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No investment in central pool power project for 20 yrs
Chandigarh, December 1
The Union Government has not invested a single penny to set up any power project in the Central pool in the past 20 years in Punjab. This has been admitted by the Union Power Minister, Mr P.M. Sayeed, while replying to a question in the Rajya Sabha.

Pakistan MP not allowed to go near border
Dera Baba Nanak (Gurdaspur), December 1
The security agencies today did not allow Pakistan MP Ms Riffat Kahlon to visit the border outpost to see the Kartar Sahib gurdwara from the Indo-Pakistan border.

Horse gifted to CM set to enter India
Jalandhar, December 1
Surpassing all legal wrangles, “Sunny”, the horse gifted by Mr Pravez Elahi, Chief Minister of Punjab Province (Pakistan) to his Indian counterpart, Captain Amarinder Singh, is all set to march into India shortly as the Prime  Minister’s Office (PMO) has finally accorded  one-time nod.

Pak minister gets warm welcome in ancestral village
Gurdaspur, December 1
It was emotional home-coming for Mr Zahirudin, PWD minister in Pakistani Punjab. He was greeted with flowers by residents of his ancestral village Dhamrai in Dinanagar area of the district.

PSEB gets Rs 147 cr in excess in name of Dalits
Chandigarh, December 1
An inflated money claim made by the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) from the state government in lieu of providing free power up to 50 units to Dalits during the past four years has put the board in the dock.




“Mischievous” elements blamed for temple controversy"
Bathinda, December 1
Conveying a stern warning to “mischievous elements” trying to disturb peace in the aftermath of a temple row in Housefed Colony, all major political parties today expressed their resolve to maintain communal harmony in the area at a peace panel meeting held here.


50 families of Nihang Sikhs join Congress

Amritsar, December 1

The Congress got a shot in the arm when about 50 families of Nihang Sikhs belonging to Sur Singh Wala, Baler and Bainka villages in the Patti constituency joined the party at a special function organised here today.

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh along with Nihang Sikhs who joined the Congress in Amritsar on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Rajiv Sharma

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh along with Nihang Sikhs who joined the Congress in Amritsar on Thursday.

AIDS, TB interlinked, says specialist
Sangrur, December 1
A seminar on “AIDS, TB and drug abuse — Importance of public awareness”, organised at the government senior secondary school at Sheron village near Sunam yesterday ended with students and teachers of the school taking pledge to fight AIDS, TB and drug abuse by creating awareness among masses.

Morinda-Chd rail track ready
Phillaur December 1
The construction of 27-km-long rail line between Morinda and Chandigarh has been completed and the train service is likely to be introduced in January, 2006.

Regulatory exemptions granted to residential projects
Mohali, December 1
The empowered committee of the Punjab Government has granted regulatory exemptions to various mega residential projects in the state cleared by the committee some days ago.

Punjab Govt flayed on 85th amendment
Ropar, December 1
The members of General Category Employees Federation of the PSEB burnt the effigy of the state government protesting against its decision to implement the 85th amendment in the state here yesterday.

Artificial birds in Sutlej to attract migratory friends
Ropar, December 1
The state Forest Department has decided to float artificial birds in the Sutlej to attract migratory birds in the Ropar wetland area as per the directions of the Central Government. The idea is to make the migratory birds coming from distant places feel secure with the presence of the artificial birds and stay here for a longer time, revealed officials involved in the project.

BJP, SAD (A) workers block traffic
Donera (Gurdaspur), December 1
Workers of the BJP and the SAD (Amritsar) today came together in protest against the poor condition of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) road from Dhar to Donera. This portion is an important part of the Pathankot-Dalhousie road.

Policemen’s petrol, diesel quota increased
Ropar, December 1
The state government has increased petrol and diesel quota for police personnel.

Raising day
Gurdaspur, December 1
The BSF unit here celebrate its raising day today. The function was presided over by the DIG BSF, Mr V.K. Sharma.

Vedanti for boycott of ‘Spokesman’
Amritsar, December 1
Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti today gave a call to Sikh sangat to boycott the ‘Spokesman’ newspaper, started by Mr Joginder Singh, who has been excommunicated from the Sikh fold.

30 ‘birs’ handed over to DSGMC
Wagah, December 1
As many as 30 old birs of Guru Granth Sahib from Pakistan were handed over to the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, here today.


high court
Life imprisonment upheld

Chandigarh, December 1
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court comprising Mr Justice Mehtab Singh Gill and Mr Justice Pritam Pal has upheld the conviction and life imprisonment awarded to Surinder Singh, Resham Singh and Jasmail Singh of village Ferozeshah in Ferozepore district for the murder of one Diwan Chand.


Woman shot over land dispute
Fazilka, December 1
According to a report filed with the police here Sushil Kumar (28) of Muthianwali village, 8 km from here allegedly shot dead his mother Remanti Devi (55), today.

Home Guards jawan, 2 others held with opium
Abohar, December 1
A Home Guards jawan and a son of a retired Army officer were among three persons nabbed by the police for smuggling opium from Rajasthan.

Carcasses of wildcats seized
Gurdaspur, December 1
Former honorary Wildlife Warden Binny Bajwa has seized carcasses of two wild cats and four rabbits from the poachers last night. Mr Bajwa, while taking to The Tribune, said he was on his way to a marriage party when he spotted some persons carrying killed wild cats and rabbits.

Five injured as trucks collide
Kharar, December 1
Five persons were injured in a collision involving two trucks near Mundi Kharar last night.


SGTB Public School’s annual function
Patiala, December 1
Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Public School, Tripuri, held its annual day function on the school premises today by organising skits, plays and well choreographed Rajasthani and Punjabi dances.


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