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Militancy victims demand relief on par with '84 riot-hit
Amritsar, January 24
Victims of militancy in Punjab who lost their near and dear ones have pleaded to the government to treat them on a par with victims of anti-Sikh violence and grant them compensation and increase their pension.

Probe CM’s Dubai visits, says Dhindsa
Chandigarh, January 24
Launching a counter-attack on the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, a former Union Minister and senior Akali leader, Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, said today that” the Chief Minister sees everyone as a gangster because he is himself surrounded by land mafia gangs”.

Ex-servicemen’s platoon gears up for R-Day parade
January (Hoshiarpur), January 24
Setting an example of patriotism, over 24 members of a unique platoon raised by the Ex-Servicemen’s Association of Januari village, near Hoshiarpur, have been participating in the Independence Day and the Republic Day parades at district headquarters here for the past eight years.

Mann asks Sikhs to keep away from R-Day functions

Mann demands case against Bhattal over liquor seizure
Sangrur, January 24
Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, President of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), today demanded the registration of a case against Deputy Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal in connection with the seizure of six cases of liquor from an official vehicle attached to Ms Bhattal by the Jalandhar police yesterday.

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Liquor seizure a conspiracy, says Bhattal

Enforce SC order in MBBS admission case: Bhattal
Amritsar January 24
The Deputy Chief Minister Punjab, Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, has ordered action in the matter of continuation of a ward of thse Principal in the MBBS course in Sri Guru Ram Dass Institute of Medical Sciences despite the verdict of the Supreme Court.


State Focus Paper on credit for Punjab released
Chandigarh, January 24
The Potential Linked Plan projections for the year 2006- 07 are estimated at Rs 26,640 crore for Punjab for the priority sector in agriculture.

Ludhiana doc honoured at Pak surgeons’ meet
Dr Kuldip Singh of Ludhiana being honoured at the third National Conference of the Pakistan Surgical Society in Rawalpindi on Saturday Chandigarh, January 24
Professor of Surgery and president-elect of the Indian Association of Gastro Endo Surgeons, Dr Kuldip Singh, was honoured at the 3rd National Conference of Pakistan Surgical Society, held in Rawalpindi from January 19 to 21. Over 400 surgeons participated in the conference, the theme of which was disaster management. Dr Kuldip Sing had delivered a guest lecture on how to avoid disasters in gall bladder surgery.

Dr Kuldip Singh of Ludhiana being honoured at the third National Conference of the Pakistan Surgical Society in Rawalpindi on Saturday.

Permits issued for bus service to Nankana Sahib
Jalandhar, January 24
The Pakistani authorities yesterday extended a permit to the Punjab Transport Department for a bus service between Amritsar and Nankana Sahib.

Rs 6 cr for developing Kharar seat
Kharar, January 24
Funds to the tune of Rs 6 crore have been sanctioned for various development works in the Kharar constituency.

Sewerage laying work inaugurated
Nawanshahr, January 24
Under the extension and augmentation of sewerage and drinking water project, the Chief Minister has sanctioned Rs 497.36 lakh and Rs 180 lakh for providing sewerage and drinking water facilities, respectively, in the town.


Cotton growers holding back stock may not benefit
Bathinda, January 24
Cotton growers hoping to cash in on the season-end’s demand are likely to be disappointed as experts, fearing huge losses to the cotton crop, have now pegged north India’s cotton production at 40 lakh bales, as against the earlier expectation of 35 lakh bales.


Senior assistant suspended
Chandigarh, January 24
Gurbinder Singh, senior assistant (accounts), has been placed under suspension by the Director, Hospitality Department, Punjab.


Absorption of AIG into Punjab Police cleared
Chandigarh, January 24
Decks have been cleared for the complete absorption of Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Welfare and Litigation, Punjab, Ms Amrit Brar into the Punjab Police.

Shoot-out case: contempt notice to govt
Ropar, January 24
The Additional District and Sessions Judge, Ropar, G.S. Saran, today issued contempt notice to the Punjab Government acting on the application of Akali Dal (Badal) youth wing leader Kiranbir Singh Kang for initiating contempt proceedings against three police officials SSP (Ropar), the DSP and the SHO (Kharar) for violating the high court’s order.


2 arrested for making spurious milk
Patiala, January 24
The police today arrested a person and his son and recovered 20 quintals of synthetic milk and more than 850 kg of powder from their premises in the Bhunerheri area of this district.

Woman commits suicide
Batala, January 24
Ms Meenu wife of Sonu and mother of two children committed suicide by setting herself afire yesterday.

4 held, pistols seized
Sangrur, January 24 The Khanauri police has arrested four persons — Shinderpal Singh, Balwinder Dass, Raj Kumar and Suresh Kumar, all residents of Gullarr village (Patran) in Patiala district, and reportedly seized four country-made pistols and five cartridges from them.

Three get 2-yr term for duping youths
Pathankot, January 24
Three persons, including a couple from Pathankot, were sentenced to two years in jail by a local court on January 21 for duping youths of the area.

Man injured in clash at wedding
Kharar, January 24
One person was injured in a clash at a marriage function held here. The injured was taken to the PGI, Chandigarh.


Private college teachers’ protest ends
Barnala, January 24
Teachers of non-government affiliated colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh observed two periods strike in college campus from January, 19 to 24 to protest against the “step-motherly and indifferent” attitude of Punjab government towards their problems.

Banda Bahadur engineering students excel
Fatehgarh Sahib, January 24
Six students of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College figured in Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, merit list 2005.

College theatre group wins acclaim
Amritsar, January 24
The theatre group of BBK DAV College for women here was top position in the National Youth Festival which concluded at Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra.

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