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SAD for alliance between BJP, INLD
Mastuana Sahib (Sangrur) , November 29
The Shiromani Akali Dal wants that the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Indian National Lok Dal should forge an alliance during the ensuing elections to the Haryana Assembly to defeat the Congress.

SAD (A) to release list of ‘traitors’
Ludhiana, November 29
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) will release a list of ‘traitors’ who sides with the then government resulting in Operation Bluestar, besides demanding a policy on influx of migrants on the occasion of the tercentenary of the martyrdom of Zorawar Singh and Fateh Singh, Sahibazadas of Guru Gobind Singh, to be organised at Fatehgarh Sahib on December 26.

SAD (A) chief Simranjit Singh Mann makes a point while interacting with mediapersons in Ludhiana SAD (A) chief Simranjit Singh Mann makes a point while interacting with mediapersons in Ludhiana on Monday.
— Photo by Inderjit Verma

Delhi CM goes down memory lane
Kapurthala, November 29
The Delhi Chief Minister, Ms Sheila Dikshit, today went down memory lane as she visited Hindi Putri Pathshala, where she studied in 1952-53.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit waves to schoolchildren during a visit to her alma matar, Hindi Putri Pathshala, in Kapurthala Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit waves to schoolchildren during a visit to her alma matar, Hindi Putri Pathshala, in Kapurthala on Monday.
— Tribune photo by Pawan Sharma

Fatehgarh Sahib



SGPC to take up PSGPC issue with Elahi
Amritsar, November 29
Mr Parvez Elahi would be the first Chief Minister of West Punjab to receive a ‘siropa’ (robe of honour) from the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee during his proposed visit to the Golden Temple on December 2.

Pak boys leave for Amritsar
Faridkot, November 29
Two Pakistani boys, Altaf and Asif, who were lodged at the local Juvenile Jail, have been sent to Amritsar for identification and counsellor access by the Pakistani authorities.
5-year-old killed for Rs 15
by friends
Patiala, November 29
A five-year-old child yesterday paid with his life after he refused to give Rs 15 to his friends. The friends, who have been arrested, are believed to have first jested with Karamjit Singh, alias Ricky, to part with Rs 15 before killing him.

Karamjit’s mother (centre) being consoled by relatives in Patiala on Monday. — Photo by Rajesh Sachar 

Karamjit’s mother being consoled by relatives in Patiala

Baba, doctor booked for selling eyes
Patiala, November 29
The local police today registered a case against Baba Balbir Singh, who runs a Pingal Ashram on the outskirts of the city, on the charges of selling eyes of persons who died in his “ashram” in connivance with a doctor, who runs a private eye hospital in the city.
A file photo of Baba Balbir Singh
A file photo of Baba Balbir Singh

Illegal felling of trees in Ropar district
Ropar, November 29
Hundreds of trees have been axed illegally from forest areas at several places in the district by villagers and timber smugglers while Forest Department officials are sleeping. The cutting of the trees continues in a reckless manner in the forest area on both sides of the SYL canal passing through the district.

Power crisis deepens in Punjab
Ropar, November 29
The power crisis in Punjab further deepened due to the shortage triggered by the non-functioning of the some of the power units in thermal stations at Ropar and Bathinda. The water level at Bhakra Dam in Nangal went down by 100 feet, officials said today.


Partap Bajwa denies meeting Badal
Chandigarh, November 29
The Punjab PWD Minister, Mr Partap Singh Bajwa, today denied that he had any secret meeting with the Shiromani Akali Dal President, Mr Parkash Singh Badal. “I am a disciplined worker and soldier of the party. Certain vested interests have tried to malign me, “ said Mr Bajwa.


Information on delayed flights not provided
Amritsar, November 29
Passengers of Singapore flights here felt harassed as they failed to get proper information about the timing of the flights which were delayed due to bad weather. They had to wait for a long time for getting information about the timings of flights to Singapore.

Door-to-door survey to check jaundice cases
Barnala, November 29
Following the detection of about 12 cases of jaundice in Chanawal village, about 10 km from here, the Primary Health Centre Mehal Kalan team under the supervision of Medical Officer, Chananwal, began a door-to- door survey to find out the reasons for spreading of the disease.

Derewals to set up charity hospital
Patiala, November 29
The princely city of Patiala will soon have a charity hospital complex under the banner of the Five Rivers Health Foundation promoted by Derewals group of companies based in the United Kingdom.

Virasat Mela concludes on a happy note
Bathinda, November 29
Barring a few unpleasant incidents, the first ever two days Malwa heritage festival (Virasat Mela), held by the newly formed Bathinda Region Heritage Foundation concluded in the wee hours today on a happy note and a fireworks show was organised to mark its formal ending.

9 summoned to Takht for holding path at ‘samadh’
Bathinda, November 29
Mr Chatter Singh has been summoned to Takht Damdama Sahib by its Jathedar Bhai Balwant Singh Nandgarh to explain his position for holding bhog of Akhand Path at a 'samadh' in a house located in Ramgarh Bhunder village of the district yesterday.

AITUC plans protest week against privatisation
Chandigarh, November 29
While condemning the move of the state government to privatise all boards and corporations in the state, the Punjab state committee, AITUC, has called upon workers and employees to observe a protest week from December 10 to 16 to raise their voice against these policies.

Miss Punjaban honoured
Abohar, November 29
Ms Kirandeep Kaur Jakhar, a resident of Killianwali village, near here, who had been crowned Miss Punjaban at a contest held at Ludhiana recently, was honoured at the annual function of the Lok Kala Manch here.


25 complaints pending at Lok Pal office
Chandigarh, November 29
Punjab Government's failure to appoint Lok Pal has jeopardised inquiries being conducted by it. As many as 25 complaints against politicians, even government officers, are still pending before the Lok Pal.

Badal case adjourned till March 1
Chandigarh, November 29
A local court today adjourned till March 1 next year a case filed by the Shiromani Akali Dal President, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, against the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, demanding Rs 5 crore as damages for allegedly tarnishing his image.

Warrant officer submits report
Chandigarh, November 29
A warrant officer appointed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court on a habeas corpus petition filed by a Bhikhiwind resident today submitted his report in the court.


Driver drugged, deprived of vehicle
Phagwara, November 29
Karnail Singh of nearby Khurampur village, who was driving a Toyota Qualis, was drugged by two miscreants, who later decamped with his vehicle leaving him on the roadside in unconscious state on the GT Road late last night.

2 run over by train engine
Lalru, November 29
Two persons, Hari Prasad and Prem Prasad, were run over by a train engine on the Jharmal bridge on the Kalka-Ambala railway line near here, late last night.


21 agitating students rounded up, let off
Patiala, November 29
The student agitation in Punjabi University saw 21 students being rounded up after they violated the prohibitory orders by sitting on dharna and raising slogans outside the main gate of the university campus here today.

Agitating students of Punjabi University rounded up from the main gate of the university on Monday. — Photo by Rajesh Sachar

Agitating students of Punjabi University rounded up from the main gate of the university

Mid-day Meal Scheme loses steam
Moga, November 29
The Mid-day Meal Scheme, which was resumed in the district less than a month ago, seems to be failing at Nihalsinghwala tehsil owing to “paucity of funds”. According to sources in the Education Dept, due to the district administration’s “apathetic attitude” some social welfare organisations, which had been making claims of carrying on the scheme on their own, have also gone back on their word.

School opened at Sialba Majri village
Sialba Majri, November 29
To see a lifelong dream come true is a rare and beautiful moment. Major Gen Sher Jang Rathaur, today realised his dream and began a school for residents of his village, Sialba Majri. Lakshmi Tara Rathaur Public School, named after his mother and wife was inaugurated today in the village.

Mr S.S. Randhawa, Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang and Major General Sher Jang Rathaur at the inauguration of the Lakshmi Tara Rathaur Public School, Sialba Majri village, on Monday.
Mr S.S. Randhawa, Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang and Major General Sher Jang Rathaur at the inauguration of the Lakshmi Tara Rathaur Public School, Sialba Majri village

Schedule for admission forms released
Mohali, November 29
The Punjab School Education Board here today released the schedule for availability of admission forms for those students who had appeared in the supplementary examinations held by the board in September 2004.

Sacred Heart holds annual function
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 29
Mr S.K.Ahluwalia, Deputy Commissioner, while addressing the annual function of Sacred Heart Public School Sadhugarh yesterday said Fatehgarh Sahib was the land of martyrs, where two younger sons of Guru Gobind Singh were bricked alive, so following foot steps children belonging to the area must because good citizens.

Multi-media centre inaugurated
Patiala, November 29
Punjab Higher Education Secretary A.R. Talwar on Saturday inaugurated a computerised multi-media centre and cyber cafe at Government Bikram College here. A college press note said the Higher Education Secretary also planted some plants as part of a project of the Environmental and Ecological Society.

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