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Diary of killed Pak intruder baffles police
Gurdaspur November 24
A diary seized from a Pakistani intruder who was shot dead near the Nangli border outpost, near the Dera Baba Nanak area, recently has put the security agencies on high alert.

News Analysis
Badal’s masterstroke to win over Khatris

Chandigarh, November 24
One of the few decisions of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) to draw applause from its critics besides other Akali Dals has been the reposing of confidence in Mr Avtar Singh Makkar, a nominee of the Khatri-Arora community, as the new chief of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC).

Revamp of SGPC Makkar’s top priority
Amritsar, November 24
Clean administration with revamping of the SGPC, ‘Dharam Parchar’ (spreading of faith) in the most befitting manner, and observing of 400th martyrdom of Guru Arjun Dev quadri-centennial of ‘Miri-Piri’, tercentenary of the completion of Guru Granth Sahib which falls next year, campaign against ‘Guru-dom’ (living gurus) are top priorities, of Mr Avtar Singh Makkar, president of the Mini-Parliament of the Sikhs.

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INTUC to hold dharna
Chandigarh, November 24
Upset over the indifferent attitude of the Congress government towards their demands in Punjab, government employees associated with the pro-Congress Indian National Trade Union Congress ( INTUC) will stage a dharna-cum-demonstration against the government here on December 20, the day the winter session of the Assembly begins.

Protest against 85th Amendment
Hoshiarpur, November 24
Scores of employees and students belonging to general category from different colleges in the district today protested against the Punjab Government’s move for implementing the 85th Constitution Amendment.


Kanishka Probe
Disappointment over latest report

Chandigarh, November 24
The recommendation of the Bob Rae Committee for a “focussed inquiry” into the 1985 Kanishka bombing has anguished victims of the biggest-ever air disaster as they described the recommendation to be “disgusting” as nowhere did it suggest identification and punishment to the guilty.

Security alert for VVIPs
Chandigarh , November 24
In view of the incident of firing in Hoshiarpur district last night, the Punjab Police today sounded an alert for all its VVIPs.

Demand to roll back hike in water, power rates
Amritsar, November 24
Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, must implement the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) plan on a priority basis, and National Social Service Organisation head Surinder Arjun here yesterday.

Good Samaritans honoured
Muktsar, November 24
The District Road Safety Council today felicitated those who helped and saved lives of accident victims.

Sonal Mansingh portrays emotions of waiting
Amritsar November 24
The majestic ramparts of Khalsa College pulsated with “Intezaar”, a relatively new repertoire of narrative theme embodying six different tales of “waiting” down the ages by first woman recipient of Padam Vibhushan Sonal Mansingh, accompanied by music of “laangas” of western Rajasthan held here this evening as part of Heritage Festival.

Mann to move court against Kikar resort
Chandigarh, November 24
The President of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, said today that the‘‘ Kikar health resort’’ which was inaugurated by Punjab Chief Minister, Amarinder Singh, early this week, had been built up near Nurpur Bedi( Ropar) by violating the various provisions of the Acts related to the protection of forests in the state.


Hoshiarpur killings: terrorists’ hand not ruled out
Hoshiarpur, November 24
The Dholbaha killing in which two masked youth gunned down four persons and left one critically injured at a liquor shop at Adda Tahli , about 25 km from here, by showering indiscriminate bullets from an AK 47 rifle late last night, has stunned the Punjab police.

Man arrested for killing wife
Bathinda, November 24
The police today claimed to have cracked a murder case dating back to October last year and arrested three persons, including the husband of the deceased, in this connection.

Shahkot SHO held for graft
Chandigarh, November 24
In a raid, the Punjab Vigilance Bureau yesterday arrested Jaswinder Singh, SHO of Shahkot police station, while allegedly accepting bribe of Rs 40,000 in a passport related case. The raid was conducted by the DSP, Mr Zora Singh Brar, and the SHO was arrested from his house, said of Mr M.S. Chinna, SP, Vigilance, Flying Squad-I.

One killed, 3 hurt in mishaps
Bathinda, November 24
A man was killed and three were injured in two separate road mishaps here yesterday.

2 hurt in road mishap
Kharar, November 24
Two persons were injured in an accident near Mundi Kharar today.

One held for kidnapping minor girl
Ropar, November 24
A 25-year-old city youth was arrested today in a case of kidnapping of a minor girl. Ashok Kumar was arrested while he was making an attempt to elope with the girl from the local bus stand in this afternoon.


DAV, Arya mahila colleges lift folklore trophy
Amritsar, November 24
B.B.K. DAV College, Amritsar, and Shanti Devi Arya Mahila College, Dinanagar, jointly bagged the Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) Folklore Competition Trophy here today. Kamla Nehru College, Phagwara stood runners up while DAV College of Education, Amritsar come third.

Website of Punjabi launched
Patiala, November 24
Ms Preneet Kaur, MP, launched the website for online teaching of Punjabi at a function organised on the Punjabi University campus here yesterday.


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