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Sultanpur Lodhi gets holy city status
Kapurthala, November 30
The Punjab Government has decided to give holy city status to Sultanpur Lodhi where first Guru Guru Nanak Devji had spent 14 years of his life and got enlightenment after a dip in the sacred rivulet Kali Bein.

Cong, not BSP, wants poll alliance: Maya
Tajpur (Jalandhar), November 30
BSP chief Mayawati waves at a gathering at Tajpur village, near Jalandhar, on Thursday. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief, Ms Mayawati, today sought to mount a direct attack on the Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, by asserting that it was the Congress which was “running after the BSP for a poll alliance” and not vice versa.

BSP chief Mayawati waves at a gathering at Tajpur village, near Jalandhar, on Thursday. — Photo by S.S. Chopra

HC: Which law permits politicians in govt ads?
Chandigarh, November 30
In a significant order, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked the government to explain under what provision of law was tax payers' money being spent on displaying photographs of ministers, MPs and MLAs in advertisements.

Fatehgarh Sahib
Tarn Taran


It’s rally season, but who gives the moolah ?
Chandigarh, November 30
With the Vidhan Sabha elections in Punjab approaching, the season of political rallies has begun.

Police thrashes, arrests photo-journalist
Ropar, November 30
A senior photographer of The Hindustan Times, Samuel, was today allegedly beaten-up and detained in Kharar Police Station for about six hours.

Man, wife reunite after 10 years
Sangrur, November 30
With the efforts of Mr Harsh Mehta, Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Sangrur, a couple (husband and wife), litigating under a matrimonial dispute for the past more than 10 years, today joined company of each other by taking effective decision to live together and start a new life once again.


Sukhbir takes a dig at Amarinder
Barnala, November 30
“The power of the masses has forced the ‘Maharaja’ and Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to come on roads for securing votes,” said Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal, MP and general secretary of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), while addressing a public rally at the local Handiaya Bazar last night.

BKU (E-S) splits Sushil Goyal
Sangrur, November 30
The Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta-Sidhupur) today received a set back when a group, led by Mr Malook Singh Heerke and Mr Balkar Singh Dakonda, state vice-president and state general secretary respectively, of the union, at a meeting at Mastuana Sahib, near here expelled Mr Pishora Singh Sidhupur, state president of the union, and some other leaders from the union for alleged “anti-union” and “anti-farmer” activities. Mr Pishora Singh Sidhupur termed the meeting held by these union leaders as “illegal”.

Peeved at SAD, BJP leaders in Delhi
Chandigarh, November 30
Senior leaders of the Punjab unit of the BJP, today went off to Delhi to meet top leadership of their party to lodge a protest against statements being made by their alliance partner, Shiromani Akali Dal.

Ex-minister tries to woo traders
Nabha, November 30
A former Finance Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal leader, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, yesterday assured traders that if voted to power, the SAD would remove the complexities of the value-added tax (VAT) system.


Man struggles to bring murderers of son to justice
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 30
Mr Amarjit Singh, a resident of Shergarh Bara village is running from pillar to post to get justice from the district police regarding the killing of his minor son Hardeep Singh, allegedly by some persons of the village.

Probe Saragarhi school demolition: Dang
Amritsar, November 30
The state government should initiate an inquiry to find out who were behind the move to demolish 155-year-old Saragarhi School, demanded Mr Satyapal Dang, a veteran CPI leader, in a missive to the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh.

A trip down memory lane
Muktsar, November 30
The Vice-Chancellor of Government College University, Lahore, Dr Khalid Aftab, at his ancestral home in Muktsar on Thursday. It was a trip down the memory lane for the Vice-Chancellor of Government College University, Lahore, Dr Khalid Aftab, who today visited his ancestral home here. “ It’s a moment interspersed with memories of good and bad times that I spent under this roof,” he averred while having a glance at the walls of his ancestral home.

The Vice-Chancellor of Government College University, Lahore, Dr Khalid Aftab, at his ancestral home in Muktsar on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera

Poor to get 200 units of free power
Chandigarh, November 30
Just months before the Assembly elections, the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today allowed 200 units of free electricity for domestic consumption to all 4.44 lakh families categorised as living below the poverty line.

Stir against DC spreads
Tarn Taran, November 30
The indefinite strike spearheaded by ministerial staff of the local Deputy Commissioner’s office since yesterday spread throughout the district today. They were protesting against the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Jaspal Singh, who had suspended three of their colleagues.

Graft charge against Food Inspector
Bathinda, November 30
The Vigilance Bureau today nabbed a Food Inspector while he was reportedly accepting a bribe of Rs 4,000 from a contractor for clearing his pending bill here.

Rail commuters stranded
Phillaur, November 30
Traffic on the Ambala-Jalandhar rail section remained disrupted for more than two hours due to the engine failure of the Amritsar-bound 2029UP Shatabadi Express near Khanna railway station today morning.


A.K. Dubey is State Election Commissioner
Chandigarh, November 30
Senior Punjab-cadre IAS officer A.K. Dubey, at present posted as Chairman-cum-Managing Director of the Food Corporation of India, has been appointed the Punjab State Election Commissioner.

DGP Lal retires
Chandigarh, November 30
Mr P.Lal, DGP, Punjab Police Housing Corporation, superannuated today.


Smuggler held with 1 kg heroin
Amritsar, November 30
The Special Narcotics Cell (SNC) today arrested notorious heroin and fake Indian currency smuggler Kulwant Singh, alias Kanta, operating at the Indo-Pak border here.

3 die in mishap
Ropar, November 30
Three persons were killed and one seriously injured when their car was hit by an identified vehicle near Sahora village in Kharar.


Faux pas in teachers’ recruitment
Patiala, November 30
A faux pas on the part of the Punjab Government has meant that the lists of selected teachers finalised by various recruiting agencies of the state government, including the State Services Selection Board, the State Education Department and zila parishads, inadvertently place the names of same candidates in different lists prepared under different categories.

Sikh ‘Mahan Kosh’ translated
Chandigarh, November 30
The first volume of the "Encyclopaedia of Sikh Literature", the English version of "Gurushabad Ratankar Mahan Kosh" originally penned by Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha, was released here today by the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh.


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