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4 dead, 42 hurt in massive pile-up
Ludhiana, October 28
Four persons were killed and 42 injured, six of them seriously, in a huge pile up of five vehicles at Ludhiana-Jagraon road near Baddowal early morning today.

CM, Dullo fail to turn up at rally
Abohar, October 28
More than 6,000 men and women were disappointed as Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and PPCC president Shamsher Singh Dullo failed to turn up at a rally in Balluana village, near here, today.

Thind in court custody till November 11
Hearing on bail application on October 31
Patiala, October 28
Mr Bhupinder Singh Thind, ADGP (Law and Order), Himachal Pradesh Police, was remanded into judicial custody till November 11 by Ms Harinder Sidhu, Special Magistrate, CBI, when he was produced in her court by a team of the CBI led by SP Mahesh Aggarwal here today. Mr Thind, a 1973 batch IPS officer, was arrested yesterday for his alleged involvement in a criminal case registered against a section of colonisers. 

PIL against cricketers promoting liquor
Chandigarh, October 28
A public interest litigation (PIL) filed by advocate H.C. Arora, seeking issuance of directions to the Union Government and the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) to restrain the members of Indian cricket team, including Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh and M.S. Dhoni, from appearing in advertisements for promoting sale of liquor, came up for hearing today before the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Police to reinvestigate disappearance of lawyer 
Ropar, October 28
The Ropar police has decided to reinvestigate into the case involving Rajesh Gumbar, a Chandigarh-based advocate of the Punjab and Haryana High Court who went missing from here about four months ago.





Fatehgarh Sahib
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Nurturing ethereal melodies
Kapurthala, October 28
Something about him reminds you of the valley — its ethereal beauty and forbearing landscapes. The resemblance is stark and there’s a reason why. Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma was raised on the staple diet of Kashmiriyat — something he has preserved in his music. Born a Dogra, he could never resist the temptations of Kashmir. And he is glad he never even tried. In Kapurthala today to perform at Baba Jassa Singh Festival that began yesterday, Pt Sharma spoke to The Tribune about his role in times when consumerism was threatening to consume musical creativity.
                                 Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma
Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma



SAD(A) to hold rally to lay bare Badal’s falsehood
Ludhiana, September 28
The SAD (A) will organise a state- level protest rally at Ludhiana on November 8 where a strategy to counter the alleged fratricide by the Badals would be chalked out and adopted.

Road show deferred due to party pressure: Bhattal
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 28
Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Deputy Chief Minister, has admitted that the road show of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had to be postponed as Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, president of the PPCC, had not given his consent to it. The dates of the second phase of party’s mass-contact programme clashed with the dates of the road show.

Cong’s failure on all fronts to be main poll plank: Capt Kanwaljit
Zirakpur, October 28
Virtually kicking off the election campaign for the February, 2007 Punjab Assembly elections, a senior Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD) leader and the former Finance Minister, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, announced today that the failure of the Amrinder Singh government on all fronts would be the main poll plank of the SAD-BJP combine.

Some of the Congress workers, who joined SAD pose with former Finance Minister Capt Kanwaljit Singh, (third from right) at Zirakpur on Saturday. 
A Tribune photo

Some of the Congress workers, who joined SAD pose with former Finance Minister Capt Kanwaljit Singh, (third from right) at Zirakpur

Booth capturing by Cong workers
Patiala, October 28
The alleged partisan role played by a section of police officials deployed for conducting the election of municipal councillor in Ward Number 32 of the local municipal corporation (MC), held here today, facilitated booth capturing by Congress workers on one hand and harassment of those, who lodged protest against the same, on the other hand.

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Barnala town wears festive look
Barnala, October 28
The creation of Barnala district by the Congress government was today the talk of the town here, as local residents were heard saying what Surjit Singh Barnala, a formerAkali Chief Minister/Union Minister from Barnala, could not do during his tenures, has been done by a Chief Minister from another town.

Fazilka residents go on relay fast
Fazilka, October 28
Five activists of the Zila Banao Sangharsh Committee, Fazilka, yesterday sat on a relay fast at Clock Tower Chowk to demand district headquarters status for Fazilka.

Kashmiri language workshop kicked off
Patiala, October 28
A five-day workshop on preparation of teaching material for second language learners in Kashmiri was inaugurated in the Northern Regional Language Centre (NRLC), Patiala, by its Principal, Dr Jograj Yog.

Cops from Bhutan visit Police Academy
Phillaur, October 28
A delegation from the Royal Bhutan Police consisting of Lt Col Indva Pardhan, Lt Col Kinzang Rinzin, Major Loderg Jamtsbo, Capt Ugyen Penjore and Lt Kavma Gamten visited the Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, to have an insight into various training programmes being run by the academy.

Villagers gherao PSEB staff
Bathinda, October 28
Irate residents of Bhucho Khurd gheraoed 15 Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) employees in the wee hours today when they were carrying out raids in the village to check power theft.

Historical Bunga demolished in Hazoor Sahib
Amritsar, October 28
The 174-year-old historical Wassan Singh Bunga of Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s time at Takht Sri Hazoor Sahib in Nanded, Maharashtra, has been razed to ground, much to the chagrin of heritage lovers.

Henry re-elected chief of Punjab Motor Union
Chandigarh, October 28
The Punjab Industry Minister, Mr Avtar Henry, has been elected president of the Punjab Motor Union, a body of private bus operators in the state. Mr Henry, who is a leading private transporter, has been elected unanimously for the 16th time in a row.

Gobindgarh Fort: mute witness to historic events
Amritsar, October 28
The decision to hand over Gobindgarh Fort, currently under Army’s control here, to the civil administration has generated curiosity among the civilians who would now be able to see great artifacts of historical value preserved in the monument.

Mystery shrouds death of undertrial
Amritsar, October 28
Mystery shrouds the death of undertrial Harinder Singh, a resident of Chhatti Khuhi area, who was lodged in the local Central Jail under the Excise Act.

Chhath Pooja begins with gaiety
Phillaur October 28
The two-days festival of 'Chhath Pooja' began with great fervour here today among thousands of UP and Bihari migratory families.

NRI actors arrive for serial shooting
Patiala, October 28
The NRIs, and Hollywood (USA) actors, Paul Harika and Jaideep Jobby, reached this town to participate in the second 10-day shooting schedule of channel Punjab’s Punjabi teleserial “Assan Hun Tur Janna”, being produced by famous film actor and producer Girija Shanker and directed by Manpreet Gill, a pride product of Department of Theatre and Television of Punjabi University, Patiala, and the National Theatre Arts Society (NTAS) Patiala.


Cop booked for taking bribe
Tarn Taran, October 28
Head constable Lakhwinder Singh posted at Kairon has been booked for taking bribe by the Patti police.

Dacoity in posh Amritsar locality
Amritsar, October 28
In a sensational dacoity, six masked dacoits decamped after looting more than Rs 10 lakh and jewellery from the house of a money-changer in the posh Ranjit Avenue at around 6 p.m, here today.

Child killed by brother-in-law
Amritsar, October 28
The Sarai Amanat Khan police yesterday arrested Tarsem Singh, a resident of Bhaini Rajput, for allegedly murdering his seven-year-old brother-in-law.

7 Bangladeshis nabbed
Amritsar, October 28
The Border Security Force has nabbed seven Bangladeshi nationals trying to cross over to Pakistan near Rania.

Man booked for raping minor
Banur, October 28
The police today registered a case against Pappu, a resident of Kaloli village, near here, for outraging the modesty of a minor girl.

20 school kids hurt
Hoshiarpur, October 28
As many as 20 children of Little Flower Convent School, Jammu, were injured in a road accident near Bhikiwal in the district today, the police said. All injured were admitted to the government hospital in Hariana, the police said.


Medical college Principal removed
Amritsar, October 28
The SGPC-run Sri Guru Ram Dass Charitable Trust today unceremoniously removed Dr S.S. Walia as Principal of the College with immediate effect.

NRI distributes cheques among students
Patiala, October 28
London-based NRI Iqbal Singh, consultant psychiatrist, St Andrew’s Group of Hospitals, Middlesex (UK), met Mr Swarn Singh Boparai, Vice-Chancellor, Punjabi University, here on Friday and handed over cheques for £1,400 under the Golden Heart Scholarship Scheme for the rural and poor students of Yadvindra College of Engineering, Talwandi Sabo.

Youth festival begins
Nabha, October 28
The three-day youth festival of Punjabi University (Patiala zone) began at Ripudaman College here yesterday. Twentysix colleges are participating in the festival.



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