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Indo-Pak trade fair sees Rs 90-cr deals
Amritsar, December 4
Business deals worth over Rs 90 crore were generated during the first-ever four-day PHDCCI- sponsored Indo-Pak international trade fair, which concluded here today. Visitors at Indo-Pak trade fair in Amritsar on Saturday.
Visitors at Indo-Pak trade fair in Amritsar on Saturday. — PTI photo

Vigilance poised for techno makeover
Jalandhar, December 4
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau is geared up to modernise itself by acquiring modern scientific investigation aids and equipment like lie-detectors.

Recycle straw to make soil fertile, says expert
Chandigarh, December 4
The nutrient deficiency, alarming level of degradation of soil, loss of fertility and decline of organic matter quality have become a serious challenge to counter for agriculture experts in Punjab.

Dal Khalsa, too, opposes Sarbat Khalsa meet
Hoshiarpur, December 4
The Dal Khalsa joined issue with Jathedar Akal Takht and the PSGPC President Mastaan Singh with regard to summoning of Sarbat Khalsa in Pakistan. Addressing a press conference here yesterday, the vice-president of the radical body, Mr Jaspal Singh, categorically stated that the issue of placement of Palki did not warrant the summoning of Sarbat Khalsa meet.



  Mata Amrit KaurDevotion unparalleled
Amritsar, December 4
Keeping alive a 100-year-old unique tradition of offering four bouquets daily at Sri Harmandir Sahib, Mata Amrit Kaur,88-year-old widow, visits the holiest Sikh shrine every day overcoming old age and setting a world record of sorts in the process. The tradition started by Bhai Vir Singh, hailed as father of modern Punjabi literature, about 100 years ago continued even after his death in the year 1957. Bhai Vir Singh was born on December 5, 1872.


Sonia, Natwar should go: BJP
Rajpura, December 4
The president of the Punjab unit of the BJP and MP, Mr Avinash Rai Khanna, today demanded the resignations of the AICC President, Ms Sonia Gandhi, and the External Affairs Minister, Mr Natwar Singh, in the wake of the reported claims of the Indian envoy to Croatia, Mr Aniel Matherani, and Volcker report on the UN oil-for-food scam.

Amarinder fooling Punjabis, says Wadali
Mohali, December 4
The Morinda constituency Akali leader Ujagar Singh Wadali has deplored the present Congress government of cheating and befooling innocent Punjabis by making false promise of declaring the Nayagaon as Notified Area Committee.


Probe sought into Chahal’s lavish wedding
Chandigarh, December 4
The SAD today demanded that the Income Tax Department and the CBI immediately probe the sources of “staggering magnitude of money” spent during the wedding ceremony of Mr Bharat Inder Singh Chahal, the son of Mr B.I.S. Chahal, Media Adviser to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

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Progress of Lepro-Well drive reviewed
Chandigarh, December 4
Leprosy Welfare Mission secretary and rehabilitation project in-charge Tejinder Kaur in a statement today said three leading NGOs working together held a meeting in Mohali to review the progress of Lepro-Well Movement launched by Prem Singh Bhutte, a national awardee in leprosy welfare.

Nabha heritage festival ends
Nabha, December 4
The three-day heritage festival concluded here today with ardas in which people from all walks of life participated. The Nabha Foundation Trust had organised the festival. Tributes were paid to the late rulers of the erstwhile princely state today.

Road safety discussed
Sangrur, December 4
Due to road accidents, about 12 lakh persons die every year in the world, of which 80,000 die in India alone.

Ex-servicemen seek one rank, one pension
Patiala, December 4
The core group of Indian Ex-Services League, Punjab and Chandigarh, met here yesterday to discuss the statement of the Minister of State for Defence, B.K. Handique, in which he had stated that the decision on ‘one rank one pension’ would be taken soon.

Sai Mian Mir foundation confers awards
Amritsar, December 4
The Sai Mian Mir International Foundation today awarded eminent personalities belonging to various fields on its first Sai Mian Mir Mela organised here.

Free condoms for truck drivers
Abohar, December 4
The AIDS Control Society has procured a list of drivers and cleaners from the Truck Operators Union and Canter Union for free distribution of condoms. There had been reports that the distribution of condoms through the civil hospitals, community health centres and dispensaries was not proper. The society found a proposal viable that condoms be supplied to the drivers and cleaners at the time of booking of the vehicles.

Rodrigues releases book
Kapurthala, December 4
The Punjab Governor, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), today visited 5 Maratha Light Infantry Battalion here on the occasion of the battle honour day and paid homage to martyrs. The Governor also released “A Royal Tribute,” a book by Maj-Gen D. Souza (retd), on the history of the battalion.


Drug addict held for niece’s murder
Abohar, December 4
In a bizarre incident, a drug addict allegedly kidnapped and killed a minor daughter of his maternal aunt at Sriganganagar, 40 km from here. The accused, Narinder Kumar, was arrested last evening, official sources confirmed today.

Five of two marriage parties killed in accident
Rakhra (Patiala), December 4
Five members of two marriage parties were killed and 25 injured, six of them seriously, when two vehicles carrying them collided head-on near this village situated on the Patiala-Nabha road, 13 km from here, this morning.

4 devotees die in road mishap
Amritsar, December 4
Four devotees were killed while over 10 others were injured when a speeding truck collided with a tractor-trailer near Gaggubuha village on the Khemkaran-Amritsar GT Road in Tarn Taran police district today.


Ambiguous admission norms hit student’s career
Amritsar, December 4
His disqualification, only after four months of admission in the Department of Food Sciences and Technology at local Khalsa College, by Guru Nanak Dev University has come as a rude shock to Hirdey Pal Singh Brar.

Indian Public School celebrates annual day
Kharar, December 4
Students of Indian Public School here celebrated their annual day today. MLA Morinda and Minister for Animal Husbandry, Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, was the chief guest on the occasion while the Kharar Market Committee vice-chairman Mr Mahinder Singh Halalpur presided over the function.


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