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Congress suffers major setback
Patiala, January 5
The ruling Congress suffered a major setback in this home town of the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, when a section of its district leadership, including Ms Amarbir Kaur Bedi, Councillor, Municipal Corporation, joined the SAD in the presence of its supremo Mr Parkash Singh Badal here today.

Badal promises to amend river waters Act
Chandigarh, January 5
Visibly in the election mode, the President of the Shiromani Akali Dal, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, today raised an emotional issue for Punjab - sharing of the river waters with Haryana and Rajasthan.

EC team to have its hands full
Chandigarh, January 5
The full Bench of the Election Commission, headed by the Chief Election Commissioner(CEC), Mr N. Gopalaswami, will come on a two-day visit to Chandigarh from January 8.

Over 100 cops in 3 districts shifted
Ferozepore, January 5
Keeping in view the guidelines of the Election Commission of India, the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Ferozepore Range, Mr Ishwar Chander has transferred over 100 police officials belonging to the districts of Ferozepore, Moga and Muktsar.

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Transfer of 3 engineers: Has PSEB violated code?
Patiala, January 5
Has not the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) authorities violated the election code of conduct by ordering transfer of three engineers.

Student battling for life; police yet to file challan
Amritsar, January 5
The police has been delaying the presenting of the challan in the attack on an MBBS student, Pawaneet Singh, who is battling for life as he suffered paralysis on the right side of the body due to a head injury. This was alleged by Dr Avtar Singh Riar, father of the victim.

Student found dead in hostel room
Faridkot, January 5
A 21-year-old engineering student of Adarsh College of Engineering and Technology, Surjit Singh, was found dead in his hostel room on the college campus.



Cong leaders scramble for ticket
Ropar/Kharar, January 5
Scramble among the Congress leaders of Anandpur Sahib, Chamkaur Sahib and Kharar Assembly constituencies came to fore on the last day of filing claims for party ticket. Many claimant-leaders of the district after filing documents in the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) office in Chandigarh, even left for Delhi to prove their credentials to the Congress high command for ticket.

Revolt in Gurdaspur against Raghunath Sahai
Gurdaspur, January 5
In a setback to Transport Minister Raghunath Sahai Puri, around 35 Congress leaders from his constituency have appealed to the party high command against re-nominating him from the area.

Randhawa gives jolt to AISAD
Amritsar, January 5
The All-India Shiromani Akali Dal (AISAD) led by Mr Jaswant Singh Mann suffered a jolt when Mr Kuljit Singh Randhawa, member of the Zila Parishad, president of the Dera Bassi truck union and a staunch Congress leader, today said he had never applied for the ticket of the AISAD.

Commercial hoardings at important crossings pose a threat to motorists in Abohar. Poll: MC removes hoardings
Abohar, January 5
Complying with the orders passed by representatives of the Election Commission, officials of the panchayat samiti and the municipal council today removed the hoardings displaying the photographs of political leaders and their supporters.

Commercial hoardings at important crossings pose a threat to motorists in Abohar. — Photo by Raj Sadosh

Tension over election offices in shop
Sangrur, January 5
Tension gripped Dirba town today as supporters of Mr Baldev Singh Mann, SAD candidate from the Dirba Assembly constituency, and supporters of Mr Surjit Singh Dhiman, MLA from Dirba, clashed with each other on the issue of opening of election offices in a shop in the New Grain Market.

Chandumajra’s loss may be Bhattal’s gain
Sangrur, January 5
The announcement by senior Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Naranjan Singh Bhutal to contest as an Independent candidate from the Lehra Assembly constituency against official SAD candidate Prem Singh Chandumajra may benefit Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, prospective Congress candidate from Lehra, in the Assembly elections to be held on February 13.

Indecision on ticket gives sleepless nights to aspirants
Nabha, January 5
With the Assembly elections nearing, the political equations are touching new lows everyday. SAD candidate Raja Narinder Singh’s position is said to be stronger with the entry of three more congress party ticket seekers apart from present MLA Kaka Randip Singh.

Political parties briefed on poll code
Fatehgarh Sahib, January 5
Mrs Jaspreet Talwar, Deputy Commissioner-cum-District electoral Officer, yesterday held a meeting with representatives of all political parties to apprise them of the election code. She gave detailed information to them about the poll code and what they can and what they can’t do.


Devotees throng Harmandar Sahib in Amritsar to pay obeisance on the birth anniversary of the Tenth Sikh Guru on Friday.
CALL OF FAITH: Devotees throng Harmandar Sahib in Amritsar to pay obeisance on the birth anniversary of the Tenth Sikh Guru on Friday. — PTI

2 brothers burnt to death
Hoshiarpur, January 5
Two children were burnt to death and two received serious burn injuries when a fire broke out in the Jhuggi of Raja Ram, a migrant labourer, at village Jahan Khelan, 8 km from here, last night.

Ludhiana to host key conference of surgeons
Chandigarh, January 5
Ludhiana will host the prestigious conference of the Association of Surgeons of India(ASI) in 2008.This was decided at the general body of the ASI at Varanasi recently. Dr Kuldeep Singh, who heads the northern chapter of the ASI, said this conference would be held in northern India after more than 30 years.

Cracked track disrupts rail traffic
Phillaur, January 5
The Saharasa-bound Garib Rath Express had a miraculous escape when it passed through the cracked portion of the track near Jassian between the Phillaur and Ludhiana section this morning. Railway sources said the cracks had also developed in up line tracks between Chiherru and Jalandhar-Cantonment. No passenger was hurt.

A farmer shows cotton destroyed in a fire caused by a short-circuit in a market in Bathinda on Friday. Cotton perishes in fire
Bathinda, January 5
Around 22 quintals of cotton was gutted at the local market today. The fire reportedly broke out due to a short-circuit. This was the second such incident at the cotton market in less than a month.

A farmer shows cotton destroyed in a fire caused by a short-circuit in a market in Bathinda on Friday. — Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera

Groundnut, maize stocks gutted in fire
Abohar, January 5
Huge stocks of groundnuts, maize, etc. were gutted in fire in the wee hours of today, reportedly due to a short circuit.


Man bludgeons wife to death
Faridkot, January 5
A minor feud over a petty matter led to the murder of a 50-year-old woman by her husband at Gholewal village in the district. The husband allegedly bludgeoned his wife to death.


Rs 158 cr for education of rural students
Patiala, January 5
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, has agreed to provide an outlay of Rs 158 crore to the universities for the education of rural students as requested by Deputy Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal. Agreeing to the proposal of Ms Bhattal, the Chief Minister said the Finance Department should find ways and means to provide financial assistance, particularly to boys and girls of the rural areas, so they are able to get quality education at affordable cost.

NCC camp concludes
Sangrur, January 5
The 12-day training camp organised by 4 Punjab Girls Battalion, NCC, Patiala, concluded at Longowal village, about 20 km from here, yesterday. About 250 girls from all over the state participated in it.


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