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Akali groups against Bibi’s renomination
Ludhiana, November 4
As the countdown to the November 23 election for the post of the president of the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) begins, splinter Akali groups like the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), the all India Shiromani Akali Dal, the Shiromani Akali Dal (1925) and the Akali Dal (Longowal) have started mounting pressure on former Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) leader Parkash Singh Badal to ensure that Bibi Jagir Kaur is not given another term as it will “spell doom for the highest Sikh institution”.

Internal bickering intensifies in Cong
Bathinda, November 4
A day before PPCC president Shamsher Singh Dullo’s visit to the city, the infighting in the Congress intensified today with PPCC secretary Tehal Singh Sandhu and Satpal Bhateja retaliating to the charges levelled against them by the city Congress.

Octroi to go by March next, says CM 
Greets Muslims on Id 
Malerkotla, November 4
After offering greetings to Muslims on Id-ul-Fitr at the Idgah here today, the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh announced octroi would be abolished in the state by March 31 next, as promised by the Congress party during previous Assembly elections.




Punjab’s no to Centre’s move on rice output
Chandigarh, November 4
The Punjab Government has rejected a move of the Central Government that the state share a burden of Rs 40 crore to meet the gap on account of the lowered output of rice from paddy being procured in Punjab.

Four of family murdered in cold blood
Zira (Ferozepore), November 4
Four members of a family were murdered with sharp-edged weapons in their house on the outskirts of Lohke Kalan village in Zira subdivision, 30 km from the district headquarters here, last night.


Badal incapable of debate with Cong leaders, says Mann
Chandigarh, November 4
The President of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, today said that the President of the SAD, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, was not capable of holding a debate on any issue with any leader.


Commission agents block Rajpura-Patiala highway
Rajpura, November 4
The commission agents of the New Grain Market today blocked traffic on the Rajpura-Patiala highway near Mohabbat Palace, here for over three hours and demanded cancellation of a criminal case registered against the president of their union.

Sarabjit’s kin resolve differences
Amritsar, November 4
The split in the family of Sarabjit, who is facing death penalty on the charges of bombing in Pakistan, came to an end yesterday when both Dalbir Kaur and Sukhpreet Kaur, sister and wife, respectively, mutually compromised and resolved not to indulge in any accusation.

Tragedy averted at dam
Pathankot, November 4
A tragedy was averted last night at Ranjit Sagar reservoir, near here, when the engine of a private steamer ferrying 45 persons reportedly stopped functioning.

Documentary on drug addiction
Amritsar, November 4
The release of documentary on the drug abuse turned out to be a day of reckoning when the children of drug addicts in the locality of Maqboolpura, infamous for drug menace, pledged to refrain from taking any kind of intoxicants here late last evening.

Women prepare woollen clothes at the heritage village during Virasat Mela in Bathinda on Friday. Three-day Virasat Mela begins
Bathinda, November 4
The three-day Virasat Mela began today with the opening of “Jaipal Garh”, a village depicting cultural heritage of Malwa, and a painting exhibition. However, the fair failed to draw good response on the first day.

Women prepare woollen clothes at the heritage village during Virasat Mela in Bathinda on Friday. — Photo by Kulbir Beera

Names of deputy leader and 60 devotees deleted
Amritsar, November 4
The names of deputy leader of a Sikh jatha to Pakistan Mr Mahinder Singh Hussainpura, and 60 other Sikh devotees were deleted in preliminary scrutiny by the Punjab and Central Governments.

Kharar residents point towards the 1926 order of the then Sub-Divisional Officer banning fishing and shooting at the 200-year-old Maharaja Ajj Sarovar, Kharar. A pond of neglect
Kharar, November 4
J.W. Fairlie, a Sub-Divisional Officer serving at Rupar (Ropar), district Ambala in 1926 could not have imagined that his orders banning fishing and boating in the Big Tank, Kharar, engraved on a slab would one day be the only remnant of the tank.

Kharar residents point towards the 1926 order of the then Sub-Divisional Officer banning fishing and shooting at the 200-year-old Maharaja Ajj Sarovar, Kharar. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Sant Daljit Singh for world peace sammelan
Chandigarh, November 4
Sant Daljit Singh, founder of the Chicago-based Guru Nanak Mission, today suggested holding of the World Peace Sammelan in Kashmir for lasting peace in the valley.

MP to trek constituency on foot
Pathankot, November 4
The Rajya Sabha member from Gurdaspur, Mr Ashwani Kumar, would trek the rural areas of the district on foot from November 15. In a press conference held here today, He said the idea was to have an on-hand experience about the problems of the area.

Relief for quake victims
Ropar, November 4
The students of Sahibzada Ajit Singh Academy on Friday donated their clothes, toys and also contributed financial aid to the victims of the earth quake that killed hundred of people in Jammu and Kashmir.


Hans Raj Aryan youth festival opens
Amritsar, November 4
The Governor of Kerala, Mr R.L. Bhatia, said that the youth festival had helped revive rich culture and heritage of the country.

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