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Pak panel to fight against French ban on turban
Amritsar, March 22
The Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) has, in principle, decided to join hands with the SGPC and other Sikh organisations of the world in their fight against the decision of the French Government to ban the wearing of turbans in the state-run schools.
PSGPC chief Bishan Singh presents a photograph of Nankana Sahib to SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar at Amritsar on Thursday.
PSGPC chief Bishan Singh presents a photograph of Nankana Sahib to SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar at Amritsar on Thursday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma

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Elevated road to Golden Temple under way
Amritsar, March 22
The Amritsar Municipal Corporation has opted for the original plan for execution of the elevated road project, which will provide devotees shorter link to the Golden Temple.

Opposition, treasury benches trade charges
Chandigarh, March 22
There were no adjournments and no walkouts in the Punjab assembly today. The house witnessed some noisy moments and repeated interruptions but, by and large, MLAs participating in the discussion on the Governor’s address made impressive, substantive speeches marked by sharp attack, wit, satire and stinging comments.

No takers for Bhagat Singh’s trunk
Chandigarh, March 22
Shaheed Bhagat Singh and Mahavir Singh share one of the most important parts of modern Indian history as the two not only fought for the country’s freedom but also laid down their lives for their motherland.

Decks cleared for Sukhdev’s memorial
Ludhiana, March 22
Decks are finally cleared for the preservation of martyr Sukhdev’s ancestral house in the Naughara area in Chaura Bazar with the Naughara Thapars Society getting the house vacated from the tenant family occupying the house for the past many years.

Walia contests Patran probe findings
Chandigarh, March 22
Challenging the findings of the inquiry conducted by commissioner of Patiala division Anjali Bhawra regarding lapses on part of the doctors concerned in checking the cases of female foeticide at Patran, Dr Inderjit Kaur Walia, former civil surgeon of Patiala district, today said the case of female foeticides was not reported during her tenure till October 22, 2003.


Cops not to be allowed to harass Dimpa’s mother: CM
Chandigarh, March 22
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today assured the Punjab assembly that no police official will be allowed to harass any woman in Jasbir Singh Dimpa's family.

Naresh Gujral elected to RS
Chandigarh, March 22
  certificate of election has been granted to Naresh Gujral, declaring him elected to the Rajya Sabha.


MC chief resigns
Hoshiarpur, March 22
Mr Ajay Mohan Babbi, President, Municipal Council, (MC), has resigned from the presidentship of the council today following a no confidence motion against him by 24 Municipal Councillors in a house of 33 including 2 ex-officio members.

Doc alleges harassment
Bathinda, March 22
Dr J.S. Romana, who runs an ultrasound centre in the city and had reportedly lashed out at ministers and bureaucrats alleging that doctors were forced to do sex determination tests of their members, bureaucrats pregnant wives done, has been made to pay for his plain speaking Dr Romana’s ultrasound centre was sealed by the Civil Surgeon, Bathinda, today. 

800 treated at eye camp
Barnala, March 22
As many as 800 patients were treated at a four-day free eye camp organised by the local Bhagat Mohan Lal Sewa Samiti at Civil Hospital here.

Governor okays bill on vigilance panel
Chandigarh, March 22
Rejecting the demand of the principal opposition party, the Congress, Punjab Governor S.F. Rodrigues today gave his assent to the bill to repeal the State Vigilance Commission Act, 2006. The state government tonight issued a notification to repeal the act that was passed during the previous Congress regime.

Commissioner goes all out against mayor
Patiala, March 22
Commissioner of the local municipal corporation S.K. Ahluwalia has recommended disqualification of Congress mayor Vishnu Sharma. He has written to the government to disqualify the mayor and two municipal councillors on the charges that their actions have caused loss to the corporation.

Kharar-Tepla road to be four-laned
Mohali, March 22
A review meeting with the World Bank team in connection with the Punjab State Road Sector Project was held here today.

Women self-help groups to be formed
Fatehgarh Sahib, March 22
The SAD-BJP government will come true to the expectations of the people and will not act in a revengeful manner. This was stated by Capt Kanwaljit Singh, minister for cooperation, while addressing a function organised by the Khukhrain Welfare Punjabi Society to honour the minister at Sirhind today.


Holiday today in Punjab
Chandigarh, March 22
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has announced holidays on March 23 and September 27, the martyrdom day and birth anniversary, respectively, of Shaheed Bhagat Singh.


Five booked in gangrape case
Amritsar, March 22
Five persons were booked by the Ajnala police falling under Majitha police district today for allegedly gang-raping a woman of the Maqbool Shah area in Ajnala after about one and a half years of the incident. The case was registered on the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Man booked for bigamy
Nakodar, March 22
The Nakodar police has booked Vijay Kumar, a resident of Khanna, for bigamy and demanding dowry from his wife. The case was registered on a complaint by his wife, Sunita. According to the complainant, love brought two neighbours close and they entered into wedlock against the wishes of their parents in 1999.


Puar: Updating knowledge must for teachers
Amritsar, March 22
Globalisation is posing new challenges to teachers associated with various academic disciplines. To cope with these challenges, they should update themselves, be sincere and committed to their profession, so that they can inculcate a sense of discipline and national integration among their students in addition to imparting basic education.

Roll numbers despatched
Amritsar, March 22
Roll numbers to all the eligible candidates of BA (I, II and III) of Guru Nanak Dev University have been despatched, according to professor in charge of examinations B.R. Batra. The examinations are scheduled to commence on March 28.

Parents to withdraw wards from pvt school
DC asks SDM to sort out matter
Bathinda, March 22
The management of the local Silver Oaks School faced a piquant situation when the parents of about 20 children decided to withdraw their wards allegedly for not solving their problems, including those pertaining to the students, by the school management.


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