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Punjab youth to get jobs, Dalits plots
Chandigarh, November 13
With elections in the state about a year away, the Punjab Government is set to appease a large chunk of voters with sops like jobs for youth, reservations for Dalits in the allotment of residential and industrials plots and permits to operate buses.

Badal asks workers to end factionalism
Badrukhan (Sangrur), November 13
At a function on the occasion of the 230th birth anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh at Badrukhan village, birthplace of the Maharaja, some senior leaders of the SAD, including Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, secretary-general of the SAD, today projected Mr Parkash Singh Badal as the next Chief Minister of the state.

Plane hijacker to seek reinstatement by SGPC
Gurbaksh Singh Bathinda, November 13
Known for hijacking a plane without any weapon in 1982, Gurbaksh Singh (70) yesterday announced his plan to peddle his way to Amritsar to seek his reinstatement by the SGPC, which threw him out of job seven years back.            
Gurbaksh Singh

Another Pak intruder shot
Gurdaspur, November 13
The Border Security Force killed another Pakistani intruder on the border in early hours today. The DIG, BSF, Mr V.K. Sharma, told The Tribune that a BSF patrolling party spotted an intruder near the Saharon border outpost this morning.

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  CBI website still lists Abu Salem as wanted man
Jalandhar, November 13
The CBI is in the news for having succeeded in getting dreaded gangster Abu Salem extradited back to India from Portugal but the CBI website still wants him. He is still listed on the red notices list on the CBI website.


SAD asks CM to explain links with Arvind
Chandigarh, November 13
Reacting to reports in a section of the media, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leaders today asked the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to come clean on his links with the Congress legislator, Mr Arvind Khanna.

Kanuwan panchayat joins Congress
Kanuwan (Gurdaspur), November 13
In a major setback to the SAD/BJP, the entire panchayat of Kanuwan has joined the Congress. All 11 BJP and SAD members of the panchayat, including the sarpanch, Ms Anita Thakur, joined the Congress in the presence of the Minister for PWD, Punjab, Mr Pratap Singh Bajwa.

Dalit leader joins SAD
Jalandhar, November 13
Mr Avinash Chander, a senior dalit leader and a former BSP leader, joined the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) in presence of SAD leader Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal here on Saturday.


Four-laning of NH1 from April 2006
Amritsar, November 13
The government has finally woken up to the grim reality of the accident-prone Amritsar-Jalandhar road by announcing to four-lane of National Highway No. 1, which had been hanging fire for the past six years.

Eunuchs get married at unique sammelan
Ropar, November 13
Their appearance and action are a reflection of uniqueness. Dressed in loose blouses and saris, these eunuchs have a desire to be part of society and live like others. This is reflected in the all-India “kinnar” (eunuch) sammelan that began here.

Hindu jatha may cut short Katasraj visit
Amritsar, November 13
The Hindu jatha that was scheduled to head for Katasraj in Pakistan from Lahore today could not make it to holy Shiv shrine, 250 km from Lahore, due to lack of the necessary arrangements, including transport, allegedly by the Evacuee Trust Board of Pakistan (ETPB).


Kisan Manch backs PSEB staff protest
Bathinda, November 13
The Sanjha Kisan Manch, a joint forum of the state’s farmer bodies, has decided that it would support the strike of Punjab State Electricity Board employees against the privatisation of the board.


Asst Prof’s biodata in US journal
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 13
The International Journal of Thermal Spray Technology published by ASM International, USA, has published the biodata of Dr Harpreet Singh, Assistant Professor of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College (BBSBEC), for his research work in the development of high temperature corrosion resistant materials. The college Principal, Dr D.S. Hira, told mediapersons that it was a significant achievement for the college.

Ashoka school function
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 13
The annual prize distribution function was organised by Ashoka Senior Secondary School, Sirhind. Dr Harbans Lal, Chief Parliamentary Secretary, was the chief guest.

Ropar school wins bhangra contest
Mohali, November 13
The team from Mata Sahib Kaur Talwandi Sabo (Bathinda) won the gidha competition while students of Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Ropar, won the bhangra competition on the third of the state-level inter-school academic competitions organised by the Punjab School Education Board here today. Students of Class IX to Class XII participated in the day’s events, the results of which are as follows:

Parents of students meet Badal
Amritsar, November 13
Parents of students studying in the SGPC-run Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research have given a representation to Mr Parkash Singh Badal, SAD chief, with copies to the trustees, apprising them of difficulties being faced by the students.

Seminar in memory of Shah Mohammad
Amritsar, November 13
Even as the historians are unanimous over the findings that legendry Punjabi poet Shah Mohammad belonged to Wadala Veeram village (Amritsar), but they have failed to confirm his date of birth even after 150 years of the world-famous ‘Jangnama’ (Battle of Punjab), written after the death of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

Education society’s plea turned down
Nangal, November 13
The Punjab Education Department has declined the request of the education society running Caption Amol Kalia (CAK) Fertilizer Model Senior Secondary School, NFL, Nangal, to issue a no objection certificate for affiliation with CBSE.


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