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Internal security of the country deteriorating: Advani
Qadian (Gurdaspur), December 12
The internal security in the country has weakened since the UPA government has come to power. The insurgency has increased in all parts of the country due to the weak approach of the government towards the forces threatening internal security of the country.
BJP President Lal Krishan Advani honours the next of kin of Army jawans on the occasion of the 13th death anniversary of Shaheed Ram Parkash Prabhakar in Qadian, near Amritsar BJP President Lal Krishan Advani honours the next of kin of Army jawans on the occasion of the 13th death anniversary of Shaheed Ram Parkash Prabhakar in Qadian, near Amritsar, on Sunday.
— PTI photo

No more jobs on compassionate grounds in PSEB
Patiala, December 12
The Punjab State Electricity Board today discontinued its policy of providing employment to the wards or dependents of deceased board employees on compassionate grounds. Stating this here today, Board Chairman Y.S. Ratra said the board, which was a commercial organisation, could ill afford the burden of a mediocre human resource, which was inevitable under the scheme whereby wards or dependents of deceased employees were eligible for jobs in the organisation.

Dalit girl’s marriage row gains political hue
Girl’s father asks gurdwara committee to apologise publicly
Moga, December 12
The issue of disallowing a Dalit girl’s marriage at Gurdwara Chardi Kala of Bahona village seems to be gaining a political hue. A local politician has come out in the favour of the management committee of the Gurdwara.

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  NRI loses house to temple galiara
Amritsar, December 12
This is a tragic tale of the ‘lost house’. Ms Surjit Kalsey (57) , a Canada- based woman Punjabi writer, who visited Amritsar today after a gap of 30 years and was eager to see her birth place, was shocked to learn that her palatial residence near the Golden Temple had been demolished to construct a ‘galiara’ (corridor for the Golden Temple).

Guru Granth Sahib in all Indian languages by 2008
Amritsar, December 12
An eminent Sikh religious studies scholar, Dr Harbans Lal, said today that the Punjab Government had decided to translate Guru Granth Sahib into all Indian languages. Talking to the Tribune on the concluding day of the fourth International Conference on Guru Granth Sahib organised by Guru Nanak Dev University, professor emeritus Harbans Lal said although the holy granth had already been translated into Hindi, Urdu, Sindhi, English, German and French, there was a need to translate it into other languages also.


Ludhiana dry port not to handle scrap
Ludhiana, December 12
The Union Government has not included the Ludhiana dry port for import of scrap. This has resulted in the shortage of scrap. Following a huge recovery of explosives at Ludhiana and other places, the government framed a new policy for the import of scrap from foreign countries.

Siberian cranes arrive in Kanjli
Kapurthala: Annual guests of Kanjli wetland have arrived for their two-month winter break. Hundreds of Siberian cranes can be spotted all along the Kali Bein that flows in Kanjli village, just 5 km from the city.

Siberian cranes fly over the Kanjli wetland at Kanjli village in Kapurthala. — Photo by Pawan Sharma

Siberian cranes fly over the Kanjli wetland at Kanjli village in Kapurthala

Stray bull derails passenger train

Bathinda, December 12
Had it been any other animal, the train would have cut it into pieces and would have managed to remain on the track, but a stray bull, which rammed into the Bathinda-Abohar passenger train this morning, derailed the same.

The Bathinda-Abohar train that derailed near Kabarwala village in Muktsar on Sunday.
— A Tribune photograph

The Bathinda-Abohar train that derailed near Kabarwala village in Muktsar

Six more bus terminals to be privatised
Chandigarh, December 12
Six more bus terminals in Punjab will be handed over to private companies for better upkeep and maintenance and providing them with world-class facilities. Following the privatisation of Amritsar bus terminal, Punjab Infrastructure Development Board and the Transport Department have now decided to hand over the operation and maintenance of some other terminals to private companies.

Report on misuse of Sangat Darshan fund submitted
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 12
The district administration has got the report from Block Development Panchayat Officers regarding the misuse of Sangat Darshan funds, released by the previous Badal Government for development purpose.

Siropa has no place in Sikh religion: Mann
Sangrur, December 12
Terming the presentation of ‘siropa’ (robe of honour) to the dignitaries at Akal Takht, Harmandir Sahib, and other religious places as a symbol of “Brahmanism”, Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, president of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), has said the custom practised at religious places, including Akal Takht and Harmandir Sahib, should be stopped immediately.

Preparations on for 300th Gurpurb celebrations
Patiala, December 12
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Mann) has initiated the preparations for the 300th anniversary Gurpurb to be celebrated in memory of the Sahibzadas at Patiala on December 24 and 25.

College student injured in accident
Bathinda, December 12
Ms Geeta, a college student, was injured when a car hit her while she was going on her bicycle yesterday. Volunteers of the Sahara Jan Sewa shifted her to the local Civil Hospital where her condition was stated to be stable.


Zero-tillage technology getting popular
Jalandhar, December 12
Finding it a cost-effective and farmer-friendly alternative, farmers of the state are going in for zero-tillage technology of wheat sowing in a big way. At the same time, farmers were shunning the conventional method of wheat-sowing gradually, for multiple advantages of zero tillage were such that these were alluring them in more than one way.

No shortage of urea, says minister
Chandigarh, December 11
Punjab’s Cooperation and Horticulture Minister Jasjit Singh Randhawa said there was no shortage of urea in the cooperative sector. He also claimed that the government had made extra arrangements for urea.


Murder case solved, two held
Kotkapura, December 12
The police today claimed to have solved a case in which two elderly women were killed at their Old Grain Market home a day before Divali. Two persons have been arrested in this connection.

Kidnap case: CBI to probe again
Amritsar, December 12
A CBI court at Patiala has directed the investigating agency to re-examine the nine-year-old abduction case of Giandeep Singh, alias Richi, who was kidnapped by four unidentified youths on August 19, 1996. Giandeep Singh, whose father is a doctor in a government hospital, was only five years old when he was kidnapped.

3 of family killed in road mishap
Amritsar, December 12
Four persons, including three members of a family, were killed and four others injured in a road mishap when a truck collided with a Toyota Qualis vehicle near Mallian village on the Amritsar-Jalandhar road, about 22 km from here this morning. According to information, the incident occurred due to fog.

Cop held for taking bribe
Kotkapura, December 12
A Head Constable posted at the local Sadar police station was caught taking a bribe of Rs 500 by a Vigilance Bureau team. According to sources, the complainant Beant Kaur, a resident of Sandhwa village, was involved in a dispute with her husband Harjinder Singh of Jhandeana for the past seven years.


Vacant posts in schools to be filled soon: Johar
Chandigarh, December 11
Vacant posts in government schools will be filled soon on contractual and regular basis — at least this is what Punjab Education Minister Harnam Dass Johar is claiming.

Conference on ‘precision manufacturing’ ends
Sangrur, December 12
The two-day national conference on "precision manufacturing" concluded today at the Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, about 20 km from here. As many as 67 research papers were presented at the conference.

School holds annual function
Jalalabad, December 12
The annual function of Sacred Heart Convent School was held here yesterday. Mr Hans Raj Josan, Minister of State for Forests, was the chief guest. He praised the school for providing curricular and extra-curricular activities on a par with schools in metros.

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