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Excise official hurt in firing by
liquor smuggler

260 boxes of liquor seized

Patiala, October 27
Mr Inderjit Singh, an Inspector with the Excise Department, suffered bullet and pellet injuries when he along with other members of a raiding team was attacked by Balwinder Singh Safidipur, a liquor smuggler and his associates at his farmhouse located near the Punjabi University campus, this morning.

Gurkha children embrace Sikhism

Amritsar, October 27
Singing hymns from Guru Granth Sahib, playing tabla and reciting Gurbani and conversation in chaste Punjabi by ‘ Kanchas’ (Gurkha children) from hilly Kingdom of Nepal may seem unusual.

Gurkhas from Nepal, who were rendered orphans and converted to Sikhism, sing hymns from Guru Granth Sahib at the Central Khalsa Orphanage, Amritsar, on Thursday.
Gurkhas from Nepal, who were rendered orphans and converted to Sikhism, sing hymns from Guru Granth Sahib at the Central Khalsa Orphanage, Amritsar, on Thursday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma

10,000 teachers, others without salary
Chandigarh, October 27
As many as 10,000 teachers and other employees of government-aided recognised schools have not got their salary for the past four months in Punjab as the grant has not been released to the institutions since July.

Confusion grips online lottery lovers
Jalandhar, Oct ober 27
Confusion, chaos and apprehensions that there has been ‘mishandling’ of crores of rupees, prevailed among thousands of lottery lovers in Punjab as a “human error” occurred in one of the draws of the state government patronized online lottery this morning.

Fatehgarh Sahib



SAD (Longowal) set for ‘insaaf march’ in Delhi
Chandigarh, October 27
Supporting the stand taken by President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on the issue of the death penalty, the Shiromani Akali Dal (Longowal) said here today that the issue should be debated in Parliament by calling its special session.


Scholars for spread of Gurbani
Amritsar, October 27
Scholars of various disciplines are of the view that the message of universal brotherhood and oneness of God, enshrined in Sri Guru Granth Sahib, be disseminated at the global level by translating the holy scripture in various languages of the world.

Tributes paid to martyrs on Infantry Day
Amritsar, October 27
Panther Division celebrated the 58th Infantry Day here by paying tributes to the soldiers who had laid down their lives for the honour and integrity of the nation.

Dengue alert sounded in Amritsar
Amritsar, October 27
The district health authorities have sounded dengue alert in the holy city. The department has identified certain areas near roadways workshop near Gobindgarh fort where they have spotted the breading ground for dengue mosquito.

With job in hand, Sukhi raring to scale Everest
Bathinda, October 27
Disillusioned by successive state governments, Sukhi, a spirited girl from Muktsar, who almost conquered Mount Everest in April, has finally got monetary support for her future expeditions in the form of a job as an executive with Bank of Punjab here.

‘Suvidha’ troubles residents
Muktsar, October 27
After charging people for providing “convenience” at Suvidha counters, the district administration has come out with various forms having rates between Rs 20 and Rs 1,000 and made it binding on the common man to buy them only from these counters.

PRTC to hike fare, add 100 buses
Bathinda, October 27
The PRTC will add 100 buses to its fleet by March next year. This was stated by its Chairman Ved Prakash Gupta after inaugurating a blood donation camp here today. It was organised by the PRTC. Seventyfive units of blood were collected.

RSS to launch cooperative movement
Amritsar, October 27
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) will soon launch a cooperative movement to uplift the economically weaker sections of society, who are burdened under debts, and to establish its foothold in the rural sector of Punjab.


BKU wants cotton MSP raised

Bathinda, October 27
Activists of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, Punjab, today demonstrated in front of the Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) office on Mall Road here in favour of their demands.

BKU activists demonstrate in front of the CCI office in Bathinda on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera

BKU activists demonstrate in front of the CCI office in Bathinda on Thursday.

Pension to be hiked to Rs 300
Bathinda, October 27
The Punjab Finance Minister, Mr Surinder Singla, today announced that the amount disbursed under various pension schemes would be increased from Rs 200 to Rs 300 from April next year.


Bigamy case: protesters want SHO booked
Kalanaur (Gurdaspur), October 27
A case of bigamy that led to a clash between protesters and the police a few days ago took a new turn. The protesters today accused Mr Sucha Singh Chhottepur Independent MLA of shielding SHO Rajinder Singh, who ordered lathi charge on peaceful protesters.

3 NRIs among 7 booked for fraud
Phagwara, October 27
Three NRIs were among seven persons booked for cheating and criminal conspiracy under Sections 420 and 120-B of the IPC yesterday.

PSEB team accused of demanding bribe
Hoshiarpur, October 27
An altercation took place between a team of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) and the owners of a newly opened pub, Bottoms UP, which is situated on the Hoshiarpur-Chandigarh road, today when the officials allegedly demanded bribe from the pub owners.

3 killed in road mishap
Ropar, October 27
Three persons of Samrala village were killed when the tractor-trailer in which they were travelling overturned near here late last night. The victims identified as Kulwant Singh, Jagtar Singh and Amrik Singh, died on the spot.


Zonal youth festival gets under way
Hoshiarpur, October 27
The four-day Panjab University Zonal Heritage and Zonal Youth Festival, Hoshiarpur B-Zone started at JC DAV College, Dasuya, 40 km, from here, today.

Farmers join students in flaying VC
Patiala, October 27
Hundreds of students owing allegiance to the Punjabi University Students Confederation (PUSC) held a protest in front of the university’s main gate. The protesters termed the Vice-Chancellor as “pro-Khalistan”.

Tiny tots regale audience
Patiala, October 27
The annual function of St Peter’s Academy — Euphoria-2005 — was held here today. Rt Rev Gerald John Mathias, Bishop of Shimla Diocese, presided over the function.

Students meet Pammi Bai
Patiala, October 27
As part of “meet the student journalist” programme in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Punjabi University, Patiala, Nirpal Singh Shergill, London-based veteran freelance journalist, and Pammi Bai, Punjabi folk singer, interacted with students today.


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