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After synthetic khoya, now
15,000 lt of synthetic milk seized
Health minister directs statewide raids

Patiala, November 22
The Punjab Health Department authorities seized more than 15,000 litres of ‘synthetic milk’ from a tanker at Rajpura-based Gur Kirpa Vaishnu dhaba this afternoon. Meanwhile,Punjab health minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla has directed Health officials to raid across the state to detect and curb sale and supply of ‘synthetic milk’ and food items. The Health Department authorities have also been asked to take preventive measures round the year.

Health Minister Luxmi Kanta Chawla along with health secretary T. R. Sarangal inspects drums of synthetic milk in Rajpura Health Minister Luxmi Kanta Chawla along with health secretary T. R. Sarangal inspects drums of synthetic milk in Rajpura on Thursday. — Tribune Photo by J. S. Virdi

Siswan-Baddi link road approved
Mullanpur Garibdass, November 22
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today approved construction of the Siswan- Baddi link road. Badal also approved widening of the Siswan- Kurali road.



Over 3,000 tax defaulters to face action soon
Patiala, November 22
Over 3,000 income tax defaulters, including big businessmen, who have been identified and notified by the Income Tax Department are going to face the music shortly.

Behave properly with MLAs, CM warns babus 
Chandigarh, November 22
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today warned bureaucracy against behaving indifferently with elected representatives and general public. Urging bureaucrats to behave properly with elected representatives, Badal said an MLA enjoyed a status even above the chief secretary as far as protocol was concerned.



Cong proposes panel to study farmers’ suicides
Chandigarh, November 22
Coming down heavily on the SAD-BJP alliance for overlooking the plight of farmers in Punjab, the Punjab Congress proposed to set up a panel to study various factors for rising farmers’ suicides in the state. The panel will then approach the Union Government with its recommendations to come up with a comprehensive package to ameliorate the sufferings of the farming community.

Bhattal writes to Badal on vendetta
Chandigarh, November 22
Punjab Congress President and leader of opposition Rajinder Kaur Bhattal has written a letter to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to take action against all those officials who allegedly registered false cases against Congress workers in Bholath assembly segment and appraise the Vidhan Sabha during the coming  winter session about the action taken.

Khera complains against SGPC secy
Hoshiarpur, November 22
Senior Janata Dal (S) leader Balwant Singh Khera has filed a complaint with the State Information Officer (SIO), Chandigarh, against secretary, SGPC, Amritsar, Harbinder Singh, for not providing complete information regarding various trusts of the SGPC to him.


Need to check fake NRI marriages: Girija
Chandigarh, November 22
“Fake NRI marriages are playing havoc with girls in Punjab. There is a need to check fake NRI marriages and set guidelines and protocols to save our girls,” said Girija Vyas, chairperson, National Commission for Women, while talking to mediapersons here today on the sidelines of the two-day workshop on “Protection to women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005: A stocktaking exercise” at Panjab University that began today.

Taking care of education, shelter of homeless kids
Sangrur, November 22
The Sangrur Pingalwara, a branch of the All-India Pingalwara Charitable Society, Amritsar, is a haven for homeless children as it has been providing not only shelter to homeless children but also educating them by sending them to schools and colleges.

Suman Kalyanpur to give Rafi awards
Chandigarh, November 23
Renowned singer Suman Kalyanpur, who sang popular songs like ‘Ajhun na aaye balma, sawan beeta jaye’, ‘Aajkal tere mere pyar ke charche har juban par’and ‘Na na karte pyar tumhi se kar baithe’ etc will be the chief guest for Rafi nite to be organised by the Yaadgar-e-Rafi Society, Chandigarh, on December 15 at Bhargava auditorium, PGI.

Bhai Mardana’s descendant wishes to recite Gurbani at Harmandar Sahib
Amritsar, November 22
The Sikhs in India and across the border will celebrate birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev but they have failed to give proper recognition to, by building a monument, Bhai Mardana, the disciple and rababi of the first Guru.

Bhindranwale’s portrait to find place in museum 
Amritsar, November 22
Bowing to pressure from radical Sikh organisations, especially the Khalsa Action Committee (KAC), headed by Bhai Mohkam Singh of the Damdami Taksal , the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee today decided, in principle, to install the portrait of Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, in the Sikh Museum in the Golden Temple complex after 23 years of his death in Operation Bluestar.

Plan to reduce traffic woes in Kharar 
Kharar, November 22
The area residents of Kharar can now hope for some respite from traffic woes. The SAS Nagar traffic police has charted out a plan to mitigate traffic chaos mainly on roads around Kharar, Kurali, Morinda, Gharuan and other areas. Besides making numbers of the patrolling vehicles public, no-parking zones and accident-prone areas in the area are also being identified with the help of the district administration.

Missing woman restored to family
Kharar, November 22
A family from Ambala took back its missing mother from Disabled Caretaker Social Welfare Society, Padiala village.

Biotech conference draws positive response
Banur, November 22
A two-day national conference on “Emerging Trends in Biotechnology Engineering” that got under way at SUSCET, Tangori, here today evoked a tremendous response from leading biotech industries, pharmaceutical companies, government and semi- government R & D organisations and technical institutes from across the country.


Notice to Punjab in ‘detention’ case
Chandigarh, November 22
Taking up a petition by Dal Khalsa leader Sarbjit Singh Ghuman seeking directions for an inquiry by the Ludhiana Chief Judicial Magistrate into the allegations of his detention and torture by the police, Mr Justice M.M.S. Bedi of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion for March 21.

Rape & Murder Case
PGI docs to examine victim’s body

Chandigarh, November 22
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the examination of a Ludhiana rape and murder victim by a board of experts at the PGI, Chandigarh.

Khalra Murder
Feb 12 fixed for hearing wife’s petition

Chandigarh, November 22
Over 12 years after human rights activist Jaswant Singh Khalra was abducted from his residence before being murdered, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today fixed February 12 for hearing his wife Paramjit Kaur Khalra’s petition for directing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe the involvement of Punjab's former director-general of police K.P.S. Gill.

Death sentence for killing daughter, wife
Ludhiana, November 22
Sessions Judge G.K. Rai here today awarded death penality to Mohinder Singh of Haibowal Khurd on the charge of killing his daughter Geetu Verma and wife Veena Verma in January 2006.

Saini Blast Case
Documents handed over to CBI

Chandigarh, November 22
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the handing over of documents to the CBI in the 1991 Saini blast case.

Leather industries should take steps to clean drain: SC
Chandigarh, November 22
Expressing dissatisfaction with an affidavit filed by the Punjab Leather Federation, Jalandhar, in a pollution matter, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has observed that instead of highlighting their contribution, the leather industries should contribute more for cleaning Kala Sangha drain.

Non-bailable warrants against 2
Patiala, November 22
A local court today issued non-baliable warrants against Kuldeep Singh and Daljit Singh, both brothers of head constable Sukhwinder Singh, for intentionally avoiding the receipt of the summon orders through ordinary process.

Bar assn  complains against its  president
Patiala, November 22

A delegation of the District Bar Association, under the leadership of N.S. Saifdipur, vice- president of the association, met the Patiala SSP and submitted a written complaint to him against Rakesh Gupta, president of the DBA


One killed in accident
Kharar, November 22

One person was killed in a road accident near the Mundi Kharar area today. The incident took place near the Mundi Kharar petrol pump when 22-year-old Ram Kishan was going from Kharar to Chajju Majra Colony.


Potato Blight
PAU experts caution farmers

Ludhiana, November 22
Following reports of potato blight in Nangal Khunga village near Tanda in Hoshiarpur district, Punjab Agricultural University scientists have warned farmers in the state to start steps to prevent the disease which has caused more than 80 per cent loss the to the late sown crop in the state, on several occasions, during epidemic years. Epidemics were reported in 1985-86, 1989-90, 1992-93, 1997-98 and also in 2006-07.


Centre yet to recognise Tarn Taran as dist 
Tarn Taran, November 22
Though this historic township was declared the 19th district of the state by the former Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, on the occasion of the 400th martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev, 17 months ago, the union government was still to recognise it as a new district.


SC, BC children await scholarships
Chandigarh, November 22
In what is a pointer towards the slow pace of government functioning, 11 lakh children belonging to the Scheduled Castes and backward classes studying in government and recognised schools have been waiting for their promised scholarships to be distributed while, separately, free books meant for poor children of SCs were, distributed in late October and early November.

Teachers, mgmt fight over control of school
Fatehgarh Sahib,  November 22

The authority to run the affairs of Baba Zorawar Singh and Baba Fateh Singh Khalsa High School, Sirhind, has become a bone of contention between the committee members of the educational society and the teachers of the school who are locked in a tug of war for the last 14 years over the issue.


Coop sugar mills not to be closed down
Chandigarh, November 22
Cooperation minister Capt Kanwaljit Singh said he was determined to protect interests of sugarcane growers to save cooperative sugar mills from collapsing. He said cooperative sugar mills, which were open to protect the interests of the farmers, would not be closed down.


Mohali college drub DAV Bathinda
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 22
On the second day of the Punjabi University Inter-College Kabaddi Tournament for men (Punjab style), DAV College from Bathinda trounced Government College, Mohali, 36-5 to surge ahead in the competition.

501 ASC Bn beat MES XI
Patiala, November 22
A fine batting of 57 not out and 4 for 17 by captain Ankur Gupta helped 501 ASC Battalion defeat MES XI Patiala by 7 wickets in the first Twenty-20 match which concluded at the Army Ground here yesterday.


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