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Manjinder Singh Kang VB clean chit to Beas MLA
Amritsar, October 28
The Vigilance Bureau (VB) has given a ‘clean-chit’ to Beas MLA Manjinder Singh Kang in the disproportionate assets case against him. In the supplementary challan put up in the court of Additional Sessions Judge at the last hearing, the bureau had stated that the charges of property disproportionate to his known sources of income against Kang had found to be baseless. 

Badal hospital reflects poor health services in state
Amritsar, October 28
The poor health services in many government institutions in Punjab can be gauged from the fact that a surprise visit to 50-bed hospital in Badal, native village of the Chief Minister, by Dr J.S. Bajaj, vice-chairman, Punjab State Planning Board, found only three patients against seven doctors.

Chinese idols flooding markets ahead of Divali. 
Dhodha reaches foreign shores. 



Trauma centre delayed, officials clueless
Patiala, October 28
The trauma centre announced to be set up at the Government Rajindra Hospital here with great fanfare last year has failed to take shape.

Move to check sale of adulterated  food items
Mohali, October 28
The Department of Health and Family Welfare, Punjab, has geared up to check the sale of adulterated, spurious and unhygienic eatables and sweets in the state, especially in view of the ongoing festival season.



Left will not allow N-deal: CITU
Hoshiarpur, October 28
Left parties will not allow the government to finalise the Indo-US nuclear deal at the cost of country’s independence nor will they play in the hands of any political party to topple the UPA government.

SAD (Mann) holds Panthic rally
Atari, October 28
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) today held a Panthic rally near the Atari border and resolved to end “deraism” in Punjab.

BJP camp on tips to MLAs, ministers ends
Chandigarh, October 28
It aimed at training BJP MLAs, ministers and mayors in Punjab. A two-day camp organised by the BJP concluded here today where ‘experts’ in various fields “taught” the elected representatives modern governance and newer development models and funding procedures.


15 medical scientists honoured
Amritsar, October 28
Fifteen distinguished medical scientists of international repute were honoured with the Memorial Oration Awards for their contribution in their respective fields at the 47th national conference of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS). The conference concluded here today at the Conference Hall of Guru Nanak Dev University.

Computer teachers block rail, road traffic
Sultanpur Lodhi, October 28
Thousands of passengers had to suffer as members of the Computer Teachers Union, Punjab, blocked rail and road traffic today demanding th regularisation of service in Sultanpur Lodhi, hometown of education minister Dr Upinderjeet Kaur.

NGO sets up bank to conserve indigenous seeds
Dadwal (Hoshiarpur), October 28
A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Kheti Virasat (Punjab), has started collecting indigenous seeds of various verities of crops found in the Shivalik foothills in the state for their conservation and to promote organic farming. The initiative is first of its kind in the state.
Officials of a non-government organisation collect indigenous seeds at Hardo Nek Nama village, near Dasuya, on Sunday
Officials of a non-government organisation collect indigenous seeds at Hardo Nek Nama village, near Dasuya, on Sunday. —Photo by K.S. Saini

Seminar on AIDS
Amritsar, October 28
The Science Department of Khalsa College, Amritsar, organised a seminar on “Science, Environment and Health” to spread awareness about current issues and discuss ways to deal with problems like AIDS and the effect of the misuse of oxytocin on human health.
Women check out colourful bangles on the eve of Karva Chauth in Amritsar on Sunday.
Women check out colourful bangles on the eve of Karva Chauth in Amritsar on Sunday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma

Amritsar Shooting
Look-out corner notice against accused
Amritsar, October 28
The police today here issued a look-out corner notice against Harjinder Singh Gill, alias Bonny, who allegedly shot dead Shankar Dass of the Hathi Gate area when his scooter collided with his car.

Villagers block traffic
Pathankot, October 28
More than 200 villagers of Gujra-Bahri staged a dharna and blocked the traffic for more than 2 hours at Gujra Chowk on the Pathankot-Jammu national highway link road, near Sujanpur, 20 km from here, today to protest against the callous attitude of officers of the Irrigation Department and Upper Bari Doab Canal.

SSPs seek transfer
Chandigarh, October 28
In what could signal a new trend in the Punjab Police, two SSPs posted in what are perceived as prestigious districts of Muktsar and Faridkot have asked to be posted elsewhere.

Tanker carrying ammonia overturns
Banur, October 28
A tanker laden with ammonia gas overturned near Jangpur village around 5.30 pm this evening.The tanker was owned by real gas company, Ram Nagar village, and was to make the delivery at a pharmaceutical company here.


GND varsity signs MoU
Amritsar, October 28
Guru Nanak Dev (GND) University signed an MoU with the National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS), New Delhi, for five years in the presence of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, who was here to participate in the 47th Conference of NAMS, yesterday.

Fellowship for VC
Amritsar, October 28
The National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS) has conferred fellowship upon renowned geneticist, Prof Jai Rup Singh, vice-chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University, here at the 47th Conference of the NAMS which concluded here today.


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