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Badal says he’s ready for debate in House
Mr Parkash Singh BadalChandigarh, November 12
The SAD President, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, today said that he was fully prepared for holding a debate on any issue, including development, corruption and law and order, with the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, on the floor of the state Assembly. There was no question of running away from a debate on any issue of public importance, asserted Mr Badal while talking to TNS here.

Sukhbir Badal links CM’s son with Jagat Singh
Days of Cong govt numbered, says Sukhbir

Politicians of all hues unite for a cause
Hoshiarpur, November 12
The Shri Ram Charit Manas Parchar Mandal, a religious organisation which also carries out social and charitable works, has created a sort of history.

Irate villagers block highway
Hoshiarpur, November 12
Agitated over the alleged thrashing up Irate residents of Giganwal village block the busy Hoshiarpur- Tanda highway on Saturday.of a boy and threatening of certain youths for organising “parbhat pheris” by the owner of a tourist resort, scores of residents of Giganwal village blocked the busy Hoshiarpur-Tanda highway for more than four hours this morning.

Irate residents of Giganwal village block the busy Hoshiarpur-Tanda highway on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

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  Sikhs’ march to Nankana Sahib on November 27
Ludhiana, November 12
Mr Paramjit Singh Sarna, president, Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee is leading a procession of Sikh devotees to Nankana Sahib to offer a golden palki for the sanctum sanctorum at Gurdwara Janamasthan on November 27.

Hindu pilgrims stranded in Pak
Wagah, November 12
At least 175 Hindu pilgrims, who crossed from the road route Joint Check Post, here in the afternoon to Pakistan, were stranded on the Pakistani side for several hours even after the immigration and customs clearance.

Pak spies case: DTO, DFSO under scanner
Jalandhar, November 12
The police inquiries into the case of alleged espionage by two Pakistani nationals arrested on Thursday have given sleepless nights to the District Transport Office and the District Food and Civil Supplies Office here. The police had found valid driving licenses and the ration cards in the name of the two accused and are investigating possible connivance of the officers from these two departments with the two Pak spies.

Concern over delay in disposal of explosives
Ludhiana, November 12
The delay in the disposal of explosives lying in the premises of the freight container depot (dry port) of the Punjab Warehousing Corporation is causing concern among the district administration and the factory owners of focal point.


1,500 eunuchs take part in sammelan
Ropar, November 12
Their appearance and action are a reflection of uniqueness. They were dressed in lose fitting colourful blouses and saris. But these eunuchs too have the desire to be part of society and to live life like other persons. This was reflected from their all India Kinnar (Eunuch) Sammelan which began in Paseen Bhawan here recently.

WSF to host seminar on Master Tara Singh
Amritsar, November 12
The World Sikh Foundation will observe the death anniversary of the late Akali leader, Master Tara Singh, by organising a seminar on November 25 at Guru Nanak Auditorium here. The topic of the seminar is “Master Tara Singh: Sikh politics of 20th century”.

Bazigars seek separate quota
Hoshiarpur, November 12
Leaders of the Bazigar biradari demanded that their community should be clubbed with the Scheduled Caste and linked with Schedule Tribes as its members were not getting the benefits enjoyed by other constituents of SCs. This proposal was put before Mr Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, Parliamentary Secretary for Home Affairs, Justice and PWD, Punjab, by members of the community here yesterday.

Cancer awareness camp
Patiala, November 12
Dr Kiranjeet Kaur, Director, Research and Medical Education, Punjab and Principal Medical College, Patiala, spoke on the last day of cancer awareness camp held in the OPD of Rajindra Hospital.

Home guards’ dharna on November 24
Abohar, November 12
The Border Wing Home Guards Welfare Association has decided to hold demonstration and sit in dharna at the office of the District Commandant at Ferozepore on November 24.

Vigilance awareness week observed
Patiala, November 12
Vigilance awareness week was observed by Punjab and Sind Bank at its branches offices of Patiala zone — comprising Fatehgarh Sahib, Patiala and Sangrur districts — from November 7 to 11.

Another animal dies
Kharar, November 12
Another head of cattle died at Badanpur village near here today. This is the fourth such death in the village in the past few days.


High Court
Kidney removal case: plea of 3 docs dismissed
Chandigarh, November 12
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has dismissed a petition filed by three doctors challenging orders summoning them to stand trial in a case registered in Amritsar in 2002 on the complaint of a youngster alleging kidnapping and removal of his kidney.


DAP shortage hits farmers
Gurdaspur, November 12
Farmers in the district are finding it hard to get Dianmoxium Phosphate from government agencies.

No DAP shortage, says Markfed
Chandigarh, November 12
Mr S.S. Channy, Managing Director of Markfed, said today that there was no shortage of DAP fertiliser in the cooperative sector.

Hike in cane price welcomed
Chandigarh, November 12
The BKU and other organisations have welcomed the record increase in the price of sugarcane announced by the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

Levy rice: FCI for 4 per cent damaged grain
Chandigarh, November 12
The Food Corporation of India has recommended that rice millers in Punjab should be allowed to include 4 per cent of damaged grain while milling rice for levy.


PSEB workshop concludes
Patiala, November 12
Representatives of international organisations put their heads together to evolve strategies to reduce the transmission and distribution losses being suffered by the Punjab State Electricity Board.


Police torture case: 26 SIs, ASIs shifted
Abohar, November 12
Twentysix Sub-Inspectors and Assistant Sub-Inspectors were reshuffled last night in a major damage-control exercise.

Abducted girl recovered; two held
Barnala, November 12
The Tapa police succeeded in recovering abducted Ramandeep Kaur, a teenaged girl of Dhoorkot village, about 20 km from here .She was recovered from Hanumangarh in Rajasthan on November10,2005. She was led astray from her village by Sukhpal Singh on November 8, 2005.

Student dies in road mishap
Pathankot, November 12
Navdeep Singh was killed while Gurpreet Singh, both students of Sai Engineering College, Badhani, here was seriously injured in a road accident which took place last night near Mamun when they were going to Badhani by scooter.


Punjabi Tribune holds creative talent contest
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 12
An inter-school awakening of creative talent competition among students was organised by Punjabi Tribune at Mata Gujri Senior Secondary School Fatehgarh Sahib today. Mr Sham Singh, News Editor, presided over the function, whereas Dr Harbans Lal, Chief Parliamentary Secretary was the guest of honour. More than 150 students from various schools of the district participated.

Kavi darbar at Pbi varsity
Patiala, November 12
The Punjabi Department of Punjabi University was organise “Panj-Aab Kavi Darbar” on November 17 and 18 in which 12 poets from Pakistan and 10 from India will take part.

Students block traffic
Abohar, November 12
Members of the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarathi Parishad today staged a dharna and blocked the traffic for half an hour outside the DAV campus on the Hanumangarh Road. Office-bearers of the Bhartiya Kisan Union also joined them.


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