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3 held for killing youth
Main suspect being shielded: widow
Hoshiarpur, November 27
The Hoshiarpur police has arrested three of the four persons suspected of hacking Jasbir Singh to death with swords on Tuesday at Jahankhelan village bus stand for marrying a girl from another caste.

CBI may probe ‘misuse’ of Jallianwala Bagh funds
Amritsar, November 27
The Central government has decided to revamp the Jallianwala Bagh Memorial Trust set up after the partition of the country with first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru as founder chairman.

Victim of rape suffers police apathy
Chandigarh, November 27
The memory of September 3 evening is writ large on the face of the 12-year-old deaf and dumb minor from Hoshiarpur. She was allegedly raped on this dark evening. The scarred child, along with Janno, her maternal grandmother, is still awaiting justice. The police is yet to look into the matter.

CM’s gifting away state’s assets opposed
Chandigarh, November 27
Movement Against State Repression activists have suggested that when a Chief Minister “gifts” a state’s assets, say water for irrigation, the constitutional aspect of such an offer must be taken up in the court.

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Only DGP, ADGP can grant security to VIPs
Chandigarh, November 27
The power to grant security to VIPs or any other person who feels threatened will now be vested with the ADGP (Security) and the Director-General of the Punjab Police.

CPI workers gherao DC’s office
Amritsar, November 27
Hundreds of activists and workers of the Communist Party of India led by Dr Joginder Dayal Sharma state secretary CPI and other party leaders today gheraoed the Deputy Commissioner’s office protesting against anti-poor policies of the union and state government under the dictates of the WTO, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and MNU.
CPI workers gherao the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Amritsar
CPI workers gherao the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Amritsar on Thursday.
— Photo by Rajiv Sharma

Board not to change exam system
Abohar, November 27
Mrs Narinder Kaur, Controller, Examinations, Punjab School Education Board has ruled out any change in the present system of providing five kinds of question papers in annual examinations.


SAD, Cong men join SAD(A)
Sangrur, November 27
A few activists of the Shiromani Akali Dal and the Congress party here today reportedly joined the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar). Mr Jeet Singh Alloarkh, district president of the SAD(A), claimed here that many activists of the Youth Congress and the SAD today joined the SAD(A), expressing confidence in the leadership of Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, President of the SAD(A).


Deprivation behind terror, says Nayar
Jalandhar, November 27
Noted journalist Kuldip Nayar said today that deprivation was the source of terrorism in Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir and Naxalite movement in Bihar and Andhra Pradesh. Mr Nayar, who was speaking at seminar on “Fundamentalism and Terrorism—a threat to Human Rights,” organised at Doaba College here today, said deprivation of people of elections in Jammu and Kashmir in one or the other form, led to the emergence of insurgency in the valley.

Cancel licences of cinema houses, says rights panel
Bathinda, November 27
The Punjab Human Rights Committee today urged Home Secretary of Punjab Government, Mr S.K. Sinha and concerned authorities to cancel licences of two cinema houses and register cases against operators concerned for the allegedly forging Censor Board certificates allowing screening of x-rated films.

CPI demands Rs 3,500 as minimum wage
Sangrur, November 27
The Punjab unit of the Communist Party of India today demanded Rs 3,500 per month as minimum wage for Daily-paid staff and class IV employees, in place of Rs 2150 per month, in the state. It also demanded monthly unemployment allowance for the unemployed youths and filling of 30,000 posts of teacher in Punjab.

Tight security for President’s visit
Pathankot, November 27
Security has been tightened here in view of the visit of President of India APJ Abdul Kalam as Chief Guest of “Colour Presentation Ceremonies” of 86 Armoured Regiment, scheduled for December, 1 at Mamoon cantonment.

Pak theatre group presents ‘qawwalis’
Malerkotla, November 27
Aabshaar, a local literary and cultural society, in collaboration with the South Asian Fraternity organised “Sham-e-Qawwali” on the occasion of Id-ul-Fitr here late last night.

Fraud charge against finance company
Phagwara, November 27
A delegation of depositors in Jan Raksha Green Forest Company today met DSP S.S. Cheema and alleged that it had been defrauded of over Rs 50 lakh by the company with a promise of doubling their amount.

Kidnap attempts alarm residents
Abohar, November 27
Panic prevails among parents over the reported attempts to kidnap school- children during the past 48 hours here. The Principal of the oldest model school here has brought the matter to the notice of the DSP, who has promised to look into the matter.

Marriage palaces nuisance for students, residents
Patiala, November 27
This may be the time for many to wear their dancing shoes with marriages being held all over the city keeping with the “favourable time” prescribed by astrologers, but schoolchildren and residents living close to three marriage palaces on the Bhupindra Road are having a difficult time to cope with noise emanating from these places.

Contests help develop child’s personality
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 27
Educational, sports and cultural competitions develop the spirit of competition among children, which prepares them to face challenges as well as help in the overall development of the personality of a child.

Mr S.K. Ahluwalia, Deputy Commissioner, and Ms Daisy Walia, Chairperson, Hospital Welfare Section, with the winning bhangra team of the Bal Divas bhangra competition at Fatehgarh Sahib on Thursday.
Mr S.K. Ahluwalia, Deputy Commissioner, and Ms Daisy Walia, Chairperson, Hospital Welfare Section, with the winning bhangra team of the Bal Divas bhangra competition at Fatehgarh Sahib

PSEB clears backlog of applications
Patiala, November 27
The Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, has directed the Punjab State Electricity Board to clear the backlog of pending applications for power connections in various categories.

Sacrilege in shrine noticed
Jalandhar, November 27
An incident of sacrilege by fire came to notice of Chiheru police post on the Jalandhar-Phagwara GT road sometimes last night.

Bank employees stage dharna
Bathinda, November 27
Hundreds of bank employees, belonging to different employees association, here today staged a dharna in front of the office of the Union Bank of India. They also held a rally under the banner of the Punjab Bank Employees Federation to lodge their protest against “anti-people policies” of the government.


62 panchayats seek relocation of judicial work
Jalalabad, November 27
In a letter written to the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court the 62 panchayats of Guruharsahai block, that have been attached with Ferozepore judicial courts, have sought the relocation of the judicial work to the newly set up judicial courts at Jalalabad.


Morinda mills start crushing operations
Chandigarh, November 27
Following requests of cane growers in the region, sugar mills in Morinda have started crushing operations from today, a statement issued by the Morinda Cooperative Sugar Mills here today said.


Cong worker expelled on charge of involvement in flesh trade
Amritsar, November 27
Ms Gursharan Kaur, president of the District Mahila Congress (I) Urban, Amritsar, today dissolved the District Mahila Committee of the party and expelled its district senior vice-president Neelam Kumari.

Dalit-landlord clash: 1 more held
Sangrur, november 27
The Dhuri police today arrested, Avtar Singh, another accused in the alleged clash between Dalits and landlords of Hasanpur village, near Dhuri, which took place on November 11 over a piece of “shamlat” (land) in the village.


Lack of ‘scaling’ favours sciences
Patiala, November 27
The lack of any scaling under which the choice of subjects may be considered to ensure that candidates picking more scoring subjects did not get an undue advantage resulted in an inordinately large number of candidates with science subjects getting through the reconducted Punjab Civil and Allied Services Examination, the results of which were declared two days back.

Lecturers’ interviews rescheduled
Patiala, November 27
The Punjab Public Service Commission has decided to reschedule the interviews for the recruitment of lecturers in various colleges of the state. The interview for the subject of English which was earlier scheduled for December 8 to 12 would now be held from January 12 to 16 next year.

Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan fortnight begins
Mullanpur Garibdass (Kharar), November 27
To create awareness among the villagers to enrol their children in schools, students of all three government schools in the village took part in a rally on the first day of the ‘Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan’ fortnight here today.

Students take part in a rally organised during the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan fortnight at Mullanpur on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Students take part in a rally organised during the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan fortnight at Mullanpur


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