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Principal of medical college charge-sheeted
Amritsar, November 4
The state government has charge-sheeted Dr J.Dalal, Principal of Medical College and former Director, Research and Medical Education, for issuing a “ wrong experience certificate” to a Dr Karn Kumar Sharma, an Associate Professor in the ENT Department with a view to promoting him as Professor. The state government has withdrawn administrative and academic work from both Dr Dalal and Dr Sharma.

Council of Ministers may clear 4 ordinances
Chandigarh, November 4
A crucial meeting of the Punjab Council of Ministers will be held on November 17. As many as four ordinances are likely to be approved at that meeting. One of the ordinances relates to the settlement of cases of violation of building by laws in areas under various municipal corporations and councils in the state.

Missing trucks: small truckers may be made witnesses
Gurdaspur, November 4
The CBI is in the process of nailing Gurdaspur and Jammu-based FCI officials in the case involving missing trucks carrying foodgrains. Highly places sources in the CBI said that the investigating agency had decided to make small transporters as witnesses in the case.

Red tape ‘grounds’ fort repair before takeoff
Bathinda, November 4
The much-awaited repair work of Quila Mubarak here seems to be getting mired in bureaucratic hurdles even before its start. The state government has already released Rs 1.25 crore for the fort's repair, but the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is apparently not "too enthusiastic" on the matter.

Fatehgarh Sahib
Tarn Taran


MC ex-chief booked for murder of daughter-in-law
Tarn Taran, November 4
Kulwant Singh, former chief, Municipal Council, Patti, and eight other members of his family have been booked for murdering the daughter-in-law, Ms. Vimaljit Kaur (38), yesterday.

Inter-state gang busted; weapons seized
Muktsar, November 4
While cracking the abduction case of Kuldeep Kaur, a newly wedded woman from Bhagsar village, the police has busted an inter-state gang involved in abduction, land grabbing and robbery. The police has arrested key members of the gang apart from recovering arms and vehicles from their possession.

Dr Sidhu finds rare literature on Bhagat Singh
Chandigarh, November 4
A few days ago, the police authorities concerned at Chandrapur in Maharashtra seized a number of books from the stall of Daanish Books that was put up at the Chandrapur Book Fair by Ms Sunita Narayan, owner of the store. Among the seized material, there were certain books on Shaheed Bhagat Singh, whose 100 birth anniversary is being celebrated in various parts of the country this year.   
                                                    Dr Gurdev Singh Sidhu
Dr Gurdev Singh Sidhu



BJP demands action against Transport Minister
Sujanpur (Gurdaspur) November 4
The BJP organised a protest rally here today demanding action against Transport Minister Raghunath Sahai Puri who earlier heading PUDA department.

Don’t play into Congress hands, Badal tells Mann
Patiala, November 4
In a departure from his earlier stance, the SAD supremo, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, today made an appeal to SAD (A) president Simranjit Singh Mann not to play into the hands of the Congress to defame the Sikh community.

Soni not to get ticket: Dullo
Amritsar, November 4
In a surprise move, Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, president, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC), has announced that his party would deny party ticket to Mr O.P. Soni, an MLA, and Chairman, Punjab State Industrial Development Corporation (PSIDC), for the forthcoming Assembly elections slated for February next.

Dullo calls party meeting on Nov 7
Chandigarh, November 4
Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, president, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC), has called an urgent meeting of ministers, MLAs, MPs, former MLAs and MPs, members of the PPCC and the All-India Congress Committee besides presidents of the District Congress Committees and party candidates who contested the Assembly elections in 2002 for a mass-contact programme on November 7 at Punjab Congress Bhavan here.

BJP raps Cong over inflation
Gurdaspur, November 4
The BJP today organised a district-level rally at the Hanuman crossing here to protest growing inflation rate and price rise in the country.

Equality Front to contest 65 seats
Hoshiarpur, November 4
The National Equality Front (NEF) at its meeting held here today under the presidentship of Dr S. S. Sharma has decided to contest 65 seats in the coming Assembly elections and will have an alliance on the remaining seats with like-minded parties.

Dist training centres sought
Samana (Patiala), November 4
Punjab Youth Congress chief Vijay Inder Singla today urged Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to make arrangements to open training centres in all districts to equip unemployed youth with necessary education and enable them to get jobs being generated by mega projects coming up in the state.


Increase in retirement age opposed
Chandigarh, November 4
The Punjab Civil Medical Services (PCMS) Association has opposed the move of the state government to increase the retirement age of medical and dental teachers from 58 to 62 years.

Long lines for filling job forms online
Ropar, November 4
A large number of candidates applying for various posts of teacher, as advertised by the state government, have been running from pillar to post to submit their forms at the local centre Gurukul Infotech of C-DAC here.

Devotees take out nagar kirtan
Amritsar, November 4
Thousands of devotees participated in the Nagar Kirtan, carried out to mark the 538th birth anniversary of Sikh's first Guru, Sri Guru Nanak Dev here today. The Nagar Kirtan, which was started after an Ardas at Akal Takht Sahib, was led by “Panj Piaras”. The procession marched with holy book Sri Guru Granth Sahib in a golden palanquin.

Trees felled in front of Khalsa College
Amritsar, November 4
Lush green trees in front of the 114 year-old Khalsa College were felled much to the disappointment of environment lovers here yesterday. This has also spoilt the front view of the majestic building of the college on the Amritsar- Wagah road.



CBI nabs 2 Rail officials taking bribe
Chandigarh, November 4
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested two railway engineers while demanding a bribe of Rs 50,000 to clear the pending bill of a contractor. The engineers, Surinder Kumar Chug and MS Hasnain, both posted at Northern Railway, Jalandhar, were caught red-handed while accepting the bribe yesterday at Jalandhar.

Man booked for sister’s murder
Hoshiarpur, November 4
The police has solved the murder case of Paramjit Kaur of the Shahbadi police station in Hariana. The body was found in the fields of Rangra Mundian village on September 20, 2000.


Varsity allows special chance
Amritsar, November 4
Students who could not improve their score/division under the prescribed university rules or under special chances already granted to them, can now avail a special chance announced by Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) here yesterday.

Wakf Board member’s plea on college
Chandigarh, November 4
A member of the Wakf Board, Punjab, Mr Mansur Ali, has urged the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, that the medical college to be set up at Malerkotla should be declared a minority institution”.

Georgian College diplomas given to students
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 4
“The need of the hour is to be upwardly mobile in a highly competitive environment in the global economy,” Mr S.K. Salwan, Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Technical University, said while delivering the keynote address at a convocation of the Canadian Institute for International Studies at Jalbehra village here today.

Raise sports allocation, says SAD
Abohar, November 4
SAD chief whip Manpreet Singh Badal today said the Union and state governments should substantially enhance Budget for promotion of sports, if India was to compete with other developing nations globally.


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