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Govt hires Delhi lawyer, earns HC, AG’s ire
Chandigarh, November 26
The Advocate-General, Punjab, Mr R.S. Cheema, is learnt to have protested strongly to the state government against the culture of importing senior lawyers from Delhi to represent Punjab in the Punjab and Haryana High Court without asking or even informing him.

Amarinder to meet Sonia over feud with Jagmeet Brar
Chandigarh, November 26
The ongoing political feud between the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, and the senior Congress leader, Mr Jagmeet Singh Brar, has reached the ‘court’ of the Congress president, Mrs Sonia Gandhi.

Raise in retirement age of dental teachers
Batala, November 26
The state government has decided in principle to raise retirement age of medical and dental teachers from 58 to 62 years, thereby bringing them on a par with their counterparts in AIIMS, PGI and Medical College Rohtak.

Corporate houses channelling profit via agriculture to evade tax: Samra
Ludhiana, November 25
Progressive decline in farm produce growth in the country was a cause of concern. While overall gross domestic producer growth rate has been 8 per cent, farm growth rate has been just 1.5 per cent for the past five years. This has come down from 4.7 per cent in the eighties.

Fatehgarh Sahib


Cabinet’s U-turn on land acquisition
Chandigarh, November 26
It seems the Punjab Council of Ministers has negated its own policy on land acquisition announced last week. During the last meeting held on November 17 the new policy was okayed and it promised market rate for lands acquired from farmers.

100 jobless youths held
Patiala, November 26
Nearly 100 youths, including 36 girls, who are trained passed the DP.Ed, BP. Ed and MP.Ed from institutes of Punjab were arrested by the police this morning.

Chipko Movement to save 155-year-old building, trees
Amritsar, November 26
Heritage lovers have decided to launch a movement against the demolition of 155 year old ‘Saragarhi Memorial Government Senior Secondary School’, and environmentalists to continue first ever ‘Chipko Movement’, to save more than two century old trees in the school premises .


Vikas Yatra has ‘united’ Cong
Hoshiarpur, October 26
The Vikas Yatra of Mr Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, has united the Congress leaders and mobilised party workers for the Assembly elections. Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, Minister for Animal Husbandry and Tourism, Punjab, stated this to media persons here yesterday.

Defeat Cong, Akali-BJP combine: CPM
Amritsar, November 26
Secretary of the Punjab CPM, Mangat Ram Pasla today said in the coming elections, they would not join hands with the Harkishen Singh Surjeet group as they were supporting the Congress. He said if the Surjeet group stopped support to the Congress, an alliance could be expected.

BJP, SAD to hold joint rally in Moga
Chandigarh, November 26
Long-standing alliance partners, the Shiromani Akali Dal and the Bharatiya Janata Party, will put up a united face and will be holding a joint rally at Moga on December 8. In the past two weeks the BJP had had held independent rallies in the Malwa region which was not appreciated within the SAD.

Expelled SAD leader spills beans
Amritsar, November 26
Leader of the SAD Gurwinder Singh Shampura, who was expelled from the party for the next six years for anti-party activities soon after the elections to the SGPC, has alleged that Mr Parkash Singh Badal used the “Guru Ki Goluk”, (committee funds) to promote his personal and political interests.

Badal promises sops for poor
Malerkotla, November 26
Mr Parkash Singh Badal, former Chief Minister, said here today that a fund of Rs 500 crore would be set up for providing better health services to the poor. Mr Badal was here to attend a rally organised by the state Bajigar Sewa Dal near the ITI on the Nabha road.

Mann for resolution on Arunachal
Amritsar, November 26
The BJP’s demand for a resolution in Parliament declaring Arunachal Pradesh an integral part of the country has got support from unexpected quarters. Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, president of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), said here today that such a resolution must be passed.


PSHRC seeks report on Muslim youth’s killing
Bathinda, November 26
The Punjab State Human Rights Commission has asked the ADGP (Intelligence), Punjab, to submit his report on the killing of a Muslim youth, Nameem Khan, by the members of the Special Task Force near Giana village on the intervening night of September 20-21 before January 30 next year.

Project becomes bone of contention
Ferozepore, November 26
The local Akali and Congress leaders have locked horns over the laying of foundation stone for the project to widen a 16.32-km road stretch from Mudki to Mishriwala. Mr Harpreet Brar, Executive Engineer, Punjab Mandi Board, said an estimated Rs 6.22 crore would be spent on widening the road, for which funds had been provided under the Prime Minister Gram Sadak Yojna.

‘Nightingale of Punjab’ remembered
Chandigarh, November 25
The larger-than-life image of peerless Punjabi singer Surinder Kaur was all pervasive at the Punjab Kala Bhavan here today, as an assemblage of her admirers paid rich tributes to the legend to commemorate her 77th birth anniversary.

Sikh bodies to boycott French goods
Chamkaur Sahib, November 26
Various Sikh religious bodies today decided to boycott French goods. A resolution to this effect was passed during the Virsa Sambhal Miri Piri Sikh Sammelan here. The resolution came in retaliation to the French Governments’ ban on wearing turban in that country.

Rice millers to go on strike
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 26
The Punjab State Rice Millers Association, at its executive meeting held here today under the president-ship of Mr Tarsem Saini, national president of the association, decided to go on an indefinite strike in protest against the non-fulfilling of their demands.

Scooter rally against drugs
Sangrur, November 26
Chemists here on Friday held a rally on scooters against drug abuse. The rally was organised to make people aware, especially youth, against ill-effects of drugs. Mr S.R. Ladhar, Deputy Commissioner, flagged off the rally at the Red Cross Drug De-addiction Centre, near Mahavir Chowk, here.

Cache of arms dug up is scrap: experts
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 26
A high-powered team of bomb experts from the PAP Jalandhar today visited Fatehgarh Sahib to inspect the huge arms cache dug up from the Bhakra canal bed yesterday.


3 get 10-yr jail
Moga, November 26
A court here has sentenced three persons from Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh to 10 years’ imprisonment each for trade in poppy.

Lok adalat
Nabha, November 26
Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate cum Chairman Sub Divisional Legal Services Authority Hardeep Singh Grewal on Saturday organised lok adalat in Nabha and settled 40 out of 50 cases presented before it.


Dalit raped
Abohar, November 26
Rape of a dalit woman of Sampat colony of Sriganganagar area was confirmed officially today morning. Two of them have been identified. A case has been registered, circle officer Nazam Ali Charan said.

Case registered after two years
Moga, November 26
The police here took two years to register a case of theft in a warehouse in Ajitwal village, where wheat bags worth Rs 1 lakh had been stolen in November 2004. The police was reluctant to register a case.

House robbed
Hoshiarpur, November 26
At least six persons armed with swords and rods entered the house of a cop Gobind Singh at Neel Kanth Mohalla Nai Abadi, near Nalioan on Friday morning and attacked him, his wife Suman Kumari, father Pritam Singh, mother Satiya Devi and son Hardip Singh (11).

Spurned lover sets himself afire
Ludhiana, November 26
Spurned by a girl, a 22-year-old youth set himself on fire in front of that girl’s house opposite PAU gate number 3, around 9.30 pm here today. The youth belongs to Shahbad, Ambala. He suffered 65 per cent burns.


Anomaly in lists irks
Chandigarh, November 26
Recruitment of teachers in Punjab has come after a long gap of five years. The tentative lists of the results of near-successful candidates was put up outside the office of the Subordinate Services Selection Board, Punjab, but there was hardly any cheer among the candidates.

Candidates outside the office of the Subordinate Services Selection Board, Punjab, protest against the inability of the board to put up complete lists outside their office in Chandigarh
Candidates outside the office of the Subordinate Services Selection Board, Punjab, protest against the inability of the board to put up complete lists outside their office in Chandigarh on Saturday.
— A Tribune photograph

Put education of rural youth in manifesto: VC
Patiala, November 26
The PU Vice-Chancellor, Mr Swarn Singh Boparai, has urged heads of political parties to make rural education a part of their election manifesto. Mr Boparai, who has started the concept of neighbourhood campus to increase the percentage of rural students in the field of technical and professional education, wrote separate letters to presidents and state representatives of different parties.


Waive loan of sick units: Traders
Patiala, November 26
The Association of Sick Unit Industry Punjab has urged Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to arrange waiving of loans to such units by different government agencies. Mr Ved Parkash, President of the association, in a letter urged the Chief Minister to fulfil the assurance made at Jalandhar on April 6, 2006 that on interest loans the industries took from the Punjab Financial Corporation and the Punjab State Industrial Development Corporation, would be waived.


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