur of Mansa district when she was asked about the problems being faced by her after her husband attained martyrdom in the Indo-China war, said a lot about her plight. She was among the war widows who came to attend the Veer Nari meet organised by Chetak Army Wives Welfare Association at the local cantonment here yesterday.

DC refutes IMA allegations
Bathinda, November 23
Even as the Indian Medical Association (IMA), district unit, alleges that Deputy Commissioner Anurag Aggarwal has threatened its members that a doctor who refuses to conduct an ultra-sound test will be booked, the latter, denying the allegation, says vested interests are making an issue out of a non-issue to scuttle the pilot project launched to check female foeticide in this district, as per the directions of the Supreme Court.

Bhai Kanhaiya Award for NGO
Bathinda, November 23
Mr Vijay Goyal, president, Sahara Jan Sewa, a registered NGO working for the welfare of the injured in road accidents and cremation of destitutes, was today presented with the fourth Bhai Kanhaiya Award by Mahant Tirath Singh Ji Sewa Panthi.

Mr Vijay Goyal, president, Sahara Jan Sewa, receives the fourth Bhai Kanhaiya Award from Dr S.S. Johal, Vice-Chairman, Punjab Planning Board, at Bathinda on Sunday. Mahant Tirath Singh Ji Sewa Panthi is on the extreme right.
— A Tribune photo
Mr Vijay Goyal, president, Sahara Jan Sewa, receives the fourth Bhai Kanhaiya Award from Dr S.S. Johal, Vice-Chairman, Punjab Planning Board, at Bathinda on Sunday

Osho’s brother embarks on road to godmanship
Patiala, November 23
The cap and the robe are identical, albeit blue in colour. Osho Rajneesh’s younger brother, a former doctor, who is introduced as Osho Shailender has donned the robes rather late in life to embark on the road to godmanship. Some 23 years younger than the Osho, Shailender is trying to channelise his personal interpretation of the godman’s message through the newly established ‘Osho Dhara’.

Demand to scrap caste-based quota
Bathinda, November 23
While activists of the Dalit Sena today demanded that caste-based reservation for admissions, jobs and promotions should be continued, those of the General Categories Welfare Federation demanded that these be scrapped at once to promote efficiency and work culture.

Panchayat secys will be reinstated, says Bhattal
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 23
The state government has full sympathy with the agitating panchayat secretaries and services of all those who have no judicial implications will be reinstated by removing administrative hurdles, Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Minister for Rural Development and Panchayats, said while talking to mediapersons at Hansali village today.

Pak qawwals mesmerise
Jalandhar, November 23
It was an experience with a difference for hundreds of Punjabi pop-fed music lovers, who were mesmerised with the performance of Lahore-based qawwal Javed Bashir and his troupe at a function organised at Desh Bhagat Yaadgar Hall here on Saturday night.

Lahore based
qawwal Javed Bashir performs along with his troupe in Jalandhar on Sunday. — Photo by Sukhwinder
Lahore based qawwal Javed Bashir performs along with his troupe in Jalandhar on Sunday

INTACH denies minister’s charge
Chandigarh, November 23
The Vice-Chairman of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), Mr S.K. Mishra, today refuted reports that the Punjab Chief Minister had conveyed his displeasure over INTACH's approach to the heritage festival planned to be held at Amritsar next month.

Sangh honours prominent citizens
Patiala, November 23
The Akhil Bharatiya Seva Sangh, Patiala, today honoured prominent personalities for outstanding achievements and contribution in their respective fields at a function organised at the Brahmma Kumari Raj Yoga Centre.

Pak scribe to be honoured
Amritsar, November 23
Famed Punjabis from both sides of the border will be honoured on the occasion of Raja Porus Hind-Pak Punjabi Mitterta Mela.


4 held for selling substandard sugar
Pathankot, November 23
The local police has busted an inter-state gang involved in the sale of substandard sugar. Four persons have been arrested in this connection.

Eight satta operators arrested
Bathinda, November 23
Mr Kapil Dev, Senior Superintendent of Police, today said eight persons had been arrested from Rampura Phul for indulging in satta transactions.

13-year-old gangraped
Malerkotla, November 23
A 13-year-old Rajasthani girl was allegedly assaulted for days by five youths at Khanna and Malerkotla. The Malerkotla police registered a case only after parents of the girl held a protest outside the local police station yesterday.


DC stresses role of co-curricular activities
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 23
“Students must participate in sports and cultural activities along with studies for the overall development of their personality. Moreover, these co-curricular activities help develop the mind as well as body”, said Mr S.K.Ahluwalia, Deputy Commissioner.

Exhibitions mark NCC Day celebrations
Amritsar, November 23
A state-level function to mark the 55th anniversary of National Cadet Corps (NCC) was held here today on Guru Nanak Dev University campus under the auspices of NCC group headquarters.

Symposium discusses challenges of new jobs
Patiala, November 23
The second TIET foresight symposium on 'Higher technical education-issues of access and delivery' concluded at the Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology here today.

Teachers given tips on stress management
Patiala, November 23
The DIET, Nabha, in collaboration with the local Government Girls Senior Secondary School, organised a three-day training workshop under the Sarv Sikhya Abhiyaan here today.


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