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No surplus water for Haryana: CM
‘Ban on land purchase in HP unconstitutional’
Amritsar, November 23
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh told reporters here today that Punjab did not have surplus water for giving it to Haryana. Let Haryana raise hue and cry, I am not going to listen anything on this issue, he quipped.

Vikas Yatra in Amritsar
Massive response created panic among Akalis: CM
Amritsar/Ajnala, November 23
Ticket-seekers for the forthcoming Assembly elections went all out to please Chief Minister Amarinder Singh by ensuring large gatherings at various places in Amritsar on the second day of Vikas Yatra here today.

Brar dares CM to contest against Badal
Chandigarh, November 23
By not contesting elections against Mr Parkash Singh Badal in Lambi Assembly segment, it will seem that Capt Amarinder Singh is avoiding electoral battle, said Mr Jagmeet Singh Brar, a senior Congress leader here today.

Mann’s plea dismissed in Bhattal case
Chandigarh, November 23
A local court today dismissed the plea of Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) president Simranjit Singh Mann to become party to the ongoing corruption case against Deputy Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal.

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Parents rough up teacher for ‘harassing’ girls
Bathinda, November 23
Irate parents today thrashed a drawing teacher at Government Elementary School, Janata Nagar, here for reportedly making ‘vulgar gestures’ and ‘harassing’ girl students of the school.

Quality of rice: Millers, FCI cross swords
Amritsar, November 23
Rice millers across in the state are in disagreement with the Food Corporation of India (FCI) over the quality of rice. About 2800 millers of the state have announced to go on strike from November 27 if the FCI did not relax specifications for accepting rice.

A day of mishaps
8 killed in separate incidents
Barnala, November 23
Two person died and one was injured in truck-van collision today morning 12 km from here near Shaina.


Makkar likely to get another term
Chandigarh, November 23
As usual, the Political Affairs Committee of the Shiromani Akali Dal authorised the SAD President, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, to announce the party's nominees for the annual election of the President, other office-bearers and executive members of the SGPC, due to be held on November 25.


BSF officers, Pak Rangers meet at Wagah
Amritsar, November 23
An eight-member team of senior officers of the Border Security Force led by G.S. Virk, DIG, today met a nine-member delegation of Pakistan Rangers led by Brig Mohammad Qasir Khan Taureen at its monthly meeting in BSF conference hall at Wagah joint check post here.

Mr G.S. Virk, BSF DIG, receives Pak Rangers Deputy Director General Mohammad Qasir Khan Taureen at Wagah joint check post on Thursday. — PTI
Mr G.S. Virk, BSF DIG, receives Pak Rangers Deputy Director General Mohammad Qasir Khan Taureen at Wagah joint check post on Thursday.

Doorstep power bill collection on cards
Amritsar, November 23
Consumers in the state will be able to pay power bills at their doorsteps. The Punjab State Electricity Board is in the process of procuring hand-held billing machines. The PSEB staff will go to the doorstep of customers, take the reading and feed it in the hand-held billing machine. The bill will be delivered to the consumers and the payment will be received on the spot.

110 depart for Haj Yatra
Malerkotla, November 23
Nearly 110 pilgrims (Haj yatris) today left Malekrotla railway station for Delhi to fly to Mecca, Madina and Minar (Saudi Arab) for Haj.

Nambardars get honorarium
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 23
Dr Harbans Lal, Chief Parliamentary Secretary today organized a function at Bassi Pathana to hand over cheques worth Rs 3500 to each nambardars of the sub division as honorarium recently increased by the Chief Minister. He distributed cheques worth Rs 21 lakh to nambardars. — OC

BJP MLA hurt in mishap
Hoshiarpur, November 23
Mr Tikshan Sud, leader of the BJP in the legislature party Assembly, Mr Satish Baba, former District President of rural wing of the Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha and driver Avtar Singh were injured when car (No. PB-12F-2145) were travelling in rammed into a traffic circle at the Phagwara bypass crossing here at 1.30 a.m. today. All injured were admitted in to Civil Hospital here. Mr Sud had a fracture.



high court
Suspension of medical college Principal stayed
Chandigarh, November 23
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today stayed the operation of the order issued by the Punjab Government on November 16 vide which the charge- sheeted Principal of Government Medical College, Amritsar, Dr J.S. Dalal, was placed under suspension.

Hawara’s 2 accomplices granted bail
Patiala, November 23
Baljit Singh and Jasbir Singh Jassa, both of whom allegedly harboured Jagtar Singh Hawara, main accused in the Beant Singh assassination case after his escape from Burail jail, Chandigarh, were granted bail by a court here today.


Nepalese confesses to another murder
Ropar, November 23
A 35-year-old Nepalese man, Jagmohan Gir, arrested by the police in connection with the murder of a 65-year-old priest of a dera in Kurali, today reportedly confessed to his involvement in another murder — of Satinder Singh, who had gone missing six days ago here.

7 persons held in Rajasthan
Abohar, November 23
Seven persons of Bathinda district were arrested by the police in the Peelibanga when they were on the way to Nihalpura village of Hanumangarh district late last night. They reportedly had been “hired” by Ninder Singh to attack his grandfather over a land dispute, the police said this morning.

One held, 4 booked for poaching
Gurdaspur, November 23
The district wildlife officials have arrested one person and booked four on the charge of killing a hog deer. Gurdaspur Wildlife DFO Raj Shekhar said they got information that a hog deer had been killed in Kot Majha Singh village.


Jobless trained teachers’ dharna continues
Patiala, November 23
Boys and girls, who have done D.P. Ed, B.P. Ed and M.P. Ed courses from institutes of Punjab have been on dharna near new Moti Bagh Palace, private residence of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for the past two days to protest against non-filling of posts of physical training teachers in Punjab.


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