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Dharna by doctors in front of Civil Surgeonís office
Sangrur, December 19
Members of the local unit of the Indian Medical Association, led by Dr K.G. Singla, president of the association, today staged a protest dharna in front of the office of the Civil Surgeon here against the filing of a complaint against a Longowal-based doctor Amandeep Aggarwal in a local court under the pre natal diagnostic Techniques Act and demanding the withdrawal of the case filed against the doctor.

Ludhianaís Merc myth busted
Delhi has the highest number of luxury cars
Ludhiana, December 19
That Ludhiana has the highest number of Mercedes cars is not true and this myth has been shattered by none other than the seller, Mercedes itself.

2 industrial units create pollution with impunity
Chandigarh, December 19
Two industrialists continue to defy the Punjab Pollution Control Board. Their units are creating pollution with impunity.

High-risk prisoners to be shifted to one jail
Chandigarh, December 19
Facing a shortage of security men to guard high-risk prisoners in high-security jails, the Punjab Government last week decided that all such prisoners be shifted to one jail.

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Highway four-laning from February
Amritsar, December 19
The four-laning of highway, which had become a hot issue recently, finally got a nod from the Central and state governments.

Industrial effluents playing havoc
Absence of treatment plants makes matters worse
Lalru, December 19

With Punjab Pollution Control Board authorities looking the other way, effluents discharged by certain industries of the Dera Bassi sub-division in the seasonal rivulets are allegedly playing havoc with the human and animal lives.

She lost her marriage to dowry
Ludhiana, December 19
An NRI, who got engaged to a daughter of a former English professor allegedly refused to solemnise the marriage as the girlís family unable to accede to his dowry demands.


Sonia promises job to Sarabjitís wife
Amritsar, December 19
The family of Sarbjit Singh who is awaiting the execution of death sentence in Pakistan yesterday got a pleasant surprise from Ms Sonia Gandhi, President, Congress, and head, National Advisory Council, Government of India.

General category workers block traffic
Gurdaspur, December 19
Continuing their struggle against the implementation of the 85th amendment of the Constitution in the state, members of the General Category Employees Organisation today blocked traffic and burned the copies of the amendment.

NGO asks govt to set up panel on population
Sangrur, December 19
Prof Uday Partap Singh, Chairman of the Punjab Population Control Committee, an NGO, yesterday asked the Punjab Government to set up a population control commission to tackle the problem of the increasing population in the state.

500 Ahmadiyyas arrive from Pak
Wagah, December 19
A 500-member Ahmadiyya Muslim jatha from Pakistan arrived here yesterday to take part in the three-day annual convention of International Muslim Jamaat Ahmadiyya to be held from December 26.

Shaheedi Jor mela begins, thousands pay obeisance
Chamkaur Sahib, December 19
More than 20,000 persons today paid obeisance in Katalgarh Sahib gurdwara on the first day of three-day Shaheedi Jor Mela which began here.

Tension eases in Nangal
Nangal, December 19
A large number of policemen deployed in the town was withdrawn today after the tension between traders and slum dwellers eased out.

Red Cross hospital to start OPD
Patiala, December 19
The Punjab Saket Red Cross Hospital will start the general Outdoor Patient Department from January 1 to help poor and needy patients and school students.


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HC summons Punjab Education Secy

Chandigarh, December 19
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has summoned the Secretary, Education, Punjab Government, directing him to be personally present in the court on January 9 to explain why salaries of 29 teachers of Government Senior Secondary School, Rajpura, have not been paid since June.


Rural health commission set up
Kharar, December 19
A State Rural Health Commission has been set up in Punjab and the Chief Minister made the president of the body.


Gang of robbers busted, 4 held
Amritsar, December 19
With the arrest of four persons, the district police today claimed it had busted a gang of robbers. The accused include Baaz Singh, Sukhwinder Singh, Sawinder Singh and Ram Singh.

Missing woman found dead
Muktsar, December 19
The body of a woman attendant of the petrol station, who went missing over a fortnight back, has been recovered from the Rajasthan feeder near Rawatsar town of Rajasthan.

One killed in street fight
Gurdaspur, December 19
Sardar Masseih, a resident of Haluna village, near here, was killed in a street fight last evening. Sources available here told that the deceased entered into a fight with his neighbours over some minor altercation between children of the two families.

No headaway in murder case
Kharar, December 18
While the police failed to make any breakthrough in the murder case of a 22-year-old resident of Badmajra village, a board of doctors conducted a post-mortem on the body of the deceased here today.

Couple, daughter drown in canal
Ropar, December 19
A couple, Mangal Singh and Surinder Kaur, and their three-year-old daughter, Vennu were allegedly drowned in Nangal hydel canal near Kiratpur Sahib here today.


Foundation stone of polytechnic laid
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 19
Jathedar Avtar Singh, President, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, today laid the foundation stone of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Polytechnic here.


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