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NGO status: SGPC rejects UN proposal
Elections on November 23
Alamgir (Ludhiana), November 2
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has rejected the proposal to get itself registered as a non-governmental organisation with the United Nations. The proposal had recently been mooted and submitted to the SGPC.

SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur presides over the last meeting of the outgoing executive committee at Gurdwara Alamgir, near Ludhiana, on Wednesday. SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur presides over the last meeting of the outgoing executive committee at Gurdwara Alamgir, near Ludhiana, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

SGPC, four presidents get notice for ‘unauthorised’ spending
Amritsar, November 2
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee and four of its presidents were served legal notice alleging, “unauthorised expenditure” of gurdwara funds amounting to crores of rupees.

Festival of lights proved fatal for youth
Patiala, November 2
The festival of lights turned out to be fatal for a local youth who was stabbed to death allegedly by his neighbours after he entered into an altercation over the bursting of fire crackers on Divali.

Revellers cock a snook at pollution norms
Divali with HIV+ mother, child

Special session to debate development: Amarinder
Ludhiana, November 2
The Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Amarinder Singh said today he would request the Speaker of the Punjab Legislative Assembly to convene a special session to debate the issue of development as demanded by the Leader of the Opposition and former Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh pays obeisance to Lord Vishvakarma in Ludhiana on Sunday.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh pays obeisance to Lord Vishvakarma in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Abolish promotion committees, say ministerial staff
Chandigarh, November 2
There is resentment among ministerial staff over the delay in their promotions. For ordering the promotion of Superintendents and above ranks, the Punjab Government had set up departmental promotion committees.

Fatehgarh Sahib

Devotees light candles on the occasion of Divali at the Golden Temple on Tuesday.
Devotees light candles on the occasion of Divali at the Golden Temple on Tuesday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma
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Shahpur Kandi dam poses threat to ancient caves
Gurdaspur: The ancient Mukeshwar caves on the banks of the Ravi, near Doongh village, about 30 km from here, might get submerged once the proposed Shahpur Kandi dam is constructed. The locals have been pressing the authorities concerned to save the caves, which had been associated with the Pandavas.

After ’84 riots they are now fighting drugs
New Delhi, November 2
Widows walk down the narrow steps to a gurdwara basement gallery where walls are crammed with pictures of their loved ones lynched 21 years ago as young men wander outside in clusters with zombie, glassy looks.


Army recruitment rally from November 7
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 2
A rally for the recruitment in the Army for soldier general duty Sikh (other than M&R), soldier clerk and soldier technical, hailing from all districts of the state, will held from November 7 to November 19 at Bathinda.

Man alleges assault by SHO
Ropar, November 2
A resident of Haweli Kalan village, Ram Pal, today alleged that an SHO posted in the district had an illicit relationship with his wife and had beaten him up after entering his house on Divali.

Transport workers threaten strike
Amritsar, November 2
The All-Private Transport Workers Union, the Government Transport Workers Union along with the Mini Bus Operators Union in a press statement issued here today threatened to go on strike if the district administration, transport authorities and traffic police failed to amend their ways.

Award after Amrita sought
Phagwara, November 2
Paying tributes to what they described as an iconoclastic and a pioneer writer and poetess, noted Punjabi literary figures today demanded the institution of an award in Amrita Pritam’s name.


Canal breaches, paddy damaged
Sangrur, November 2
A 40-foot breach in a small canal of the Kotra Branch at Rogla village, near Dirba, today morning, water entered standing paddy crop and paddy straw on 70 acres. Water damaged standing paddy and also recently sown wheat on a few acres.


MC registers record increase in revenue collection
Patiala, November 2
The local Municipal Corporation authorities have registered a record increase in MC revenue till October 31 this year under various heads, including those meant for house tax, building application fees, octroi and water supply tax.

Petrol station sealed at Longowal
Sangrur, November 2
A petrol station was today sealed by the Food and Supplies authorities after taking samples of the petroleum products sold at the petrol station at Longowal village, about 20 km from here.


Woman, son held; 4.77 quintals of narcotics seized
Pathankot, November 2
The police here in a raid today evening in Abrol Nagar area of the city confiscated 4.77 quintals of narcotics that was being packed for sale in retail in parts of Punjab. Narcotics included 4.75 quintals of poppy husk and 1.5 kg charas.

Drug abuse claims lives of 2 youths
Chalian Kalna (Ropar), November 2
Drug abuse in the district today claimed lives of two 18-year-old youths of Chaliyan Kalna village near here. They consumed narcotic drug from a nearby chemist shop. The deceased youths were said to be addicted for some time.

ASI booked on fraud, graft charges
Muktsar, November 2
ASI Harinder Singh posted at the City police station in Malout has been booked for letting off three persons who were selling off kerosene without any permit.

Market panel supervisor held
Phagwara, November 2
Officials of the Vigilance Bureau, headed by DSP, Vigilance, Jalandhar, Mr Jagdish Mittar, today caught red-handed Dilawar Chand, a supervisor of the Market Committee, Phagwara, while taking a bribery of Rs 10,000 from the Vice-Chairman of the committee, Mr Naresh Bhardwaj, also an arhtiya.

3 killed in road mishaps
Ropar, November 2
Three persons were killed while two others sustained injuries in three different accidents that took place here during the past 24 hours.

2-yr-old killed in road mishap
Hoshiarpur, November 2
Two-year-old Nanu, daughter of Ashvani Kumar of Balachaur, died on the spot while her father and mother Suman were wounded when their Maruti car (PB-12F-0779) rammed into a tree near Saila, 32 km from here, this afternoon on the Hoshiarpur-Chandigarh road.


MG College to host UGC conference
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 2
A UGC-sponsored national conference on corporate governance in India will be organised by the local Mata Gujri College, on November 4 and 5 on the college campus.

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