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Punjab Police to help indicted officials: DGP
Daburji (Amritsar), November 22
The Punjab Police has decided in principal to come to the rescue of its officials , indicted by the CBI court in connection with the disappearance and cold-blooded killing of Human Rights Activist Jaswant Singh Khalra.

PM’s help to be sought to speed up projects
Chandigarh, November 22
The Punjab Government will seek the intervention of the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, for expediting the implementation of some important projects.

Sidhu gives sleepless nights to Cong leaders in Majha
Chandigarh, November 22
Cricketer-turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu has virtually shaken Congress politicians of the Majha belt by making the special economic zone, which was to be set up in Amritsar, a big political issue.

Singla bowls political bouncer to Navjot Sidhu
Mohali, November 22
The Punjab Finance Minister, Mr Surinder Singla, today flayed adverse remarks made by Member of Parliament from Amritsar, Mr Navjot Singh Sidhu, regarding granting of a special economic zone for the city.

Bir Devinder seeks CBI probe into cash bungling
Kharar, November 22
The Kharar MLA, Mr Bir Devinder Singh, today demanded a CBI probe into his allegation of bungling in the construction of the Municipal Bhavan that was recently inaugurated in the township.

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Expel Bir Devinder: ministers, MLAs
Amritsar, November 22
As many as five MLAs and other congress leaders here today demanded expulsion of Mr Bir Devinder Singh from the party for his alleged unprovoked utterances against his colleague.

Dullo warns Bir Devinder against going to media
Gurdaspur, November 22
PPCC president Shamsher Singh Dullo today warned Congress MLA from Kharar Bir Devinder Singh against going to media with statements against state Congress leaders.


Vote freely in SGPC elections, says Boran
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 22
SAD(A) has urged all members of the SGPC to cast their vote for the post of SGPC as per their conscience. The official spokesman for the party, Jathedar Surinder Singh Boran, in a press release here today said that it was unfortunate that all members of SGPC belonging to SAD(B) had given the right to Mr Badal to choose the candidate for the post of presidentship.


SAD to stay away from ‘procession’ to Nankana Sahib
Amritsar, November 22
Shiromani Akali Dal supremo Parkash Singh Badal today announced that his faction and the SGPC would stay away from the “palki” (palanquin) procession, proposed to be taken from New Delhi to Nankana Sahib.

‘Alteration’ of ardas to be discussed today
Amritsar, November 22
The issue of deleting the words, praying ‘easy access to gurdwaras of Pakistan from the daily prayer of Patna Sahib at the behest of Jathedar Iqbal Singh would be discussed in the meeting of Sikh clergy, scheduled to be held here tomorrow.

Work allocation of 5 officers changed
Chandigarh, November 22
The Punjab Government today changed the work allocation of five IAS officers. Mr K.K. Bhatnagar, Principal Secretary, Technical Education, will relinquish the additional charge of Industrial Training.

Jalandhar DD wins acclaim
Jalandhar, November 22
Jalandhar Doordarshan has bagged as many as four national level awards, including the annual national-level Prasar Bharti-instituted best TV show Award for the third time in a row.

PSEB employees observe strike
Hoshiarpur, November 22
Employees of the Punjab Electricity Board observed strike in Hoshiarpur circle today to oppose the Power Act, 2003 and to protest against the non-implementation of their already accepted demands by the board’s authorities.


Proceedings before human rights panel stayed
Chandigarh, November 22
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today stayed further proceedings before the Punjab State Human Rights Commission in a complaint case pending before one of its controversial members, Mr B.C. Rajput.

Case filed against Bibi
Amritsar, November 22
A case was filed against Bibi Jagir Kaur, President, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, and three office-bearers of the management committee of Gurdwara Guru Sahib Padshahi Chhemi (sixth guru), popularly known as Gurdwara Bohali Sahib, situated at Nadala tehsil, Kapurthala, in the Sikh Gurdwara Judicial Commission by a member of the local committee.


Govt flayed for ‘anti-farmer’ policies
Abohar, November 22
The two factions of the Bhartiya Kisan Union are now vying to muster support from the farmers of this rich cotton belt. The BKU (Lakhowal) today resolved to extend the dharna at the new grain market here by inviting activists from other districts to join the agitation on rotation basis.


Man held with 2.25 kg charas
Pathankot November 22
The Pathankot police has arrested Roshan Lal and recovered 2.25 kg charas from him. In a press note issued here yesterday, the police said Roshan Lal was arrested near Chaki bridge on a tip off. He had absconded since the arrest of his two accomplices.

Purse snatched
Kharar, November 22
A purse containing Rs 45,000 was snatched from a woman by a youth here today. According to information available, Mrs Krishna Sharma had withdrawn the amount from the Union Bank located on the Landran road.


Pharmacy students allege favouritism
Patiala, November 22
Students on the waiting list for admission to the Masters in Pharmacy course at Punjabi University, Patiala, have complained of favouritism by the department.

Reprieve for medicos as exam centre changed
Vallah (Amritsar), November 22
Coming to the rescue of students of Sri Guru Ram Das College of Medical Sciences and Research, the Vice-Chancellor, Baba Farid University of Medical Sciences, Faridkot, today changed the examination centre of the students from the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee run college to Government Medical College.


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