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Pressure building on CM
Probe sought into secret meeting
Chandigarh, November 28

Pressure is building up in the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee in general and the Punjab Congress Legislature Party in particular to impress upon the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to look into who is hobnobbing with the Opposition.

Badal meets Governor, seeks sack of Amarinder
Chandigarh, November 28
The SAD President and leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha today met the new Punjab Governor, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd) and reiterated his demand for the dismissal of Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh and the registration of cases against Capt Amarinder Singh, his son Raninder Singh and other close associates involved in Punjab Intranet hawala transactions, DSP recruitment scandal and in the liquor vends auctions case.

SGPC white paper on turban issue won’t do, says Mann
Phagwara, November 28
Commenting on Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti’s declaration at Jalandhar yesterday that the SGPC would issue a ‘white paper’ on the turban ban on Sikhs in French schools, Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, SAD (A) President and a former MP, today said this would not serve any purpose.

Z-plus security for Elahi
Amritsar, November 28
The Government of India has agreed to provide Z-plus security to Mr Parvez Elahi, Chief Minister of West Punjab, during his five-day visit to the country, beginning December 20. The security will be similar to the one given to the President of India.

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86 B.Tech seats vacant in Jalandhar NIT
Jalandhar, November 27
Even as 86 seats remain unfilled for admission to the BTech course in the city’s deemed university, the authorities of the Dr B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology have decided not to hold further admission to the course.

PWD officer blocks road for son’s marriage
Patiala, November 28
Superintending Engineer in the Public Works Department (Building and Roads) Kulbir Singh Shergill yesterday took over a stretch of 95 feet of road behind a local marriage palace to celebrate marriage of his son. The road is between his house and the back of the marriage palace.

Show must go on for Rajit, Shernaz
Jalandhar, November 28
It was past mid-noon, but the sun was still not ablaze. For theatre personalities Rajit Kapoor and Shernaz Patel, the journey from Amritsar to Jalandhar had been a foggy one and they arrived three hours behind the schedule.

Pakistani singers cast a spell
Bathinda, November 28
Noted Pakistani singers Ustad Hussain Baksh and his two sons Chand Baksh and Sooraj Baksh warmed up a chilling winter night by their soulful classical singing.


Pakistani singer Ustad Hussain Baksh and his son perform during the heritage festival in Bathinda on Saturday night. —  Photo by Sonu

Pakistani singer Ustad Hussain Baksh and his son perform during the heritage festival in Bathinda

Patiala set to become ‘Maharaja’ city
Patiala, November 28
Patiala is set to become a “Maharaja” city with unprecedented development being undertaken all over even as the state government is set to spend more than Rs 4 crore to “prepare” the city for hosting the World Punjabi Conference and the Indo - Pak Sports Meet.

Jalalpur to showcase rural progress
Jalalpur (Patiala), November 28
The state has chosen to showcase this village, situated on the outskirts of the city, to the visiting Pakistan delegates as a measure of the development envisaged in its rural areas.

A view of the main street of Jalalpur village that will be visited by delegates from Pakistan during the World Punjabi Conference to be held in Patiala. — Photo by Rajesh Sachar

A view of the main street of Jalalpur village that will be visited by delegates from Pakistan during the World Punjabi Conference to be held in Patiala


Bumpy roads slow down development
Chandigarh, November 28
Arteries of economic development—roads, that link villages and villages with cities, highways, state and national, that mirror a state’s progress and the defence roads that ensure safe borders—are in a shambles in Punjab.

Traffic chaos is a common feature on Punjab roads. — Photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Traffic chaos is a common feature on Punjab roads

Privatisation must be people-friendly, say experts
Barnala, November 28
Upholding moral values is significant as well as essential whether in the public sector or the private sector. These views were expressed by Prof G.K. Singh, PCS, officer on special duty to Mrs Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Deputy Chief Minister, at the University Grants Commission-sponsored seminar entitled “Dangers in privatisation of public sector” hosted by Sant Baba Attar Singh Khalsa College, Sandaur, 30 km, from here, at the college auditorium yesterday.

Pollution control panel suggests environmental courts
Amritsar, November 28
Alarmed over the apathy towards the continuing environmental degradation, the pollution control committee here has suggested some practical and effective means to arrest the ruin unleashed by all segments of society, a greater part of it by the industry and installations causing untold damage to the precarious condition of environmental health.

BSF steps up patrolling to check infiltration
Ferozepore, November 28
The Border Security Force has intensified patrolling and launched Operation Sukha during day and Operation Nagpal during night to thwart attempts by anti-national elements and ISI agents to sneak into the Indian territory in foggy conditions.

No clue to abandoned calves
Lalru, November 28
Even after two days the police has failed to make any headway into the abandonment of 44 newborn calves on the bed of a seasonal rivulet, Jharmal, along the Kalka-Ambala highway in Lehali village, about 2 km from here.

Calves of the Jersey breed that were abandoned on the bed of Jharmal rivulet along the Kalka-Ambala highway in Lehali village, near Lalru, on Friday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Calves of the Jersey breed that were abandoned on the bed of Jharmal rivulet along the Kalka-Ambala highway in Lehali village, near Lalru

Jain monk against lifting ban on cow slaughter
Kharar, November 28
Coming down heavily on the demand of the Dal Khalsa to lift the ban on cow slaughter in Punjab and setting up cow slaughter houses in the state, a jain monk Ajay Muni today said that the demand had hurt the religious sentiments of all communities, especially Jains.

Cunha’s play engaging
Jalandhar, November 28
Human emotions transcend regional barriers and the play “Class of ‘84”, organised at Red Cross Bhavan here yesterday under the auspices of the Durga Das Foundation, demonstrated it with panache. Written and directed by Rahul da Cunha, the play operates at many levels.

Punjabi week celebrations end
Patiala, November 28
The Punjabi week celebrations, organised by the Punjab Languages Department, concluded at the Bhasha Bhavan here today evening. The Rajpura MLA, Mr Raj Khurana, a Bhattal aide was the chief guest.

Pakistan thwarts UK national’s mission
Amritsar, November 28
The dream of Mr Steve Kenneth Claude, a UK national, to cover 10,000 km on horseback was shattered as the big iron gates of the Wagah Joint Check-Post were closed when he reached there, little before the daily Beating the Retreat ceremony today.

CPM against amendment to Patent Act
Nawanshahr, November 28
Prof Balwant Singh, state secretary of the CPM, while addressing a district-level delegate conference organised by the party at Jadla village about 10 km from here, yesterday, expressed concern over the Centre Government’s move to amend the Patent Act, 1970, saying that it would have serious repercussions on the country’s economy.


Court summons Nanaksar Thath
Barnala, November 28
A local court has directed the Nanaksar Thath head to appear in court on November 30 and present credentials to prove that he has not usurped the position by illegal means.


Kandi farmers may be charged for tubewell power
Hoshiarpur, November 28
Punjab is considering to charge one-third of power bill from Kandi farmers for their tubewells. This was disclosed by Mr Romesh Chander Dogra, Health and Family Welfare Minister, while inaugurating a building of Government Senior Secondary School at Bagpur Sataur, 8 km from here, yesterday.

Strong steps to recover loan money from farmers
Chandigarh, November 28
While on the one hand, farmers facing financial crisis are agitating to seek better prices of cotton and other crops, on the other the Punjab Government authorities yesterday started taking strong measures to recover loan money from farmers.


Forest officials booked
Death due to negligence
Abohar, November 28
A criminal case was registered against a telephone cable-laying contractor, a manager of private telecom company based in Delhi and its employee based at Bathinda and certain employees of the state Forest Department for their alleged involvement in causing death to Jarnail Singh, a resident of Suraj Nagri locality of this town, on July 28 this year.

92-yr-old alleges police inaction in theft case
Moga, November 28
Fighting a lone battle for justice, 92-year-old Ved Paul Sood today alleged that the police was not nabbing the person accused of stealing his bag containing Indra Vikas Patras (IVPs), FDRs and other such documents worth Rs 7 to 8 lakh despite the orders of the Sessions Judge and the Moga SSP.

Woman found murdered
Bathinda, November 28
Ms Pritam Kaur, a resident of Beertalab village of this district, was allegedly found murdered under mysterious circumstances today. Information gathered by The Tribune revealed that the body was mutilated and the head was broken into pieces.

Plot sold twice
Bathinda, November 28
A case was registered against Pawan Kumar, a local resident, for his alleged involvement in committing a fraud on Mr Rajesh Kumar, another resident, in connection with the sale of a residential plot.

Burglary in Kharar shop
Kharar, November 28
Burglars decamped with cash and goods from a kiryana shop near the bus stand and intruded into two offices here on Friday. The crime came to the notice of a son of Mr Ashok Kumar, the shopkeeper, when he went to open the shop today.


Pbi varsity autonomous, VC reminds Bhattal
Patiala, November 28
More than one week after Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal announced that she would inspect Punjabi University to verify whether it was working to propagate the cause of Punjabi or not, Vice-Chancellor Swarn Singh Boparai “snubbed her politely” today through a press note by reminding her that the university was an autonomous body.

Pbi varsity to release CDs on Punjabi folklore
Patiala, November 28
Punjabi University’s Gurmat Sangeet Chair will release five compact discs focussing on Punjabi folklore, folk music, shabad singing and heritage conservation during World Punjabi Conference scheduled to be held on the campus from December 1to 3.

Singla’s prescription for educational institutions
Chandigarh, November 28
After donating one month’s salary to Punjabi University, Patiala, the Punjab Finance Minister, Mr Surinder Singla, today wrote to his Cabinet colleagues to extend a similar gesture to educational institutions of their choice in the state.

A trip down memory lane
Patiala, November 28
For the batch of 1979 of Government Medical College here, it was a trip down memory lane. From visiting the old laboratories, hostels and foremost reconnecting with fellow students some of whom they met after decades.

Former Government Medical College, Patiala, teacher Dr Sohan Lal being honoured by old students at Patiala on Sunday. — Photo by Rajesh Sachar

Former Government Medical College, Patiala, teacher Dr Sohan Lal being honoured by old students at Patiala

Protest against teachers' suspension
Moga, November 28
Protesting against the suspension of Dr Navneet Jindal and Dr Sushma Jindal, the Trade Union Council organised a dharna in front of the Shri Satya Sai Murlidhar College management office on Chamber Road here yesterday.

SGPC plans world Sikh varsity at Fatehgarh Sahib
Ropar, November 28
The SGPC will set up world Sikh University at Fatehgarh Sahib, and a world-class memorial at Chamkaur Sahib to the Sahibzadas of Guru Gobind Singh in connection with the celebrations of the 300th year of martyrdom of the sahibzadas, former Chief Minister and SAD chief Parkash Singh Badal announced at Chamkaur Sahib today.

Jakhar inaugurates ITI
Abohar, November 28
Mr Bal Ram Jakhar, Governor, Madhya Pradesh, inaugurated Industrial Training Institute here on the Alamgarh bypass last evening. Speaking on the occasion, he termed it as a good beginning in the right direction.

Homoeopathy workshop concludes
Sangrur, November 28
A six-day homoeopathy workshop on “ Selection of medicine after studying mind symptoms of patient”, organised by the Association for Scientific Research in Homoeopathy and Indian Institute of Homoeopathic Physicians, Punjab, Malwa zone, concluded at Bhawanigarh, 22 km from here.


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