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Whistleblower BSF jawan ‘narrates his woes in custody’
Amritsar, December 23
Nabbed whistleblower Border Security Force jawan of 77 Battalion S.C. Gautam today smuggled out a note to his wife giving an account of his woes while in custody of the battalion.

Ms Renu Gautam, wife of BSF jawan S.C. Gautam, whistleblower, shows torn uniform of her husband in Amritsar on Friday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma

Ms Renu Gautam, wife of BSF jawan S.C. Gautam, whistleblower, shows torn uniform of her husband in Amritsar

Dirty insulating discs may have caused power failure
Chandigarh, December 23
Lack of rain in the past three months and continuous foggy conditions have played a significant role in today’s major power breakdown in the entire north-western region, preliminary findings by senior power engineers have revealed.

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Probe ordered into sterilisation case
Drug addicts getting operated upon for money
Ludhiana, December 23
The shocking case of sterilisation of an allegedly
mentally-challenged youth at the behest of some friends in the Civil Hospital here could lead the police to some drug addicts who allegedly got sterilised in a desperate bid to arrange money for buying narcotics.

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FLASHBACK 2005: Punjab politics
Pak gurdwara factor gains significance
Chandigarh, December 23
While the current year saw the rise and fall of a number of political personalities, it also witnessed several controversies involving influential politicians in Punjab.

FLASHBACK 2005: Punjab Tech varsity
An unenviable year
Jalandhar, December 23
Like previous years, year 2005 too was not auspicious for authorities of the Punjab Technical University who remained surrounded by controversies throughout the year.


Councillor’s showrooms spared in demolition drive
Patiala, December 23
Party loyalties allegedly surfaced in the demolition drive launched by the local Municipal Corporation authorities on the Rajpura road here today. The MC authorities had issued written instructions to demolish four showrooms considered to be illegal structures near the Urban Estate on the Rajpura road.

Illegal structures being demolished in Urban Estate area on Rajpura road in Patiala, on Friday. — Tribune photo by Rajesh Sachar

Illegal structures being demolished in Urban Estate area on Rajpura road in Patiala

MC gives octroi collection on contract
Sangrur, December 23
Despite opposition by the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiromani Akali Dal Municipal Councillors, the Municipal Council at a meeting here under the presidentship of Mr Parvinder Bajaj, acting president today decided to give octroi collection on contract for one more year from February 24, 2006.

Cancer-hit villages to get potable water
Bathinda, December 23
The dawn of New Year will bring in hope of better health care and life for the future generations of Jajjal, Gayana and Malkana villages, which were in the limelight for high incidence of cancer and other ailments, thanks to a newly raised modern water supply project that will facilitate pure drinking water sans heavy metals and other impurities.

Delay in passports due to notebook shortage
Gurdaspur, December 23
Navjot Kaur, a resident of Gurdaspur, is migrating to Australia. But she would be forced to leave here minor children behind. The reason being the regional passport office at Jalandhar has not been able to renew passports of her minor children.

Stage set for Saheedi Jor Mela
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 23
Mrs Jaspreet Talwar, Deputy Commissioner, while addressing a press conference here today, said that all the arrangements have been completed for the smooth conduct of annual Shaheedi Jor Mela starting from December 24 to December 27 here.

AMIE engineers flay demand for reversion
Gurdaspur December 23
The AMIE (I) Engineers Association of Punjab has condemned the demand made by the Diploma Engineers Association for their reversion.

Driving by underaged: parents to face music
Amritsar, December 23
Parents could be penalised if underaged children were found to be driving vehicles on forged documents. This was stated here yesterday by Mr S.K. Sharma, IG (Traffic).

Cremation of Kanshi’s mother today
Ropar, December 23
The kin of Kanshi Ram decided to cremate his mother Bihan Kaur tomorrow. The family members of Kanshi Ram took the decision when they came to know that the hearing on the application moved by them to bring Kanshi Ram here was adjourned by the apex court till January 2.

Book released
Patiala, December 23
Former Finance Minister, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, released a book by Dr Kuldip Singh Kahlon titled ‘Eductional Implications of Guru Nanak Dev’s Concept of Man’ at a seminar held at the academy of Sikh religion and culture, under the aegis of Global Friendship Forum Patiala, yesterday.


high court
Contempt plea admitted
Chandigarh, December 23
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has admitted for further hearing a contempt petition filed by the estranged daughter-in-law of Shiromani Akali Dal MLA Vir Singh Lopoke against him and six other members of his family.


Cotton prices fail to maintain a high
Bathinda, December 23
After remaining at a high of about Rs 2,200 per quintal for 10-15 days, cotton prices failed to sustain their swift and sharp rise. They are now hovering between Rs 1,900 and Rs 2,100. Experts attributed the decline to immature price rise, withdrawal of local millers after piling up huge stocks, and sharing of demand with other states.


26 kg heroin seized
Chandigarh, December 23
The Narcotic Control Bureau seized 26 kg of good quality heroin from the Indo-Pak border area in Ferozepore district today. Giving details, sources in the NCB, Chandigarh zonal unit, said acting on specific information the NCB sleuths in a joint operation with the Punjab police arrested two persons with contraband from the Indo-Pak border area.


Governor clears Lovely University Bill
Chandigarh, December 23
The decks have been cleared for the setting up of the first university in the private sector in Punjab, as the Governor, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), today gave his assent to the Lovely University Bill, which was passed by the state Assembly in October.

Corporal punishment: revised education code soon
Bathinda, December 23
With the human rights commission taking a serious notice of rising instances of corporal punishment in schools, the state government will soon come out with a revised education code.

Students awarded at annual function
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 22
Divine Light International School, Sirhind, organised its annual prize distribution function today. Dr Harbans Lal, Chief Parliamentary Secretary presided over the function and distributed prizes.

Christmas celebrated in schools
Patiala, December 23
Students of Sri Guru Harkishan Public School celebrated Christmas here today with fun and frolic. School director Dardi, Principal Kanwaljit Kaur, chief guest Naresh Mittal and Father Stephen gave warm wishes to the students.

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