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SGPC has no right to take care of gurdwaras: CM
Mehraj (Bathinda), December 5

The boycott of Palki procession to Nankana Sahib by the SAD and the SGPC was the boycott of Guru Granth Sahib and such people didn’t have any right to take care of gurdwaras, said Chief Minister Amarinder Singh while addressing a foundation-laying ceremony of a farmers’ training centre at his ancestral village today.

Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh embraces an elderly man from his ancestral village Mehraj on Monday.
Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh embraces an elderly man from his ancestral village Mehraj on Monday. — Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera

Calcutta, Sarna meet behind closed doors
Amritsar, December 5
Even as Mr Manjit Singh Calcutta, an SGPC member, and Mr Parmjit Singh Sarna, president, Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, (DSGMC) held a closed door meeting here today, the former claimed that it (meeting) had nothing to do with politics.

PSGPC agrees not to convene Sarbat Khalsa
Amritsar, December 5
The exclusive locality of Indian Sikhs at Nankana Sahib, the birthplace of Guru Nanak Dev, may be reality even as Chaudhary Parvez Elahi, Chief Minister West Punjab, agreed in principle to help the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) to fulfil its dreams.

CS to hold talks in Delhi on power project
Chandigarh, December 5
A high-level team of Punjab officials led by the Chief Secretary, Mr Jai Singh Gill, will hold a meeting with the Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary, Mr T.K.A. Nair, on December 8 in New Delhi.




Amritsar to have special trade visa counter
Amritsar, December 5
In a bid to bolster the bilateral trade between India and Pakistan, a special business visa counter would be opened soon here to facilitate the easy movement of entrepreneurs across the border.

Croatia woos Punjab businessmen
Chandigarh, December 5
The Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia, Mr Dino Debeljuh, wooed entrepreneurs from Punjab, asking them to invest in Croatia, which is the “gateway to Europe.”


Badal, SAD leaders missing at Chahal’s dinner party
Patiala, December 5
The wedding of Mr Bikramjit Inder Singh Chahal, son of media adviser to Chief Minister Bharat Inder Singh Chahal in Ludhiana and the subsequent dinner hosted by Mr Chahal on the campus of National Institute of Sports (NIS) here last night seems to have initiated new political alignments in the state when the Assembly elections are only a year away.

Natwar issue to shadow Punjab politics: Badal
Badiala (Bathinda), December 5
The oil-for-food scam will caste shadow on Punjab’s politics too, says SAD president Mr Parkash Singh Badal. He was addressing a rally to mark the 33rd death anniversary of Sant Baba Fateh Singh.


Quacks use animal drug on humans!
Barnala, December 5
Insatiable lust for wealth prodded a family of quacks of Chhanna Gulab Singh village to play havoc with human lives in Punjab and defy the law of the land with impunity for years together.

Revoke SDO’s transfer, say staff
Ropar, December 5
Employees of the thermal plant here, associated with the PSEB (AITUC) and the RTP employee federation today staged a protest against the transfer of the SDO, Ropar, Mr Radhey Sham, to Nawanshahr.

Items for disabled go waste as officials sleep
Tarn Taran, December 5
Items worth several lakh, purchased under the Union Government’s Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan scheme, are lying undistributed at the local Government Secondary School.

Punjab no more disturbed area, says M.S. Gill
Amritsar, December 5
The former Chief Election Commissioner and member Rajya Sabha, Dr M.S. Gill, today expressed concern over the continuation of distrusted area Act in Punjab which was enacted during the militancy.

Leading brands non-essential, says medicos society
Glucon-D, Digene among them
Hoshiarpur, December 5
The National Commission on Macroeconomics and Health, in its report to the government, has labelled 10 of the 25 top-selling brands of medicines in India as either irrational or non essential or hazardous. This was stated in a press statement by Dr Dharambir Kapur, President, All India Medicos Society, here today.

Nihang bodies deny helping Monica Bedi
Hoshiarpur, December 5
The Akali Tarna Dal and various Nihang bodies of the state have denied any kind of assistance to Monica Bedi, alleged second wife of underworld don Abu Salem, who had been involved in anti-national activities and is presently in the police custody.

Charges dropped against Sikh student in USA
Amritsar, December 5
Mr Sukhpreet Singh, a student of Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan (USA), managed to get a reprieve for wearing kirpan in the university campus.

Bhattal honours Punjabi writers
Patiala, December 5
The Punjab Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Higher Education and Languages, Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, today acknowledged that a lot of efforts were yet to be made for the upliftment of the Punjabi language in the state as the State Languages Department had only met with partial success in this regard.

Punjabi film actors felicitated
Rajpura, December 5
The cast of the forthcoming Punjabi film, “Rustam-e-Hind,” was felicitated by the Sargam Kala Manch at a cultural programme here last night.

Corpn sought to send youths abroad
Sangrur, December 5
The district unit of the Lok Bhalai Party (LBP) led by Mr Ajay Kumar, district president of the party, today staged a dharna in front of the DC’s office here, urging the state government to take steps to solve unemployment, drug abuse, cheating of youths by travel agents.


Four officials suspended
Chandigarh, December 5
It was day of action in Punjab. At least four officials were suspended and one was shifted all due to the personal intervention of the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh.


Killing of black bucks: one held
Abohar, December 5
Billu Singh, wanted in connection with the killing of three black bucks last week in the wildlife sanctuary, has been arrested. A team of the Wildlife Department raided a farmhouse near Himmatpura village yesterday to nab the main accused, Kaka Singh, but the house was deserted.


Technology key to sustainable development, says UGC chief
Chandigarh, December 6
“Along with technological capabilities and skills, education at all levels and fields should contribute to the promotion of civic behaviour, nation building and social cohesion through the transmission of democratic values and cultural norms,” said Prof V.N. Rajashekharan Pillai, Chairman, University Grants Commission (UGC) addressing students of Punjab Technical University during the fourth convocation held here today
Students at the annual convocation of Punjab Technical University at the 3BRD Air Force Auditorium in Chandigarh on Monday.
Students at the annual convocation of Punjab Technical University at the 3BRD Air Force Auditorium in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Bhattal says state needs pvt varsity
Jalandhar, December 5
In her observation on the participation of the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, in the “Palki” procession from Delhi to Nankana Sahib, the Punjab Deputy Chief Minister, Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, said yesterday that to be part of the procession was has “his (Captain’s) individual decision and not that of the Congress party.”

Rs 1.2 lakh donated for school building
Rajpura, December 5
Mr Jagmal Singh, a native of Machhli Kalan, now settled in New Delhi, today donated Rs 1.2 lakh for the village school building at Machhli Kalan,near here.


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