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CM’s gift to 7 Kandi villages
Projects sanctioned on spot; Rs 2-cr grants distributed

Kangar (Ropar), November 11
They asked for it and he delivered. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today showered his benevolence on seven elusive villages of Kandi area near Nurpur Bedi block of Ropar that had hardly attracted government attention in the past many decades.

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal gives away a cheque to a punchiest member at Chandpur Asmani village Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal gives away a cheque to a punchiest member at Chandpur Asmani village on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Decision on action against drunken doctors today
Amritsar, November 11
Following serious complaints against drunken doctors who fail to attend seriously injured persons in road accidents, health minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla has convened a high-level meeting at Chandigarh tomorrow to suggest stringent measures to prevent such incidents in future.


Pay Rs 1,200 cr to get 2,200 cr from Centre 
Chandigarh, November 11
The Punjab government has decided that money earmarked for development schemes being funded in collaboration with the Central government will be released despite the financial hurdles.

Land Acquisition 
Punjab may follow Gujarat pattern
Mohali, November 11
The Punjab government’s much touted and much awaited ‘new’ land acquisition policy has come and gone, creating neither a bang nor a whimper.

Municipal parks lose out to encroachers
Patiala, November 11
The town of parks and palaces is faced with a piquant situation. For, green belts and parks earmarked in the municipal records have either disappeared over a period of time or have been reduced to tracts of unkempt spaces.



Warm welcome awaits Bhattal
Patiala, November 11
Senior Congress leader and former Punjab minister Lal Singh here today announced Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief Rajinder Kaur Bhattal would get warm reception on her maiden visit here tomorrow after becoming PPCC chief. Lal Singh said there was no groupism in the state Congress and all sections of the party were united and preparing to give warm welcome to Bhattal.

Ludhiana to Karachi
Golden rly track should be revived: Atwal

Fazilka, November 11
The Deputy Speaker of Lok Shabha, Charanjit Singh Atwal, has said that the golden railway track between Ludhiana and Karachi via Fazilka should be revived.

District BJP vice-president expelled for 6 yrs
Sangrur, November 11
Vice- president of the district unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Yash Pal Goyal from Dhuri was today expelled from the party for six years for violating party discipline .


To unveil statues of Maharaja’s generals
Statues of Maharaja Ranjit Singh (on white horse) and Sardar Hari Singh Nalwa at Badrakhun village. Badrakhun (Sangrur), November 11
In the gurdwara, built in memory of Maharaja Ranjit Singh at Badrukhan village, the birthplace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, about 2 km from Sangrur, four beautiful statues of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and his three generals Hari Singh Nalwa, Sham Singh Attari and Akali Phulla Singh (in a state of riding horses) attract the attention of every person who visits the gurdwara or crosses the road, which passes by the gurdwara.

Statues of Maharaja Ranjit Singh (on white horse) and Sardar Hari Singh Nalwa at Badrakhun village. — Photo by writer

Chandan trees from Bathinda to be reproduced
Bathinda, November 11
Had Veerappan known that there are chandan (sandal wood) trees here, he might have shifted his base from the jungles of South India to Bathinda. Yes, Bathinda has many chandan trees at its deer park in the Bir Talab area, some 10 km from the city.

Major cremated with military honours
Major Varinder Singh Sandhu’s widow Gurpreet Kaur and other relatives at the cremation of the martyr in JalandharJalandhar, November 11
Major Varinder Singh Sandhu was cremated with military honours at the Deep Nagar crematorium in Jalandhar cantonment today. His three-year-old son Advik lit the pyre. Army personnel reversed their weapons and saluted the departed officer.

Major Varinder Singh Sandhu’s widow Gurpreet Kaur and other relatives at the cremation of the martyr in Jalandhar on Sunday. Photo: S.S. Chopra

Dismissed SGPC secy honoured 
Amritsar, November 11
In an embarrassment to the SGPC, Giani Iqbal Singh, Jathedar, Takht Patna Sahib, has honoured Raghbir Singh, a dismissed SGPC secretary to mark “Bandhi Chhod Divas” by presenting him the Hari Singh Nalua Award.

4,000 Sikhs to visit Pak on Gurpurb
Islamabad, November 11
Ten thousand pilgrims, including 4,000 of Indian origin, are expected to visit Hasanabdal in Pakistan’s Punjab province this month to participate in religious rituals in connection with the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh religion. The Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) has made arrangements for the Sikh pilgrims at Hassanabdal, board deputy administrator (shrines) Syed Faraz Abbas told reporters in Wah cantonment today.

Complexes on police land
Moga, November 11
The Punjab government has decided to set up commercial complexes on unutilised and vacant sites belonging to the Punjab Police Department.


Rs 1,000 cr for paddy purchase
Chandigarh, November 11
The state government has arranged about Rs 1,000 crore for making payment to paddy growers in the state, whose paddy would be procured by government agencies.


VB registers few cases in Bathinda
Bathinda, November 11
A glance at the cases registered by the Bathinda range of the Vigilance Bureau against three departments-- transport, revenue and police --shows that their number is less compared to the other parts of the state.

Immoral Trafficking
2 women held

Moga, November 11
Two women were held for immoral trafficking case a few months back. L.K Yadav, SSP, Faridkot, who is also holding additional charge here, confirmed the arrest of Manpreet Kaur and Manjit Kaur, alias Deep.

Two killed in road mishaps
Jagraon, November 11
Two persons were killed in two different incidents. In the first, Gurprit Singh of Manuke was killed when a truck (No. PB-10BV-843), driven by Harjinder Singh, in which he was travelling first hit a maruti car and later a tree. Then the truck rammed into a house. It is alleged that Harjinder Singh was under the influence of liquor and was driving the truck at fast speed. 

Motor cycle rams into median, 1 dead
Kharar, November 11
A youth was killed in a road accident near Daun village last night.


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