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Fissures in Cong to fore during Dullo’s visit
Pathankot, November 21
Fissures in the local Congress came to the fore once again during the visit of the PPCC president, Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, here today.

Malwa tops Cong list for poll campaign: Dullo

Bir Devinder fears threat to life
Patiala, November 21
In a significant development, Congress MLA Bir Devinder Singh while categorically stating that he had been apprehending danger to his life from the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, said he would meet the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, and the AICC chief, Ms Sonia Gandhi, in this connection shortly.

12,000 schoolteachers to be recruited
Chandigarh, November 21
The Punjab Government today announced its decision to recruit 12,000 teachers in the state out of which 10,000 would be recruited for primary and 2,000 for upper primary schools.

73 SGPC members are under-matric: book
Amritsar, November 21
The first ‘who’s who’ of the SGPC members, published on expensive glazed paper on the eve of annual election of the Shiromani Committee revealed that 73 members were not even matriculate.

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Parents stage dharna in front of SGPC-run medical college
Vallah (Amritsar), November 21
Anguished parents of 36 students of the second professional under the PMT and the Sikh Minority quota in the SGPC-run Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Sciences today sat on a peaceful dharna as the authorities failed to issue roll numbers to their wards. The examination will commence tomorrow afternoon.

SGPC chief: Badal consults PAC
Chandigarh, November 21
The President of the Shiromani Akali Dal, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, here today held consultations on a one-to-one basis with members of the Political Affairs Committee of the party with regard to the election of the President of the SGPC for the next one year.

Patiala lad is Mr Singh International
Amritsar, November 21
Harpreet Singh from Patiala was crowned Mr Singh International at a contest held late last night at the backdrop of majestic Khalsa College building here. He was selected from the 44 finalists, who were shortlisted after the zonal contests held in Pune, Karnal, Kanpur, Jamshedpur, Bhopal, Jammu, Chandigarh, Malaysia, London and New York. The Akaal Purkh ki Fauj organised the dazzling programme in which participants glided on the ramp and showcased their mantle.
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Harpreet Singh (centre) who was crowned as Mr Singh International with runners-up Inderdeep Singh (right) and Inderjit Singh (left) during the Mr Singh International pageant held in Amritsar on November 20. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma

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Harpreet Singh (centre) who was crowned as Mr Singh International with runners-up Inderdeep Singh (right) and Inderjit Singh (left) during the Mr Singh International pageant held in Amritsar on November 20.


Forward Bloc office-bearers
Ropar, November 21
The state unit of the All-India Forward Bloc decided to launch a protest against contract farming and the proposed dismantling of the PSEB into different companies in a resolution passed here today. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Mr Subrat Bose, an MP, said Mr V.P. Saini, general secretary, All-India Forward Bloc.


Baba Chicago to file defamation case
Denies charge of being with a woman
Amritsar, November 21
Baba Daljit Singh Chicago is contemplating to file defamation cases against all those tabloids and newspapers, which had published news that he was caught from a motel in the USA with a woman.

Ramoowalia highlights travel agents’ loot
Jalandhar November 21
A huge amount of more than Rs 1500 crore has been “looted” from nearly 50,000 gullible families of Punjab by unscrupulous travel agents on the pretext of sending job seekers abroad, primarily because of the failure of the Punjab Government to check them.

SAD, Cong encouraging corruption: Ramoowalia
Faridkot, November 21
The All-India Lok Bhalai Party will contest the next Assembly polls in Punjab to developing on the issues of socio-economic and political system which had lost grounds badly in the recent past in the state.

Mann attributes youths’ arrest to his PIL against DGP
Bathinda, November 21
Flaying the arrests of Punjabi youths in the state, SAD (Amritsar) president Simranjit Singh Mann today alleged that all this was being done, as he had filed a PIL in the Supreme Court against the appointment of Punjab DGP S.S. Virk.

PEDA to install 700 solar tubewells by March 31
Sangrur, November 21
The Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) will install 700 solar tubewells by March 31 in the state, of which about 150 solar tubewells will be installed by the end of December.

BJP-SAD rally for SEZ
Amritsar, November 21
The BJP-SAD combine today held a rally over the issue of Special Economic Zone (SEZ).

Travails of Hindu pilgrims to Pak
Ropar, November 21
Even after the easing of tension between India and Pakistan, pilgrims visiting Hindu temples in Pakistan continue to have a hard time.

Jor Mela arrangements reviewed
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 21
Mrs Jaspreet Talwar, Deputy Commissioner, today held the meeting of all officers of the district administration at Bachat Bhavan to make necessary arrangements for the smooth conduct of annual Saheedi Jor Mela starting from December 24 at Fatehgarh Sahib.

Punjabi Tribune holds milan samaroh
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 21
Punjabi Tribune today organised “Punjabi Tribune reader’s milan samaroh” at Bachat Bhavan today. Mr Shingara Singh Bhullar, Editor, Punjabi Tribune and Mr Sham Singh, News Editor presided over the function.

Anganwari workers’ demand accepted
Chandigarh, November 21
Conceding a major demand of anganwari workers, who had been sitting in dharna here for the past two months, the Punjab Government today said that no nursery school would be opened where balbaris (creches) were being run by anganwari workers.

AMIE engineers prefer old rules of promotion
Gurdaspur, November 21
The AMIE Engineers Association demanded promotions as per the old rules. In a press release issued here today, the general secretary of the association, Mr Surinder Singh Kler, said that as per the old rules of the Irrigation Department only the degree-holder engineers were to be promoted to the post of subdivisional officer. There were about 50 qualified AMIE engineers in the Irrigation Department against 100 vacant posts of SDO.

Rs 10,000 for each health sub-centre
Chandigarh, November 21
As part of its health mission, the Punjab Government has distributed Rs 10,000 to each health sub-centre in the state. This amount has been deposited in the joint account of the village Sarpanch and the Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) to meet petty expenses of the sub-centre.

CPM dharna against govt policies
Kharar, November 21
A dharna was staged by the state unit of the CPM outside the office of the SDM here today against the wrong policies of the government.

Newsman, daughters hurt in mishap
Kharar, November 21
The local bureau chief of a daily vernacular newspaper and his two daughters were injured in an accident here today.


Pardon to cops: HC summons records
Chandigarh, November 21
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today summoned the entire records pertaining to the grant of pardon by the Punjab Government to two police officials convicted of abducting and murdering two persons.


Moga to have new SSP
Chandigarh, November 21
Mr Pavan Kumar Rai will be the new SSP, Moga, replacing Ms V. Neerja, who has been shifted as SP, Special Staff Crime. Orders to this effect were issued here today.


Truck union clash: police foils rally
Sangrur, November 21
The police today foiled holding of a rally in the DC office complex here against alleged police “failure” to arrest seven persons, booked by the Lehragaga police for killing two persons.

Man with fake visa held
Rajasansi (Amritsar), November 21
The ground staff of Air-India yesterday nabbed Jagdip Singh (22), a resident of Bhalath, Kapurthala, while trying to sneak out of the country on a fake Canadian visa.


TIET organises entrepreneurship camp
Patiala, November 21
A one day entrepreneurship awareness camp was organised by the Science and Technology Entrepreneurs Park in collaboration with the School of Management and Social Sciences at the Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology here on Saturday.

Jalandhar college lifts festival trophy
Amritsar, November 21
The APJ College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar, lifted the Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) overall championship trophy in the inter-zonal final youth festival concluded here today. Principal Suchreta Sharma of the college received the trophy.

Army School bags trophy
Abohar, November 21
The local Army School bagged the 10 Corps Zone Inter Army school cultural competition trophy during cultural competitions which concluded today. Eleven Army schools took part in the cultural competition.

New move to run colleges criticised
Amritsar, November 21
The Punjab State Medical and Dental Teachers Association, here today criticised the move of the state government to grant academic, administrative and financial autonomy to medical, dental and ayurvedic colleges.

PCCTU to hold dharna on Dec 7
Barnala, November 21
The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union, a representative body of college teachers serving in government aided but privately managed colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh, has decided to intensify its struggle by staging a dharna at Matka Chowk at Chandigarh on December 7.


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