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Bank robbery: police announces reward
Jalandhar, November 11
The daylight robbery at UCO Bank here yesterday has left the police clueless about the identity of the robbers. Investigations could not reveal much, though the police managed to get computer-generated sketches of two of the three robbers.

Monica brought bad name to village: uncle
Hoshiarpur, November 11
We are not in a position to face the public. She has not only brought bad name to our country but also to her native village Chabbewal.

Security cover of ex-Akali minister withdrawn
Bathinda, November 11
Nearly 120 policemen deployed on security of VIPs and other influential persons, including former Punjab minister Chiranji Lal Garg, have been withdrawn after reviewing threat perception to them, said Bathinda zone IG Rajinder Singh while interacting with mediapersons here today.

Police lathi charge on jobless ETT teachers; 35 held
Sangrur, November 11
The police today resorted to a lathi-charge on the jobless ETT teachers, who were protesting under the banner of the Nav-Niyukat Elementary Teachers Union, Unemployed Elementary Teachers Union and the DIET Students Welfare Association, near a marriage palace here, where Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC), was meeting the Congress workers and leaders of various Assembly constituencies of the district.



Heritage fair revives the past glory of rural Punjab.
(28k, 56k)

Only one Pak scholar at seminar on Pak Punjabi literature
Amritsar, November 11
The two-day International Seminar on Pakistani Punjabi Literature, held at Guru Nanak Dev University here, proved to be a damp squib as only one scholar from Pakistan could participate in it.

Ministers assail Badal
Debate on development

Chandigarh, November 11
In a joint statement, leaders of the ruling Congress party in Punjab today criticised the Shiromani Akali Dal President, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, for backtracking on the issue of holding a debate on development in the state.


Panchayat union threatens stir
Chandigarh, November 11
The Panchayat Union, Punjab, today gave an ultimatum to the state government asking it to accept its demands by November 20 or face an agitation.

Akal Takht Jathedar leaves for Pak
Amritsar, November 11
For the first time after assuming the office of Jathedar Akal Takht, Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, heading a special Jatha of 25-member Sikh religious figures, left for Pakistan here yesterday. He is likely to meet the president of Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (PSGPC), Mr Mastan Singh there.

Bitta to appeal against Bittu’s acquittal
Patiala, November 11
Mr Maninderjit Singh Bitta, Chairman, All-India Anti-Terrorist Front (AIATF), today accused a section of the Punjab police of not contesting the murder case against militants, Daljit Singh Bittu and Gursharan Singh Gama, in the Supreme Court. He said he would file an appeal against their acquittal by that court.

Change 1861 Police Act, says DGP
Patiala, November 11
Director-General of Punjab Police, Mr S.S. Virk said it was imperative to change the Police Act of 1861 if the police was to deal effectively with crime today. The Act drafted during the British rule had become redundant in the present.

Alert cops save two lives
Faridkot, November 11
An alert cop and an SPO saved a truck driver and a mechanic near here last night.

300 jhuggis gutted
Hoshiarpur, November 11
As many as 300 jhuggis were gutted when a fire broke out in the colony of migrant labourers at Chabewal village, 8 km from here, on the Hoshiarpur-Chandigarh road today.

NRI receives Rs 1 lakh electricity bill
Phagwara, November 11
A Non-Resident Indian (NRI) Mrs Jaswinder Kaur received electricity bill of Rs 1.31 lakh for the power consumed at her locked residence in Urban Estate here.

Achal mela concludes
Batala, November 11
Eight kilometres from Batala, there is a great pilgrimage place known as Achal Mandir. It believed to be the place where Kartikeya Swami lived.


Girl’s disappearance case: DGP asked to constitute SIT
Chandigarh, November 11
Mr Justice Surya Kant of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the DGP (Crime), Punjab, to constitute a special investigation team (SIT) headed by an officer not below the rank of SP to investigate the alleged act of disappearance of a young girl.

High Court
Lottery trade challenged

Chandigarh, November 11
A PIL has been filed in the Punjab and Haryana High Court seeking directions to the Government of Punjab to prohibit online lottery trade and also set aside the permission granted to some companies to run online lotteries.


498 bags of fake fertilizer seized
Gurdaspur, November 11
The Agriculture Department officials have busted a racket involving sale of fake fertiliser in the Shri Hargobindpur area of the district. The department officials while talking to The Tribune told that they got the information that fake fertiliser was being sold on a STD in the Shri Hargobindpur area.

Two held for fake SC certificates
Amritsar, November 11
Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) today booked three persons for preparing fake scheduled caste (SC) certificates to get admission in MBBS course, while two of them were arrested, the third one was absconding.

Two held for swiping paddy worth 2 crore
Moga, November 11
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau today arrested two persons, absconding since October 2003 after allegedly misappropriating government-owned paddy worth over Rs 2 crore.


Punjabi varsity youth festival concludes
Patiala, November 11
Punjabi University, Patiala, of Patiala Zone won the overall title with 49 points as the three-day annual Inter-Zonal Punjabi University Youth Festival concluded here today. Government College for Girls, Patiala, was second with 33 points while Government Brijindra College, Faridkot, finished third with 22 points.

Children’s Day function put off
Chandigarh, November 11
The state-level Children’s Day function, scheduled for November 14 in Ludhiana, has been postponed till November 19. This has been done due to state mourning declared by the Punjab Government for former President K.R. Narayanan.


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