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Centre to double grant for rural health: Minister
Phagwara, November 14
The Centre will set up a National Urban Health Mission
on the lines of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) next year.

Less arrivals in mandis jack up rates
Rising cotton prices bring cheer to farmers

Bathinda, November 14
With the price of cotton showing an upward trend, up by almost Rs 500 per quintal compared to that the produce fetched last year, cotton farmers in Malwa, whose crop was affected by mealy bug, seem to be a happy lot.


Action sought against Preneet for
backing rebel

Chandigarh, November 14
A group within the Congress today demanded action against MP Preneet Kaur for allegedly “supporting” a Congressman of Sunam, who was suspended from the party in January this year.




Cong to meet Guv against police Act
Chandigarh, November 14
The Punjab Congress today opened two fronts against the ruling SAD-BJP combine. One-it demanded a “white paper” on the present state of economy of Punjab.


Housefed to build 6,000 houses for poor
Banur, November 14
“Economically weaker sections of Punjab are heading for a housing crisis,” said Punjab cooperation minister Capt Kanwaljit Singh here today while announcing that Housefed had taken the responsibility of financing at least 6,000 houses for the poor.

Punjab co-operation minister Capt Kanwaljit Singh at the launch of 54th cooperation week in Banur on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by J.S. Virdi
Punjab co-operation minister Capt Kanwaljit Singh at the launch of 54th cooperation week in Banur on Wednesday.

‘Misbehaviour’ with NRI carrying adopted child
UK judge lodges protest with officials

Amritsar, November 14
Justice Amarjit Singh Johal, a Sikh judge of High Oakham Manor, the UK, held a series of meetings with senior officials of Rajasansi Airport, including its director Arun Talwar and officials from the CISF and FRRO,
to lodge his protest against the alleged “misbehaviour” with a UK-based NRI Harjinder Paul Singh, who wanted to take a adopted female child to his country.
Justice A.S. Johal
Justice A.S. Johal

Cops begin checking at religious places
Chandigarh, November 14
Following information hinting at a new trend used by anti-national elements, the Punjab police has started checking the antecedents of people managing religious places of all religions and sects across the state and also verifying people staying there for more than a few days.

Flying resumes at Patiala club
Patiala, November 14
A good news for flying enthusiasts of the northern region. Flying has finally resumed at the Patiala Aviation Club after a long gap of two years.

Guv for upgrading quality of kids’ care

Chandigarh, November 14
The Punjab Governor and Administrator, Chandigarh, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), while presiding over the state-level Children’s Day function at Punjab Raj Bhawan here today, emphasised the need of a mass movement and participative endeavour, to upgrade the quality of children's care and development through a strong institutional network.

Admn mum as MC misuses funds
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 14
Instead of playing the role of a guardian of public money, the district administration has allowed the local municipal authorities to get away with misuse of funds meant for development of a park in the district.

Forced to go to school, boy kills self
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 14
On Children's Day today, a 12-year-old student reportedly committed suicide by consuming a poisonous substance after he was forced to go to school by his father.

Harassment of Dalit woman
SC body demands VC’s arrest

Patiala, November 14
The Punjab Scheduled Caste Welfare Association (PSCWA), in its meeting, demanded immediate legal action against Punjabi University vice-chancellor Swarn Singh Boparai, registrar B.S. Sandhu and deputy registrar (establishment) Baljit Singh Sidhu for harassment of a Dalit woman, working in the university as a clerk.

Students protest discipline code
Go berserk, jam highway traffic, injure bus driver
Kharar, November 14
Students of Guru Gobind Singh Modern Technology and Polytechnic College rebelled against the college's bid to bring discipline on the campus.
Not all supported protest….

Rural students pledge to fight TB
Gaggarpur, November 14
With a view to spread awareness about tuberculosis (TB) through school-going children in rural areas the District TB Control Society, Sangrur, today involved hundreds of rural students (boys and girls) of the local Government Senior Secondary School by making them take a pledge at a TB awareness through sources of entertainment programme organised in the school premises.

Ram Bagh
ASI to allot work to private agency

Amritsar, November 14
Historical buildings located inside the Ram Bagh garden-summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, will soon regain their glory.

Schoolchildren pay tributes to Pt Jawaharlal Nehru on his 118 birth anniversary in Amritsar on Wednesday.
Schoolchildren pay tributes to Pt Jawaharlal Nehru on his 118 birth anniversary in Amritsar on Wednesday. — PTI photo

Badal reviews development works
Mohali, November 14
Chief Minister of Punjab Parkash Singh Badal reviewed the progress of development works in Sectors 76 to 80, Mohali.

Meetings put off as Badal indisposed
Chandigarh, November 14
While all important meetings such as on the power sector review and irrigation sector review were postponed today, the winter session of the Punjab Assembly will be held from December 17 to 24.

Cong men remember Nehru
Chandigarh, November 14
Senior Congress leaders led by Rajinder Kaur Bhattal today celebrated the birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru.

Death of ex-CM’s wife mourned
Chandigarh, November 14
Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, president, and Mohinder Singh Kay Pee, working president of the Punjab Pradesh congress Committee, have expressed grief over the death of Gurcharan Kaur, widow of the late Chief Minister Darbara Singh.



Case against Badal
Move plea for examining IO in lower courts: HC

Chandigarh, November 14
Disposing of a petition filed by the State of Punjab for examining the investigating officer before the remaining witnesses in the disproportionate assets case against Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and others, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today ruled that the public prosecutor may file an appropriate application for the same in the courts below.

Next hearing on Dec 3 in Amarinder case
Chandigarh, November 14
Punjab’s attempts to seek adjournment on a petition filed by former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh for blanket bail today generated sharp verbal reaction from the Punjab and Haryana High Court with Justice Ranjit Singh asking state counsel about rumours of compromise between the “parties”.


Varsity grants aids to 21 disabled students
Amritsar, November 14
Guru Nanak Dev University has granted special facilities to 21 physically handicaped students pursuing various under-graduate and post-graduate courses at the university.


Manav Mangal eves lift title
Chandigarh, November 14
Manav Mangal High School, Sector-21lifted the junior girls team title beating Chandigarh Table Tennis Club (CTTC) 3-1 in the finals of 20th Chandigarh State Table Tennis Championship.

Rajeshwri Chadha of Coaching Centre-23 in action during 20th Chandigarh State championship at TT Hall, Sector 23 here on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Rajeshwri Chadha of Coaching Centre-23 in action during 20th Chandigarh State championship at TT Hall, Sector 23 here on Wednesday.


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