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Governor for umbrella body for all

Chandigarh, November 30
The Punjab Governor, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), today called for the setting up of an umbrella body for all ranks of ex-servicemen that would act as a common platform for the welfare of the ex-servicemen and their families.

SGPC accepts existence of PSGPC
Amritsar, November 30
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee today accepted existence of the six and half-year-old Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee.

News Analysis
Sena developments lesson for SAD
Ludhiana, November 30
Developments in the Shiv Sena are obviously of little consequence to Punjab. But for the Shiromani Akali Dal, led by Mr Parkash Singh Badal, these should serve as a lesson. Mr Badal may find himself in similar circumstances in the near future as Mr Bal Thackerey is right now, when the battle for succession begins within his own party.

Badal ups the ante on Jagjit Singh issue
Kharar, November 30
Mr Parkash Singh Badal, president of the Shiromani Akali Dal, said here today that his party would take up the issue of alleged corruption, raised by the Kharar MLA, against Ch Jagit Singh, Punjab’s Minister for Local Government, in the Vidhan Sabha.

Bir Devinder says ball in Dullo’s court
Mohali, November 30
“I have not levelled allegations of corruption against Ch Jagjit Singh, Minister for Local Government, Punjab. Whatever I have said, was Hakikat.”

Fatehgarh Sahib


  Political scene hots up in Malwa
Cong to begin poll campaign from Lambi
Bathinda, November 30
With Assembly elections just a year away the Congress and SAD have started flexing their muscles in Malwa region. Both parties are set to hit the campaign trail in the coming two weeks.

Cong infighting leaves cooperative bodies without office-bearers
Gurdaspur, November 30
Face-off between leaders of ruling party here has been keeping many cooperative bodies in the district without office-bearers. It has been affecting working of the bodies as bureaucrats are controlling these and not elected members.

Inside Babudom
Three officers in race for Chief Secretary’s post

Chandigarh, November 30
Who will succeed, Mr Jai Singh Gill, as Chief Secretary of Punjab. This issue has become a hot topic of discussion among babus, politicians and others concerned in the state.

DC sanctions Rs 21,000 for 70-year-old’s grandchildren
Bathinda, November 30
Even at the age of over 70 Hari Singh of Balhar Mehma village has been forced to work as daily wage worker to rear his three grandchildren, who were left behind by their mother following a love affair. A Lok Suvidha camp at Goniana Mandi brought reprieve for him in the form of financial aid and facility of school uniform and books.

Hari Singh (70) with his grandchildren at a Lok Suvidha camp in Goniana Mandi, near Bathinda, on Wednesday. — Photo by Kulbir Beera

Hari Singh (70) with his grandchildren at a Lok Suvidha camp in Goniana Mandi, near Bathinda, on Wednesday.


Punjabi singer Gursewak Mann at the CII awareness session on HIV/AIDS in Chandigarh on Wednesday.Jalandhar, Amritsar to have ART centres
Chandigarh, November 30
With a view to strengthening partnerships for safer tomorrow, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Northern Region, in association with doctors, policy makers and representatives from State AIDS Control Society, Haryana, today made various solution-seeking deliberations on the issue. Present on the occasion was Mr D.S. Guru, Secretary Health, Government of Punjab, who said various measures had been initiated by the state government to address the problem which was no longer merely a health issue but had socio-economic ramifications as well.

Punjabi singer Gursewak Mann at the CII awareness session on HIV/AIDS in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

3 black bucks killed in sanctuary
Abohar, November 30
Three black bucks have been killed in the wildlife sanctuary here, official sources confirmed this evening. According to reports, Raj Kanwal Suthar, a mason, found a skinless carcass of a black buck in a room as he finished his work at the farmhouse of Kaka Singh near Himmatpura village today.

Sambar rescued
Gurdaspur, November 30
Former wildlife warden member of the state Staff Selection Board Kamal Bakshi yesterday rescued a sambar from getting killed at the hands of stray dogs and villagers. Mr Bakshi said the sambar strayed into Malumua village near the Indo-Pak border.

Army aspirants duped of lakhs
Bathinda, November 30
Even as cheating of aspirants in recruitment of teachers and employees in other sectors was common, a gang of swindlers had duped a number of unsuspecting youths of lakhs of rupees promising them a job in the Army.

Bungling of MC funds alleged
Abohar, November 30
At a meeting of the Municipal Council here today, a senior councillor Vimal Thathai, of the ruling Congress party, lambasted officials allegedly for conspiring to siphon off funds. Mr Thathai, speaking on the very first resolution, wondered the council had not been able to arrange funds for the fire engines donated by the Punjab State Mandi Board two decades back.

Khalra panel cries foul
Tarn Taran, November 30
The Khalra Mission Committee and the Punjab Human Rights Organisation in a press statement issued here today alleged that the policemen convicted in the Jaswant Singh Khalra murder case were moving freely.

Dhindsa for probe into Sikhs’ killing
Chandigarh, November 30
Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, MP and general secretary of the Shiromani Akali Dal, today urged the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Mrs Vasundhra Raje, to order an inquiry into the brutal killing of three Sikhs in Moosa Khera village in Alwar district on November 24.

AIDS workshop
Bathinda, November 30
A workshop on HIV/AIDS was organised at Swami Vivekananda Girls College, Bathinda, on Wednesday. Principal Raj Gupta sensitised the students about the transmission of HIV, its symptoms, testing and counselling.

Communal Carnival in Patiala. 
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Court awards higher relief for farmers
Bathinda, November 30
Following the claim of some farmers whose land was acquired for Guru Gobind Singh Refinery, the Additional Sessions Judge, Mr Raj Shekhar Atri, has termed their land as irrigated in his verdict, paving the way for payment of another Rs 75,000 per acre to them.


Male child aborted after wrong test
Amritsar, November 30
A couple here, due to wrong detection of the sex of foetus lost male child whose sex could be known after illegal abortion only.


Jagnoor declared best debater in inter-varsity contest
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 30
Jagnoor Singh, a fifth semester student of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College (BBSBEC), Fatehgarh Sahib, was declared best debater at the National Inter-University Debate Competition organised by the Indian Association of Parliamentarian on Population and Development (IAPPD) at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi recently.

Banda Bahadur college gets ISTE award
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 30
The Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) Best Chapter Award 2005 has been awarded to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee-run Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib.

2 students hurt in lathi charge
Sangrur, November 30
Two students were injured when police yesterday reportedly resorted to a lathi charge on the students, who were blocking Sunam-Mansa main road at Cheema village, near Sunam, as part of a traffic jam call by seven student organisations.


BSNL cuts call rates
Chandigarh, November 30
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has announced significant reduction in the call rates of its prepaid cellular services “Excel” in Punjab Circle with effect from today. Besides the reduced call rates, BSNL is also introducing a new recharge coupon of five-year validity for its prepaid customers.


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