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Trouble brewing in Punjab Waqf Board
Chandigarh, February 13

In the newly constituted faction-ridden Punjab Waqf Board, it is Ms Razia Sultan, MLA, and wife of Mr Mohammad Mustafa, Inspector-General, vs Mr Mohammed Izhar Alam, Additional Director-General of Police.

Book reveals details of Khalra’s elimination
Amritsar, February 13
Mr Kirpal Singh Randhawa, Deputy Chairman of the Punjab Human Rights Organisation, in his book “Unending Debate on Human Rights Violations" has given details of the sensational abduction and subsequent “elimination” of Jaswant Singh Khalra, a human rights activist.

Rights body seeks probe into family
suicide case

Rights body to demand probe into death

Ajnala Byelection
Akalis seek CEC’s intervention in bogus
votes case
131 booths declared sensitive
Ajnala, February 13
Almost all polling booths (131 out of a total of 143) in Ajnala Assembly constituency, which remained hub of militancy in the past, have been declared ‘very sensitive’ and ‘sensitive’.

100 dismissed cops under surveillance
Jalandhar, February 13
Activities of about 100 dismissed cops of Amritsar, Gurdaspur and adjoining districts have been put under a strict surveillance by the Punjab police even as the police is still groping in the dark and is sans any important headway in the sensational Prabir kidnapping case.

Fatehgarh Sahib



Panic grips staff, pupils of Sandhuan school
Sandhuan (Chamkaur Sahib), February 13
Panic has gripped teachers and students of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Sandhuan after the house of a Hindi teacher in the school campus was ransacked and an attempt was made to kill him and his family members.

Amarinder announces another Rs 2 cr for Quila Mubarak
Patiala, February 13
The Punjab Government seems set to take up the restoration of the Quila Mubarak, the fort-palace complex of the forefathers of the present Chief Minister, on a priority basis, besides ensuring a quick start of work with Capt Amarinder Singh announcing another Rs 2 crore for the monument today.

Kidnapping: police claims to have found vital clue
Amritsar, February 13
The Amritsar police claims to have found important clues in connection with the kidnapping of Prabir Singh, alias Guddu, a student of DAV Public School on the seventh day of the crime.


Music in his genes, humility in demeanour
Patiala, February 13
As the son and disciple of the legendary Ustad Vilayat Khan, Shujaat Hussain Khan could well have worn pride on his sleeve. But he denies arrogance any space in the conversation lest the dignity of his lineage suffers. He would rather guard with care the musical treasures he has inherited from sitar maestros Ustad Inayat Khan and Ustad Imdad Khan than sound boastful about his own achievements.

Shujaat Hussain Khan 

Shujaat Hussain Khan

Malavika floors audience with fluid grace
Patiala, February 13
The Patiala Heritage Festival took a classical start yesterday with Malavika Sarukkai unleashing the romance of Bharatnatyam.

Craft Mela gets off to colourful start
Patiala, February 13
The former royal pool of the Sheesh Mahal set amidst a floating “Lakshman jhoola” today formed a perfect setting for the Crafts Mela which opened with traditional Patialvi “dhol dhamaka” and full-throttle regional dances from all over the country.


CM threatening SAD workers: Badal
Amritsar, February 13
The Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, was issuing threats to leaders and workers of the Shiromani Akali Dal in the Ajnala constituency to scare them away.

MCPI trying to unite Left groups
Ludhiana, February 13
The Marxist Communist Party of India (MCPI) is trying to unite the Left groups, particularly those who have revolted against the leadership of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). The MCPI which is also a splinter group of the CPM, has already succeeded in securing the support of the Mangat Ram Pasla group in Punjab and V.B. Cherian group in Kerala.

Five parties plan protest rally on Feb 25
Chandigarh, February 13
Five parties — CPM, CPI, Lok Bhalai, Akali Dal (Ravi Inder) and Akali Dal (Longowal)
— have resolved to jointly hold a protest rally in Ludhiana on February 25 to fight against the heavy toll tax being charged at barriers at Doraha, Shambhu and Karnal.


Encroachments continue despite court orders
Pathankot, February 13
The encroachment and illegal colonisation on the Pathankot improvement trust land is allegedly continuing despite orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Move to sell land to Chinmya Mission opposed
Amritsar, February 13
Residents of E-block colony of Ranjit Avenue locality here are up in arms against the reported Amritsar Improvement Trust proposal of selling the prime land meant for community centre to the Chinmya Mission on reserved price.

Hapless wives hold protest rally
Amritsar, February 13
Holding placards and raising slogans against the police and the administration and seeking justice from the authorities concerned, the hapless wives, who have been defrauded by the non-resident Indian (NRI) husbands, held a protest rally today.

Indian labourer dies in Greece
Khyali (Barnala), February 13
An Indian labourer, Laxman Singh (35), succumbed to his head injuries in Greece. Pritam Singh, father of the deceased, is a member of the Khyali panchayat. The body of Laxman was received by their parents at Delhi airport today.

Punjab Today award for Singh Bandhus
Patiala, February 13
Noted classical singer duo, Tejpal Singh and Surinder Singh, known as the Singh Bandhus have been chosen for Punjab Today award 2004 by Punjab Today, a Punjabi magazine published from Patiala.

Sarv dharam sammelan organised
Fatehgarh Sahib, February13
A sarv dharam sammelan was organised by the International Muslim Community (Ahmadiyya) at Brahman Majra in Sirhind town today. Thousands of people from different walks of life and communities participated in the sammelan.

Basant celebrated
Batala, February 13
The Basant festival was celebrated in this industrial town with fervour today.

Beopar Mandal calls for Bharat bandh
Amritsar, February 13
The Punjab State Beopar Mandal headed by Mr Amrit Lal Jain, today challenged Mr Asim Das Gupta, chairman of the high-powered committee on VAT, for an open debate on the electronic media.


Special girdawri ordered
Muktsar, February 13
A special girdawri has been ordered to assess the damage caused to crops by hailstorms accompanied by heavy rains which hit this district recently, said Mr B R Banga, Deputy Commissioner, after a tour of the affected villages.

Hailstorm destroys crops
Machhiwara, February 13
Many hundred acres of wheat crop were destroyed around Katani Kalan village on Ludhiana-Chandigarh road by hailstorm in the evening yesterday.

Protest rally by farmers
Amritsar, February 13
Hundreds of farmers, along with their families, held a protest rally at Lopoke today. The farmers under the banner of the Kisan Sangharsh Committee raised
anti-government slogans.


4 of family booked in cheating case
Bathinda, February 13
A case against Massa Singh, belonging to the Sangat area of the district and now residing in Malaysia, and his kin, including his mother and father, was registered at Sangat police station for their alleged involvement in committing fraud on a number of youths on the pretext of taking them abroad.

Abandoned male foetus found
Bathinda, February 13
A four-month-old male foetus was found near the Bathinda canal yesterday. It was lying on a heap of medical waste.


Senators resent PU’s indifference towards Chair
Ludhiana, February 13
Resentment prevails among senators over the fact that the Guru Nanak Chair at Panjab University has been lying vacant for a long time. No effort has been made to appoint a suitable scholar for this chair.

Special groups mooted to check drug addiction among
school kids

Gurdaspur, February 13
The district police has sought the help of school administrations to check the growing trend of drug addiction among school students. In a meeting held with the school principals from across the district, the SSP, Gurdaspur, Mr Ishwar Singh, urged them to form groups in each school to identify drug addicts in schools.

Teachers’ protest rally today
Bathinda, February 13
Activists of the Punjab State Aided School Teachers and other employees union would organise a rally tomorrow to lodge their protest against the state government for discontinuing the facility of pension for retired teachers that they had been receiving for the past 18 years.


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