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Punjab may move HC against bail
to Badals
Ropar, December 10
Nothing official about it, but the state of Punjab may file a petition in the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the orders of Ropar’s Special Judge granting regular bail to Punjab’s former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his Member of Parliament son in an alleged disproportionate assets case.

Badal’s release adds to traffic blues
in Patiala
Patiala, December 10
For the city, Shiromani Akali Dal President Parkash Singh Badal and his son’s release from Central Jail meant traffic blockades on the Jail road, on which the Mini Secretariat is situated, and the Sirhind road, which runs parallel to the Gurdwara Dukhniwaran Sahib. It was celebration time as Shiromani Akali Dal workers burst crackers and danced to the beat of the drum following the release of Mr Parkash Singh Badal and son Sukhbir Singh Badal from jail
It was celebration time as Shiromani Akali Dal workers burst crackers and danced to the beat of the drum following the release of Mr Parkash Singh Badal and son Sukhbir Singh Badal from jail, in Patiala on Wednesday.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

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Online fiction on hate crime a big draw
Amritsar, December 10
A fiction work on hate crimes in the USA against Sikhs post 9/11 has hit online readers with its touching tale of a USA-based Sikh’s brush with death as the ‘hate wave’ sweeps against Arabs. In the melee, the turban, a religious symbol of Sikhism, becomes a visible reason for the ‘false identification’ of a community that is innocent.

Corporation to look after galliara
Amritsar, December 10
Tussle between the Galliara Project Director and the Corporation on looking after the maintenance and absorption of staff has taken a twist with Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh directing the Deputy Commissioner to hand over the completed phases of the project for maintenance to the Municipal Corporation.

1,700 posts for Majhabi Sikhs in Army vacant
Ropar, December 10
About 1,700 posts reserved for the Majhabi Sikhs from Punjab in the Indian Army are lying vacant due to lack of adequate qualifications among Majhabi Sikhs. Due to an increased use of technology in the modern warfare, the Indian Army has recently increased the minimum eligibility criterion for Majhabi Sikhs to at least 45 per cent marks in the matriculation examination.

PPSC to change job selection rules
Jalandhar, December 10
The Punjab Public Service Commission has decided to change selection procedure by reducing interview marks from 40 per cent to 15 per cent for recruitment of around 460 lecturers (college cadre) while introducing an objective type written test with 45 per cent weightage.

Panel assumes control of Chief Khalsa Diwan
Amritsar, December 10
Former pro-Vice-Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University Prithipal Singh Kapoor today assumed charge of Chief Khalsa Diwan from the administrator appointed on December 2 by the Deputy Commissioner to look after day-to-day affairs of Diwan.


Cold storage cylinder crashes into DSP’s office
Jalandhar, December 10
Panic spread in four colonies of Nakodar township after an 18-foot-long cylinder of a cold storage broke the wall of the cold storage and crashed into the adjoining office of the Deputy Superintendent of Police on the Nakodar-Phagwara bypass this evening.

Lecture held on Dasam Granth
Patiala, December 10
As part of the Guru Nanak Simrti lecture series, the Department of Guru Granth Sahib Studies of Punjabi University organised a lecture on the topic “Fresh look at Dasam Granth: analysis of its text and history” by Dr Jasbir Singh Mann, a Sikh scholar from the USA, here today.

Rs 3.2 cr given for development works
Patiala, December 10
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Tejveer Singh, today announced that the state government had given a grant of Rs 3.2 crore for the implementation of Rajiv Gandhi Kalyan Scheme and Collective Rural Development Scheme in various villages of the state.

Gates in memory of martyrs
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 10
Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, will lay the foundation stone of four memorial gates to be constructed in memory of martyrs at Fatehgarh Sahib on December 22, said Mr S.K. Ahluwalia, Deputy Commissioner, in a press release issued here today.

Memorandum to Governor on desertion of brides
Chandigarh, December 10
A delegation of the Lok Bhalai Party led by its President, Mr B.S Ramoowalia, submitted a memorandum to the Punjab Governor, Justice O.P Verma, here this evening. Mr Ramoowalia claimed that the Governor had assured the delegation of looking into the cases of desertion of Punjabi girls by their fraudulent NRI husbands.

YC chief’s house raided
Jalandhar, December 10
The Haryana Police on Wednesday raided the residence of Punjab Youth Congress Chief Davinder Singh Babbu here. He was booked in Amarjit murder case by the Gurgaon police on Tuesday.

Four killed in road mishap
Bathinda, December 10
Four persons, including two women, were killed when the car in which they were travelling collided head-on with a truck near Shekhu village, 40 km from here, on the Raman Mandi-Gurthari road late this evening.

Rs 15 lakh for Saigal’s birth centenary
Jalandhar, December 10
The Central Government has earmarked a sum of Rs 15 lakh to observe the birth centenary celebrations of renowned Indian cinema personality and singer K.L. Saigal scheduled to be held in April next year.

Treatment of TB possible now: doctor
Kharar, December 10
Treatment of tuberculosis is possible now and is available free of cost in various Civil Hospitals in Punjab.


District Bar chief ‘censured’
Sangrur, December 10
The president of the Sangrur District Bar Association, Mr Sirjiwan Jain, has been reportedly stopped from functioning as president of the DBA by some members of the Bar by passing a resolution. It states that Mr Jain has misused his authority in the case of construction and allotment of three new sheds for the members of the bar.

7 acquitted in attempt to murder case
Barnala, December 10
Additional Sessions Judge Zora Singh here has acquitted seven accused in the attempt to murder case.


Police posts, stations to be regularised
Chandigarh, December 10
The Punjab Government today decided to regularise some existing police posts and stations, besides a few other upgraded ones. According to sources, this was one of the main decisions taken at a meeting of the high-powered committee for the Punjab Police held today under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary, Jai Singh Gill.

Civil Surgeon transferred
Amritsar, December 10
Dr Yashpal Singla, Civil Surgeon was transferred today in the afternoon after orders from Governor, Punjab were received here today. Dr Yashpal has been posted Deputy-Director Family Welfare in the office of the Director Health Services, Punjab.


Two killed over irrigation dispute
Gill Khurd (Bathinda), December 10
At least two farmers died while two others, including a women, were severely injured when the family members of Jugraj Singh were allegedly attacked by the family members of Charanjit Singh here this evening. Firearms and sharp-edged weapons were used in the crime.

Jobless kills wife
Jalandhar, December 10
An unemployed man today killed his wife in Chandpur village near here. The crime detected today morning when a jobless man identified as Gurdev Singh allegedly murdered his wife by stabbing her with a ‘kirpan’, police sources said adding that case was registered in the Sadar police station under Section 302/506 IPC on the statement of the deceased daughter Balbir Kaur.

Woman paraded semi-nude at dagger point
Amritsar, December 10
A Christian woman was forced to walk without ‘salwar’ through lanes of Tarpai village in Majitha police district on December 7. The victim alleged this in a complaint to Majitha police station last night.

Distillation of illicit liquor detected
Raniwala (Muktsar), December 10
The police a few days ago detected a “mini-distillery” making illicit liquor in a house in this village. It is for the first time that a “mini-distillery” of illicit distillation of liquor was unearthed in a dwelling unit.

Gang of robbers busted
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 10

The district police claims to have busted a gang of robbers by arresting five of its members who were planning to strike in Mandi Gobindgarh. One of the gang members is working as a motivator in Sahara India and is posted in the Khanna area. The police recovered some arms and ammunition besides a kirpan and an iron rod from the gang.


Students, teachers boycott house test
Sangrur, December 10
Activists of the Punjab Radical Students Union and other students of the Akal Degree College, Mastuana Sahib, 5 km from here, today reportedly ‘boycotted’ house test on the college campus in support of their demands, like the refund of the hiked fee, rolled back by the Punjab Government.

SLIET Director gets national award
Sangrur, December 10
Dr R.C. Chauhan, Director, Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Longowal, has been awarded with a national award in the Employee Category in recognition of his contribution in the field of General Technical Education Management and Power Engineering.

Gold star award for Sukhjinder
Ropar, December 10
Mr Sukhjinder Singh, Director, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Academy, has been selected for the International Gold Star Award for his contribution towards providing international standards of education in a backward area like Ropar.

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