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Another Case of ‘Police Harassment’
Family threatens suicide

Amritsar, November 15
‘We will commit suicide as the police, under political pressure, has been harassing me and my family and the police, district administration and speaker Nirmal Singh Kahlon shall be responsible for our action’.

Farmers fail to return loans, banks rendered non-functional
Chandigarh, November 15
Crisis in the farm sector in the Malwa region, from where the maximum number of cases of suicide by farmers have been reported in the past decade, has become more acute.

SGPC blue-eyed boy in spot
Transferred to Golden Temple Press
Amritsar, November 15
Assistant secretary of the SGPC and in charge (publicity) Daljit Singh Bedi, “blue-eyed boy” of committee president Avtar Singh, has been transferred to Golden Temple Press, which is considered a “punishment post” with immediate effect.

Daljit Singh Bedi, assistant secretary, SGPC, along with Sukhbir Badal, in Amritsar on Thursday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma

Daljit Singh Bedi, assistant secretary, SGPC, along with Sukhbir Badal, in Amritsar



Today’s meeting crucial: Bardhan
Moga, November 15
Though the Left parties have allowed the UPA government to hold negotiations with the IAEA, the implementation of the deal eventually depended upon the recommendations of the UPA-Left committee meeting to be held tomorrow.

Bunking on reforms, state loses crores
Chandigarh, November 15
A cash-strapped Punjab government faces the ignominy of losing out on crores of rupees of central grants for the cities of Ludhiana and Amritsar as it has not been able to implement crucial reforms that include imposing users charges and levying of property tax in these two cities.

Relief for staff of pvt schools, colleges
Chandigarh, November 15
Thousands of teachers and other staff employed in private schools and colleges in Punjab will soon get a legal mechanism to get their complaints and grievances redressed.


Anganwadi workers seek better deal
Chandigarh, November 15
Anganwadi workers and helpers from across Punjab staged a mass rally in front of the office of director, Social Security, Women and Child Development, Punjab, in Sector 34, here today demanding agreed hike in remuneration.

122 HIV cases in Hoshiarpur district
Hoshiarpur, November 15
Since Integrated Counselling and Testing Centre was set up at the local civil hospital last year, 122 HIV positive cases have been detected in the district. Talking to this correspondent today, counsellor of the centre Sarabjit Singh said the centre had been established in October last year to provide counselling to HIV positive patients.

2 hurt in factory blast
Ludhiana, November 15
Two labourers were allegedly injured in a blast that ripped through the tin shed of an auto-parts manufacturing unit at Abdullahpur basti, near Preet Palace, at about 8:15 pm today. However, owner of the factory D.B. Kapoor said no one was injured in the blast. Model Town SHO Warryam Singh said so far it seemed to be a transformer blast.
The scene of a factory in Ludhiana where a blast took place on Thursday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
The scene of a factory in Ludhiana where a blast took place

Punjabis’ obsession with dogs
Chandigarh, November 15
Keeping a dog as a pet is becoming an obsession in Punjab’s major cities like Patiala, Chandigarh and Ludhiana. Going on an evening stroll with a dog is picture perfect in a city like Chandigarh.

Mann for opening Hussainiwala border
Amritsar, November 15
Simranjit Singh Mann, SAD(A) president here today advocated free trade with Pakistan across the Hussainiwala border in Ferozepur on the lines of Attari-Wagah joint checkpost.

First ‘Gursikh’ film actor dead
Amritsar, November 15
Noted artiste, Harbhajan Jabbal—the first “Gursikh actor,” who entered film industry in sixties with the role of a policeman in “Mahi Munda” with unshorn hair, died today following heart attack. He was 65.


High Court
Notice to state on Dimpa’s arrest
Chandigarh, November 15
Acting on a petition filed by former Congress MLA Jasbir Singh Dimpa for the grant of regular bail, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion to the state of Punjab.


2 motorcyclists killed in accident
Rajpura, November 15
A 25-year-old youth and his friend were killed when their motor cycle was hit by a truck on the national highway No. 1, near here, this afternoon. Parminder Singh and his friend Satbir Singh, both residents of Bhani village, had come to the town this morning to make some purchases.

Boy stabbed to death
Mukerian, November 15
Three car-borne youths stabbed a teenaged boy to death after robbing him of cash and mobile phone. The assailants threw the body on the bank of Mukerian canal in Lambin Pandori village near here this morning.


Agitating students suspend strike
Kharar, November 15
The agitating students of Guru Gobind Singh Modern Technology and Polytechnic College suspended their strike for two days today. The strike is subject to college management’s decision on their demands. Students are demanding the transfer of director principal Baljeet Kapoor for being over-strict with students on the campus.


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