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Conditional recognition to PSGPC likely
Amritsar, November 13

The beginning of correspondence between Bibi Jagir Kaur, president of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), and West Punjab Chief Minister, Choudhary Parvez Ellahi, is being considered significant for according ‘conditional recognition’ to the controversial Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) by the SGPC.

2 sisters die in fire, parents injured
Amritsar, November 13
Divali turned out to be a tragic one for the family of Narinder Kumar whose two minor daughters were burnt to death when a fire engulfed their house, situated in the narrow lanes of the Katra Dulo area in the walled city, late last night.

11 incidents of fire on Divali

BSF officials present sweets to their counterparts in Pakistan at the Wagah checkpost on the occasion of Divali. BSF officials present sweets to their counterparts in Pakistan at the Wagah checkpost on the occasion of Divali. — A Tribune photograph




Discrimination in selection process of RPF alleged
Jalandhar, November 13
The functioning of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) authorities came under a cloud as Deputy Director, Sainik Welfare, Jalandhar, Lt-Col Manmohan Singh, today accused the former of discriminating against deserving candidates in the ongoing selection test for recruitment of constables in the RPF at Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala since November 8.

Hanspal to discuss NHRC order with CM
Phagwara, November 13
PPCC President H.S. Hanspal said today that he would talk to Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh about the November 11 NHRC order in the case of “secret” cremations by the Punjab Police during its 1984-1994 anti-terror drive.

Land Ceiling Act must go, says minister
Wadali (Amritsar), November 13
Mr Surinder Singla, Finance Minister, said the Land Ceiling Act must be scrapped to usher in a farming revolution in Punjab.

Farmers’ decision on stir today
Chandigarh, November 13
Top leaders of agitating farmers have called a meeting tomorrow to decide the next course of agitation against the Capt Amarinder Singh government in the state.

Sukhdev promised job in Kuwait, ready to go
Ropar/Una, November 13
After two months of his release, Sukhdev Singh, one of the three Indians taken hostage by Iraqi militants for 42 days, has again decided to go back to Kuwait for a truck driver’s job. He wanted to take the risk again as he has not been offered any government job by the Punjab Government as promised.

Sukhdev Singh in his fields at Makroana Kala village in Ropar district. — Photo by writer

Sukhdev Singh in his fields at Makroana Kala village in Ropar district.

Malwa residents look forward to CM’s visit
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 13
Residents of this belt of Malwa are looking forward to the visit of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to Malerkotla on the eve of Id as they would urge him to order immediate repair of the only road connecting this area with the rest of the state.

Cotton destroyed in fire
Bathinda, November 13
Fire broke out in a cotton godown in the local Grain Market area. Cotton worth lakhs of rupees was destroyed.

Mechanic finds nude photos on mobile, forwards these
Gurdaspur, November 13
The Jammu queen case has been repeated in Pathankot. Some politically influential people have “exploited” a local girl and her nude photographs have been circulated in the town on mobiles and e-mails.

Fatal game
Patiala, November 13
In a bizarre incident, a child lost his life yesterday when his brother and sister, besides three other children, were playing a make-believe game, ghar-ghar.

Civil Surgeon to miss award function
Bathinda, November 13
Even as the Directorate of Census Operations, Government of India, has chosen the local Civil Surgeon, Dr Y.P. Singla, for a state level award for his contribution in the issuing of birth certificates to the children under the age of 10 years, he would not be able to receive the award personally.

Vishwakarma Day celebrated
Phagwara, November 13
PPCC President H.S. Hanspal and Chairman Punjab Agro Foods Corporation Joginder Singh Mann paid tributes to Lord Vishwakarma at nearly a-century-old Vishwakarma temple on the Phagwara-Banga road here today.

SSP celebrates Divali with martyr’s kin
Bathinda, November 13
In a unique gesture the district police chief, Mr Kapil Dev, along with his wife, yesterday went to the house of deceased soldier Kuldeep Singh, who was killed while fighting terrorists in the Kupwara sector of Jammu and Kashmir valley on August 21 this year.

Imam objects to pvt schools’ move
Phagwara, November 13
Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid, Phagwara, Maulana Uzbek-ur- Rehman today objected to the decision of some private educational institutions to keep them open on Monday despite it being a government holiday.

Ex-servicemen rally
Amritsar, November 13
The Panther division, under the aegis of HQ 11 Corps, will organise a rally for ex-servicemen of the state. As many as 12,000 ex-servicemen, their wards and widows may participate in the rally at Panther Stadium here on November 22.


Court asks foster parents to appear as accused
Amritsar, November 13
The child swapping case on Thursday took a fresh turn when the court of Ms Harpreet Kaur Randhawa, Chief Judicial Magistrate, today summoned Sukhwinder Singh and Ranjit Kaur, foster parents of Amanpartap (4), to appear as accused for “kidnapping” the child.

42 cases settled at Lok Adalat
Sangrur, November 13
As many as 54 cases were taken up at a lok adalat, held in the District Courts Complex here on Wednesday. Of the 54 cases, 42 were settled on the spot while an amount of Rs 15,57,529 was realised in different cases.


Advocate, son held for injuring 6
Amritsar, November 13
Iqbal Singh Bhagowalia, advocate, and his son Hirdyajeet Singh, alias Rockey were arrested by the Vijay Nagar police allegedly for firing at tenant shopkeepers over a property dispute here in the early morning.

Councillor assaulted; traffic blocked
Phagwara, November 13
Mrs Sita Devi, former vice-president, Nagar Council, Phagwara, and a ruling party Councillor, was today assaulted by certain assailants at local Santokhpura mohalla along the GT road. The assailants dragged and stopped her and snatched away her purse and gold chain.

Mother alleges son killed by in-laws
Tarn Taran, November 13
Daler Singh (20) of Ibban Kalan village died under mysterious circumstances at his in-laws village, Bugha, 5 km from here, last night. The police has registered a case.

3 burglars arrested
Jalandhar, November 13
The district police today arrested three burglars and recovered gold ornaments from them.

5 arrested under Excise Act
Bathinda, November 13
The Nahian Walla police has arrested five residents of Harraipur village of this district and recovered about 75 litres of lahan (illicit distilled liquor) from them.

BSF jawan shoots colleague
Ferozepore, November 13
In a fit of rage, a BSF jawan shot his colleague from point-blank range following a minor squabble between the two here last night.


DAV students reign supreme in youth fest
Abohar, November 13
Students and teachers of DAV College had a lot more to cheer on Divali as they won a number of prizes at the Zonal Youth Festival of Panjab University held at Muktsar, 48 km from here.

Student moves rights panel against police
Chandigarh, November 13
Charging the Punjab police with trying to implicate him in an accident case, Mr Soni Sekhon, a resident of Khanna and an MCA student of Punjab Technical University, has moved the Punjab State Human Rights Commission.


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