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SAD inciting unemployed youth: Amarinder
Ferozepore, October 17
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today accused the SAD of breaking all ethical barriers of democratic system and instigating unemployed youth to disrupt Congress rallies.

Thekedar returns to UK
Amritsar, October 17
UK-based separatist leader Jaswant Singh Thekedar had to go back to England when The Tribune broke the news about his entry into India on October 9.

Indefinite curfew in Gharsana, Rawla
Abohar, October 17
Indefinite curfew was imposed on the troubled areas of Gharsana and Rawla towns of the neighbouring Srigangangar district at 6 am today following yesterday’s violent clashes.

Warrants against Damdami Taksal chief, son
Amritsar, October 17
A City Magistrate in Indore today issued for the third time arrest warrants against the Damdami Taksal chief and successor of Sant Jarnail Singh Bhinderanwal, Giani Ram Singh and his son Rajendeep Singh, both residents of Amritsar.

High alert following intelligence report on suicide bombers
Gurdaspur, October 17
High alert has been sounded in Gurdaspur and Amritsar districts following the intelligence wing of the Border Security Force (BSF) intercepted wireless messages regarding attacks being planned by militant organisations on Army, Air Force and civil installations in these border districts.





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Peace assured during CM’s road shows
Abohar, October 17
Mr Harinder Singh Dhindsa, district president and other office-bearers of the Youth Congress, said here yesterday that miscreants would not be allowed to cause disturbance during Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s road-show rallies.

 

 
POLITICS

Congress meeting on October 19
Chandigarh, October 17
The Punjab Congress will hold a meeting here on October 19 to finalise the preparations for the forthcoming visit of Mrs Sonia Gandhi to Punjab.

COMMUNITY

Child falls into manhole, dies
Fazilka, October 17
The unfortunate parents of Aman (6) never knew that their only son, who had gone to school today, would not return home and instead they would receive his body.

4 dengue cases in Bathinda
Bathinda, October 17
Deputy Commissioner Rahul Bhandari yesterday called a meeting of the district administration officials to review the measures initiated to prevent the spread of dengue here.

Journalists vow to fight drug menace
Wadingkhera, October 17
Journalists, who play a vital role in sensitizing people on drug menace, have now taken upon themselves to start a struggle against the evil under the banner of Chandigarh-Punjab Union of Journalists. A function in this regard was organised at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya here on Saturday.

Rally held against police brutality
Barnala, October 17
Various farmer organistions held a rally to express solidarity with victims to police brutality at Bhadaur yesterday.

Man dies as clothes catch fire
Bathinda, October 17
A man in his 70s died in the court complex when his clothes caught fire with the “biri” that he was smoking here last on Sunday.

Cop suspended for ‘excesses’
Bathinda, October 17
Following the allegations of “police excesses” by the kin of Popi Singh, who died after sustaining serious injuries in a brawl with employees of a liquor vend at Jeewansinghwala village a few days ago, the SSP has placed ASI Phulveer Singh under suspension.

Rs 700 cr for civic, health, institutions
Amritsar, October 17
The Punjab Government will spend Rs 700 crore on upgrading civic, health, and educational facilities in all villages of the state during the current financial year.

Despite ban, child labour continues
Ropar, October 17
Despite the ban on child labour, a number of children below the age of 14 years are still being employed in dhabas, homes and eating joints in the city.

Child artiste to be awarded
Patiala, October 17
Punjab Revenue and Rehabilitation Minister Jasjit Singh Randhawa has announced a cash award of Rs 5100 for a child artiste Nemat Sabharwal, in appreciation of her captivating dance performance at a national integration cultural programme and Sanman Samaroh, held at Central State Library Hall in the memory of Amar Shaheed Madan Lal Dhingra and his heir, the Late Sanjeev Dhingra.

 
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CRIME

Farm labourer commits suicide
Bathinda, October 17
A 25-year-old farm labourer hailing from Sangat Kalan village reportedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance last evening.

Woman killed, son hurt in mishap
Tarn Taran, October 17
Balbir Kaur (55) died while her son Gurbhej Singh (28) was injured seriously in a road accident near Harike on Sunday .

Property of drug smuggler attached by police
Amritsar, October 17
Huge property amassed by a smuggler, Gurmit Singh Mintoo, has been attached by the Majitha police after the directions of Office of Competent Authority, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, under the Smugglers and Foreign Exchange Manipulators (forfeiture of property) Act 1976 and NDPS Act 1985.

Excise inspector caught taking bribe
Patiala, October 17
Subhash Chand, Inspector, Excise and Taxation, Punjab, who was posted at Information Collection Centre (ICC), Banur, was today allegedly caught redhanded while taking a bribe of Rs 10,000 from Mr Parminder Singh, who was running a courier service at Ludhiana.

EDUCATION

Student alleges harassment
Moga, October 17
Navpreet Singh, a student of the Lala Lajpat Rai Institute of Engineering and Technology here, faces an uncertain future after being denied re-admission to the third semester.

DIET staff demand release of salaries
Bathinda, October 17
A meeting of the DIET Staff Association was held here yesterday under the presidentship of Mr Dev Raj Bansal.

Zonal youth festival begins
Barnala, October 17
A three-day-long Punjabi University Sangrur zone youth festival began at Sanatan Dharam College here yesterday.

5 more students join fast
Patiala, October 17
Five more students, who were affected by the decision of Punjabi University, Patiala, to abolish the research work of M.Phil, today joined the ongoing fast being observed by the activists of the Sikh Student Federation (SSF) at its main gate. They are lodging their protest against the closure of M. Phil and some other research courses by the university.


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