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Protests ahead of CM’s yatra
Ropar, November 7
In view of Punjab Vikas yatra of the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, slated to start from Nangal tomorrow, hectic activity was witnessed in the district since early morning. Senior leaders of Akali Dal (Badal) accompanied by the members of Zila Bachao Sangharsh committee carried out protest march throughout the city here as the Chief Minister had failed to fulfill his promise to add one more sub-division and to gave divisional headquarter status to Ropar district.

CM disagrees with Dullo over MLAs
Patiala, November 7
Disagreeing with the claims of Punjab Congress chief Shamsher Singh Dullo that no Independent MLA supporting the party would be given ticket in the forthcoming Assembly elections, Capt Amarinder Singh said these people had the right to seek Congress nomination for the same and a final decision in this connection would be taken by the high command.

Employees’ stir hits PSEB
Patiala, November 7
Barring the local head office, the functioning of all other offices of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) were adversely affected today as employees of different unions struck work.

Fatehgarh Sahib
Tarn Taran


Baba to be declared proclaimed offender
Amritsar/Patiala, November 7
The process to declare Amrik Singh, an absconding baba of Kar Seva Wale, a proclaimed offender has been initiated even as the police of Tarn Taran, Ludhiana and Patiala is clueless about his whereabouts.

He suffers discrimination at employers’ hands
Chandigarh, November 7
This might well be the beginning of an end to the woes of those who get disabled on duty and spend their lives braving official apathy of worst kind.

BSF jawans cool down at Wagah
Wagah, November 7
BSF jawans have toned down their aggressive postures during the Beating the Retreat ceremony but their Pakistani counterparts have yet to respond. Though the decision to tone down aggressive postures was taken during a four-day meeting held in Lahore on March 24, 2004, its partial implementation has taken over two years.

BSF jawans at the Beating the Retreat ceremony in Wagah on Tuesday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma
BSF jawans at the Beating the Retreat ceremony in Wagah on Tuesday.



Price rise, unemployment main issues, says Dullo
Chandigarh, November 7
Just a day before the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, is to launch his Vikas Yatra, the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief, Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, has suggested to him that a check on the rising prices of essential commodities and unemployment were the main issues bothering people in the state.


Two women die, 6 hurt in mishap
Abohar, November 7
Ms Maya Devi (60) and her sister Rama Bai (65) were killed and six others injured when a private bus hit a Mohindra jeep (HR 26 F 4657) near Usmankhera village on the Abohar-Sriganganagar road (NH 15) this evening.

BKU (Ekta) not to take part in dharna
Patiala, November 7
Mr Gurbax Singh Balbehra, president, BKU (Ekta), Patiala, while disclosing that his organisation would not take part in dharna to be held at Barnala tomorrow by various Kisan organisations.

Homoeopath presents paper in Australia
Patiala, November 7
Dr K.R.S. Thind, a local homoeopathic doctor, presented a paper on leucoderma (vitiligo) at the 5th international conference “Homoeopathy the real world” held at Fremantle, Australia.

‘Poll khol march’ today
Chandigarh, November 7
The Punjab and UT Employees Joint Action Committee and the Punjab Mulazam Sangharsh Committee have rejected the government notification on the assured career progression scheme and decided to continue their agitation.

Committee on police reforms
Chandigarh, November 7
The Punjab Government has constituted a committee to deliberate on the issue of police reforms under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary.



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Ludhiana molestation: Court comes down heavily on police
Chandigarh, November 7
Making strong verbal observations with regard to the alleged incidence of molestation of women veterinarian protesters at a rally in Ludhiana on September 21, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today said that such kind of lawlessness could not be permitted.


Revenue records a click away
Ropar, November 7
Revenue records of each village of the district will soon be available just a click away. With computerisation of the Revenue Records Department here the villagers will get their copy within no time and can also check it online at the district headquarters, said the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Alok Shekhar, while inaugurating the computerisation of the revenue records project here.


Youth shot, two booked
Tarn Taran, November 7
Gurmaninder Singh(25) of the local Nanaksar locality was shot dead here last night by two youths of the same locality. A clash of youths is said to be the cause root of the incident. One accused has been identified as Tiddu, alias Raju.


674 posts of PTI to be revived
Chandigarh, November 7
In compliance with the directions of the Punjab Council of Ministers given at a meeting held recently, the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today decided to revive and fill 674 posts of physical training instructor (PTI) on the terms and conditions approved by the council.

Need to re-orient sports scene: Sobti
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 7
Dr R.C. Sobti, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab Univeristy, Chandigarh, yesterday inaugurated the North-East Zone Inter-University Kho-Kho (Men) Tournament being played on the grounds of Lincoln College of Law, Fatehgarh Sahib. The college is hosting the event under the auspices of the Directorate of Sports, Punjabi Univeristy, Patiala.

Dr R.C. Sobti, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh, interacts with players at Lincoln College of Law, Fatehgarh Sahib, on Monday.
Dr R.C. Sobti, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh, interacts with players at Lincoln College of Law, Fatehgarh Sahib, on Monday.

Youth fest: Pbi varsity campus steals show
Patiala, November 7
The Punjabi University campus team stole the limelight today by winning the quiz competition held at Arts Auditorium, by scoring 70 points on the opening day of three-day Punjabi University inter-zonal youth festival.

Blossoms celebrate silver jubilee
Patiala, November 7
Parwinder Kaur got the best all round student award instituted by Ms Preneet Kaur, MP, while Himanshi Dhamija carried the Rohit Kundal Trophy and a cash prize of Rs 2,500 at the silver jubilee function of local Blossoms Senior Secondary School here today.


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