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Sikh body institutes Rs 4500 cr education fund
Chandigarh, December 4
Taking a historic decision at a meeting held today, the International Sikh Confederation, instituted an education fund of Rs 4,500 crore to impart the latest and the best quality education to the Sikh youth.

SAD prays for Sidhu’s prosperity
Patiala, December 4
The district unit of the SAD, led by its senior vice-president, Mr Jaspal Singh, today organised a mass prayer meeting at Gurdwara Naveen Singh Sabha to pray for the prosperity of cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, who is facing murder charges in the court.

Cong leaders perform ardas for family of Sidhu’s victim
Amritsar, December 4
After the BJP and Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) which performed ardas for the high spirits of beleaguered cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Sidhu, senior leaders of the Congress, led by Mr S.R.S. Lali Majthia, district president (rural), today paid obeisance at Akal Takht and sought blessings of the Almighty for the well-being of the family of Gurnam Singh, who had died 18 years ago in the thrashing by Mr Sidhu.
Congress leaders offer prayers at Akal Takht on Monday in memory of Gurnam Singh, who died 18 years ago following a fight with Navjot Singh Sidhu.
Congress leaders offer prayers at Akal Takht on Monday in memory of Gurnam Singh, who died 18 years ago following a fight with Navjot Singh Sidhu. — A Tribune photograph

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SAD (A)-Shiv Sena clash
10 more booked, admn for more force
Tarn Taran, December 4
The district administration has requisitioned more force including ‘riot control vehicles’ and ‘water canons’ to deal with the situation described as ‘tense but under control’, the Shiv Sena and the Sikh organisations have served an ultimatum on the administration to take action against those responsible for yesterday’s violence.

Sukhbir Badal is manipulating facts, says JLPL
Chandigarh, December 4
Janta Land Promoters Limited (JLPL) has refuted the charges levelled against the company by the general secretary of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal, saying that Badal was manipulating the facts to mislead investors.

A view of illegal constructions near Quila Mubarak in Bathinda. Illegal constructions on rise around Quila Mubarak
Bathinda, December 4
In a blatant violation of norms, people residing around the historic Quila Mubarak here are erecting concrete structures right under the nose of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) authorities.

A view of illegal constructions near Quila Mubarak in Bathinda. — Photo by Kulbir Beera



Disqualify 37 Cong MLAs over offices of profit, demands SAD
Chandigarh, December 4
A high-level delegation of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), led by its secretary general, Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, met the Election Commission (EC) in Delhi today and demanded the disqualification of all 37 Congress MLAs of Punjab holding offices of profit.


Rice millers submit memo
Muktsar, December 4
Rice millers and labourers under the banner of FCI District Faridkot Rice Millers Association today staged a protest in front of the Deputy Commissioner's office in support of their demands.

Japuji Sahib in interpretative verse
Chandigarh, November 4
For the first time, an interpretative verse of the Japuji Sahib, published in simple Punjabi for the uninitiated, was released by the SGPC president, Jathedar Avtar Singh, at Kalgidhar Nivas here yesterday. The SGPC chief said the book, a scholarly work, would be circulated all over the world.

Two get Het Ram Sharma award
Abohar, December 4
Mr Darshan Lal Chugh, district scouts and guides trainer, who had donated the body of his only son after death due to cardiac arrest to a medical college, and Mr Chander Parkash Narang, a veteran educationist, were honoured with the Het Ram Sharma Memorial Award-2006 by Mr Sunil Jakhar, Parliamentary Secretary at GD Senior Secondary School here last night.

Beating up of photographer: probe begins
Kharar, December 4
The magisterial inquiry into the beating up and manhandling of the senior photographer of The Hindustan Times, Samuel N. Dass, by the police in Kharar began here today. The CM had ordered a magisterial inquiry into the case after taking cognizance of media reports.

Govt guidelines for cable operators
Chandigarh, December 4
Taking an exception to the objectionable programmes being telecast by local cable operators in the state, the Punjab Government has issued directions to the District Public Relations Officers (DPROs) to monitor the contents of such programmes. A weekly report regarding this will be sent to the government by the DPROs.


Death of intern: magisterial probe ordered
Amritsar, December 4
The District Magistrate here today ordered a magisterial inquiry into the death of medical intern, Dr Shashi Bhushan, whose decomposed body was found from a gutter of medical college here on November 28, reportedly six days after his death.


S.M. Sharma is ADGP, Crime
Chandigarh, December 4
The Punjab Government today posted Mr S.M. Sharma as Additional DGP, Crime, replacing Mr Anil Kaushik, who has been sent to the Punjab Police Housing Corporation. The post had fallen vacant on the retirement of Mr P. Lal on November 30.


Man kills wife, minor daughter
Sangrur, December 4
Suspecting her wife of moral turpitude, a husband murdered her and his minor daughter in this district, the police said today.

Travel agent dupes 4 youth of 14 lakh
Moga, December 4
The Moga Police has booked a Ludhiana-based travel agent on charges of duping four youths of Rs 14 lakh on the pretext of sending them abroad.

Father held for killing kids
Kharar, December 4
Mohan Bahadur, who had murdered his two children and later drowned their bodies in a mini dam, was today arrested after nine months by the police. The accused, who was working in the cowshed in Gochar village in Kurali, had stranguled his son Raju (7) and daughter Rinki (11) following a fight with his wife on February 21. Later he drowned their bodies in a mini dam at Mirjapur village in Kharar and went missing.

2 merchants robbed
Rajpura, December 4
Two gold merchants, Jagdipak Singh and his brother-in-law, were allegedly kidnapped by car-borne assailants, robbed of their belongings near Rajpura here last night and dumped.


Rural students have good chance to be engineers, claims NGO
Chandigarh, December 4
Engineering degree is not the preserve of the elite and students from rural areas can be as good engineers as their urban counterparts. These are the revelations of an NGO-Sanjivani-which is on a unique mission of ensuring that the engineering degree was within the reach of the common man from rural India.


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