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‘Overwhelming’ response to
PSEB strike

PSEB employees protest at the Mohali branch office on Wednesday. Mohali, November 21
Work at the Punjab State Electricity Board office here was disrupted following strike by members of the Technical Services Union. Work at public dealing offices was hit.
PSEB employees protest at the Mohali branch office on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

PSEB employees protest
Bassi Pathana, November 21
On the call of the Joint Action Committee and Technical Service Union, the employees belonging to the rural and urban sub-divisions of Bassi Pathana, today observed complete strike and held a massive protest rally in front of the main office here.

PSEB Unbundling
Capt Kanwaljit for well-meditated approach
Patiala, November 21
Almost disfavouring the ongoing privatisation process of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), Punjab cooperation minister Capt Kanwaljit Singh said since unbundling of the power boards of most of the 23 states across the country was ‘not successful’, a well-thought-over solution to the contentious issue was the need of
the hour.





Failure to Keep Record of Pregnant Women
Ultrasound machine confiscated
Ropar, November 21
A team officials formed by acting deputy commissioner, Ropar, G.S. Bhatti, today confiscated an ultrasound machine of Mavi clinic in Chamkaur Sahib.

Bhattal takes on CM on Adarsh schools
Chandigarh, November 21
Punjab Congress President Rajinder Kaur Bhattal has questioned the rationale behind Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s move to set up 141 new “Adarsh” schools in the state at a cost of nearly Rs 1000 crore.


Police role in murder case: Villagers block highway
Pathankot, November 21
Residents of Jammu Ghaliari locality in Sujanpur near here, blocked the Jalandhar-Jammu highway for an hour and raised slogans against the police and area MLA, Dinesh Singh alias Babbu.

Rajasansi Airport
Upgrading of instrument landing system mooted
Amritsar, November 21
With the onset of winter, the Rajasansi airport authorities have mooted a proposal to upgrade the instrument landing system to keep pilots on track in low visibility conditions.

Tributes paid to Justice Pathak
Chandigarh, November 21
The Social Security Foundation, a voluntary organisation for the service of senior citizens in Third World countries, has expressed sorrow at the demise of Justice R.S Pathak, who was an honorary member of the foundation.

A Sikh on board the Samjhauta Express special train at the Attari railway station on Wednesday; and (right): Devotees wave to their relatives before leaving for Gurdwara Nankana Sahib in Pakistan.

A Sikh on board the Samjhauta Express special train at the Attari railway station on Wednesday; and (right): Devotees wave to their relatives before leaving for Gurdwara Nankana Sahib in Pakistan. — Photos by PTI and Rajiv Sharma
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Health dept officials raid central jail
Patiala, November 21
Acting on a number of complaints by inmates of the local central jail, the health department today conducted a raid on the jail premises and collected samples of edible items like vanaspati ghee, water and dal.

Oppn SGPC members to meet today
Amritsar, November 21
Opposition SGPC members of various factions have decided to hold a parallel meeting in Jalandhar tomorrow to chalk out a common strategy on the eve of the annual elections of the SGPC.

Rajpura railway station to be revamped
Rajpura, November 21
The Northern Railway is all set to upgrade the facilities at the Rajpura railway
station and is considering halting of important trains on the Ambala-Amritsar
route at Sirhind.

Directions issued for release of grant
Chandigarh, November 21
Besides issuing a notification to give 6 per cent enhanced dearness allowance to employees of government-aided schools, the Punjab Government today also gave directions to the authorities concerned to release grant of one quarter immediately to pay salaries to the staff of government-aided private schools.

Medical college principal shifted to Jalandhar
Patiala, November 21
Principal of Government Medical College here Dr Kiranjit Kaur has been transferred to upcoming Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences at Jalandhar.

Sangrur dist’s three subdivisions sans SDMs
Sangrur, November 21
Of the six posts of sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) in Sangrur district, three posts at Sangrur, Sunam and Lehra subdivisions are vacant.

DGM orders probe into poor facilities
Malerkotla, November 21
Deputy general manager (DGM) Punjab, LPG gas unit of Indian Oil Corporation Rajesh Sharma today ordered probe into the alleged malpractice and lack of facilities at Indane gas agency here.

5 food analysts honoured
Mohali, November 21
Prof Laxmi Kanta Chawla, health and family welfare minister, Punjab, today honoured five food analysts working in the State Food Laboratory, Sector 11, Chandigarh, Government Food Laboratory, Bathinda, and Government Laboratory, Jalandhar.

Uphaar: Probe sought into ‘misplacement’ of record
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 21
Demanding a probe into alleged deliberate misplacement of records to impede progress of the Uphaar tragedy case, Narinder Pal Singh Phoolka, a resident of Sohian village and former IPS officer said the verdict would not give back contentment to the families whose kin had perished in the Uphaar fire.



‘Last come, first go’ must for retrenching workers
Workers on a project can’t claim job for all times: HC
Chandigarh, November 21
While reiterating that employees hired for the execution of a project cannot claim retention in employment for all the time to come, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has emphasised that the principle of “last come, first go” has to be compulsively and meticulously followed in the case of retrenchment.


Suspects go underground in forgery case
Gurdaspur, November 21
The arrest of two persons, including a former executive officer of the Dhariwal Municipal Council and an employee of the Hindu Urban Co-operative Bank, Pathankot, has set the alarm bells ringing for certain political leaders and other defaulters of the bank.


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