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NRI count causes a scare
Ludhiana, November 24
The Punjab government has initiated a count of non-resident Indians in the state, asking the district administrations to draw a list of those residing abroad “along with their local relatives and contact numbers, at the earliest”. 

Pak to allow Sikh weddings under Anand Marriage Act
Amritsar, November 24
In a significant development, the government of Pakistan has decided to allow members of the Sikh community to register their marriages under the Anand Marriage Act.

Hansi-Butana Canal
Haryana using all means to get approval

Chandigarh, November 24
As ground is slipping from under the feet of Haryana on the Hansi-Butana canal project issue, it is trying hard to use its political influence at the Union Government level to get the canal project cleared from the Central Water Commission (CWC) by hook or by crook.

Sultanpur Lodhi on world religious tourism map
Sultanpur Lodhi, November 24
Sultanpur Lodhi will be the first place in Punjab to be on the world religious tourism map because of its sanctity and heritage value. This was disclosed by Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal while interacting with mediapersons here today.


Fire works illuminate Golden Temple on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev
Fire works illuminate Golden Temple on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev on Saturdary. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma

UK keen on enhancing ties with state
Amritsar, November 24
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has taken up the cause of the Punjabi youth living in the UK. In an interaction with Mayor of London Kenneth Robert Livingstone here last evening, Badal suggested that retired British teachers could be involved in running a capsule course in English language for the Punjabi youth. “It has been seen that most youth migrating to the UK suffer a major handicap due to their inability to communicate in English. 



Bhattal blasts Badal on beacon issue
Chandigarh, November 24
Punjab Pradesh Congress President Rajinder Kaur Bhattal has resolved to take Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his government head on by questioning every decision that has a direct or indirect bearing on the state’s functioning.

Decision on security assailed
Chandigarh, November 24
A member of the national executive of the CPI, Dr Joginder Dayal, has criticised the government decision to provide guards to SGPC members without assessing the threat perception to them by terrorists.

Bardhan opposes unbundling of PSEB
Patiala, November 24
A. B. Bardhan, general secretary of the CPI, has opposed the proposed unbundling of the PSEB, saying that this would put an additional burden on the common man.


Inside Babudom
Crisis over police officers’ postings 

Chandigarh, November 24
A multi-faceted crisis is brewing in the Punjab Police over posting of officers.

Staff sore as pay panel terms not yet notified
Sangrur, November 24
Resentment prevails among lakhs of employees against the Punjab government for not notifying the terms and references of the Fifth Pay Commission so far. As a result, the pay commission has not been able to start functioning even after its constitution and appointment of its chairman a year ago.

Discrepancies in pension payments exposed
Patiala, November 24
During a survey conducted by the Indian Ex-services League, Punjab, it was found that ex-servicemen and widows, drawing pension directly through banks, were getting less pension in some cases because of erroneous pension revision by the concerned bank branches at various locations.

Bapu to hold katha at Kailash Parbat
Amritsar, November 24
Sant Morari Bapu, for the first time, will hold Ram Katha at Kailash Parbat in June-July next year when the yatra to Kailash Mansarovar begins and approval in this regard is being expected from the Chinese government soon. Talking to The Tribune, he said earlier too he had visited Kailash Mansarovar but could not hold the Ram Katha there as he was not allowed to stay there for a few more days. This time, he had sought permission from the Chinese authorities to hold Ram Katha in the parikarma of the Kailash Parbat.

Badal pays obeisance at Golden Temple
Amritsar, November 24
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, along with his wife Surinder Kaur Badal, today paid obeisance at Harmandar Sahib and extended Gurpurb greetings to all people and Sikh community.

2-yr child deported
Amritsar, November 24
A two-year-old boy, who arrived here last night on an Uzbekistan flight from Germany, via Tashkan, with his mother and two siblings, was not allowed to get down at Amritsar because he was travelling on a Pakistani passport.


SPO shoots himself at chowki
Sangrur, November 24
An SPO, Ram Singh (45), posted at the Jorre Pul police chowki, near Amargarh, allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle at the the chowki last evening.

4 bodies found
Dera Bassi, November 24
The police here has recovered two unidentified bodies from a jungle in Samgoli village near Dera Bassi. The bodies were semi-charred.


Conflicting Dates of Birth
Entry in birth certificate to prevail: HC

Chandigarh, November 24
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has held that in case of conflicting dates of birth, the entry in birth certificate issued by the Registrar of Births and Deaths would prevail over the entry in school leaving certificate.


Bid to get clean chit for registrar sparks row
Syndic, agitating teacher dub move as unprecedented
Patiala, November 23
An effort by the Punjabi University authorities to seek the syndicate nod over the approval of subsistence allowance and re-instatement of registrar Dr Baldev Singh Sandhu by way of an “in-circular meeting” has taken a new turn with syndicate member Prem Singh Chandumajra and the agitating Joint Action Committee (JAC) office-bearers dubbing the act as “unethical” and “un-necessary”.

Revamp education system: Experts
H.K. Dua, Editor-in-Chief, The Tribune, addresses a symposium at Jalvehra village, Fatehgarh Sahib, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu Jalvehra (Fatehgarh Sahib), November 24
Academics and educationationists from various parts of the state today participated in a symposium at the Canadian Institute of International Studies (CIIS) to draw up strategy to revamp the education system to meet demands of the industry and make it more contemporary and career oriented.
H.K. Dua, Editor-in-Chief, The Tribune, addresses a symposium at Jalvehra village, Fatehgarh Sahib, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu


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