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BJP prevails over SAD on power tariff
Badal agrees to pay subsidy
Chandigarh, November 8
After days of nerve-wracking political tug-of-war, the BJP high command appears to have made Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal agree to pay a subsidy to the tune of Rs 292 crore to offset the recently hiked power tariff in the state.

Contractor’s Registration
PSEB chairman told to file reply
Ropar, November 8
In a setback to the authorities of the Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Plant (GGSSTP), Ropar, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the chairman, PSEB, to personally enquire into the registration of a contractor M/s Sodhi Erectors and file a report before the court within four weeks.

Council backs Sikh girl’s ‘karha’ case
London, November 8
Sarika Watkins Singh, the Sikh teenager who has been excluded from her school in South Wales for refusing to remove the “karha”, a symbol of Sikhism, has been backed by the local race equality council.



CM extends greetings on Diwali
Chandigarh, November 8
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today extended his greetings to the people on Diwali.

British cop takes education to state villages
Seham (Jalandhar), November 8
A top British cop came visiting Punjab six years ago and so appalled was he at the quality of education in rural areas that he took on the task of raising funds for building proper schools.



A vendor displays pictures of Hindu Gods at his roadside stall in Amritsar.
A vendor displays pictures of Hindu Gods at his roadside stall in Amritsar. — AFP

Mongia set to get more ‘teeth’ for rights panel
Chandigarh, November 8
In 1999-2000, as a judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, he suggested in an order “teeth” for the Punjab State Human Rights Commission. Seven years later, as newly appointed chairperson of the commission, Justice R.S Mongia wishes to see the implementation of his recommendations.

Book: Plea for action against SGPC chief filed
Amritsar, November 8
Senior SAD (A) leader Baldev Singh Sirsa has filed a petition in the court of the Sikh Gurdwara Judicial Commission, seeking action against SGPC president and secretary of the Dharam Prachar Committee (DPC) under the Sikh Gurdwara Act, 1925, for bringing out a controversial book, “Sikh History”, in Hindi.

Hanuman idol fed 700 litres of milk
Amritsar, November 8
Kilos of milk was poured on the idol of Hanuman at the ancient Hindu shrine, here, to mark Hanuman jayanti today

Tiwari honoured
Chandigarh, November 8
The Indian Association of Soil and Water Conservationists(IASWC) has honoured Dr A.K. Tiwari, principal scientist and head of the central soil and water conservation research and training institute, research centre, for his contribution to the cause of environment conservation and management of natural resources.

Punjabi writer dies in mishap
Sangrur, November 8
Noted Punjabi writer Dr Jaspal Singh Mann, died in a mishap near Kheri village in the district today, the police here said.

Rs 2.50 lakh for scribe’s family
Patiala, November 8
The Punjab Government here today gave a grant of Rs 2.50 lakh to the kin of journalist Rakesh Rishi who passed away a few days back. Rishi was working with Dainik Bhaskar.



5 cops get life term for death in custody
Amritsar, November 8
A court here has sentenced five policemen, including a sub-inspector, to life imprisonment holding them guilty of causing death of a thief in police custody two years ago.

Ex-tehsildar’s plea in Virk case
Ropar, November 8
In the case registered by the state Vigilance against former DGP of Punjab S.S. Virk, former tehsildar of Kharar Baljinder Singh today submitted an application under Section 161 of the CrPC in the district and sessions court here to record his statement in the case.


Teacher booked for molesting students
Amritsar, November 8
The police today booked Rawel Singh, a teacher of the primary school, Bhullar village, Chogawan Block, on the charges of molesting three girl students of Standard IV and V. The police said the FIR had been registered on a complaint of the father of one of the students.

Youth plots his own kidnapping, lands in jail
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 8
A boy, keen on extracting Rs 50 lakh from his father, hatched a conspiracy in connivance with his cousin and a friend by plotting his own kidnapping, only to land up in police lockup here today.


Meritorious students given prizes
Nabha, November 8
Punjab Public School Nabha celebrated its 47th Founders' Day yesterday. The function started with school anthem.Headmaster Commodore I. L. Syal highlighted school’s ahievements in his report.

Impressive win for varsity campus teams
Punjabi University Inter-Zonal Youth Fest
Patiala, November 8
The Punjabi University Campus teams, together, won the overall general trophy in the Punjabi University Inter-Zonal Youth Festival that concluded at the university this evening.

From Schools and Colleges
Gharuan school kids stage ‘Taming of the Shrew’
Kharar, November 8
Sacred Soul’s School, Gharuan, celebrated its founder’s day on Wednesday with much fervour and gaiety. The main attraction was the enactment of the play, ‘Taming of the Shrew’, by the kindergarten section. A mime show was an instant hit. An exhibition on various subjects was put up by primary classes - models on Shakespeare and his plays being the most interesting. Punjab minister Bikram Singh Majithia was the chief guest.


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