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Punjab police officials summoned at Akal Takht
Amritsar, January 17
The Sikh clergy today directed Mr Parmjit Singh Sarna, a former president of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) and Mr Swarn Singh, general manager of the Delhi Committee to appear before them at the next meeting to clarify their position regarding ignoring of the directive issued by Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Jathedar Akal Takht to postpone the election of DSGMC.

No security vetting for passengers on Lahore bus
Wagah, January 17
In a significant development, the Central government has announced to do away with the security vetting for the passengers of the proposed Amritsar-Lahore- Nankana Sahib bus.
Mr V.K. Duggal presents sweets to Pakistan Rangers at the Wagah checkpost on Tuesday.
Mr V.K. Duggal presents sweets to Pakistan Rangers at the Wagah checkpost on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

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85-year-old’s body donated to medical college
Hoshiarpur, January 17
An 85-year-old person who died at the Home for Aged and Infirms in Ram Colony Camp near here on Monday morning, had willed his body to Government Medial College Patiala, for research.

Kuka movement to be part of history books
Malerkotla, January 17
In a significant announcement, Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Higher Education and Languages, today said the state government would include the history of Kuka movement and other such movements of the freedom struggle in the syllabus books of schools and colleges.

Inclusion of Lambi in Bathinda LS constituency draws objections
Bathinda, January 17
The Delimitation Commission’s meeting on to its draft proposals in the city today witnessed strong objections from various quarters over the inclusion of the Lambi Assembly constituency in the Bathinda parliamentary constituency and the shifting of the Rampura Phul Assembly seat to the Faridkot Lok Sabha seat.

Delimitation Commission Chairman Justice Kuldeep Singh and Election Commissioner N. Gopalaswami look at a map submitted to the Commission in Bathinda on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Delimitation Commission Chairman Justice Kuldeep Singh and Election Commissioner N. Gopalaswami look at a map submitted to the Commission in Bathinda.

Food centre may help small industries
Chandigarh, January 17
With an aim to give a new thrust to the sluggish growth in agriculture and make it an economic enterprise, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has now decided to shift from its earlier scientist- farmer focus to liaison between scientist- industry- farmer.


Solve riddle of meetings with Dr Dhillon: Mann
Amritsar, January 17
Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, President, Shiromani Akali Dal (A), today sought solving of enigma in Sikh politics regarding “double standard,” adopted by both Akali and Congress leaders regarding foreign-based Khalistani ideologue.

Rana, Goyal are AICC members
Ropar, January 17
The Parliamentary Secretary (Industry and Commerce) and Nangal MLA, Mr K.P. Rana, and the former Secretary of the Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee, Mr Ramesh Goyal, were elected members of the All-India Congress Committee (AICC).


NGOs protest against female foeticide
Nawanshahr, January 17
Activists of various NGOs, under the aegis of Upkar, a district-level coordination society of NGOs, today resorted to a unique action of social boycott by organising a “Shardanjhali Samaroh” of the Unborn Girl in front of the house of a couple, who allegedly got the pregnancy of the woman terminated recently, at nearby Naura village.

Citizen cards for border residents
Chandigarh, January 17
Residents of border areas will soon get a national citizen card which will be mandatory for identity while a request for the setting up of a visa centre in Amritsar will be forwarded by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to the Ministry of External Affairs, said Mr Sri Prakash Jaiswal, Union Minister of State for Home, here today.


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Jalandhar youths seek protection
Chandigarh, January 17
Two Jalandhar youths, who were attacked and injured by some miscreants, including the son of a Punjab Police Inspector, sometime back, have approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court, seeking protection as they fear for their lives from the police official and his son.


Water harvesting unit at Gobindgarh
Kharar, January 17
A water harvesting structure was inaugurated by the Minister for Animal Husbandry and Fisheries, Punjab, Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, at Gobindgarh village near here today.


Pension adalat today
Chandigarh, January 17
For the benefit of Punjab Government and Chandigarh Administration employees who are retiring in the coming months, the office of the Accountant General (A and E), Punjab, is organising a pension adalat at the Sector 17 office of the AG, Punjab, here tomorrow.


SMO in vigilance net over graft
Fatehgarh Sahib, Jan 17
Dr Ravinder Kumar Verma, Senior Medical Officer, Civil Hospital, Bassi Pathana, was caught by the district Vigilance Department while accepting money from a patient.

Factory making spurious drugs sealed
Amritsar, January 17
The Health Department has recovered the largest ever quantity of spurious drugs in Punjab. He seizure was effected from a factory situated at Pritam Enclave on the G T Road here.

Conservator of Forests, 3 others booked
Chandigarh, January 17
The Conservator of Forests, Punjab, Mr H.S. Grewal, an Indian Forest Service officer, was booked along with three other officials by the Vigilance Bureau in an embezzlement case last night.

Two killed in car-mobike collision
Amritsar, January 17
Two motor cycle-borne persons were crushed to death when a car hit the motor cycle on Jarnaili road between Tangra and Mallian villages in Baba Bakala here today.

2 laptops stolen

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