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Posts of DGP to be phased out
Chandigarh, December 21
A top-heavy Punjab Police will be a thing of the past. Once criticised for having as many as eight DGPs with most of them working on “inconsequential” posts, the police will now virtually lose its “heavy crown”.

Kidwai supports move of separate high court
Malerkotla (Sangrur), December 21

To a query, relating to Haryana Vidhan Sabha’s resolution seeking separate high court for Haryana Dr A.R. Kidwai, Haryana Governor, today also supported the resolution on separate high court.

Dense fog engulfs town, delays trains
Bathinda, December 21
Dense fog enveloped the city today for the first time during these winters, paralysing normal life as office-goers and schoolchildren had a tough time reaching their destinations in time.
A train driver tries to figure out the signal prior to its arrival at Bathinda railway station on foggy Wednesday morning.
A train driver tries to figure out the signal prior to its arrival at Bathinda railway station on foggy Wednesday morning. — Photo by Kulbir Beera



NRI to donate $ 1 m for battle against AIDS, cancer
Chandigarh, December 21
For a long time non-resident Indians have been donating for causes associated with their native villages or hometowns for schools, dispensaries or roads. In what is a rare example of donation targeted specifically for carrying out the battle against AIDS, cancer and TB in Punjab, a New York-based NRI today told the Punjab Government that he would spend $1 million (Rs 4.5 crore) on the project.

Mr S.S. Dhall and his wife are all smiles in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Mr Dhall is donating $ 1 million for healthcare in Punjab. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Mr S.S. Dhall and his wife are all smiles in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

Nihangs display martial skills
Chamkaur Sahib, December 21
A display of martial arts skills by hundreds of Nihang Singhs of different groups and a procession led by the Panj Piaras marked the last day of the three-day Shaheedi Jor Mela here. Dressed in blue, Nihangs performed gatka. The procession started from Ranjitgarh Sahib Gurdwara.

Gurcharan Singh (12) prepares to participate in a procession of Nihangs at Chamkaur Sahib on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Gurcharan Singh (12) prepares to participate in a procession of Nihangs at Chamkaur Sahib on Wednesday.

NRI’s murder: Vaz spurs govt to set up SIT
Phillaur, December 21
Efforts of the British Parliamentarian, Mr Keith Vaz, to ensure speedy investigation in the murder case of UK-based industrialist NRI Mohan Singh, seem to be bearing fruit.

Lifers turn preachers
Amritsar, December 21
Lifers who had committed murders in heat of moment have been chosen to give sermons to their fellow inmates in the high security Central Jail where foreign nationals, including Pakistanis and Bangladeshis, have also been lodged.

Punjab Roadways to buy 300 buses
Ferozepore, December 21
More than 300 new buses would be added to the existing fleet of Punjab Roadways, in addition to the 360 buses added this year, revealed Mr Mohinder Singh Kaypee, Minister of Transport, who was here to preside over a meeting of the District Planning Board and the Grievances Committee.

Badal decries cut in farm subsidy
Chandigarh, December 21
The Shiromani Akali Dal President, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, today said that by agreeing to the “subsidy reduction clause” in the recently concluded WTO talks in Hong Kong, the Government of India had virtually signed the death warrant of millions of beleaguered farmers of the country.

CPI, CPM workers clash
Abohar, December 21
Supporters of the CPI and the CPM clashed on Tuesday in the office complex of the Child Development Project officer (CDPO) during the visit of Ms Saroj Rani Chhapriwala, state president of the Anganwari Workers and Helpers Union, affiliated with the CPI.

Pak boy to be repatriated on Dec 26
Faridkot, December 21
Altaf Shah, one of the six Pakistani boys lodged at the local Juvenile Jail, would be repatriated to his country through Wagah Border on December 26.

Kanshi Ram’s mother dies pining for him
Bunga Sahib (Ropar), December 21 
She died pleading that Kansi Ram should be freed from the custody of BSP supremo Mayawati.

Punjab to waive interest on loans to SSIs
Chandigarh, December 21
The Punjab Government has decided to waive interest on loans given to small-scale industrial units or other beneficiaries provided they deposit the entire balance of the principal amount in one instalment within a specified period.

Scheme to cover scarce water villages
Hoshiarpur, December 21
The Punjab Government has prepared a project for providing potable water in water scarcity villages within the next three years for which it has signed an MoU with the World Bank for getting Rs 1,820 crore.


DIG intervenes to get erring cops booked
Ludhiana, December 21
A case was registered against a controversial SHO and two constables of the Focal Point police station here for extorting money from innocent persons for releasing them in a false case.

Traffic in charge held taking bribe
Patiala, December 21
The Patiala Vigilance Bureau nabbed the Traffic in charge of Patiala police Gurcharan Singh after he was demanding illegal gratification from a private bus owner.

3 drug peddlers held
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 21
The district police has arrested three persons, who used to sell smack in the district and recovered 24 gm of smack from them. They were arrested from different parts in the Mandi Gobindgarh police station area.

Three quacks arrested
Moga, December 21
In a crackdown against those indulging in illegal medical practice, the Sadar police today arrested three quacks from different pockets of the district.


Two students of varsity beaten up, injured by ‘outsiders’
Amritsar, December 21
Several armed persons attacked and injured two students of Electronics Department of Guru Nanak Dev University yesterday evening. The accused, including Ankur Lekhari, a person with criminal background was accompanied by Varun Puri, who had enmity with injured students. Varun Puri is said to be a classmate of the injured students.

Conference on Guru Nanak Heritage from February 16
Amritsar, December 21
A five-day conference on Guru Nanak Heritage of Interfaith Understanding will be held at Lahore from February 16 to 20. The conference was scheduled to be held in November. It was postponed due to earthquake.

Celebration time in schools
Patiala, December 21
Street play: Students of Blossoms Senior Secondary School, Patiala, staged a street play at the Leela Bhavan Complex under its ECO Club to create awareness about the need of energy and water conservation.

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