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SGPC election on Nov 25
Amritsar, November 3
The countdown for the annual election of the SGPC Chief and other office-bearers of the ‘mini Parliament’ of the Sikhs has begun. The Executive Committee of the SGPC has fixed November 25 as the election date.

Candidates for posts of teacher face harassment
Nabha, November 3
The recruitment process for 1314 posts of school lecturer/headmaster and 2614 posts of school teacher started by the Department of Education, Punjab, has generated hope for many unemployed youth. The process for admission to the ETT course has also been initiated. But the process of filling forms for recruitment and ETT admissions has become a nightmare for the candidates.

Over 2 lakh trees felled to widen roads
Gurdaspur, November 3
Strip of forest along the roads in the state is under serious threat. Widening of roads by the Punjab government in the past two years has claimed over two lakh trees along roads.
A view of trunks of trees felled on the Hoshiarpur-Dasuya road. — Photo by Lalit Mohan
A view of trunks of trees felled on the Hoshiarpur-Dasuya road.

SSP told to probe PSOs’ deployment with councillor
Chandigarh, November 3
The Additional Director-General of Punjab Police looking after security matters has asked the SSP, Ferozepore, to conduct an inquiry to ascertain how two personal security officers (PSOs) along with assault rifles have been provided to a councillor of Ferozepore.

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Filmi-style duel leaves 1 dead, 3 injured
Mullanpur Dakha, November 3
One person was killed and three were injured in a clash between two groups, including some drug addicts and smugglers, at Rakba village, near Mullanpur Dakha, this evening.

NRI from UK provides homes to poor
Rajpura, November 3
Mr Surinder Singh Nijjar may be a building contractor in the UK but his heart lies in Punjab. In fact Mr Nijjar has taken upon himself the noble cause of providing homes to scores of poor residents in the Ghanaur area, whose homes were destroyed in the 2004 floods.
Mr Surinder Singh Nijjar (with a scarf) after handing over a dwelling unit to a beneficiary at Sandharsi village, near Rajpura, on Friday. — Photo by J.S. Virdi
Mr Surinder Singh Nijjar (with a scarf) after handing over a dwelling unit to a beneficiary at Sandharsi village, near Rajpura, on Friday.



Cong to get into poll mode from Nov 14
Hoshiarpur, November 3
To encounter the rallies of the SAD, rebut its propaganda and to launch a campaign for the forthcoming election to the state Assembly, the Congress will organise a state level rally at Ludhiana on November 14. Mr Partap Singh Bajwa, Minister for Public Works Department and Education, stated this while talking to mediapersons at Green View Park here today.


Employees burn copies of govt press note
Sangrur, November 3
Under the banner of the Punjab Mulazam Sangharsh Committee, Punjab, employees of various government departments today burnt copies of a press note of the government in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner here. The press note was issued on October 27, on the implementation of some demands of government employees, including grant of interim relief, promotional scale after four, nine and 14 years of service in the form of assured career progression (ACP) scheme, and hike in the medical allowance of the employees.

Staff to work during lunch in protest
Chandigarh, November 3
By dropping the move to increase the retirement age from 58 years to 60 of its remaining employees, the Punjab Government, it appears, has landed itself in a difficult situation.

Ants found in packaged drinking water
Bathinda, November 3
Students taking CA exams at the local Rajendra College were shocked to find foreign particles and ants in the packaged drinking water served to them during the past couple of days.

A member of the staff at Rajindra College shows glasses of 'contaminated' mineral water, in Bathinda on Friday. — Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera
A member of the staff at Rajindra College shows glasses of 'contaminated' mineral water, in Bathinda

Senior functionaries of SSF (M) resign
Amritsar, November 2
Expressing dissatisfaction and displeasure over the working of their president, three senior vice-presidents and a joint secretary of the Sikh Students Federation (Mehta) today resigned from their posts. They presented their resignations to patron and former president of the federation Rajinder Singh Mehta.

Protest against non-acceptance of demands by consumers
Jalandhar, November 3
Power consumers of the state may face inconvenience as 2500 junior engineers (JEs) of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) will keep their mobile phones switched off for two days from November 6 to protest against non-acceptance of their demands.

Bid to check adulteration in milk products
Sangrur, November 3
To check adulteration in milk and milk products, a two-member team of the Health Department, comprising Dr Inderjit Singh, District Family Welfare Officer, and Mr Kanwalpreet Singh, Food Inspector, collected three samples of milk and one sample of butter from four establishments here yesterday.



Man assaulted by IG’s gunman dies
Amritsar, November 3
Sahib Singh, who was assaulted by Avtar Singh, a drug addict gunman of an IG of the Punjab Armed Police, succumbed to his injuries at a private hospital here today. The main accused was still eluding arrest. The police has registered a case under Section 302, IPC.

Rape, kidnapping cases reported
Tarn Taran, November 3
A case each of rape and kidnapping has been reported in this border district while four masked persons took away a tractor from a brick kiln at Khawaspur village, 18 km from here, last evening after locking the workers of the brick kiln in a room.

Quack couple booked for duping youth
Gurdaspur, November 3
Quack couple have been booked by the police allegedly for duping a youth on the pretext of sending him to Italy.

Five tortoises of rare species seized
Fazilka, November 3
Officials of the Forest Range Office have seized five live tortoises of a rare species from jhuggis adjacent to the fish market on the Fazilka-Malout road today.

Man killed in mishap
Kharar, November 3
One person got killed in an accident near Daonmajra Village last night.


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