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No violation of rules in calling meeting, says Hit
Chandigarh, December 3
A former President of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), Mr Avtar Singh Hit, said today that no rule had been violated in calling a meeting of the general house on December 19 to elect the President of the committee. “We are following the rule book regarding elections”, he asserted.

Unified Panthic platform in the offing
Aim to form third front against Cong, SAD
Amritsar, December 3
Efforts are afoot to bring leaders of various rival Akali factions on a single platform to form a formidable third front against the Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal led by Mr Parkash Singh Badal.

GND varsity, Lahore chamber ink MoU
Amritsar, December 3
A memorandum of understanding has been signed between Guru Nanak Dev University and the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry for establishing bilateral interest, promoting research, training, general activity, mutual interest and concern here today.

Singla announces relief for school for deaf and dumb
Bathinda, December 3
Reiterating the state government’s commitment to work for the welfare of the disabled, Punjab Finance Minister Surinder Singla said the need of the hour was to treat them with equality. He stated this while addressing a function held to mark the World Disabled Day here today.



Finance Minister Surinder Singla releases a copy of the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995, during a function to mark World Disabled Day in Bathinda on Saturday. Chandigarh page
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Finance Minister Surinder Singla releases a copy of the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995, during a function to mark World Disabled Day in Bathinda on Saturday. — Photo by Kulbir Beera


Congress to be routed in poll: Sukhbir
Bathinda, December 3
The Congress will be routed in the coming Assembly elections in the state, while SAD will return to power with a landslide victory, claimed SAD MP Sukhbir Singh Badal during a meeting with his party leaders here today.

Kainth flays Dullo on reservation issue
Hoshiarpur, December 3
“The recent suggestion of Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, PPCC president, regarding voluntary ending the benefit of reservation in government jobs by the prosperous section among the reserved categories, is a clear-cut indication that he has been suffering from shell shock, on account of which he is giving such type of statements”.


Govt flayed for delaying four-laning of Wagah road
Amritsar, December 3
Mr Raminder Singh Bularia, member, working committee, Shiromani Akali Dal, today criticised the government for not starting four-laning of road from Jalandhar to Wagah.

Dang Secy to SGPC chief
Amritsar, December 3
The new president of SGPC, Mr Avtar Singh, has appointed Mr Harbhajan Singh Dang as his private secretary , while Mr Harbeant Singh , secretary Shiromani Committee, would also hold the additional charge of personal assistant. Mr Satbir Singh, an assistant secretary would assist Mr Harbeant Singh to carry out the charge of personal assistant .

Protest against implementation of 85th Amendment
Bathinda, December 3
On a call given by the General Categories Welfare Federation (GCWF), scores of employees, farmers, students and businessmen belonging to general categories today carried out a protest march and burned the effigy of the state government to lodge their protest against the implementation of the 85th Amendment in the state.

CM to open health centre at native village
Mehraj (Bathinda), December 3
Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh will lay the foundation stone of a farmers’ training centre and a sewerage treatment plant, besides inaugurate other development projects at his ancestral village next Monday, the day when SAD will also hold a rally at Badiala village, about 20 km from Mehraj, to mark the 33rd death anniversary of Sant Baba Fateh Singh.

Punjabi scholar honoured
Hoshiarpur, December 3
Mr Harwinder Bhandal, a well-known Punjabi scholar, was honoured with the Prof Didar Memorial award, at its 50th annual celebration by the Literary Sabha, Dasuya-Garhdiwala area in a function at JC DAV College, Dasuya, 40 km from here today.

Repair roads before elections: minister
Ropar, December 3
Keeping in view the next Assembly elections, the state government has decided to complete the carpeting of all link roads in the state till March next year.

4 BSF jawans hurt in mishap
Abohar, December 3
Four jawans of the BSF were injured, two of them seriously, when a truck by which they were travelling was hit by a Tata canter, sources said.

Shiv Sena burns Punjab Police effigy
Tarn Taran, December 3
Shiv Sena activists burnt the effigy of the Punjab Police for its alleged failure to protect the interests of the Hindus in the state.

CM opens semen bank
Patiala, December 3
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, here today announced that paucity of funds would not be allowed to come in the way of embryo transfer technology (ETT) program.


1,000 quintals of cotton destroyed in fire
Barnala, December 3
Fire broke out in a cotton mill at Tapa, about 20 Km from here, yesterday and destroyed about 1,000 quintals of cotton lying in the open on the premises of Aggarwal Cotton & General Mills, Tapa, situated on the Barnala-Bathinda road.


DC suspends employee for smoking in office
Bathinda, December 3
Deputy Commissioner, Rahul Bhandari, yesterday suspended an employee who was found smoking in the office of the District Commander, Home Guards.


Criminal supplying arms to terrorists held
Bathinda, December 3
The police has arrested a hardcore criminal reportedly involved in supplying arms and ammunition to terrorists having links with the Babbar Khalsa International.

Another FIR against Siti Cable MD
Amritsar, December 3
Another FIR was registered against Hari Om Dhanuka, Managing Director of Siti Cable and an accused in the sensational sex scam that rocked the city in 2003, and to three others for allegedly threatening witness Harinder Singh in the case.

2 held for murdering youth
Nawanshahr, December 3
Mr Arun Pal Singh, SSP, in a press note issued here yesterday, said the police had succeeded in solving the case of kidnapping of Bhupinder Singh (20) of Aiman village (Balachaur) for ransom by arresting Gagandeep Singh Bedi of Pritam Nagar, Sangrur, and Neeraj Kumar alias Rocky of Bathinda district.

2 held for furnishing false surety bonds
Ropar, December 3
Timely action by the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Ropar, today prevented the rape accused, who had been granted bail by the High Court, to move freely on the basis of false surety bonds.


Govt teachers hold protest

Amritsar, December 3
On a call given by the Anti-Privatisation Teachers Morcha, government teachers today carried out a flag march in the city. They were protesting in favour of their demands, including filling of about 35,000 vacant pasts of teacher, regular recruitments, and for providing full grade to the ETT and computer teachers recruited on contract.

Government teachers protest against the privatisation of the government schools in Amritsar on Saturday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma

Government teachers protest against the privatisation of the government schools in Amritsar on Saturday.

Chetna rally
Hoshiarpur, November 3
A chetna rally was organised in connection with the Sarv Sikhiya Abhiyan on the World Handicapped Day at Govt. Senior Secondary School here today.

Women artists showcase their creativity
Patiala, December 3
Paintings by ‘We — A group of women artists’ were displayed in the Department of Fine Arts, Kala Bhavan, Punjabi University, here on Tuesday. The exhibition was inaugurated by Mr S.S. Boparai, Vice-Chancellor, of the University. Many of the works displayed the individuality of the artists.


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