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PSEB fate hinges on crucial meeting today
Chandigarh, November 13
Will the PSEB which has virtually become a political football between the Punjab Government’s two coalition partners-the SAD and the BJP- survive in existing circumstances?

Tariff Rollback BJP workers celebrate
Chandigarh, November 13
The Punjab BJP today celebrated the rollback of power tariff hike at its head office here by bursting crackers and dancing to the beat of drums. The rollback ordered by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal yesterday has virtually come as a shot in the arm of the BJP.

Karha Row: Welsh school again excludes Sikh girl
London, November 13
The Sikh girl at the centre of a controversy over the wearing of a karha at a Welsh school was excluded once again today when she turned up with her mother and two officials from a local race equality council.



Muktsari juttis a rage in Punjab.


Passengers stranded at airport
Amritsar, November 13
More than 200 passengers were stranded at Rajasansi International Airport as the Air India flight from New Delhi to London via Amritsar arrived here late by 10 hours today.

Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s Birth Anniversary
CM goes liberal with grants for Maharaja’s village
Badrukhan (Sangrur), November 13
Paying rich tributes to Maharaja Ranjit Singh on his birth anniversary at a state-level function here today, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal announced the setting up of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Memorial Adarsh School at Badrukhan village, the birthplace of the Maharaja.


Jaggi’s commentary on holy book out
Amritsar, November 13
A five-volume commentary on Guru Granth Sahib, prepared by eminent Sikh scholar Rattan Singh Jaggi and released by the SGPC here today may kick off a fresh debate in the Sikh circles.

SGPC president Avtar Singh Jatha invited to Pak despite unrest
Amritsar, November 13
The turbulence in Pakistan notwithstanding, Bishan Singh, president of the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC), has invited his Indian counterpart Avtar Singh, president of the SGPC, and other Sikh devotees to visit Sikh shrines to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

SGPC president Avtar Singh.

Non-Sikh family donates van for Gurgaddi Divas fest
Amritsar, November 13
The van, which will carry holy weapons of Guru Gobind Singh and Guru Granth Sahib in a procession from Takht Hazur Sahib (Nanded) on November 15 to mark the beginning of the year-long tercentenary “Gurgaddi Divas” celebrations of Guru Granth Sahib, has been donated by Vijay Wasan and his family from Maharashtra.

Khalsa Action Committee leaders at the Guru Maneyo Granth convention held at Gurdwara Guru Sar Sahib at Mehraj village in Bathinda on Tuesday. KAC to protest in front of Sonia’s house
Guru Sar Mehraj (Bathinda), November 13
The Khalsa Action Committee (KAC) has announced that it will hold a protest in Delhi outside 10, Janpath, the residence of Congress president and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi, on December 12.

Khalsa Action Committee leaders at the Guru Maneyo Granth convention held at Gurdwara Guru Sar Sahib at Mehraj village in Bathinda on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Printing of Birs by pvt publishers banned
Amritsar, November 13
District magistrate Kahan Singh Pannu today issued orders to prevent the publication of Birs (copies) of Guru Granth Sahib by private publishers.

War-like situation in Nandigram: Sukhbir
Chandigarh November 13
Working president of the Shiromani Akali Dal Sukhbir Singh Badal today described the situation in Nandigram areas as “war-like and worse than martial law conditions”.

Panel to implement land pooling plan
Mohali, November 13
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today constituted a committee to implement the proposed land-pooling scheme for acquisition of land in the state. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Chief Minister with representatives of the Kisan Hit Bachao Committee today.

Punjab Roadways employees hold a dharna at Nangal bus stand on Tuesday. Roadways employees protest against pvt operators
Ropar, November 13
Employees of the Punjab Roadways today raised their voice against the alleged favours being extended to private transporters at the cost of public transport system.

Punjab Roadways employees hold a dharna at Nangal bus stand on Tuesday. Photo by Sushil Sharma

Revision of electoral rolls ordered
Chandigarh, November 13
The Election Commission has ordered revision of electoral rolls of all constituencies of Punjab with effective date of January 1, 2008. According to Babu Lal, chief electoral officer, Punjab, the general public and all political parties are being informed that every adult citizen residing in Punjab and completing 18 years on January 1, 2008 and fulfiling all other qualifications can register himself or herself as voter to the electoral officer concerned.

Assault on Dalit woman
Lawyers force police to register case
Lalru, November 13
Coming to the rescue of a Dalit woman resident of Lalru, members of the Lawyers for Human Rights International (LHRI) forced the police to register a case against a local shopkeeper who had allegedly beaten her up.

Self employment programme
Chandigarh, November 13
The Bisnouli Sarvodaya Gramodyog Sewa Sanstha is organising a programme on self employment generation through the promotion of self help groups and micro credit in border areas of Gurdaspur district this month.

70-year-old jail inmate dies
Amritsar, November 13
Mukhtiar Singh (70), a resident of Ramdass village here and was in jail in a case under the Excise Act died while he was being taken to civil hospital here last evening. He was suffering from asthma.


Tribune Impact
Moga Immoral Trafficking Case
It’s nothing less than J&K sex scandal: HC
Chandigarh, November 13
Taking cognisance of a news report ‘Immoral trafficking, 2 women held’ carried in these columns from Moga on November 12, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today ruled that the scandal was apparently ‘nothing less than the Jammu sex scandal’ and directed the issuance of notices to the State of Punjab, SSP Moga, L. K. Yadav, and DIG Ferozepore range.

High Court
Lok Pal’s Appointment
Notice of motion to Punjab
Chandigarh, November 13
In a petition filed in public interest before the Punjab and Haryana High Court, advocate H.C. Arora today claimed that correct procedure for the Lok Pal’s appointment was not followed by Punjab.


Loan limit for farmers doubled
Chandigarh, November 13
The Cooperative Department has raised revolving cash-credit limit from the present Rs 3 lakh to Rs 6 lakh per acre and kept the rate of interest on crop loan at 7 per cent.


Accident case accused booked
Kharar, November 13
The Kharar police booked a driver of a car, for hitting a couple at Qila Complex on Diwali night. The incident took place at 8:30 pm on Friday, when Gurmeet Singh and his wife Jasveer Kaur were coming from Qila Complex towards Chandigarh road. Gurmeet's son Manjeet Singh informed the police that his parents were going on scooter while he was following them on motorcycle.

Dera priest, son beaten up
Kharar, November 13
Ranjodh Singh, priest of Dera Baba Kharag Singh, and his son Parminder Singh were allegedly beaten up on Sunday evening at Daon-Kharar road.


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