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Punjab's economic growth less than 3 pc: Kanwaljit
Captain Kanwaljit SinghChandigarh, November 25
The former Punjab Finance Minister, Captain Kanwaljit Singh, today stated that every person in Punjab had a debt of Rs 13029 on his head, the highest in any state of the country. "In its present state of financial crises, Punjab would require an investment of at least Rs 5000 crore every year for the next 10 years to achieve a growth rate of 8 per cent annually," he said.

‘Family, relatives forced me to accuse father of rape’
Balachaur (Nawanshahr) , November 25
Seema, who went back on her complaint of rape against her father in the Supreme Court yesterday, blamed her family and relatives for forcing her into it.

Amarinder to gift Rolex watches to Elahi
Chandigarh, November 25
The delegation led by the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to Pakistan will carry watches and mobile phones as gifts for Chaudhary Pervez Elahi, Chief Minister of Pakistan Punjab, and his team of functionaries there.

Team leaves for Pak to bring gifted horse
Amritsar, November 25
A three-member team of the Punjab Government headed by Mr Dhanvir Singh, Secretary, Animal Husbandry, crossed over to Pakistan through the Wagah joint checkpost here today to bring the gift given by Pakistani Punjab’s Chief Minister, Chowdhury Pervez Elahi, to Capt Amarinder Singh. The team is expected to return on November 28.

Fatehgarh Sahib


  Dying art form puppetry finds acceptance
Amritsar, November 25
Puppetry an ancient vibrant art form, that packed entertainment with political satire and involved a whole gamut of portrayals, found ready acceptance among the youth here today. The two-day workshop that concluded as part of the Heritage Festival here was able to create interest.


Efforts to float new Akali Dal fizzle out
Amritsar, November 25
Efforts to float yet another Shiromani Akali Dal by roping in senior Akali leaders today fizzled out when a former Akali minister, Mr Manjit Singh Calcutta, and Bibi Kiranjot Kaur, both SGPC members, dissociated themselves from the six-member panel, announced by Mr Jaswant Singh Mann, president All India Shiromani Akali Dal at a seminar, organised by the World Sikh Foundation, to commemorate the death anniversary of Master Tara Singh here.


Bailey bridge opened
Tibri (Gurdaspur), November 25
Traffic has become normal on the Mukerain-Gurdaspur road after more than six months. The Indian army has constructed Bailey bridge across the Upper Bari Doab Canal in three days after the PWD transferred material for the purpose to the army.

Rail coach catches fire, passengers safe
Ludhiana, November 25
A coach of the Nanded Saheb-Amritsar train caught fire under mysterious circumstances at Ludhiana Railway station this evening. A part of the coach was reserved for women while the rest was being used as a luggage compartment.

New cash-deposit scheme for property registration
Chandigarh, November 25
The Punjab Government has decided to introduce a cash-deposit scheme for the registration of property, replacing the existing stamp-paper system.

DC urged to stop gurdwara demarcation
Amritsar, November 25
Mr Ragubir Singh, secretary, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbabhak Committee, today urged the Deputy Commissioner, with copies to the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, and other authorities concerned to stop alleged illegal demarcation of the properties of Gurdwara Gurusar Satlani here.

Bibi’s pictures removed from SGPC office
Amritsar, November 25
The pictures of Bibi Jagir Kaur were immediately removed from the offices of high officials of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee after her unceremonious ouster.


High Court
Life term of constable upheld
Chandigarh, November 25
A Division Bench comprising Mr Justice Mehtab Singh Gill and Mr Justice Pritam Pal has upheld the life imprisonment awarded to a Punjab Police constable for having murdered a man with his service weapon.


Govt fails to recover embezzled amount
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 25
The Rural Development Department has failed to recover the embezzled amount from the Sarpanches, who had been indicted in inquiry reports into embezzlement of government grants to the tune of lakhs of rupees in the district.


GND varsity celebrates foundation day
Amritsar, November 25
Historian Barun De, Vice-President of the Asiatic Society, Kolkata, who presided over the 36th foundation day celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev University, said here yesterday the first Sikh Guru endeavoured to bring Hindus and Muslims closer across the Indian subcontinent.

Unemployed ETT teachers to protest at Lambi rally
Bathinda, November 25
Jobless ETT teachers have decided to stage a protest and disrupt the address of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh during the ruling party’s much-hyped rally in Lambi on December 11.

School staff dharna continues
Chandigarh, November 25
The dharna by Punjab State Aided School Teachers and Other Employees Union entered its seventh day here today.

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