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Cong, SAD two sides of coin, says Bittu
Ludhiana, November 8
Daljit Singh Bittu Acquittal of Khalistani proponent and president of the Shiromani Khalsa Dal Daljit Singh Bittu by the Supreme Court in a murder case has added new dimension to the Sikh politics of the state. A former chief of the Sikh Students Federation was named one of the accused in gunning down a son of then DSP Raj Kishen Bedi on June 10, 1986, in Ludhiana.

Badal, Amarinder criminalised politics, says Mann
Patiala, November 8
Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, president, SAD (Amritsar) today accused Chief Minister Amarinder Singh of allowing his family members and kin to indulge in corruption, adding that his party would send a representation to UPA chairperson Ms Sonia Gandhi to check this trend which had been acquiring alarming dimensions in Punjab.

Stage set for SGPC election
Ludhiana, November 8
The stage is set for the next election of the president and other office-bearers of the SGPC as the executive committee has decided to call the general house on November 23.

No room for foreigners in SGPC: Bibi

International Sikh body to take birth on Nov 13
Chandigarh, November 8
The International Sikh Confederation will be launched here on November 13 at an international Sikh conclave of eminent persons. The conclave will be held at Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Kanthala, near The Tribune chowk.




Agitating millers stop purchase of cotton
Raids on cotton mills

Mansa, November 8
Protesting against the issuance of notice to some cotton mills on the alleged evasion of market fee, members of Cotton Factories Association stopped purchase of cotton from the local market yesterday adding to the concern of the farmers awaiting procurement.

260 bags of paddy stolen

Sanjivni’s launch on Nov 20
Chandigarh, November 8
The novel healthcare insurance scheme, Sanjivni, which will benefit nearly 20 lakh farmers and their families, will be launched at a state-level function in Ropar on November 20.

8-yr-old girl killed as school gate collapses
Patiala, November 8
While eight-year-old Sadhna was sitting near the school gate during her mid-day break at school today she had no inkling that her schoolmates, who were swinging on the school gate, would prove to be disastrous for her.

Man kills brother, sister-in-law over property dispute
Bathinda, November 8
A commission agent reportedly killed his brother and sister-in-law near Quila Mubarak over a property dispute early this morning. According to sources, the deceased, Raj Kumar alias Kalu, had been engaged in a property row with his elder brother Ashok Kumar for long.

Madan Singh, father of Pushpa Devi, mourns the death of his daughter and son-in-law in Bathinda on Tuesday. — Photo by Kulbir Beera
Madan Singh, father of Pushpa Devi, mourns the death of his daughter and son-in-law in Bathinda on Tuesday

IT raids on industrialists, crores unearthed
Amritsar, November 8
In an Income Tax raid on a chemical processing units, the department recovered unaccounted money worth several crores during a day-long operation, here today.


Plan to develop Wagah mooted
Mohali, November 8
Keeping in view the increased trade and tourist traffic at Wagah Border, the Punjab Government has mooted a plan for the development of Wagah area. At present facilities at this border are insufficient and inadequate and are unable to cater to the increasing trade and tourist traffic.

Cattle died due to compaction, no new cases: expert
Kharar, November 8
The Deputy Director Department of Animal Husbandry, Dr Ram Singh, today said that the two head of cattle that died in Madanpur village in the past three days, was due to compaction.

Road blocked to protest against demolitions
Hoshiarpur, November 8
Residents of the Grain Market area today blocked the Hoshiarpur-Phagwara road for over two hours in protest against the demolition carried out by the enforcement wing of the Hoshiarpur Improvement Trust on Monday.

Dharna to demand boy’s search
Sangrur, November 8
Villagers of Badrukhan, Changal, Lidhran, Bahadurpur and other villages, yesterday staged a dharna in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner here and demanded that 14-year-old missing boy Jugraj Singh be traced.


High Court
PIL on pardon granted to two police officers

Chandigarh, November 8
A public interest litigation has been filed in the Punjab and Haryana High Court challenging the pardon granted by the Punjab Government to two police officials convicted for abducting and murdering two persons.

Judicial custody for jobless ETT teachers
Faridkot, November 8
The Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Faridkot, remanded 40 unemployed ETT teachers in judicial custody and sent all of them to Central Jail last evening following their refusal to receive bail.


Traffic helpline launched in Punjab
Chandigarh, November 8
Road users in Punjab can dial 1111 from an Airtel phone and 98153-91111 from phones of any other telecom service provider in the state to seek help in case of accidents or traffic problems or to give information about any crime on the highways.


2 held for raping physically challenged
Hoshiarpur, November 8
In a shocking incident, a physically challenged teenager girl of Chakk-Mallan village near Mahilpur was allegedly raped by two youth of the same locality, about 25 km from here, on Monday.

Undertrial escapes
Hoshiarpur, November 8
An undertrial escaped from a police party on Sunday morning. Accused Balbir Singh was being taken to his native village Dinowal Khurd in Garhshankar subdivision to attend the marriage of his brother.

65-year-old woman trader beaten to death
Amritsar, November 8
A 65-year-old trader was allegedly beaten to death in full public view after she asked two inebriated persons to pay for the cold drinks they had taken from her stall here, the police said today.

Two killed in mishap

Youth commits suicide

Baba, wife held for cheating
Batala, November 8
The Qadian police today arrested self styled Baba Satindera Kumar, who was earlier a patwari and booked him under Sections 420, 506 and 120-B of the IPC on the complaint of Ashok Kumar and Ashwani Kumar, sons of Mr Krishan Gopal Aggarwal of Atterian Mohalla.


Non-teaching staff on fast
Abohar, November 8
Mr Romesh Midha and Mr K K Sidana, senior members of the state committee of the Non-Teaching Staff Union, and Mr Prabh Dayal, president of the district unit, today went on hunger strike for the day as the union held a district-level dharna at the DAV campus here.


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