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Punjab Police may introduce canteens on lines of Army CSD
Moga, November 6
The Punjab Police is contemplating starting canteens on the line of the Army CSDs in all districts of the state. Stating this here today, Punjab DGP N.P.S. Aulakh said for members of the force a residential complex spread over an acre would be constructed at a cost of Rs 4 crore in Chandigarh. He further said plans were afoot to introduce emoluments on a par with that in the Army’s regarding gallantry award winners.

Land Grabbing
IG Gupta given clean chit

Chandigarh, November 6
Even as the Punjab and Haryana High Court is hearing a matter relating to allegations of land grabbing in Naya Gaon, an inquiry conducted by the SSP of Fatehgarh Sahib, has given a “clean chit” to IG Sanjeev Gupta and has also given a report on the ownership of the said land measuring about 10 acres.



Students of a school take out a rally for a cracker-free Diwali in Amritsar
Students of a school take out a rally for a cracker-free Diwali in Amritsar 
on Tuesday. — PTI

Pervez’s gagging of Press evokes criticism
Attari, November 6
Gagging of the Press after imposition of emergency by President Pervez Musharraf has evoked sharp criticism by Pakistani nationals crossing over to India today by bus to participate in a function in Delhi.

PU examiners to pay for mistakes
Ludhiana, November 6
With a view to streamlining staggered evaluation system, Panjab University will introduce a system of fining examiners and clerical staff for mistakes in the evaluation system under which students are made to suffer for no fault of theirs.



Industrial exodus: CPI seeks White Paper
Sangrur, November 6
The Communist Party of India (CPI) today asked the Badal regime to issue a White Paper on industrial units shifting base from Punjab to Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand in the past five years.

Congress charges on vendetta ‘substantiated’
Chandigarh, November 6
Congress MLA from Bholath Sukhpal Khaira today said the allegations of political vendetta against Congress workers have been substantiated by the recent reported request by top brass of police officials posted in the field area for posting at Chandigarh.

Crucial SAD-BJP meeting in Delhi
Chandigarh, November 6
A crucial meeting between the SAD and the BJP is scheduled to be held in Delhi where the BJP is expected to make it clear to the SAD that it should have a “requisite and a decisive role” in running the affairs of the Punjab Government.


125 commandos in CM’s security down with hypertension
Chandigarh, November 6
Tension and managing the Chief Minister’s security seems to go hand in hand. It seems it is virtually getting on to the nerves of the commando unit entrusted with the task of managing the security of Parkash Singh Badal as 125 of them have been found to be suffering from hypertension.

Only seven cricket fans arrive so far
Restrictions stated main reason
Pakistani cricket fans show victory sign at Attari near AmritsaAttari, November 6
A small cheering brigade to boost the Pakistan cricket team led by former secretary, Pakistan Cricket Board, Rafiq Nadeem, along with his daughter and grand daughter, reached India for the second one dayer to be held on November 8 in Mohali.

Pakistani cricket fans show victory sign at Attari near Amritsar on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Cataract cases among ex-servicemen up
Pathankot, November 6
The cases of cataract development among retired defence personnel in the border belt of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir have witnessed a sharp increase in the past decade. The local Military Hospital has been registering 1,200 or 1,500 patients suffering from the problem annually.

Bihari labourers head homewards for festival
Phagwara, November 6
Thousands of Bihari migratory labourers have started moving to their respective places as only nine days are left for their festival Chhatt Puja. And most of them are travelling without railway reservations.

Shingaar Cinema Blast
102 grilled again, cops still clueless

Ludhiana, November 6
 The fourth round of questioning of 102 persons in the Shingaar bomb blast case has proved useless with not a single clue developing into a major lead.

Patiala, November 6
The National Theatre Arts Society presented Punjabi play “Galwakdi” at the 74th monthly garden theatre programme at Baradari Garden on Tuesday. The play, written by Bhag Singh and directed by Naval Kishore of the Punjab state district public relations office, condemned the evils of dowry and drugs — TNS


2,461 kg of synthetic khoya seized
Chandigarh, November 6
The Punjab government has urged Haryana, Rajasthan and U P Governments to crack a whip against those engaged in preparing synthetic khoya in their states.

Canadian citizen booked for fraud
Kharar, November 6
The Kharar police has booked Canadian resident Gurtej Singh Mann for cheating a Chandigarh resident Baldev Singh Gill.


Punjab teachers stage protest
Chandigarh, November 6
On a call given by the Government Teachers Union, school teachers from Punjab staged a protest outside the Director Public Instructions (DPI) office in Sector 17 here today.

Ranike seeks VC’s resignation
Amritsar, November 6
The refusal to grant permission for holding Punjab State Games for Women on its campus by the Guru Nanak Dev University authorities has led to tension between vice-chancellor Jai Rup Singh and the state government.


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