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Patna Sahib, Hazoor Sahib to violate Nanakshahi calendar
To celebrate Gurpurb as per Bikrami calendar

Amritsar, January 4
While the SGPC would celebrate birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh tomorrow (January 5) as per Nanakshahi calendar, Takht Patna Sahib and Hazoor Sahib would commemorate it on January 16 as per traditional Bikrami Calendar.

Allowances of Ranjit Sagar Dam staff withdrawn
Gurdaspur, January 4
Workers of Ranjit Sagar Dam will get reduced salaries this month. The Department of Finance, Punjab, has ordered the local treasury not to pay project and field allowance to the employees of Ranjit Sagar Dam along with the salary for December.

Take care while donating to PM's Relief Fund
Chandigarh, January 4

As people are opening their hearts as well as purse strings out of sheer generosity for the tsunami victims, certain facts need to be checked before donors hand out cheques or bank drafts.

Team of doctors to leave for Tamil Nadu today
Tributes paid to Sqd Ldr, family
Pensioners to hold meeting

Killer roads-2
Buses number one killer vehicles
Chandigarh, January 4
Buses, private or of state-owned public sector undertakings, remain number one killer vehicles on roads in Punjab. They are followed by trucks, mini trucks and a new breed of 10-seater vehicles, including jeeps, Sumos and Qualis.

Kidnapped boy returns after 9 years
Muktsar, January 4
It was a rare and happy occasion for which Ms Satinder Kaur, a widow of Lohara village, has been wishing for the past nine years as she got reunited with her kidnapped son after nine years by the district police authorities today.

Registration of complaints made easy
for NRIs

Nawanshahr, January 4
For NRIs coming back to India and contacting the police for lodging complaints would not be necessary now as the Nawanshahr police has made arrangements for online registration of complaints of NRIs hailing from this district.

Children take part in a procession on the eve of the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh in Amritsar on Tuesday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma

Fatehgarh Sahib


  12-year-old caught hunting wild animals
Ludhiana, January 4
At the age of 12, children usually run away at the sight of animals, especially wild animals. But meet Ram Dass, a resident of Jahara Hazur village in Hoshiarpur district who has become the youngest hunter in the records of the state Wild Life Department after being caught hunting wild animals, including a jackal, in a forest near Prangna village yesterday.


SAD to have poll pact with INLD in Haryana: Badal
Phillaur, January 4
The former Punjab Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal President, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, has announced that the Akali Dal will have an alliance with the Indian National Lok Dal in the Assembly elections in Haryana and the decision will not effect the national-level cordial relations between the Akali Dal and the BJP.


4 girls hurt in mishap discharged
Fatehgarh Sahib/Morinda, January 4
Doctors today discharged the four injured admitted to the Civil Hospital, Morinda, yesterday after they sustained serious injuries in a major accident in Fatehgarh Sahib. The four include Reena from of Ludhiana, Sarbjit Kaur and Jasbir Kaur from Nandpur in Fatehgarh Sahib district and Ram Darbar, Chandigarh, respectively.

Showrooms come up in residential area
Patiala, January 4
Three showrooms are being constructed in house number 67 of Bank Colony here without getting the plans of these passed from the Municipal Corporation.

Mann against extension to Virk
Phagwara, January 4
SAD (A) president and former MP Simranjit Singh Mann today opposed Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh’s move to get the stay of ADGP S.S. Virk in Punjab extended for eventually elevating him to the post of Director-General of Police, Punjab as well as the suggestion to shift the venue of the proposed Defence University from Anandpur Sahib to Kapurthala.

A nagar kirtan organised on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh in Bathinda on Tuesday
A nagar kirtan organised on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh in Bathinda on Tuesday. — Photo by Sonu

Follow Guru’s teachings: CM
Chandigarh, January 4
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today extended warm greetings to the Punjabis on the occasion of Guru Gobind Singh’s birthday — the Tenth Sikh Guru.

Dalits burn effigy of DSP
Pathankot, January 4
A Dalit procession led by Mr Ram Lal, former BJP legislator from Narote Mehra, today raised anti-police slogans and burn the effigies of DSP (Rural) and the SHO, Sadar police station, and decried police inaction in not arresting the accused allegedly involved in a murder case.

ADGP to probe Dalits’ humiliation
Chandigarh, January 4
In less than 24 hours after the plight of three Dalits allegedly forced to taste urine and insult from the slippers of upper caste members was brought to the fore, the Punjab State Human Rights Commission today ordered a probe into the incident.

Power projects approved to overcome shortfall
Jalandhar, January 4
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today said the Punjab Government has given approval for the 500 MW Lehra Mohabbat Phase V and 166 MW Shahpur Kandi power projects in order to overcome the shortfall and meet the growing electricity demand in the state.

Jaito victim of govt apathy
Jaito, January 4
Neglected seems the apt word to describe the state of affairs in this township. While the town’s Rs 1.5-crore Civil Hospital is running with a single doctor, half of its population doesn’t have access to proper drinking water.

Braille day celebrated
Amritsar, January 4
To commemorate the 195th birth anniversary of Louis Braille, founder of the Braille language for the blind, Braille day was celebrated at the Institute for the blind here today.

Cold wave claims life
Bathinda, January 4
The cold wave, which has been sweeping this region, claimed one human life in this town during the past 24 hours.

Campaign to provide free artificial limbs
Fatehgarh Sahib, January 4
A campaign has been launched under the Sarv Sikhya Abhiyan scheme by the Social Security Department of the state, in collaboration with the Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corp of India, to identify and provide free artificial limbs to children between three to14 years of age.

Road Safety Week launched
Fatehgarh Sahib, January 4
The District Transport Department in collaboration with the district administration and the police has launched traffic awareness-cum-road safety week programme in the district to meet the challenges of increasing accidents.


High Court
Chahal's claim gives new twist to the contempt of court case

Chandigarh, January 4
Mr B.I.S. Chahal, Media Adviser to the Punjab Chief Minister, today claimed that the letter purportedly written by Sports Minister Jagmohan Singh Kang to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh concerning the controversial selections of DSPs by the government has not reached the office of the Chief Minister till date.


Ghee unit given 60 days to end pollution
Kharar, January 4
The local SDM, Mr Sukhvinder Singh Gill, today gave 60 days’ time to the ghee-manufacturing unit near Khanpur village to end all kinds of pollution in the area, failing which action would be initiated against those running the unit.

New Year calendars released
Chandigarh, January 4
The city witnessed a spate of calendar and diary release functions today with the Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, almost dedicating his day to this.


Sisters held for paramour’s murder
Gurdaspur, January 4
The Gurdaspur police has claimed to have solved a murder case involving extra marital relations and deceit. Police sources here revealed that the investigation in the case began with the recovery of the body of Jagjit Singh, a taxi driver who was a resident of a village near Kalanaur.

Youths open fire in shop belonging to Cong leader
Amritsar, January 4
Some inebriated youths opened fire inside the “No Exit” shop on the MM Malvia road belonging to the sons of Ms Ratna, chairperson, Punjab State Social Welfare Board (PSSWB) and senior Congress leader , here this evening.

Three die in mishaps
Patiala, January 4
Three people died in separate accidents which took place on the outskirts of Rajpura, near here, today

Nephew of high court judge disappears
Bathinda, January 4
Mr Karamjot Singh, a nephew of Mr Justice Jasbir Singh, of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, who was to go to Bathinda from Barnala yesterday, disappeared under mysterious circumstances.


PTU fails to hold M.Tech correspondence exams on time
Jalandhar, January 4
Even as more than two years have passed since Punjab Technical University (PTU) started its first batch for M.Tech through distance education programme, students enrolled for the course have been able to complete only the first two semesters of the two-year degree course as the university authorities have reportedly failed to hold the examinations time on time.

Settle headship issue as per varsity laws: dons
Amritsar, January 4
The Punjab Federation of University Teachers Association (PFUTA) today declared that it would fight against the erosion of autonomy of the universities in the state.

Meeting hails grant for rural colleges
Nawanshahr, January 4
A meeting of principals and office-bearers of management committees of un-aided private rural colleges was held at Amardeep Singh Shergill Memorial Colleges, Mukandpur, about 20 km from here, on Sunday.

Aided school teachers’ rally on Jan 7
Jalandhar, January 4
Protesting against the decision of the state government to withdraw the pension scheme, the Punjab state aided school teachers and other employees union will organise a rally here on January 7.

Nursing students stage protest
Mohali, January 4
Students of the Bengal Institute of Medical Sciences, Raikot, Ludhiana, staged a protest outside the office of the Punjab State Nursing Council here today against inadequate facilities provided to them by the authorities of the institution.

Govt school staff await salary
Barnala, January 4
A large number of government school employees serving in the Barnala region are sore over the non-payment of their salaries for the past over one month.

Workshop on international law
Chandigarh, January 4
The Army Institute of Law, Mohali, is organising a two-day workshop on international law in collaboration with the Indian Society of International Law from January 8.


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