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Panchayat makes HIV test must for marriages
Karimpur (Nawanshahr), October 15
It is a decision that might surprise the tradition conscious. For others, it is a practical one and none too early. In a pioneering decision, the Karimpur village panchayat has decided to make HIV test mandatory for solemnising marriages of the village youths.

Ex-wardens who caught SDM for poaching denied appointment
Gurdaspur, October 15
The Punjab Government after a gap of about two years has once again appointed honorary wildlife wardens in the state. However, not surprisingly, former wildlife wardens, Mr Sukhdeep Singh Bajwa from Gurdaspur and Mr Gunraj Singh from Hoshiarpur, have been left out.

Left, Lok Bhalai Party forge alliance
Chandigarh, October 15
The Punjab units of the CPI, the CPI(M) and Mr Balwant Singh Ramoowalia's Lok Bhalai Party today forged a "United Front" to jointly contest the forthcoming state Assembly elections.

Action against Pinky after court orders, says Virk
Chandigarh, October 15
Even as a court in Yamunanagar has held Punjab Police Inspector Gurmeet Singh Pinky, guilty of murdering a Ludhiana resident, the Punjab police has yet to start disciplinary proceedings against the cop.

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Artist Amolak Singh dies in sleep
Amritsar, October 15
Renowned artist, Amolak Singh (56) who worked for 14 years as Curator of the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) and renovated the Central Sikh Museum in the Harmandar Sahib complex after Operation Blue Star , died in sleep at Batala, 40 km from here . He had worked as an artist from 1970 to 1974 in the Bollywood.

Bawa Budh Singh, a great scholar
Chandigarh, October 15
Bawa Budh Singh, whose 75th death anniversary falls tomorrow, was a great Punjabi scholar and engineer.



PSEB notices for buildings under 132 KV cables
Pathankot, October 15
The PSEB authorities have finally woken up to the threat posed by buildings constructed adjacent to their 132 KV line. The electricity board authorities have now issued notices to owners of all the buildings constructed under the high tension lines. In the notices it has been stated that their constructions were illegal and legal action could be taken against them. The legal action could amount to demolition of the buildings.

BJP supports govt in war against terror: Jaitely
Abohar, October 15
Mr Arun Jaitely, former union minister, and General Secretary of the BJP, today offered support to the UPA government in wedging a decisive war against terrorism.

Cop suspended, held for assaulting pregnant woman
Gurdaspur, October 15
SSP Paramraj Singh Umranangal today suspended and arrested Head Constable Ranjeet Singh, who allegedly kicked a pregnant woman, Puja, in her abdomen and hit her mother Kamlesh Rani on the head with a baseball bat in Pathankot yesterday.

Mann for CBI probe into Bhadaur case
Barnala, October 15
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) has demanded a CBI probe into the Bhadaur case. SAD (A) President Simranjeet Singh Mann today visited Bhadaur.

Protest against police ‘inaction’
Muktsar, October 15
Protesting against the alleged police failure in tracing a newly wed woman abducted on October 12, residents of Gandadobe village yesterday blocked traffic at the Kotkapura bypass.



Rigorous jail term for three
Sangrur, October 15
Mr S.K. Goel, Special Judge, Sangrur, today awarded 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment each along with a fine of Rs 1 lakh each to Kala Singh (Tohana), Pritam Singh (Samana Bahu, Karnal) and Sewa Singh (Tohana) in a case registered against them under Sections 15 and 25 of the NDPS Act at Amargarh police station on June 21, 2004.


Pak intruder shot dead
Tarn Taran, October 15
An unidentified Pakistan intruder was shot dead in the Khalra sector in Tarn Taran police district by the Border Security Force late last evening. The intruder entered the Indian Territory in the Khalra area taking the advantage of darkness.

Two booked for murder
Bathinda, October 15
Two employees of a liquor contractor have been booked for reportedly murdering a Jeewansinghwala village resident on Friday night.

Jewellery, cash stolen
Amritsar, October 15
Unidentified persons burgled the house of Mr Avinash Sharma, a resident of Prem Nagar on Batala road and stole cash and gold jewellery worth more than Rs 4 lakh here late on Friday evening. The residents had gone to Jammu when the incident took place.

Two men crushed to death
Dera Bassi, October 15
Two factory workers were crushed to death when their bicycle was hit by a car on the Barwala-Dera Bassi road late last night.


Jobless teachers burn CM’s effigy
Ropar, October 15
Members of the unemployed B.Ed Teachers Front today took out a protest rally in the city and also burnt the effigy of the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, against the failure of the government to fill over 60,000 teachers’ posts in the state. They threatened that if the CM did not assured them jobs, they would start protest during his roadshow from Nangal on October 24.


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