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SAD to seek Punjab CM’s dismissal
Chandigarh, October 23
In just over a week after the Punjab and Haryana High Court pronounced orders in the DSP recruitment case, Shiromani Akali Dal has decided to approach Punjab Governor O.P. Verma for demanding immediate dismissal of Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh.

‘Borrowed faculty’ runs GND varsity’s prestigious course
Amritsar, October 23
The most prestigious course — School of Social Sciences (honours), which grooms students for the Indian Administrative Service, is running on ‘borrowed faculty’.

BKU writes to PM over minister’s visit
Chandigarh, October 23
The Bharti Kisan Union has lodged a protest with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, in connection with the recent visit of Union Minister Akhilesh Partap to various grain markets in Punjab.

Pension gets linked to poll
Gurdaspur, October 23
Social security pension in the state has become associated with elections. About 12 lakh such pensioners in the state have been paid pension only near elections during the past two financial years.

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The blame game has played havoc with Punjab
Chandigarh, October 23
At least eight resolutions were passed at the end of the meeting of the political affairs committee of SAD at Fatehgarh Sahib on Thursday. If, half of them were “condolence’’ resolutions, the other half were either “accusatory” or “anti-government” in tone and tenor.

Gang of robbers busted, 5 held
Moga, October 23
The Moga police has busted a gang of robbers who were involved in about a dozen incidents of robbery in various districts and arrested its five members, besides recovering various weapons, including imported pistols from their possession.

Granthi found murdered
Patiala, October 23
Dasehra turned out to be a tragic day for a granthi, Mahant Pritam Singh, 44, who was found brutally murdered this morning.


Police officials investigate the murder of Mahant Pritam Singh at Gurdwara Bhai Ram Krishan in Patiala on Saturday. — Photo by Rajesh Sachar

Police officials investigate the murder of Mahant Pritam Singh at Gurdwara Bhai Ram Krishan in Patiala

A boy dressed as Lord Ram taking part in a religious procession
A boy dressed as Lord Ram taking part in a religious procession to mark the festival of Dasehra in Amritsar on Friday.
— Reuters

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Mastan Singh is PSGPC president
Amritsar, October 23
Mr Mastan Singh of Nankana Sahib has been formally elected president of the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee at a meeting held at the office of Aukaf Board, Lahore.


Posing as eunuchs to earn livelihood
Pathankot, October 23
At least two or three men, posing as eunuchs, have descended the area in order to earn their livelihood. According to informed sources, they have chosen an area around Chakki railway station for their stay and make-up. Ramoo of adjoining Himachal Pradesh is said to be their so-called group leader.

Mann invited to lecture at Berkeley
Chandigarh, October 23
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) chief and former MP, Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, has been invited by the Department of Political Science of Berkeley University in California to speak on “Status of Sikh minority vis a vis Indian Constitution” on November 1.

Major fire at Kharar power sub-station
Kharar, October 23
A major fire broke out at the 132 KV grid sub-station at Khanpur village here today disrupting power supply to a number of villages and Kharar town. The fire broke out around 3.16 p.m. It took about an hour for fire brigade officials to bring the flames under control. The area was engulfed in thick toxic smoke which led to a feeling of suffocation for those around the site.

Uphold morality, preach Brahmkumaris
Abohar, October 23
The Brahmakumaris organisation, affiliated to the United Nations Organisation as an NGO having consultative status with the UN’s Economic and Social Council and UNICEF, had launched a comprehensive campaign to bring awareness among students for protecting the environment and the fast-eroding moral values in the Indian society.

Reprieve for martyr’s widow
Faridkot, October 23
Taking a serious note of the demolition of the house of the widow of Param Vir Chakra awardee, Sub Joginder Singh, over a land dispute, the district administration has ordered the maintenance of status quo in the case.

Plea for milk price panel
Chandigarh, October 23
The Punjab Government has urged the Union Government to set up a milk price commission on the lines of the National Commission for Agriculture Prices to ensure remunerative price of milk to dairy farmers during the lean as well as flush season.

Block samiti mired in controversy
Fazilka, October 23
A meeting of the block samiti, Fazilka, could not be held because of lack of quorum. Surprisingly Mr Des Raj Kamboj, Chairman of the block samiti said that he was unaware of any such meeting.

Pensioners of MCs allege discrimination
Hoshiarpur, October 23
Resentment prevails among pensioners of municipal councils of Punjab against the state government for not treating them at par with their counterparts in other departments.

1.16 cr development funds released
Amritsar, October 23
Choudhry Jagjit Singh, Minister of Local Bodies, today distributed Rs 1.16 crore for the development of municipal committees and nagar panchayats falling under Amritsar and Gurdaspur districts.

Special officer sought to fight crime against women
Amritsar, October 23
Ms Laxmi Kanta Chawla, state vice-president of the BJP, today sought the appointment of a special officer to look into the cases of crime against women.

Eye, respiratory problems on the rise
Bathinda, October 23
The local unit of the Indian Medical Association, while expressing concern over the rising incidence of eye diseases and respiratory problems due to burning of paddy straw, has alleged that the pollution control board authorities were least concerned about it.

Rare shoulder surgery done
Patiala, October 23
In the first operation of its kind in the government Rajindra Hospital, a team of Orthopaedic surgeons headed by Professor A.S. Sidhu has successfully replaced the shoulder joint of a 26-year-old patient.

Tributes paid to Harbhajan Singh Yogi
Amritsar, October 23
Rich tributes were paid to Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Yogi, who died in America on October 6, at the bhog ceremony held here today. Senior Akali leaders and officers of the SGPC were conspicuous by their absence at the Antim Ardas held in memory of the Sikh religious leader.

Dharam Sansad held
Phagwara, October 23
A huge congregation at Shiromani Guru Ravi Das Mandir, Chak Hakim village, gathered on the occasion of the first Dharam Sansad during the three-day “Manavwadi Mahanpurshan da Mela.”

PVC awardee Joginder Singh remembered
Moga, October 23
A commemoration ceremony was organised here today to pay homage to late Sub Joginder Singh, Param Vir Chakra. Joginder Singh of the Sikh Regiment’s 1st battalion was conferred with the nation’s highest military award, posthumously, for making the supreme sacrifice while leading his platoon in the defence of Tongpen La, ahead to Tawang in NEFA during the 1962 Chinese aggression.

Pakistani artistes mesmerise Punjabis
Amritsar, October 23
The performance on ‘dhol’ by Goonga Sayin Dholiya and Mithu Sayin Dholia from Pakistan Punjab last evening at the backdrop of the Ram Bagh Gardens, the summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, was a rare treat for Punjabis here.

Pakistani artistes perform Multani dance during the Saanjh Amritsar-Lahore Festival in Amritsar on Friday. — PTI

Pakistani artistes perform Multani dance during the Saanjh Amritsar-Lahore Festival in Amritsar


Professor’s suspension stayed
Chandigarh, October 23
Issuing notice of motion, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has stayed the operation of an order placing under suspension Punjabi University’s Professor of Economics in Correspondence Studies Dr Partap Singh.


Patwari held for graft
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 23
The district Vigilance Department today arrested Patwari Baljinder Kumar for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000 from war widow Gurdev Kaur for registering land on her name. The police has recovered the money and registered a case.

Three arrested for smuggling opium
Bathinda, October 23
The district police today achieved a major success in its anti-smuggling operation when it arrested three persons and recovered 10 kg of opium from them.


College teachers to walk barefoot to CM’s house
Barnala, October 23
The state executive committee of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union will proceed barefoot to the Chief Minister’s residence at Chandigarh on October 26 to protest against the “stepmotherly” treatment being given to private college teachers.

Research project for Pbi varsity
Patiala, October 23
A research project entitled ‘Unit cost of higher education in Punjab : A study of universities and their affiliated colleges” has been sanctioned to Punjabi University, Patiala, by the Association of Indian Universities.Top

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