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World Punjabi Conference ends with promises
Amarinder announces waiver for Punjabi films
Patiala, December 3
The World Punjabi Conference came to an end with even CPI (M) general secretary Harkishen Singh Surjeet saying that the “movement of the people” would give a new direction to politics in both country.

Muqabala mohabbat ka hai: Pervaiz Elahi
Chandigarh, December 3
“Muqabala mohabbat ka hai (it is a competition of love)”! This is how the Chief Minister of West Punjab, Mr Pervaiz Elahi, views his exchange of gifts with his counterpart, Capt Amarinder Singh. The West Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Pervaiz Elahi, is all smiles as he gets into the driver’s seat of a tractor presented to him by his counterpart, Capt Amarinder Singh, on the opening day of the four-day Agro-Tech, 2004, expo in Chandigarh on Friday.
The West Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Pervaiz Elahi, is all smiles as he gets into the driver’s seat of a tractor presented to him by his counterpart, Capt Amarinder Singh, on the opening day of the four-day Agro-Tech, 2004, expo in Chandigarh on Friday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Poets skip session, hold kavi darbar
Indo-Pak experts for boost in trade
Emulate Pak Punjab to raise water table: expert
Indo-Pak journalists call for cooperation
Indo-Pak eye surgeons moot joint research project
Pak surgeons take part in dental conference
Bonhomie fine, but let’s not go overboard: Saleem

Fatehgarh Sahib



Denial of siropa to CM flayed
Amritsar, December 3
The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) today took a serious note of denying ‘siropa’ (robe of honour) to Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, Punjab, who visited the Golden Temple along with his Pakistani counter part Chaudhary Parvaiz Elahi yesterday.

Jathedars on warpath again
Vedanti calls meeting on December 8

Amritsar, December 3
The Sikh high priests are on a warpath again. Apprehending impending Panthic crisis, the Akal Takht Jathedar, Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, has convened a meeting of the Sikh clergy here on December 8, which is unlikely to be attended by the Jathedars of Patna Sahib and Hazoor Sahib.

Suicide case: villagers gherao police station
Want suspects charged with rape also
Bareta (Mansa), December 3
Thousands of residents of this town and surrounding villages, including activists of the BKU, continued the gherao of the local police station for the second day today to press the authorities concerned to register a rape case against those who allegedly forced Paramjit Kaur to commit suicide two days ago.


Cong using police to harass SAD workers: Badal
Gurdaspur, December 3
The SAD president, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, at a rally held near the Deputy Commissioner’s office here today alleged that the Congress government had let the police terror loose against farmers and SAD workers.

Badal, other Akalis stay away; Surjeet in limelight
Patiala, December 3
While Akali leaders like Mr Parkash Singh Badal stayed away from the World Punjabi Conference, Mr Harkishan Singh Surjeet, the CPM supremo, was in the limelight at Punjabi University here.

SAD to submit chargesheet to Governor against CM
Faridkot, December 3
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) is likely to present a charge sheet to the Punjab Governor in the first week of January against the state Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, for exposing his alleged misdeeds committed during the past three years of Congress rule in the state.

Concessions to industry in HP affecting Punjab adversely: Tandon
Bathinda, December 3
In a significant statement, former Local Bodies Minister and a senior leader of the BJP, Mr Balram Ji Dass Tandon, said extending of various sorts of concessions, including income tax and central excise exemptions to the new units to be set up in Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir by the then Prime Minister, Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee, was a wrong decision as it led to migration of industries from Punjab to these states.

Justice Roy’s transfer: Mann may move SC
Chandigarh, December 3
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) chief Simranjit Singh Mann has stated that he would file a petition in the Supreme Court, challenging the proposed transfer of Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice, Mr Justice B.K. Roy, to the Guwahati High Court.


Eradi tribunal visits Madhopur head, Ranjit Sagar dam
Madhopur (Gurdaspur), December 3
The Eradi tribunal members today visited the Madhopur head and Ranjit Sagar dam to take stock of the case presented by Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan for sharing Ravi and Beas waters.

Light and sound show on Sahibzadas
Chamkaur Sahib, December 3
The first of its kind light and sound show depicting the sacrifice of Guru Gobind Singh and his Sahibzadas was held at Anaj Mandi in Chamkaur Sahib, about 25 km from Ropar, in connection with the 300th martyrdom year of the Sahibzadas. The show which was held last night continued for about two hours and described the life of Guru Gobind Singh and different battles against Muslim rulers.

Mobile ICU launched
Jalandhar, December 3
A local cardiac care centre has introduced a hi-tech mobile intensive care unit (MICU) with an objective to provide emergency medicare to patients on the doorstep.

Prove existence of Army man's spirit, win Rs 5 lakh
Faridkot, December 3
Challenging news reports regarding of an Army man's spirit carried in a section of media, Tarksheel Society has announced a reward of Rs 5 lakh for anyone who can prove the same.

French ban on turban flayed
Batala, December 3
A meeting of Youth Congress workers was held here yesterday under the presidentship of Mr Nitin Sharma, secretary of the Punjab Pradesh Youth Congress.

Contractors allege bungling in tenders
Mansa, December 3
A section of civil works contractors have alleged that a large-scale bunglings has been made in the tenders floated in connection with the rising of Kotla branch by officials of the Irrigation Branch (IB), Mansa Division, Jawaharke.

Vigilance gives JE clean chit
Chandigarh, December 3
A Khemkaran-based Junior Engineer, working with the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), has been given a clean chit in an alleged corruption case by the board's vigilance wing. He was accused of demanding a bribe on behalf of a Sub Divisional Officer (SDO).

Sugar mill workers plan agitations
Chandigarh, December 3
Members of the Punjab Cooperative Sugar Mills Workers Federation has decided to launch an agitation from December 6 in protest against the apathy of the state Government towards their demands.


High Court
Two Punjab officers get contempt notice

Chandigarh, December 3
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice for contempt on a petition seeking action against certain Punjab officers for failing to implement orders to reinstate two workmen of the Animal Husbandry Department, whose services had been terminated illegally.


Release of arrested farmers demanded
Moga, December 3
The Kirti Kisan Union has threatened to hold massive protest in the city on December 9 if the farmers arrested from Khosa Pando village were not released unconditionally.

Kisan credit cards distributed
Samrala, December 3
Kisan credit cards worth Rs 1.2 crore were distributed at a function at the local Punjab and Sind Bank branch, today. The function was organised by the bank branches of Hedon, Bagli Kalan, Ghulal, Chakli, Adal, and Sherpur Bet.


Woman held for selling sister-in-law
Jalandhar, December 3
The district police today arrested a woman for allegedly selling her widow sister-in-law to a middle-aged person after forcefully marrying her.

Man shot at, wounded
Hoshiarpur, December, 3
Mr Narinderpal Singh of Langarpur village was seriously injured when Sukhdev Singh alias Kala fired gun shot at him last night. He was admitted to the Civil Hospital, Dasuya, from where he was referred to the DMC, Ludhiana under serious condition.

Bank manager, 5 others booked for fraud
Amritsar, December 3
The Rambagh police has booked MM Sharma, Bank Manager, Punjab National Bank and B L Gupta, legal adviser along with four others on charges of fraud with the bank.

7-year-old crushed to death
Abohar, December 3
A seven-year-old boy was crushed to death by a machine used for fodder cutting here last evening.

2 patwaris booked for fraud
Moga, December 3
Four persons, including two patwaris, were booked in a fraud case here yesterday.

Patwari caught accepting bribe
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 3
The District Vigilance Department today arrested Patwari Mohan Singh posted at Sampla in Bassi Pathana sub division for accepting a bribe of Rs 500. The money has been recovered from him.

Sarpanch assaulted
Abohar, December 3
Some persons inside the subdivisional complex here assaulted Mr Fateh Singh, sarpanch of Kalatibba village, today.


SSAA not to get textbooks printed by board
Mohali, December 3
The Sarv Sikhiyaa Abhiyaan Authority (SSAA), Punjab will not get its textbooks printed by the Punjab School Education Board. This decision of the SSAA will not just intensify the ongoing tussle between the Education Department and the board but is also likely to lead to duplication of work and subsequent wasteful expenditure.

Youth festival of Khalsa colleges to start today
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 3
The first religious youth festival of Khalsa colleges being run by the SGPC will commence at the local Mata Gujri College tomorrow. The two-day festival is dedicated to the ter-centenary of the supreme sacrifice of the Sahibzadas.

PU declares MA results
Chandigarh, December 3
The results of the following examinations, held in September-October 2004, were declared by the Panjab University today.


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