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Storm brewing in BJP
Action sought against Tikshan Sud
Chandigarh, December 6
A storm is brewing in the Punjab unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party. The state office-bearers have passed a resolution demanding action against Hoshiarpur MLA, Mr Tikshan Sud. The party’s central leadership is expected to decide on the matter.

Sukhbir not to contest next Assembly poll
Badal, December 6
Putting all speculation to rest, the former Chief Minister and SAD president, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, today categorically stated that his son Sukhbir Badal would not contest the forthcoming Assembly elections in the state.

SAD president Parkash Singh Badal addresses a seminar on globalisation at Dashmesh Girls College of Education in Badal on Tuesday. SAD president Parkash Singh Badal addresses a seminar on globalisation at Dashmesh Girls College of Education in Badal on Tuesday.
— Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera

Bird flu threat looms large
Carrier species spotted
Ropar, December 6
Two more bird species, suspected to be carriers of bird flu virus arrived in the wetland area of Ropar today.




Boy untraced, ransom demanded
Hoshiarpur, December 6
Though the police had started intensive checking and search, in and around the city, to trace six-year-old LKG student, Ronek Rawat, son of Vishvanath Rawat alias Vishal, yesterday and rounded up three kidnapping suspects in this connection, it has not found any clue to recover the child so far.


Mini bus operators plan protest
Chandigarh, December 6
Owners of 6,500 mini-buses say they are facing a bad time. Mini-bus permits were given years ago to unemployed youth and ex-servicemen in Punjab.

Stress on use of computers in Punjabi language
Patiala, December 6
The second day of the Punjabi Saptah-2005 was marked by an elaborate discussion on the use of computer technology for the uplift of the Punjabi language throughout the world.

Headmistress, clerk suspended for bungling
Chandigarh, December 6
The Punjab Education Department has suspended the Headmistress and a clerk of Government High School, Garbagha, in Nurpur Bedi block of Ropar district. The suspension order has been issued by Dr Sadhu Singh Randhawa, DPI (Secondary Schools), Punjab.

Bank staff stage dharna
Patiala, December 6
Employees of the State Bank of Patiala from the Bathinda zone staged a day- long dharna in front of the State Bank of Patiala, head office, here on a call given by the All-India State Bank of Patiala Employees’ Federation. More than 200 employees participated in the dharna.

CMO denies polio report
Mansa, December 6
Reacting to a news report on a “Kid suffering from polio despite drops” carried in a section of the media, Civil Surgeon, Dr Rakesh Gupta today termed the same as totally incorrect and far from facts.

Protest by tempo union
Pathankot, December 6
Members of the Janta Tempo Union here today protested against the decision of the administration for not allowing the entry of tempos during peak hours. They also held a rally near Simbal Chowk here.

1 killed, one hurt in mishap
Batala, December 6
Sudarshan Dogra (70) of the local Dharampura Colony was killed on the spot and Ram Dyal (52) injured when the scooter (PB-18A-6711) they were riding was hit by a Traviera vehicle (PB-02AN-7220), on the GT Road here today.


2 arrested in murder case
Batala, December 6
A double-murder case of Dhariwal Sohian village under Sri Hargobindpur police station has been solved with the arrest of two persons, Daini of Jhangian village in Patiala district and Najeed of Dehlian village in Hardoi district (UP).


A view of the site designated by the Khalsa College authorities to construct an auditorium. Auditorium may eclipse Khalsa College facade
Amritsar, December 6
The Khalsa College authorities have given a go ahead to the construction of an auditorium near the residence of the Principal of the college, which is likely to obstruct the view of majestic façade of the historic Khalsa College from the direction of the Principal’s residence.

A view of the site designated by the Khalsa College authorities to construct an auditorium. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma

Schoolteachers end dharna
Chandigarh, December 6
On the assurance given with regard to its demands by Mr Harchand Singh Barsat, officer on special duty to the Punjab Chief Minister, the Punjab Government Aided School Teachers and Other Employees Union here today lifted its two-week- old dharna.


2 more PTDC complexes leased out
Ropar, December 6
Continuing with its policy to sell or lease out the tourist complexes which had been suffering losses, the Punjab Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) has leased out two more tourist complexes situated in Hoshiarpur and Phagwara to private parties.

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