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SAD to launch protest in Kashipur on Jan 23: Badal
Bathinda, January 8
Flaying the eviction of Sikh farmers in Kashipur, the SAD president, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, said his party would kick off its protest on the issue from Kashipur on January 23. He stated this while interacting with mediapersons at senior party leader Nirmal Singh Sandhu’s residence here today.

SAD president Parkash Singh Badal at a press conference in Bathinda on Sunday. SAD president Parkash Singh Badal at a press conference in Bathinda on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera

Mystery shrouds youth’s death
Mahilpur, January 8
Mystery shrouds the death of a 30-year-old resident of Bahowal village, 2 km from here, who was cremated by the Garhshankar police after declaring him unidentified.

Apjit makes mark with macro approach
Apjit Walia Chandigarh, January 8
“India, which was once looked upon as a mere IT destination has become a place of everyone’s interest,” says Mr Apjit Walia who has been ranked by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top semiconductor analyst — one who analyses the industry from the investment view.

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Private colleges ask Punjab Government to scrap CET
Chandigarh, January 8
A section of the private professional colleges today urged Punjab Government to scrap the Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission to engineering courses.

Union Law Minister H.R. Bhardwaj adjusts his mortarboard during the convocation of Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar on Sunday. Judicial commission to check corruption in judiciary soon
Amritsar, January 8
Gender bias will be eliminated as per the directions of the Prime Minister as the government has decided to nominate two women judges in every bench of the high court.

Union Law Minister H.R. Bhardwaj adjusts his mortarboard during the convocation of Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar on Sunday. — PTI photo

A drum containing jaggery mixed with water buried in a pucca street at Chani Beli village in Gurdaspur district. Sansis of Gurdaspur-I
Where making illicit liquor is a cottage industry
Chani Beli (Gurdaspur):
Chani Beli is a small village on the Mukerian-Pathankot National Highway. Located in the Damtal area of Himachal Pradesh the village is dominated by members of the Sansi tribe. The village is in famous for illicit liquor which is fermented in almost every house.

A drum containing jaggery mixed with water buried in a pucca street at Chani Beli village in Gurdaspur district. — Photo by Jangi


CPM morcha from February 1
Nawanshahr, January 8
Prof Balwant Singh, secretary, CPM, Punjab, while talking to media persons here today disclosed that the CPM would launch a morcha on February 1 to raise voice against the wrong policies being pursued by the successive governments in the state.

SAD(A) condemns Badal for issuing notice to Calcutta
Fatehgarh Sahib, January 8
Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, president SAD(A), in a press note issued here yesterday by Mr Jaswinder Singh Dhillon, media in charge, strongly criticised Mr Parkash Singh Badal and Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, for promoting the interests of their family members by ignoring the causes of the public, particularly Sikhs, and working as dictators.


Khalsa Raj Party opposes reservation
Jalandhar, January 8
Opposing the concept of reservation in various fields, the Khalsa Raj Party, headed by Dr Jagjit Singh Chohan, has said reservation was against the very ideology of Sikhism, which was based on unity of human beings.

Bitta seeks security for Ramdev
Jalandhar, January 8
Mr Maninderjit Singh Bitta, chief of the All-India Anti-Terrorist Front, today apprehended threat to life of yoga guru Swami Ramdev and demanded that he should be provided with security by the Central Government.

Ahmadiyya chief asks journalists to work for peace in world
Hoshiarpur, January 8
Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmed, London-based head of Ahmadiyya Muslims living in 181 countries across the world, today appealed to journalists for peace in the world.

Move to wind up law panel
Chandigarh, January 8
Almost three years after the Punjab Government constituted a law commission to study and suggest amendments to obsolete laws and acts, it has decided to fold it up.

Haryana SGPC members for separate panel
Amritsar, January 8
The SGPC member from Haryana and president ad hoc Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee Mr. Jagdish Singh Chinda alleged that the SGPC and Mr. Parkash Singh Badal, president, SAD, were meting out step motherly treatment to members from his state.

SGPC asks Patna Sahib Jathedar to take action
Amritsar, January 8
The SGPC here today said that feelings of Sikhs had been hurt on seeing the bodyguards of Governor of Bihar Buta Singh standing in the sanctum sanctorum of Gurdwara Patna Sahib while wearing leather belts and covers of revolvers during the celebrations of birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh.

Seminar on drug abuse held
Nawanshahr, January 8
Under an anti-drug campaign launched in the district, the District Chemists Association organised a seminar on drug abuse at Shivalik Public School here today. Mr Parkash Singh, Parliamentary Secretary, was the chief guest and Mr Krishan Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, presided over.

Protesting workers try to halt Delhi-Lahore bus
Amritsar, January 8
A number of agitating workers of the Akhil Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh yesterday reportedly tried to block the ‘Sada-e-Sarhad’ Delhi-Lahore bus near Fatehgarh Churian police chowki here.

Cops get special training
Hoshiarpur, January 8
To check the menace of cyber crime and to avoid the violation of human rights, training to police officials is being imparted at the Punjab Police Academy (PPA) in Phillaur and at least 300 police officers have been imparted training so far.

Hearings on constituencies
Chandigarh, January 8
The Delimitation Commission will hold public hearings in Punjab from January 17 to 19 on the reorganisation of the Assembly and Lok Sabha constituencies.

Batala-Rayya road to be widened
Batala, January 8
Mr Pratap Singh Bajwa, PWD Minister, Punjab, has said the Batala-Rayya road will be widened at the cost of Rs 16 crore and the department has accorded sanction to float tenders for the same very shortly.

Batala sewerage cries for attention
Batala, January 8
The sewerage here is in bad shape. It is being maintained by the sewerage board but neither the SDO, Mr C. Lal, nor any JE of the sewerage board took any initiative to inspect the working of the system.

187 examined at eye camp
Kharar, January 8
Members of the Dalit Chetna Manch organised a free eye check-up camp and a de-addiction camp at Ghoga village here today. The camp was inaugurated by the SDM, Mr Darshan Singh Sandhu, while the OSD to the Punjab, Chief Minister, Mrs Lakhvinder Kaur Garcha, was the chief guest.


Fog, frost spell doom for potato growers
Bathinda, January 8
An incessant spell of fog and frost has dashed potato growers’ hopes of reaping a good quality bumper crop, as a large scale damage to their crop has already been done.


An illegal telephone exchange unearthed by the police in Amritsar on Sunday. Illegal telephone exchange unearthed
Amritsar, January 8
Acting on a tip off, the district police unearthed an illegal telephone exchange operating from a cardboard factory on the Fatehgarh Churian road here today. The police arrested one Akashdeep Singh a resident of the Guru Nanak Dev University campus.

An illegal telephone exchange unearthed by the police in Amritsar on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

2 held with stolen motor cycle
Batala, January 8
The police arrested two persons and recovered a stolen motor cycle, Hero Honda Splendor (without a number plate), during a naka at Mula Sunaiya village here today.


Parents come out against police school over uniform
Bathinda, January 8
Parents of students studying at the local Police Public School (PPS) today raised their voice against the school authorities over the issue of providing uniforms minutes after the parent-teacher meeting on the school premises.

Amarinder thanks PM for IISER approval
Chandigarh, January 8
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today thanked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for giving approval to set up an Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Punjab.

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