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Amarinder, Bhattal bury hatchet
Chandigarh, December 18
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Deputy Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, have finally patched up. Both have decided to bury the hatchet.

CM chooses ‘Shell Shock’ for polo practice
Patiala, December 18
The Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh who has shell shocked his political opponents, chose “Shell Shock” for his companion on the Polo field today surprised no body.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh plays polo at New Delhi Ground in Patiala on Thursday. — Photo by Rajesh Sachar
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh plays polo at New Delhi Ground in Patiala on Thursday.

Amarinder to meet Natwar
French action against Sikh students
Patiala, December 18
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, said today that he would take up the issue of expulsion of three Sikh students from a school in France with External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh.

PM for sending MLAs to China
Chandigarh, December 18
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has suggested that MLAs of various states should visit China, which has made a phenomenal progress on various fronts.




Families of Punjabi prisoners in Pak plan agitation
Chandigarh, December 18
The ongoing efforts and confident-building measures notwithstanding, families of Punjabi prisoners in various Pakistan jails have decided to start a series of dharnas and agitations including sitting in hunger strike in front of the houses of the Prime Minister and External Affairs Minister early next month.

Need to correct historical distortions: Zaman
Amritsar, December 18
The Chairman of the World Punjabi Conference, Mr Fakhar Zaman, today mooted the formation of a Joint Commission in India and Pakistan for removing the distorted historical facts from the text books up to graduation level.

Thousands take part in chetna march
Anandpur Sahib/Chamkaur Sahib, December 18
Thousands of youths from all over Punjab along with former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, SGPC chief Bibi Jagir Kaur and SAD general secretary Sukhbir Badal began a chetna march from Anandpur Sahib to Chamkaur Sahib to commemorate the 300 years of the martyrdom of Sahibzadas this morning.

Nagar Kirtan held
Clarify stand on Ganga Sagar, SGPC told
In video: Sikhs turn up in thousands to catch a glimpse of divine urn. (28k, 56k)

Punjab farmers bring alive true trauma on screen
Chandigarh, December 18
When victims of tragedy offer to live their own trauma on screen, the production is bound to be earthshaking. Otherwise infamous for farmers' suicides, Jagatpur village of Nawashahr will be now known for a different reason and a heartening one at that.

CRPF jawan beaten up, looted on train
Gurdaspur, December 18
A CRPF jawan belonging to Gurdaspur recently became victim of looting incidents in trains.


Rs 10 lakh grant for Mansar village
Hoshiarpur, December 18
The Union Railway Minister, Mr Laloo Prasad Yadav, has announced a grant of Rs 10 lakh for the development of Mansar village in Hoshiarpur district, in recognition of commendable work done by the villagers in rescue operation after the head-on collision of trains at the village on December 14.

Troop reduction in J&K right step, says J.J. Singh
Phagwara, December 18
Designated Chief of Army Staff Lt-Gen J.J. Singh has described the step of the Centre to reduce troops in Jammu and Kashmir as a right step.

Shaheedi Jor Mela: CM overseeing arrangements
Mohali, December 18
The government is making all efforts to celebrate the 300th martyrdom anniversary of the four sahibzadas of Guru Gobind Singh. Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh is personally supervising the arrangements in this connection.

Union Home Minister to attend Shaheedi Jor Mela

Computers purchased but never used
Gurdaspur, December16
It is the story of computerisation of the Health Department records that never materialised despite public money in lakhs being wasted for it. The Department of Health, Punjab, in 1992 purchased computers at exorbitant prizes in order to modernise their personal health and infrastructure management.

Dental fortnight concludes
Jalandhar, December 18
As many as 136 dentures were disbursed free of cost among needy people in Jalandhar during the Dental Fortnight, which concluded here today.

Canadian PM to visit Nawanshahr
Chandigarh, December 18
Canadian Prime Minister is expected to attend three-day silver jubilee celebrations of Guru Nanak Mission Trust, starting from February 6 next year.

Police prepares for Martin’s visit

Rodrigues visits Western Command Headquarters
Chandigarh, December 18
The Governor of Punjab and former Army Chief, Gen S F Rodrigues(retd), today visited Headquarters Western Command Headquarters at Chandimandir, near here.

MVC awardee cremated with honours
Jalandhar, December 18
Mahavir Chakra awardee of 1965 Indo-Pak war and a former DIG of the Border Security Force, Col G.S. Sangha (82), passed away here yesterday.

Govt may sell jail land to raise funds
Bathinda, December 18
The Punjab Government has started contemplating disposing off the land belonging to its few jails to generate enough money for pumping the same to have new, bigger and modern jails where the facilities for the reformation of criminals could be provided.

Employees accuse official of demanding bribe
Bathinda, December 18
A section of employees working at the local Bacospin (a local cooperative spinning mill) today alleged that they had been living under abject poverty as they had not been paid salaries for the past 22 months.

Diploma engineers vow to weed out corruption
Bathinda, December 18
The Diploma Engineers Association of the Punjab State Tubewell Corporation yesterday came out against the alleged corruption being perpetuated by their senior officials and pledged to weed out corruption at all levels.

Mann opposes trust for Sikh varsity
Patiala, December 18
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Mann) president, Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, today criticised the setting up of a trust by the SGPC to run the affairs of the proposed World Sikh University at Fatehgarh Sahib.

ADGP Bhatia invited for lecture
Chandigarh, December 18
Punjab’s Additional Director-General of Police Lalit Bhatia is expected to read a paper on anti-corruption laws in the country during a four-day seminar being organised in Kathmandu by the Delhi Productivity Council.


Station master remanded
Hoshiarpur, December 18
A local court today remanded suspended Station Master V.K. Malviya to police custody till December 22 in connection with the December 14 train accident.


Drive to arrest kisan leaders
Bathinda, December 18
In a move to suppress the ongoing agitation of the BKU (Ekta-Ugrahhan) against the auction of land of farmers in debt, the district police has launched a drive to arrest its leaders.


Inside Babudom
Punjab Govt in no mood to fill posts through promotion

Chandigarh, December 18
The Punjab Government is apparently in no mood to fill vacancies through promotions. Fourteen posts of IAS officer and 12 posts of IPS officer have been lying vacant.


Johar to hold meeting on school affairs
Chandigarh, December 18
Punjab Education Minister Harnam Dass Johar will hold a meeting with the Principal Secretary of School Education and other officers on December 20 for discussing the state of affairs of schools in the state.

Children sensitised on pollution
Patiala, December 18
The Tribune Deputy Editor Amar Chandel today favoured check on pollution at the micro level in houses and streets for a better future.

Freshers’ party held
Kharar, December 18
A freshers' party was organised at Ambika Institute of Nursing here today.


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